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UK CHARTS: Wii Fit sprints back to No.1

Nintendo has returned to the top of the charts with Wii Fit as the platform holder continues to rack up huge summer sales with Maro Kart Wii at three, Wii Play at five and Brain Training at ten. Last week’s top seller Soul Calibur IV’s sales have dropped 24 per …

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Gosen: Gamers have given up on Wii Fit

Microsoft will be very cautious in introducing new peripherals into the market for Xbox 360 – and has learnt from Wii Fit, which most consumers don’t play more than once. That’s according to Xbox VP David Gosen, calling on Microsoft ‘research ‘that showed 60 per cent” of people who bought …

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Nintendo profits leap 34 per cent

Nintendo’s net income has risen 34 per cent for the quarter ending June 30th, driven by the success of Wii hardware and software. Net income reached 107.2 billion yen ($99 million) for the quarter, up from 80.3 billion yen the previous year, whilst operating profit rose 32 percent to 119.2 …

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UK CHART: Wii Fit leaps back to No.1

Nintendo’s Wii Fit has returned to the top of the UK’s All Formats games chart following a 32 per cent jump in sales. The title jumps back up the official ChartTrack/ELSPA Top 40, overtaking last week’s No.1, LucasArt’s LEGO Indiana Jones. THQ’s movie tie-in Wall-E climbs 12 per cent over …

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Nintendo reassures retail over Wii Fit sell-out

Nintendo has responded to reports in national newspapers that it is set to ‘run out’ of Wii Fit stock, telling MCV that it is bringing in units every week”. Both The Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph this morning reported that the popular fitness game would be unavailable in the festive …

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Wii Fit turns YouTube sensation

Nintendo has denied being responsible for a voyeuristic Y ouTube video that shows a young lady gyrating to Wii Fit’s Hula Hoop game, according to a full page report in the Metro newspaper. The video clip entitled ‘Why Every Guy Should Buy Their Girlfriend A Wii Fit’ was filmed by …

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Wii Fit still AWOL on UK High Street

Nintendo’s Wii Fit has failed to register a position in ChartTrack/ELSPA’s official All Formats Top 40 chart for the third week in a row . The culprit for the below par performance looks certain to be severe lack of stock – something High Street retailers have continually contacted MCV to …

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Wii Fit stock shock continues

Following Wii Fit’s spectacular plummet from the All Formats Chart, Nintendo has told MCV that it is doing everything it can to resolve the game’s UK stock shortage. Accepting there was an issue, Nintendo told MCV: There are pockets of stock shortages in areas of the UK but we are …

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COMMENT: Fits and starts

"The dearth of Wii Fit stock has been a real disappointment to any tubby gamers looking to shape up. But the situation has become an even greater concern to retailers having to wave away the very same porky consumer. "And you think we’ve got it bad. The internet’s favourite games …

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UK CHART: GTA IV holds off GRID

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV has made it five weeks at number one in the ELSPA/ChartTrack All Formats rankings – seeing off a stern challenge from Codemasters’ Race Driver: GRID, which debuts in second spot. Sales of GTA IV dropped 22 per cent in the week, but it still manages …

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