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Wii Fit fever hits the High Street

The next week could become one of the most lucrative in games retail history as Wii Fit hits shelves today – followed by GTA IV on Tuesday. Queues formed nationwide this morning as eager Wii owners snapped up the fitness-focused title, complete with balance board. Media coverage has hit an …

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Nintendo launches Wii Fit website

All-conquering Nintendo has launched a brand new dedicated Wii Fit website ahead of the European release of its health-promoting title this Friday. The sleek Flash-heavy portal includes information about the exercises available in the game, and about fitness in general. Wii Fit has already proved a colossal success in Japan, …

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Miyamoto: We still cater for core gamers

Shigeru Miyamoto has rubbished claims that Nintendo has ‘forgotten’ about the core gamer with releases such as Wii Fit. Speaking to 1Up, the legendary developer said that Nintendo’s recent release slate contains many examples where the platform holder has catered for the tastes of traditional gamers. He said: Smash Bros, …

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Nintendo unleashes Wii Fit marketing but is there enough stock?

A bullish Nintendo UK has also triumphantly called Wii Fit the answer to those critics who blame the gaming industry for a lack of health and fitness among children. Nintendo’s Rob Lowe, senior product manager for Wii Fit told MCV: Overall it’s the biggest and most ground-breaking Wii campaign we’ve …

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Wii Fit priced for US

Nintendo of America has given an official price to Wii Fit statesite – and US consumers will pay $89.99 for the title and balance board. The title is due for released in North American on May 19th, the Wii Fit package will cost $89.99, Nintendo of America announced Tuesday. According …

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JAPAN: Nintendo dominates 2007

According to fresh Famitsu data – translated by Kotaku – Nintendo ruled both hardware and software slaes in Japan throughout 2007. The Nintendo DS beat out all other consoles – with PSP coming in second and Wii placed as the highest home system in third. The full annual hardware sales …

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Nintendo set for explosive April

The release of Wii Fit on April 25th will see the next chapter in the platform holder’s wider mission to seduce non-gamers, says Nintendo UK marketing director Dawn Paine. And with Mario Kart arriving just a few weeks before on April 11th, Nintendo believes it will raise both mainstream and …

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JAPAN: Smash Bros. smacksdown chart rivals

MCV media partner Famistu has revealed the Japanese sales charts for February in a month when Nintendo titles Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Wii Fit claimed the top two spots, selling 1.3m and 309,000 units respectively. This brings Wii Fit’s lifetime sales to 1.5m since its release on December 1st. …

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Namco confirms Western release for We Ski

Namco recently became the first third-party publisher to announce a game designed for use with the Wii Fit Balance Board, and now it has confirmed a US release date for We Ski, GameDaily reports. Japanese gamers are currently the only ones lucky enough to be able to get to grips …

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Wii outsells PS3 four to one in Japan

Nintendo has sold 331,627 Wii units during the four weeks ending February 24th , according to MCV media partner Enterbrain. In comparison the PlayStation 3 sold 89,131 units. These figures indicate a widening gap between the PS3 and Wii, with the Wii outselling its rival by four to one. The …

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