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It’s easy to forget that Nintendo wasn’t in the best position following the GameCube. It wasn’t one of the company’s better-performing systems, so all eyes were on the big N to see what they’d come up with next.

Nintendo promised a revolution with the Wii, and that’s arguably what we got. That turned out to be its best-selling console, and one of its best-selling gaming platforms as a whole. With the initial hysteria surrounding Wii, it was incredibly tough to find for a long time. Nintendo was also successful with its mission of connecting with casual gamers.

In retrospect, not many could have anticipated the Wii’s success. Former Sony Computer Entertainment America president and CEO Jack Tretton “certainly didn’t.”

These days, it’s easy to associate Sonic with Nintendo. The character has appeared in Olympics games with Mario, and SEGA even partnered with the big N on some exclusive games. During the early ’90s, however, things were much different as Mario and Sonic were pretty big rivals.

Game Informer put up a new piece today about how Sonic eventually landed on Nintendo platforms following SEGA’s exit from the gaming hardware business. It contains some interesting quotes from the likes of creator Yuji Naka, Sonic developer Takashi Iizuka, and even Shigeru Miyamoto.

Read up on some noteworthy comments below. You can find Game Informer’s article here for more.

A survey conducted by GlobalWebIndex provides insight into the amount of time people are playing on consoles each day.

On Wii U, it’s estimated that the average time spent is at around 2.5 hours, while Wii falls at just over 1.5 hours. Wii U is actually just a minute behind the estimate on Xbox One. The full chart can be seen above.

GlobalWebIndex’s data is based on those who responded between the ages of 16 and 64.

Thanks to thieftheodore for the tip.


Nintendo streamed the Dragon Quest VII developer discussion at PAX from a couple of weeks ago, but the online audience was only treated to some of what was shown. We know that a bit of Dragon Quest VIII footage debuted at the event, and fans were able to ask Square Enix’s Noriyoshi Fujimoto some questions.

One person wanted to find out if we’ll ever be getting Dragon Quest X in the west. According to a fan attending the event, Fujimoto responded by saying that translating an MMO is a daunting task, and it would be difficult to bring over the game from a business standpoint. However, he did say that if there’s enough fan outcry similar to that of what happened with Dragon Quest VII, Square Enix could look into it.

Square Enix has already made Dragon Quest X for Wii U, 3DS, and Wii. An NX version is also planned.


Suda51 recently expressed interest in seeing Killer7 return in the form of a remaster / remake. That’s not the only franchise he’d like to bring back, however. Destructoid has heard from James Mountain – who is working with Suda51 on The Silver Case – that Suda5 would like to remaster No More Heroes. If this is something that he’d pursue, it’d be for the Wii title – not the PlayStation 4/Xbox 360 versions.


Ubisoft released a new Just Dance 2017 trailer in celebration of Gamescom, which highlights some new tracks. The song lists will have Scream & Shout by Ft. Britney Spears, Cake by the Ocean by DNCE, All About Us by Jordan Fisher, and more. Watch today’s video below.

A new video from Liam Robertson, Unseen64, and Did You Know Gaming? provides us with a look at a few Star Wars games that never saw the day of light. The different projects were slated for Nintendo platforms, including one for Wii that would have taken advantage of the MotionPlus accessory in an additional mode. Watch the full video below.

The latest issue of MCV has a listing of the best-selling games in the UK for the month of June. The results are posted below, based on data collected between May 29 and July 2.

In this week’s issue of Famitsu, the magazine reveals the top 100 best-selling games in Japan during the first half of 2016. The results can be found below.

Note that data was collected between December 28, 2015 and June 26, 2016. It does not include digital sales, but download cards from retail as well as bundles were tallied.

01. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 609.603
02. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 539.181
03. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations # (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800) – 345.656 / 2.787.633
04. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot
(Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 330.809
05. [PS4] Dark Souls III (From Software) {2016.03.24} (¥7.430) – 313.187
06. [3DS] Monster Strike
(Mixi) {2015.12.17} (¥4.500) – 310.167 / 946.876
07. [PSV] Dragon Quest Builders # (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥5.980) – 287.521
08. [WIU] Splatoon # (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 269.056 / 1.333.953
09. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥7.800) – 260.097
10. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 240.307 / 914.501

11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 239.164 / 717.642
12. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice #
(Capcom) {2016.06.09} (¥5.800) – 238.516
13. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders
(Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥7.800) – 205.709
14. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥6.800) – 195.318
15. [3DS] Pokemon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow _3DS Virtual Console Version_ |DL| (Dedicated Download Card Special)
(Pokemon Co.) {2016.02.27} (¥1.389) – 188.228
16. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai # (Kadokawa Games) {2016.02.18} (¥5.800) – 184.943
17. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.600) – 183.876 / 2.149.078
18. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 181.769
19. [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2016.05.10} (¥7.900) – 167.261
20. [WIU] Pokken Tournament # (Pokemon Co.) {2016.03.18} (¥7.200) – 148.092

Project M ceased development at the end of last year, but fans are still continuing its legacy. Recently, an Australian 3D artist going by the name Marioking64DS – plus a few programmers – made it so Smash Bros. Brawl players could add Waluigi to the game via modding.

Have a look at the character with the following trailer:

Waluigi features his own move set, and is intended to act as a counterpart to Wario. You’ll see him using attacks that feature a tennis racket, among other unique moves.

Smash Bros. Brawl players can download the Waluigi mod here.


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