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The Official Wii Newsie (OWN) was officially started on April 4th of 2007 and has been featured in the Official Nintendo Magazine twice. Also, websites such as Nintencast, Wii-UK, and others have sponsored OWN in the past, but now Nintendo Everything is proud to host this one-of-a-kind service.

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We hope that this will become a great feature of Nintendo Everything, and that you all enjoy the ability to receive the latest Nintendo updates directly to your Wii console.

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NES – Double Dragon

Man, only one title? I suppose Nintendo’s preparing for WiiWare.

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Retro revivals:

Sonic Unleashed
Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff for Wii/DS
Alone in the Dark
Tetris Wii
Alien Crush Wii
Bomberman Wii
Space Invaders Extreme

Rumors:

– Rock Band 2 with new modes
– New Castlevania for DS, Wii, and a 3D 360/PS3 game

Reviews:

Mario Kart Wii – B+, C+, C
Good: A few great new tracks and powerups
Bad: Dumbed-down gameplay, predictable design

Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy – A, A-, B-
Good: Rich level/object editor
Bad: That’s pretty much if after beating the campaign

Castle of Shikigami III – C+, C+, B-
Good: It’s a shoot-em-up on Wii
Bad: It’s too short and too tough

Myst – C-, D, D
Good: Some of the new tools help
Bad: though most of them are useless

Super Dodgeball Brawlers – C+, C, C+
Good: A content-rich remake, new special moves
Bad: Short on bells and whistles, outdated presentation

I know a lot of people would be more than pleased to see Castlevania on the Wii. The new game title (Castlevania Jugement) that was discovered not too long ago may give this rumor a bit of validity. All we can do is hope for the best and wait to see if Capcom has anything in store.

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DS

Super Dodge Ball (E)

WiiWare

Magnetica Twist (E) – May be a Wii game
Family Ping Pong (E)
Pop (E)

If Magnetica on WiiWare is able to replicate the gameplay that can be found on the DS, I’m sure that this will be one title I’ll pick up on the Wii Shop Channel.

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Japanese VC lineup

Posted on 13 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii | 2 Comments

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Next week

– Famicom Tantei Club Part II (Super Famicom, Nintendo)
– Toki no Keishousha: Phantasy Star III (Mega Drive, Sega)

Lineup for May

Famicom
– Bubble Bobble (Taito)

Super Famicom
– Axelay (Konami)
– Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shougun Magginesu (Konami)
– Front Mission Gun Hazard (Square Enix)

Master System
– Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Sega)

Mega Drive
– Toki no Keishousha: Phantasy Star III (Sega)
– Gynoug (NCS)
– Super Fantasy Zone (Sega)

PC-Engine
– Star Parodier (Hudson)
– Fire Pro Wrestling 2nd Bout (Spike)
– Break In (Naxat Soft)
– Martial Champion (Konami)

NeoGeo
– Garou Densetsu 2: Arata-naru Tatakai (D4)
– Ninja Combat (D4)
– Burning Fight (D4)

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First day sales in Japan

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NDS Taiko no Tatsujin DS 2 – 32K, 70% sell-through
NDS Summon Night – 26K
NDS Junguuji Saburou – 5-6K
NDS NARUTO – 5-6K
NDS Yatta Man – 1.5 – 2.5K
NDS Phoenix Wright 3 New Best Price – 1.5 – 2.5K
NDS Dream Cat DS – 1.5 – 2.5K
NDS That’s QT – 1.5 – 2.5K
NDS Days of Memories 2 – 1.5 – 2.5K

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According to UK retailer Woolworths, Wii Fit has been selling 90 copies for each minute that passes by. A good number of people also waited outside the store in the morning to be one of the first to purchase the game. Although not every store has sold out of copies, it is expected that many stores will run out of stock as soon as today. Wii Fit launched in Europe just a few hours ago, and has already been released in Japan. American gamers can get their hands on a copy on May 19th.

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“Our earnings projection for the year is not based on hardware price cuts, and I don’t think we are going to need them.” – Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo

With the Wii and DS Lite continuing to perform well in the market, it would not be a wise move on Nintendo to cut prices on their systems at this point. If by some unknown reason the Wii and DS falter, Nintendo could try a number techniques to boost their sales (such as bringing it new colors.)

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April 25, 2008 – Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will be featured as the cover athlete of Madden NFL 09, coming to stores across North America on August 12 from EA Sports. Madden NFL 09 marks the 20th anniversary of one of the best-selling and most critically-acclaimed videogame franchises of all time, and the game will feature adaptable gameplay tailored to every type of gamer, online enhancements and a broadcast style presentation delivering an authentic NFL experience.

“Madden NFL Football and Brett Favre are sports icons who have set the standard and revolutionalized their positions within their respective genres,” said Madden NFL Executive Producer Dale Jackson. “Brett Favre is a perfect fit for the Madden NFL 09 cover, as he epitomizes everything the franchise has stood for the past 20 years – longevity, excellence, and a love of football.”


PSP = 85,421
DS Lite = 44,551
Wii = 44,241

PS3 = 7,438
PS2 = 6,545
Xbox 360 = 1,076

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