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“If it sells well enough, sure. Of course, you can’t really say how well it’ll sell at this point, but if it does great — if we can get a lot of people to play it and enjoy it — I’d love to make another one.” – Yuji Naka

Sadly, I don’t think we’ll see any more Let’s types of titles considering the sales in Japan thus far. Let’s Tap only sold about 5,000 units in its first week. That’s pretty disappointing since the game is very original.

Naka also discussed another game in production from Prope. He said, “We’re actually planning on making a game like Sonic right now. We want to keep trying to make various kinds of games.” Hopefully the game won’t be based on some of Sonic’s more recent outings!

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UK software sales (Week ending 12/27)

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2 1 CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR TREYARCH ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
1 2 FIFA 09 EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
4 3 NEED FOR SPEED: UNDERCOVER EA BLACK BOX EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
3 4 MARIO KART WII NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
6 5 WII PLAY NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
9 6 TOMB RAIDER: UNDERWORLD CRYSTAL DYNAMICS EIDOS EIDOS
11 7 GUITAR HERO: WORLD TOUR VICARIOUS VISIONS REDOCTANE ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
7 8 QUANTUM OF SOLACE TREYARCH ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
12 9 MARIO & SONIC AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES SEGA SEGA SEGA
20 10 SONIC UNLEASHED SONIC TEAM SEGA SEGA

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WiiWare

Maboshi’s Arcade – 109 blocks
Cue Sports – Pool Revolution – 179 blocks

VC

Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II – 17 blocks

This story may explain why Nintendo is overly careful with the casual audience and has announced services to help them out with technical procedures. One woman who purchased a Wii for her children this Christmas jammed not one, not two, but three credit cards into the system. The woman had asked a neighbor about the Wii, as she only purchased a few controllers with the console. Inquired about which games are recommended, the neighbor suggested purchasing a few retail games in addition to classic games from the Wii Virtual Console.

Naturally, the woman was also unclear about how the VC works, and the neighbor noted that “all she needed to do was put in her credit card when prompted on the Shop Channel.”

It shouldn’t be a surprise what happened here. The woman later called up the neighbor, and complained that the Wii wasn’t working.
What did she do? She put three credit cards into the Wii disc slot. You might be wondering why she put in three. She put the first one in, thinking it couldn’t be accepted, so she tried two other credit cards.

Apparently the woman is now expecting the neighbor to pay for the damages. You can take this story for what it is, though. I don’t necessarily think that this was fabricated, but there are no pictures to prove otherwise.

WiiWare Pool Title Features Realistic Controls Using the Wii Remote
REDWOOD CITY, CA – December 29, 2008 – Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of HUDSON SOFT, today announced that Pool Revolution: Cue Sports™ is now available for WiiWare™. Players no longer need to worry about having enough space for a pool table with this fun and addicting game that can be played against friends in the living room or online.

“Pool Revolution: Cue Sports is the only pool game for WiiWare that lets people play online,” said Sabine Duvall, Vice President of Product Development at Hudson Entertainment. “Pool fans can now play with people from all over the world in the comfort of their living rooms.”

Let’s Tap video

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Wii-kly Update

Two WiiWare Games and One Virtual Console Game Added to Wii Shop Channel

Champagne? Check. Confetti? Got it. But you’re not fully prepared for New Year’s revelry unless your Nintendo game library is stocked with games to please everyone under the sun. As always, the Wii™ Shop Channel is open 24 hours a day for your downloading pleasure. The final slate of new game offerings for 2008 includes a couple of wild multiplayer titles on WiiWare™, plus an enthralling sci-fi title for the Virtual Console™. Load up and enjoy!

Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are:

Gegmaga recently had a chance to speak with a few significant developers including Keiji Inafune. Briefly, Infaune discussed casual games, and stated that he would never create one such as Brain Age. There are a ton of other interesting tidbits as well from members of Square Enix, Namco, and more.

Inafune (Capcom) :
-Regarding Resident Evil 5, he says that their experience with Mega Man 9 in parallel turned out to be useful when it came to tackle the online aspect and more particularly to come to grips with the online services/infrastructures.
– He would never, ever make a casual game such as Brain Training.
– He was right about which hardware would win the systems war, but he never thought the DS would be selling that much. ” Sorry (for doubting you), Mr. Nintendo”

Kawazu (Square-Enix) :

– There might be a SaGa related surprise for the 20th anniversary of the series next year.

Yoshizumi (Namco):

– The Tales of Wii battle system has innovations that will, apparently, greatly impress people. “Please look forward to it”

Terada (Super Robot War’s producer):

– They might “reposition their development” on the second half of 2009…

Weekly savings (12/28 – 1/3)

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Best Buy

High School Musical 3: Dance! (Wii) – $39.99
Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party (Wii) – $39.99
Madagascar 2: Escape Africa (Wii) – $39.99
Carnival Games (Wii) – $29.99
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2009 (Wii) – $29.99
The Price Is Right (Wii) – $29.99
Little League World Series Baseball 2008 (Wii) – $29.99
Major League Baseball 2K8 (Wii) – $19.99
Ultimate Band (Wii) – $39.99
Ultimate Band (DS) – $19.99
Kirby: Superstar Ultra (DS) – $24.99
Buy one, get one free when you buy any Petz, Imagine, or Ener-G DS game of equal or lesser value

Circuit City

Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party (Wii) – $39.99
DATEL Wired Controller for Wii – $12.99
VERGE Sports Pack for Wii – $8.99
NYKO Perfect Shot for Wii – $12.99
VERGE Wheel for Wii Remote – $7.99
All clearance video games – $9.96
Guitar Hero World Tour bundle for Wii – $79.99

Target

Animal Crossing: City Folk (Wii) – $39
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Wii) – $39
Call of Duty: World at War (Wii) – $39
SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 (Wii) – $39
Madden NFL 09 All-Play (Wii) – $39
Shaun White Snowboarding Road Trip (Target Limited Edition/Wii) – $39
Guitar Hero World Tour Guitar bundle (Wii) – $77
Wii Fit starter kit – $39
Free DS Game when you buy any DS game listed:
(includes all regular $29.99 and less Imagine, Ener-G and Petz DS games, Each purchased DS game must be equal to or greater than the price of the free DS game)
– Imagine: Wedding Designer
– Ener-G: Gym Rockets
– Imagine: Fashion Designer – New York
– Imagine: Ballet Star
– Petz: Monkeyz House
– Petz Rescue: Wildlife Vet