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Nintendo announced that a new Video Channel would become available in Japan early this year. TV execs and those who work in the television industry, however, are not anticipating its release. A senior executive over at Fuji Television said that if the channel is successful, it could lead to “the stuff of television producers’ nightmares.”

The executive also worries that prime-time viewing figures could see a reduction. This comes at a time in which broadcasters have been criticized for repeats and focus on celebrity formats.

It might be a bit premature to begin worrying about how successful Nintendo’s video service will be. However, one has to admit that the Wii does have a huge and varied audience – That will definitely help Nintendo get the channel off the ground.

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MadWorld screenshots

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A few old and a few new in this batch. Old images are now watermark free.

First Snowboard Riot trailer

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Credit cards in Wii, now in picture form

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A few days ago, a story about a woman who jammed three credit cards in her Wii were made public. Some people – though not everyone – doubted that anyone would be that silly to actually break their system in such a way. Well folks, now there are pictures. We admit, they’re not entirely conclusive. However, this is the best evidence you’ll be able to see. And I still don’t think anyone would ever lie about a situation like this…There’s just no reason to.

1. Toyota Motors: 10.160 trillion yen
2. NTT Docomo: 7.915 trillion yen
3. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group: 6.5109 trillion yen
4. Nintendo: 4.7813 trillion yen (US$52,732,987,757.80)
5. Tokyo Electric: 4.586 trillion yen
6. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company: 3.7823 trillion yen
7. Canon: 3.6945 trillion yen
8. Honda: 3.4971 trillion yen
9. JT: 2.95 trillion yen
10. KDDI: 2.8478 trillion yen

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According to 2008 data from the Nielsen Company, the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii are not the most used console in terms of usage minutes. Sony’s PS2 actually leads the way and commands 31.7% of total minutes spent. Strangely, only about 38% sessions are spent on next-gen systems.

Two other relatively old systems – the Xbox and PS3 – are hanging in as well. The GameCube stands at the end of the pack with 4.6% of usage minutes, but the original Xbox stands at 9.7% which is a bit more than the PS3.

The complete standings are as follows: PlayStation 2 (31.7%), Xbox 360 (17.2%), Wii (13.4%), Xbox (9.7%), PlayStation 3 (7.3%), GameCube (4.6%), Other (16.2%).

Some of this data might be related to the number of consoles sold. The PS2 commands the majority yet isn’t really considered a next-gen system. One possible case could relate to the install base behind the console. The same goes for Wii – There’s a good chance that most casual gamers own the Wii, so they’re probably not going to sink their teeth into a huge adventure like Zelda or Super Mario Galaxy. Of course, none of these assumptions/guesses have been proven to be correct.

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Top WiiWare, VC titles of the week

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VC

1 (1) – Super Mario Bros. 3
2 (2) – Super Mario Bros.
3 (4) – Super Mario World
4 (3) – Sonic the Hedgehog 2
5 (6) – The Legend of Zelda
6 (10) – Pac-Man
7 (8) – Super Mario Bros. 2
8 (9) – Super Mario 64
9 (5) – Punch-Out!!
10 (11) – Mario Kart 64
11 (7) – Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
12 (12) – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
13 (13) – Donkey Kong Country
14 (14) – Donkey Kong
15 (15) – Tecmo Bowl
16 (18) – The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
17 (16) – Sonic the Hedgehog
18 (19) – Excitebike
19 (N/A) – Paper Mario
20 (17) – Secret of Mana

WiiWare

1 (1) – World of Goo
2 (2) – Tetris Party
3 (3) – My Aquarium
4 (5) – Dr Mario Online Rx
5 (4) – Target Toss Pro: Bags
6 (N) – Fun! Fun! Minigolf
7 (20) – Tiki Towers
8 (7) – Defend your Castle
9 (14) – My Pokemon Ranch
10 (9) – Mega Man 9
11 (6) – Brain Challenge
12 (10) – Midnight Bowling
13 (12) – Bomberman Blast
14 (15) – Wild West Guns
15 (13) – TV Show King
16 (19) – Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
17 (17) – Pong Toss – Frat Party Games
18 (8) – Space Invaders Get Even
19 (16) – Sudoku Challenge
20 (11) – Strong Bad Episode 5: 8-Bit Is Enough

Updates to the Nintendo Channel

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Videos

Fred Willard Holiday Cooking Special
2008 Most Viewed Video Ranking: Top 30 – 21
2008 Most Viewed Video Ranking: Top 20 – 19
2008 Most Viewed Video Ranking: Top 10
Wii Speak Channel Info Video
My Fitness Coach Info Video
Blue Dragon Plus Video 2
Developer’s Voice: Ninjatown
Clone Wars DS Saga TV Spot
Age of Empires: Mythologies Video 4
Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero Video
Soul Bubbles Bird Mask Video
Wario Land: Shake It! Tips 3
FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play Video 3
Maboshi’s Arcade Info Video
Pool Revolution Info Video
Digest Video

Demos

Personal Trainer: Cooking Mac & Cheese Demo (Expires 1/04)
Mystery P.I. – Portrait of a Theif (Expires 1/11)
Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero (Expires 1/11)
Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals (Expires 1/4)
Dragonball: Origins Demo (Expires 1/4)
Ninjatown Demo (Expires 1/4)

Most wanted games in Japan (Famitsu)

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1. Dragon Quest IX (NDS, Square Enix)
2. Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, Square Enix)
3. Biohazard 5 (PS3, Capcom)
4. Monster Hunter 3 (Wii, Capcom)
5. Dragon Quest VI (NDS, Square Enix)

6. Amagami (PS2, Enterbrain)
7. Star Ocean: The Last Hope (360, Square Enix)
8. Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PS3, Square Enix)
9. The Last Remnant (PS3, Square Enix)
10. Ryuga Gotoku 3 (PS3, Sega)
11. Street Fighter IV (PS3, Capcom)
12. Seventh Dragon (NDS, Sega)
13. Ninokuni: The Another World (NDS, Level 5)
14. Gyakuten Kenji (NDS, Capcom)

15. Final Fantasy Agito XIII (PSP, Square Enix)

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