Nintendo announces European DSi XL release date
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14 January 2010 – The fun of handheld gaming can now be shared with friends and family as the Nintendo DSi XL, which has the largest total screen size of any handheld console on the market and a wider viewing angle, launches across Europe on 5 March 2010.
The new handheld console sports two 4.2 inch screens – 93% bigger than the screen on the Nintendo DS Lite. In addition, the new screens have a much wider viewing angle, making it easy for people to watch and share the fun. Whether it’s encouraging family or friends to beat your score on A Little Bit of… Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training, solving the mysteries of Professor Layton together or simply offering ‘helpful’ backseat advice during a frantic race in Mario Kart, the Nintendo DSi XL opens up a new world of shared handheld gaming whilst breathing new life into your favourite Nintendo DS games as you experience them on the big screen.
The following information comes from Nintendo Power…
– Classic Campaign mode: Similar to previous NBA Jam titles (3 vs. 3, shot clock/goaltending rules only)
– Remix Tour mode: Mechanics/rules/camera are different than Classic Campaign,
– New dunks (ex: evade shove move with spin move)
– Game uses photograph captures: 3 faces are used while running the court, 2 for dunking, one positive and one negative face
– Can play with Wiimote sideways or with motion control
– All of the following items are included:
Big Head Mode
Media Create software sales (1/4 – 1/10)
01. [PSP] Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep – 177,000 / 623,000
02. [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii – 139,000 / 3,006,000
03. [WII] Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles – 73,000 / NEW
04. [DS] Tomodachi Collection – 55,000 / 2,651,000
05. [WII] Wii Fit Plus – 42,000 / 1,516,000
06. [PSP] Tekken 6 – 25,000 / NEW
07. [DS] Last Window – 25,000 / NEW
08. [DS] The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks – 22,000 / 489,000
09. [WII] Wii Sports Resort – 22,000 / 1,691,000
10. [DS] Inazuma Eleven 2 – 22,000 / 1,033,000
11. [DS] Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver
12. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIII
13. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best)
14. [PSP] Phantasy Star Portable 2
15. [WII] Mario Kart Wii
16. [DS] New Super Mario Bros.
17. [PS3] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
18. [WII] Taiko Drum Master Wii 2
19. [PSP] Kentoushi: Gladiator Begins
20. [PS3] Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
21. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010
22. [WII] PokePark Wii: Pikachu’s Great Adventure
23. [WII] Momotarou Dentetsu 2010 Senkoku Ishin no Hero Daisyuugou ! No Ken
24. [DS] Layton Kyouju to Majin no Fue
25. [PS3] Batman: Arkham Asylum
26.  Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
27. [WII] Samurai Warriors 3
28. [PSP] Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam Next Plus
29. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010
30. [DS] Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Famitsu – Top 100 best-selling games of 2009
1. [NDS] Dragon Quest IX (Square Enix) – 4,100,968
2. [NDS] Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver (Pokemon) – 3,382,597
3. [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) – 2,485,150
4. [NDS] Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo) – 2,311,948
5. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix) – 1,698,256
6. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) – 1,542,806
7. [WII] Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) – 1,298,533
8. [WII] Monster Hunter 3 (Capcom) – 968,033
9. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 2 Fire/Blizzard (Level 5) – 943,615
10. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP The Best (Capcom) – 911,497 / 1,110,614
Ubisoft fiscal update confirms Raving Rabbids 4, decline in Wii and DS game sales
? 2009-10 targets revised downwards
? Releases of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction™ and R.U.S.E™ postponed to 2010-11
? Initial information on the 2010-11 line-up
Paris, January 13, 2010 – Today, Ubisoft updated its 2009-10 targets.
The sales targets for third-quarter and full-year 2009-10 have been revised downwards to €495 million and around €860 million respectively, from the previously announced figures of €540 million and €1,040 million.
These downward revisions are due to the following factors:
– A further correction in the market for DS titles. After several years of very strong growth, the significant correction of the DS market in 2009 particularly affected Ubisoft. As a result, despite relatively robust sales for Wii casual games, and particularly the success of Just Dance, sales in the casual segment are expected to be down for the full year by around €160 million, representing a drop of around 50%.
Reversal Challenge, Disney Princess: Mahou no Jewel, Last Window videos
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Project Runway videogame for Wii to strut into retail stores on March 2, 2010
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Season 6 Winner Along With Show’s Key Celebrities And Contestants To Be Featured In The Game
NEW YORK, NY (December 8, 2009) – Atari Inc., one of the world’s most recognized brands, and The Weinstein Company, executive producers of the award-winning reality series Project Runway, announced today that the initial videogame based on the mega hit-TV program, will strut its way to retail on March 2, 2010, releasing within season seven of the program. The Project Runway videogame will be released exclusively for the Wii™ system and is being developed by Tornado Studios.
A must have “accessory” for series fans, Project Runway the videogame will put players in the role of aspiring fashion designer. Similar to the show, players will be presented with a range of theme challenges as they create designs and adorn models with hair, make-up, and accessories. Players can then become the model and strut their creations down the runway using the Wii Balance Board™ accessory. Capturing the true essence of Project Runway, the title will feature the show’s key talent, Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, and Michael Kors as well as the top eight contestants from season six including reigning Project Runway winner Irina Shabayeva.
Reggie: Wii successor not happenning anytime soon
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“We are confident the Wii home entertainment console has a very long life in front of it.” – Reggie Fils-Aime
With the Wii selling the way it is, it wouldn’t make sense for Nintendo to release a successor to the console in the near future. The only possibility I can see happening is something like Wii HD, but Reggie essentially shot down that possibility a few months ago. But, who knows. Perhaps Nintendo will surprise us all and announce something at this year’s E3.
Bloober believes a core audience exists on Wii, quality impact game sales
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“With such a strong install base it’s hard to believe that there’s not enough people to appreciate mature, core content. It’s all about games and quality. I’m not surprised that another shooter on rails doesn’t sell well. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out that people expect something more than that..I bet No More Heroes 2 will do pretty good, as well as the new Metroid and Capcom’s Monster Hunter. I hope that Last Flight will be successful and that’s because we’re making a game that was thought out as a Wii game. Instead of bitching, we’d rather create something that has value and doesn’t feel like a third-rate port put together to make a quick buck.
Was it the right decision to develop a game on Wii? Should we make it less violent? Are we gonna sell enough copies to pay our bills? You know, typical questions, nothing unusual here. And while we love and respect Capcom and Pachter, we wouldn’t go that far and say that mature stuff doesn’t sell or that it’s the platform holder’s fault. Our logic is far simpler: if the game doesn’t sell, we did something wrong.” – executive producer Marcin Kawa
I personally don’t believe that a high-quality Wii title will always sales, but it definitely has some sort of impact. It’ll be interesting to see how Bloober’s upcoming WiiWare title, Last Flight, performs after hearing these remarks. According to Kawa, if it doesn’t sell, then the company did something wrong with the title.