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Media Create has published the latest hardware sales figures from Japan. The results are below.

DSi – 80,362
PSP – 30,523
Wii – 23,995
DS Lite – 12,385
PS3 – 8,997
PS2 – 3,305
Xbox 360 – 3,080

For comparison’s sake, here are the numbers from the week of July 23rd (last week).

DSi – 96,986
PSP – 24,053
Wii – 20,807
DS Lite – 9,932

PS3 – 8,865
PS2 – 3,352
Xbox 360 – 2,899

“We think that a rebound in Wii hardware sales is possible only with price cuts or a more attractive software bundle. At its current run rate, Nintendo is tracking to sales of only 12 – 15 million Wiis, compared to its reiterated guidance for sales of 26 million. An increase of this magnitude is possible only with a more attractive software bundle or a price cut. We think it is likely that Nintendo will experiment with alternative bundles, possibly including a Wii Sports Resort bundle or a Wii Motion Plus bundle in the next several weeks…We think that Nintendo’s reiteration of its Wii hardware guidance indicates its intention to cut price on the hardware prior to holiday. Should alternative bundles fail to sufficiently drive hardware sales, we think that the company is in a good position to drop the price of the Wii to below $200. In our view, a price cut on the core DS unit to $99.99 is possible, should Nintendo decide it is necessary to achieve its shipment forecast.” – Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter

According to Mr. Pachter, if Nintendo were to cut the price of the Wii to below $200, the company may decide to take the original Wii Sports out of the package.

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Thanks to Jake for the news tip!

WiiWare:
Driift Mania (800p)
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1 (1000p)
The Three Musketeers (900p)

DSiWare:
Guitar Rock Tour (500p)

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Up to this point, DSiWare in North America and Europe has been littered with overpriced applications and mediocre downloads. Hudson, however, is looking to change that in the near future – At least with their own support. Mike Pepe, Director of Marketing, has told Siliconera that they are “going to be pushing DSiWare pretty hard.” As things stand now, the company is looking to release four or five titles for the service, which will either be based on typical Hudson games and new IPs.

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Favorable Financial Results for the 1st Quarter ended June 30, 2009!

19.2% increase in Net Sales, 23.0% increase in Operating Income compared to previous term

– Marked the best net sales, operating income and ordinary income since quarterly release announcements began –

Capcom Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce that net sales increased to 19,497 million yen (up 19.2% from the same term last year), operating income increased to 3,664 million yen (up 23.0% from the same term last year) and ordinary income increased to 4,117 million yen (up 2.3% from the same term last year) in consolidated financial results for the 1st Quarter ended June 30, 2009.

Hamburg/Germany, July 30th, 2009 – Inviting friends and playing exciting events in front of the TV screen – this is what Summer Athletics 2009 is all about. Computer generated athletes compete against each other or even fight for victory as part of the same team.

Four players can join the fun in all events of arcade or simulation mode. Playing simultaneously on splitscreen or one after another in hot seat mode is only a question of taste. The Wii Balance Board™ Cup with eight disciplines to be controlled via Balance Board can be played in hotseat mode as well.

The first concept art of Epic Mickey was leaked yesterday, in addition to a small nugget of information that the game is being developed for Wii. Now not only has that detail been confirmed, but there there are additional gameplay and story details that have been released.

– Paint through levels
– Use Wii controller to paint
– This involves drawing, etching, erasing (some or all parts of a level)
– Story based on very old/forgotten Disney characters
– Those characters wish to take revenge of Mickey, perhaps because they are jealous of him

New Nintendo DS Game Unearths Fossil-Themed Excitement at World-Famous La Brea Tar Pits

–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo:

WHAT:

Already a world-famous destination for prehistoric discovery, L.A.’s La Brea Tar Pits will be the site of an extraordinary entertainment find as Nintendo touts the upcoming release of its new Fossil Fighters™ game for the portable Nintendo DS™ system with a launch event for kids and their parents. Highlights will include a chance to play Fossil Fighters in advance of its Aug. 10 release, as well as a hands-on fossil dig in which kids compete to excavate and assemble the game’s fearsome creatures for prize giveaways (while supplies last). Attendees of all ages can enjoy a live Fossil Fighters tournament, and parents will be granted free admission to the nearby Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits when accompanied by a child. Guided museum tours and a tour of Project 23, which is undergoing excavation, will be available regularly throughout the event.

Fossil Fighters combines the fascinating fun of fossil study with the engaging hand-held game play of Nintendo DS. Players must use the stylus and touch screen to find and carefully clean fossils in order to revive and power-up battle-ready Vivosaurs, expanding their collection and attempting to become the best Fossil Fighter around. The game also allows players to battle or trade their fossils with friends via a local wireless connection.

WHO:
Kids, parents, teens, fossil enthusiasts and gaming fans of all kinds

WHEN:
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009
Event: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:
The Great Lawn at Hancock Park
5801 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

VISUALS:

* Enthusiastic kids excavating and bringing the game’s prehistoric wonders to life in a fossil dig competition at the famed La Brea Tar Pits
* Players engaging in Fossil Fighters battles
* Families enjoying Fossil Fighters-themed tours of the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
* Game-play b-roll and photos available upon request