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Launching an original core IP on the Wii is a bit risky, but it looks like THQ’s investment in de Blob is paying off. According to NPD numbers, the game has sold 230,000 units from September 22 to December of last year. Keep in mind that this figure is only for America alone, as the NPD does not keep track of global figures. For further investigation of de Blob’s performance, you might be interested in knowing that Nintendo’s Wario Land: Shake It! only sold 150,000 units in the same time frame mentioned above.

THQ has responded to the sales of de Blob and the company has stated that they are “pleased with de Blob’s performance worldwide” and that gamers should “expect to see more of de Blob in the future.” We already know that a de Blob title is planned for the DS – Will THQ create another title for the Wii as well?

Although Rockstar has yet to elaborate on the Wi-Fi functions that will be present in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the company has discussed one particular feature that can be expected. Players will be able to send friends waypoints through the Internet.

On the DS touchscreen, a mini-map is present and by tapping it, a draggable, zoomed-in road-map of Liberty City will be displayed. When you tap on a location, a waypoint will be brought up. The game will then draw the shortest legal path to the destination.

On the downside, this does confirm that Chinatown Wars will require friend codes in at least some modes. Rockstar has been confident in the game’s Wi-Fi aspects, so it may be worthwhile to have to use friend codes.

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Big Kahuna Party – Hmmm…
Boingz – Hmmm…
Bruiser & Scratch – Hmmm…
Hockey Allstar Shootout – Grumble Grumble
Space Invaders Get Even – Recommended
Pit Crew Panic! – Hmmm…
Strong Bad Episode 5: 8-Bit is Enough – Recommended
Sudoku Challenge! – Hmmm…

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Boogerman – Hmmm…
Enduro Racer – Hmmm…
Metal Slug 2 – Hmmm…
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Hmmm…

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-Mario Golf (N64)
-Wonder Boy in Monster Land (SMS)

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EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Spore franchise is evolving! With more than 65 million pieces of user-created content shared online, fans from around the globe have gravitated to the game’s powerful creativity-centered experience and massively single-player content sharing site. This year, the award-winning Spore franchise continues to evolve as Maxis, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) studio announces four new titles, each designed to deliver a unique experience to a specific audience; Spore™ Galactic Adventures, Spore™ Creature Keeper*, Spore™ Hero* and Spore™ Hero Arena*. This roster offers unique gameplay for space hunters, creature creators and action adventurers, proving that Spore has something for everyone – gamers, kids and Nintendo fans alike.

“Last year was a very exciting year for Maxis with the release of Spore. We were overwhelmed by the massive response to the game from the millions of people that created, shared and played in the Spore universe,” said General Manager of Maxis, Lucy Bradshaw. “This year we’re going to experiment with new experiences that extend the powerful creativity tools of Spore to all-new audiences. With the universe as our backdrop, the only limit in the Spore universe is your own imagination.”

1. Wii Fit – Wii
2. Wii Play – Wii
3. Mario Kart – Wii
4. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games – Wii

5. Grand Theft Auto IV – PlayStation 3
6. Grand Theft Auto IV – Xbox 360
7. Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training – Nintendo DS
8. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games – Nintendo DS
9. Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Wii
10. Big Beach Sports – Wii

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