Nintendo defends Wii Music sales, says it’s an “evergreen title”
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Wii Sports and Wii Fit have, for the most part, sold at astronomical rates. Though, the same cannot be said for the third brother in the family, Wii Music. Reported NPD numbers say that Wii Music sold more than 50,000 units, which isn’t exactly terrible. However, compared to Wii Fit, Wii Music has garnered a less successful reception. Nintendo wholeheartedly believes in the game, however, and are more than willing to defend the game’s sales.
“You’ll see in [the NPD sales] that it did about somewhere [like] 65 or 66,000 based on our internal numbers for the two weeks that was reported…We’re predicting that it’s going to be an evergreen title. And if you look at titles like ‘Brain Age,’ it’s about the same as what ‘Brain Age’ did during it’s first few weeks and went on to sell 2.5 million copies. ‘Wii Fit’ certainly had a larger launch than that. But I think that people are starting to understand ‘Wii Music.’” – Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo executive vice president of sales and marketing
Activision’s Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades for Nintendo DS rocks retail outlets worldwide
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Players Can Unleash Their Inner Rockstar Anytime, Anywhere As They Shred Through the Decades of Rock
Friday 14th November/… Following up Guitar Hero®: On Tour the groundbreaking and best-selling Nintendo DSTM game, fans can once again become traveling rock gods as Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) debuts Guitar Hero® On Tour: Decades™ in European retail outlets today and in North American stores on Sunday, November 16, 2008. The game leverages the technology of its predecessor and expands the experience with a new progression taking players on a musical journey from classics of the 1970s through today’s greatest hits.
The game features a number of enhancements, including the ability to stream songs with the original Guitar Hero: On Tour to add yet another fun, social dimension to handheld gaming. Fans can play through any one of three different solo career paths, each with their own story: Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Guitar Duel. Players can rock out to the largest set list in a handheld game to-date with 28 master tracks and more than 60 songs that can be streamed with owners of the original game.
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Guitar Hero World Tour for Wii sells more than other console versions – UPDATE
Update: The numbers initially reported were incorrect. NPD has clarified that the Xbox 360 version of World Tour actually sold a bit more than the Wii edition.
NPD numbers last night showed that Guitar Hero World Tour failed to reach the top 10 software sales for October. There may be a bright spot for Activision, however, or at least as far as the Wii version goes. Even though the game sold 534,000 copies across all platforms – which is a respectable number in itself – 183,000 units of the Wii version were purchased by gamers. This figure is actually more than what the PS3 and 360 numbers of World Tour sold, which may give third-parties something to consider in the future.
Nintendo News: Malls Nationwide Feature Wii Music Street Performers
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Malls Nationwide Feature Wii Music Street Performers
Live musical performances have always been a fun part of the holidays. This year, Nintendo will be making spirits bright at family destinations and retail locations across the country with bands of street performers demonstrating Wii Music™.
Now through the end of the month, the family trio of music-makers will entertain shoppers by turning the Wii console into a musical instrument with Wii Music, the new music game from Nintendo. Wii Music contains more than 50 songs and lets players use more than 60 different instruments to make their music, from melodic steel drums to soaring trumpets. To play, players simply use the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers to make the same motions they would with a real instrument: Strum a guitar or pound the keys of a piano. The game challenges players to transform improvised notes into great music, while enabling the freedom to customize your song, instrument, genre, tempo and stage.
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Left 4 Dead – 9
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts – 7
Gears of War 2 – 9
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Call of Duty: World at War – 6
Resistance 2 – 6
Mirror’s Edge – 5
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning – 7
007: Quantum of Solace – 5
Tomb Raider: Underworld – 8
Guitar Hero: World Tour – 7
Animal Crossing City Folk – 7
Ninjatown – 6
Command & Comnquer: Red Alert 3 – 7
Manhunt 2 – 4
Silent Hill: Homecoming – 6
Tom Clancy’s Endwar – 8
Socom Confrontation – 5
Valkyria Chronicles – 7
Need for Speed Undercover – 3
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Rock Band Special Edition bundle now available for Wii starting at $99
MTV Games and Harmonix give fans an early holiday present with new pricing for the #1 Best-Selling Title of 2008  Making it Even Easier to Start a Band and Rock the WorldThis Holiday Season
CAMBRIDGE, MASS – November 13, 2008 – Just in time for the holidays, Harmonix, the world’s leading developer of music-based games, MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), and distribution partner Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the original Rock Band Special Edition Bundle is available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Wii™ starting at $99.99. The Rock Band Special Edition Bundle is also available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and starting at $139.99.
A must have-gift for any music or game fan, Rock Band is an all-new way for people to connect with the music they love in a social, interactive environment. The Rock Band Special Edition Bundle gives families and friends everything they need to start their own band – a microphone, Fender Stratocaster-modeled guitar controller and drum controller. Rock Band features an awe-inspiring line up of the most-loved rock music of all time – from classic rock and alternative to southern rock and metal including artists such as Rolling Stones, Metallica, The Police, The Clash, Foo Fighters, Radiohead and More.