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Nintendo of America’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs Denise Kaigler recently shared some interesting information pertaining to the localization of Nintendo games, a Wii price drop (or lack thereof), and some E3 details. Kaigler says that Nintendo of America doesn’t have much say when it comes to bringing titles over to the states. Rather, NCL calls most of the shots. So that’s why North America has missed out on Disaster: Day of Crisis, Soma Bringer, Captain Rainbow, and more. As far as the price of the Wii goes, there is no price drop planned. Lastly, even though Nintendo’s E3 press conference will be held on June 2, it’s possible that the keynote will not take place at the Kodak theater.

FC:
-Takeshi no Chousenjou (Mar 31st)
-Castlevania 3

SFC:
-Langrisser
-Kirby’s Dream Land 3

N64:
-The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

SMS:
-Phantasy Star

PCE:
-Ninja Gaiden

Arcade:
-Genpei Toumaden (Mar 31st)
-Space Invaders

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DSi 71,233
PSP 65,765
PS3 25,435
Wii 18,095
DS Lite 8,948
Xbox 360 5,441
PS2 5,067

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01. [NDS] Super Robot Taisen K (Namco Bandai) 117,000 / NEW
02. [PS2] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2009 (Konami) 50,000 / NEW
03. [PS2] Amagami (Enterbrain) 42,000 / NEW
04. [NDS] Mario & Luigi RPG 3 (Nintendo) 39,000 / 428,000
05. [PS3] Musou Orochi Z (KOEI) 36,000 / 148,000
06. [PS3] Resident Evil 5 (Capcom) 29,000 / 410,000
07. [NDS] Rittai Picross 3D (Nintendo) 24,000 / 62,000
08. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2 G (PSP the Best) (Capcom) 23,000 / 506,000
09. [WII] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Next (Konami) 22,000 / NEW
10. [PSP] Shin Sangoku Musou: Multi Raid (KOEI) 19,000 / 335,000

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SouthPeak Games Not Responsible for Replacing Any Underwear Soiled as a Result of Playing this Shocking Nintendo DSTM Title

Leicester, March 27th – SouthPeak Interactive Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: SOPK; SOPKU; SOPKW; SOPKZ) has today announced that Dementium: The Ward from critically-acclaimed developer Renegade Kid, is due to launch on April 17th in the UK. This terrifying survival horror title pushes the Nintendo DS – and your sanity – to its limits with incredible graphics and eerie audio.

After receiving great reviews on its release in America, Dementium is now ready to shock the UK with a thrilling story that sees the player trapped in a spooky derelict hospital, with no memory of how they got there. You must explore the dark corridors and battle against the hospital’s horrific inhabitants… in a bid to uncover the terrible truth of your mysterious past.

VC

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

WiiWare

1 (3) – World of Goo
2 (1) – Tetris Party
3 (2) – My Aquarium
4 (N) – Bit.Trip Beat
5 (4) – Onslaught
6 (5) – Dr. Mario Online Rx
7 (6) – CueSports – Pool Revolution
8 (8) – My Pokemon Ranch
9 (9) – Brain Challenge
10 (7) – Fun! Fun! Minigolf
11 (10) – Midnight Bowling
12 (12) – Defend your Castle
13 (11) – Target Toss Pro: Bags
14 (15) – Wild West Guns
15 (13) – TV Show King
16 (16) – Sandy Beach
17 (19) – Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
18 (17) – Bomberman Blast
19 (18) – Tiki Towers
20 (14) – Gradius Rebirth

Most gamers can probably agree upon the fact that E3 2008 was pretty much a big disappointment. Nintendo seems to have learned from their mistakes, however. In fact, Satoru Iwata said a few months back that this year’s E3 will be a place where Nintendo will show off new software. Nintendo of America’s vice president of corporate affairs, Denise Kaigler, briefly spoke about this year’s E3 in an interview. Though she did not say too much, there is an interesting tidbit to take away.

“I tend not to ever say that [no comment] because I was a reporter and I always hated it when people would say that to me, so I kind of wiped those two words out of my vocabulary. I will say to you, wait until E3…We don’t have anything to say about E3 before June 2.” – Nintendo of America’s vice president of corporate affairs, Denise Kaigler

As you can tell, Ms. Keigler didn’t exactly hype up this year’s event. But IGN’s Matt Casmassina was apparently told by Nintendo representatives at GDC to bring a bring a big team of editors – Something that seems to imply that this year’s E3 will be chock-full of Nintendo goodies.

Frequent users of the Wii Shop Channel have come to know and love the “Wii-kly update” – a press release issued by Nintendo every Monday describing new WiiWare and Virtual Console titles that become available on a particular week. Due to the launch of the DSi and Virtual Console Arcade, however, the “Nintendo Download” report will be replacing the “Wii-kly update.” This isn’t a huge deal aside from the name change, but Wii and DSi owners can now expect DSiWare and Virtual Console Arcade titles to be included in the new press releases beginning on April 6.

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New York, NY – March 26, 2009 — MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks, (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced that the Rock Band® franchise has officially surpassed $1 billion dollars in North American retail sales in 15 months, according to The NPD Group. In addition, over 40 million paid individual songs have been sold via download through the Rock Band® platform furthering its position as the music video game leader in paid song sales and downloadable content with over 600 songs available to date in the Rock Band catalogue.

Originally launched on November 20, 2007, Rock Band is the multi-million unit selling, genre-defining music game platform that allowed music fans and gamers to interact with and discover music like never before by choosing guitar, drums, vocals, or bass to start a band and rock the world. Developed by Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game development company, and published by MTV Games, the Rock Band platform has had a positive impact on the overall promotion and sales of music, benefiting artists included in the game both directly through royalties associated with game sales and indirectly by causing the sale of more songs and albums.