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Nintendo Download (10/26/09)

Posted 9 years ago by in DS, News, Wii | 0 comments

Boo! As the year’s spookiest holiday draws near, this week’s additions to the Wii™ Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi™ Shop are ready to put some extra chills and thrills into your Halloween week. The WiiWare™ service invites you to explore a ghostly mansion or face menacing foes in a new Tales of Monkey Island adventure. On the Virtual Console™, battle zombies and other supernatural creatures in a Super NES™ classic, or ward off evil forces in the legendary arcade game Golden Axe™. For Nintendo DSiWare™ users, a portable PictureBook Games™ title delivers nifty tricks, while sudoku solvers are in for a real treat. And speaking of treats, Wii owners who have their Wii consoles connected to the Internet should check out the Nintendo Week show on Nintendo Channel for an exclusive WiiWare announcement of a fresh take on an 8-bit classic.

Hey all! I’ve just got a quick of update for everyone regarding some recent happenings with the site.

Scribblenauts Contest

As many of you are aware, the past two weeks have been home to the very first Scribblenauts challenge in our bi-weekly contest, and submissions are officially closed! I’ve started looking over the solutions you all put forward, and I must say, I’m impressed! Reading over what you guys thought up sure made me feel unimaginative! Nevertheless, a winner will be announced tomorrow evening, and a video of their solution being completed will be posted to showcase what they did! Good luck to everyone that gave it a shot, and remember, if you didn’t win this time you can always try again in the next challenge! In addition to the winner, the next challenge will also be posted tomorrow. Hope to see everyone again for the next round!

ESRB updates

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Learn Chess (DS) – E
Your Shape: Featuring Jenny McCarthy (Wii) – E
Bang Attack (Wii) – E
Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 (Wii) – E10+
Jam Space (DSi/Wii) – E
Cheer We Go (DS) – E
Arcade Hoops Basketball (DSi) – E
Globulous Party (DSi) – E
Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! (Wii) – T
Tales of Monkey Island – Chapter 3 – Lair of the Leviathan (Wii) – E10+
Fighting Street (Wii) – E10+
Bomberman Blitz (DSi) – E

Although Wii sales have been slipping over the last few months, the console is still doing quite fine overall. People have been quick to say that its prosperity on the market is spiraling downward. However, Michael Pachter, analyst for Wedbush Securities, has simply said that Nintendo is a victim of its own success because of the Wii’s initial low price and that the company isn’t in trouble at all.

“You know, Nintendo’s a victim of their own success because had they known how big the Wii was going to be when they launched it, they would have launched it 100 bucks higher. And they would have managed price down to keep demand constant. So instead of selling 25 million Wiis a year, if they had sold 15, people would say ‘Oh my God, you’re geniuses. You’re outselling PS3 and 360.’ And this year they could sell 16 million with this cut. And everybody thinks they’re great. Instead they’re selling 20 million this year and we’re talking about what losers they are. That’s just crazy. They’re killing it…”

There are a number of high-quality releases expected to ship this holiday, from Modern Warfare 2 to Assassin’s Creed 2. While both of these titles are expected to sell well, there’s one game in particular that is also a guaranteed success: New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Not only is the game a classic return to Mario gaming, but it additionally can attract the attention of casual gamers due to its multiplayer gameplay. And according to Michael Pachter, analyst for Wedbush Securities he believes that you’ll be shocked as to how well the title does when it comes out.

“They have 60 million people who are gonna look at this game. What does that attach rate need to be for it to sell 10 million units not very big. It’s gonna shock you how many units that thing sells.”

GamesTM review scores

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These scores come from the latest GamesTM magazine (89).

Uncharted 2 – 9
Gran Turismo PSP – 7
Brutal Legend – 7
Motorstorm: Arctic Edge – 7
Magna Carta II – 4
FIFA 10 – 9
PES 2010 – 6
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days – 8
Forza 3 – 8
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story – 9
Ju-On: The Grudge – 3

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising – 8
Borderlands – 8
Tropico 3 – 6
Dead Space: Extraction – 8
GTAIV: Ballad Of Gay Tony – 9
Muramasa: The Demon Blade – 8
Order Of War – 6
Heroes Over Europe – 4
Tekken 6 – 8
Tales Of Monkey Island: Lair of the Leviathan – 9
You Me & the Cubes – 7

Championship Manager 2010 – 4