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A new installment in Nintendo's Mario Party-minus-Mario series, Wii Party will be released this summer for Wii U (original Wii version pictured). According to the brief announcement, "various play styles" will be included, like one that lets two players compete against one another using "just the G...

January 23rd 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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It's officially a trend. One day after Sony introduced a cheaper, less functional PSP for Europe, Nintendo has announced a new "value Wii" for the region, though no price was given. The new Wii, according to Nintendo UK, is designed to sit horizontally instead of vertically (although the original...

August 17th 2011 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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As it does after every earnings report, Nintendo sent out a "supplementary" release featuring all of the first-party games that sold a million copies or more in the last fiscal year. One 3DS game made the cut: Nintendogs + Cats, which sold 460,000 units in Japan and 1.25 million in the West. The...

April 26th 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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The Wii isn't the only Nintendo product experiencing a price drop. The House of Mario announced today that Wii Sports Resort and Wii Party will have a suggested retail price of $39.99 beginning April 25. The $10 software drop and Wii hardware price cut come in the wake of rumors that Nintendo wil...

April 18th 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Amazon refuses to stop tempting us with awesome deals, hosting an all-video-game Gold Box today -- including some popular discounts that came over the crazy weekend, revisited. The deal of the day is Just Dance 2 for $25.99, representing the perfect opportunity for you to pick it up as a gift for s...

December 1st 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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We'll be the first to admit it's nigh impossible to grasp the nuances of just what in the world is going on with the global economy, but things are clearly up you-know-whose creek without a paddle when Nintendo reports a ... loss?! Sure, earnings were seriously down for Nintendo during the same six...

October 28th 2010 at 11:02am 0 Comments
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Here's the latest communique from the UK: Medal of Honor managed to premiere in the top spot of the UK sales chart, ousting FIFA 11, which had a 65 percent drop in sales and slipped to second. Although Chart-Track won't share raw intel on sales figures, it claims MoH had the fourth and fifth bigges...

October 18th 2010 at 10:18am 0 Comments
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Wii Sports -- and to a lesser extent Wii Play -- proved that in Nintendo's hands, even the most banal motion-based minigames can have a certain spark that makes them addictive. There's just an unidentifiable ... something that nobody else has been able to crack that makes those minigame collections...

October 1st 2010 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Much in the vein of Wii Play, it seems the European version of Wii Party will come with an additional, savory bonus: an extra Wii Remote. According to Siliconera, every copy of the game (which drops in Europe October 8) will come with a new controller -- a slight departure from the game's Japanese...

August 31st 2010 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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ND Cube, the developer behind the Nintendo-published Wii release Wii Party, has been brought into the Big N's fold, according to a new "Iwata Asks" feature on the console-maker's Japanese site. In it, it's revealed that Nintendo has purchased a 96 percent stake in ND Cube, effectively becoming its...

August 25th 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo sent out one of its seasonal mega-press releases, announcing pretty much everything at once. Its whole fall Wii lineup now has solid release dates, with newly dated games including: Kirby's Epic Yarn: October 17 Wii Party: October 3 PokePark Wii: November 1 FlingSmash: Nove...

August 17th 2010 at 9:30am 0 Comments