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Oh, Japan, how we love you. And you love us back simply by existing. Mecca for gamers, the country has more video games than Halle Berry has bad post-Oscar career choices. Every gaming nerd on the planet would love to live there.So, what Wii games do the Japanese public enjoy most? Well, it's not t...

May 20th 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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In little over 60 weeks, the Wii console has managed to sell over 5 million units in its home territory of Japan. As impressive as this is, it falls short of the DS, which achieved sales figures of this nature in 56 weeks. But, the Wii did manage to beat the PS2, which cracked the 5 million mark af...

January 23rd 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Analyzing NPD numbers, it's come to light that those who've purchased a Wii own an average of 2.2 Wiimotes. Personally, we were content with just two Wiimotes when we got our own system. What's weird, though, is that only around 21% of the Wiimotes sold come with Wii Play, while around 34% were pur...

September 19th 2007 at 2:15pm 0 Comments

A caution to our readers: anyone with a conscience or refined sense of humor may want to stay far away from the above video, which features a host of "rejected" Wii Play minigames to hilarious effect. It even includes Ribbon Dancing Revolution, which we called back in August of '06. The excellent r...

May 28th 2007 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The general consensus on Nintendo's Wii Play is that it offers pretty good training in the use of the Wiimote, but tends to get repetitive and thus fails to really succeed as a standalone title. Well the folks over at Loading.Ready.Run clearly wanted more than this rather bland execution, and they'...

May 28th 2007 at 1:15am 0 Comments
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As far as friends go, Paul Pape has to be one of the best we've seen in recent history. As a birthday present to his friend, he was asked by that friend's family to create a video incorporating video games and the song "Hello, I Love You" by The Doors for his 30th. Paul went above and beyond, creati...

April 13th 2007 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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Some bargain hunters at CAG have sniffed out a pretty cool deal on Wiimotes for US gamers: apparently, when Hollywood Video stores put Wii Play out for rent, they didn't feel the need to offer the included Wiimotes for rental. So they shipped them over to their game-retail satellite, Gamecrazy (and...

April 6th 2007 at 1:40pm 0 Comments
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Congrats are in order to Nintendo: both Wii Sports and Wii Play (Hajimete no Wii) have sold in excess of one million copies in Japan. Having two million-sellers already trumps the Gamecube, on which only Super Smash Bros. Melee reached that particular milestone.We know that the bundled Wiimote had a...

March 20th 2007 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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NOA President Reggie Fils-Aime, ever the iconoclast, had some choice words for the San Jose Mercury News about the success of the Xbox 360 in Europe. In effect, he claimed that the 360's success in Europe is localized to the UK, while the Wii is (obviously!) doing great across the continent.Reggie a...

March 20th 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Upon inserting the Wii Play disc into your Wii's disc drive, you might feel elation and experience the levels of bliss only known to the few who would actually go on to write a sentence this long about some mundane physical exertion such as placing a disc into an electronic device. It's OK, we felt...

February 20th 2007 at 10:35am 0 Comments
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With the release of Wii Play yesterday, many are finding that the compilation of minigames isn't really worth the purchase, finding comfort in the knowledge that at least they got another Wiimote. The critics, however, do not have to worry about such things and take the magnifying glass to the title...

February 15th 2007 at 1:55pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo sent word to us today declaring the availability of the Wii Play, the next collection of mini-games from Nintendo that comes bundled with a Wiimote. Wii Play, as you may already know, includes games such as fishing, billiards and the shooting range, which is the Duck Hunt clone that has the...

February 14th 2007 at 12:15pm 0 Comments