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We're always wary to talk numbers and Europe in the same breath, mostly because numbers over there don't mean the same as they do here. "One pound is a half kilogram? What does that even mean?" Luckily for us, there's no way to misconstrue the fact that the Wii is now the best-selling console in...

January 11th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Tech developer Impulse Technology -- that name sound familiar? -- has filed a lawsuit against Nintendo and a score of third-party studios, accusing them of violating a 1996 patent for an "interactive system for measuring physiological exertion." The suit is largely based on the weight-tracking Wi...

November 25th 2011 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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For years, you've been left out of the Wii Fit craze. Not because you're unwilling to put in the requisite physical effort, but because the Balance Board simply doesn't match the sleek black lines of your entertainment center. In a month, that all comes to an end -- in the UK, at least -- as Nint...

September 26th 2011 at 10:35am 0 Comments
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DC Universe Online flew into Chart-Track's UK sales chart this week and nipped a spot in the top ten. The PS3 and PC superhero simulator debuted in tenth place and, according to Chart-Track, is only the fourth retail title on PS3 to be online-only. The other internet-required games are MAG, Warhawk...

January 17th 2011 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Helen Mirren caused a ruckus a couple years back by wearing a bikini while under the influence of around 63 years of life. She'll soon profit on that nigh-inhuman feat by demoing Wii Fit Plus in a series of British Nintendo ads slated to run this holiday season. Considering the timing, we suspect s...

October 5th 2010 at 10:50am 0 Comments
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Here at Joystiq, there's only one thing we value above video games: your health. And we were beginning to get worried about you specifically, Australia -- that is, until we heard you guys were trying to trim those love handles. Nintendo of Australia has announced it's managed to sell one million...

July 7th 2010 at 12:30am 0 Comments
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Are you ready to totally destroy some people on vacation who felt like trying out a Wii game? Get to your local mall or Six Flags next month! This summer, Nintendo is holding a Wii Games: Summer 2010 competition, with initial matches held throughout the country, culminating in a final showdown in Lo...

June 29th 2010 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Apparently everybody was paying taxes last month instead of buying games, because despite analysts' expectations, sales for April were way down. As you can see below, sales dropped out on every single console that NPD tracked during April, with the Wii taking the biggest hit, down 50 percent from M...

May 13th 2010 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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If lifestyle software like Wii Fit Plus is truly "evergreen," selling for long periods of time beyond the normal sales cycle, then we suppose it follows that its marketing can be evergreen as well. Which is why Nintendo can hold "Wii Fit Plus Demo Days" at GameStops across the U.S. now, even though...

April 21st 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments