Category Archives: Nintendo Wii

Nintendo Wii U available to buy from £149

UK retailer Asda have cut their prices on the Nintendo Wii U console once again, bringing the newest Nintendo down to as little as £149 for the basic package. The premium pack is also marked down by Asda to £199.

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Asda had previously reduced the Wii U by £50 back in March prompting other UK stores to slash their prices for the console. Other retailers have already price matched Asda so bargain Wii U consoles should be readily available in the marketplace which is great as Asda have already run out of the 32GB black premium Wii U package which includes Nintendo Land. Thee white 8GB basic Wii U package remains in stock at Asda.

Just Dance competition to meet Katy Perry

Ubisoft have announced that Just Dance 3 will be a sponsor of Katy Perry’s upcoming UK tour, California Dreams. To highlight the sponsorship, the “Just Dance Your Way to Katy Perry” competition has been launched. Four winners will receive VIP tickets as well as have the chance to meet Katy Perry. In order to enter, you need to video yourself dancing to Firework by Katy Perry on Just Dance 2. Firework is a downloadable track on Just Dance 2 which is free to download from the Just Dance Store – available from the main menu of the game. Alternatively if you don’t own a Nintendo Wii or the game, you can also enter by using the “Just Dance 2 Free Katy Perry DLC” clip on YouTube. For full details on how to enter and submit your video, head on over to the Just Dance Facebook page.

The Grateful Dead Get A Videogame

I don’t know about y’all but this is the most exciting video game news I have heard in a year. You can tell I like the Grateful Dead already? Well I do, they play music like I play video games, with reckless abandonment and somehow it turns out in a positive light.

The surviving band members gave the project their blessing, but the agreement was brokered by Rhino Entertainment, the Warner Music Group subsidiary that has managed all of the band’s intellectual property since 2006.

“We can’t wait for everyone check out the fun new toys we are building,” said David Lemieux, the band’s longtime archivist, in a statement.

Activision Adds EA to $400 Million Infinity Ward Lawsuit

Activision fired a shot at its biggest rival, accusing fellow publisher Electronic Arts of “hijack[ing] Activision assets for personal greed and corporate gain.”

Activision is seeking $400 million from the three defendant parties.

Kotaku has the full text of the 39-page document, which claims that the Medal of Honor publisher “set out to destabilize, disrupt and to attempt to destroy Infinity Ward.”

I for one wished I could have sued EA back when they bought all rights to NFL games a few years back.  It looks like EA might be a bully in the the video game world, hopefully no more after this lawsuit.

Tiger Woods Needs to Start Winning for Partnership to “Make Sense” in the Long Run, EA Says

Looks as if Tiger Woods may be getting the boot from EA if he continues his golf game slump.  EA has prided itself of having the  number one golfer on the cover of it’s games and since Tiger has now dropped to the number two golfer in the world EA may change their front man to keep that tradition alive.

Speaking with Reuters (via NBC Sports), EA CEO John Ricitiello reiterated that there’s “no threat against Tiger.” But he also noted what he referred to as their business relationship.

PlayStation Move sales hit 4.1 million (with a catch)

Sony stated it has sold 4.1 million Playstation Move units worldwide since the controller’s launch in September.  Sony claims the figure “not only shows clear success of the launch of the new motion-sensing controller, but also indicates positive momentum going into the holiday season and to the year 2011.”
Well guess what? They sold it to retailers not consumers. So how can they claim those numbers? Although, here’s the excuse, I mean statement they gave cnet:
“While we don’t disclose our exact sell-through number, the key is that our retailers continue to ask for more Move units and are taking every unit we can supply them with based on their sales”
Either way they have a lot of catching up to do with Nintendo who has sold an estimated 65 million Wiimotes since the launch of the Wii November 2006.

That figure includes units bundled with the Wii and Wii Play, as well as controllers purchased separately.

Sonic 4 released on Xbox 360 and PS3


After 16 years, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 has been released. The game is being released in parts, so this is Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1. The game will cost 1200 points from Xbox Live Arcade. Alternatively, on the PS3 the game will cost £9.99 to download from the PlayStation Network.

On the Xbox 360 there is also a trial game which, even if you’re a huge Sonic fan, like myself, you may want to download first as 1200 points is a bit steep. The game download size is 191MBs.

Wii Sales Drop but, no Christmas Price Deals

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Bad news for Nintendo as their Wii console and the DS handheld series seem to have lost their way in the UK gaming market. Both retailers Game and Gamestation are reporting that sales of the Wii and DS are down 40% and in fact, it is reported that Game have dipped into the red in their overall sales and are partly blaming the decline in hardware sales of the Nintendo Wii for their misfortune.

As the news of the potential lack of interest in the Nintendo Wii filters through, news that Nintendo have no intentions of reducing prices on their hardware over the upcoming Christmas period is also appearing. Presumably the company expects the Christmas sales figures, which have historically been highly successful for Nintendo, to be high enough to not need any encouragement from price drops or incentives to customers.

FIFA Superior to Pro Evo Football Games say EA

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With the upcoming release of Fifa 11, EA spokesman and senior VP Jens Uwe Intat has boldly announced that the FIFA series of games are superior to rival football game series Pro Evolution Soccer (PES).

“Over the last couple of years, FIFA has been an excellent performer and we continue to grow market share over Konami. It also shows that our products do get better – FIFA’s Metacritic scores keep going up. We have a clearly superior product over Konami, which we did not have in the last generation.”

Super Mario All-Stars confirmed Wii Release

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Nintendo have confirmed that to ‘celebrate’ the 25th anniversary of their superstar Plumber Mario, they are to release a Wii version of the SNES classic game Super Mario All-Stars, also known as the Super Mario Collection in Japan.

Super Mario All-Stars was originally released way back in 1993 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and it is presumed that the four original games from the collection, namely Super Mario Bros, Mario 2, Mario 3 and Super Mario USA, will be included in the Wii version. The pack will also include a booklet containing materials that have never been published before and a history of Mario along with a music CD capturing 25 years of Mario tunes.