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Nintendo Sells 1.5 Million Consoles Over Black Friday Week

Nintendo Sells 1.5 Million Consoles Over Black Friday Week

While Black Friday is over and done with, and we're knee-deep in the savings that come with Cyber Monday, it looks like Nintendo made a killing off the Black Friday week. They sold plenty of consoles, which include members of the DS family, as well as the Wii home console. They sold enough, in fact, that the company feels like a formal press release is the right thing to do. Some may call this bragging, but then again, when you've sold as many consoles as Nintendo did, there might be a little room to do that.

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Angry Birds headed to Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii

Angry Birds headed to Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii

Angry Birds may be a staple for most smartphones, but developers Rovio are now looking to traditional consoles for the next stage of the game's expansion. Studio CEO Peter Vesterbacka has confirmed that Angry Birds for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii are all in development, though there's no timescale for its release. Meanwhile, Angry Birds 2 is also in the works.

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Why my Nintendo Wii has been collecting dust

Why my Nintendo Wii has been collecting dust

Now, before I start talking about why my Wii has been collecting dust, let me just make this clear: I have been a fan of Nintendo products since the 1980s. And each new Nintendo console typically finds its way into my home on launch day. I also enjoy The Legend of Zelda and the Mario franchise.

But that doesn’t mean that I won’t criticize the Wii.

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id Software Co-Founder Says iPad is More Powerful Than Wii

id Software Co-Founder Says iPad is More Powerful Than Wii

There are a few people within the video game development world that when they speak about a particular console, no matter who manufactures it, you listen. One of those people happens to be John Carmack, co-founder of id Software. That particular company just released a new title for the iPhone and iPad, called Rage HD. The title is a First Person Shooter (FPS) title that's meant to show off the power of the iPad, but according to Carmack, they haven't even begun to touch on the power of the device.

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Nintendo WiiWare demos coming November 22

Nintendo WiiWare demos coming November 22

Nintendo plans to update its WiiWare downloadable game store to support demo versions of select titles, with the new try-before-you-buy system launching on November 22. The demos will be available for limited periods, and downloading them will not count against your Wii Points; initial titles to be included in the promotion are  BIT.TRIP FATE, And Yet It Moves, ThruSpace and Jett Rocket.

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Nintendo Tells Developer High Voltage to Not Use WiiSpeak in Upcoming Game

Nintendo Tells Developer High Voltage to Not Use WiiSpeak in Upcoming Game

One aspect of playing games online, is the ability to talk to people while you're doing it. Using microphones, both wired and wireless, allows players all over the world to talk to complete strangers, catch up with old friends, or just make small talk with their best friend, all while playing their favorite games. But, while headphone/microphone combinations may still be the item of choice for communication online for most gamers, Nintendo (and more recently, Microosft) wanted people to be able to talk without the headset, so more people could communicate all at once. That's why WiiSpeak was introduced with the Wii version of Animal Crossing, so you could sit and chat with a friend, without having to worry about a headset.

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Why I Won’t be Getting a Kinect at Launch

Why I Won’t be Getting a Kinect at Launch

If you’ve been following my column on SlashGear, you know that I’m a pretty serious gamer. In fact, I’d say that I’m about as hardcore as they come. Aside from the fact that I’ve been playing games for longer than I choose to remember, I have real and abiding love for everything from role-playing games to sports games. There hasn’t been a single genre that I haven’t at one time or another loved.

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Nintendo Wii Won’t See Price Cut in Near Future, Focusing on Bundles

Nintendo Wii Won’t See Price Cut in Near Future, Focusing on Bundles

Even if Nintendo isn't seeing the profits they'd like to, and Wii sales slumping, it looks like the company isn't planning on making any drastic changes to the working model they've got in place now. They still believe that the $200 price point for the console, which already has plenty of extras in the box, is the right way to go. Instead, they believe that offering up console bundles is the way to go forward.

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Nintendo: 65.3m Wiimotes in the US, just in case you were curious

Nintendo: 65.3m Wiimotes in the US, just in case you were curious

We never had Nintendo down as stat-addicted number fanciers, but the company's latest press release is all about how many Wii gamers could motion at their consoles at the same time.  According to Nintendo's figures, more than 65.3m Wii Remotes have found their way into the wilds of the US market, with an average of 46,000 sold daily.  Since it's hard to visualize that many Wiimotes, Nintendo helpfully tells us "that's enough for every man, woman and child living in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Detroit and San Francisco, and enough still remains for every resident of Florida, Ohio, Virginia and North Dakota."

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