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PS Move and Project Natal are “great honor” to Nintendo

PS Move and Project Natal are “great honor” to Nintendo

Nintendo have Microsoft closing in on one side with Project Natal and Sony on the other with PlayStation Move, but should they be worried?  Not at all, reckons Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto; he thinks the company should be too busy being flattered by the "great honor" of Wii inspiring the rival motion-control systems.  In fact, he describes Project Natal and Move as "intensified" versions of the Wiimote.

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Netflix for Wii instant-streaming discs shipping now

Netflix for Wii instant-streaming discs shipping now

Nintendo and Netflix have been promising to give Wii users the ability to stream movies - albeit only in SD, not HD resolution - since October last year, and it looks like it's finally being rolled out.  Rather than a firmware update for the console itself, Netflix are shipping out DVDs that enable the functionality on the Wii; according to Dave Zatz Netflix have confirmed that those DVDs are en-route.

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Wii refresh “when the time is right” but not “any time soon” repeats Nintendo exec

Wii refresh “when the time is right” but not “any time soon” repeats Nintendo exec

You'd think after all the questions Nintendo would realise that we'd really like some updated Wii hardware, but their execs continue to downplay any need for a console refresh.  Speaking at the recent Nintendo Summit, Nintendo of America executive VP of sales and marketing Cammie Dunaway insisted that "Even though our installed base it, at this point, 5 million households larger than the PS2 was at the same point in its lifecycle, [Wii] still has a lot of room to grow."

Shinobii announces Xcross Wii remote

Shinobii announces Xcross Wii remote

The Nintendo Wii is still a very popular game console despite the fact that the system has seen its sales volume drop over the last few quarters. Accessories for the console are popular items and the latest aftermarket remote for the Wii has turned up from Shinobii called the Xcross Remote.

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Brando offers Wii Magic Stick for gamers

Brando offers Wii Magic Stick for gamers

I may be old school when it comes to gaming, but for some game types on the Wii I don’t want the Wii remote, what I want it a joystick or a game pad. Sure, I could go out and buy one of the Wii classic style controllers, but I am cheap. Brando has a cool new Wii remote accessory called the Wii Magic Stick that looks like just the ticket for gamers that feel the same way I do.

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Nintendo’s Iwata: iPad just “a bigger iPod touch”

Nintendo’s Iwata: iPad just “a bigger iPod touch”

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata doesn't mince his words; asked about Apple's iPad launch this week, the outspoken executive has told reporters that the tablet "was a bigger iPod touch", and that "there were no surprises for me".  Meanwhile Iwata has also confirmed that while Nintendo's engineers are currently developing new gaming machines, it's unlikely that we'll see a motion-sensor enabled DS or a high-definition version of the Wii.

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Nintendo Wii “has long life in front of it”; HD upgrade unlikely

Nintendo Wii “has long life in front of it”; HD upgrade unlikely

Nintendo's will-they-won't-they plans for an HD version of the Wii have kept the company regularly fielding speculation and rumors, but the recent announcement that Netflix on the console will be in standard- rather than high-definition has reignited questions about whether a graphics update is - or should - be imminent.  Unfortunately, according to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, we still shouldn't expect any significant upgrades any time soon.

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Netflix streaming headed to Wii this spring

Netflix streaming headed to Wii this spring

It was good news when Netflix streaming came to the Xbox 360. It was bad news when we learned that Xbox though it had the exclusive on Netflix streaming. It was good news again when Netflix used BD-Live to bring streaming to the PS3. The bad news was that Wii owners were left out.

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