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Nintendogs + Cats is Nintendo's first 3DS million seller

As it does after every earnings report, Nintendo sent out a "supplementary" release featuring all of the first-party games that sold a million copies or more in the last fiscal year. One 3DS game made the cut: Nintendogs + Cats, which sold 460,000 units in Japan and 1.25 million in the West. The...

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February NPD: Total sales up, new games come out swinging

Here's something we didn't expect to say in a non-holiday month or one without the launch of a new DS or something: Total US game revenue is up year-over-year, from $1.3 billion to $1.6 billion. Hardware and accessories both saw gains, while software dipped a bit between February 2010 and 2011. ...

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Mario Sports Mix 'press conference' reveals Mario's dreams and aspirations

Mario can be quite the stoic character. So, this 10 minute interview with the Italian plumber to promote Mario Sports Mix is a bit ... jarring. In fact, the iconic Nintendo mascot sometimes comes across as a jerk....

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A mix of new Mario Sports Mix media

This month, a rather unusual confluence of games will occur. Two Square Enix-developed games featuring Dragon Quest characters will be released in North America, a week apart -- neither of which will be published by Square Enix. One, of course, is Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation, arriving on...

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Mario Sports Mix shoots for Feb. 7 debut in North America

Nintendo is publishing two Dragon Quest games this February: Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation on February 14 ... and Mario Sports Mix on February 7. It's got Slimes in it, so it's a Dragon Quest game. That's how it works. Even if Nintendo of America hasn't shown any of the Final Fantasy or...

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Mario Sports Mix features one behemoth of a boss battle

Well, here's a ... weird ... thing. We knew that Mario Sports Mix would feature characters from the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest franchises, but we weren't aware of the other aspects the athletic Wii title would borrow from those two RPG franchises. TheBitBlock recently uncovered a bizarre...

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Mario Sports Mix hits Europe in early 2011

Mario Sports Mix, the Square Enix-developed Wii sports collection that pits a Dragon Quest Slime against who cares who else, will be released in the UK on February 4, 2011, and on January 28, 2011 in other PAL territories. It came out yesterday in Japan. So far, all we know about North America is...

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Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest heroes get into Mario Sports Mix

Unsatisfied by their stellar performance in Mario Hoops 3-on-3, a number of characters from the Final Fantasy universe will once again show their athletic prowess in Square Enix's Mario Sports Mix. Gaming news site The Bit Block recently compiled a bunch of gameplay clips from the title's official...

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Visual overload: Nintendo's E3 Wii lineup

Nintendo brought most of its franchises back into active duty this year (sorry, Clu Clu Land!), flooding its upcoming Wii lineup with new games starring familiar characters. We've collected all the screenshots and trailers we had yet to post from Nintendo's crowded slate of Wii releases, along with...

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Mario Sports Mix announced for Wii

During Nintendo's E3 keynote, Reggie Fils-Aime introduced a new sports collection for Wii, dubbed Mario Sports Mix. Featuring a slew of Nintendo icons (Mario, Peach, Bowser), this 2011-bound title features sports such as volleyball, dodgeball, hockey and basketball. Nintendo did not confirm whether...

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