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Wii becomes best-selling current generation console in Europe

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...

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Impulse Technology suing Nintendo for patent infringement

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...

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Black Wii Fit Plus bundle headed for UK

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...

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DC Universe Online logs into UK top ten, Black Ops reacquires top spot

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...

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Helen Mirren helps market Nintendo for the holidays

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...

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Wii Games: Summer 2010 launches with Mario & Luigi hula-hoop competition

Nintendo's Wii Games competition has officially begun. All this weekend, NY/NJ residents can visit Liberty State Park to partake in the tournament, and get free swag -- including custom-designed t-shirts. To celebrate the launch of the nationwide event, Nintendo threw a parade, and started the...

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Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus move one million units in Australia

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...

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Wii summer competition launches in July

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...

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Nintendo and the American Heart Association announce Active-Play partnership, co-hosting 'Innovation Summit'

Nintendo of America announced a strategic partnership with the American Heart Association this morning, effectively adding the AHA stamp of approval to all retail boxes of Wii Fit Plus, Wii Sports Resort, and the Nintendo Wii itself. "The brand serves as a chance to remind people about the benefits...

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April NPD: Sam Fisher's grim month

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...

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