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Japan's six top-selling Wii games are ...

Oh, Japan, how we love you. And you love us back simply by existing. Mecca for gamers, the country has more video games than Halle Berry has bad post-Oscar career choices. Every gaming nerd on the planet would love to live there. So, what Wii games do the Japanese public enjoy most? Well, it's not...

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Wii and friends: A Great Match

Why do we love the Wii with friends? Because we want all to share the splendor and majesty that comes from playing the best home gaming console around. So that's why we set out to bring you a nice, easy package of great multiplayer games for the Wii. Both online and local multiplayer is...

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Wii serves over 5 million in Japan

In little over 60 weeks, the Wii console has managed to sell over 5 million units in its home territory of Japan. As impressive as this is, it falls short of the DS, which achieved sales figures of this nature in 56 weeks. But, the Wii did manage to beat the PS2, which cracked the 5 million mark...

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Best of 2007: First-party games [update]

With the end of 2007 approaching at near lightning-fast speed, we thought it would be nice to check out what you, the excellent reader, thought about the games of this year. First up, we have the obvious: first-party games. We have a good idea which game you're going to say, but in the name of...

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Nintendo releases Q1 sales results, thinks it's not going away

It should come as no surprise to any of our readers that the Wii is selling pretty well, hindered almost solely by its own production problems. Today, Nintendo confirmed any suspicions in announcing its Q1 sales figures -- 3.43 million Wiis sold since the beginning of April, bringing the running...

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Mario Party 8 re-launches in Europe August 3rd

Europeans, get set to receive Mario Party 8 (again) on August 3rd. For those of you outside of "the know," the controversy comes from an included word that, really, wasn't too controversial. After having it removed, the game should now be squeaky clean and ready to hit UK retail shelves. Some of the...

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Non-'spastic' Mario Party 8 returns Aug. 8 to Europe

Nintendo is ready to re-release Mario Party 8 without the apparently offensive term "spastic" within it. This would be the second time in recent memory that spastic caused a game to be pulled. Ubisoft's Mind Quiz was recently pulled for the use of the word. Mario Party 8 will be back on European...

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June NPD: Nintendo WiiDS out competition, industry sales grow 31%

Completely unaware of the abysmal news headlines it would generate, the NPD group has released US video game sales data for the month of June. Painting a familiar picture of Nintendo perched atop a mountain of freshly printed money, the results indicate that prosperity is shared throughout the...

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UK Mario Party crashed for 'spastic' reasons

We can't help but wonder if people aren't getting a little too sensitive. First Ubisoft's Mind Quiz for the DS and PSP was yanked, and now Mario Party 8 suffered the same fate right after its UK release. So what was the offense? An infamous four-letter word? Dirty insults that would make nuns and...

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Mario Party 8 recalled in Europe

The Nintendo releaseth, the Nintendo taketh away. Mario Party 8, which finally was supposed to release in Europe today, has been recalled. According to Ninendo, "Unfortunately we have discovered that a small number of games contain the wrong version of the disk due to an assembly error." We can't...

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