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Wii smashes launch records in Australia

Much like operatic cringe-group Il Divo, the Wii has been mercilessly destroying familiar records as of late. Aussie-Nintendo picks up the pieces of yet another one, this time in the land of Australia. Selling 32,901 units in the space of four days, Nintendo's Zelda player can now confidently claim ...

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UK aftermath: Wii is fastest selling console ever

Now that the dust has settled and you UK gamers are in a desert without any body of water in visible sight, we can carefully analyze the numbers from the Wii launch, numbers so huge that they have crushed all other UK numbers into a fine dust, and inform you that the Wii beat all other previous laun...

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Wii UK: 50,000 units sold in 12 hours

That's one purchased every second, says Nintendo. Gamesindustry.biz now reports that the UK saw 50,000 Wii consoles fly off shelves (and straight into televisions, shortly afterwards) 12 hours after it launched to massive crowds and immeasurable fanboy delight. David Yarnton of Nintendo says the com...

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Wii launches in Europe, loads of people buy it

The demand for the system has been "unprecedented," according to Nintendo UK's David Yarnton. He notes that Nintendo is very confident about the Wii's launch and predicts nothing but a huge success -- a prediction very much backed up by the gigantic lines that formed at the UK's HMV store in Oxford ...

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Let the DREs begin!

Kotaku has received a couple of emails from Wii owners reporting of already receiving DRE (disc-read error) messages. Some have even reported that their Wii has become bricked and won't even power on! What horror! Have any of you out there in Wii Fanboy land been the unfortunate recipient of a pain...

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Slot-loading a no-go on this Wii

One individual who was able to escape the long lines of fast-food-filled launch campers with his Wii, arrived home and found a short while later that the slot-loading mechanism inside of his unit had ceased to work. Does this mean that he can't play anything on his Wii? Yes, if it is a disc demandi...

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The official word on what's going down at Wal-Mart

Joystiq has managed to confirm with Wal-Mart corporate that a midnight Wii launch is definitely happening and much of what Joystiq previously reported was true. Corporate says they are not currently accepting online pre-orders due to the demand for the console. So, we suggest you show up as early a...

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Nintendo World Store to have enough for walk-ins, as well

Joystiq was in New York City recently to check out Nintendo's famous World Store, when they encountered the manager of said store, Paul Gonzalez, and grilled him about launch figures and sell-outs. In placing his face under the white-hot light of interrogation, he replied, much to the surprise of Jo...

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Wii launches Dec. 8 in Europe for GBP 179

And yes, that's 2006. After deluging attendees with sales charts, DS success stories and grown men grunting their way through a game of Wii Tennis, Nintendo finally unveiled the European launch details for their upcoming console. Eurogamer reports that the system will see release on December 8th for...

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Wii: then and now

"People change. Hairstyles change. Interest rates fluctuate." When Hillary Flammond uttered those words in Top Secret, she clearly hadn't experienced the gaming industry -- a marvelous, often magical place where things change very quickly indeed. As today's cataclysmic explosion of Wii news demonstr...

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