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Nielsen: PS2 is still the top-played system

While the game press and developers have largely moved on to the latest and greatest, the game players are apparently still stuck in the past to a large extent. Nielsen Media Research's recently released lists of 2007 consumer trends (PDF link) shows that 42.2 percent of console gaming minutes...

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Wii Warm Up: Preaching the word of Wii

One of the Wii's most striking achievements to date has been its ability to draw in those who previously couldn't give two hoots about gaming. Whether they're young, old, or older, Ninty's console has its fair share of gaming converts. Today, we want to hear about those conversions. Have any of...

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Check Mii Out Channel drops November 11th

Finally, I'll be able to share my menagerie of rapper Miis with the entire world! Nintendo announced today that it will launch its Check Tupac Mii Out Channel this Sunday, November 11th, rewarding your "creative spirit" by making the new feature available for free in the Wii Shop Channel's WiiWare...

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Wii popularity bubble about to burst?

Japanese business paper The Nikkei recently published a piece titled Software Houses Miscalculate Audience, Demand For Wii, wherein author Tomoyuki Kawai cites that many inside sources are not looking to the Wii with such a favorable eye any longer. The big worry is that all of this success the...

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DS Daily: Popularity

The DS is truly a juggernaut, enjoying a success most home consoles yearn for, and that most handhelds could never dream of matching. Even more impressive is the sheer lack of negative press about the DS. Except for the occasional PSP vs. DS bitterness, no one seems to have much to say against the...

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Should game designers get celebritized?

Quick, name ten famous game designers. OK, now name ten famous movie directors. Which list took you longer? Even if you're a serious gamer, the list of movie directors probably came out quicker. Patrick Dugan helps explain why in an excellent post on the small but growing phenomenon of the celebrity...

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Mii Popularity Channel coming April

Nintendo recently filled the inboxes of Japanese Wii consoles with a message about the "Mii Popularity Channel's" upcoming release. According to Siliconera, Wii owners will be able to download the new channel and vote for their favorite Miis as early as April 29th. Whether or not this is the...

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Wii Warm Up: How many channels?

How many channels do you have on your Wii menu, including downloaded VC games, and how many of those channels do you actually use? We're guilty of downloading games and letting them sit there for a while before we replay them (talking to you, Super Castlevania IV), and there are others that we...

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Popularity Channel? A Wii Fanboy staff reaction

Miyamoto's keynote revealed that he is making a new Channel. This new Channel will allow people to compete in popularity contests with their Miis. Now, we don't have any concrete information other than that, nor do we have images of the new Channel, but isn't this enough for us to form an...

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Wii're in demand

Wii isn't just disappearing from store shelves -- it's also dominating search engines. It's probably all those people who didn't get there until after the shelves were already empty looking for a deal on eBay, but whatever the reason, the Nintendo Wii takes the top spot as far as searches for...

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