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Wanna buy a Black Wii Remote? You’re gonna have to buy another MotionPlus

Straight from the horses mouth: Nintendo’s iconic Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers are getting a new look, just in time for the holidays. Ever since the Wii™ system launched in November 2006, the controllers have been available only in white. On Nov. 16, Nintendo introduces new black versions. The new black Wii Remote controller will be available packaged with a black Wii MotionPlus™...

Limited-Edition Wii Sports Resort Bundle Features Two Wii MotionPlus Accessories

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Wii Sports Resortâ„¢ is all about getting multiple people involved in friendly sporting competitions. Starting Oct. 12, consumers will have even more incentive to get in on the fun when Nintendo releases a special, limited-edition bundle of the Wii Sports Resort game and not one but two Wii MotionPlusâ„¢ accessories, which bring enhanced precision to gam...

New-and-improved Nintendo Channel gets updated features and weekly show

The Wiiâ„¢ console’s Nintendo Channel is getting a makeover.

Study: Wii nine times more reliable than Xbox 360, four times more than PS3

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–SquareTrade, the largest independent warranty provider in the world, today announced the results of a study comparing malfunction rates for the top three game consoles — Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) — and found that the Wii is the most reliable system on the market, with a failure rate just one-fourth of the PS3 and one-ninth of ...

Wii Fit Plus arrives Oct 4, disc to cost $20

Nintendo today announced that the new Wii Fit Plus game will launch in North America on Oct. 4. Wii Fit Plus will replace the current Wii Fit configuration at retail, and will be bundled with the Wii Balance Board accessory at a suggested retail price of $99.99. For people who currently own Wii Fit and want to add the expanded options to their fitness regimen, the Wii Fit Plus disc will be availab...

Hudson announces new survival horror for Wii

SAN MATEO, Calif.—Hudson Entertainment will bring players face to face with death as they roam an alternate existence in an attempt to survive Calling. The adventure horror title is set to be published by Hudson Entertainment, the North and South American publishing arm of HUDSON SOFT, and will be exclusive to Wii in 2010. “Players will be asked to use their wits and senses to survive the worl...

Video games attracting larger female audience

According to Gamer Segmentation 2009, the most recent report from leading market research company, The NPD Group, the number of female gamers are is on the rise in 2009 compared to 2008, significantly among Console Gamers.  There was a four percentage point rise in females among both Heavy Portable and Extreme Gamers.

Nintendo DSi set for U.S. tour this summer

The portable fun of the new Nintendo DSiâ„¢ video game system will be on full display in cities nationwide this summer as the Nintendo DSi Mobile Tour rolls through festivals and special events from coast to coast.

A summary of Nintendo’s E309 announcements

LOS ANGELES–For decades, Nintendo has endeavored to provide the most creative and immersive experiences in the world of video games and to lead the industry in new directions. At its media briefing in advance of the E3 Expo, the video game industry’s premier trade show, Nintendo announced products for social entertainment that stretch far beyond the current notion of what a video game can...

Nintendo details its E3 press conference

Briefing to Unveil Upcoming Products at the Video Game Industry’s Premier Trade Show WHAT: Consumers responded to Nintendo this year, as evidenced by continued growth of the Wii™ home video game system, record-breaking sales of the Nintendo DS™ portable franchise and the introduction of the newest hand-held iteration, the Nintendo DSi™ system. Nintendo will provide information about upcomi...

GameStop to hold Punch-Out tournament

PRESS RELEASE—GameStop, the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today announced that it will host a nationwide Punch-Out!! video game tournament on the Wii in 2,000 stores on Saturday, May 30, 2009.

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