News round-up: Donkey Kong Country Returns nets Nintendo lots of bananas

In case you missed it — some interesting stories from Nintendo that made the headlines this week. Also, whatever you do, don’t look directly at the Kirbémons over there. Their Cuteness Overload is super effective!

Donkey Kong Country Returns sold over 4.21 million copies, joining the ranks of the top 9 best-selling Wii games of all time (a list that Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition has also managed to elbow its way into already). Here’s how DK stacked up against Nintendo’s heavy  hitters:

Mario Kart Wii – 26,500,000 units
Wii Sports Resort – 26,350,000 units
New Super Mario Bros Wii – 21,280,000 units
Wii Fit Plus – 17,740,000 units
Super Mario Galaxy 2 – 6,150,000 units
Wii Party – 5,070,000 units
Donkey Kong Country Returns – 4,210,000 units
Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition – 1,950,000 units
Kirby’s Epic Yarn – 1,380,000 units

See the article for a list of top-selling DS games as well. ( MCV UK )

– Nintendo of Japan is releasing a wireless Bluetooth keyboard for use with the Nintendo DS. It’ll be bundled with Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS, will be compatible with other Bluetooth-enabled platforms such as iOS and Android, and may or may not end up in the corner with the Wii Zapper, balance board, Wii Speak, and Wii Wheel. Will the keyboard create more one-use plastic clutter? Pictures in link. ( Electronista )

– The 3DS eShop, DSiWare transfer ability from DSi to 3DS, and 3DS Internet browser will launch in late May via a system update. I imagine this announcement will infuriate a small subset of readers and come as a general relief to the rest. How do you feel about the delayed availability of these updates? ( USA Today )

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  1. I know a picture is worth a thousand words but couldn’t you have posted an article to go with that awesome picture? Then again maybe readers wouldn’t even notice what you posted if you wrote anything about that picture …

  2. Where is SMG in that list? I only see SMG2…

  3. It’s not a complete list so far as I can tell.

    Wii Sports (Wii)
    Wii Play (Wii)
    Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
    Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
    Wii Fit (Wii)
    New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
    Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
    Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
    Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)
    Mario Party 8 (Wii)
    Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)

    That’s the top 13 according to VGChartz (if you can believe anything they post)

  4. A keyboard for the DS ? why you need a keyboard for the DS.
    you can see the Mario Kart is the best selling of the wii games.

  5. I know people get upset when they hear that the browser and stuff are coming later, but I’m mean it’s not that big of a deal! 🙂 it’s only a month or two later. Look at everything we’re getting out of the box, and it’s either getting a bad browser early, or a good browser a little late. 🙂

  6. I had to save up my money so I was unable to buy the new Donkey Kong game which does sadden me.

    Oh, and I just love the Kirby Eevee evolution image.

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