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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Drops Retail Prices Of Best-Selling Wii Titles

    Nintendo announced today that it is dropping the retail price of three of its top Wii games to $29.99. The price goes in effect today for Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and Wii Sports Resort. According to the press release, U.S. sales to date for these titles are 2.7 million (Galaxy... More
  • Blog Post: DKC Returns, New Super Mario Bros. Wii Post Big Sales

    Nintendo has released some U.S. sales total for a few of its big titles, and the numbers are impressive. Following the February NPD data, Nintendo released its own sales data, which show the enduring power of some of its legendary franchises. To date, Donkey Kong Country Returns has sold over 2 million... More
  • Blog Post: July NPD: Industry Sales Slightly Dip, 360 Takes Top Slot, Football Reigns Supreme

    It's about that time again. The latest NPD numbers are out. Here's what's going on in the industry. This month the NPD numbers stayed relatively flat over last year. Video game sales as a whole (non-PC software, hardware, and accessories), slightly dipped from $850.6 to $846.6M. "While... More
  • Blog Post: Iwata "Not Currently Satisfied" With Nintendo's Online Efforts

    At an investor's meeting at E3, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata admitted that he isn't satisfied with Nintendo's current online presence, but he said that there's no one-size-fits-all solution to the problem. "I can say that we are not currently satisfied with the online efforts... More
  • Blog Post: God Of War And Pokemon Conquer March NPD Sales

    It's the middle of the month! It's a Thursday! You know what that means: time for a nap. Also, time for a look at last month's video game sales courtesy of NPD. We've got the numbers for March 2010, and unsurprisingly, God Of War III, new versions of Pokemon, and Final Fantasy XIII dominated... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Continues To Dominate In January NPD Sales Data [Updated 2/12]

    [Update 2/12/10: Added Top 20 console software sales chart] It's Mario's world, we just live it in. That's the lesson to be learned from the recently released January 2010 NPD console video game sales data. Following a blockbuster December, the Big N continues to cash in at retail in both... More
  • Blog Post: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Satisfies Over 10 Million

    It’s indisputable that New Super Mario Bros. Wii is a force of gaming power to be reckoned with. First we learned that the game absolutely trounced the sales of Super Mario Galaxy. Now we’re learning that the new Wii title has sold a staggering 10 million units worldwide . In a recent translation... More
  • Blog Post: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Sales Eclipse Galaxy

    Super Mario Galaxy was, and is, an incredible game. Mario’s galactic adventure is immediately mentioned in any discussion of the best Wii titles. Despite the game’s two year head start on New Super Mario Bros. Wii, the title has already been surpassed in sales by Nintendo’s new 2D title... More
  • Blog Post: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Is Japan’s Fastest Selling Wii Game

    Mario has done it again. We already know that Nintendo’s latest gem sold an amazing 2.82 million in December, topping off the US NPD charts. Japan’s numbers are even higher, hitting 3,002,753 units sold. According to Famitsu.com , the game acquired triple platinum status in the mere seven... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto On Nintendo’s Stylized Graphics

    Looking at New Super Mario Bros. Wii and even two-year-old Super Mario Galaxy, it’s clear that Nintendo knows how to create beautiful looking games on modestly powered consoles. Ever wonder why the company has stuck to bright, vibrant colors and stylish character design instead of honing in on... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Patents Hint System

    Microsoft has filed a patent for an in-game hint system that gamers will be able to access when they need help. While this may sound similar to Nintendo's Super Guide system for New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Microsoft's patent doesn't go so far as Nintendo's auto-play. The patent, found... More
  • Blog Post: Will Mario Galaxy 2 Include The Super Guide?

    The Super Guide first made its Nintendo debut in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, an optional feature that provides players a video walkthrough if stumped by a level. Though an innovative concept, Shigeru Miyamoto says he is unsure if he would include this feature in Super Mario Galaxy 2. "Well, as far... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo's Reggie Bets On New Super Mario Bros. Wii Outselling Modern Warfare 2 On 360

    I was rather surprised when Nintendo announced that New Super Mario Bros. Wii will be releasing a mere five days after Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 -- revealed just as dozens of other games were leaping into 2010 seemingly in an effort to get out of the way of Activision's juggernaut. Apparently... More
  • Blog Post: Voice Of Mario Says Nintendo Is Developing Another New Mario Game

    Okay, I know what you're thinking. "Nintendo is developing another Mario game? Really, Phil? That's news?" Hear me out, though. According to the actor who has voiced Nintendo's jump-crazy plumber for over 10 years, the publisher is working on a new Mario game in addition to New... More
  • Blog Post: World of Nintendo Kicks Off Cross Country Tour

    Part of Nintendo's never-ending crusade to invade the living room involves getting potential consumers' hands on the hardware. That's where the World of Nintendo Tour comes into play. The company brings the Wii, DS, DSi, and all the latest games straight to the consumer to best boast their... More
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