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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Announces Wii Titles As Wii U Digital Re-Releases

    Nintendo has announced a major push toward backward compatibility. The company is re-releasing Wii titles digitally for Wii U. These include Super Mario Galaxy 2 today, Punch-Out on January 22, and Metroid Prime Trilogy on January 29. These will be available at half-price for the first week. Nintendo... More
  • 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: Nintendo Reports Wii Rebound

    Even though industry-wide console numbers were down, Nintendo is happy the Wii has sold relatively well during the holiday season. The rebound is thanks in some part to the limited-edition red Wii bundle released in early November, which helped bolster Wii sales numbers across the world. Nintendo Wii... More
  • Blog Post: August NPD: Madden Rules A Rough Month For Games

    In news that's probably not surprising to many, the latest iteration of EA's ever-popular Madden franchise is at the top of the video game charts during a relatively slow August. Check below the break for all the official NPD stats from last month. Both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of... 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: June NPD: Hardware Sales Rise, Software Sales Tank As Red Dead Stays On Top

    Video game sales data from the month of June has arrived courtesy of NPD, and it's not a pretty picture. Though hardware sales went up this month, software is down, and very few new games have managed to break into the top 10 list. Looking at software first, the number one spot is held by the Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Games Of 2010 Are Better Than 2009, So Far

    Have you stopped to wonder how the quality of games released in the first half of this year compare to last year? You have? Well wonder no longer, because review aggregate site Metacritic has done the number crunching, and so far the gaming landscape is a critical cornucopia. Even though the NPD numbers... More
  • Blog Post: Red Dead Redemption Cleans Up In May NPDs [UPDATED]

    UPDATE: The story has been updated with the top 20 games of May via NPD. Check it out below. ORIGINAL STORY: Here's something I've been waiting for! The May NPD results for video game sales were delayed a bit this month (possibly due to E3), but they've finally arrived. It will come as a... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Logano Rides Yoshi to Victory

    UPDATE: Joey Logano, driver of the GameStop #20 Camry, has won the Meijer 300 at Kentucky with his Super Mario Galaxy 2/GameStop paint scheme! Congrats to Joey, everyone on the #20 team, and to GameStop on the victory! Do a burnout for us Joey! ORIGINAL STORY: While Joey Logano waits for the green flag... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Doesn't Want Childish Writing In Mario

    Super Mario Galaxy 2, as with most Mario games before it, is a game that Nintendo clearly intends for children to play. In a recent interview, though, series mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto revealed his fear that sometimes things get a little too kid-centric in the Mario games. Speaking with his boss, Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Galaxy 2 Commercial Is All About Family

    It's no secret that Nintendo is attempting to appeal to families with the Wii. This strategy is a no-brainer for multiplayer games like Wii Sports, Wii Fit, Wii Music, and even New Super Mario Bros. Wii, but the marketing gets a little stickier with single-player focused game like Super Mario Galaxy... More
  • Blog Post: Super Luigi Galaxy Video

    Mario's brother returns to outer space as a playable character in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Unlike his secret unlockable status in Super Mario Galaxy, Luigi is being pushed to the forefront in this new trailer from Nintendo. He's fully equipped to use the new power ups, ride Yoshi, and be his usual... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Unhatches A New Batch Of Super Mario Galaxy 2 Screens

    In just a few weeks you'll be able to get your hot little hands on Super Mario Galaxy 2, but these new screens will have to do for the time being. In addition to experiencing a green overdose from Luigi riding Yoshi in a grassy plain, these new images feature a glimpse at some of the challenging... More
  • Blog Post: Cloudy Days Ahead In Super Mario Galaxy 2

    We’ve got a gallery of new Super Mario Galaxy 2 screens that show the cloud hat in action, highlight an array of interesting worlds, and generally get us excited for this game to hit retail. Check out the gallery below. More
  • Blog Post: Mario Gets Caught In The Clouds in Super Mario Galaxy 2

    We’ve already seen Mario turn into a bee and bore through a planet as a giant drill, but Nintendo’s mascot hasn't run out of crazy antics yet. In Mario Galaxy 2, Mario will be able to dance across the sky with his new cloud hat. Officialnintendomagazine.co.uk released the above image... More
  • Blog Post: New Mario Galaxy 2 Trailer Shows Off Rock Mario

    Just when we thought we couldn't be more excited for Super Mario Galaxy 2, Nintendo drops a new trailer that shows off a new Mario form – Rock Mario. As evidenced by the video, eating a Rock Mario mushroom transforms the superstar plumber into a solid ball of rock, with a look slightly influenced... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto: Nintendo Made A Super Mario Galaxy 1.5

    Everyone's excited for the upcoming release of Super Mario Galaxy 2 on May 23 for the Wii, but it almost wasn't to be. Find out what Shigeru Miyamoto originally had in store. Nintendo usually takes its sweet time cooking up sequels for its triple-A franchises, but only three years separate Super... More
  • Blog Post: Where’s The Beef? Nintendo’s Dunaway Bets A Steak That Zelda Hits in 2010

    In a lengthy and fairly frank (by Nintendo standards) Q&A with Wired.com’s Chris Kohler, NOA executive vice president Cammie Dunaway said that the next game in the Legend of Zelda series would hit in the last half of 2010, following mid-summer releases for Super Mario Galaxy and Metroid: Other... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Galaxy 2 Screens Hint Linear World Map

    Earlier today it was revealed that Super Mario Galaxy 2 will be hitting Wiis May 23. We also brought you a brand new trailer for the game featuring a ton of new moves from Yoshi. Now we're pleased to bring you a batch of gorgeous screens from the game, complete with a possible hint at the a new world... More
  • Blog Post: Yoshi Rocks This New Super Mario Galaxy 2 Trailer

    If you're not a fan of dinosaurs with long tongues, planet-eating dragons, or ghost armies, be sure to stay far away from the newest Super Mario Galaxy 2 trailer. If, on the contrary, you're quite interested in seeing Yoshi's new abilities and Mario's new drill power-up, check it out... More
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