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Wii Won The Battle, But Wii Lost The War

IGN.com - April 1, 2008


Submitted by Sniper_piper (1251) at 8:03AM PST on April 1, 2008


Rus McLaughlin of IGN has posted a very interesting feature story over at IGN Insider discussing the fact that despite the Wii's undisputed dominance in hardware sales, Nintendo's console is not winning the console war and that the Wii itself is to blame. The lack of games that actually take advantage of the Wii's unique motion control is cited as the biggest downfall of the console amongst others.
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Wii Most Searched For Item on eBay UK

kotaku - December 28, 2007


Submitted by ItachiItachi (463) at 6:29PM PST on December 28, 2007


The most searched for item on the UK's eBay since Christmas is the Wii, The Telegraph reports today. More than 1,100 of the consoles were on sale earlier today with asking prices as high as £1,000, aka somewhere in the stupid range.
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Wii fit Bumps up other games

wired - December 20, 2007


Submitted by ItachiItachi (463) at 8:34AM PST on December 26, 2007


The weekly software sales in Japan are in, and it seems as if Nintendo's exercise game Wii Fit is not only causing a run on Wii hardware: It's significantly spiking sales of other Wii games, too.
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Nintendo: Wii Sales Just 'Small Tip of the...

Game Daily - December 14, 2007


Submitted by feelmyring (358) at 10:28AM PST on December 14, 2007


"Did you know that the average age of Wii gamers is 29? Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime says that most sales have come from core gamers and that current sales to 'expanded players' are just a 'small tip of the iceberg.'"
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Reggie on Wii costs/future

Cnet news.com - November 27, 2007


Submitted by Laoldar (173) at 1:09PM PST on November 27, 2007


Reggie talks about the future of the Wii a bit including development costs and how supply shortages are "missed opportunities" because their target audience doesn't want to wait in line overnight.
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Wii selling well, but not at record rate

Seattle PI - November 26, 2007


Submitted by pilias_simber (122) at 3:36PM PST on November 27, 2007


intendo Co. sold more Wii game consoles last week than in any week since the popular gadget launched in late 2006, but executives warned Tuesday that Wiis would be scarce through the end of the year.
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Nintendo increased production to 1.8M systems a month

GameSpot - November 8, 2007


Submitted by Crimen (957) at 6:22AM PST on November 8, 2007


Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime stated that manufacturers have become overwhelmed by the rise in software production. "This is an unheard-of level of production for a gaming system. Clearly, we're taking consumer scarcity seriously."
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Nintendo: No Wii Price Cuts planned

Reuters - October 12, 2007


Submitted by Just_Ben (128) at 5:43AM PST on October 12, 2007


"We'll stay at $249 for the foreseeable future. We are still selling everything we can make," George Harrison, senior vice president of marketing at Nintendo America, told Reuters in an interview.
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Japanese Wii Supply Normalizing

Kotaku - July 31, 2007


Submitted by paulhunter (573) at 5:05AM PST on July 31, 2007


Getting a Wii in Japan isn't easy, it's easier. Well, easier than before at least. Akiba Blog reports that the Nintendo Wii is starting to materialize in semi normal numbers. Since the 29th of this month, the Wii consoles seem more abundant and have been located at Tokyo retailers like Sofmap, AsoBitCity and Gamerz, with it was still sold out at Ishimaru.
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First WiiWare Title Announced

Kotaku - July 7, 2007


Submitted by charron (283) at 6:26AM PST on July 8, 2007


Described only as "twist and paint", Viennese company Bplus has announced Plattchen, the first game officially announced for release on the WiiWare game service.
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