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Wii Outsells PlayStation 3 in Japan

Posted in News,Nintendo,PS3,Sony,Wii by Chris Weber on January 10th, 2007

nintendo wii outsells playstion 3 in japan - wario with wii remoteAccording to Japanese gamer magazine publisher Enterbrain, Nintendo’s Wii has outsold the PlayStation 3 in Japan. Some think that this could be an indication of the success or failure of each platform in the US. SlipperyBrick previously reported that Sony claimed it had shipped one million units in North America.

Wii’s stronger sales happened in spite of the fact that the unit went on sale three weeks after the rival PlayStation 3. Enterbrain says that the Wii sold 1.14 million …

Continued Shortages on PS3 and Wii Predicted

Posted in Games,News,PS3,Wii by Darrin Olson on December 26th, 2006

Shortage Continues for Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii Game ConsolesAnalysts are reporting that the shortage of the Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintindo Wii game consoles may continue up until March or even longer.

Paul-John McNealy from American Technology Research said that even though Sony has a target of shipping 1 million game consoles by year end, that could translate into 600,000 to 800,000 actual units being shipped since the 1 million included ones that are warehoused and in-transit.

Consumers are still waiting in line to get the Wii and PS3 game consoles according to reports, and …

Opera Browser Available for Wii Friday

Posted in News,Nintendo,Opera Software,Wii by Darrin Olson on December 19th, 2006

Opera Browser Available For Wii on FridayToday Nintendo announced that a free trial version of the Opera web browser will be available for the Nintendo Wii game console on Friday, December 22nd.

If you have a high speed internet connection, you can download the Opera web browser to activate the Internet Channel on your Wii game console and start surfing the internet on your TV through your Wii. This trial download will be available until the end of March when the final version of the Opera web browser for the Wii will be available for …

Wow, Are Wii Having Fun

Posted in News,Nintendo,Wii by Darrin Olson on December 16th, 2006

Nintendo to Replace Straps for Wii ControllersNintendo‘s new Wii game console continues to get lots of exposure, but not all due to the cool new features. Pictured is a small showcase of those on the injured list from WiiHaveAProblem, reportedly due to game play injuries using the Wii remote control. Some of these injuries could possibly be resolved with the new, stronger replacement wrist strap that you can request from Nintendo, but not all of them.

Nintendo has continued to have spectacular sales with the Wii game console which features a new style of …

Is Wii Getting Out Of Hand?

Posted in Games,News,Nintendo,Wii by Chetz on December 9th, 2006

Nintendo Wii Controller with Broken StrapThe new Wii game console from Nintendo has been very well received by consumers and sales are causing serious competition for rival game maker Sony with the PS3. A lot of the hype revolving around the Wii has had to do with the controller, in more ways than one.

As most are already aware, the Wii controllers feature motion sensitivity allowing the user to participate more physically in the games they are playing. Some examples include swinging the remote like a racket when playing tennis, like a bat for …

Nintendo Launches Wii, Takes On PS3

Posted in Games,News,Nintendo,Wii by Darrin Olson on November 19th, 2006

Nintendo WiiNintendo launched it’s new Wii video game console in New York last night at midnight, meeting more than a thousand eagerly awaiting fans. Some fans had been in line for days awaiting the launch in the hopes of being one the first to get their hands on the new console. Surprisingly, the US launch was done prior to the launch in the companies home of Japan. This was done, according to Nintendo, in order to take advantage of the earlier holiday shopping season in the US.

This bold launch by Nintendo comes only two days …

Did You Get Your PS3, Yet?

Posted in PS3,Sony by Darrin Olson on November 18th, 2006

Sony PS3 Released in the USIn case you have been in a cave the last few days, Sony released it’s next generation game console to United States customers yesterday at stores across the country, and like the PS3 sales in Japan only a week ago, the consoles were reportedly gone in a matter of minutes. Sony geared up to be able to offer 400,000 PS3 consoles to the US market for the launch date, and Sony wants to have 1 million available to US customers by the end of the year.

Sony has two versions of …

Sony PlayStation 3 Welcomed in Japan

Posted in Games,News,PS3,Sony by Darrin Olson on November 11th, 2006

Playstation 3 Released In JapanTokyo, JapanSony released the much anticipated PlayStation 3 game console to Japanese in-store sales on Saturday, and the results were good news for the bean-counters at Sony.

Online advanced orders of the PS3 were available through for Japan in October, but people lined up overnight at participating stores throughout Tokyo hoping to be one of the limited numbers of people able to purchase the new game console. At least one person was reported to be in line for the purchase even before the store closed the previous day. According …

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