As you all know, the Wii is a big hit this year and there are shortage issues. So we have to try to find a Wii in stock anywhere we can. The company wants anyone to walk in any store and be able to buy a Wii in stock with no problems. That would be extremely nice because their wouldn't be an ongoing hunt of Wiis.
A couple of days ago, Reggie Fils-Aime talked to Reuters and states that
"The level of demand we are facing complicates all of our future business planning." That could be a bit of a problem but as I see it, its more money for them. Wouldn't they want a big demand of Wiis? I mean honestly, as I see it, its nothing to complain about.
There are rumors in the world of Nintendo Wii that Nintendo may be releasing some colored Wii remotes at the same time Super Smash Bros Brawl comes out. This will be a great idea for people who like to personalize their video game experience. I guess it's also easier to keep track which controller is which if its colored.
The new Wii remotes should come in a multitude of colors including Diamond Bloack, Red, Mint Blue, Snow Pink, and Famicon colors. There will also be a bundle with Super Smash Bros BRawl coming with two Wii remotes and two Nunchuks so you can really get the brawl going. The packs should retail for 35,000 Yen which is more than $313.
Nintendo has just released a brand new Wii channel for the Japanese. This is not your ordinary channel has it will have really awesome features. It's called Everybody's Nintendo channel and its designed to promote Nintendo products. Before you start hammering them for self promotion, you have to keep in mind that they are offering some great stuff in the channel.
They will be providing great information on upcoming games such as photos, videos, and reviews. The best part is that they will have Nintendo DS demos for upcoming games. These will actually be playable, which is amazing.
The only problem now is that it is only available for Japanese Wii users, but it hopefully come to the rest of the world soon. Nintendo usually is good about that.
The Nintendo Wii Zapper has landed. Many people have been waiting for this contraption. If you don't know, it is a plastic piece that hooks up your Wii remote and Wii nunchuk and turns it into a gun where you can blast people off the screen. It adds a bit of realism to the shooting games.
The Nintendo Wii Zapper will work with any shooting or aiming type of game. One popular game that has already been out is Japan is Ghost Squad and people say it is a very fun game. Another game actually comes with the Wii Zapper in America. This game is called Link's Crossbow Training. The reviewers have said it is a very fun game that is surprisingly in depth.
Be sure to look out for it during the holidays.
A week ago, Toys R Us Announced that would offer the newest Super Mario Galaxy with a $25 gift card. This is an amazing offer because it pretty brings down the game price to only $25. You can use the extra gift card to buy another controller or game.
However, there is a problem. People who went to Toys R Us found themselves empty handed because the people who had pre ordered the game overwhelmed any kind of stock they had. This is bad news for people who didn't pre order and waited. Now they will need to find some other place to find it which won't be easy. This game is really popular.
Super Mario Galaxy has been getting absolutely stunning reviews from around the internet. There have already been three video reviews done on the game. We've been seeing scores like 9.0 to 9.5, which is amazing. Some comments include that this game is really true evolution from Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64.
The reviews state that the controls really do enhance the game in a big way. The world is large and there are a lot of things to explore. Overall, the game is classic Nintendo at it's best. If they keep producing games like this, there will be a lot of happy Wii owners.
One of the most hyped games for the Nintendo Wii only sold 130K for the first day in Japan. The biggest issue was that there were hardly any lines for gaming stores. Usually, a game will have long lines awaiting the newest hot release. However, 130k is a respectable number by all means.
It's only he first day and Mario games have been known to keep selling throughout the lifespan of the video game. Games like New Super Mario Bros sold 900,000 during the first week, so Super Mario Galaxy still has agood chance to catch up.
We'll see if people buy it up or not.
There's a whole new set of games available for Nintendo's virtual console. This time around there are some Neo Geo games. Some of the games a bit on the expensive end, but hey... you can't put a price on nostalgia.
Here are the games this week:
Sonic 3D for the Mega Drive. Now this was an old school game that didn't gain a lot of popularity. All those dollars spent going down the drain. Superb! Oh yeah even more cause it'll set you back 800 Wii points.
Samurai Ghost for the Turbografx is a interesting game for only 600 Wii points. That's the cheapest I've seen yet.
Art of Fighting for the Neo Geo for a whooping 900 Wii points. They must like to charge a lot for Neo Geo games for some reason. I can see why as this was one of the more popular games for the Neo Geo.
Then there's Alien Soldier for the mega drive for 800 Wii points. I'm not sure how many people would actually but this game, but it come out for the Mega Drive. The ony only a few people had.
I find it kinda funny that a game that was ported over from other consoles sells over 1 million despite all the people saying that Wii isn't for hardcore gamers. Well, they just got proven wrong. Resident Evil 4 has sold very well, and it looks like they will make another one for the Wii.
Another game to look out for is Manhunt 2. This game is much more violent than Resident Evil 4. We'll have to see how well it will well. I'm sure it'll do well to balance out all the "Cute" games out there for the Wii.
This is going to be one of the greatest games in history. I still remember the day when I played Super Mario on the NES. It was glorious. Then came the N64 with it's revolutionary take on Mario. Then comes the latest installment.
This isn't just some Super Paper Mario version. This is the real deal. It's a huge world for Mario to play in. We're talking a freaking galaxy here! Mario will have so much to do he won't know what to do first! OK ok ok, I'm hyping it up a bit here.
But seriously, it's going to be an awesome game. If you call yourself a Nintendo fan, you better be buying this game.