More than 3 million Wiis machines were sold last year in a record for their manufacturer. The figures take the total number of Wiis to 5m meaning there is a Wii in a quarter of all homes in Britain. Sales of its hand-held DS console have also increased strongly, with the company selling a further 3m last year, taking the total to 13m.
 The astonishing success of video gaming in recent years – while the rest of the electronics industry has been hit by the global recession – has been driven by Nintendo As recently as five years ago, video games were mostly the preserve of young men, with many of the games centring on big guns and violent characters.

 
 

As a new year begins and resolutions are made, Blood Assurance is offering visitors one more way to stay healthy this year through the  ii Give promotion. Currently, visitors at any Blood Assurance location or blood drive can register to win one of 12 Nintendo Wii Fit Bundles.
Visitors can register until Jan. 24 and the winners will be randomly drawn on Jan. 26.  he new year is a great time to make a resolution to become a blood donor, said Linda Hisey, vice-president of marketing and public relations for Blood Assurance, who added that January is also National Blood Donor Month. The blood bank will also be having a blood drive Jan. 27 at Shorter College from noon to 5 p.m.  or people who are looking for a healthy way to contribute to the community, giving blood is a great way to do so, said Hisey.

 
 

As the bodies growing rapidly and hormonal changes takes place everyone is doing exercise to control themselves. They want Wii in stock to maintain their physique.When other sectors were hitting the bleak holiday season, the video game industry is doing good. According to the survey done by NPD in January 2nd week, 9 percent was the hike in sales chart. The lack of Wii in stock is the biggest problem to meet the demands in the market.

The growth slowed from 44 percent in 2007 but many were expected in 2008, it was fulfilled in 2008. The recession is leaving an impact but that was not dramatic.People are still demand Wii in stock for shopping.Nintendo is like hot cake for them. The stock is less and the demand is high. Sony has sold only 6.9 million, Play station3 consoles over its life time in the U.S.Nintendo is selling more than 17 million Wii Players.It’s unquestionable.The question is still in the mind Wii in stock or not?

As the store I worked at we did 10% of sale for today.Some people got some crazy deals and many of the Wii Fit are available.The people are getting disappointment after not seeing Wii in stock for use.The 52 week low is currently packed from $32.The shares are also down but people are coming towards the stores.It is really not good to fulfill the demand of consumers by the company. However, they are good products but still not able to provide sufficient Wii in stock for people.

 
 

EA had planned to expand its franchise MySims and continued to invest more money on its future projects on the Wii and the DS in the beginning of year 2008. In February 2008, MySims Party was discussed having 50-odd waggle-heavy minigames which could be played by four players. MySims Party is another minigame collection which would release in March.

EA also has plans for including a racing game, MySims Racing. It is yet another kart game with excellent kart racing option. This option is open to all existing Wii owners and the design of the car is amazing. It could be viewed in the trailer of the game. MySims Racing is also a budget title but the option of online playing is missing.

 
 

SanDisk has recently come up with a 2 GB Rock Band 2 secure digital card which will reportedly hold up to 75 downloadable songs, or 2 GB of anything. It’s also got the Rock Band logo on it which is white in color. This card is the storage solution that Wii gamers have been looking for which would allow them to take advantage of Rock Band 2’s memory intensive features.

The SanDisk 2GB Rock Band 2 SD card can also be used for various applications other than storing songs like copying VC and WiiWare games, and saving photos and stuff.

 
 

We still remember the news where Reggie Fils-Aime assured sufficient Wii in stock during Christmas. All stores had Wii in stock and most of them even sold out in discounts. Video game industry was at boom when the whole world was facing financial disorder. Most stores accepted that many customers were in looking for the Wii and Wii Fit. It was mandatory for all stores to keep Wii in stock. However some missed out.

 In US, Circuit City has announced a huge discount where Xbox360, PS3 and Nintendo Wii are sold for just $9.99. Moreover most games are exclusively new and none of the old stocks are taken out in this sale. On discussing with the store person he said that the sale has started because they understand that people are still in a rush to get their video games. Hence those who could not get their hands on it during Christmas holidays can come in now and get it at a cheaper price. This time since shopping season is over so they have assured that they have sufficient Wii n stock. Even stores like Toys R Us are coming out with same offers.

Sales report indicates that video game industry this time has gained profit compared to 2007. There was an increase in sale for 23 percent. ERA agrees that this time people are looking for family oriented games that bind families together. Stores which did not have Wii in stock did not make many sales. Hence most stores tried hard to keep Wii on their shelves as long as they can.

 
 

The recently released Nintendo Wii port of Harmonix’s band simulation title Rock Band2 had huge criticism and the online reaction was examined by the latest edition of Critical Reception. The reviews claim that the title is “identical to what XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 players have been playing since September.”

The Wii version of Rock Band which was delayed in release last year lacked many features that defined its XBox 360 and PlayStation3 ports. It had no content to be downloaded, had no online multiplayer functionality and included no character customization. Experiencing all these drawbacks in the earlier version, the fans wondered if Rock Band2 would have the same fate. However, Rock Band2 was not that delayed in release and the critics have found the product to be worth a wait as Rock Band2 on Wii earns an averaged score of 92 out of 100.

 
 

Nintendo Wii will very soon experience the classic color handheld games by Game Gear and original 8-bit Sega Master title.  The first two games as reported by Nintendo Wii Fanboys will be Fist of the North Star and Fantasy Zone. The first game would be for 600 points and the latter would be for 500 points.

The Game Gear will be the first handheld console to be represented on Wii and both Sega and Game Gear used same hardware. So, both the Sega and Game Gear are being used at the same time. Sega Genesis had all its titles on the Virtual Console but it would be a new to experience the vintage Outrun, Shin obi and Alex Kidd. The games are coming on Japanese Wii next month but no dates have been announced for release in America.

 
 

Two names are familiar to those who are obsessed with the Nintendo games with a possibility of not knowing these two amazing people. These two names are of Nintendo’s President Satoru Iwata and the company’s legendary designer Shigeru Miyamoto who are the top honors of Game Daily BIZ’s Person of the Year. Both these people equally deserved and the final award was given them together.

Few years back before the Wii was introduced, Nintendo was suffering in the third place with the Game Cube. It was only due to Iwata’s vision for expanding to non-traditional audiences thus, bringing more people into gaming and Miyamoto’s continued innovations, whether with the Wii’s hardware or software related that the company could see a rise in dominance.

 
 

If you have some spare cash in your wallet even after spending in the holiday season, then Amazon is waiting for you to spend it lavishly. Amazon has put all their gaming accessories on sale. The best part is that it has taken 10% off on the price of certain items.

Among the items is the extra Wiimote also which one looks for in stores and don’t get it. You could also grab Wii Play with a Wiimote if you want to enjoy the intermittent feature of Point/Counterpoint in which two bloggers face off in an ultimate showdown over one simple question. The other items to qualify for the sale are The Nyko Perfect Shot, the Zapper, WiiSpeak and even Wii Wheels. This offer closes on January 10th, 2009.

 

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