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Old 03-24-2009, 04:32 AM   #1
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Supply Finally caught up with demand

GameStop, the leading boutique video game retailer in the United States, finally has enough supply of Nintendo Wii consoles on store shelves to satisfy consumers who want to simply walk in the store and pick one up.


GameStop Senior Vice President of Merchandising Bob McKenzie told the publication that his company waited almost three years for this to happen.


"Three years later, we finally have enough inventory on the shelf, and we've got a couple of weeks in supply," he told Gamasutra.
Wow. No longer do potential buyers need to wait in line, call GameStop to find out if Wiis are available, or search elsewhere for a stray console. The Wii is just available.



Virtual Console for DSi Confirmed, Sega on-board
It has been confirmed: The Nintendo DSi will support its own version of VC which will allow useres to download all 1st-party titles from the Game Boy, GBC and GBA, as well as a select number of titles on the Sega Game Gear are rumoured to also be released on the service. This move is likely to see more DSi units sell, after initially dismal forecasts by some.


The games will be kept on SD cards which will allow you to save as much as 2GB of memory. It is also rumored that a select number of 3rd-pary titles will also be released.


Wii Play sells its 10 millionth copy in the USA

Wii Play, a collection of nine mini-games, has now sold more than 10 million units in the United States alone since its debut in February 2007, according to figures released today by the independent NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. Wii Play, now the top-selling software on all consoles and portable systems in the United States, comes packaged with a Wii Remote controller.

"Wii Play mini-games are fun and they get people playing together," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "Even if you believe people are buying Wii Play solely for the controller, that indicates that there are now more than 10 million people who have an extra Wii Remote controller in their homes. When added to the 12.7 million Wii Remote controllers that have sold separately, this reinforces the growing 'social gaming' trend we have been seeing where friends and family use their Wii games as a social hub both in person and online."


Wii system sales were up about 74 percent over February 2008, and Wii and Nintendo DS finished February as the top-selling hardware systems. Wii sold nearly 753,000, bringing its lifetime U.S. sales to nearly 19 million, while Nintendo DS sold nearly 588,000 for a lifetime U.S. total of nearly 29 million.



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Old 03-26-2009, 02:32 PM   #2
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Should I trade in my DS i have now????????
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Well, not VC games, but DSiWare games/apps and old titles from other handheld titles.
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