Wii Fit was released in Europe over the weekend, and British retailer Woolworths says it immediately began "flying off the shelves." According to the store chain, the game has been selling better at its launch than the Wii console itself did when it came out there last year.
Paramount Pictures has announced its first slate of new Blu-ray Disc (BD) titles to come out starting May 20. The studio originally supported both Blu-ray and HD DVD, and then pledged exclusivity to the latter. Earlier this year, though, it swapped sides to go exclusively to BD despite a reported $50 million in incentives from the HD DVD group it received for supporting that format. HD DVD was essentially declared dead shortly thereafter.
Opinion – We have now had a few days with Sony’s new Playstation 3
controller, but are uncertain whether its new feature set justifies its
high price tag. Your take??
Following weeks of growing hype and illegal downloads of the dame
surfacing across the Internet, Rockstar Games and publisher Take Two
today released Grand Theft Auto IV for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
First Look - This is prime time for the Wii right now. With Super
Smash Bros Brawl hitting stores last month, Wii Fit heading out in May
and the new Wiiware digital download service poised to make a splash,
it's a good season for Nintendo.
Nintendo has announced that it will offer a new Wii Channel in May that will offer users the ability to download game demos directly to their DS, along with other features. Planned for launch alongside the launch of the Wiiware download platform, the Nintendo Channel will also let users rate Wiiware games.
So you hear about open source software all the time, but what about
open source movies? There are few who actually know that the first open
source movie, Elephants Dream, created by the Orange Open Movie
Project, made its debut back in 2006. The group’s second open source
movie is scheduled to be released next month.
According to Nintendo's American boss Reggie Fils-Aime, the average Wii system in the US stays on a store shelf for just one hour before someone picks it up and buys it. In North America, the Wii continues to have a shortage like nothing ever seen for a gaming console. Since the Wii launched in November 2006, it has been difficult to find the console at any retail store.
Nintendo reported its fourth quarter results today, surpassing expectations as it reached nearly a billion dollars. The Japan-based video game giant reported a net profit of 93.2 billion yen ($900 million) in the Jauary - March period. During Nintendo's fiscal year, which runs from March to March, it achieved profits of over 257.34 billion yen ($2.5 billion), a new company record.
Rockstar's latest entry in the Grand Theft Auto series does not come out until next week, but some gamers are getting their GTA IV fill now because of a pirated version that was posted online. The European PAL version of the Xbox 360 game has reportedly been ripped and posted to an online torrent site, which could then be burned to a disc and played on the Microsoft console.
One of most original products we saw at this years' CES show in Las
Vegas was a series of Star Wars gadgets, most notably Nikko’s R2-D2
webcam and almost life-size projector. We've have just received word
from the company that both are in production and are available for
Rock Band has become a veritable treasure trove for artists new and old to strike a new consumer base, and now oldies rock group Judas Priest has taken it one step further. The 1980s group has released its "Screaming For Vengeance" album in its entirety for the innovative Harmonix game. Since its release several months ago, dozens of new tracks have been added as downloadable content.
The longest-delayed Playstation 3 title to date, Home, has been pushed back again to autumn 2008. It was initially scheduled to be available in autumn 2007. The ambitious online application has been in a closed beta test for over a year and has faced massive changes during that time, causing developers to continuously delay the final release.
Sony is close to launching a new online video download service for the Playstation 3 console, and it could be set up as early as this summer. According to a report in the LA Times, Sony has been making headway in talks with movie studios and TV production companies over the last few weeks.