Friday, January 15, 2010

UK Online Retailers Have The Nintendo DSi XL For Pre-Order

Several UK Online retailers now have the DSi XL ready for pre-order. below is several sites and the prices they offer either the Wine Red or Dark Brown DSi XL.

Game - Wine Red + Dark Brown - £149.99 - Wine Red - £149.99 - Dark Brown - £149.99 - Wine Red - £149.95 - Dark Brown - £149.95
Gamestation - Wine Red + Dark Brown - £149.99
ShopTo.Net - Wine Red - £144.85
ShopTo.Net - Dark Brown - £144.85 - Wine Red - £149.94 - Dark Brown - £149.94

Nintendo Reveal The Nintendo DS And Nintendo Wii Break USA Sales Records In 2009

Nintendo have announced that the Nintendo Wii sold over 3.8 Million Units in December 2009. this is a all time single month USA Sales Record.
Nintendo Have also announced that the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi sold over 11.2 Million Units in 2009. this is a new USA Calender Year sales record for any videogame system ever.

The Lifetime sales of the Nintendo Wii in the USA are over 27.2 Million Units Sold. for the Nintendo DS Franchise, 38.8 Million units have been sold in its lifetime in the USA, More than the Game Boy Advance Franchise.

Since 2000-2009, over 100 Million Nintendo systems have been sold in the USA.

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Press Release

A holiday shopping frenzy helped both of Nintendo's video game systems make history: Nintendo's Wii™ home system sold more than 3.8 million units in December, a new all-time single-month U.S. sales record. The Nintendo DS™ Lite and Nintendo DSi™ hand-held systems combined to sell more than 3.3 million, the second biggest month in U.S. history.

Those strong December numbers helped propel the Nintendo DS franchise to more than 11.2 million sold in 2009, a new U.S. calendar-year sales record for any video game system – ever. The Wii console finished 2009 with 9.6 million sold. Of all the Wii consoles ever sold in the United States since its November 2006 launch, nearly one-fifth (18.7 percent) were sold during November and December 2009.

"Wii, Nintendo DS Lite and Nintendo DSi combined to sell more than 7 million units in the month of December alone," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "Clearly there is overwhelming consumer demand for fun games, motion controls and value. This remarkable hardware sales surge presents a tremendous software opportunity for Nintendo and its third-party partners as we head into 2010."

Lifetime U.S. sales for Wii have now surpassed 27.2 million units. No other home console has ever sold so many so quickly. Lifetime U.S. sales for the Nintendo DS franchise have topped 38.8 million units, surpassing lifetime sales of the Game Boy™ Advance franchise.

As always, great software drives hardware sales. In December alone, consumers placed six Nintendo games in the top 10 best-sellers of the month. These include New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii at No. 1 with more than 2.8 million sold, Wii Sports Resort™ at No. 2 with more than 1.7 million sold, Wii Fit™ Plus with the Wii Balance Board™ accessory at No. 3 with more than 1.7 million sold, Wii Play™ at No. 6 with more than 1.0 million sold, Mario Kart™ Wii at No. 7 with more than 936,000 sold and Mario & Luigi™: Bowser's Inside Story for Nintendo DS Lite and Nintendo DSi at No. 10 with more than 656,000 sold.

For all of 2009, Nintendo finished with seven of the top 10 best-selling games of the year. These include New Super Mario Bros. Wii at No. 2 with more than 4.2 million sold, Wii Sports Resort at No. 3 with more than 4.2 million sold, Wii Fit™ at No. 4 with more than 3.5 million sold, Mario Kart Wii at No. 5 with nearly 3.1 million sold, Wii Play at No. 6 with more than 3.1 million sold, Wii Fit Plus™ at No. 8 with more than 2.4 million sold and Pokémon™ Platinum Version at No. 10 with more than 2.0 million sold.

All numbers contained in this document are according to the NPD Group, which tracks U.S. video game sales.

Sony Announce Pinball Heroes Is Coming To The EU PSN In February

Sony Europe have announced that Pinball Heroes is coming out in Europe in February. Sony have also announced that each of the 4 tables will be available separately and together in a bundle. separately, the tables will cost €2.99 and the bundle will cost €9.99.

The 4 Themed tables are Pain!, Uncharted, Everybody's Golf, And High Velocity Bowling. there are In-game Awards, Online leaderboards, and the ability to play each table either Horizontally or Vertically. The tables also have a "generous with the “tilt” functionality".

Pinball Heroes

From EU Playstation Blog

Sony Announce That The Once Optional PS3 Firmware Update 3.15 Is Now Mandatory

Sony USA have just announced that the once optional firmware 3.15 is now Mandatory. Firmware 3.15 was released back in December and those people who have already installed Firmware 3.15 will not have to do the update again.

From US Playstation Blog

Playfirst Announce Diner Dash 5 Boom! For PC And Mac's

Playfirst have announced Diner Dash 5 Boom! for PC and Mac. Diner Dash 5 Boom! Collectors Edition is releasing on February 16th and a standard edition is coming out around 2 weeks later. both versions of the game will come out on The Collectors Edition will retail for $19.99 whilst the standard edition will cost $6.99.

The Collectors edition will come with exclusive features including:
  • 5 Advanced levels of exclusive Diner Dash 5: BOOM! game play
  • Strategy Guide Walkthrough to reach expert level
  • Behind the Scenes Digital Art Book (sketch art and production concepts)
  • Animated Screensaver and Wallpapers
  • “Flo Over Time” Historical Retrospective
In Diner Dash 5 Boom!, Flo's Diner has exploded and its up to the player to help rebuild it. there are over 1000 possible combinations on how a customised Diner can be built. there are over 50 outdoor levels to complete, with each completed level allowing players to earn money from tips that can be used to buy fixtures, décor and more. The Final Level of the game is when the Diner has been rebuilt and the thousands of possible combinations mean you may never play the same last level twice.

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)-- Jan 15, 2010 PlayFirst®, Inc., the leader in interactive entertainment for women, today announced the development of Diner Dash 5: BOOM!, the fifth major title in the award-winning Diner Dash® series. In this innovative new game, Flo’s Diner accidentally goes “boom” and it’s up to the player to help rebuild a customized diner. With more than a 1000 possible combinations, each advancing level allows players to earn tips for the purchase of fixtures, décor and more - ultimately creating a one-of-a-kind diner. The final stage of the game will be a unique experience for every player.

To celebrate the release of Diner Dash 5: BOOM!, PlayFirst® will lead with a commemorative edition: Diner Dash 5: BOOM! The Collector’s Edition launching February 16th on with a PC and Mac version for $19.99. The standard edition of Diner Dash 5: BOOM! for PC and Mac will launch approximately 2 weeks later on for $6.99.

The special Collector’s Edition will include exclusive bonus features and game play including:
5 Advanced levels of exclusive Diner Dash 5: BOOM! game play
Strategy Guide Walkthrough to reach expert level
Behind the Scenes Digital Art Book (sketch art and production concepts)
Animated Screensaver and Wallpapers
“Flo Over Time” Historical Retrospective
“When Diner Dash exploded on the scene five years ago, it was an instant blockbuster, breaking new ground in casual games and defining the time-management category,” said Kenny Shea Dinkin, PlayFirst’s Chief Creative Officer. “With this fifth sequel we wanted to make sure we were keeping the series just as fresh with new ideas and innovative game play and not relying on the same old stuff: so we blew up the diner! Players of Diner Dash 5: BOOM! will need to seat, serve and save the day through fifty outdoor levels across DinerTown’s wacky neighborhoods before they see their diner rebuilt to their personalized specifications.”

Since the debut of the franchise in 2004, the Diner Dash® series has been downloaded more than 550 million times across the globe, making it one of the most popular and recognizable gaming franchises of all time. Diner Dash® and Flo have both evolved to be successful brands on multi-platforms including mobile, iPhone, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, WiiWare and Nintendo DS.

“Diner Dash remains one of the most popular games of all time,” said Michael Cai from Interpret LLC. “In our 2009 New Media Measure survey of people who actively play games, Diner Dash and Diner Dash2 both ranked among the top twelve games played by the most number of people, in this national survey that includes all types of games.”

About PlayFirst®
PlayFirst, the leader in interactive entertainment for women, publishes emotionally engaging experiences to always delight consumers. PlayFirst’s mission is to deliver delightful play for everybody, everyday. By creating engaging story worlds that capture the imagination, PlayFirst teams make quality gaming experiences across popular platforms worldwide including PC, Mac, iPhone, Facebook, and consoles. The company's game portfolio includes world-renowned titles, such as Diner Dash®, Wedding Dash®, Cooking Dash®, Chocolatier®, and Dream Chronicles®. PlayFirst games are available in major retailers and on more than 500 sites in 20 languages. For more information, visit

This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo have revealed this weeks UK WiiWare and DSiWare update. there are no Virtual Console releases this week. Screenshots were not provided by Nintendo UK, they are screenshots i had been given from Nintendo USA for their WiiWare, DSiWare, Virtual Console releases.


Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney


Electroplankton Beatnes

Electroplankton Hanenbow


THQ Have Released New Screenshots For Metro 2033

THQ Have released new screenshots for their upcoming PC and Xbox 360 game Metro 2033. these screenshots are in-game and focus on soldiers, their guns, and their clothes. several locations are also shown, a mixture of above ground and underground locations. a couple of the screenshots show a rat/dog looking enemy stalking the player.

Metro 2033

EA Release New Screenshots For RISK Factions

Following EA's earlier announcement that they are brining Risk to XBLA, EA have now revealed the game will be called RISK: Factions and released new screenshots for it. The Screenshots confirm that the game does have a unique art style, a sense of humour, and cinematic. the screenshots appear to be in-game and show in-game action.

RISK Factions

Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

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  • PS3: PlayTv is coming to Japan as Torne. it is a DTV adapter that comes out in March for ¥9980

  • PS3: a 250GB PS3 is coming out in Japan on 18th February for ¥34,980

  • PS3: Final Fantasy VIII Top downloaded PSN game for December. December 09 sales up 155% from December 08

  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • id are hiring for a new Doom game.

  • Its rumoured Temco Bowl Throwback is coming to XBLA and PSN. its a HD remake of the NES game.

  • 360: Final Fantasy XIII apparently runs smoothly on the 360, no signs of slowdown or visual tearing.

  • Square Enix have said that the "Overseas" version of Final Fantasy XIII is finished.

  • Akira, Opa-Opa, Bonanza Bros., KapuKapus + more Are rumoured to be in Sonic & Sega's All Star Racing

  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • PSP: half Minute Hero is coming out in Europe on 12th February.

  • I Am Alive is speculated to have been delayed until April 2011

  • The Australian Ratings Board have rated 3D Space Tank by the PixleJunk Studio. Its coming out on a Nintendo Platform

  • QTE Blog: New Zero Punctuation - Torchlight

  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update

  • Ubisoft say they delayed Splinter Cell Conviction to add more polish to it.

  • Rare have said that they will allow more publishers to "Borrow" their characters.

  • The Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr has said he is "crap" at the The Beatles Rock Band Drums

  • PS3: Gran Turismo 5 only uses 80% of the PS3's processing power.

  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce 3D Dot Heroes Is Comint To Europe In May

  • Sony has filed trademarks for Digi-Tiles, Earthshield, Legend of Kunoichi, and Smashbreak. no more info was provided

  • DS: Nintendo have said they are not stopping production of the Nintendo DS. sales still remain strong.

  • DSi XL: Official Nintendo Magazine list top 10 games that are better on the DSi Xl's bigger screens.

  • Ubisoft have revealed that Beyond Good And Evil 2 is still in development.

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Have Released New Screenshots And The Boxart For Endless Ocean Blue World

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce The DSi XL Is Coming To Eruope On 5th March

  • QTE Blog: This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update

  • EA is considering releasing a Dead Space 2 collectors edition, asking facebook fans for suggestions

  • The BBFC have rated Batman Arkham Asylum Game Of The Year Edition.

  • Dreamcast: Late SEGA Chairman Isao Okawa tried to get Dreamcast compatibility in the Xbox. MS Didn't Want DC Games Online

  • QTE Blog: UK PSN Update 14/01/10

  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Revealed MAG Trophies

  • QTE Blog: EA Announce They Are Brining Percy Jackson To Flips On The Nintendo DS

  • PSP: Valkyria Chronicles 2 will get Mission Pack DLC.

  • its rumoured Max Payne 3 is suffering from Rockstar mismanagement. Game story re-written for 3rd time + more

  • Majesco made a loss of $6.6Million in 2009 but revenues of $94.5 million were up 47.8% up on 2008

  • December USA Console sales, Wii 3.81M, DS 3.31M, PS3 1.36M, Xbox 360 1.31M, PSP 654.7K, PS2 333.2K.

  • QTE Blog: Activision Announce Modern Warfare 2 Retail Sales Have Surpassed $1 Billion Worldwide

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Picross 3D is Coming Out In The UK On 5th March

  • USA December Software, New Super Mario Bros. Wii 2.82m, Wii Fit plus 2.41M, Wii Sports Resort 1.79M are top 3

  • QTE Blog: Insomniac Announce Ratchet & Clank and Resistance Action Figures Are Out Now