Ever since the release of the Wii, Nintendo has been the talk among gamers and has been the most popular gaming console out doing even the ilustrious 360 and the legendary PS3. Peraphs the fame is getting to their head or else they are focusing all their projects on trying to make sure that they stay in the lead of the competition – but they once again have failed to receive a good score from Greenpeace.
Mario is a classic game that has been around for years and doesn’t seem like it will ever go out of style. The newest game, Super Mario Strikers, looks great, but there may be a few things missing that people love from the previous Mario games.
Super Mario Strikers, like all of the Mario-brand sports games, takes the wildly popular sport of soccer, and adds that familiar Nintendo flavor to spice things up a bit. The fields are smaller, the action is faster, and the rules are practically non-existent. Truly, this game bears little resemblance to the real-life version of soccer that we all know other than the most fundamental aspects of the game.
It seems that Pirates are having a hard time trying to sell the classic GameCube games and has turned their attention to the infamous Wii, which seems to getting more and more popular. But are they buying the Wii games and then copying them and then selling them? No these guys are smart!
The Filipino Pirates have learned that when you copy the GameCube games onto a DVD than they become games that you can play on your Wii. So not only are they making more money by selling the ‘Wii’ games, but they are saving money by copying older games.
Nintendo is still owning the polls (don’t worry, we’ll translate for you : ), led by the DS Lite which continues to dominate sales with 150,000 units followed by the supply constrained Wii with 77,000. The Xbox 360 saw a small sales increase, with Microsoft’s console recording 3,872 units. The big suprise? For the first time in many months, the PlayStation 3 outsold its predecessor (the PS2 for those alittle slow) with sales more than doubling from last week’s total of 12,187 to 28,829 units this week.
Hardware sales for the week ended July 29 (This is for Japan):
- DS Lite: 150,494