Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Ever so sorry...

Im really sorry there have been no updates over the past week and a half, but school has been hard and so some of the small but interesting news has been passed by.

Wi production rate has been higher than expected. According to UBS 2 million Wii have already been produced and are awaiting release in storage, also they said "at least 7 mln and potentially as high as 9 mln more units are in the build plan for 4Q06." which is a huge contrast to nintendos predictions of 4mln by the end of the year. link

This image released from a American game shops database seemed to point to a earlier release for the Wii, OMG... but it is proberly fake but it does make sense with the apparent abundance of Wii already produced link

And today we have had a press conference in Japan out lining some Wii details including launch titles; link

Launch

nd="12">- Wii Sports (Nintendo)
- Wario Ware Smooth Moves (Nintendo)
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo)
- Hajimete no Wii: Your First Step To Wii (Nintendo)
- Wing Island (Hudson)
- SD Gundam Revolution (Bandai Namco)
- Elebits (Konami)
- Ennichi no Tatsujin (Bandai Namco)
- Trauma Center: Second Opinion [Trauma Center] (Atlus)
- Crayon Shin-Chan: Saikyou Kazoku Kasukabe King Wii (Banpresto)
- Red Steel (Ubisoft)
- Necro-Nesia (Spike)
- Tamagotchi no Pika Pika Daito-ryo-! (Bandai Namco)
- Crayon Shin-Chan: Saikyou Kazoku Kasukabe King Wii (Banpresto)
- Kororinpa (Hudson)
- Swing Golf Pangya (Tecmo)
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (Sega)

December 14th

- Bleach: Wii Shiraha Kirameku Rinbukyoku (Sega)
- Rayman Raving Rabbids (Ubisoft)

December 21st

- Need For Speed Carbon (EA)

December in general Cooking Mama: Cooking with International Friends (Taito)
- Sengoku Musou Wave (Koei)
- Mahjong Taikai Wii (Koei(
- Furi Furi (Taito)

other main points from the confrence

● Miyamoto has just announced “Health Pack” (code name) for Wii (related to Family Health Check)
● A new cooking guide titled “DS Menu Collection” (similar to cooking Navi) for DS announced, and will have 1000 built-in recipes The new cooking game has a magnet stand so you can put your DS on your fridge while you cook. Magnet stand costs 1200yen. It’s also Wi-Fi compatible. No idea what for yet.
● Wii-Experience videos (New videos at us.wii.com - we posted on this earlier)
● From Next Spring, “Wii Compact Software” will be sold… presumably, these are downloadable games (i.e., no disc or manual).
● 18 Wii games for Japan in 2006
● The plan is similar to DS strategy
● Big Brain Academy for 2007 Spring
● Around 60 Virtual Console games before the end of 2006, including PCE and MD.
● Zelda: Twilight Princess for Gamecube will be sold online only in Japan.

● Wii points Prepaid card
● Wii points Prepaid card 1000 (1000 yen) - 1000 Wii points
● Wii points Prepaid card 3000 (3000 yen) - 3000 Wii points
● Wii points Prepaid card 5000 (5000 yen) - 5000 Wii points (if you buy the 5000 point card, you get a Virtual Console controller free)
● Power brick 3,000 Yen
●Composite 1,000 Yen
● S-Video 2,500 Yen
● D terminal 2,500 Yen
● Component 2,500 Yen
● 512MB SD 3,800 Yen
● Wired LAN Adapter 2,800 Yen

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