Summary of today's Nintendo meeting

#1
OK, it was more management direction this week - as opposed to the retailer stuff last week.

DS part:
http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/2006/06/07/103,1149665992,54485,0,0.html

Stats (for Japan):
32% of DS owners bought Animal Crossing
23% Mario Kart
14% Tetris
20% New Super Mario Bros
10 titles have shipped a million now, quite a feat.

Opera will be delayed a month... coming out in July now.

The Oneseg TV tuner will go on sale in Autumn and will cost "approximately half the price of the DS hardware" = ~8400 yen.

Nintendo aims to continue the Touch Generations series, with the balance between "non-games" and games being very important to them. Seems they want to get more non-gamers into games gradually - the above stats seem to indicate such a motion.

Pokemon will have wi-fi worldwide voicechat.


Wii part:
http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/2006/06/07/103,1149672727,54492,0,0.html

Shipping 4 million by the end of the calendar year (worldwide)
Pokemon Battle Revolution will be out a few months after Pearl/Diamond and will link with the DS game.

New games (not just the emulated stuff) on Virtual Console could also be 500-1000 yen.

Main DS-Wii connectivity will be:
- touch-screen controller
- Wii = DS station, like the shop kiosks
- DS games can be expanded via Wii

Pokemon Wii:
 
#2
thanks.

great news about pokémon, online multiplay sounds all but confirmed! :)
Jonnyram said:
Stats:
32% of DS owners bought Animal Crossing
23% Mario Kart
14% Tetris
20% New Super Mario Bros
10 titles have shipped a million now, quite a feat.
doesn't the nsmb stat indicate ~1.7 million sold? (20% 8.5 million)

edit - 10 million+ titles?
WarioWare Touched
Nintendogs
Brain Training
Big Brain Academy
Tamagotchi
Mario Kart
Animal Crossing
More Brain Training
English Training
New Super Mario Bros
 
#4
Jonnyram said:
Pokemon will have wi-fi worldwide voicechat.
Do we have any word on how Pokemon over wi-fi will work? Just battles and trades, or something more?

I haven't bought a Pokemon game for about 6 years, but I think I'll get this one.
 

Fuzzy

I would bang a hot farmer!
#11
ziran said:
doesn't the nsmb stat indicate ~1.7 million sold? (20% 8.5 million)
800K for NSMB in its second week confirmed!



Rotanibor Eht said:
Is that Opera release date of July just for Japan? Or can I expect to have Opera myself here in America at that time?
I could see it only being available from Nintendo's online store here.
 

iifu

Neo Member
#37
Could this be huge for Wii in Japan? A Pokémon game this early in the life cycle of the system possibly riding the wave of D/P's success?
 
#44
If those pokemon pics are indeed realtime, they are awesome. Even with the shitty shot quality you can tell its WAY beyond GC, especially with the lighting around the models.
 

VOOK

We don't know why he keeps buying PAL, either.
#45
I was bitching and moaning today about how Nintendo probably wont say anything about anything this week, and this happens, hooray!