Summary of today's Nintendo meeting

Jun 8, 2004
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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:
 
Mar 25, 2005
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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
 
Jan 20, 2005
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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!
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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.