Nintendo Wii sets US sales record

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  1. Omega Supreme-1

    Omega Supreme-1 Autobot Sentinel

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    Nintendo Wii sets US sales record

    "According to the latest NPD figures, the Wii has done more than introduce gaming to your grandma, as the console has managed to reach the 20 million mark in just 31 months on the market, MCV reports. That makes it the fastest-selling console in US history.

    Following Nintendo's announcements for New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Wii Fit Plus, we wonder if the console will ever run out of steam. Considering how well it continues to sell in this region, despite the poor economy, we doubt it will any time soon."
     
  2. Shin-Gouki

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    I am buying one for one game. Tatsunoko Vs Capcom
     
  3. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    talked to a few stores whenever i see stacks of Wii sitting there. They say that its selling the most but not as fast as it used to. WiiFit is the one that sells the most of anything from what they say.
     
  4. Rodimus Primal

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    They are making a LOT more consoles now because the demand was so HIGH. Now the supply is more then meeting the demand. It's a worthwhile console IMO. Quite a few games for it that are fun to play. I'm DLing FF4: The Later Years soon enough.
     
  5. The_Bardock

    The_Bardock ****** of the Minicons

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    but... but... the wii is just a gimmick
     
  6. Omega Supreme-1

    Omega Supreme-1 Autobot Sentinel

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    People also called it a fad, they said the same about Pokemon also.
     
  7. gil

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    Attention all 20,000,000 Wii owners: BUY PUNCH OUT!, also buy MadWorld, and Tiger Woods 10
     
  8. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    Got it...want it...might try it (never was good in any golf games)
     
  9. samtheman

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    In before this turns into a "WHAT ABOUT TEH GMAES!!?!?!?" or "CONSOLE X SUPERIOR, CONSOLE Y INFERIOR" thread.
     
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    Tatsunoko Vs Capcom
    :p 
     
  11. Omega Supreme-1

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    Planning to buy Punch-Out!! once I get paid...
    I've seen MadWorld played to the end, the announcers profanity get on my nerves too much to ever purchase it...
    I'll think about Tiger Woods 10, because if you buy it at Target this week you get a 20 dollar gift card, I think...
     
  12. toma

    toma eskimo in disguise

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    madworld was good, but no more heroes was better. can't wait til its sequel comes out.
     
  13. Omega Supreme-1

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    Yeah, No More Heroes appeals to me more and it's immaturity is more stomachable to me.
     
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    That's a lot of folks with nothing to play :D 
     
  15. Chrono Grimlock

    Chrono Grimlock Perfect By Nature

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    Dude, why you gotta bring the hate to every Nintendo thread?

    And yeah, I'm really looking forward to No More Heroes 2. It's gonna be a bloodbath.
     
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    I'm totally being a douche, and I don't mean it. I've actually been dropping hints to my fiance that we could do a lot of fun multiplaying if we got a Wii. And that Mario Kart would make for some great times. My first game would be punch out.

    edit: though I have to admit that these Omega "Almost PR-Sounding" Nintendo Up-to-the-minute threads are amusing. It's almost as if Regie is paying you to post them.
     
  17. Omega Supreme-1

    Omega Supreme-1 Autobot Sentinel

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    Most the articles I post are copy and paste from various sites. No one pays me to do anything, except Walgreen's where i'm hired as a photo specialist; last I checked they have a neutral stance on "gaming wars". I've also posted Sony and Microsoft news in the past. I just post what I find that's interesting, and the way I type may have to do with the fact that I fancy myself as game journalist (who is just too lazy to try to put his foot in the door, despite his connections). I like writing this way, it's also how I talk.
     
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    I know, bro. I was just being goofy. To be honest, I am really starting to get the urge to buy one, and it's funny but the real reason is because I'm starting to get a ridiculously bad itch to play some Zelda Link to the Past, and aside from emulating it on my PC or playing on my little DS screen the best option is the Wii (which sucks because I had already bought it when I bought my original Wii so I will have to pay for it again). The system doesn't remember purchases you've made based on your email right?
     
  19. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    no, but if you had an account, there's a chance you might could call their 800 number and have your account switched over to your new wii, which would let you re-download anything you already purchased.
     
  20. Prowl

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    I hope so because I kinda went on a spending frenzy when I bought it. I had StarFox, and all of the Zeldas available at the time.
     

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