Wait a second. That crazy insane rumor that the struggling Nintendo 3DS would be getting a second analog slider might actually be true? If you believe early reports from the latest issue of Japanese video game mag Famitsu, well, yeah.
After more than three years of tracking Nintendo stats, I'm done. Monster Hunter wins. Smash Bros. comes in second. Mario squeaks in at the last minute.
Every month we dig into the numbers to find out which 20 Wii games are played the most by the average person who has them. For November, one game finally breaks the 80-hour barrier.
There's an old translator's joke that goes something like this: If you literally translated what is said when a Japanese businessman calls another, you'd get two people constantly apologizing. Not exactly fall over funny, but it's true.
The opening for the NieR's Japanese version is subdued. The music is relaxing. It's a bit like watching fish swim.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the all-star fighting game, is no longer the most-loved Wii game. Three years since we started measuring these Wii playing-time stats, Smash has been dethroned ... by a game whose average user plays for 80 hours.
Next month will be historic. This month is merely nearly historic. Smash Bros. clings to the top spot as America's most-loved Wii game in the latest update to our Nintendo stat-tracking. Plus, there is a new contender.
Monster Hunter is on course to beat Smash Bros. while, lower Rock Band 2 continues to tangle with... Run Factory Frontier? These are the 20 most-loved Wii games as of August 1, 2010.
Do you see movement? I see movement. LOTS of shifting as games move up and down in our ranking of most avidly-played titles on the Nintendo Wii. Modern Warfare and Monster Hunter can't be stopped.
Any game can sell. But any game that sells can collect dust a week after it is bought. These are the 20 games that collect the least dust, that get played the most per user.
If you're enjoying a riveting adventure in Monster Hunter 3, don't keep it to yourself! On Kotaku, you can share your exploits with fellow MH3 fans.
Last year was a rough year. Just ask Osaka-based Capcom. The game company, which is best known for the Street Fighter series, sales profits down. Way down.
This Monster Hunter Tri Wii unboxing is A) A marketing stunt, B) a video recording of an amazing and wonderful event, C) this guy's shtick.
If Capcom has its way, once you put Monster Hunter Tri into your Wii you'll never want to take it out, with regularly scheduled downloadable quests and events keeping the game fresh well past release.
Monster Hunter Tri, due for a North American release this month, won critical acclaim and commercial success in Japan last year with a strong assist from its visuals. Nintendo's chief even thinks Capcom's outdoing his company, on its own hardware.
The Nintendo Summit in San Francisco is positively bursting with news, with release dates for the Nintendo DSi XL, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid: Other M, and plenty of information on the games coming in the first half of 2010.
It's a Monster Hunter Tri information explosion, as Nintendo and Capcom reveal new information on the North American release of this eagerly anticipated title, including the release date, exclusive demos, preorder incentives, and the freedom of online multiplayer.
Here are screengrabs from a Capcom's earnings report, in beautiful black-and-white chart form.
Those who looked longingly at the black Classic Controller Pro Capcom released in Japan for Monster Hunter Tri will be happily to know that the hardware is coming Stateside.