Let's Guess Mario Creator's New Game!

Shigeru Miyamoto has created a plethora of game characters and games. Many of his ideas come from his hobbies. He has expressed his desire in making an all-new character. That could mean an all new game. But what? » 7/01/10 5:00am 7/01/10 5:00am

Wii Music? Total Sales Bust

While it never exactly resonated » 11/14/08 10:20pm 11/14/08 10:20pm with the more discerning end of the video game buying public, the average man on the street would still have put a fiver on Wii Music doing well in its first month of sale (the game was released in the US on October 20). After all, it's for the Wii, it's made by Nintendo and it's got…

Shigeru Miyamoto, Broken Record

Shigeru Miyamoto is a great game designer, we all know that. He's an incredibly insightful and intelligent man. Likewise, that we all know. Yet, lately his interview responses sound, we dunno, canned » 11/14/08 2:00am 11/14/08 2:00am? Take these recent responses regarding : That's interesting, but we think we read that interview at E3 and 1,034 times …

The Final Nintendo Holiday Van Test: The Dog


We successfully tested Wii Music against a cheerleader and real musicians, but it was the last test that took the cake. As it turns out, Nintendo wasn't ecstatic on the dog playing the Wii idea, but neither was the dog. We were however able to convince them to let us bring the dog in the trailer to see if he would… » 10/24/08 1:00pm 10/24/08 1:00pm

"We Wanted Wii Music's Music To Appeal To Very Broad Audience"

While Wii Music » 10/24/08 5:00am 10/24/08 5:00am has been getting a tepid reception, at least Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto is excited. Really, really, really excited. So excited that even after working on the game all those months, he's still rushing home to play it. When he's not playing it, he's thinking about it — a sign, Miyamoto says, that he's…

Wii Music Hits High Note On Japanese Sales Charts

Wii Music » 10/23/08 3:40pm 10/23/08 3:40pm, , topped Japanese sales charts in its debut week. While the Media Create numbers skew a bit lower than what Famitsu had to say, won the sales chart crown handily, pushing back to the number two spot. It will be interesting to see what kind of legs Wii Music has, considering how well Nintendo fare like and …

How'd Wii Music Do In Japan?

Wii Music » 10/22/08 5:40pm 10/22/08 5:40pm was the subject of a substantial marketing campaign that hit while we were in Japan for Tokyo Game Show. Rare was the train ride or subway station that didn't have some kind of presence. That advertising — and Wii Fever, no doubt — translated to some pretty healthy first-week sales of the title in Japan.…