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While the claim that the Nintendo Wii will never rival the the PS3 and Xbox 360 remains true in certain aspects, it’s an utter lie where it counts the most: sales.  According to the US and UK Amazon websites, their “Most Wished For in Video Games” has the New Super Mario Brothers Wii at the top of the list.

More surprising is that four Wii products fill the top four spots in the US, including the Wii console at its unchanged price of $199.99.  All the while, Modern Warfare 2 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 duke it out for the second and third spot in the UK. Read more… »


With The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks on the verge of release, rumors have been running rife about what could feature in the next Zelda release for Nintendo Wii.

The Guardian sat down with Eiji Aonuma, current director for the popular series, and his response to questions about possible travel methods for Link were none too subtle.

Read on to find out what he had to say.



Today Nintendo revealed two new DSi bundles, both of which come with “more than $20″ worth of software pre-installed.

The two bundles, referred to as the Metallic Blue “Mario Collection” and the White “Brain Age Bundle,” will be made available starting Black Friday, November 27. Retailing for $169.99, each package comes with five pre-installed titles.

To see what software comes with each bundle, hit the jump. Read more… »

Why The Wii Failed

Do I have your attention yet? I thought so. Let me start by saying that this article is by no means intended to be a dig at the evolution of consoles, nor the legions of fans that swear by the Wii. Rather, I aim to look at how Nintendo managed to shun a large majority of its gamers by creating a casual, and ultimately boring, next-gen system.

Come with me as I attempt to uncover how a corporation with such an esteemed history could shirk its obligations to its fan base. Let’s find out just how the Wii became a “what could have been” console.


Satoru Iwata

The President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, has slammed the recent hype that claims digitial distribution will destroy bricks-and-mortar game retailers within five years.

The debate on whether digital distribution is a good or bad thing has been a hot talking point on our weekly LimitCast, and Iwata’s comments are sure to raise more than a few eyebrows in the gaming world.

Read on to hear what the Nintendo boss had to say on the matter.


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Remember back in June, when someone picked up a copy of the Nintendo World Championships gold cartridge off eBay for the low, low price of $17,500?  Only twelve copies of that game had ever surfaced.

Now, a Nintendo Campus Challenge 1991 cart has surfaced on the popular auction site.

This is the last existing copy in the world.  The auction ends in two days.


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Game Informer subscribers will get a terrific surprise in their mailbox in a few days: the cover story is on the much-rumored steampunk Disney game, Epic Mickey.

You may remember some of the leaked concept art, but now it’s real, it’s true, and it looks AWESOME.



After installing the latest 4.2 firmware for their Nintendo Wiis, many users found to their dismay that their console had stopped functioning. Designed to combat piracy and disable modded Wiis, firmware 4.2 also had the nasty side effect of bricking some people’s consoles that were legitimate and had never been modded.

For more information on the free repairs, click that “read more” link!


[Make sure you check in every Saturday, as Gamer Limit will always have an interesting editorial for you to read!]

Having once been the most fly pimps whoever beat their bitches, Nintendo very nearly ended up standing on a street corner for a six pack of Saki and some sushi roll, when the N64 and Gamecube respectively failing to bring in the Yen.

Had Pokemon not been so easy and supple, one could feasible argue it was looking like the wipe clean poly vinyl maids outfit was already in the post on rush order: feather duster and stain remover sold separately.


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Retro Reunion: Secret of Mana
By: | September 24th, 2009

Secret of Mana
[Every Thursday is Retro Day at Gamer Limit, so kick back and enjoy the classics. Feel free to check out our full schedule right here!]

I have always been a Sega fanboy. My first console was the almighty Sega Mega Drive (Genesis for all you Yanks out there), and since then I have drooled over – if not owned – every Sega system that followed.

While I didn’t realize it at the time, I have always been fond of fantastical RPGs, despite my distaste for turn-based fighting systems. Sega was unable to provide me with enough role-playing fodder, and I wasn’t of legal age to start laboring for console-purchasing-cash. So, instead, I had to rely on relatives for my lengthy forays into the world of Nintendo RPGs. And it was there that I fell in love with a little developer known as Square.


Frank West in T vs C screenshot

Now Wii owners REALLY have a reason to be excited: Frank West, the photographer/main character of Capcom’s Dead Rising, has been confirmed as a character in  the upcoming Wii-exclusive fighter Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars.

Hit the jump to see him in action!

Quick preview:

Zombies!  As!  Weapons!


Wii fit has been (to many “hardcore” gamers disgust) one of the most successful ‘games’ of this generation.

Selling millions of copies Wii Fit was obviously only the start of a long line of Wii Fit games, and recently, Nintendo has announced something even more evil than the first: Wii Fit Plus.