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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Unboxing world’s first contactless wiimote charger
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It’s not due to hit the stores until August 25, but Sanyo was good enough to send me its new Wiimote charger based on eneloop rechargeable batteries, so why not unbox the thing?

Friday, July 25, 2008

Wiimote battery pack shocker brings contactless charging
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We hinted at it yesterday, and can confirm today that Sanyo has become the first company to provide an officially licensed charger set for Nintendo’s Wiimote controller.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Electric TV scaffold helps gamers Wii standing up

If you’re in Japan, a Wii fan and have ¥69,800 ($675) to spare, you might want to bung it towards the chuckle brothers who run Thanko, that great purveyor of all things ridiculous.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Year-end figures show massive growth in Japanese gaming

To the surprise of no one, the just-revealed sales figures for games hardware and software in Japan last year underline what a massive 12 months it was for the industry as a whole and Nintendo in particular.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Developers fear Wii bubble to burst as Nintendo reaps all the rewards

Suggestions that the high-flying Nintendo Wii’s days at the top of the console sales charts may be numbered are beginning to look less ridiculous almost every day, as more people in the know come round to that point of view.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Wii success making component suppliers rich

The dominance of Nintendo’s Wii in the console market has been well documented as the company rides high on a wave of unprecedented profitability and popularity, but what of the other companies involved in the gaming phenom’s success?

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Nintendo rocks stock market, outperforms Sony for first time

If you’re even just marginally into video games, you’ll know that Nintendo has been taking all the plaudits over the last year or two thanks to the runaway success of its DS handheld machines and the more-recent Wii console.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Gundam game is first up for DoCoMo’s Wii-alike motion-sensing phones


When we brought you news on Japan’s latest feature-packed mobile phones yesterday we also promised to look into exactly how the new handsets will make use of their built-in gaming motion sensors.

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