Posts Tagged ‘Tokyo Game Show’

The Wii on the Way Out & Another to Take Its Place?

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Over the last week, the Wii has been rumored to be heading on its way off the market. With all of the major first-party titles released on the Wii, this wouldn’t shock me. What shocks me is how quickly it might be moving out. Could Project Cafe be here by the holiday 2011 or early 2012?

Last week according to CVG, a trusted source has said that Nintendo will cut the price of the Wii to May 15. With this announcement, Best Buy responded online by lowering the price temporarily to $169.99.Of course, Nintendo dodged the question when Nintendo of America’s President Reggie Fils-Aime replied to a few questions from CVG:


TGS Still Alive And Kicking

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Tokyo Game Show still a go!

After the 9.0 earthquake with following tsunami, Japan has been hit with the worst natural disaster in its recorded history. Rumors have popped up saying that the Tokyo Game Show will be cancelled, but according to the CESA all these rumors are false:

Currently, we are not thinking of canceling or making the show smaller.

That doesn’t mean plans won’t change in the future, though.

Depending on the situation from here on out, it is possible that the show is reduced.

According to these quotes received by Kotaku Japan, the CESA doesn’t see any change coming for the fall gaming conference that wasn’t expected. Last TGS, many American video game journalists have deemed TGS an unnecessary gaming conference. Hopefully, this year’s conference will prove that we were wrong.

Super Street Fighter IV confirmed. Is that a pre-E-smackulation?

Monday, September 28th, 2009
Super SFIV New character Juri smackin the Bison, hehe.

Super SFIV New character Juri smackin the Bison, hehe.

Street Fighter IV is obviously ready for a follow up round. Seems kinda early for just a revamped not so ready for online new title from Capcom. We repeat, this is not a DLC add on but a ‘stand-alone revamp’.

The stand-alone game will arrive on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in the Spring of 2010 with a handful of additions, including “about eight” returning or newly created characters, new Ultra Combos for the original Street Fighter IV cast, enhanced online play, balancing tweaks, and more.

This new SFIV game will not be compatible online with its predecessor. However, Capcom has said that the game won’t be a full-priced game (huh? how does that work? so like 29.99 – unlikely), and the publisher plans to offer a special bonus to gamers who already own Street Fighter IV (now we’re down with that, hopefully some new playables that wont cause you to throw your SF Tourney Edition fight stick across the room).


-BG Crew

Wii price cut, surprised?

Thursday, September 24th, 2009
K, well maybe we saw this coming..

K, well maybe we saw this coming..

(Gamespot) – With the eyes of the gaming world turned to Sony’s Tokyo Game Show kick-off keynote address tonight, Nintendo of America stole some of its competitor’s thunder by announcing the long-awaited first price cut for the Nintendo Wii. After weeks of leaks and price cuts that brought both the Xbox 360 Elite and PlayStation 3 to $299, Nintendo has finally confirmed the suspicions of gamers and analysts alike, announcing a $50 price cut to the Wii, effective this Sunday, September 27.

The system and its motion-sensing controller debuted in North America on November 19, 2006, with a $249 sticker price. It sold out almost immediately and remained a tough find on store shelves throughout the holiday season of 2008. While the price tag on the system has finally changed, the contents of the box have not. The $199.99 Wii will come with a Wii Remote, Nunchuk, and the original Wii Sports. The pack-in’s follow-up, Wii Sports Resort, and its accompanying Wii MotionPlus attachment will still need to be purchased separately from the console.

In a note to investors, Electronic Entertainment Design and Research analyst Jesse Divnich said the cut is a response to disappointing hardware sales that have been slipping industry-wide since February. While Nintendo isn’t the only company feeling that pinch, Divnich said the sales slip of the Wii has been steeper than its competitors. He believes this cut will help the Wii reverse that trend and keep it selling well throughout the holidays.

“EEDAR believes Nintendo is making a preemptive strike to capture as much of the mainstream and casual market as possible before Microsoft and Sony can release their mainstream-targeted motion capture devices (expected to launch in late 2010),” Divnich said.