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Digital Spy Hands-on: New Super Mario Bros Wii

Digital Spy writes: "It's not often you come away from a game grinning like a Cheshire cat, but you simply can't help it with Super Mario Bros Wii. It's certainly Mario as you've always known it, retaining its timeless side-scrolling gameplay and that charismatic and irresistible charm that we would expect from any of his adventures. At the same time though, it's Mario like you've never seen it before, with up to four players scarpering around the stage and battling for each prized power-up - and it's with others where the game shines."

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champ213275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

i bet we could get this game playing on the snes :P

i want an snes release, since that is the last console i ever bought.

zerocrossing3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

i think theres a prob with the link its got nothing to do with the new super mario bro's wii O.o well i say its about time they went back to there roots IMO super mario bro's games wher and still are brilliant games just wish i could have finished one of them atleast once stupid princess >.< come on nintendo cut the umbilical cord of the casual market sure your getting your fix from them now but its only going to hurt you in the end plus you've lost so much respect from those who once loved you thats not somthing your getting back easy either.

champ213275d ago

naa.. i went pc gaming after snes, never turned to consoles after that.

though i am sure there must be some good games on them, though many dont interest me.

f7897903275d ago

Doesn't even mention the new super mario. DONT CLICK THE LINK!

Posting in 1 so it doesn't get burried.

Wii Weakness, Music Fatigue Blamed for Industry Slump

The NPD Group's October video game sales data is expected to be released on November 12, and Broadpoint AmTech analyst Ben Schachter does not expect it to be pretty. Total industry sales were essentially flat in September (software up just 5%), and Schachter is anticipating October 2009 software dollar sales to show a double-digit decline. He points out that there's a tough comparison with October 2008, which was up 35% on new hits like Fable 2, Fallout 3, Guitar Hero World Tour, and the continued strength of Wii Fit and Mario Kart.

Besides the tough comp, Schachter notes that the industry is seeing overall sales slumping thanks to three areas: Wii weakness, casual games competition, and music genre fatigue. For the four publishers Broadpoint covers (Activision, EA, Ubisoft and THQ), Schachter said the "sentiment for the group is as bad as we have seen it in 10 years."

Schachter summarized the three problem areas as follows:

1. Wii Weakness: Since few publishers outside of Nintendo significantly benefited from the Wii boom, few will be significantly hurt as the platform stalls.
2. Casual Games Competition: Again, few publishers significantly benefited from casual (though Ubisoft was the non-Nintendo leader for casual female gamers on the DS).
3. Music Games Fatigue: The genre is past its prime. While it still accounts for 9% of YTD 2009 sales, it is down 40% vs. 2008. ATVI is obviously the most impacted by this (as ERTS is only a distributor for Rock Band).

Schachter said that excluding Wii and Music titles, industry software sales are actually down 9% y/y, versus down 12% overall (including everything). "While there are clearly problems in the industry, we still think well managed companies with hits can make money. ... Our point is that publishers with core-gamer hits can do well even though the industry is hurting," he said, adding that November should be much better for the industry, especially with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 potentially breaking all records.

Shnazzyone3274d ago

Just checked the link. Went to a rather good preview article on the said title. Please stop spamming wii news.

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Grandreaper99993275d ago

When I click on the link to the full story, I get this:

Wii Weakness, Music Fatigue Blamed for Industry Slump

The NPD Group's October video game sales data is expected to be released on November 12, and Broadpoint AmTech analyst Ben Schachter does not expect it to be pretty. Total industry sales were essentially flat in September (software up just 5%), and Schachter is anticipating October 2009 software dollar sales to show a double-digit decline. He points out that there's a tough comparison with October 2008, which was up 35% on new hits like Fable 2, Fallout 3, Guitar Hero World Tour, and the continued strength of Wii Fit and Mario Kart.

Besides the tough comp, Schachter notes that the industry is seeing overall sales slumping thanks to three areas: Wii weakness, casual games competition, and music genre fatigue. For the four publishers Broadpoint covers (Activision, EA, Ubisoft and THQ), Schachter said the "sentiment for the group is as bad as we have seen it in 10 years."

Schachter summarized the three problem areas as follows:

1. Wii Weakness: Since few publishers outside of Nintendo significantly benefited from the Wii boom, few will be significantly hurt as the platform stalls.
2. Casual Games Competition: Again, few publishers significantly benefited from casual (though Ubisoft was the non-Nintendo leader for casual female gamers on the DS).
3. Music Games Fatigue: The genre is past its prime. While it still accounts for 9% of YTD 2009 sales, it is down 40% vs. 2008. ATVI is obviously the most impacted by this (as ERTS is only a distributor for Rock Band).

Schachter said that excluding Wii and Music titles, industry software sales are actually down 9% y/y, versus down 12% overall (including everything). "While there are clearly problems in the industry, we still think well managed companies with hits can make money. ... Our point is that publishers with core-gamer hits can do well even though the industry is hurting," he said, adding that November should be much better for the industry, especially with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 potentially breaking all records.

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Shnazzyone3274d ago

If it ever linked to that article it doesn't anymore. It actually is a pretty awesome hands on article on NSMB wii. Re3ally starting to get a tad excited about this. Looks like some good fun.