EA shows European Wii launch date is November 3

In EA's latest European street date planning they currently list "Need For Speed: Carbon" (Nintendo Wii version) for November 3 2006. At the very least a good date for a global launch, but more likely this could mean an October launch for America and Japan. Nintendo has said before it was their intention to have the Wii out before the PS3 (which launches November 11th & 17th). This street date makes more sense than previous guesses, because Nintendo consoles always get launched on a Friday in Europe, and the 3rd of November is a Friday.

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DixieNormS6483d ago

I guess I will be getting GOW and FOrza 2 on the 2nd and the Wii on the 3rd. Excellent.

wakkiwakko6483d ago

It doesn't mean the system is coming out on the 3rd. I'm guessing it's coming sooner. Mid October. 3rd is too close the ps3 release date. Wii will get buried under the upcoming adverts & hype that will come with the ps3.

Mid October the latest, end of September or even mid September the earliest.

Nov, 3rd is just the release date of the game. So, by that time the console should already be out. :D

MONOLITHICIDE6483d ago

wakkiwakko thats most likely right and i believe that

Gamer136483d ago (Edited 6483d ago )

ill be getting a wii + a ps3 at launch, i already got a 360.

joemutt6483d ago

So he thinks it will launch on a friday, and this date just happens to be a Friday, so he thinks thats it.

What would be cool, is if Nintendo announced that the Wii is on store shelves now!! Not right now, but later on. If they secretly shipped the Wii and retailers put them on shelves that night. How suprised would you be to walk in the store and "Holy $hit" theres a Wii!!

The secret would be leaked, but a suprise launch could only happen with a game, not a console. It would be cool though.

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70 percent of devs unsure of live-service games sustainability

With so many games fighting for players' attention and interest losing out over time, time sink games are at risk of eventually losing steam.

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thorstein21h ago

It was worrisome to begin with.

It's a niche genre with only a handful of hits that can stand the test of time.

Cacabunga21m ago

I like the sound of that!! I will for sure never support these gaas games.
Sony must be shocked at gamer's reaction, making them cancel a few of these and hopefully go back to the good heavy hitters they had us used to..
now bring on that PSPro reveal and show us some SP 1st party awesomeness.

CrimsonWing6920h ago

What’s to be unsure of!? Look at the ratio of success to failure!

DarXyde3h ago

It's pretty ridiculous.

Imagine having a breadth of data at your disposal to see the statistically low success rate of these games, only to be laser focused on the exceptional case studies.

shinoff218319h ago

Yes. Stop all the live service bs.

jznrpg19h ago

Only a few will catch on. You need a perfect storm to be successful in GaaS and a bit of luck on top of that. But a potential cash cow will keep them trying and some will go out of business because of it.

MIDGETonSTILTS1718h ago

Helldivers 2 manages just fine…

Keep production costs low… don’t just make custscenes until the mechanics and enemies are perfected first.

Make so much content that you can drip extra content for years, and the game already feels complete without them.

Most importantly: make weapons, enemies, levels, and mechanics that will stand the test of 1000 hours. This might require more devs embracing procedurally generated leveled, which I think separates Helldivers 2 from Destiny’s repetitiveness.

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The Battle Pass Is The Worst Thing To Happen To Modern Gaming

Nameer from eXputer: "Some exceptions aside, I don't think the battle pass is a net positive for gaming with how they're implemented in most live service titles."

got_dam23h ago

Battle passes AND meta gaming both.

DivineHand12521h ago(Edited 21h ago)

I like the way Helldivers 2 does battle passes. It allows you to make purchases on each level of the battle pass and gives you the option of choosing which item to unlock first. The more purchases you make using medals the further you progress. There is no timer and you can earn medals towards purchasing stuff via personal orders and Major orders.

I haven't played much live service games that have battle passes but I remember some games that have battle passes where you progress through it linearly using an exp system. What makes it really bad is that the battle pass will have like 50 or more levels with the cooler stuff being closer to the end. They also have an in-game shop that sells exp boosters so you can reach the end of the pass before it refreshes. Everyone ilse will have to grind their way through.

lucian22920h ago

battle pass in fortnite is perfect; buy one and it buys the rest for every other season as it gives you more money than the first cost. so 8.50 and season ends with you getting 13.00, it pays for the next and you have some pocket change to save up for cash shop. All of which is optional

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PS5 Pro specs leak video taken down by Sony

Sony is taking actions as video by Moore’s Law is Dead, has been issued with a copyright claim.

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andy851d 16h ago

And people say it's all fake because Sony haven't said anything 😂 conveniently forget the PS4 Pro was only announced 2 months before release.

BeHunted1d 16h ago

It's fake. There's no factual evidence other than his own made up specs.

Hereandthere1d 16h ago

What were the specks Sony was afraid of showing?

Shikoku1d 15h ago (Edited 1d 15h ago )

Digital foundry put a video out saying what he leaked was exactly what they also knew about the PS5 PRO. So no it's not just stuff he made up

Babadook71d 12h ago (Edited 1d 12h ago )

If it’s fake what copyright does MLID infringe upon?

😂