Video Game Deals Today on Amazon

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Cover

Amazon’s “Deal of the Day” today is Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii for only $25.99. The rest of the deals today also seem to be Nintendo Wii related. So if you own the console, watch the Goldbox Deals page throughout the day and see if they got something you’ve been wanting, but were too cheap to buy.

Nintendo Wii and DS Price Cuts?

Nintendo Wii

Hell no. Nintendo knows that people are snatching their Wii systems up as soon as they hit the shelves and plenty of people are still picking up the DS daily. There’s no reason to drop the price. According to Satoru Iwata, “Our earnings projection for the year is not based on hardware price cuts, and I don’t think we are going to need them.”

Nintendo Wii Gets a Price Cut

Nintendo Wii

Nintendo has announced today through a press release that the Nintendo Wii is getting a price cut of $50. The price cut will take effect immediately. So head on over to Best Buy and see if you can find one.

Nintendo Made a Lot of Money in 2007

Reggie Fils-Aime

The Nintendo Wii and the DS were the two best selling video game systems in US according to data provided by the NPD group. With about 8.5 millions Nintendo DS’s sold, it was easily the top selling U.S. gaming system of 2007. The Nintendo Wii followed closely behind in second with about 6.3 millions consoles sold.

Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales & marketing, Cammie Dunaway stated “By the end of 2007 we were sold out of virtually all hardware, and much of our stock of software and accessories was sold out as well.” Now just imagine how much Nintendo would have sold had they have more Nintendo Wii’s in stock.

Nintendo Releases for 2008

Nintendo has released a list of the games that they expect to release this year for both the Nintendo Wii and the DS. There will be more than 65 new games for the Wii just in the first half of the year. Some of the more notable title’s in this list are Super Smash Bros. Brawl, No More Heroes, Mario Kart Wii, Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword, and Wii Fit. Check out this massive list and see when the games you are waiting for are coming. Keep in mind that this is not a full list of games coming this year.


  • Jan. 7: Kidz Sports Ice Hockey from Destineer
  • Jan. 8: Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law from Capcom
  • Jan. 15: Furu Furu Park from Majesco Entertainment
  • Jan. 21: Endless Ocean™ from Nintendo
  • Jan. 22: One Piece™: Unlimited Adventure™ from Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
  • Jan. 29: Bomberman Land from Hudson
  • January: No More Heroes™ from Ubisoft
  • January: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation™: Hard Evidence from Ubisoft
  • Feb. 8: Kawasaki Jet Ski from Destineer
  • Feb. 11: Go Diego Go!: Safari Rescue from 2K Play
  • Feb. 12: WWII Aces from Destineer
  • Feb. 12: Dream Pinball 3D from SouthPeak Games
  • Feb. 18: MX vs. ATV Untamed from THQ
  • Feb. 25: Agatha Christie And Then There Were None from DreamCatcher Games
  • Feb. 26: Baroque from Atlus USA
  • Feb. 26: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors from Square Enix
  • Feb. 27: Kidz Sports Soccer from Destineer
  • Feb. 27: London Taxi: Rush Hour from Destineer
  • February: Garfield® Gets Real from DSI Games
  • February: Yamaha Supercross from DSI Games
  • February: Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore from Konami
  • February: Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30™ from Ubisoft
  • March 3: Destroy All Humans: Big Willy Unleashed from THQ
  • March 9: Super Smash Bros.® Brawl from Nintendo
  • March 10: Worms: A Space Oddity from THQ
  • March 25: Okami from Capcom
  • March: MiniCopter: Adventure Flight from Aksys Games
  • March: Alone in the Dark from Atari
  • March: Ninja Reflex from Electronic Arts
  • March: Obscure: The Aftermath from Ignition Entertainment
  • March: Target: Terror from Konami
  • March: Nitro Bike™ from Ubisoft
  • March: Emergency Heroes™ from Ubisoft
  • March: Rebel Raiders from XS Games
  • April 15: Castle of Shikigami III from Aksys Games
  • April: Pro Evolution Soccer from Konami
  • April: Wild Earth: African Safari from Majesco Entertainment
  • April: Super Pick Ups from XS Games
  • May 6: Speed Racer from Warner Bros. Games
  • May 13: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian from Disney Interactive Studios
  • May: BlastWorks: Build, Trade, Destroy from Majesco Entertainment
  • May: King of Fighters: The Orochi Saga from SNK Playmore
  • May: THE DOG Island™ from Ubisoft
  • June 8: Wonderworld Amusement Park from Majesco Entertainment
  • June: Catch of the Day from Electronic Arts
  • June: Ford Racing Off Road from Empire Interactive
  • June: Cooking Mama Cook Off 2 from Majesco Entertainment
  • June: Rygar: The Battle of Argus from Tecmo, Inc.
  • June: DeBlob from THQ
  • June: Wall-E from THQ
  • Spring: Mario Kart Wii with Wii Wheel from Nintendo
  • Spring: Major League Baseball® 2K8 from 2K Sports
  • Spring: Don King Presents: Prizefighter from 2K Sports
  • Spring: Top Spin 3 from 2K Sports
  • Spring: Kung Fu Panda from Activision
  • Spring: LEGO: Indiana Jones from LucasArts
  • Summer: Deca Sports from Hudson
  • Summer: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed from LucasArts
  • Summer: Active Life™: Outdoor Challenge™ from Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
  • Q2: Wii Fit from Nintendo

Nintendo DS

  • Jan. 21: Advance Wars: Days of Ruin from Nintendo/Intelligent Systems
  • Jan. 21: Mazes of Fate DS from Graffiti Entertainment, LLC
  • Jan. 22: Mega Brain Boost from Majesco Entertainment
  • Jan. 24: Aquarium by DS from Bold Games
  • Jan. 24: Fantasy Aquarium by DS from Bold Games
  • Jan. 29: Pet Pals: Animal Doctor from Majesco Entertainment
  • January: N+ from Atari
  • January: Barnyard Blast from DSI Games
  • January: Command & Destroy from DSI Games
  • January: Miami Nights: Singles in the City™ from Ubisoft
  • January: Brain Challenge™ from Ubisoft
  • Feb. 4: Paws & Claws: Pet Resort from THQ
  • Feb. 5: Homie Rollerz from Destineer
  • Feb. 5: Nanostray 2 from Majesco Entertainment
  • Feb. 10 (street date): Professor Layton and the Curious Village™ from Nintendo/LEVEL-5
  • Feb. 12: Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney from Capcom
  • Feb. 12: New Zealand Story Revolution from Ignition Entertainment
  • Feb. 12: Dream Pinball 3D from SouthPeak Games
  • Feb. 19: Spitfire Heroes: Tales of the RAF from Destineer
  • Feb. 19: Zoo Tycoon II from THQ
  • Feb. 25: Bratz: Super Babyz from THQ
  • Feb. 26: Bubble Bobble Double Shot from Ignition Entertainment
  • February: My Horse and Me from Atari
  • February: M&M’S® Kart Racing from DSI Games
  • February: Garfield® Gets Real from DSI Games
  • February: Yamaha Supercross from DSI Games
  • February: Insecticide from Gamecock Media Group
  • February: Anno™ 1701: Dawn of Discovery from Ubisoft
  • February: Assassin’s Creed Altair’s Chronicles™ from Ubisoft
  • February: Petz® Wild Animals: Tigerz from Ubisoft
  • February: Puppy Palace™ from Ubisoft
  • February: Real Soccer® 2008 from Ubisoft
  • March 1: Project Exile from Graffiti Entertainment, LLC
  • March 3: Let’s Ride: Friends Forever from THQ
  • March 4: Diary Girl from Konami
  • March 4: Go Pets from Konami
  • March 4: Disney Friends from Disney Interactive Studios
  • March 4: Eco-Creatures: Save the Forest from Majesco Entertainment
  • March 8: Plushees from Destineer
  • March 8: River King: Mystic Valley from Natsume Inc.
  • March 8: Harvest Moon DS Cute from Natsume Inc.
  • March 11: FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Rings of Fate from Square Enix
  • March 11: Lost in Blue 3 from Konami
  • March 11: Pro Evolution Soccer from Konami
  • March 25: Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword from Tecmo, Inc.
  • March: Alone in the Dark from Atari
  • March: Drone Tactics from Atlus USA
  • March: Double Sequence from DSI Games
  • March: Ninja Reflex from Electronic Arts
  • March: Myst from Empire Interactive
  • March: Naruto™: Ninja Destiny from Tomy Corporation
  • March: Petz® Bunnyz™ from Ubisoft
  • March: Imagine™ Figure Skater from Ubisoft
  • March: Commando from XS Games
  • April 15: Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys from Ignition Entertainment
  • April: Super Dodgeball Brawlers from Aksys Games
  • April: Rondo of Swords from Atlus USA
  • April: Quick Yoga Training from Ubisoft
  • May 5: Crosswords DS from Nintendo
  • May 6: Speed Racer from Warner Bros. Games
  • May 8: Organize It from Summitsoft Corporation
  • May 13: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian from Disney Interactive Studios
  • May: Winx Club: Mission Enchantix from Konami
  • May: Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles from Aksys Games
  • May: Garfield® Fun Fest from DSI Games
  • May: 1 vs. 100 from DSI Games
  • June 8: Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness from Natsume Inc.
  • June: Shining Stars® from DSI Games
  • June: Catch of the Day from Electronic Arts
  • June: PipeMania from Empire Interactive
  • June: Wall-E from THQ
  • Spring: Sid Meier’s Civilization® Revolution™ from 2K Games
  • Spring: Don King Presents: Prizefighter from 2K Sports
  • Spring: Top Spin 3 from 2K Sports
  • Spring: Kung Fu Panda from Activision
  • Spring: LEGO: Indiana Jones from LucasArts
  • Spring: The World Ends with You from Square Enix
  • Summer: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed from LucasArts
  • Summer: Tamagotchi Connection®: Corner Shop® 3 from Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
  • Q2: Bangai-O Spirits from D3 Publisher of America
  • Q2: Pokemon® Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time from Nintendo
  • Q2: Pokemon® Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness from Nintendo

Three New Virtual Console Games: Celebrate The New Year

If you’re not doing anything for New Years, why don’t you play some games for the Virtual Console on the Wii tonight. First there’s Bubble Bobble, which everyone knows and loves, I think. This game is just a great classic that everyone can play. Then you’ve got Light Crusader…which I think kinda sucks. If you just gotta have another RPG, go ahead and pick it up though. Lastly, is Top Hunter. I’ve never played this, but it looks like it could be a lot of fun.


December 31, 2007 – What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Thanks to the Wii™ Shop Channel, you’ve got some outrageous new options. This week’s classic game additions offer brilliant fantasy and crackling action to help you ring in ’08. So if you haven’t made any New Year’s resolutions yet, allow us to suggest a few: pop more bubbles, battle more medieval beasts and try to save the universe a little more often.

Three new classic games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel every Monday. Wii™ owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are:

Bubble Bobble NES

BUBBLE BOBBLE® (NES®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): BUBBLE BOBBLE’s release in 1986 introduced the two bubble dragons, Bub and Bob, and brand new play mechanics, with players defeating enemies by trapping them in bubbles and then popping them. Although the puzzle-action game can be beaten by clearing all 100 rounds, it also contains secret elements such as not being able to get the “true ending” in single-player mode; hidden commands that lead to secret rounds; and a ton of different items. These elements are some of the game’s most memorable and important features. Each round even has different air currents that are not visible, so bubbles rise in unpredictable patterns. Aspects like forcing players to understand and utilize these different patterns while playing help make this a revolutionary game that is fun to play anytime.

Light Crusader

Light Crusader™ (Genesis, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone-Animated Violence, 800 Wii Points): Each day, more good townspeople of Green Row have been mysteriously disappearing, and beleaguered King Weeden summons the knight Sir David to investigate. Armed with his wits and his sword, Sir David must find the cause of this strange evil and save the citizens of Green Row before things get any worse. Take the role of the brave knight in this action RPG and get to the bottom of the mysteries of Green Row as you fight enemies, solve puzzles and use your best combination of brains and brawn to save the kingdom.

Top Hunter

TOP HUNTER (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and older-Cartoon Violence, 900 Wii Points): Take on the role of either Roddy or Cathy, bounty hunters in this side-scrolling action game set far in the future when humans have colonized space. But all is not well: Space pirates called the Klaptons are making their way through the galaxies, wiping out peaceful settlements along their path. This disgraceful behavior leads to them having a price on their heads, so now Roddy and Cathy must travel through four distinct worlds on a mission to defeat their leader, Captain Klapton. Both characters have retractable arms-used to grab enemies or other objects in the scenery-that can then be thrown at others to destroy them. Also, be on the lookout for rings or levers to pull, as this might reveal special bonuses. Further adding to the mix, the game uses a unique system where the action happens on two planes, with the player switching between them at will. Can you prove yourself worthy of the Top Hunter name and help save the universe?

Amazon Sells Wii’s at Ridiculous Rate

Now that the holidays are over, retailers are tallying up their sales numbers and Amazon is very proud of theirs. The one that relates to this site though, is the Nintendo Wii sales. Amazon has stated that while they had the Nintendo Wii in stock, they sold about 17 units per second. Now that’s a whole lot of Wii’s!!!