Mario Communist Edition

Found this great flash animation via Digg. Imagine Mario as a character from a Stalinist Russia propaganda film.

red russia communist mario

Click here to view.

Source: Digg

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Japanese Hardware Sales for 19 - 25 February 2007

The PSP did very well this week because of the release of Monster Hunter Freedom 2.

Japanese Software Sales for 19 - 25 February 2007

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 for the PSP takes the number one spot from Nintendo in Sony's strongest week in a very long time.

30% Of U.S Households Will Own A Wii By 2011

Analysts from Merrill Lynch are predicting that 30% of U.S households will own a Wii by 2011.

Yoshiyuki Kinoshita, an analyst at Merrill Lynch, made the prediction following news that Wii had captured a 68% share of the Japanese next-gen market last month, selling over 400,000 units against 150,000 units for PS3. In the U.S, Wii outsold PS3 by 436K to 244K, although, of course, PS3 is still out-billing Wii on a dollar basis.

Wii Tops January US Sales

The Nintendo Wii was the clear winner this January.

Wii - 436,000
Xbox 360 - 294,000
PlayStation 3 - 244,000

Total sales of video game hardware and software hit $1.3 billion in January, with game sales jumping more than 50 percent to $549 million, though NPD added that was somewhat inflated due to its January 2007 data covering 5 weeks instead of the 4 weeks in its January 2006 report.

Japanese Software Sales For 12 - 18 February 2007

#. Platform - Title - Publisher - This week's sales (Total sales) - Weeks on sale

01. NDS - Prof. Layton and the Mysterious Village - Level 5 - 136,736 - NEW
02. PSP - Tales of Destiny 2 - Bandai Namco - 73,022 - NEW
03. NDS - Bleach DS 2nd: Kokui Hirameku Requiem - Sega - 45,486 - NEW
04. NDS - Death Note - Konami - 44,600 - NEW
05. PS2 - Soul Cradle: Devourer of Time - Nippon Ichi - 43,253 - NEW
06. NDS - Picross DS - Nintendo - 41,105 (156,664) - 4th week

QuakeDS Prerelease

A prerelease version of QuakeDS - a homebrew port of Quake - is now available.

You do need a flash card for your DS to be able to play QuakeDS on your DS.

quakeds quake ds

Current Status, as of 18/02/07

This port was started in mid-October 2006. It is not yet finished, however it is nearing completion.

The game

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Many Control Choices For Fire Emblem (Wii)

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (GC) was a great game and I,m sure Fire Emblem (Wii) will be even better. The developers of Fire Emblem for the Wii know that when something works you don't go and mess with it - I,m sure the temptation to make use of the Wii controller's motion sensing capability was strong - and judging by the following image you won't be seeing any gimmicky controls. The controls appear to be similar to those of Path of Radiance but you will have the option to use either the Gamecube controller, the Classic controller or the Wii-mote.

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