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NINTENDO NEWS: POKÉMON HOTTER THAN EVER

April 26, 2007

One of the video game industry's most celebrated franchises is officially hotter than ever. Within just five days of availability, more than 1 million copies of Pokémon® Diamond and Pokémon Pearl for the portable Nintendo DS™ have sold in the United States since Sunday's launch; a faster rate than any previous Pokémon games since the franchise's U.S. introduction, almost a decade ago. To date, more than 155 million copies of Pokémon games have sold worldwide.

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Nintendo Reports Record Sales: 5.84 Million Wii Sold Up To 31 March 2007

NINTENDO POSTS RECORD YEAR ON STRONG NINTENDO DS SALES, BREAKTHROUGH RECEPTION FOR WII

April 26, 2007

Nintendo Co., Ltd., today reported final consolidated fiscal year revenues of 966.5 billion yen and operating profits of 226.0 billion yen for the year ending March 31, 2007, an increase of 90 percent and 150 percent, respectively, over the same period one year ago. Both numbers are record highs for the company.

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Miyamoto Nominated For TIME's List Of 100 Most Influential People

Shigeru Miyamoto has been nominated for TIME's 100 list of most influential people.

Currently as I write this Miyamoto is in second place behind Stephen Colbert.

SHIGERU MIYAMOTO

AGE: 54
OCCUPATION: Game Designer for Nintendo game systems
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0

PRO: Most successful game designer, creator of Super Mario, Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda, whose new platform, the Wii, is currently the top-selling game console.

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US Pokémon Pre-orders Top 500,000

Looks like another wave of the Pokémon craze is coming our way.

NINTENDO ADVISES POKÉMON FANS: PRE-ORDERS TOP 500,000

April 18, 2007

Pre-orders for the upcoming Pokémon® Diamond and Pokémon® Pearl video games for the portable Nintendo DS™ have topped one half million in the United States, and Nintendo is advising fans to brace themselves for the next wave of Poké-mania. Based on the huge pre-sales for Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, Nintendo expects them to be among the top-selling games for all of 2007.

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Nintendo Speaks Up Against Chinese Pirates

Nintendo press release:

NINTENDO APPLAUDS U.S. GOVERNMENT'S STRONG POSITION AGAINST PIRACY IN CHINA

Nintendo Urges: 'Progress Must Be Made'

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Australia: Nintendo and Telstra Announce Over 1000 Wireless Hotspots

NINTENDO AND TELSTRA JOIN FORCES TO BRING FREE WI-FI ACCESS TO NINTENDO DS USERS
THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEONE READY TO PLAY - NOW YOU CAN PLAY IN HUNDREDS OF TELSTRA WIRELESS HOTSPOT DESTINATIONS AUSTRALIA-WIDE

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Miyamoto on Third Party Developers

Shigeru Miyamoto spoke to Newsweek about third party developers and how they often find it difficult to compete against Nintendo's own in-house developed games.

Miyamoto:

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Nielsen/NetRatings Show Nintendo.com Traffic Up 91%

Recent Nielsen/NetRatings market research show Nintendo.com is enjoying the most traffic growth on the Internet among the three console manufacturers:

Compared to traffic in February 2006, Nintendo's site saw an increase of 91% in February 2007, with 1.6 million unique visitors.

Source: IGN

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