- Nintendo Wii: 425K
- Nintendo DS: 405K
- Sony PS2: 222K
- Sony PSP: 214K
- Microsoft Xbox 360: 170K
- Sony PS3: 159K
- Nintendo GBA: 87K
Amazon and Best Buy seem to be the only retailers with any damn sense, marking Heroes of Mana to $29.99, a price more reasonable than the $40 it's going for at other shops like GameStop. If you're looking for a portable RTS to take you through these last weeks of summer, look no further! Well, unless you're looking at Ecoris.
Usually selling for $29.99, the web browsing application has been discounted down to $21.99 at the online retailer. Throw another $3 item on your order, and you'll also be eligible for Amazon's Free Super Saver Shipping. You'll be loading up random images of anthropomorphised pets in no time!
Its mechanics are simple, and many feel that the graphics are a step back from the Donkey Kong Country series, but it can still be pretty fun if you're looking for something different in an action game. Import shop Play Asia will be selling Japanese copies of the Paon-developed GBA title for $10.90 for the next three days, so if you still haven't tried out DK: King of Swing, here's your chance!
Atlus, the North American publisher behind this chibi-robot game, is notorious for its low print runs, but finding a copy won't be hard at all. GameQuest Direct has marked the GBA title down to $9.99, half of its usual price! Get it while the getting's good!
Planet Puzzle League has never had the popularity of Tetris, but it's no less addictive with its block-sliding formula. If you're a fan of Tetris Attack, Panel de Pon, or polished puzzle titles in general, you need to have a copy of this game.
Amazon, seeking to right the wrongs of our video gaming world, has joined us in our cause to get Planet Puzzle League into as many hands as possible. For the remainder of the day (or while stocks last), the game will be available to purchase for only $19.99, $10 cheaper than its usual price! We've embedded a Planet Puzzle League trailer past the post break just in case you need a reminder on how stylish this title is.
The British gaming industry sales watchers at MCV are reporting today that the DS has overtaken both the PS2 and PC in unit sales and overall market value in the UK. They attribute the little portable's triumph to its strong sales since Easter, as well as bumper crop of high quality releases, including Pokemon Diamond and Pearl and More Brain Training, that currently account for over 15% of the all game sales!
While sales of Apple's iPod might indicate otherwise, one has to wonder how long the DS can hold onto its worldwide domination. But by then, it'll be time for some new colors or an even sleeker form factor. Onboard flash memory, anyone?
Don't expect the formula for Pokemon games to change any time soon. At this point, that would be harming the economy of a small nation, composed entirely of Pokemon game cartridges.
Though we've featured online deals for DS headsets in the past, we've never seen Nintendo's official headset priced as low as it is right now at Amazon! The online shop has marked it down by more than 50%, selling the white accessory for only $6.99. That's even cheaper than a buffet dinner at Ponderosa Steakhouse! Admittedly, Ponderosa has some fried chicken wings that are to die for, but those delicious bits of white meat won't help you chat with your friends while playing Pokemon D/P or Planet Puzzle League... Or will they?
This deal ends today, or while stocks last, so put in your order while you can! Failing that, you could always just head to Ponderosa instead! We also suggest you try their dinner rolls.
We suspect that the $30 tag was also partially to blame. For those of you that agree, Amazon has temporarily listed The New York Times Crosswords at $19.99, bringing the stylus-driven title down to bargain pricing where it probably should've been from the get-go. This deal expires at midnight -- or when the item goes out of stock -- so don't wait too long to jump on it!
So, without further ado, let us reveal the specifics of Nintendo's victory. Hint: they sold more than the other guys. Again.
- Nintendo DS: 561.9k
- Nintendo Wii: 381.8k
- Sony PSP: 290.1k
- Sony PS2: 270.7k
- Microsoft Xbox 360: 198.4k
- Sony PS3: 98.5k
- Mario Party 8 (Wii)
- Wii Play w/remote (Wii)
- Pokémon Diamond (DS)
- Pokémon Pearl (DS)
- Forza Motorsport 2 (Xbox 360)
- Guitar Hero II w/guitar (PS2)
- Guitar Hero II w/guitar (Xbox 360)
- Pokémon Battle Revolution (Wii)
- Resident Evil 4 (Wii)
- The Darkness (Xbox 360)
For just $12.99, you can purchase a copy of Nintendo's Big Brain Academy from the online shop. The Touch Generations title has a robust Test mode that determines the weight of your brain, as well as Practice and Multiplayer options. This deal ends today, so don't sit around thinking about it for too long!
This discount for Naruto: Ninja Council 3 only two months after its release probably isn't a good sign, but if you're a fan of the blonde-haired ninja, you were probably planning on picking this game up anyway. Might as well do it now while Amazon has its price cut down to $19.99! The online shop makes a point to ship all orders totaling over $25 for free -- it's how they get you -- so try to muster up $5.02 worth of stuff to take advantage of that offer.
Understanding that this anime/manga license has been around the block more than some of our ex-girlfriends, we've embedded a trailer for the game past the post break to jar your memory. Apparently, you can expect to fight a butt-ton of ninjas.
Though it would delay the shipping and nullify the release-date guarantee, we'd like to remind you that adding this to your order of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows would make the order eligible for free shipping. The DS game includes a children's movie ticket for the Order of the Phoenix movie as well, so if you can legitimately pass for a child (or if you are a child), you could have a triple threat of Potter media consumption in one order.
If for some reason, God forbid, you haven't played Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney yet and are hesitant to start the series midway through, don't forget that you can also pick up a used copy at GameStop or EB Games for as low as $21.99! We admit, that's still pretty expensive for a game as old as this one, but it's better than paying full price. All you'll need to take advantage of this sorta-bargain is the coupon we posted earlier this morning.