News | Weekly Round-Up: 24.12.2006 - 31.12.2006

By Cubed3 Autobot 31.12.2006

Welcome to the weekly C3 round-up (24.12.2006 - 31.12.2006), a collection of news and updates posted this week in world of Nintendo and video games.

General News

Dragon Quest Monsters Storms Japan
Following on from the massive seller that was Final Fantasy III on the Nintendo DS in Japan, Square Enix has just launched Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker there and the first day sales are now available.

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Nintendo's Wii Nears 2 Million Mark
Quick News - According to a report on CNBC, from November until 25th December, 2006, Nintendo's Wii sold 1.8 million units, XBOX 360 sold 2 million and the PlayStation 3 managed 750,000 units. Complete numbers will become available via NPD at a later time.

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Mazes of Fate RPG on DS and Wii!
With the massive sales of the Nintendo DS and the company's Wii already off to an extremely strong start, it is no surprise that developers are seriously looking closely at the platforms.

Head inside for news of a future RPG series...

All the Latest Japanese Updates
Thanks to the great guys over at NeoGAF, we have a selection of the best news tidbits from over in Japan, courtesy of numerous magazines.

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Nintendo Claims Christmas No.1
The latest Japanese charts are now out courtesy of EG and Media Create, showing that despite a strong last ditch effort from Sony's PSP, the Nintendo DS claims the top game of the festive period.

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Club Nintendo Gift: Remote Cover or Tingles's Balloons?
Nintendo of Japan has announced yet more incentives for living in Japan and also being a Platinum member of the company's Club Nintendo points service - the choice of personalised covers for your Wii remote or an exclusive DS Tingle game, of Zelda fame.

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Sim City Site Launches
Quick News: The official site for EA's Sim City DS has launched in Japan, with character details, and the regular dose of boxarts, a couple screens and tidbits of game details.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for updates.

Sim City DS

Konami Brings Contra to Wii?
Quick News: The Konami classic, Contra 3: The Alien Wars, seems to be on its way to the Wii virtual console service, according to Kotaku The ESRB has rated the title E10+, alongside various others that have been recently added.

Be sure to watch this space for any future updates.

DS Production on the Up
With the DS in heavy demand Nintendo have confirmed the increase of the production numbers for the console to try and satisfy stock shortages occuring worldwide this holiday season.

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A Draglade Punch-up on DS
Fans of 2D fighters have eagarly awaited for another chance to punch, kick and throw with their machines and Dimps has set out to meet the need in a fresh Wi-Fi enabled game for DS, Custom Beat Battle: Draglade.

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Nintendo Working with Korean Developers
Following the opening of Nintendo of Korea in early July 2006, the company has now re-confirmed its intentions for that territory - and they are indeed special plans!

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