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7/5/2006

bit Generations

Remember a while ago I wrote about the GameBoy Micro display in Shibuya? An almost artistic display that was conveniently being used to promote the upcoming bit Generation games for the Gamboy Advance.

Nintendo Bit Generations

Well, Nintendo’s website about the new bit Generation games has now gone live. They seem to be a collection of unique games with the imagination and creativity of the Katamari franchise. They are selling for 2000 yen each and can be imported for approximately US$25.

Unfortunately the website is only in Japanese, but with enough interest, localisation may be possible. Although that would probably increase the price somewhat from these bargain prices.

Links:
bit Generations
Joystiq’s article on the launch


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4/17/2006

Game Boy Micro Display

The downside to having created the world’s most popular hand-held console, is that the other consoles in your catalogue tend to get forgotten.

All over Japan, DS Lites and DS consoles are selling out. Fans have still been camping out in front of shops, waiting for the next shipment. I’m told that it’s getting easier to buy them, and pre-orders are generally being accepted now, but the demand of the DS Lite particularly is mind-blowing.

So much so that the teeny tiny little Game Boy Micro had been neglected. It’s sales have been dropping and to be hionest, I’d forgotten it existed until I saw this article at Kotaku.

Image from kotaku.com

Nintendo have set up a quite artistic display in Shibuya’s Parco department store, to advertise quite artistic games. Known as the “Bit Generations”, these games have all been released recently for the GameBoy. They’re mainly puzzle games it seems. Seems interesting though. Worth taking a look at if you’re in Shibuya.

Link:
Nintendo’s 60 Game Boy Micro Demo In Shibuya РKotaku


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