The Reboot

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The Reboot: Wii Smashes March Hardware Sales

The Nintendo Wii brawled its way to the top of the hardware sales list in March. It was the highest single-month unit sales of any platform outside the holiday timeframe, according to market research firm NPD Group. In this episode of The Reboot, host Rio Pesino breaks down the Wii sales numbers and other gaming news for the week, including Midway’s latest Mortal Kombat game, a delay of another Midway title and Pro Gamers in the Olympics?

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  1. P April 25th, 2008 11:20 am

    1st of all I’d like to say I’m a big fan. You have the coolest video game show via internet. I’d like to comment on Mortal Kombat. This was one of my most favorite games growing up next to Street Fighter II/championship edition/hyper/etc… Mortal Kombat is another of those games I would wait forever for anticipating how much longer it would take for my quarter move to the front of the line.

    Anywho, I’m disappointed that fatalities have been dropped. It was the highlight of the game; humiliating your opponent and rubbing it “in their face Charlie Murphy” was what made the game so awesomely stupendous. I think they should have kept it in since I see in your clip there that blood is still in the game. Blood was a big issue back in the day when they were worried about kids who play it. Even still, they took blood out and kept the fatalities.. What was that about. Plus it was the Mortal Kombat Trademark! COME ON NOW! They should at least have put in babalities, friendships, or some kind of substitute for “Finishing Him!” …Even though, there’s no real substitute for slicing dude in half or knocking him off the stage and saying “GOT U SUCKA!” to the other one holding the controller. Seems like they left out the “key selling feature” and replaced it by just adding new characters.

    I’m predicting many Mortal Kombat fans will be just as disappointed as I am and return the game to trade it in for Socom 4 or Rainbow 6 when they find out after buying it, if they already didn’t know, that theres no more thrilling ending. I bet many of the older generation who grew up with the game won’t be too enthused about it either, and this may have an affect on the sales of this game. It will probably only be interesting for the new generation whom have not played the older versions. If you think about it, they’ve lost a huge percentage of the population they can target.

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