This cute little thing is called a Pokéwalker. It comes with Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. Nintendo’s press release states that it will let players take their “their favorite Pokémon with them wherever they go.”
Players can wirelessly transfer their Pokémon between the device and either of the two games. Players are to walk around, and carry their Pokéwalkers to earn Watts. The Watts are then used to catch wild Pokémon or search for items, which can then be transferred to the game. Heck, they even gain experience!
Yeah, I am a sucker for cute little toys like this. That’s why I had one of these:
Sadly, my Pocket Pikachu was lost in a tragic go cart accident.
For anyone who doesn’t yet have a DS Lite, good news. Wal-Mart has some for $99 right now. This was just my local store, but it is worth calling around and checking if you were ever planning on getting one. Who knows how long it will last:
GameDaily recently contacted a Nintendo rep about the possibility of the Wii with the brand-new black color scheme hitting the States.
The answer, is a no:
“no plans to have other colors of Wii in the U.S.”
There it is, straight from Nintendo. It seems that some people are upset. Of course, this statement means that there are currently “no plans,” that the rep knows of. However, if we take a look at Nintendo’s history with their systems, it’s hard to imagine them not releasing at least one with a different look.
Even if Nintendo does have plans that their rep knows of, we all know that the big N is Notorious for being able to keep secrets from the gaming public. They like to be the ones who announce their new stuff. Aside from that, they don’t want people who learn about the new color to sit and decide to wait while leaving the current model on store shelves.
The sales have slowed down quite a bit since launch, and although they do continue to sell more consoles than the other guys, they don’t like seeing those numbers drop.
Maybe they will announce it at their fall media summit.
More info here and here.
This is a bit on G4TV’s website. As the name implies, it’s about the difference between building a GTA game on the DS vs the PSP.
The press release also mentioned that this version made full use of the PSP hardware, so I imagine that it will look significantly different. Who knows.
Here’s the article: G4TV