Nintendo has announced that it’s going to start selling cuddly Tanooki Mario soft toys in Japan starting from April. A small cuddly Tanooki Mario costs 1,400 yen ($18) and a medium-sized Tannoki Mario costs 2,600 yen ($34). Nintendo hasn’t announced any plans to bring these adorable toys to the West, though I’m sure there’s a few of you that would like to get your hands on one.
David Cage, the director behind the acclaimed Heavy Rain on the Playstation 3 has likened the Nintendo Wii to both a boardgame and a toy.
“When you have a game console like the Playstation 3 that has a hard drive, a blu-ray reader, that connects to the internet, and does a billion other things, and that has a “hard” in terms of games that really is extraordinary, well, I think at some point people make the difference between something that is like a toy, a funny boardgame like the Wii, and a real? well a real multimedia center with an extremely strong videogame experience.”
- David Cage