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Telltale: Strong Bad Wii Downloads Double After Wii Storage Announce

Following Nintendo's announcement of greater SD card compatibility with WiiWare games, Telltale Games has seen a twofold increase in sales of its Strong Bad series.
Telltale Games says it has seen more than a twofold increase in sales of its episodic adventure game series Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People on WiiWare since Nintendo announced its new storage solution for the system. As detailed by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata during Game Developers Conference earlier this month, players can now run games directly from SD cards -- helping to ameliorate space issues on the system, which comes equipped with only 512MB of onboard flash memory. The sales increase announced by the independent San Rafael, California-based studio, which exclusively develops episodic games, comes nearly four months after the Strong Bad series' conclusion. Strong Bad players who had already downloaded other content to their Wii consoles, such as Nintendo's various channels, or other WiiWare or Virtual Console games, frequently found that they eventually ran out of flash memory space as they approached the end of the five-episode season. Telltale even published a guide advising users as to how to address the problem. Telltale CEO Dan Connors praised the new system update in a statement, and implied the company may publish further content through WiiWare. "Nintendo's new solution really opens the door for players to add to their collection of downloadable games, which is critical for a series with multiple installments," he said. "This is a major step forward for episodic gaming. We're looking forward to even greater success on WiiWare with Strong Bad, as well as other projects."

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