News: Ash Pikachu: Japanese Distribution Info Updated

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Grab the lowest level Pikachu ever this year

Earlier this week, we brought you the news that the special Ash-themed Pikachu will be distributed in Japan in the forthcoming months, timed to the Pokemon franchise's 20th movie. Now the exact distribution details are out in the wild with more specifics about the "how and what" for the six Pikachu available. Each Pikachu will be leveled in...

News: Nintendo Sells 1.5 Million Switch Consoles Worldwide In First Week

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Zelda sells to 89% of Switch owners

Analysis firm Supercell has revealed the Nintendo Switch has sold 1.5 million units worldwide in its first week. This data comes off of information collected from Famitsu and GfK beginning March 3rd. The US saw 500,000 units sold, more than any other region, while Japan was close behind with 360,000 units. Over in the UK, numbers for the...

amiibo: Four Amiibo CPSIA Filings Uncovered, Tied To Smash Bros.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The final ones?

Four CPSIA (Certificates of Compliance) documents have been found, indicating ties to the Super Smash Bros. line. The four in question were filed by Nintendo on March 6th and all begin with 'AA', a commonality with Smash Bros. amiibo figures. No image or exact description was given for any of these mystery listings. For Smash Bros. fans, the...

News: Select Third Party Switch Games Not Selling Well In Japan

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Only shifted 20 to 40 percent of their shipments

Despite the positive launch of the Nintendo Switch and its key software in Japan, not all games fared well, sales-wise. Media Create Charts' expanded listing shows that I Am Setsuna and Disgaea 5 Complete, were only able to sell through 20 to 40 percent of their initial shipments. During the Switch's launch week, Disgaea 5 Complete charted in...

Random: Breath Of The Wild Breaches The Sensitive Topic Of Suicide

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Monday, March 13, 2017

A sad subject with a nice message

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a game dense with details and discoveries, but the following moment from the game may be the most touching of all. Dorkly editor Tristan Cooper shared a particular scene from the game that shows a concerned NPC (non-playable character) try to talk Link out of jumping off of a bridge. It's a rare moment...

News: CoroCoro Confirms Ash Pikachu Distribution For 20th Pokemon Movie

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Pikachu through the Ages

The latest issue of CoroCoro Magazine has confirmed the distribution of a special Ash Pikachu for the upcoming 20th Pokemon movie. In the course of 2017, Japan will see the release of six unique Pikachu, each sporting a hat based on the head wear of Ash Ketchum, the Pokemon anime's protagonist. Each Pikachu will also come with a serial code for...

News: Reggie Discusses Switch Hardware, Cloud Saves, & Smash Bros.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Oh, wouldn't it be adequate?

Making the press rounds for the Nintendo Switch, NOA CEO Reggie Fils-Aime has been discussing much about the platform and addressing some key concerns expressed by users. In the first week of the system's availabilty, select Switches have been plagued with Joy-Con dis-connectivity and screen scratches. Reggie addressed both concerns when...

News: New Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Trailer Showcases New Features

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Improved Battle Mode! Returning items! LAN play!

Perhaps in honor of March 10th's Mar10 Day, Nintendo published a new trailer for the upcoming Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The extensive trailer highlights the Wii U redux's improved battle mode, the return of the classic Boo and Feather items, and showed off previously unseen battle mode stages. https://youtu.be/ZKB9FEXhJ68 Not only does the Battle...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights For March 9th

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

We're blasting off again!

It's eShop time, bringing with it a blast of blasting mastering, bombs, Neo Geo, and more. Week 2 of the Switch's life cycle is marked by two eShop originals and six Neo Geo classic re-releases. Blaster Master Zero headlines the week on both Nintendo Switch and 3DS (no cross-buy, however). Bomberman 64 keeps the big bomber on the market in a...

News: Nintendo Switch & Launch Software Top Japanese Sale Charts

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Zelda is the system's best-seller so far

Nintendo's newfangled Switch has been selling well around the world in its launch, and Japan proved to be no exception. The country's Media Create sales charts have posted numbers for the week of February 27th through March 5th, where the Switch sold 329,000 units while Zelda: Breath of the Wild topped the software charts with over 189,000...