News: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Jumps From Wii U To Switch

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wii U backers, make the switch now

For Wii U owners, the Kickstarter sensation Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will no longer be coming to the platform. That version has been replaced with one for the Nintendo Switch. For those who made a pledge for the game on Wii U, that pledge has automatically gone towards the Switch. If you would prefer backing one of the other available...

News: PSA: Splatoon 2 Testfire Runs March 24th To 26th

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Two maps revealed

Nintendo is holding the first Global Testfire for the upcoming Splatoon 2 this weekend, beginning March 24th. During the two day online extravaganza, the two maps in rotation will be the all-new The Reef and Musselforge Fitness, while the Splat Dualies and remixed versions of the Splat Roller and Splat Charger will be available as...

News: GameStop: Nintendo Switch Could Outsell The Wii

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Off to a "phenomenal" start

The sales numbers on Nintendo Switch in its first few weeks have been strong. With a bit of luck, GameStop's Senior Director of Merchandising Eric Bright believes the Switch could go as far as to outsell the best-selling Wii. Speaking to GameRant, Bright explained the system's chances of success by pointing to its "phenomenal" sales...

News: Super Mario Run Launches On Android March 23rd Alongside 2.0 Update

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

New platform, new version

After a long honeymoon with Apple exclusivity, Super Mario Run has a release date for Android phones of March 23rd. That same day, both iOS (Apple) and Android users will see the mobile runner update to version 2.0. This update will bring a host of new additions including new characters, and the ability to unlock World 1-4 in the free demo,...

News: Nintendo Promises To Double Switch Production

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Stock price rise follows

The Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo will double their Switch production to meet consumer demand. This raises their planned shipments for FY 2018 from 8 million to 16 million units. This comes on the heels of a successful Switch launch, whereupon it sold 1.5 million units worldwide in its first week on market. Nintendo has shipped a...

News: Sonic Mania Delayed Until Summer, Project Sonic 2017 Now Titled

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

A force of mania

Two tidbits of Sonic the Hedgehog news came out of today's "Gotta Go Fast" panel from South By Southwest. The franchise's most immediate game release, Sonic Mania, has been delayed into the summer. To compensate, SEGA showed off about 30 seconds of the new Flying Battery Zone to be featured in Mania. https://youtu.be/GyXg9kAp4Vc Meanwhile,...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights For March 16th

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

World of Tomorrow

It's a busy week on the eShop ecosystem, with a retail indie, a trilogy of indies from Tomorrow Corporation, one Virtual Console game, and more. The Switch gets its newest retail release in the form of Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth +, following the original game's release on Nintendo platforms in 2015. Also on the Switch are four new downloads,...

News: South Park: The Fractured But Whole Not Coming To Switch

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fractured Third Party Support

A rep from South Park Studios has confirmed that the upcoming South Park RPG, subtitled 'The Fractured But Whole', will not be coming to the Switch. This contradicts an earlier tweet from the studio this week which seemed to tease something South Park-related coming to the console, itself which references an episode from Season 10 about the...

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...