News: Super Mario Run Downloaded 78 Million Times, Only 5% Are Paying For It

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Fails to meet expectations

Since its release in December 2016, Super Mario Run has been downloaded on iOS devices 78 million times worldwide. Out of that figure, only 5% of consumers are actually paying the game's price ($9.99 USD). Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima says this falls below Nintendo's expectations, where the company was hoping for double-digit...

News: Pokemon Sun And Moon Sold 14 Million Copies Since November 2016

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

An all-time Nintendo record

Nintendo reports that Pokémon Sun and Moon have sold 14.69 million units worldwide since November 2016. This rapid pace of sales places Pokémon Sun and Moon as the fastest-selling Nintendo titles in the publisher's history, and among the best-selling in the Pokémon series. Sun and Moon have already outsold entries like 2010's Pokémon...

News: Nintendo Formally Discontinues Wii U Production Worldwide

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Just in time for the Switch

In the midst of their Q3 financials, Nintendo has confirmed that Wii U production has ended on a worldwide scale. This follows various reports and previous statements regarding the Wii U's imminent future. While Nintendo says this today, the last Wii U's were produced around November 2016. Nintendo shipped 800,000 units of Wii U in the 2017...

News: Miis Will Be On Switch But Are No Longer Mandatory

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Mii Maker is now buried in the system settings

In contrast to their constant presence on Nintendo platforms since the Wii, the Mii avatars will have a downplayed role on the Switch. Nintendo itself confirmed this in an interview with Kotaku. Miis can still be created for users of the Switch, but the Mii Maker is now an option under Settings rather than having their own dedicated app on the...

News: Here’s An Early Look At Switch Operating System

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

All the switches and doodads

With the Nintendo Switch only five weeks away, one point of interest for fans of the console is how its operating system will work. While Nintendo has been mum outside of a single image, developer Nicalis inadvertently slipped an additional look at the Switch's OS, also while teasing their upcoming Switch games. The original Tweet, sent out...

News: 6,000 Pokemon Sun/Moon Players Are Now Banned Online

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Culprits of modifying/hacking game data

The Pokemon Company has confirmed around 6,000 Pokemon Sun and Moon players, or 5,954 to be precise, have been banned from the game's online features due to "altered save data". This ban applies to using ranked online battles, participation in Global Missions, and the Game Sync feature as a whole. Those who have been banned will be hit with the...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights For January 26th

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Flying Ninja Heroes

January 2017 closes out with a particularly small eShop update. This week's line-up consists of a trio of lost Culture Brain classics from the NES and a duo of small eShop downloads for 3DS. Which game will you choose? Wii U Virtual Console Flying Warriors, Culture Brain, $4.99 Little Ninja Brothers, Culture Brain, $4.99 Kung-Fu...

News: Four Digital-Only Games Join The Switch’s Launch Day

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

That makes 9 games on day 1

Four digital-only releases have been confirmed to launch alongside the Nintendo Switch on March 3rd. In contrast with Nintendo's previous launch line-up, I am Setsuna and a trio of games from developer Tomorrow Corporation will join the opening salvo of the new console. Square Enix's I am Setsuna was already announced for the Switch after...

News: Pokemon Duel Launches On Western Smart Devices Today

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The app formerly known as Pokemon Comasters

The board game-inspired Pokemon Duel has launched in the west on iOS and Android stores today. This was previously released in Japan last April as Pokemon Co-Masters. A little bit of the board game Go and a whole lot of the long-defunct Pokemon Trading Figure Game, Pokemon Duel has you build a deck of Pokemon figures that must make it to the...

News: Nintendo Reinforces 3DS Commitment With Updated Release Dates

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Including the adorable Pikachu New 3DS XL

Nintendo of America has confirmed a slew of release dates for the 3DS, including dates on Mario Sports Superstars, Tank Troopers, and a new variant of the New 3DS XL. All of this comes just prior to the launch of the Nintendo Switch on March 3rd and shows Nintendo's intent to keep supporting the 3DS audience.   February 24th will...