News: Nintendo Switch & Launch Software Top Japanese Sale Charts

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...

News: Switch Port Of RiME Coming After Other Versions, Costs Extra

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A high price to pay

Following its general release date announcement, the Switch version of indie puzzler RiME will be coming later and cost a bit extra. While RiME launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 26th, the Switch version will launch "shortly afterward". The puzzle adventure game, originally announced as a PlayStation 4-exclusive in 2013, will...

News: Reggie Says Video Streaming Apps Coming To Switch “In Time”

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Good things to those who wait

In stark contrast to the Wii U, the Nintendo Switch did not launch with any video streaming apps like Netflix and Hulu, though that may change in the future. In an interview with the Washington Post, NoA CEO Reggie Fils-Aime made the vague promise that such services will come to the console in the future, as the company is first positioning the...

News: Switch Enjoys Strongest Nintendo Console Debut In The Americas

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Ahead of the fabled Wii launch

Following closely on the news that the Switch's UK launch went over well, the console also enjoyed the strongest Nintendo system debut in the Americas. In an interview with the New York Times' reporter Nick Wingfield,  NoA CEO Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed the Switch sold more in its first two days than any other Nintendo platform in the region,...

News: Nintendo Switch Sells 81k In UK Over Opening Weekend

Monday, March 6, 2017

Breath of the Wild charts at #2

The Switch is off to a good start in the UK market, selling 81,000 units in its first weekend. According to MVC, this is double the opening week sales of the Wii U, which moved 40,000 units back in November 2012. However, a number of other platforms still sold more than the Switch in the same time frame, including the original Wii and the...

Features: Comparing The Launches Of Wii U And Nintendo Switch

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Clash of the Consoles

And thus the Nintendo Switch has launched worldwide to much fanfare. The excitement is palpable as fans around the world finally got their hands on Nintendo's hybrid portable-console, and games like the incomparable Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Sounds win-win, does it not? Then again, the Wii U launch back in 2012 was kind of exciting,...

Random: Nintendo Switch Game Cards Taste Terrible For A Reason

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Choking Hazard

A fair warning to new Switch owners: don't try and taste your Switch game cards. They've been coated with a particular bittering agent. The tasting of Switch carts was a trend that begun with Giant Bomb's Jeff Gertsmann and tested among other industry luminaries. It wasn't a movement started to be funny, but the consensus is that Switch game cards...

News: Switch Day One Update Brings Back Friend Codes

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The quirks and perks of updating a Switch

The Nintendo Switch's Day One update is finally here, and among other things, it brings back the Friend Code system to add online friends. Taking up 12 digit codes, these Friend Codes are a way to exchange identities for online play. You're not limited to Friend Codes only, as you can also add friends locally or if you've matched up with them...

Features: Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Review Round-Up

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Praise be to Link

The review embargo for the highly-anticipated Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has lifted today, and the prognostication is that it's a masterpiece (with a capital 'M'). With a 98 aggregate on Metacritic as of publication, it's safe to say that Breath of the Wild is the Switch's must-have at launch, and the Wii U's final masterpiece. Here's...

News: 20th Pokemon Movie’s Trailer Recreates Anime’s First Episode

Thursday, March 2, 2017

When Ash met Pikachu

The 20th Pokemon movie is coming in hot with its first full trailer. The trailer first aired on Japanese program Oha Star Thursday morning, recreating moments from the Pokemon anime series' first episode, when Ash first met Pikachu. If you're wondering what the characters and narrator are saying, here's a full...