News: Nintendo Posts Third Quarter Profits Amid Sliding Sales Revenue

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Pokemon saves the day in Q3 2017

Nintendo has posted their financial results for the third quarter FY 2017 ending December 31st, and as the company posted profit, the rest of the quarter was marked with mixed news. Nintendo's Operating Income for the quarter was  26.3 billion yen, while net sales were 311.1 million Yen. This is actually down from the same period last year, with...

News: Nintendo Ramping Up Switch Production Following Pre-Order Reception

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Off to a good early start

In its latest financials, Nintendo says that Switch pre-orders have been positive so far, and the company plans to increase production for after launch to meet demand based on these figures. This does not change Nintendo's previous plans to ship 2 million units of the Switch worldwide however. We are continuously producing in earnest, and there...

News: Animal Crossing Mobile Delayed To Fiscal Year 2018

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Making room for already-released mobile games

Despite earlier promises to the contrary, Nintendo's Animal Crossing mobile app will not be releasing by the end of March 2017. The game has been delayed to the next fiscal year ending March 31st, 2018. Nintendo explained the delay as needed to give more breathing room to their recently released games like Super Mario Run and the imminent Fire...

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...