After a little bit of pondering as to whether we should cover Miitomo’s whole “Style Central on Trend Picks,” I decided “what the hell?” And committed myself to the idea. Fortunately, I’d only have to do one more post on it, as the admin team have made all of their picks and after already sharing their first pick, here’s Picks 2, 3 & 4: Continue reading [Random] Style Central on Trend Picks 2, 3 & 4 (Miitomo)
After Nintendo revealed that Nintendo had sold 2.74 million units, it was revealed the Big N believes they will ship 10 million before the end of the next fiscal year and that may very well be the case! Continue reading Kimishima on SNES Mini & Unannounced Switch Games
And just like that, Gacha has proven its worth once more!
Earlier on today it was revealed that Super Mario Run has nearly been downloaded 150 million times (around 78 million of which had happened before the end of January) and that’s great, but just because it has been downloaded that many times, it doesn’t mean that is also the number of times players have opted to purchase the game’s entire content outright. Continue reading Downloads vs Revenue (Super Mario Run & Fire Emblem Heroes)
Publisher: Flyhigh Works
Platform: Nintendo Switch (eShop)
Category: Action & Arcade
Release Date: 13th of April, 2017 (JP) / 27th of April, 2017 (EU & NA) Continue reading [Review] Rise of the KAMIKO
When Mr. Shifty released on Switch earlier this month, while the fans loved it, a lot of critics slammed it for its frame rate drops. So as a means to appease those unsatisfied with the game, a patch has been promised to improve performance. Continue reading Mr. Shifty’s Frame Rate Improvement Patch Releases in May
April 27th marks Kirby’s 25th Anniversary since he was created by Masahiro Sakurai & Satoru Iwata (with a little help from Shiggy as well). He first came to be in Kirby’s Dreamland on the Gameboy and has been in over 20 different titles ranging from Puzzle, Platformer, Fighting, Racing & even Pinball! Amazing what a little pink ball can muster.
Nintendo have already begun celebrating this fact by bringing Kirby back into the limelight again by releasing not one but three different titles over the course of the year and My Nintendo Japan have added a new reward to their site, a Kirby 3DS theme. It costs 20 gold points and is available until the end of May. It is currently not available for the US or Europe but it is only a matter of time before it becomes available in these regions too.
Anyway, Happy Birthday Kirby! You were always a joy to play in Super Smash Bros!
Source: Nintendo Japan (YouTube)
Puyo Puyo Tetris may seem like an odd title but a lot of people have been enjoying it. The title comes with a few little extra features that you may not be aware of. Firstly, your friends can see what game mode you have been playing via your Switch Profile meaning if you have been incredibly social and been playing multiplayer a lot, it will display you have been playing Multiplayer. Same goes for Solo Arcade and the other modes.
Also there is a code which you can punch in at the title screen with a sequence of button presses which will unlock all of the Story Mode’s unlockable features including characters, skins, alternate voice packs and more. Content from the shop is not included and will still have to be obtained by normal means.
If you would like to use the code, you can find it in the video below:
With the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tomorrow (April 28th) comes a lot more titles that can be downloaded via the Nintendo eShop for Switch, 3DS & Wii U. Some titles will be available tomorrow, others next week and some are already released. We have provided a list of those that are available in the US, UK & Europe Below
US eShop Downloads
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – $59.99 (available Friday)
Puyo Puyo Tetris – $29.99
ACA NeoGeo Over Top – $7.99
Kamiko – $4.99
TumbleSeed – $14.99 (available Tuesday)
Wii U Download
Absolutely Unstoppable MineRun – $3.99
Use Your Words – $14.99
Blasting Agent Ultimate Edition
Parascientific Escape Cruise in the Distant Seas
Kirby’s 25th Anniversary
Runbow Pocket Theme Bundle
Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.
UK & European eShop Downloads
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – €59.99 / £49.99 (available Friday)
Puyo Puyo Tetris – €39.99 / £34.99 (available Friday)
ACA NeoGeo Over Top – €6.99 / £6.29
Kamiko – €4.99 / £4.49
Wii U Download
Use Your Words – €14.99 / £14.99
New 3DS Download
Ascent of Kings – €2.25 / £1.99
Source: Nintendo PR (US) & Nintendo UK
More News will be coming about Fire Emblem Heroes during a 10-minute Live Stream tomorrow (Friday 28th). It is not known what will be shown during the stream but if you want to watch it, it will be hosted at the following times.
– 8:30 PM PT
– 11:30 PM ET
– 5:30 AM in the UK
– 6:30 AM in Europe
You’ll be able to watch the stream as it happens below.
The Stream has only been announced for Japan at this current time but the news shared during the stream should apply to all all regions where the game has been released.
Source: Fire Emblem Heroes (YouTube)
Since the 1970s, Genyo Takeda has been working at Nintendo but it seems that he will soon be retiring from the company as stated in a document that was included with Nintendo’s Earnings Release that was disclosed today.
He was assigned the Role of Representative Director and “Technology Fellow” in 2005 and has mainly worked on Nintendo’s Hardware but has also directed and produced titles including Punch-Out! and Pilotwings 64. Takeda’s Role will be taken over by Ko Shiota and will be made official on June 29th at the 77th Annual General Meeting Of Shareholders.
Source: Nintendo Japan
With all the news coming out from the Nintendo Earnings Release Today. It can be a little overwhelming to find it all so we have rounded up the highlights right here which covers Unit sales, Consumer Feedback results and The Next Fiscal Year Targets. You can find it all below so be sure to bookmark this page because it is quite a read. Continue reading Nintendo 2016 Fiscal Year Earnings Release Roundup
According to Takashi Mochizuki of The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo’s Mobile Game Super Mario Run has been downloaded almost 150 million times on Android & iOS devices. That is not bad going since it was at 78 Million downloads end of January when it was only available for iOS devices. It seems that it’s release on the Android market have almost doubled its download figures.
Source: Takashi Mochizuki (Twitter)
There will little doubt that Zelda: Breath Of The Wild would be extremely popular to both Zelda fans and non-Zelda fans alike. In the 7 weeks that it has been released, it has sold just under 4 Million Copies on Switch and Wii U. The Nintendo Switch sold the vast majority of copies at 2.76 Million and the Wii U version just over the Million mark (1.08 Million). Nintendo have added Zelda: Breath Of The Wild to their Million Sellers list (The Switch version being the only one so far and the Wii U version just under Mario Party 10 (Oh, the shame! Just kidding, I actually like Mario Party 10). Anyway you can check out the Million Sellers list below. Continue reading Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Makes Nintendo’s Million Sellers List For Switch (Just Misses Top 10 For Wii U)
Nintendo have been having a busy day with their Earnings Release as they have disclosed their Release Schedule showing which titles will be coming to which console (including past titles & hardware that have released previously). It is good that Nintendo are trying to minimize the waiting time between releases for the Nintendo Switch but it does seem a little barren fo May. Maybe they think that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will keep us entertained until June 16th when ARMS releases or that third party titles will help pick up the slack between first party titles. You can check out the Release Schedule below.
Source: Nintendo Japan
Alas, the Nintendo’s Fiscal Year of 2016 has ended and the Earnings Release have been unveiled bringing with it some key statistics as regards to the sales of the Nintendo Switch and Zelda: Breath Of The Wild.
The Nintendo Switch has sold 2.74 million units of hardware worldwide. 5.46 million units of software has also been moved. The Switch has proved more successful in the Americas by selling the most units, 1.2 million in fact. Europe shifted 940,000 in terms of sales and Japan with 600,000.
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild has had the best success on record as Nintendo have shipped 2.76 million copies of the game for Switch alone and 3.84 million including the Wii U version in just under two months since release.
Source: Nintendo Japan