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
The Folks over at Nintendo Treehouse have uploaded some artwork of the characters you will encounter in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows Of Valentia. The images come from the art book that comes with the Limited edition of the game and portrays artwork of the main protagonist Alm along with Clair, Faye & Lukas who will join your army during as you progress through the game. The post from Nintendo Treehouse also includes a short biography and gives insight each of the characters which you can see in full here.
Source: Nintendo Treehouse (Tumblr)
It seems that construction on the new Super Nintendo World theme park in Universal Studios Japan is now in the initial stages and could be under construction some time in the near future. White construction walls have been erected around the area where the theme park will be constructed next to the parking lot close to the Jaws & Harry Potter Attractions. Signs have been put up on the wall teasing “A new universe is on the horizon.” Nintendo have stated that it will open by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Source: Behind The Thrills
Keeping up with promoting their newest IP, Nintendo have released more screenshots for ARMS via the official Twitter Page. This time focusing on an alternate costume for Mechanica and the new Revolver Arms weapon. You can check out the Tweets below along with a loose English translation of the original Japanese Tweet. Continue reading ARMS! Mechanica’s Alternate Costume Revealed Along With Revolver Arms Weapon
Super Mario Run players can enjoy a new event coming to the Mobile game this Friday. The new Mega Event promotes the launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch by rewarding players with “Deluxe” buildings and decorations depending on how many times users play Toad Rally. You can check out the In-game Notification below.
If you want to get hold of these new buildings and decorations, you best be sure to spend those toad Rally tickets come this Friday (April 28th).
Source: Super Mario Run (In-Game Notification)
Mobile Game Fire Emblem Heroes has receive some more levels to play with some new features (nothing major). The new levels have been added to Main Story Arc (as opposed to the Paralogues) and can be found in the latest entry as World Of Radiance. There are five new levels to play, each with three different difficulties. Ike and company are the latest Summoning focus and bring with them their unique set of Skills. You can see it all below. Continue reading Fire Emblem Heroes: World Of Radiance Now Available To Play
If you’ve come here seeking a laugh, you’ve come to the right place. I am avlongman9 and I am the illustrator of The Miketendo Strip! and today we have a new instalment for you to enjoy!
When faced with the decision of what we should do for Issue 18, we considered doing a Mario Kart theme, but soon decided against it because we didn’t feel like doing a Mario Kart themed strip at the time, but with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launching this very week, we could no longer put it off. So we embraced Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and gave it a little bit of a Fast and Furious flavour and you can see our finished result right here: Continue reading The Miketendo Strip: Issue #19: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Does Fast and Furious
A little earlier on this month, Ratalaika Games confirmed that support for the Wii U is coming to an end. It’s a shame, but it was always going to happen, especially since Ratalaika Games are a Switch developer and they’ve not just got one game planned for the Switch, but quite a few!
Continue reading A Ratalaika Announcement: League of Evil & 0000 are the First of Many Games Planned for the Nintendo Switch
More screenshots have been posted to the official ARMS Twitter Page revealing an alternate costume for Ribbon Girl, a new weapon called the “Shocking Sparky” (Name not final) and also a new stage known as the “Arms Lab.” You can see the Tweets below along with a loose translation from Japanese into English.
“Ribbon girl decided in black! It seems like a glimpse of a dark side … I became a fan again!”
“Electric arm “Sparky”! When you charge it, the Abner gem is where the internal power generation device appears. I also love ribbon girls and will release a punch that is shabby both mind and body! It is the latest model which improved the old type “Thunder punch”.”
“Ukimi bad cylinders are lined up …. In an interview in the “ARMS Lab” here that it is doing fundamental research on ARMS! By the way, the “ARMS Association” to which I belong to is a different organization.”
Source: ARMS (Twitter)
Super Mario Run has been updated to version 2.1.0 on Android & iOS today and brings with it some new features including more buildings & statues, Game Center/Google Play Acheivements have been added as well and you can even display your customized Mii as seen in Miitomo (in different outfits) and the ability to add friends via Nintendo account has been added as well. You can check out the full patch notes below. Continue reading Super Mario Run Updated To Version 2.1.0 Brings With It New Buildings, Acheivements & More
The Official Pokémon GO Facebook page has uploaded a photo celebrating the fact that 87 Million Eggs were hatched during the Easter Eggstravaganza Event. That is actually pretty good going, I suppose the possibility of getting rarer Pokémon in 2K eggs and double XP helped somewhat and no doubt a few dollars were spent in buying incubators for hatching those egg. Well it is nice to see Pokémon Go still going strong. We can only hope it continues to get better and better over time.
Source: Pokémon GO (Facebook Page)