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October 22, 2014

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Sells Big in North America

by Curtis Bonds - 10:23 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

Hardware sales for 3DS also see an uptick.

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS managed to sell over 705,000 copies in its first two days on North American shelves.

Despite launching on October 3, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS managed to push enough copies to become the fourth best-selling SKU in September's NPD sales chart. 135,000 of those copies were sold digitally through Nintendo's eShop, which accounts for over 19% of the sales.

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October 21, 2014

New Track Announced for Mario Kart 8 GCWiiUDS

by Neal Ronaghan - 7:01 pm PDT
Total comments: 6

A Mario Kart: Double Dash!! track is a part of the upcoming DLC pack.

Yoshi Circuit from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is coming to Mario Kart 8's first DLC pack, which is out in November. Yoshi Circuit also appeared in Mario Kart DS.

The pack includes eight new courses, three new characters, and four new karts. The new characters are Link, Tanooki Mario, and Cat Peach.... Read more...

Six Ways to Get Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby Demo 3DS

by John Rairdin - 9:12 am PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: Nintendo

Putting it on the eShop is just too easy.

Apparently Nintendo really enjoyed the early demos they gave away for Smash Bros. 3DS, because they're doing it all over again. To build hype for the upcoming release of Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, Nintendo is distributing a free, though somewhat hard to get, early demo. Unlike the Smash Bros. demo, Nintendo is offering six different ways to acquire the new Pokémon demo.

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Link Amiibo Compatible with Hyrule Warriors WiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:08 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Twitter

Now that Link figure can be used in more than Smash Bros.

The Link Amiibo will be compatible with Hyrule Warriors according to Nintendo's Twitter account.

There is no word yet as to what exactly the Link figure will do in Hyrule Warriors or if the Zelda Amiibo will also have compatibility.

The Link Amiibo launches alongsides Super Smash Bros. on Wii U on November 21. Hyrule Warriors came out last month and it's first of multiple DLC packs came out last week.

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October 20, 2014

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live-Stream Event This Thursday WiiU

by Bryan Rose - 4:12 am PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Press Release

50 things about the game you didn't know before will be revealed then!

A Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live-Stream event this Thursday will give new insight on the upcoming title.

In a press release issued this morning, Nintendo announced that the event will take place on its Nintendo Direct page this Thursday at 3 p.m. PT. The press release noted that there will be 50 new things about the game that will be shown during the stream.

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October 19, 2014

Monster Hunter 4G Sells 1.4 Million Copies at Japanese Debut 3DS

by Daan Koopman - 3:03 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Siliconera

The first steps are made towards Capcom's massive projections.

During its first week on the Japanese market, Monster Hunter 4G has sold 1,446,289 copies at retail locations. This comes from the Japanese sales tracker Media Create with the details translated by Siliconera.

Media Create mentions that roughly 85% of the total shipment sold through and that... Read more...

October 17, 2014

Amazon Leaks New Game Mode for Super Smash Bros. Wii U

by Addison Webb - 6:58 am PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: Amazon.com

The Wii U version will include an exclusive board game mode.

Amazon leaked a new board game mode for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

According to the site's description for the game:

"Whether you’re creating stages on the GamePad, competing in challenges crafted by Master Hand and Crazy Hand, or outwitting your opponents in a brand new board game mode, there’s no doubt that the ultimate Smash Bros. game has arrived. "

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Canceled Star Wars Rogue Squadron Trilogy on Wii Surfaces Online GCWii

by Zack Kaplan - 1:02 am PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: IGN

This game went the way of Porkins.

A Star Wars Rogue Squadron Collection was almost completed when it was canceled for the Wii.

Originally being developed as a trilogy collection for the original Xbox, multiple canceled projects revived the then 50% completed title for the Wii. Factor 5, the now dead developer of the game, implemented... Read more...

3DS Can Now Download From Home Menu Without Sleep Mode 3DS

by John Rairdin - 12:58 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: @kitroplious

Here's how to download eShop games from the home menu without putting your 3DS to sleep.

Tucked away in the version 9.0.0-20 update for the 3DS is a useful little trick that will enable players to download eShop games from the home menu without putting the 3DS to sleep.

Previously after selecting download later in the eShop, an ghosted icon would appear in the home menu and the... Read more...

New 3DS LL Greatly Outsells New 3DS in Japan 3DS

by John Rairdin - 12:57 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Famitsu

Looks like face plates don't beat screen size.

Thanks to sales figures published by Famitsu, we can now see that the vast majority of Japanese gamers have picked screen size over face plates.

Over the course of the systems launch weekend, the standard sized New 3DS sold 61,151 units while the larger New 3DS LL managed to sell a whopping 172,332 units. That's nearly three times the sales of the standard New 3DS.

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