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January 31, 2017

Nintendo Strategy Meeting News: Super Mario Run Downloads/Sales, Fire Emblem Fates Sales 3DSSwitchClassicMobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:56 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo Investor Relations (PDF)

And an updated count of Switch 3rd party titles.

Following the release of their 3rd quarter financials, Nintendo held a Corporate Strategy meeting this morning (Japan time) which provided some additional clarification on sales and news.

To date, Super Mario Run has been downloaded 78 million times, with more than 5% of downloads becoming full purchases... Read more...

January 30, 2017

Animal Crossing Mobile Game Delayed Out Of Fiscal 2017 Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 11:50 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Investor Relations

Look for it in April at the earliest.

Fire Emblem Heroes will be the final mobile project Nintendo will release this fiscal year.

In a brief statement as part of their earnings today, Nintendo confirmed the unnamed Animal Crossing mobile project would be delayed past March 31, 2017. No specific reason was given for the delay.

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Nintendo Releases Third Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 11:46 pm PST
Total comments: 11 Source: Nintendo Investor Relations

Did Pokémon cause big bucks, or is the final Switch push a whammy?

The holiday quarter with the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon was a lucrative one for Nintendo, and the company produced an operating profit as a result.

As well, Nintendo did announce an increase in their profit expectation for the full fiscal year, though the Animal Crossing mobile project was delayed out of fiscal 2017.

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Options For Yooka-Laylee Wii U Backers Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:40 pm PST
Total comments: 10 Source: Playtonic Games

Time to keep an eye on the email box.

Playtonic has revealed the options for backers of Yooka-Laylee who requested a Wii U version before the game was moved to Switch.

The platform choice survey for console backers will be live soon, and Playtonic has confirmed that a Switch version will be available after the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. Backers who initially selected the Wii U version will have the following option:

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January 26, 2017

Nintendo Downloads - January 26, 2017 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:05 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

No matter which side of the Atlantic you're on, there's something rare this week.

The eShops are light this week as we move over closer to Switch Day One. The eShop releases are all for 3DS, as we have the latest bit of Lightwood Studios wordplay and a follow-up to Quiet, Please! in the same mold. Honestly, the biggest non-VC release of the week might be Pokémon Bank's Sun and Moon updates.

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January 24, 2017

Smash Wii U, Melee Returning To EVO 2017 Fighting Game Tournament WiiUSwitchGC

by Donald Theriault - 7:07 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: EVO

The last game is a player's choice.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Super Smash Bros Melee will be returning for a 3rd consecutive year at EVO 2017.

The mascot fighters will be a part of a 9-game main field for the world's largest fighting game tournament, to be held July 14-16 in Las Vegas, NV. Joining the Smashes will be Street Fighter V, King of Fighters XIV, BlazBlue Central Fiction, Injustice 2, Guilty Gear XrD Revelator (Rev 2) and Tekken 7.

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Free-to-Play Pokemon Duel Launches on Android, iOS Mobi

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 7:04 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: The Pokémon Company

We'll have to figure out how to play.

Pokémon Duel, a new free-to-play Pokémon board game, has launched on iOS and Android in the US and Europe.

The game pits two six-Pokémon teams against each other on a grid. Players choose attacks by spinning a disc, similar to attacking in the Pokémon Trading Figure Game. Battles are fought against AI instructors or live players online. Unwanted Pokémon can be fused together to create stronger team members.

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Pokemon Bank Update For Sun And Moon Now Live 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 5:32 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Pokemon Company

And subscribers get a nice present to celebrate.

The long-awaited Pokémon Bank update to allow for Sun and Moon access is now live.

The main Bank update will require 496 blocks, while Poké Transporter (the companion app for games prior to X and Y) will require 420 blocks. The updates allow for Pokémon Sun and Moon access and transfer of Pokémon from last February's Virtual Console Pokémon releases to Sun and Moon, respectively.

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Tomorrow Corporation Bringing Three Titles To Switch On Launch Day Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:01 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Tomorrow Corporation

One of which dates back to WiiWare.

Switch Day One is growing with three more titles coming from Tomorrow Corporation.

The indie publisher announced today that versions of World of Goo, Little Inferno and Human Resource Machine would all release on the Switch March 3 - the system's launch day. Each release will include a Soundtrack Mode.

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Mario Sports Superstars And Tank Troopers Receive North American Release Dates 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:06 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Along with a couple of new Nintendo Selects.

The 3DS's software lineup for February and March has filled in for North America.

Nintendo of America confirmed in a press statement this morning that Tank Troopers will release on the eShop on February 16, while Mario Sports Superstars will follow in stores and digitally on March 24. A line of... Read more...

Pikachu-Themed New 3DS XL Announced 3DS

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 5:26 am PST
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

A new New 3DS XL is launching days before the Switch.

Nintendo announced the Pikachu Yellow Edition New 3DS XL for release on Feb. 24.

The system will sell for the standard $199.99 in the US and does not include a game.

The Nintendo Switch, Nintendo's new console, launches on March 3 for $299.99.

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January 23, 2017

I Am Setsuna Coming to Switch at Launch Switch

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 7:53 am PST
Total comments: 4 Source: SquareEnix

That's March 3rd for those playing along at home.

I Am Setsuna is coming to Switch at launch as a digital download, according to SquareEnix.

The retro JRPG is the first game from SquareEnix's new Tokyo RPG Factory, a studio focused on “mixing the spirit of the past with technologies of today.” The Switch version will have exclusive new features including the ability to battle other players' parties.

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January 20, 2017

Trio Of Towns Tumbles Into North America February 28 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 10:21 am PST
Total comments: 4 Source: XSEED

With some special guests.

The farming season will begin a little early this year for 3DS owners.

XSEED has confirmed that Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns will launch for the 3DS on February 28. The game includes a plush capybara with preorders, and will also feature Mario universe-themed costumes with special benefits:

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January 19, 2017

New Switch Details: Multi-Account Support, Storage, Miis Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:36 pm PST
Total comments: 11 Source: Kotaku

Might want to load up those three Nintendo Accounts.

Nintendo has revealed additional details about the Switch following questions from Kotaku.

For game storage, Nintendo has confirmed simple SDXC support for the console, offering up to 2TB of storage as it becomes available. Game saves will be saved exclusively on the Switch's 32GB internal storage,... Read more...

Nintendo Sales Panic: December 2016 US NPD Group Results

by Donald Theriault - 4:14 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: NPD Group

Including software top 10s.

Another big month for Pokémon and a run on 3DS systems were the big Nintendo stories of the December sales in the United States.

In the combined-format top 10, Pokémon Sun and Moon (tracked separately) were #8 and #10 in the December charts. Combined, the two games have performed better than... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - January 19, 2017 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:07 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

The cutest dog you ever did see approaches. Command?

Both North America and the PAL territories are picking up a giant RPG, as Dragon Quest VIII finally comes to the West on 3DS and unencumbered by the Final Fantasy XII demo. If you're looking for something less intimidating on the retail front, then you can instead hang out with Poochy in Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World - North America can preload the game + animated shorts, while the West get a demo.

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January 18, 2017

Super Mario Run Launching On Android In March Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 3:33 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

Different quarter, same content

Fire Emblem Heroes isn't the only Nintendo mobile game announced for Android today.

A tweet on Nintendo's Japanese-language Twitter account indicates that Super Mario Run will launch on the other major smartphone platform in March, following its iOS release in December 2016.

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New Fire Emblem Announced For Switch Release In 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 2:31 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

No other details given.

Fire Emblem Warriors may be multi-platform, but there will be an exclusive Fire Emblem for the Switch next year.

The announcement was made today in the Fire Emblem Direct. No details beyond the platform and year were given.

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Fire Emblem Warriors Releasing Fall 2017, Also Coming To New 3DS Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 2:28 pm PST
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo Direct

Key word: "New" 3DS.

Fire Emblem Warriors will be a multi-platform experience this fall.

The game announced during last week's Nintendo Switch reveal was announced to release this fall for both Switch and New 3DS consoles. An extended trailer was also shown with popular Fire Emblem characters appearing in the game.

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Fire Emblem Heroes Announced For Mobile Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 2:25 pm PST
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo Direct

Android was getting first crack, but iOS summoned reinforcements.

The next smartphone game from Nintendo will be Fire Emblem Heroes early next month.

A collection of classic Fire Emblem heroes will be available in a tactical RPG battle on smartphones, using a 8x6 grid for each battle. The traditional Fire Emblem weapon triangle will be used, with attributes shown on the characters. New characters can be summoned with orbs, earned either in battle or through in-app purchases.

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