Super Mario Maker Will Have 99 Amiibo Costumes

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This just in, Super Mario Maker is set to have 99 Amiibo costumes when it releases this September. The news stems from the official Japanese site for the Wii U exclusive. Players will also be able to unlock the costumes without amiibos by completing the 100 Mario Challenge. The game will support the Wii Remote, Classic Controller (Pro), Pro Controller.

Super Mario Maker hits the Wii U in September. Count us in.

NINTENDO – UPDATED FIRST-PARTY MILLION SELLERS LIST

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Nintendo has updated its first party million sellers list and you can check them out below. I would like to point out that Splatoon, Nintendo all new IP, has already made the list despite only being out for a couple of months. Also- it seems like Pokémon and Animal Crossing are stronger than ever!

Take a look below:

Mario Kart 8 – 5.43 million pcs.
Nintendo Land – 4.88 million pcs.
New Super Mario Bros. U – 4.84 million pcs.
Super Mario 3D World – 4.30 million pcs.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 3.83 million pcs.
New Super Luigi U – 2.26 million pcs.
Splatoon – 1.62 million pcs.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – 1.57 million pcs.
Wii Party U – 1.57 million pcs.
Pokémon X/Pokémon Y – 13.99 million pcs.
Mario Kart 7 – 11.92 million pcs.
Pokémon Omega Ruby/Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – 10.27 million pcs.
SUPER MARIO 3D LAND – 10.10 million pcs.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 9.30 million pcs.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 9.17 million pcs.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 7.04 million pcs.
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 4.54 million pcs.
Tomodachi Life – 4.30 million pcs.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – 3.77 million pcs.

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Dragon Quest XI Announced For Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, Nintendo NX

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Today, Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest XI is headed to the Nintendo 3DS, PS4 and Nintendo NX. While Nintendo’s mysterious NX system was changed to a “we are looking into it” status, we find it VERY interesting that the RPG giant mentioned Nintendo’s newest project during today’s announcement. We don’t know what shape or form the new NX will take, but it is certainly an interesting development to hear from developers regarding the system. You can read all about the upcoming game, below:

Dragon Quest X and XI announced for the NX.
Two different games with the same story similar to Ni no Kuni.
Both games slated for 2016 release to coincide with series 30th anniversary.
The two games will still have the same core staff working on them.
Is being made for the PS4 and 3DS (probably New3DS)
DQXI is also coming to the NX (probably the PS4 version?)
PS4 version is developed with the assistance of Orca.
PS4 version runs on UE4
PS4 version is open(-ish?) world. Similar to DQVIII
3DS version is developed with the assistance of Toy Logic.
3DS Version presents a classic 2D Sprite style on the bottom screen.
3DS version will have 2D sprite battles + random battles when playing with the D-Pad and 3D battles when playing with the circle-pad.
Release targeted within the 30th anniversary year for the series, so within the fiscal year starting April 1st, 2016 and ending March 31st 2017.

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Nintendo Will Be Live Streaming At Gamescom

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Nintendo will be present at this years Gamescom 2015 and the company will be live streaming from the event. At the show, there will be plenty of live streams to check out and Nintendo has decided to throw their name in the hat. According to the image above, Nintendo will have streams going on August 6, 7, and 8 on its official Twitch page.

Keep it here for more Gamescom news.

China Lifts Ban on Video Game Consoles

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China has decided to lift its ban on video game consoles. The ban was temporarily lifted by the government in January, but the only way console manufacturers could sell consoles was with government approval. Now it appears that China has completely lifted its ban and consumers will soon be able to purchase any console they want.

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Tiny Galaxy Wii U Review

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Tiny Galaxy is an entertaining little Wii U eShop title that players may want to check out. It’s a challenging game with an adorable sound track and interesting visuals. Tiny Galaxy isn’t your average platformer and is an interesting take on the genre. Rather than traversing levels from left-to-right found in a typical platformer, players are tasked with performing vertical jumps from planet to planet while collecting the stars located on each one. While it’s not a perfect game by any means, if you have a few extra bucks laying in your eshop account, you may want to give this one a try.

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Nintendo TVii Shutting Down Service 

  
Nintendo’s TVii service is set to close up shop come next month. The service was available for the past 3 years and was a nifty little feature for the Wii U system that could’ve been used a bit better if they decided to “flesh out” the app. Here is what they had to say regarding Nintendo TVii:

After almost 3 years of finding, watching and engaging with Nintendo TVii, we will be ending the service on August 11, 2015 at 3:00pm PT. At the same time, we will be closing the Nintendo TVii Miiverse community.

We sincerely thank you for all of your engagement within the community and the Nintendo TVii service. We look forward to your contributions within our many other Miiverse communities.

Mobile Browser Game of The Week

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It’s that time again my friends, time where we announce our “Mobile Browser Game of The Week”. This has been a running thing on our website for the past couple of months in where we tell you guys what we have been playing on my smartphones mobile browser. These bit sized games can be played directly on your mobile browser either on your computer or on your cell phone and help pass the time if you are waiting in line or have kids that need some mobile entertainment. Our phones are always filled with games via their corresponding app store but this is a nice little alternative to that so we thought we would share what games we have been playing.

This week we have been knee deep in The Minions. Yes those adorable little creatures from the new movie have a plethora of mobile games from our friends over at Poki and some have been pretty decent to play on the go. One of the games that my son and I picked out right away is Minion go-kart. We are huge Mario Kart fans so this is the first one we enjoyed. While the game is no Mario Kart (nothing really is honestly), it reminded me of the old Off Road game titles and once we got the hang of everything, it was decently fun. Here s quick description of the game:

Race a Despicable Me go-kart to victory against rival Minions! You will speed across curvy cartoon tracks on your way to winning the World Cup. Follow the guideline arrows through each bend in the road, and steer clear of palm trees in Minion Kart

If something like this doesn’t fit your fancy, there are a ton of other titles that should entertain you for a bit. Check it out and let us know what you think. Until next time…

Japanese Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  
Here are the latest hardware sales from Japan.  Looks like the PS4 enjoyed a nice boost in sales as the system almost doubled in sales from the previous week. Check out the list below and see what sold last week:

PlayStation 4 – 24,266 (15,779)

New 3DS LL – 19,432 (21,069)

PlayStation Vita – 13,190 (13,632)

Wii U – 11,028 (10,789)

New 3DS – 5,437 (5,551)

PlayStation 3 – 2,947 (2,979)

3DS – 1,376 (1,184)

3DS LL – 726 (899)

PlayStation Vita TV – 618 (613)

Xbox One – 242 (149)