Here Are The Latest Japanese Hardware Sales

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Here are the latest hardware sales (followed by last week’s sales) from Japan. The 3DS enjoys a healthy lead followed by Sony’s platforms. Check out the full breakdown below:

New 3DS LL – 19,960 (30,105)
PlayStation 4 – 14,495 (18,503)
PlayStation Vita – 11,605 (17,400)
Wii U – 11,302 (16,567)
New 3DS – 5,967 (8,326)
PlayStation 3 – 2,549 (3,448)
3DS – 1,557 (2,752)
3DS LL – 795 (1,065)
PlayStation Vita TV – 554 (672)
Xbox One – 160 (195)

FAMITSU’S MOST WANTED GAMES

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Famitsu has released another “most wanted games” list for last week and you can check them out below. As expected, the Japanese really love their RPG’s as we have seen a trend of them sitting on top of the charts for the past couple of weeks.

Check out the list below:

1. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII – 1,072 votes
2. [3DS] Monster Hunter X – 723 votes
3. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 640 votes
4. [PS4] Persona 5 – 541 votes
5. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII – 463 votes
6. [PSV] Tokyo Xanadu – 450 votes
7. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 367 votes
8. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 331 votes
9. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai – 276 votes
10. [3DS] 7th Dragon III Code: VFD – 269 votes
11. [PS4] Street Fighter V – 261 votes
12. [PS3] Persona 5 – 228 votes
13. [PS4] Yoru no Nai Kuni – 222 votes
14. [PS4] Dragon Quest VI – 212 votes
15. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 210 votes

SUPER MARIO MAKER – NORTH AMERICAN COMMERCIAL

Here is the North American commercial for the upcoming Super Mario Maker for Wii U. The Wii U exclusive looks and plays incredibly (I was lucky enough to get some hands on time with the title at Best Buy) and I can’t wait for it’s September 11th release. I would imagine that Super Mario Maker will help shift some hardware units for Wii U so it will be interesting to see how things play out.

Check out the 30 second spot and let us know what you think.

Enjoy.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Adorable Animal Crossing Amiibos

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Here is a closer look at the adorable Animal Crossing Amiibo figures. Nintendo popular toys are still selling like hot cakes and we could only imagine what will happen when these cute figures head to retail. The Animal Crossing Amiibo’s are headed to store shelves this Holiday season so make your Christmas list now.

Speaking of Amiibo figures, we are currently giving away a hard to find Ness Amiibo so be sure to click here and enter.

NINTENDO FILES PATENT FOR STATIONARY GAME CONSOLE WITHOUT OPTICAL DISK

Could Nintendo be embracing an all digital future?

Could Nintendo be embracing an all digital future?

In case you missed yesterday’s hoopla surrounding Nintendo and their latest patents, the company has filed for a stationary game console without an optical disc. This could strongly point to Nintendo being very proactive in working towards an all digital future. Here are some other facts regarding Nintendo’s new NX system.

This summary of the patent was created by NeoGAF member, Sinxtanx:

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Check Out Metroid Rendered in Unreal Engine 4

Want to check out Metroid fully rendered in Unreal Engine 4? Check out the video above and be prepared to see something gorgeous. The lighting and the reflections in this tech demo are unreal and I wonder if Nintendo is taking notice of any of these Unreal Engine 4 Nintendo videos. It would be interesting to see Metroid like this and I think that people would go absolutely crazy if this came out.

Enjoy.

Pokken Tournament Announced For Wii U And Coming Next Spring

It official everyone; Pokken Tournament has been announced for Wii U and is coming next Spring. The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo today announced the upcoming release of Pokkén Tournament for the Nintendo Wii U home console. Currently an arcade game available only in Japan, Pokkén Tournament for the Nintendo Wii U will be released worldwide in spring 2016.

This is great news for Wii U owners who are looking for something to play on their systems come 2016 (besides Zelda of course). Check out the announcement trailer above.

SQUARE ENIX’S ANNOUNCES PAX PRIME 2015 LINEUP

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Square-Enix has announced their PAX Prime 2015 lineup and you can check out the list below. the lineup looks pretty fierce and I can’t wait to hear more on nearly every single game. Here is what they will be showing:

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below (PS4)
Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS)
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward (PS4, PS3, PC)
Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae 2.0 (PS4, XBO)
Just Cause 3 (PS4, XBO, PC)
Lara Croft GO (iOS, Android)
Life is Strange (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PC)

What game catches your fancy?

Source: Square PR

Nintendo 2DS Now $100

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Nintendo announced, earlier today, that the price of the Nintendo 2DS handheld is now officially $100. The 2DS allows gamers to play 3DS titles 3D-FREE and is aimed more at the younger crowd. I am eager to see if Nintendo advertises this deal and wonder what will happen during the Holiday season.

The 2DS launched in October 2013 for $130 and by January, Nintendo had sold 2.1 million units. Will this deal make you jump and get a 2DS?