Nintendo’s E3 2017 Plans Starting to Take Shape

If you’re not subscribed to my YouTube channel, make sure you check it out! I recently uploaded the above video so give it a watch and let me know what you think. E3 2017 is approaching quickly and I discuss how Nintendo’s plans for the big show are starting to come to light. With Nintendo already announcing a Splatoon 2 tournament, Super Mario Odyssey releasing this Holiday season and the Switch selling like hot cakes, things are starting to look good for this year’s show.


Here is a 20 second, visual comparison for Crash Bandicoot on PS4. Even though this video is crazy-short, it gives us a glimpse as to what we can expect come June when the game is released. Color us impressed… Makes me wonder why they haven’t remastered this game already.


Japanese Hardware Sales

The latest sales from Japan have arrived and you can check out the full rundown below.  The Nintendo Switch less the way shifting almost 48k followed by the PS4. Check the full list out below and let us know what you think.

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)
Switch – 47,911 (76,679)

PlayStation 4 – 20,963 (18,848)

New 3DS LL – 20,457 (17,873)

PlayStation Vita – 7,158 (5,994)

PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,991 (6,455)

2DS – 5,355 (4,101)

New 3DS – 1,169 (1,089)

Xbox One – 677 (101)

PlayStation 3 – 407 (453)

Wii U – 397 (543)


Calling all Street Fighter V fans; Ed has officially been revealed as a DLC. Although we don’t have a release date just yet, he will be playable in the CFN 2 beta this week. We fully expect the hero to become available sooner rather than later.

Check out the official reveal trailer for Ed in Street Fighter V and let us know if you plan on downloading him.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – Extended TV Cut

Nintendo has uploaded an all new video showcasing Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. This is the extended TV cut and clocks in at 60 glorious seconds. Discover the story of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, available May 19th on Nintendo 3DS. Check it out and let us know what you guys think.


Sony E3 Conference Confirmed For Usual Time

It has been “officially” revealed that Sony’s E3 2017 press conference will take place on Monday, June 12th at 6PM (9PM EST). Although Sony has been showing off their E3 press event for the past couple of years at the same time, it’s nice to hear an official announcement. This will give me more than enough time to get home, grab something to eat, put the kids to bed and watch away. We fully expect the new God of War to make a HUGE appearance along with The Last of Us 2 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Sony’s E3 conference is shaping up to be amazing again and we can’t wait until next month.

More on E3 2017 as it develops.

NBA Playgrounds Will Be Online “A Few Days After Release” For Nintendo Switch

It has been revealed that the Nintendo Switch version for NBA Playground will not initially feature online play. The team has announced that the Switch version of the game will include the much sought-after feature “a few days after release”. Matchmaking with friends is also another feature not activated from release and players will have to utilise leaderboards to specify who they play with.

While this seems to be a bit of a bummer, there will be a patch that players can download very soon to bring the game up to snuff. NBA Playgrounds looks pretty sweet and I plan on picking it up on Switch.

NBA Playgrounds will be released May 9 for $19.99.