Pokemon Go players caught over 589 Million Magikarp during the gams first water-themed event. Players who logged in enjoyed a healthy number of water based Pokemon and it looks as though Magikarp was in high demand. I only was able to catch a couple of Marikarp myself, I did catch a number of new water-type Pokemon and I am excited for more events like this in the future.
Android owners can now play Super Mario Run on their mobile devices. The popular mobile game from Nintendo made a big splash on iOS and we can’t wait to see how it fairs on the Android platform. Nintendo will no doubt be pleased with sales and I hope we see the next wave of games for mobile platforms (I’m looking at you Animal Crossing). You will need to have Android versions 4.2 and up if you want the game to work properly.
If you are an Android owner, let us know if you plan on downloading the game.
Another day closer to the Nintendo Switch release and I have decided to upload an all new video on the YouTube channel. This one discusses the “tablet” of the Switch (which I guess is the system itself) and asks the question- Can the Nintendo Switch theoretically get iOS and Android titles? If so, the library for the device could be INSANE!
What do you guys think? Should Nintendo explore this?
The recently released Fire Emblem Heroes has already garnered almost 3 million bucks. The game earned more than $2.9 million in worldwide gross revenue and been downloaded more than two million times according to the Data tracking firm, Sensor Tower. The game, which hit the iOS store as well as Android can be downloaded for free and players can purchase in game items for real money.
It will be interesting to see how things play out in the long run as this is more of a “hardcore” mobile game.
If you are waiting for Animal Crossing on iOS or Android, you will have to wait a bit longer. Nintendo has officially announced that the popular sim type title will not be coming at the end of next month. Nintendo says that one of the reasons behind the delay is that they have diverted smartphone development resources to Super Mario Run for Android.
Animal Crossing on mobile platforms will now be released during the next fiscal year which is anytime between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. Fingers crossed we hear more soon.
Android users can smile happy as pre-registration for the incredible Super Mario Run is now available. Nintendo has now enabled pre-registration for Super Mario Run on Google Play, where users will be notified when Super Mario Run is released (much like what they did for the iOS version). We fully expect the game to release in early 2017, so get ready Android users! Here is the tweet coming from Nintendo:
Attn @Android users: Pre-Register now to be notified when the official #SuperMarioRun is available on @GooglePlay https://t.co/rYJAIDUdO5 pic.twitter.com/0XurAp1W8g
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 29, 2016
Super Mario Run has already reached 50 MILLION downloads on iOS! The game has been a “runaway” success and will no doubt continue its dominance well into the Holidays. Nintendo Japan tweeted earlier today that the mobile title has officially reached 50 million downloads on Apple’s iOS platform. I wonder how much that converts to in money…
Nintendo is sure to be pleased with these crazy numbers!
Don’t look now, but the immensely popular Pokemon GO is now available on the Apple iWatch. Players who own the watch will be able to do a number of key features by downloading the app, so here’s a quick recap on what you can do:
Log each play session as a workout, with gameplay counting toward personal Activity rings
Receive notifications about nearby Pokémon
Count distance toward hatching Pokémon Eggs and receiving Candy with your Buddy Pokémon
Receive notifications about PokéStops nearby and collect items from them
Receive notifications when Eggs hatch and medals are awarded
It seems like Pokemon GO is a natural fit for the device and we are eager to see what you guys think about having the game on your wrist.
Well, we knew it… Super Mario Run has arrived on the App Store and has taken it by storm. Since Nintendo announced the mobile game, players have been eager to get access to everyone’s favorite plumber on their phone (legally) and has become a massive success for the company. Super Mario Run has already been downloaded 2.85 million times and has become the biggest launch in the history of the App Store.
Nintendo HAS to be pleased and it’s only the beginning. We expect the game to sit on top of the charts for quite some time.
Congrats Nintendo. Keep it here for more news on Super Mario Run’s tremendous success.
Good news Pokemon GO players; more cute creatures have been added to the immensely popular mobile game! Beginning today, players will have the opportunity to add Togepi, Pichu and select Pokémon originally discovered in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games to their Pokémon GO Pokédex. Check out the full rundown below and get ready to catch more Pokemon!
Here is what they had to say:
“As we race toward 2017, we can’t help but feel grateful for the support and reaction the Pokémon GO community has given us, and we’re delighted to start rolling out select Pokémon for them to hatch,” said Kei Kawai, director of product at Niantic, Inc. “We’re also looking forward to celebrating the season with our community by introducing a Pikachu wearing a festive hat, providing Trainers the opportunity to get out and explore their neighborhoods with friends and family as they gather for the holidays.”
“Fans around the world fell in love with Pokémon GO for the opportunity to encounter Pokémon—beloved pop-culture and gaming icons for 20 years—in the real world. Matched with the innovative technology and development of the mobile game by Niantic, hundreds of millions of players have filled their Pokédexes with over 100 available Pokémon in Pokémon GO while exploring the world around them,” said J.C. Smith, senior director of consumer marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “The opportunity to hatch select Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region is just the beginning of how more Pokémon will be added to the game for Trainers to continue their Pokémon GO adventures.”
I must say I love the newest changes in the title and cannot wait until we can trade as well. We fully expect Pokemon GO to continue to be very popular well into 2017. Enjoy.