Here Are This Week’s Famitsu Review Scores

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This week’s Famitsu scores are in and you can check them out below. Let us know if anything catches your fancy:

Lost Heroes 2 (3DS) – 8/8/7/7
Dragon Ball Xenoverse (PS4/PS3/XBO/360) – 7/8/8/7
Xtype+ (Wii U) – 7/6/8/7
Color Zen (3DS) – 7/7/8/6
Hazumi (3DS) – 7/7/7/7
6×1?Unlimited? (3DS) – 7/6/7/7
Zomgeri Panic Nightmare (3DS) – 7/6/7/6
Shinjuku Dungeon (3DS) – 7/6/7/6
Sangoku Stories Ten (3DS) – 6/6/7/6

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Crazy Nintendo Collection

If you want to see one of the craziest Nintendo collections, here is your video. I have to say we are impressed and a bit jealous. This impressive collection includes over 500 of the best Nintendo home console games, more than 50 boxed console variations, over 120 controllers, 300 magazines, 400 figures and 20 posters.

Check it out and let us know what you think.

Nintendo Named #1 Publisher in France

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It has been announced that Nintendo was #1 publisher, with almost 4.5m games sold in 2014, for its second year in a row. Here are some highlights from Nintendo’s standout year:

– in the Top 20 for 2014, 8 games are from Nintendo
– Pokémon OR/AS was their #1 games with over 476k sold.
– Tomodachi Life is at 439k on Dec. 31st, over 450k right now (quite popular with children and young girls)
– Smash Bros. 3DS is at 279k (good word of mouth)
– Wii U is at over 510k, #2 behind PS4 but still better than XB1 (roughly 430k iirc). That’s below their expectation (~550k by the end of 2014).
– Smash Bros + Wii U bundle accounted for 1/3 of Nintendo’s total HW sales during the last 2 weeks of the year.
– Wii U is +40% YoY.
– 240k Wii U sold in 2014
– Mario Kart 8 sold 346k
– amiibo at 200k
– 20k amiibo sold last week. Right now, most people buying them do so for collecting. So this year, they’re gonna emphasize the use in games.
– MM3D N3DS already out of stock
– betting big on MH, which usually sells 100k/game.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse – Unlockable Trophies, Pages, & Music Samples

The good guys at Gamexplain check out some of the unlockable bonus items in the upcoming Wii U title Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. The video showcases trophies, book pages, and music soundtrack samples.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is set to launch next month and will retail for $39.99. The game will also support Amiibo’s as well.

Nintendo Minute December Favorites

Here is an all new Nintendo Minute entitled December favorites for your viewing pleasure. As expected from the title of the video, the good people over at Nintendo Minute discuss their December favorites and ask gamers the same thing. Check it out and let us know what games you are currently playing.

Enjoy.

Japanese Hardware Sales

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Here are the official hardware sales between December 22 and December 28 for Japan. Nintendo has to be pleased with their Holiday performance as they took the top 3 spots in terms of hardware sales.

Check out the list below and let us know what you think:

New 3DS LL – 105,947
New 3DS – 49,503
Wii U – 43,950
Vita – 42,405
PS4 – 33,150
3DS LL – 25,653
3DS – 15,171
PS3 – 12,578
Xbox One – 1,162
Vita TV – 1,090
Xbox 360 – 121
PSP – 7

Big Gaming Predictions For 2015

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It’s that time again my friends. Time where we peak into our gaming crystal ball and try and make some big gaming predictions for the upcoming year. With 2015 already in full swing, we here at MVGN have made some predictions for 2015 and we hope you enjoy them. Will Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo drop the prices of their home consoles? Will The Last Guardian release? What will Nintendo do next?

Check out our predictions and let us know what you guys think!

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Here Are Amazon’s Top 10 Games of 2014

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Amazon has put together a list of their top 10 games of 2014 and you can check out the list below. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor pretty much surprised everyone when it was released and took top honors from the online retailer.

Check out the full list below:

10. Dragon Age: Inquisition
9. Ocotdad: Dadliest Catch
8. Mario Kart 8
7. South Park: The Stick of Truth
6. Super Smash Bros.
5. Sportsfriends
4. Towerfall: Ascension
3. Dark Souls II
2. Transistor
1. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor