Japanese Hardware Sales

The latest Japanese hardware sales are in and the Switch took the top spot. Looks like that “Splatoon 2 effect” is strong with Nintendo and they seem to be really trying to ship as many units as possible to capitalize on the hype.

Check out the full breakdown below:

Switch – 87.798
3DS – 45.730
PS4 – 42.462
PS Vita – 4.651
Wii U – 132
PS3 – 95
Xbone – 75

Nintendo to Hold Special Panel at PAX West 2017

It has been revealed that Nintendo will be attending PAX West and will play host to a “special panel” at this year’s show. We fully expect to hear more about how the Switch is disrupting the video game scene much like how the original Wii did back when it was launched. I also expect to hear a lot about Super Mario Odyssey but we will have to wait and see what they will talk about next month. The special panel from Nintendo will take place on September 2nd.

More as it develops.

Japanese Hardware Sales

Here are the latest Japanese hardware sales. The following list is from last week and has the Nintendo Switch taking top honors. Check out the full list below:

Switch – 61.933
3DS – 60.889
PS4 – 52.939
PS Vita – 4.773
Wii U – 158
PS3 – 96
Xbone – 90

Wii U outselling XBOX One…

Nintendo World Championships Returning This October

This October, Nintendo fans will put their gaming skills to the ultimate test in an epic battle to win the Nintendo World Championships 2017.

It all kicks off with eight qualifying events at select Best Buy stores across the U.S.* Join the celebration of Nintendo’s past, present, and future—and maybe even win a trip to NYC for the finals!

Click here and visit Nintendo’s website for all the details.

Dragon Quest X Version 4 Headed to Switch in November

At the Dragon Quest Summer Festival 2017, Square Enix has announced the next expansion for Dragon Quest X, known as “The 500-Year Voyage to a Far-away Hometown.” The game will be launching on November 16 for 3,800 yen in Japan. I am hoping we will get a localized version of the game from Square, so I will keep my fingers crossed.

I can’t wait to see more Square Enix titles for Switch… Where have they gone?! I was fully expecting to see/hear more about them during E3 2017. Check out the trailer below as well:

U.S: Nintendo Downloads For August 3rd 2017

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

Retro City Rampage DX – The Retro City Rampage game reimagines the open-world crime genre of the ’80s. Rampage the city, steal cars or play over 60 Story Mode missions. This remastered pop culture sendup features a full Story Mode of open-world missions, along with Arcade Challenges for quick pick-up-and-play action. Explore the city by foot or by car, and discover minigames, customizations, collectibles and special guest stars.
Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

I Am Setsuna – Download the authentic JRPG style of yesteryear on the Nintendo Switch console and save 33 percent for a limited time. Offer ends Aug. 10 at 8:59 a.m. PT.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.
Activities

Celebrate Kirby’s 25th Anniversary with activities throughout August – It’s been 25 years since Kirby debuted in the Kirby’s Dream Land game on the Game Boy system. That’s worth celebrating! Fans can enjoy up to 25 percent off select digital Kirby games for the Wii U console and Nintendo 3DS family of systems now through 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 8. The full list of games is here.

While we’re enjoying 25 years of Kirby, there’s another famous Nintendo series having an anniversary right now: The Star Fox 64 game was released a little more than 20 years ago! With the long-awaited release of Star Fox 2 coming on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system on Sept. 29 as well, we thought it was the perfect time to celebrate all things Star Fox with some My Nintendo rewards. Check out some of the great stuff you can get with your My Nintendo points!

Star Fox Zero (Wii U) 30 percent off

Star Fox 64 3D (Nintendo 3DS) 30 percent off

Star Fox Command (Wii U) 40 percent off

This month’s game picks are Nintendo exclusives from a wide variety of genres! With discounts of up to 50 percent off, now is a great time to try these fun titles you might have missed.

An epic action RPG: Pandora’s Tower (Wii U)

A quirky classic: Earthbound Beginnings (Wii U)

Two top tower defense games: Dillon’s Rolling Western (Nintendo 3DS) and Dillon’s Rolling Western: The Last Ranger (Nintendo 3DS)

Also new this week:

ACA NEOGEO AERO FIGHTERS 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Slime-san (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
GUNBARICH for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
STRIKERS1945 for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Puzzle Adventure Blockle (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Use Your Words (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Infinite Minigolf (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
VoxelMaker (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Flight of Light (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

SNES Mini Pre-Orders Start Later This Month

Nintendo has not only announced that SNES Mini Pre-Orders will be taking place later this month, but they will also release an ample supply of the system when it releases later this year. Nintendo of America has confirmed via Twitter that SNES Mini pre-orders will go live in North America later this month at your favorite retail locations. I am hoping to get a system this time around as I missed out on the NES Classic Mini.

Keep it here for more SNES Mini pre order news. Stay tuned.

Nintendo Switch Sells BIG in Japan

The latest Japanese Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales) are in and the Nintendo Switch has shifted almost 100K units! This is MASSIVE numbers for the big N and with the release of Splatoon 2 (which also sold a ridiculous amount), things are sure looking good for Nintendo.

Check out the full rundown below:

Switch – 98,999 (31,906)
PlayStation 4 – 23,841 (28,569)
New 2DS LL – 17,717 (43,315)
New 3DS LL – 13,108 (12,101)
PlayStation 4 Pro – 7,037 (7,649)
PlayStation Vita – 4,545 (4,655)
2DS – 2,300 (1,901)
New 3DS – 1,020 (1,242)
Wii U – 176 (146)
PlayStation 3 – 142 (129)
Xbox One – 77 (200)

Huge props to Nintendo. 99k is a HUGE number…. Also- I feel bad for XBOX One….Just sayin’

Hey! Pikmin “Hey Helper” TV Commercial

Here is the first TV commercial for Hey! Pikmin on 3DS. Notice how the kid in the 30 second spot is sporting the new 2DS XL as well… Pikmin for the 3DS looks pretty decent and I am very eager to read the first reviews on the game. Hey! Pikmin comes to Nintendo 3DS systems on July 28.

Will you be picking this up?