Pokemon GO Plus Delayed Until September

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The Pokemon Go Plus accessory, a separate device that enhances the gaming experience for Pokemon Go, has been delayed until September. The device is another way for Nintendo to profit from the game’s runaway success and no reason was given for the delay of the accessory. The Pokemon Go Plus accessory will no doubt send the gaming public into a swirl and I am certain this thing is going to sell like hotcakes when it’s finally released.

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New Nintendo NX Details Emerge?

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As we patiently wait for news regarding the Nintendo NX, the good people over at Eurogamer seem to have uncovered more details regarding the highly anticipated system. Keep in mind, this news should be taken with a grain of salt as we have yet to hear anything official from the big N themselves…. Anyway, here is what the internet outlet is reporting:

Nintendo’s upcoming NX will be a portable, handheld console with detachable controllers, a number of sources have confirmed to Eurogamer.

On the move, NX will function as a high-powered handheld console with its own display. So far so normal – but here’s the twist: we’ve heard the screen is bookended by two controller sections on either side, which can be attached or detached as required.

The website goes on to report that the system will also feature Nvidia’s powerful Tegra mobile processor and that the NX will use game cartridges as its choice of physical media.

Only time will tell if this rumor pans out to be true. I was under the impression that the NX was more of a “platform” concept and will feature a handheld component AND a home console. The two would work in tandem however would NOT be a hybrid system. What do you guys think?

Japanese Hardware Sales

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The newest hardware sales from Japan have arrived, so check out the full list below. The 3DS took top honors and Sony’s systems rounded out the top 3 positions. Check out the breakdown below:

3DS – 27.806
PS4 – 20.395
PS Vita – 10.991
Wii U – 7.601
PS3 – 1.045
Xbone – 63

Nintendo Reintroducing Original NES

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It looks like Nintendo is going to be playing the nostalgic card later this year as the company has announced that it will be re-introducing the original NES system on November 11th. You are reading this post correct my friends, Nintendo has shared that they will be releasing an all “new” NES system this Holiday season and will come prepackaged with 30 original NES games. The official name of the retro inspired console is the Nintendo Classic Mini.

The Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System comes packaged with an HDMI cable, a USB cable for powering the system*, and one Nintendo Classic Mini: NES Controller. And whether it’s rediscovering an old favourite or experiencing the joy of NES for the first time, the fantastic collection of NES classics included with each and every system should have something for all players. The included titles are:

Balloon Fight
BUBBLE BOBBLE
Castlevania™
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr.
DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
Dr. Mario
Excitebike
FINAL FANTASY®
Galaga™
GHOSTS‘N GOBLINS™
GRADIUS™
Ice Climber
Kid Icarus
Kirby’s Adventure
Mario Bros.
MEGA MAN™ 2
Metroid
NINJA GAIDEN®
PAC-MAN™
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
StarTropics
SUPER C™
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Tecmo Bowl™
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

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Japanese Hardware Sales

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The latest Japanese Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales) are in so check them out below. Sony’s PS4 lead the way shifting over 22K in units follows by the New 3DS LL. The Wii U seemed to enjoy a healthy boost in sales as Nintendo released a Splatoon bundle which no doubt helped sales.

Check it out below:

PlayStation 4 – 22,717 (23,679)
New 3DS LL – 16,505 (17,648)
Wii U – 15,470 (4,444)
PlayStation Vita – 11,042 (11,461)
New 3DS – 3,284 (4,122)
PlayStation 3 – 1,126 (1,265)
3DS – 670 (718)
3DS LL – 87 (82)
Xbox One – 72 (73)

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100 Amiibo Now Currently Available in US

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Nintendo has announced that there are now 100 different Amiibo figures available for purchase in the US. Th popular Nintendo figures debuted with a ton of gamers flocking to retail stores and have been amazingly popular ever since. I know we have about 20 or so at our house so it looks like we have some work to do before we get the entire collection…

Congrats Nintendo, here’s to 100 more!

What is your favorite Amiibo?

Nintendo Files Patent For New Single Screen Device

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Nintendo has filed a new patent for a single screened handheld device, presumably for the handheld portion for the NX. Twitter user ZhugeEX spotted the new trademark filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent describes a “handheld information processing apparatus” that features a single screen which comes with a touchscreen. The device features built-in speakers and a vibration system to provide a “higher sense of immersion.”

Interesting to say the least. Will Nintendo break away from its two screened design? What do you guys think?

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FAMITSU’S MOST WANTED GAMES

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Japanese publication Famitsu has once again published their most wanted games, so check out the list below. Final Fantasy XV rally seems to have captured the Japanese public as the game always sits atop the charts for most wanted games.

Check out the full breakdown below:

1. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 1,177 votes
2. [PS4] Persona 5 – 1,102 votes
3. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake – 740 votes
4. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI – 652 votes
5. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI – 577 votes
6. [3DS] Pokemon Sun/Moon – 538 votes
7. [PS4] Tales of Berseria – 408 votes
8. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 391 votes
9. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey V – 374 votes
10. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3 – 360 votes
11. [WIU] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 342 votes
12. [PSV] Reco Love: Blue Ocean and Gold Beach – 267 votes
13. [3DS] Culdcept Revolt – 249 votes
14. [PS4] Yakuza 6 – 246 votes
15. [PS4] The Last Guardian – 224 votes

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