Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales) [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Nintendo, 01/18/18) – 66,692 (New) [PS4] Gintama Rumble (Bandai Namco, 01/18/18) (Limited Edition Included) – 38,443 (New) [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 28,691 (1,946,033) [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04,28,17) – 26,365 (1,264,800) [PSV] Gintama Rumble (Bandai Namco, 01/18/18) (Limited Edition Included) – 23,417 (New) [PS4] Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (Square Enix, 01/11/18) – 20,433 (126,100) [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 18,972 (1,555,312) [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 16,790 (1,515,299) [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo, 12/28/17) – 11,454 (135,773) [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 9,502 (824,728) [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Treasure Legend Banbaraya … [Read more...] about Media Create (JP) 01/15/18-01/21/18: DAAAAAH! Switch wins in software, PS4 wins in hardware, One X up 21,317%!
In the run-up to Nintendo's announcement last night, a few of us were bandying around ideas about what it could possibly be. An Amiibo-focussed game, Nintendo's own version of Skylanders? A streaming service that brought together the best in kids TV - so you'd always have an episode of In The Night Garden to hand through your favourite Nintendo device? How small our imaginations were, and how glorious it is to be blindsided by Nintendo again. Labo, the bevvy of cardboard appendages that turn your Switch into a piano, a fishing rod, a doll's house and so much more, is a reminder that Nintendo remains unashamedly, unapologetically and somewhat brilliantly a toymaker at heart. This is an idea from leftfield, perhaps as pure an expression of Gunpei Yokoi's well-worn philosophy of lateral thinking with withered technology as there's ever been at Nintendo. Labo looks like nothing more than a product of Nintendo before Mario - as expertly chronicled by Erik Voskuil on his outstanding blog … [Read more...] about Switch’s eccentric new hardware is a link to Nintendo’s past in the most exciting way
According to numbers gathered by the NPD Group, Nintendo hardware dominated December sales this year with the Nintendo Switch selling more units than any other console on the market. Between the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, and the SNES Classic Edition, Nintendo says it moved more than 2.6 million systems. Altogether, this means Nintendo consoles accounted for over of half of all video game hardware sold during December 2017. A big chunk of those sales are owed to the Nintendo Switch's strong holiday presence. Nintendo sold 1.5 million Switch systems during the month of December, bringing its lifetime sales up to 4.8 million units. This NPD report lines up with Nintendo’s internal sales figures that pegged the Switch as the fastest-selling home console in U.S. history earlier this month. But what is particularly interesting about December’s hardware numbers is that the 3DS saw a notable bump in sales over the holiday season. The NPD Group reports that the … [Read more...] about Nintendo hardware sold a combined 2.6M units in December alone
Black Friday pt. 2 Contributors: Polygon Staff Image credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images If you missed out on Black Friday, you’re probably not going to suffer too many losses on deals. PlayStation, Xbox, Amazon and others are still having new sales on consoles, hardware and games. We’ll be continuing to add new retailers on this storystream, so stay tuned for more updates. … [Read more...] about Cyber Monday 2017: The best deals on gaming hardware and video games
Official Nintendo Magazine UK has been given exclusive access to the Wii U hardware as Nintendo gears up for the worldwide launch of its new machine. Editor-in-chief, Chandra Nair, is on hand to talk you through the ins and outs of the new machine, as well as answer that most important question: How big is the new base unit compared to a Wii? Find out right the answer to that (and more) right here: There are also some more pictures of the machine next to other Nintendo products over at Official Nintendo Magazine's website, so do head over and take a look. It's OK, we'll wait. … [Read more...] about Wii U size comparison video shows you every aspect of the new hardware