Tag: Nintendo

Pokémon Sword and Shield review-in-progress — A warm and comfy, but mild, curry

Pokémon Sword and Shield are showing that a good game can overcome one’s up-and-down (mostly down) history with a franchise, and that you’re never too old to embrace something your children enjoy. And embrace Pokémon Shield, I have. Releasing November 15 in stores, online retailers, and the Nintendo eShop, Pokémon Sword and Shield show that […]

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Luigi’s Mansion 3 has the best U.S. debut month for the franchise

Luigi’s Mansion 3 may have come out on October 31, but it still managed to be the third best-selling game in the U.S. for the month. That’s according to market analyst The NPD Group. Luigi’s latest spooky adventure was also the best-selling Switch game for October. It also had the best debut month for any […]

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Nintendo 64’s eBay consoles sales rocket up 205% over 2018

Nintendo is a dominant force on eBay. The online-auction platform released some details about its top-selling gaming products today, and Nintendo holds the top 3 spots. The most surprising entry on that list is the Nintendo 64. That retro system saw a 205% year-over-year increase in sales in September, and that was enough to put […]

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‘Mario Maker 2’ Creators Are Using Cryptography to Make Impossible Levels

10^566, or 10 to the 566th power, is a very big number. It’s such a big number, in fact, that I repeatedly failed to find a website that would calculate how big it is. Good Calculators, a “collection of really good online calculators,” refused to spit out an answer. Calculator.net, on the other hand, threw […]

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Claims The Title Of The Best-Selling Fighting Game Of All Time

Throughout gaming history, there have been many fighting games that have been released. Some of them have gone on to become classics, some of them have just faded into obscurity. There have been a handful of franchises that have endured over the years, and one of them is Nintendo’s Super Smash series. Advertising In fact, […]

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Luigi’s Mansion 3 sales top the U.K. chart

Luigi’s Mansions 3 sales surpassed all other Nintendo games in the U.K. for 2019 during their launch week, according to industry-tracking groups GfK and UKIE (via Gamesindustry.biz).Yes, Luigi outsold both The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Super Mario Maker 2. Here’s the full top 10 for physical sales in the U.K. over the last week: […]

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Nintendo President: Switch Lite isn’t cannibalizing the Switch

Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said in a briefing for analysts that the Nintendo Switch Lite isn’t cannibalizing sales of its older sibling Nintendo Switch. The more compact and lightweight Switch Lite is a dedicated handheld which cannot be used to display games on a television, as the Switch can be. It launched worldwide in September, […]

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Nintendo Switch sales surpass 41 million

Nintendo’s operating profit saw a massive jump during its second quarter as Switch sales continue their momentum. The company reported an operating profit of 94,222 million yen ($871.18 million) for the first six months of the fiscal year. That is up 53.4% year-over-year. Net sales, meanwhile, were 443,967 million yen ($4.1 billion). That is up […]

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Shigeru Miyamoto promises not to retire as he wins culture award

The government of Japan is selecting famed Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto as the country’s latest Person of Cultural Merit. This is an award Japan has handed out since 1999 to bring attention to standout professionals in fields like art, science, sports, and academics. Now, the country is pointing that spotlight at one of the most […]

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Luigi’s Mansion 3 review — Stepping into Nintendo’s top tier

The Luigi’s Mansion series never felt like top-tier Nintendo. Sure, the original Luigi’s Mansion was fun and quirky when it launched along with the GameCube in 2001, and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon was a great 3DS game when it released in 2013. But they couldn’t shoot the franchise to the heights of legendary Nintendo series […]

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Tetris 99 gets Luigi’s Mansion 3 event starring Gooigi

Nintendo is launching Luigi’s Mansion 3 on October 31 for Halloween. But the publisher is going to give you a taste of the spooky ghost-catching game as part of an upcoming event for Tetris 99. Beginning Friday, October 25 and running through October 28, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can load up the battle royale Tetris […]

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NPD: Nintendo Switch outsold Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in September

As Microsoft and Sony slowly sunset their current-generation consoles, Nintendo is maintaining its momentum. The Nintendo Switch was the top-seller in September, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. “Nintendo Switch was again the best-selling hardware platform of September and remains the best-selling platform of 2019,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. Of course, the Switch […]

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Nintendo Switch sales in North America pass 15 million

Nintendo announced today that sales of the Switch console have surpassed 15 million in North America. This includes the original console and the newer, portable-only Switch Lite. The Switch debuted in March 2017. It has done much better than its predecessor, the Wii U, which sold 13.56 worldwide during its entire life. The Switch has already […]

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Ring Fit Adventure review — Exercise: The RPG

Nintendo has a history of combining exercise and video games. And Ring Fit Adventure is the most recent entry in that lineage. Like Wii Fit before it, Ring Fit Adventure comes with a specialized peripheral. The RingCon is a circular resistant band that you might have encountered if you’ve ever done Pilates or yoga. It […]

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The best Witcher 3 is the Witcher 3 you have with you

I have a decent PC that can play The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at max settings and more than 60 frames per second. But what good does that do me when I’m waiting for my drink at Dunkin’ Donuts? There’s a photography adage that says: “The best camera is the one you have with you.” […]

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Physical Copy Of Overwatch For The Nintendo Switch Isn’t Actually ‘Physical’

Just like most video games, the Nintendo Switch supports both physical and digital copies of games. This means that gamers who prefer using cartridges have the option to buy it, while those who prefer digital copies can buy and download them online, so it’s not surprising that Blizzard’s Overwatch for the Switch also comes in […]

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Nintendo Switch Brain Age followup gets January launch in Europe

Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch is heading to Europe. Nintendo confirmed that the Brain Age followup is launching January 3 in that region. The publisher still hasn’t confirmed a North American release, though. Nintendo previously only announced Brain Training in Japan. The game got a trailer reveal in that country where it is […]

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You should put all of your game captures on Google Photos

The Nintendo Switch limits how many video clips you can have at any one time. Even if you still have space on your SD card, the hybrid console won’t let you save more than 1,000 videos. I hit that constraint recently, and I used it as an excuse to those captures on Google Photos. Now, […]

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The RetroBeat: Luigi’s Mansion gave Mario’s brother his own identity

Luigi’s Mansion 3 comes out on October 31, and it’ll be Nintendo’s biggest Switch release for the rest of the year (that doesn’t include the word Pokémon in the title). But before the Halloween launch, I’m looking back and appreciating the original Luigi’s Mansion for GameCube, a game that helped define a console and a […]

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