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News: Japanese Retailer Highlights Stock Issues With Animal Crossing amiibo Cards

Japanese Retailer Highlights Stock Issues With Animal Crossing amiibo Cards

Play-Asia is taking pre-orders, though...

Slowly and surely, the stock scenario with amiibo has become a little better. Through a combination of Nintendo churning out stock and retailers trying to help fans, more of the figures have been up for grabs. It's still difficult for hardcore collectors, of course, but there have been signs of progress...

News: Super Smash Bros. Battles Its Way Into US Top 10 for the First Half of 2015

Super Smash Bros. Battles Its Way Into US Top 10 for the First Half of 2015

The only game on Nintendo systems among NPD elite

Sales results are often interesting, either for confirming expectations or defying them. Some information on the top selling games in the US for the first six months of the year - based on physical retail sales via NPD - are worth a look then, even if there's only one Nintendo title in the top 10...

News: Animal Crossing New 3DS Cover Plates Coming To Europe In October

Animal Crossing New 3DS Cover Plates Coming To Europe In October

Same day as Happy Home Designer, in fact

Nintendo's Italian office has confirmed that Animal Crossing New 3DS cover plates will be coming to Europe on October 2nd - the same day that Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer hits the console. Three plates will be available, one showing Isabelle, the other portraying K.K. Slider and the third showing a...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World Has Limited Impact in Japan as Yo-Kai Watch Busters Dominates

Yoshi's Woolly World Has Limited Impact in Japan as Yo-Kai Watch Busters Dominates

3DS retains overall hardware lead despite PS4 boost

The latest chart results have been released out of Japan and bring a mix of good and middling news for Nintendo. To begin with software, the results bring us the début of Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U, and its impact has been fairly underwhelming; the title sold 31,158 units in its first week...

News: M2 Initially Felt Porting Streets Of Rage 2 To 3DS Was "Impossible"

M2 Initially Felt Porting Streets Of Rage 2 To 3DS Was "Impossible"

"We just didn’t know if we could pull it off"

This week sees the western launch of 3D Streets of Rage 2, the latest in Sega's line of 3DS-based 3D Classics. It's one of the most beloved games of the 16-bit era, and also one of the most technically impressive Genesis / Mega Drive titles seen so far. In fact, the game is such a potent showcase of...

Video: Capcom's Monster Hunter X Livestream Gets Analysed, Fighting Styles Investigated

Capcom's Monster Hunter X Livestream Gets Analysed, Fighting Styles Investigated

New locations shown off, too

Monster Hunter X has a confirmed Japanese release date of November 28th, and to drum up interest in the new 3DS title Capcom recently livestreamed almost 30 minutes of footage. The gameplay shows off some of the new fighting styles, one of which allows you to perform jumping attacks with any weapon. As any Monster...

First Impressions: Heading Back to the Farm in Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale

Heading Back to the Farm in Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale

Of Cabbages and Kings

Nestled snugly between Senran Kagura's bountiful bosoms and the Cold Steel of the latest Legend of Heroes chapter, Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale occupied a relatively unassuming spot at XSEED's E3 booth last month, but it certainly left quite an impression. This upcoming 3DS title is a crossover that...

News: Monster Hunter X Japanese Release Date Revealed, Monster Hunter Stories Playable At TGS 2015

Monster Hunter X Japanese Release Date Revealed, Monster Hunter Stories Playable At TGS 2015

What's that coming over the hill?

Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter X will launch in Japan on November 28th. The next instalment in the company's best-selling franchise, Monster Hunter X - or Monster Hunter Cross if you prefer - will feature plenty of new content for fans to sink their teeth into. It's going to cost 5,800 Yen in its...

News: Nintendo Of Europe Launching Tomodachi Life Friendship Fiesta This Month

Nintendo Of Europe Launching Tomodachi Life Friendship Fiesta This Month

You and Mii, always

Nintendo of Europe has announced a fresh campaign to promote 3DS life sim Tomodachi Life this month. The Tomodachi Life Friendship Fiesta takes place between July 30th and August 9th, and includes special downloads, a new puzzle piece board, fresh social sites and a discount on the game itself for those who have yet to take the...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo NX Processor May Be Supplied by AMD

Nintendo NX Processor May Be Supplied by AMD

Saturdays of thunder

It can be tough to keep up with all the Nintendo happenings that occur in a week, and we at Nintendo Life understand that. That's why we've once again combined all the biggest news, reviews, and releases from the previous seven days into one easy-to-watch video. This week we take a look at the rumours surrounding AMD providing...

News: Splatoon Splats Top 10 NPD Position in June as Hardware Momentum Stays Positive

Splatoon Splats Top 10 NPD Position in June as Hardware Momentum Stays Positive

Combined Wii U and 3DS sales 20% up on last year

As is the norm for the middle of any month, we have NPD sales results to consider; these account for the US physical retail market and don't include second hand sales, eShop downloads and so on. Nevertheless, they provide a little insight into what's performing well in the country. The June results...

First Impressions: Getting Cosy With Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Getting Cosy With Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

How to make a happy home

At Nintendo's E3 presentation two "spin-offs" based on the Animal Crossing series were shown: Animal Crossing amiibo Festival for Wii U, a Mario Party-style interactive board game, and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for 3DS - an interior design based title. To focus on Happy Home Designer, it left many questioning...

Interview: Senran Kagura Producer Kenichirō Takaki Bares All

Senran Kagura Producer Kenichirō Takaki Bares All

“I love games, I love girls, and I love sexy stuff”

The Senran Kagura series famously - and perhaps apocryphally - began life when its creator, Kenichirō Takaki, decided that the Nintendo 3DS' stereoscopic display was destined to display one thing over all else: breasts. Setting to work to fulfill his dream, Takaki-san produced two tales of...

News: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Update Tackles the Important Stuff, Like Fido's "Naughty Habits"

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Update Tackles the Important Stuff, Like Fido's "Naughty Habits"

Out now in North America

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley was a divisive 3DS entry in the franchise, with some opinion that Natsume's attempts at modernising and evolving the series weren't a success; for our part we considered it to be below par. In any case, it'll have its fans, and around eight months after its release Natsume has issued an update...

News: Sharing to Miiverse in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a Breeze

Sharing to Miiverse in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a Breeze

No booting into the Home Menu here

Nintendo recently updated the Japanese website for the upcoming Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer on the 3DS, and lots of new information about the sharing functionality within the game has been revealed. In addition to posting images to Twitter and Facebook via the Image Sharing feature - as was the case in...

First Impressions: Basking in the Glow of Atlus' Legendary Lineup

Basking in the Glow of Atlus' Legendary Lineup

We take a look at Stella Glow and Legend of Legacy

From a steady stream of Shin Megami Tensei titles to an ever-growing assortment of Etrian Odyssey outings, it's safe to say that Atlus has shown the 3DS a massive amount of JRPG love over the past few years. The company's lineup at E3 last month continued that happy trend, but what was especially...

News: The Great Ace Attorney and Yo-Kai Watch Lead The Way for 3DS in Japan

The Great Ace Attorney and Yo-Kai Watch Lead The Way for 3DS in Japan

3DS still number one in hardware

It's a Wednesday, which means it's Media Create chart results day in Japan. This week brought some notable new releases, with the 3DS faring particularly well while the Wii U hangs on to five figure hardware sales. Kicking off with software, Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad - an action spin-off...

News: Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 Announced for 3DS in Japan

Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 Announced for 3DS in Japan

Its predecessor came to the West...

Square Enix keeps bringing Dragon Quest games to the 3DS - sometimes they're remakes and on other occasions they're all-new games. Localisation has been an area of concern for gamers outside Japan, though teases around Dragon Quest VII and VIII keep ramping up. A new 3DS title has been announced in Weekly Jump...

News: Prime Day Brings a Few Deals for Nintendo Fans in the UK

Prime Day Brings a Few Deals for Nintendo Fans in the UK

Including a Wii U bundle

If you've missed the marketing from Amazon around 'Prime Day', we salute you. Essentially an Amazon-only attempt at a mini Black Friday, it's being promoted as a tempter for the company's Prime service, which costs a decent amount of money in exchange for free and quick deliveries and access to Prime Instant Video. Of...

Video: Nintendo Begins Promotion Of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer In Japan With Two New Commercials

Nintendo Begins Promotion Of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer In Japan With Two New Commercials

Digital download block size also revealed

Nintendo has officially begun promoting its upcoming 3DS release, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, due out in Japan at the end of July. The two ad spot commercials highlight the seemingly endless amount of design possibilities featured within the title. In addition to this, the Happy Home Designer...