If you hadn’t heard, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is already the third best-selling Switch game as of 31st December 2018. It managed to shift 12.08 million copies worldwide in a single month, placing it right underneath Super Mario Odyssey on 13.76 million
Nintendo Labo takes out kids award
Nintendo has received some extra recognition at the 8th annual New York video game awards, with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate being awarded the title of 2018's best fighting game and the Labo Variety Kit scoring best children's game. The Motion Twin title Dead Cells took out the best indie award
Based on lifetime dollar sales
Mario Kart 8 is now reportedly the second best-selling racing game of all time across the US, and everyone's favourite red hat-wearing, moustachioed plumber has only been beaten to pole position by his older self. The game has boosted and drifted its way to some seriously impressive levels of success, now just one...
Followed closely by Ultra Moon
It has been well documented that the Nintendo 3DS is really starting to slow down, with the number of new releases for the platform almost dwindling to a complete standstill. Having said that, a handful of new games did just about manage to find their way to store shelves last year, and the console's fantastic...
We all know number one
Fascinating sales data has been flooding in over the last few hours, giving us a detailed insight into how Nintendo performed in the US last year. We already know that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the fifth best-selling game of the year across all platforms, and that Switch was
Five other Nintendo exclusives featured
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate dominated in the month of December last year and has also placed fifth in the top 20 US software sales of 2018. According to The NPD Group, it was a record year for the video game market in general within the US - with the industry generating $43.4 billion in revenue. This is an 18...
The main reason the Nintendo Switch was able to outsell rival platforms within the US in December last year is linked to the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which placed in the top spot on the charts. According to The NPD Group, Nintendo had six other titles in the top twenty best-selling games list to help increase Switch sales...
The success of the Switch surged to new heights in 2018. Throughout the year we heard about the ongoing sales of Nintendo's hybrid system and how a number of first-party titles broke records and sold out at launch. According to data from industry-tracking firm The NPD Group, the Switch was officially the best-selling games platform in...
Nintendo of America has posted a job listing on its careers page seeking an "experienced manager" who can help grow and develop Nintendo's online subscription service on the Switch. The position is based in Redmond, Washington at the company's American headquarters. Below is a description of the role as well as the required duties:...
Last weekend, the Nintendo New York store posted a message on Twitter notifying followers it would be closed until 11:30am on 15th January due to a private event. It turns out it was a promotional event for the recently released rhythm-based Switch game, Fitness Boxing. Thanks to the PR, we now know the Nintendo NY store invited a...
Last year in April, there was a rumour Universal Studios was launching a Pokémon park in Orlando as soon as 2020. Now, there's a new one floating about suggesting the plans for this park and The Legend of Zelda attraction may have been temporarily shelved for at least four years or permanently axed. According to an update over at...
What could it be for?
The Nintendo New York Twitter account has revealed the second floor of the store will be closed until 11:30am on 15th January due to a private event. Here's the official tweet below: So, what could be happening? It's hard to say at this point. All we do know is that this type of event has happened before and details haven't...
Plenty to choose from
During the Wii U generation and when the 3DS was in its prime, the Humble Bundle ran a few promotions, allowing customers to buy a selection of titles on these platforms for a small sum. You could pay $1.00 to unlock the likes of Mighty Switch Force! and Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, and if you wanted more, $10 gave you...
Fortnite tops the list
Last weekend, YouTube revealed two Switch game trailers were part of the top viewed gaming video list in 2018. This weekend, Twitter has now shared its own list of the most-tweeted video games in the US this year. Interestingly, four Nintendo franchises featured. These included Pokémon, Super Mario, Super Smash Bros. and...
Ultimate and Pokémon clips dominate
Last weekend, YouTube revealed its top trending gaming video list for 2018. Two Nintendo game trailers were featured. The first was the Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! trailer in fifth place and the first look at
All the best
Damon Baker might not be quite as famous as certain other employees who work at Nintendo of America, but he's definitely not far off. Now, in an unexpected announcement, Baker has revealed via Twitter he will leave Nintendo after more than 12 years. In 2019, he will pursue a new opportunity and promises fans this won't be the last time...
Laying down the law
In recent months, Nintendo has taken a strong stance against video game piracy worldwide. In an effort to continue the good fight, Nintendo is now taking legal action against a man located in Orange County, California who has allegedly been selling hacked consoles, pirated versions of the company's games and tools to help users...
Joining the fun
Far and wide, the Super Smash Bros. series is known for bringing friends and family together. The latest entry Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is no different. Last Friday, a group of friends - located in Saint Paul, Minnesota - were hosting a small gathering for the new game on Switch when two local police officers showed up in response...
Buy a device you already own
US video game retailer GameStop is running an interesting but slightly odd deal at the moment where customers can get $200 in-store credit when they trade their old Nintendo Switch towards a "new" one. Before you start speculating this is some type of promotion in preparation for an unannounced system, we assure you,...
Words of wisdom
Earlier this week, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime visited the DreamYard Preparatory school located in the Bronx, New York. As explained by the New York Videogame Critics Circle founder, the students in this location are part of an “underserved community in the poorest Congressional district” in the US. The...
Racing in virtual reality
Following a successful launch in Japan and the UK, the Mario Kart Arcade GP VR experience is now on its way to the United States. Bandai Namco and HTC will bring the immersive Mario Kart game to the new "VR Zone Portal" in Washington, D.C. Mario Kart VR allows four players to hop into specially designed karts and race...
3DS hardware sales also enjoyed a boost in November
November is always a big month in gaming, and this year was no different. The NPD results for the US - which present a limited but still interesting snapshot of the industry - reflect this, though notably revenues for November were down across the board compared to 2015. Nevertheless, there was...
It seems Wii U owners have once again been excluded from the pack, with publisher Deep Silver revealing the recently announced US-only signature edition of Mighty No. 9 will only be made available to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners. The collectors edition deal – including a physical copy of the game, DLC, a foil signature and a posable...
"That’s a lot of penguin suits!"
The legacy of the Wii continues, with Nintendo of America today announcing New Super Bros. Wii has sold ten million copies across the US since it was released in 2009. The announcement was delivered via the official Nintendo of America Twitter account, and celebrated the historic milestone with the following tweet...
Gotta spend it all
If you're a Pokémon fan in the US that's willing to spend top dollar for official merchandise, the freshly launched Pokémon Center online store may be the place for you. Only taking orders and deliveries for the US, it serves up more 'mon merchandise than you could possibly dream of catching. The main categories available are...
Play 2DS/3DS games! Sit in Yoshi eggs! Poke Kirby!
To "play Nintendo" was once a phrase attributed to the use of just about any electronic entertainment device. Not so much anymore, with the wider variety of choices out there, but Nintendo is bringing the term back somewhat with a 12-city summer tour. The Play Nintendo Tour, running from 6th...
It's not too late to get fit
The Nintendo Wii did a lot for the video game industry. It brought a breath of fresh air by allowing players to play games with motion controls, it had an approachable attitude and it allowed developers an opportunity to get creative with their games. Yes, the Wii was quite a step forward, and one of its messages to...
For different reasons
The NPD Group has published its list of best-sellers across the United States for April, but two of Nintendo's biggest titles are nowhere to be seen. Xenoblade Chronicles' exclusivity deal with GameStop meant it wasn't eligible for the top ten. Before the official chart analysts from PiperJaffray had predicted the...
Come in, number nine
Super Mario Galaxy just became the ninth Wii game to pass 5 million units in the United States after just four years on sale. Mario's first intergalactic adventure joins an auspicious list of other games sitting above the 5m mark in the U.S.: Wii Play (13.06 million) Mario Kart Wii (11.3 million) New Super Mario Bros.
Wii Fit patent case dismissed
Rick Flamm, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of Legal & General Counsel, has spoken out against "patent trolls" after winning a third litigation case this year. Californian firm IA Labs claimed that the Wii Balance Board and Wii Fit software infringed on U.S. Patent No. 7,121,982. IA Labs'...
Nintendo of America is preparing a big bash for Mario Party 9, joining up with Radio Disney and Big Brothers Big Sisters for its New York launch shindig on 9th March, two days ahead of the game's official release. Four fortunate Radio Disney 1560 AM listeners will win entry to the event so they can "party with Mario and Luigi"...
US versus them
Nintendo of America will take Kid Icarus: Uprising's multiplayer mode on tour ahead of the game's 23rd March release with a nationwide tournament. GameStop stores in San Francisco, Orlando, Los Angeles and New York will play host to Nintendo-run multiplayer tournaments, with winners from each area in the running for exclusive Kid...
After we brought you the UK's best-selling games of 2011, the NPD Group has revealed the biggest sellers for the United States. In a truly shocking event, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 outsold the rest, but Ubisoft's rival juggernaut threequel Just Dance 3 edged into second place. As with the UK charts, there are no...
The figures are in
Now November is long gone it's time to review how Nintendo did in the sales front across the United States. We know the 3DS beat the DS first-year sales in just 8 months, that Mario and Skyward Sword set series sales records, but here's Nintendo's official overview. November was a the biggest month yet for 3DS, with 795,000...
He gets around
Atlanta, Georgia is the next stop on Mario's tour of the United States to promote Super Mario 3D Land. The plucky plumber is taking in the unique sights of the Atlanta Underground this Friday, 11th November, with a surprise performance by a gang of Marios in Tanooki tails and ears. ATLANTA ON ALERT FOR MASS MARIO SIGHTING AT ATLANTA...
That's a lot of lost styluses
The 3DS just grew its sales again, but it's got a long way to go to prove itself a potent sales successor to the Nintendo DS, which just passed a whopping 50 million consoles sold in the U.S. We all know that the DS hardware sells well, but games have been its big success too, with Nintendo on hand to reel off some...
Zelda first to break 500,000
The much-publicised 3DS price cut on 12th August seems to be doing the trick, as Nintendo reports the console's sales have grown month-on-month since the snip. In September Nintendo sold over 260,000 units of the console, an increase over the previous month when 235,000 3DS consoles were sold. Since the price drop,...
Jumps to second place
The much talked-about 3DS price drop had the desired effect in the United States, helping to shift 235,000 units of the machine in August. Of those sales, 185,000 machines sold after the price drop on 12th August, a 260% increase on the same period in the July. The upped sales were enough to take it to second place in the...
Is one of them near you?
To promote the launch of Kirby Mass Attack this month, Nintendo is taking demos of the game across America. But how to transport Kirby and feed players at the same time? With Kirby Snack Attack Trucks, of course. Nintendo's plan is to travel the country — realistically three cities — with frozen fruit snacks and DS...
Curious time for a price drop
Like an end of level boss that refuses to be beaten, the DS Lite is still available brand new in the US, where its recommended retail price is about to drop to $99.99. The best-selling console will see its cost cut this Sunday, 5th June, just two days before Nintendo's E3 press conference. It's not the only DS-related happening this Sunday: six Mario DS games will be..
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