Mario Party Superstars News
Japanese Charts PlayStation 5 Soars In Sales And Once Again Beats Switch
But Pokémon returns to the top
Sony is continuing its huge comeback in Japan this week. According to this week's Famitsu charts (via Gematsu), after outselling all three models last week, the PlayStation 5 has once again topped the hardware charts with a huge 76,450 units sold in the week of 30th January to 6th February. The Switch OLED is behind...
Japanese Charts Switch OLED Model Dominates, Selling Almost 150,000 Units
Pokémon also maintains strong sales
The latest Japanese charts are in and we're covering a slightly longer period of time here from 26th December, 2022 to 8th January, 2023, so keep that in mind as you ruminate over the figures below. Surprising no one, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet finds itself in first place once again, bringing in an...
News European Game Sales Fall, Switch Is Once Again The Best-Selling Console Of 2022
Pokémon Legends: Arceus tops Nintendo's game sales
In what's becoming a bit of a familiar story for 2022, game sales for both PC and console are down in 2022 across Europe compared to 2021, Gamesindustry.biz reports. GSD data reveals that despite 159 million game sales across the markets, there's been an overall drop in sales of 7.1%. However, the...
Back Page Why Don't Nintendo Games Get Gritty TV Shows? Here Are Some Pitches
Answering the question, "what if Kirby had an eye patch"
In the magazine business, the Back Page is where you'd find all the weird goofs that we couldn't fit in anywhere else. Some may call it "filler"; we prefer "a whole page to make terrible jokes that are tangentially related to the content of the mag". We don't have (paper) pages on the...
Japanese Charts Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Surpasses 5 Million Sales
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet reach 4 million
The holiday week Japanese charts are in, and Switch games make up the entire top ten this week! No surprise to see that Pokémon Scarlet & Violet are again at the top with an impressive 375,665 units sold, with Splatoon 3 in second with 121,173 units. However, the big story is that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe...
Deals My Nintendo Store US Releases Preview Of Black Friday Offers, With Switch Bundles, Games And More (US)
Brace for Black Friday
Update: Nintendo's Black Friday deals are now live, including the Mario Kart Switch bundle detailed below. <products id="21441"> Original Article: Nintendo has provided a sneak peek preview at some of the Black Friday offers that will be available this year from 20th November. There looks to be discounts on Switch...
Poll What's The Best Mario Party Game?
Which entry deserves the most stars?
Ahh, Mario Party. The destroyer of friendships. The ice-breaker. The game you get out every holiday season, lose at, only to hide it away for another 365 days but hold a grudge for a lifetime. The Mario Party series has been going since 1998 on the Nintendo 64, causing family squabbles and fabled rivalries ever...
Random Wii U Owner's Son Stuffs A Bunch Of Switch Carts Into The Disc Drive
We're not entirely sure that will work...
If you're even remotely present on the veritable hellscape that is Twitter, then you'll have no doubt seen a meme in which gamers take photos of their Switch console docked with a game disc from another platform resting on top; a metaphor of the user's desire to see a port of said game arrive on Switch...
Japanese Charts Kirby’s Dream Buffet Makes Sweet Debut Thanks To eShop Cards
It's back to our regularly scheduled Nintendo Switch Sports dominance in the Japanese charts. For the last few months, we've seen a handful of different games grab the number one spot in the weekly Famitsu charts, but last week saw Nintendo's family-friendly online sports game reclaim number one from Xenoblade Chronicles 3. And...
News Nintendo Teams Up With Cold Stone To Create Kirby, Mario, And Animal Crossing Ice Creams
I scream, you scream
Everyone wants to eat Kirby. He looks delicious. And now, you sort of can, alongside Mario and Animal Crossing, because Nintendo and US ice cream chain Cold Stone Creamery have teamed up to decide, once and for all, what Kirby actually tastes like. Here are the three new ice cream flavours: 🍨 The Mighty Pink Puff is a...
News European Charts Dominated By Nintendo Switch Sports In May
Though sales overall have dipped
Everyone expected Nintendo Switch Sports to sell well. And, after it snuck in at fourth in last month's European charts despite only being out for a few days, it's perhaps unsurprising that the family and online-oriented sports game is the number one selling game for the month of May across Europe. That's mightily...
Japanese Charts The Nintendo Switch Continues To Dominate The Top Ten
Led by Nintendo Switch Sports and Kirby
Getting comfy? Our weekly Japanese charts update certainly is. For the second week in a row, it's an all-Switch Top Ten with Nintendo Switch Sports still comfortably at the top of the charts during the week of 23rd May - 29th May. It's going to be a sticker, this one, and Switch Sports now surpassed the...
Japanese Charts An All-Switch Top Ten Is Led By Nintendo Switch Sports
A swathe of Switch games!
The weekly Japanese charts are painting a familiar picture week-on-week. In a week dominated by Switch game sales, Nintendo Switch Sports is once again sitting at the top of the pile, selling another 35,088 units in the week of 16th May to 22nd May. All ten games in the top ten are Nintendo Switch releases this week, which...
Random At 63, Takahashi Meijin Still Boasts A Ludicrously Quick Trigger Finger
Putting us young whippersnappers to shame
Industry legend Takahashi Meijin, known for his work with Hudson Soft alongside his '16 shot per second' trigger finger, proves he's still got what it takes to mash buttons at the age of 63. In a video shared on Twitter, Meijin tackles the Pokey Pummel mini-game in Mario Party Superstars, blasting through...
Japanese Charts Nintendo Switch Sports And Kirby Still Reign Supreme
Square Enix's The Centennial Case charts
We're back to our regularly scheduled weekly Japanese charts after last week's report gave us two weeks' worth of sales. But there are no real surprises as Nintendo Switch Sports continues to dominate. It sold over three times as many copies over the period of 9th to 15th May as its closest competitor,...
News Mario Party Superstars Updated To Version 1.1.1, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Fixes, changes and more...
Nintendo has rolled out its second patch update for Mario Party Superstars, which made its debut on the Switch last October. Version 1.1.1 contains both online and general fixes to improve the overall gameplay experience. Here's the full rundown of everything in this latest update, courtesy of Nintendo's official support...
UK Charts Pokémon Legends: Arceus Slips Further As Gran Turismo 7 Keeps Pole Position
Mario Party Superstars brings the party back though
The latest UK charts are now in, and it's a big win for Sony and the PlayStation 5. Last week's big winner, and new release, Gran Turismo 7, has maintained its 1st place position. Take 2's WWE 2K22 — the newcomer of the week — bulldogs into 2nd, elbowing Elden Ring down into 3rd. Incidentally,...
Rumour Mario Party Superstars DLC May Be On The Way
A second helping of friendly squabbles
With 100 returning minigames from the entire franchise and five classic boards to play on, Mario Party Superstars is a nostalgia feast bigger than Peach's Birthday Cake. It's the sort of game that's ripe for DLC, and if YouTube ads are anything to go by, there might be some on the way. A Reddit user has...
Japanese Charts Switch Continues To Dominate In A Largely Unchanged Lineup
OLED leads the charge
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 23rd January, revealing that Mario Party Superstars is still leading the pack. With another 20,340 physical sales under its belt, Mario's latest hit has managed to fend off Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl for another week. Pokémon remains in second...
Japanese Charts Mario Party Superstars Leads In Another Dominant Week For Nintendo
Nintendo's home success continues
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 16th January, revealing that Mario Party Superstars has once again taken top spot. The game sold a further 22,108 physical copies to stay in first place, with Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl shifting 19,129 copies between them to land in...
Japanese Charts Mario Party Superstars Knocks Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Off Top Spot
Switch dominates software and hardware charts
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 9th January, revealing that Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have lost their position at the top of the charts for the first time since launch. This week, that honour instead goes to Mario Party Superstars, which is up from...
News Mario Party Superstars Mod Adds Bowser Jr. As A Playable Character
So long, Mario
Since its launch last October, Mario Party Superstars players have been getting their party on across boards that were first seen in the series' original three games available on Nintendo 64. It's a whole lot of fun, but a few more boards and a larger roster of playable characters à la Super Mario Party would have made the experience...
Reminder Unlock A Special Mario Party Superstars Theme In Tetris 99
Update: Event is currently underway
Update: This is event is currently underway and runs until December 13 - so join in on the fun while you can to unlock this special Mario Party Superstars theme. Original story [Tue 7th Dec, 2021 02:00 GMT]: The year is almost over and to go out with bang Tetris 99 is this weekend hosting a party. Yes, later...
Japanese Charts Mario Party Superstars Fends Off Call Of Duty And Fortnite To Stay Top
As Switch dominates the hardware chart
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 7th November, revealing that Mario Party Superstars has remained at number one for a second consecutive week. The game shifted another 81,399 physical copies this week, down from 163,256 at launch, and managed to comfortably keep Call of Duty:...
News Mario Party Superstars Commercial Grudgingly Promotes Switch Online App's Voice Chat
*Not accurate to real-world gameplay
Mario Party Superstars has been out in the wild for a couple of weeks now, serving up a whole lot of classic minigames and boards to a new audience on Switch. We enjoyed it in our review, highlighting that the original content is blended with all sorts of modern-day conveniences like better AI, shiny HD visuals...
UK Charts Mario Party Superstars Stays Third As Switch Takes Four Of The Top Ten
Call of Duty goes straight to number one
UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 6th November, revealing that Mario Party Superstars has remained in third place for a second consecutive week. Still sitting comfortably as Switch's highest-charting game for now, the latest entry in the Mario Party franchise couldn't compete with new...
Japanese Charts Mario Party Superstars Goes Top In A Busy Week For New Releases
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 31st October, revealing that Mario Party Superstars has gone straight in at number one. The game sold an estimated 163,256 physical copies in its opening week in Japan, managing to fend off several newcomers releasing this week. Among the other new titles was Super...
UK Charts Mario Party Superstars Lands In Third As Metroid Dread Falls Out Of Top Ten
Five Switch exclusives make the top ten
UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 30th October, revealing that Mario Party Superstars has debuted in third spot. The Switch exclusive lost out to FIFA 22 (which is enjoying yet another week at number one), and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy which launched physically on PS5, PS4 and Xbox...
Poll Mario Party Superstars Is Out Today On Switch, Are You Getting It?
Let us know!
Today sees the arrival of Mario Party Superstars on the Nintendo Switch. Believe it or not, but it's actually the second Mario Party game to be released on the hybrid system. The first one, as you might recall, was Super Mario Party, and it got released back in 2018. This latest entry takes a much more classic approach, reintroducing...
Round Up The Reviews Are In For Mario Party Superstars
Get ready to party like it's 1999
Nintendo's big release this week is Mario Party Superstars and it's a bit of a throwback to past generations. It features 100 classic minigames from the GameCube and Nintendo 64 generations, but is it actually worth forking out for? The reviews for this latest release are now live, along with our own. As usual,...
Nintendo Download 28th October (Europe)
Mario Party Superstars! Voice of Cards! Okinawa Rush!
The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail eShop - New Releases: Gas Guzzlers...
Nintendo Download 28th October (North America)
Mario Party Superstars! Voice of Cards! Fatal Frame!
The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - Highlights: Mario Party Superstars...
Guide Where To Buy Mario Party Superstars
Jump up, Superstars!
Nintendo Switch already has a hip and popping Mario Party going on with Super Mario Party, but Mario Party Superstars brought back a host of popular minigames from previous entries in the long-running party game series. It launched on 29th October 2021 and includes five boards from the Nintendo 64 era — the first three games...
News Uh-Oh, One Of Mario Party Superstars' Mini-Games Sounds Like A Joy-Con Drift Nightmare
"Do not rotate it with the palm of your hand"
Those of you with good memories might recall that when the original Mario Party launched on the Nintendo 64, the mini-game 'Tug o' War' attracted some rather unwanted attention in the press, with players apparently picking up injuries after furiously spinning the N64's analogue stick using their palms...
News Mario Party Superstars Leaks Online Ahead Of Next Week's Official Launch
Game arrives on October 29th
Another high-profile Nintendo Switch release has been leaked onto the internet nearly a week out from its launch. This time around it's Mario Party Superstars, which officially arrives on the Switch on 29th October. It follows on from the leak of Metroid Dread earlier this month. If you are trying to avoid any...
Video Nintendo Shares Two New Commercials For Mario Party Superstars
Only ten days to go!
Mario Party Superstars is just ten days away from launching on Switch, so what better time is there to get hyped up for its release? Nintendo has shared two new commercials for the game, giving us a quick look at minigame gameplay and also demonstrating how fun the series can be in local multiplayer as you might expect. Oh, and...
News The Localised Mario Party Superstars Overview Trailer Is Very Enthusiastic
We love it
How do you do a trailer voiceover for a game like Mario Party Superstars? With great enthusiasm, of course, as befits a colourful game in which you play minigames with friends and love ones. The localised version of a recent introductory trailer does just that, in addition to showing plenty of
News Nintendo Enlists Japanese Idol Group King & Prince To Promote Mario Party Superstars
Look at those hats!
With Mario Party Superstars launching in just a couple of weeks' time, Nintendo has teamed up with J-pop group King & Prince for a new marketing campaign. Following in the footsteps of Nintendo's recent campaign with K-pop group TWICE, who starred in commercials that advertised the Nintendo Switch and a variety of games,...
Video Check Out This Introduction Trailer For Mario Party Superstars Ahead Of Its Launch This Month
100 classic minigames return
October is set to be a busy month for Nintendo with the release of the Switch OLED model and Metroid Dread just the beginning of it. Towards the very end of October though, we've got the arrival of Mario Party Superstars - the second Mario Party game to be released on the Switch. This title includes an all-star line-up...
News Mario Party Superstars Includes 100 Minigames - Here's The Full List
All minigames from N64 to Wii U
Mario Party is always a good bit of fun when you have family or friends over, and while the boards themselves are often thought of as the main attraction, we all know that the minigames are really where it's at. Right? Well, the good news is that Mario Party Superstars, set to launch on Switch on 29th October, will...
News Nintendo Reveals Three More Classic Boards For Mario Party Superstars
Landing on Switch next month
Next month is looking pretty busy on the gaming front, and if the likes of Metroid Dread and the Switch OLED model isn't already enough, towards the end of October we're getting Mario Party Superstars. The game channels a lot of classic games and boards from the early Mario Party entries and during the latest Nintendo...
Feature Our Predictions For The September 2021 Nintendo Direct
Waluigi! Ring Fit 2! Brewster.....????
It's the most wonderful tiiiiiime of the yeeeear. No, not the holiday with the gift-slinging old man (although that's a good one too), it's Nintendo Direct time, baby! And, of course, as is traditional on Nintendo Direct Eve, we put out a tray of 1-Up Mushrooms and Super Stars for Miyamoto, and we sat around...
News Pre-Order Mario Party Superstars From My Nintendo And Get Some Free Goodies (UK)
Existing orders will be upgraded
Metroid Dread isn't the only first-party Nintendo title arriving in the month of October. At the very end of it is the launch of Mario Party Superstars - first announced in June this year during Nintendo's E3 Direct. If you are planning on adding a physical copy of the game to your Switch library and happen to be...
Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For September And October 2021
What's that coming over the hill? Is it a Metroid?
Well, we've made it through the quieter middle months of the year and we're now on the downhill slope speeding towards Holiday 2021 and the busiest time of the video gaming calendar. Switch owners have plenty to look forward to over the coming months — things are starting to heat up, with the...
News It Appears This Mario Party Superstars Minigame Has Been Adapted For Accessibility
You love to see it
Mario Party Superstars looks set to revamp some of our favourite boards and minigames from the series' history – and early footage suggests that it's going to look fantastic – but here's something even better. Mushroom Mix-Up, a minigame that Nintendo 64 owners might remember from the very first Mario Party, is making a grand...
News Mario Party Superstars Will Be The First Nintendo Game To Receive Brazilian Portuguese Localisation
And fans are hoping for more
Mario Party Superstars is set to receive Brazilian Portuguese localisation from launch when it releases this October, becoming the first of Nintendo's first-party titles to do so. Over the past few months, Nintendo has been increasingly improving its product availability and services across Brazil, with the Switch...
Video Here's How Mario Party Superstars On Switch Compares To The N64 Originals
Superstars looks pretty super to us
One of the surprise reveals at Nintendo's E3 Direct was Mario Party Superstars, a brand new (kind of) game in the series that thankfully hadn't leaked to the masses beforehand. The game is made up of five classic boards from the N64 era's Mario Party, Mario Party 2, and
News Mario Party Superstars Will Have You Partying Like It's 1999
Reimagining N64 era boards and minigames
The Nintendo 64 Mario Party games are fondly remembered, despite the fact they led to many destroyed analogue sticks. In any case, Nintendo is setting us up for the festive season with Mario Party Superstars, which arrives on 29th October. As you can see in the trailer above it'll have 5 boards from that N64...