Random Bioshock Infinite's Frolicking "Baguette Boy" Has A Story To Tell
Bread Fred Redemption
How do you convey the fact that a scene is set in Paris? Easy: You put an Eiffel Tower in the background. But what if the players don't notice it? What if it's not enough? That's where you have to get creative. Add a chap on a bicycle, wearing a striped shirt, perhaps. Maybe sprinkle in some croissants falling from the sky,...
News Clubhouse Games Outsold Ring Fit Adventure, Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity And Paper Mario: The Origami King In France
4.7 million Switch consoles are now in French hands
We already know that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is France's best-selling game of 2020, but how about some more stats from that country? According to Le Figaro, who spoke to Nintendo France managing director Philippe Lavoué, there were several Switch games which performed particularly well in...
News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Was France's Best-Selling Game Of 2020
The first Nintendo game to do so since Mario Kart Wii in 2008
Saying Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a tremendous success for Nintendo would be an understatement. Still topping the UK charts in 2021, Twitter recently revealed it as their most talked-about g
News Saints Row IV: Re-Elected Might Also Be Coming To The Nintendo Switch
More third-party hits
Back in August 2018, Deep Silver announced it was bringing Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package to the Nintendo Switch. As exciting as this was for fans of the series, at the time we couldn't help but question why the third entry was selected instead of the sequel, Saints Row IV. Now, less than a year after the third...
News Nintendo France Will Repair Or Replace Faulty Joy-Con Even After The Warranty Has Expired
Provided you live in this location
At the end of last year, the French consumer's association called out Nintendo as one of the worst companies of 2019 and labelled the Switch the most fragile product of the year. The main issue it had with Nintendo's hardware was apparently linked to Joy-Con drift. All up, it wasn't a good look for the Japanese...
News Switch Named Most Fragile Product Of The Year By French Consumer's Association
Thanks, Joy-Con drift
Although 2019 was another fantastic year for Nintendo in terms of sales, all of this positive news has been somewhat soured by ongoing controller issues. In case you need a refresher, a class action lawsuit was filed against Nintendo of America in July for its allegedly faulty Joy-Con. It led to Nintendo responding to the...
News Nintendo France Bans Hero From Official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
Will the pro scene follow?
Since being released as a DLC fighter, there's been a fierce debate about Hero's inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and whether or not the character should be allowed to participate in the tournament scene. His moveset has a random element and at times this can make him incredibly powerful. During an interview with...
Random Nintendo Is Now Refusing To Offer Stock To Amazon France After Disagreements
French buyers must look elsewhere
It would appear that Nintendo has refused future stock shipments to Amazon France following a number of disagreements over product pricing, meaning customers must now buy their Switch consoles from third-party sellers or shop elsewhere. The French retailer no longer has any stock of the Switch in any variant...
News Nintendo Reiterates That It's Not Interested In Virtual Reality Or 4K Support
"Is it a good idea to invest in a technology before consumers do?"
In an lengthy interview with the French publication Les Numériques, Nintendo France MD Philippe Lavoué has stated that the company remains ambivalent towards Virtual Reality and 4K resolution support. Both of these technologies are being exploited by Nintendo's rivals; Sony has...
News Nintendo's French Boss Says We Should Expect More Switch Announcements From EA
Console will be a key platform for FIFA during this World Cup year
Nintendo France's Managing Director Philippe Lavoué has taken part in an extensive interview with Les Numériques regarding topics such as the console's performance in that region and the degree of third-party support for the machine. On the latter topic, Lavoué reveals...
News Nintendo France Expects Switch To Beat Wii U's Lifetime Sales In Region By Year End
Also sees a bright year ahead for the 3DS
Nintendo France's Philippe Lavoue expects the Switch to clear the Wii U's lifetime sales in that region by the end of 2017. Speaking to Gamekult, Lavoue says that Nintendo France anticipates end-of-year sales of 800,000 units, which includes 95,000 units sold on day one. He also predicts a near 1:1 attach...
News French Mayor Says "Non" To Pokémon GO
It seems like the whole world has gone crazy trying to catch 'em all sometimes, such is the worldwide success of Pokémon GO. However Bressolles Mayor Fabrice Beauvois has had enough of mischievous Pokémons causing mayhem in the village of about 800 inhabitants northeast of Lyon which he presides over. The French mayor has mailed a...
Weirdness French Far-Right Political Party Uses Little Mac Lookalike On Campaign Poster
"Hit the system with a good right!"
Nintendo is notoriously protective of its characters and franchises, and never allows them to be used outside of games unless the context is suitable - even using Mario on a mural took a lot of effort. Keeping this in mind, we wonder what the company makes of Little Mac's likeness being used in a campaign poster...
News French Retailers Are Cancelling Yoshi Woolly World amiibo Orders Due to "Destroyed" Stock
Or "détruit" if you'd prefer
Not so long ago, we reported that Splatoon amiibo orders were cancelled in the UK due to an entire truckful of the blighters being stolen. Just when you thought that things couldn't get any worse in the world of amiibo collecting, we're now hearing reports from France that retailers are cancelling orders because of...
Rumour Cherry And Mango Wii U Colours Outed By Toys R Us France
Due in November and December respectively
Toys R Us France has listed two new colours of the Wii U console: Cherry and Mango. The listings state that the Cherry console will launch on November 27th at €299.99 while the Mango hue is expected on December 4th fo €50 less. The price difference suggests that the Cherry bundle will include elements...
News Nintendo of France: Games Will Improve Wii U Sales, Not A Price Cut
Boost in 3DS sales attributed to first party releases
A lot has been said about the Wii U and its slow sales in 2013. For example, research emerged yesterday from ABI which claimed the success of Nintendo's new home console hinged on a price cut. However, not everyone agrees with this statement. Speaking at GameStop's post-earnings financial call,...