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Japanese Charts Pokémon Sword And Shield Debut In Top Spot, As Switch Sales Continue To Rise
And Minecraft reaches one million sales
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 11th - 17th November, reconfirming the strong start for Pokémon Sword and Shield. As previously revealed, the new entries have now sold more than 1.3 million copies, making it the fastest-selling Switch title within this region. Luigi's Mansion 3 has now d
News Bandai Namco's Latest Switch Game Will Turn Your Joy-Con Into A Fishing Rod
But it's only coming to Japan at the moment...
Remember that wacky Bakuchou Bar Hunter title Bandai Namco released on the 3DS in Japan, complete with bolt-on fishing rod accessory? Well, the series is now making the leap to Nintendo Switch in the form of Bakutsuri Hunters, which launches in Japan next month. The game is a fishing RPG which comes...
News Nintendo's Tokyo Store Is Set to Open This Friday, And It's Looking Amazing
More merch than you can toss a Pikmin at!
The Parco Store in Shibuya, Tokyo has been closed for renovations since spring of this year. However, that will change this Friday, November 22nd. With its grand reopening, the public will finally have access to the Nintendo Tokyo Store. Journalists in Japan have recently had the opportunity to go in and...
Video Watch Google Lens Bring The Pokémon Sword And Shield Japanese Box Art To Life
The future is here
The Pokémon Company is promoting the release of Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch in Japan with the assistance of Google Lens. In case you didn't know, this is a mobile application that allows you to "search what you see" and "understand the world around you" using just a camera or a photo, according to the official...
Japanese Charts Luigi's Mansion 3 Still Can't Grab Number One As Death Stranding Takes Over
Ring Fit Adventure surpasses 200,000 sales
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 4th - 10th November, revealing that Luigi's Mansion 3 has missed out on finishing in top spot once again. Despite selling more than 150,000 copies in its opening week last week, the game couldn't compete with the new launch of Persona 5 Royal. This week it's...
News Pokémon Sword And Shield's Japanese Launch Event Has Been Canned
All down to "operational reasons", apparently
Pokémon Sword And Shield is shaping up to be one of the biggest launches of the year, and nowhere is that truer than in Japan, where the series enjoys so much fame that 'mon are given positions of authority and no one blinks an eye. Taking this into account, any and all launch events relating to the...
News Nintendo Releases The Stretchers, A New Co-Op Rescue Game For Switch
Update: Now available in Europe
Update: The game is now available in Europe, too (which has brought with it new info and screenshots)! You can download it now for £17.99. Original Article: Out of nowhere, Nintendo has released a brand new game on the Switch eShop in Japan. It's called The Stretchers and is a two-player game where you must drive...
News Here's Our First Look Inside Nintendo's New Tokyo Store
Such clean, much wow
Nintendo's first official store in Japan is set to open its doors later this month, and we've finally been treated to our first look inside its magical, glistening halls. Located in Tokyo's new Shibuya Parco shopping centre, the store will officially open on 22nd November. We've already seen some of the merchandise you'll be...
Japanese Charts Luigi's Mansion 3 Sells 150,000 Copies But Can't Beat Persona 5 Royal
Mario & Sonic debuts in 5th
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 28th October - 3rd November, revealing that Luigi's Mansion 3 couldn't quite make it to the top spot. The game sold more than 150,000 copies in its opening week, but even that total couldn't defeat Persona 5 Royal which claimed just over 200,000 sales on PS4. Ring Fit...
News Nintendo's New Tokyo Store Is Looking Great, Here's A New Range Of Super Mario Merch
Store opens this month
On 22nd November, Nintendo is set to open a brand new official store in Tokyo, Japan. Amazingly, it's the first ever official shop to arrive in the company's home country, but the merchandise on offer is looking better and better every time a new announcement comes our way. Today, we've been treated to a look at some of the...
News This New Line Of Animal Crossing Home Merchandise Is As Adorable As You'd Expect
To appear at Nintendo's new Tokyo store
Don't forget, Animal Crossing: New Horizons arrives in March! When you have a franchise as charming and adorable as Animal Crossing, it's only fitting that any related products should be equally cute and heartwarming. Thankfully, this latest range of merchandise for the series is just that. The new line will...
News PUBG Clone Knives Out Gets A Free-To-Play Release On The Switch eShop In Japan
And you can download it right now
Think of all the big games that have come to the Switch so far – there's Rocket League, Fortnite and more recently we even got Overwatch. One game, though, that's not made the transition across to Nintendo's hybrid device yet is the original battle royale game, Player Unknown's Battlegrounds (commonly abbreviated...
News Shinobi Is The Next Sega Ages Game To Hit Japan
Update: Check out the launch trailer
Update: The Sega AGES release Shinobi is out today (31st October) on the Japanese Switch eShop. To celebrate, the publisher has uploaded a clip. Check it out above. Original Story (Thu 17th Oct, 2019 00:35 BST): The action side-scroller Shinobi has been confirmed for the Sega AGES line since March, so when is...
Japanese Charts Ring Fit Adventure Has Strong Second Week But Can't Fend Off Call Of Duty
Dragon Quest X sells best on Switch
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 21st - 27th October, revealing that Ring Fit Adventure has dropped down to second place following its recent debut number one. The game sold another 64,045 copies this week, almost equalling its opening total of 68,497 copies last time around. Those 64,000 sales...
News Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto To Be Recognised As A Person Of Cultural Merit In Japan
A top honour
You're probably more than aware of his name, and you'll definitely be more than aware of his work, so it seems fitting that Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto is set to be recognised as a Person of Cultural Merit in his home country of Japan. The Super Mario and Legend of Zelda creator is one of the most famous developers to ever walk...
News Pokémon And Super Mario Collide In This Subtle, Pixel Art Merchandise Crossover
Nintendo has come up with an ingenious way to fly your fandom flag for both the Pokémon and Super Mario franchises in one piece (or various pieces) of quality swag. Next month the Nintendo Tokyo store will be opening with a host of exclusive merchandise for lucky shoppers in the Japanese capital to fritter away their hard-earned...
News Physical Luigi's Mansion 3 Goodies Appear On The Japanese My Nintendo Store
Don't worry, we get wallpapers
It's no secret that Japan gets all the neatest stuff, whether it's Kirby cafes, Pokémon phone cable clips or, you know, all the cool video games and hardware. The Japanese My Nintendo Store is chock-full of lovely physical merch to spend your platinum points on. There's
News Atlus Is Releasing Persona 5 Scramble In Japan Next February
New trailer also shared
A number of months ago, Atlus confirmed Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers was coming to the Nintendo Switch. Now, after a prolonged period of silence, it's announced the game will arrive in Japan on 20th February next year. Fans will be able to select from the standard edition or Treasure Box edition – containing a...
News Japan's Finally Getting Its First Ever Nintendo Store Next Month, Here's What You Can Buy
Exclusive merch and hands-on experiences
First revealed at the start of the year, Nintendo's first ever store in Japan (nope, we can't believe it either) is set to open its doors next month. Ahead of the grand opening, the house of Mario has shared just some of the exclusive items shoppers can hope to pick up. Fittingly called Nintendo Tokyo, the...
Japanese Charts Ring Fit Adventure Goes Straight To Number One As Switch Dominates
With Story of Seasons close behind
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 14th - 20th October, revealing that Ring Fit Adventure has managed to score a number one in its opening week. The game sold 68,497 copies in its first few days on the market, beating other Switch newcomer Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town to the top prize. It...
Random Japan's Favourite Nintendo Character Devours The Competition Once More
Nintendo Dream is the name of Japan's official Nintendo publication, a magazine that began in 1996 and last year overtook the mighty Nintendo Power in terms of issues published. It's still going strong, too, with the latest issue being December 2019. Yes, we know it's still October. Ah, how we miss the steady acceleration of print...
News Uncensored Version Of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Becomes Best-Selling Wii U Game On Amazon Japan
Who needs the Switch release?
Some Nintendo fans located in Japan are seemingly refusing to accept the censorship in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore. This follows on from earlier this week – when it was discovered the upcoming worldwide re-release on Switch would be
News The Hulu App For Wii U Is Being Removed From The Japanese eShop
Pay your respects
The popular video streaming app Hulu will be removed from the Japanese Wii U eShop on 24th July 2020, officially marking the end of the service on Nintendo's troubled system. This follows on from its termination in North America earlier this year. After the app has been removed from the eShop, the service will no longer function...
Japanese Charts Disney Tsum Tsum Festival Fends Off Dragon Quest And Yo-Kai Watch For Top Spot
Sells 30,000+ copies in opening week
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 7th - 13th October, revealing that new Switch entry Disney Tsum Tsum Festival has managed to debut at number one. The game managed to overtake last week's winner Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition and also fought off the threat from...
News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Will Headline EVO Japan 2020
The Super Smash Bros. series has arguably become the king of fighting games over the years and to celebrate its success, the latest entry – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – will headline EVO Japan 2020. This announcement was made at the Nintendo Live Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Challenge Cup grand finals recently. More traditional fighting...
News Super Nintendo World's Construction Is Coming Along Nicely, New Photos Appear
Here's a sneak peek
As you'll likely know already if you keep a regular eye on our site, a 'Super Nintendo World' theme park is planned to open next year at Universal Studios, Japan. Construction started a while ago, but more and more photographs are starting to appear, giving us an early look at how it's all shaping up. The snaps have been taken...
News Start Training For Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 With This Japanese eShop Demo
Solo and local play included
The demos of upcoming Switch games just keep coming this week. Following from Resident Evil and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, Sega has now made one available for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
News Nintendo's 'Live 2019' Gaming Expo Will Not Be Cancelled Despite Typhoon Safety Concerns
Fans will be updated
Update (10th Oct, 09:30 BST): Nintendo has provided an update on its 'Live 2019' gaming expo, confirming that the current plan is go ahead with the event as planned. Sunday's opening time has been pushed back to 11am and will therefore have a reduced content schedule, but the event is otherwise unchanged (thanks, Japanese...
News Sega Rolls Out A Demo For Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD On The Japanese eShop
One game that's rolled off our radar from time to time is Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. This title is due out on the Switch on 29th October and is a high-definition remake of the 2006 Nintendo Wii title. If you're eager to try the game out before its big release later this month, you're in luck. Sega has uploaded an entire demo for...
Gallery You Know, It's Probably For The Best That We Don't Live Near A Kirby Cafe
We'd start to resemble the little guy
This isn't the first bunch of menu items from one of Japan's pop-up cafes that we've laid our eyes on, and it certainly won't be the last, but this latest selection of cute Kirby cuisine has us wondering if there's not some sort of loophole we could use to get Just Eat to deliver these treats to our door. As...
Japanese Charts Dragon Quest XI S Fends Off Ghost Recon: Breakpoint To Stay Number One
Zelda takes third
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 30th September - 6th October, revealing that Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition has managed to secure a second week at the top. The game is estimated to have sold another 57,667 copies this week, down from the 360,871 it sold in its opening week. Tom...
Review Arcade Love: Plus Pengo! - A Unique Bundle Of Japanese Zaniness
Arcade beatings, shooting and Pengos for everyone
Triangle Service's debut title for the Switch is a fairly safe option for the small developer, which compiles three of their previously-published arcade titles – along with a unique 2012 version of Sega's Pengo – into a single package. But is it worth investing in Arcade Love: Plus Pengo!, which...
Random iPhone Charging Cable On The Fritz? Get A Sleeping Pokémon On It
We've all been there - you're in bed looking at your phone while it's charging, but if you hold it a certain way the power disconnects. Sometimes dislodging pocket fluff from the port with a pair of tweezers does the job, but more often than not your charging cable is giving up the ghost after being stretched and pulled and twisted too...
News Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Luigi's Mansion 3 And More To Be Featured At Nintendo Live 2019
Demos, photo ops and more
Nintendo has provided further details on its upcoming 'Nintendo Live 2019' event, a gaming expo of sorts that celebrates all things - you guessed it... Nintendo. Initially revealed a couple of months ago, Nintendo Live 2019 will be taking place on 13th - 14th October at the Kyoto International Conference Center. We already...
Japanese Charts Dragon Quest XI S Knocks Zelda: Link's Awakening Off Top Spot
And Switch is still flying off the shelves
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 23rd - 29th September, revealing that The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening has lost the first-place position it held last week. That honour has now been snapped up by Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition. The game is estimated to...
News Here Are The Top 20 Best-Selling Switch eShop Games In Japan For September 2019
Did you grab any of these?
Nintendo has revealed a list of the best-selling games on the Switch eShop for the month of September 2019 in Japan. Number one likely won't come as a surprise, but there's quite the mix of brand new and slightly older titles in here. You'll find the release dates for each game in brackets; as you can see, plenty of games...
News Nintendo Offering One-Day Game Development Internships In Japan
With a Zelda theme
Fed up of your boring nine-to-five? Wish you could work with Nintendo developing the biggest new games? Well, perhaps these new internships are for you - if you don't mind travelling to Japan and just so happen to be really lucky, that is. Yes, the house of Mario has announced that it will soon be hosting one-day internships for...
News Level-5 Announces Yo-Kai Watch 4++ For Switch
Arrives in Japan this December
If the announcement Yo-Kai Watch 4 would be released on the PlayStation 4 wasn't already enough of a surprise, Level-5 has now revealed Yo-Kai Watch 4++ for both Switch and PS4. According to the official Yo-Kai Watch Twitter account, it launches in Japan on 5th December and adds more content to the existing game such...
News Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training Is Making A Glorious Comeback On Switch
Welcome back, doctor
Nintendo has revealed that it is resurrecting the million-selling Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? Series (known as Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! in North America) on the Nintendo Switch. The game has only been confirmed for Japan at present, but given the massive global popularity of the...
Video Check Out Ash And Pikachu In The New Pokémon Anime Series
Gotta watch it all!
Following a poster leak earlier this week, the new Pokémon anime series – known as "Pocket Monsters" within Japan – has now been officially revealed. It will of course star the very best trainer Ash Ketchum and will once again see him travel all around the Pokémon world. The trailer is entirely Japanese and doesn't really...
Random Japanese Fans Are Likening Smash Ultimate's Terry To A Burly Pokémon Trainer
And they have a theory to prove it
We get it, there are an awful lot of people out there who have no clue who Fatal Fury's Terry Bogard is, but we know one thing for certain: he's definitely not a muscular, hunky Pokémon trainer. Right? Well, it would seem that a fair number of Japanese fans are suggesting - or perhaps even hoping - that this...
Japanese Charts Zelda: Link's Awakening Gets Number One As Switch Lite Boosts Console Sales
A very decent week
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 16th - 22nd September, revealing that The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening has debuted right at the very top of the pile. The game sold an estimated 141,375 physical copies to reach number one in the region, comfortably beating Monster Hunter in second place as the latter's sales...
News Nintendo’s Share Price Takes A Hit Following Japanese Switch Lite Launch
Reported figures below initial forecast
Last weekend, the Switch Lite was released worldwide. So, how are sales going? On the Japan front, the new system has reportedly sold more than 150,000 units. According to Media Create, the Lite was estimated to have shifted 114,000 units in its first three days within Nintendo's homeland; however, this has...
Random Slowpoke Becomes Pokémon Ambassador Of Japanese Prefecture, Kagawa
Slowpoke manhole covers appear
Slowpoke was introduced as Kagawa Governer in a 2018 April Fool's Joke, but things have escalated since then Slowpoke might not be the most powerful or most useful Pokémon in battle, and it might not be quite as famous as critters like Pikachu and Charmander, but it's definitely won over the hearts of those in the...
Japanese Charts Monster Hunter Still Reigns Supreme As Daemon X Machina Grabs Fourth
Nintendo loses out to new PS4 titles
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 9th - 15th September, revealing that new entry Daemon X Machina has debuted in fourth place. The game's opening week in Japan was - perhaps unsurprisingly - more successful than its debut in the UK, but still wasn't enough to challenge the heavy hitters this week...
News Trademark Discovery Suggests Klonoa, Mr. Driller And Splatterhouse Might Be Making A Comeback
Bandai Namco is up to something...
Update (Wed 18th Sep, 2019 03:15 BST): GoNintendo reveals the page listing for Klonoa on Wii was updated on Nintendo's UK website three days ago (see for yourself). Update: It would seem that Bandai Namco is planning t
News Square Enix Is Releasing A Game Boy Color Dragon Quest Game On Switch eShop
Arrives in Japan next week
Following on from the news it would release the original three Dragon Quest games on the Switch, Square Enix has now announced Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland Retro is coming to the Switch eShop next week in Japan. This is the very first entry in the spin-off series and was compared to the Pokémon games at the...
News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Dominates The Japan Game Awards 2019
Here are all the winners
This week plays host to the Japan Game Awards, an awards ceremony which celebrates the Japanese gaming industry's biggest and brightest stars and international hits, too. The full lineup of this year's Game of the Year awards has now been revealed, as well as the ceremony's prestigious Minister of Economy, Trade and...
News Super Nintendo World To "Redefine" Theme Parks With Wristband That Connects To Your Console
Opening in Japan next year
The Chairman and CEO of Universal Parks & Resorts Tom Williams recently shared new information about Super Nintendo World – coming to Universal parks around the world – at Comcast's 2019 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference. The first version of the Nintendo-themed park, at Universal Studios Japan,...
News Ring Fit Adventure File Size Revealed, Download Code Version Also Available
Small in size
Now that Nintendo has revealed its latest game Ring Fit Adventure to the world, finer details about how it will be distributed are beginning to emerge. On the My Nintendo Store in Japan, a special digital version of the game has been discovered. It will still come with the Ring-Con and Leg Strap but instead of a physical copy of the...