Scope of Nintendo's Success in Japan and US is Staggering
Jacob Blazewicz, 16 January 2021, 23:14
2020 proved to be an excellent year for the gaming industry. The biggest success was recorded by Nintendo, especially in the hardware segment. Switch sales were record-breaking in both the US and Japan, and in the latter country the platform accounted for 87% of all console sales.
New Pokemon Snap Arrives on the Switch on April 30th
Matt Buckley, 15 January 2021, 14:42
In a new trailer showcasing entirely new environments and a plethora of Pokemon, The Pokemon Company announced that the upcoming New Pokemon Snap will arrive on April 30th.
Red & Blue Edition Switch & Bowser’s Fury: Mario’s 35th Anniversary Continues
Matt Buckley, 13 January 2021, 10:13
After a long wait, Nintendo finally reveals a new trailer for the upcoming Super Mario 3D World expansion, Bowser’s Fury. As if that wasn’t enough, they also announced a new Red & Blue Edition of the Switch.
Digital Distribution Dominates Game Market in UK in 2020
Adrian Werner, 12 January 2021, 11:48
The past year on the UK game market belonged to digital distribution. The best-selling title was FIFA 21, while the best-selling console was the Nintendo Switch.
2020 Belonged to Nintendo Switch
Jacob Blazewicz, 08 January 2021, 13:41
The past year (although tragic in many respects) turned out to be extremely successful for Nintendo. Switch did well all over the world, and in the UK the console sold better than the PS4, PS5, XONE and XSX/S combined.
PS5 Crushed by Switch in Japan; Worst Launch in History of Sony Consoles
Paul Musiolik, 05 January 2021, 15:51
The poor availability of PS5 in Japan annoyed the local gamers. The choir of discontent was joined by analysts who presented sales data for Sony's console, suggesting that the Japanese company has given up its home market.
Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase Announces Among Us, Spelunky, and More!
Matt Buckley, 16 December 2020, 13:10
Yesterday morning Nintendo announced a long list of exciting indie games in their Indie World Showcase. Both Spelunky 1 & 2 will arrive next summer, and Among Us is available now!
Trailer Reveals Smash Ultimate’s Next DLC Fighter: Sephiroth
Matt Buckley, 11 December 2020, 12:12
In a trailer at the Game Awards, Nintendo announced that the next DLC fighter added to the Super Smash Bros Ultimate roster will be the antagonist of Final Fantasy VII, Sephiroth.
Nintendo Hack Perpetrator Will be Jailed for 3 Years
Jacob Blazewicz, 02 December 2020, 22:18
There was a judgment in the case of Ryan Hernandez, a hacker who stole Switch's data and other confidential information from Nintendo's servers. The 21-year-old will spend three years in prison and has to pay the company a huge compensation.
Rumors Hint at New Pokemon Remakes in 2021
Matt Buckley, 25 November 2020, 09:51
A credible source has leaked rumors of an exciting 25th anniversary for Pokemon in 2021, perhaps even ending the year with long awaited Diamond and Pearl remakes.
Breakdown of the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase
Matt Buckley, 30 October 2020, 16:11
Bravely Default 2 and Immortals Fenyx Rising are available for pre-order, an Age of Calamity demo is out now, and much more from Nintendo’s last Partner Showcase of 2020.
Monster Sanctuary Arrives on the Switch in December
Matt Buckley, 21 October 2020, 13:13
Moi Rai Games’ Monster Sanctuary, a unique mashup of the metroidvania genre with that of RPG monster catching, gets a December release date for the Switch.
New Age of Calamity Trailer Reveals Koroks, Rune Powers, and More
Matt Buckley, 21 October 2020, 11:05
Nintendo continues to reveal more details about the upcoming Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. The newest trailer shows off some unique rune powers alongside the hidden Koroks.
Even More Features Revealed in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Gameplay
Matt Buckley, 08 October 2020, 17:02
More footage of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity reveals Urbosa and Zelda and what you can do between battles, from cooking up recipes to upgrading weapons, and a lot more.
Nintendo Switch Hackers Will be Judged
mikos, 03 October 2020, 21:33
The leaders of Team Xecuter, a hacker group that targeted Nintendo Switch, have heard the charges and will stand trial.
Rumored Games for October Nintendo Direct Are Too Good to Be True
Matt Buckley, 25 September 2020, 09:58
Recent leaks suppose there will be a Nintendo Direct in October, and the list of games rumored to be announced looks quite impressive. From a shadow drop of Fall Guys to a title for the Breath of the Wild sequel.
Kirby Fighters 2 is Available Now on the Switch
Matt Buckley, 24 September 2020, 12:50
In a surprise launch, Nintendo announced that Kirby Fighters 2 is now available on the Switch. The platform brawler arrives just a day after the game seemed to be leaked by Nintendo.
Ad Might Hint at Next Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC Fighter Release Date
Matt Buckley, 22 September 2020, 10:13
An advertisement posted in convenience stores in Japan might hint at a date for the reveal of Super Smash Bros Ultimate’s next DLC fighter.
Nintendo Direct Reveals Ori 2, New Monster Hunter and Other Switch Games
Paul Wozniak, 17 September 2020, 22:39
Today, Nintendo presented the games that will soon be available to Nintendo Switch owners. We have seen new installments of such series as Monster Hunter and Disgaea, as well as ports such as Hades and Ori and the Will of the Wisps (now available).
World-Shifting Puzzle Exploration Game, Carto, Gets a Release Date for the Switch
Matt Buckley, 11 September 2020, 17:11
Use a unique tile-shifting mechanic to explore the beautifully hand-drawn world of Carto when it releases on the Switch this October.
Nintendo Switch Pro Will Support 4K in Games
Paul Musiolik, 09 September 2020, 10:44
The new model of Nintendo Switch (unofficially known as Switch Pro) can offer 4K resolution in video games, report anonymous developers working on unannounced games.
Nintendo Celebrates Mario’s 35th Anniversary with Classic Games on the Switch
Matt Buckley, 04 September 2020, 10:45
Nintendo surprised its fans yesterday with a Nintendo Direct celebrating Mario’s 35th anniversary. They announced some exciting classics for the Switch as well as a Mario battle royale and an augmented reality.
Iconic Super Mario 3D Games Will Hit Switch to Celebrate Mario's 35th Anniversary
Paul Wozniak, 03 September 2020, 20:12
Today, as part of the 35th anniversary of the Mario series, Nintendo has announced sets of classic titles related to this character that will be released on the Nintendo Switch console.
Six Gamescom Games Coming to the Switch Before the End of the Year
Matt Buckley, 02 September 2020, 18:39
Gamescom has ended and there’s a lot of announcements to sort through. Here’s a list of games that will have you traveling through space and slinging spells on Switch before the end of the year.
Surprise Nintendo Direct Premiered Yesterday, Here’s What You Need to Know
Matt Buckley, 27 August 2020, 15:19
Yesterday, Nintendo released a Nintendo Direct Mini, much to everyone’s surprise. The showcase revealed information about various new and upcoming third party projects.
New Version of Nintendo Switch May Debut in 2021
mikos, 24 August 2020, 22:31
The latest leaks from parts manufacturers say that the Nintendo Switch Pro may debut in the near future.
Indie Brawler Game Bounty Battle Releases in September on Switch
Matt Buckley, 12 August 2020, 12:29
Bounty Battle, reminiscent of the Super Smash Bros. franchise, but featuring the main characters of various indie games, will make its way to the Switch on September 10th.
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm Release on Switch this Fall
Matt Buckley, 12 August 2020, 12:19
The RPG developed by Cornfox & Brothers, Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, was originally released exclusively for Apple Arcade, but is now making its way to the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo's Rakes in Huge Profits; Switch Sales Exceeded 60 Million
Jacob Blazewicz, 06 August 2020, 13:29
Nintendo has published its financial report for the period from April 1 to June 30. The sales of the Nintendo Switch console exceeded 60 million units, and Animal Crossing: New Horizon has reached over 20 million buyers. Thanks to this and excellent digital sales, the company recorded more than fivefold increase in operating profit.
Update to Super Smash Bros Ultimate Includes a New Stage: Small Battlefield
Matt Buckley, 06 August 2020, 11:25
In a recent patch Super Smash Bros Ultimate quietly released a new stage called Small Battlefield. This stage is similar to the regular Battlefield stage that has become a staple in most games, with one key difference. It’s small.
Pikmin 3 Deluxe will be coming to Switch on October 30th
Matt Buckley, 06 August 2020, 11:15
In an announcement trailer Nintendo revealed that Pikmin 3 Deluxe, an updated version of the original game that includes all of the DLC content and more, will be coming to the Switch.
Kickstarter Campaign for Eiyuden Chronicle: Rumors of the Next Generation Nintendo Console
Matt Buckley, 30 July 2020, 16:17
The Kickstarter campaign for Rabbit & Bear Studios’ Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes successfully reached its goal a mere three hours after launching. The studio has also surpassed its one million dollar stretch goal to come to many different consoles, including “Nintendo’s next generation console.”.
Competition for Pokemon – Monster Catching Games Head to the Nintendo Switch
Matt Buckley, 30 July 2020, 15:44
Nexomon: Extinction just unveiled several new trailers as well as a release date less than a month away. It isn’t the only upcoming Switch game that seems to be inspired by Nintendo’s popular monster catching franchise, but Pokemon doesn’t seem to mind.
Pokken Tournament DX Will Be Free for One Week in the Midst of the Pokemon Player’s Cup Tournament
Matt Buckley, 28 July 2020, 13:48
Pokken Tournament DX, the Pokemon fighting game, will have a free week for anyone with a Nintendo Online account. The free week comes in the midst of the Pokemon Player’s Cup Tournament, which features some of the top players from across the world.
Nintendo Finally Announces Shin Megami Tensei V to be Released in 2021
Matt Buckley, 22 July 2020, 12:12
After the original announcement in 2017, Nintendo finally gives Megami Tensei fans the news they’ve been waiting for. The fifth game in the series will be released worldwide for the Switch sometime in 2021.
New Paper Mario: The Origami King Trailer Shows Strange Gameplay and a Pokemon Cameo?
Matt Buckley, 08 July 2020, 13:45
The latest installment in the Paper Mario series, The Origami King, just released a new trailer featuring some interesting gameplay and a potentially wild cameo.
Pokemon Snap, the Nintendo 64 Classic, Gets a Remake on the Switch
Matt Buckley, 06 July 2020, 12:15
Pokemon Snap, the great Nintendo classic, gets a remake on Nintendo Switch. The game from 20 years ago is back and looks lovely.
Min Min, the Ramen Chef from ARMS, Joins the Smash Ultimate Roster
Matt Buckley, 06 July 2020, 11:23
Masahiro Sakurai, Director of Smash Bros. Ultimate, unveiled the first fighter in the game’s second Fighter’s Pass. It was already known that a character from the fighting game ARMS would be joining the roster, but for months the fan community has been speculating over who it would be.
Nintendo CEO Apologizes to Customers
Michael Kulakowski, 30 June 2020, 21:43
At the meeting with investors, the CEO of Nintendo for the first time apologized to Nintendo Switch owners for problems with Joy-Con controllers. For three years now, console users have been complaining about malfunctioning analog sticks and constant problems with pads' connectivity, but so far they have been ignored by the Japanese company.
Hackers May Have Gained Data From 160,000 Nintendo Accounts
Jacob Blazewicz, 24 April 2020, 18:14
Nintendo has commented on unauthorised logins to Nintendo Account. According to the company, hackers may have used data related to about 160,000 Nintendo Network accounts.
Nintendo Targeted by Hackers? Rumors of User Data Leak
Jacob Blazewicz, 20 April 2020, 21:23
Internet users report suspicious activities on their Nintendo accounts. Many users noticed unauthorized login attempts, which in some cases resulted in the use of related PayPal accounts and payment cards.
Rumor: Iconic Mario Games Remastered on Nintendo Switch
Jacob Blazewicz, 30 March 2020, 22:28
There was an intriguing leak on the web related to the Mario series. Nintendo intends to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the franchise with announcements of new games and remasters of iconic titles. There are also plans to announce an animated movie with the company's mascot in the main role.
The Witcher 3 on Switch – Cross-save with PC and New Graphic Options
Mat1K, 18 February 2020, 14:19
In the next few days there should be a new update for the Switch edition of The Witcher 3. Ten new graphic options and a cross-save function will be added to the game.
Leak: Remote Play on Nintendo Switch and New Portable DualShock
Konrad Serafinski, 02 February 2020, 22:09
A Reddit user claims to have received a survey on Remote Play from Sony. The function would appear in the future on Nintendo Switch or Apple TV. It is also possible that Sony is considering creating a portable DualShock and is working on a remote game without an internet connection.
2020 Without Nintendo Switch Pro
Peter Doron, 31 January 2020, 12:38
Nintendo officially announced that we will not see a new, improved model of the Switch console in 2020. Instead, we'll get several limited editions - the first one, intended for fans of the Animal Crossing series, will be released in March.
52 Million Units of Nintendo Switch Sold; Great Result of Pokemon
Adrian Werner, 30 January 2020, 11:44
Nintendo has reasons to be satisfied. Sales of the Switch console have already exceeded 52 million copies. In addition, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are doing great on the market.
Nintendo Switch with GameCube Controller - Impressive Fan Design
Konrad Serafinski, 12 January 2020, 18:41
The popular youtuber has created unique Joy-Cons for Nintendo Switch that look just like the GameCube controller. Moreover, they are fully functional and work both connected to the console and wirelessly.
In 2019 79% of Japanese Console Market Belonged to Nintendo
Adrian Werner, 09 January 2020, 14:33
Thanks to Famitsu, we have learned the scale of Nintendo's domination on the Japanese market. As many as 76% of the consoles sold last year were models from the Switch family.
Pokemon Sword and Shield Break Sales Records Despite the Controversy
Paul Wozniak, 21 November 2019, 22:15
According to official data, the latest installments of Pokemon have sold very well in the first week since their release. The games became the fastest growing title in the history of Nintendo Switch console, breaking the record of sales in Japan, among others.
Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield Reviews; Dexit Affair Continues
Jacob Blazewicz, 13 November 2019, 21:52
Two days before the release of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield first reviews of both games appeared on the internet. In the meantime, the players got to the game files, and their findings reignited the controversy around the so-called Dexit.