Category: Nintendo News

Already one of the best-selling consoles of all time, the Nintendo Switch continues to tally sales. In the latest figures released by Nintendo, the Switch has climbed to 111.08 million hardware units sold. The Switch is currently the fifth-best selling console in history. Additionally, Nintendo has sold 863.59 million individual software units on the console. It will be interesting to watch if Nintendo can displace some of the other best-selling consoles in the top five. Currently, PlayStation 4 is next…

Five years after the console’s 2017 release, Switch players can finally send friend requests from their phones via the Nintendo Switch Online app. In this new update, players can share their friend codes as a URL or as a QR code for friends to add them directly from their phones, although unfortunately, the Nintendo Switch console remains the only device on which players can accept requests. This update requires users of Apple products to have iOS 14 or greater, and…

Good news for Switch players with European accounts, as Nintendo of Europe announces a new Gold Point Bonanza! Through August 8th, 2022, players using European accounts will earn 10% back in Gold Points on select games, DLC, and services from the Nintendo eShop. These include the following: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Animal Crossing: New Horizons Mario Party Superstars Mario Golf: Super Rush Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and both Fighter Passes for the game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol….

Update: Nintendo has officially announced that Wii U and 3DS eShop purchases will no longer be available after March 27th, 2023, which will effectively bring an end to the service on those platforms. The company previously announced, as reported below, that eShop purchases would no longer be available after March 2023 but did not provide a specific date. As previously announced, users will no longer be able to add funds to their eShop accounts after August 29th, 2022. Nintendo has…

Nintendo has announced its purchasing of Dynamo Pictures, a Tokyo-based animation studio. Under Nintendo’s ownership, it will be renamed as Nintendo Pictures and will focus on developing visual content for Nintendo’s various intellectual properties. This represents a wholesale acquisition of the company, as the official documentation states that:   “Nintendo has decided to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares (excluding treasury shares) of Dynamo Pictures and make it a wholly owned subsidiary to strengthen the planning and production structure of…

Nintendo Japan has launched “Wide Care,” a subscription service that will cover up to six repairs on Switch-related hardware per year. This hardware includes the console itself (all Switch models), the Joy-Con controllers, the dock, and the AC adapter. Common issues like Joy-Con drift are covered, of course, but so is accidental damage and water damage. The service can be subscribed to at any time and is priced at 200 yen per month ($1.50/£1.20) or 2,000 yen per year ($15/£12)….

Out of a relative dry spell of Nintendo news, a Nintendo Direct Mini is now fast approaching. Due June 28th at 9 am EST, a new Direct Mini will feature roughly 25 minutes of information on games from third-party developers. The announcement of this Direct confirms a rumor that there would be a Direct Mini on June 28th, while disconfirming an older rumor of a Direct on June 29th. With this Direct focusing on third-party developers, the chances of any…

Attention Zelda fans of Canada! A huge sale has been announced by Nintendo of Canada, featuring dozens of digital games including The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda + Cadence of Hyrule Season Pass. You’ll want to act fast because the sale ends July 6th, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. 🚨 Save up to 50% on a big ol’ super selection of games & DLC for the Nintendo Switch system!…

Japanese entertainment and gaming news website Famitsu recently reported that the Nintendo Switch family has surpassed 25 million sales in Japan, five years since its release date in March 2017. The Nintendo Switch is the best-selling console, with 18,379,851 units sold. Comparatively, the Switch Lite has sold 4,754,257 units, and the newest in the family, Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, has sold 1,876,296 units. Like the sales in the United States, it is expected that these numbers will continue to…

Swords? Zelda-esque gameplay mixed with Toy Story? Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! ? Yes, The Plucky Squire seems to have it all. Presented at the Devolver Digital 2022 Showcase, Nintendo’s trailer for The Plucky Squire reveals a vibrant world with a unique mixture of 2D and 3D gameplay. Developed by All Possible Futures, the game highlights a new hero, Jot, who initially traverses unique lands in a storybook fashion. The trailer jumps out of the 2D page and takes our hero into…