News tagged: Nintendo Switch
More than 1 million Nintendo Switch units have sold in the Japanese market in just 17 weeks. This kind of adoption pace indicates consumers in Japan really like the product. For comparison, it took Sony 49 weeks to reach a million sales with the PlayStation 4.
While 4K gaming has received a lot of attention recently due to upgraded consoles from Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime doesn't consider it an important technology for most people. He explained Nintendo's position on 4K.
More Wii U games are going to be updated and re-released for the Nintendo Switch, says Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America. The company has already brought enhanced versions of Mario Kart 8 and Pokken Tournament to the new gaming system.
8Bitdo is coming out with a series of Nintendo Switch controllers, including one styled after the SNES. The upcoming SNES30 Pro has Bluetooth, USB-C, rumble vibration, motion controls, and player indicator LEDs. It has the same core design as the original SNES controller.
The Metroid franchise remains "an important franchise" for Nintendo, says Nintendo America resident Reggie Fils-Aime. Metroid Prime 4 was announced during E3 2017, but the reaction wasn't exclusively positive due to how little was revealed about the game.
In collaboration with Capcom, Nintendo recently announced a special edition Switch console called Monster Hunter XX. The console comes with different color design and a number of other accessories, including a production booklet, keychain, poster, carrying case, and soundtrack CD
Rocket League for Nintendo Switch has officially been announced by Psyonix. The new version of the game was revealed during a Nintendo event at E3 2017 and it'll be out this year. Rocket League launched two years ago and continues to be very popular.
Like with the Mario series, the first Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch is an updated version of an existing Wii U title. During a Nintendo Direct stream, Pokken Tournament Deluxe was announced for the system. The 3D fighting game will be out on September 22.
Nintendo won't charge for access to the Switch's online capabilities until next year, when the actual online gaming service launches. For now, online competitive and co-op multiplayer features are free. You'll have to spend $20 per year when the online services arrives in 2018.
Sonic Mania is going to be released on August 15, Sega has confirmed. The game was set to arrive this spring, but Sega pushed back its release date into the summer. A new trailer has been published for the title. It's a retro-style 2D game with both new and older levels.
Since Monster Hunter, an action role-playing game, is a pretty huge deal in Japan, a limited-edition Nintendo Switch is hitting Japan this August. The Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch is the first special design for the system that will go on sale on August 25 in Japan.
In anticipation of greater interest in the Nintendo Switch later this year, Nintendo is going to increase production of the console. The Financial Times reports it is looking to reduce "customer tantrums" by increasing supply. The Switch remains somewhat difficult to buy.
With growing popularity of Nintendo's latest console, gaming companies are trying to bring the latest games as soon as possible. Moving forwards, games will be much more realistic thanks to the addition of Unreal Engine 4 support. This of course depends on developers whether they
Destiny 2 has only been announced for PC, Xbox One, and PS4, and it doesn't seem like the game is going to come out for the Nintendo Switch. According to Bungie project lead Mark Noseworthy, a Switch version isn't in the company's plans. It'll be out September 8.
Nintendo's Switch console again outperformed its competitors in the US during April. New data from NPD Group reveals the console saw more than 280,000 unit sales during the month, making it the most popular system. Granted its competitors have been out for years.
Not many people actually thought that Nintendo could launch such amazing gaming console, but the Switch just surprised everyone. Like many other gaming consoles, it's not without imperfections and the latest one that some users have encountered is the automatic screenshots.
Minecraft has been released for the Nintendo Switch. It comes with all of the same features found in the other console versions of Minecraft, including its multiplayer mini games. Even if you're using the handheld setup, Microsoft says it should offer 720p 60 fps performance.
The Nintendo Switch is doing pretty well and it debuted on the market with more sales than had been expected. Based on its initial performance, president Tatsumi Kimishima says the company expects the console to reach "relative parity" with the Wii, which had over 100m sales.
Nintendo's fastest selling Mario Kart game of all time is now Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Switch. It was able to sell 458,000 copies across digital and physical on the game's April 28 launch day. That means close to half of Nintendo Switch owners in the US purchased the game.
During the first year of its availability, Nintendo expects the Switch to sell nearly 13 million units. Nintendo sold 2.74 million units during the console's first month, going well beyond the 2 million it had anticipated. Now it expects to have another 10 million sales.