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Consumers were accidentally allowed to preorder the SNES Classic from Walmart last week. In response, the retailer has confirmed all of those orders will be cancelled. A "technical glitch" caused the order page to go live before it was supposed to become available.
In only four months of being on the market, the Nintendo Switch is now close to reaching 5 million sales. Nintendo announced in its quarterly earnings report that the console had moved 4.7 million units as of the end of July. Some games have also had millions of sales,.
The online side of the Nintendo Switch is finally being filled in. Nintendo has come out with a mobile app on Android and iOS that'll handle functionality like voice chat, game invites, and other features for certain games. The app is required in many cases.
Nintendo has stopped manufacturing New 3DS units in Japan. An update posted to the company's Japanese websites reveals all models (white, black, and limited edition) have left production. The same message doesn't exist for the 2DS, New 2DS XL, or New 3DS XL.
Though the Nintendo Switch launched with absolutely no support for streaming services, that's starting to change. On Thursday, the system will gain its first service, a Japanese video sharing site called Niconico. It's only going to be available for users in Japan.
Before Nintendo officially announced its latest Switch gaming console, many were skeptical about Nintendo's ability make such product. Now, a few months later, the company has confirmed that global demand for the Switch has totally outstripped its expectations.
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.
As was expected based on reports from the past few months, Nintendo is releasing a Super NES Classic reminiscent of the now discontinued NES Classic. The revived console is coming out this year for $80 and it'll include 26 games, one of which is a previously unseen Star Fox.
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.
A couple somewhat new main series Pokemon games have been announced for the Nintendo 3DS. During a Nintendo Direct stream, the company revealed Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon for the platform. Those are updated versions of two games released last year for the 3DS.
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.
A new mobile Pokemon game is on the way and this time it's coming directly from Nintendo. Pokeland, an upcoming title for iOS and Android, requires an internet connection and Nintendo Account. An alpha test is beginning today just in Japan for Android devices.
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.
Nintendo's ability to increase production of the Switch could be restricted by Apple's need for components. The Wall Street Journal says Nintendo currently has to limit production due to a lack of supply from some of the same suppliers used by Apple.