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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
Nintendo had both the first and second best selling consoles in the US last month, reports NPD. The Switch had more sales than any other system and the NES Classic managed to beat Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One. The NES Classic was a hit from the moment it came out.
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.
Nintendo is working on a Legend of Zelda title for iOS, reports the Wall Street Journal. It'd be the first time Nintendo has come out with a mobile Zelda game and it'd continue the company's relatively recent venture into mobile gaming. We may not see it for months.
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.
The NES Classic was discontinued only a matter of months after launching because Nintendo doesn't have "unlimited resources." Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime gave that explanation during an interview with Time. The system had been very popular.
Nintendo has unveiled a new 2DS model, the "New 2DS XL." It'll be released on July 28 in the United States and be available for $150. The system is coming out on the same day as Hey Pikmin and Miitopia. The design is pretty much the same as the New 3DS XL.
No traditional press conference will be held by Nintendo at this year's E3, continuing a trend of not holding E3 briefings. The company hasn't held a conference at the event since 2012. Since then, it's been posting Nintendo Direct-like videos and holding livestreams instead.
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.
Nintendo has recently officially discontinued the NES Classic and although there were some rumours that the production might start again, it's unlikely that will see new units. The company confirmed that the final shipments of the mini-console are reaching stores this month and
Nintendo is going to release a mini Classic Edition of the SNES later this year, reports Eurogamer. The console, which will be similar to the NES Classic Edition, is said to becoming "in time for Christmas this year." It may come out around November of this year.
Once it was revealed Nintendo would be discontinuing the NES Classic Edition, the console began selling much faster on eBay and resale values increased significantly. On April 13, eBay users were purchasing the system at a rate of one console per 2 minutes.
Not many people thought that Nintendo could release such an interesting gaming console, but the company sold 906,000 units in the US and 2.4 million units worldwide in its first month. It is believed that Nintendo might sell around 7.2 million units in 2017
The Nintendo Switch is officially the fastest selling console in Nintendo's history. It sold 906,000 units in March alone, which Nintendo considers particularly good for a "non-traditional" console sale month like March. The Switch is doing better than most consoles.
Earlier this year, Nintendo announced that its extremely popular NES Classic Edition, which sold in 1.5 million units, is no longer available for sale and that the production has ended. Many were surprised why Nintendo did that, but reportedly the console could be coming back.
Besides launching new color option for the Joy-Con controllers and a new battery pack, Nintendo is also gearing up to start selling the console's docking station. Currently, the Switch dock is bundled as part of the console and is needed for connecting the console to the TV
Although it's only been out since late 2016 and is a popular product, Nintendo is discontinuing the NES Classic Edition in North America. If you weren't able to get it already, you may never get a new unit. The last shipments will reach North America this month.