Weekly Update With The Week’s Top Japanese Nintendo Switch, 3DS, And Mobile News Stories!

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● The Nintendo Co., Ltd. quarterly earnings saw operating profit at ¥30.5 billion ($274 million), with ¥168 billion ($1.51 billion) in revenue, up 88% from the same quarter last year.

Nintendo Switch stands at 19.67 million units sold worldwide as of 30 June with Super Mario Odyssey the best-selling software with 11.17 million sales!

● Nintendo announced the next Splatoon 2 Splatfest for 18 – 19 August, sponsored by Meiji Dairies between Kinoko No Yama (Chocorooms) or Takenoko No Sato (Chococones).

● Square-Enix and Nintendo announced that OCTOPATH TRAVELER has surpassed one million shipments globally, including eShop downloads.

● Althi announced they will release a retail version of WorldNeverland – Elnea Kingdom on 25 October in Japan priced at ¥4,968.

● 5pb. announced the visual novel Robotics;Notes DaSH for 22 November priced at ¥8,424 for physical and ¥7,560 for digital.

● Hachinoyon announced UNDERTALE will release on 15 September priced at ¥4,320 for physical and ¥1,620 for digital. Fangamer Japan will publish the Collector’s Edition priced at ¥9,504, with full contents pictured here.

● Marvelous willl publish the pinball game PEACH BALL Senran Kagura on 13 December priced at ¥5,378 or ¥10,756 for a limited edition which includes a physical version of Shinobi Refle -Senran Kagura-.

● Bandai Namco Entertainment have announced the Dragon Ball FighterZ Open β will be from 10-12 August with preloading now live on the eShop.

● Several new UNTIES announcements with TOKYO DARK -Remembrance- for Winter, Gensokyo Defenders for Fall, Mayonaka Garan (The Midnight Sanctuary) and Maihana Soumakyou (Azure Reflections) for 30 August.

● Atlus announced Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth will release for Nintendo 3DS in Japan on 29 November priced at ¥7,538. Watch the 60 second TV commercial here.

● Jupiter announced Picross e9 for release on the Japanese 3DS eShop next week (8 August) priced at ¥500 with other 300 puzzles in total.

● Rainy Frog announced the puzzle game Square Pict Block-a-Pix (Block-a-Pix Color) for the eShop next week (8 August) priced at ¥500.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp updated to Version 1.7.0 with the patch notes posted here. The game also saw Julian’s stardust cookie and Redd’s Summer Festival.

Fire Emblem Heroes saw the Legendary Hero Summoning Event – Lucina: Glorious Archer, and Feh’s Summer Celebration with Log-In Bonuses, Special quests, Daily Reward Maps, Double EXP and SP, Tempest Trials + and Daily summoning-focus revivals.

Super Mario Run saw the return of the Gold Goomba Lite Event with Super Mario Odyssey statue rewards.

● NPD data for June saw Mario Tennis Aces as the best-selling overall game and the NES Classic Mini the best-selling overall console.

● DotEmu announced that Windjammers is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018.

● Nintendo Co., Ltd. applied for two new videogame trademarks in Japan: for the Wii game Endless Ocean and the Nintendo DS game Another Code. Check out both trademark applications here and here.

● Inside Systemannounced Brave Dungeon: Seigi no Imi and scheduled for release on an undisclosed platform(s) in 2019.

● Arc System Works announced the next game in the Guilty Gear series is in development for release on an undisclosed platform(s).

● And RS34 announced the vertical shooter Radirgy S is in development for release this Fall on undisclosed platform(s).

● Watch NyaNyaNya Neko Mario Time Episode #120 featuring Made in Wario Gorgeous, Kirby Star Allies, Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution and Splatoon 2 here.

● Thanks everybody for following. Please also follow me on Twitter @japanese3ds and please buy me a coffee. Enjoy what’s left of your weekend!


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