Wednesday Update:Sword & Shield Sells 1.365m, Switch Sells 10m, Minecraft Sells 1m, & NCL Shares at 18 Month High!

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● Some amazing milestones for Nintendo Switch today with Pokémon Sword / Shield selling 1,364,544 physical copies in just three days, opening with more than even Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Switch hardware selling 180,136 and surpassing 10 million inits sold in the country, and physical copies of Minecraft have now surpassed the million mark, making two new million sellers in one week! Continue reading

Tuesday Update:Nintendo TOKYO Photos, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nominations, Plus More News!

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Nintendo TOKYO opens this Friday in Japan with today seeing a press event. Check out a collection of Famitsu press photos (and video!) at this post. The venue will sell 1,000’s of merchandise items, have a gameplay area (which includes Ring Fit Adventure), plus a large-ish screen where it presumably will air Nintendo Directs etc. Continue reading

Monday Update:Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Subscription Service, Nintendo Internship 2020, Plus More News!

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● Nintendo announced a new paid membership service for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp called “Pocket Camp Club” which arrives on Thursday with two different plans. One involves nominating an animal to be your camp caretaker, the other involving receiving fortune cookies plus access to warehouses.

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Weekly Update:Pokémon Sword & Shield, Doraemon, Goemon, Mega Man, Yo-kai Watch 4++, Plus More News!

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Pokémon Sword/Shield released worldwide on Nintendo Switch. Early sales predictions are favourable, although we likely won’t get actual sales numbers for a couple of days. It’s expected to be the biggest game launch of the year in Japan. Continue reading

Small Weekend Update:Famitsu Holding Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament, Plus Meowth, Bowser, And More News!

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● Famitsu will be holding a corporate Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament in Japan next week (22 November) in an Onsen Theme Park. The winning team will see a full page advertisement and feature for their company in Weekly Famitsu magazine! Continue reading

Friday Update:Mega Man Zero/ZX Delayed, New Yokai, Mario Kart Tour Revenue, Plus More News!

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● Apologies for the late update. Travelling for most of the day! Capcom postponed the release date of the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection until 27 February to further improve the quality. The game will be playable at Jump Festa ’20 on 21-22 December. Continue reading

Thursday Update:Pokémon Sword & Shield Launches in Japan, Plus Much More News!

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Pokémon Sword / Shield is now available on the Japanese Switch eShop and at retail in a few hours. The games currently occupy the top two positions on the eShop (Sword > Shield). Check out the Famitsu cover here with the inside back cover advert to be posted tomorrow! Continue reading

Wednesday Update:New Goemon Trademark, New Arcade Archives, Plus More News!

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● Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. applied for a new Goemon (ゴエモン) trademark in Japan for which includes provisions for both “game program” and “game software”. Check out the actual application here. Continue reading

Tuesday Update:Doraemon Gets His Third Switch Game, Plus More News!

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● After more games on the Japanese 3DS than any character not named Mario, Doraemon will be getting his third Switch game on 05 March with the action adventure game Doraemon Nobita no Shin Kyouryuu (Doraemon: Nobita’s New Dinosaur) from FuRyu. Continue reading