Virtual Console Found In Switch Data 

A Virtual Console section including ‘NES’, ‘SNES’, ‘Game Boy’, ‘Game Boy Color’, ‘Nintendo 64′, ‘Game Boy Advance’, ‘Nintendo DS’ and ‘Other’ categories has been found in the Nintendo Switch eShop JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) by KevDoy. No further information is available. 

Edit: Reddit user Tropiux says that this is found in the Nintendo.com game store JSON and has been there since Switch launch. Read here for more.

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Virtual Console Not Coming To Switch 

Kotaku report that a Nintendo spokesperson has told them “There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems” and there is “nothing to announce” regarding other legacy platforms coming to Nintendo Switch Online.

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12 Super Famicom Virtual Console videos 

12 Super Famicom games (Demon’s Blazon, Breath of Fire, Breath of Fire II, Akumajou Dracula XX, Ganbare Goemon 2, Ganbare Goemon 3, Ogre Battle, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VI, Romancing Saga 2 and Famicom Tantei Club Part II) released earlier today on the Japanese New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. Trailers for all 12 added below…

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Dragon Quest I, II and III coming to 3DS 

Square Enix have confirmed that Dragon Quest I-III will all release on Nintendo 3DS this month in Japan. Dragon Quest will release on 10 August priced at ¥648, Dragon Quest II will release on 10 August priced at ¥864 and Dragon Quest III will release in late August priced at ¥1,620. All mainline Dragon Quests will be playable on a Japanese 3DS by the end of this month. No news on any localisation at present. 

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Nintendo wants to make Yoshi anime and more 

The following is from Nintendo’s 77th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders earlier today. Although there were few notes of interest, we’ll post anything noteworthy from the official translation at a later date. The below was kindly translated by Alex Aniel who attended the Shareholders meeting.

● President Tatsumi Kimishima stated in a question involving Kirby anime and others: “We’ll look into investing toward film” with Shigeru Miyamoto adding “We want to make anime for Pikmin, Star Fox, Yoshi, etc. and distribute it freely, or integrate into games.” 

● Tatsumi Kimishima also said regarding Nintendo 3DS: “3DS will pass 70 million this fiscal year and we want to continue providing software for it.” 

● Satoshi Yamato on Virtual Console who said they are: “Looking at ways to develop Virtual Console. Classic Mini is one form of Virtual Console. We can also sell physical. Looking to make it as big as we can.”

● And finally: Genyo Takeda has now officially retired as a full-time employee of Nintendo Co., Ltd.

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Bomberman 64 and more release in Japan! 

Five new Wii U titles have released on the eShop today with Konami releasing the Nintendo 64 game Bomberman pictured above priced at ¥1,028 plus four Wii games with Capcom’s Takarajima Z: Barbaros no Hihou (Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure), Nintendo’s Excite Mou-Machine (Excitebots: Trick Racing), Konami’s Kage no Tou (Lost in Shadow) and Nintendo’s Kiki Trick. All Wii games are priced at ¥2,700 apiece. Trailers for Bomberman, Kiki Trick and Zack and Wiki added below…

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Four Wii games release on Wii U plus lots more 

Nintendo have just released four Wii games on the Wii U eShop out of nowhere with the New Play Control versions of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Pikmin and Pikmin 2 plus Odoru Made in Wario (WarioWare: Smooth Moves) all available priced at ¥2,700 each. Excitebike 64 also released out of nowhere on the Wii U Virtual Console priced at ¥1,028. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass 1 is available next week (30 June) for ¥2,500,

On Nintendo 3DS: Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology Special Trial Version is now available along with Maru Pass! Homebuyers Examination Heisei 28th Edition (¥2,800) and Minna de Nanpure (¥500). Mighty Gunvolt Burst was announced for next week (28 June) priced at ¥980 with both The Game 15 Vol. 2 and Codename『3』 failing to meet the June window. The full version of Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology also releases (29 June).

And on Nintendo Switch: ACA NEOGEO Garou Densetsu 2: Aratanaru Tatakai (¥823) and Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (¥1,800) will be available tomorrow. De Mambo should be available next week along with Dead House Saisei (¥1,000),  Photon³ (¥1,500), Physical Contact Speed (¥500) and a to be announced Neo Geo game. Lego City Undercover (¥6,156/¥5,616) also releases along with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass 1 (¥2,500).

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The best selling 3DS eShop games of all time

(Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori)*

01. Pokémon AR Searcher (3DS-DL) – 27,965

02. The Battle Cats POP! (3DS-DL) – 10,275

03. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) – 56,473

04. Monster Hunter X (3DS) – 11,725

05. Bike Rider DX (3DS-DL) – 16,439

06. Cube Creator 3D (3DS-DL) -8,996

07. Pokémon Battle Trozei (3DS-DL) – 6,252

08. Super Mario Bros. (3DS-VC) – 32,285

09. Puyo Puyo!! Mini Version (3DS-DL) – 12,807

10. Super Mario Bros. 3 (3DS-VC) – 11,020

11. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) – 47,551

12. Pocket Monsters Pikachu Version (3DS-VC) – 1,429

13. Kirby Fighters Z (3DS-DL) – 5,221

14. Hako Boy! (3DS-DL) – 4,855

15. 10 Second Run (DSiWare) – 10,638

16. Denpa Ningen no RPG (3DS-DL) – 27,896

17. 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure (3DS-DL) – 13,255

18. Monster Hunter 4G (3DS) – 16,488

19. Bike Rider DX2 Galaxy (3DS-DL) – 5,475

20. Urban Trial: Freestyle (3DS-DL) – 3,869

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01. Pokémon AR Searcher (3DS-DL) – 27,965

02. The Battle Cats POP! (3DS-DL) – 10,275

03. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) – 56,473

04. Monster Hunter X (3DS) – 11,725

05. Bike Rider DX (3DS-DL) – 16,439

06. Cube Creator 3D (3DS-DL) -8,996

07. Pokémon Battle Trozei (3DS-DL) – 6,252

08. Puyo Puyo!! Mini Version (3DS-DL) – 12,807

09. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) – 47,551

10. Kirby Fighters Z (3DS-DL) – 5,221

11. Hako Boy! (3DS-DL) – 4,855

12. Denpa Ningen no RPG (3DS-DL) – 27,896

13. 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure (3DS-DL) – 13,255

14. Monster Hunter 4G (3DS) – 16,488

15. Bike Rider DX2 Galaxy (3DS-DL) – 5,475

16. Urban Trial: Freestyle (3DS-DL) – 3,869

17. Touch Battle Tank 3D-2 (3DS-DL) – 5,948

18. Denpa Ningen no RPG 2 (3DS-DL) – 20,281

19. Gunman Story (3DS-DL) – 4,737

20. Shaun the Sheep 3D Volume 1 (3DS-DL) – 1,473

Virtual Console

01. Super Mario Bros. (3DS-VC) – 32,285

02. Super Mario Bros. 3 (3DS-VC) – 11,020

03. Pocket Monsters Pikachu Version (3DS-VC) – 1,429

04. Pocket Monsters Red Version (GB) – 958

05. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX (GBC) – 11,212

06. Super Mario Land (GB) – 7,902

07. Pocket Monsters Blue Version (GB) – 529

08. Super Mario Bros. 2 (FDS) – 4,788

09. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (GB) – 6,110

10. The Legend of Zelda 1 (FDS) – 8,752

11. Pocket Monsters Green Version (GB) – 606

12. Hoshi no Kirby 2 (GB) – 5,351

13. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (GBA) – 2,555

14. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (GBA) – 1,969

15. Hoshi no Kirby (GB) – 5,320

16. Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (GB) – 3,539

17. Metroid (FDS) – 8,144

18. Super Mario World (SFC) – 771

19. Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo (FC) – 3,271

20. Ice Climber (FC) – 2,457

DSiWare

01. 10 Second Run (DSiWare) – 10,638

02. Itsudemo Bomberman (DSiWare) – 10,239

03. Photo Fighter X (DSiWare) – 7,853

04. Micro Organisms (DSiWare) – 6,061

05. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! (DSiWare) – 6,456

06. Mario Clock (DSiWare) – 4,948

07. Kuuki Yomi DS (DSiWare) – 6,501

08. Paper Plane (DSiWare) – 3,047

(Ferrari GT: Evolution)*

09. Zomgeri Panic (DSiWare) – 3,252

10. Chotto Dr. Mario (DSiWare) – 2,154

11. Dragon Quest Wars (DSiWare) – 3,465

(UNO)*

12. Are? DS ga Sakasa Desu Kedo Gyaku Shooting (DSiWare) – 2,524

13. Mario Calculator (DSiWare) – 1,557

14. Handy Hockey (DSiWare) – 1,755

15. SIMPLE DS Series Vol. 5 THE Trump (DSiWare) – 1,966

16. Nazo no Mini Game (DSiWare) – 1,966

17. Bird & Beans (DSiWare) – 2,268

18. Sleep Recording Alarm Clock™ (DSiWare) – 3,012

19. Anonymous Notes – From The Abyss – (DSiWare) – 2,095

20. I Must Run! (DSiWare) – 571

Notes: Dates counted are 07 June 2011 – 28 May 2017 except for Virtual Console which began on 23 January 2013. Numbers equal eShop ratings and not actual sales. Tobidase Doubutsu no Moriwas removed from the Japanese 3DS eShop charts when the amiibo+ version was made available but has still outsold the other titles. In the DSiWare charts: Ferrari GT: Evolution should be at #09
and UNO should be #13 but both too were removed.

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The best selling Wii U eShop games of all time

01. Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Wii U) – 18,286

02. Splatoon (Wii U) – 65,029

03. Dragon Quest X Online (Wii U) – 14,315

04. Super Mario Maker (Wii U) – 21,353

05. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 34,988

06. Egokoro Kyoushitsu: Sketch (Wiii U-DL) – 2,974

07. Pokémon Scramble U (Wii U-DL) – 2,342

08. Super Mario World (Wii U-VC) – 1,865

09. MOTHER2 (Wii U-VC) – 4,542

10. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U) – 31,325

11. Famicom Remix (Wii U-DL) – 1,939

12. Hoshi no Kirby Super Deluxe (Wii U-VC) – 1,130

13. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) – 20,321

14. Super Mario Bros. (Wii U-VC) – 679

15. Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? (Wii U-VC) – 4,297

16. Pikmin 3 (Wii U) – 13,642

17. MOTHER3 (Wii U-VC) – 640

18. Hoshi no Kirby Wii (Wii-DL) – 759

19. Super Mario 64 (Wii U-VC) – 650

20. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U) – 33,400

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01. Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Wii U) – 18,286

02. Splatoon (Wii U) – 65,029

03. Dragon Quest X Online (Wii U) – 14,315

04. Super Mario Maker (Wii U) – 21,353

05. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 34,988

06. Art Academy (Wiii U-DL) -2,974

07. Pokémon Scramble U (Wii U-DL) – 2,342

08. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U) – 31,325

09. Famicom Remix (Wii U-DL) – 1,939

10. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) – 20,321

11. Pikmin 3 (Wii U) – 13,642

12. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U) – 33,400

13. Nintendo Land (Wii U) – 16,121

14. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U) – 1,016

15. Pikmin Short Movies HD (Wii U-DL) – 761

16. Xenoblade X (Wii U) – 6,191

17. Famicom Remix 2 (Wii U-DL) – 859)

18. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (Wii U) – 5,583

19. Block Builder (Wii U-DL) – 311

20. Othello (Wii U-DL) – 522

Virtual Console

01. Super Mario World (SFC) – 1,865

02. MOTHER2 (SFC) – 4,542

03. Hoshi no Kirby Super Deluxe (SFC) – 1,130

04. Super Mario Bros. (FC) – 679

05. Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? (NDS) – 4,297

06. MOTHER3 (GBA) – 640

07. Super Mario 64 (N64) – 650

08. Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken (GBA) – 910

09. Super Mario RPG (SFC) – 510

10. MOTHER (FC) – 592

11. Super Mario Bros. 3 (FC) – 456

12. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SFC) – 743

13. Mario Story (N64) – 577

14. Donkey Kong 64 (N64) – 440

15. Super Mario Kart (SFC) – 585

16. Romancing Saga 3 (SFC) – 402

17. Bomberman ’94 (PC-E) – 164

18. Super Donkey Kong 2: Dixie & Diddy (SFC) – 338

19. Final Fantasy VI (SFC) – 445

20. Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade (GBA) – 366

Notes: Dates counted are 08 December 2012 – 28 May 2017 except for Virtual Console which began on 23 January 2013. Numbers equal eShop ratings and not actual sales.

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Latest Japanese Nintendo Videos

A number of new Japanese Nintendo related videos today with Capcom TV footage of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo and Monster Hunter XX, and Wii U Virtual Console trailers for Dragon Egg!, Hisou Kihei X-Serd and Moto Roader MC.

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Pac-Man games being removed from the eShop 

Bandai Namco will be removing three Pac-Man games from the eShop on 28 April at 10:00 JST with the pictured above GBA game Pac-Man Collection on Wii U where it is currently ¥702 and the Famicom version of Pac-Man (¥514). The 3DS also sees the Game Boy version of Pac-Man (¥309) removed although the 3DS Famicom version isn’t listed for removal. As always it is recommended to buy the above games in non-Japanese regions if you’re interested in them as they could be removed at any moment,

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Shōnen Ashibe GO! GO! Goma-chan puzzle game coming to 3DS 

Next week’s Nintendo eShop line-up includes the new puzzler Shounen Ashibe GO! GO! Goma-chan: Kyu~tona Goma-chan Ippai Puzzle from Furyu for ¥540 on 3DS, the localisation of PixelMaker as Dot Artist from Rainy Frog for ¥500 on both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and a localisation of the RCMADIAX game Shoot the Ball from Cosen for ¥300 on both New Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. 

The Wii U Virtual Console also sees two PC Engine games with the fantasy turn-based strategy game Gaia no Monshou (Crest of Gaia) and the five-player racing game Moto Roader II both from Extreme for ¥617 apiece.

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Six Virtual Console games release on Wii U  

City Connection have just released four Wii U Virtual Console games in Japan with the Jalaeco IPs Fire Fighting and Idol Janshi Suchie-Pai (both Super Famicom and both ¥823 each) and City Connection and Formation Z (both Famicom and both ¥514 each) along with the two already announced PC Engine games: Jaseiken Necromancer from Konami (¥617) and Langrisser ~Hikari no Matsui~ from Extreme (¥823). 

Today’s other new eShop releases include Blasting Agent Ultimate Edition from Rainy Frog (¥500) on 3DS and Back To Bed from Cross Function (¥1,000) and Rock ’N Racing GRAND PRIX from Cosen (¥500) on Wii U. Ice Station Z from Wobbly Tooth (¥500) was also announced for 3DS next week. A ton of new trailers added below…

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Four Wii U games releasing next week! 

After several weeks of almost no games, the Japanese Wii U eShop sees four new games next week with Back to Bed from Cross Function for 1,000 yen, Rock ‘N Racing GRAND PRIX from Cosen for 500 yen and the PC Engine games Necromancer from Konami for 617 yen and Langrisser ~Hikari no Matsui~ from Extreme for 823 yen. Nintendo 3DS sees just BLASTING AGENT ULTIMATE EDITION from Rainy Frog for 500 yen.

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