Another week of sales is in the books for Japan, and strong lineup of new games has Nintendo surging ahead. However, the number one spot belongs to PlayStation 3 title Gran Turismo 6 with an impressive 200,000 copies sold in its first week. Hit the jump for the full breakdown!
The promised 3DS firmware update is now live. Downloading the latest update will give you access to Miiverse on your 3DS and allow you to create a Nintendo Network ID on your 3DS and link it to your Wii U. This will allow you to share your eShop balance between the two consoles. A few other features have been added as well, and you can catch the full press release after the jump.
The numbers for the past week in Japan are in, and Nintendo’s got something to smile about. Despite not having any major releases this week, Wii U’s numbers are up from last week (which saw the release of Super Mario 3D World), and 3DS numbers are up as well. Numbers for other consoles remained relatively similar from last week. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.
Skull Kid has officially been announced as an Assist Trophy in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Although this news may seem like a letdown for those who had wished to see Skull Kid donning the iconic mask as a playable character, this is still huge news for fans of Majora’s Mask .
Nintendo has been pumping out special edition 3DS models almost non-stop, and it looks like they’re not slowing down. The latest entry in their lineup of special models is a silver Mario & Luigi themed system with Dream Team pre-installed. This beauty is a steal at $199, essentially netting you the popular RPG for free. You can catch Nintendo’s full press release after the jump.
The past week’s Japanese sales data is in, and the Final Fantasy franchise continues to be popular in Japan, taking the number one spot with Lightning Returns. While its numbers no longer touch franchises like Animal Crossing or Monster Hunter, the game pulled in over 277,000 sales in its first week. Meanwhile, 3DS sales are on the rise again and Vita sales have dropped drastically from last week’s impressive numbers. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.
A new Persona game titled Persona Q: Shadow of The Labyrinth was announced for Nintendo 3DS earlier today at Atlus’ Persona event in Japan. Currently, there are five Persona games on handhelds, but this will be the first game in the series to make an appearance on a Nintendo platform.
Sony took a big step towards popularizing Vita in Japan this week with the launch of Vita TV. As this week’s Media Create numbers show, it’s off to a solid start, with Vita unseating 3DS in total consoles sold for the week. Of course, it got a ton of help from the release of God Eater 2 as well. Hit the jump for the breakdown.
In just a few short days, the much-hyped and hotly anticipated A Link Between Worlds will launch on Nintendo 3DS. Every game has a crazy development story or two, but in the most recent Iwata Asks segment, the Zelda team reveals just how much A Link Between Worlds went through before the finished product was realized. Between heated discussions, scheduling conflicts, and a certain Shigeru Miyamoto dealing out some tough criticisms, A Link Between Worlds almost didn’t happen.
The numbers are in for the past week in Japan, and you may be surprised to see who’s on top. After impressive early sales numbers, Pokémon X & Y have lost their throne to EA’s Battlefield 4. Meanwhile, both Wii U and Vita appear to be slipping back down after some recent surges.
Sales data is in for the month of October in the US, and it should come as a surprise to no one that Pokémon X & Y have proven to be system sellers. Coupled with the launch of the new 2DS model, Pokémon helped 3DS to be the highest-selling system in the US for the sixth straight month, doubling last month’s numbers and outperforming last year’s numbers as well. The combined sales of Pokémon X & Y were higher than any other game, but Grand Theft Auto V holds the top spot overall. You can catch a full breakdown after the jump.
In today’s Nintendo Direct it was revealed that 3DS will finally be receiving a YouTube app. Additionally, the YouTube app on Wii U is going to receive an update to make things smoother and allow for better utilization of the GamePad. You can catch all the details in a video after the jump.