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REPORT: Super Mario Run hits 78m downloads

Nintendo released its financial report for the nine months ending December 2016earlier today, and confirmed that Super Mario Run has been downloaded over 40m times in just four days following its worldwide launch on December 15th. The overall sales figures are not included in the briefing, but Bloomberg tech journalist …

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Nintendo Switch pre-orders already account for 80% of the console’s shipment in Japan

Data firm Media Create has revealed pre-order figures for the Nintendo Switch in Japan, so players who haven’t secured Nintendo’s new console yet should do it quickly if they want to enjoy it at launch. The sales-tracking company reports that over 80 per cent of the country’s initial shipment has …

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LEGO Worlds is coming to the Nintendo Switch

The list of confirmed Switch games is getting bigger, as Traveller’s Tale has announced that LEGO Worlds will be releasing on Nintendo’s new console. Head of design Arthur Parsons announced it on Twitter, after he was asked by another user what were the LEGO plans for the Switch. Parsons answered: …

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Here’s your first look at Nintendo Switch’s touch screen

Despite reports doing the rounds prior to its reveal, and it being in fact confirmed by Nintendo, we still don’t know much about the touch screen functionality of Switch. But now we have had our first look at how this is handled thanks to footage captured by All Games Beta …

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Halo Wars 2 and Forza Horizon 3 headline new Xbox One S bundles

Microsoft has announced two new Xbox One consoles for the UK: the Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle (1TB) and the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle. The latter comes in both 1TB and 500GB configurations. The Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle launches on February …

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Nintendo hints at another Switch Zelda game after Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hasn’t even launched yet, but franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is already teasing a new instalment in the series for the Nintendo Switch. Talking to IGN, Aonuma said this new game could happen in order to fully use the Switch’s potential. I haven’t …

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Pachter: Nintendo Switch price is ‘problematic’ and launch line-up is ‘underwhelming’

Video games analyst Michael Pachter echoes the industry’s reaction to the Nintendo Switch, with concerns regarding its price point and launch line-up. The Wedbush analyst believes the console is too expensive considering it’ll have only five games ready at launch and a lack of bundled titles. "Priced at $300, Switch …

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Bundled Switch Grip peripheral doesn’t charge Joy-Con controllers

The Joy-Con Grip gamepad that comes in the Nintendo Switch box will not charge the machine’s Joy-Cons. In order for gamers to be able to charge their Joy-Con controllers, they will need to purchase an extra 24.99 – on Nintendo’s official store; 27.99 on Amazon – special Charging Grip. The …

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Nintendo Switch already sold out on Amazon and GameStop

It only took a couple of days, but the first Nintendo Switch allocation has already dried out at some retailers. Both Amazon UK and US websites had sold out as soon as Friday, only a day after Nintendo’s big reveal. In the US, GameStop also announced yesterday that it has …

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Nintendo Switch: Industry reaction from the launch

The Nintendo Switch has been dated and priced, so we wondered what the industry thought of the new device. The home-handheld hybrid was always going to be an intriguing and possibly opinion-dividing console, if only because it’s completely unlike anything that’s been seen before. With a price that’s higher than …

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