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UPDATE: No download required to play retail version of LEGO City Undercover

UPDATE:Warner Bros has since contacted MCV with the following statement: "Players who purchase LEGO City Undercover on Nintendo Switch at retail do not need to download the game to play. "The information is listed incorrectly on the packaging of LEGO City Undercover for Nintendo Switch. Players who purchase a physical …

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Super Mario Run did not hit Nintendo expectations

Nintendo has admitted that its first Mario smartphone game has fallen short of the mark. Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima has told Nikkei that revenues from the game "did not meet our expectations". It was revealed in January that the game had been downloaded some 78m times on iOS, but only …

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Hardware teardown offers insight into Joy Con fix

A Switch Joy Con returned by Nintendo after a repair has hinted at how Nintendo intends to fix its left controller problem. The platform holder has today said that a manufacturing variation” was to blame for what it says are a small number” of reported problems. This has apparently now …

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A Ghostbusters VR game has appeared out of nowhere

Without any sort of forewarning, a VR game based on the Ghostbusters franchise has suddenly landed on PlayStation VR. The game is called Ghostbusters VR: Now Hiring and will be released episodically. Its official site carries a link to the PSVR title and carries PSVR branding. However, the game also …

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GameStop: Switch could eclipse the Wii

The senior director of merchandising at retailer GameSpot has predicted an extremely bright future for Nintendo Switch. The console remains hard to find on Hight Streets on both sides of the Atlantic, and now Eric Bright has told GameRant that he thinks it could outpace Nintendo’s most successful ever home …

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Super Mario Run lands on Android this week

Three months after its iOS debut, Nintendo’s Super Mario Run will make its debut on Android this Thursday (March 23rd). On the same day the iOS release will be updated to version 2.0.0, introducing a new playable character. Plus, free players will have the chance to unlock an additional level …

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Interest in Switch high, but it’s still too expensive, says UK public

Over half the UK population was aware of the Nintendo Switch prior to its launch on March 3rd, but only just under a third of that figure are actually interested in buying the console in the next three months, a new report from Harris Interactive has found. Unsurprisingly, awareness of …

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Switch manufacturing costs could be to blame for software price disparity

The additional costs of manufacturing a Switch game cartridge over a PS4 or Xbox One disc could see multiplatform releases costing more on Nintendo’s machine. Eurogamer reports that two titles – Rime and Puyo Puyo Tetris – cost more on Switch than they do on other platforms. In the former …

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SuperData estimates 1.5m Switch sales

Analyst SuperData has said that it believes Nintendo sold 1.5 Switch consoles worldwide. The number was calculated by adding together the estimated 500k US sales, 360k Japanese sales and data from across Europe. Switch sold around 80k in the UK, for instance, and an estimated 110k in France. Nintendo had …

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Hackers claim early Switch success thanks to Apple loophole

It has been available for a little over a week but already one hacker claims to have snuck behind the Nintendo Switch’s security protection. Gizmodo reports that an old technique used by iOS jailbreakers has provided the breakthrough. Jailbreaking is the name of the process through which iPhones and iPads …

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