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GameStop predicts Switch stock shortages throughout 2017

It might continue to be hard to find Switch consoles on the High Street for the rest of the year, retailer GameStop has predicted. VentureBeat reports that despite strong demand, the retailer says that any potential Switch success has not influenced its financial forecasts as it cannot be sure how …

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European Splatoon grand finals take place this weekend

The finals of the ESL Go4Splatoon Europe competition are set to take place this weekend in Paris, France.  The competition has been running for the past six months, with the best Splatoon teams from across Europe battling online for a shot at the finals. Now only four teams remain, with …

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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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Nintendo blames Joy Con issues on ‘manufacturing variation’

Platform holder Nintendo has insisted that there are not inherent hardware problems with the Switch, but has admitted that it has changed how it manufactures the left Joy Con. Until now Nintendo’s only statement on the left Joy Con problem – which sees some users suffer from poor connectivity between …

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Bloodstained cancelled on Wii U as Switch version is confirmed

Crowdfunding hit Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has scrapped its planned Wii U release. Instead, the game will now be coming to Switch alongside the previously announced versions for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Vita. This news may not be the most shocking in the world – after all, Zelda: …

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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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Nintendo has reportedly doubled Switch production plans

Production targets for the Switch have reportedly been doubled thanks to strong demand for the machine. The Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo has doubled the number of Switch consoles it intends to manufacture in 2017 from 8m to 16m. This is due to higher than expected demand. Nintendo now …

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Switch prompts online traffic boost for US retailers

The launch of the Nintendo Switch earlier this month saw all major US retailers enjoy a boost to their online traffic. VentureBeat reports that data from analyst SimilarWeb shows that both GameStop and Toys R Us saw monthly traffic peaks on the day Switch launched – March 3rd. Traffic from …

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