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Xbox Wants Game Pass on “Every Screen” Including Nintendo

Microsoft and Xbox have stated their desire to make gaming more accessible, and Xbox CFO Tim Stuart reiterated this at the Wells Fargo TMT Summit this week. While it’s a “bit of a change of strategy” for Xbox and nothing serious is happening right now, the goal is to bring its “first-party experiences” and subscription services to “every screen” that ...

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Switch Gets ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ Action RPG This Week

On November 16, 2023, the Nintendo eShop will release ‘the best RPG you’ve never heard about’, an action RPG. The PC version of ASTLIBRA Revision has 18,182 user reviews and ‘overwhelmingly positive’ feedback, despite the above trailer. The game will launch at £19.49, but pre-orders before November 16th will save 20%, bringing it down to £15.59. The gameplay looks smooth ...

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Nintendo Announces November 14 Indie World Showcase

Nintendo announced a new Indie World Showcase for Tuesday, November 14, 2023. Be prepared. The showcase will begin at 9 a.m. PT, 12 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. BST, 6 p.m. CET, and Wednesday at 3 a.m. AET, with “roughly 20 minutes of new announcements and updates on indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch”. We expect what? Who knows! However, ...

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Nintendo delays new development building

Nikkei reported in August that Nintendo’s new development building was delayed due to an “expansion plan”. Nintendo didn’t mention this at the time, but its latest financial results briefing slides show that construction has been up-scaled to 2028 instead of 2027. “We had initially announced that a 12-story building would be completed in 2027, but we revised our original plan ...

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Nintendo’s 330M+ Accounts Will Build “Lasting Relationship With Consumers”

Nintendo in its latest financial update announced that there are “over” 330 million Nintendo accounts worldwide and plans to use the same account system to make the transition to the next generation easier. This figure includes 164 countries and regions, including some where the Nintendo Switch and other Nintendo hardware aren’t sold, with the company’s mobile app engaging more players. ...

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Nintendo Says Mario Movie Had “Positive Impact” on Game Sales

Nintendo’s Mario Movie, released earlier this year, has greatly boosted Super Mario game sales and downloads. Nintendo saw immediate year-on-year sales increases for its evergreen Switch titles after 169.84 million viewers and $1,361,250,000 billion in global box-office revenue. Nintendo’s Mario mobile game app downloads and merchandise sales increased year-over-year: “Sell-through of evergreen titles related to Super Mario from April through ...

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Nintendo Previews Kyoto Store Before Opening This Month

Nintendo released new photos of its Kyoto store, which will open on October 17, 2023. The new Kyoto store, joining Nintendo Tokyo and Nintendo Osaka, will sell unique Nintendo merchandise on the 7th floor of Kyoto Takashimaya S.C. Looks cool, right? Modern, clean, and with Nintendo character decals and models, we love it. Giant Mario statues sticking their heads out ...

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3DS/Wii U Online Play Ends “Early April” 2024

Nintendo will discontinue “online play and other functionality” for the 3DS and Wii U in “early April” 2024, a long-awaited announcement. Official confirmation: Nintendo: “In early April 2024, online play and other functionality that uses online communication will end for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software. This also includes online co-operative play, internet rankings, and data distribution.” Remember, it’s “early April”—do ...

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Rumor: Next Major Nintendo Direct Airs August 28th

Nintendo Direct August 2020

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the usual influx of major gaming announcements this summer has been reduced significantly. While companies like Sony and Microsoft have revealed some details on what to expect for the rest of the year and beyond, Nintendo has been very quiet for several months now. However, it looks like that may be about to change ...

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Next Nintendo Switch Might Have DLSS 2.0 Support

Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch has been nothing short of a big success for Nintendo, which was sorely needed after the poor performance of the Wii U. It has enjoyed strong sales since it launched in 2017, though the question remains on whether or not a more powerful version is coming or a new console entirely. Now a new job listing from ...

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