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Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric – Japanese Overview Trailer

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Sega has released a brand new trailer for Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric. And it shows off that the game will feature various mini games in addition to the main adventure.

Nintendo is BACK in BLACK: $220 Million Profit in Q2, $4 Billion in Cash, $10 Billion in Assets


Nintendo’s latest financial reports are up, and Nintendo is back in the black! Profiting by $220 million, plenty of money in the bank, and heavy hitters coming out this year! Subscribe to PE Nintendo here! 

PE Lighting League Round 3 RESULTS! I Need the Winners! (Smash Bros. 3DS)

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Ok boys and girls PE’s Lightning League Round 3 is over! I need the match-up winners please.  Just leave your Nintendo Network ID and who you beat below. Round 3 of the PE Lightning League will start this Friday and run through Tuesday next week. The tournament bracket should be up by Friday! Remember, the winner of this tournament gets an OFFICIAL spot on the PE Smash Bros team. This team of six will battle against other YouTube Network teams in the ultimate showdown of skill and Smash Bros GLORY! So train hard, play fair, and SETTLE IT IN SMASH!


Amiibo Figurines Slideshow (Production Models) – GameXplain

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GameXplain gives us a look at the final designs of all 12 first run Amiibo figurines.

Pokemon X & Y has sold over 13.29 Million Units Worldwide


Pokemon is by far Nintendo’s most popular franchise based on sales. Pokemon X & Y has racked up over 13. 29 million units sold in about one year’s time. In the current generation, that is Nintendo’s best selling software, outpacing games like Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D World that came out two years before it. Nintendo has finally returned to profitability in their latest Q2 2014 reports, and with Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire pre-orders higher than X/Y, Nintendo seems to be right on track to bigger profits.

Sakurai Discusses the Hardships with Developing a game like Smash Bros.

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Masahiro Sakurai has further explained the toll developing a game like Smash Bros. takes on him. However, he says that he is healthy and not depressed about his situation. In fact, he is very grateful for the opportunity he has to create Smash Bros games.

Iwata Details why North America and Europe Didn’t get the New 3DS in 2014


Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata has detailed why North America and Europe did not get the New Nintendo 3DS this year.

Nintendo Fiancials: $4.5 Billion in Cash, $9.67 Billion in Assets, Over $220 Million in Profits for Q2 2014


Nintendo is back in black according to their latest financial reports. The Japanese games maker is finally back to profitability. Nintendo currently has $4.5 billion in cash in the bank. The firms’ total assets are valued at $9.67 billion. Nintendo saw a net profit of $132 million. In Q1, Nintendo went through a loss of $90 million, so Nintendo gained about $222 million in Q2. More details on Nintendo’s resurgence can be found here. Source: Gamnesia

Ultimate NES Remix: Mario Bros. 3 & Remix II Challenge Gameplay (w/ Direct Sound – 3DS) – GameXplain


We play some of the Super Mario Bros. 3 & Remix II Challenges in Ultimate NES Remix, coming to the Nintendo 3DS!

Nintendo’s Pre-download System Starts with Super Smash Bros for Wii U

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Nintendo is introducing a new feature on Wii U that allows users to pre-purchase games before the release date digitally, download the game, then have it activated when the official release date hits. This feature will start with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

The New 3DS sets a Record for Hardware Refresh Sales

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Nintendo CEO & President Satoru Iwata has stated that the New Nintendo 3DS actually set a record for hardware revision sales in Japan. Full details below. 

3DS sets a new Record for Million Selling Software in Japan, 3rd Party Sales Assure 3DS’ Viability


Company president and CEO has discussed a new record set for million selling titles in Japan for the 3DS. Iwata also touches upon 3rd party game sales with the 3DS. 

Nintendo says the 3DS Version of Smash Bros. will push the Wii U Version


Nintendo has detailed how Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will affect the Wii U version of Smash Bros. Nintendo is really banking on the marketing and sales of Amiibo to push Wii U and Smash Bros. Get the full breakdown below. 

Nintendo Discusses Wii U Sales Rising in Q2 and New Nintendo 3DS Invigorating Sales

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At Nintendo’s latest investor meeting, the firm’s leaders discussed Wii U sales rising, and how the New Nintendo 3DS should jump-start 3DS sales.

More Details on Nintendo’s QoL Sleeping Device

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Nintendo has revealed a few more details on their QoL sleeping tracker. Check out a brief summary below.

Pre-loading Games Feature Coming to the Wii U this year, 3DS in 2015

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Nintendo has announced that a pre-load feature is coming to the Wii U this year. This functionality will come to the Wii U this year, the 3DS will be getting this feature in 2015. Source: Nintendo 

Nintendo First Quality of Life (QoL) Product is a Sleep Sensor that Works with Consoles & Mobile Devices


Nintendo has given the first details on their Quality of Life product. The QoL device sits next to your bed and tracks your sleeping patterns. Using micro-ration waves, respiration tracking, motion tracking heart rates, and other methods, the device will send info back to Nintendo’s cloud servers. Once the data gets there, it will be analyzed, slapped with a scores, and proceed to teach us how to improve our sleeping methods with various exercise techniques or other methods. This sleep tracking device will work with Nintendo’s console and handhelds, however, it will eventually work with mobile devices as well.

“Nintendo is teaming up with ResMed, an American company that specializes in products like CPAP machines and dealing with those diagnosed with sleep apnea. The area of sleep is trending to become a boom market to consumers, as companies like Beddit and Withings are developing products that help users maintain healthier sleep habits.”

Updated Released List Detailed by Nintendo – Devil’s Third Launching in 2015

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Nintendo has revealed an updated release list for games in 2014 and 2015. The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Splatoon, Yoshi’s Wooly World and Project Guard are all still set for 2015. However, Devil’s Third now has a release date for 2015, instead of a TBD like Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem. Check out the full list below.

3DS Firmware Update 9.2.0-20 is live, Improves System Stability


Nintendo has just released a brand new 3DS system update today. That brings the firmware up to version 9.2.0-20. The update improves stability with minor adjustments to enhance the user experience. Source: Nintendo

The Legend of Korra for 3DS Looks a lot like Fire Emblem Awakening..

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The Legend of Korra: A New Era Begins for the 3DS looks a lot like Fire Emblem Awakening. Unlike the Platinum Games’ developed console title, the 3DS version is a strategy RPG that has players moving on a grid, then entering a battle scene on attacks. It actually “looks” pretty good.

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has Recovered Enough from Surgery to Resume his Usual Work Routine


Nintendo’s CEO and President Satoru Iwata stated that he has recovered well enough from surgery in June to remove a tumour in his bile duct to resume his usual work routine. Although Iwata has lost weight, he said he feels healthier. Source: Reuters, Thanks Mario U for the tip!

Nintendo Products Headline Amazon Canada Sales Charts


Amazon Canada is selling quite a bit of Nintendo merchandise. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is number one on the best sellers list. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is number two. The GameCube Adapter for Wii U is number 3, while Pokemon Alpha Sapphire is number five.

It doesn’t stop there, Bayonetta 2 is number six, Pokemon Omega Ruby is seventh, and the Super Smash Bros. Edition GameCube Controller is 8th. Nintendo is gearing up for a big holiday season and it seems like Bayonetta 2 is doing better than expected worldwide, as the title tops various regions sales charts. See the full list of best sellers here. Thanks Anti for the tip!