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Fire Emblem Fates Tracked at 353,201 Units sold in Famitsu

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While most members of the press use the Media Create for the most up to date sales numbers, Famitsu also releases their sales numbers on Wednesdays too. Fire Emblem Fates sold over 303,000 units in the Media Create, but Famitsu is tracking the game at 353,201 Units sold for the week.

That’s around a 50,000 unit difference, so I thought it would be a good idea to let people know. With Digital sales, Fire Emblem Fates is the biggest launch in Fire Emblem history. Hopefully Nintendo has plans for a console Fire Emblem at some point. Get the full Famitsu charts past the link.

Nintendo of America’s Excuse to why they don’t Release Games During the Summer

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Nintendo of America’s Charlie Scibetta, has detailed why NOA doesn’t like to release games in the summer time.

“We do the bulk of our business in the holiday season, probably about 60% in October, November, and December. You want to launch games when people are in the mood to buy.”

Gotta love that 90’s mentality that people are only in the mood/can afford to buy games during the holiday seasons.

Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: NWR

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes will not Support amiibo

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The Legend of Zelda Triforce Heroes’ producer Hiromasa Shikata, has revealed Nintendo is not planning to support amiibo with this title:

“I think it’s really something as simple as this game isn’t a natural fit for it. I think [that’s] because we’re focused on giving players the ability to choose different outfits to impact their experience within the game. We didn’t think amiibo added anything other than what games with it are already doing. There’s no reason to shoehorn it in.”

Via: GoNintendo, Source: IGN

Miiverse Getting a Major Update this Summer

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Nintendo will be giving Wii U and 3DS owners a major update this summer with Miiverse. A host of changes will be coming with Miiverse Guide, Tom, running us through everything. Get all the details past the link.

How much has Ike improved? – ZeRo Analysis

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The best Smash Bros. 4 player in the world, ZeRo, breaks down the new and improved IKE with patch 1.8.

Source: ZeRo

Splatoon – 1.3.0 Patch Changes (Video)

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Splatoon got a nice update today with patch 1.3.0. Gaming Vlog Network runs down all the changes in video form.

Source: GamingVlogNetwork

Metroid Prime Federation Force – Tanabe wants to Expand the Metroid Universe

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Metroid Prime Federation Force has not been received warmly by the Metroid community, but that doesn’t mean Nintendo doesn’t have big plans for the title. Metroid producer Kensuke Tanabe says he wants to expand the Metroid universe with Federation Force.

Splatoon – Update 1.3 Patch Notes

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Splatoon has just received a new update that changes a few things up. Patch 1.3 is now live with some adjustments to Splatfest, weapons and abilities. Get the full rundown on what’s changed below.

FAKE A** Nintendo Cross (NX) Hardware Concept Reveal Uploaded to YouTube

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A user by the name of hyberes56 has uploaded a hilariously fake Nintendo NX concept video, that was supposedly taken during the most recent shareholders meeting.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force – Reggie Wants our “Trust” | PlayerEssence

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Reggie Fils-Aime said he wants Metroid fans “trust” with Metroid Prime Federation Force. I’m not so willing to give it. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content!

Has Nintendo Gotten Lazy? – Mizzah Tee (PE Network)

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Nintendo been hitting that snooze button on the fan service alarm clock FOOS… Subscribe to Mizzah Tee for more awesome content.

CEO 2015 – MVD (Diddy Kong) Vs. Nairo (ZSS, Dark Pit)

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Check out my boy Nairo, take on Panda Games’ MVD at CEO 2015 for Smash Bros. Wii U (Winners Semis).

Source: VGBootCamp

The Legend of Zelda Triforce Heroes Director Explains why you can’t play as a Woman in the Title

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The fact that his is even being brought up is stupid, but its an issue never-the-less. In an interview with IGN, The Legend of Zelda Triforce Heroes director, Hiromasa Shikata, explained why you can’t play as a woman in this game.

I’m going to tell you a little bit about the story quickly and we’ll circle around, here. There’s this kingdom, an event happens, and the king needs heroes. So, he puts out a call for heroes to gather and one of those is this guy Link. He sees this audition, basically, ‘Heroes needed; apply here.’ And, that’s the start of his adventure.

The story calls for this sort of legend/prophecy where heroes will come together to help solve a problem. And in that, they are male characters. So, because the game is set with that as the story background, you cannot choose a gender; you are a male character.

I understand what you’re saying (being disappointed), and just as general information, we do have a lot of female staff members who are playing this game and enjoying it. It doesn’t seem to be a big issue to them. They still are getting emotional investment in this game. And to be honest, Link isn’t the most masculine of guys in the world, depending on how you want to project yourself into the character.

Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: IGN

My take past the link.

Reggie Fils-Aime Speaks on Metroid Prime Federation Force’s Negative Reception, Asks fans for Their Trust

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Metroid Prime Federation Force is getting slaughtered by Metroid fans worldwide. Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime has acknowledged this, but asks for fans to trust Nintendo on this one.

“We’re taking our great IP and transforming them and making them new again — making them fresh and appealing for the fan who feels they know the franchise. But we’re giving them new things to enjoy. What the fan at home saw was something in the Metroid Prime universe that they weren’t expecting. The reaction has been negative.

There’s no sugar coating it. This is an example where fans who aren’t able to get their hands on the game may be at a bit of a competitive disadvantage. Everyone who has played what we are showing regarding Metroid Prime, they’ve come across really pleased. My ask is that fans trust us.

Full interview at Mashable.

Source: Nintendo Everything

My take past the link.

Super Punch-Out!! 16-0 Blindfolded – Jack Wedge

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YouTuber Jack Wedge beats Super Punch-Out!! blindfolded.

Star Fox Zero is not far from a VR Experience, says Miyamoto

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Star Fox Zero producer Shigeru Miyamoto, has stated that his title is not far off a virtual reality experience, as you use the second screen on the GamePad.

“Thanks to the motion sensor and the second screen on the GamePad, Star Fox Zero is not so far from a VR experience,” said Miyamoto. “Nintendo’s principle was and is always to make games that people play together in front of the TV. I think Star Fox Zero is that. [But] if we someday do experiments in VR, there is the Star Fox brand [we could consider implementing].”

Via: VGChartz, Source: MCVUK

My take past the link.

Splatoon – European Splatfest Trailer: Rock vs. Pop!

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Europe will be having its own Splatfest like North America and Japan on July 4th. However, the theme will be Rock vs. Pop. Check out the promo trailer below.

Source: Nintendo

Treehouse Live Demos Splatoon Tower Control Mode at 3 PM PT

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The Treehouse live team will be giving us an early look at Splatoon’s new multiplayer game mode, Tower Control. You can check out the livestream today at 3 PM PT/ 6 PM ET. Via: Nintendo

Splatoon – Tower Control Gameplay Footage

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Check out a short gameplay video of Splatoon’s Tower Control multiplayer mode.

Source: Nintendo Japan

Shigeru Miyamoto not Involved in Developing Nintendo NX’s Hardware | PlayerEssence

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Shigeru Miyamoto has stated he is not making decisions on the Nintendo NX’s hardware. Francis gives you his take on the whole matter.

Source: PlayerEssence

A Visit To Jim Henson Studios with Mr. Miyamoto

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“Mr. Miyamoto, Mr. Tezuka and crew take a trip to Jim Henson Studios to see where the Nintendo puppets were created.”

Source: Nintendo

Metroid Prime: Blast Ball GameXplain Discussion – E3 Hands-On Thoughts (3DS)

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A Metroid soccer game?! We talk about our hands-on time with Metroid Prime: Blast Ball at E3 2015. Is there more to it that meets the eye? And is it worthy of the Metroid Prime name? All this and more in our latest discussion for Metroid Prime: Blast Ball!