Nintendo's Consoles & Handhelds

Company Predicts, after selling a record 2.7 Million Units Globally in the first launch month alone!

Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd said on Thursday it expects operating profit to jump 121 percent in the year through March 2018, bolstered by strong demand for its new Switch console.
Nintendo has released their annual fiscal year end report, and since the Switch launched in March just before their fiscal-end, it contains in it that they sold 2.7 million units globally, and they are raising their hopes for the new fiscal year to 10 million more!
Slowly the makeup of Nintendo Japan is changing!

Genyo Takeda has worked on some of Nintendo’s most iconic games, consoles, and tech. As of this June, the 68 year-old is stepping down.
Unlike Sony, Nintendo is still basically an Japanese company, with 90% or more of their top execs. being in control at big 'N' for many decades, but one of the old guard is leaving Mr. Takeda whom was famous for alot of Nintendo's early innovation hardware ideas.
Nintendo Download

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game races to the Nintendo Switch console with more characters, karts and tracks unlocked from the start than any other game in Mario Kart history.
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Adds 60fps in newest patch! --- It’s a good trade!

The Bomberman series tends to target 60 fps, which is why so many fans were let down with Super Bomberman R’s 30 fps cap on the Nintendo Switch.
Bomberman on the Switch was one of best-selling ever in the game's franchise history, but sadly, it was laggy, and horrible to play, but now the latest patch fixes up those issues, but at an great cost, it lowers the DOCK mode to 720p and the PORTABLE mode to 540p. :)
Purchase a Happy Meal for the Chance to Enter to Win a Nintendo Switch System

Nintendo fans will want to collect each of the eight toys, which include Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, Yoshi, Invincible Mario, a Red Koopa Shell and 1-Up Mushroom. Each one of the toys has a special function, like a translucent Mario that lights up in different colors.
Nintendo is partnering with McDonald’s to bring some of its most famous characters from the Mushroom Kingdom to Happy Meals everywhere.
26/04 - Android App 2.0.2 - Support for all Mario Sports Superstars Cards

The N2 Elite team has been updating their Android App on a regular basis now, and they have just released v2.0.2 which adds all Mario Sports Superstars Cards along with some other improvements.
They also hinted that soon an update for the N2 Elite USB Read/Write device will be coming along for PC/Mac users!
The new update is already available direct in their Official N2 Elite Resources...
And Monster Hunter 5, apparently!

After a positive start that's prompted some external sales projections and - reportedly - manufacturing to go up a gear, there have been strong early signs for the Nintendo Switch.
While we wait for the official year-end annual report to come out from Nintendo in a few days, which hopefully will contain some firm figures on how the Nintendo Switch and its sales has been going along, we have yet another wild prediction of what the future holds!
Play Your Favorite Games On Any Device!

The developers behind Borderless Gaming have announced a new app coming soon that will allowing streaming even on the Switch.
Based on their own in-house custom protocol, they hope to soon offer beta tests next month of their new 3rd-party streaming app! :)
For more info, check out their official site linked below, and the news source,...
"I mean, if it was a $1000 game system, maybe I’d care."

Nintendo’s new platform, the Nintendo Switch, won’t really need support from third party developers according to the CEO of Ashes of the Singularity developer, Stardock.
Well, not sure where this developer is getting his 'pricing' from, but no gaming system on the market right now is around $1,000 even the upcoming Scorpio at tops will be $699, but anyway he thinks that the Switch can handle having just Nintendo first-party games.
The hardware category nearly doubled year-over-year thanks to Nintendo's record-breaking Switch launch

With the Nintendo Switch and Zelda: Breath of the Wild both breaking records for Nintendo recently, it comes as little surprise that The NPD Group's March report reveals a significant uptick for the industry.
March 2017 is going down in the history books as 'best-ever' month for Game Sales, all do to the fact big 'N' decided to launch their new Nintendo Switch hybrid during an off-season month instead of the normal 'Holiday' launch window used by everyone in the industry!
It’s still early for the Switch. But let’s see how the new Nintendo hardware holds up against the PS4's first few weeks on sale in Japan.

As Kotaku pointed out late last month, Switch sales actually were on the up tick in March, nearly doubling during its fourth week out in Japan.
The Switch has been selling-out week after week, and its numbers have been doing better than when the PlayStation 4 was launched a few years ago, as you can see from the above chart that was recently complied using Japanese sales data for each week for both.

Boasting beautiful hand-drawn animations and a re-orchestrated soundtrack, the cult classic returns with a unique blend of exploration, action and adventure!
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Major factor for NES mini discontinuation.

Nintendo will follow up its smash hit NES microconsole with a mini version of the SNES, sources close to the company have confirmed to Eurogamer.
The world of Retro Gaming was crying last week, when Nintendo announced that they are no longer going to ship out any more NES Mini consoles, leaving fans scrambling to grab one at highway robbery eBay prices which have spiked to over $600 for one now, but there is good news this morning as rumors have been confirmed by sources to EuroGamer, that big 'N' is planning to do a SNES Mini this Holiday.
NINTENDO SWITCH owners are waiting patiently for the release of Super Mario Odyssey, but they have at least one new Mario game they can play - but not on the Switch.

Super Mario fans are going to love this! As luckily there is one new Super Mario game they can play in the interim while waiting for Super Mario Odyssey to arrive near the end of the year for the Nintendo Switch!
Finally, a Super Mario game that everyone can enjoy and play, even if they are PlayStation or Xbox owners, they are welcome to join in!
Once the N3DS is gone, analysts are predicting a Dedicated Dock-Less Handheld-Only Switch Mini will be coming out!

Expect more variations of the Switch as Nintendo Corporation continues to refine its home and portable business strategy.
The Nintendo Switch hybrid is only just over a month old and is selling well, but already analysts are predicting what the next generation of Switch will be like, with them thinking that once Nintendo drops the 3DS from their gaming line-up, a smaller, more kid-friendly, handheld-only version of the Switch will be released in March 2019, just 2 years after our current Dockable Switch was launched.
Wait, How Did 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' For Switch Outsell The Switch Itself?

It’s no surprise that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the best-selling game on the Nintendo Switch, a console that just had its strongest US opening ever for the company.
But managing to sell more copies than consoles that can actually play it?

Earlier this weekend, we reported on the fact that 'Switch Becomes The Fastest-Selling Gaming System In Nintendo History', but when you dive into the numbers that were reported you will quickly notice that the attach rate for Zelda on the Switch is 102%, because more copies were infact sold of Zelda than the Switch console itself! :)
March 2017 NPD: Nintendo Switch Outsells PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

While the Nintendo Switch ended the PlayStation 4’s four-month winning streak, the NPD did reveal that the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One in March 2017.
Sony didn’t offer a statement about the March 2017 results. And you can read Nintendo's Switch bragging statement posted earlier HERE. :)
Ignoring continued demand, Nintendo will stop producing the system this month.

Nintendo has announced that it will cease production of the 30-game NES Classic Edition plug-and-play system by the end of the month, even though retailers have been unable to keep the system on store shelves for pretty much the entirety of its six-month run on the market so far.
Since this news hit the wire last night, prices on eBay for the NES Classic has already tripled, and as supply gets less then it was already 'rare item' even when it was shipping, means this tiny baby has entered the history books as one of the most prized retro consoles.
More Than 906,000 U.S. Units Sold in March;
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Game Also Sets Records

The Nintendo Switch system sold more than 906,000 units in March, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States.
Nintendo Switch, the new home gaming system that people can also take on the go, has sold faster in its launch month than any other video game system in Nintendo history.
The classic board game coming to Nintendo's new console.

Ubisoft has announced Monopoly for Nintendo Switch. It is due out this fall.
Forgot about clearing off the dinner table this holiday for a old-fashion board game family fun of Monopoly, instead grab your Switch slide it into the dock, and experience Monopoly all over again in the whole new 'Switch Nintendo Fun' style that the family will love!