Nintendo opened an eBay store for some reason

Nov 21, 2015 - 12:13 PM - by garyopa
Looking for a good deal on a refurbished Wii U, but don't like using Nintendo's clunky online shop?

Now you have another option -- the company just opened an official eBay store, stocked with new and refurbished games, consoles and accessories. Don't expect any deals though as prices are the same!

Seems big 'N' has decided it would be worthwhile to showcase their goods directly on eBay, instead of hoping someone will come across their normal online webshop, now if they are searching for Nintendo goods on eBay they will see the Official Nintendo eBay Store in the results, which might be good thing in the long run, as tons of people are searching eBay these days to find those rare amiibo's that are always sold out, so Nintendo might had finally had a good idea in their marketing dept. for a change, but time will tell if it works out.

Truth be told, the unexpected eBay shop might actually be a good idea: Nintendo's existing online store is kind of off the beaten path, where a lot of shoppers won't come across it. Ebay, on the other hand, is a well established online marketplace -- giving Nintendo more visibility than it may get on its own website. The new store is certainly more convenient for users who already have an eBay account.

That said, there's not much there. At the time of this writing, the official Nintendo eBay store has only 34 items for sale, only one of which (A Wii Fit U bundle) listed below retail price. Still, something to keep an eye on as the holiday season and Black Friday approach.
So if you bored this weekend and are browsing eBay, then don't forgot to check out Nintendo's new store, the link for it is below.

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Play as a Fan-Favorite Pokémon in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon

Nov 20, 2015 - 12:37 PM - by garyopa
Nintendo 3DS Game Features Every Known Pokémon – All 720 of Them!

Have you ever wanted to be a Pokémon in a world inhabited by nothing but other Pokémon? That's the premise behind the fun new Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon game, now available for the Nintendo 3DS.

Pokemon is back for Nintendo 3DS, and the full set of them, all 720 of them inside one large game, a world of nothing but Pokemon!

Have you ever wanted to be a Pokémon in a world inhabited by nothing but other Pokémon?

That's the premise behind the fun new Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon game, now available for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. After choosing to play as one of 20 fan-favorite Pokémon, including Pikachu and Riolu, you embark on a journey to discover a mysterious force that is turning Legendary Pokémon into stone. In addition to being able to play as a Pokémon, the game features all 720 known Pokémon from every game in the series, including Legendary and Mythical Pokémon. How you discover or interact with these Pokémon is part of the fun! As you journey through the game, you will enter a series of Mystery Dungeons with randomly generated interiors - meaning you will never play through the same dungeon twice! With the game's near-infinite replay value, a new adventure awaits you around every corner.

"Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is one of the most exciting and transformational entries in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "Whether for yourself or the Pokémon fans in your life, the game is a great gift idea this holiday season."
Traveling through a series of mysterious and twisting dungeons might sound like a dangerous task, but no need to fear: In the game, you can befriend different Pokémon and have them join you on your quests. You can also collect items to equip and use while fighting enemies in engaging turn-based battles. During these battles, strategy is key, so you'll want to make sure to bring along the right type of Pokémon when you enter each Mystery Dungeon.

With the new Connection Orb - a giant galaxy-like map that connects you with other Pokémon and gives you new quests to complete - you'll befriend Pokémon and conquer dungeons in no time at all. You'll even get to battle alongside Legendary and Mythical Pokémon, and combine the moves of your team to unleash attacks that will knock out even the mightiest Pokémon foe.

For a limited time, when you purchase Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon in stores, in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS or at at a suggested retail price of $39.99, you will also receive a free theme inspired by the game for your Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu. Purchasers will receive a download code for the free theme until Dec. 6. (The code expires on Oct. 20, 2016.)

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So are you looking forward to play on your Nintendo 3DS in world of nothing but hundreds and hundreds of Pokemon?
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Nintendo Serves up Family Fun with Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

Nov 19, 2015 - 4:02 PM - by garyopa
For the First Time Ever, Team up with Your amiibo Figure Online! - Launching for Wii U on Nov. 20th.

In the Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, up to four players of all skill levels will be able to volley, slice and lob with some of Nintendo’s most classic characters using some outrageous powered-up moves.

This holiday, you will be able to smash your way to winning with Mario and all his amiibo friends online, as you take over the courts!

In the Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash game, launching for the Wii U console on Nov. 20, up to four players of all skill levels will be able to volley, slice and lob with some of Nintendo's most classic characters using some outrageous powered-up moves. Jump high into the air and send the ball screaming down the court with the new Jump Shot, grab a Mega Mushroom to gain a HUGE advantage over opponents in Mega Battle (a mode new to the series) or execute an Ultra Smash, a devastating volley that can be difficult to return. You can even take your skills online and partner up with one of many compatible amiibo in online doubles matches. Let's look in on a match in progress between Mario & Luigi and Princess Peach & Toad...

Love - Love: The match begins with a powerful serve from Mario, which is quickly returned by Princess Peach. Since the players chose to play this doubles match in Mega Battle mode, a new mode in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, the familiar Mega Mushroom power-up appears on the court. AND TOAD JUST PICKED IT UP! This match just got even more exciting! After grabbing the Mega Mushroom, Toad grew to gigantic proportions and now has some added benefits like upgraded swing power and the ability to cover more ground. Mario and Luigi had better watch out with this Mega Toad on the court.

Love - 15: Well, that Mega Mushroom paid off, as Toad and Princess Peach scored the first point. Now the match is continuing, with Mario and Luigi volleying back and forth with Toad and Princess Peach. Uh oh. It looks like a glowing circle just appeared on the court. That's a Chance Area, which allows players to dish out even more powerful swings. Actually, this looks like an Ultra Smash Point, a large Chance Area that lets players activate a powerful Ultra Smash. Luigi stands on this Ultra Smash Point and CONNECTS! Ultra Smash unleashed! Point for Mario and Luigi (and some much-needed revenge).

15 - 15: Instead of Mario & Luigi vs. Toad & Princess Peach, many other fan-favorite characters from the Mushroom Kingdom could have been a part of this match, since Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash features a large cast of playable tennis stars, including three who are new to the series. Classic mainstays Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Peach, Daisy, Yoshi, Boo, Bowser, Wario, Waluigi, Donkey Kong, Bowser Jr. (for the first time in his Junior Clown Car) and Dry Bowser are joined by newcomers Sprixie Princess from Super Mario 3D World, Rosalina and Toadette. Oh, look, while giving you background on all the classic playable characters, Mario and Luigi just scored another point with a clean shot right over the net! Nice job, Mario and Luigi!

30 - 15: While this match continues to heat up, it might be a good time to quickly talk about the amazing amiibo functionality in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. (Nice return by Princess Peach!) Using a compatible amiibo figure, players can partner with their figure in an online doubles match! (Wow, look at Mario's backhand form!) In Knockout Challenge, another new mode in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, players team up with a compatible amiibo to get the longest winning streak against progressively tougher opponents. After five wins in this mode, the amiibo earns a Perk, which can be saved to the amiibo figure. More Perks make the amiibo even more powerful on the court. (And with that lob, Mario and Luigi score again!)

40 - 15: Here it is. Game, set, match point. Can Mario and Luigi pull it off? Leading up to this intense final, Mario and Luigi trained in many different modes in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. In addition to Mega Battle mode, they trained in Classic Tennis in Standard and Simple modes, two modes that remove the Mega Mushroom and offer a more traditional tennis experience. When playing Mega Ball Rally mode, they honed their skills by rallying back and forth as many times as possible as the huge Mega Ball got faster and faster. And of course there were a series of fun challenges that unlocked hidden content in the game. So Mario and Luigi had plenty of singles and doubles modes to
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Nintendo wins major anti-piracy court battle in EU

Nov 16, 2015 - 5:48 PM - by garyopa
Big 'N' has won a long court battle in Italy against PC Box, importers of modchips for Nintendo Wii.

The ruling, from a specialised intellectual property court in Milan, is the first time that a EU Member State court has applied the guidance of Europe's highest court, the Court of Justice of the EU.

Nintendo has been fighting against PC Box in Italy for almost two years, and they have finally won their modchip case against the company for importing and selling modchips and modded Nintendo consoles to customers via their webshop, and now that big 'N' was able to take this court case all the way up to the highest court in the Italy, it is rumored they will now focus their anti-piracy efforts on other companies thru-out the various EU member states, using this victory as flag to wave in front of the other EU judges to rule the same against the growing usage of modchips and flashcarts and other grey market illegal devices being sold across Europe.

The ruling, from a specialised intellectual property court in Milan, is the first time that a European Member State court has applied the guidance of Europe's highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union. The case had been a long-running legal fight, with Nintendo saying in January 2014 that it was "confident" of a victory.

The defendant, PC Box s.r.l, sold devices aimed at circumventing piracy protection on Nintendo's hardware, allowing illegal copies of software to run. It had argued that the Nintendo was trying to prevent fair use of independent software, ostensibly designed to enable MP3 and other file types to run on the consoles. It also argued that the devices it offered were not primarily to enable use of illegal games copies, and that Nintendo had exceeded the protection offered by the European Copyright Directive.

Courts at all levels of Italy's legal structure did not agree, with the First Instance Tribunal of Milan declaring that the primary use of devices like game copiers and mod chip devices is to circumvent security measures to enable the playing of pirate games. It also ruled that Nintendo's security measures are fully proportionate and therefore protected under Italian copyright law.

The decision could have EU-wide implications. With the case having reached the highest court, the ruling means national courts in all European Member States now have precedent and a framework to "assess whether such security measures are proportionate and therefore protected in law". In short, now Nintendo has successfully clamped down on one seller of dodgy gadgets, similar cases are more likely to pass elsewhere in Europe.

"Nintendo is pleased that this ruling is consistent with a long line of judicial precedents established at national courts in a number of Member States including Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and the UK," the company said via statement. "This decision is also entirely in line with several decisions from the Italian Supreme Court (Criminal Division) against sellers of circumvention devices as well as a recent ruling from the criminal appeal courts in Florence, which confirmed a first instance criminal decision, against the owners of PC Box."
"It is unlawful to import and sell circumvention devices under Italian law and sellers could face criminal sentences and fines as well as hefty damages," it continues. "Nintendo's advice to its fans is don't fund piracy by purchasing these devices and stay out of the business of selling them."
So what do you think, various mainstream sites like IGN and other gaming sites are reporting its now 'Game Over' for Nintendo pirates in Europe, but is really a big sweeping crackdown coming, just because of this one court ruling against PC Box, or is big 'N' in for more long court battles against the other webshops in various EU member states that they have not gotten a good anti-piracy ruling yet.

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Nintendo Prevails in Patent Case against Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Nov 16, 2015 - 12:21 PM - by garyopa
Federal Court Victory Follows International Trade Commission Win

On November 13, 2015, Nintendo has won yet another patent case in California federal court, this time around against three different companies at once, that they been fighting in court since July 2012

Trolls sure love to sue big 'N' over various different patents, but not sure why they keep on trying, and most of them never win their cases against Nintendo, and even when they do like for the 3D tech patent, Nintendo goes ahead and changes the 3D design instead!

On Nov. 13, 2015, Nintendo won a patent case in California federal court. This victory marks the second time Nintendo has prevailed against Technology Properties Limited LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC and Patriot Scientific Corporation, all of which are patent-licensing companies.

In July 2012, plaintiffs sued Nintendo both in California federal court and in the International Trade Commission. In February 2014, the ITC held that Nintendo did not infringe the asserted patent. The plaintiffs chose not to appeal that decision, but insisted on continuing to litigate the same patent and many of the exact same issues before the California federal court. Nintendo has now won that case as well, with the court holding that Nintendo's systems, including Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, do not infringe the asserted patent.

"We are very pleased with this decision, which again confirmed that Nintendo's products do not infringe," said Ajay Singh, Nintendo of America's Director of Litigation and Compliance. "It also confirms that Nintendo continues to develop unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. Nintendo will defend its products and its innovations, even if it must do so multiple times in different places and over many years."
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Patriot Scientific Corporation sued about dozen different companies at once in regard to their set of Microprocessor patents, but only settle with HTC Corp. so far, and lost alot of them like just now against Nintendo, but they still have at least five more cases pending!
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Nintendo Hardware Bundles, Game Deals Highlight Great Values for Black Friday

Nov 13, 2015 - 1:36 PM - by garyopa
Nintendo Outlines Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Software Deals with Major Retailers

Major retailers nationwide will be offering heaps of great deals on some of Nintendo’s most popular games and systems for the holidays. Only $279 for Wii U bundles, and as low as $250 at some stores.

We have seen all the promotions for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for Black Friday and the Holidays, but big 'N' was missing from the list, well they finally getting into the holiday joy mode, and are going to offer up some nice lower prices for everyone to become Nintendo lovers this holiday season, with prices as low as $250 for Wii U bundle and $129 for 3DS XL it is the right time to buy Nintendo gear!

Major retailers nationwide will be offering heaps of great deals on some of Nintendo's most popular games and systems for the holidays, highlighted by a new Smash Splat Wii U Deluxe Set that includes the Wii U console and two highly sought-after games: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and the squid hit of the year: Splatoon, both pre-installed on the system. This bundle launches in retail stores at a low suggested retail price of $279.99, with select retailers offering it at less than $250. Walmart and Amazon will offer the original Nintendo 3DS XL system with a download code for the mega-hit game Super Mario 3D Land for a suggested retail price of $129.99.

Or, if you prefer the flagship New Nintendo 3DS XL, you can save $20 off the suggested retail price of $199.99 at major retail stores. Additionally, starting Nov. 25, the Nintendo eShop will be offering up to 50 percent discounts on select downloadable games. More great savings will be available at various retailers.

"Fun is more affordable than ever. Whether you're a Nintendo fan or shopping for one this holiday season, these excellent deals provide fun game experiences for the whole family," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "These great offers on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and a large number of games represent an incredible value for people who want to make their holiday shopping dollars go as far as possible."
As of today, here's a roundup of some of the deals that will be available around Black Friday. See stores for specific dates. All offers are available while supplies last. And for a complete rundown of deals on multiple Nintendo products for the holidays, keep an eye on

Smash Splat Wii U Deluxe Set

Suggested retail price of $279.99 at major retailers, available at Target and Walmart for less than $250

New Nintendo 3DS XL

Save $20 off the suggested retail price of $199.99 at Best Buy, Target, Toys R Us, GameStop and

Nintendo 3DS XL

Bundle with a download code for the Super Mario 3D Land game at a suggested retail price of $129.99 at, $129 at Walmart

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Nintendo Direct Highlights Strong Holiday and Early 2016 Lineup

Nov 12, 2015 - 8:58 PM - by garyopa
Cloud from FINAL FANTASY VII Headed to Super Smash Bros.; The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Revealed; Original Pokémon Games Return

Cloud Strife, the legendary protagonist from the classic RPG game FINAL FANTASY VII, will enter the battlefield as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS.

The first new Nintendo Direct released since the sad passing of Iwata is now over, and here is complete summary of all the games that big 'N' discussed on the new format of the show, highlighting the fact its never been a better time to be become a 3DS or Wii U owner, as they have strong Holiday and Early 2016 lineup, so no matter if you home or on the go Nintendo is FUN for all!

Nintendo debuted a new Nintendo Direct presentation today, revealing details about several new and upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. Some of the exciting news included the reveal that iconic video game character Cloud from FINAL FANTASY VII will be added as a playable DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Wii UandSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Other notable announcements included the reveal of an HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the Wii U console, a new Wii U bundle featuring Splatoon and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and news that the Pokémon games that started it all - Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version and Pokémon Yellow Version - will launch with new wireless communication functionality in the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS system on Feb. 27. To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit

"There's never been a better time to join in on the fun with Nintendo," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "From new experiences like Xenoblade Chronicles X that you can enjoy this year to re-imagined favorites like The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon coming in 2016, we have you covered with games you're sure to love."
Some of the highlights revealed in the video include:

Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

  • A New Challenger Approaches!: Cloud Strife, the legendary protagonist from the classic RPG game FINAL FANTASY VII, will enter the battlefield as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
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Nintendo Is Calling All Party Animals!

Nov 12, 2015 - 1:40 PM - by garyopa
You’re Invited to Attend the Happiest Festival of the Year!

In the Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival game, launching for the Wii U on Nov. 13, you and up to 3 friends can play as your favorite characters from the too-adorable-for-words Animal Crossing universe.

Animal Crossing been doing great on the Nintendo 3DS handheld, but now it is time to bring Animal Crossing amiibo to Life in Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival for Wii U console and best of all it is launching tomorrow!

Are you ready to party like an animal? Like, a literal animal. Like a dog. Or an otter. Or maybe even an alpaca!

In the Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival game, launching exclusively for the Wii U console on Nov. 13, you and up to three friends can play as your favorite characters from the too-adorable-for-words Animal Crossing universe. Fan-favorite characters like Isabelle, Tom Nook and newest resident Lottie come to life in the game when you scan the new Animal Crossing amiibo figures, also launching in stores on Nov. 13. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival is overflowing with fun game modes to play and family-friendly activities to participate in. At this festival, the only goal is to have fun, make animal villagers as happy as possible and party with your friends. It doesn't get any better than that!

"Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival is a new way to play with some of your favorite Animal Crossing characters," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "With colorful graphics and accessible game play, it's the perfect festival to attend with every member of the family."
In Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, your amiibo are the stars! To play the game, you will need at least one of the eight new Animal Crossing amiibo. The game includes both Isabelle and Digby amiibo figures, so once you buy the game you are good to go.

To enhance the game experience and exponentially increase the amount of cuteness in your household, the other six Animal Crossing amiibo figures will also be available to purchase. Mabel and Tom Nook are sold as standalone figures at a suggested retail price of $12.99 each, and a 3-pack of Reese, Cyrus and K.K. is available at a suggested retail price of $34.99. Finally, Lottie, a new character introduced in Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer, will be available on Nov. 22 at a suggested retail price of $12.99.

Have you ever wanted to be as outspoken as Lottie? Or have the business sense of Tom Nook?

For the first time in the Animal Crossing series, once you tap one of the Animal Crossing amiibo to the Wii U GamePad controller, you play as that animal character! And up to three friends can scan in their compatible amiibo as well to join the fun party. So don't forget to ask your friends to "B.Y.O.A. (Bring Your Own amiibo)" if they come over to play.

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival features many different game modes, with the main attraction being a board game adventure for up to four players. The dynamic board game is inspired by the months of the year, so you can choose to play during the snow-covered wintry months or the sun-soaked summer while enjoying classic Animal Crossing events like "Bunny Day" and fishing tournaments.

In Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, the happiest player wins. And sure, playing the game itself will make you happy, but having the biggest smile on your face after playing is only a bonus. To win, you must collect "happy points" as you roll dice, travel around the board and land on spaces to see your character perform fun activities like catching fish and going to the flea market. Each space you land on will either give you happy points or take them away, depending on the activity. The player with the most happy points at the end of the game wins!

In addition to the main board game, festivalgoers can also enjoy activities like escaping from a desert island, taking a challenging (but fun!) Animal Crossing quiz and running around a garden to collect acorns while outrunning a lawnmower - you know, like animals do when they get together to celebrate a festival. There are also eight mini-games in Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival that use amiibo cards, which are also compatible with the Animal Crossing: Happy Home
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Nintendo to setup Holiday Booths at U.S.A. Malls

Nov 10, 2015 - 3:31 PM - by garyopa
Nintendo Shows Off the Must-Have Games of the Holiday Season at Malls Across the U.S.

All the hottest video games of the holiday season will be on display when Nintendo visits 16 malls around the country from Nov. 23 to Dec. 20.

'Tis the time to go shopping, and big 'N' is going to playing Santa with Mario at various malls across the United States, to get you in the holiday mood to bring home an Nintendo 3DS handheld or Nintendo Wii U console with games to wrap up and put under your tree.

All the hottest video games of the holiday season will be on display when Nintendo visits 16 malls around the country from Nov. 23 to Dec. 20. Holiday shoppers who want to make a fun pit stop can try the Japanese sensation YO-KAI WATCH game, which just hit U.S. shores on Nov. 6, the New Nintendo 3DS XL system, amiibo and more.

And the Nintendo fun doesn't end there! In addition to YO-KAI WATCH, other Nintendo 3DS games available to play include The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Mario Kart 7.

For Wii U, the scheduled lineup includes Super Mario Maker, Splatoon, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Yoshi's Woolly World, Skylanders SuperChargers from Activision and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Visitors can also check out the latest amiibo figures and visit Nintendo's colorful interactive space to receive free giveaways and Nintendo Holiday Gift Guides, while supplies last. Nintendo holiday "gurus" will be on-site as well to assist gift givers with questions, and provide recommendations to those looking for the perfect gift from Nintendo. While supplies last, visitors can also receive a coupon for use on Nintendo products at Toys R Us locations this holiday season.

Celebrate the holiday season with Nintendo at the following locations:

  • South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Massachusetts
  • Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois
  • Stonebriar Centre in Frisco, Texas
  • Cherry Creek Shopping Center in Denver, Colorado
  • Memorial City Mall in Houston, Texas
  • The Oaks in Thousand Oaks, California
  • Dolphin Mall in Miami, Florida
  • Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Perimeter Mall in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst, New York
  • King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
  • Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Washington Square in Portland, Oregon
  • Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, California
  • Westfield Southcenter in Seattle, Washington
  • Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Virginia

Fans unable to make it to one of these locations can visit, where all members of the family can customize their own Nintendo holiday wish lists and then print, email or share it with friends and family.
So what you think of their holiday game line-up, will it be enough to grinch away some sales from Sony and Microsoft?
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Japanese Sensation YO-KAI Watch Hits U.S. Shores

Nov 05, 2015 - 1:29 PM - by garyopa
On Nintendo 3DS In Less Than 24 Hours!

The YO-KAI WATCH Video Game Has Sold More Than 8 Million Units in Japan Alone

In less then 24 hours, the craze of Yo-Kai Watch will be upon us in North America, and to help us get to know better on what all this is about on our Nintendo 3DS, is some words from Nintendo to clue us in on some more of the many characters you will come across.

Last week, we introduced you to three Yo-kai out of the more than 200 characters playable in the game. Now, we're going to take a look further into what makes a Yo-kai tick.

In Japanese culture, there are common references to invisible forms that are all around us ... and cause us to do things that are embarrassing ... or frustrating ... or just outright silly. And when this happens, and you ask yourself "why?"... the answer is simple - "Yo-kai is Why!" Two years ago, this concept was made into a video game called YO-KAI WATCH.

The central idea of the game is that if you're equipped with the right kind of wristwatch - the Yo-kai Watch - you can see all those Yo-kai that otherwise are invisible. You can work to make friends with them and then use these new friends to defeat other mischievous Yo-kai.

The personalities of these Yo-kai are so distinct and different that you'll have fun meeting and befriending each one throughout the game.

Here are a couple more introductions to bring you further into the world of Yo-kai:


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Awwwww. Shmoopie can overcome you with the power of cuteness. This Yo-kai is cute enough to melt anyone's heart - and boy does he know it! Shmoopie can be quite the schemer, so look out!


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Getting the winter season sniffles? It might be because of Snotsolong. Snotsolong gives you a runny nose that never stops. A crane Yo-kai with an insanely runny nose, Snotsolong's snot is so heavy he can't even fly! He likes to share his miserable cold with everyone.
And to help you more about what Yo-Kai Watch is all about here is Nintendo's Official PR Launch Text for the big Tomorrow Event!

Do your socks go missing in the dryer? Are you constantly shopping for useless stuff? Or maybe you can't stop spilling all of your secrets?

All of this could be caused by Yo-kai! Hundreds of these sometimes spooky, sometimes cute and usually mischievous Yo-kai secretly inhabit our world. They can't be seen by the human eye, but they're hiding everywhere! In YO-KAI WATCH an original game from top Japanese entertainment company LEVEL-5 Inc. which launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Nov. 6, you must explore the in-game world to find and befriend more than 200 of these Yo-kai, each with unique skills, strengths and personalities.

"After selling millions and becoming a cultural phenomenon in Japan, YO-KAI WATCH plans to make a big splash in the U.S. as part of a broad entertainment blitz, including a video game, toys, a comic book and an animated comedy series," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "People will find it easy to love this charming game and its memorable characters."
After selecting to play as a male or female character, you begin an adventure in an expansive world filled with hidden Yo-kai waiting to be discovered. As you explore the world, you will encounter Whisper, the self-proclaimed "Yo-kai
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