NintendoToday Everything Wii U related including Wii U News, Wii U Games, Wii U Reviews, Screenshots, Tips, Tricks, Forums, Tutorials, and more. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:14:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Japan: Switch sold more units last week than all other consoles combined Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:14:24 +0000

After a slow start earlier this year, the Nintendo Switch is back to dominating the console sales charts in Japan. Last week the Switch sold more units than all other consoles combined.

On the games front, Kirby Star Allies launched by topping the sales chart, followed by Splatoon 2, which saw the release of the new “Starter Edition”.

Here are the full hardware and software sales charts for last week in Japan.

  1. Switch – 54,342 (45,084)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 14,349 (14,251)
  3. PlayStation 4 Pro – 8,278 (14,112)
  4. New 2DS LL – 4,937 (5,413)
  5. New 3DS LL – 3,664 (4,074)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 3,644 (5,476)
  7. 2DS – 547 (761)
  8. Xbox One – 80 (78)
  9. Xbox One X – 74 (104)

And the best selling games of the week:

  1. [NSW] Kirby: Star Allies – 222,031 (New)
  2. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) – 30,471 (2,136,957)
  3. [PS4] Attack on Titan 2 – 28,480 (New)
  4. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 – 22,941 (New)
  5. [PS4] Hokuto ga Gotoku – 20,448 (143,563)
  6. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – 166,614 (1,970,886)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 15,408 (1,415,211)
  8. [PSV] Attack on Titan 2 – 15,621 (New)
  9. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 10,434 (918,501)
  10. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey – 9,076 (1,657,931)
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NPD: Switch has the highest install base ever after 1 year Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:55:04 +0000

NPD recently shared its monthly video game sales rankings, where the PS4 was the best selling console last month. But that’s not the interesting part.

They also noted that the Nintendo Switch now officially has the highest install base in history after 1 year on the market in North America.

That means the Switch is off to a better start than any other console ever, including the PS2 and the Wii, the two best selling consoles ever.

The Switch has been doing so well it outsold its predecessor’s entire lifetime sales in less than a year.

NPD’s Mat Piscatella says it’s now likely that year 2 will be just as good for the Switch. And yesterday we reported that Nintendo is thinking about a hardware refresh with 8 GB of RAM.

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Nintendo announces a bunch of indie games for the Switch Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:24:18 +0000

Earlier today Nintendo held a new Nindies event where they revealed over a dozen new indie games that are coming to the Switch.

The games include Luminaries Remastered, Light Fall, West of Loathing, and many more .

Here’s Nintnedo’s full PR announcement. We’ll post a video of the showcase soon.

  • Mark of the Ninja Remastered from Klei Entertainment: Originally released in 2012, this high-definition remaster of the critically acclaimed stealth action game is coming this autumn. The game really makes players feel like a ninja, as they use silence, agility and wits to navigate beautifully designed 2D levels.

  • Banner Saga 3 from Versus Evil: As the epic conclusion to the award-winning Banner Saga trilogy of mature, story-driven role-playing games, players will need to brace themselves for tough battles, difficult choices and tragic losses. Banner Saga 3 launches this summer. The original two games, Banner Sagaand Banner Saga 2, are also coming to Nintendo Switch. Players’ personal stories, progress and choices from the first two games will carry over to Banner Saga 3.

  • LUMINES REMASTERED from Enhance Games: A bombastic harmony of light, sound and intense puzzle-action make this HD remake of the original critically acclaimed LUMINES as unforgettable to play alone as it is with a friend in local multiplayer. LUMINES REMASTERED launches on Nintendo Switch in spring.

  • Just Shapes & Beats from Berzerk Studio: This “musical bullet hell” game might be a genre all its own! Navigate deadly shapes solo or in local* or online** co-op multiplayer, all to a soundtrack composed by 20 chiptune artists. Just Shapes & Beats launches as a timed console exclusive on Nintendo Switch in this summer.

  • Reigns: Kings & Queens from Nerial and Devolver Digital: As a monarch of the modern age, players face a seemingly never-ending series of requests from peasants, allies and enemies. By swiping left or right in the game, players impose their will on the kingdom. The Nintendo Switch version of Reigns: Kings & Queens, which launches this spring, features an exclusive local co-op multiplayer mode.

  • The Messenger from Sabotage and Devolver Digital: The Messenger allows players to transform the game from an 8-bit platformer into a gloriously rendered 16-bit time-traveling adventure. Players will find upgrades, new abilities, hidden levels and great speed-running opportunities as they journey through a cursed land. The Messenger launches on Nintendo Switch this summer.

  • Fantasy Strike from Sirlin Games: In a world where fantasy meets martial arts, anything can become a weapon. This gorgeous fighting game employs nuanced mechanics with simple combos and easy-to-perform special moves in local* or online multiplayer modes**. Fantasy Strike is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer.

  • Pool Panic from Rekim and Adult Swim Games: More than 100 levels await players in this game, in which everything – from jungles to deserts to cities – is one giant cartoon game of pool. The weird and wild game has the option to play in local multiplayer with up to four players*. Pool Panic launches first on Nintendo Switch later this year.

  • Garage from tinyBuild Games: Inspired by the gloriously gory VHS era of B-movies, Garage is a top-down shooter set in a gritty underworld. Slay hordes of the living dead using a variety of weapons and skills. Garage launches first on Nintendo Switch this spring.

  • Light Fall from Bishop Games: This platforming adventure takes players to the forgotten world of Numbra, where they’ll have to master their surroundings by manipulating the Shadow Core, a magical box used to propel them into the air. In Speedrun Mode, players can race their friends or even the fastest players in the world to place on the online leaderboards. Light Fall launches first on Nintendo Switch as a timed console exclusive this spring.

  • Bomb Chicken from Nitrome: Who wouldn’t want to play a good old-fashioned chicken platformer? That’s the question asked by Bomb Chicken, a fast-paced game that combines action, puzzles and arcade gameplay. Lay bombs to escape tricky situations and discover secret areas when Bomb Chicken launches first on Nintendo Switch this summer.

  • Pode from Henchman & Goon: Two unlikely travel companions embark on an adventure in this co-op exploration puzzle game. Pode is inspired by Norwegian art and culture, resulting in stunning environments and gameplay. Pode launches this spring.

  • West of Loathing from Asymetric: West of Loathing is a slapstick comedy stick-figure Wild West adventure role-playing game. The hilarious game, full of puzzles, quests and turn-based combat, launches on Nintendo Switch as a console exclusive this spring.

  • Bad North from Plausible Concept and Raw Fury: Arm troops, shore up defences and protect citizens in this rogue-lite real-time strategy game. The Viking-themed Bad North launches first on Nintendo Switch this summer.

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Rumor: future Switch hardware refresh might have 8 GB of RAM Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:26:04 +0000

According to reports, Nintendo is considering a hardware refresh for the Switch console. The first indication came from a reference to a new SoC (System on a Chip) that was revealed during the recent firmware update.

A Twitter user analyzed that data and concluded that this is likely a new hardware update Nintendo is working on and that the biggest change will be a RAM upgrade from the current 4 GB to 8 GB.

“5.0.0 included hw bringup for a new SoC called Mariko. nvidia calls it t214 (it’s a fork of tegra X1), it has a custom nintendo bootrom, new key material, new pmic (and new pcb!). however it will probably look identical from outside.”

Nintendo previously hasn’t ruled out hardware upgrades to the Switch to extend its life span.

Via Twitter.

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The worst Switch port ever gets a little better with a new patch Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:38:29 +0000

Recently an analysis of WWE 2K18 showed just how terrible a port the game is on the Switch, with awful visuals, load times, and frame rate issues.

Now 2K Sports have released a new patch for the game, and while there are no patch notes, players are reporting that load times have improved.

Unfortunately, the frame rate remains a big problem according to players.

2K Sports hasn’t released any official statements about the game’s performance on the Switch, despite the tech analysis concluding that it’s (probably) the worst Switch port to date.

Do you own WWE 2K18 on the Switch? What’s your experience of the game so far?

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LEGO The Incredibles is coming to Switch Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:21:07 +0000

The upcoming LEGO The Incredibles game will be coming to Switch according to the instruction set of a recent LEGO Incredibles set.

It hasn’t been made official by Warner Bros. but the promo clearly shows a Nintendo Switch icon next to the PS4, PC, and Xbox One icons.

This wouldn’t be the first LEGO game on the Switch: we got LEGO City Undercover, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, and LEGO Worlds.

Have you tried any of the LEGO games on your Switch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Kirby Star Allies launches at the top of the Switch eShop chart Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:40:21 +0000

Kirby Star Allies recently launched on the Switch and it’s off to a great start: the game debuted at the number one spot on the Switch eShop chart.

Here are the top 10 best selling games on the eShop for last week:

1. Kirby Star Allies
2. Arcade Archives Vs. Super Mario Bros.
3. Stardew Valley
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
5. Rocket League
6. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
7. Human: Fall Flat
8. Overcooked: Special Edition
9. Celeste
10. Splatoon 2

Have you played Kirby Star Allies on the Switch yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Splatoon 2 Starter Edition bundle is now available Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:14:52 +0000

If you still, for some reason, haven’t tried Splatoon 2 on the Switch, now is a good time to get the game.

Nintendo has released the Splatoon 2 Starter Edition, which includes the game, a 100-page game guide, and a sticker pack.

The best thing is that it retails for the same price as the regular game: $59.99.

Last year Nintendo offered the same deal on Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was a big hit with those few who hadn’t purchased the game yet.

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Third party Switch docs are bricking the console after 5.0 update Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:22:32 +0000

The Nintendo Switch was recently updated with a new firmware update, 5.0.0 which brought a bunch of smaller improvements and fixes.

But the new update also comes with some bad news: gamers are reporting that their third party Switch docks are bricking their Switch consoles after the latest update.

The docks reported to brick consoles include the popular Nyko third party dock, which users have had issues with in the past, but it now seems to be outright bricking consoles.

There’s even a video that shows what happens.

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Super Bomberman R is no longer a Switch exclusive Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:04:59 +0000

Super Bomberman R was a Switch launch title, and it was also a Switch exclusive. Not anymore.

Konami has announced that the former Switch exclusive game will launch on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on June 12th.

It will also include some exclusive characters for the respective platforms: Ratchet & Clank for the PS4 and Master Chief for the Xbox One. PC players will get the P-body BOmber from the Portal universe.

The Switch has gotten many former exclusives from other platforms, and now one is going the other way.

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