NintendoToday Everything Wii U related including Wii U News, Wii U Games, Wii U Reviews, Screenshots, Tips, Tricks, Forums, Tutorials, and more. Thu, 23 Aug 2018 18:05:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 FIFA 19 on Switch features PS4 Pro ads Thu, 23 Aug 2018 18:03:48 +0000

Nintendo recently showcased FIFA 19 on the Switch at Gamescom, and inadvertently advertised for the competition. Since Sony sponsors Champions League, the match Nintendo decided to showcase in FIFA 19 had some PS4 Pro banners on the field.

Knowing how much Nintendo hates to promote the competition (remember when they blurred out PS4 and Xbox logos during a short clip in a video game store?), we’re sure they’re kicking themselves over this one. Just a little bit.

You can check it out at the 5:30 mark in the video above.

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NPD: Nintendo had the best July month since 2009 thanks to Switch Thu, 23 Aug 2018 17:47:05 +0000

NPD have released their video game sales report for July, where the Switch was once again the best selling console in North America. Not only that, it was the best month for a Nintendo console since 2009, at the height of the Wii mania.

“This is the seventh month that Switch has led in hardware dollar sales since launching in March 2017, and the first since December 2017. Unit sales of Nintendo hardware in July 2018 reached its highest point for a July month since 2009.” said NPD analyst Mat Piscatella.

Nintendo was also the best publisher for July (and the rest of 2018). In July, half of all best selling games were published by Nintendo.

According to NPD, these are the best selling games so far in 2018 in North America.

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. God of War (2018)
  3. Monster Hunter: World
  4. Call of Duty: WWII
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Dragon Ball Fighterz
  7. Mario Kart 8
  8. NBA 2K18
  9. MLB 18: The Show
  10. Super Mario Odyssey
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Miyamoto isn’t into MMORPGs because he “gets tired of things easily” Wed, 22 Aug 2018 15:46:54 +0000

Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto recently spoke at the 2018 Computer Entertainment Developers Conference where he mentioned MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) and why he hasn’t made one.

That’s because he’s not interested in working on just one game because he gets “bored easily”. He said:

“A few years ago, when MMORPGs were coming into fashion, I didn’t want to make one. Since I get tired of things easily, I don’t want to keep making one game.”

After he completes a game, Miyamoto wants to move on to the next project, but MMORPGs require constant updating and maintenance both on the content and tech side.

If Nintendo was to make one of these games in the future, which franchise would you like to see made as an MMORPG?

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Football Manager 2019 is coming to Switch Wed, 22 Aug 2018 15:31:06 +0000

SEGA has confirmed that Football Manager 2019 will be coming to the Nintendo Switch this Fall. The game will include the top 2,500 football clubs in the world with over 500,000 real players and coaches, and 26 fully-licensed leagues.

The game launches on the Switch and other platforms in November. Check out the trailer above.

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Japanese analyst is more optimistic about Switch sales than Nintendo Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:28:00 +0000

Nintendo’s officially forecasts Switch sales to 37 million units by March 2019, but Japanese tech analyst Hideki Yasuda from Ace Economic Research Institute in Osaka thinks that’s not enough.

He believes that Switch sales will stand at a massive 42 million units by March 2019. In this current fiscal year, he estimates Nintendo will ship 25 million Switch consoles and 140 million software units.

His report (found here) suggests that Switch manufacturing will increase this Summer and fuel more Switch sales over the Summer and the all-important holiday shopping season.

When Nintendo first talked about the Switch selling over 100 million units, many of us were highly skeptical. Now it seems they were on to something — the Switch’s sales momentum is continuing and Nintendo’s share price has doubled since the release of the console.

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Blizzard reveals why they are bringing a 6-year old game to Switch Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:12:39 +0000

Blizzard is bringing the 6-year old Diablo 3 RPG to the Nintendo Switch, and if you’ve been wondering what made them pick that particular game to bring to Nintendo’s console, wonder no more.

Essentially, the guys over at Blizzard were all fond of their Switch consoles and thought it would be sweet to have Diablo 3 on it. So they went to work.

Here’s how Diablo 3 producer Pete Stilwell described it to GameSpot:

“We were essentially sitting around and talking about projects that would be amazing and additive to what the company has, and maybe even trailblaze some new things. The Switch was a thing we were all playing, and something we were all interested in.

We thought of it as something sweet to bring [Diablo III] onto, and then we started experimenting with the Switch and then got to talking with Nintendo where we believed that it would be feasible and fun to play on. We wanted to guarantee that it would be smooth and responsive, to ensure that it was everything that you wanted it to be for an [action RPG].”

Back in 2012, we reported that Blizzard was reportedly working on bringing Diablo 3 to the Wii U, but that didn’t pan out. We had to wait another six years before seeing the RPG on a Nintendo console.

Diablo III Eternal Collection releases on Switch later this year.

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The future of Nintendo Today Thu, 02 Aug 2018 19:25:06 +0000

It’s been a while since the last update on Nintendo Today. We know that’s ironic given the “Today” in Nintendo Today, but we felt we needed to take a step back and rethink our plans for our site and community.

We’re in the process of re-assessing the future of Nintendo Today, and we’d like to get your input on what you would like to see on the site.

Given our limited resources, our plan is to step away from the rapid daily news cycle and move into a more laid-back environment, with a focus on casual news and Nintendo content.

We’ll still cover the big news items, but our focus will be to offer a daily glimpse of the Nintendo community and what’s going on, as opposed to just shoveling one news article after another — there are plenty of sites that do that and do it better than we can.

We’ve always appreciated the community here on Nintendo Today, and we’d like to hear your thoughts and ideas about going forward. Let us know in the comments section below!

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Pokemon Quest has been downloaded 2.5 million times on Switch Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:47:54 +0000

Nintendo’s recently released free-to-play Pokemon game, Pokemon Quest, has been very popular on the Switch: the game has been downloaded more than 2.5 million times after being released earlier this month.

The game racked up 1 million downloads just days after it was released.

Pokemon Quest will also launch on iOS and Android on June 28th, which will no doubt increase the download count by many millions.

Have you tried Pokemon Quest on the Switch? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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FIFA 19 Nintendo Switch gameplay Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:28:08 +0000

FIFA 19 will be coming to the Switch on September 28 and we finally got some gameplay of the new football/soccer game on Nintendo’s console. You can check out the video above. Overall, it looks like the game has gotten some visual improvements over its predecessor.

Did you get FIFA 18 on the Switch? Do you plan on getting this year’s version as well? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Wolfenstein 2 on Switch is 21.8 GB Sun, 17 Jun 2018 19:21:42 +0000

The upcoming first person shooter Wolfenstein 2 will require 21.8 GB of free space if purchased on the Switch eShop.

This is on par with similar AAA games on the system, and it means that you’ll probably need an SD card to fit it in, unless you just got your Switch and haven’t used much of its 32 GB of on-board storage.

The 21.8 GB on the Switch is substantially less than on other plaforms — the game needs 44 GB on the PS4 and 46 GB on the Xbox One.

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