NintendoToday Everything Wii U related including Wii U News, Wii U Games, Wii U Reviews, Screenshots, Tips, Tricks, Forums, Tutorials, and more. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:16:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Adorable Pikachu-themed 2DS XL coming to Europe Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:16:17 +0000

Nintendo’s newest console, the 2DS XL (that’s right, it’s even newer than the Switch), will be getting a special Pikachu edition in Europe next month. And it looks pretty adorable.

The Pikachu Edition 2DS XL will be available on January 26th in Europe. No word on whether Nintendo plans to bring this cute little thing to North America. Fingers crossed that they do.

The 2DS XL was launched earlier this Summer and features 80% larger screens than the standard 2DS. The 2DS XL retails for $150.

Adorable Pikachu-themed 2DS XL coming to Europe

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Yooka-Laylee gets Switch launch trailer Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:52:37 +0000

Yooka-Laylee finally launches on the Nintendo Switch today, and like most games these days, it comes with a brand new launch trailer. You can check out the trailer above. Yooka-Laylee was released earlier this year on other platforms and has gotten a mixed reception from gamers and the gaming press.

For more on Yooka-Laylee, check out 30 minutes of Switch gameplay here.

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New Rocket League patch improves resolution on Switch Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:34:55 +0000

Yesterday Rocket League got a big patch that was released on all platforms. But the Nintendo Switch version was important in particular, as today’s patch notes reveal.

The new patch, v1.40, improves resolution in Rocket League when in portable mode on the Switch. You can check out the full patch notes below.

[Nintendo Switch] Reduced the default Controller Deadzone to 0.15 from 0.3 to better utilize Joy-Con analog sticks

Reduced volume of the Batmobile Goal Explosion

[Nintendo Switch] Adjusted world detail to improve average resolution in Handheld Mode

Optimized the following maps for Nintendo Switch and PC: Utopia Stadium (all variants), Farmstead.

Maps are optimized on PC when using ‘Performance’ World Detail setting

Improved the field texture visuals for the following maps on Nintendo Switch and PC: Champion’s Field, Wasteland.

Visual improvements on PC apply when High Quality Shaders are turned off

Fixed Player Avatars sometimes displaying on the wrong user after someone quit or joined the lobby

Fixed missing blowoff valve audio for Octane ZSR Engine

[Nintendo Switch] Fixed a rare crash that could occur in the post-match Scoreboard in Rumble

Grass is now visible on the Main Menu when using ‘Performance’ World Detail settings

Ground Textures now appear on Farmstead when using ‘Performance’ World Detail

Quick chat audio no longer sounds when a player joins or leaves a server

Goal Explosion audio no longer loops after previewing a Goal Explosion in the Crate Preview menu

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Switch eShop sale is now live Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:15:48 +0000

Nintendo’s big holiday sale on its eShops is now live, with dozens of games discounted up to 60% off. There are plenty of discounts on all Nintendo platforms: Switch, 3DS, and Wii U.

Here’s a full list of the Switch games on sale on the eShop:

88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition – $19.95 – 33% Off – Ends 12/28
Astro Duel Deluxe – $7.49 – 50% Off – Ends 12/28
Conga Master Party – $6.95 – 30% Off – Ends 12/28
The Count Lucanor – $9.99 – 33% Off – Ends 12/28
Farming Simulator: Nintendo Switch Edition – $37.49 – 25% Off – Ends 12/28
The Jackbox Party Pack 3 – $18.74 – 25% Off – Ends 12/21
Letter Quest Remastered – $10.04 – 33% Off – Ends 12/28
The Mummy Demastered – $13.99 – 30% Off – Ends 12/28
Ninja Shodown – $10.95 – 26% Off – Ends 12/28
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas – $9.99 – 33% Off – Ends 12/28
Overcooked! Special Edition – $15.99 – 20% Off – Ends 12/28
Pankapu – $9.99 – 16% Off – Ends 12/28
Party Golf – $9.99 – 33% Off – Ends 12/28
Rocket Fist – $7.99 – 20% Off – Ends 12/28
Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero – $13.39 – 33% Off – Ends 12/28
Slime-San – $10.198 – 15% Off – Ends 12/28
Super Ping Pong Trick Shot – $2.99 – 40% Off – Ends 12/28
Tallowmere – $6.29 – 10% Off – Ends 12/28
Time Recoil – $10.49 – 25% Off – Ends 12/23
Tumblestone – $8.99 – 40% Off – Ends 12/21
Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure – $14.99 – 50% Off – Ends 12/28
Volgarr The Viking – $4.99 – 50% Off – Ends 12/28
Yono and the Celestial Elephants – $12.49 – 16% Off – Ends 12/28

You can also find a list of 3DS eShop games and Wii U eShop games on sale here.

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Latest Japanese sales numbers show what we all know… Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:11:24 +0000

The latest video game hardware and software sales numbers are in from Japan, and once again, for what seems like months, the Switch is the best selling console.

And it’s the bests selling console by far: the Switch sold 165,000 units last week in Japan, way ahead of the number two on the list, the PS4 with just 45,000 units.

On the software side, Nintendo had five games in the top 10. Check out the full hardware and software sales charts below.

The Switch has sold 2.5 million units in Japan since launch, and over 10 million worldwide.

Best selling hardware for last week:

  1. Switch – 164,908 (124,770)
  2. PlayStation 4 Pro – 45,163 (8,244)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 40,524 (25,163)
  4. New 2DS LL – 27,074 (20,712)
  5. New 3DS LL – 15,059 (12,431)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 8,483 (6,127)
  7. 2DS – 3,192 (2,747)
  8. Xbox One – 406 (295)
  9. New 3DS – 248 (348)
  10. Xbox One X – 75 (213)
  11. Wii U – 70 (45)
  12. PlayStation 3 – 48 (48)

And the software sales:

  1. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami 2 – 131,931 (New)
  2. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 – 111,075 (New)
  3. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon – 106,094 (1,050,168)
  4. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey – 95,816 (949,470)
  5. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 50,594 (1,460,370)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 33,315 (894,553)
  7. [PS4] Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters – 21,971 (New)
  8. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – 19,678 (117,409)
  9. [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale – 19,325 (47,348)
  10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 14,342 (682,992)
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild The Champions Ballad gets a trailer Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:24:09 +0000

Zelda: Breath of the Wild got some new DLC recently: The Champion’s Ballad includes a brand new dungeon and lots more. And today, Nintendo released a great trailer to showcase what the new expansion has to offer.

The Champion’s Ballad is the second and last expansion for Breath of the Wild. It includes a new dungeon, the Master Cycle Zero vehicle, and other goodies.

Check out the trailer above. What do you think of the new Zelda: Breath of the Wild expansion so far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Rocket League gets performance patch, Collector’s Edition announced Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:57:55 +0000

Rocket League has been a big hit on the Switch — the game topped the Switch eShop charts recently, and now it’s getting a much-needed performance update.

The new update, which is released on all platforms, includes bug fixes and some Switch-specific performance improvements.

The developer also revealed that Rocket League will be getting a Collector’s Edition on the Switch. It will be released on January 16th and will cost $10 more than the regular edition.

But for those extra 10 bucks you’ll get eight (7!) DLC packs, which you can find a list of below.

  • Rocket League Full Game
  • Supersonic Fury DLC Pack
  • Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC Pack
  • Chaos Run DLC Pack
  • Aftershock DLC Car
  • Marauder DLC Car
  • Esper DLC Car
  • Masamune DLC Car
  • Customization Items inspired by DC Comics’ The Flash
  • Limited Art Print by Psyonix Concept Artist, Jay Zhang

And here’s the box art for the Collector’s Edition:

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Switch launches in South Korea and of course it broke a record Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:45:48 +0000

Earlier this month the Nintendo Switch launched in South Korea, and now the first sales numbers are out.

The Switch sold 55,000 units in South Korea in the first three days, which is a new record.

See also: Switch sells 10 million units worldwide

The previous records were held by the 3DS and Wii, which the Switch broke easily by selling over 55,000 units in just three days.

Not only that, the Switch has already outsold the first month’s sales of the 3DS and Wii, despite being on the market for just two weeks.

Switch launches in South Korea and of course it broke a record

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Mario Odyssey, Zelda BOTW, and Mario Kart 8 each sold 5 million copies Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:57:04 +0000

Earlier today Nintendo announced that the Switch console had sold 10 million units worldwide.

Then the company revealed in interview with Variety that its big three Switch games released this year, Super Mario Odyssey, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, each have been purchased by over 50% of Switch owners.

Meaning that each of the three games have sold 5 million copies. Each.

The news was delivered by Reggie Fils-Aime, president and COO of Nintendo of America, who spoke to Variety and also revealed that Splatoon 2 is owned by one in four Switch owners.

Which would put Splatoon 2 sales at around 2.5 million.

Now, we’re assuming here that Fils-Aime is talking about global sales, as he did not make it clear in the interview, but was talking about gobal sales when it comes to hardware.

If the Switch has sold 10 million units worldwide and each of those games is owned by 50% of Switch owners, a natural assumption is that each of those games has sold 5 million copies.

Are you one of the 50% of Switch owners who has both Mario Odyssey, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Mario kart 8 Deluxe? Let us know in the comments section below.

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PayDay 2 gets Switch release date Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:41:15 +0000

One of the first third party games announced for the Switch was the multiplayer action game PayDay 2, and we now finally have a release date.

PayDay 2 will be released on the Nintendo Switch almost a year after it was announced for the console: it will hit the stores on February 23rd, 2018 in Europe and February 27th in North America.

The PayDay franchise has been very successful — the two games in the series have sold 16 million units so far across all platforms.

The Switch version will include previously released DLC and will be offered in both digital and physical versions. Here’s what the final box art looks like:

PayDay 2 gets Switch release date

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