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On hindsight, it seems incredibly shortsighted and silly to have ever questioned whether Nintendo's hybrid Switch console would be a hit, considering its comparatively under-powered specifications. We now know better. Lest anyone needs further proof, however, Nintendo just reported a gigantic uptick in operating profits in its latest earnings report, because of the Switch. Nintendo's operating profit skyrocketed to 144.7 billion yen (around $1.37 billion in US currency) in the three-month period ended June 30, 2020. That represents a massive 427.7 percent increase over the same quarter from a year ago, when the operating profit stood at 'just' 27.43 billion yen (around $260.2 billion). This also... Read more...
A well-loved Wii U game is making a comeback. Pikmin 3 Deluxe will be available on the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch on October 30th, 2020. The game still retains all of its original charm with several new features. Pikmin 3 Deluxe will include its original content and all of the subsequent DLCs. There are also new missions, better targeting, a new hint system, and various difficulty levels. The new side mission features Olimar and Louie, but there are few other details about the extent of the mission. Fans of the original game are especially excited about the multiplayer options. Players can now run through Story or Mission mode with a friend. The game will ring in at $59.99 USD on Nintendo.com,... Read more...
It's a new month, and that means there are new creatures to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch. As summer heats up, a handful of new bugs and fish will appear, ripe for catching and giving them to Blathers as donations to the museum or as gifts for that one villager who really seems to like bugs (for me it's Cube). Also don't forget to hop in the ocean for a quick dip, because there's something new at the bottom of the sea, too.  The critters listed in our table below include active hours, location, and hemisphere, so you know the best times and places to grab them. You'll need your rod, net, and wetsuit to catch everything, so craft it up or hit Nook's Cranny... Read more...
We are all doing the best we can to stay sane during this time of self-isolation and social distancing, and if you are looking for a fun distraction, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a great escape from the real world. It is also getting another update. The upcoming Summer Update - Wave 2 will bring some features and goodies to the table, including cloud saves. Being able to save your progress to the cloud is a potential godsend, should you lose your Switch console, or if it gets damaged. By saving to the cloud, you would at least be able to recover your island paradise, if something bad were to happen to your Switch. "The island backup feature is separate from the Save Data Cloud functionality... Read more...
Nintendo today kicked off its first "Direct Mini: Partner Showcase" event, which entail a preview of some upcoming Switch games that have already been announced, but are not yet available. What exactly is this event, though, and what can we expect going forward? Those are good questions, and apparently this is going to be an recurring segment on Nintendo's part. The company announced the event on Twitter last night, saying this will be the first in a series of Direct Mini: Partner Showcase events. Nintendo promised to "share a few updates on small group of previously-announced games," which hints that more of these types of things will follow. However, it's not clear when exactly the next one... Read more...
Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch is the gift that keeps on giving. The latest free content release is the Summer Update that launched on Wednesday, and now you can swim with the fish. But before you dive into the ocean, you've got to be dressed for the occasion.  Unlike most of the clothing in Animal Crossing New Horizons that comes from the Able Sisters' tailor shop, you'll have to head on over to Nook's Cranny with 3,000 Bells in your pocket to pick up a horizontally-striped wet suit. If you don't mind waiting a day and would rather spend Nook Miles, you can pick up one of several other wet suit styles from the Nook Stop ATM.  Go For A Swim In ACNH Once... Read more...
When the Nintendo Switch arrived, some wondered if the hybrid game console would fall flat because of its comparatively under-powered hardware (to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4). Instead, it sold like gangbusters, and continues to pull in consumers, because it's an excellent game system. Well, except for an annoying Joy-Con drift issue, for which Nintendo has issued an apology. We reviewed the Switch when it came out a little over three years ago, and from then until now, we have not experienced the issue ourselves. Others have, however, complaining that the Switch registers movements even when not holding the Joy-Con controllers. For those affected, it is certainly a frustrating phenomenon,... Read more...
There are a few iconic titles that gamers remember from the early days of the first-person shooter genre. One of those games is Duke Nukem 3D. Retro gamers and shooter fans alike will get the chance to play a classic game in the franchise on the Nintendo Switch when Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour launches on June 23. The special Anniversary Edition includes new content and new features, along with classic Nukem action. This special edition of the game contains the complete 1996 classic Duke Nukem 3D complete with the one-liners Duke is known for, and the legendary soundtrack from Bobby Prince. Also included is an all-new episode that contains eight original levels from original... Read more...
Nintendo launched its Summer Game Sale a few days ago, and it runs through June 16 at 11:59 PM PT. While the sale is underway, gamers can get up to 50% off on select digital games for the Nintendo Switch console. The games run the gamut, from massive smash titles like Super Mario Party to smaller and lesser-known titles like Boxboy! + Boxgirl!. The deals are only available on mostly digital versions of the games. No physical copies are included in Nintendo's sale. The list of games on sale right now is massive. You can find deals on both Nintendo's site or Amazon. A few of the more interesting games are: Super Mario Party - $41.99 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - $41.99 Mario Tennis Aces - $41.99... Read more...
During the COVID-19 outbreak around the globe, many people have turned to video games to pass the time. The top video game on the US eShop for the Nintendo Switch since March has been Animal Crossing: New Horizons. However, New Horizons has now slipped to the second-place spot, replaced as the top-selling game by Minecraft Dungeons. Minecraft Dungeons is proof that the Minecraft franchise remains extremely popular with gamers of all ages. The top five video games on the Switch eShop in the US are: Minecraft Dungeons Animal Crossing New Horizons Xenoblade Chronicles Club House Games Minecraft EQQ Certainly, one of the things that helped Minecraft Dungeons do so well on the Switch and other platforms... Read more...
The Resident Evil series is one of the most popular horror game franchises. The series’ games have been available on a variety of platforms, but only became available on the Nintendo Switch over the last year. Now is a good time for both fans of the series and Nintendo Switch owners to nab the games for a good price. Several Resident Evil games are currently on sale in the Nintendo Switch eShop. All of the following games typically would retail for $29.99 USD and are therefore currently on sale for up to 57% off their regular price. My Nintendo members will also receive up to 75 gold points for their purchase. The sale will end on June 16th in North America.  Resident Evil Zero -... Read more...
There's no question that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has taken the gaming community by storm. First launched for the Nintendo Switch earlier this year, the game has become a huge hit driven in part by the fact that most of us have been locked away at home due to COVID-19. Now, Nintendo looks to have another potential hit on its hands with Clubhouse Games, which launches on June 5th. Its full title is Clubhouse Games: 51 World Classics, and it's a follow-up to the original that launched for the Nintendo DS 15 years ago. The collection of games will ring in at just $39.99, which is a far cry from the typical $59.99 asking price of new first-party Nintendo Switch titles. You'll find... Read more...
The beginning of June is quickly approaching. With the start of a new month comes a change in the availability of fish and bugs in Animal Crossing. Here are the bugs and fish that are arriving and leaving in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the month of June. There are a greater number of fish and bugs arriving in the northern hemisphere, while there are a larger number of fish and bugs leaving the southern hemisphere. These shifts are based off of our real seasonal patterns- winter will soon arrive in the southern hemisphere and summer will soon be here in the northern hemisphere. Fish and bug availability therefore coincide with seasonal shifts. Fish and Bugs to Catch By May 31st Fish- Northern... Read more...
A new rumor is making the rounds that fans of the Nintendo Switch should be excited about. A new report claims that the Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Switch will launch next month, with  a Swedish retail site called Inlet listing the game briefly with a launch date of June 19. The listing on the retail site has since been removed. An accidental retail store listing for video game certainly isn't unheard of, but there's no way to know for sure if the launch will happen on that day or not. If the June 19 release date is true, Metroid Prime Trilogy will launch the same month as Paper Mario: The Origami King, which was a surprise announcement. For those unfamiliar with the Metroid Prime... Read more...
Animal Crossing: New Horizons  for Nintendo Switch came along at just the right time for our family. Just as seemingly the entire country began shelter in place plans, we could get away from it all on a remote deserted island and build a bustling village - a pandemic-free world of our own with new ways to profit. We've shopped, we've crafted, and we've planted dozens of fruit trees to get that sweet 500 bells a piece for fruit that wasn't native to our islands. In the real world, many states are opening back up slowly, but in my household, we're still paying off our multi-million Bell loans, expanding our houses and shopping at Nook's Cranny, Able Sisters, and the various vendors that come... Read more...
Nintendo of America has filed a pair of lawsuits in the United States to shut down resellers that are selling Nintendo Switch mods allowing users to play pirated video games on the console. One of the lawsuits was filed against Tom Dilts Jr., who is believed to be behind a website called UberChips. The second lawsuit that Nintendo filed was against multiple unnamed defendants who operate multiple websites. From those websites, the defendants allegedly sell products from an anonymous group of hackers known as Team Xecutor. Nintendo's lawsuit says the defendants "unlawfully" design and manufacture an "unauthorized operating system" and "piracy tools" that allow gamers to bypass protections in place... Read more...
Are you ready to see how a “origami plot unfolds”? Nintendo recently released a trailer for Paper Mario: The Origami King. The new game will be available on July 17th, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch. Princess Peach and her castle has been taken over by King Olly, the ruler of the Origami Kingdom. Mario must work together with Olivia, King Olly’s sister, and Bowser, whose army has been transformed into “Folded Soldiers.” Together they must free Princess Peach, repair the landscape, and stop King Olly. Players will need to fight the Folded Soldiers in “ring-based battles that challenge you to strategically line up enemies to maximize damage.” It also appears... Read more...
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has provided players a way to connect with friends during the current health crisis. Players can visit each other’s islands and send notes and gifts to their friends. One player recently uncovered a glitch that manipulates the game’s mailing system. This Animal Crossing glitch allows players to duplicate any item that can be sent to a friend. YouTuber Do Whatever Games discovered the glitch and posted a video on their channel. Players who want to exploit this glitch will need to have two or more other players registered on their island. Players will then need to follow a particular set of steps if they would like to duplicate items. First, the player... Read more...
A person going by the very fitting name Evil Imp has used the incredibly popular game Animal Crossing: New Horizons to create a spooktacular horror movie trailer. The game was built by the developers to be a cutesy life simulator that allows fans to do all kinds of things, including make friends and build up their own virtual homes. Bu that hasn't stopped some gamers from turning it into a horror video game. Evil Imp ratcheted up the scary vibes coming from the game by creating a roughly two-minute horror movie trailer using in-game footage. It appears to have taken significant time and effort to create complete with dramatic lighting changes, skeletons, ghosts, ax murderers, and other creepy... Read more...
There’s no doubt that the Nintendo Switch has been a breakout hit for the Japanese gaming giant, more than making up for the epic flop that was the Wii U. The portable/hybrid console has delivered some great games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Mario Odyssey and more; this despite the relatively meager hardware under the hood. The current Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite are powered by a refreshed version of the NVIDIA Tegra X1 SoC – hardware that first debuted back in 2015. However, the next-generation Switch might leave NVIDIA behind in favor of a hybrid SoC courtesy of Samsung and AMD. It would also give AMD a clean sweep in getting... Read more...
Nintendo this week released its fiscal year earnings statement and tucked away inside all the data were sales numbers for the Nintendo Switch family of game consoles. Nintendo sold 21.03 million Switch family consoles during its fiscal year spanning April 2019 through March 2020. Switch sales for the fiscal year pushed its lifetime total to 55.77 million units. The sales numbers do include sales of the Switch Lite, which sold 6.19 million units out of the 55.77 million total since it launched in September 2019. With 21.03 million units sold, hardware sales increased 24% year-on-year. Nintendo did point out in its earnings report that the coronavirus pandemic has led to production and shipping... Read more...
The May Day event has arrived in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Players who complete the event will receive an award from a friendly face that has appeared in previous Animal Crossing games. However, what is the best way to complete the rather confusing maze that is featured in the event? Here is what you need to know about the May Day maze in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. How To Get Your May Day Ticket The May Day event lasts from May 1st to May 5th. Players who would like to participate in the event will want to make sure that they have downloaded the update that includes the Museum upgrade and Redd. Players will then want to speak to Tom Nook who will direct the player to head to Dodo Airlines.... Read more...
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