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Nintendo is currently celebrating the passing of what was, for it, an excellent 2020. It can rest happily knowing it had several games that sold well, and it made inroads to markets in which it previously hadn't had much success. Nintendo of France recently talked some of its sales statistics from 2020 to French publication Le Figaro. Le Figaro is the largest French national daily newspaper ...read more
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Bayonetta 3 has been in development for a while now, but we’ve heard very little about the game since it was announced back in 2017. But fans eager for an update on the Switch-exclusive title could be in for some good news later this year, though. In an interview on Hamster’s Arcade Archives streams, Platinum’s infamously frosty lead developer, Hideki Kamiya, was asked about how ...read more
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Last year was supposed to be the year of the next-generation consoles. While the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X launched to huge success, the Nintendo Switch had yet another banner year; a better year, in fact, than any of its competition. The Nintendo Switch was the best selling console in North America in 2020. It was the second-best year ever, behind only the Nintendo Wii in 2008, but new ...read more
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A new Mario Kart 9 rumor has Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch Lite players excited, despite its dubious nature. As of today, January 15, there's been no word of a new Mario Kart, and that may be partially because Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continues to sell like hotcakes on Switch and Switch Lite despite it being a three-year-old port of a six-year-old Wii U game. However, this time last year, ...read more
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2020 was a major year for video game console hardware. The big story was of course the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X next-generation hardware, but the underlying story was the continued success of the current generation of PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One hardware. Now the numbers are available to support that idea. According to NPD reporting, annual hardware sales reached $5.3 ...read more
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The Hitman 3 Switch release date has been confirmed, and you won't need to wait any longer to play on Switch than you will on any other console - as long as you have a good internet connection. Developer IO Interactive previously confirmed that Hitman 3 will be released on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Stadia on January 20, but it left Switch off the announcement at the time. Now ...read more
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Hard work. Determination. Mario Kart. One player has done the nearly impossible, landing an ultra skip on Rainbow Road in 2008’s Mario Kart Wii. The player, who goes by @ArthuurrrP on Twitter, landed what’s called an ultra skip with an extremely low chance of actually being done. In Mario Kart Wii, an ultra skip is one that abuses the game’s mechanics to skip a majority of the track. ...read more
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Nintendo has updated the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite with a subtle, but appreciable addition. Last year, to celebrate the 35-year anniversary of Mario, Nintendo updated the Nintendo eShop so that 8-bit Mario and Super Mario 64 would randomly appear while loading a screen on the digital storefront. And these two still randomly appear, but now they've been joined by ...read more
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90s kids, it’s time to celebrate! A release date for the sequel to the hit photo-taking adventure Pokemon Snap has been announced. The game, officially titled New Pokemon Snap, was shown in a trailer today which revealed it would launch on April 30. Pokemon Snap originally released on the Nintendo 64 in 1999, giving players a chance to photograph their favorite Pokemon. New Pokemon Snap will ...read more
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Hot on the heels of Nintendo's monstrous new trailer for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, the company has released a lengthier features overview trailer detailing just what we can expect from the upcoming game. For starters, the new video shows off the online co-op mode with up to four players in the main 3D World game. As in the original release, each player can claim a different ...read more
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