Nintendo Has Sold 2.6 Million Amiibos Since Launch In November

Nintendo Has Sold 2.6 Million Amiibos Since Launch In November

Financial analysts have been praising Nintendo for the launch of Amiibos. (For those who don’t know, Amiibos are NFC action figures that can interact with games.) These analysts say that Nintendo is doing the best thing by catering to a younger audience.

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Amiibos have also taken off with those interested in collecting the action figures.

Either way, the sales are staggering: Bloomberg reports that Nintendo has sold almost 2.6 million figures since launch in late November.

Each Amiibo sells at $12.99 at most places, and many Amiibos quickly sell out due to demand. Nintendo is releasing the figures in “waves” by adding and taking away certain characters.

Nintendo Responds On Not Including A New 3DS XL Charger With The System

Nintendo Responds On Not Including A New 3DS XL Charger With The System

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Nintendo Wants To Get Mario On Smartphones

Nintendo Wants To Get Mario On Smartphones

Nintendo just declared the beginning of a new direction for itself, with a patent that could bring Mario and other copyrighted Nintendo characters to smartphones and other devices.  The patent, published November 23rd, proposes that Nintendo games could run on non-Nintendo hardware via “a software emulator for emulating a handheld video game platform such as GAME BOY.RTM., GAMEContinue Reading

New Nintendo 3DS – Quick List

New Nintendo 3DS – Quick List

Colored buttons New shoulder buttons (ZL and ZR along with L and R) Small analog nub above buttons to for minor controls (e.g. camera orientation) Better CPU (rumored: better GPU, VRAM) Exclusive games that will only play on the New 3DS’ better hardware such as Xenoblade Chronicles Backwards-compatibility with regular 3DS games, and DS games Built-inContinue Reading

Nintendo Finally Embraces Its Core Gaming Audience

Nintendo Finally Embraces Its Core Gaming Audience

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Mario Kart 8 Free DLC Released, New Paid DLC In Development

Mario Kart 8 Free DLC Released, New Paid DLC In Development

Nintendo released the update to Mario Kart 8 today which offers several new features to players (read the full list here). Notable additions include the swapping of “View Highlights” and “Next Race” buttons on the after-race selection menu, and three new Mercedes-Benz karts. Nintendo has also announced two new upcoming DLC packs within the update. BothContinue Reading

Meta Knight Returns To Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS

Meta Knight Returns To Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS

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Smash Bros: Palutena’s and Pit’s Final Smashes And Movesets Revealed

Smash Bros: Palutena’s and Pit’s Final Smashes And Movesets Revealed

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Two Years Later, Nuketown 2025 Map Arrives On Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Wii U

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Sakurai Reveals Smash Bros. 3DS Trophy Shop

Sakurai Reveals Smash Bros. 3DS Trophy Shop

Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai revealed the Smash Bros. 3DS trophy collection shop via Miiverse. He hinted in his post that the upcoming Smash Bros. games for both Wii U and 3DS will feature more trophies than the previous Super Smash Bros. Brawl. “Here’s the trophy gallery for the 3DS version. You can rotate theContinue Reading