Nintendo Comes to Dominate With Switch Sales

In a celebratory tweet yesterday, Nintendo of America exclaimed that the switch was the fastest selling console in U.S. history. 

Since releasing in early March the switch has sold just under 5 million units in the US and a total of 10 million globally.

This is surely a laugh in the face of the doubters, rightfully so however, who predicted Nintendo death after the abysmall Wii-U failure.

-Nick

Advertisements

Indie Dev Platinum Games Has Big Future in Mind

Platinum games has been a hit and miss developer over the years. While i absolutley loved Bayonetta, their Ninja Turtles game was a total flop. 

However, last year Nier Automata hit it out of the park in both sales and reviews. This success seems to be building some momentum for the developer as they are in talks about new projects and the companies future. 

In an interview with gamespot, Bayonetta developers stated that the third entry in the series was not their only ambition in the coming future. They stated they are eager to self publish in the coming years. This could lead to them gaining a lot of creative control, anyone else excited for their future?
-Nick

The Nintendo Switch Is Getting Lots Of Launch Titles. Resident Evil Won’t Be One Of Them

Facebook | Twitter

Nintendo is planning to get out of the gate hard this spring. We have gotten confirmation on numerous titles for the launch date and window (first three months of launch). We’re getting many of our favorite characters and some third party remastered content. However Capcom just confirmed Resident Evil will be missing the party. 

The current producer of Resident Evil Mashachika Kawata and director Koshi Nakanishi sat down with Express Online magazine to discuss the possibilities of the Switch. 

In the interview Kawata admitted “I’m looking forward to the possibilities of the system itself, but we have no plans at the moment regarding Resident Evil on Switch”.

Is this a diss towards the budding new system? Hardly as Capcom has a deep history with Nintendo and many other of their titles are slated for release on the Switch. 

All in all this is a hit to the Switch as Resident Evil is a popular series and anticipated new installment, but it’s hardly a death nail. 

Also. The game comes out tomorrow. Who’s excited?

-Nick

Facebook | Twitter

Is Your Body Ready For The Death Of Wii U?

Facebook | Twitter

The man himself Reggie Fils-Aime admitted, in an interview with Polygon, that Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s duel release for Wii U and Switch will be the final first party title for Nintendo’s forgotten system. 

Now this is not in any way to say that absolutely no new games will be released for the sophomoric silicon station, just that Nintendo will be focusing it’s in house game development on the Switch. It’s called ROI people. 

Gamers can also breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their favorite games to play with friends will not be losing online support anytime in the near future. After all brand new consoles, despite pre order hype, still take time for major adoption. 

All I can say is that I think Nintendo is playing this transition smart. They need to. After the marketing failure of the Wii U and the eventually gimmick that was the original, Nintendo cannot fail this generation. Supplying online support for some of Wii U’s biggest titles like Smash Brothers shows their fans that they are not being abandoned. But focusing hard on next generation development shows they know where their focus needs to be. 

What launch titles for the Switch are you excited about? Are you sad about the death of the Wii U?

-Nick

Facebook | Twitter

The Nintendo Switch is On Fire, Pre Orders Alone Clearing Stock 

Facebook | Twitter

Gamestop. The most beloved retailer among gamers. We can’t get enough of the place. Another thing that gamers can’t get enough of, when they have the dough, is new hardware. 


With the brand new Nintendo Switch being announced and a release date, as well as up coming library, revealed, Pre orders are exploding all over. 

After this past Friday the 13th, both Nintendo and Gamestop had GREAT luck with their pre order sales numbers for the flagship Nintendo product. 

Merchandising VP of Gamestop Bob Puzon, spoke publicly about his excitement (paid for or not) for the Switch. 

“The fact that this initial allotment has been completely reserved in a matter of a few days demonstrates gamers’ desire for this fun and revolutionary gaming system,” 

Granted this statement sounded quite scripted, I think that the numbers and social media speak for themselves.

-Nick

Facebook | Twitter

Wizards Of The Coast Ready For Video Games?

Facebook | Twitter 

With the fall of the recently cancelled Scalebound and the rocky history of the Final Fantasy and Warcraft series, one would be justified in being speculative of the future of the RPG. While there have been standout masterworks, the typical RPG flashes before the eye like a cosmic movement. 

However, this entire genre would have no backbone if it weren’t for some of the original game designers of the legendary Dungeons and Dragons series, and now that same company might be ready to get back into the arena of 4k visuals and god ray graphics card porn. 

In a recent public statement on the company’s website, the now president Chris Cocks rattled on about Wizards plans for the future and what that means for fans favorite staples like Magic and D&D.

What would it be like to throw fireballs as a Planeswalker in an MMO, or quest for treasure with your friends in a D&D augmented-reality game?

Chris, with last name tightly gripped in free hand, single handedly expanded the belt line of every Wizards fan who can piece together the English pseudo-language. Translations incoming. 

Chris also shouted out some talented names in the industry, pulling sources from Valve, Bioware, and half a dozen others to form the brand new Digital Games Studio. 

You can read the full press piece in the man’s own words here

Facebook | Twitter

-Nick

After FF XV We May Not See New Kingdom Hearts 3 For A While. 

It takes a lot to make a game now a days. Especially one as immense and scaling as the latest Final Fantasy. This being said Noctis and his road born brothers may have to tide us over for a while to come. 

Recently the lead director of Final Fantasy, Tetsuya Nomura sat down with Famitsu magazine to discuss where the production of the much anticipated Kingdom Hearts 3 was at. 

“The production process is different than what we’ve had up until now, so I can’t just give you a general idea, but I can say that there are worlds that still remain untouched. We’ve advanced on the production of worlds that have yet to be announced, so we can’t show them for now. As far as development status goes, there’s still a ways to go.”

The above was a translation from the article which discussed numerous other plans Square Enix has for their cash machine. 

Gamers have been waiting for this sequel for what feels like centuries now, with it being one of the few sequels in gaming history to skip an entire console generation (Kingdom Hearts 2 originally releasing on PS2 and the next installment being planned for PS4 and XBoxOne).

With some worlds still being developed it could be an additional year or more before we can get a release date confirmed. What are you all waiting for in the next one?

-Nick