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3DS Software Sales Prove Smartphones Not Destroying Business
Posted October 30, 2014 02:55:00 PM by Smashmatt

"Nintendo has some strong software sales. I think Iwata's right on this one."

"Tracing the history of software for dedicated video game platforms since 2000, when we started to receive precise video game sell-through data in the Japanese market from independent research companies, the number of titles that sold more than two million units amount to seven for Nintendo 3DS, 15 for Nintendo DS, eight for Wii, two for GameBoy Advance, and regarding other companies’ platforms, two for PSP and three for PS2.

Four double-million-selling titles in five months is a first in the history of the Japanese video game market. It is almost certain that the three titles I introduced before will become double-million sellers in four months, which is also a first.

Furthermore, having three “million” sellers in four months is so rare, even though it happened three times for Nintendo DS (in 2005, 2008 and 2009) and Nintendo 3DS (in 2011, 2013 and 2014), that the other platforms have never experienced it.

It seems that the market status of video games for dedicated platforms is increasingly being reported as pessimistic in contrast with the popularity of smartphones. The facts I have showed here proves that dedicated video game platforms still have ample business opportunities. I might add that third-party titles developed by software publishers as well as Nintendo titles have produced significant results. It is true that the sales of video games have been globally polarized between huge hits and ones that do not sell well, but I would like you to know that some blockbusters have consecutively emerged in the field of dedicated video game platforms."
Satoru Iwata


Nightmare should read this. 8)

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) Mega Man armor trailer
Posted October 13, 2014 10:53:55 AM by PoisonToad

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Captain Toad (Wii U) Japanese introduction video
Posted October 10, 2014 09:39:11 AM by PoisonToad

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Super Mario Spikers: Cancelled Volleyball/Wrestling Wii Game
Posted September 19, 2014 08:42:01 PM by Smashmatt

Unseen64 have uncovered the existence of Super Mario Spikers which was under development for a very short period of time by the acclaimed Next Level Games. The site says it was a cancelled volleyball/wrestling hybrid game that was in the conceptualisation phase, but never made it past that.

‘It was a wrestling/volleyball hybrid with a game show slant. It was never released and was financed as more of a reward to Next Level for doing such a great job on MSC’


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New Nintendo 3DS trailer
Posted August 29, 2014 12:33:42 PM by PoisonToad

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Super Smash Bros. (Wii U/3DS) Shulk trailer
Posted August 29, 2014 12:32:37 PM by PoisonToad

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Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (3DS) trailer
Posted August 28, 2014 05:38:22 PM by PoisonToad

Make sure you watch the entire video. There's a new character at the end.

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