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The Nintendo UK store has the Pokemon GO Plus device back in stock. Orders can be placed here. Just keep in mind that shipments won’t be going out until late March.

Niantic’s Pokémon GO never became available in China since its launch last summer and the reason for that is apparently the potential security risks that the Chinese state censor is foreseeing.

According to Reuters, Pokémon GO won’t be licensed in China until the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television evaluates the dangers of the augmented reality game in which players capture fictional creatures in the real world using a smartphone.

And they have reason to worry. Since Pokémon GO came out there has been a lot of news about car crashings, dead body findings and some types of crime related to it. Additionally, the censor is preoccupied about the implementation of Google Maps in order to track a player’s position, which is blocked in China.

When asked about this situation, a representative of Niantic told Kotaku that they are “focused elsewhere at the moment”. So it doesn’t seem like Niantic is obsessed about not being able to implement Pokémon GO in China.

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Pokemon GO received a massive boost in the United States at the end of 2016. With Niantic promoting the game with a pair of events, it experienced its best single day on December 31 in terms of domestic gross revenue since July 18. Players spent roughly $4.9 million on that day, Sensor Tower reports. The week of December 26 was also Pokemon GO’s highest grossing in the U.S. since mid-July at roughly $22.1 million spent.

The end-of-year holiday events in Pokemon GO performed better than the Halloween and Thanksgiving events. It also outperformed the initial introduction of Gen 2 Pokemon in early December.

As we closed out the week that was 2016, Pokemon GO was the highest grossing app in the United States. It beat out Clash of Clans and Clash Royale during that period.


Miitomo has been updated with new content. Players can nab the latest items in the Miitomo Drop stage, “Impeccable service! Maids and Butlers #2”.

Available items include:

– Maid cap
– Classic maid uniform
– Classic butler uniform
– Monocle

Users can select Miitomo Drop stages from the Shop tab. Miitomo coins or game tickets are needed to play.

The React channel has a new video up that has a group of teenagers reacting to (and playing) Super Mario Run. Check it out below.

Miitomo has been updated with more content. Users will find returning stages with more items.

“Wear your sweet tooth!” is the returning stage theme. They provide the following:

– Checkerboard-cookie hair clip
– Crunchy cookie tee
– Gingerbread miniskirt
– Gingerbread man pin
– Lollipop glasses
– Mint-leaf striped shirt
– Chocolate swirl skirt
– Candy tights
– Custard hat
– Sweet dress w/ sprinkles
– Fruitcake pumps
– Candy cane pin

Miitomo has been updated with more content. Users will find a new stage, along with some brand new items.

“Impeccable service! Maids and Butlers #1” is the new stage. It includes the following:

– Maid’s ruffled lace headband
– Maid cafe outfit
– Sophisticated dress
– Sophisticated suit

And as far as the new items go, you can nab the following:

– Smartly-tussled wig
– Ear-flap hunting cap
– V-neck tee + cardigan
– Drop shoulder coat + sweater
– Canvas belt + cargo pants
– Wide-leg belted pants
– Tall pointed-toe boots
– Flaming wings

Pokemon GO was the most downloaded release on the App Store worldwide in 2016, Apple has announced.

Additionally, Super Mario Run was among last year’s top 10 most downloaded apps. That’s despite the fact that it debuted in December.

Super Mario Run set a record with over 40 million downloads in just four days following its release. The game was the most downloaded app globally on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.


The latest episode of Nintendo’s Japanese show Nyannyan Neko Mario Time has now gone live. We’ve included it below.

The nominees are in for the 2017 Game Developers Choice Awards. Pokemon GO is the main highlight in terms of Nintendo-related titles, picking up a few nominations and honorable mentions in various categories. Super Mario Run and Pokemon Sun/Moon are also being considered as best mobile/handheld title.

Find the lineup of Nintendo-related nominees below. The 2017 Game Developers Choice Awards will be held on March 1 at 6:30 PM PT (9:30 PM ET) at the San Francisco Moscone Center during the 2017 Game Developers Conference in conjunction with the Independent Games Festival Awards (IGF). It will be streamed live on Twitch.

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