Nintendo Everything: Wii U

Splatoon beats out Smash Bros. Wii U through first 14 weeks of sales in Japan

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By (@NE_Brian)
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Splatoon has been selling very, very well – especially in Japan. The game is also quickly catching up on another one of Nintendo’s releases from late last year, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Splatoon has actually sold more than Smash Bros. Wii U through their first 14 weeks. You can see a comparison of sales below.

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Of course, it’s important to remember that the latest Smash Bros. had two version: one for Wii U, and another for 3DS.

Splatoon is sitting at nearly 610,000 units in Japan at the moment. As for Smash Bros. Wii U, its lifetime sales are at roughly 670,000 copies.

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Vicarious Visions considered Princess Peach, Kirby, Star Fox for Skylanders SuperChargers

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Donkey Kong and Bowser are both included in Skylanders SuperChargers. But interestingly enough, a few other Nintendo characters were considered for the game.

One idea developer Vicarious Visions had was to make a Warrior Princess Peach with a sword. However, Nintendo didn’t approve the idea because that would have been out of character, and all Super Mario Bros. hero characters were off limits.

Kirby was also considered to be a potential character in Skylanders SuperChargers. He would have been able to suck up enemies and bounce around the screen. Since Kirby is partially owned by HAL Laboratory, he couldn’t be licensed out to Activision.

Star Fox was yet another Nintendo character that Vicarious Visions thought about including. He didn’t make it in, however – perhaps so that the Big N could keep the focus on its own title, Star Fox Zero.

Skylanders SuperChargers and its Skylanders SuperChargers Racing equivalent for 3DS and Wii will release on September 20. You’ll find development details about Bowser and Donkey Kong in the game below.

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Lost Reavers Beta testing is now live in Japan

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Bandai Namco’s mysterious new free-to-play game formerly known as Project Treasure, which was recently revealed as Lost Reavers, has now released the Beta for players in Japan to try. The free-to-play Wii U exclusive has you and other players attempting to reach the end of dungeons with a specific set of skills dependent on your character while collecting treasures along the way. You can read up more on the various characters and watch its brand new trailer here.

No word yet on when or if we’ll be seeing this Beta make its way over to the west.

 

Thanks Niels for the heads up!

 

Amazing Super Mario Maker levels: The Great Goomba March

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Leading up to Super Mario Maker’s release on Sept. 11th, we’re highlighting some of the coolest, most creative, or just plain ridiculous levels users have created so far. In this episode, we check out the level “The Great Goomba March” from Dalagonash in the UK, who piles in more goombas per square foot than we’ve ever seen in a Mario level!

Let us know if you have any suggestions for levels we should cover in the comments and we’ll check it out!