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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

Switch – 78,441
New 3DS LL – 29,771
PS4 – 25,472
Vita – 7,574
2DS – 6,722
PS4 Pro – 5,261
PS3 – 2,930
New 3DS – 2,866
Wii U – 411
Xbox One – 115

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

Switch – 49,913
New 3DS LL – 33,352
PS4 – 28,805
Vita – 8,004
2DS – 6,131
PS4 Pro – 5,823
New 3DS – 2,796
PS3 – 2,212
Wii U – 368
Xbox One – 135

And here are the software charts:

The folks over at Smosh have once again produced an “honest trailer” for a game. This time, the video focuses on Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Check it out below.

Alongside the new Glide Mini Game, two new skin packs are coming to Minecraft: Wii U Edition. All of the new content should be out tonight / tomorrow at the latest.

First up is the Power Rangers Skin Pack. Skins for characters from the franchise are featured here.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition is also receiving the Mini Game Masters Skin Pack. It’ll include various outfits tying into the new mini-game.

One other small note by the way: Minecraft Wii U’s new update will include a fix for the following: MCCE-3984 – Enderdragon is able to use an End Gateway.

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Nintendo just announced an impromptu Wii U maintenance taking place later today / tomorrow. Some network services, such as online play and rankings, will be unavailable for three hours. Below are the exact times:

  • 5 PM PT (March 28) – 8 PM PT (March 28)
  • 8 PM ET (March 28) – 11 PM ET (March 28)
  • 1 AM in the UK (March 29) – 4 AM in the UK (March 29)
  • 2 AM in Europe (March 29) – 5 AM in Europe (March 29)

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild maintained strong positioning on the UK charts. As mentioned yesterday, it was the sixth best-selling individual game for the week of March 25, and the tenth best-seller on the all formats chart.

According to GamesIndustry, sales of Zelda experienced a 50 percent boost. The site attributes that to Switch stock, as “units begin to trickle their way back into retailers”.

Thanks to Arison for the tip.

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Earlier today, the Glide Mini Game was announced for Minecraft on consoles. It should be coming to various systems tomorrow, including Wii U. Tons of footage can be found after the break from a live stream on Twitch.

One mini-game in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild tasks you with gliding as far as you can. Players are now trying to come up with inventive ways of extending their run and going for the world record.

In a new run, one person used Link’s paraglider to travel 7,616 meters across Hyrule. This was done in 22 minutes, as shown in the video below. It wasn’t easy, and some tricks were used – such as using bomb arrows and the wind as well as plenty of potions to restore Link’s stamina.

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Starting tomorrow, Minecraft: Wii U Edition players can participate in the new Glide Mini Game. It’ll put your aeronautical skills to the test, as you’ll be flying around in an aerial track. Additional free tracks will be offered at a later date.

The Glide Mini Game features two modes: Time Attack and Score Attack. The former has you using thermal drafts and speed boosters to obtain the fastest possible time while the latter encourages wracking up points by hitting all the hoops. Single-player and multiplayer options are both included. A more spacious lobby will be included as part of the update.

Have a look at the Glide Mini Game with the following trailer:

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A couple of weeks ago, Nintendo produced the special Zelda: Breath of the Wild video series showcasing the game’s creation. Today, a special bonus episode went live. Members of the Zelda team discuss their favorite characters, locations, and shrines, and then share a special message. Check it out below.

Monster Hunter Generations will be impacted by a couple of hours of maintenance tonight / tomorrow. The game’s online services will be affected at the following times:

– 8 PM PT – 10:30 PM PT
– 11 PM ET – 1:30 AM
– 4 AM in the UK – 6:30 AM in the UK
– 5 AM in Europe – 7:30 AM in Europe

Note that while maintenance is taking place, you may have issues connecting online.

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