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Nintendo has kept up with its weekly tradition of distributing items for Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch. If you’ve subscribed to the official news channel, a new message should be appearing.

Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi once again behind the message. He’s here to help you out with a tip about rusty weapons. When you start Breath of the Wild from the news message, you’ll receive a Rusty Broadsword upon starting the game.

Source: Switch news

Leading up to the launch of Switch, we often heard about how Nintendo was trying to learn from its mistakes during the Wii U era and applying that knowledge for its new console. With the system having been available for several months, Nintendo of America senior product marketing manager Bill Trinen and Nintendo of America senior VP of sales and marketing Doug Bowser reflected on this subject once again.

Trinen fist weighed in on one important aspect Nintendo addressed: the system menu. Whereas Wii U took quite a while to start up and load a game, Switch is lighting fast in comparison.

Trinen said:

This week’s Switch/ Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:

Switch

1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
3. FIFA 18 – Electronic Arts
4. Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition – Ubisoft
5. 1-2-Switch – Nintendo
6. Pokken Tournament DX – Nintendo
7. Splatoon 2 – Nintendo
8. Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition – Ubisoft
9. Lego Worlds – Warner Bros. Interactive
10. ARMS – Nintendo

Wii U

1. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
3. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
4. New Super Bros. U + Super Luigi U – Nintendo
5. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Nintendo
6. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
7. Just Dance 2017 – Ubisoft
8. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
9. Lego City Undercover – Nintendo
10. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo

3DS

1. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions – Nintendo
2. Layton’s Mystery Journey – Nintendo
3. Miitopia – Nintendo
4. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
6. Pokemon Silver Version – Nintendo
7. Pokemon Gold Version – Nintendo
8. Pokemon Sun – Nintendo
9. Tomodachi Life- Nintendo
10. Pokemon Moon – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

Below are the latest Nintendo products that can be currently pre-ordered at retailers:

Along with specific 3DS maintenance early next week, Nintendo is also planning additional downtime for the handheld plus Switch and Wii U. All three platforms will be impacted for several hours on Tuesday / Wednesday.

The schedule is as follows:

– 9 PM PT (October 10) – 2 AM PT (October 11)
– 12 AM ET (October 11) – 5 AM ET (October 11)
– 5 AM in the UK (October 11) – 10 AM in the UK (October 11)
– 6 AM in Europe (October 11) – 11 AM in Europe (October 11)

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Terraria has a big update on the way. Version 1.3 adjusted existing elements, brought in new events such as Martian Madness and Slime Rain, new furniture and potions, and an Expert mode.

When Terraria makes its way to Switch, it should come with the new version. Also, due to various restrictions, the update will not be distributed on Wii U or 3DS.

Footage of Terraria 1.3 can be found in the video below.

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Several new discounts have been added to My Nintendo in North America. Three are for Platinum Points and another eight are reserved for Gold Points. All of the discounts are spread across Wii U and 3DS (plus New 3DS thanks to Xenoblade Chronicles 3D).

Here’s the full roundup:

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

Switch – 73,231
PS4 – 22,822
New 3DS LL – 9,915
New 2DS LL – 8,359
PS4 Pro – 6,547
Vita – 3,732
2DS – 1,655
New 3DS – 392
Xbox One – 71
Wii U – 68
PS3 – 64

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

Switch – 43,426
PS4 – 18,396
New 3DS LL – 8,726
New 2DS LL – 8,508
PS4 Pro – 5,418
Vita – 3,707
2DS – 1,659
New 3DS – 379
PS3 – 87
Xbox One – 76
Wii U – 56

And here are the software charts:

At CEDEC 2017 last month, Nintendo held a presentation dedicated to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It focused on approach to development and behind the scenes creation from a technical standpoint. It’s not the sort of thing that you’re normally able to hear about it, but it was pretty darn interesting.

Matt Walker combed through everything that was shared at the presentation and shared a summary on Twitter. We’ve rounded up all of the notable tweets below.

In what looks to be a busy week for maintenance, Wii U and 3DS will be impacted on two separate occasions tonight. Nintendo has maintenance planned on both platforms, which will impact certain network services pertaining to online play.

The maintenance schedule is as follows:

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