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Nintendo shared some key statistics about Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as part of its financial results today.

First, total hardware shipments for Switch stands at 2.74 million worldwide. The system has also moved 5.46 million software units.

Update (4/26): Nintendo has updated the maintenance schedule, so we’ve done that as well below.


Original (4/25): Nintendo’s three primary platforms will be impacted by maintenance once again soon. Certain network services such as online play, rankings, etc. may be unavailable for a little over two hours this week.

The maintenance schedule is below:

Switch / Wii U / 3DS

– 6 PM PT (April 26) – 8 PM PT (April 26)
– 9 PM ET (April 26) – 11 PM ET (April 26)
– 2 AM in the UK (April 27) – 4 AM in the UK (April 27)
– 3 AM in Europe (April 27) – 5 AM in Europe (April 27)

3DS

– 11 PM PT (April 26) – 12:30 AM PT (April 27)
– 2 AM ET (April 27) – 3:30 AM ET (April 27)
– 7 AM in the UK (April 27) – 8:30 AM in the UK (April 27)
– 8 AM in Europe (April 27) – 9:30 AM in Europe (April 27)

Wii U

– 12:30 AM PT (April 27) – 2:30 AM PT (April 27)
– 3:30 AM ET (April 27) – 5:30 AM ET (April 27)
– 8:30 AM in the UK (April 27) – 10:30 AM in the UK (April 27)
– 9:30 AM in Europe (April 27) – 11:30 AM in Europe (April 27)

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Update: GameXplain has replaced its original video with a new one that includes physical and digital on both platforms. We’ve added that in below.


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is known to feature faster load times over its Wii U predecessor. We previously shared a video showing that the Switch release is in fact faster than the older version. However, GameXplain has now taken it a step further by showing both the physical and digital versions of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Like most Switch games, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will load the fastest digitally. The physical version is no slouch though, only falling a couple of seconds behind. Both options also beat out Mario Kart 8 on Wii U – especially when it comes to the initial boot.

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

Switch – 48,694
New 3DS LL – 17,570
PS4 – 15,222
Vita – 5,164
PS4 Pro – 4,112
2DS – 3,945
New 3DS – 1,114
PS3 – 367
Wii U – 262
Xbox One – 68

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

Switch – 45,673
New 3DS LL – 18,115
PS4 – 17,067
Vita – 5,592
PS4 Pro – 4,855
2DS – 4,475
New 3DS – 1,234
PS3 – 432
Wii U – 271
Xbox One – 142

And here are the software charts:

One treasure chest located in Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s huge world can’t be opened with normal means. Located on an island between Aris Beach and Clarnet Coast, the chest won’t move even with Magnesis or any of the game’s other tricks.

That’s where an emulator comes in. Leonardo Ramallo managed to use the tool and the underwater glitch to access the chest. Unfortunately, the results are disappointing. It merely contains a single piece of Opal.

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Minecraft: Wii U Edition is receiving a Glide Beast Track Pack today. Three new maps are being added: Kraken, Yeti, and Dragon.

Here’s a look at each:

The Glide Beast Track Pack should be available when Minecraft: Wii U Edition updates later today. Patch 21 will be distributed, which encompasses the following:

Mario Kart 8 had a slight frame rate bug on Wii U. It mostly ran at 60 FPS, but an unknown issue caused it to dip to 59 FPS during single frames. Many players were likely unaware of it, though some felt it was an issue nonetheless.

For Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo addressed the situation entirely, and the racer is now at a silky smooth 60 frames per second. GameXplain takes a closer look below.

To promote Bayonetta’s new PC release, SEGA sent out its second developer diary today. Developers at PlatinumGames share secrets and more about the game, which previously came to Wii U. See it below.

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

Switch

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
2. 1-2-Switch – Nintendo
3. Lego City Undercover – Warner Bros. Interactive
4. Super Bomberman R – Konami
5. Just Dance 2017 – Ubisoft
6. Skylanders Imaginators – Activision Blizzard

Wii U

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
2. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
3. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
4. Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo
5. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
6. Star Fox Zero – Nintendo
7. New Super Mario Bros. U + Super Luigi U – Nintendo
8. Just Dance 2017 – Ubisoft
9. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
10. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo

3DS

1. Pokemon Sun – Nintendo
2. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
3. Pokemon Moon – Nintendo
4. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
5. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
6. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
7. Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits – Nintendo
8. Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls – Nintendo
9. Mario Sports Superstars – Nintendo
10. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

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