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The latest issue of Famitsu has shared a listing of the top 30 best-selling games in Japan for the month of February 2017. You can check out the full results below.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild has a ton of interesting little touches and details that players may not notice. All of the game’s functions interact in many different ways that affect the world.

This past week, one player shared a discovery regarding the game’s weather cycle. Four screenshots in the same area were taken showing how they evolved over time. As it was raining, a sizable pond form. Then as the sun started to come out, it shrank, and continued to do so across the remaining images. It’s pretty amazing and not something that many others were aware of before.

Here’s a look at the weather cycle in action and a puddle that forms / dissipates:

Nintendo World Report has a new comparison up showing how the loading times in LEGO City Undercover differ on Switch and Wii U. It’s quicker on Switch for sure, but perhaps not as much as originally expected.

You can watch the preliminary comparison below. If a patch comes out next week, it could improve loading further – but it’s unclear if that will actually happen.

This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./01. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 280.293 / 1.128.760 (-67%)
02./04. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 39.103 / 302.080 (+22%)
03./09. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 21.647 / 137.384 (+40%)
04./06. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥8.400) – 17.349 / 133.768 (-35%)
05./07. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn # (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥6.900) – 12.559 / 181.944 (-31%)
06./12. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon
(Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 9.956 / 3.221.001 (-2%)
07./03. [PSV] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight
(Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} (¥6.800) – 9.665 / 48.318 (-75%)
08./08. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX > (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) – 9.216 / 88.147 (-43%)
09./10. [PS4] NieR: Automata
(Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 8.847 / 278.156 (-28%)
10./11. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 7.796 / 81.188 (-31%)
11./02. [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash # (Marvelous) {2017.03.16} (¥6.980) – 7.529 / 61.276 (-86%)
12./05. [PS4] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} (¥7.600) – 7.287 / 39.302 (-77%)
13./19. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 6.952 / 57.708 (+25%)
14./18. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
(Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 6.801 / 1.002.323 (+20%)
15./16. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition]
(Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 5.295 / 308.854 (-12%)
16./23. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} (¥8.800) – 4.544 / 41.419
17./21. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki
(Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) – 4.425 / 694.376
18./17. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional
(Square Enix) {2017.02.09} (¥5.250) – 4.353 / 182.957 (-24%)
19./24. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 4.227 / 1.130.619
20./28. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 4.136 / 150.355

Update: Nintendo’s single note about the update: “Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.” We’ll probably need for an outlet such as Digital Foundry to conduct tests to see if the frame rate has truly been improved, and how much.


Original: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild players now have access to a new patch. Previously, the game was at version 1.1.0. After applying the update, it will be at 1.1.1.

Nintendo has yet to provide any update notes for today’s download. Given the small change in versions, it’s likely nothing too substantial, though some say that the frame rate has been improved. We’ll let you know when we have official details about the patch.

Thanks to Pokeboy990 and Brian for the tip.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild has one enemy in particular that puts up a significant challenge. We don’t want to name any names in the introduction here, but if you’ve played the game, you probably know who we’re talking about. It’s definitely not a common enemy like the Bokoblins.

Players are finding all sorts of ways of taking down the enemy type. We’re talking a boulder, pot lid and a soup ladle, and more. Continue on below for videos showing the inventive ways of battling the enemy.

Among the new DLC added to Minecraft: Wii U Edition this week is the Power Rangers Skin Pack. Take a look at some footage below.

Battlefy is hosting an online Splatoon tournament, and it’s offering a pretty huge prize in the end: a trip to E3 2017. Those who are 18 and up living in the United States with a Wii U, a copy of Splatoon, and internet access are eligible to enter. The winning team will be granted a trip to this year’s E3 and an opportunity to see what Nintendo has in store at the expo.

Nintendo has the following information about the tournament:

“The qualifying round (Turf War) is on April 22 at 11 a.m. PT, but make sure to log in early and click the ‘Check In’ button an hour before tournament time. Once the bracket is seeded, you can set up your qualifying match using Battlefy’s Private Match Chat and then proceed to splat your way to hopeful victory. The top 16 teams in the qualifying round will then move on to the finals. In the finals, teams will play Turf War, Splat Zones and Tower Control in succession in single-elimination best-of-five play until only two teams remain. The Grand Finals will see the final two teams doing battle in Rainmaker mode to determine the winner. The finals will begin on April 29 at 11 a.m. PT.”

You’ll need to enter the tournament with three other friends and an optional backup. Then register your team here.

Source: Nintendo PR

Various deals at GameStop, Amazon

Posted on 4 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News, Wii U | 7 Comments | 0 Likes

GameStop and Amazon are both running a few notable deals currently. The two retailers have discounted games as well as merchandise.

Below are the highlights:

Waluigi amiibo – $6.83 (was $12.99) – Amazon
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival – $9.97 (was $14.97) – GameStop
Zelda: Tri Force Heroes – $14.97 (was $19.99) – GameStop
Pokemon Sun/Moon Z-Ring Set – $16.97 (was $29.99) – Amazon
Dragon Quest VII – $29.97 (was $39.99) – Amazon / GameStop

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:

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