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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 April 2016. You can check out the full results below.

Splatoon will be adding a new batch of weapons in a couple of weeks. Nintendo has announced that Sheldon’s Picks Vol. 2 will be releasing on June 8 in Japan (likely June 7 in North America, but we’ll see). Specifics have not yet been posted, but we should be hearing more soon!

Thanks to LOLametro for the tip.

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Update: We now have confirmation that the two new songs are Tokimeki * Bomb Rush from Callie and Sumisoae no Yoru from Marie.


The Splatoon news continues, as we’re now hearing that a new CD is making its way to Japan. “Splatoon Live in Makuhari” is slated for July 13 with a 2,500 yen price point.

Back in January, the Squid Sisters performed a concert at Makuhari Messe in celebration of Game Party Japan 2016. This is what’s featured on the CD, along with two new songs not included in the “Splatune” soundtrack and voice files from the Squid Sisters. The CD jacket is newly drawn by Seita Inoue, the art director for Splatoon.

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Splatoon debuted on Wii U one year ago. The game shipped on May 28 in Japan, followed by a day later in North America and Europe. Nintendo is celebrating the occasion with some special art that we’ve included above.

I don’t think anyone could have imagined Splatoon doing this well – even Nintendo. It’s crazy to think that the IP’s first entry has amassed over four million copies to sold. It’s even crazier when you factor in the Wii U’s install base and think about the attach ratio!

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Nintendo is planning on launching a new Splatoon Wii U bundle in Japan soon. Consumers will be able to pick up a package containing a white 32GB system, pre-installed copy of Splatoon, and the Squid Sisters amiibo on July 7. Pricing is set at 39,960 yen.

Here’s another look at the box:

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CEO2016 will be taking place in about a month from now. Nintendo has announced a partnership with the tournament, which will heavily feature Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Nintendo posted the following on Twitter a few minutes ago:



CEOGaming 2016 will run between June 24 and June 26.

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Update 2 (5/27): The third part can now be read here.


Update (5/20): The second portion can now be read in full here.


Original (5/13): Last week, we posted a translation summary of Nintendo Dream’s interview with Shigeru Miyamoto and Yugo Hayashi about Star Fox Zero. Nintendo of Europe is now starting to post a complete translation on its website. You can read the first part right now over here. We’ll let you know when the other portions are made available.

Mighty No. 9 was showcased during Inti Creates’ live stream on Niconico just a short while ago. We now have a recording of the segment below. Unfortunately, the quality is on the low side due to the nature of the stream.

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

01./01. [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2016.05.10} (¥7.900) – 21.155 / 149.879 (-84%)
02./02. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 19.383 / 268.334 (-20%)
03./00. [PS4] Homefront: The Revolution
(Spike Chunsoft) {2016.05.19} (¥7.980) – 9.422 / NEW
04./03. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 8.913 / 518.492 (-17%)
05./00. [PSV] Kenka Bancho Otome (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.05.19} (¥5.980) – 8.534 / NEW
06./04. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 6.763 / 126.073 (-29%)
07./00. [PS4] Doom (Bethesda Softworks) {2016.05.19} (¥7.980) – 6.164 / NEW
08./05. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980) – 6.057 / 140.448 (-29%)
09./00. [3DS] My Hero Academia: Battle for All (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.05.19} (¥5.700) – 5.607 / NEW
10./08. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 5.564 / 774.096 (-2%)
11./00. [PS4] Battleborn (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2016.05.19} (¥7.700) – 5.145 / NEW
12./09. [WIU] Splatoon #
(Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 5.038 / 1.367.268 (-4%)
13./10. [WIU] Super Mario Maker #
(Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 4.088 / 878.493 (+1%)
14./07. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 4.047 / 596.369 (-30%)
15./06. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 3.952 / 80.392 (-33%)
16./00. [PSV] Period Cube: Torikago no Amadeus # (Idea Factory) {2016.05.19} (¥6.300) – 3.850 / NEW
17./18. [WIU] Star Fox Zero + Star Fox Guard Double Pack (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥6.500) – 3.735 / 36.177 (+69%)
18./14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 2.373 / 47.974 (-5%)
19./16. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 2.319 / 161.048 (-4%)
20./11. [PS4] Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2016.04.21} (¥5.980) – 2.118 / 15.336 (-23%)

Two new costumes are now available in Super Mario Maker. After finishing the new Event Course, players can unlock outfits based on Hello Kitty and My Melody.

Here’s an overview of the course:

Sanrio characters Kitty and Melody find themselves in the world of Super Mario! At first it seems like a fun place, with cute blocks shaped like apples and flowers. But they’d better be careful, because there’s danger up ahead! Won’t you help them find their way safely to the goal?

And some footage:

Note that you need to complete the level twice in order to obtain both costumes.

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