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Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition (Wii) exclusive to Toys “R” Us

SSC_Bowser_Dark_FINAL_HiRes Posted 1 week ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Toys “R” Us put up a message on its Twitter account today indicating that it will be selling the Dark Hammer Slam Bowser figure later in the week. Moreover, this tweet was a suggestion of the retailer being the exclusive retailer for the Skylanders/amiibo. Unfortunately, it’s created a big misunderstanding.

Toys “R” Us will not be selling the standalone Dark Hammer Slam Bowser figure. Rather, pre-orders will be opening for the Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition, which will in fact be exclusive to Toys “R” Us. That makes sense given how Activision previously said that the Dark Edition figures would only be made available through Starter Packs. It’s still a stinky situation since, ultimately, the only way to obtain Dark Hammer Slam Bowser is by purchasing the Dark Edition Starter Pack for Wii at Toys “R” Us.



Unpublished quotes from TIME’s March interview with Satoru Iwata

iwata Posted 2 weeks ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Back in March, TIME conducted an interview with Satoru Iwata. Much of the interview was left out of the site’s original report, but with Iwata’s passing, they’ve now been put online for all to see.

In what was likely one of Iwata’s final interviews with a media outlet, he commented on engaging with Nintendo fans in unique ways, the evolution of digital content, the importance of multigenerational design, working on the original Smash Bros., amiibo, and bringing out the Wii.

You may have seen a couple of these comments in shorter form before. However, most of them should be entirely new.

We’ve posted those comments after the break. You can also find TIME’s original article here.



Pre-order: 3DS NFC accessory, Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition Starter Pack

3ds-nfc Posted 3 weeks ago
By (@NE_Brian)

We have a couple of Nintendo-related pre-order updates.

The first, coming from Target, is the NFC adapter that allows amiibo to be used with standard 3DS systems. That’s located here.

Additionally, pre-orders are starting to go live for the Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition Starter Pack (featuring Dark Bowser/Donkey Kong). On Amazon, it can be reserved here. GameStop has it here.


Top 1,000 best-selling games in Japan during 2014

japanese_flag Posted 3 weeks ago
By (@NE_Brian)

The folks over on NeoGAF have posted a comprehensive listing of Japan’s top 1,000 best-selling games during 2014.

First, below are a few interesting stat breakdowns:

Top 1000

PS3 – 271
3DS – 225
PSV – 207
PSP – 111
WIU – 58
PS4 – 58
WII – 34
360 – 22
XB1 – 14

Top 500 Software Sales – 40.362.953 <93,75%>
Top 1000 Software Sales – 42.159.219 <97,92%>
Total Software Sales – 43.053.288 <100,00%>


01. Nintendo – 7.864.301 <18,27%>
02. Level 5 – 6.272.868 <14,57%>
03. Bandai Namco Games – 4.986.864 <11,58%>
04. Capcom – 3.420.434 <7,94%>
05. Square Enix – 3.015.369 <7,00%>
06. Pokemon Co. – 2.832.797 <6,58%>
07. Konami – 1.801.496 <4,18%>
08. Sony Computer Entertainment – 1.683.025 <3,91%>
09. Sega – 1.573.506 <3,65%>
10. Koei Tecmo – 1.415.031 <3,29%>
11. Spike Chunsoft – 609.576 <1,42%>
12. Electronic Arts – 607.768 <1,41%>
13. Atlus – 543.392 <1,26%>
14. Take-Two Interactive Japan – 535.792 <1,24%>
15. Marvelous AQL – 516.919 <1,20%>
16. Ubisoft – 507.739 <1,18%>
17. GungHo Online Entertainment – 507.441 <1,18%>
18. Kadokawa Games – 466.826 <1,08%>
19. From Software – 374.726 <0,87%>
20. Compile Heart – 278.138 <0,65%>
00. Other – 3.239.280 <7,52%>
00. Total Software Sales – 43.053.288 <100,00%>


01. 3DS – 23.387.031 <54,32%>
02. PS3 – 7.510.433 <17,44%>
03. PSV – 5.062.082 <11,76%>
04. WIU – 2.826.564 <6,57%>
05. PS4 – 2.441.876 <5,67%>
06. PSP – 1.053.282 <2,45%>
07. WII – 477.334 <1,11%>
08. 360 – 198.677 <0,46%>
09. XB1 – 96.009 <0,22%>
00. ALL – 43.053.288 <100,00%>

We’ve posted the top 100 best-selling games in Japan below. The full 1,000 can be seen here.



Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition announced, features Dark Donkey Kong/Bowser

SSC_WiiU_Drk_Contents_FINAL_HiRes Posted 3 weeks ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Activision will be unveiling the Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition at San Diego Comic-Con, the company announced today.

The Wii U version of the Dark Edition features Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and his Dark Barrel Blaster land vehicle. On Wii, players will be able to obtain Dark Hammer Slam Bowser and his Dark Clown Cruiser sky vehicle. First screenshots of both can be seen below.

Also included in the Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition is the Dark Spitfire, Dark Hot Streak, a two-sided ultimate collector poster, and the Kaos Trophy, which is the only way to unlock special Kaos gameplay content. Pricing is set at $99.99.

Activision also shared information today about a new premium toy line coming from Eon’s Elite:

Eon’s Elite is a premium toy line offering fans the ultimate versions of some of the most iconic heroes from the game that started it all, Skylanders Spyro’s AdventureĀ®. Each hero is powered up to three times the normal level and updated with premium decorations, new poses and unique sculpts that represent how they appear in their fully upgraded form. The figures are presented in premium packaging featuring a display case with a 3-D lenticular background, making them truly collectible items. This year’s fan-favorite roster includes Voodood, Zook, Slam Bam, Ghost Roaster, Boomer and Dino-Rang and will be available for a suggested retail price of $19.99. The first wave of Eon’s Elite characters — Slam Bam, Zook and Voodood — are Toys”R”Us exclusives and will be available starting November. The second wave of heroes, Ghost Roaster, Boomer and Dino-Rang, will be available in December.

Lastly, Skylanders will be featured at the San Diego Comic-Con through the following activities:

Skylanders Show Floor (Booth #121): Fans can get hands-on with the new
Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition; check out all-new Eon’s Elite collectible figures; take photos inside a life-sized Hot Streak vehicle or with Kaos and Spitfire statues; say hello to life-sized costumed characters Eruptor, Gill Grunt and Jet Vac; and collect giveaways all weekend long while supplies last — including Skylanders buttons and event-exclusive Hot Streak vehicle toys each morning starting at 10 a.m. PT.

Skylanders Comic Book, IDW Publishing (Booth #2743): Leading comic book publisher IDW will have copies of the Skylanders comic books series available for purchase. Attendees also will learn more about Rift into Overdrive, IDW’s latest Skylanders offering and prequel to Skylanders SuperChargers- available for preorder now online. Fico Ossio, the comic book’s lead artist, will be onsite for signings on Thursday from 10 – 11 a.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT.

Mad Libs (Booth #1032): Attendees can purchase the popular Skylanders Universeā„¢ Mad Libs. Fans receive a free tote bag with a purchase of three Mad Libs!

Nintendo Game Lounge (Marriott Marquis and Marina): Convention goers can get hands-on with Skylanders SuperChargers and collect limited edition Skylanders-themed air fresheners while supplies last. Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Penguin (Booth #1514): Fans can purchase Penguin’s Skylanders Universe series of books.

Rubie’s Costumes (Booth #3649): Skylanders fans can purchase costumes at Rubie’s booth.

Source: Activision PR