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Check out some screenshots of this week’s Nintendo Downloads in Europe:

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After Nintendo revealed Switch last year, some fans noticed that the the system takes on the appearance of a puppy. It’s particularly evident when the Joy-Cons are connected to the Charging Grip.

Amazingly, this was actually intentional. The Wall Street Journal mentioned to Nintendo’s Yoshiaki Koizumi that the Joy-Cons look like a dog, who responded by saying that he knew. Koizumi added that’s what his team was thinking when making Switch.

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Monolith Soft updated its website with a few pieces of concept art from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Get a look at the images below.

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All recordings have been uploaded for Nintendo Switch Experience 2017. This includes the hour-long performance from Nintendo Special Big Band. Watch all of the recordings below.

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Nintendo Badge Arcade has been receiving daily updates since heading to the 3DS eShop. Because it’s continually updated with content, we’re rounding up all of the additions and changes in a weekly post.

Here’s what’s on tap for the week of January 16:

January 16

– 21 Nintendo systems/cartridges panels
– 9 Zelda panels (1 day left)
– 1 free play

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

Wii U

1. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
2. New Super Mario Bros. U + Luigi U – Nintendo
3. Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo
4. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
5. Just Dance 2017 – Ubisoft
6. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Warner Bros. Interactive
7. Star Fox Zero – Nintendo
8. Paper Mario: Color Splash – Nintendo
9. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
10. Pokken Tournament – Nintendo

3DS

1. Pokemon Sun – Nintendo
2. Pokemon Moon – Nintendo
3. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Nintendo
4. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
6. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
7. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – Nintendo
8. Monster Hunter Generations – Capcom
9. Yo-Kai Watch – Nintendo
10. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo

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This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

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All formats

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This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U Download

Toby: The Secret Mine – €9.99 / £6.99 / CHF 9.99

3DS Retail

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (available January 20th) – €39.99 / £34.99 / CHF 51.90

3DS Download

Gourmet Dream – €5.99 / £4.79 / CHF 6.20

New Nintendo 3DS Download

COLOR CUBES – €1.49 / £1.39 / CHF 2.10

3DS Demo

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World

3DS Themes

Hello Kitty with My Melody – €0.99 / £0.89 / CHF 1.40

Hello Kitty is reading – €0.99 / £0.89 / CHF 1.40

Chinese New Year’s Eve – €0.99 / £0.89 / CHF 1.40

Snoopy Happy Dance! – €1.99 / £1.79 / CHF 2.80

Snoopy and Friends – €1.99 / £1.79 / CHF 2.80

Jurassic Cubs on the Magic Path – €1.49 / £1.39 / CHF 2.10

Nichus in the Wood – €0.99 / £0.89 / CHF 1.40

Jurassic Cubs 3 Pack NEW – €2.49 / £2.29 / CHF 3.50

Geronimo Stilton – €1.99 / £1.79 / CHF 2.80

The Wall Street Journal has conducted an interview with Yoshiaki Koizumi, the General Producer of the Nintendo Switch, at the console’s big event last weekend in Tokyo. Make sure to read the full article here; below are a few interesting excerpts:

On the difference between previous handheld devices and the Switch:

“You could go out with a hand-held game device, but you can’t play with others if they don’t have the same device. We wanted to provide people with more options to play games.”

On when he would call the Switch a success:

“I want people to share the fun of playing games not just over social media but also on street corners. When we see people playing the Switch at various places and with different styles, then we would call the Switch a success.”

On how the Switch offers a different way to play games:

“When you play cards, you look opponents in the eye to read their strategy, and that is fun. And we realized no videogame devices have been able to offer that kind of entertainment.”

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A new event called “Load of Coins” has gone live in Super Mario Run. For the duration of this event (until January 27th), players will receive 1.5 times the normal amount of coins if they win a match in Toad Rally.

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