Collectible Badge Center adds Splatoon badges and more

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13 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

This week’s Collectible Badge Center update has gone live in Japan. Nintendo has added in badges based on Splatoon (five panels), Famicom era Kirby (four panels), and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (three panels). Users also have access to two free goes, a free Baito badge (returning badges) for every 90 yen spent, and an exclusive Happy Home Designer theme for spending 180 yen.



The Pokemon Company casts some doubt on Pokken Tournament arcade releasing in the west

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14 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

Pokemon Tournament’s Wii U version is launching worldwide next spring. The fighter is also on arcades in Japan, but its future in the west is unclear.

Take a look at this exchange between Nintendo World Report and The Pokemon Company’s J.C. Smith:

Nintendo World Report (NWR): So the whole Dave & Buster’s thing…

J.C. Smith (JS): Mhm.

NWR: How that’s moving towards arcades presumably next year. We’ll see how that goes. Was that organized by The Pokémon Company International also?

JS: It was not actually. In fact, I haven’t been involved in that, but I’ve been told that the arcade machine is not coming to the U.S., so I don’t know exactly what the plan is. But that was a long while ago, so who knows what may have changed. You know, you can’t stop someone from buying an arcade system so who knows what’s down the road.

NWR: So last you heard, there were no plans.

JS: Yeah, I haven’t been working closely on the arcade side at all because, really, I never worked on the arcade side but we’ll see. I think that will be handled by Bandai Namco. But I’d have to follow-up with you on that.

We had originally heard from Dave & Buster’s Kevin Bachus that Pokken Tournament would be tested in their arcades. Is that still in the cards? I don’t think anyone can say for certain at this point.



Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX – a look at launch edition, StreetPass/SpotPass details/screenshots

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15 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

SEGA sent out another update pertaining to Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX today.

First, we have a look at the launch edition – pictured above. Pre-orders and a limited number of launch copies will feature a collectible outer box, Hatsune Miku wallet chain, and 19 double-sided AR cards.

We also have news about how StreetPass and SpotPass are supported in Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX, along with screenshots. Here’s the latest:

Hatsune Miku is full of content beyond just the rhythm game, and among the ones we think people will spend an inordinate amount of time with are the StreetPass features! Our personal favorite is being able to create your own Miku tune using a variety of instruments, including vocaloids, traditional instruments, synthesizers and chiptunes! Use the sounds and the keyboard to create a four-bar tone that you can share with anyone you StreetPass.

The best part? As you change your individual tune, the friends you’ve StreetPassed with will get an update over SpotPass!

The same goes for your profile card, which you can design by selecting a variety of backgrounds and looks, change character poses, create a tagline, write your own message, and more as options are unlocked by completing the rhythm game! Show off your Mirai DX prowess!

Source: SEGA PR


Nintendo – Splatoon 3-pack, Charizard, Pac-Man amiibo being restocked in limited quantities

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15 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

Nintendo has provided an update regarding the status of the amiibo stock situation over on its Facebook page.

The Splatoon 3-pack, Charizard, and Pac-Man are returning to store shelves “over the next few days”. Note that quantities will be limited.

Here’s the full message:

Additional Splatoon 3-pack, Charizard and PAC-MAN amiibo will be hitting shelves in limited quantities over the next few days.

For more information about timing and availability, be sure to visit your local retail stores or check out their websites.



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Japan’s best-selling games of July 2015

Posted under 3DS, News, Wii U
17 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

The latest issue of Famitsu has shared a listing of the top 30 best-selling games in Japan for the month of July 2015. You can check out the full results below.

1. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters – 1,064,431 (1,031,188 physical, 33,243 digital)
2. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates – 531,721 (492,651 physical, 39,070 digital)
3. [WIU] Splatoon – 185,946 (138,782 physical, 47,164 digital)
4. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney – 183,392 (167,829 physical, 15,563 digital)
5. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus – 149,883 (143,141 physical, 6,742 digital)
6. [PSV] Persona 4: Dancing All Night – 117,244 (112,000 physical, 5,244 digital)
7. [3DS] Battle Cats – 83,673 (N/A physical, 83,673 digital)
8. [PSV] Taiko no Tatsujin: V Version – 69,770 (61,653 physical, 8,117 digital)
9. [PS4] Batman: Arkham Knight – 69,648 (62,367 physical, 7,281 digital)
10. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 55,681 (47,990 physical, 7,691 digital)
11. [WIU] Yoshi’s Woolly World – 52,803 (48,048 physical, 4,755 digital)
12. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward – 47,705 (42,202 physical, 5,503 digital)
13. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi – 47,542 (46,291 physical, 1,251 digital)
14. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 – 42,529 (40,505 physical, 2,024 digital)
15. [3DS] Cube Creator 3D – 41,654 (N/A physical, 41,654 digital)
16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 39,488 (26,184 physical, 13,304 digital)
17. [3DS] Chou Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi – 31,962 (30,468 physical, 1,494 digital)
18. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden – 30,720 (29,207 physical, 1,513 digital)
19. [PS4] Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi – 27,768 (24,848 physical, 2,920 digital)
20. [PSV] Fushigi no Gensokyo The Tower of Desire – 25,970 (N/A physical, 25,970 digital)
21. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 25,301 (24,709 physical, 592 digital)
22. [3DS] Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale – 22,404 (21,422 physical, 982 digital)
23. [PS4] Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition – 21,845 (19,177 physical, 2,668 digital)
24. [PSV] Makai Shin Trillion – 20,163 (16,687 physical, 3,476 digital)
25. [PSV] Chaos;Child – 17,978 (16,327 physical, 1,651 digital)
26. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – 17,956 (15,792 physical, 2,164 digital)
27. [PS3] TV Anime Idolm@ster Cinderella G4U! Pack Vol.2 – 17,389 (17,389 physical, N/A digital)
28. [PSV] Deemo: Last Recital – 15,898 (N/A physical, 15,898 digital)
29. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 15,599 (12,283 physical, 3,316 digital)
30. [3DS] Girls Mode 3 – 14,675 (13,662 physical, 1,013 digital)

Note that these sales are based on data between June 22 and July 26.