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This information comes from Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima…

First, I will discuss the status of Nintendo 3DS. I will cover the sales for the third quarter, including the holiday season, as well as future business projections.

We released two completely new entries in the Pokémon series, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, worldwide in November last year, and achieved explosive sales. According to our recent analysis, the global sell-through (volume sold from retailers to consumers) has exceeded 13 million units and continues to grow.

This slide compares the sell-through from release to the end of that year for past titles in the Pokémon series. You can clearly see that Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are off to an excellent start, even compared to past titles. Pokémon games tend to be long-selling titles in the U.S. and European markets. We can see that these titles still have excellent sales potential. We hope to maintain this momentum going forward to ensure that Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon also achieve long-selling status.

Earlier this month, Nintendo said that over 80 games were in development for Switch. It now seems the number has increased over the past couple of weeks. During its financial results meeting with investors today, it was stated that over 100 titles are in the works from more than 70 firms.

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During Nintendo’s Corporate Management Policy Briefing, the company provided an official update on sales of the NES Classic Edition. The hardware has sold 1.5 million units since launch (including the Famicom Mini). Additionally, Nintendo said production will be increased.

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Update: Pretty much done. More posts are spread out throughout the site.


Nintendo’s Corporate Management Policy Briefing for its latest financial results are underway. The Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki is in attendance, and is tweeting out information as it happens. We’ll round up all of the various tidbits below.

– Nintendo says global sell-through of Pokemon Sun and Moon more than 13 million
– 17% of Sun & Moon players purchased Pokemon handheld titles for first time
– Yo-kai Watch gaining momentum in Europe before/during/after holiday season
– 3DS won’t compete against Switch
– 3DS business will continue alongside Switch
– NES Classic Edition global sell-through 1.5 million; increasing production
– Release of Animal Crossing on mobile shifted because of Super Mario Run coming out in March
– More than 100 titles from more than 70 firms in the works for Switch

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Earlier today, we had heard that Wii U production had ended in Japan. It turns out that this isn’t just limited to that country though. In a statement, Nintendo of America says: “Wii U production has ended globally.”

So the Wii U has come into an end everywhere. I guess it makes sense for Nintendo to fully move on to Switch around the world.

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Are you wondering who the main developer is behind Fire Emblem Heroes? Well, it’s none other than Intelligent Systems. IGN reports on the news and also shares the the team is receiving assistance from Nintendo and DeNA.

Intelligent Systems might be a mobile game, but the franchise is still sticking with Fire Emblem’s primary developer. Fans can rest easy knowing that it’s in good hands.

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Nintendo’s Quality of Life product might be the most mysterious product inside the company right now. Even though plans were announced years ago for a device that monitors a person’s sleep, we’ve yet to see anything of it.

Yet despite the lack of silence, Nintendo is still tinkering away on its Quality of Life initiviate. President Tatsumi Kimishima said today that the big N is still working hard to release something satisfactory in this area. He sadly didn’t say anything further though.

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Earlier today, Inti Creates hosted a new live stream for its Japanese audience. Blaster Master Zero, revealed for 3DS back in November, had its very first footage shown. Get a look at the recorded gameplay (which includes the opening movie).

Fire Emblem Heroes will operate somewhat similarly to Super Mario Run in that an internet connection is required online. The Verge also obtained a statement from Nintendo confirming that it “connects to servers intermittently”.

“However, the game connects to servers intermittently, and the amount of data used is within the normal range you could expect for smart device games,” Nintendo says.

Fire Emblem Heroes officially launches on February 2.

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Wii U production ends in Japan

Posted on 1 month ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U | 34 Comments | 0 Likes

We knew that Wii U production would be ending soon in Japan. Today, it looks like that time has come. Nintendo updated its website today confirming that systems are no longer being produced within its home territory. With Switch launching in a month, that shouldn’t be too surprising.

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