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Yesterday, we reported on the Switch’s success in Italy, where the Switch sold faster than the Wii in its first 10 months on the market. Today, we have a similar success story from France.

Speaking with Les Numériques, Nintendo of France General Manager Philippe Lavoué has revealed some concrete sales numbers for Switch hardware and software in 2o17. In October, Lavoué stated that Nintendo’s goal was to sell a total of 800,000 Switch consoles in France in 2017. That goal has been reached pretty comfortably – the Switch has sold a total of 911,000 units in France last year. Not only does this mean that the Switch has surpassed the Wii U’s lifetime sales in France, but it also makes it the fastest-selling console of all time. Previously, that record was held by the Wii with 703,000 units.

The news cycle often goes by without anything out of the ordinary. Today was not one of those days. With a surge of hype surrounding an unconfirmed Nintendo Direct, fans are going crazy, and Nintendo even seems to be getting in on the fun.

Everything traces back to the end of November, when an internal EA email leaked. Marketing materials indicated that a Nintendo Direct would be held sometime in January, and Fe would be featured. Fast forward a few weeks later and the date thrown around was specifically January 11.

Nintendo has once again uploaded a video in which Mario responds to a fan letter. You can watch the latest episode below.

Nintendo has filed a lawsuit against Japanese mobile game company Colopl. According to an official statement from Colopl, Nintendo claims that five tech patents have been violated. One of these includes using a touch panel to manipulate a joystick.

Nintendo is currently seeking $40 million in damages. When a verdict is delivered, we’ll let you know.

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GameStop loves its bundles, so it’s no surprise to see a couple of new options in this area for the Super NES Classic Edition. At the moment, you can nab the hardware along with the SNES YoK Wireless Controller. It comes in both red and blue options.

If interested, you can place an order here. The full set costs $95.

Could 1080° Snowboarding be returning in some fashion? That’s what some fans are hoping following a new European trademark from Nintendo. “1080° Ten Eighty” was nabbed by Nintendo in December, and only just added to the database recently.

Ultimately, a trademark doesn’t guarantee anything. But it could be a sign that Nintendo is thinking about bringing 1080° Snowboarding in some fashion, such as through a re-release.

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The Nintendo Power magazine ended its run back in 2012. But at the very end of 2017, Nintendo brought back the brand as part of a new, official podcast.

Nintendo Life has learned that staffers at Nintendo of America began to discuss the idea of a podcast in summer 2016. Steve Norman, who leads the way on social media for Nintendo, felt that it should feature the Nintendo Power name.

Nintendo has once again uploaded a video in which Mario responds to a fan letter. You can watch the fifth episode below.

This month’s issue of EDGE is starting to reach subscribers. The magazine provides the latest reviews, and also hands out some rewards – including the best games of 2017.

First, below are this month’s scores:

As we know, Pyra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is getting her own figure. A new in-person photo recently surfaced showing it off. Check it out above.

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