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Media Create reported this week that Persona Q2 sold 80,000 copies in its first week. The sales tracker has since provided additional tidbits about the game’s performance.

Compared to the first game, Persona Q2 didn’t do quite as well. The original managed to sell 187,000 units in its first week. Also, while that title sold through 80.64% of its initial shipment, Persona Q2 sold through 64.54%.

While that may seem a tad disappointing, Persona Q2 did have the best opening week of any 3DS game in Japan this year. It surpassed Etrian Odyssey Nexus’ number of 72,000 copies. Given that the momentum for 3DS hardware is on the downturn and interest has shifted to Switch, Persona Q2 had a decent result in the end.

Nintendo is continuing to support the 3DS with new themes. This week, two more Pokemon designs were added to the shop.

Pokemon: Team Aqua and Pokemon: Team Magma are out now in North America, Europe, and Japan. They’re priced at $1.99 each.

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Masahiro Sakurai is so closely associated with the Smash Bros. series that it can sometimes be easy to forget about his other projects. But back in 2012, he managed to successfully bring back the Kid Icarus series with Kid Icarus: Uprising on 3DS.

Kid Icarus: Uprising earned a great deal of praise, though some players were a bit frustrated by the controls. That’s one of the reasons why fans have been interested in seeing it ported to a new system – like Switch perhaps? However, in a recent interview, Sakurai shot down the idea.

Yo-kai Watch 3 initially launched in Japan with “Sushi” and “Tempura” versions. A year later, a third “Sukiyaki” version was released. What does this mean for the western version of Yo-kai Watch 3?

This was initially unclear, but Nintendo and Level-5 did something rather interesting for Yo-kai Watch 3 in the west. As it turns out, all three versions were combined into one game. That means every Yo-kai can be obtained in a single save file.

For Yo-kai Watch 2, Nintendo originally brought Fleshy Souls and Bony Spirits to the west. Psychic Specters would come out a year later. Fortunately, we’re avoiding a similar situation with Yo-kai Watch 3.

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This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./01. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 94.753 / 918.459 (-42%)
02./00. [3DS] Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
(Atlus) {2018.11.29} (¥6.980) – 79.747 / NEW
03./05. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 49.829 / 419.906 (+104%)
04./02. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥7.800) – 20.116 / 130.770 (-82%)
05./00. [NSW] Kamen Rider: Climax Scramble Zi-O # (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.29} (¥6.800) – 14.465 / NEW
06./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 12.979 / 1.860.756 (+11%)
07./08. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 12.182 / 2.721.594 (+16%)
08./10. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 11.671 / 386.837 (+19%)
09./09. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥7.900) – 8.039 / 478.982 (-20%)
10./00. [PS4] Dead by Daylight (3goo) {2018.11.29} (¥5.600) – 7.005 / NEW
11./11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild #
(Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.469 / 1.172.750 (-6%)
12./13. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 5.843 / 1.856.834 (+10%)
13./06. [PS4] Fallout 76 # (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.11.15} (¥7.980) – 5.669 / 90.958 (-52%)
14./04. [PS4] Shenmue I & II # (Sega) {2018.11.22} (¥3.990) – 5.592 / 43.121 (-85%)
15./03. [PS4] Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories
(Granzella) {2018.11.22} (¥7.200) – 5.211 / 47.483 (-88%)
16./12. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion (Nintendo) {2018.11.08} (¥4.980) – 5.004 / 48.334 (-25%)
17./00. [NSW] Billion Road (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.29} (¥5.700) – 4.682 / NEW
18./17. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 4.391 / 650.593 (+10%)
19./00. [PS4] Lapis x Labyrinth (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.11.29} (¥6.980) – 4.144 / NEW
20./16. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon
(Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 4.118 / 1.768.591 (-1%)

After previously releasing in Japan, Yo-kai Watch 3 is out in Europe today – with North America to follow in early 2019. View a launch trailer for the game below.

Similar to past games, the Nintendo UK store is offering a pre-order bonus for Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey. Those who reserve the game will receive the coaster set pictured above.

You can pre-order Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey on the Nintendo UK store here. It launches January 25.

Atlus issued a new trailer for Etrian Odyssey Nexus showing off the game’s mapping feature. Have a look at the video below.

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

Switch – 120,546
PS4 Pro – 10,558
PS4 – 9,852
New 2DS LL – 7,401
New 3DS LL – 2,692
Vita – 1,798
2DS – 342
Xbox One X – 260
Xbox One – 25

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

Switch – 108,375
PS4 – 13,281
PS4 Pro – 11,083
New 2DS LL – 6,512
New 3DS LL – 2,419
Vita – 1,688
2DS – 952
Xbox One X – 676
Xbox One – 46

And here are the software charts:

3DS update out now (version 11.9.0-42)

Posted on 1 week ago by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News | 0 comments | 0 Likes

The latest firmware update has gone live. As of today, all system owners can access version 11.9.0-42.

There really shouldn’t be much of a surprise as to what today’s update entails. Nintendo says: “Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience”.

This has been the case for 3DS since 2015. Nintendo has released updates periodically since then, but each one has carried the same notice.

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