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Close to a decade after it debuted on Wii, Nintendo is bringing back Kirby’s Epic Yarn on 3DS. However, it’s not just a simple port. For the most part, new elements have been added to the game.

Over on the Japanese website that opened this week, Nintendo posted a chart outlining the additions and changes in Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn. You can check it out below.

The latest issue of Famitsu has shared a listing of the top 30 best-selling games in Japan for the month of December 2018. You can check out the full results below, including debut digital sales for Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dragon Quest Builders 2, Together! The Battle Cats, and more.

This information comes from the Q&A portion of Nintendo’s latest financial results briefing…

Unit sales of Nintendo 3DS have declined significantly. Iʼd like to hear your thought on sales plans, for instance, coexistence of Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch, as well as any ideas for Nintendo Switch at a lower price point or smaller size as such.

Furukawa: While the Nintendo 3DS market has contracted faster than we anticipated, currently many of consumers who newly purchase Nintendo 3DS are consumers purchasing Nintendo 3DS as their first game system. Nintendo 3DS is appealing as a portable game system, that is easy to carry around since it is small and light, and at a very desirable price point. Demand still remains from parents looking to purchase a first game system for their children. That is why our basic policy is to proceed with both Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS in our dedicated video game platform business.

Regarding future sales of Nintendo Switch, what we first need is to drive sales of one system per household, and we will work towards increasing demand to expand the installed base much further than now. On the other hand, in a survey of households asking how many family members use Nintendo Switch, we found that, while a certain number of households have multiple family members who play on a single console, some households have already purchased multiple consoles. Going forward, we aim to generate such demand among consumers as they feel like “I want to have my own Nintendo Switch console” through measures such as software offerings, not necessarily so that each person will have one, but so that each household will have multiple Nintendo Switch consoles.


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

01./01. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) – 91.019 / 701.096 (-85%)
02./02. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥7.800) – 51.339 / 304.186 (-80%)
03./03. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 45.879 / 358.748 (-21%)
04./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 35.217 / 2.799.969 (-8%)
05./08. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 21.274 / 1.457.907 (+128%)
06./00. [PS4] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.01.31} (¥7.800) – 18.679 / NEW
07./06. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 12.181 / 996.084 (+2%)
08./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 11.710 / 2.108.522 (+8%)
09./05. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} (¥7.600) – 11.444 / 239.322 (-55%)
10./09. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 8.250 / 590.289 (-4%)
11./00. [NSW] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.01.31} (¥7.800) – 8.046 / NEW
12./10. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 7.689 / 2.918.368 (+5%)
13./12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.957 / 1.276.558 (+6%)
14./13. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX > (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) – 6.023 / 235.306 (-1%)
15./11. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) – 5.814 / 223.424 (-18%)
16./00. [PSV] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.01.31} (¥6.800) – 4.589 / NEW
17./00. [NSW] Dragon Marked For Death # (Inti Creates) {2019.01.31} (¥5.537) – 4.492 / NEW
18./00. [NSW] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Link (Marvelous) {2019.01.31} (¥7.980) – 4.134 / NEW
19./00. [PS4] Robotics;Notes Dash (5pb.) {2019.01.31} (¥7.800) – 3.943 / NEW
20./17. [NSW] Fitness Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥5.800) – 3.613 / 23.332 (-13%)

In both Europe and Japan, a new demo for Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn is out on the 3DS eShop. Check out some footage from the trial below.

Nintendo is highlighting Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn demo in Europe (the North American counterpart should be coming soon) with a new trailer. You can check it out below, along with some additional footage from the game.

The official Japanese website for Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn is now open for business. You can access it here.

The site actually has a bunch of clips spread out across its various pages. If you’d prefer seeing everything in one video, we’ve compiled it all below.

Nintendo just published a brand new Japanese trailer for Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn, which launches next month. You can view it below.

Nintendo has started the distribution of a new update for Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey. As of now, version 1.1 is out now for all users.

The new patch addresses a specific issue in which players weren’t able to progress under certain circumstances, causing a game-breaking bug. We have the full details from Nintendo below.