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After a fairly quiet past week for Nintendo maintenance, things are picking up in a big way over the next few days. Starting today, several different sessions are planned that will impact 3DS, the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app, and Switch itself.

The current schedule is as follows:

The latest issue of Famitsu has shared a listing of the top 30 best-selling games in Japan for the month of October 2018. You can check out the full results below, including debut digital sales for Super Mario Party, Mega Man 11, Dark Souls: Remastered, and more.

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) – 162.467 / 823.707 (-75%)
02./00. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥7.800) – 110.653 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories (Granzella) {2018.11.22} (¥7.200) – 42.272 / NEW
04./00. [PS4] Shenmue I & II # (Sega) {2018.11.22} (¥3.990) – 37.529 / NEW
05./03. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 24.450 / 370.077 (+17%)
06./02. [PS4] Fallout 76 # (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.11.15} (¥7.980) – 11.800 / 85.289 (-84%)
07./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 11.714 / 1.847.777 (+26%)
08./09. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 10.527 / 2.709.412 (+32%)
09./04. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥7.900) – 10.052 / 470.942 (-41%)
10./10. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 9.818 / 375.166 (+32%)
11./11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.883 / 1.166.281 (+11%)
12./06. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion (Nintendo) {2018.11.08} (¥4.980) – 6.640 / 43.329 (-29%)
13./13. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 5.309 / 1.850.991 (+33%)
14./00. [3DS] Cats Together (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.21} (¥5.300) – 5.212 / NEW
15./08. [PS4] Red Dead Redemption II # (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} (¥8.800) – 4.411 / 196.592 (-46%)
16./14. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 4.169 / 1.764.472 (+19%)
17./16. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 3.996 / 646.201 (+35%)
18./00. [NSW] Nari Kids Park: Hugtto! PreCure (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.21} (¥4.800) – 3.301 / NEW
19./05. [PS4] Hitman 2 (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.11.15} (¥7.800) – 2.821 / 12.983 (-72%)
20./18. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 2.650 / 228.067 (+22%)

Nintendo has opened the official Japanese website for Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey. You can access it here. A few clips are included on the site, which we have below.

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

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

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

Switch – 200,850
PS4 – 8,922
PS4 Pro – 8,867
New 2DS LL – 4,189
Vita – 1,877
New 3DS LL – 1,788
2DS – 622
Xbox One X – 119
Xbox One – 45

And here are the software charts:

Nintendo has announced results from sales generated between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, and has set a couple of records in the process.

First up, the company has highlighted a couple of sales records for Switch. It’s now the best-selling console in the U.S. for that five-day period having topped the Wii. It also had the best-selling week ever in the United States.

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It’s time for the latest Famitsu’s most wanted games chart. Things mostly stay the same with Smash Bros. being the top Nintendo title and Persona Q2 following right behind.

Head past the break for the full chart. All votes were cast between November 8 and November 14.

Below are the latest Nintendo products that can be currently pre-ordered at retailers:

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This holiday season will be especially important for Nintendo. The heavy hitters of the year – Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – are finally launching, and the company will need success in order to reach its goal of selling 20 million Switch systems this fiscal year.

The holidays are also important for Nintendo due to the high amount of sales collected during the period. Reggie said that “in the Americas, about 60% of our revenue during that time frame.”

Throughout the day, Amazon has been adding deals to its website for Black Friday 2018 week. One of the major highlights is a 400GB microSD card, which is compatible with Switch. It’ll cost you just $79.99 – saving you $170 in the process.

There are a number of other notable deals running as well. If you’re looking to pick up a gaming-related book, use code NOVBOOK18 at checkout to save $5 on a purchase over $20.

Other Amazon deals include: