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MyGamingBoulevard posted a video today that gives us a better look at Pokemon GO Plus. The accessory is unboxed, and paired with a phone, and put to the test. View the video below.

Pokemon GO Plus officially arrives on Friday. Like most products though, some folks have managed to get their hands on it early.

In the past, Nintendo has said that Pokemon GO doesn’t track distance walked when the app is running in the background. However, it turns out that this isn’t true. Reddit user c-a-m-i says that his egg and buddy distance increased by 1.1km with the phone locked during a test session.

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We’ve often talked about how Pokemon GO has positively affected the sales of the core Pokemon games. The Wall Street Journal now provides a closer look by examining the situation in Japan.

The image above shows how Pokemon GO has boosted sales of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Red/Green/Blue/Yellow, and 3DS hardware as a whole since launch. It’s cooled off slightly as of late, but overall, it’s clear that GO made a notable impact.

Thanks to Zoner for the tip.

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Miitomo has been updated with new content once again. Players can nab some new items in the latest Miitomo Drop stage, “The show must go on! Miitomo Concert #3”.

Available items include:

– Mic hood
– Mic-drop costume
– Piano key tee
– Bell one piece

Users can select Miitomo Drop stages from the Shop tab. Miitomo coins or game tickets are needed to play.

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Nintendo created a set of Super Mario Run stickers that can be used in iMessage. Now the same can be said of Pokemon. If you’re using iOS 10, you can now purchase and download pixel stickers based on Pokemon.

The official page is located here. Nintendo’s Super Mario Run stickers are free, but this set costs $2.

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Niantic CEO John Hank and the rest of the Pokemon GO team penned a new message on the company’s website. It’s mostly to thank fans for their support thus far. Additionally, it’s said that Niantic is still working on getting the game out to more countries – including India – and another tease that there’s “a lot more in the works this fall.”

The full message reads:

Pokemon GO version 1.7.0 / 0.37.0, which we first heard about this weekend, is now officially live. It should be available on both iOS and Android.

The big addition this time around is the Buddy Pokemon feature. Pokemon GO Plus support has been added as well.

In case you missed it, these are the patch notes:

– Added Pokemon GO Plus support
– Implemented Buddy Pokemon: Trainers will now be able to choose one of their Pokemon as a buddy. The buddy Pokemon will earn a Candy after a certain distance is traveled
– Fixed an issue where Eggs would sometimes hatch without displaying the animation
– Fixed network reliability issues
– Minor text fixes

According to Slice Intelligence, the paying population of Pokemon GO has declined by 79% since July of 2016.

The mobile game industry is a notoriously fickle one, as it seems even the titanic Pokemon GO is losing some of its thunder. The number of in-game buyers within Pokemon GO has decreased by 79% since July 15th, and Pokemon GO is no longer more profitable than all other mobile games combined. Despite this, Pokemon GO still maintains its position as the most profitable mobile game on the market. Specifically, it has generated around six times more revenue than the second most profitable mobile game in the month of August.

When Super Mario Run was announced last week, Nintendo also said it had plans to bring out some unique stickers for iMessage. If you’re an iOS user, you can download them now. An official iTunes page for the download is located here.

With the stickers, you can send messages to others using Mario’s expressions and items. Users can even add a cap or mustache to look like the famous plumber himself.

Note: the stickers require iOS 10.0 or later.

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Last week, Nintendo announced its brand new mobile game Super Mario Run. Shigeru Miyamoto revealed the project himself during Apple’s latest conference.

Nintendo now has a short video up on its North American Twitter page featuring Miyamoto. Find it below, which has him speaking briefly about the game and showing his favorite ways to play.


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