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With Super Mario Odyssey launching today, the first update has already gone live. Version 1.0.1 is now available.

We can say that the launch update isn’t anything too speculator. “Several fixes have been made to enhance the user’s experience,” Nintendo says in its update notes.

We’ll have to see how often Super Mario Odyssey is updated in the future. Nintendo will want to address any small issues (if there are any), but this isn’t a game like Splatoon 2 or ARMS in which there will be somewhat frequent patches.

Thanks to Cameron for the tip.


LEGO Worlds received new DLC yesterday in the form of the Monsters Pack. Have a look at some footage in the video below.

We previously mentioned that Nintendo was taking Mario across the United States to celebrate the launch of Super Mario Odyssey. things culminated in New York City last night at Rockefeller Plaza.

The first big part of the celebration was an elaborate dance number set to the tune of the “Jump Up, Super Star!” song from the game. The event also had visits from the Mario costumed character and actor and singer Jordan Fisher, the chance to play Super Mario Odyssey, fans purchasing the game at midnight at the Nintendo NY store, and an appearance from Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.

Have a look at some photos from last night’s launch event below.

Source: Nintendo PR

Two weeks ago, we reported on the success of the Switch in France. Nearly 400,000 units of Nintendo’s newest system had been sold there at that point. It seems like Nintendo has some high expectations for the rest of the year as well – in an interview with Le Monde, Philippe Lavoué, general director of Nintendo France has stated that Nintendo hopes to sell another 400,000 Switch units in the next ten weeks in France. It’s an ambitious goal, but with France traditionally being Nintendo’s strongest market in Europe and the release of Super Mario Odyssey today, it’s certainly possible.

Lavoué also shared the sales figures of the two best-selling Switch games in France so far: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold 280,000 copies while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been sold 260,000 times.

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The latest update is now available for both the Switch and the Wii U version of Minecraft. Here are the patch notes:

It’s the end of the week, which means we’re getting another new weapon in Splatoon (in addition to the return of Blackbelly Skatepark). The Gold Dynamo Roller has the same stats as the regular Dynamo Roller. It comes with the Splat Bomb sub-weapon and the Ink Armor special. It’ll be available in Japan and Australia tomorrow around noon, early in the morning in Europe and later tonight in North America.



A few tweets from the official Xenoblade Chronicles Japanese Twitter have shown of the newest rare blade of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. You can see her art and her trailer in the tweets below.

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

01./00. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport # (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.19} (¥6.900) – 150.286 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Kyoei Toshi (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.19} (¥8.200) – 48.935 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] The Evil Within 2
(Bethesda Softworks) {2017.10.19} (¥7.980) – 42.941 / NEW
04./00. [PS4] Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary (Square Enix) {2017.10.19} (¥7.800) – 42.092 / NEW
05./00. [PSV] Uta no Prince-Sama: Amazing Aria & Sweet Serenade Love # (Broccoli) {2017.10.19} (¥6.300) – 19.904 / NEW
06./00. [PSV] Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary (Square Enix) {2017.10.19} (¥5.980) – 18.784 / NEW
07./02. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 16.483 / 1.249.006 (-16%)
08./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 11.142 / 758.597 (-16%)
09./01. [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.10.12} (¥7.800) – 8.083 / 28.227 (-60%)
10./08. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 5.430 / 616.383 (-11%)
11./05. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 5.224 / 102.359 (-38%)
12./04. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (Nintendo) {2017.10.05} (¥4.980) – 5.092 / 43.094 (-58%)
13./07. [PS4] FIFA 18 # (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥7.800) – 3.910 / 79.701 (-42%)
14./10. [PS4] No Heroes Allowed! VR |PlayStation VR| (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.14} (¥4.900) – 3.464 / 8.925 (-37%)
15./12. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥7.600) – 2.987 / 105.005 (-31%)
16./16. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2017.08.10} (¥4.800) – 2.882 / 183.780 (-27%)
17./15. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. # (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800) – 2.814 / 158.448 (-29%)
18./19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 2.748 / 256.413 (-21%)
19./00. [NSW] NBA 2K18 (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2017.10.17} (¥7.000) – 2.689 / NEW
20./11. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III # (Nihon Falcom) {2017.09.28} (¥7.800) – 2.473 / 107.772 (-55%)

Super Mario Odyssey is having a big launch event at New York’s Rockefeller Center tonight. Before the official release, a special dance number was performed. It featured Jordan Fisher, who was in Hamilton on Broadway. You can see a video from Nintendo of the dance routine below.


Kotaku caught up with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, who touched on a whole bunch of topics in an interview. These include the release date for the next Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC (coming soon), if we’ll see classic games on Switch, the closing of Miiverse, and the lack of My Nintendo rewards for Switch.

Read what Reggie had to say below. You can find the full article on Kotaku here.