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It’s time for the latest Famitsu‘s most wanted games chart. Dragon Quest XI and Fire Emblem Echoes continue to lead the way on Nintendo platforms.

Head past the break for the full chart. All votes were cast between March 23 and March 29.

Mario Kart 8 was 4.9GB on Wii U. For the Switch version, it’s looking like the racer will be a bit bigger.

Amazon Germany added in a listing for a Switch download code. Based on information present on the image, you’ll need 6.75GB of space. This may vary a bit by region, but the file size should be right around that amount.

Thanks to Paul for the tip.

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will have a second run, Nicalis announced on Twitter today. New copies of the game will come with an updated boxart, pictured above.

Nicalis wrote on Twitter a short while ago:


The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is currently only available in North America. However, Nicalis has teased news for Europe at the beginning of next week.

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

* Save 20 percent on pre-orders with Amazon Prime or Best Buy’s GCU. 20 percent off pre-orders on Amazon Canada as well. On Amazon UK, it’s £2 off.

United States

Switch

Puyo Puyo Tetris – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Disgaea 5 Complete – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Ultra Street Fighter II – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Cars 3: Driven to Win (new) – Amazon, GameStop
Cave Story+ (new) – GameStop (pre-order for PVC keychain)
Arms – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Splatoon 2 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Rime (new) – Amazon, GameStop
NBA 2K18 – Amazon, Best Buy
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Fire Emblem Warriors – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Super Mario Odyssey – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
FIFA – Amazon, Best Buy
Minecraft: Switch Edition – Amazon, Best Buy
Redout – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure – Amazon, GameStop
Troll & I – Amazon, GameStop

Wii U

Darksiders Warmastered Edition – Amazon
Cars 3: Driven to Win (new) – Amazon, GameStop

3DS

Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop (new) – Amazon
Runbow Pocket Deluxe Edition – New 3DS only – Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – Amazon, GameStop
Farming Simulator 18 – Amazon
RPG Maker Fes – Amazon
Culdcept Revolt – Amazon
Fire Emblem Warriors – Amazon, GameStop

SNES

Unholy Night: The Darkness Hunter (new) – Amazon

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Fire Emblem Echoes – Alm & Celica – Best Buy

Accessories

Retro Fighters Pro NES Controller to NES Classic Edition Adapter – Amazon
Joy-Con Wheel (set of two) – Amazon
Nintendo-licensed Zelda: Breath of the Wild Starter Kit for Switch (new) – Amazon

Books

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe guide (new) – here.
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 4 – Amazon
The Art of Splatoon – Amazon
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 5 Amazon

Other

Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Link Nendoroid (Deluxe Version) – Amazon
Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Link Nendoroid – Amazon

Canada

Switch

Puyo Puyo Tetris
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Disgaea 5 Complete
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
Cars 3: Driven to Win (new)
Cave Story+ (new)
Arms
Splatoon 2
Rime
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Fire Emblem Warriors
Super Mario Odyssey
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
FIFA
Redout
Troll and I

Wii U

Darksiders Warmastered Edition
Cars 3: Driven to Win (new)

3DS

Runbow Pocket Deluxe Edition – New 3DS only
Fire Emblem Echoes
Farming Simulator 18
RPG Maker Fes
Culdcept Revolt

Books

The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 4
Art of Splatoon
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 5

UK

Switch

Puyo Puyo Tetris
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Disgaea 5 Complete
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (new)
Arms
Splatoon 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Super Mario Odyssey
Fire Emblem Warriors
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
FIFA
Troll & I

Wii U

Darksiders Warmastered Edition

3DS

Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop (new)
Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits
Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls
Fire Emblem Echoes
Harvest Moon: Skytree Village
Faming Simulator 18
RPG Maker Fes
Culdcept Revolt

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Fire Emblem Echoes: Alm
Fire Emblem Echoes: Ceclia

Books

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Deluxe Edition guide
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 4
Art of Splatoon
Super Mario Encyclopedia
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 5

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Update 2: All versions now fully sold out at Best Buy.


Update: Neon version has sold out.


Original: Best Buy has the Switch in stock right now. Both options are available: gray and neon. The two are located right here.

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LEGO City Undercover has already received a discount at both Amazon and Best Buy. At both retailers, it’s currently $10 off. It should last through the next week.

This week, Nikkei published a significant interview with Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda. Matsuda had a decent amount to say about Switch and expressed significant interest in supporting it with many titles going forward.

We thought it would make sense to fully translate Matsuda’s statement, which include a couple of extra comments. His full words are as follows:

“Our developers with a strong interest in the Switch are eager to challenge themselves to find new ways for people to play games. Having more gaming platforms available is a good thing for us. I really want the Switch to succeed. We’ll be developing new titles, and we’d like to port existing titles that the Switch can support often as we can.

Nintendo creates a variety of new gameplay possibilities. I think other companies will comes up with some surprising gimmicks using the Switch’s unique capabilities. We have our own way of doing things, so we’ll be marrying the Switch’s unique features to the kinds of games we’re known for.”

We do also want to take this opportunity to clarify something about the interview. Some translations had Matsuda as saying Square Enix is prioritizing Switch over other platforms such as Xbox Scorpio. However, this was simply not said. Matsuda’s enthusiasm for Switch is clear, but no comments were made about Square Enix focusing on the system over others.

Nintendo is gearing up for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s arrival later this month with the North American teaser site. Find it here. The full page should open up within the next couple of weeks, but it currently houses a couple of trailers, various screenshots, and gameplay details.

This week, some news made the rounds about Switch’s estimated manufacturing cost. Japanese teardown firm Fomalhaut published an article on Nikkei Technology that not only goes over pricing, but the internal hardware of the system as well.

What we didn’t know previously is that the tablet and dock cost is about $167. On top of that are the two Joy-Con, which are roughly $90. That’s where the $257 total came from.

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YouTuber tyraphine has uploaded another 21 minutes of footage from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s new battle mode. Have a look at the video below.