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With the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire kicking off in just a few hours, Nintendo has sent out an English version of the weapon set infographic published yesterday in Japanese. Check it out above.



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

01./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 848.467 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash #
(Marvelous) {2017.03.16} (¥6.980) – 53.747 / NEW
03./00. [PSV] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} (¥6.800) – 38.653 / NEW
04./03. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 32.115 / 262.977 (-28%)
05./00. [PS4] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} (¥7.600) – 32.016 / NEW
06./01. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥8.400) – 26.628 / 116.419 (-70%)
07./04. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn # (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥6.900) – 18.096 / 169.385 (-47%)
08./02. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX > (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) – 16.161 / 78.931 (-74%)
09./05. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 15.456 / 115.737 (-25%)
10./06. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 12.242 / 269.310 (-40%)
11./07. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 11.308 / 73.392 (-35%)
12./08. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 10.128 / 3.211.045 (-13%)
13./00. [PS4] Konoyo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo: Yu-No # (5pb.) {2017.03.16} (¥7.800) – 9.629 / NEW
14./00. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight Mezase! Buddy Champion! (FuRyu) {2017.03.16} (¥5.500) – 9.349 / NEW
15./00. [PSV] Konoyo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo: Yu-No # (5pb.) {2017.03.16} (¥7.800) – 8.858 / NEW
16./13. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 6.012 / 303.560 (-3%)
17./09. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} (¥5.250) – 5.751 / 178.604 (-41%)
18./14. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 5.646 / 995.522 (-6%)
19./10. [NSW] Super Bomberman R
(Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 5.583 / 50.756 (-35%)
20./12. [PS4] Super Robot Wars V # (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.02.23} (¥8.600) – 4.680 / 126.486 (-26%)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The Japanese Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has now opened. Access it here.

The site is filled with tons of content showing off the game’s characters, tracks, and Battle Mode options. Below are the videos showing what’s “new” in this version of Mario Kart 8:

GameStop has once again commented on the performance of Switch. Speaking with investors today, COO Tony Bartel spoke about how there is “incredibly strong” demand for the system.

On the software front, Switch is also doing well. Consumers appear to be buying lots of games, and Zelda: Breath of the Wild almost has a one-to-one attach rate.

Bartel said:

“The demand is incredibly strong for this. As soon as we get it into our stores, it’s out within hours. So we anticipate we’re going to be chasing supply this entire year.”

“The other thing is, every game that’s out there, to have over a five and a half attach rate to this, signifies that a lot of people are finding this a great platform and they’re picking up any games that they can. I mean, we have almost a one-to-one attach of Zelda.”


Update: Amazon is now out of stock, with the Pro Controller only being available from third-party sellers.

Original: Amazon has the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller available for purchase on its U.S. website. You can get yours herewhile supplies last. These usually go quick, so get them while you can.


Stores are slowly but surely adding more Switch stock. This week for example, GameStop locations across the United States had a few more units to sell.

At Toys “R” Us, Switch will be available this weekend. The retailer has confirmed than consoles will be sold again on Saturday. Due to the high demand and low stock available, customers are advised to arrive before the doors open at 9 AM.

Toys “R” Us hasn’t indicated how many units each store will receive. If possible, you may want to try calling ahead to verify with your local store that a restock is planned.



Has-Been Heroes has been delayed just slightly in Europe. As a result of “logistical issues”, the title is now planned for April 4.

In North America, Has-Been Heroes remains on track for April 4.

Frozenbyte shared the European delay news via a YouTube video:

Do you want to see a physical version of Monster Boy on Switch? Now’s your chance to let publisher FGD Entertainment know.

On Twitter, the company put out a message asking fans if they’re interested in Monster Boy getting a retail release. Simply “like” the message to show your support.


One of the many things Splatoon 2 is changing up compared to the original are the Special and Sub weapons – the Specials are entirely new, and some of the firearms have had their Sub weapons changed around. Today, the official Splatoon Twitter account revealed the Special and Sub weapons of the weapons that will be available to players during the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire this weekend. They are as follows:

  • Splattershot: Burst Bomb (sub) + Tenta Missiles (special)
  • Splat Charger: Splat Bomb (sub) + Sting Ray (special)
  • Splat Roller: Suction Bomb (sub) + Splashdown (special)
  • Splat Dualies: Curling Bomb (sub) + Inkjet (special)

Head past the break for videos that show the new specials and the new Curling Bomb sub weapon in action:


Nintendo has provided Kotaku with an updated statement about the situation surrounding Joy-Con connectivity issues on Switch.

According to the company, the issues stemmed from a “manufacturing variation”, which caused “wireless interference with a small number of the left Joy-Con.” Nintendo has already addressed things “at the factory level” and says it won’t be a problem moving forward.

Nintendo’s full statement reads:


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