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This information comes from Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima…

Here are the announced first-party titles that will follow the system launch, releasing through 2017 in Japan. Some of those who have seen this lineup have expressed the opinion that the launch lineup is weak.

Our thinking in arranging the 2017 software lineup is that it is important to continue to provide new titles regularly without long gaps. This encourages consumers to continue actively playing the system, maintains buzz, and spurs continued sales momentum for Nintendo Switch.

For that reason, we will be releasing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, which is making its debut on the Nintendo Switch during the first half of 2017, and Splatoon 2, which attracted consumers’ attention most during the hands-on events in Japan, in summer 2017. We believe that these titles exemplify the concept of the Nintendo Switch, which is to be
able to play anywhere with anyone and at any time, and will expand and invigorate competition between players.

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Since our presentation on January 13, we have run Nintendo Switch demo events in regions across the world. These photos show some of those events. You can get a sense of the enthusiastic atmosphere and the enjoyment that the attendees felt.

Nintendo Switch will launch with the two sets pictured here on March 3, 2017 in Japan, the U.S., Canada, major European countries, Australia, Hong Kong and other regions. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price in Japan is 29,980 yen. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price in the U.S. is $299.99. As we have stated before, unlike Wii U, the Nintendo Switch price point was set to ensure that the hardware is not basically sold at a loss.


Earlier this month, Nintendo said that over 80 games were in development for Switch. It now seems the number has increased over the past couple of weeks. During its financial results meeting with investors today, it was stated that over 100 titles are in the works from more than 70 firms.

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Update: Pretty much done. More posts are spread out throughout the site.


Nintendo’s Corporate Management Policy Briefing for its latest financial results are underway. The Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki is in attendance, and is tweeting out information as it happens. We’ll round up all of the various tidbits below.

– Nintendo says global sell-through of Pokemon Sun and Moon more than 13 million
– 17% of Sun & Moon players purchased Pokemon handheld titles for first time
– Yo-kai Watch gaining momentum in Europe before/during/after holiday season
– 3DS won’t compete against Switch
– 3DS business will continue alongside Switch
– NES Classic Edition global sell-through 1.5 million; increasing production
– Release of Animal Crossing on mobile shifted because of Super Mario Run coming out in March
– More than 100 titles from more than 70 firms in the works for Switch

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Nintendo of Europe posted a commerical for Zelda: Breath of the Wild on its Twitter page today. The ad itself is new, but is comprised of footage from this month’s trailer. View the commerical below.


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Nintendo of France kicked off a short Breath of the Wild interview series with Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma. For the first question, he was asked about making nature the focus. This time, Aonuma took on a question about the features he’s preferred to work on to make the experience unique.

Aonuma said in response:

“What I prefer in this game is the freedom of action, which is truly gigantic. The game is designed to allow you to scale every mountain, and the main game mechanic is to climb summits. The world is designed so that when you’re high up, you can see everything that makes it up, and when you find an interesting place, you can go there using your paraglider. Each time, you’re going to climb, look around, glide… It’s a form of movement I haven’t found in any other game, and I think that’s something very amusing and new. It’s that aspect of the game I enjoy the most.”

More comments from Aonuma are likely to be shared in the days ahead. We’ll bring the translations to you once they go live.

Big thanks to Kyrio for the translation help!

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All sorts of retailers in the UK are offering goodies for pre-ordering Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The Nintendo UK store, GAME, Grainger Games, Argos, and ShopTo have items up for grabs.

Today, Nintendo UK provided a full breakdown of the different pre-order bonuses. Find all of the relevant information below.

Nintendo tends to sell its systems for a profit. With Switch, that tradition will continue. Nintendo said during its financial results briefing today that its new console will be sold for a profit, beginning at launch.

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Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima provided a status update on Switch during the company’s financial results briefing today.

At the event, he noted that pre-orders are good so far. Nintendo intends to increase production of Switch as a result.

Nintendo is looking to provide as much stock as possible to all consumers wanting the system in March. However, for some regions, stock may not be available until April or later.

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As part of its latest financial results, Nintendo has released an updated release schedule. The latest lineup, which now includes Switch, can be found below.

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