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Update: GameXplain has replaced its original video with a new one that includes physical and digital on both platforms. We’ve added that in below.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is known to feature faster load times over its Wii U predecessor. We previously shared a video showing that the Switch release is in fact faster than the older version. However, GameXplain has now taken it a step further by showing both the physical and digital versions of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Like most Switch games, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will load the fastest digitally. The physical version is no slouch though, only falling a couple of seconds behind. Both options also beat out Mario Kart 8 on Wii U – especially when it comes to the initial boot.

Switch units are available for purchase at GameStop stores once again as of today, the retailer has announced. Nintendo delivered “a limited supply” just ahead of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s launch on Friday. Customers are advised to contact their store for availability and more details.

GameStop is selling Switch for the standard $299.99 price – no bundles are being forced upon consumers thankfully.

Eric Bright, senior director of merchandising for GameStop, said:


The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

Switch – 48,694
New 3DS LL – 17,570
PS4 – 15,222
Vita – 5,164
PS4 Pro – 4,112
2DS – 3,945
New 3DS – 1,114
PS3 – 367
Wii U – 262
Xbox One – 68

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

Switch – 45,673
New 3DS LL – 18,115
PS4 – 17,067
Vita – 5,592
PS4 Pro – 4,855
2DS – 4,475
New 3DS – 1,234
PS3 – 432
Wii U – 271
Xbox One – 142

And here are the software charts:

The Japanese ARMS Twitter account is back again with another update. Following up on yesterday’s tweets, Nintendo published tweets with additional news.

First up is a look at an alternate costume for Mechanica, pictured above. Below is a brief video focusing on the Revolver weapon and another look at the Lab stage.

As for the Revolver, players can dish out three shots, though they can be dispatched by the person you’re facing with punches. However, enemies can be stunned by electricity when they’re charged up.



The latest episode of Nintendo’s Japanese show Nyannyan Neko Mario Time has now gone live. We’ve included it below.

We posted a few of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s alternative title screens a couple of days ago, but GameXplain now has a video up showing some extra ones. Get a look at the full set below.

Much like Best Buy, Toys “R” Us stores will be selling Switch once again later this week. The retailer is expected to have new units available on Friday, April 28.

As always, it would be best to call your local store ahead of time to verify that stock will be on hand. You may also want to arrive early so that you can be stationed towards the front of the line.



One treasure chest located in Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s huge world can’t be opened with normal means. Located on an island between Aris Beach and Clarnet Coast, the chest won’t move even with Magnesis or any of the game’s other tricks.

That’s where an emulator comes in. Leonardo Ramallo managed to use the tool and the underwater glitch to access the chest. Unfortunately, the results are disappointing. It merely contains a single piece of Opal.

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NIS America has sent out a new Disgaea 5 Complete trailer introducing various characters. Usalia, Christo, Red Magnus, and Zeroken are all covered. Here’s the new video:

Following the video released earlier today, SEGA published a trio of Sonic Forces screenshots showing Classic Sonic in action. See them below.

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