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This week’s issue of Famitsu has a report on the best-selling games in Japan for July. Among the information shared was debut digital sales for two key titles: Splatoon 2 and Dragon Quest XI.

For Splatoon 2, Famitsu reports that the game sold 60,205 copies digitally. Dragon Quest XI sold 62,939 units on 3DS.

We’ll have a full report on the best-selling games in Japan during the month of July later this week.


The review embargo for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has lifted, and plenty of outlets are beginning to share their thoughts about the game. We’ve compiled some of the early verdicts below.

Nintendo Everything – Thumbs Up
IGN – 7.7 / 10
GameSpot – 9 / 10
Game Informer – 8.5 / 10
Nintendo World Report – 9 / 10
Nintendo Life – 9 / 10
Eurogamer – Recommended
Destructoid – 7.5 / 10
GameXplain – Liked-A-Lot
GamesBeat – 85 / 100
Polygon – 8 / 10
TIME – 5 / 5

The latest issue of Famitsu has revealed a new entry in the Sumikko Gurashi series. Titled Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso, this party game will be released on the Switch on December 7th. As with past entries in the series, a localization seems extremely unlikely, but with the Switch being region-free, you’ll at least be able to easily grab the Japanese version.


It’s time for the latest Famitsu‘s most wanted games chart. Super Mario Odyssey is still #3 (nearly #2), and the Switch version of Fire Emblem Warriors moves into the top ten.

Head past the break for the full chart. All votes were cast between August 3 and August 9.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has support for amiibo. Mario, Peach, Yoshi and Luigi figures can be used to unlock new weapons in the game.

press X now compiled a listing of the various weapons you’ll unlock by scanning figures. Stats for most of the weapons are included as well. For the full list, continue on below.

Nintendo Switch

Switch stock has been an issue for Nintendo since the console launched in March. Six months later, the situation has improved slightly, but the system is still difficult to find in many areas.

The Wall Street Journal covered the Switch stock situation in a new article. It covers mostly what we’ve talked about before – things like lotteries in Japan and inconsistent units available in the states.


The Japanese Twitter account for Super Mario Odyssey posted another new update today. This time around, we’re given another look at Princess Peach’s wedding dress in the game. Check out the image above.

Thanks to LukasManak for the tip.


Gust published a new wave of details and screnshots for Atelier Lydie & Soeur: Alchemists of the Mysterious Painting today. The latest information covers characters, initial plot, synthesis system, and one of the areas. Everything has been rounded up below, courtesy of Gematsu’s translation.

Nintendo NY is gearing up for a special Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle launch event. The game’s creative director and composer will be on hand, with other activities planned as well. Those who stop by will also be able to experience a demo.

Here’s an official overview of the event:

During a live stream at the GameStop expo today, Square Enix stopped by and showed some footage from Lost Sphear. Watch ten minutes of gameplay below.

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