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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows:

A new video has arrived showcasing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night with developer WayForward, who assisted on the game’s development. Get a look at the video below.

Nintendo’s Kensuke Tanabe is working on Luigi’s Mansion 3. That’s not the only important project he’s involved with, however. Tanabe is also one of the key staffers helping to make Metroid Prime 4 happen.

At E3 last week, Eurogamer decided to ask if Tanabe had any sort of update on Metroid Prime 4. He gave a bit of an interesting answer, noting that he wants people to pay attention to Luigi’s Mansion 3 for now.

Continuing on with today’s character introductions, Nintendo is offering a look at Ingrid.

Here’s her bio:

This week’s Famitsu review scores are as follows:

IGN has shared some footage from Lost Words: Beyond the Page, which was recorded at E3 2019. Get a look at the gameplay below.

Nintendo has announced the latest Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event. This week, the theme is “Talk to the Cape!” in which characters donning capes will be appearing. Players who defeat them will receive more gold than usual.

The latest Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event should kick off on Friday. Like past events, look for it to last a few days.

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HonSon Group currently offers accessories for Switch as well as numerous other platforms. Interestingly, the Chinese company now appears to be claiming that it has products on the way for a Switch Mini.

HonSon apparently sent an email to WickedCoolToys’ CptnAlex – who is also a Jakks Pacific ambassador – and stated that it is planning carrying bags, screen protectors, and more. There are also listings on the company’s website with various images. We don’t believe the photos to have any legitimacy as they incorporate fan mockups of a possible Switch Mini. That doesn’t necessarily indicate HonSon isn’t making these new accessories though.


Another round of data is in from this month’s NPD report. Along with the best-sellers on Switch and 3DS specifically for the month of May, we also have a list of the games year-to-date and have sold the best over the last 12 months. Continue on below for the full results.

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In the United States last month, Switch continued a pattern that we’ve been hearing about often as of late. According to the latest NPD report, the system was the best-selling hardware once again. Switch was the best-selling hardware platform of both May as well as year-to-date across both unit and dollar sales.

From the industry as a whole, year-to-date dollar software sales have increased 2 percent to $2.2 billion. However, Switch sales growth has been offset by declines across all other platforms.

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