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Switch update out now (version 8.0.1)

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Following up on last week’s update, Nintendo has issued the latest firmware for Switch. Version 8.0.1 is out now for all users.

Unsurprisingly, today’s update isn’t as notable as the last one. Nintendo says there are “general system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.”

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Rumors regarding plans for new Switch models continue to swirl. This time around, Bloomberg chimes in with what it has heard.

According to Bloomberg, a “new, cheaper version of the Switch” is in the works “according to two people familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss private plans.” The publication claims that it “will likely be launched by the end of June, according to one of the people.”

Bloomberg further adds that the current Switch “will receive a modest upgrade this year, though a more powerful version is not in the works, the people said.”

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How did Switch perform in the United States last month? Apparently very well.

We’re hearing that Switch was the best-selling hardware platform of March. Not only that, but the same also applies to Q1 2019 as a whole. That goes for both unit and dollar sales.

Yoshi’s Crafted World managed to crack the top ten software sales chart for the month as well, coming in at #9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate led the way for Nintendo at #5. You can see the full results here.

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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 March, 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.

NPD Group has released a listing of the top twenty best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of March 2019. The results can be found below.

Mojang has announced that the Village & Pillage update will be going live on Switch tonight. Highlights include Pillagers as a new mob, the Wandering Trader merchant, and new village trades.

Below are the full patch notes:

A new set of details and screenshots are in for Ninja Box. Today’s update covers the enemy organization Bukkowa Company, in addition to its three secret employees. We also have the news that a demo for the game has been made available in Japan.

Here’s the full roundup, courtesy of Gematsu:

After confirming its E3 2019 press conference last month, Limited Run Games has now shared an actual date for the event. The show is set for June 10, the company confirmed today.

It’ll be taking place at the following times:

System: Switch (eShop)
Release date: April 25, 2019
Developer: Image & Form
Publisher: Thunderful


The SteamWorld franchise has to be one of the most ambitious and varied IPs in indie gaming today. Since its inception on DSiWare in 2010, the series has stretched from Metroidvania platformers to tower defense games to real-time strategy, and with SteamWorld Quest, the latest entry on Switch, they’ve made the natural progression to the card-based RPG genre. But of course, we have to wonder: does Image & Form have another ace up its sleeve with SteamWorld Quest? Let’s shuffle our deck and see what hand the game has dealt us.

Bandai Namco announced Doraemon Story of Seasons for the west a short while. Following up on that news, we have confirmation that the game will be sold physically in Europe. You can see the boxart above.

At least for now, Bandai Namco hasn’t revealed similar plans for North America. If the physical release isn’t coming stateside, fans can at least rest easy knowing that importing is an option.

Source: Bandai Namco PR