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Last week, Nintendo reported that Switch has become the fastest-selling home gaming console in the US. Over 4.8 million units have been sold in the country thus far.

Nintendo is also finding similar success in Italy. The Big N says that Switch is selling faster than the Wii through the system’s first ten months, matching the same feat in the US.

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Nintendo uploaded a new piece of Splatoon 2 art to celebrate this weekend’s global Splatfest. We’ve attached the image above.

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A new video has surfaced for Switch’s new Japanese rhythm game Gal Metal featuring Marty Friedman, who was the Megadeth lead guitarist. Have a look at it below.

As you may remember, we posted a leak in regards to a mysterious new game: Scribblenauts Showdown.

The game now appears to have a Switch listing on Play Asia, a chief gaming import site. It lists a European version launching on March 9.

This listing, combined with the previous leak, makes things look quite promising. And with the rumored Direct this month, maybe we’ll hear from Maxwell sooner rather than later.

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Kyoto Shimbun published a new interview with Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishina. Kimishima talked 3DS, movies, confirmed that the sleep-tracking device is still in the works, and more. 

First, when asked about Switch’s success, Kimishima said it has surpassed Nintendo’s expectations. The method of play in which the system can be carried outside despite being a home console has been accepted by people. Once again, Nintendo wants to raise its sales forecast to over 20 million units this year, exceeding the FY2017 expectation of 14 million units. If the goals for FY2017 are reached, then Kimishima thinks Nintendo can change the business flow (from the slumping Wii U), so Nintendo wants to improve this momentum.

A new report from Famitsu reveals the best-selling games from 2017. Based on data collected from December 26, 2016 and December 31, 2017, the results are as follows:

1. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 2,003,607
2. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 1,752,096
3. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI – 1,744,603
4. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX – 1,684,991
5. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete – 1,336,180
6. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey – 1,324,280
7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 1,103,744
8. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 688,044
9. [3DS] Pokemon Sun/Moon – 576,506
10. [3DS] Super Mario Maker – 423,073

Update (1/9): Media Create data is finally in, so we’ve swapped that out for Famitsu’s numbers below.


Original (1/6): The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows:

Switch – 134,519
PS4 – 37,175
New 2DS LL – 20,409
New 3DS LL – 12,542
PS4 Pro – 12,456
Vita – 7,970
2DS – 3,700
Xbox One – 335
New 3DS – 163
PS3 – 58
Wii U – 44
Xbox One X – 23

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

Switch – 269,684
PS4 – 50,662
New 2DS LL – 45,387
New 3DS LL – 27,947
PS4 Pro – 16,595
Vita – 14,041
2DS – 6,992
Xbox One – 687
New 3DS – 311
Wii U – 98
PS3 – 40
Xbox One X – 32

And here are the software charts:

This week’s Famitsu review scores are as follows:

Bit Dungeon+ (3DS) – 6/6/5/7
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (NSW) – 9/8/9/10
Machine Knight (3DS) – 7/7/8/7
Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition (NSW) – 6/6/5/6
Tiny Metal (NSW/PS4) – 8/8/8/7
Ephemeral: Fantasy on Dark (PSV) – 7/7/7/7
Gintama Rumble (PS4/PSV) – 8/9/8/8
Happy Manager (PS4) – 8/7/7/7
Slice, Dice and Rice (PS4) – 7/8/7/7
Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure (PS4) – 7/8/8/7

Four more playable characters have been revealed for Attack on Titan 2, and this time, the experienced members of the army are stepping up: fan favorite Dot Pixis as well as Keith Shadis, Kitz Weilman and Darius Zackly will all be playable. This info comes from a preview image of an article of this week’s Famitsu magazine. We will have more detailed info once we get our hands on the full issue tomorrow.

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Arc System Works has released some information on Cube Creator X for the Switch via their Japanese website; the folks at Gematsu have kindly translated this new info:

Gameplay modes

Essentially, there will be three distinct modes in the game: Adventure Mode, which features a variety of gameplay elements including exploration, combat and communication, Creative Mode, where you can build up an original world at your own pace and Stage Builder Mode, in which you can use gimmick cubes to create unique stages.

Home World

Home World is a new addition to Adventure Mode in this game. It is a sort of hub world from which you can travel to other worlds. There are no enemies here, so you freely customize it, have conversations with citizens, buy items and more.

Evolved Systems

There are three times as many cube types in this game compared to Cube Creator 3D. Also, systems such as height, weight, heat and weather have been added.

Avatar Customization

Avatar customization has been improved and offers more options than ever before, so you can easily create an avatar that suits you.

Finally, there’s also a first gameplay video to be found on the game’s website, sadly without sound though:

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