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This week’s Switch/ Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:

Switch

1. Super Mario Party – Nintendo
2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
3. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
4. Minecraft – Nintendo
5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
6. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy- Activision Blizzard
7. FIFA 19 – EA
8. Lego DC Super-Villains – Warner Bros. Interactive
9. Mario Tennis Aces – Nintendo
10. Paw Patrol: On a Roll! – Outright Games

Wii U

1. Just Dance 2019 – Ubisoft
2. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
3. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival – Nintendo
4. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
5. New Super Mario Bros. U + Super Luigi U – Nintendo
6. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
7. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
8. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
9. Just Dance 2018 – Ubisoft
10. Paper Mario: Color Splash – Nintendo

3DS

1. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
2. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
3. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo
4. Luigi’s Mansion – Nintendo
5. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
6. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
7. Donkey Kong Country Returns – Nintendo
8. Super Mario 3D Land – Nintendo
9. Luigi’s Mansion 2 – Nintendo
10. Pokemon Ultra Sun – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

This week’s Switch/ Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:

Switch

1. Super Mario Party – Nintendo
2. Dark Souls Remastered – Bandai Namco Entertainment
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
4. Starlink: Battle for Atlas – Ubisoft
5. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
6. Minecraft – Nintendo
7. Lego DC Super-Villains – Warner Bros. Interactive
8. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy- Activision Blizzard
9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
10. FIFA 19 – EA

Wii U

1. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
2. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
3. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
4. New Super Mario Bros. U + Super Luigi U – Nintendo
5. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival – Nintendo
6. Just Dance 2018 – Ubisoft
7. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
8. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
9. Wii Party U – Nintendo
10. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD – Nintendo

3DS

1. Luigi’s Mansion – Nintendo
2. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
3. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo
5. Donkey Kong Country Returns – Nintendo
6. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
7. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
8. Super Mario 3D Land – Nintendo
9. Luigi’s Mansion 2 – Nintendo
10. Pokemon Ultra Sun – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

Usually when you think of Minecraft, you think of a game that can be played by anyone regardless of their age. Generally speaking, it’s a family-friendly experience. Yet for Minecraft: Story Mode, the original plan was something a bit different.

According to former Telltale narrative designer Emily Grace Buck, what was originally created “was not appropriate for young kids.” In fact, had the company moved forward with what it had, the ESRB would have given the project a T-rating. Buck didn’t elaborate beyond this as to what Telltale had originally created.

While Nintendo was at the top of its game during the Wii era, the same can’t be said of Wii U. Wii managed to sell 100 million units while Wii U unfortunately couldn’t even make it to 15 million. There were certainly dark times, but Nintendo navigated through those difficult years and has found success once again with Switch.

During an appearance at GeekSummit earlier this month, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime was asked about how he and the company as a whole went about leading its staff during the Wii U era and keep them believing in their larger vision. Reggie’s response included a note about Nintendo’s constant reinvention, that the Big N is about doing things differently from others, and how “there will always be stumbles along the way.”

About a month ago, Amazon discounted pre-orders for the Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Creating a Champion: Hero’s Edition book by $40. It eventually went back up, but that same discount is live again.

If you’re interested, you can pre-order Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Creating a Champion: Hero’s Edition here for $59.99. It normally costs $99.99.

Also, as a reminder, GameStop is selling an exclusive version of the book. It features a collector’s case with burnished leather with gold foil embellishments, exclusive cover and gold gilded edges, a cloth Calamity Ganon tapestry, an art print featuring the Champions flying into battle, six mini prints of each Champion and Zelda, and four crafted glass Champions’ orbs with laser etchings of the Divine Beast symbols rendered within.

This week’s Switch/ Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:

Switch

1. Super Mario Party – Nintendo
2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
3. Minecraft – Nintendo
4. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
5. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy- Activision Blizzard
6. The World Ends With You -Final Remix- – Nintendo
7. FIFA 19 – EA
8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
9. Splatoon 2 – Nintendo
10. Mario Tennis Aces – Nintendo

Wii U

1. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival – Nintendo
2. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
3. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
4. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
5. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
6. Wii Party U – Nintendo
7. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
8. Paper Mario: Color Splash – Nintendo
9. Splatoon – Nintendo
10. Just Dance 2018 – Ubisoft

3DS

1. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo
3. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
4. Donkey Kong Country Returns – Nintendo
5. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
6. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
7. Pokemon Ultra Moon – Nintendo
8. Super Mario 3D Land – Nintendo
9. Pokemon Ultra Sun – Nintendo
10. Luigi’s Mansion 2 – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

As of this week, Famitsu has stopped tracking Wii U hardware sales numbers in Japan. With these numbers only being in the double digits each week lately, it seems like they have now reached a point where it’s no longer viable or possible to accurately track them each week. The other major sales figure tracker for the Japanese market, Media Create, stopped reporting Wii U numbers a while ago. As it stands, the final number of Wii U consoles sold in Japan, as reported  by Famitsu, is 3,303,541.

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Dragon Quest X is somewhat of an odd entry in the series. Square Enix made it as an MMORPG, and it’s not available at the moment in the west. Perhaps that could change in the future.

Yosuke Saito, who previously was a producer, indicated that there’s interest in making an offline version of Dragon Quest X during the Super Dragon Quest X TV Fall Festival 10-Hour Special 2018 broadcast. He said:

This week’s Switch/ Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:

Switch

1. Super Mario Party – Nintendo
2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
3. FIFA 19 – EA
4. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
5. Minecraft – Nintendo
6. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy- Activision Blizzard
7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
8. Mario Tennis Aces – Nintendo
9. Splatoon 2 – Nintendo
10. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Nintendo

Wii U

1. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival – Nintendo
2. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
3. Just Dance 2018 – Ubisoft
4. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
5. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
6. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
7. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
8. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U – Nintendo
9. Paper Mario: Color Splash – Nintendo
10. Wii Party U – Nintendo

3DS

1. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo
3. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
4. Donkey Kong Country Returns – Nintendo
5. Super Mario 3D Land – Nintendo
6. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
7. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
8. Pokemon Ultra Moon – Nintendo
9. Pokemon Ultra Sun – Nintendo
10. Luigi’s Mansion 2 – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

At the 2018 GeekWire Summit in Seattle earlier today, Reggie Fils-Aime stopped by. The Nintendo of America president addressed the Wii U’s failures, but also spoke about how it eventually paved the way for Switch.

Speaking about the Wii U, Reggie stated: