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A new update is due out very soon for Minecraft on both Switch and Wii U. The patch will implement a number of fixes, but also adds the Moana Character Pack and Skin Pack 1.

Maintenance will be taking place for Minecraft later today. The patch should be going live during the early part of that period.

For the full patch notes of today’s update, continue on below.

Nintendo has started to update its maintenance schedule for this week. So far, two sessions are planned. One is specifically for Switch and general while the other is for Minecraft (which probably means an update is on the way).

The full maintenance schedule is as follows:

Switch

– 4:50 PM PT (January 30) – 6:30 PM PT (January 30)
– 7:50 PM ET (January 30) – 9:30 PM ET (January 30)
– 12:50 AM in the UK (January 31) – 2:30 AM in the UK (January 31)
– 1:50 AM in Europe (January 31) – 3:30 AM in Europe (January 31)

Minecraft (Switch / Wii U)

– 5:50 PM PT (January 30) – 7:30 PM PT (January 30)
– 8:50 PM ET (January 30) – 10:30 PM ET (January 30)
– 1:50 AM in the UK (January 31) – 3:30 AM in the UK (January 31)
– 2:50 AM in Europe (January 31) – 4:30 AM in Europe (January 31)

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Eiji Aonuma has been involved with the Zelda series for many, many years. Yet out of all of the games he’s contributed to, Breath of the Wild may have been the most enjoyable one to work on.

Aonuma spoke extensively about the process of making Breath of the Wild in the latest issue of Game Informer. The reason why development was so enjoyable was due to the staff working on the game. Aonuma said that the team “took so much initiative, and were always looking at everything in the game with this eye to improve.” Even though Aonuma was worried about how Breath of the Wild would turn out, that feeling started to fade as he saw the staff put Breath of the Wild together.

Update (1/27): This is now up on Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, and Amazon Spain.


Original (1/13): When Zelda: Breath of the Wild originally launched last year, Nintendo teamed up with Piggyback for an official guide. The two sides are now working together on a new version.

Listings on retailer sites reveal The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Expanded Edition guide. The 512-page hardcover book covers everything in the main game plus the two DLC packs. A new concept art gallery is also included.

You can find a full overview of the guide below. Pre-orders are open on both Amazon and Amazon Canada. Based on the retailer’s information, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Expanded Edition guide launches on February 13.

My Nintendo has updated with a few new rewards in North America. Members can spend their Gold Points on indie titles for Wii U and 3DS.

Here’s the full lineup:

Siesta Fiesta (3DS) – 50 Gold Points
Mighty Switch Force! (3DS) – 50 Gold Points
Year Walk (Wii U) – 50 Gold Points
Gunman Clive HD Collection (Wii U) – 30 Gold Points

All of these rewards can be redeemed on My Nintendo here.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild has done remarkably well in Japan. It’s the second-highest-selling Zelda game in Japan since Ocarina of Time, which released in 1998. All other entries that have released over the past 18 years have been outsold.

Since launch, Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold 957,752 copies at retail. If digital sales were counted, the total amount is certainly over one million. The latest Wii U figures are also not counted here.

Update 2 (1/22): We’ve added Switch maintenance to the schedule below.


Update (1/19): Splatoon 2 maintenance has completed. Wii U and 3DS maintenance added to the schedule for next week.


Original (1/18): Nintendo’s maintenance schedule has updated once again, and two new sessions have been added. Splatoon 2 will be impacted tonight / tomorrow (a new update is actually being prepared to address issues from the most recent patch), and Wii U / 3DS Image Share maintenance is planned for next week.

Here’s the full schedule:

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

Switch

1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
3. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
4. Splatoon 2 – Nintendo
5. 1-2-Switch – Nintendo
6. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – Ubisoft
7. Just Dance 2018 – Ubisoft
8. Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition – Ubisoft
9. FIFA 18 – EA
10. Pokken Tournament – Nintendo

Wii U

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
2. Just Dance 2018 – Ubisoft
3. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U – Nintendo
4. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
5. Wii Party U – Nintendo
6. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
7. Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo
8. Yoshi’s Woolly World – Nintendo
9. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Warner Bros. Interactive
10. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD – Nintendo

3DS

1. Pokemon Ultra Sun – Nintendo
2. Pokemon Ultra Moon – Nintendo
3. Super Mario 3D Land – Nintendo
4. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
6. Miitopia – Nintendo
7. Luigi’s Mansion 2 – Nintendo
8. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
9. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
10. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

A number of new discounts are now available for My Nintendo users in Europe. Most can be redeemed with Platinum Points, but a couple are for Gold Points as well.

Here’s the full lineup:

This week’s issue of Famitsu reveals the top 100 best-selling games of 2017. A ton of games on Nintendo platforms made the list. In fact, 3DS and Nintendo Switch titles make up the full top ten.

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon was the top-seller on 3DS and overall with just over two million copies sold. Splatoon 2 follows second with over 1.75 million units sold.

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