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With the lack of Fatal Frame games in recent years, fans have been very much anticipating a new entry. We asked series producer Keisuke Kikuchi about the possibility of the franchise appearing on Switch a few months ago, and while he seemed potentially interested, no promises were made.

We saw the strong fan reaction after we published our article and decided to give things another go by asking Kikuchi about Fatal Frame once again. We also brought up the possibility of remasters since we know that’s something some of our readers expressed interest in.

Here’s our full exchange with Kikuchi:

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is launching on Switch in a couple of months following previous releases on Wii and New 3DS. A new comparison video for all three versions can be found below.

MadWorld, PlatinumGames’ brutal action game for Wii with a monochromatic visual style, is celebrating its tenth anniversary. The game originally came out in North America on March 10, 2009.

To celebrate the milestone, MadWorld lead character designer Masaki Yamanaka has made some new artwork of Jack. We have the image above.

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Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto spoke about the public impression during the Wii era of Nintendo being for kids in the latest issue of Famitsu

Miyamoto highlighted that people have come to expect the company’s reliability. This influenced their first mobile game, Super Mario Run, as Nintendo gave a lot of thought on how players would pay for the game. Miyamoto also stressed that rather than focusing on market trends, Nintendo puts the player first above all else.

Here’s our full translation of the excerpt: 

This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

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Code: Realize – Guardian of Rebirth – $39.99

A clear sign that a console is truly off the market is when the manufacturer is no longer offering repairs for it. That is what will soon happen to the Wii in Japan. Nintendo announced today that it will stop accepting repair requests for the Wii in Japan after March 31, 2020. The reason given is that the replacement parts are increasingly hard and expensive to come by.

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NPD Group has shared some interesting information about video game sales in the United States. We have a look at the top twenty best-selling titles starting out at 1995, going all the way up to 2019.

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Fans have always embraced former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. There are many reasons for that, but memorable quotes, moment, and memes certainly plays a part of that.

During a recent episode of the Present Value podcast, Reggie weighed in on what becoming a meme means to him. Here’s what he shared on that front:

In 2013, iLife Technologies Inc. filed a lawsuit against Nintendo. The company claimed that motion-sensing accelerometer technology used in Wii Remote controllers infringed upon one of its patents. Five patents were previously dismissed, but Nintendo was ordered to pay damages relating to a sixth filing.

This past Friday, a federal court in Dallas ruled that this patent asserted against the Wii Remote was not valid, and determined that iLife Technologies Inc. was impermissibly trying to cover the broad concept of using motion sensors to detect motion. That means the ruling has nullified the $10.1 million jury award against Nintendo from 2017.


NPD Group issued its latest report on gaming sales in the United States this past week. You can catch up on the primary news here, here, and here.

On top of what was previously reported, we now have a look at two sets of interesting of data from the past two decades. Aside from a look at the top twenty best sellers from 2010 through 2019, we have another list from 2000 through 2009.

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