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This information comes from Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa…

This graph shows the trend in cumulative sell-through following the launch of Nintendo Switch in our major markets. Because Nintendo Switch was launched in March, its sales can’t be directly compared to those of Wii or Wii U, which were launched in the holiday season. Even so, Nintendo Switch sell-through rose greatly during this past holiday season, and it continues to sell at a pace close to that of Wii up to this point.

And cumulative global sell-through, including sales outside of the major markets you saw on the previous slides, has surpassed 30 million units as of the end of January, and the Nintendo Switch business is on a trajectory for further growth. Also, all of the new titles released in succession during the holiday season also showed exceptional sales.

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Giving credibility to a long-running internet joke, dialogue from the Wii’s Fortune Street seems to suggest that Yoshi tries to avoid paying his taxes.

Pointed out by Twitter user Supper Mario Broth, the only documented case of in-game evidence of Yoshi avoiding his taxes comes from the money-centric party game.

Apparently, out of the 26 characters in the game, Yoshi is the only one to ask for exemption from paying his dues when a player constructs a new tax office.

The proof within the pudding can be viewed in all of its glory below.

NPD’s Mat Piscatella is back at it again with more classic data. This time around, we have a look at the top ten best-selling games in the United States since 1995 that were exclusive.

Amazingly enough, Nintendo holds the entire top ten. Wii generated the most hits for Nintendo, including Wii Fit at #5. In fact, the entire top five is comprised of Wii titles. New Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart have to representatives each while the lone N64 game is Super Mario 64.

It’s time to say goodbye to streaming services on Wii. According to a Netflix email sent out to customers, such services will be suspended after January 31.

The full notice reads:

NPD analyst Mat Piscatella has provided more classic data. After giving us a look at the best-selling games in the United States between 1995 and 2007, Piscatella shared a follow up graphic that shows off the top three from each year.

Here’s a look:

Since the Wii came out, Nintendo has launched two additional consoles. You’d think that Wii software would have stopped selling at this point, but that’s not actually the case.

Nintendo reported its latest financial results today, including data collected between July and September. That information comes with some interesting news about the sales of one Wii game in particular. During the quarter, Mario Kart Wii sold another 40,000 copies.

Even though we’re long past the Wii at this point, there are still people out there picking up new copies of the racer. Its total sales now sit at 37.14 million units.

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The Wii Remote and nunchuck weren’t always intended to be a controller pair for a new Nintendo console. In fact, they were initially prototyped for the GameCube before they eventually turned into their own thing on Wii.

All of these years later, spmrp has managed to obtain those prototypes, and has shared a number of photos online. We’re able to see how their looks were quite different – especially the Wii Remote. Hit up the gallery below for a few different images.

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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:

Square Enix’s TGS 2018 lineup

Posted on 5 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch, Wii, Wii U | 0 comments | 0 Likes

Square Enix announced its lineup for the 2018 Tokyo Game Show today. Primary highlights for Nintendo platforms include The World Ends with You: Final Remix, Dragon Quest Builders 2, and Dragon Quest X.

Here’s the full lineup:

GameXplain has shared the latest comparison video for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This time around, we’re able to see how stages that were in Smash Bros. Brawl stack up to their updated versions in the Switch title. View the video below.