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Earlier today, we reported on yet another milestone for the Nintendo Switch: 10 million systems sold in Europe alone so far. Gamesindustry.biz followed this up with some further details:

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The Nintendo Switch being a sales success is not exactly breaking news at this point, but Nintendo have reached another milestone with their latest system: over 10 million Nintendo Switch systems have been sold in Europe so far. Total worldwide sales of the system were at 36,87 million as of June 30. At the end of October, Nintendo will present their financial results for the past quarter, and it seems likely the Switch will then be at over 40 million globally.

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If you live in Europe and are a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber, you now have another shot at getting the SNES controller for Nintendo Switch, which is perfect for playing the SNES games that are part of Nintendo Switch Online. The controllers were previously sold out, but are now available again “in very limited quantities”, according to Nintendo. The next restock is planned for early 2020.

This is the link for users living in the UK; those living in other eligible European countries should use this link.

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Here are this month’s new rewards for the European version of My Nintendo:

  • Bountiful Boos (3DS Home Menu Theme) – 100 Platinum Points
  • NES Sword-swinging Link (3DS Home Menu Theme) – 100 Platinum Points
  • 50% discount on Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS) – 200 Gold Points
  • 50% discount on Bionic Commando: Elite Forces (Game Boy Color Virtual Console on 3DS) – 25 Gold Points
  • 30% discount on Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire (3DS) – 120 Gold Points
  • 30% discount on Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Thunderflash (3DS) – 120 Gold Points
  • 30% discount on Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey (3DS) – 120 Gold Points

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A mix of good and bad news for visual novel fans in Europe: YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world is getting a slight delay – it’ll now be released on October 11 instead of October 4. However, Europeans will now also have the opportunity to buy the Limited Edition of the game that was previously only confirmed for North America. The Limited Edition can be purchased at NIS America’s European online store. It seems like NIS America are now assisting Numskull Games with publishing the game in Europe.

The contents of the Limited Edition are the same as the one sold in North America:

– YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World Nintendo Switch Day 1 Edition (Includes a voucher code for 8-BIT YU-NO’S GREAT ADVENTURE. Experience an action game set in classic 8-bit style featuring the characters from YU-NO.)
– Hardcover Art Book (Contains Spoilers)
– 5-Disc DVD Official Soundtrack
– Pillow Case
– Collector’s Box

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Nintendo has revealed some new purchasing options for Nintendo Switch Online memberships in Europe. Four first-party games that have a big online multiplayer component can be bought in a bundle with a 12-month Nintendo Switch Online membership; these bundles are slightly cheaper than buying the game and the NSO membership separately. These four bundles are currently available:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 12-month Family Membership: 15% off
  • Splatoon 2 + 12-month Individual Membership: 12% off
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate + 12-month Individual Membership: 11% off
  • Super Mario Maker 2 + 12-month Individual Membership: 12% off

This offer is currently only available in Europe. We will keep you updated should Nintendo announce it for other regions.

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Nintendo has added eight new rewards to the European version of My Nintendo today. They are as follows:

  • 30% discount on BOXBOY! (3DS) – 50 Platinum Points
  • 40% discount on Metroid II: Return of Samus (Game Boy Virtual Console on 3DS) – 15 Gold Points
  • 40% discount on Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (Game Boy Color Virtual Console on 3DS) – 20 Gold Points
  • 30% discount on Pokemon Trading Card Game (Game Boy Color Virtual Console on 3DS) – 45 Gold Points
  • 30% discount on Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS) – 120 Gold Points
  • 30% discount on Bravely Default (3DS) – 130 Gold Points
  • 30% discount on Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (3DS) – 120 Gold Points
  • 20% discount on Nintendo Selects: Mario Tennis Open (3DS) – 40 Gold Points

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It’s the start of a new month, which means new rewards have been added to the European version of My Nintendo. Here’s what’s new:

  • Super Mario (Blue) (3DS Home menu theme) – 20 Gold Points
  • 40% discount on Super Mario Land (Game Boy Virtual Console on 3DS) – 50 Platinum Points
  • 20% discount on Nintendo Selects: Super Mario Land (3DS) – 40 Gold Points
  • 30% discount on Mario Party: The Top 100 (3DS) – 120 Gold Points
  • 30% discount on Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits (3DS) – 120 Gold Points
  • 30% discount on Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls (3DS) – 120 Gold Points
  • 50% discount on Game & Watch Gallery 3 (Game Boy Color Virtual Console on 3DS) – 25 Gold Points
  • 20% discount on Nintendo Selects: Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique (3DS) – 40 Gold Points

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Marvelous revealed today several titles they’ll be publishing in Europe over the next couple of months. We knew that most of these would be coming West in some form, but we now have concrete details and an official confirmation. The games in question are Rune Factory 4 Special, BurgerTime Party!, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, and  Heroland. The full press release from Marvelous is below, which also includes some new trailers:

Rune Factory 4 Special (Nintendo Switch – RPG Simulation)

Experience the world-famous fantasy farming adventure like never before, with gorgeous HD graphics in fully remastered form. 

The joys of growing crops, catching fish, and raising monsters await players old and new, while seasoned explorers will be delighted to discover an updated opening movie. Other farm-fresh features include Newlywed mode, which introduces special episodes about living a married life and new in-game cutscenes. 

Additionally, the game features an even higher difficulty mode for expert players to take on a challenge that’s truly worthy of their skills.

Developed by Marvelous Inc and published in Europe by Marvelous Europe Limited, Rune Factory 4 Special is in development for release this Winter for Nintendo Switch.

 

Two days ago, Nintendo announced that they would be offering a free trial version of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers in Japan. Today, Nintendo of Europe revealed a similar offer for their territory, albeit with a different game. If you have an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription, you can download and play Mario Tennis Aces for free from August 7 till August 13. Starting on August 7 till August 20, the game will also be on sale on the eShop for 30% off. If you decide to buy the game, you can carry over your progress from the trial version.

Also, Nintendo is officially calling this program Game Trials. It remains to be seen what game, if any, they will offer in North America as part of this program.

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