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D3 Publisher has announced that they are working on five upcoming games for Nintendo Switch. All five of them are download-only titles. Their release dates are all listed as “coming soon”.

Tennis

A tennis game that can be picked up and played by anyone. Enjoy the game by yourself, or play against family and friends. With 8 characters and 6 courts available, feel the excitement that tennis brings. The game can be played not only with the Pro Controller, but also by swing the Joy-Con or touch the screen.

The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya

“The Men of Yoshiwara” is a popular romance game for women. At the end, to whom is it that you will be talking of love?

The Men of Yoshiwara: Ohgiya

The Men of Yoshiwara: Ohgiya is a popular romance game in Japan aimed at a female audience. Step into the pleasure district of Yoshiwara with the roles of male and female reversed and enjoy a heart-rending love story.

BILLIARD

A 3D pool billiards game that uses the Joy-Con’s, brand new capabilities to make it feel like you’re holding a real cue. Includes the 3 most popular billiard games and 1 original game.9 Ball, 8 Ball, Rotation, and Basic Game for a total of 4 game modes. Complete with the ability to play head to head on a single Nintendo Switch.

ESCAPE TRICK: 35 Fateful Enigmas

“The Father Who Vanished” &“Waking Up Imprisoned”. What connecting truth lies under the mysteries of both stories? Play and find out!

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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

Switch – 37,500
PS4 – 32,890
PS4 Pro – 10,918
New 2DS LL – 9,929
New 3DS LL – 5,270
Vita – 4,388
2DS – 1,656
Xbox One – 107
Xbox One X – 6

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

Switch – 146,006
PS4 – 75,344
New 2DS LL – 28,237
PS4 Pro – 16,339
New 3DS LL – 12,246
Vita – 11,929
2DS – 5,254
Xbox One – 190
Xbox One X – 9

And here are the software charts:

A few new 3DS themes are out now in Japan. Here’s the lineup:

EGOIST (x2) – 200 yen each
En Mochiya Ultra Voice
Takeaki Wada (kurage-P): Hitogoroshi no Bakemono
Kinoshita: Positive * Dance Time
wowaka feat. Hatsune Miku: Unknown Mother Goose
40mp feat. Hatsune Miku: Akuyaku ni Kiss Scene o

Nintendo has updated the release schedule on its platforms for the week of January 25. Here’s a look at the upcoming digital download schedule:

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Dustoff Heli Rescue 2

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This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./02. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 117.840 / 1.882.709 (+22%)
02./01. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey #
(Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 110.816 / 1.508.148 (+5%)
03./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 82.806 / 1.215.599 (-5%)
04./04. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 69.355 / 1.477.015 (+12%)
05./05. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980) – 51.818 / 103.999 (-1%)
06./06. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword / Magnum (Level 5) {2017.12.16} (¥4.800) – 34.565 / 465.985 (-9%)
07./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 31.761 / 802.811 (-4%)
08./10. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 25.374 / 339.328 (+54%)
09./08. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 21.104 / 371.033 (-1%)
10./09. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 (D3Publisher) {2017.12.07} (¥7.800) – 19.948 / 201.414 (+21%)
11./15. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale
(Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥4.980) – 14.561 / 139.564 (+50%)
12./14. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII #
(Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥7.900) – 13.305 / 362.009 (+31%)
13./17. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 13.208 / 357.703 (+66%)
14./11. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 12.553 / 204.038 (-8%)
15./12. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥7.980) – 11.483 / 168.200 (-10%)
16./21. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 9.517 / 1.273.777
17./22. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥5.800) – 9.505 / 47.989
18./18. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3.280) – 9.290 / 43.909 (+26%)
19./16. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800) – 8.915 / 71.698 (-2%)
20./25. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} (¥4.980) – 8.639 / 119.777

Update (1/11): Swapped out Famitsu’s data for Media Create.


Original (1/10): The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

Switch – 146,006
PS4 – 75,344
New 2DS LL – 28,237
PS4 Pro – 16,339
New 3DS LL – 12,246
Vita – 11,929
2DS – 5,254
Xbox One – 190
Xbox One X – 9

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

Switch – 134,519
PS4 – 37,175
New 2DS LL – 20,409
New 3DS LL – 12,542
PS4 Pro – 12,456
Vita – 7,970
2DS – 3,700
Xbox One – 335
New 3DS – 163
PS3 – 58
Wii U – 44
Xbox One X – 23

And here are the software charts:

Pretty much all throughout 2017, the Switch was very hard to come by due to its popularity. These hardware shortages were especially bad in Japan, although Nintendo’s home country received a fairly major restock in December, causing Switch hardware sales to rise. However, it seems like this seems to have shifted the shortage problem to the other side of the market – it seems that certain Switch games are now hard to come by.

Japanese video game retailer GEO reports that first-party games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1-2-Switch are completely out of stock at all of its distribution centers nationwide and they are currently unable to order any additional units from Nintendo. It’s a similar situation at other retailers like Amazon Japan, where many first-party games are also out of stock.

Naturally, a software shortage is not as bad as a hardware shortage – all games can of course also be purchased digitally, but it would still be in Nintendo’s best interest to fix this shortage as soon as possible.

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A few new 3DS themes are out now in Japan. Here’s the lineup:

EGOIST (x2) – 200 yen each

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Nintendo has updated the release schedule on its platforms for the week of January 18. Here’s a look at the upcoming digital download schedule:

Switch Retail

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo Power Spikes II
Mercenaries Saga Chronicles
Shu (available January 23)

3DS Download

Battleminerz (available January 17)

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A new report from Famitsu reveals the best-selling games from 2017. Based on data collected from December 26, 2016 and December 31, 2017, the results are as follows:

1. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 2,003,607
2. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 1,752,096
3. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI – 1,744,603
4. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX – 1,684,991
5. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete – 1,336,180
6. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey – 1,324,280
7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 1,103,744
8. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 688,044
9. [3DS] Pokemon Sun/Moon – 576,506
10. [3DS] Super Mario Maker – 423,073