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

3DS LL – 31,979
Vita – 23,030
PS4 – 11,486
PS3 – 9,252
Wii U – 8,079
3DS – 7,644
PSP – 2,321
Vita TV – 1,687
Xbox 360 – 278

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

3DS LL – 27,914
Vita – 22,394
PS4 – 12,712
PS3 – 6,726
3DS – 6,073
Wii U – 5,710
PSP – 1,957
Vita TV – 1,548
Xbox 360 – 242

 

This week’s Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./03. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 62.777 / 860.824 (+46%)
02./00. [3DS] Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo) {2014.05.01} (¥4.937) – 49.889 / NEW
03./01. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.24} (¥6.664) – 32.512 / 177.541 (-78%)
04./02. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call # (Square Enix) {2014.04.24} (¥6.264) – 24.908 / 105.431 (-69%)
05./04. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800) – 22.581 / 343.071 (+44%)
06./11. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 10.046 / 569.949 (+59%)
07./12. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y # (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 8.512 / 4.049.142 (+42%)
08./06. [WIU] Famicom Remix 1+2 (Nintendo) {2014.04.24} (¥3.086) – 8.216 / 19.295 (-26%)
09./00. [3DS] Touch Detective: Ozawa Rina Rising 3 – Nameko wa Banana no Yume o Miru ka? (Success) {2014.05.01} (¥5.184) – 8.190 / NEW
10./00. [PS4] Child of Light (Ubisoft) {2014.05.01} (¥2.138) – 7.807 / NEW
11./13. [3DS] Style Savvy: Trendsetters – Tokimeki Up! (Nintendo) {2014.04.17} (¥4.936) – 7.708 / 25.949 (+30%)
12./05. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.10} (¥8.715) – 7.000 / 193.396 (-43%)
13./10. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥2.980) – 6.964 / 211.462 (+8%)
14./08. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.10} (¥7.689) – 6.173 / 160.842 (-29%)
15./27. [3DS] Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear (Nintendo) {2014.02.27} (¥4.800) – 5.905 / 149.703 (+63%)
16./20. [WIU] Just Dance Wii U (Nintendo) {2014.04.03} (¥6.156) – 5.246 / 39.180 (+31%)
17./14. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 # (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.20} (¥7.560) – 4.963 / 222.974 (-8%)
18./23. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 4.925 / 3.726.695
19./40. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985) – 4.851 / 537.274
20./22. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 4.596 / 3.268.963 (+16%)

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Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire are coming to the 3DS, Pokemon Company International has revealed. The two remakes are due out this November.

“Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are a fresh take on Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, which launched in 2003 and were fan-favourite hits on the Game Boy Advance system,” the announcement reads. “The new titles promise to take players through a dramatic story within a spectacular new world.”

No actual gameplay details about the remakes have been announced. Sadly, images are not available either. You can expect news throughout the year leading up to Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire’s launch.

Nintendo’s latest financial results are in. The company has reported its financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.

First, let’s talk about system sales. Global sales of 3DS hardware and software sales hit 12.24 million and 67.89 million respectively during the fiscal year, Nintendo says. Wii U hardware and software sales came in at 2.72 million and 18.86 million units respectively.

In total (life-to-date), 3DS hardware sales stand at 43.33 million sold while Wii U stands at 6.18 million. Nintendo is forecasting an additional 12 million 3DS units (67 million for software) and 3.6 million Wii U units (20 million for software) for the coming year.

Net sales decreased from 635.422 billion yen to 571.726 yen compared to the previous fiscal year. Nintendo experienced a gross profit of 163.2 billion yen. Additionally, the company has reported an operating loss of 46.4 billion yen and a net loss of 23.2 billion yen.

Lots of additional financial data can be found here. You can also find an outlook for the next fiscal year covering Wii U/3DS after the break.

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Along with today’s screenshot, Sakurai passed along the following message on Miiverse:

Fight! The Wonderful 100!! We also made trophies of some of the other Wonderful Ones.

During a recent podcast, the folks over at Mega64 shared some very interesting behind-the-scenes information about the video produced with Nintendo for the company’s E3 2014 plans. We learn that Nintendo reached out just after PAX East, Reggie’s role was initially much smaller, and the original plan was to film at an office site about a block away due to Nintendo’s policy of not allowing anyone to film inside their headquarters.

Believe me, there are plenty of additional bits of well. The entire breakdown of information can be found after the break.

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Have you guys ever heard of Art of Balance on Wii U? I have, because for 3 weeks we’ve been showing off exclusive screenshots of the game, complete with discussion and inside-info from the game’s developer Shin’en! The feature returns with a look at something we haven’t seen before: The game’s newly added multiplayer modes. Manfred Linzer from Shin’en describes it best below, so check out what he has to say and enjoy the warm rays of sunlight in the above screenshot.

Hello there! Time for another screenshot from Art of Balance (AoB), our upcoming Wii U game. Today we will show you an image from one of the many multiplayer game modes.

Everyone loves playing against a friend via split-screen, and AoB allows you to play locally or online using split-screen. The best part: it’s not only one on one but you can play with up to five people locally or up to eight people online. The players get arranged into two teams that try to solve the puzzles in parallel.

Although the single-player mode is great fun, we had the biggest laughs and enjoyment when playing the game in split-screen mode with a few friends. You simply play for hours and hours…

This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

Individual formats

LW TW Title Format Label Publisher
2 1 TITANFALL XB ONE EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
3 2 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
3 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 PS4 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
1 4 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL XB360 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
4 5 TITANFALL XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
6 CHILD OF LIGHT PS4 UBISOFT UBISOFT
7 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 XB360 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
9 8 FIFA 14 PS4 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
10 9 INFAMOUS: SECOND SON PS4 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
5 10 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL PS3 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
6 11 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
12 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 PS3 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
15 13 FIFA 14 XB ONE EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
11 14 LEGO THE HOBBIT XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
23 15 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS XB ONE ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
13 16 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
8 17 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH XB360 UBISOFT UBISOFT
18 MARIO GOLF: WORLD TOUR 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
7 19 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS XB360 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
20 20 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS PS4 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
21 DARK SOULS II PC BANDAI NAMCO GAMES BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
16 22 FIFA 14 XB360 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
17 23 GRAND THEFT AUTO V XB360 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
25 24 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 XB ONE MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
29 25 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
28 26 METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES PS4 KONAMI KONAMI
18 27 TRIALS FUSION PS4 UBISOFT UBISOFT
33 28 FORZA HORIZON XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
12 29 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS PS3 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
14 30 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH PS3 UBISOFT UBISOFT
21 31 LEGO THE HOBBIT PS3 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
19 32 KINECT SPORTS: RIVALS XB ONE MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
30 33 GRAN TURISMO 6 PS3 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
34 34 BATTLEFIELD 4 PS4 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
38 35 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 PC SEGA SEGA
35 36 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME PS3 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
37 BATTLEFIELD 4 XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
38 BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
39 BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS PS3 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
40 SKYLANDERS GIANTS XB360 SKYLANDERS ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

All formats

LW TW Title Developer Label Publisher
1 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 BEENOX ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
1 2 TITANFALL RESPAWN ENTERTAINMENT EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
4 3 FIFA 14 EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
2 4 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
3 5 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS INFINITY WARD ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
6 6 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION 4J STUDIOS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
5 7 LEGO THE HOBBIT TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
8 8 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
9 CHILD OF LIGHT UBISOFT (MONTREAL) UBISOFT UBISOFT
10 10 BATTLEFIELD 4 DIGITAL ILLUSIONS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
12 11 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
7 12 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH OBSIDIAN ENTERTAINMENT UBISOFT UBISOFT
9 13 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE POPCAP GAMES EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
18 14 DARK SOULS II FROM SOFTWARE BANDAI NAMCO GAMES BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
16 15 METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS KONAMI KONAMI
15 16 INFAMOUS: SECOND SON SUCKER PUNCH SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
11 17 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT (MONTREAL) UBISOFT UBISOFT
13 18 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR NORTH ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
14 19 TRIALS FUSION RED LYNX UBISOFT UBISOFT
20 20 BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS WB GAMES MONTREAL WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
17 21 THIEF EIDOS MONTREAL SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
22 MARIO GOLF: WORLD TOUR CAMELOT NINTENDO NINTENDO
23 SKYLANDERS GIANTS TOYS FOR BOB SKYLANDERS ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
26 24 RAYMAN LEGENDS UBISOFT (FRANCE) UBISOFT UBISOFT
22 25 NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS GHOST GAMES EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
19 26 DISNEY INFINITY AVALANCHE SOFTWARE DISNEY INFINITY DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
25 27 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 SPORTS INTERACTIVE SEGA SEGA
29 28 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 TURN 10 STUDIOS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
28 29 SAINTS ROW IV DEEP SILVER VOLITION DEEP SILVER KOCH MEDIA
21 30 WWE 2K14 YUKE’S 2K SPORTS TAKE 2
24 31 SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE BEENOX SKYLANDERS ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
30 32 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES GEARBOX SOFTWARE SEGA SEGA
27 33 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
34 34 FORZA HORIZON PLAYGROUND GAMES MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
39 35 SKATE 3 EA BLACK BOX XBOX 360 CLASSICS ELECTRONIC ARTS
23 36 KINECT SPORTS: RIVALS RARE MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
31 37 GRAN TURISMO 6 POLYPHONY DIGITAL SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
38 TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION CRYSTAL DYNAMICS SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
33 39 FROZEN: OLAF’S QUEST 1ST PLAYABLE GSP/AVANQUEST GSP/AVANQUEST
32 40 NBA 2K14 VISUAL CONCEPTS 2K SPORTS TAKE 2

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Octoroks and Mets make an appearance today, showcasing another way players will be able to interact with non-playable characters/hazards on stages. Sakurai explain on Miiverse:

Members of the Enemies That Love to Hide Association, here are Octorok and Met. Calmly grab them while they’re ducking.

Nintendo of America product marketing manager Bill Trinen has issued some lengthy remarks regarding the situation surrounding gay marriage in Tomodachi Life.

You may remember reports that had surfaced from Japan about players being able to partake in same-sex relationships. This resulted from two scenarios: a data leak and players dressing up their Mii characters as males even though their gender was female.

The former scenario was caused by a free tool on the 3DS eShop which allows players to transfer Mii characters from the original DS game. Nintendo eventually patched the bug, though it’s obviously still possible “to create a male version of a Mii character and assign their gender as female.”

Trinen says that there have been some misconceptions in the west, but in Japan, there was no confusion. He also mentioned that Nintendo must “try to find what’s the best way to create this experience and really have a fun and entertaining experience.”

You can find all of Trinen’s comments below.