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It looks like Metroid: Samus Returns is not the only Metroid game that is getting a boost in sales from the recently announced Metroid Dread. The Wii U Virtual Console is also seeing its own Metroid boom, as Metroid: Zero Mission sits at number 1 on the best sellers list and Metroid Fusion ranks at number 2. Even Metroid Prime: Trilogy is coming in at number 4 on that list of best sellers.

(Images obtained from @pigs4ben and GameXplain)

This is no doubt due to the hype behind Metroid Dread being announced at E3 2021, and it shows a trend with the Metroid: Samus Returns rising in the sales charts on 3DS. We’ll see if the trend continues leading up to Metroid Dread’s October 8 release. 

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Nintendo Everything Podcast 106

This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, we’re getting Animal Crossing’s Turkey Day out of the way and chatting about Hyrule Warriors. Oni Dino has spoiler-lite impressions on SWERY’s The Missing. We then chat about Wii U Maio Maker’s early stages of being “sunset” as they love to say. Finally, the listener mail has a great food for thought for us: the general normalization of monetizing games. From DLC to microtransactions to loot boxes to season passes.

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As of this week, Famitsu has stopped tracking Wii U hardware sales numbers in Japan. With these numbers only being in the double digits each week lately, it seems like they have now reached a point where it’s no longer viable or possible to accurately track them each week. The other major sales figure tracker for the Japanese market, Media Create, stopped reporting Wii U numbers a while ago. As it stands, the final number of Wii U consoles sold in Japan, as reported  by Famitsu, is 3,303,541.


Developer RCMADIAX recently spilled the beans on their release plans for the first quarter of 2017 on Twitter, mentioning 8 titles in total for the 3DS and Wii U.

The 8 titles in question were not mentioned by name, but RCMADIAX made clear on their Twitter account that 2 were intended for release on the New 3DS and the remaining 6 are headed to the Wii U. Furthermore, the developer briefly detailed their lineup for the Nintendo Switch. There are 6 to 9 titles slated for release by the end of the 2017 holiday season, with the first being seen around the second or third quarter of the year. You can view the tweets for yourself below.


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Today’s images from Splatoon brings us a some pretty serious looking weapons, great for shielding and deflecting oncoming attacks as well as attacking from above!


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The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X tweets from earlier today have been translated and they give us a small bit more insight on their thoughts about Tatsu and a fun tidbit about their homepage.


We had a new plush made for Tatsu… but at the start of development, there were actually quite a few arguments about whether we should put Nopon in the game or not.

Then the event planners started pushing lots of Nopon-related ideas, and in the end, Takahashi joined in on the fun and came up with the character of Tatsu. Now, we’re really glad that we put them in the game after all.

By the way, have you noticed that the top image on the homepage can be changed? Try clicking the < or > to the left and right of the main visual!


The latest image from Splatoon has us taking a look at a new weapon, which looks pretty powerful. Check out the video too!


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It would appear as if even Splatoon characters are excited for White Day as the latest Splatoon image brings us a White Day celebration card.


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There is a screenshot of what appears to be an email from Amazon Italy that states that there has been a delay to the release of Splatoon for Europe. The email goes on to say that the game has been delayed in Europe until July and would ship around July 2 – 7.

The email was posted on a European site that focuses on Nintendo related news and games. At this time there is no confirmation on whether or not this rumor has any credence but stay tuned as we will update as more information becomes available.

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