Nintendo Switch Online now at nearly 10 million accounts, 2.8 million accounts have played Tetris 99
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During its financial results briefing today, Nintendo provided an update on Nintendo Switch Online. The company says that the service is now at 9.8 million accounts, excluding trials.
Tetris 99 also appears to be doing well. 2.8 million accounts have played the game, Nintendo says.
Nintendo financial results briefing live blog (fiscal year ended March 31, 2019)
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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night resolution and frame rate detailed on Switch
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When Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was playable at PAX East 2019, some concern came about after fans went hands-on with the Switch build. Based on what was at the event, the game just didn’t run as well as it could.
505 Games has now shed light on what happened. Switch units at the show apparently overheated, which “caused the game to drop frames and not run as smoothly as we would have liked.” The same build as well as future builds have been “much more stable when the console isn’t overheated.” Continued optimizations have also taken place.
Nintendo Download (4/25/19, Europe) – BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!, SteamWorld Quest, more
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Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers announced for Switch
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Furukawa on Switch’s momentum, China
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Nintendo Download (4/25/19, North America) – Mario Tennis Aces demo, Final Fantasy XII, BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!, more
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Nintendo shares brief video from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, showing the male and female avatar in a cutscene; plus new Anna
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The official Japanese Fire Emblem Twitter account has shared a brief clip from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. We’ve already mostly seen this scene in the latest Nintendo Direct – it’s the one where Byleth, the main character / player avatar, saves Edelgard from a bandit attack. The Direct only showed the version with male Byleth though – this Twitter video also shows the one with the female Avatar:
— 『ファイアーエムブレム』総合 (@FireEmblemJP) April 25, 2019
Also, the Twitter account changed their profile picture to the Fire Emblem: Three Houses version of series staple Anna, which is our first look at her. You can see her in the header image above.
Nintendo: No plans to announce new hardware at E3 2019
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Many rumors have surfaced over the past few months regarding Nintendo’s plans for future Switch models. In one report, we heard that the company could be making an announcement at E3 2019. Apparently that won’t be happening after all.
Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa commented on some of the speculation during a financial results briefing today. New hardware will not be announced at E3, he said. Furukawa added that the company has nothing to announced on possible new hardware, but it is always developing hardware internally.
Nintendo’s latest financial results reveal another major sales milestone for Switch. Through March 31, the system has sold 34.74 million units. That puts it above the N64, which sold 32.93 units in total.
If you’re curious as to what lies ahead, the SNES sold 49.10 million units. Further down the road, the original NES sold 61.91 million units.