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Octopath Traveler

Famitsu caught up with a bunch of different developers in its latest issue this week to reflect on 2018 and look forward to the future. Octopath Traveler producers Tomoya Asano and Masashi Takahashi were among those who participated.

Asano started out by teasing that Square Enix Business Division 11 “is moving forward with the development of several games.” Meanwhile, Takahashi has expressed interest in doing more with Bravely, Octopath Traveler, and an entirely new series.

This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Retail

Fitness Boxing – €49.99 (available December 21)

Nintendo eShop

Nintendo kicked off a new “Festive Offers” sale across the eShops last week. More deals were promised soon, which have now gone live.

More than 600 games have been discounted on Switch, 3DS, and Wii U. Here’s the full lineup:

Battle Princess Madelyn

This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Much like in North America and Europe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is also making history in Australia. It’s been announced that the new Switch title is the fastest-selling Nintendo console game in Australian history. The game is also the fastest-selling eShop release.

Five out of the ten best-selling Nintendo home console releases have been on Switch, including Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu / Eevee, and Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Smash sold 80% better than Super Mario Odyssey at launch while also beating the sales of Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Nintendo just posted a new introduction trailer for New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe on its Japanese YouTube channel. Watch it below.

Earlier this year, we got a look at many scrapped Pokemon designs after a 1997 Pokemon Gold demo leaked online. Several months later, we have even more designs that were never used.

Japanese TV channel NHK recently aired a program that showed off a number of Pokemon, including ones that have never appeared in-game. We can see the likes of Lapras and Blastoise, a very-different Scyther, and even the original concept for Gengar and Rhyhorn that fight in the opening credits of Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow.

Below are the new images:

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

Switch – 281,213
PS4 – 62,580
PS4 Pro – 19,014
New 2DS LL – 14,510
New 3DS LL – 5,132
Vita – 2,647
Xbox One X – 847
2DS – 395
Xbox One – 204

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

Switch – 281,222
PS4 – 50,450
PS4 Pro – 24,046
New 2DS LL – 10,021
New 3DS LL – 3,631
Vita – 2,484
2DS – 620
Xbox One X – 117
Xbox One – 32

And here are the software charts:

[Review] Katamari Demacy Reroll

Posted 3 months ago by in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes

System: Switch
Release date: December 7, 2018
Developer: Bandai Namco
Publisher: Bandai Namco

Since 2004, Katamari Demacy has always held a special place in the gaming spectrum with its quirky design but colorful and lovable world that has players simply rolling up items to make the biggest possible star that they can. What started off as a school project would end up becoming a series that would span well over a decade of titles across a multitude of platforms and become one of the most beloved niche classics known today. It’s been a long time since Katamari Demacy had a proper installment, but Katamari Demacy Reroll sees the Switch go back to the series’ beginning.

Nintendo Switch

According to the latest data from NPD, Switch was the biggest winner in the United States last month. The system managed to outsell both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in terms of dollar sales. Additionally, Switch was the only platform to experience year-over-year growth in dollar sales.

Switch sold over 1.3 million units in the US during November. Interestingly though, the PS4 and Xbox One accomplished the same feat. This marks the first time that three console platforms achieved more than 1 million units sold in a November month. Moreover, it’s just the second time in history that any three platforms saw over 1 million units sold in a November period – the first being the DS, Wii, and Xbox 360 back in 2010.