Today’s Nintendo news: Bloomberg article about the rumoured Nintendo Switch revisions and the Chinese market, but also…
- BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!
- My Nintendo (Japan)
Bloomberg article (Nintendo Switch revisions, Chinese market)
In an article published today, Bloomberg (citing “two people familiar with the matter”) claims that a cheaper version of the Nintendo Switch will launch at the end of June. This is in line with what the Wallstreet Journal reported earlier this year, but seemingly at odds with what Nikkei reported last week. The outlet also claims that a “modest upgrade” will be released later this year, but no model with more power under the hood.
As for Nintendo’s plans for China, Nintendo have confirmed that they are indeed working with Tencent, but the approval mentioned last week is just one piece of the puzzle. After all, they need to get the China Compulsory Certificate approval, and each game needs to be approved individually by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.
BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!
Here’s a cute promo picture for BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!, showcasing the many “emotions” of Qbby, Qucy, and Qudy:
BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! (Switch – eShop) comes out on April 26th worldwide.
Source: Nintendo (Twitter)
My Nintendo (Japan)
Today, Nintendo added some more physical goodies to My Nintendo in Japan:
- Nintendo Labo Pen Stand & Piggy Bank (250 Platinum Coins)
- Super Mario letter set (400 Platinum Coins)
- The Legend of Zelda letter set (400 Platinum Coins)
- Animal Crossing letter set (400 Platinum Coins)
As with previous physical rewards, players need to redeem coins to get a coupon to be used on the My Nintendo Store, which is the only way to order those physical goodies (not available for purchase). They need to pay 500 Yen as shipping fees, but those can be waived if they place an order of at least 5 000 Yen on the store.