Nintendo news (Dec. 13): Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS sales / Splatoon 2

Today’s Nintendo news: some sales data for the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS, but also…

  • Splatoon 2
  • NyaNyaNya! Neko Mario Time
  • Mario Party: The Top 100
  • Kirby: Battle Royale
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • 2017 retrospective

Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS sales

Over the past few days, Nintendo share some interesting tidbits about Nintendo Switch sales.

Let’s start with South Korea, where the console was launched on December 1st. Nintendo reports that the console sold 55 000 units during the first 3 days, making it the best launch for a Nintendo console in the country. It’s also the best month for any Nintendo console in Korea. It looks like the Nintendo Switch’s adventures in South Korea are off to a great start!

In an interview with Variety, Reggie Fils-Aimé also shared some interesting data about some Nintendo Switch games in the United States, and more precisely their tie-in ratio:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Over 50%
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Over 50%
  • Super Mario Odyssey – Over 50%
  • Splatoon 2 – Over 25%

Finally, in an interview with Forbes, Reggie Fils-Aimé revealed that in the United States, the Nintendo 3DS was on track to sell more than last year, which is quite the feat for the handheld now going through its 7th holiday season. Unfortunately, no actual data is provided (including Software)…

Source: Nintendo / Variety / Forbes

Splatoon 2

Today, a new update for Splatoon 2 was released (Ver. 2.1.0), adding a brand new game mode called “Clam Blitz”. If you’ve never heard of it before, and didn’t read our post about it, then you should definitely check out the following video:

And here’s the Accolades Trailer for the game:

NyaNyaNya! Neko Mario Time

Here’s the latest episode of NyaNyaNya! Neko Mario Time:

This episode showcases the following games:

  • Splatoon 2 (Nintendo Switch, already available worldwide)
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (Nintendo 3DS, already available worldwide)
  • Kirby: Battle Royale (Nintendo 3DS, out on January 19th in North America)
  • Cat Quest (Nintendo Switch – eShop, already available worldwide)

Mario Party: The Top 100

Heads up for players with a Japanese Nintendo 3DS: Mario Party: The Top 100 is now available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop. It requires 2 066 blocks / 258MB of free space, and it will unlock on December 27th at 10PM JST.

Here’s some additional screenshots:

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Also, here’s a Japanese trailer for the game:

Mario Party: The Top 100 (3DS) comes out on December 22nd in Europe, and December 28th in Japan.

Source: Nintendo

Kirby: Battle Royale

Here’s a short video and a couple of screenshots for the Mirror Copy Ability in Kirby: Battle Royale, now available in Europe and Japan:

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Kirby: Battle Royale (3DS) comes out on January 19th in North America.

Source: Nintendo

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Here’s “another” trailer for the Champions’ Ballad DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, now available:

2017 retrospective

Here’s a short video retrospective for the Nintendo Switch in 2017:


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