Nintendo news (February 3): Nintendo Zone (Japan) / UK Sales

Today’s Nintendo news: Nintendo Zone and Nintendo 3DS Station services to be discontinued in Japan, but also…

  • UK Sales
  • Nintendo Minute
  • Kirby merchandise
  • Splatoon 2
  • Dr. Mario World
  • Dragalia Lost

Nintendo Zone (Japan)

Nintendo have announced that the Nintendo Zone and Nintendo 3DS Station services will be terminated on February 28th in Japan. The latter may actually be terminated even earlier, as the stations may be removed before February 28th.

Nintendo specifies that the free internet connection services offered at Pokémon Center stores and various game stores across Japan will continue even after February 28th, which is useful for users lacking a wireless internet connection at home who may want to browse the Nintendo eShop and/or update their console.

Source: Nintendo

UK Sales

Last week, shortages that were impacting the Nintendo Switch and various popular games in the United Kingdom finally came to an end. As a result, quite a few games saw a significant increase in sales thanks to ample stock, and that includes several Nintendo games:

  • Ring Fit Adventure (+882%)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (+19%)
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 (+19%)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (+25%), over 100 weeks in the Top 40
  • Pokémon Sword (+31%)

Source: GamesIndustry

Nintendo Minute

Here’s the latest episode of Nintendo Minute, which isn’t about a specific game this time around:


Nintendo Minute is never a minute! This week we’re tackling some super hard Fire Emblem would you rather questions. It seemed fitting for a game all about the hard choices. What do you think? What would you choose? As always, thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you next week!

-Kit & Krysta

Kirby merchandise

Here’s some pictures of the latest set of Kirby merchandise from Japan:

Source: Famitsu

Splatoon 2

Here’s the recording of the livestream for the latest Splatoon Koshien 2020 tournament in Japan (which took place online):

Dr. Mario World

Here’s the preview video for the latest set of Doctors and Assistants in Dr. Mario, now available:

Dragalia Lost

Here’s the preview for the next Summon Showcase for Dragalia Lost, Monster Hunter Prima Crisis (Part Two), which runs from February 3rd to February 17th:

Dragalia Lost (Android, iOS) still does not have a release date in Europe yet.


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