Today’s Nintendo news: the Nintendo Switch now the fastest-selling Nintendo console in Italy, but also…
- Colopl lawsuit
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Kirby: Battle Royale
- Kirby merchandise
Nintendo Switch sales in Italy
Today, Nintendo sent a press release to announce that the Nintendo Switch was the fastest-selling Nintendo console in Italy, during the first 10 months. Unfortunately, unlike Nintendo of America that announced (almost) the same thing for the United States a few days ago, Nintendo of Italy didn’t share any sales number. All we know is that the Nintendo Switch sold better than the Wii, the previous record holder.
Today, it was announced that Nintendo was suing Colopl (a popular mobile game company), asking $40 million in compensation . Nintendo is accusing Colopl of violating 5 of their patents with their game, Shironeko Project, including one that involves using a touch panel to manipulate a (virtual) joystick. Unfortunately, nothing is said about the other 4 patents.
Colopl was notified by Nintendo back in September 2016, and after more than a year of unfruitful negotiations, Nintendo sued Colopl on December 22nd.
Source: Colopl PR
Super Mario Odyssey
Here’s two pieces of concept-art for Super Mario Odyssey, shared by Nintendo on the official Twitter account in Japan, focusing on Cappy:
Kirby: Battle Royale
Here’s the latest video for Kirby: Battle Royale, showcasing the Sword and Bomb Copy Abilities:
Kirby: Battle Royale (3DS) comes out on January 19th in North America.
Here’s two “Tip Hit” videos for ARMS, from Nintendo UK, giving you tips on how to deal with grabs, and how to hit a jumper:
Here’s pictures of some more Kirby merchandise from Japan: