Today’s Nintendo news: Nintendo picked Japan Display for the Nintendo Switch’s screen, but also…
- Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Encyclopedia
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Nintendo picked Japan Display Inc. for the screen of the Nintendo Switch. According to Wikipedia, JDI is an “LCD technology joint venture by Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi”. They are actually one of the suppliers for the iPhone… that would explain why most reports state the the Nintendo Switch’s screen is of very high quality (though obviously, it’s not the same screens).
Japan Display Inc. apparently won the contract with Nintendo, which calls for the company to supply 3 million screens for the initial batch (reminder: Nintendo plans to ship 2 million units before the end of March. The remaining 1 million units is most definitely for devkits, test units, display units, replacement part for repairs, etc.).
It looks like JDI is gearing up to ship a little over 10 million units by the end of this year, though the total number of screens to be shipped will naturally depends on sales. Quite interestingly, JDI should not make too much money off those Nintendo Switch screens, as most of its revenue comes for smartphone makers (like Apple), who order higher quality screens in much larger quantities.
The Nintendo Switch will be launched on March 3rd, worldwide.
Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Encyclopedia
For the 30th Anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. series, Nintendo released the Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Encyclopedia in Japan. And it looks like this encyclopedia is headed to Europe on June 15th… but in German! It’s currently available for pre-order on Amazon.de, where it’s sold 29.95€ [NB: affiliate link]
Unfortunately, we don’t know when that encyclopedia will be released in English, though there’s no doubt it will happen eventually!
Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
Here’s the latest trailer for Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo, showcasing the Tom Nook amiibo: