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GameStop Expects Gamers To Hold Onto Their Nintendo Switch Longer

Tyler Lee November 22, 2017

Sometimes gamers buy a console and later they decide they don’t like it, or get bored with it, or want something else, so they sell it or trade it in. However with the Nintendo Switch, it seems that GameStop believes that gamers will be holding on to the console longer than the competition.

This is according to GameStop’s interim CEO Daniel DeMatteo during the company’s quarterly financial conference call to investors. According to DeMatteo, he claims that gamers are very engaged with the console and are enjoying the first-party titles available for it. GameStop’s Chief Operating Officer Tony Bartel also stated that the company usually sees an average of 180 days before consoles and games are traded in in significant numbers after launch, but they expect the Switch to defy those conventions.

As DualShockers points out, the PS4 and Xbox One are similar to each other in the games that they offer and in terms of hardware. Obviously there are differences, but for the most part games on the PS4 can be found on the Xbox One, and vice versa, which mean that trading in a PS4 for an Xbox One makes sense, while trading in a PS4 for Switch or the other way around would be a completely different gaming experience.

That being said, the Switch has been enjoying a fair amount of success, having sold close to 8 million units since launch, and also having the honor of being named TIME’s top gadget of 2017.

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Square Enix Wants To Be ‘Proactive’ In Development For The Switch

Tyler Lee November 21, 2017

While investors and critics were, well, critical of the Nintendo Switch when it was first announced, we’re pretty sure their tune has since changed as it seems like Nintendo is having a great year. The success of the Switch has also prompted some big name developers and publishers to come on board, such as Square Enix.

The company had previously stated their plans for the Switch, where they plan to “aggressively” pursue development for the console, and the company’s latest financial results briefing pretty much reaffirms their commitment (via Gematsu). According to the company, “We intend to be proactive in our development efforts given that it’s a platform that is well suited to the mid-sized titles at which we excel.”

So far Square Enix has only announced one game for the Nintendo Switch which comes in the form of the Lost Sphear and is expected to be released in 2018. Previously there was some excitement about the possibility of Square Enix porting Final Fantasy XV over, but that was quickly shot down.

We’re not sure what other titles the company has planned for the Switch, but they do seem to be rather enthusiastic with regards to the platform, so we guess we’ll just have to wait and see, although there are some titles launched on the Nintendo DS platform that we wouldn’t mind seeing arrive for the Switch as well.

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Nintendo Switch Named As TIME’s Top Gadget Of 2017

Tyler Lee November 20, 2017

With the Wii U flopping like it did, we suppose you can’t blame investors and the media for being a tad skeptical when the Nintendo Switch was officially announced. It seemed like it had potential, but then again so did the Wii U, but luckily for Nintendo, the Switch went the complete opposite direction of the Wii U.

In fact it seems that TIME has bestowed an honor onto the Switch by calling it the top gadget of 2017. TIME has recently published their top 10 gadgets of 2017 and the Nintendo Switch was on top of that list. The publication does not state why the Switch made it to the number one spot, but we’re sure that Nintendo and their investors have to be pretty chuffed about the accolade.

So far Nintendo has been enjoying a ton of success with the Switch. The company announced that they have managed to sell close to 8 million units worldwide since its release earlier this year, and it is also on track to beat the Wii U’s lifetime sales within a year, which says a lot about the Switch’s demand and also how badly the Wii U performed.

We are also seeing Nintendo enjoy a lot of success with first-party titles, such as Super Mario Odyssey which sold 2 million copies in 3 days. The Switch is also seeing a lot of support from big name publishers and developers, such as Bethesda who have released/will be releasing titles like DOOM, Wolfenstein II, and Skyrim for the platform.

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Nintendo Switch Black Friday Discount Ruled Out

Adnan Farooqui November 20, 2017


The biggest online shopping event of the year is just around the corner. If you’ve been meaning to pick up Nintendo’s gaming console, you will probably not be happy to hear that a Nintendo Switch Black Friday discount has been ruled out by the company. Nintendo has confirmed that it’s not going to cut the price of its console for this holiday season.

Gaming consoles are one of the most sought-after products during the holiday shopping season. That’s why it was not surprising to see both Sony and Microsoft cut the price of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One respectively this past week.

Nintendo has had a great year so far. There has been ample demand for the new Switch console and its Super Nintendo Entertainment System-inspired mini-console has been very well received too.

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé has confirmed in an interview with The Washington Post that Nintendo is working hard to ensure regular supply of both the consoles for the rest of the year.

The company has picked up some lessons from last year’s launch of the NES Classic. Fans didn’t like that it was seemingly impossible to get their hands on one. Therefore, Nintendo decided to increase the SNES Classic supply and to continue selling it into the new year.

As far as the Nintendo Switch Black Friday discount is concerned, Fils-Aimé said that Nintendo isn’t going to discount the console. “We’re focusing on making sure we have robust supply at retail,” he added.

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Arcade Classic VS. Super Mario Bros. Could Be Coming To The Switch

Tyler Lee November 20, 2017

While the Nintendo Switch has been designed to play as a modern console and to play modern games, let’s face it, it’s fun to revisit old classics that we used to play growing up, which is why titles like Super Mario Bros. is still pretty popular even until today. Now if you remember, there used to be a classic arcade version called VS. Super Mario Bros.

If you do remember it, then you might be pleased to learn that according to Nintendo Life, it looks like the game could soon find its way onto the Nintendo Switch. This was discovered in a printed Holiday booklet in Japan, in which it seems to have listed VS. Super Mario Bros. as one of the games that will be arriving for the Switch.

The listing even has a release date for the 22nd of December, although to be fair we’re not sure if that date is only for the Japanese market or if it could be a worldwide release date, but then again the Switch is capable of playing games from other regions, so worst comes to worse you’ll just have to download it from the Japan eShop.

The game is being produced by HAMSTER who has produced other classics in the past, but if you did enjoy this particular version of Mario, then do keep an eye out for its release.

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Arcade Classic VS. Super Mario Bros. Could Be Coming To The Switch

Tyler Lee November 20, 2017

While the Nintendo Switch has been designed to play as a modern console and to play modern games, let’s face it, it’s fun to revisit old classics that we used to play growing up, which is why titles like Super Mario Bros. is still pretty popular even until today. Now if you remember, there used to be a classic arcade version called VS. Super Mario Bros.

If you do remember it, then you might be pleased to learn that according to Nintendo Life, it looks like the game could soon find its way onto the Nintendo Switch. This was discovered in a printed Holiday booklet in Japan, in which it seems to have listed VS. Super Mario Bros. as one of the games that will be arriving for the Switch.

The listing even has a release date for the 22nd of December, although to be fair we’re not sure if that date is only for the Japanese market or if it could be a worldwide release date, but then again the Switch is capable of playing games from other regions, so worst comes to worse you’ll just have to download it from the Japan eShop.

The game is being produced by HAMSTER who has produced other classics in the past, but if you did enjoy this particular version of Mario, then do keep an eye out for its release.

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Minecraft’s Big Graphics Upgrade Will Be Delayed To 2018

Tyler Lee November 19, 2017

Back in June, Microsoft announced that they will be giving Minecraft a huge graphics upgrade that will bump it up to a 4K resolution. Given how old the game is and with newer consoles like the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X supporting 4K, we suppose it was about time that the game got a bit of an upgrade.

The update was originally scheduled for the fall of 2017, but it is pretty obvious that is no longer happening and Microsoft has since confirmed that the graphics upgrade would be delayed. “We also want to update you on the Super Duper Graphics pack. While originally set for release this year, there’s a lot of work to be done still and we’re not going to be ready to launch it in 2017. We’ll be releasing Super Duper next year, and we’ll have more information for you here on Minecraft.net soon.”

In addition to the graphics upgrade being delayed, Microsoft has also announced that the cross-platform compatibility for the Nintendo Switch would also be delayed. “Nintendo has been a great partner and we’re really excited to fully bring Switch players into the fold, however, we need to make sure we deliver the best experience possible. So the new version of Minecraft will now be coming to Nintendo Switch next year.”

This is rather unfortunate but we guess better the features be delayed rather than released and it’s a mess. No specific dates in 2018 that we can expect, but Microsoft will probably share those details at a later date.

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The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Wins ‘Ultimate Game Of The Year’

Tyler Lee November 18, 2017

Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has received some pretty rave reviews ever since it was released. Metacritic gave it a 97/100, while other gaming review websites such as Destructoid, Edge, IGN, and GameSpot gave it a 10/10, which basically goes to say how great the game is.

This is why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that at the 35th Golden Joystick Awards, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has managed to win the award of “Ultimate Game of the Year”. Many have praised the game’s open world concept, something which is new as far as the Zelda franchise is concerned.

Breath of the Wild has introduced a bunch of new elements to the game that we have not seen in previous Zelda titles, so as you can imagine, it was a bit of a breath of fresh air too. Nintendo still has plans for the game as the second DLC for the game is set to be released in December, with the first DLC having been released earlier in the year.

So far only two DLCs have been announced for Breath of the Wild and we’re not sure if there are more in the works, or perhaps a newer Zelda title, although if there is, it’ll be hard to top this.

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Skyrim Graphics For The Nintendo Switch VS The PS4

Tyler Lee November 16, 2017

Based on what we know so far, it will probably be a while before we see The Elder Scrolls VI from Bethesda, which means that until then, players will have to make do with The Elder Scrolls Online, as well as the reimagining of Skyrim which is not only available in VR, but will also be launched on the Nintendo Switch.

We’ve seen how Bethesda has created a “Special Edition” of Skyrim which is basically the game with enhanced graphics, so the question is with the difference in hardware on consoles, how does the Switch version of Skyrim fare? That’s what the folks over at Digital Foundry have decided to find out in their analysis in the video above that compares the Switch to that of the PS4.

Unlike comparisons between the PS4 and Xbox One, the differences between the Switch and PS4 are considerably more pronounced. The colors of the Switch appear to be slightly more saturated, and the details aren’t quite as fine as the PS4. However impressively enough Digital Foundry found that when docked, the Switch manages to run Skyrim at 1600×900, although under a heavy load it will see it drop to 896×720, which is more or less what it looked like when it was demoed at Gamescom.

They also note that the Switch version will run the game at 30fps, which is very playable although perhaps not as buttery smooth as one would like. However it is still an impressive achievement all the same, so if you don’t think you can tell the difference, or if the differences don’t bother you so much, then maybe the Skyrim for the Switch could be worth checking out.

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ARMS 4.0 Update Now Live, Introduces New Fighter ‘Misango’

Tyler Lee November 16, 2017

Earlier today we reported that Nintendo would be issuing an update to its fighting game ARMS that would bump it to version 4.0. With the update, it is also expected that Nintendo would be introducing a new fighting arena and a new fighter, and sure enough all has since been revealed which you can check out in the trailer above.

The new fighter in question is called Misango. This is the third playable character that has been added to the game since its release, and is actually the second new character introduced to the game. Since the game’s release, Nintendo has made Max Brass (who is one of the final boss characters) playable, which was then followed by Lola Pop who is the first new character, and now we have Misango.

Misango will be getting his own stage which is Aztec-inspired. As expected the character will also be getting his own set of “arms”, one of which appears to be scorpion-like in design and has the ability to move on the ground and rise up to strike at enemies. The update is free of charge, of course, so if you haven’t updated your ARMS already, now is a good time to do so and to check out the game’s latest fighter.

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