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Nintendo Says They May Move on From Game Consoles Long Haul

Nintendo’s President and CEO, Shuntaro Furukawa started off 2019 by doing an interview with Japanese outlet Nikkei talking about the current state of Nintendo as well as addressing concerns about the volatility of the home console video game market and Nintendo’s plans in the short and potentially long term. We have the full interview in the video below:

Here are some select quotes as well, for those that don’t want to watch the full video:

You’ve put out a lot of consoles and software, but there’s always a really big risk that comes with it.

Furukawa: We’re in the entertainment industry; there isn’t much we can do about that risk. To us, the guiding principle by which we operate is offering customers all around the world innovative and unique ways to play games.

I don’t...

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Kimishima Explains Why Furukawa is the Right Person to Lead Nintendo as President

Have you been wondering why Furukawa was chosen to be the new President of Nintendo? I know I have, as publicly available information on Furukawa is rather lacking since most of his work since 1994 has happened behind the scenes. Here is what Tatsumi Kimishima told investors about why the board has chosen Furukawa as his successor:

“I have my own thinking about why Mr. Yamauchi talked about being unusual when he named Mr. Iwata as president. Mr. Yamauchi worked for more than 50 years in the game business and he stubbornly stuck to his beliefs. He always felt that software is key to the game business, and that creating the software naturally takes time and labor as well as money, and that you have to go all out and never quit...

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Retro Studios Writer/Cinematic Designer is Leaving After 2 Years on the Job

Current Retro Studios Writer/Cinematic Designer Jon Verrall is leaving Retro Studios to return “home” on May 15th. Here is how he put it on twitter:

Naturally we aren’t sure about the nature of his depature. Mutual? Left of his own accord? Did his contract simply run its course?

And of course, as gamers we want to speculate as to what this means for whatever Retro Studios is working on. IE, it must almost be done, right? That’s the hope we all have, anyways. Whatever is in your future Jon, we wish you well!

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Niantic is Settling for Nearly 1.6 Million Over Botched Pokemon GO Festival

Niantic has finally settled a long standing lawsuit dating back to July of last year, when they hosted a failed Pokemon GO festival in Chicago. The event was a completely disaster where most of the 20,000 attendees couldn’t even connect to the servers to play. While they were given compensation in the form of digital currency and free legendaries, many wanted not only ticket refunds, but reimbursement for travel and hotel costs. For those people, there are now 1,575,000 dollars in funds available to file a claim for.

For any claim over $107, you will need receipts. Here is how that works:

According to documents filed in a Chicago court, an official website for the settlement should be up by May 25th, 2018, with an email sent to let attendees know...

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Mew Appears to be Heading to Pokemon GO Through Research Tasks

Have you been yearning to capture a Mew for yourself in Pokemon GO? It appears that now you will have a chance to do just that through brand new research tasks, as detailed by Niantic:

“A series of mysterious happenings is occurring all over the world, and Professor Willow is seeking Trainers to help him find out if this is connected to the Mythical Pokémon Mew. These research tasks will become available to Trainers around the world later this week!

There are two different types of research you can contribute to: Field Research and Special Research. Gather Field Research tasks by spinning nearby PokéStops, which will give you objectives that include discovering and catching certain Pokémon or engaging with battles, among other things...

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Arrives on Mobile Devices in November 2017

Animal Crossing‘s mobile debut now has a name: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Arriving November 2017 on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store, this scaled-down version of the beloved franchise contains core staples of the series’ previous entries. The villager is tasked with customizing a camp, in a world which looks graphically identical to the 3DS’s Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Furniture for the villager’s camp is able to be crafted using materials gathered around a few different areas available to the player. A camper is used for travel, and can be decorated inside and out. Old faces from New Leaf show up, including Cyrus, who will creates furniture. Tom Nook, Isabelle, the Able Sisters, and other friendly characters are back to welcome you to the simple life in a mobile format.

In...

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Watch the Animal Crossing Mobile Direct Right Here!

Starts at 10pm CST. We’ll finally get to see what exactly the Animal Crossing mobile game is!

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Fire Emblem Heroes Celebrates 6 Month Anniversary With Various Updates

Fire Emblem Heroes just had a FEH Channel video showing their plans for Fire Emblem Heroes for the summer and their six month anniversary.

There is going to be a new Bound Hero Battle featuring Lilina and Celilia. You earn orbs when you beat them the first time at each difficulty. This will begin August 7.

For the next Grand Hero Battle, it will feature Valter. He is equipped with Curse Lance. Curse Lance is exclusive to this character. He will be available late August.

The next Tempest Trials event, Reunited At Last, will focus on Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. This will being August 11.

Tempest Trials will also have new features and changes. It will have continuous auto battle. Auto battle will last till you finish all maps or your team is defeated...

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Nintendo Updates the LTD Sales of Switch, Breath of the Wild, ARMS, & More

How well is Nintendo Switch performing as of June 30th, 2017? Nintendo has finally updated their figures as the first quarter of the current fiscal year comes to a close and boy, do we have a lot to talk about. For starters, here’s my little video on the results:

Of course, not everyone wants a video report, so here’s the full breakdown plus the official press release, courtesy the fine folks over at Nintendo Everything:

  • Net sales: ¥154,069 million ($1.38 billion), 148.6% increase YoY
  • Operating income: ¥16,208 million ($145 million)
  • Profit: ¥21,260 million ($190 million)
  • Total Switch hardware: 4.70 million
  • Total Switch software: 13.60 million
  • Total 3DS hardware: 67.08 million
  • Total 3DS software: 335.10 million
  • Total Wii U hardware: 13.56 million units
  • Total Wii U software: 99...
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Fire Emblem Makes $100M+ From 10M Downloads

In a blog post at Deconstructor Of Fun, Anil Das-Gupta analyzes how Fire Emblem Heroes has come to make over $100 million in about 5 months. There has been 6.1 million downloads from the Apple App Store and that made $61.5 million. In the Google Play Store, there has been 5.6 million downloads and that made $53.4 million. Most of the fan base comes from Japan with 66% playing the game and USA comes in second with 24%. Here’s a look at the graph:

Source: Deconstructor of Fun

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