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Nintendo reveals global Switch sales figures

Nintendo reveals global Switch sales figures

Announcing its earnings for the final quarter of its 2016 fiscal year on Thursday, Nintendo revealed its global sales figures as well.

In Japan, the mobile gaming giant sold 600,000 units of the Switch console from March 3 through March 31, which marked the end of the company’s fiscal quarter.

In the Americas, the company sold 1.2 million units of the new console during the same period of time. Another 940,000 units were sold in Europe, Australia and beyond.

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Nintendo reportedly preparing to introduce Switch Mini

Nintendo reportedly preparing to introduce Switch Mini

Despite the Nintendo Wii U’s rather disheartening performance on its release, the mobile gaming company has high hopes from its Switch console.

A number of analysts have warned that the Switch could be the last game console from Nintendo should it fails to attract gamers. However, early sales figures for the console have thus far been encouraging.

Meanwhile, some reports suggested that Nintendo is considering a plan to introduce a Nintendo Switch Mini, which would actually deliver a totally new gaming experience.

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Nintendo to cease production of NES Classic Edition system

Nintendo to cease production of NES Classic Edition system

The production of the thirty-game NES Classic Edition plug-&-play system will be ceased by the end of this month, Nintendo representatives announced on Thursday.

Nintendo representative explained that the NES Classic Edition was not intended to be a long-term product. However, the4 product’s high demand prompted the company to add extra shipments to its original plans.

The company has also decided to discontinue the production of the NES Classic controller, despite a high demand for the product.

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Nintendo releases new videos of upcoming Legend of Zelda game, Breath of the Wild

Nintendo releases new videos of upcoming Legend of Zelda game, Breath of the Wil

This week, Japanese gaming company Nintendo made some significant announcements, much to the delight of Nintendo fans.

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NPD Group: Nintendo 3DS handheld topped hardware and software sales charts in July

NPD Group: Nintendo 3DS handheld topped hardware and software sales charts in Ju

According to the latest statistics released by the analysis firm NPD Group, Nintendo’s 3DS handheld gaming console bagged the top-notch position on the gaming hardware and software sales charts in the month of July.

The latest NPD Group data shows that July 2016 was a very good month for Nintendo in terms of mobile gaming. The company’s 3DS handheld system ranked on top in gaming hardware as well as software sales during the month; with the 3DS lineup – comprising the New 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS consoles – recording a whopping 80 percent year-on-year increase in sales.

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Nintendo to release free update for ‘Animal Crossing: New Leaf’ later this year

Nintendo to release free update for ‘Animal Crossing: New Leaf’ later this year

According to the information disclosed on the Japanese website of the popular Nintendo 3DS game ‘Animal Crossing: New Leaf,’ a ‘free’ major update for the game is scheduled for rollout later this year. The update will go live this Fall.

As per the details shared on the game’s Japanese website, the forthcoming update to ‘Animal Crossing: New Leaf’ – which was first released on Nintendo 3DS in summer 2013 – will not only bring new content to the game, but will the much-awaited amiibo support.

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Nintendo to bring 'Animal Crossing' and ‘Fire Emblem’ to mobile devices later this year

Nintendo to bring 'Animal Crossing' and ‘Fire Emblem’ to mobile devices later th

After having forayed into the smartphone games arena with its incredibly successful 'Miitomo' mobile game, Nintendo is now set to expand its dominance on the smartphone market by expanding its smartphone game lineup by launching two of its popular game franchises for mobile devices later this year.

In a last-week announcement at a special Q&A session following the company's earnings report for the latest quarter, Nintendo said that two of its widely-liked franchises scheduled to come to smartphones this year are 'Animal Crossing' and 'Fire Emblem.'

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Nintendo announces second line of Splatoon Amiibo figures

Nintendo announces second line of Splatoon Amiibo figures

In an announcement made via a recently-released video, Nintendo has unveiled second line of Splatoon Amiibo figures. The new figures come in addition to the original three Splatoon Amiibo figures --- Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, and Inkling Squid.

According to the details shared in the promotional video, Nintendo's new Splatoon Amiibo figures are Squid Sisters Callie and Marie. These amiibos are scheduled to hit the retail stores on July 8, 2016.

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Nintendo’s next ‘The Legend of Zelda’ game will come to Wii U and NX

Nintendo’s next ‘The Legend of Zelda’ game will come to Wii U and NX

In a recently published Twitter post, Emily Rogers has claimed that the next iteration of Nintendo's 'The Legend of Zelda' game will be launched on the company's Wii U console as well as on its forthcoming Nintendo NX gaming system.

Rogers said in the tweet that it has been confirmed "with a ton of people" that gamers will have the option of selecting the Wii U or the NX - or both - for playing the next The Legend of Zelda game.

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Nintendo will likely announce NX release date in April, before E3 2016

Nintendo will likely announce NX release date in April, before E3 2016

In a recent confirmation about the imminent announcement of a launch date of the much-anticipated Nintendo NX console, NeoGAF insider Orgen has said that Nintendo fans will likely "get more NX info before E3."

With speculations making rounds that Nintendo will probably announced the release date of its NX console before in April, ahead of the E3 2016 event, the company will likely take the wraps off the console at its forthcoming investors’ meeting.

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