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Drive your very own Mario Kart through the streets of Japan

I'm sure many of us have fantasized about driving in a real life Mario Kart race. The joy of whisking past players you've toppled with a red shell while casually dodging a Bob-omb would be a real treat for anyone. According to Good Morning ...   read

 
 
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Catch up on Snack World, Level-5's latest attempt at world domination

Level-5 is once again trying its hand in a "cross-media" series, where they attempt to corner as many markets as possible to get people interested in something. They did that with Yo-Kai Watch, which enjoyed a hefty amount of sales in Japan...   read

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best 3DS Game of 2016

Big budget console role-playing games can take forever to release and be huge events; take Final Fantasy XV's ten-year development as an example. But on the humble 3DS, great RPGs show up every few months. Of our nine favorite 3DS game...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Super Mario Run

Weird! Today I get to talk about the release of a Nintendo mobile game -- it's been months since Miitomo dropped, but Super Mario Run is set to debut today worldwide on iOS. It's free-to-play (and $10 to buy), and will feature a non-endless...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV sees 88% sales drop in second week, Yakuza 6 takes top spot

After its initial week's lukewarm 670,000, Final Fantasy XV sales are down to 79,792 in Japan for the week of December 5 - December 11, 2016, the game's second week. That 88% decrease drops it to number five on the software sales ranki...   read

 
 
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Review: Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

Way back in the day, console ports of arcade games were expected to typically pale in comparison to their quarter-sucking counterparts, and we were okay with that. Flash forward twenty or so years and parity is essentially expected between ...   read

 
 
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The first Pokemon Global mission was a failure

The first Global Mission for Pokémon Sun and Moon ended last night, and unfortunately, the global Pokémon community didn't manage to meet the target. Players were challenged to catch 100 million Pokémon during...   read

 
 
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Nintendo demos at Best Buy this weekend

Nintendo didn't have many new games this holiday season, but the company is doing what it can with what it's got. This Sunday, shoppers at Best Buy stores will have the opportunity to try out some demos for two of the major games Nintendo s...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Metroid: Other M

The Wii U actually has several additions today, one new, one port, several Virtual Console games -- but hey, it's something. In addition to the shooter Teslapunk, you can also download Bridge Constructor Playground, Fire Emblem: Shadow...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV tops Japanese sales charts in first week

Square Enix shipped five million copies of Final Fantasy XV on it's first day worldwide, but unsurprisingly the vast majority of those must have come outside of Japan. The long-awaited title with a really bad movie I'm currently relieving m...   read

 
 
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BoxBoy website hints at possible Kirby cameo, amiibo interaction

As you may have heard, BoxBoy is getting a third (and possibly final) entry on 3DS. To celebrate Nintendo is releasing it digitally and physically, and the latter will have a packed-in amiibo along with a cartridge containing all three...   read

 
 
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Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki claymation ads are kawaii as hell

How could you possibly make Jibanyan cosplaying Indiana Jones even more cute? Make it into a clay animation (or claymation) of course. These short but sweet TV spots kind of make me wish the whole game was a 3D clay-animated adventure....   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon continues its world sales domination in Australia

We knew Pokemon Sun and Moon was selling well in the US and Europe, but now Australia is joining in on the party. According to Press Start, the pair are the fastest selling Nintendo games in the AU, beating the previous record held by ORAS ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is offering up to $20,000 bounty for hackers to find 3DS vulnerabilities

You'd be hard pressed to find a category of hardware (outside of the PC) that's hacked or homebrewed more than Nintendo portables. But after all these years, Nintendo is going to make a marked attempt to stop it. Partnering up with HackerOn...   read

 
 
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Goodbye! BoxBoy! triple pack coming, amiibo confirmed

Oh hey, more Boxboy! Well, even more than we already got with the sequel, at least. Out of nowhere Nintendo announced a new entry in the series, which will be released in Japan both digitally and as part of a triple-pack. The kicker? The pa...   read

 
 
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Magearna is now available in Pokemon Sun and Moon

Update: Added European/Australian QR code below. As mentioned previously, Pokémon Sun and Moon are getting their first mythic Pokémon starting today. Magearna is a Steel/Fairy type and resembles a clockwork doll with a po...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of Wild, 3DS, and Wii U games 15% off at Target

Everyone knows Nintendo games rarely, if ever, go on sale before release. But the good news is that it's the holiday season and retailers wants your fat cash. This week, Target launched a 15% off code slashing game prices pretty much a...   read

 
 
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This is our first look at Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment

Need more Shovel Knight in your life? The second expansion, Specter of Torment, is coming out next Spring, but there hasn't been a whole lot to see yet. Thanks to the Game Awards, there's finally a trailer so you can see the Specter Knight ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo just overhauled the My Nintendo site

Nintendo just put a new coat of paint on the My Nintendo website, providing a little bit of Miitomo magic to the whole thing. Instead of clicking on a loose coin to gather it your Mii chases it around, and there's a few extra animations for...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Super Mario Maker 3DS

So uh, there isn't much here to go around this week. On Wii U, you're getting Advance Wars: Dual Strike on the Virtual Console. That's all she wrote. The 3DS is a bit more cheery, with Super Mario Maker 3DS, and a reminder for Swapdood...   read

 
 
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I'm ready for Pokemon Sun and Moon's National 'Dex, how about you?

So last night I finally did it -- I 100%ed the Alolan 'Dex for Pokemon Sun and Moon. I mean, "finally" is relative as I've only had the new entries for three weeks now, but still! I feel like I accomplished something, and when the Nati...   read

 
 
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You don't have to speak Japanese to appreciate this Miitopia trailer

When I was younger and played through the SNES Final Fantasy games, I would always change the name of characters when I could to fulfill my childhood fantasy going on a grand quest with my heroes, like Phil from Rugrats, Bill Nye from ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon is breaking all kinds of Nintendo records

Earlier this morning, Nintendo announced that Pokemon Sun and Moon had an incredibly successful launch in Europe. So successful, in fact, that the 1.5 million units sold was Europe's "biggest launch of a Nintendo game." The prosperity ...   read

 
 
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With this Dragon Quest VIII story trailer, I can see why the game is so beloved

When it comes to the Dragon Quest franchise, my favorite RPG series, I'm a Johnny-come-lately. I didn't get into it until the DS era when I picked up and subsequently fell head over heels for Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon had the biggest launch ever for Nintendo in Europe

Straight from the horse's mouth, Nintendo is reporting that Pokemon Sun and Moon has sold (not shipped), over 368,000 units just in the UK  so far. For reference, it launched in Europe six days later than the rest of the world, so it's...   read

 
 


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