NPD Group sales data

NINTENDO SWITCH ACHIEVES ITS BEST OCTOBER SALES TO DATE

Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite Sold a Combined 735,926 Units in the U.S. With growth of 136% when compared to the same month in 2019, the Nintendo Switch family of systems saw its strongest October sales yet, with more than 735,000 units sold between Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite in the U.S. According to numbers provided by NPD Group, the October 2020 sales of Nintendo Switch are the second-highest October sales of any video game console in history, only outdone by the 807,000 units sold of the Wii system in October 2008. October continues a record-setting streak for Nintendo Switch as the best-selling video game console for 23 consecutive months – the most months in a row for any video game console since NPD Group started tracking sales numbers. To date, Nintendo Switch has sold more than 22.5 million units in the U.S., according to NPD. And according to internal Nintendo […]

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Nintendo Download, Oct. 1, 2020: Keep Mario Alive in Super Mario Bros. 35!

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop, which offers a variety of options for the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Nintendo Switch Online is a paid membership service that allows members to team up or face off online in compatible Nintendo Switch games, such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Members also enjoy a curated library of NES and Super NES classic games, including Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, among many others. To find out more about the benefits that come with Nintendo Switch Online, to view membership options and to learn about a free seven-day trial for new users, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/. Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a […]

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Nintendo Marks the 35th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros. with Games, Products and In-Game Events

Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. All Launching This Year Mario has come a long way since jumping on that first Goomba in World 1-1 of the original Super Mario Bros. game. Now, 35 years since the launch of that game in Japan, he is starring in new games on the Nintendo Switch system, lending his likeness to brands like LEGO®, PUMA and Monopoly, and watching as fans battle it out using Super Mario power-ups in Splatoon 2. In a new video presentation released today, Nintendo detailed several games, products and in-game events that are all arriving for the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. This includes games new to the Nintendo Switch family of systems like Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a collection of three Super Mario games of the modern era, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy; Super Mario Bros. 35, a 35-player online battle in the world of the original Super Mario […]

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‘Mix Up the Fun’ with Nintendo and LUNCHABLES this Fall

Kids With an Appetite for Adventure Have a Chance to Win a Nintendo Switch Prize Pack and Other Rewards With Specially Marked LUNCHABLES Packages It’s time to power up lunchtime! This fall, Nintendo is partnering with LUNCHABLES to make lunch playful with some of its most recognizable video game characters. Beginning on Sept. 1 and running through Dec. 31, characters from Nintendo Switch games will appear on select LUNCHABLES packages at stores across the country. Characters featured will include fan-favorites from the Animal Crossing: New Horizon, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2 games, as well as the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass DLC.* For those hungry for adventure, LUNCHABLES is also giving fans the chance to win Nintendo Switch prize packs during its LUNCHABLES Gaming Together Giveaway. When purchasing special Nintendo-themed LUNCHABLES packages, fans can discover a code inside each box which can be redeemed online for the chance to win […]

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CRIS VELASCO SCORES SUBVERSIVE SCI-FI / HORROR GAME CARRION

Soundtrack releases July 23rd – Pre-save here. Award-winning composer Cris Velasco (Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Bloodborne, Darksiders) partners with Materia Collective to release the original soundtrack to Phobia Game Studio’s CARRION. Published by Devolver Digital, the game is a subversion of the sci-fi/horror genre, putting the player in control not of the human survivors but rather of the monster attacking their facility. Velasco’s 25-track album captures CARRION’s creeping dread and otherworldly terror with darkly atmospheric music punctuated by moments of violent intensity. CARRION and its soundtrack release on July 23rd but you can now pre-save the album at https://materia.to/carrion. “The score to CARRION is unlike anything I’ve written before,” says Cris Velasco. “While there are still melodic moments of grandeur and even beauty, the majority of the score is quite dystopian. You play as the monster in this reverse horror game. No one gets out alive, and the music won’t let you […]

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2020 Play! Pokémon Championship Series

2020 Pokémon Championship Series Canceled

If you are a Pokémon TCG/Video game competitive player (or anyone interested in League play), we have some bad news. The safety and well-being of our competitors, organizers, employees, local communities, and partners continues to be our top priority and is the primary consideration with every decision we make. The Pokémon company had this news brief posted on their official site: After careful review and pursuant to guidance set forth by local, regional, and national health authorities, as well as the World Health Organization, Public Health England, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 North America International Championships (scheduled for June 26–28 in Columbus, Ohio) and the 2020 Pokémon World Championships (scheduled for August 14–16 in London, United Kingdom). With the cancellation of these pinnacle events, the 2020 Play! Pokémon Championship Series is suspended and all sanctioned Play! Pokémon […]

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Nintendo Download, Feb. 13, 2020: Serve Up Knuckle Sandwiches in an RPG Feast

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop, which offers a variety of options for the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Account. Customers in the U.S. […]

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Nintendo Switch Lounges Offer Travelers Gateways to Adventure at U.S. Airports

Pop-Up Experiences Deliver Play Time and Nintendo Smiles to Travelers REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 11, 2020 – Busy travelers embarking on journeys this year will have the opportunity to encounter fun surprises waiting for them at the airport. Beginning on Feb. 13, at select major airports across the U.S., Nintendo will be providing Nintendo Switch™ On The Go pop-up airport lounges featuring Nintendo products and opportunities for hands-on time with the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems. With comfortable seating, charging ports and Nintendo Switch game demos playable in both Handheld mode and TV mode, these lounges demonstrate the convenience and joy that the Nintendo Switch family of systems can add to everyone’s on-the-go adventures. Some of the games that will be featured at the demo areas include popular titles such as The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey™, Super Mario Party™ and Tetris® 99, among others. “With a vast library of exciting entertainment […]

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New cloud service app Pokémon HOME.

POKÉMON HOME TO LAUNCH IN FEBRUARY 2020

New Pokémon Cloud Service App Can Manage Collection of Pokémon across Multiple Games London, United Kingdom—January 28, 2020—Last Tuesday The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced more details for the new cloud service app Pokémon HOME. The app enables Trainers to continue their Pokémon adventures beyond a single game system and manage their collection of Pokémon across many of their games. Pokémon HOME will launch in February 2020 for iOS and Android devices as well as Nintendo Switch. Designed as a place where all Pokémon can gather, Pokémon HOME will enable Trainers to bring over Pokémon from linked Pokémon series games and deposit them in Pokémon Boxes in the cloud or move them around to linked compatible games.[1] Also, by linking the same Nintendo Account to both the Nintendo Switch version and the mobile device version, fans will be able to access the same Pokémon Boxes from both hardware platforms. The […]

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Battle other Trainers globally soon—the GO Battle League has started rolling out!

Niantic and The Pokémon Company International are beginning to roll out the GO Battle League to Trainers worldwide in Pokémon GO this week. Trainers, The GO Battle League is on its way! This week, the GO Battle League will start gradually becoming available to Trainers based on Trainer level. Game features are rolled out in this fashion in order to maintain stability. At launch, the first preseason of the GO Battle League will kick off. During preseason, we will continue to optimize and tune the feature so that Season 1 can be the best season that it can be! **What is preseason?** Preseason is a period of time before a season of competitive play begins. With your help, we will be able to optimize and balance the GO Battle League feature during this time. We will also be taking this time to learn about how the GO Battle League is […]

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