Japan - 3DS theme charts for June 13th to 19th, 2016

01. Gyakuten Saiban 6 Main Characters
02. Neru feat. Kagamine Rin ‘Rosuto Wan no Goukoku’
03. Splatoon Squid Sisters
05. Splatoon
06. 164 feat.GUMI ‘Ama no Jaku’
07. Pokémon Ash-Greninja
08. cosMo@Bousou-P ‘Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu’
09. 40mP feat. Hatsune Miku ‘Karakuri Pierrot’
10. Kirby Planet Robobot
11. Kurousa-P feat. Hatsune Miku ‘Senbonzakura’
12. Pokémon Red & Green
13. My Hero Academia: NEW Hero
14. Flying Witch 2 Piece Set
15. Pokémon: Mega Mewtwo & BREAK Evolution
16. Monster Hunter X
17. Osomatsu’s Everyone at Shea!!
18. Osomatsu’s All Set!
19. And you thought there is never a girl online? Theme Set
20. Pokémon: Mega Charizard Y
21. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
22. Assassination Classroom: New Theme of Time ③
23. ONE PIECE Luffy Sabo Ace
24. Assassination Classroom: New Theme of Time
25. Dragon Ball Super: Goku and Vegeta

Top 5 TV game ad spenders - May 15th to June 15th, 2016

- Kirby ads aired 18 times a day for 24 days
- 129 million impressions on TV
- top ad was the “Jump into Battle” spot, which accounted for nearly half of those impressions
- with less than 1,000 commercial airings, Nintendo managed to rack up 14.2 percent of the industry’s digital engagement
- Nintendo was Number 3 overall

Pokemon news - Pokemon distributions, Japanese Pokemon GO beta ending

Simisear Distribution details

- Simisear is being distributed in the Pokémon Centers across Japan
- this is to celebrate the fact that it lost the Pokémon Elections
- Level 5 with the Air Balloon and comes with the moves Work Up, Hone Claws, Power-up Punch and Giga Impac
- before now, it couldn't learn the move Work Up outside of Generation V
- runs until July 15th 2016

Pokémon - Xerneas & Yveltal Distribution

- Xerneas & Yveltal distributions at the Japan Expo in France, running from July 7th to 10th
- these match the Shiny Xerneas & Yveltal given in North American and Japan over the last 9 months

Pokémon GO - Japanese Field Test

- Japanese Field Test for Pokémon GO is due to end on July 1st 2016
- after that date, the beta app will no longer work
- the top 5 captured Pokémon during the field test are Rattata, Pidgey, Meowth, Gastly & Abra
- data will not be carried over from the field test to the full title
Edit @ 04:29: Confirmed to end June 30th in the US

SEGA shares previously unseen concept art for Sonic, Tails & other characters


SEGA shared this artwork during a Sonic 25th anniversary event. Looks like some of Sonic's friends could have had wildly different looks! I think it's safe to say we certainly got the best looking Shadow out of all the possibilities! Thanks to ChosenoneKnuckles for the heads up.

Nintendo Badge Arcade - North American update for June 25th, 2016

Nintendo Badge Aracde

- 6 returning sets of 8-bit Super Mario Bros. badges (includes system icons)

Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!

RUMOR - Fake Nintendo representative taking down fan projects?

This is pretty crazy if true. You have to wonder what makes someone do something like that. As if copyright claims weren't bothersome enough as it is, now we potentially have someone that is causing trouble and they're not even related to Nintendo. Thanks to cm30 for the heads up.