U.S. Mutual Fund Becomes Top Nintendo Shareholder

An American mutual-fund company has become the largest shareholder in Nintendo Co., placing a growing bet on signs of a revival in the Japanese videogame company’s fortunes, a regulatory filing shows.

Capital Research & Management, the investment adviser to the American Funds family, owned a 16.4% stake in Nintendo as of this week, according to a filing with Japan’s Finance Ministry. That was up from 15.3% in early March.

Full report here

Netherlands - Nintendo hosting Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 'workshop' for new players

- hosted by Nintendo Netherlands
- set for Utrecht on June 6, 2015
- seats 16 people in two sessions of two hours each
- game also available to play in a nearby square from 10AM to 3PM
- both places will have “experts” that can answer Monster Hunter questions

Prima's Splatoon eGuide - details

All the strategy at your fingertips - completely optimized for a second-screen experience. Enjoy all the content from our printed strategy guide in a convenient, easy-to-use digital companion.

All content in this eGuide is easily searchable and sortable.
Save The Electric Catfish - fully detailed single player walkthrough will help you solve each puzzle, splatter every octopi, and beat each boss.
Claim Your Turf - multiplayer strategies from Splatoon experts will give you the edge in online battles by showing you the best ways to cover arenas with ink.
Style and Firepower - complete details on how to unlock all special perks for weapons, headgear, clothes, and shoes.
Prepare to Ink - learn the best strategies for weapons such as the ink roller, ink bombs, Splattershot, and more.

Grab yours here

YouTube's top 10 trending games for April 2015

1. Mortal Kombat X
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
3. Bloodborne
4. Killing Floor 2
5. MLB 15: The Show
6. Star Wars Battlefront (the upcoming 2015 one)
7. The Witcher 3
8. Pokémon Rumble World
9. Neverwinter
10. Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel

Fan-Art: Ice Climbers amiibo



Now that's an impressive bit of work. Putting together a computer render is one thing. This is an instance of a physical piece of work. This could be one of the most impressive bits of amiibo fan art yet.

This week's game sales in Japan were the worst since 2001

We've already shared these numbers, but here they are again for those that missed them the first time.

01./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix) {2015.05.14} (¥7.344) - 15.913 / NEW
02./01. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2015.04.29} (¥4.320) - 13.844 / 232.683 (-64%)
03./03. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.592) - 11.303 / 155.278 (-37%)
04./02. [3DS] Style Savvy 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo) {2015.04.16} (¥5.076) - 7.422 / 128.213 (-66%)
05./00. [PS4] Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.05.14} (¥6.804) - 6.922 / NEW
06./05. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) - 5.405 / 989.307 (-43%)
07./06. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer (Square Enix) {2015.04.23} (¥6.458) - 5.260 / 134.905 (-44%)
08./04. [WIU] Xenoblade Chronicles X # (Nintendo) {2015.04.29} (¥8.316) - 4.236 / 101.511 (-64%)
09./07. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) - 3.648 / 2.622.489 (-57%)
10./34. [PS4] Dying Light (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2015.04.16} (¥8.208) - 3.252 / 44.450 (+38%)
11./08. [WIU] Mario Party 10 # (Nintendo) {2015.03.12} (¥5.616) - 3.204 / 140.963 (-57%)
12./09. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) - 3.133 / 2.230.716 (-56%)
13./10. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.968) - 2.723 / 2.606.206 (-56%)
14./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) - 2.439 / 3.972.933 (-48%)
15./12. [WIU] Dragon Quest X: Inishie no Ryuu no Denshou Online (Square Enix) {2015.04.30} (¥4.104) - 2.300 / 105.342 (-51%)
16./30. [PS4] Tropico 5 (Square Enix) {2015.04.23} (¥8.424) - 2.133 / 17.997 (-20%)
17./11. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (Square Enix) {2015.03.26} (¥6.264) - 2.072 / 117.161 (-57%)
18./14. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.776) - 2.041 / 636.111 (-54%)
19./19. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D |new 3DS| (Nintendo) {2015.04.02} (¥3.996) - 1.944 / 84.347 (-45%)
20./24. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 (Konami) {2015.03.26} (¥8.208) - 1.863 / 100.345

- worst since 2001
- 235,000 video games were sold in Japan at retail
- sixty percent drop in retail game sales from the previous week
- 61.93 percent drop for the week when compared to the same time last year
- Media Create explains that the reason for this decline was due to a lack of new games