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Japanese software/hardware sales - Sept. 19th to 25th, 2016

01./00. [PSV] Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro # (Aqua Plus) {2016.09.21} (¥6.800) - 47.363 / NEW
02./01. [PS4] Persona 5 # (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) - 45.178 / 309.971 (-83%)
03./00. [PS4] Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro # (Aqua Plus) {2016.09.21} (¥6.800) - 38.507 / NEW
04./05. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) - 20.842 / 1.245.218 (+6%)
05./03. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 (Konami) {2016.09.15} (¥7.600) - 16.446 / 82.483 (-75%)
06./02. [PS3] Persona 5 # (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) - 14.771 / 87.744 (-80%)
07./00. [PS3] Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro # (Aqua Plus) {2016.09.21} (¥6.800) - 11.248 / NEW
08./07. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) - 9.117 / 130.912 (+27%)
09./00. [3DS] One Piece: Daikaizoku Coliseum (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.09.21} (¥5.700) - 9.097 / NEW
10./04. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2017 (Konami) {2016.09.15} (¥6.600) - 8.703 / 43.205 (-75%)
11./06. [3DS] Dragon Ball: Fusions # (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.04} (¥5.700) - 6.058 / 165.696 (-16%)
12./12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) - 5.959 / 880.325 (+20%)
13./11. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) - 5.691 / 439.426 (+5%)
14./09. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter / Dragon Chapter (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2016.07.28} (¥4.800) - 5.403 / 180.356 (-7%)
15./08. [3DS] Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen! (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.09.15} (¥5.300) - 4.804 / 11.394 (-27%)
16./13. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) - 4.575 / 2.899.251 (-4%)
17./15. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) - 4.312 / 164.912 (+3%)
18./19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) - 3.929 / 97.110 (+35%)
19./18. [WIU] Splatoon # (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) - 3.892 / 1.472.704 (+15%)
20./14. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.09.01} (¥6.480) - 3.130 / 25.041 (-25%)

GoNintendo Review - Yo-Kai Watch 2

Yo-Kai Watch is one of the biggest franchises that Japan has right now. While the series' momentum seems to be slowing down a tad, there's no doubt that it's still massively popular. Level-5 has been hoping to replicate that momentum outside of Japan, and it seems that at least in the states, things have been somewhat slow-going. Nintendo and Level-5 have both talked openly about sales, saying that the first game has taken a similar trajectory in America as it did in Japan. Level-5 has also been quick to point out that the series didn't really take off until the second installment saw release.

Well...that's where we are right now. The anime continues on in America, the toy lineup is being refreshed and the second game is about to hit store shelves. Yo-Kai Watch 2 has a lot of pressure on it to bring in millions of gamers here, just as it did in Japan. Will the game be able to rise to that level of success and turn the brand into a phenomenon outside of Japan? Well if fans of the franchise are looking for a very similar experience to the original, then the answer should be yes!

Click here to read the rest of the story...

Amazon UK sells out of NES Classic Edition, expects new stock by December

Coming from Amazon UK...

"Due to limited stock we are only able to offer one unit per customer per address. You will be notified via email of the expected delivery date closer to the time. We will be fulfilling customer orders in the order in which they were placed, and expect to fill all pre-orders by mid-December 2016."

Hopefully our UK friends got in on their order before the stock disappeared. At least a replenishment is set to hit before Christmas time.

Japan - Sale on Cosen titles

The following titles are on sale on the 3DS eShop in Japan until Oct. 12th...

Magic Hammer – 400 Yen (instead of 500 Yen)
Toy Stunt Bike – 400 Yen (instead of 500 Yen)
Fantasy Pirates – 400 Yen (instead of 500 Yen)
Toys vs Monsters – 400 Yen (instead of 500 Yen)
Shinoby no Pazuru – 400 Yen (instead of 500 Yen)
Gu~nyan – 160 Yen (instead of 200 Yen)
Kung Fu Rabbit – 480 Yen (instead of 600 Yen)

Nintendo UK store - Mario Party: Star Rush preorders come with free notebook

A new approach to Mario Party: quicker play and simultaneous turns! Team up with Mario, Peach, Donkey Kong, and more in the most perfectly portable Mario Party game to date.

This software bundle includes Mario Party: Star Rush and a FREE Mario Party: Star Rush Notebook.

Grab yours here

3DS eShop charts - Sept. 28th, 2016

Software

1. Mario Kart 7
2. Pokemon Yellow
3. Dragon Quest VII
4. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice
5. Pokemon Red
6. Pokemon Blue
7. Super Mario Bros. 3
8. Super Mario World
9. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
10. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
11. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
12. EarhBound
13. Zelda: A Link to the Past
14. Picross 3D: Round 2
15. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
16. Monster Hunter Generations
17. Pokemon Omega Ruby
18. Super Castlevania IV
19. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
20. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

Videos

1. Yo-kai Watch 2 E3 2016 Trailer
2. Yo-kai Watch 2 TV Spot
3. Discover Monster Meadows in Dragon Quest VII – Episode 6
4. Disney Art Academy – Overview Trailer
5. Noitu Love: Devolution Trailer
6. Pokemon Yellow Trailer
7. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Trailer
8. More Ultra Beasts Debut – Pokemon Sun/Moon
9. Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Trailer
10. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
11. Version-exclusive Pokemon – Pokemon Sun/Moon
12. Disney Magical World 2 Nintendo Direct Trailer
13. Starter Pokemon for Pokemon Sun/Moon Revealed
14. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
15. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire E3 2014 Trailer
16. Hyrule Warriors Legends DLC Pack 3 Trailer
17. Super Mario World Trailer
18. Pokemon Bank Trailer
19. Zelda: Breath of the Wild E3 2016 Trailer
20. Super Castlevania IV Trailer

Pokemon GO - rare spawning nests now randomized

Looks like another big change has been made to Pokemon GO. Spawning nests now seem to be completely randomized. Prior to this change, players could visit a spawning nest and know exactly what to expect from now. Now that's not the case at all. For example, what used to be a Charmander nest now spawns Abras, Digletts, Ponytas, Squirtles or others, depending on where you are. Same for an Electabuzz nest, which can now spawn Nidoran, Onix, Pinsir, Polywag, Cubone and more. It seems that “staples” of your area will always stay the same, but rare Pokemon are totally randomized.