Fire Emblem Fates easily beats out first-week totals of Fire Emblem: Awakening

The Fire Emblem series is doing better than ever. It was Fire Emblem Awakening that got the series back on track and now it's clear that Japan is very hungry for the series. The first-week debut of Fire Emblem Fates managed to bring in 303,666 units sold when combining the two version and the special dual-edition bundle. Back when Fire Emblem Fates launched, the title managed to sell 242,600 units in its first week. Looks like Nintendo has another hit on their hands!

Japanese software, hardware sales - June 22nd to 28th, 2015

01./00. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Black Kingdom / White Kingdom (Nintendo) {2015.06.25} (¥5.076) - 260.675 / NEW
02./00. [PSV] Persona 4: Dancing All Night # (Atlus) {2015.06.25} (¥7.538) - 94.036 / NEW
03./00. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Black Kingdom / White Kingdom Special Edition {Fire Emblem Fates: Black Kingdom \ Fire Emblem Fates: White Kingdom} (Nintendo) {2015.06.25} (¥9.990) - 42.991 / NEW
04./01. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥5.076) - 42.718 / 266.726 (-36%)
05./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward # (Square Enix) {2015.06.23} (¥4.104) - 38.758 / NEW
06./03. [WIU] Splatoon (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6.156) - 37.458 / 348.040 (-14%)
07./00. [PS3] TV Anime Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol.2 (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.06.25} (¥10.778) - 16.392 / NEW
08./06. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.592) - 10.896 / 220.589 (+12%)
09./00. [PSV] Chaos;Child # (5pb.) {2015.06.25} (¥7.344) - 10.325 / NEW
10./02. [3DS] Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (Marvelous) {2015.06.18} (¥6.458) - 9.284 / 55.776 (-80%)
11./00. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward # (Square Enix) {2015.06.23} (¥4.104) - 8.729 / NEW
12./07. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) - 7.978 / 1.045.901 (-8%)
13./05. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.06.11} (¥6.145) - 7.687 / 98.789 (-53%)
14./00. [PSV] Shinobi, Koi Utsutsu: Setsugetsuka Koi Emaki # (Idea Factory) {2015.06.25} (¥6.264) - 6.762 / NEW
15./04. [PS4] Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (Capcom) {2015.06.18} (¥4.849) - 6.454 / 42.326 (-82%)
16./00. [3DS] Kaitou Joker: Toki o Koeru Kaitou to Ushinawareta Houseki (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.06.25} (¥5.627) - 5.189 / NEW
17./10. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) - 4.899 / 2.648.334 (+13%)
18./00. [PS4] Chaos;Child # (5pb.) {2015.06.25} (¥8.424) - 4.860 / NEW
19./00. [PS4] Ride (Intergrow) {2015.06.25} (¥7.344) - 4.056 / NEW
20./08. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft) {2015.05.21} (¥8.856) - 4.054 / 122.038 (-34%)

System | This Week | Last Week | Last Year | YTD | Last YTD | LTD |
| 3DS # | 32.355 | 24.064 | 27.884 | 927.783 | 1.064.839 | 18.766.228 |
| PSV # | 23.954 | 12.288 | 24.919 | 500.755 | 646.497 | 4.024.682 |
| PS4 | 14.482 | 13.850 | 8.059 | 581.136 | 620.619 | 1.551.803 |
| WIU | 13.166 | 14.616 | 10.653 | 277.374 | 286.819 | 2.420.954 |
| PS3 | 2.761 | 2.819 | 7.480 | 150.928 | 295.152 | 10.319.919 |
| XB1 | 243 | 201 | | 9.620 | | 52.887 |
| ALL | 86.961 | 67.838 | 80.641 | 2.447.596 | 3.012.146 | 37.136.473 |
| PSVTV | 820 | 540 | 2.727 | 16.772 | 44.831 | 166.985 |
| PSV | 23.134 | 11.748 | 22.192 | 483.983 | 601.666 | 3.857.697 |
|n-3DSLL| 21.818 | 17.642 | | 565.744 | | 1.432.802 |
| n-3DS | 8.294 | 4.506 | | 212.461 | | 581.767 |
| 3DSLL | 847 | 790 | 22.803 | 75.900 | 773.849 | 6.908.523 |
| 3DS | 1.396 | 1.126 | 5.081 | 73.678 | 290.990 | 9.843.136 |

Amazon - GameCube controller adapter in stock

For those who are still waiting for GameCube adapters to pop back up, good news! You can pick yours up at Amazon by clicking here

Petit Computer Magazine software bundle coming to 3DS in Japan

-SmileBoom is distributing Petit Computer Magazine: First Edition which is composed of several user-developed games using a program called Petit Computer #3 SmileBASIC

-300 yen on the Japanese3DS eShop

-When downloading this software, 3DS owners can play a variety of games using SmileBASIC 3 without havint o download the said software itself

-Users can commercialize these products and find ways to develop new games using BASIC

-Includes user nominated award winning titles such as SOLID GUNNER

-Program has also been used to create themes for the New Nintendo 3DS. These themes can be bought for 200 yen from the themes menu


Don't Crash coming to Wii U July 9

Nintendo - San Diego Comic-Con details press release

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo is headed to Comic-Con in San Diego with a wide variety of fun games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and multiple fan tournaments for games like Splatoon and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Fans of all ages are encouraged to visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge in the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina (333 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101), directly adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center, from July 9 to July 12 to add a little Nintendo magic to their Comic-Con adventure. The Nintendo Gaming Lounge will feature many unreleased playable Nintendo video games, including Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World and Skylanders SuperChargers from Activision for the Wii U console, and The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash for the Nintendo 3DS system. The lounge will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 9-11 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 12. San Diego Comic-Con attendees with a show badge can also visit Nintendo’s booth (No. 235) in the San Diego Convention Center to view a display of almost all released and upcoming amiibo figures.

Nintendo is headed to Comic-Con in San Diego with a wide variety of fun games for Wii U and Nintendo ... 

Nintendo is headed to Comic-Con in San Diego with a wide variety of fun games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and multiple fan tournaments for games like Splatoon and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Our fans can now take some of the great new games we showcased at the E3 video game conference in Los Angeles for a test spin,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “And with many of these games launching this year, it’s the perfect time to be a Wii U and Nintendo 3DS owner.”

The Nintendo Gaming Lounge serves as an oasis for both Comic-Con attendees and local Southern California residents looking for a fun place to take their families and to see what is on the horizon from Nintendo. One of the playable games highlighted in the lounge is Super Mario Maker, the upcoming Wii U game that lets players play, create and share their own Super Mario Bros.-themed levels using environments, power-ups and characters from the original Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. U games. Super Mario Maker was well-received at the recent E3 expo, receiving more than 20 awards from critics. Visitors can also view a stage show in which members of the Nintendo Treehouse will demonstrate the game’s features, including level-creation techniques that will help people easily create custom levels in the game to share with friends. Nintendo Gaming Lounge attendees can even meet the voice of Mario himself, Charles Martinet. More information about the schedule of Charles Martinet activities will be shared in the future.

Nintendo will host multiple tournaments for Splatoon, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire in the Nintendo Gaming Lounge. On Saturday, July 11, Nintendo will host its first-ever Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Championship Tournament for kids 12 and under. The winner of this tournament will receive an amiibo prize pack containing Ness, Greninja, Jigglypuff, Charizard, PAC-MAN, Wario, Robin, Lucina and Mario – Gold Edition amiibo figures. Nintendo will also host a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U amiibo team competition along with two divisions of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire tournaments, as well as additional competitive activities featuring Splatoon and Little Battlers eXperience, an upcoming Nintendo 3DS game that is playable for the first time in the U.S. at Comic-Con. Tournament times are as followed:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

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July 10 9-11 a.m. All ages

 July 11 9-11 a.m. Under 13


Pokémon trainers of all ages can show off their skills in a tournament featuring Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. The one-day-only tournament takes place on July 12 and winners will receive a New Nintendo 3DS XL system and five Pokémon amiibo figures (Charizard, Greninja, Jigglypuff, Lucario and Pikachu).

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

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July 12 9-11 a.m. Under 12

  9-11 a.m. 13 and over


Fans looking to ink their way to victory and win a Splatoon hat and the Splatoon amiibo three-pack will have their chance in a series of Splatoon mini-tournaments on July 9 and July 12:


Game Date Registration Time Age Restriction


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July 9 9-11 a.m. All ages

 July 12 9-11 a.m. All ages


Fans that visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge on Sunday, July 12, will have the opportunity to compete for entries for drawings to win collectible figures featured in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Little Battlers eXperience.

July 9-11 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. All ages

 July 12 12 p.m., 3 p.m. All ages


All tournament participants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visitors to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge that don’t want to participate in one of the several tournaments are free to enjoy the competitions as spectators, or hang around to play many fun Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. Playable games at the lounge include:

Wii U

Super Mario Maker from Nintendo

Yoshi’s Woolly World from Nintendo

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U from Nintendo

Splatoon from Nintendo

Skylanders SuperChargers from Activision

Nintendo 3DS

Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash from Nintendo

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes from Nintendo

Little Battlers eXperience from Nintendo

YO-KAI WATCH from Nintendo

Fans that aren’t able to make it to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge can still keep up with all the fun by following Nintendo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope.

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Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit or

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 680 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at

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Miiverse to undergo extensive changes later this summer

Miiverse seems to be undergoing major changes later this summer. According to a post on the Miiverse site:

-Screenshot Album will hold all of your screenshots, up to 100 and won't be visible to other users

-Play Journal will keep a record of your own experiences and you'll be able to write your own journal entries. 

-Communities will undergo an overhaul. The main community for each game will be categorized to make browsing more easier to access: Play Journal Entries, Drawings, Discussions

-You will no longer be able to post to your activity feed after the redesign

-Limitations on posting quickly in succession of other posts will be less strict going forward. The new limit for posting is 30 posts or comments per day, with in-game posts not being included in these 30 posts.