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Photos of John Cena at the Switch "Unexpected Places" event

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, local fans play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Switch system while it is in handheld mode in the California desert on February 23, 2017 at Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Nintendo of America)

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John Cena, WWE Superstar, hosts Nintendo Switch in Unexpected Places for the Nintendo Switch system on February 23, 2017 at Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Nintendo of America)

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, fans play the 1-2-Switch in tabletop mode in the California desert on February 23, 2017 at Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Nintendo of America)

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John Cena, WWE Superstar, plays The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch system while it is in TV mode, at the Nintendo Switch in Unexpected Places for the Nintendo Switch system on February 23, 2017 at Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Nintendo of America)

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, the Nintendo Switch in Unexpected Places activation is set against the backdrop of the California desert on February 23, 2017 at Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Nintendo of America)

Switch sleep mode - fully-charged unit only loses 2% of battery after 8 hours

Coming from an ArsTechnica feature...

after eight hours in "sleep," a fully charged battery had only drained to 98 percent

I'd say that's pretty damn good. If you were wondering just how long your Switch can stay in sleep mode when undocked, I think you have your answer.

Pokemon GO earned 96% of all AR revenue in 2016


It's no surprise to see Pokemon GO take the lion's share of revenue in the AR field. How many other AR games are out there? I'm really struggling to think of another!

North America - Ace Attorney games discounted on 3DS eShop

– Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies – $11.99 (was $29.99)
– Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy – $14.99 (was $29.99)
– Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice – $17.99 (was $29.99)

Nintendo on Switch core concepts, new installments in old IP, reaching Wii consumers again

Coming from a Verge interview with Nintendo's Shinya Takahashi and Yoshiaki Koizumi...

Koizumi: “When we were working on the early development of the Nintendo Switch, one concept that was very important to us was how do we get people together to have a good time. Whether you’re playing poker or blackjack, you’re going to be making eye contact with other players. We like to think of this as being integral — core to Nintendo’s DNA. The same DNA is even flowing through the Switch.”

Takahashi: “Certainly Nintendo has our long-time fans who are looking forward to new installments in our IP like Zelda, Mario,. and of course we’ll continue to make new games for those fans. Nintendo is an entertainment company first and foremost.

The ability to pick it up and hand it to someone else was a very important part of the hardware. We began to look at how can we leverage these technologies to create new experiences that will appeal to that wider range of ages and a wider range of interests than even the Wii audience had.

One of the things we’ve continued to consider for a long time is how we can give an audience that played Wii another opportunity to come into contact with Nintendo software. Adding this level of freedom to a game console means more people will see it in use. They’ll have more opportunities to have contact with games in general.”

Fan-Art: Make your own papercraft Switch

We've got some time to kill before the Switch comes out, so why not spend some of it making a papercraft Switch? You can hit up the link below for free printouts that you can then cut/fold into your own Switch. Pretend like you have the real thing, then most likely crumple it up and throw it away when the real deal arrives!

Printouts here

Full list of events taking place on Pokemon Day (Feb. 27th)

Pokémon Day is February 27, commemorating the launch of the very first Pokémon games in Japan back in 1996. The fun starts at Pokemon.com, where we will be updating a gallery of our fans’ Pokémon photo memories. They can use the hashtag #PokemonDay to share their best Pokémon moments. Please find more information about Pokémon Day below:

Pikachu will lead the Pokémon Day celebration in Pokémon GO. From February 26, 1:00 pm PST, to March 6, 1:00pm PST, any Pikachu encountered in the wild will be wearing a festive party hat! The Pikachu caught during that time will keep its party hat, so be sure to look for this special Pikachu during its short time in the wild.

Pokémon Day marks the debut of the new Gallery Figures collection in the Pokémon Center. The first set includes awesome figures of Eevee, Mew, Magikarp, and Pikachu—each performing its signature attack. These figures were designed specifically for the Pokémon Center, so this is the first time anyone will be able to get their hands on them. Check out the Pokémon Gallery Figures collection in the Pokémon Center (https://www.pokemoncenter.com/).

Starting on Pokémon Day, revisit some of the best big-screen moments of Ash and his friends with a movie marathon on Pokémon TV. For a limited time, watch the original classic Pokémon: The First Movie, as well as Pokémon 4Ever and Pokémon—Zoroark: Master of Illusions in their entirety. Remember that you can watch Pokémon TV on Pokemon.com and on the Pokémon TV mobile apps. These movies will be available for only a limited time, so don’t miss them!

The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online is starting its Pokémon Day festivities early, with extra Trainer Tokens available on the Bonus Wheel for the entire week leading up to Pokémon Day. Then, be sure to log in to your game on Pokémon Day for an extra-special Daily Bonus. Remember that you can play the Pokémon TCG Online on your computer, iPad, or Android tablet. Battle today and through Pokémon Day for bigger rewards!

Don’t forget that right now you can head to your local participating GameStop store to get a Bottle Cap for your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon video game. This item lets you boost the individual strength of one of your Pokémon’s stats via Hyper Training, making the Pokémon even more ready for your next big battle! Bottle Cap codes will be available at GameStop until March 5.

Pikachu lends its brilliant features to the new Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL. This limited-edition New Nintendo 3DS XL is launching just a couple of days before Pokémon Day, and it’s sure to be popular, so check it out while you can. Visit the product page on Nintendo.com for more details.

If you’re looking for even more Pokémon animation fun for your Pokémon Day celebrations, you can find Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel on the iTunes Store, Google Play, and Amazon Video. Plus, check out a special Pokémon the Series: Gold & Silver TV episode bundle featuring Ash’s adventures throughout the Johto region. With this collection of episodes and the latest Pokémon movie, you’ll be ready to host the perfect Pokémon Day party!

Pokémon Day is a good reminder that big promotions are going on in Pokémon Shuffle, too. The popular Nintendo 3DS game is celebrating two years of challenging fans with puzzle fun. Take a look at the in-game notifications to get more details on these upcoming opportunities.

Head to Twitch.tv/Pokemon for an all-day celebration of Pokémon competitions, showing many of the most memorable matches from the Pokémon TCG, video games, and Pokkén Tournament from the past several years. See your favorite players from around the globe as we broadcast epic Championship battles, including some from recent Pokémon World Championships.

Switch Joy-Con desyncing issue examined/tested, possible answer found

As you can see, it looks like the issue might have something to do with the Joy-Con being blocked almost completely, or the Joy-Con losing sight with the Switch in some way. All I can tell you is that I haven't had this issue happen at all, but I've been playing with the included Joy-Con grip.