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Low Switch stock, Zelda: Breath of the Wild interest giving bump to Wii U pre-owned sales at GameStop

Coming from an interview with GameStop senior director of merchandising, Eric Bright...

“With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild coming out, we’re seeing great results in our pre-owned Wii U sales. We’re selling a lot of pre-owned Wii U consoles along with brand new Wii U copies of Zelda. Breath of the Wild has reinvigorated sales of the Wii U with Nintendo Switch being sold out at so many retailers. The Switch launching and Zelda launching completely racked up the Wii U market.”

Let's hope those picking up the Wii U now will dive into its library and check out all the great games they missed. Then they can trade it back in and grab a Switch later!

Japan - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild keychains/charms on the way


Seems these are only going to be available via capsule machines in Japan. If any import retailers pick them up, we'll be sure to share.

Pokemon news - Pokemon Duel download milestone, new Eevee merch

Pokemon Duel

- downloaded over 17 million times worldwide
- special log-in bonus campaign that allows you to get some goodies every day is being run to celebrate
- runs until April 3rd

Eevee merch

- Eevolutions plush dolls on the way
- available at amusement centers via crane games
- more pics here

Kirby 25th anniversary orhestral concerts - new dates announced, merch lineup revealed

New dates

- Tokyo: July 20th, at 7PM (doors open at 6.15PM)
- Tokyo: July 21st, at 7PM (doors open at 6.15PM)
- Osaka: June 18th, at 1PM (doors open at 12.15PM)

Merchandise

- Pamphlet (A4, 2,500 Yen)
- Clear file (A4, 300 Yen)
- Memorial Glass (2,500 Yen)
- Towel (1,500 Yen)
- Square Can Badge Collection (500 Yen each)
- Masking Tape Set (850 Yen)
- Mascott (1,800 Yen)
- T-Shirt (3,000 Yen)
- Mini Tote Bad (2,500 Yen)

Check out more merch pics here

Pokemon GO - "Shiny Magikarp spotted" trailer

Trainers across the globe have reported sightings of golden Magikarp in the wild. These Shiny Magikarp are extremely rare, so pay close attention to the Magikarp you encounter while you’re out exploring the world to make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to catch one!

Have you caught one? Make sure to share your story and a screenshot with us on Twitter using #PokemonGO.

Blaster Master Zero soundtrack now available on FanGamer

Pick up the original soundtrack for Sunsoft and Inti Creates' tank-adventure reboot, Blaster Master Zero, now available on CD with classic 8-bit cover art.

Produced and supervised by Ippo Yamada, the soundtrack features 29 tracks.

Black Box
Blaster Master Zero
The Underground Adventure Begins
Fire the Blaster Rifle
Encounter
Huge Mutants
The Mutant's Lair
Search the Ruined City
HORA-2057: EVE
Moebius Engine
Next Level
The Wretched Waterworks
The Abyssal Seas
Frigid Glacier
Jason's Resolution
Full Acceleration Blast
Planet Eater
The Grotesque Labyrinth
Evil Unchained
Multidimensional Overlord
Emerging Victorious
Eve's Deception
Tears under the Night Sky
Memories of the Metafight
Shattered Bonds
INVEM MA-XX
Smiles under the Blue Sky
Expand the Arsenal!
Power up, SOPHIA!

Grab yours here

Nintendo Badge Arcade - North American update for March 24th, 2017

Nintendo Badge Arcade

- 8 returning sets of Splatoon badges

Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!