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GameStop comments on the potential of the NX, rumor that console uses cartridges


This comes from the Executive VP of Business Strategy at GameStop Mike Hogan, who talks about the potential of the NX...

''Nintendo has confirmed that they will be introducing a new console in early 2017. So let’s take a look at the potential for just that one new console. Once again, we’re not projecting. We are simply looking at the potential for the new console in comparison to prior consoles.

Should the new NX perform only slightly better than the Wii U, it would generate 2.7 billion dollars in incremental sales over the first two years. Should it perform at even half of the level of the Wii, it would generate 7.5 billion units of incremental sales over that time frame. You can of course apply GameStop’s market share to estimate the impact on GameStop’s sales.

While it’s too early to offer definitive projections, we are monitoring the situation closely in terms of product availability and features, consumer awareness and purchase intent. We plan to provide updates this quarter.''


Mr. Hogan also commented on the rumor that the NX will use cartridges...

''We saw these rumors, and of course we can’t comment on them. I don’t think we know anything about it anyway, but certainly for us physical media is a good thing.

The only difference would be on the refurbishment and pre-owned side, and actually cartdriges are much simpler to refurbish and repackage, so there’s a little bit of an advantage in that direction.

But it’s early, and we keep a cool head. Certainly I would say that there are rumors of that type, just confirms that this is an important console for next year, it will have physical media, we will play a role in it, our pre-owned business will also play a role, so we’re excited about that, and of course we love Nintendo IP, so… it’s all good news.''

Wii U/3DS - next week's maintenance schedule (May 27)

Services impacted
Wii U: Nintendo eShop (all online services)
Nintendo 3DS: Nintendo eShop (all online services)
Web: purchasing games from the Nintendo Homepage [Japan-only]

Times
Europe: May 30th (10PM) to May 31st (4AM)
UK: May 30th (9PM) to May 31st (3AM)
North America (EST): May 30th (4PM to 10PM)
North America (PST): May 30th (1PM to 7PM)
Japan: May 31st (4AM to 12PM)

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Services impacted
Wii U: Lost Reavers (all online services)

Times
Europe: June 1st (4AM to 8AM)
UK: June 1st (3AM to 7AM)
North America (EST): May 31st (10PM) to June 1st (2AM)
North America (PST): May 31st (7PM to 11PM)
Japan: June 1st (11AM to 3PM)

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Services impacted
Nintendo 3DS: Flipnote Studio 3D (all online services)

Times
Europe: June 2nd (3AM to 5AM)
UK: June 2nd (2AM to 4AM)
North America (EST): June 1st (9PM to 11PM)
North America (PST): June 1st (6PM to 8PM)
Japan: June 2nd (10AM to 12PM)

Japanese software sales - Top 50 for week 20, 2016

01./01. [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2016.05.10} (¥7.900) – 21.155 / 149.879 (-84%)
02./02. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 19.383 / 268.334 (-20%)
03./00. [PS4] Homefront: The Revolution (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.05.19} (¥7.980) – 9.422 / NEW
04./03. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 8.913 / 518.492 (-17%)
05./00. [PSV] Kenka Bancho Otome (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.05.19} (¥5.980) – 8.534 / NEW
06./04. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 6.763 / 126.073 (-29%)
07./00. [PS4] Doom (Bethesda Softworks) {2016.05.19} (¥7.980) – 6.164 / NEW
08./05. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980) – 6.057 / 140.448 (-29%)
09./00. [3DS] My Hero Academia: Battle for All (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.05.19} (¥5.700) – 5.607 / NEW
10./08. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 5.564 / 774.096 (-2%)
11./00. [PS4] Battleborn (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2016.05.19} (¥7.700) – 5.145 / NEW
12./09. [WIU] Splatoon # (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 5.038 / 1.367.268 (-4%)
13./10. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 4.088 / 878.493 (+1%)
14./07. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 4.047 / 596.369 (-30%)
15./06. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 3.952 / 80.392 (-33%)
16./00. [PSV] Period Cube: Torikago no Amadeus # (Idea Factory) {2016.05.19} (¥6.300) – 3.850 / NEW
17./18. [WIU] Star Fox Zero + Star Fox Guard Double Pack (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥6.500) – 3.735 / 36.177 (+69%)
18./14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 2.373 / 47.974 (-5%)
19./16. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 2.319 / 161.048 (-4%)
20./11. [PS4] Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2016.04.21} (¥5.980) – 2.118 / 15.336 (-23%)
21./12. [PS4] Dark Souls III (From Software) {2016.03.24} (¥7.430)
22./20. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
23./22. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571)
24./13. [PS3] Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (Square Enix) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980)
25./21. [3DS] Disney Art Academy (Nintendo) {2016.04.07} (¥3.700)
26./15. [PSV] One Piece: Burning Blood # (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.04.21} (¥6.800)
27./23. [WIU] Pokken Tournament # (Pokemon Co.) {2016.03.18} (¥7.200)
28./26. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700)
29./24. [3DS] Terraria (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800)
30./25. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥7.900)
31./27. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
32./17. [PS4] One Piece: Burning Blood # (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.04.21} (¥7.600)
33./29. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.200)
34./32. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
35./34. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
36./31. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.600)
37./28. [PS4] Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.10.08} (¥6.900)
38./35. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations # (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800)
39./19. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
40./42. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below [Ultimate Hits] (Square Enix) {2016.04.28} (¥3.800)
41./30. [3DS] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Assassin Ikusei Keikaku!! (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.24} (¥5.700)
42./38. [PS4] UEFA EURO 2016: Winning Eleven 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800)
43./39. [WIU] Star Fox Zero (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥5.700)
44./40. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Omise Hajimerundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2015.11.19} (¥4.800)
45./48. [3DS] Monster Strike (Mixi) {2015.12.17} (¥4.500)
46./37. [3DS] Disney Magic World 2 # (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.11.05} (¥5.690)
47./43. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.000)
48./46. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven Megamix (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥4.700)
49./41. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.200)
50./49. [3DS] Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning [Nintendo Selects] (Marvelous) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)

Zelda: Skyward Sword - Good Smile releasing new Link figurine in November, pre-orders open


- 1/7 scale PVC figure is about 20cm in height
- will release sometime in November for 15800 yen
- pre-orders start today and will be available until July 27, 2016 at 9:00pm JST

GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - My Parents Play: Kirby's Dream Land

End of the week, friends! The weather here is getting hot and steamy, which means this weekend could be a particularly uncomfortable one. That's alright though, as I need to get out there and get some sun. The glow of the computer screen doesn't really do wonders for my skin. I'll get some rays this weekend, and I hope you have fun planned as well! See you in a few, short hours.

Kirby: Planet Robobot is just around the corner. With excitement for that game building, I thought it would be the perfect time to introduce my parents to how Kirby started! On top of that, Kirby games are pretty damn easy. Surely my parents can handle a bit of Kirby platforming...right?!

Check out the entire Parents Play series here (and subscribe if you want to!)

Miitomo - May 27th, 2016 update (New question, Miitomo Drop theme)

Miitomo

- A new question is available: “What type of personality are you most attracted to?”.
- available until June 3rd
- allows you to get Platinum Coins if you answer before then
- A new Miitomo Drop theme is now available
- “With extra va-va-vroom! Vehicular Vogue [A, B, C]”
- available until June 5th.