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GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 572 records LIVE at 3:15 PM ET

Mom Brain is with us for this show...FINALLY! That means we can get back to the music section! It's been far too long without that. Look forward to that, as well as all the regular news and our usual stupidity!

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Pokémon activities announced for Gamescom

- special Pokkén Tournament competition
- Battle Director Shigeki Morimoto will be attending
- there could be a surprise, as was teased by Morimoto

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse - more retail evidence surfaces

- Amazon Spain put up a listing for the game as well
- GameFly shows a September 20th release date
- Amazon’s Spain has it for September 16th
- Rising Star Games seems to be the publisher

UK - Top 30 software sales for June 2016, 1st-half 2016 hardware sales & revenue

01 (03) OVERWATCH (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD) ~ 72,000 / 132,000* [+20%]
02 (NE) LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
03 (02) DOOM (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS) ~ 64,000 / 190,000* [-49%]
04 (01) UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) ~ 62,000 / 322,000* [-76%]
05 (09) FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS) [+179%]
06 (18) GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
07 (NE) MIRROR’S EDGE CATALYST (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
08 (04) CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
09 (07) TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION (UBISOFT)
10 (05) RATCHET & CLANK (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
11 (NE) DEAD ISLAND: DEFINITIVE EDITION (KOCH MEDIA)
12 (20) UEFA EURO 2016 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER (KONAMI) [+93%]
13 (11) LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
14 (13) STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
15 (17) FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
16 (06) HOMEFRONT: THE REVOLUTION (KOCH MEDIA)
17 (21) MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
18 (29) DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
19 (14) EA SPORTS UFC 2 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
20 (12) FAR CRY PRIMAL (UBISOFT)
21 (18) LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
22 (16) HALO 5: GUARDIANS (MICROSOFT)
23 (30) TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE (UBISOFT)
24 (25) WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)
25 (22) PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE 2 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
26 (NE) ROCKET LEAGUE (505 GAMES)
27 (19) FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 (MICROSOFT)
28 (26) MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
29 (34) MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
30 (RE) DEADPOOL (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
31 (39) BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
32 (24) THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
33 (33) UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
34 (23) DIRT RALLY (CODEMASTERS)
35 (10) BATTLEBORN (TAKE 2)
36 (RE) SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
37 (27) RISE OF THE TOMB RIDER (MICROSOFT)
38 (NE) STAR OCEAN: INTEGRITY AND FAITHLESSNESS (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
39 (RE) NEED FOR SPEED (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
40 (37) YO-KAI WATCH (NINTENDO)

Physical software sales by format (units)

01 (01) PlayStation 4 – 528,744 (-15.13%)
02 (02) Xbox One – 336,787 (-26.43%)
03 (03) Xbox 360 – 82,760 (-62.43%)
04 (04) Nintendo 3DS – 64,369 (-13.02%)
05 (06) PlayStation 3 – 48,277 (-62.60%)
06 (05) PC Software – 37,932 (-49.91%)
07 (07) Nintendo Wii U – 37,932 (-59.93%)
08 (09) PlayStation Vita – 6,897 (-59.92%)
09 (08) Nintendo Wii – 3,448 (-77.74%)
10 (10) Nintendo DS – 2,299 (-85.16%)

Same results, ranked by revenue:

01 (01) PlayStation 4 – £17,220,700
02 (02) Xbox One – £10,413,300
03 (03) Nintendo 3DS – £1,651,300
04 (05) Xbox 360 – £1,550,200
05 (06) Nintendo Wii U – £1,011,000
06 (04) PC Software – £808,800
07 (07) PlayStation 3 – £775,100
08 (08) PlayStation Vita – £134,800
09 (09) Nintendo Wii – £33,700
10 (10) Nintendo DS – £33,700

Japan - Top 30 best-selling games of June 2016

1. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice – 255,406 (238,516 physical, 16,890 digital)
2. [3DS] Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns – 123,774 (110,597 physical, 13,177 digital)
3. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 81,923 (71,407 physical, 10,516 digital)
4. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 78,867 (71,506 physical, 7,361 digital)
5. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure – 56,346 (54,439 physical, 1,907 digital)
6. [PS4] Overwatch – 54,865 (45,606 physical, 9,259 digital)
7. [PS4] Battlefield 4 – 50,785 (N/A physical, 50,785 digital)
8. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 41,635 (40,925 physical, 710 digital)
9. [3DS] Pokemon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow – 40,815 (22,547 physical, 18,268 digital)
10. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot – 37,843 (35,733 physical, 2,110 digital)
11. [PS4] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone – 34,900 (N/A physical, 34,900 digital)
12. [PS4] Battlefield: Hardline (EA Best Hits) – 31,455 (76 physical, 31,379 digital)
13. [PSV] Caligula – 30,994 (28,960 physical, 2,034 digital)
14. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition – 29,027 (22,676 physical, 6,351 digital)
15. [PS4] Resident Evil: Umbrella Core – 24,433 (11,622 physical, 12,811 digital)
16. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 22,608 (20,294 physical, 2,314 digital)
17. [3DS] The Battle Cats POP! – 22,435 (N/A physical, 22,435 digital)
18. [WIU] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 22,294 (21,041 physical, 1,253 digital)
19. [PSV] Refrain no Chika Meikyuu to Majo no Ryodan – 22,207 (15,703 physical, 6,504 digital)
20. [WIU] Splatoon – 20,784 (19,020 physical, 1,764 digital)
21. [WIU] Super Mario Maker – 19,750 (18,036 physical, 1,714 digital)
22. [3DS] Battleminer – 18,579 (N/A physical, 18,579 digital)
23. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Sangokushi – 17,855 (17,052 physical, 803 digital)
24. [PS4] Uncharted 4 – 15,864 (13,909 physical, 1,955 digital)
25. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 – 14,828 (12,584 physical, 2,244 digital)
26. [PSV] Hakuouki: Shinkai Hana no Shou – 14,595 (13,761 physical, 834 digital)
27. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 – 13,909 (7,272 physical, 6,595 digital)
28. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition – 13,867 (7,272 physical, 6,595 digital)
29. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 13,612 (13,196 physical, 416 digital)
30. [PS4] Project Cars Perfect Edition – 12,187 (10,928 physical, 1,259 digital)

Reggie on Nintendo's challenge, Wii U missing an opportunity, NX & maintaining fan trust

A portion of a La Tercera interview with Reggie Fils-Aime...

LT: What’s Nintendo’s challenge today?

RFA: We’re an entertainment company, and we want to reach the most people possible. The idea is to find new ways to have fun, looking for ideas, and exploring new areas like mobile devices.

LT: In Wii U’s case, was it misunderstood by fans?

RFA: When we launched Wii U, we missed the opportunity to be clear on the concept, to show off its capabilities and what the users could do. And that hurt us. Sales were also hurt, during the beginning of its lifespan, by the lack of games. And although we’ve sold 13 million consoles, against 20 and 40 million from the competition (Microsoft and Sony, respectively), what pleases us the most is that Wii U has the games with the best reviews and ratings from fans.

LT: How can NX satisfy or regain the fans?

RFA: I don’t think we’ve lost the trust of our fans. Our opportunity is to create platforms with great content, that goes well beyond the fans and brings in new players to competitive systems; games like Zelda, Mario or Smash Bros, will always be played by fans, but there’s a consumer willing to make the jump, and it was there that Wii was successful, just like 3DS, because it went for more than just the typical Nintendo fan.

Japan - 3DS theme charts for July 18th to 24th, 2016

01. Splatoon: Squid Sisters
02. ONE PIECE FILM GOLD
03. Splatoon
04. Pokémon: Ash-Gekkouga
05. M.S.S Project ‘Egoist Unfair’
06. Kurousa-P feat. Hatsune Miku ‘Senbonzakura’
07. Pokémon: Red & Green
08. Kojima Clerk Special Voice Ver. Summer
09. Pokémon: Mega Mewtwo & BREAK Evolution
10. BIGHEAD ‘Sharing the World’
11. Sumikko Gurashi
12. Monster Hunter X
13. Neru feat. Kagamine Rin ‘Rosuto Wan no Goukoku’
14. Kirby Planet Robobot
15. Eir Aoi ‘Tsubasa’
16. Pokémon: Mega Charizard Y
17. Takeaki Wada (Kurage-P) ‘Chururira-Chururira-Daddadda!’
18. cosMo@Bousou-P ‘Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu’
19. 164 feat. GUMI ‘Ama no Jaku’
20. ONE PIECE Luffy Sabo Ace
21. Osomatsu’s Everyone at Shea!!
22. Soraru × Mafumafu ‘Sekai-Shikku ni Shounen Shoujo’
23. Dragon Ball Super: Goku and Vegeta
24. Yu-Gi-Oh! Saikyou Card Battle! Game Theme
25. Yokai Watch: Kyubi & Orochi