GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - Happy Thanksgiving!



Man, is it already time for another Thanksgiving? I can't believe how quickly time flies, but here we are! Hopefully you all have a wonderful day planned with family and friends, even if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving.

I'll be here covering the site as usual. Not quite sure what schedule I'll be doing, but I'll definitely be here working. In other words, if you have nothing to do today, you can always stop by here and hang out with me!

Again, either way, I hope you're having a wonderful week so far and have some great things planned for today. Just remember to stay safe and have fun!

Wii U eShop charts, video additions - Nov. 27th, 2014

Software

1. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
2. Pikmin Short Movies HD
3. Pilotwings
4. Mario Kart: Super Circuit
5. Super Mario World
6. Super Mario Bros. 3
7. EarthBound
8. Super Mario Bros.
9. Zelda: A Link to the Past
10. Mario Kart 8
11. Runner2
12. The Legend of Zelda
13. Super Mario Advance
14. Super Metroid
15. Zelda: The Minish Cap
16. Hyrule Warriors
17. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
18. Tengami
19. Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
20. Bayonetta 2

Videos

1. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS One Dog, One Bird, One Zapper
2. amiibo Launch Announcement
3. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: 50-Fact Extravaganza
4. Sonic Boom Launch Trailer
5. Super Smash Bros. Club Nintendo Offer
6. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS: The Future King
7. Introducing amiibo
8. Mario Kart 8 – amiibo Trailer
9. Hyrule Warriors – amiibo Trailer
10. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Mini-Universes Galore Trailer
11. Mario Kart: Super Circuit Trailer
12. amiibo February Figures Overview
13. Linking a Club Nintendo Account Video
14. Sonic Boom Combo Trailer
15. LEGO Batman 3 Trailer 3
16. Pikmin Short Movies Trailer
17. LEGO Batman 3 Launch Trailer
18. Deluxe Digital Promotion Video
19. Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack #1 Info Trailer
20. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker The Adventure Begins Trailer

Wii U

Persona Q Theo Character Video
Persona Q Opening Movie
The Nintendo Bragg Report – Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Nintendo Minute – Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/amiibo Game Play
Persona Q Elizabeth Character Video
Persona Q Marie Character Video
Persona Q Battle Video
Persona Q Behind the Scenes
Persona Q Full Trailer
Persona Q Margaret Video
Persona Q Group Attack Video
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker TV Spot
How to Win at Smash Episode 1: Luigi See, Luigi Do
Nintendo Minute – Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/amiibo unboxing
Heptrix Trailer
GetClose Trailer
Lucadian Chronicles Trailer
Shantae: Risky Boots Character Video
Chat-A-Lot Trailer
Sonic Boom: Behind the Scenes
Sonic Boom Behind the Scenes The New TV Series #1
Sonic Boom TV Spot
DK: King of Swing Trailer
Super Smash Bros. Club Nintendo Offer

3DS

Persona Q Theo Character Video
Persona Q Opening Movie
The Nintendo Bragg Report – Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Nintendo Minute – Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/amiibo Game Play
Persona Q Elizabeth Character Video
Persona Q Marie Character Video
Persona Q Battle Video
Persona Q Behind the Scenes
Persona Q Full Trailer
Persona Q Margaret Video
Persona Q Group Attack Video
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker TV Spot
How to Win at Smash Episode 1: Luigi See, Luigi Do
Nintendo Minute – Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/amiibo unboxing
Shantae: Risky Boots Character Video
Chat-A-Lot Trailer
Sonic Boom: Behind the Scenes
Sonic Boom Behind the Scenes The New TV Series #1
Sonic Boom TV Spot
Super Smash Bros. Club Nintendo Offer

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Sakurai discusses the various release dates for Smash Bros. Wii U around the world

Coming from Sakurai's feature in Famitsu...

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will launch next week, December 6! As the game was released last week in North America and it will release this week in Europe, Japan is the last to get the game. Conversely, Japan was the first to get the Nintendo 3DS version.

Actually, the master up which means the completed software, was done roughly at the same time for all regions. So why did the release times differ? There are many reasons.

ROMs are made in factories. It isn’t like you could have an order completed only a few days after from ordering because it isn’t just about the software, as things like the packages and printed materials have to be arranged.

Much less in this case as several millions of mass produced copies are needed worldwide. As areas like North America are wide, it also takes time to deliver the goods to every shop. At any rate, please consider that a number of days are required for the sizable amount of arrangements.
In order to have a simultaneous release worldwide, it would be arranged in accordance to the latest release timing. So for the 3DS version that is October 3 and for the Wii U version it is December 6.

In the case of being particular about having a simultaneous release, if the scheduling was good perhaps there could be enough produced ROMs, too. However, from business and PR perspectives there are things like sales plans and the order of other software releases, so there are many matters to count.

In Japan, Monster Hunter 4G and Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire made restrictions. Also Youkai Watch 2 Ganso/Honke came out in the summer.

Domestically the business opportunity for Smash Bros. was in September. It couldn’t come out any sooner and if it were to slip off, it would have conflicted with other software. As this wasn’t the case in other territories, the decision to prioritize the Japanese release was made. There is a limited amount that can be manufactured, after all.

In Japan the word “Christmas sales war” is true as the year end is a busy business period. However, in areas like North America there is an earlier business opportunity. Thanksgiving. It is said that one third of the year’s home game software is shifted during this time, so it is very important to offer correct goods.

This day takes place on the fourth Thursday of November. In other words, November 21, which is commonly referred to as “the Nintendo day”, is very close to that, right? And the North American version of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launched on that day.

It is an especially hard thing to launch three dimensional objects, “amiibo”, at the same time. As they are three dimensional objects, the production cost is high and even in the case of stock shortages, the production increase can’t be done quickly. The timing of these two things had to be arranged.

If there is a possibility for a simultaneous worldwide release, that is absolutely preferred but every time this isn’t possible. It isn’t just a matter of simple delivery time or a matter of one software. Other things are widely considered before coming to a conclusion. Especially within the limitations of selling software anywhere in the world.

However, there is one week until the release of the Wii U version. Sorry for the lengthy wait, but just a little while longer, please.

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Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Version 1.2 update details

- due for release early in December
- fixes a glitch where the game may freeze when it shifts to the ending movie from the Hall of Fame
- no word on file size yet

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Smash Bros. Wii U - Nov. 27th, 2014 screen


Random Time! - Some amiibo gifts in Hyrule Warriors can be a bit lackluster



Not exactly worth a scan, is it?! Thanks to Dusk for the heads up!

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Hyrule Warriors - tons of footage from the latest DLC


Thanks to Peter and Christian for the heads up!

GrubberGamer's Black Friday Deals Round-Up

With the exception of Amazon (obviously), the following deals are scheduled in-store unless noted. Links are provided should any of these sales and specials go live online. Best of luck with your deal hunting, everyone!

Target

Live now:

• 50% off select video games (The Voice (Wii U) shown)
Wii U Deluxe console - with Super Mario World 3D and Nintendoland - $299.99 with $25 gift card
$35 off Skylanders Trap Team Starter Packs

Stores open 6pm November 27th:

• 50% off select video games (Mario Kart 7 shown)
• Select video games for $15 each (Super Mario 3D Land shown)
• Select video games for $25 each (Just Dance 2015 (Wii) shown)
Nintendo 2DS with Yoshi New Island download, $99.99
$15 gift card with the purchase of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
$15 gift card with the purchase of Mario Kart 8
Disney Infinity 2.0, Skylanders Trap Team Starter Packs, $39.99 each
Disney Infinity, Skylanders Trap Master, and select other Skylanders single character packs, $10 each
Black Wii U Pro controller, $39.99

Gamestop

Stores open 12am November 28th at some locations, 5am November 28th at others:

Nintendo 2DS with Mario Kart 7 download, $129.99
Gamestop exclusive NES retro 3DS XL system, $199.99
Nintendo 3DS XL with Mario Party Island Tour, $179.99
The Lego Movie Videogame (Wii U), $29.99
Lego Marvel Super Heroes (Wii U), $19.99
• How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Wii, Wii U, 3DS), $19.99 each
• Just Dance 2015 (Wii, Wii U), $24.99 each (Friday only)
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, $39.99
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, $29.99
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, $19.99
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS), $19.99
Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning, $19.99
Cooking Mama 5 (3DS), $19.99
The Voice (Wii U), $24.99
Buy 2, Get 1 Free all pre-owned games and accessories under $20
The Legend of Zelda Monopoly Gamestop exclusive edition, $39.99
Skylanders Trap Team Strategy Guide, $9.99
Skylanders Trap Team Nightmare Express Adventure Pack, $19.99
Skylanders Trap Team core characters, $9.99 each
Skylanders Trap Team Trap Masters, $15.99 each
Skylanders Collapsible Storage case, $9.99
Gamestop exclusive Skylanders Trap Team Eon's Elite Trigger Happy, $24.99
Disney Infinity 2.0 Starter Pack, $64.99 (Friday only)
• Gamestop exclusive Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes Power Disc Album, $24.99
Disney Infinity 2.0 Figures, $12.99 each (Friday only)

Walmart

Stores open 6pm November 27th:

Golden Edition 3DS XL system with New Super Mario Bros. 2, $149.96
• Select video games for $15, $20, $25, or $35 each
Mario Kart 7, $25.00
Wii Party (Wii U) with black Wii Remote Plus and Gamepad Stand, $25.00
Mario Kart 8, $35.00
Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack (Wii U), $37.00
Disney Infinity Characters, $9.00 each
Skylanders Trap Team, Swap Force, Giants characters $9.00 each

Best Buy

Online deals (with exclusive offers) begin November 27th. Stores open 5pm November 27th:

Buy 2, get 1 free on all used games
15% Off Nintendo eshop cards
3 for $33 on all Disney Infinity figures
Wii U Deluxe console with Super Mario 3D World, Nintendoland, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and Super Smash Bros ($359.97)
Blue/Black 3DS XL with Mario Party Island Tour ($174.99)
Wii/Wii U Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack with free Volcanic Eruptor figure, $49.99
Wii U Disney Infinity 2.0 Starter Pack (Wii U), $39.99
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, $19.99
Just Dance 2015 (Wii U), $24.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze (3DS), $14.99

Toys R Us

Stores open 5pm November 27th; three sale events planned (all sales in-store only unless linked):

4-hour deals (5pm-9pm November 27th):

• Buy 1, Get 1 70% Off All Skylanders Trap Team Figures & Traps
• Skylanders Trap Team Starter Packs, $37.50 each
• Disney Infinity 2.0 Starter Packs, $39.99 each
•, Buy 1, Get 1 70% off all Disney Infinity 2.0 figures
• Super Mario Chess and Checkers combo boardgame, $17.49

5pm doorbusters (begin 5pm November 27th):

• 4-For-$10 Skylanders Spyro's Adventure single Figures (Must purchase four to qualify)
• Buy 1, Get 1 70% Off all Skylanders Giants and Trap Team single figures
Wii U Skylanders Swap Force bundle, $199.99
Skylanders Swap Force Carry & Display Case, $14.99
• Nintendo 3DS XL with Mario Party Island Tour, $179.99
Buy 1, Get 1 40% off all video games priced $19.99-$59.99, excluding Starter Packs
• Buy 1, Get 1 for $2 all "R" Superbuy video games (regularly priced $14.99 - $19.99)

7am bonus doorbusters (begin 7am November 28th)

Buy 1, Get 1 40% off all Disney Infinity 2.0 games, sets, figures and accessories
• Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack (Wii, Wii U), $49.99
• Buy 1, Get 1 40% Off all Skylanders Trap Team Figures and traps

Amazon

Black Friday Deals Week (live now)


Tracks revealed for Mega Man album "Rockman Utopia"

1. Rise the Curtain (MM1 medley: Elec, Bomb, Ice)
2. Tin Shuttle (MM7 medley: Freeze, Cloud, Spring)
3. Exotic Somewhere (MM6 medley: Centaur, Flame)
4. Endless Encore (MM2 medley: password, title, staff roll)
5. Show Your True Face (MM8 medley: Clown, Tengu)
6. Recycling Cycling (MM3 medley: Magnet, Spark, Shadow)
7. Tropical Airport (MM5 medley: Wave, Gyro)
8. Mechanical Gadget Happy Hour (MM7 Shade Man medley: Shade plus secret Shade themes)
9. Stepping Out Again (MM system medley: menu, get weapon, shop, Rush Jet, stage select)
10. Unbreakable Heart (Dr. Wily stage 1)

Thanks to Heat Man for the heads up!

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Etrian Odyssey II Untold: The Knight of the Fafnir - more screens



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