- Sony is working with some retailers to temporarily drop the price of the standard PS4 to 199 euro
- this would be a one-day sale to counter the Switch launch
- word on which retailers will participate is not yet revealed
- multiple regions in the EU will be doing this
RUMOR - Dataminers uncover info pointing to 3 more Legend of Zelda 30th anniversary amiibo on the way
Looks like there might be some more 30th anniversary Zelda amiibo on the way. Dataminers have been pouring through The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and they've uncovered a list of all the amiibo the game uses. The thing is, the list contains three lines for amiibo that don't exist.
Again, this information is found right alongside the listings for all the other amiibo. Looks like there could be more on the way!
I absolutely hate sharing this kind of news, but it's news nonetheless. Early rumblings have surfaced on a potential leak for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Wii U. Somehow, it seems the game may have been let loose on the darker corners of the internet. This is backed up by evidence of sound files and select images leaking.
We do not condone this leak, nor will we share any footage/screens/audio from the leaked version. Hopefully Nintendo can get out there and squash this right away.
The Wall Street Journal has up a feature on the Switch which reveals a detail we haven't heard anywhere else. According to the article, the battery in the Switch has been provided by ATL. Why is this worth mentioning? ATL is the company that provided battery replacements for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Nintendo has declined to comment on this matter.
If you want to know how much space various Switch eShop games take up, we've got a list for you. This information supposedly comes from the various Japanese pages for these games, so there might be a slight difference when it comes to EU/NA file sizes. There are certain titles on the list that have had confirmed file sizes for awhile now, like Zelda: BotW. If these sizes are legit, you should get a good, rough estimate of how much space you'll need if you're going the digital route.
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 13.4 GB
- Puyo Puyo Tetris 1.09 GB
- I Am Setsuna 1.40 GB
- Nobunaga’s Ambition 5 GB
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 7 GB
- Snipperclips 1.60 GB
- Dragon Quest Heroes I·II 32 GB
Looks like the saga of HipHoptheRobot's early Switch isn't over yet. According to some of his posts on NeoGAF, it seems that Nintendo has been in contact and taken the Switch back. HipHop states he's not in any trouble with Nintendo, but he is out of a Switch. There's all sorts of crazy details going on in the thread, including discussion of the unit being stolen, but I don't want to get into the drama of it all. If you want to read up on it, you can grab details here. Thanks to fangzthewolf for the heads up.
We all know how trustworthy customer service reps are. Sometimes they have correct info, other times they're really off the mark. Let's hope they're right with this info, and customers won't have to wait too long to swoop in on an order.
The source behind this rumor is Reddit, but the actual person has been verified as legitimate.
- Best Buy stores have started receiving their demo system displays and are waiting for Nintendo reps to set them up
- there will be tickets printed for non pre-order systems
- no verification on quantity at this time, but Best Buy is expecting to have systems available
- tickets will be given out a minimum of 1-hour prior to the store opening for stores not doing the midnight launch
- all accessories are street dated in the system so none will be available before the 3rd
- 682 Best Buy locations are doing midnight launches
- tickets will be distributed prior to midnight but the timeline is up to the individual store managers
Welcome to Today's BIG Story for Feb. 13th, 2017. This is the biggest load of Switch information we've seen yet. You can bet Nintendo is trying to hunt down whoever leaked this info out!
- Switch kiosks will be at the very front of the store
- the Switch section will also be at the front of the store after launch (the games, accessories)
- kiosks will NOT be playable before launch, but most likely will be "Several weeks after launch"
- kiosks will NOT have a Switch in them at first, but only a tablet with videos and information that is interactive