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GameStop - "Not even close" to catching up with Switch demand at this point

Coming from GameStop CFO Rob Lloyd...

"We are all veterans of the Wii launch. The fact that this is ahead of the Wii launch is significant."

The following comes from GameStop company chief, Tony Bartel...

"Literally we have the product sold before they hit our warehouse. But we haven’t seen supply even come close to catching demand at this point. The form factor of the games lends itself very well to a trade-in model. So we anticipate there will be a high percentage of trades for these games. I’d say the Switch, just like the Wii did, is driving a lot of new innovation. So in the next year I think you’ll see growth in new games.

A lot of it (the hardware trade-ins towards Switch), the majority of it, is next-gen hardware. We have obviously a lot of Wii Us coming in, and thats predominantly the console traded towards it."

This week's North American downloads - May 25 (Street Fighter II, Disgaea 5 and more)

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
- Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers – The newest iteration of Street Fighter II in 10 years, the Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers game is now available for the Nintendo Switch console. The fighting game features the full Street Fighter II roster, plus two new roster additions – Evil Ryu and Violent Ken – as well as a host of new single- and multiplayer features. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers will be available on May 26.

- Disgaea 5 Complete – In the Disgaea 5 Complete game, lead Killia and his tenacious army of rebels on their dark and dangerous path to vengeance. This strategy RPG offers hundreds of hours of over-the-top, award-winning gameplay, and marks the first time the core game is available on the go. The game includes all eight bonus scenarios, four fan-favorite characters and three character classes that were originally only available as DLC. For people who want to try before they buy, a free demo for the game is also available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia DLC – All DLC packs, as well as the individual components included in each pack, can be purchased separately, giving players the flexibility to buy as many or as few as they want. The full version of the Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia game is required to use downloadable content.

Season Pass ($44.99, 22 pieces of content): The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass includes all five DLC packs as they release. By purchasing the Season Pass, fans who want to receive all DLC will save more than 30 percent compared to purchasing all 22 pieces of content on their own.
DLC Pack #2 – Undaunted Heroes Pack ($9.99, three pieces of content): In addition to a new dungeon (The Inner Sanctum), this pack also includes two challenging new maps that stronger, more seasoned heroes will want to tackle.
DLC Pack #3 – Lost Altars Pack ($14.99, 10 pieces of content): The mysterious dungeons included in this pack hold the power to upgrade characters to exclusive classes that don’t appear in the main game.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Activities:

New Pikmin My Nintendo Rewards: Celebrate all things Pikmin with these fun rewards:
Adorable Pikmin Working Together Nintendo 3DS theme (Nintendo 3DS)
30 percent off on the original Pikmin game (Virtual Console for Wii U)
15 percent discount on the Nintendo Selects: Pikmin 3 game for the Wii U console
Online access to Pikmin 3: Prima Official Game Guide
Three Pikmin 3 DLC Packs*:
Pikmin 3 Map Pack 1 Collect Treasure! Stages 7-10
Pikmin 3 Map Pack 2: Battle Enemies! Stages 7-10
Pikmin 3 Map Pack 3: All-New Mission Stages 12-15

*The content cannot be played without the full Pikmin 3 game for the Wii U console.

Also new this week:
- Astro Duel Deluxe (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 30
- ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’99 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Drone Fight (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Block Zombies! (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- The Girl and the Robot (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

My Nintendo - North American update for May 24th, 2017

- Pikmin Theme Working Together – 20 Gold Points
- 15% Discount on Nintendo Selects: Pikmin 3 – 300 Platinum Points
- 30% Discount on Pikmin (Wii U) – 50 Gold Points
- Pikmin 3 Map Pack 1: Collect Treasure! Stages 7-10 – 20 Gold Points
- Pikmin 3 Map Pack 2: Battle Enemies! Stages 7-10 – 20 Gold Points
- Pikmin 3 Map Pack 3: All-New Mission Stages 12-15 – 40 Gold Points
- Complete Access – Pikmin 3 Prima Official Game Guide – 30 Gold Points

Japan - eShop sales update for May 24th, 2017

Shingeki no Kyojin Price Revision (01 June - permanent)

– Shingeki no Kyojin ~Jinrui Saigo no Tsubasa~ CHAIN (¥5,378 → ¥3,218) 3DS

Bandai Namco Welcome Price!! Early Price (01 - 28 June then permanent)

– Ace Combat 3D Cross Rumble + (¥5,119 → ¥2,721 → ¥3,024) 3DS
– Tales of the Abyss (¥2,980 → ¥2,721 → ¥3,024) 3DS
– Ridge Racer 3D (N/A → ¥2,721 → ¥3,024) 3DS

Cosen Early Sumer Sale (31 May - 14 June)

– Power Disc Slam (¥1,000 → ¥800) 3DS-DL
– Toy Stunt Bike (¥500 → ¥400) 3DS-DL
– Shinobi no Pazuru (¥500 → ¥400) 3DS-DL
– Gu~Nyan (¥200 → ¥160) 3DS-DL
– Magic Hammer (¥500 → ¥400) 3DS-DL
– RV-7 My Drone (¥500 → ¥400) 3DS-DL
– Shift DX (¥500 → ¥400) 3DS-DL
– Sssnakes (¥300 → ¥240) 3DS-DL

AlphadiA Genesis Price Revision (24 May - permanent)

– AlphadiA Genesis (¥1,944 → ¥1,080) Wii U-DL

Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensou 500,000 Download Achievement Sale (24 May - 07 June)

– Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensou (¥777 → ¥621) 3DS-DL

CardFight!! Vanguard G 50% Off Campaign (17 - 31 May)

– CardFight!! Vanguard G: Stride to Victory!! (¥6,458 → ¥3,229) 3DS

Happy Bros. Day from Mario & Luigi

Show your bro some love this Brother’s Day by letting him win for once! You can take sibling rivalry to a new level with these awesome games starring Mario and Luigi, the most famous brothers in video-game history.

Here are just a few ways you and your bro can celebrate Brothers Day:

Team up to rescue Princess Peach in the New Super Mario Bros. U game ( Wii U™ )
Play the entire game in two-player multiplayer mode* in New Super Mario Bros. 2 ( Nintendo 3DS™ )
Embark on an adventure through the wild landscapes of Luigi’s imagination in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team ( Nintendo 3DS )
Travel back in time with the bros (and their baby versions) in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (Virtual Console™ - Wii U )
Journey beyond the borders of the Mushroom Kingdom in the Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga game (Virtual Console - Wii U )
Clear stages while going for a high score in Mario Bros. (Virtual Console – Nintendo 3DS & Wii U )
What a great way to say “Thanks, Bro!” to the guy who’s always got your back!

*Additional games, systems, and accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.

Japanese software/hardware sales - May 15th to 21st, 2017

01./01. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 28.781 / 440.696 (-21%)
02./02. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) - 12.643 / 1.479.189 (-16%)
03./03. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 10.849 / 465.631 (-9%)
04./04. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} (¥5.700) - 7.470 / 146.408 (-29%)
05./00. [PS4] Prey (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.05.18} (¥7.980) - 7.105 / NEW
06./07. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) - 4.740 / 330.293 (-6%)
07./06. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia # (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} (¥4.980) - 4.400 / 179.268 (-23%)
08./00. [PS4] Danganronpa 1 + 2 Reload (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.05.18} (¥3.800) - 3.880 / NEW
09./08. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition (From Software) {2017.04.20} (¥5.900) - 3.302 / 55.979 (-18%)
10./12. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 3.286 / 122.993 (-3%)
11./05. [3DS] Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death # (Koei Tecmo) {2017.05.11} (¥5.800) - 3.238 / 11.837 (-62%)
12./14. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) - 3.043 / 3.262.880 (-1%)
13./11. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) - 2.937 / 211.793 (-14%)
14./15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) - 2.905 / 178.852 (-1%)
15./10. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥4.980) - 2.865 / 92.829 (-18%)
16./17. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) - 2.863 / 336.943 (-1%)
17./16. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) - 2.774 / 1.041.237 (-5%)
18./09. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} (¥5.700) - 2.753 / 76.436 (-30%)
19./13. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥8.400) - 2.468 / 180.413 (-20%)
20./18. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400) - 2.426 / 194.471 (-4%)

This week's European downloads - May 25 (Street Fighter II, Disgaea, Darksiders and more)

Nintendo eShop (Switch)

ULTRA STREET FIGHTER II The Final Challengers (CAPCOM, available May 26) - €39.99/£34.99

Featuring a stellar line-up of 19 unique characters, including all of the original fighters and bosses, the characters added in Super Street Fighter II, plus the first new additions in nearly 20 years: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken!

Team-up with a friend to take on the CPU opponent in a new co-op mode. Create new two-character combos and attack the CPU on both sides! Battle it out with a friend in local multiplayer or take the fight online in Ranked and Casual matches.

Utilize the motion controls of the Joy-Con in “Way of the Hado” mode, a new first-person single player experience where players attempt to defeat the Shadaloo army using signature Hadouken and Shoryuken special moves! Nintendo Switch TV, Tabletop, and Handheld modes allow you to play Ultra Street Fighter II at home or on-the-go.

Notice: Fighting online requires a software update.

Disgaea 5 Complete (NIS America, available May 26) - €59.99/£49.99
Disgaea 5 Complete is a strategy RPG and marks the first time the core game is available onthe-go. The game includes all 8 bonus scenarios, 4 fan-favourite characters, and 3 character classes that were originally DLC.

ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS '99 (HAMSTER) - €6.99/£6.29
"THE KING OF FIGHTERS '99" is a fighting game released by SNK in 1999. This entry in this series marks the beginning of the “NESTS” chapter of the KOF story, and focuses on the new character K’ instead of Kyo Kusanagi. This entry introduces a new Striker Match mode, adding an even more strategic element to the classic KOF game system.


Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop (Rising Star Games) - €29.99/£29.99

Making puddings and sweets is lots of fun in Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop! Players make and create a wide assortment of delicious looking sweets and puddings, then serve customers in the shop to keep them happy. Create 60 different recipes by taking part in over 160 different mini-games, using the Nintendo 3DS stylus and even the microphone to cool, slice, stir, bake and decorate their creations. And just like always, don’t worry if you make a mistake - Mama will fix it for you!

• Join Mama in the kitchen and help her create many different delicious sweets and puddings!
• Create 60 different recipes in over 160 mini-games by using the Nintendo 3DS stylus and even the
microphone.
• Arrange and display your sweet creations in your very own sweet shop to keep your customers happy.
• Expand your sweet shop and trigger special events by making as many recipes as you can!

I am an air traffic controller AIRPORT HERO NARITA (Sonic Powered) - €14.99/£13.49
Control Japan's Tokyo-Narita Airport, where many flights from around the world come and go every day. With the terminal placed between two runways, taxiing takes a long time in this airport and thus ground control can be tricky. You will need to pay attention to not only air control, but also to the position and movement of taxiing airplanes. Enjoy the airport scenery and the bustle of passenger planes as you work through 20 stages!

Mononoke Forest (Gamedo) - €3.99/£3.59
Mononoke Forest is a heart-warming simulation game where you build up a village of adorable Mononoke characters and use their mysterious power to bring a village back to life! Take hold of the Mononoke with the stylus and fling them upwards and into the village in the top screen. Attack monsters, recover damaged land and recruit new Mononoke! Group together multiple Mononoke and fling them together for different powers!

Collect various types of Mononoke and select your team members depending on each challenge such as cleaning the polluted air or growing grass on desolated land. Level up and evolve your Mononoke for increased abilities and team them together to increase their power. Develop the village in your own way by placing buildings as you like. Choose to place shops and theme parks and create your own unique village!

Drancia Saga (CIRCLE Ent.) - €5.00/£4.99
Drancia Saga is a simple and exhilarating arcade like action game. Chain attacks to get the coins! Upgrade the powers through the skill tree! Defeat the massive monsters with good pace to solve the mystery of Drancia! The total number of playable characters is over 50!

Pre-Purchase: Farming Simulator 18 (Focus Home Interactive) - €29.99/£24.99 (€26.99/£22.49 until June 6, game releases June 6)
Become a modern farmer in Farming Simulator 18! Plant, harvest, and trade in crops, including sunflowers, available for the first time. Diversify your activity with animal husbandry and forestry. Develop and expand your very own farm... wherever you go!

• More than 50 farming vehicles including AGCO brands
• Breed and transport animals: cows, sheep, and for the first time, pigs
• Plant crops, sell the product of your labor, and invest your profits!
• Develop your farm in a new American environment

Pre-Purchase & Sale until 06.06.2017, 14:59 CEST.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Mila's Bounty 2 (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - Free
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: The Inner Sanctum (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - €3.99/£3.59
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Wealth Before Health (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - €3.99/£3.59
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Lords of the Grave (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - €3.99/£3.59
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the Destrier (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.79
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the Titan (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.79
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the Skylord (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.79
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the Sorceress (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.79
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the Faerie (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.79
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the Ogre (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.79
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the Marksman (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.79
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the Savant (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.79
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the Queen (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.79
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the King (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.79


Pic-a-Pix Colour - Large Puzzles 5 (Lightwood Games, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.99
Pic-a-Pix Colour - Mixed Puzzles 5 (Lightwood Games, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.99
Pic-a-Pix Colour - Small Puzzles 5 (Lightwood Games, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.99

Special offers

Hit Ninja (Petite Games, New 3DS only) - €1.59/£1.43 (Ends June 15, normally €1.99/£1.79)
Retro City Rampage: DX (Vblank Entertainment) - €4.49/£3.99 (Ends June 22, normally €8.99/£7.99)
Fantasy Pirates (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.80/£1.80 (Ends June 22, normally €4.50/£4.50)
RV-7 My Drone (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.19/£1.19 (Ends June 22, normally €2.99/£2.99)
TOYS VS MONSTERS (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.59/£1.59 (Ends June 22, normally €3.99/£3.99)
VAN HELSING SNIPER ZX100 (EnjoyUp Games) - €2.66/£2.66 (Ends June 22, normally €6.66/£6.66)
Carps & Dragons (Abylight) - €2.49/£2.24 (Ends June 8, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Crollors Game Pack (NVriezen) - €0.50/£0.47 (Ends June 22, normally €1.49/£1.39)
Nano Assault EX (Shin'en Multimedia) - €7.49/£6.35 (Ends June 15, normally €9.99/£8.49)
Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (Zordix AB) - €4.99/£4.49 (Ends June 1, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Undead Bowling (Joindots) - €3.49/£2.49 (Ends June 8, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Funfair Party Games (Joindots) - €3.49/£2.49 (Ends June 8, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Pazuru (Joindots) - €2.99/£1.99 (Ends June 1, normally €5.99/£3.99)
Jewel Match 3 (Joindots) - €3.49/£2.49 (Ends June 1, normally €6.99/£4.99)


Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Darksiders Warmastered Edition (THQ Nordic) - €19.99/£14.99

Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of the world, War – the first Horseman of the Apocalypse – stands accused of breaking the sacred law by inciting a war between Heaven and Hell. In the slaughter that ensued, the demonic forces defeated the heavenly hosts and laid claim to the Earth.

Conditional offer: Darksiders 2 can be purchased on Nintendo eShop for Wii U eShop at 80% off if Darksiders Warmastered Edition is purchased on Nintendo eShop for Wii U.

Rayman Advance (Ubisoft, GBA VC) - €6.99/£6.29
Rayman Advance is a side-scrolling platformer based in the eye-poppingly psychedelic Rayman universe. Rayman's mission is to run, slide and swing through six utterly surreal worlds, collecting magical powers and ultimately thwarting the evil plans of Mr. Dark. In addition to Rayman's main mission, he's also faced with extra challenges like collecting Blue Tings scattered throughout every stage. Despite Rayman's jovial demeanor, his quest is far from a walk in the park. Even experienced gamers will be challenged by nasty bosses and perplexing puzzles, but the difficulty level rises gradually and never reaches the realm of impossibility.

Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (Ubisoft, GBA VC) - €6.99/£6.29

When Globox, Rayman's best friend, inadvertently swallows a dreadful black Lum, it isn't the end of the world — but it could be! To prevent a full-scale invasion of malicious, ill-mannered hordes there is only one solution: Rayman must get someone to treat his burdensome pal.

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Large Puzzles 5 (Lightwood Games, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.99
Pic-a-Pix Colour - Mixed Puzzles 5 (Lightwood Games, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.99
Pic-a-Pix Colour - Small Puzzles 5 (Lightwood Games, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.99

Special offers

Island Flight Simular (Joindots) - €4.99/£3.74 (Ends June 1, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Sweetest Thing (Joindots) - €1.00/£1.00 (Ends June 1, normally €6.99/£5.49)
Dragon Skills (Joindots) - €1.00/£1.00 (Ends June 1, normally €6.99/£6.79)
Darksiders II (THQ Nordic) - €9.99/£7.99 (If Darksiders Warmastered Edition is purchased on Nintendo eShop for Wii U, ends July 31. Normally €49.99/£39.99)
Hurry Up! Bird Hunter (EnjoyUp Games) - €2.79/£2.51 (Ends June 22, normally €7.99/£7.19)
Pinball Breakout (nuGAME) - €3.50/£3.00 (Ends June 22, normally €7.00/£6.00)
Steel Rivals (nuGAME) - €3.49/£2.99 (Ends June 22, normally €6.99/£5.99)
Toon Tanks (Petite Games) - €1.59/£1.43 (Ends June 15, normally €1.99/£1.79)