Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - Japanese trailer

A new, ultimate version of the exhilarating action game set in the Zelda universe will include every map and mission, plus all 29 playable characters from both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game, along with all of the previous paid downloadable content. Play as Link, Zelda, Midna, Skull Kid and dozens more in action-packed battles at home or on the go. Additionally, the game includes new outfits for Link and Zelda based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game. This new version launches for Nintendo Switch in spring.

GoNintendo Video - RUMOR: Is Retro working on a non-gaming project?

We've all been wondering what Retro has been up to. According to a long-standing member of the gaming press, the company may be doing something decidedly non-gaming.

German ratings board almost threw away Nintendo Labo as they mistook it for garbage

This is a pretty fantastic story. The German USK gets games to rate all the time. They're used to discs and cartridges coming to their doors. What happens when a pile of cardboard shows up at the office? According to the official Twitter account, someone almost threw the pile of cardboard away, mistaking it for a pile of garbage!

See how a CRT TV draws a picture with a little help from Super Mario Bros.

If you are reading this, you've seen a screen with your eyes. But have you REALLY seen it though? Like real proper seen it? This is How a TV works in Slow Motion.

Nightmare Boy - more footage

Nightmare Boy is a metroidvania style, action/adventure 2D game. It takes place in a diverse world, full of enemies from your worst Nightmares!

In your quest to save the Noctum from a self-proclaimed ruler, you'll meet weird and unique friends and foes. But tread carefully when talking or interacting with NPCs: Quirky characters and their reactions can have game-changing consequences. Fast reflexes and a taste for exploration are key if you intend to collect rare items, vanquish enemies, and eventually face your deepest fears.

Arcade Archives: Double Dragon - gameplay footage

Thanks to TheDreamingHawk for the heads up!

NPD - When time-aligned with other platforms, Switch has sold more consoles than any other in history

Want more concrete proof of how insanely well the Switch is is doing? This could be one of the most impressive records it has set yet. NPD analyst Mat Piscatella shares the details.

“On a time-aligned basis through the first 10 months on the market, Nintendo Switch has sold more consoles than any other platform in history.”

If the Switch keeps up a decent pace, we could see a new game industry king. I still cannot believe Nintendo went from such lows with the Wii U to such highs with the Switch.

NPD data - Dec. 2017 Top 20 software sales, full-year top 10, and more info

December 2017

Total sales: $3.29 billion (up 10 percent from $3 billion in December 2016)
Hardware: $1.27 billion (up 27 percent from $997 million)
Console software: $1.24 billion (up 2 percent from $1.22 billion)
PC software: $40 million (down 17 percent from $48 million)
Accessories: $735 million (flat from $734 million)

- Switch was the best selling hardware
- “On a time-aligned basis through the first 10 months on the market, Nintendo Switch has sold more consoles than any other platform in history.”
- monthly sales of the 3DS and 2DS handheld consoles were the highest they’ve been since December 2014

Dec. 2017 - Top 20 software sales

1. Call of Duty: WWII

2. Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017*

3. Super Mario Odyssey**

4. NBA 2K18

5. Mario Kart 8**

6. Madden NFL 18

7. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds*

8. Assassin’s Creed: Origins

9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild**

10. Grand Theft Auto V

11. FIFA 18*

12. Destiny 2*

13. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

14. Splatoon 2**

15. Need for Speed: Payback*

16. Xenoblade Chronicles 2**

17. Just Dance 2018

18. The Sims 4*

19. Pokemon: Ultra Sun**

20. Pokemon: Ultra Moon**

Dec. 2017 - Top 10 games per platform

Nintendo Switch

1. Super Mario Odyssey
2. Mario Kart 8
3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
4. Splatoon 2
5. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
6. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
7. Pokken Tournament DX
8. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
10. Just Dance 2018

Nintendo 3DS

1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
3. Minecraft
4. Mario Kart 7
5. Mario Party: The Top 100
6. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
7. Super Smash Bros.
8. Super Mario Maker
9. Miitopia
10. New Super Mario Bros. 2

Top 10 best-selling games of 2017

1. Call of Duty: WWII

2. NBA 2K18

3. Destiny 2**

4. Madden NFL 18

5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*

6. Grand Theft Auto V

7. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

8. Star Wars: Battlefront II**

9. Super Mario Odyssey*

10. Mario Kart 8*