3 generations of a family have lined up for Switch lotteries 12 weeks straight with no luck, but are still having fun

This is a little heartbreaking, but more heartwarming! A family was interviewed on Japanese television about their hunt to get a Switch. They've been lining up for Switch lotteries for 12 weeks now, and have struck out each time. The thing is, the family doesn't mind too much! The children, grandparents, and parents all get to spend time together while waiting in line, and it's become a bit of a tradition! The gang even goes out for dinner after their weekly attempt. We wish them good luck in their future efforts, and hope they find a way to continue the family gathering even when a Switch has been obtained!

Pokemon GO - Shiny Pichu, Raichu also available in the wild

In shocking Pokémon GO news, Shiny Pichu, Shiny Pikachu, and Shiny Raichu have recently been discovered! They were first encountered in Yokohama, Japan, during the Pikachu Outbreak event, where Trainers encountered and caught millions of Pikachu. Now the Shiny Pokémon are popping up all over the globe. You can tell your Pichu, Pikachu, or Raichu is Shiny because it will be a slightly darker and more orange color than usual.

Keep an eye out for the Shiny versions of Pichu, Pikachu, and Raichu when you get up and GO in Pokémon GO!

3DS eShop charts - Aug. 16th, 2017


1. Miitopia
2. Pokemon Yellow
3. Kirby Triple Deluxe
4. Super Mario Bros. 3
5. Pokemon Red
6. Super Mario World
7. 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure
8. Kirby’s Blowout Blast
9. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
10. Kirby’s Dream Land 2
11. Kirby’s Dream Land
12. Pokemon Blue
13. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
14. Zelda: A Link to the Past
15. Mario Kart 7
16. Super Mario Bros.
17. Tomodachi Life
18. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
19. Super Metroid
20. Kirby’s Blowout Blast


1. Hey! Pikmin Crash Trailer
2. Miitopia Launch Trailer
3. Miitopia “Look Up, Look Down” Trailer
4. Kirby’s Blowout Blast Launch Trailer
5. Hey! Pikmin Look-Out Trailer
6. Super Mario Maker for 3DS Overview Trailer
7. Super Mario Odyssey E3 2017 Trailer
8. Hey! Pikmin “Hey Helper” Trailer
9. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
10. Pokemon Gold/Silver Return to the Virtual Console
11. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle E3 2017 Trailer
12. 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure Video
13. Kirby Triple Deluxe Launch Trailer
14. Pokemon Sun/Moon Special Demo Version Video
15. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
16. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
17. Mario Kart 7 Video
18. Ever Oasis Launch Trailer
19. Pokemon Sun/Moon Top 7 Features
20. Super Smash Bros. Final Video Presentation

Are you brave enough to replace your Joy-Con casing with this Super Famicom-style cover?

As you can see, if you're looking to give your Joy-Con a Super Famicom vibe, you're going to have to do some work. Our friends at Nintendo Life caught these on Amazon Japan. You can certainly import and give them a go, but doing so will void your warranty!

Overcooked patch still in the works, hopefully coming soon

This update should make a pretty big difference for Overcooked. As soon as we get a date or the patch becomes available, we'll be sure to let you know.

The Jackbox Party Pack 1 & 2 - Nintendo Switch file sizes

The file sizes for The Jackbox Party Pack 1 & 2 on Nintendo Switch have been revealed. The original takes up 1.2GB, while the second one only needs 675MB.

Sonic Mania - A look at the unlockable Mean Bean mode

In order to unlock Mean Bean mode, all you have to do is get gold and silver medals in the Blue Sphere extra stages. It's pretty much a fully Puyo Puyo experience tucked away inside Sonic Mania!

Necrocosmos adds Switch to base Kickstarter goal

Now this is the kind of thing we want to see! Necrocosmos was originally going to hit Switch if a Kickstarter stretch goal was hit. Now the campaign has been updated, and Switch is included in the base goal! The game is almost halfway to its funding goal, with 14 days left to get it there. Let's make it happen! Thanks to JoseArkangellus‏ for the heads up!