Masahiro Sakurai's controller collection, living room setup, and more details revealed

Sakurai and the legend of the 12 PlayStations

Masahiro Sakurai is nothing short of a legend. It's always interesting to find out new details on his work life, as well as his personal life. With special thanks to @nokoloc and @PushDustIn on Twitter, we have full translated details from Sakurai's latest column. Check out the summary below!

- Sakurai bought two Nintendo Switch Online Super Famicom Controllers.

- He enjoys the feel of the Playstation 4 'Revolution Unlimited Pro Controller', he owns one himself.

- Astral Chain was difficult for him to play due to his tendonitis, so he purchased a Switch rapid-fire controller to help with those specific sequences.

- Sakurai owns over 60 controllers across all platforms, not including the ones in his main home. He forgets why he bought some of them.

- The initial reason Sakurai had so many controllers, was because he wanted four of each for 4-player multiplayer. Then other various reasons for controller purchases caused the amount he owns to be as high as it is.

- His second home is closer to work, so he doesn't have as long of a commute. He returns to his main house on the weekends (picture above is from his main house).

- He personally owns four Switches, two in each home. He has two TVs per home as well.

- Sakurai's main house is more like home, his second house is used as his own personal office.

- He owns six PlayStation 4s and six PlayStation 3s across his two homes (three of each per house). He likes to compete against guests in various games, using his multiple displays.

- Organization helps Sakurai keep his gaming items easily accessible. He includes labels on his HDMI cables, boxes to separate controllers, and other various methods. For his classic 80s/90s hardware, he uses a storage unit underground.

- It's difficult managing all of his different hardware. He charges his controllers before he plays.

- To avoid anything being overwritten, Sakurai always has things saved to multiple consoles. He mostly uses the cloud for his saves, so he needs to be prepared to have the ability to download an update twice.

[Check out full translations here!]

Sights & Sounds - An Action Packed Commute with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Best experienced with headphones! ♫

Everyone has an everyday routine and a commute to match it. Take in the sights and sounds with Nintendo Switch and add some action to your normal. How does Nintendo Switch bring the action to your travels?

Filmed by DevinSuperTramp on a Pacific Surfliner train.

Smash Bros. Ultimate 'Tetris Smash' Spirit Board event announced

BOOM Tetris for Smash

Nintendo has revealed the next Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event, and it kicks off Oct. 25th, 2019. This is a 'Tetris Smash' event that runs for 5 days, and features 5 new spirits from Tetris 99.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Get a closer look at the Simon Belmont amiibo

Looking good, Simon

Simon Belmont is getting the amiibo treatment, and you can get a real good look at the design in the video above. Even though I don't play as Simon in Smash Bros. Ultimate, there's no way I'm passing this amiibo up.

A full recap of Nintendo Live 2019's tournament winners

Congrats to everyone!

Nintendo Live 2019 has come and gone, and a number of people came out victorious in Nintendo's tournaments. Check out a recap of the winners below!

Splatoon 2

- Gekka Raimei (5th Splatoon Koshien Kinki Area DAY1)
- DetonatioNGaming (5th Splatoon Koshien Kinki Area DAY2)
- Masaki (Squid Man Contest Kinki Area Performance Category Gold Award)

Super Mario Maker 2

- Yu (Super Mario Maker 2 “Play As King” Final Battle)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

- Zackray (Smash Ball Cup Japan Championship)
- Yono Kids (2nd National Elementary School Smash Bros. Kyoto Tournament)
- NO GAME NO LIFE (2nd National Elementary School Smash Bros. National Finals)
- Lunamado (Smash Ball Cup Ultimate Fighter Tournament DAY1)
- Kome (Smash Ball Cup Ultimate Fighter Tournament DAY2)
- Nairo, Mr.R, and MkLeo (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Challenge Cup)

Tekken producer fed up with requests for Smash Bros. Ultimate cameos, says devs don't "negotiate with spammers and terrorists"

He's not Tekken it anymore!

Katsuhiro Harada, the producer of the Tekken series, is getting quite annoyed with requests on Twitter about various characters appearing in Smash Bros. Ultimate. As a matter of fact, Harada's been so angered by these requests that he said he's specifically telling Masahiro Sakurai not to consider characters for Smash Bros. Ultimate. You can see the two tweets Harada made about the situation below.

I'm honestly a bit baffled by this. I understand that sometimes people can be rude with their requests and spam things over and over again on Twitter, but there can also be legitimate fans who are reaching out due to genuine interest. I'm not sure how far things have gone with the various people called out in Harada's tweet, but I guess the harassment was bad enough in his eyes to make a public comment.

Smash Bros. Ultimate 'Heavyweight' tournament set for Oct. 18th, 2019

It's big boy time

Nintendo has announced another Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament, and it kicks off on Oct. 18th, 2019. The tournament runs for 3 days, and features the various heavyweight characters that appear in the game. Get ready to throw your weight around with other players!

Smash Bros. Ultimate to headline EVO Japan 2020

Big time for the big one

The love for Smash Bros. Ultimate continues to pour in. Nintendo has announced that Smash Bros. Ultimate is going to be the headliner for EVO Japan 2020, which runs Jan. 24th to 26th, 2019. Some of the other games to appear at EVO Japan 2020 include Tekken 7, Soul Calibur VI, Samurai Shodown, and BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle.

Boundary Break - 50 Secrets Hidden Off-Screen in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Want to get a look at what's going on outside of the camera's view in Smash Bros. Ultimate? Look no further than the Boundary Break episode above! Time to see what's going on just outside of the stage's limits!

Smash Bros. Ultimate Fall-themed Spirit Board event announced

Fall is in the air

The next Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event is set to kick off Oct. 11th, 2019, and it's going to be Fall-themed. You'll be able to get a Large extra snack, and three times the experience during this event.


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