Nintendo hits 727 million hardware units sold in total

Nintendo has moved a LOT of hardware since they started selling game platforms. Nintendo's most recent financial report confirms that the company has sold 727.65 million units of hardware, with 300.54 million units in consoles, and 427.11 million units in handhelds.

Nintendo Home Console Sales (all numbers in millions)

NES — 61.91
SNES — 49.10
N64 — 32.93
GameCube — 21.74
Wii — 101.63
Wii U — 13.56
Switch — 19.67

Total: 300.54 million

Nintendo Handheld Sales (all numbers in millions)

Game Boy — 118.69 (includes Color)
Game Boy Advance — 81.51
DS — 154.02
3DS — 72.89

Total: 427.11 million

Fan-Art: GBA SP gets a Zelda: Breath of the Wild makeover

I love a simple and clean piece of tribute art, and this GBA SP definitely fits the bill. A little bit of paint and some designs any Zelda: Breath of the Wild fan will recognize make for one gorgeous redesign.

Nintendo sends DMCA notice to GitHub for GBA emulator

Nintendo has sent a DMCA notice to GitHub about their browser-based GBA emulator. Nintendo is looking for the site to remove the emulator, but GitHub is yet to respond to the request. It will be interesting to see what happens here, as emulators exist in somewhat of a grey area. When it comes to ROMs themselves, the situation is cut-and-dry. With emulators, there's certainly a bit of wiggle room.

Golden Sun illustrator passes away

We're sad to report that Hiroshi Kajiyama, the artist behind Golden Sun and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, has passed away. The news was shared by Kajiyama’s son via Twitter. No details on Kajiyama's passing were given. Our hearts go out to all those impacted by the loss of Hiroshi.

Huge Deleted Level Recovered From "LEGO Star Wars" Prototype

Why was it deleted? How does it look now? What is still missing? I take you through everything...

Did You Know Gaming - Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire

Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets and Easter eggs from Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire! These Pokémon games were made by Game Freak and published by Nintendo outside of Japan for the Game Boy Advance (GBA). The games would later receive and update in the form of Pokemon Emerald, and were even remade on the Nintendo 3DS as Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. This episode starts off with an interesting Pokemon Easter egg about the Aggron line and its connections to Pulgasari.

Nintendo knows you want Mother 3 localized and Animal Crossing on Switch, has no news to share right now

Do you want to see Mother 3 released in the West? How about Animal Crossing on Switch? You would be one of millions that want the same thing. In an IGN interview with Reggie Fils-Aime, the big guy says that Nintendo is indeed aware of your requests, but doesn't have anything to announce.

On Animal Crossing

“When we have something to announce, we will. Fill in the blank of your favorite franchise. Our mentality will be we'll announce information close to its launch date versus teasing people for years on end.

I did see a lot of internet memes with sad faces from the Animal Crossing group. We see tremendous opportunity in using the mobile platform to introduce IP to consumers who may not be as familiar. Animal Crossing is a great example. Tremendous interaction with Pocket Camp. Fans are really enjoying that experience. We're introducing it to new consumers. That bodes well for whenever the next Animal Crossing might come."

Mother 3

“Again, we know, I know there's a fan base for that title. All I could say is we're aware. It's something that we always think about in terms of where there are opportunities to reintroduce IP to fans, to do it in a way that builds new fans, we're certainly aware. No promises, no commitments one way or the other, but we're aware. It's interesting. I show up at the Belasco [theater] and one fan is saying ‘Hi, Reggie!’ and another is saying ‘where's Mother 3?’"

IGN Video - Shaq Reviews Video Game Controllers and Handhelds

Boy, Shaq seems like he really doesn't want to be there filming a video. It's almost like he forgot that he has to promote his new video game!

Man salvages broken DS Lites, turns them into custom GBA creations

Now those are some gorgeous creations. Why throw away a busted DS Lite when you can give it a bit of a revamp, throw some new paint on there, and use it as a way to play GBA games? I'm glad I don't have any broken DS Lites, but that said, I'd love to have one of these!

Fan-made Wario Land 4 level editor in the works

Is it just me, or has a lot of love been popping up for the Wario Land franchise lately? Here we have yet another example, with the reveal of a fan-made level editor for Wario Land 4! Countless editors have been made for Mario games, including Super Mario Maker by Nintendo themselves. Now it's time for Wario to get a little love!

Check out more details here (thanks cm30!)