Kirby Star Allies recently launched on the Switch and it’s off to a great start: the game debuted at the number one spot on the Switch eShop chart.
Here are the top 10 best selling games on the eShop for last week:
1. Kirby Star Allies
2. Arcade Archives Vs. Super Mario Bros.
3. Stardew Valley
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
5. Rocket League
6. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
7. Human: Fall Flat
8. Overcooked: Special Edition
10. Splatoon 2
Have you played Kirby Star Allies on the Switch yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
If you still, for some reason, haven’t tried Splatoon 2 on the Switch, now is a good time to get the game.
Nintendo has released the Splatoon 2 Starter Edition, which includes the game, a 100-page game guide, and a sticker pack.
The best thing is that it retails for the same price as the regular game: $59.99.
Last year Nintendo offered the same deal on Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was a big hit with those few who hadn’t purchased the game yet.
The Nintendo Switch was recently updated with a new firmware update, 5.0.0 which brought a bunch of smaller improvements and fixes.
But the new update also comes with some bad news: gamers are reporting that their third party Switch docks are bricking their Switch consoles after the latest update.
The docks reported to brick consoles include the popular Nyko third party dock, which users have had issues with in the past, but it now seems to be outright bricking consoles.
There’s even a video that shows what happens.
Super Bomberman R was a Switch launch title, and it was also a Switch exclusive. Not anymore.
Konami has announced that the former Switch exclusive game will launch on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on June 12th.
It will also include some exclusive characters for the respective platforms: Ratchet & Clank for the PS4 and Master Chief for the Xbox One. PC players will get the P-body BOmber from the Portal universe.
The Switch has gotten many former exclusives from other platforms, and now one is going the other way.
Developer and publisher Nicalis have announced that Runner3 will be released on the Switch eShop on May 22nd, 2018.
The game is the third entry in the popular Bit Trip series, and here’s how they describe the latest game:
“Guide CommanderVideo and his friends through a dizzying gauntlet of obstacle-filled landscapes, crazy vehicle excursions and big boss battles as they pursue the dreaded Timbletot, enemy of love and happiness.”
You can check out a trailer of the game below.
The Switch started off slowly in 2018, where the PS4 was the best selling console for a good month and a half. Since then the Switch has rebounded is now back to being by far the best selling console in Japan.
Last week the Switch sold 45,000 units, far ahead of number 2 on the spot, the PS4 with just 14,000 units sold.
Here are the full Japanese hardware and software sales charts for last week:
And the best selling games:
Nintendo Germany has announced that the Switch console has sold 650,000 units in the country during its first year. That makes it the new record holder in the country, having sold more consoles during its first year than any other.
The previous record holder was the Wii.
The Switch has been setting records in many countries, such as Germany’s neighbor France, where the Switch sold a million units in less than a year, becoming the fastest selling console in history in France.
Bigben Interactive and Kylotonn Racing Games have announced that their latest entry in their long-running V-Rally series will be coming to the Switch.
V-Rally 4 will be coming to the Switch in September and will feature over 50 different cars, including buggies.
Here are some of the features the game has to offer, according to the developers:
– Rally: From Africa to Sequoia Park and Japan, travel the world along difficult tracks and in extreme conditions, such as snow, ice, and mud.
– Extreme-Khana: You’ll have to be a master of precision and drifting on these tracks full of pitfalls.
– V-Rally Cross: Leave your opponents in the dust on these dirt and asphalt tracks and take on 7 expert adversaries.
– Buggy: Hop into your all-terrain vehicle to win the race on these particularly rugged tracks. Not for the faint of heart!
– Hillclimb: Race to the top behind the wheel of powerful cars.
– You can also prove yourself in V-Rally 4’s Online and Career modes.
You can check out a trailer of the game below.
Nintendo has updated the Switch firmware to version 5.0.0, which adds support for Facebook and Twitter, new news filter options, new icons, and more.
Here are the full patch notes:
Added the following system functionality
Nintendo has won another award for its Switch console. This time, it’s the AMD Excellence Award, a prestigious award in Japan given to companies and innovators. And this year, Nintendo was that company.
Obviously this isn’t AMD the chipmaker and technology company, but the Association of Media in Digital from the Japanese Digital Media Association.
Nintendo’s Yoshiaki Koizumi, Ko Shiota, and Shinya Takahashi (seen below), accepted the award.
The tech wizards over at Digital Foundry recently wrapped up their analysis of WWE 2K18 on the Nintendo Switch, and they came away quite disappointed with the Switch version.
In fact, it’s quite possibly the worst Switch port to date. Just watch their video analysis and see for yourself.
The Switch version of WWE 2K18 has framerates well below 30 fps, at one point it drops to 13 fps. The performance is so poor that sometimes even the audio and image are out of sync.
Frankly, it looks like a PS2 game.
One of the latest hit indie games to get a Switch version is the horror title Outlast. And according to programmer Mathieu Gauthier who worked on the port, it took just a few weeks to get the job done.
Not only did it take them a few weeks to port the original game, they also ported the sequel at the same time.
He posted on his LinkedIn profile that it took “a matter of weeks” to port the two games to the Nintendo Switch, delivering an “experience that is very comparable to the more powerful consoles, but running at 720p/30Hz in handheld mode.”
That’s a pretty fast turnaround, especially for a studio that did everything in-house (they didn’t outsource the port to another studio).
Have you played Outlast on the Switch? Let us know your thoughts about the game in the comments section below.
The Switch has been on the market for a year, and Japanese industry publication Famitsu has released a list of the top 20 best selling Switch games in the first year.
Without further ado, here they are:
1. Splatoon 2 – 1,995,731
2. Super Mario Odyssey – 1,529,207
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 1,292,299
4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 785,285
5. 1-2-Switch – 338,401
6. ARMS – 329,050
7. Monster Hunter XX – 222,620
8. Pokken Tournament DX – 207,029
9. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – 168,271
10. Super Bomberman R – 134,844
11. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – 134,546
12. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – 107,595
13. FIFA 18 – 74,927
14. Fire Emblem Warriors – 67,162
15. Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2 – 67,059
16. Puyo Puyo Tetris – 64,637
17. Seiken Densetsu Collection – 54,350
18. Snipperclips Plus – 53,198
19. Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park he Youkoso – 49,919
20: Snipperclips (download card version) – 38,429
Are you surprised by anything on the list? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
The first three Crash Bandicoot games are coming to the Switch bundled together in the awesome Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on July 10.
And now we have the very first footage, which is actually Activision’s own B-roll footage. There’s no news on resolution or frame rate of the game, but we expect it to match the other platforms.
Will you pick up Crash Bandicoot on the Switch when it comes out this Summer? Let us know in the comments section below.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was one of the last Nintendo first party games released on the Wii U, and it was a great little platformer in its own right.
Now Captain Toad will be setting his sails for the Nintendo Switch and 3DS consoles. It will include new gameplay mechanics and some new Super Mario Odyssey-themed levels.
The Switch version also has two-player co-op, where a friend can grab the other Joy-Con and assist in defeating enemies.
Nintendo announced the news yesterday during the Nintendo Direct, which was of course overshadowed by much larger announcements, such as Super Smash Bros on Switch.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will be released on the Switch and 3DS on July 13th.
Among yesterday’s many Nintendo Direct announcements was the Splatoon 2 and its new expansion. That’s right, Splatoon 2 will be getting a paid expansion called “Octo Expansion”.
It includes a new singleplayer campaign and new stories that focus on the game’s characters. The expansion will be priced at $20 and will require the full game.
The Octo Expansion stars a new character named Octo, who plays a secret agent and it’s up to you guide her through the new singleplayer campaign story.
The expansion will be released this Summer.
Would you pay $20 for a Splatoon 2 singleplayer DLC? Let us know in the comments section below.
Nintendo dropped some big news during the Direct presentation: Super Smash Bros will be coming to the Nintendo Switch.
The game will include the Inklings from Splatoon and will be out sometime in 2018.
This could be the biggest release of the year on the Switch…
After many rumors, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has finally been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch. The platformer will be released on July 10 and will include the three first three Crash Bandicoot titles as part of the trilogy.
All three games have been remastered in HD.
The trilogy was originally released last year and was well received by fans of the old games.
Nintendo revealed some new information about Mario Tennis Aces on the Switch.
First thing’s first: the release date. The game will launch on June 22 on the Switch.
Nintendo also shared some gameplay details: the game will feature 15 playable Nintendo characters and will have four player support as expected.
Mario Tennis Aces will also support online multiplayer and will feature online tournaments — which will reward players with special outfits for participating.
Dark Souls Remastered is coming to the Switch soon and it will also gets its own Amiibo figure.
The figure was revealed today during the Nintendo Direct. It’s called “Solaire of Astora”, and resembles a knight from the game.
No price or availability was given, but we assume it’ll cost the same as other figures and will launch on the same day as the game.