NPD: Nintendo Switch outsold Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in September 2019

The NPD Group has revealed that Nintendo Switch managed to outsell Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in September 2019. “Nintendo Switch was again the best-selling hardware platform of September and remains the best-selling platform of 2019,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “Hardware spending in September 2019 fell 22 percent when compared to a year ago, … Continue reading NPD: Nintendo Switch outsold Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in September 2019

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Nintendo agrees to require games with paid loot boxes to include the chances of winning randomized in-game items from them

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced that Nintendo is among the three major console manufacturers that have agreed to require games with paid loot boxes to include the chances of winning randomized in-game items from them. “I’m pleased to announce this morning that Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have indicated to ESA a commitment to … Continue reading Nintendo agrees to require games with paid loot boxes to include the chances of winning randomized in-game items from them

Nintendo is the top video game publisher of first half of 2019 in Japan

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu, Let's Go Eevee, Pokémon Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon and Pokkén Tournament DX are among the top 100 best-selling games in Japan during first half of 2019. Because these games and more, Nintendo is the top video game publisher of first half of 2019 in Japan. The full … Continue reading Nintendo is the top video game publisher of first half of 2019 in Japan

Nintendo has no plans to censor video games

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has reaffirmed Nintendo's commitment to not censor video games, as opposed to "other platforms" applying restrictions independently of CERO (Japan's rating organisation). Furukawa provided the following statement on behalf of Nintendo: "Nintendo, as do 3rd-parties and their software, applies for an objective rating from 3rd-party organizations prior to release. If platform-holding … Continue reading Nintendo has no plans to censor video games

WSJ reports that indie developers have more support from Nintendo than Sony

According to a recent report by The Wall Street Journal, indie developers say they're getting more support from Nintendo compared to Sony. Read on below for a few excerpts from the report: "Sony is concentrating its attention on large software publishers as it gets ready for the next PlayStation, according to executives at Sony and … Continue reading WSJ reports that indie developers have more support from Nintendo than Sony

NPD: Nintendo Switch is the only platform showing year-on-year growth

The NPD Group has revealed which games were top sellers in the U.S. for June 2019, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu, Let’s Go Eevee, Pokémon Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon, Detective Pikachu and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The full results in each relevant category are as follows: Software The best-selling games of June 2019 in the U.S. … Continue reading NPD: Nintendo Switch is the only platform showing year-on-year growth

Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft say China tariffs will cause price hike for consoles

Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft say China tariffs will cause price hike for consoles "Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have written a joint letter to oppose proposed tariffs from the Trump administration. Tariffs on video game consoles are currently set to increase by 25%. 96% of video game consoles imported to the US were from China." Source: … Continue reading Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft say China tariffs will cause price hike for consoles

ICO Partners reveals Nintendo got a lot of coverage during E3 2019

Thanks to hot new games like Pokémon Sword and Shield, Nintendo performed exceptionally well at this year's E3. Read on below to learn more: "It is also worth noting the ground that Nintendo has made up relative to its main competitors since E3 2016, when it received just 26% of the coverage of that year's … Continue reading ICO Partners reveals Nintendo got a lot of coverage during E3 2019

NPD: Nintendo Switch is the best-selling console of May 2019

According to data provided by the NPD, the Nintendo Switch console has managed to once again defeat the competition by becoming the best-selling hardware of May 2019 in the U.S. Read on below to learn more: "Per NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, overall spending across hardware, software, accessories, and game cards was down 11% year-over-year to … Continue reading NPD: Nintendo Switch is the best-selling console of May 2019

Nintendo reportedly looking to create its own streaming service with Microsoft

It seems as though every major entertainment company is trying to enter the are of digital streaming, and Nintendo appears to be one of them. The gaming giant is reportedly looking to create its own streaming service with Microsoft. Read on below for more details: "It is a big deal but Sony didn't have the … Continue reading Nintendo reportedly looking to create its own streaming service with Microsoft