More than two months since its launch, Monster Hunter 4 has gone on to sell more than three million units in Japan alone, according to numbers in the latest issue of Famitsu.
It’s already eclipsed sales for the original Monster Hunter Tri, which is the highest-selling third-party game for the Wii at 1.9 million units sold.
Monster Hunter 4 is set to launch in Korea on December 14. Still no word on an English release.
Source: Famitsu [via Polygon]No comments
Nintendo opened the Japanese teaser site for Kirby: Triple Deluxe and revealed that the game is coming out on January 11 for ¥4800 (≈$48).
The real big news is that it looks like angry, American Kirby is actually making an appearance on the Japanese box art.
The times, they are a-changin’…No comments
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key, a remake of Dragon Warrior Monsters 2 for the Game Boy Color, is coming to Japan on February 6 and Nintendo is releasing a limited edition 3DS XL to celebrate its launch.
Decked out in monster silhouettes (including four blue slimes), the 3DS XL will come with a copy of the game and retail for ¥24,390 (≈$247).No comments
Following Nintendo’s recent decision to suspend Swapnote’s SpotPass functions due to user misconduct, the company announced the termination of friend galleries in Flipnote Studio 3D on similar grounds.
The program allowed users to create short animations and share them with their friends online. It only came out in Japan, but there were plans to bring it to Europe and North America. It’s unclear if this closure will affect their release.
According to Nintendo’s official notice, Flipnote Gallery: World, the paid community service where users can view notes from anyone around the world, will remain open.
Source: Nintendo.co.jpNo comments
Five years after releasing Advance Wars: Days of Ruin for North America, Europe and Australia, Nintendo has finally made the game available in Japan as a 3DS download for Club Nintendo members who reached Platinum status.
Days of Ruin was originally scheduled to launch in Japan at around the same time as the other territories, but multiple delays eventually led to the game’s cancellation.
This release marks the first time a DS game has been made available through the 3DS eShop. The game reportedly takes up 426 blocks of space.
Source: club.nintendo.jpNo comments
Square Enix is releasing a Drama CD for Bravely Default: For the Sequel in Japan and it will come with a download code to redeem one of four free alternate costumes.
Tiz and Edea get military officer uniforms.
Agnes gets a bunny swimsuit, which is a tad creepy given the character’s proportions and age, but to make things fair, Ringabel gets an equally saucy outfit.
If you’re gonna have fanservice, you’d do well to service fans from both sides.
Source: DengekiOnlineNo comments
According to Media Create, pre-orders for Pokémon X and Y have passed 1.26 million units, making them the most pre-ordered 3DS game(s) in Japan.
The last two entries, Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon Black Version 2 and White Version 2, managed to get 1.08 and 1.16 million pre-orders, respectively.
With eight days left until the games launch, there is still time for X and Y to widen that gap.No comments
Nintendo has two new Wii U bundles set to launch on October 31.
The first bundle consists of everything in the standard Deluxe bundle (32 GB Wii U, GamePad, Sensor Bar, cables and stands), but it also comes with a Wii Remote Plus and copies of Super Mario Bros. U, Wii Party U and a 30-day pass for Wii Karaoke U. It has a MSRP of ¥32,800 (≈ $332).
The other bundle is essentially the same, except it also comes with a copy of Wii Fit U and Fit Meter. It has a MSRP of ¥34,800 (≈ $352).
They’re both pretty good starter packs. Maybe this will help turn the Wii U around.No comments
The latest trailer for Hatsune Miku: Project mirai 2 gives us a look at all the songs announced so far for the 3DS rhythm game.
- Skeleton Orchestra and Lilia
- Sweet Magic
- Yume Yume
- One, Two Fanclub
- 1/6 ~out of the gravity~
- Common World Domination
- Piano x Forte x Scandal
- Do Re Mi Fa Rondo
- Amatsu Kitsune
- Koneko no Paya Paya
- Electric Angel
The game is due out in Japan on November 28.
SEGA hasn’t said anything about bringing the game westward, but with Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F getting localized, the door is at least open for future Miku games.
Two more 3DS colors, Cosmo Black and Ice White, are going out of print in Japan, according to Nintendo’s 3DS page.
The only colors that will continue to be available are Metallic Red, Light Blue and Gloss Pink. Coincidentally, the two colors being discontinued are the only ones that are still bundled with 2GB SD cards as opposed to the 4GB cards in newer models.
The decision to stop selling the colors appears to only apply to Japan, as both the North American and European Nintendo sites say nothing about the colors going away.No comments