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Dear retailer, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn’t coming to Xbox One

We’ve seen retailers confusing video game platforms before, and the Switch is no exception. One retailer believes that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is coming to the Xbox One, and urges you to pre-order it.What’s interesting in this case is that this isn’t the first time this retailer has confused Switch with the Xbox One. They also did it right before the Switch launched.Or maybe one of the employees loves to troll gamers.Funny thing is, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe would probably sell 5 million units on the Xbox One.Image via Reddit. READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Splatoon manga series gets English version later this year

Publisher Viz Media has announced that the official Splatoon manga series will be coming at the end of this year to the West and it will have an English translation.The Splatoon manga was originally released back in 2015 in Japan by manga publisher CoroCoro Comic, and will now be translated in English. The Japanese series got 10 issues in total.A second series, called “Become the Best Squid in the World”, published by Vectorcest, was released as well, and spanned 7 issues.See also: Splatoon 1 amiibo will work with Splatoon 2 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Legend of Zelda gets official Chess set (for $75)

If you’re a chess player, and a Zelda fan, and if you have 75 bucks laying around, you might be interested in the official Legend of Zelda Chess set.The Zelda Chess Set features 32 custom made Legend of Zelda figures, representing all of the famous characters from the game, such as Link, Zelda, Ganon, and so on.It appears to be quite a high-quality set, and it better be, because the retail price is $75. Amazon has it on discount right now for “only” $61. You can buy it here.Zelda Chess set READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

Target rolls out big Mario Kart 8 Deluxe promo

Target and Nintendo have teamed up to promote Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with special Mario Kart items in its stores. For example, shopping carts will carry Mario Kart stickers, there will be special Mario Kart 8 Deluxe stations, and other branding through out its stores.Overall, 650 Target stores in the US are participating in the promo, which will stay at the stores over the next few weeks.With the announcement of the Mario Kart-themed stores, Target assured its customers that it’s doing everything it can to make sure there are enough Switch units.See also: Mario Kart 8 Switch vs Wii U comparison“We’re working hard with Nintendo to keep these crazy-popular consoles flowing in to Target stores throughout the year.” the retailer said in a statement.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches next week exclusively on the Switch. READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

The Switch is doing way better than PS4 in Japan after first 7 weeks

The Switch is selling extremely well worldwide, and that’s especially true in Japan. Since it launched, Switch sales in the country have consistently placed it as the best selling console in the country.But when compared to the most successful console this generation, the PS4, the Switch is way ahead after the first 7 weeks. For example, week 4 the PS4 saw almost 30,000 units sold. The Switch saw almost 80,000 units sold.The gap widens considerably at week 7, where the PS4 sold just 13,000 units, while the Switch sold over 45,000 units.And that’s taking into consideration that there was no PS4 shortages when it launched in Japan in February 2014, while there are worldwide Switch shortages right now.Overall, the Switch is outselling the PS4 by over 100,000 units — or about 20% more — after first 7 weeks on the market in Japan.Sales numbers via 2ch READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Ganondorf has an official last name: Ganondorf Dragmire

Nintendo has officially revealed the full name for one of its most famous villains: Ganondorf Dragmire. That’s right, Link’s famous foe’s last name is Dragmire, according to a guide on the official Zelda website.The site feature a small guide on popular characters from the Zelda universe, including Link, Zelda, and of course, Ganondorf.Ganondorf first showed up in the series in Ocarina of Time, and subsequently appeared in pretty much every other Zelda game in one form or another.And of course, he appears in Zelda: Breath of the Wild as “Calamity Ganon”, where he appears in an incomplete state after trying to reincarnate himself.Ganondorf Dragmire“Once known as the King of Thieves, Ganondorf Dragmire used the power of the Triforce to become the beast, Ganon”Thanks to Rick for sending this one in! READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Nintendo shares are up 20% since the launch of the Switch

The Nintendo Switch has been a big success so far, selling some 2.4 million units during its first month on the market. And stock traders are loving the success of the Switch and the prospect of a popular Nintendo hone console.Which is why Nintendo shares have risen 20% since the Switch launched. Right now shares are hovering at around $30, and if Jefferies equity analyst Atul Goyal is to be believed, shares will hit $43 this year.In a paper sent to potential investors, Goyal believes that the Switch’s success will attract more third party publishers in the future, and said that he believes Nintendo has a solid first party lineup for games for the Switch this year.A year ago, Nintendo shares were barely at $17, but thanks to the release of Pokemon GO, and now the Switch, it looks like there are good times ahead for Nintendo shareholders.Do you own Nintendo shares or would you consider buying some? Share your thought in the comments section! READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Target offers Switch Rubik’s Cube with Mario Kart 8 pre-order

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches on the Switch in a couple of weeks, and if you’re thinking of pre-ordering it, you might want to see Target’s pre-order bonus.Target is offering a Switch-branded Rubik’s Cube. It’s not the official thing, so they call it the “Puzzle Cube”, but it’s the same layout as a Rubik’s Cube.Only instead of the colorful sides, it’s got Switch and Mario Kart 8 artwork. Check it out below.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches on April 28 on the Switch. Check out some recent gameplay footage here.The Switch Rubik’s Cube READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

The Nintendo Direct news, ranked from best to worst

The latest Nintendo Direct offered some great news for Switch gamers, some good news, and some news that wasn’t all that exciting. We’ve ranked the news from best to worst.Best news: PayDay 2 coming to SwitchA three-year old game coming to the Switch? That’s the best news? Yes it is. The Switch desperately needs a game for the hardcore audience, and when we got nothing from big third party publishers, at least we got PayDay 2, which will have a ton of content on the Switch (since there’s so much PayDay 2 DLC out there), and with the Switch’s portability, you’ll be able to pull off heists anywhere.Great news: New hardware: Yellow Joy-Cons and standalone Switch DockThe Neon Yellow Joy-Cons look awesome, especially when paired with the new Arms game (which it’s meant to be, sort of). Furthermore, Nintendo had great news for Switch owners wanting an extra dock: they’ll be able to buy a standalone Switch dock starting next month.Good news: Splatoon 2 gets release date and Amiibo figuresWe were really glad to hear that Splatoon 2 finally got a release date: June 21st. And Nintendo will be releasing the game alongside three new Splatoon 2 Amiibo figures.Also: we…

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Monopoly is coming to the Switch

There were plenty of new Switch games announced this week (like PayDay 2), but one of the new announcements that was sort of lost in the sea of Nintendo Direct news was Monopoly.That’s right, Ubisoft is bringing a digital version of the popular board game Monopoly to the Switch. The game will support online and offline multiplayer where up to six players can play together (or rather, against each other).And Switch players will get some new features that aren’t available on other platforms. For example, Ubisoft has introduced some new rules to the game on the Switch, and added a rewards system.“Players can also win rewards, unlock new exclusive content and watch the city prosper in front of their eyes” Ubisoft said in a statement.Monopoly on the Switch will be released this Fall.If you’re into real life Monopoly games, you might be interested in the official Zelda Monopoly game. READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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A closer look at the new yellow Joy-Cons

Yesterday Nintendo revealed a brand new color for Switch Joy-Cons: Neon Yellow. And now they’ve released some high-res photos of the new controllers, including the box art.The Neon Yellow Joy-Con Switch controllers will be released alongside Arms on June 16th.Check out some detailed photos of the new controllers below.What do you think of the new color? Would you consider getting a pair of neon yellow Joy-Cons? Let us know in the comments section! READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Pikmin on 3DS is not in 3D

Nintendo yesterday revealed a brand new Pikmin game for the 3DS, called Hey Pikmin. But despite being on the 3DS, the new Pikmin game will not be in 3D. Which is odd, considering it’s being released on the 3DS, a console designed for 3D games.And Nintendo doesn’t hide it: they put right on the front of box art of game: “Plays only in 2D”.Hey Pikmin will be released on July 28th, and will also come with a new Pikmin Amiibo.Here’s the official Hey Pikmin box art for reference: READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Nintendo will sell Switch dock as standalone accessory

Nintendo has announced that it will start selling the Switch dock as a standalone accessory starting May 19th on the official Nintendo online store. The dock will retail for $59.99 and will include the dock itself and all of the required cables.This is great news for people who want to play the Switch docked on multiple TVs in their house or when they move the Switch between their home and office etc.Nintendo has previously offered the dock itself in certain regions, but it was only meant for replacement of the original dock, as it did not include the needed cables. READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Splatoon 2 gets official release date and Amiibo!

Nintendo has confirmed the Splatoon 2 release date: the multiplayer shooter will be released on the Switch on July 21st. Not only that, it will be released alongside new Splatoon 2 Amiibo figures.The new Splatoon 2 Amiibo include Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, and Inkling Squid. Check ’em out below:These aren’t the only new Amiibo figures coming this Summer: Nintendo will also release a Pikmin Amiibo, and several new Zelda and Baynetta Amiibo as well.Check out the Splatoon 2 Amiibo trailer below:[embedded content] READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!