Here’s a startling fact. Nintendo 3DS handhelds are flying off the shelves thanks in large part to Pokémon – and there’s not even a new 3DS Pokémon game out yet! Smartphone app Pokémon GO’s incredible popularity has sparked a massive resurgence in the brand, which has lead to increased sales for both the hardware and older Pokémon games. Read More
Nintendo is going to be touring 16 malls across the United States to show off a bunch of its games and amiibos to holiday shoppers. They’ll be there from November 23 through December 20. In addition to displaying games, Nintendo will be giving away Toys ‘R’ Us coupons and other freebies. Read More
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes for 3DS is one of only a small handful of multiplayer Zelda games. Its unusual mechanics and irreverent tone definitely mark it as a spin-off rather than an essential installment in the series. Tri Force Heroes attempts some things that no other Zelda games have tried, to mixed results.
McDonald’s and the Pokémon Company have partnered up to bring Pokémon toys to Happy Meals from November 27 through December 23. The promotion is coming to both the United States and Canada, and the theme is the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games. Read More
It looks like amiibo sales are still going strong. Nintendo released some graphs that show off the continued success of the tiny figurines (and trading cards and plushies).
Check out amiibos’ cumulative sales over the last year: Read More