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[Say Wha...?] Nintendo Announces "NEW" 2DS XL

Yesterday, 11:38 AM


Because we don't have enough 3DS variations in the world, say hello to the "NEW" 2DS XL, the upgrade to the 2DS original.


Pictures if you can't watch the video:


Genyo Takeda is Retiring from Nintendo

Yesterday, 11:29 AM



The man behind many of our favorite (and sometimes non-favorite) Nintendo hardware (and Punch-Out!!) has announced his retirement from Nintendo.  Takeda will be replaced by Ko Shiota, who is currently the Executive Officer and General Manager of Platform Technology Development Division.


This is an end of an era and the start of a new era of Nintendo hardware going forward post-Switch.


Link: http://www.gonintend...g-from-nintendo

Nintendo FY2016/4th Quarter Results

Yesterday, 11:24 AM

Spoilered for length:



Upcoming releases for 3DS and Switch: http://gonintendo.co...schedules-for-a


Genyo Takeda is retiring from Nintendo: http://gonintendo.co...g-from-nintendo


Nintendo's First Party Million Sellers:  http://gonintendo.co...-sellers-update




Kimishima is happy Switch is doing well, there are more unannounced games coming, and is surprised at how explosive Breath of the Wild sales have been.  Nintendo will continue to spend money on advertising as they have had been doing.




If you like your financial information in graphs.




Breath of the Wild's explosive growth is attributed to drawing in new players that have never played any Zelda game before.  The drawing is coming through word of mouth when they hear how good BotW is.




Across the world, Nintendo has over 5,100 employees working for them in various capacities.




Nintendo analyzes the great start Switch has had.




Looks like Nintendo has drawn back their longtime faithful, but there is some criticism that Nintendo isn't making/receiving enough local multiplayer (child-friendly) and female-friendly games.




Nintendo analyzes the great records BotW is making in not only reviews, but sales.




1-2 Switch is close to shipping 1 million units, but actual sales numbers are not yet available.  The game is generating buzz on how weird it is and how it utilizes the Switch features other games haven't done yet.




Snipperclips has 350,000 downloads.  Konami's Super Bomberman R has shipped 500,000 units.  Actual sales numbers is unknown.




The 3DS has received a big jolt thanks to Pokemon GO on mobile and increasing sales of Pokemon Sun and Moon.







Nintendo outlines what they plan to do for this year including mentioning they will not return to having a e3 conference.  Actual e3 plans are still unknown, but I imagine they'll have a Nintendo Digital Event plus Treehouse Live! for e3 week.




Nintendo also is going to work on various stock woes going forward.

Call of Duty: WWII (CoD 2017 - Sledgehammer Games)

26 April 2017 - 12:55 PM


Today after some weeks of leaks and rumors, Activision has announced CoD 2017 as Call of Duty: WWII.  Since switching to the 3 year development cycle, it's Sledgehammer Games' turn at CoD this year and like they've teased, this looks to bring CoD back to where the franchise started -- World War II.  This makes Sledgehammer's third CoD, but second fully developed in-house CoD.  They started by taking over development of Modern Warfare 3 after the original Infinity Ward collapsed due to IW founders' lawsuits against Activision.  Sledgehammer's first fully developed in-house game would be the panned Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that introduced many things that would plague CoD to this date.


Call of Duty has had an interesting, but infamous history starting the franchise in World War II settings, before going modern in Call of Duty 4, and later going futuristic with Black Ops 2.  Since Black Ops 2, CoD has been in a slump that even CoD community favorite Treyarch haven't been able to rescue the franchise from said slump.  We shall see if November 3 will have Sledgehammer bring CoD back out of its dork age with WWII or if they'll fail continuing CoD's slump.


Also for the first time, WWII will have another multiplayer beta test, but this time it's private only.  There will be no public beta like Black Ops 3 and Infinite Warfare had.  Also since beta testing is private only, I don't expect a multiplayer reveal until after the private beta is done, but before the full release date.




I stand corrected.  Some of multiplayer was shown off.  WWII will be at e3 2017 and since e3 2017 is open to the public, this could be considered a public beta test then.

Vivendi Resurrecting Hostile Takeover of Ubisoft

25 April 2017 - 02:49 PM




French media giant Vivendi will accelerate acquisitions in video games and advertising this year to allay investor concerns about its strategy, mixed results and poor share performance, two sources close to the matter told Reuters. Advertising group Havas and video games maker Ubisoft are expected to be the first targets as Vivendi moves into the next phase of its expansion, the sources said.


Ubisoft has been fighting off hostile takeover attempts by Vivendi since 2016.  Vivendi wants to expand more into the video game business since losing Blizzard to Activision when they split off and Vivendi buying out Gameloft (mobile games developer) turning them into a subsidiary of Vivendi.  One could say Activision splitting off from Vivendi was both a blessing and a curse since their franchises, while still making big money, hasn't been reaching critical acclaim unlike during the Activision/Vivendi era where their big franchises had success all around.


It is unknown what will happen should Vivendi successfully buys out/takes over Ubisoft.