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Best Buy confirms Dark Pit amiibo exclusively in stores on July 31st with no pre-orders

The figure will launch exclusively in brick-and-mortar Best Buy stores – which, by deduction, implies not on – on Friday, July 31st. Continue reading

Dark Pit amiibo confirmed to be exclusive to Best Buy in North America

The online listing is accompanied by an “Only at Best Buy” indication, so you won’t find the Kid Icarus antihero at your local Target or Toys”R”Us store. Continue reading

Fire Emblem Fates tops the Japanese sales charts with over 300k sold in four days

Fire Emblem Fates, known as Fire Emblem If in Japan, launched on Thursday, June 25 and managed to blow away competition with total sales of 303,666 among the Birthright, Conquest, and Special Edition retail versions. Continue reading

Nintendo’s Miiverse is getting a redesign this summer

The Miiverse experience is about to get an overhaul, as Nintendo has announced some significant changes to the service. Continue reading

Reggie: There might be “variants” of the New Nintendo 3DS released in the near future

Could North America finally be getting the smaller New Nintendo 3DS? Or are we simply going to be getting new colors and/or new limited edition models? Continue reading

Following Wii U, Miyamoto steps away from Nintendo hardware R&D to focus on software development

Shigeru Miyamoto has been particularly involved with the development of Nintendo’s hardware in recent years, but it seems that may not be the case going forward. Continue reading

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival to use cards only for minigames

Of course, with amiibo Festival being a board-style party game, it’s hard to imagine how else people expected to use the cards. Continue reading

Sakurai thought about dropping Pac-Man from Smash Bros. if old-school design was rejected

If Namco had forced Pac-Man’s newer “Ghostly Adventures” design on Sakurai, Pac-Man may have been dropped from Smash Bros. Continue reading

Club Nintendo Europe gets new Captain Toad Figurine Lamp for 6000 stars

A light-up Captain Toad lamp figurine is now available from the Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue to European members. Continue reading

Nintendo’s E3 2015 Digital Event is about to start – Watch it here

Nintendo is about to begin streaming their E3 2015 Digital Event, which is sure to be packed full of great announcements and surprises. Continue reading