Nintendo has sold about 5.7 million amiibo worldwide

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While Nintendo previously revealed amiibo sales figures for the United States, we now have an indication of how well the NFC figures are doing on a global scale. Bloomberg reports that worldwide tallies more than double the aforementioned U.S. sales.

Iwata said Nintendo sold about 5.7 million of its new Amiibo figurines worldwide since late November, giving an early indication of whether the company’s strategy of selling toys will be successful.

That’s a lot of amiibo. How many do you have so far? How many more do you plan to get?

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Tomcat1994’s custom Mewtwo amiibo is legendary!

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Not content to wait for a possible Mewtwo amiibo release, one amiibo customizer by the handle of Tomcat1994 took it upon himself to create a Mewtwo amiibo using a Takaratomy figure from Pokémon X & Y and an NFC chip for Pokémon Rumble U. You might argue that it’s not a real Mewtwo amiibo made by Nintendo, but remember these wise words: “The circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant.”

It’s not staying in his collection, though, as he has already made plans to sell it in order to pay for college textbooks. This only makes me wish amiibo figures were around when I was in college and I could have paid for things with custom amiibo. All I did back then was create this website…

More pics of the Mewtwo custom can be seen after the break!

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Xenoblade Chronicles X features around 90 music tracks, including several vocal songs

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Do you know the difference between a song and a piece? Games don’t often feature a lot of songs, if any. In fact, only one song — or vocal work — was prepared for Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii.

Monolith Soft is changing things up with Xenoblade Chronicles X, which will boast plenty of vocal songs amidst a soundtrack of around 90 music tracks throughout the game. The songs will be so numerous that the final tally is considered a lot by RPG standards. The “Exploration Trailer” from this month’s Nintendo Direct features one such song, and you can experience it again after the break.

Composer Hiroyuki Sawano was involved in every single one of those roughly 90 music tracks, which we should finally be able to enjoy when Xenoblade Chronicles X lands on the Wii U in 2015.

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GameStop once again taking pre-orders for New Nintendo 3DS XL Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Edition

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If you don’t want to (or can’t) get your hands on a Majora’s Mask edition New Nintendo 3DS XL, you might want to consider the other limited edition that’s being offered next month: GameStop’s exclusive Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate edition!

The bundle comes with both the specially designed system as well as a copy of the game for $229.99. It’s available for pre-order via GameStop’s website right now and presumably through GameStop’s web-in-store process as well. You’d better hurry, though, as the system’s availability has been spotty.

The Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate edition New Nintendo 3DS XL bundle will launch on February 13th.

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Splatoon’s squid plaza shops: No swag, no service!

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Want to buy some powerful new weapons from squid plaza’s shopping district? How about some new threads to splash around in style? Think twice, because it appears the store owners in Splatoon won’t even serve you if you don’t have enough battle experience to be considered cool.

According to tweets from the Squid Research Lab, you need to be “Rank 2″ before you can buy a weapon upgrade and “Rank 4″ to buy some new clothes or other wearable gear. You can increase your rank in multiplayer battles, after which the shop owners will be glad to hook you up.

Another screenshot awaits after the break.

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Super Mario series amiibo for Mario Party 10 up for pre-order via Nintendo UK

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In addition to opening up another round of Majora’s Mask edition New Nintendo 3DS XL pre-orders, Nintendo UK’s online store is now taking pre-orders for the Super Mario series set of amiibo figures, set to launch alongside Mario Party 10.

Each of the figures cost £10.99, though you can get the Mario Party 10 and Mario amiibo bundled for £39.99. You can even get a 4-amiibo bundle (Mario, Bowser, Toad, and your choice of Luigi, Peach, or Yoshi) plus the game and an amiibo carrying case for just £69.99.

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Nintendo re-opens pre-orders for New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora’s Mask Edition in UK

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The official online store for Nintendo UK is taking pre-orders for another stock of New Nintendo 3DS Majora’s Mask 3D Edition. While the first shipment (pre-ordered prior to today) will still ship by both products’ February 13th launch date, those pre-ordering for this follow-up supply will receive their systems by March 31st.

You’ll get the exclusive Skull Kid figurine along with your system and apparently an AC adapter all for just £209.99. Better than eBay, right?

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Zelda director Eiji Aonuma visits Majora’s Mask’s Doggy Racetrack

We’re just over two weeks away from the release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D for the Nintendo 3DS, but odds are many of you simply can’t wait to play the game.

Zelda series director Eiji Aonuma is going to play the game for you! In the above video, we get a look at the game’s Doggy Racetrack and its slight visual overhaul compared to original. With nearly ten minutes of video, how many times do you think Aonuma will win the race? Watch and find out!

Wild Screenshot Appears! Bandai Namco Releases Nine New Pokkén Tournament Screenshots

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Bandai Namco has released nine new high-quality Pokkén Tournament screenshots for us to feast our eyes on. The screenshots not only give us a closer look at the fighters — which I must say look beautiful — they also give us a chance to take a closer look at the world that the game is set in. Many Pokémon, such as Miltank and Sableye, can be seen in the scenery throughout both of the stages. Even the legendary Helix Fossil makes an appearance — do you think they’re trying to hint at something?

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New Guinness World Record set for “Most players online in a single FPS battle”

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On January 24, 2015, Sony’s MMOFPS game PlanetSide 2 broke the Guinness World Record for having the most players online, simultaneously fighting in one battle.

1,158 players logged on to fight for one of the three empires (Terran Republic, Vanu Sovereignty and New Conglomerate) in the game. (Whether there was lag is another story!)

“This amazing achievement shows not only how truly massive the PlanetSide 2 universe is, but also how inclusive its online community is,” said Annie Nguyen, Video Games Records Manager at Guinness World Records.

Previously, the record was held by Man Vs. Machine with 999 players, set in 2012.

PlanetSide 2 is available for a free download at www.planetside2.com.

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