Wii U eShop charts - April 28th, 2017


1. Zelda: Breath of the Wild

2. Super Mario 64

3. Zelda: Majora’s Mask

4. Mario Party 2

5. Zelda: Ocarina of Time

6. Minecraft: Wii U Edition

7. Super Mario World

8. Mario Kart 64

9. Super Mario 3D World

10. Mario Party 10

11. The Legend of Zelda

12. Zelda: A Link to the Past

13. Super Mario Bros. 3

14. Zelda: Wind Waker HD

15. Zelda: Skyward Sword

16. Super Mario Bros.

17. Mario Kart 8

18. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

19. Brain Age

20. Super Mario RPG


1. Nintendo Direct 4/12/17

2. Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer

3. Super Mario Mash-Up Pack for Minecraft: Wii U Edition

4. Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer

5. Zelda: Breath of the Wild Accolades Trailer

6. Splatoon 2 – Nintendo Direct 4/12/17

7. Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Life in the Ruins

8. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition Nintendo Direct 4/12/17

9. Sonic Forces – Nintendo Direct 4/12/17

10. ARMS – Nintendo Direct 4/12/17

11. Pikmin 2 Trailer

12. Mario Kart 8 New amiibo Racing Suits Trailer

13. Switch Headlines 4/12/17

14. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer

15. Super Mario 3D World Trailer

16. Super Play Time – Splatoon – Get Kraken with Pro Tips

17. Nintendo Minute – Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 First Look

18. Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes Trailer

19. Pokken Tournament TV Spot

20. Super Smash Bros. – Final Video Presentation

Target/Mario Kart 8 Deluxe advertising hits front page of Reddit

Before you ask, yes I did make sure this wasn't advertising based on my search history. I checked on multiple devices, disconnected from my internet, and checked with some other friends to see what ad they were getting. Looks like Target paid for the top spot on Reddit for at least part of the day, and they grabbed the sidebar block ad as well. This partnership between Target and Nintendo for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is pretty awesome!

Random Time! - Emma Watson chooses between Mario and Sonic in "The Circle"

Whoever wrote that dialog clearly has an axe to grind with SEGA and the more recent Sonic games. That said, I think we can all agree that Mario/Sonic's earlier games were fantastic. It just seems that Mario has maintained the excellent quality all throughout his adventures, be they recent or 30 years old. That said, I really think Sonic Mania/Forces will do a lot to bring Sonic back to his former glory.

Nintendo explains the differences between 3DS & Switch, thinks key factor in what you decide to buy is price

Coming from Reggie Fils-Aime...

“The gaming experience is a bit different. The Switch is more powerful than the 2DS and 3DS machines, and has other hardware differences. A key one: a DS is smaller than the Switch tablet, making it easier to fit into a pocket or backpack. For many consumers, the decision to buy one Nintendo device over another likely will come down to price. At $299, a Switch costs about double a new 2DS XL. Having multiple Switches is expensive."

Price is definitely going to be a major factor for parents when looking into picking up a gaming device for kids. New 2DS XL is cheaper and has a much larger library of games than Switch. In a few years, we'll see where this match-up stands.

Random Time! - Trying to find a Switch in stock

I don't think I've ever been more proud of something I made. I'm just going to sit here and watch/listen to this loop.