Happy birthday, Reggie!

Happy birthday, Reggie Fils-Aime. The ass-kicker/name-taker turns 56 today. I'm celebrating by sharing my favorite GIF of him ever. So damn weird...I can't turn away.

Pokemon helps drive GameStop's collectibles business last quarter

- GameStop‘s collectibles business rose to $212.4 million last quarter
- this is a year-over-year increase of 27.8 percent
- GameStop credited the ongoing resurgence of the Pokémon brand for driving that growth
- there have been increased sales in Pokemon games and merch

REPORT - Nintendo stock sees bump after news of BlackRock share ownership surfaces

Nintendo Co Ltd (7974.T) shares rose as much as 2 percent on Thursday after a regulatory filing showed BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, owns over five percent of stock in the Japanese games maker. BlackRock owns a 5.17 percent stake in Nintendo, the filing, which was issued on Wednesday, showed. The benchmark Nikkei average .N225 average was up 0.1 percent in early morning trade.

For those wondering, here's a bit on what BlackRock is all about.

BlackRock, Inc. is an American global investment management corporation based in New York City. Founded in 1988, initially as a risk management and fixed income institutional asset manager, BlackRock is the world's largest asset manager with $5.1 trillion in assets under management.

This info is newsworthy because BlackRock is well respected in their field, and their move on Nintendo stock shows that they have confidence in Nintendo's future.

Atlus teasing new Radiant Historia title

“In the near future, a history once told will unfold again. And an unknown path will come to be known.”

Atlus is teasing a new Radiant Historia title through a teaser site which just opened. The reveal is set for March 23rd, which will take place in Famitsu. You can check out the teaser site here.

Uniqlo X Nintendo merch should be hitting store shelves soon

Looks like Japan's Uniqlo locations are going to have the product of the Nintendo collaboration soon. No word on these goodies leaving Japan and heading to stores in the states, but I sure hope that's the case.

Charles Martinet heading to Oz Comic-Con in Perth and Adelaide

- attending the Oz Comic-Con at Perth and Adelaide
- attending March 25th – 26th in Perth
- attending April 1st – 2nd in Adelaid

Grab tickets here

Nintendo Fiscal Year Earnings Release coming April 27th

Looking forward to the next round of fiscal information from Nintendo? That date is a bit over a month away. Nintendo has updated their IR calendar to show that the Fiscal Year Earnings Release will happen on April 27th. Expect lots of Switch success talk and who knows what else!

Fire Emblem 0 - live-stream event recap

- Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is one of the games featured in Fire Emblem 0 Series 9

- Series 9 is due out June 22nd

- Seires 9 also features Hasha no Tsurugi (a manga), Binding Blade, Path of Radiance, and Radiant Dawn

- artwork shown during the live-stream included:

Alm (promo card)

Celica (promo card)

holo markers

some art for Valbo

Roy and Al








- artwork shown for Series 8 included:

Fire Emblem Awakening sleeves, featuring Lissa and Sumia

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War sleeves, featuring Deirdre

Male Morgan

Julius (SR)

post cards









Seliph and Julia

Julius and Seliph

Tiki and Lucina

Iuchar and Iucharba




- Series 10 will be based on the following games:

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest

Fire Emblem Heroes

Check out screen-caps from the live-stream event here

Pokemon Co. recalls Pokeball/Pikachu-themed batteries after reports of overheating/smoke

The Pokémon Company are recalling a set of Pokemon batteries for mobile devices. The batteries, both Pokeball and Pikachu styles, have been found to get extremely hot and even smoke. The batteries were made in collaboration with Near Direct. Obviously Pokemon Co. is telling users not to use these batteries if they have them. You can get a full refund for these batteries either online or at select retailers.