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Smash Bros. Ultimate 'Nintendo Labo Smash Kit' Spirit Board event announced

Labo time!


Nintendo Labo is invading Smash Bros. Ultimate! The 'Nintendo Labo Smash Kit' Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event has been announced, and is taking over this coming Friday. When you encounter a Labo spirit, defeating it will earn you three times the normal amount of experience.

Ninja Box - demo gameplay

There are likely many who recall the child-like phrase that is “secret base.” Ninja Box, a brand new project from Bandai Namco Entertainment, is a game where you build your very own “secret base”—the only secret base of its kind—whether it is a “relaxing space” filled with only your favorite things, or a “giant fortress” big enough to get lost in.

The Cat Mario Show: Ep. 138 (Japan)

Meow streaming

The latest episode of the Cat Mario Show is now available. This episode takes a look at Nintendo Labo's VR Kit, BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL!, and Trials Rising.

Mario Tennis Aces - Dry Bones trailer

Dem bones

New playable characters are heading to Mario Tennis Aces! Dry Bones will join the roster in May!

Switch firmware update 8.0.1 now available

A minor update

Looks like Nintendo had some tidying up to do with the Switch's most recent firmware update. A revising of that update is now available, bringing the game to Version 8.0.1.. This update only has one line of patch notes, stating that it adds "general system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience."

RUMOR - New, cheaper Switch due out by end of June 2019, 'modest upgrade' of current Switch coming later this year

More Switch redesign rumors

Bloomberg has chimed in with their own information on the rumored Switch redesigns on the way. As usual, this is all just rumor and speculation until Nintendo themselves confirm the news. Here's what Bloomberg had to say, with their info coming from two people familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss private plans.

- the new, cheaper Switch will likely be launched by the end of June
- the existing Switch will receive a modest upgrade this year
- a more powerful version is not in the works

Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden 2's bootleg NES demake now playable in English

8-bit bootleg action

Well here's a fan-translation I wasn't expecting. The translation scene has moved away from the official game releases for a moment in order to translate the bootleg demake of Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden 2 on the NES. This version of the game includes 8 playable characters, as well as arcade, versus, and CPU vs CPU modes.

Mortal Kombat 11 brings back 'Quitalities' for rage-quitters

Don't be a quitter

If you quit in the middle of a match in Mortal Kombat 11, you earn your opponent a Quitality. Your character ends up exploding into a fountain of blood, and your opponent wins the match. It's a nice touch for the players who stick around, and a bit of shame for those who rage-quit.

NPD March 2019 - Switch #1 hardware, top 20 software sales, and more

Switch #1 again!

The NPD data for March 2019 is in! Check out all the details below, including overall industry numbers, top software for the month, and more.

- Total: $1.179 billion (Down 11% from $1.325 billion in March 2018)
- Hardware: $282 million (Down 15% from $331 million)
- PC and console software: $547 million (Down 11% compared to 617 million)
- Accessories: $349 million (Down 7% from $377 million)
- Switch was the best-selling hardware platform of both March as well as the first quarter across both unit and dollar sales
- controllers were the best-selling accessory type for the month

Top 20 best selling titles (March 2019) - Includes Physical and Digital sales

1. Tom Clancy's The Division 2^
2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice^
3. MLB 19: The Show
4. Devil May Cry 5
5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
6. Red Dead Redemption II
7. NBA 2K19
8. Grand Theft Auto V
9. Yoshi's Crafted World*
10. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII^
11. Anthem^
12. Mario Kart 8*
13. Jump Force
14. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
15. Far Cry New Dawn
16. Minecraft#
17. Battlefield V^
18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
19. Borderlands
20. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

* Digital sales not included
^ PC digital sales not included
# Minecraft digital sales on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One included

Top 10 best selling titles (Year to Date 2019)

1. Kingdom Hearts III
2. Tom Clancy's The Division 2^
3. Anthem^
4. Resident Evil 2 2019
5. Red Dead Redemption II
6. Jump Force
7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
8. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice^
9. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII^
10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*

Top 10 Switch titles (March 2019)

1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
2. Yoshi's Crafted World*
3. Mario Kart 8*
4. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
6. Super Mario Party*
7. Super Mario Odyssey*
8. Pokemon: Lets Go Pikachu*
9. Pokemon: Lets Go Eevee*
10. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Top 10 3DS titles (March 2019)

Five Nights at Freddy's off-screen footage showcased

Our first look at the game running on Switch


Five Nights at Freddy's should be making its way to Switch sometime this year, and today we get our first look at the game running in tabletop mode. I've never played a single FNAF game, so this is going to be perfect for me! How many of you are jumping in for the first time, or plan to double-dip?