3DS eShop charts - June 27th, 2019

Animal Crossing returns to the top!

Well I'll be damned. Pokemon Crystal's reign of terror has ended! It looks like all the excitement for Animal Crossing: New Horizons from E3 2019 pushed people to play Animal Crossing: New Leaf in the meantime! The long-tail seller jumped ALL the way back up to the top spot this week!


1. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
2. Pokemon Crystal
3. Luigi’s Mansion
4. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
5. Tomodachi Life
6. New Super Mario Bros. 2
7. Pokemon Yellow
8. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
9. Fire Emblem Awakening
10. Pokemon Gold
11. Pokemon Silver
12. Dragon Quest VIII
13. Super Mario Bros. 3
14. Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
15. 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2
16. Pokemon Red
17. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
18. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
19. Pokemon Ultra Sun
20. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS


1. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
2. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
3. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
4. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
5. Mario Kart 7 Video
6. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
7. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
8. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer
9. Tomodachi Life Direct 9/14/14
10. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
11. Super Mario 3D Land Video
12. IronFall Trailer
13. Introducing Tomodachi Life
14. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
15. Pokemon Bank Trailer
16. Super Smash Bros. – Final Video Presentation
17. 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Trailer
18. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
19. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
20. Super Mario World Trailer

Famitsu removes 3DS section from their weekly release calendar

Dead man walking

Well, I think that's a wrap for the 3DS. Famitsu, who has been publishing weekly release dates for 3DS games for years now, has removed the section from their most recent issue. That might have something to do with absolutely nothing announced for 3DS as of right now. The two titles I know of off the top of my head are Shakedown Hawaii, which may not see 3DS release in Japan, and Mobile Ball, which was just cancelled a week back.

Village Roadshow Entertainment acquires the film and TV rights to Myst

Oh, how you were Myst

Over the last few years, there have been multiple companies involved with snatching up the film and TV rights to the Myst franchise. Unfortunately nothing ever came together, but now we have another company who wants to give things a shot.

Village Roadshow Entertainment now owns the film and TV rights to Myst, and they say their intention is to “develop a multi-platform universe including film, scripted and unscripted television content.” Whether anything actually materializes this time remains to be seen.

Super Mario Maker 2 to include some content from Super Mario Land

Now you're playing with power...PORTABLE POWER!

Well here's a nice surprise! Super Mario Maker 2 has been released early in some parts of the world by retailers who didn't feel like following street dates, which means we're getting a look at some unannounced content early! Turns out Super Mario Land is going to have some representation in the game! If you don't mind spoilers, hit the jump to have a look at what's in store.

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Famitsu - software and hardware sales for June 17-23, 2019

Software Top 10
01./00. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4: We Are Looking Up at the Same Sky <RPG> (Level 5) {2019.06.20} (¥5.980) – 150.721 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Yakuza 5 <ADV> (Sega) {2019.06.20} (¥3.990) – 21.047 / NEW
03./01. [NSW] Doraemon: Story of Seasons <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.06.13} (¥6.100) – 14.565 / 56.795 (-66%)
04./02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 8.342 / 3.130.339 (-17%)
05./03. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 7.071 / 822.890 (-15%)
06./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 6.758 / 2.340.681 (-13%)
07./06. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 4.795 / 1.342.962 (-14%)
08./05. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 4.702 / 1.558.174 (-22%)
09./07. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 4.479 / 3.093.638 (-12%)
10./08. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 4.044 / 638.709 (-7%)

Hardware (in units)
Nintendo Switch - 29.058
PlayStation 4 - 15.711
Nintendo 3DS - 2.362
Xbox One - 313
PlayStation Vita - 128

Famitsu readers vote on the Pokemon they find to be coolest, cutest, and more


Back in May 2019, Famitsu polled its readers to find out their favorite Pokemon in a number of categories. The results of that poll have now been published, and you can find the most popular responses below. I'm sure there are going to be a few answers that ruffle some feathers!

Coolest Pokemon

1. Treecko
2. Charmander
3. Snivy
4. Cyndaquil
5. Totodile

Cutest Pokemon

1. Piplup
2. Chikorita
3. Torchic
4. Cyndaquil
5. Rowlet

Pokemon players want to live with the most

1. Bulbasaur
2. Rowlet
3. Cyndaquil

Pokemon players want to work with the most

1. Bulbasaur
2. Snivy
3. Charmander

Pokemon players want to take with them to a no man’s island

1. Charmander
2. Cyndaquil
3. Chimchar

Pokemon players want to bring to battle the most

1. Charmander
2. Cyndaquil
3. Chimchar
4. Bulbasaur
5. Froakie

Did you know RARE's logo was based on a toilet paper roll?

How did I not see this?!

Well either I'm stupid, or plenty of people are in the same boat as me. Believe it or not, Rare's iconic logo seems to be based on a toilet paper roll! This was mentioned by former RARE developer/artist, Kevin Bayliss. When a fan took to Twitter to ask Kevin if he developed the logo, he answered with the following.

I did the Golden Toilet roll, on the blue background, and then the updated simpler ‘R’ logo which appeared years later.

Just to drive the point home, we included the RARE logo fading into a toilet paper roll in the intro of Conker: Live & Reloaded above. I even played that game, and still never made the connection between the two images. At best, I would have thought it a joke. I would have never realized that the logo seems to be inspired by a toilet paper roll!

SEGA will continue releasing their retro content in various ways

Can't top the classics

SEGA has been putting out their retro content in new ways for quite awhile now. Mobile ports, Switch releases via the SEGA AGES line, a Genesis Mini on the way, and so much more. Should SEGA be worried about inundating fans with too many revisits to their classics? According to a GamesIndustry interview with SEGA executive vice president of publishing John Clark, they don't have any plans on stopping.

"When do you ever stop reaching the audience? There's always an audience there on one format or another. We've got great content and we're never going to saturate the audience for all of that retro content, so I think we're going to continue to bring it out as broad and wide as possible."

Minecraft movie gets a new writer

Frozen 2's writer joins

Turnover on the Minecraft movie has been quite high, with numerous members of the film adaptation joining and leaving. The latest addition to the crew is Allison Schroeder, who will be handling writing duties. Schroeder is an Oscar-nominated writer known for Hidden Figures, Frozen 2, and Christopher Robin. There has been no change in the movie's release date, which is set for March 4th, 2022.

Limited Run Games opening Star Wars NES/Game Boy preorders on June 28th, 2019

During E3 2019, Limited Run Games teased re-releases of classic Star Wars games on the NES and Game Boy. Today they shared full details of those releases, including the packaging. You'll be able to grab preorders for both of these titles on June 28th, 2019, at both 10 AM and 6 PM. I would imagine these are going to get scooped up really quickly, so get ready to lock in your preorder!


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