Famitsu - Sales for February 22nd to February 28th 2021

The are the following hardware and software sales in Japan according to the latest issue of Famitsu:


Switch – 50,141
PS5 – 30,117
Switch Lite – 27,908
PS5 Digital Edition – 3,721
PS4 – 3,201
Xbox Series X – 1,429
New 2DS LL – 673
Xbox Series S – 58
PS4 Pro – 16


1. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town – 202,396 / NEW
2. [NSW] Bravely Default II – 93,061 / NEW
3. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 74,811 / 422,784
4. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 40,610 / 1,974,795
5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 19,032 / 2,413,077
6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 13,575 / 3,699,547
7. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 13,332 / 6,668,414
8. [NSW] Uta no * Prince-Sama Debut – 10,588 / NEW
9. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 9,957 / 4,175,273
10. [NSW] Minecraft – 9,386 / 1,834,873

Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. gets one last restock in Australia

One last chance

Any Aussies that missed out on the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. will have one last chance to snag one at retail price. Multiple retailers in Australia have opened pre-orders for a new round of stock, all of them set to launch sometime in March 2021. Remember, this item will no longer be manufactured after March 31st, 2021, so whatever is heading out to stores this month will likely be the last you'll ever see.

Limited Run Games reveals physical edition of Sea of Solitutde: The Director's Cut, and Game Boy reprints for Spanky's Quest and Amazing Penguin

Something old, something new!

Limited Run Games has revealed some fun new physical releases today, including a brand-new title for Switch.

While we've known about Sea of Solitude: The Director's Cut heading to Switch, today we learn that a physical version is launching as well. You can see the packaging for that release above, and pre-orders open on March 2nd, 2021.

Along with that, Limited Run Games has revealed that they're teaming with Natsume to reprint two of their Game Boy classics. Both Spanky's Quest and Amazing Penguin are going to get brand-new cartridge releases for the Game Boy, and pre-orders open for each on March 5th, 2021.

The World Ends With You UG Shibuya Fes online will air the first episode of The World Ends With You: The Animation

Be one of the first to watch

Square-Enix has announced that those who attend The World Ends With You UG Shibuya Fes online will be the first to check out what The World Ends With You: The Animation has to offer.

Attendees of the virtual event will have the option of viewing the first episode of The World Ends With You: The Animation. This will include a talk from the team behind the anime as well, which will feature creators, voice actors, and more. Better yet, the entire presentation will be hosted in both Japanese and English.

The premier of The World Ends With You: The Animation will air on March 14th, 2021 at 3:30am ET. You'll need to buy a ticket in order to virtually attend, with the following options below.

World Premier – ¥2,200 (or $20)
World Premiere and Talk Session with Cast – ¥3,300 (or $30)
World Premiere and Limited Edition Merchandise – ¥17,600 (or $164)
World Premiere and Talk Session with Cast and Limited Edition Merchandise – ¥18,700 (or $175)

New details on The World Ends With You: The Animation coming on March 1st, 2021

A world-changing event

We know that The World Ends With You: The Animation is going to air sometime in April 2021 in Japan, but we're going to get some new details about the series before then.

The official Twitter account for The World Ends With You: The Animation has confirmed that more will be revealed about the series on March 1st, 2021 via a special event. Along with that, fans can look forward to a virtual art exhibition and a preview of the first episode of anime.

Famitsu reveals Japan's top 30 best-selling 3DS games

Big names, big games

Famitsu recently shared a feature that looked back on the software lineup from the 3DS to see what its biggest hits were. In the list below, you can find the top 30 best-selling 3DS games in Japan. This list features physical sales data, and doesn't include digital sales.

1. Pokémon X / Y - 4.504.626
2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 4.476.950
3. Pokémon Sun / Moon - 3.844.977
4. Monster Hunter 4 - 3.591.334
5. Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits / Fleshy Souls - 3.210.295
6. Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire - 3.170.976
7. Mario Kart 7 - 2.887.908
8. Monster Hunter Generations - 2.833.860
9. Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters - 2.655.357
10. New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 2.624.127
11. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - 2.613.529
12. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate - 2.571.350
13. Pokémon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon - 2.529.930
14. Yo-Kai Watch Blasters - 2.191.034
15. Super Mario 3D Land - 2.178.637
16. Tomodachi Life - 1.826.729
17. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - 1.817.915
18. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate - 1.691.202
19. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate - 1.589.804
20. Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura - 1.516.996
21. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer - 1.507.126
22. Puzzle & Dragons Z - 1.477.621
23. Yo-Kai Watch - 1.303.281
24. Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past - 1.238.660
25. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS - 1.196.045
26. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - 1.057.454
27. Monster Strike - 999.955
28. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King - 929.179
29. Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D - 921.310
30. Kirby Triple Deluxe - 851.295

Did You Know Gaming - Bootleg Super Mario Games

Did you know?

We take a look at the history of some bizarre bootleg Super Mario games from across the globe.

Original Stitch and Pokémon Co. celebrate Pokémon's 25th anniversary with 34 new patterns from Ruby and Sapphire

Looking VERY good!

Original Stitch and Pokemon Co. continue their collaboration with yet another line of special Pokemon-related designs, this time featuring content from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Get full details on this new lineup in the press release below.

Original Stitch and The Pokémon Company today announced the launch of new apparel, allowing fashion-forward fans of the Pokémon brand to choose designs from 34 patterns of Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region, as seen in the classic 2002 video games, Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire.

The launch coincides with February 27—better known as Pokémon Day. The new apparel lineup includes shirts, masks, and bandanas from Pokémon Shirts, a customized shirt service from Original Stitch, in collaboration with The Pokémon Company, which first released in February 2019.

“This year is such an important milestone for the Pokémon community,” said Marina Carroll, Marketing Manager at Original Stitch. “For this launch, we chose Pokémon Day, both as a way of marking how far we’ve come and allowing us to celebrate Pokémon’s 25th anniversary year-round. Getting this moment right—for us and the community—is essential, which is why we spent so much time transforming these designs into must-have fashion items for 2021.”

Choose from 34 new fabrics of Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region!

The new apparel collection introduces fan-favorite Pokémon like Treecko, Grovyle, and Sceptile—these are just a few of the 34 Pokémon that inspired the new line of patterns, all based on the classic 2002 video games Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire.

“The addition of these patterns allows fans of the Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire games to show support for their favorite Pokémon and join the 25th anniversary celebration with their own signature look, whether they favor custom shirts, masks, or bandanas, or any combination of these items to get this year-long party started right”

Check out the lineup here

Horned Knight - more gameplay footage

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Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Vs. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Graphics Comparison

We've come a long way!

The revamped graphics in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl are looking great! But how much better do they really look on Nintendo Switch compared to the Nintendo DS originals? Find out in our head-to-head graphics comparison!


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