Now this is an interesting speedrun. It's not even a game I would think about speedrunning, but I guess there's players out there for all types of speedrunning records. I can imagine this record being so hard to nail down, but the sense of sanctification has to be through the roof!
Switch has 3 times as many games as Wii U in the same timespan, and Switch's games are reviewed better
As of day 279 in the Switch's existence, there were 191 games available. Believe it or not, it took the Wii u 857 days to hit that same number. This goes to show just how big of a hit the Switch has been so far. On top of that, when looking a Metacritic averages for games on Switch versus Wii U, the Switch blows Wii U away with a much higher-quality selection. You can get a full breakdown of the situation in Kotaku's article.
When you prank the director by playing the Mii Channel Theme instead of a Bach Chorale. Prank Successful. pic.twitter.com/3HQz0lnhNo— FebDrewAry (@Drewby1919) January 29, 2018
The Mii Channel theme is so hot right now! Everyone is getting back into the tune and sharing it all over social media. The Wind Symphony, a college orchestra based in Lynchburg, Virginia, took things one step further by pranking their conductor with the tune. As you can see, he's equal parts surprised and pleased!
It is of course very early days, but the Nintendo Switch is off to a strong start after just 10 months on sale.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) January 31, 2018
It's currently outpacing Wii and PS4, due to its March release, but will likely drop behind or maintain a similar sales pattern over the next 14 months. pic.twitter.com/eiQqvtAxTg
The success train keeps rolling on. The Switch is having an insanely amazing first year, but as Nintendo has said, the second year is absolutely crucial to the system's long legs. Let's hope the system keeps finding success and bringing joy to consumers the world over.
Lots of people have said that the Switch could rival the Wii in terms of worldwide sales. Nintendo's president has stated his hopes for sales to reach that high, but does he actually think it's achievable? Mr. Kimishima was asked this question by news outlet Nikkei, to which you can see his response below.
Nikkei: The Wii which was released in 2006 surpassed 100 million total sales. Can Switch be expected to sell more than Wii?
Kimishima: We can compare the numbers in around two years after release. In the first year we’ll have game fans and Nintendo fans buy it. For the second year and beyond, it’s important to create a structure to make released games playable even further. If we can broaden the ways to play and the customer base, I think we’ll be able to compare it with Wii.
Gabe Newell's son says Valve met with Nintendo during the Wii era for a joint project that never panned out
Well here's a really juicy tidbit about Nintendo history for you. Gabe Newell is the head honcho over at Valve, and apparently he had a meeting with higher-ups over at Nintendo years ago. This information comes from Gabe Newell's son, Grey, who went along with Gabe for the trip to Japan. Grey isn't sure of the specifics of what was discussed, but he does say the plan was for a joint project. This happened during the Wii era, and quite obviously by now, the project never panned out.
Man, you have to wonder what these two companies were discussing. You also have to wonder if Gabe is going to be happy that his son shared this info!
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It seems like every month, there's another new tidbit about the GameCube games available on the Nvidia Shield. Today the saga continues, with an interesting tidbit about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Those more technically inclined than I have taken a look behind-the-scenes on the Shield version of Twilight Princess, only to discover that the game is being emulated. Why is this a point worth bringing up? It would indicate that Nintendo has a working GameCube emulator for the Shield. It's not too far of a logic jump to think that they could bring that to other platforms like the Switch.
Of course, that's all just speculation for now. Many people are hoping Nintendo brings GameCube games to the Switch. While we wait for any official news on that, this tidbit at least gives a glimmer of hope.