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Touch Battle Tank 3D-4 Double Commander demo removed from the 3DS eShop in Japan

Tank go boom

Silver Star Japan has removed the demo for Touch Battle Tank 3D-4 Double Commander from the 3DS eShop in Japan. No reason for the removal was given, but it's not too big of a deal. The full game is still available to purchase for ¥500. Better grab it while you can, just incase Silver Star has plans to remove the game too!

Feb. 2019 NPD - Top 10 software sales, industry-wide figures, and more (Switch #1 hardware)

Two months in a row, baby!

Here's the full rundown of information for video games sales in the U.S. for Feb. 2019. Take a look at how Nintendo did, as well as stats for the full industry!

Feb. 2019 overall stats

Total: $1.047 billion (Up 4% from $1.007 billion in February 2018)
Hardware: $277 million (Down 12% from $316 million)
PC and console software: $457 million (Up 15% compared to $397 million)
Accessories: $313 million (Up 6% from $294 million)

Hardware & Accessories

- Nintendo generated its highest February month hardware dollar sales since February 2011
- Nintendo reached the highest year-to-date dollar sales for Nintendo-produced hardware since 2011.
- Switch is the best-selling hardware platform of February, and 2019 year to date
- Nintendo controller sales increased nearly 80 percent in the month of February
- Nintendo controller sales are now up approximately 90 percent year to date

Software

Top 20 (physical + digital)

1. Anthem
2. Jump Force
3. Kingdom Hearts III
4. Far Cry New Dawn
5. Red Dead Redemption II
6. Resident Evil 2 2019
7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
8. Metro: Exodus^
9. NBA 2K19
10. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII^
11. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
12. Mario Kart 8*
13. Grand Theft Auto V
14. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
15. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
16. Minecraft#
17. Super Mario Party*
18. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
19. Madden NFL 19^
20. Marvel's Spider-Man

* Digital sales not included
^ PC digital sales not included
# Minecraft sales include all physical & digital on PlayStation and Xbox platforms

Top 10 best selling titles (Year to Date 2019)

1. Kingdom Hearts III
2. Anthem^
3. Resident Evil 2 2019
4. Jump Force
5. Red Dead Redemption II
6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
7. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII^
8. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
9. NBA 2K19
10. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

Top 10 Switch titles

1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
2. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
3. Mario Kart 8
4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
5. Super Mario Party
6. Super Mario Odyssey
7. Pokemon: Lets Go Pikachu
8. Pokemon: Lets Go Eevee
9. Splatoon 2
10. Minecraft

Top 10 3DS titles

1. Yo-Kai Watch 3
2. Etrian Odyssey: Nexus
3. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey
4. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
5. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
6. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
7. Super Smash Bros.
8. Super Mario Maker
9. Mario Kart 7 10. Super Mario 3D Land

Another look at Square-Enix's Dragon Quest XI Sylvando 'Bring Arts' figurines

Sylvando looking scrumptious


Sylvando is the next Dragon Quest XI character to get the 'Bring Arts' figurine treatment from Square-Enix, and today we get the first look at the colored version of this figurine. This item is set to launch in Japan sometime in 2019, and development on the figurine is taking place right now.

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Japan Championships 2019 competition detailed

Who will take it all in the land of the rising sun?

The Pokémon Japan Championships 2019 competition is soon heading to Japan. Check out all the latest details on this Japan-only battle competition below.

- Double Battle competition using standard 2019 VGC rules
- players can use 2 Restricted Pokémon (Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala & Necrozma)
- based on the Ultra Series where both Z-Crystals and Mega Evolutions are allowed
- offers a chance to qualify to the Japan Championships inside Japan
- all Pokémon will be raised to Level 50 for the duration of the competition
- registration runs from April 4th - April 19th
- battles will run from April 19th - April 22nd
- all entrants who play 3 or more matches will get a Shiny Tapu Fini, which will be distributed sometime in May 2019

Claim Your Prize for the Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon 2019 International Challenge February Online Competition

Go on, you've earned it!

If you registered for the 2019 International Challenge February Online Competition and completed at least three matches, you can now claim your participation prize of a Shiny Tapu Bulu. Just log in to the PGL using the game you used to participate in the 2019 International Challenge February Online Competition, and then click here. To redeem the code in your game, select Mystery Gift from the main menu, then select Receive Gift, and then select Get with Code/Password and follow the prompts to enter your special code. Be sure to enter the code in your Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon game before April 30, 2019, at 00:00 UTC.

Remember, you only have until April 30th, 2019 to enter in the code you receive, so make sure to get it in there right away!

Yo-Kai Watch 3 - Version 1.1.0 now available

A mysterious update available

Yo-Kai Watch 3 has gotten an update, which brings it to Version 1.1.0. The update takes up 103 blocks of space, and is available in both Europe and North America. Wondering what the update does? We have absolutely no idea, as no patch notes have been provided!

Photos of the Yoshi’s Crafted World and Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn Launch Event at Nintendo NY

Celebrate good times!

Photo 1

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Quinn D., 4, and Avery D., 7, of Bronx, NY, Valentina P., 5, of New York, NY and Frida F., 6, of Bronx, NY celebrate the upcoming launch of the Yoshi’s Crafted World game by challenging their new friends and family members during a special event at the Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Plaza. The brand new platforming adventure game Yoshi’s Crafted World will be available for the Nintendo Switch system on March 29.

Photo 2

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Avery D., 7, of Bronx, NY gets adventurous during a special event at the Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Plaza to celebrate the launch of Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn, which brings Kirby’s craftiest adventure to life with extra epic new challenges and extra abilities. Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn is now available for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Photo 3

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Evelyn H. of Brooklyn, NY celebrates the launch of the Yoshi’s Crafted World and Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn games during a special event at the Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Plaza. Both games feature classic characters and an adorable hand-crafted look. The all-new Yoshi’s Crafted World will be available for Nintendo Switch on March 29 and Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn is now available for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Fire Emblem Fates: “Pellucid Crystal” Art Book - cover and sample pages revealed

Let's hope this gets a release outside of Japan!

Intelligent Systems has revealed some preview pages on the upcoming Fire Emblem Fates: “Pellucid Crystal” Art Book, as well as the official cover art. Check out the gallery above to see all the goodies!