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Capcom running another eShop sale

So many great options!

Capcom is back with another eShop sale, and this one's running until Jan. 21st, 2021. This sale includes both the 3DS and Switch eShops, so there's plenty to pick from. Check out what's up for grabs below.

Switch

Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Devil May Cry – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Devil May Cry 2 – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition – $11.99 (was $19.99)
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen – $14.99 (was $29.99)
Mega Man 11 – $14.99 (was $29.99)
Mega Man Legacy Collection – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Mega Man X Legacy Collection – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection – $19.79 (was $29.99)
Okami HD – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Onimusha: Warlords – $7.99 (was $19.99)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy – $14.99 (was $29.99)
Shinsekai Into the Depths – $14.99 (was $19.99)
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection – $14.99 (was $29.99)

3DS

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Mega Man Legacy Collection – $5.99 (was $14.99)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – $5.99 (was $19.99)
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – $8.99 (was $29.99)
Monster Hunter Generations – $15.99 (was $39.99)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies – $8.99 (was $29.99)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice – $11.99 (was $29.99)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy – $11.99 (was $29.99)
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition – $4.99 (was $19.99)

Japanese eShop charts for Jan. 7th to 13th, 2021

Staring the new year off strong

The latest eShop charts in Japan show a great mix of indies, big third party titles, and first party longtail sellers. Everyone's getting in on the action this week! Check out the charts for Jan. 7th to 13th, 2021 below.

Switch

01./01. – Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami) [19.11.2020]
02./02. – Among Us (Innersloth) [16.12.2020]
03./06. – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) [03.3.2017] (30% off until January 12th)
04./00. – Super Mario Party (Nintendo) [05.10.2018] (30% off until January 12th)
05./07. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
06./04. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017] (30% off until January 7th)
07./08. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018]
08./New. – The Court Blacksmith and the Sand Kingdom (Kemco) [07.1.2021]
09./12. – Minecraft (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
10./09. – Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) [05.6.2020]
11./14. – Good Job! (Nintendo) [26.3.2020] (30% off until January 12th)
12./00. – Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy Deluxe Edition (Level-5) [09.8.2018] (was on sale)
13./16. – Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) [20.3.2020]
14./20. – Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise (imagineer) [03.12.2020]
15./19. – Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) [21.7.2017]
16./00. – Urban Trial Playgrounds (3 g o o) [24.5.2018] (97% off until January 27th)
17./00. – Dead by Daylight (Behavior Interactive) [26.9.2019] (was on sale)
18./00. – Super Bomberman R (Konami) [03.3.2017] (was on sale)
19./15. – Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (Square-Enix) [27.9.2019] (30% off until January 8th)
20./17. – Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensou (Ponos) [30.12.2018]

3DS

01./00. – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Capcom) [17.4.2014] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 046 Yen)
02./00. – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice (Capcom) [09.6.2016] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 046 Yen)
03./00. – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (Capcom) [25.7.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 046 Yen)
04./00. – Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Capcom) [22.11.2017] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 046 Yen)
05./00. – Monster Hunter Stories (Capcom) [08.10.2016] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 4 063 Yen)
06./00. – Mega Man Legacy Collection (Capcom) [25.2.2016] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 046 Yen)
07./00. – Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (Capcom) [19.9.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 2 096 Yen)
08./00. – Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom) [07.3.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 2 037 Yen)
09./03. – Pokémon Crystal Version (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [26.1.2018]
10./00. – E.X. Troopers (Capcom) [24.1.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 046 Yen)

3DS eShop charts for Jan. 13th, 2021

Just in case you were worried that there was a big shake-up on the 3DS eShop charts, we've got the stats for you. As usual, much of the charts have remained exactly the same as last week. Read the complete rundown below.

Software

1. Pokemon Crystal
2. Tomodachi Life
3. Pokemon Yellow
4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
5. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
6. Pokemon Red
7. Pokemon Gold
8. Pokemon Omega Ruby
9. Pokemon Silver
10. Super Mario Bros. 3
11. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
12. Super Mario 3D Land
13. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
14. Pokemon Blue
15. Pokemon X
16. Zelda: Oracle of Ages
17. Super Mario World
18. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
19. Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
20. Pokemon Y

Videos

1. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
2. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
3. Mario Kart 7 Video
4. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
5. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
6. Pokemon Bank Trailer
7. IronFall Trailer
8. Super Mario 3D Land Video
9. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
10. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
11. Introducing Tomodachi Life
12. Tomodachi Life Direct 4/10/14
13. Super Mario World Trailer
14. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
15. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
16. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer
17. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
18. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
19. Pokemon Yellow Trailer
20. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo

Japanese software and hardware sales for 2020 revealed

A great year for Nintendo

The final numbers for the game industry in Japan for 2020 are now in. Check out the details below for top software, hardware, and more.

2020 (52 weeks) vs 2019 (52 weeks)

- Hardware: 185.66 billion Yen (up from 159.54 billion Yen in 2019)
- Software: 181.72 billion Yen (up from 166.9 billion Yen in 2019)
- Total: 367.38 billion Yen (up from 326.45 billion Yen in 2019)

Year on Year comparison (>100% = increase, <100% = decrease)

- Hardware: 116.4%
- Software: 108.9%
- Total: 112.5%

Top 10 Software

01./00. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 6.378.103 / NEW
02./10. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 1.591.366 / 2.087.005 (+221%)
03./00. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) – 1.233.023 / NEW
04./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake # (Square Enix) {2020.04.10} (¥8.980) – 949.379 / NEW
05./01. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 892.456 / 3.880.590 (-70%)
06./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 798.174 / 3.457.183 (+27%)
07./02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 560.122 / 4.013.174 (-49%)
08./07. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 556.982 / 1.702.921 (-10%)
09./00. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 519.649 / NEW
10./00. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo) {2020.09.18} (¥6.480) – 492.620 / NEW

Hardware

Switch - 5,956,943
PS4 - 542,647
PS5 - 255.150
3DS - 62.761
Xbox Series X - 31.424
Xbox One - 3.585

3DS/Wii U software discounts section removed from My Nitnendo

What's the deal?

There's been a small change over on the My Nintendo website, but it points to a major shift in the future.

People have noticed that the My Nintendo website has yanked one of its rewards categories. You used to be able to click on a section of My Nintendo that would take you to various Wii U and 3DS software discounts. That option is now gone, and if you try to access it via the old URL, you get an error.

It seems Nintendo is moving away from offering discounts for games on those legacy platforms. Hopefully that means we'll get a focus on Switch game discounts in the near future.

Nearly all of the removed DSiWare titles from the 3DS eShop have now returned

A happy ending!

We're not quite sure what's going on at Nintendo, but it seems someone accidentally flipped a switch and removed some games that weren't marked for removal.

As you may know, earlier in the week we saw hundreds of DSiWare titles removed from the 3DS eShop. Nintendo gave no warning about the game's being removed, so fans were upset that they missed a chance to snag them. Just a couple days later, a handful of those titles were added back to the 3DS eShop. Now today we see that almost all of them have returned.

There are still some titles missing, but it's a very, very small amount. As far as we can see, here's what was yanked and hasn't returned yet.

- 5 in 1 Solitaire
- Digger Dan & Kaboom
- Face Pilot: Fly With Your Nintendo DSi Camera!
- Match Up!
- Word Searcher 3

I guess it's all's well that ends well in this case. Nintendo still hasn't made a peep as to why these titles were removed in the first place, but at least they're mostly back!

A handful of DSiWare titles return to the 3DS eShop

Welcome back!

Earlier in the week, Nintendo removed hundreds of DSiWare titles from the 3DS eShop without warning. We also never got an explanation for their removal. Now there's another wrinkle to the story, but at least it's a good one.

We have no reason as to why it's happened, but a handful of the removed DSiWare titles that were yanked are now back. The following titles can once again be purchased on the 3DS eShop.

- 101 MiniGolf World
- Crazy Golf
- Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ
- myDiary
- Plants vs Zombies
- Shantae: Risky’s Revenge
- Spot the Difference
- Telegraph Crosswords
- Telegraph Sudoku & Kakuro
- Zenonia
- Zoo Frenzy

Japanese eShop charts for December 31st, 2020 to January 6th, 2021

What's hot in Japan

Time for the weekly check-in with Nintendo fans in Japan. The latest eShop charts have come in, showing the popular titles on both the Switch and 3DS. Check out the charts for Dec. 31st, 2020 to Jan. 6th, 2021 below.

Switch

01./00. – Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami) [19.11.2020]
02./00. – Among Us (Innersloth) [16.12.2020]
03./00. – Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Capcom) [25.8.2017] (51% off until January 6th)
04./00. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017] (30% off until January 7th)
05./00. – Super Mario Party (Nintendo) [05.10.2018] (30% off until January 12th)
06./00. – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) [03.3.2017] (30% off until January 12th)
07./00. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
08./00. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018]
09./00. – Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) [05.6.2020]
10./00. – Overcooked! 2 (Team17) [07.8.2018] (50% off until January 6th)
11./00. – Octopath Traveler (Square-Enix) [13.7.2018] (was on sale)
12./00. – Minecraft (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
13./00. – Overcooked! Special Edition (Team17) [12.10.2017] (75% off until January 6th)
14./00. – Good Job! (Nintendo) [26.3.2020] (30% off until January 12th)
15./00. – Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (Square-Enix) [27.9.2019] (30% off until January 8th)
16./10. – Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) [20.3.2020]
17./00. – Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensou (Ponos) [30.12.2018]
18./00. – Final Fantasy VII (Square-Enix) [26.3.2019] (50% off until January 8th)
19./00. – Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) [21.7.2017]
20./00. – Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise (imagineer) [03.12.2020]

3DS

01./00. – Puyo Puyo Chronicle (SEGA) [08.12.2016] (was on sale)
02./00. – Etrian Odyssey Nexus (Atlus) [02.8.2018] (was on sale)
03./00. – Pokémon Crystal Version (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [26.1.2018]
04./00. – The Battle Cats POP! (Ponos) [31.5.2015]
05./00. – Bike Rider 2 DX: Galaxy (spicysoft) [18.12.2013] (was on sale)
06./00. – Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition (Microsoft Japan) [14.9.2017]
07./00. – Adventure Bar Story (Rideon Japan) [25.6.2014] (was on sale)
08./00. – Puyo Puyo Tetris (SEGA) [06.2.2014] (was on sale)
09./00. – Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (Square-Enix) [27.9.2019] (30% off until January 8th)
10./00. – Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) [23.11.2016]

3DS eShop charts for Jan. 7th, 2021

The weekly 3DS eShop charts are in, and it's business as usual. There's really not going to be much shift going on in the weeks and months to come. You can check out the round-up for Jan. 7th, 2021 below.

Software

1. Pokemon Crystal
2. Tomodachi Life
3. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
4. Pokemon Yellow
5. Pokemon Red
6. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
7. Pokemon Omega Ruby
8. Pokemon Gold
9. Super Mario Bros. 3
10. Pokemon Silver
11. Super Mario 3D Land
12. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
13. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
14. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies
15. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice
16. Pokemon Blue
17. Pokemon X
18. Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
19. Super Mario World
20. Super Mario Maker for 3DS

Videos

1. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
2. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
3. Mario Kart 7 Video
4. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
5. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
6. IronFall Trailer
7. Pokemon Bank Trailer
8. Super Mario 3D Land Video
9. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
10. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
11. Introducing Tomodachi Life
12. Tomodachi Life Direct 4/10/14
13. Super Mario World Trailer
14. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
15. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
16. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer
17. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
18. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
19. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
20. Pokemon Yellow Trailer

LEGO CITY Undercover removed from the 3DS and Wii U eShops

Hate to see you LEGO

Just a few weeks back, we shared news of LEGO City: Undercover (Wii U) and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS) being removed from their respective eShops in Japan. Looks like that was a hint of what's to come, as the same two titles have now been removed from eShops outside of Japan as well. That leaves just the Switch version of LEGO City Undercover up for grabs.