Nintendo Has Sold Over 10.5 Million Amiibo (Update 14.7 Million)

Update: It would seem as though even more amiibo have been sold than Kotaku suggests as Nintendo sold an additional 4.2 million amiibo between May to June. This means they have sold 14.7 million.

Nintendo has revealed in its Corporate Social Responsibility Report that they have shifted over 10.5 million amiibo figures worldwide since they were launched back in November 2014. That’s certainly a lot of amiibo and they would have undoubtedly shifted a few more had certain figures not been so difficult to find.

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Tim Stamper Says He Has ‘No Idea’ Why Nintendo Didn’t Buy Rare

Rare co-founder Tim Stamper has revealed in a recent interview that he has no idea why Nintendo didn’t decide to purchase Rare when the time came to it. Stamper says he thought the studio was a really good fit for the company and says he was surprised when the company decided against fully acquiring the studio. As we all know Microsoft was the company that purchased the studio behind hits such as Perfect Dark and Banjo Kazooie. They purchased Rare for $375m in 2002. Stamper says that they liked Microsoft and the people working for the company.

“I’ve no idea why they didn’t do that,” he said. “I thought we were a good fit.”

“The price of software development was going up and up with the platforms, and Rare works really well with a partner,” said Stamper.

“We were looking for someone to help broaden our horizons.”

“I like Microsoft. They had a great system, and there’s a lot of good people at Microsoft,” he said.

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Here’s The Patch Notes For Splatoon Update On August 5th

On August 5th Splatoon will be getting a huge update which brings a large amount of fresh new content to the game. As you can see from the patch notes – which are detailed below – there’s a comprehensive amount of changes including Squad Battle and Private Battle matchmaking options. If you want to know about everything that will be appearing as part of the content update then read on.

Squad Battle

Private Battle

Level Changes
– Level cap has been increased to LV50.
— At LV20, when you enter the lobby and listen to the explanation, your level cap will be increased.

Ranked Battle Changes
– S and S+ ranks have been added.
— you can only progress in S and S+ rank in Ranked Battle (not Squad Battles).
— you will not gain or lose rank points contributing towards S and S+ in Squad Battles.
– Adjusted win/loss point calculations in Ranked Battle.
– If your rank changes while playing in Ranked Battle, you will automatically be returned to the lobby.

New Gear
– New gear has been added, and will randomly appear for purchase in shops.

New BGM
– New BGM has been added, and will be added to the random battle BGM rotation.

Splatfest changes
– At the conclusion of Splatfest, the win percentage contribution multiplier has been changed from 2x to 4x.

Stage updates
– Urchin Underpass: Significantly modified the layout in all modes.
– Saltspray Rig: Modified the layout in Tower Control.
– Arowana Mall: Modified the layout in Splat Zones.
– Kelp Dome: Modified the layout in Splat Zones and Tower Control.
– Moray Towers: Modified the layout in Splat Zones and Tower Control.

Special Weapon updates
– Inkzooka: Increased the points required to fill the gauge from 180p to 220p.
– Echolocator: Increased the points required to fill the gauge from 180p to 200p.
– Killer Wail: Decreased the points required to fill the gauge from 180p to 160p.
※Numbers reflect rates before Special Charge Up is applied.

Subweapon updates
– Splash Wall: Corrected the amount of damage bombs would deal to the Splash Wall in rare cases.

Gear updates
– Tenacity: if a match starts with one team already having a fewer number of players, the special gauge now fills up when the match actually begins instead of beforehand.
– Special Charge Up: normalized the amount of special you get based on the amount of turf painted if you have a lot of Special Charge Up equipped, so painting large areas now gives you much more meter than before.

Battle SFX updates
– Made it easier to tell what direction an Inkstrike is coming from.
– Made it easier to hear SFX from certain long-range attacks.

Etc.
– Other quality of life updates.

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Inafune: Mighty No. 9 Is My Child And Mega Man Is My Foster Child

Mighty No.9 developer Keiji Inafune is best known for creating the Mega Man franchise and has seen plenty of success with the series. But it’s the Mighty No.9 franchise that Inafune describes as his child as its his own personal pet project away from interference from Capcom. He goes on to describe Mega Man as his much-loved foster child.

“One difference between Mighty No. 9 and other games, Rockman, for example, is they’re both my children. But if you’re making it in a company, it’s kind of a foster child. You want to raise it in a certain way, but you’re going to have interference from other people, from the true parent, which is the company. It’s complicated. Mighty No. 9 is my child. I can raise it any way I want. I don’t have any restrictions. So it feels different.”

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UK Charts: Yoshi’s Woolly World And Splatoon Hold On In Top Thirty

This week’s UK individual formats charts are now in via GFK Chart Track. It has been a quiet week with absolutely no new entries. Instead the games have shuffled around a little and this has meant that Wii U titles Splatoon and Yoshi’s Woolly World have slipped slightly. Both games are currently clinging on in the top thirty and it’s unlikely they will climb again without a price boost. Here’s the best-selling games in the United Kingdom.

01 (02) PS4 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
02 (10) PS4 GOD OF WAR III: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
03 (01) PS4 RORY MCILROY PGA TOUR (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
04 (03) 360 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
05 (05) PS4 F1 2015 (CODEMASTERS)
06 (09) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
07 (20) XBO THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
08 (19) PS4 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
09 (04) XBO RORY MCILROY PGA TOUR (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
10 (06) XBO BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
11 (08) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
12 (07) XBO F1 2015 (CODEMASTERS)
13 (__) PS4 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
14 (40) XBO BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
15 (11) XBO HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MICROSOFT)
16 (21) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
17 (18) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
18 (__) PS4 THE ORDER: 1886 (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
19 (__) PS4 BLOODBORNE (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
20 (14) XBO CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
21 (12) PS3 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
22 (38) PS4 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
23 (34) PS4 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
24 (23) PS4 LITTLEBIGPLANET 3 (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
25 (15) PS4 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
26 (32) 360 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
27 (17) XBO LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
28 (13) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED (WARFARE ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
29 (16) PS4 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
30 (22) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
31 (28) WIU SPLATOON (NINTENDO)
32 (__) XBO FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
33 (27) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
34 (31) PS4 DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
35 (24) WIU YOSHI’S WOOLLY WORLD (NINTENDO)
36 (30) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
37 (29) XBO DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
38 (__) PS3 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
39 (__) 360 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
40 (33) 360 WWE 2K15 (TAKE 2)

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Konami Has Licensed Momotaro Dentetsu Franchise To Nintendo

NeoGAF user Hero of Legend is reporting that Japanese developer and publisher Konami has licensed the Momotaro Dentetsu franchise to Nintendo. No doubt the series is in safe hands with Nintendo, but it seems as though all Konami is interested in is the license fee according to reports. In case you are not aware Momotaro Dentetsu is a long-running board game video game series.

Thanks, Lumaparty

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Variant Amiibo Cards Revealed

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It looks as though amiibo collectors are once again going to struggle as it has been revealed that the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer amiibo cards will come in different variations. So there won’t just be one Isabelle card for example, instead there will be multiple ones which is going to make collecting more than a little bit of work. To make matters worse it seems as though the variant Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer cards will be exclusive to a Japanese magazine.

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