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Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The US

Nintendo of America has detailed which games you’ll be able to download in the US this week. We had a bumper week last week with Super Smash Bros and Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. This week is a little more subdued, but there’s still plenty of things to get your hands on. Here’s this week’s downloads.

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Thomas Was Alone – In this indie platformer, guide a group of sentient rectangles through a series of environments, combining their skills to reach the end of each level. Listen to awesome music by David Housden, negotiate obstacles meticulously placed by Mike Bithell and immerse yourself in the journey with a voiceover read wistfully and amusingly by Danny Wallace. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Mario Pinball Land – A day at the funfair has turned into a rolling adventure for Mario. After he is transformed into a ball, Mario must collect stars across five different worlds as he unlocks a path to Bowser’s castle and saves Princess Peach from the evil Koopa’s clutches!
  • Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • Mighty Final Fight – The Mad Gear Gang has kidnapped the mayor’s daughter, and now the mayor is going to show them who’s boss! Join Haggar, Cody and Guy as they uppercut, kick and bash their enemies into the ground in five intense levels of hard-hitting action! Mighty Final Fight is now available in both the Virtual Console for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – For the first time ever, the Personaseries comes to a Nintendo console! Join the Persona 3 and Persona 4characters on a new adventure in an art style that you haven’t seen before. Choose characters from either game to form your dream team, and use the bottom screen to map out dungeons and fuse Persona. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
    • Mighty Gunvolt – Mighty Gunvolt is an old-school 8-bit NES-style retro mini-adventure starring Gunvolt and Beck from the upcoming action game Mighty No. 9. Play as one of three heroes, each with his or her own unique powers, as you run, double-jump, dash and blast your way through five stages of baddies and bosses. It’s a pixelated adventure you can really sink your teeth into! Mighty Gunvolt will be available on Nov. 28. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Turkey Fest Community onMiiverse
    • Spend Thanksgiving holiday with your family fans in the Turkey Fest community on Miiverse. From Nov. 21 to Dec. 1, you’ll be able to join in all kinds of special events such as tournaments, polls and challenges featuring Nintendo games and characters. And what better time to bowl a turkey in Wii Sports Club Bowling? Don’t miss out on tons of fun activities featuring Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Fantasy Life and Pokémon Art Academy. Also be sure to join our Miiverse Turkey Fest tournament in Mario Kart 8 using the new DLC Pack 1 this Thanksgiving weekend. The tournament code is 2593-0985-4929.

Nintendo eShop Sales

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • The Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals will let you save up to 30 percent each on 10 select games from Thursday, Nov. 27, at 9 a.m. PT until Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 8:59 a.m. PT. Visit www.nintendo.com/eShop-cyber-deals for more information. Plus, don’t forget to check out discounts on other great games! Head to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and look under “Price Drops” to find out more about these great deals.
    • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is on sale for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 1.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Rock Zombie is more than 10 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $5.99) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 27 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 4.
    • ZaciSa’s Last Stand is 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS

Also new this week:

Here’s A Look At The Nintendo Day Celebrations In Canada

Nintendo Canada deemed November 21st as Nintendo Day and had a huge public event to celebrate the release of Super Smash Bros on the Wii U and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire on the Nintendo 3DS. The countdown event saw a large number of attendees that were undoubtedly happy to get hands on with some of the latest and greatest Nintendo games. You can check out the fun-filled event in the video embedded above.

Thanks, White Eagle

GameStop Is Now Cashing In On The Cubic Ninja 3DS Exploit By Dramatically Raising Price

Good ole GameStop is currently cashing in on the Cubic Ninja home-brew craze for the Nintendo 3DS. The 2011 game allows people to crack into the Nintendo 3DS and run both homebrew applications and emulators. GameStop were previously selling the game used for $5 but is now selling it for $39.99 used. This isn’t the first time they’ve raised prices on games that prove to be popular or in short supply. They passed of Xenoblade Chronicles as used and sold it for $89.99. Here’s what the retail chain previously told Polygon.

“As always, our pricing for these games is competitive and is based on current market value driven by supply and demand,” GameStop’s statement explained. “PowerUp Pro members always receive a 10 percent discount and earn PUR points on pre-owned purchases.”

Nintendo Pocket Football Club And Mario vs. Donkey Kong Boxed Retail Versions Available January 16 For Europe

Nintendo of Europe will be releasing boxed versions of Nintendo Pocket Football Club and a dual Mario vs. Donkey Kong pack at retail early next year. But there’s an odd catch with these two releases – though you’ll receive the physical box art, no game card is included. Instead consumers will find a download code inside the box which can then be redeemed on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

Nintendo Pocket Football Club was launched for the 3DS back in April as an eShop-only download and came with a special discount for those who purchased the game within the first month of its launch. The dual pack for Mario vs. Donkey Kong offers up last year’s release Minis on the Move and Minis March Again! – a DSiWare title from 2009.

While many of us are, perhaps, scratching our heads over the boxed versions, it’s an interesting move from Nintendo in order to target those who wouldn’t necessarily buy digital games on the eShop. Both Nintendo Pocket Football Club and the combined Mario vs. Donkey Kong pack will be available to purchase at retail stores on January 16, 2015.

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Have Reportedly Sold Over 1.5 Million Copies In Japan

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire hit store shelves last week for most regions – and the games are well on their way to making a dent in last year’s sales for Pokemon X and Y. According to an early Famitsu report, the two remakes have apparently sold over 1.5 million copies in its first three days on sale in Japan. Earlier this month, we caught wind of pre-order sales tallying over 1 million, so it’s no surprise the latest Pokemon games have sky-rocketed in sales once again.

The Famitsu figures above do not, however, include download sales so the initial day one sales could be even higher. As per usual, we’ll report on the latest Media Create sales in Japan later today, which will confirm Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire’s overall sales in the region.