It appears as though Nintendo has lifted the 9999 VR points in online multiplayer with the recent Mario Kart 8 update. As you can see from the image posted above players have already begun entering the five-figure zone. The update to Mario Kart 8 is currently live and the Mercedes-Benz free DLC is available via the eShop and the game.
Game Director and Chief Producer of a number of acclaimed fighting games, Katsuhiro Harada, has confirmed via Twitter that Pokken Tournament won’t be limited to Fighting Type Pokemon. Harada wouldn’t reveal any more than that, but hopefully we will get more details about the arcade based title in the near future.
Mario creator and game designer Shigeru Miyamoto has stated that Nintendo is no longer concerned with the casual gaming market. In a recent feature with Edge Magazine, Miyamoto explained Nintendo’s current stance was its particular need to focus on the dedicated core fan-base. Since the shift to mobile gaming, the casual and “passive” market – that Nintendo profited from in the days of the Wii and DS generation – is no longer there. Here’s what Miyamoto said on the matter:
“[These are] the sort of people who, for example, might want to watch a movie. They might want to go to Disneyland. Their attitude is, ‘okay, I am the customer. You are supposed to entertain me.’ It’s kind of a passive attitude they’re taking, and to me it’s kind of a pathetic thing. They do not know how interesting it is if you move one step further and try to challenge yourself [with more advanced games].
“In the days of DS and Wii, Nintendo tried its best to expand the gaming population. Fortunately, because of the spread of smart devices, people take games for granted now. It’s a good thing for us, because we do not have to worry about making games something that are relevant to general people’s daily lives.”
Though Nintendo has yet to come fully forward with their Quality of Life (QOL) initiative, bar from the knowledge it will focus on fun, it appears the company is stepping in the correct direction. Let us know your thoughts on Miyamoto’s statement in the comment section below.
Disney Infinity 2.0. For Disney fans looking forward to November’s Marvel-inspired animation, Big Hero 6, you’ll also get to see the title’s two main characters in the upcoming Toy Box Edition this Fall, of which the figures are sold separately.
Disney Interactive Studios has added two new characters to its latest sandbox-style action title,
Check out the amusing trailer above to see Hiro and his robot Baymax take to the skies and burst into the Disney scene to join the other characters. Here’s a brief summary of the new characters’ abilities:
Hiro: From the heart of San Fransokyo into Toy Box 2.0 comes the brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who created “Big Hero 6.” The inventor of mind-controlled microbots uses his brain as his most powerful weapon.
Baymax: There is no robot better suited for the Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 than the plus-sized inflatable Baymax. While this robot might have a huggable side, he definitely packs a hard armor shell. His Kung Fu fighting moves can ward off even the fiercest of enemies. His rocket fist, super strength and thrusters are unmatched.
If you’re thinking of picking up one of the gorgeous Zelda themed Nintendo 3DS XL consoles for cheap, then you’re in luck. The official Nintendo of America webstore currently has refurbished Zelda themed Nintendo 3DS XL consoles for sale for $150.
This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. Yokai Watch 2 continues to top the charts with a further 77k units sold, while newcomer The Last of Us: Remastered Edition comes in at second place. Hyrule Warriors drops from last week’s second position to number 6, selling a further 15k copies, and Mario Kart 8 rides in at 8 this week with another 12,931 copies.
In terms of hardware sales, last week’s figure boost for the Wii U has dropped once again, managing to shift just under 9k. 3DS sales also suffer from a small decline as well, totalling 35k compared to 51k last week. You can check out the top 20 software and hardware sales below.
- [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke – 77,465 (2,289,983)
- [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered – 30,587 (New)
- [PSV] Bullet Girls – 29,690 (New)
- [PS4] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – 17,832 (New)
- [PS3] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – 15,816 (New)
- [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors – 15,142 (84,232)
- [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island – 12,931 (157,092)
- [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 12,075 (639,710)
- [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 – 10,831 (119,689)
- [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV – 7,928 (61,859)
- [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure – 7,246 (145,967)
- [3DS] Yokai Watch – 7,189 (1,252,231)
- [PSV] Monster Hunter Frontier G Beginners Package – 5,183 (26,352)
- [PSV] Chaos;Head Dual – 4,662 (New)
- [3DS] Pokemon X / Y – 4,255 (4,132,144)
- [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version – 3,938 (49,220)
- [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson – 3,829 (59,948)
- [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 3,376 (2,371,488)
- [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 3,367 (3,778,065)
- [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 3,321 (3,330,825)
- 3DS LL – 28,788 (42,365)
- PlayStation Vita – 15,309 (20,825)
- Wii U – 8,985 (18,161)
- 3DS – 6,914 (9,429)
- PlayStation 4 – 5,923 (6,913)
- PlayStation 3 – 2,376 (6,260)
- PlayStation Vita TV – 1,118 (1,491)
- PSP – 324 (416)
- Xbox 360 – 177 (160)
A minor update for the web version of Miiverse has been rolled out. As always, Marty is on board to give us the details on the update, which can be found here. Web users no longer have to log in to their Wii U and 3DS Miiverse accounts in order to select three favourite game genres, as you can now do so straight from the web. To set your favourite genres, simply go to your User Page, then User Menu and into Profile Settings to select them.