Xenoblade Chronicles X Was Top Of The Japanese Digital Downloads In May

Xenoblade Chronicles X may have not made too much of a dent in the Media Create retail charts, but according to Weekly Famitsu it is doing rather well in the digital download charts. Monolith Soft’s latest JRPG managed to top the Japanese digital download charts last month, beating the likes of Minecraft and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Here’s the most downloaded titles in Japan during last month.

  1. Xenoblade Chroniocles X (Wii U): 22,805 – 17.6%
  2. Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (PS3): 14,750 -100%
  3. Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS) : 14,532 – 9.1%
  4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4): 11,350 – 14.4%
  5. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PS Vita): 10,938 – 14.8%
  6. Tropico 5 (PS4)- 10,200 – 37.0%
  7. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (3DS): 6,139 – 2.3%
  8. Dying Light (PS4): 4,202 – 15.6%
  9. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (PS Vita): 4,190 – 28.9%
  10. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PS4) – 3,525 – 12.8%

Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The United States

There’s a number of titles for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop this week. Leading the charge are Star Fox Command and Mario & Luigi Partners in Time. Both of which featured on the Nintendo DS and are now available on the Wii U Virtual Console. Never Alone is available for the Wii U shop this week and it’s a wonderful game that’s well worth checking out. Here’s all the games for this week.

Now it’s easier than ever to make your home an art studio as you learn to paint and draw, or sharpen your current skills in Art Academy: Home Studio. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Art Academy: Home Studio – Now it’s easier than ever to make your home an art studio as you learn to paint and draw, or sharpen your current skills. Follow along with 30 new art lessons, and create your own masterpieces using the Wii U GamePad controller. Share works of art via Miiverse, and even upload time-lapse videos of your creations to YouTube. If you have the Art Academy: SketchPad software on your Wii U system, you’ll get $4.00 off when you buy Art Academy: Home Studio. To take advantage of this offer, visit the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
    • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) – Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people, drawn from a traditional story that has been shared across generations. Available exclusively in the Wii U version of the Never Alone game, collect more than 20 in-game Cultural Artifacts that feature beautiful high-resolution images and compelling background information drawn from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Shiftlings – Control two adorably dimwitted space janitors in this quirky puzzle platformer. You must shift size and weight between the two cosmic custodians, who are conjoined by an air hose, to avoid dangerous traps and fix problems before disaster strikes. Play on your own or with a friend locally through the zaniest locations in the known (and unknown) universe. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Star Fox Command – An evil has emerged from the planet Venom, and now Fox McCloud and his elite team of pilots must reunite to defend the Lylat system from a massive invasion. Plot strategic flight paths on the touch screen as you soar through a story that features nine different endings and popular characters like Falco Lombardi and Krystal.
    • Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time – In this quest of lunatic proportions, Mario and Luigi team up with none other than … their younger selves! Originally appearing on the Nintendo DS system, control both sets of brothers at once in this intriguing (and hilarious) action RPG that leads you beyond the Mushroom Kingdom. Explore Mario’s world across space and time as you take down the evil alien invaders, the Shroobs!

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Baila Latino is 33 percent off (reduced from $29.90 to $19.90) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 14.
    • Puzzle Monkeys is 50 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 23.
    • Stone Shire is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 1.

Activities:

  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Global Cup 2” Tournament – See how your Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with their friends and around the world. The new “Global Cup 2” tournament runs from June 25 to July 1. Opt in via the SpotPass feature on your Nintendo 3DS family system for notifications on future tournaments, and click here for more information about multiplayer tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Comic Workshop 2: My Workshop
    • Harvest Moon: Chicken
    • Harvest Moon: Cow
    • Harvest Moon: Dog
    • Harvest Moon: Horse
    • Harvest Moon: Theme Bundle

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

Wondering which games you will be able to get your hands on this week via the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop in the United States? Well, Nintendo of America has you covered. You’ll be able to play Dr Mario: Miracle Cure on the Nintendo 3DS as that is due to be released today on the eShop and if you fancy Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl is 50 percent off. Here’s all the games that are available for download this week on the eShop.

  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure – Nine out of 10 doctors agree … Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure won’t cure any real-life illnesses. But it is a really fun new puzzle game. Play classic style, Dr. Luigi style or, in Virus Buster mode, use new power-ups called Miracle Cures that will have you and your friends wiping out those pesky viruses.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • LEGO Jurassic World – Get ready for an adventure 65 million bricks in the making when the LEGO Jurassic World game arrives on Wii U and Nintendo 3DSon June 12. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town – A neglected farm has been passed down to you, and its fate now rests in your capable hands. Take over the reins of life, and create your own pastoral adventure. Plant and harvest crops, raise farm animals and start a family!

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Pokemon Shuffle Has Reached 4 Million Downloads On Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo will certainly be pleased as today the company announced that Pokemon Shuffle, the downloadable game for the Nintendo 3DS eShop, has reached a staggering four million downloads. This means that the game has seen three million downloads in the last three months. That’s not bad going at all. To celebrate Nintendo has revealed that a new special Mythical Shaymin stage will be added to celebrate the occasion. It will be available from now until June 15th. The Kyoto based company has plans to add more additional stages to the game.

Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The United States

Nintendo of America has announced exactly which titles will be available for download. This week sees the release of Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition and Swords & Soldiers 2. You can watch some exciting footage from Swords & Soldiers 2 in the video embedded above. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition – Two puzzling RPG adventures await you! Rescue Princess Peach from Bowser in Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition or defeat the evil group Paradox by battling enemies with the awesome power of Orbs in Puzzle & Dragons Z. Drag and match Orbs, and chain together combos to deal massive blows to your enemies. Then bolster your forces with hundreds of unique monsters in this two-in-one game pack.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Swords & Soldiers II – Sharpen your beard and groom your axe! The 2D strategy hit is back! Swords & Soldiers II is filled to the brim with gorgeous hand-animated artwork, endless replayability and heaps of good old fun. Command the Vikings, Persians and Demons as you conquer the epic campaign or face off with your friends in local multiplayer. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Mega Man Zero 2 – Mega May continues with this Game Boy Advance classic! Zero must rejoin Ciel and the other Resistance fighters to stand a chance against Neo Arcadia. But when a commander decides that unsealing a dark, evil entity is the only option left, Zero will have to equip powerful abilities and weapons to turn the tides of war.
    • SUPER E.D.F. Earth Defense Force – In this Super NES shoot-’em-up, guide your special mechanized fighter, the XA-1, against the mysterious alien forces known as AGYMA. Protect the earth from the enemy invasion by using various high-tech weapons. Dodge enemy attacks as you fly through six areas of super-fast, side-scrolling action and intense firepower.

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Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Swapnote: Nikki and Friends

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

Nintendo of America has detailed which games you will be able to get your hands on this week. First off is the Splatoon beta/demo which should be available to download now from the Wii U eShop. You won’t be able to play it though until the servers go live on Friday, May 8, 8-9 p.m. PT. There’s also Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker which seems well worth checking out if you have some spare cash. Here’s what is available to download this week.

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Splatoon Global Testfire – Get a taste of Turf War! To celebrate the upcoming launch of the Splatoon game on May 29, we’re offering an early chance to get your feet wet (with ink) in theSplatoon Global Testfire! Download the free demo, jump online and fight it out in fast and furious four-on-four Turf War battles. This global event will only be active during a few short time periods between May 8 and May 9. Don’t miss this early chance to get inked!Event times: (You can only play during these times, which are designed to accommodate people around the world.)
      ● Friday, May 8, 8-9 p.m. PT
      ● Saturday, May 9, 4-5 a.m. PT
      ● Saturday, May 9, Noon-1 p.m. PT

      In addition, to help fans start playing as soon as possible, we’re offering a new buying option that lets you pre-load the game before it launches. Here’s how it works: Starting today, if you pre-purchase the game in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, it will pre-load the game to your system so you’ll be able to play after a small game update when it launches on May 29. Be one of the first to play!

    • High Strangeness – High Strangeness is the first of its kind – a deftly blended hybrid of 8- and 16-bit games. Drawing inspiration from some of the timeless RPG and adventure classics that hailed from both generations, players take on the role of Boyd, who along with his trusty (yet sarcastic) feline friend, traverses between two worlds in order to solve a multi-layered mystery. The game’s core ability is to switch between 8- and 16-bit worlds to solve puzzles and explore the universe. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker – You’re stuck in a world that has been invaded and is on the brink of non-existence. At the same time, you and your friends have gained the power to fight against fate. The countdown begins: Will you be able to save the future of mankind? Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker is now available exclusively on Nintendo 3DS. As a bonus, download two free pieces of DLC with more coming soon to help out with your fight. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition – To help fans start playing as soon as possible, starting today, we’re offering a new buying option that lets you pre-load the game before it launches. Here’s how it works: If you pre-purchase the game in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, it will pre-load the game. That means you’ll be able to play after a small game update when it launches! As an added bonus, those who purchase the game in the Nintendo eShop between now and 11:59 p.m. PT on May 31 will receive a free Immortal Dragon Relic Present Code! The relic will be available when the game launches. In the meantime, don’t forget to download the free special demo that is now available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. You can try out the Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition game before it launches on May 22.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Mega Man & Bass – The fans have spoken, and the winner of the poll to determine the first game in Mega May is … Mega Man & Bass! Choose either Mega Man or Bass to battle against the latest menace in town. Mega Man can power-charge his cannon, while Bass can rapid-fire in multiple directions. Each with his own unique abilities, canine companions and motivations to fight, Mega Man and Bass set out to stop King and his robot army.
    • Metal Marines – As the Commander of the allied Colonies, you must defeat the imperial forces in a series of battles. In this Super NES real-time strategy game, lead the Metal Marines on intense raids against Zorgeuf and his empire as you build strong defenses, launch devastating missile strikes and ultimately decide the fate of the nations.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • SteamWorld Dig on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is up to 55 percent off (reduced to $4.49 each) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 21.
    • Angry Birds Star Wars on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is 50 percent off until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 11.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Trine Series Fan DiscountTrine Enchanted Edition and Trine 2: Director’s Cut are each up to 50 percent off until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 28. As a bonus, if you own either game, you’ll receive an additional 20 percent off of the other game during the sale period.
    • Puddle is 75 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 14.
    • Dolphin Up is 25 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 14.
    • GravBlocks+ is 49 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.50) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 17.
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS

Activities:

  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Watt’s Up?” Tournament – See how your Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with their friends and around the world. The new “Watt’s Up?” tournament runs from May 8 to May 10. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications on future tournaments, and click herefor more information about multiplayer tournaments. Good luck, agents!

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

Nintendo of America has announced the games and downloadable content you will be able to purchase from the eShop this week. The main title is the Mario Kart 8 downloadable content which adds additional courses and extra characters for you to race with. The fantastic Mario Kart DS is also coming to the Wii U Virtual Console so you will have plenty of racing fun this week. Here’s the games that are available this week on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop.

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Mario Kart 8 Update and DLC Pack 2 – The latest Mario Kart 8 free software update has crossed the finish line and now you can race like never before in 200CC … if you think you’re fast enough. DLC Pack 2 is here, too, with three new characters, four new vehicles and eight new tracks, all for the thrill of the race. DLC Pack 2 is sold separately for $7.99 individually or bundled with Pack 1 for $11.99 from the in-game shop or the Nintendo eShop.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • Super Smash Bros. DLC – Mewtwo – The Psychic-type Pokémon Mewtwo makes its grand entrance! Make it Mega Evolve into Mega Mewtwo Y in its Final Smash, and then use Psystrike to blow away the opposition. Starting on April 28, you can purchase and download the new fighter Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS for $3.99 each game or for $4.99 for both versions.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Mario Kart DS – Race along with Mario and his friends in five single-player modes and over 30 courses. Knock out the competition with your driving skills as you rocket-start the race, use drifting and turbo at critical points and deploy crazy items to gain an advantage.
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Cube Creator 3D – Craft your own realm in stunning randomly generated worlds in Cube Creator 3D. You can gather resources, combine elements, explore new worlds and combat strange creatures to survive in this expansive, cubic domain. Grab your copy at an introductory price of $4.99 until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 7. Click here to view the trailer for this game.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Tetrobot & Co. is 70 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 30.
    • Cocoto Magic Circus 2 is 66 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 7.

Activities:

  • Mega May is Back! – Vote Today
    • During the entire month of May, Nintendo and Capcom are celebrating our favorite blue bomber, Mega Man, with six game releases on the Virtual Console service for Wii U. The Game Boy Advance versions of Mega Man Zero 2, Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue, Mega Man Battle Network 3 White, Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun, Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon and Mega Man & Bass will land on the Nintendo eShop throughout the month. Click here to vote for the first game of Mega May, which will launch May 7. Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. PT on April 29.
  • International StreetPass Week
    • Take your Nintendo 3DS system on a whirlwind tour without leaving your hometown during International StreetPass Week! Through April 26, collect up to six Mii characters from across Europe, the United States and Canada when you stop by a Nintendo Zone location. U.S. and Canada visitors will even get a special Mii of Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America. Find a Nintendo Zone hotspot near you here.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker: Apocalypse – Available April 28

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