Japan Has Released Some Candy Inspired By Super Mario Maker

While you have been busy unlocking Professor E. Gadd’s costume in Super Mario Maker, a tasty candy has arrived on the store shelves of Japan and it’s inspired by the same game. Created by Nobel, the new arrivals can now be purchased in flavors that include grape, orange, melon, and peach. The bag contains individually wrapped hard candies, 26 in total. Each of these wrappers has a different version of Mario on it. A prize is included, one of 20 sticker sheets.

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As for the pricing, it comes to a little under $4, including tax. There are currently no online stores selling them and there is no word on a western release of the candy.

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Nintendo Shows Updated Zelda-Timeline In Japanese Newsletter

Nintendo Japan has sent out a newsletter to its customers offering them rebates on every Zelda game on the eShop to celebrate the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD on the Wii U. What’s interesting is the newsletter contains a timeline showing how the games are all connected. You can check it out below!

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Left side is the “Hero loses”-timeline, middle is “Hero wins – Child”-timeline, right is “Hero wins – Adult – Hyrule ceases to exist after a long time – hundreds of years later”-timeline.

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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 31K And Wii U Sells 8K

This week’s Japanese software and hardware sales are now in thanks to Media Create. It’s been an interesting week this week as there’s been a number of new releases. The only one for Nintendo platforms is Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash which entered at number three. Also something to note is the fact that the PlayStation Vita was the best-selling video game platform this week beating the Nintendo 3DS and the PlayStation 4.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PSV] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix, 01/28/16) – 178,016 (New)
  2. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix, 01/28/16) – 141,369 (New)
  3. [Wii U] Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Nintendo, 01/28/16) – 55,331 (New)
  4. [PS3] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix, 01/28/16) – 53,154 (New)
  5. [PSV] Uta no Prince-sama Music 3 (Broccoli, 01/28/16) – 51,289 (New)
  6. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami (Sega, 01/21/16) – 20,260 (123,516)
  7. [PS4] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 (Koei Tecmo, 01/28/16) – 20,101 (New)
  8. [PS3] Yakuza: Kiwami (Sega, 01/21/16) – 17,591 (78,019)
  9. [3DS] Monster Hunter X (Capcom, 11/27/15) – 17,023 (2,661,523)
  10. [PS3] TV Anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls G4! Pack Vol. 8 (Bandai Namco, 01/28/16) – 15,720 (New)
  11. [PS3] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 (Koei Tecmo, 01/28/16) – 15,431 (New)
  12. [3DS] Hyrule Warriors Legends (Koei Tecmo, 01/21/16) – 15,174 (69,653)
  13. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 13,256 (1,228,409)
  14. [PSV] The Asterisk War: The Academy City of the Water Houka Kenran (Bandai Namco, 01/28/16) – 12,436 (New)
  15. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level-5, 07/11/15) – 11,135 (2,183,566)
  16. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 10,733 (642,224)
  17. [3DS] Monster Strike (Mixi, 12/17/15) – 10,263 (779,754)
  18. [PS4] Just Cause 3 (Square Enix, 01/21/16) – 8,928 (42,588)
  19. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 7,865 (784,211)
  20. [PSV] Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force (Bandai Namco, 12/23/15) – 7,429 (137,877)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation Vita – 45,114 (14,999)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 32,557 (24,441)
  3. New 3DS LL – 22,593 (31,452)
  4. Wii U – 8,931 (11,298)
  5. New 3DS – 4,978 (4,715)
  6. 3DS – 3,298 (2,813)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 1,993 (1,671)
  8. 3DS LL – 558 (697)
  9. Xbox One – 92 (52)

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Video: Splatoon – Squid Sisters Live 2016

We have finally been granted some footage of the Splatoon – Squid Sisters Live 2016 concert that took place in Japan. The footage was provided by YouTube user kuroneko0509 and it looks as though it was a fantastically fun event for those who were lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend. So hey, dance around to some funky Splatoon tunes!

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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 39K And Wii U Sells 11K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in thanks to sales tracking firm Media Create. There’s been a number of notable new releases this week including Hyrule Warriors Legends for the Nintendo 3DS which entered the charts at number three. However, it couldn’t quite beat Yakuza: Kiwami for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. With regards to hardware the Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling system shifting 39K while the Wii U only managed 11K this week. Anyway, here’s the best-selling games!

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami (Sega, 01/21/16) – 103,256 (New)
  2. [PS3] Yakuza: Kiwami (Sega, 01/21/16) – 60,427 (New)
  3. [3DS] Hyrule Warriors (Koei Tecmo, 01/21/16) – 54,479 (New)
  4. [PS4] Just Cause 3 (Square Enix, 01/21/16) – 33,660 (New)
  5. [PS4] Resident Evil: Origins Collection (Capcom, 01/21/16) – 21,015 (New)
  6. [3DS] Monster Hunter X (Capcom, 11/27/15) – 20,714 (2,644,499)
  7. [PS3] Resident Evil 0 (Capcom, 01/21/16) – 15,639 (New)
  8. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 13,764 (1,215,154)
  9. [3DS] Monster Strike (Mixi, 12/17/15) – 11,684 (769,491)
  10. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level-5, 07/11/15) – 10,608 (2,172,431)
  11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 10,431 (631,491)
  12. [PSV] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus, 01/14/16) – 9,379 (52,774)
  13. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 9,264 (776,345)
  14. [PS4] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus, 01/14/16) – 7,292 (49,555)
  15. [PS4] Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks, 12/17/15) – 5,756 (203,426)
  16. [PSV] Muv-Luv Double Pack (5pb., 01/21/16) – 4,366 (New)
  17. [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft, 12/10/15) – 3,915 (60,145)
  18. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 3,890 (639,960)
  19. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III (SCE, 11/06/15) – 3,827 (283,493)
  20. [3DS] Disney Magical World 2 (Bandai Namco, 11/05/15) – 3,742 (263,358)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 31,452 (30,172)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 24,441 (25,592)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 14,999 (18,202)
  4. Wii U – 11,298 (15,398)
  5. New 3DS – 4,715 (6,241)
  6. 3DS – 2,813 (4,797)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 1,671 (1,939)
  8. 3DS LL – 697 (1,162)
  9. Xbox One – 52 (99)

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Video: Splatoon Concert “Rehearsal” Trailer

The Splatoon concert is due to take place in Japan very soon and to celebrate this fact Nintendo has released a video which includes snippets of various songs played by a live band. The concert is to celebrate that the game has shifted over one million units in Japan alone. The concert, titled “Splatoon Squid Sisters Live 2016”, features entertaining CGI performances from the popular Squid Sisters, Callie and Marie. This live concert will be held at the Makuhari Messe Convention Center on January 30th at 17:00 JST.

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Japan: Wii U Tops PlayStation 4 And Xbox One In Lifetime Sales

Good news for Nintendo today as it has emerged that the Wii U has outsold both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan with regards to lifetime sales. Obviously the Wii U has been out longer than both systems, but it maintains a relatively decent lead. Wii U sold over 3.0 million units, Sony’s PlayStation 4 has sold 2.26 units and Microsoft’s Xbox One has only sold 64,543 units. Wii U has an impressive 57 percent of the Japanese market share while the Playstation 4 has 42 percent and the Xbox One trails behind with a pitiful 1 percent.

  • Wii U Total Sales: 3,020,227
  • PS4 Total Sales: 2,261,079
  • Xbox One Total Sales: 64,543

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