Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has confirmed to investors that there are more high-profile unannounced titles in development for the Nintendo 3DS. With rumours that a portable NX system is launching this year we weren’t entirely sure what was happening with the Nintendo 3DS, but Kimishima has assured investors that they have more games that can’t be announced just yet. Kimishima also told investors that he believes the Nintendo 3DS will remain a big pillar for the company for quite some time.
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SEGA has confirmed today that 7th Dragon III Code: VFD will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS this summer in North America and will be priced up at $39.99. This is the very first time that a 7th Dragon game has ever been released outside of Japan so it’s pretty big news for those who have been curious about the franchise.
As you have probably seen from the previous posts, Nintendo has released its third quarter 2016 financial results. While it may have missed analysts and investors expectations, the Kyoto based company has released worldwide hardware figures for both of its current devices. The Nintendo 3DS has sold a total of 57.94 million units to date and software sales are at 264.53 million units. Of course, the Wii U hasn’t done quite as well but it has managed to sell 12.6 million units of hardware and 79.3 million units of software to date.
In the last three months of 2015, Nintendo sold 1.87 million Wii U consoles and 3.6 million 3DS units.
The 3DS sold 5.9 million units of hardware and 38 million units of software in the past nine months. 3DS hardware sales have topped 57.94 million units to date, while software unit sales are at 264.53 million units. The top seller in the past nine months on the 3DS was Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, which has sold more than 2.9 million units
In the last nine months, the Wii U console sold just 3 million units of hardware and 22 million units of software. The Wii U video game console sold 12.6 million units of hardware and 79.3 million units of software to date. The top seller in the past nine months on the Wii U is Splatoon, which has sold 4 million units. By comparison, Sony has sold an estimated 36 million units to date of its PlayStation 4 console, and Microsoft has sold an estimated 19 million Xbox One consoles.
Inti Creates has today announced via its official Twitter account that the action-packed Azure Striker Gunvolt has surpassed 140,000 downloads on the Nintendo 3DS worldwide. That’s not a bad figure at all and the company celebrated by providing the image which you can view, below.
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It’s possibly the game everyone wanted it without knowing it and now Nintendo has officially announced it! Yes, there’s a Detective Pikachu game in the works for the Nintendo 3DS and it looks great. Detective Pikachu – Birth of a New Combination will be heading to the Japanese Nintendo 3DS eShop next week for 1200 yen and is available for preload now. Japanese consumers that opt to buy it at launch will get it at the discounted price, but those who decide to purchase it after February 29th will pay 1500 yen.
The story stars a Pikachu capable of human speech who is working with a young man named Tim Goodman to solve various mysteries around the city.
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There’s a brand new Nintendo 3DS system update available for you to download. As perusal it doesn’t seem to bring about any additional changes and appears to be mainly a stability update. Not that the Nintendo 3DS isn’t stable enough, mind you. The latest firmware brings the system up to version 10.5.30. The notes aren’t up but NeoGAF member LA has noted that it improves the following:
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
There’s a brand new Dragon Ball RPG heading to the Nintendo 3DS courtesy of Bandai Namco. The new title which was revealed in the latest edition of V Jump is titled Dragon Ball: Project Fusion and is coming to the handheld platform later this year in Japan. Details regarding the game are fairly scarce, but we do know that it features a fusion between Goku and Broly. This means that fusions will be a core part of the title. For now you can check out some scans of the game, below.
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