A Nintendo of America customer service representative has confirmed via email that the Nintendo 3DS version of Miiverse won’t support message exchange between friends, or even friend requests. A NeoGAF member was curious as to why the Miiverse 3DS screens released lacked the messages icon present in the Wii U version. He then decided to contact customer service to find out exactly why that was. He was told that the 3DS version of Miiverse will not support message exchanges between friends or the friend request feature. It’s basically just the community features.
Nintendo Japan has confirmed that the forthcoming Kirby: Triple Deluxe for the Nintendo 3DS will be released in Japan on January 11th. The company also revealed a brand new teaser website for Kirby’s latest adventure which can be viewed, here. Kirby: Triple Deluxe will be available in Japan for 4,800 yen. Nintendo has yet to announce a North American or European release date for the game, but hopefully we won’t have too long to wait.
Nintendo 3DS marked its sixth consecutive month as the country’s best-selling video game hardware system, with more than 452,000 units sold, thanks in part to the launch of Nintendo 2DS and sales of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Sales of Nintendo 3DS hardware in October doubled last month’s tally, and marked the most units any portable video game system or home console has sold in a single month in 2013.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y were the No. 1 and No. 2 top-selling titles last month, with more than 1.7 million units combined, making October the biggest month for Nintendo 3DS software all year. Total Nintendo 3DS first-party software sales hit more than 2 million units sold, the highest tally since the report for December 2011, which included sales of hit games Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7.
Best-selling software in October:
- Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)
- Pokémon X (3DS)
- Pokémon Y (3DS)
- Battlefield 4 (360, PS3, PC)
- Batman: Arkham Origins (360, PS3, Wii U, PC)
- Assassin’s Creed IV, Black Flag (360, PS3, Wii U)
- NBA 2K14 (360, PS3, PC)
- Skylanders: Swap Force (Wii, 360, PS3, Wii U, 3DS)
- Lego Marvel Super Heroes (360, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, PC)
- WWE 2K14 (360, PS3)
It now appears as though the Nintendo 3DS has sold more units than Nintendo’s legendary Nintendo 64 which launched in 1996. However, although the Nintendo 3DS has shifted more hardware than the Nintendo 64, the Nintendo 3DS hasn’t sold as much software, as the console has moved twice the amount of software sales. The next milestone for the Nintendo 3DS is to outsell the SNES shipments at 49.1 million.
- 3DS Hardware Shipments to Retailers as of September 30th, 2013:
- 34,980,000 units
- N64 Hardware Shipments to Retailers as of September 30th, 2013:
- 32,930,000 units
- 3DS Software Shipments to Retailers as of September 30th, 2013:
- 122,420,000 units
- N64 Software Shipments to Retailers as of September 30th, 2013:
- 224,970,000 units
Popular video sharing site Youtube will finally be coming to the Nintendo 3DS. The news was announced during today’s Nintendo Direct presentation and will no doubt come as welcome news for Nintendo 3DS owners. The Youtube application on the Wii U will also be receiving a well-needed update. Nintendo has yet to say when the Youtube app will come to Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo of America has confirmed that a new Nintendo 3DS 3DS system update supports Nintendo Network IDs and lets users combine WiiU and 3DS eShop balances. The new Nintendo 3DS system update also adds support for Miiverse on 3DS. Nintendo of America has yet to say when the update will be going live.
A December system update will allow users to register their Nintendo Network ID for Wii U on their Nintendo 3DS systems and combine Nintendo eShop account balances. This will enable them to purchase Wii U software using the remaining balance on their Nintendo 3DS eShop accounts, and vice versa. Nintendo 3DS owners who do not own a Wii U system can also create their own Nintendo Network ID for the first time. This system update will also mark the beginning of Miiverse support on Nintendo 3DS. With a Nintendo Network ID, users will be able to connect with other players around the world to share their experiences and game tips through Miiverse on Nintendo 3DS.
A blogger who has already completed his review copy of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds has confirmed that in Hero Mode, which is accessible after the game’s completion, enemies will deal quadruple damage as opposed to the normal double damage dealt in previous titles. He also went on to state that while he has finished the game in both modes, “there’s still something left to do, which will keep the game alive for a while”. This same gamer finished both modes in 44 hours, which further confirms the Dutch account we reported on earlier which stated that the game is about 18.5 hours long.
Nintendo Video is ready to launch a fresh lineup of great new shows for the fall. The free video application for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems will debut new short-form videos starting Nov. 1 that will continue into 2014. Five new series have been slated, including two featuring The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Pikmin 3.
Owners who have downloaded the Nintendo Video application from the Nintendo eShop will automatically receive the new shows on their device, including:
- The Legend of Zelda: The Misadventures of Link: This original series of comedic shorts shows Link, the series’ star, in a new and hysterical light. His surroundings will be familiar to fans of the series, since the shorts are based on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD game for the Wii U console.
- Pikmin Nature Documentaries: These “nature documentaries” explore the wonderful world of the tiny Pikmin. The animations, highlighted by dramatic voiceover work, are a tongue-in-cheek take on safari nature shows.
- Bravest Warriors: The latest hit show created by Pendleton Ward, the mind behind Adventure Time, follows four teenage heroes-for-hire as they warp through galaxies to save adorable aliens and their worlds using the power of their emotions. The series is produced by Frederator Studios and launched on the Cartoon Hangover channel on YouTube. New episodes of Bravest Warriors will appear every Friday on Nintendo Video.
- Wildheart Riukiu: This new series of 3D shorts comes from the creator of Meat or Die, which has already amassed more than 5 million views on Nintendo Video. Wildheart Riukiu incorporates charming 16-bit graphics with some not-so-charming, but hilarious, characters. Think ninja puppets.
- Bee and PuppyCat: A Cartoon Hangover Shorts fan favorite, this two-part series by Natasha Allegri follows Bee, an out-of-work 20-something who has a life-changing collision with a mysterious creature she names PuppyCat.
“This latest set of great new shows for Nintendo Video gives fans a unique way to enjoy two of their favorite Nintendo franchises, in addition to hand-picked series from some of the most imaginative and successful creators in the world of animation,” said Tony Elison, Nintendo of America’s senior director of Business Development.
Fred Siebert, founder and executive producer of Frederator Studios, producer of the new Bravest Warriors series, said, “Cartoon Hangover is honored to be part of Nintendo’s entry into the new golden age of TV innovation.”
NintenDaan has rather kindly uploaded the first nineteen minutes of Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for the Nintendo 3DS. The 2.5D Batman adventure has been developed by former Retro studio developers, Armature Studio, so there’s a lot of expectation surrounding the game. A week before its scheduled release in Europe, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate was delayed until November 8th. Are you planning to purchase the game?
Tilmen from Nintendomination has uploaded footage of the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions of Sonic Lost World. The review embargo broke today and reviews have already come flooding in. Online gaming publication Polygon awarded the Nintendo 3DS version of the game a measly 4.0 and said its imagination is impressive, but Sonic Lost World can’t even nail the basics. Have you purchased Sonic Lost World today?