Nintendo Europe has confirmed that you’ll finally be able to get your hands on the Super Smash Bros demo for the Nintendo 3DS today. The demo is already up so be sure to visit the eShop and download it.
Wondering which games you can download this week on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop? Well wonder no more. The big title this week is the Super Smash Bros demo for the Nintendo 3DS which a few people have already gotten their hands on. That demo launches for everyone on the 19th, which is tomorrow. Anyway, here’s the games you can get hold of this week on the eShop.
- NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – Free Demo – Nintendo 3DS owners can download a free demo for the upcoming all-star fighting game in the Nintendo eShop starting at 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 19. This demo includes five playable characters (Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager and Mega Man), one stage (Battlefield) and the ability to compete in local multiplayer matches with fellow Nintendo 3DS owners who have downloaded the demo to their systems. A Nintendo Network ID is required to download the demo. For more details about the game, visit http://www.smashbros.com/us/.
- THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL – Featuring new Versus and Quest Medley Modes alongside 221 songs and more than 60 characters from the Final Fantasy series,THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL is now available, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
- Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit – Conquer the kitchen as you bake, batter and roll 60 of Mama’s favorite oven-fresh meals and tasty treats. She also needs your help with 30 fun new activities like feeding kittens and running the burger shop. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
- Virtual Console on Nintendo3DS
- Legend of the River King 2 – An angel appears to you and your brother, asking you to track down the River King and the Sea King, the biggest fish in the world. But before you’re ready to begin the search for the elusive water beasts, you’ll need to score smaller fry to feed yourselves and save up to purchase better tackle and rods. With all manner of angling to enjoy, from freshwater fly-fishing to deep-sea trolling to collecting a variety of insects and plant life, you’ll have hours of fun in this role-playing adventure.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- Wild Guns – Blast your way through villainous outlaws, diabolical robots and towering, screen-filling bosses either by yourself or with a friend at your side in the Super NES classic, Wild Guns. You’ll need a sharp eye and quick-on-the-draw reflexes, but fortunately, you’ve got plenty of moves to help you survive the hail of bullets heading your way. You can dive-roll, jump, double jump, rope enemies with a lasso and clear the screen with explosive special attacks. Blast apart just about everything in the environment to find guns, bombs and other hidden power-ups. It’s up to you to bring justice back to town – or whatever’s left of it when the smoke clears.
- NintendoeShop Sales
- Hyrule Warriors – Sept. 26 (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Mario Golf: Advance Tour – Sept. 25 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
- Castlevania: Dracula X – Oct. 2 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
Also new this week:
Twitter user Oscar Lemaire has put together a graph showing how well the Smash Bros series has done on the formats it’s been released on in Japan via Famitsu numbers. As you can see, the launch week for Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS was the biggest ever for the franchise. No doubt the Nintendo 3DS version will remain the best-selling until we get a new entry in the future.
Thanks, Kallum S
An advert appeared on French Nintendo site P-Nintendo which seemingly advertised Super Smash Bros Wii U with a release date of November 21st. Nintendo France says that this was a mistake, but it seems to correspond with previous rumours which suggest that Super Smash Bros Wii U will be coming to the US on the 21st.
This week’s Japanese software and hardware sales figures are in thanks to Media Create. As expected the long-awaited Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS claimed the top spot, but what is interesting is the only marginal boost for Nintendo 3DS hardware sales. Bungie and Activision’s Destiny has also performed well and is placed at number two and number three positions in the charts. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week.
Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
- [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 944,644 (New)
- [PS4] Destiny (SCE, 09/11/14) – 91,277 (New)
- [PS3] Destiny (SCE, 09/11/14) – 49,503 (New)
- [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 47,065 (2,469,211)
- [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (Bandai Namco, 09/11/14) – 40,180 (New)
- [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix, 09/04/14) – 22,977 (75,351)
- [PSV] Toukiden Kiwami (Koei Tecmo, 08/28/14) – 15,338 (121,320)
- [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 6,839 (665,918)
- [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 5,734 (179,714)
- [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 4,898 (1,269,742)
- [PS3] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Atlus, 08/28/14) – 4,709 (106,181)
- [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 (Koei Tecmo, 09/04/14) – 4,534 (16,291)
- [PSV] Chain Chronicle V (Sega, 09/11/14) – 4,178 (New)
- [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 4,084 (137,143)
- [3DS] Medarot 8 Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. (Rocket Company, 08/28/14) – 3,766 (45,306)
- [PSP] Toukiden Kiwami (Koei Tecmo, 08/28/14) – 3,657 (20,485)
- [PSV] Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1: Printemps Unit / Vol 2. BiBi Unit / Vol 3. Lily White Unit (Kadokawa Games, 08/28/14) – 3,467 (76,033)
- [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 3,452 (160,821)
- [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Koei Tecmo, 08/14/14) – 3,365 (100,177)
- [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (Take-Two, 06/26/14) – 3,300 (60,307)
Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)
- 3DS LL – 31,602 (23,624)
- PlayStation 4 – 23,623 (7,299)
- PlayStation Vita – 12,331 (14,441)
- 3DS – 7,967 (5,931)
- Wii U – 7,062 (7,349)
- PlayStation 3 – 6,083 (6,139)
- Xbox One – 3,015 (25,674)
- PlayStation Vita TV – 817 (910)
- PSP – 101 (288)
- Xbox 360 – 96 (126)
Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has explained in his weekly Famitsu column why the Ice Climbers weren’t included in Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Sakurai says that he had them running on the Wii U version of the game, but due to technical limitations he cut them from both versions. He also mentioned that Ice Climbers as a franchise just isn’t as popular as the company hoped. Sakurai also mentioned that the delay between the two versions of Super Smash Bros was simply due to debugging.
Super Smash Bros producer Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed that he will continue posting Super Smash Bros pic of the day posts on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U social network, Miiverse. Sakura says that even though the game is already out in Japan he won’t post any spoilers for those that have so far successfully avoided them.
Announcement: Originally, the pic of the day was only supposed to continue for about two months, but I’ve ended up posting pictures until even today. The 3DS version has already been released in Japan, so I would like to talk about how future posts will be handled. First, I will not talk about hidden features until the game is released overseas. On the other hand, I definitely will talk about them after the game is released abroad. In addition, I am planning to continue making posts at least until the Wii U version is released. I haven’t decided if I’ll go by the Japanese version release or the release of versions abroad, but the point is that I’ll continue posting for a little bit longer. Pic of the day won’t focus on introducing new information anymore in the near future, but I hope to entertain you with interesting and funny photos like I originally intended to. Thanks.