Prolific music producer and rapper Eminem has reportedly bought a Wii U in order to play Super Smash Bros next month as he’s so bored with Destiny. According to a number of tweets on the issue, the news snippet was shared by talk show hosts on Shade 45 – a Sirius XM radio channel produced by Eminem. Though it may just be an inside joke among the hosts of the show, it’s an interesting tidbit for sure. And given he’s a big fan of Donkey Kong, it’s no surprise he may be picking up Super Smash Bros for Wii U. Here are a few tweets from those who were listening to the show:
Masahiro Sakurai has explained why Nintendo assigned straightforward titles to the fourth installment of Super Smash Bros. According to the fighting game series’ director, the publisher’s primary purpose of selecting the subtitles “for Nintendo 3DS” and “for Wii U” was to avoid confusion among consumers. Although both are essentially the same game, each one contains exclusive features. For example, the new Smash Run mode can only be experienced through the 3DS version.
“This time the name of the system was used as a subtitle in order to avoid confusion among consumers,” Sakurai said. “However, for both systems ‘Smash Bros. for’ is included in the title, so isn’t that nice?”
The winner of the first-ever Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament has been revealed. In a final battle against Smash Bros. player Jumpman, Dabuz came out on top and received the Smash Ball trophy and champion’s robe. The event, which was held at Nintendo World in New York, was broadcast live yesterday, October 11th. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is available in stores and on the Nintendo eShop.
YouTuber shyguytwopoint0 has uploaded some hidden announcer audio clips from the recently released Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS. There’s a number of announcer clips that weren’t included in the final game, including a mention of 8-player Smash. You can hear the audio in the video posted, above.
This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS manages to successfully knockout its closest competitors once again and remains at the top of the chart. With another 100k copies shifted for the handheld brawler, it’s showing no signs of slowing down with Japanese players. Square Enix’s latest Kingdom Hearts entry for the PlayStation 3 makes its debut in second place this week, along with Marvelous’ 3DS game Forbidden Magna at 4.
In terms of hardware sales, the 3DS combined sales takes a considerable push back, shifting just 22k units. But it’s still a fair amount of units sold considering October 11 marks the launch of the New Nintendo 3DS models in Japan. The Wii U shrinks slightly for units sold compared to last week’s boost, but it’s still at a steady 7.8k. Both the top 20 software chart and hardware chart can be found below.
Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
- [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 105,619 (1,481,433)
- [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix – 84,935 (New)
- [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke – 62,887 (2,655,326)
- [3DS] Forbidden Magna – 23,250 (New)
- [PSV] Danganronpa: Another Episode – 15,334 (85,930)
- [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II – 11,600 (97,884)
- [PS3] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II – 9,645 (75,134)
- [PS4] Omega Quintet – 9,365 (New)
- [PSV] Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star – 9,240 (New)
- [PS3] Destiny – 7,317 (87,307)
- [Wii U] Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven – 7,105 (34,610)
- [PSV] Ciel nosurge Offline – 7,078 (New)
- [3DS] Nazotoki Battle Tore! Densetsu no Makyuu o Fukkatsu Saseyo! – 6,739 (New)
- [3DS] Haikyuu!! Tsunage! Itadaki no Keshiki!! – 4,777 (48,615)
- [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online – 4,696 (48,615)
- [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 4,517 (682,767)
- [PS3] F1 2014 – 4,366 (New)
- [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2 – 3,843 (20,303)
- [PS4] Destiny – 3,442 (114,214)
- [Wii U] Bayonetta 2 – 3,398 (49,196)
Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)
- 3DS LL – 16,130 (22,988)
- PlayStation Vita – 13,510 (15,739)
- Wii U – 7,805 (9,950)
- PlayStation 4 – 7,350 (8,033)
- 3DS – 6,360 (7,451)
- PlayStation 3 – 5,365 (6,026)
- Xbox One – 1,062 (1,113)
- PlayStation Vita TV – 922 (977)
- PSP – 84 (102)
- Xbox 360 – 80 (143)
Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has shared new details for the Wii U version pertaining to Amiibos. Though players have been knocking back the competition – or, alternatively, feeling the KO in the battle arenas – on the 3DS version, the game’s director still has plenty more to reveal in the upcoming weeks for the Wii U title. In today’s screenshot, Sakurai takes us through the Amiibo selection screen, where the Amiibo trophy magically transforms into a Figure Player – swirls and all.
While Amiibos, such as Pikachu, Link and Mario, will be compatible with Smash Bros Wii U on its rumoured November 21 release, 3DS users won’t be able to taste a flavour of the battle action until 2015, when a peripheral device launches for the handheld. Here’s what Sakurai said on Miiverse:
“For the first time ever in the Super Smash Bros. series, you can play with a collection of real-life trophies in the form of amiibo. Simply touch them on this part of the GamePad. This particular screen is dedicated to activating amiibo, but you can also tap your amiibo on the GamePad at the character-selection screen to let that character join the battle.”
“Once you do, the trophy of your amiibo character transforms into a Figure Player (FP)!! FPs fight and develop on their own.”
Smash-tember has come to a close with the arrival of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, which is now available in North America and Europe. The conclusion of the promotional period was marked by a new Nintendo Minute episode, in which series hosts Kit and Krysta are joined by a couple of comrades as they experiment with customized characters in the recently-released fighting game.