Recently it was revealed that Microsoft could be considering bringing its Xbox Live service onto the Nintendo Switch. While Microsoft seems to be open to the idea of cross-platform play, bringing Xbox Live to the Switch (and other platforms) would represent a huge shift in the console landscape.
For Nintendo gamers in the US, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime has been a face that many are familiar with. Fils-Aime has been on the job for the past 13 years, and as is the case with all good things, they must eventually end. Fils-Aime has recently announced that he will be retiring and thus stepping down as Nintendo of America President.
For the longest time ever, Sony’s PS4 has more or less dominated the console space, at least until the Nintendo Switch came along and changed the landscape. Granted the Switch has yet to catch up to Sony in terms of total units sold, but so far it appears that on a monthly basis, Nintendo may very well have outsold the competition.
Ahead of the Nintendo Switch’s launch, there was speculation that the console won’t be a particularly power console compared to the likes of the PS4 or Xbox One. It was also speculated that it might actually be built based on the NVIDIA SHIELD gaming tablet. Whether or not those rumors are true is unclear, but it seems that one developer is trying to turn the console into an Android tablet.
Is Nintendo interested in virtual reality? The company has in the past confirmed that they are exploring it, and there have even been patents that suggests that the company is looking into it. In fact, there have been rumors in the past that one of the reasons why the Nintendo Switch was delayed was because Nintendo was trying to integrate VR into it.
Nintendo has launched several mobile games to date, a very different change in pace compared to several years ago when the company was adamant about not launching games on mobile. Turns out it was a great decision because according to the latest data from Sensor Tower (via AppleInsider), Fire Emblem Heroes has made the company a lot of money.
It seems like every other game is getting a battle royale mode these days. That’s just how popular it has become. However, one game that you would have least expected to get it in would have been Tetris. Not to be outdone by the Fortnites and the Apex Legends of the world, Nintendo has announced Tetris 99, its very own take on a battle royale mode for this popular puzzle […]
Late last month a listing on a gaming retailer’s website revealed that Ubisoft could be looking to bring the Assassin’s Creed 3 collection to the Nintendo Switch. It turns out the rumors were right because Ubisoft has since officially announced Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered which will be launching on the console come May 21.
It was previously teased and speculated that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. However Nintendo later clarified that this wasn’t true, but if you are looking for a new Zelda game to play on the console, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Nintendo has since announced that Link’s Awakening will be coming to the Switch.
It has been over a decade since Nintendo opened its first retail location in New York City. The company is now doing something similar for its home base. Nintendo has confirmed that the company will be opening an official retail store in Tokyo this year. This will be the first store that will be directly managed by Nintendo in Japan.
There have been rumors that Nintendo could be working on a refreshed Switch console. This isn’t surprising given that other console makers such as Sony and Microsoft have been known to introduce new and updated models during a console’s lifecycle. This is according to a report from Nikkei (via The Verge) who claims that a smaller, more portable, and more affordable Nintendo Switch could be in the works.
Nintendo confirmed this week that it’s going to bring the Dr. Mario franchise to mobile devices this summer. The game is being developed for iOS and Android devices in partnership with Japan-based Line Corporation. The action puzzle game is going to be called Dr. Mario World and will see a global release so it would be available outside of Japan as well.
Last year Nintendo announced that they would be bringing the Mario Kart franchise to mobile in the form of Mario Kart Tour. It is unclear as to how the game will be played, but the popularity of the Mario Kart franchise has many interested. The game was initially pegged for a launch before the end of March 2019, but that is now no longer the case.
As far as the best-selling Nintendo console of all time is concerned, that honor goes to the Nintendo DS which is sitting at over 154 million units. The N64 on the other hand has sold around 32 million units in its lifetime despite it being far down the list, but it seems that the Nintendo Switch is steadily making its way to the top.