‘Super Mario Odyssey’ is selling even faster than ‘Zelda’

The Nintendo Switch has been a massive hit since its launch in March, selling more than seven million units worldwide so far, putting it on track to beat Wii U lifetime sales in just a year. But these aren’t the only numbers Nintendo gets to flaunt. According to its financial briefing released today, the company estimates sales of Super Mario …

Nintendo Says 3DS Sales Are Stable, Even After Switch

Nintendo has made a point to show that Switch sales haven’t significantly impacted 3DS hardware numbers so far. During a recent financial briefing, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said, “Even after Nintendo Switch sales began, sales of the Nintendo 3DS family remain stable, as you can see here.” He was pointing to a graph that’s showcased below. Nintendo highlights how 3DS …

How Nintendo Switch Owners Play the System

Nintendo has revealed how Switch owners are utilizing the hybrid system. At Nintendo’s recent financial briefing, the company showed that around half of Switch owners use the console in both modes: TV and handheld. But what might be surprising is that more people play the system mainly undocked than hooked up to the big screen. Nintendo released this graph at …

Persona Series Tops 8.5 Million Units Sold

The Persona series has reached a new sales milestone. According to SEGA’s 2017 annual report, the franchise has now topped 8.5 million units sold (packaged and digital total) across 13 total editions. The series first launched back in 1996. Meanwhile, the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, which first launched in 1987 (and which the Persona series spun off from), sits at approximately …

Nintendo expects Switch will beat Wii U lifetime sales in a year

Nintendo has announced it’s sold a further 2.93 million Switch consoles over the latest quarter, reaching just shy of 8 million units total. After another strong quarter, the company is now aiming to sell 14 million units by the time the Switch turns one year old — up from 10 million it aimed for previously. It’s also increased its forecast …

Rocket League Nintendo Switch Release Date Announced

After several “holiday season” teases, Rocket League officially has a release date for its Nintendo Switch release. Psyonix will release Rocket League on the Switch on November 14, the company announced today. The game will retail for $19.99 USD (or the regional equivalent) and be available in the Nintendo Switch eShop. As part of the announcement, Nintendo and Psyonix released an in-depth …

Bioware Announces New Mass Effect Novel

Mass Effect: Annihilation, a new novel set that expands the story of Mass Effect: Andromeda, is coming next year. According to Bioware’s announcement on its official blog, the tie-in book, written by Hugo Award-winning author Catherynne M. Valente, tells the story of the Keelah Si’yah’s journey to Andromeda as it transports 20,000 quarian, batarian, drell, and elcor colonists. A brief description of the …

We Run Down Every Mario Game Ever

Eager to learn even more about your favorite video game franchises, consoles, and the history behind them? If so, you’re going to love Every Ever, our encyclopedic series that takes a deep dive into the most iconic titles, characters, and series in all of gaming, and breaks them down with expert analysis. Join us in Episode 3 as we take a comprehensive look at the …

‘Super Mario Odyssey’ is everything it needs to be and more

“A return to form.” “A reinvention.” There are lots of clichés we fall back on when describing a fresh game in a long-running series. The truth is, Nintendo has constantly reinvented the idea of a 3D Mario game, relentlessly pushing the franchise forward with each release. Super Mario Odyssey is just one more step in the right direction, another evolution …