Sunday, 17 February, 2019

The Nintendo Switch closes in on N64's lifetime sales

Mario Kart mobile game delayed until summer Mario Kart Tour has been delayed until summer
Emmett Howard | 01 February, 2019, 08:26

After the Wii U faltered years ago with only just a little over 12 million units sold in lifetime sales, the Nintendo Switch has come surging like a rocket onto the market. Nintendo revealed in a financial report that the delay is to improve the quality of the game.

The report comes from Nikkei (as translated by the folks over at Gematsu) and claims that Nintendo has been speaking with developers and suppliers about potentially launching a smaller Switch in 2019, with an emphasis on portability.

In their latest quarterly results they've downgraded their target to just 17 million, which they'll easily meet because they're now on 14.49 million.

A quarterly record of 9.41 million Switch machines were sold between October and December last year, marking a 30 percent year-over-year increase.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. In 2016, Nintendo entered the mobile games business, creating even more opportunities for consumers to engage with Nintendo IP and reaching audiences beyond its dedicated video game platform business.

Meghan Markle Wear Peach Dress, Blazer at London's National Theater
Hundreds of young people cheered and waved Union flags when the heavily pregnant duchess arrived in her chauffeur-driven auto . On Thursday, Katharine McPhee posted a photo of her and Markle getting ready to perform in a musical when they were younger.

Foxconn reconsidering plans to make LCD panels at Wisconsin plant
They also said the massive plant that was relying on water from nearby Lake Michigan posed serious environmental risks . Foxconn may be reconsidering its plans for a massive Wisconsin factory.

Andy Murray says he had hip operation in London
It's still completely uncertain if Murray will be back on tour and he didn't mention anything in his port. The surgery took place on Monday and in his post, Andy shared the picture of him lying on a hospital bed.

You'll have to wait longer to get your hands on the very first Mario Kart game for Android and iOS.

Splatoon 2 hit 8.27 million worldwide and with 3.3 million sales in Japan becomes the best-selling Switch game in its homeland.

Nintendo has expanded into the realm of mobile titles in recent years, developing their own versions of some of their iconic franchises for smart phones.

Nintendo has announced that Mario Kart Tour, an upcoming mobile entry in the much-loved racing series, has been delayed.

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