Editorial | The Latest Nintendo Direct Was A Beast

Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct presentation was Nintendo’s first in 2015, and the publisher wasted little time rolling out its big plans for the first half of the year. It was not a “news bomb,” it was more like an air strike of announcements.

Nintendo Direct - Jan14

Frankly, to re-cap yesterday’s Nintendo Direct is difficult, because so much was revealed: it almost felt like an E3 presser bundled into a brief presentation. By now you may have heard that the New Nintendo 3DS XL is finally coming to North America, or caught that release dates were confirmed for titles such as Majora’s Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS, Splatoon, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, and more. Maybe you even spotted the upcoming “Wave 4” Amiibos, or the new Super Mario Edition lineup.

Just in case you missed anything, I will quickly tackle and summarize it all; I’d like to give a special thanks to Vlad N. for his contribution to this re-cap:

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Nintendo’s Amiibo Sales Match Super Smash Bros.

The sales of Nintendo’s Amiibo figures are surprising, to say the least – according to Nintendo of America, there is roughly a 1:1 ratio and “attach rate” of Amiibo toys to copies of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.  To be more specific, that’s over 710,000 figures – and copies of Super Smash Bros.  There are 12 … Read more