Wednesday Update with new 3DS JRPG, Pocket Camp trademark, Pokémon RPG 2018 or later, total Switch sales plus much more!
● Kemco will be porting the Hit-Point smartphone JRPG Crystareino to Nintendo 3DS next week (2 August) priced at ¥800. Crystareino involves you in a quest to save the world from the Demon King and features over 20 job classes!
● Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for a trademark for Pocket Camp (in English) for purposes including ‘program for home video game machines’. No further details are currently known.
● Pokémon RPG for Nintendo Switch is listed as a ‘2018 or later’ release with Metroid Prime 4 listed as ‘TBA’. All other games are the same as ever with no new surprises!
● Nintendo Switch hardware sold a further 1.97 million units from April through June totalling over 4.7 million sales. In addition, total worldwide sales as of 30 June are Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with 3.54 million, ARMS with 1.18 million and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with 3.92 million.
● Nintendo 3DS hardware sold a further 0.95 million units from April through June totalling 67.08 million sales worldwide. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia sold under a million.
● amiibo sold a further 2.9 million units (figure and card type) from April through June totalling 85.4 million (figure type amiibo are 45.9 million and card type amiibo are 39.5 million).
● Splatoon 2 sold 670,955 in Japan for its first 3 days with an attachment rate of 55.68%. This number includes retail, download cards and bundles but not eShop sales. Nintendo Switch hardware sold 102,581 last week.
● Marvelous will hold a Senran Kagura New Title Presentation 2017 next Tuesday (1 August) at 18:00 JST on YouTube and niconico featuring new Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura information plus details of further Marvelous × Honey∞Parade Games.
● Version 1.2.0 of Monster Hunter Stories is now available on Nintendo 3DS requiring 608 blocks. This is the big Summer update that releases at retail tomorrow.
● This week’s themes on the 3DS Theme Shop include Rilakkuma Rakko, SutaMyu 「Gift ～Curtain Call～」, Ageha Riku x Hachiya So x Kitahara Ren x Nanjo Koki 「Storytellers」 and Moero!! Pro Yakyuu 2016 Moving Title Screen themes.
● Today’s content update to Miitomo added the ‘Long limbs unite! Zoo Wonders [Elephant]’ stage to Miitomo Drop with an Elephant Hat, T-Shirt, Print Bottoms and Companion all available.
● Moltres will be available in Pokémon GO from 31 July — 07 August and Zapdos from 07–14 August. Thanks to Serebii.
● Seven new Super Mario iPhone cases have released in Japan suitable for iPhone 6/6s//7 standard and Plus models and all pictured here.
● The Sales Page has added over 20 new 3DS and Wii U games either temporarily or permanently reduced with Kemco, Cross Function, Happinet and Culture Brain Excel all with multiple titles and Brave Dungeon also 20% off.
● Susie’s Direct 5 featuring BGM from the King Dedede boss battle in Kirby’s Blowout Blast can be watched here.
● The Chuudoku Puzzle Levels+ (Levels+ : Addictive Puzzle Game) update has been slightly delayed and will no longer make July.
● That’s all for now but the first Penguin-Kun WARS screenshots and full Famitsu charts later today. And I’m aiming to finish Splatoon 2 Hero Mode (in time for Dragon Quest XI) too! Thanks for following!