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2 hours ago, Big Boss said:

https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2020/200130_3e.pdf

 

Pokemon sword and shield has sold 16 million units in 1.5 months :sign_omg:

 

Not surprising. Pokemon is literally the #1 franchise in the entire World, not just in video games, but in all entertainment medias. It's bigger than Marvel, Star Wars, GTA, Harry Potter or any other franchise you can think of. (For reference: Pokemon franchise is worth $96 Billion whereas the MCU is #10 at worth of only worth $35 billion. #2 is Hello Kitty at $86 Billion valuation). Not bad for one of my favorite childhood anime. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_media_franchises

 

And all the controversy, and "boycott calls" people made (due to removal of old Pokemon) hyped it up even more. Sword and Shield sold some 6 million copies, at full price - in the first 2 days. That's sales other games hope to reach in a life-time

 

https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/354504/Pokemon_Sword_and_Shield_have_topped_6_million_sales_worldwide.php

 

The 1 month sales is just an extension of that. Scary to think what the Lifetime sales of the game would be ain't it. Good to buy Nintendo shares whenever you suspect a new mainline Pokemon Game to come out.

 

@Agent 47 Ripoff or not, any time anything has a "Pokemon" name slapped on the title, People are going to get it. Nintendo is just cashing in. Can't say I blame them for doing business.

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No new model of Switch coming in 2020. However, there will be a special Animal Crossing version of the Switch. This is confirmed by Nintendo. Nintendo wants to put full focus on the existing models (The OG Switch and the Switch Lite)

 

From Source:

 

Even though Sony's PS5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X are out in 2020, Nintendo won't be releasing a fresh Switch model to compete. Nintendo boss Shuntaro Furukawa told investors that the company has "no plans" to release another version of its hybrid console this year.

 

The Japanese company will instead focus on the existing models -- the Switch and the cheaper, portable-only Switch Lite -- which have sold a combined 52.48 million units and which overtook the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in lifetime sales during the last quarter.

 

Even though we won't see a major console revision, there's a special version coming out to celebrate the arrival of Animal Crossing: New Horizons in March.

 

Sourcehttps://www.cnet.com/news/nintendo-says-we-wont-get-new-switch-model-in-2020/

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct that happened yesterday (20th Feb., 2020 - around 6 hours ago I think)

 

 

 

For the complete details (without watching video) of the new features, look at these links:

 

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/20/21144088/animal-crossing-new-horizons-nintendo-direct-switch-online-multiplayer-isabelle

https://www.polygon.com/2020/2/20/21145330/animal-crossing-new-horizons-nintendo-direct-announcements

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Come on guys, so many people posting all games' reviews, but everyone ignoring Animal Crossing: New Horizons. No one likes that game here?

 

91 - Metacritic

https://www.metacritic.com/game/switch/animal-crossing-new-horizons

 

92 - Opencritic

https://opencritic.com/game/7409/animal-crossing-new-horizons/reviews

 

@Walker Definitely a good time to get a Switch. It's an awesome console. Get the normal version + Pro controller if you are able to. Switch looks good hand-held, but is awesome in docked mode. There were some rumors of an upgraded Switch coming out, but no statement from Nintendo itself (In fact they denied any such console). BTW, what kind of games would your kid play? Nintendo is known for it's fun, family oriented, all ages can play 1st party games like Zelda, Super Mario Odyssey, Pokemon etc. But there are also excellent mature games on the console like Bayonetta, Fire Emblem: Three Houses etc. along with various 3rd party games with mature themes (Witcher 3 for example or the tons of RPGs and Visual Novels on the system). So be sure to research and get games properly. Some are definitely not for 8 year olds, though you yourself would enjoy them very much.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Walker said:

With my 8 year old being stuck at home all day would this be a good time to get a Switch?

 

 

 

yes, great console and has amazing games that will appeal both to you and your son.

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Nintendo Mini-Direct today with some important announcements (All subject to change based on COVID 19 situation as per the notice put up by Nintendo at the start)

 

 

Video Timelines from YT description -

 

 

00:23 - Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

04:26 - 2K Games

06:09 - MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order

07:20 - Shinsekai: Into the Depths

08:23 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons

09:44 - Good Job!

10:48 - Catherine: Full Body

11:43 - Ring Fit Adventure

13:13 - King's Bounty II

14:10 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

14:47 - ARMS

15:24 - BRAVELY DEFAULT II

19:42 - Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

21:33 - Ninjala

22:47 - Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

23:14 - Panzer Dragoon: Remake

23:40 - What's Coming to Nintendo Switch?

25:15 - Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass

 

Some Important Announcements (What I feel were important bolded)

 

1) Major Trailer and Gameplay shown for Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition. Release date announced as May 29, 2020

2) Three 2k Games (Bioshock The Collection, Borderlands Legendary Collection and XCom 2 Collection) coming to Nintendo Switch on May 29, 2020

3) Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Expansion Pass Trailer (DLC Expansions: DLC 1 - Curse of the Vampire, DLC 2 - Rise of the Phoenix and DLC 3 - Shadow of Doom all available now as per trailer)

4) Shinsekai: Into the Depths game releases today

5) Free update to Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Easter Bunny and Egg Hunting - to be available in April from April 1-12). Another update also said to come in April

6) Game - Good Job Releasing Today

7) Catherine: Full Body Releasing on Switch July 7, 2020

8) Ring Fit Free Update with music from more games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild

9) King's Bounty 2 releasing on Switch 2020

10) Next Fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Challenger Pack 6) will be from Arms. No details on fighter yet, as they are still working on it (Unique fighter they call it). New fighter coming in June

11) Free trial of Arms will be available to Nintendo Switch Online Members

12) Long trailer, including character reveal, Job System, Bravely/Default System and  other gameplay elements of Bravely Default 2. Demo of the game is available today. Game to be released in 2020.

13) Tabletop Game collection coming to Switch (Games included such as Shoji, Ludo, Shooting, Slot Cars etc. See trailer for full list) The name - Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics, and as said, it will have 51 games. These games can be played online. Available June 5th

14) Battle Royale game Ninjala coming to Nintendo Switch on May 27th

15) Star Wars Jedi Knight: jedi Academy coming to Switch today (March 26, 2020)

16) Panzer Dragoon Remake releasing on Switch today (March 26, 2020)

17) Trailers of more 3rd party games like Trials of Mana, Trails of Cold Steel 3, Elder Scrolls Blades etc. along with some release dates

18) Details of Pokemon Sword/Shield Expansion Pass - with major focus on what Expansion Pass 1: Isle of Armor will include. Along with other gameplay details and upgrading all starters to have Gigantimax forms. DLC 1 to be available by End June and DLC 2 to be available by fall.

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