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5 things Nintendo needs to do this year to maintain its momentum

5 things Nintendo needs to do this year to maintain its momentum

Nintendo has reason to celebrate today, as the success of the Switch has sent its stock price up over the peak it reached during the initial Pokemon GO craze. Nintendo's share price rose to ¥31,880, which represents year-over-year growth of 102%. That's impressive, but it comes nowhere close to how high Nintendo's stock was during the Wii era. As we all know, success like this can be fleeting, so here are five things Nintendo needs to do to maintain its current momentum.

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Nintendo takes Switch and 3DS on the road this summer

Nintendo takes Switch and 3DS on the road this summer

If you still need to be sold on the Nintendo Switch, then you might like to know that Nintendo will be taking it on tour this summer. On June 9, Nintendo will kick off its Summer of Play tour, taking the Switch and the 3DS to a number of different cities around the US and giving players the chance to get some hands-on time with them. The roster of games that will be on display is packed with a bunch of hits for both consoles, including Zelda, Mario Kart, and Pokemon.

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Nintendo unleashes Switch and Super Mario E3 plans

Nintendo unleashes Switch and Super Mario E3 plans

Though Nintendo has previously announced that it won't holding an on-site press conference at E3, it appears the company still has a lot planned for the show. Today Nintendo unveiled its E3 schedule, and it consists of two major live streams that will cover both the Switch and the 3DS. If you happen to be at E3 this year - tickets sales to the general public were made available for the first time in 2017, remember - you can also watch a number of tournaments Nintendo will be hosting at its booth.

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Fire Emblem Echoes will be the final 3DS game in the series

Fire Emblem Echoes will be the final 3DS game in the series

It looks like the Fire Emblem series won't be calling the 3DS home for much longer. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is just a couple of weeks old, but Nintendo has already indicated that it may be the final entry for the series on the 3DS. It sounds like we can look forward to the next mainline installment launching on the Switch, then.

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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia season pass costs a ton of money

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia season pass costs a ton of money

Thus far, Nintendo hasn't really gone all-out in offering DLC. That's all about to change with the release of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, as Nintendo has announced a rather pricey DLC season pass for the game. The season pass will give players five DLC packs in all, but get ready to shell out for it, because boy is it expensive.

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New Nintendo 2DS XL: Five things to know

New Nintendo 2DS XL: Five things to know

You'd think that most of Nintendo's focus would be on the Switch at the moment, but even a new console launch isn't stopping Nintendo from refining its existing platforms. Late last night, Nintendo introduced the New 2DS XL, keeping with the confusing naming convention it's used for the 3DS. In order to dispel some of that confusion, here are five things you need to know about Nintendo's latest handheld.

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Nintendo 3DS not forgotten in Nintendo Direct stream

Nintendo 3DS not forgotten in Nintendo Direct stream

Nintendo just held one of its Nintendo Direct live stream press releases and, unsurprisingly, much of the fanfare was focused on its latest Switch handheld console. That, however, doesn't mean it has forgotten about its other gaming handheld. As if reassuring owners that the Nintendo 3DS lives on, the company revealed nearly a dozen titles that will grace the device all throughout the year.

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Quit playing Nintendo Switch on your TV

Quit playing Nintendo Switch on your TV

If you have a Nintendo Switch and you've been spending most of your time playing on your TV, I have a message for you: stop it. The Switch's hybrid nature might be a little strange to folks who have never really used handheld gaming devices, but there's no need to fear change in this case. Playing the Switch in portable mode is, in my opinion, the best way to play.

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Pokemon Bank finally adds support for Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pokemon Bank finally adds support for Pokemon Sun and Moon

At long last, Pokemon Bank has been updated to add compatibility with Pokemon Sun and Moon. This compatibility has been a long time coming, and now veteran Pokemon masters will be able to transfer their Pokemon to Sun and Moon from previous games. Even more exciting is the fact that this update allows you to transfer Pokemon from the eShop releases of Red, Blue, and Yellow, marking the first time that we've been able to move Pokemon from first generation titles into current games.

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Nintendo’s Pikachu New 3DS XL is quite cute, very yellow

Nintendo’s Pikachu New 3DS XL is quite cute, very yellow

Despite the fact that the Switch is on the horizon, Nintendo says it's committed to supporting the 3DS. We've had some evidence for that continued support through new game reveals, but if that hasn't been enough to ease your worries about the death of the 3DS, then maybe Nintendo's special edition Pikachu New 3DS XL will be.

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Fire Emblem games coming to Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and mobile

Fire Emblem games coming to Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and mobile

Nintendo seems to be making good its promise to really embrace mobile as part of its expanded gaming ecosystem. Especially after the rather divisive Super Mario Run launch. While it still hasn’t given a solid date, Nintendo is at least giving more details about the totally new Fire Emblem title that is coming to both Android and iOS. But that’s not the only glad Fire Emblem tidings it dropped at its Nintendo Direct. The gaming giant is also preparing quite a number of Fire Emblem titles, both old and new, for its other handheld gaming devices, namely, the Nintendo 3DS System and, of course, the upcoming Nintendo Switch.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon’s second global mission kicks off – here are the details

Pokemon Sun and Moon’s second global mission kicks off – here are the details

Nintendo has revealed new details about Pokemon Sun and Moon's second global event - missions where all players around the world work toward a common goal. The first global event occurred shortly after the games' launch and ended in failure. Nintendo has scaled the goals for the second event based on participation from the first, so players should have an easier time completing this one.

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