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Nintendo Switch beat PS4, Xbox One because it targeted everyone

Nintendo Switch beat PS4, Xbox One because it targeted everyone

The numbers are in and the Nintendo Switch has proven doubters and naysayers wrong, at least according to the NPD Group. According to its sales data, Nintendo’s convertible gaming device was the best selling console in the US last year and especially in the last month of 2018. It hasn’t plateaued at all since its launch in early 2017 and has even managed to edge out records held by the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. And that is mostly thanks to the Switch being a console for all.

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Nintendo Switch indie game presentation coming this week

Nintendo Switch indie game presentation coming this week

For weeks now, Nintendo Switch fans have been expecting the announcement of a new Direct broadcast announcing games for 2019. All the while, Nintendo has stayed silent, much to the dismay of those fans. Today Nintendo announced a new Indie Highlights broadcast, and while it may not be the Direct people have been hoping for, it may mean that bigger things are coming.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate almost didn’t include Incineroar

Super Smash Bros Ultimate almost didn’t include Incineroar

The biggest selling point of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is unquestionably the fact that it features every fighter from previous installments in the series. While that meant a smaller number of new fighters than what we're used to seeing in a new Smash Bros. game, there are still a few characters joining the roster for the first time. One of those is the Pokemon Incineroar, but we're learning today that it almost didn't make the cut.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector’s Edition includes life-size Scorpion mask

Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector’s Edition includes life-size Scorpion mask

Fighting game fans are eagerly poring over all the newly released details on the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11. Following an announcement teaser back in December, this week saw the first real info spilled on the game direct from developer NetherRealm Studios, including gameplay modes, character roster, abilities, and the series' iconic fatalities. Also revealed were the different editions the game will be available in, including a special collector's edition focusing on none other than Scorpion.

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There’s a cross-platform Power Rangers fighting game coming

There’s a cross-platform Power Rangers fighting game coming

Folks of a certain age are probably intimately familiar with the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. That show spawned a media franchise that's still going strong today, giving us new TV series, movies, toys, and even the handful of video games throughout the years. The next video game to feature the Power Rangers seems like it could potentially be a big one, as it's a cross-platform fighting title.

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Mortal Kombat 11 trailers, gameplay, characters revealed

Mortal Kombat 11 trailers, gameplay, characters revealed

Today is the big day for Mortal Kombat 11, with trailers and gameplay teasers and videos of all sorts available right this minute. This was directed by Ed Boon, will have both single and multiplayer (local multiplayer, thank god), and will be released on at least the following platforms: Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One. The official busting-out event for this game took place on January 17th, 2019, in London England.

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Rocket League cross-play is finally live on PS4

Rocket League cross-play is finally live on PS4

It's been a long, long time coming, but Rocket League cross-platform play is finally live on PlayStation 4. This has been an odyssey that's been going on for years at this point, with Rocket League developer Psyonix revealing that it was ready to flip the switch on cross-platform multiplayer in 2016. Though Microsoft was on board, Sony resisted, and eventually cross-platform play went live for PC and Xbox One without support for the PlayStation 4.

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Nintendo Switch Online might be getting these SNES titles

Nintendo Switch Online might be getting these SNES titles

The Nintendo Switch on its own is already quite the gaming experience. But like any modern console these days, it is made better by an exclusive subscription service. From social features to cloud saving, the Nintendo Switch Online service promises added value to Switch owners but one feature, in particular, keeps fans on their toes: the expanding selection of NES games. Thanks to some sleuthing, however, said fans can now also look forward to their SNES favorites coming to the console. Eventually, that is.

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New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is now available on Nintendo Switch

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is now available on Nintendo Switch

Today is a big day for the Nintendo Switch, as it's getting its first major first-party release of the year (unless you want to count the Nintendo-published Fitness Boxing, which released last week). New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - which is quite the mouthful - is launching on the Switch today, becoming the latest is a long line of Wii U games to be ported over to the Switch.

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Yoshi’s Crafted World and Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn release dates revealed

Yoshi’s Crafted World and Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn release dates revealed

Amid all of the chaos that is CES 2019, Nintendo has announced release dates for two upcoming games, Yoshi's Crafted World and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. The former, as revealed last year, is an entirely new game for the Nintendo Switch, while the latter is a remake of Kirby's Epic Yarn, which launch on Wii way back in 2010. Both games will be here just in time for spring, so if you anticipate needing an extra shot of happy at the end of winter, these two games will certainly be worth considering.

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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is coming to Nintendo Switch

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is coming to Nintendo Switch

It's kind of hard to believe it, but Dragon's Dogma first debuted nearly seven years ago. Capcom is keeping its unique RPG alive all these years later by announcing a Nintendo Switch port of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, an enhanced version of the game that launched in 2013. It'll be arriving in April, so we've only got a few months to wait before Dragon's Dogma invades yet another platform.

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Nintendo open to dropping consoles if market demands it

Nintendo open to dropping consoles if market demands it

Nintendo has been making gaming machines for more than 30 years at this point, and through all of the ups and downs, it's kept on making home consoles. Though the company has no plans to stop producing home consoles, Nintendo's new president has suggested that he's open to the idea if that's what it'll take to adapt to the ever-changing gaming industry. Perhaps there's a future where Nintendo only makes software for other platforms?

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