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Seeking a Nintendo Switch price drop now is a non-starter

Seeking a Nintendo Switch price drop now is a non-starter

Today we're running down analysis and subsequent analysis for time until a price drop for the the Nintendo Switch. Spoiler alert: you're going to be waiting a while. According to the most recent report on Nintendo's plans, the company is planning to ramp up production of the console starting their next fiscal year - that's April of 2018. Based on the numbers we've got here today, Nintendo's first price drop - if there is a price drop any time soon - won't be until Black Friday 2019.

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It’s a big week for Nintendo Switch

It’s a big week for Nintendo Switch

It's an exciting day for Nintendo Switch owners. After gamers spent months vocally wondering where video streaming apps were, Nintendo finally announced today that Hulu is launching on the Switch. Hulu is live on the Switch eShop now, but that's merely the tip of the iceberg when we look at the week ahead for the platform.

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Nintendo Switch Hulu release is today

Nintendo Switch Hulu release is today

After months of waiting, it appears that the Nintendo Switch is getting its very first video streaming app today. As it does every week, Nintendo has released its eShop report called "Nintendo Download." In that report, it unceremoniously reveals that Hulu will be going live on the Nintendo Switch eShop later today.

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It’s time to buy a Nintendo Switch

It’s time to buy a Nintendo Switch

When a new console launches, there's always a period immediately afterward where many gamers sit on their money and wait for that console to become worth a buy. The time following launch can be a defining period for a console - if it achieves wide appeal, that attracts more developers to support the young platform and increases its value. If, on the other hand, it only manages a niche or small appeal, growth can flounder and scare developers away.

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Super Mario Odyssey Review: Mario’s greatest adventure yet

Super Mario Odyssey Review: Mario’s greatest adventure yet

It isn’t often that a game like Super Mario Odyssey comes along. I mean this both literally and figuratively. Even since Nintendo started the 3D Mario series with 1996’s Super Mario 64, we’ve received precisely three other entries: Super Mario Sunshine and both Super Mario Galaxies. Beyond that, though, to see a game as expertly crafted as Super Mario Odyssey is a rare sight.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 season pass announced and detailed

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 season pass announced and detailed

Earlier today, Nintendo hosted a new Direct broadcast in which is revealed a ton of new Xenoblade Chronicles 2 details. As expected, we received new details about the game's story, along with introductions to a lengthy roster of characters. On top of all of that, Nintendo revealed that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be getting a season pass that will support the game through most of 2018.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo Direct: Watch it here

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo Direct: Watch it here

We're just a few short minutes away from Nintendo's next Direct broadcast. As announced last week, this new Nintendo Direct will center around Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and that's almost certain to be the sole focus of the live stream. We've embedded the live stream in this post so you don't have to spend time finding it before Nintendo goes live.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 headlines the next Nintendo Direct

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 headlines the next Nintendo Direct

The Nintendo Switch had enjoyed a big year so far. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild started a string of successful first-party releases for Nintendo's newest console that brought us all the way up to last week's launch of Super Mario Odyssey. Those two games on their own are enough to make Switch owners happy, but Nintendo isn't quite done yet.

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Super Mario Odyssey just broke a big Nintendo record

Super Mario Odyssey just broke a big Nintendo record

Earlier this week, we heard that Super Mario Odyssey managed to sell 2 million copies worldwide in its first 3 days of availability. That's a big enough achievement on its own, but they don't stop there. Nintendo announced today that the marquee Switch title has broken more of the company's sales records - at least here in the US.

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Nintendo Switch Korg app proves it’s more than just a game

Nintendo Switch Korg app proves it’s more than just a game

Assuming its great post-launch momentum keeps up, the Switch is bound to get a lot of excellent titles in the years to come. Given the flexibility of its Joy-Con controllers, we'll likely see plenty of developers experiment with unique control schemes in some of those games. One of the first companies to do so isn't a game developer at all, but rather music company Korg.

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Super Mario Odyssey is already a hit

Super Mario Odyssey is already a hit

Given the amount of hype surrounding Super Mario Odyssey before its launch, it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that it would be a successful game. Nintendo revealed today just how successful it's become, and the number of sales it racked up over the weekend alone are impressive to say the least. After hearing Nintendo talk sales numbers today, it seems safe to conclude that Super Mario Odyssey is going to be a major hit for the Switch.

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Nintendo Switch may need just one year to beat Wii U

Nintendo Switch may need just one year to beat Wii U

That the Nintendo Switch is a popular device isn't really some kind of shocking revelation. Up until recently, the Switch frequently sold out across the US, and stock can still be low in some areas around the country. It would appear, however, that the Switch is even more popular than Nintendo expected it to be - and more popular than even its early momentum suggested.

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