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Pokemon is the key to Nintendo Switch success

Pokemon is the key to Nintendo Switch success

As a lifelong Nintendo fan (and recent Switch owner), I was happy to see the news that the Switch had an excellent launch, with nearly 3 million units sold worldwide. Home to the one of the best games of at least the past decade - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - there was little surprise that the Switch was going to sell well at launch, but what can Nintendo do to keep it up? The answer is as simple as it is certain: Nintendo must launch a proper Pokemon game on the Switch if it wants to see the console become a smash hit.

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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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Super Mario Run is nearing this major milestone

Super Mario Run is nearing this major milestone

Though the Switch garnered a lot of attention in Nintendo's receny year-end financial report, there was still some big news about Super Mario Run hiding within. Though we haven't heard much from the mobile game in a while, it appears to be chugging along quite nicely. In a briefing to investors, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima announced that Super Mario Run is about to hit an important download milestone.

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The New Nintendo 2DS XL is a 3DS XL without the 3D

The New Nintendo 2DS XL is a 3DS XL without the 3D

Nintendo isn't abandoning its other handheld platform, the 3DS, just yet. If there were any doubt about its sincerity, then this latest announcement should banish that. Though it'll probably earn some ridicule at this point. It has just announced a New Nintendo 2DS XL that is, as the name says, larger than the Old Nintendo 2DS. But don't worry about how difficult it will be to use because Nintendo wisely folded the 2DS XL in half so that you could still comfortably hold it, despite the larger size.

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Nintendo Switch in stock at Amazon, but there’s a catch

Nintendo Switch in stock at Amazon, but there’s a catch

If you haven't been able to find a Nintendo Switch at your local GameStop store, you may want to give Amazon a look. The online retailer has received new Switch stock, making it a fairly easy choice for those who'd rather not call around brick and mortar stores trying to find one. There's one small catch, though, and it's going to disqualify some shoppers from buying through Amazon.

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How this Pokemon GO update makes Unown medal easier to catch and complete

How this Pokemon GO update makes Unown medal easier to catch and complete

News in the latest Pokemon GO update includes a change in the way the most mysterious Unown is shown in the game. The first step in making this update appear is to capture an Unown - for that, there is no simple solution outside of cheating. For those that are the sort of people who've given up on all other methods of capturing Pokemon like Unown, there's always hacking - but I hope those folks don't come running when the ban hammer hits again. And it's coming, again and again, we can be sure.

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Nintendo Switch sales are off to a very strong start

Nintendo Switch sales are off to a very strong start

Nintendo delivered its financial report for the fiscal year ended March 31 today, and in that report we get another glimpse at how well the Switch is performing. Earlier numbers coming from Nintendo told us that the Switch sold just over 900,000 units during the month of March in the US, but now this financial report is painting a more global picture. In short: The Nintendo Switch seems to be off to a solid start.

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Odd Pokemon GO updates coming soon with Smeargle and Delibird

Odd Pokemon GO updates coming soon with Smeargle and Delibird

Niantic is working on how two of the most complicated Pokemon in the game Pokemon GO will be released in the near future. While we've seen the release of the vast majority of the Pokemon from the original 151 and Gen 2, several Legendary Pokemon and oddballs still elude us. With the release of Ditto as our guide, we're to understand that both Delibird and Smeargle are well on their way to semi-random release.

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Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop with tempting trade-in deal

Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop with tempting trade-in deal

We're quickly approaching the two month mark since the Nintendo Switch's release, and in some cases, it's still difficult to find one. Though stock issues seem to be easing in some areas, Switches can still sell out rather quickly when new stock comes in. If you're still looking for one, you might want to try looking at GameStop, as the retailer has received new stock today.

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You can still get an NES Classic Edition, but it’ll cost you

You can still get an NES Classic Edition, but it’ll cost you

Earlier today, the hard-to-find NES Classic Edition was briefly available at Best Buy. As is usually the case with the NES Classic Edition, it sold out quickly, but there's one big difference this time around: this could very well be the final restock Best Buy gets. We might see other retailers get more consoles sometime this week, but once April is over, there won't be anymore replenishment coming from Nintendo.

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The biggest Pokemon GO update since the beginning

The biggest Pokemon GO update since the beginning

This summer the biggest Pokemon GO update since the Gen 2 event will be unveiled. This update will be one of several that'll be released through the end of the year, each of them designed to bring old and new players to the game and engage them in a way that wasn't possible before. In addition to releasing new Pokemon, Niantic's plans for the future include a new way to battle in Pokemon Gyms and the long-awaited Pokemon Trading system present in each other main-line Pokemon game for Nintendo devices.

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NES Classic Edition in stock at Best Buy today

NES Classic Edition in stock at Best Buy today

Just a heads up if you're still trying to get your hands on an NES Classic Edition: Best Buy will says it will have "limited quantites" in stock at stores today. This restock comes a couple of weeks after Nintendo officially pulled the plug on the NES Classic Edition, announcing that retailers would be getting their final shipments throughout the rest of April. Given the date, it's very likely that these will be the last NES Classics Best Buy will receive.

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