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The NPD Group numbers for March recently came in, showing improved sales for 3DS and Wii U over last year. Nintendo also reported strong sales for games like Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U, Mario Kart 8, and Majora's Mask 3D, but they did not comment on the sales of Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., their new IP which launched in March. NeoGAF user "creamsugar," an insider known for leaking NPD data that publishers have not released, claims to have the numbers for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. as well as several other Nintendo games. Keeping in mind that this is not confirmed by Nintendo, hit the jump for details.

3DS RPG Bravely Default launched in Japan in October of 2012 to a positive reception and eventually made its way to the West with similar results. With Bravely Default selling over 1 million copies, Silicon Studio and Square Enix are preparing to launch its sequel, Bravely Second: End Layer, in Japan in just two days. Square Enix has given Bravely Second a lot of time in the spotlight, and the game's producers say the fan response has been even stronger than the first game. In fact, they've already got plans for a third game and they're ready to pitch it soon. Hit the jump for more!

Yesterday, whispers that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess would see a 3DS release began to surface. It began with 3DS owners receiving a StreetPass tag from a German 3DS owner that appeared to have been playing the game, which prompted a link to the game's eShop page. The rumor has since been confirmed fake, the image the result of a user hacking his 3DS system to make a custom message/image appear as his most recently played game, but it has caused bigger problems than mild disappointment for some 3DS owners. Those who got the StreetPass and investigated the eShop link have found their Nintendo Network accounts have a ban on them. 

At least, that is what it looks like for now. More after the jump.

Earlier last week, Bandai Namco announced the sequel to Project X Zone, which included a trailer and numerous screenshots of the game. Following the announcement, Famitsu magazine caught up with the developers of Project X Zone 2 for some more information regarding the game's storyline and gameplay. When asked about the game's upcoming story, Monolith Soft's Ichirou Morizumi responded:

The previous game was like a road movie with rapidly changing maps, but we received opinions like “I want companions’ episodes to unfold without rushing”. In this game, the story is deeper so please look forward to that — Ichirou Morizumi 

You can read more after the jump! 

We're back with another installment of Gamnesia's Game Clash! It's been a while, so here's a breakdown of how it works. Every Monday we pit video games against each other, and the winner is decided by your votes! This week's battle is a Mario Kart showdown. From Super Nintendo to Wii U, there's been eight great Mario Kart games. Which one is your favorite? Click below to cast your vote and join in the debate!

The awesome LEGO team has tackled great franchises like Batman and Lord of the Rings, and this June they'll be taking on the Jurassic Park franchise. LEGO Jurassic World features characters and scenes (and, of course, plenty of dinosaurs) from all four movies in the series recreated with the LEGO charm millions have come to enjoy. A new batch of screenshots has been released for the game, and they look great! Click below to check them out and get hyped!

A few days ago, Reddit user "shinyquagsire23" decrypted the Patch 1.06 files in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. This led to the rumor that both Street Fighter's Ryu and Fire Emblem's Roy are planned to be included as fighters in future DLC. In another discovery from the same update files, shinyquagsire23 has also found evidence that has led many to believe that Super Smash Bros. will be getting a total of five more fighters and another seven stages.

Head inside to see what was discovered!

In just four days, Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 will launch, adding eight new courses, three new racers, and four new karts. A few days ago Nintendo revealed the full list of new playable courses, including four re-imagined classics and four new stages. One of the returning courses is Neo Bowser City from Mario Kart 7 on 3DS, and our friends over at GameXplain have put together a video comparing the original with the new and improved version. Click below to check it out!

A few days ago Bandai Namco Entertainment announced that crossover tactical RPG Project X Zone is getting a sequel. Project X Zone 2 is well along in development and will launch on 3DS in Japan and in the West this Fall. If you're excited to take on a new adventure full of great SEGA, Bandai Namco, and Capcom characters, you can already pre-order the game on Amazon. Project X Zone 2 is priced at the 3DS standard rate of $39.99.

The newest StreetPass update is finally here! Announced during the latest Nintendo Direct, this update contains the newest two Mii Plaza games, Ultimate Angler and Battleground Z. Each of these games costs $4.99 separately, or $7.99 as a bundle. If you have all of the previous Mii Plaza games, however, this bundle price gets slightly reduced to $6.99. The free portion of the update brings more abilities as well. You can now customize the StreetPass greeting word balloons, rearrange the icons for the games, and even hide games you aren't interested in anymore in the vault. This allows you to avoid getting notifications for these games without getting rid of them completely. You can freely move games to and from the vault at anytime, so you can swap games in and out as you wish.

The update also enables the choice to upgrade to the Premium Plaza which comes with even more benefits for only $4.99. Hit the jump to find out more!

A few days ago we learned that Nintendo had announced support for Unity on New Nintendo 3DS at Unite 2015 Tokyo. The game engine (which is free to use in its "Personal Edition") is very popular among indie developers, and Unity Technologies has confirmed that the most recent version of the engine (5.1) will be supported. No timeline has been given yet, and there are currently no announced plans for regular 3DS models to support the engine.

The latest iteration of Super Smash Bros. launched last year, and most players agree that it's much more balanced than its predecessor, Brawl. Nintendo has released a few balance patches in the months that followed, downgrading characters deemed too powerful and upgrading characters that struggled to compete, including a recent patch that knocked Diddy Kong down a few notches.

Reactions from gamers are divided, as some believe the balance patches create a better, more competitive experience, while others prefer not to see characters' effectiveness change after launch. Sakurai himself doesn't want Smash to be too competitive, but he apparently still believed more balancing was necessary. Do you think Nintendo should keep releasing patches, or should they keep Smash as is? Click below to vote and join the debate!

Many people are still talking about Nintendo's plans for Super Smash Bros. DLC, and with Mewtwo's release to Club Nintendo users two days ago, the hype is only strengthened. A lot of organizations and fans have been running polls, trying to figure out who people most want as extra fighters. Reddit user "pancakessyrup" took this a step further, however, and created a survey on the Nintendo subreddit about a range of topics regarding many facets of DLC. These topics ranged from "DLC Subtypes," "Pricing and General Views," and the major topic, "The Roster." The survey was a massive success, with over 13,000 people responding in just a short week. The data was compiled and used to create some beautiful charts to display the results. You can head after the jump to see a breakdown of the outcome, and while you're there, check out the awesome infographics in the gallery!

Capcom has recently announced that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has shipped over 1 million copies in the West, and to celebrate they will be releasing a new free Monster Hunter theme for the 3DS, coming next May.

The game has sold very well since it came out in Japan last October and in the West last February, with over 3.5 million copies shipped worldwide, and over 500,000 copies sold in the West in the first week alone, making it one of the best-selling Monster Hunter titles in Europe and North America.

Follow after the jump to see Capcom's announcement tweet!

The NPD Group data is in, and PlayStation 4 is back on top. Sony's newest home console has led all hardware in sales for all but three months since January, 2014. Nintendo 3DS topped February's charts, but PlayStation 4 was back on top for March, partially thanks to the launch of Bloodborne. Microsoft did not report any concrete numbers, but they did note that Xbox One is still selling at a faster rate than Xbox 360 during the same time in its life cycle. Nintendo turned in their report earlier today, citing growth over last year for both 3DS and Wii U. You can check out Sony's response to the report by clicking below.