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The release date of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is now less than a month away, and The Pokémon Company is bringing the hype with three brand new commercials. The first shows off a lot of important locations and events, not to mention some of the beautifully updated music. The second video gives a quick run through of that all-important moment when you pick your starter Pokémon. Finally, the last video shows interactions with other prominent trainers like Maxie, Archie, the Interviewers, and a couple of gym leaders.

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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will launch in less than a month, bringing the third generation of Pokémon games to a new audience and transforming the land of Hoenn into 3D. Many of you have already been enjoying the demo for the game, but the full version will bring lots of new changes and updates to the classic games. A comparison video showing scenes from the originals followed by their new and improved 3DS versions has been released, and you can check it out by clicking below!

Results for the first half of Capcom's fiscal year have recently been reported, and the numbers are down quite a bit since last year. Within this time period the company managed to rake in a whopping $239.6 million in revenue. Unfortunately, no matter how big that number seems, it is actually down 51.3% compared to 2013. Their profits were also down 39.9% at $26.8 million.

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In an interview with Famitsu, Pokémon Company President Tsunekazu Ishihara discusses communication in the franchise's future. Though he avoids specific details, Ishihara explains that he wants players to be surprised at how the new technology works, just like they were when the Link Cable was introduced for Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue. Read on for more information. 

Tomodachi Life has been a bit of a surprise hit from Nintendo, netting 3.12 million sold copies in its launch last April, but company CEO Satoru Iwata believes the game hasn’t hit its ceiling yet. He predicts that the winter holiday will provide an additional boost to the game’s longevity, claiming that they “anticipate that the sales will be boosted again toward the year-end sales season.

Read the rest of what he had to say past the jump!

Many of us have worried that the demand for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U would be cannibalized by the release of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. As Satoru Iwata states in Nintendo's latest quarterly report, however, the strong sales of the 3DS version has given the Wii U title "synergistic momentum". This means that the hype for the Wii U version has significantly increased as a result of the portable release. In addition to this, the "50-Fact Extravaganza" last week has resulted in a large amount of feedback and a dramatic increase in pre-orders for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

The Nintendo 3DS is selling pretty well, but more impressive than its hardware sales numbers are its software sales numbers. Several titles on Nintendo 3DS have sold more than one million units, and a handful have even passed the three-million unit mark in the last four months alone. Couple this with the strong sales of earlier releases like Mario Kart 7 and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and you have a console with one of the strongest selling software lineups in history.

According to a section in Nintendo's quarterly report, a pre-download feature is coming to the 3DS and Wii U. Pre-downloading allows you to download most of a game before its release date, so upon release, you can hop right in with minimal effort. This feature is nothing new to consoles, as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 can already do this, so it's nice to see Nintendo catching up. Pre-downloading will be available for Wii U later this year with the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and will come to the 3DS in 2015.

Ever since they launched, if you had purchased a downloadable game for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U from an online retailer, you would have to open up the system's eShop, enter the download code, and wait for it to finish. But beginning soon (possibly this very moment, even) you will be able to download it right away.

When purchasing a digital copy of the game through an online retailer, you will now be able to enter your Nintendo Network ID at the checkout page, and your 3DS or Wii U will automatically download the game via SpotPass when the transaction is complete. Head inside for more information.

New Nintendo 3DS launched in Japan recently, and it's already breaking sales records. Unfortunately, the only regions that see New Nintendo 3DS in 2014 are Japan and Australia—the rest of the gaming world has to wait until 2015 for the system to be released, and Nintendo hasn't really explained why—until today, that is.

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata explains that the 3DS is in different points in its life cycle in different regions. Head inside to learn more.