Over the past few years, it would seem the LEGO company has made quite a name for itself in the realm of video games. Their formula of creating brick-filled, kid friendly versions of popular franchises has become a huge hit. Recently, Warner Bros. Interactive announced that Jurassic World and Marvel's Avengers will be the joining the ranks of Star Wars, Harry Potter, DC Superheroes, and the many other franchises that have entered the world of LEGO.

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Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi launched in Japan on December 13, and it's been the top-selling game in that market ever since, selling over 2.4 million units in just a few weeks. However, the popular series was knocked all the way down to number four this week, as PlayStation 3's Tales of Zestria took the top spot, and The Legend of Legacy and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse both debuted ahead of Yokai Watch as well. In all, seven new titles debuted on Japan's top twenty this week, but hardware sales still declined on every platform across the board except PlayStation 3. Hit the jump for the complete numbers!

Xenoblade Chronicles had a massively expansive expanse that would leave players in a trance. The world was absolutely gargantuan, as if not one, but two giant gods clashed together and created it. Wait... Well, the game's sequel Xenoblade Chronicles X is even bigger. In fact, it's so big that Nintendo almost considered using more than one disk for the game.

Xenoblade Chronicles X clocks in at nearly twenty-five gigabytes of memory. That's over three-quarters of a Wii U's internal storage! This is one you won't want to download if you don't have an external hard drive. What's more, apparently the game is so big that developer Monolith Soft considered using two disks.

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Every so often, Nintendo compiles a list of titles that have exceeded one million units, which I suppose must feel pretty nice to be able to do. The Big N has recently compiled a new one for the three-quarter period of April 2014 through December 2014, and it includes twelve (or fourteen, depending on whether or not you want to count Pokémon pairs as separate or not) games. Four are for the Wii U, while the rest help show the 3DS's enormous presence. Unsurprisingly, given all the demand for them, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire stand firm at the top with an impressive 9.35 million units sold during the period, though they are beaten out by Mario Kart 7 and Pokémon X and Y's life-to-date sales.

See the chart after the jump.

Smash Bros. fans have been hacking into the game's files and digging up goodies left and right recently. The latest discovery is an entire set of unused custom moves for every character, implying that at some point during development there were plans to include four options for every move. While all of the moves have no effects (save for Mario's), they all appear to have had their physics tweaked, meaning it's likely that plans had already been made for the behavior of each move.

Watch them in action after the jump!

It is now (technically) two years since Nintendo began claiming ownership of “Let’s Play” videos on YouTube that featured the company’s content, meaning that any ad revenue that originally went to the YouTuber was diverted into Nintendo’s wallet, something Zach Scott confirmed in May 2013. Since then, Nintendo has been zigzagging back and forth on the issue. Later that year, it was rumored that Nintendo could be backing away from “Let’s Play” money when Reggie Fils-Aime claimed that the decision was made to protect Nintendo’s intellectual property, but it wasn’t until November 2014 that Nintendo finally began to doubt their stance and made their work eligible for Nicovideo’s “Creative Endorsement Program.” It was clear that potential Nintendo Let’s Players were going to jump through a lot of hoops.

Nintendo recently wrapped up its quarter three investor report, and they managed a net income of $384 million for the period of October 1 - December 31, but the numbers weren't all good. Sales were lower than expected, with the 3DS sales expectation being lowered from 12 million to 9 million, and their projected operating income for the year was cut in half.

It looks like these are the numbers that caught the eyes of investors, as Nintendo's stock sharply declined by 8.66% in just one day, dropping Nintendo's stock value down to its lowest point since October just after reaching year-long highs during the holiday season. Nintendo will be launching New Nintendo 3DS globally next month, and they've got a steady lineup of Wii U games in store for 2015. Will it be enough to boost their value?

Following the quarterly investor report, Nintendo has released their upcoming release schedule. Most of the game and dates listed on the schedule are things we've known for a while, but there are a few changes. Most notably, Mario Maker was slated to launch in North America and Europe during the first half of 2015 according to the last release schedule Nintendo gave us, but it's just listed for a generic 2015 launch in all regions now. The "New Fire Emblem" will launch in Japan this summer, but Nintendo has not cemented in a 2015 launch for other regions at this time. Click below for the full schedule!

One of the cool new features of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is an 8-player mode, but only a select few stages support it. Thankfully that number is growing, as the latest game update (which is out now) adds 8-Player Smash compatibility to 15 stages.

Regular stages gaining support for the mode include Mario Circuit, Luigi's Mansion, Pyrosphere, Norfair, Lylat Cruise, Pokémon Stadium 2, Town and City, Smashville, and Studio Wii Fit. The update also adds support for the Final Destination versions of Mario Galaxy, Mario Circuit, The Great Cave Offensive, Lylat Cruise, Pokémon Stadium 2, and Town and City. Some of the levels have been altered slightly. Hit the jump for details!

Earlier today we learned a lot of new information about Xenoblade Chronicles X thanks to Famitsu. One of the new features announced was a faction system known as Unions. More details on this gameplay mechanic have surfaced.

Follow the jump to read all about the Unions.