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It's been a crazy year for Nintendo. Switch sold far beyond anyone's wildest dreams, Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild both won numerous Game of the Year awards, there were successful mobile ventures in the Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem franchises, the announcement of a Mario movie, and more. Nintendo's fiscal year wraps up on March 31st, and they'll be informing investors of the year's profits a few weeks later.

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This is no ordinary Pikachu! Detective Pikachu is a talking, crime-solving Pokémon with a grumpy attitude. This 3DS Pokémon spin-off hit Japan back in 2016, and it's finally launching in the West in just ten days. The Western release comes with triple the content of the original, and we're also getting a movie adaptation next year. In the meantime, Nintendo has just released the first official North American TV commercial for the game.

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During the most recent Nintendo Direct we learned that Luigi's Mansion is coming to Nintendo 3DS. This new handheld version of the game closely resembles its GameCube predecessor (you can check out a side by side comparison here), but there are some notable differences both in gameplay and graphics. Thankfully, GameXplain has thoroughly analyzed the footage to reveal everything that's different so far.

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Game Freak has not been shy about giving away Pokémon in 2018, with multiple free legendary Pokémon distributions throughout the year. However, they have recently added three new Pokémon to the list of (kind of) freebies for the year. From now until October 31st, Pokémon Bank subscribers can receive the final evolutions of the Alolan starters (Decidueye, Incineroar, and Primarina) in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, and each will have their Hidden Abilities.

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Many Nintendo consoles launch alongside a Mario title, but GameCube shook things up a bit with Luigi's Mansion on day one. The ghost-catching game was a hit, and fans have been begging for a remake on a newer platform for years. Luigi's faithful followers finally got their wish recently, as the most recent Nintendo Direct presentation revealed Luigi's Mansion for Nintendo 3DS. So how does this handheld version stack up to the original?

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Nintendo Directs are always an exciting event for the Nintendo faithful, and tonight's presentation knocked it out of the park! Nintendo announced remakes like Luigi's Mansion and Bowser's Inside Story on 3DS, a port of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy to Switch, a new Super Smash Bros. game, and more! Out of all the show's exciting announcements, what has you the most pumped?

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Following on the heels of the successful Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga remake, Nintendo is looking to put a fresh coat of paint on another RPG classic. Originally released on DS, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story is coming to 3DS with new content, including the all-new Bowser Jr.'s Journey sub-game. During tonight's Nintendo Direct we learned that this remake will hit 3DS sometime in 2019.

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was a gem on Wii U, and Nintendo has decided to expand its availability. Coming July 13th, the new version of the game is a remake of the Wii U original with new content, including stages from Super Mario Odyssey (like New Donk City) and new co-op play modes. This new take on Captain Toad will be available on both Nintendo 3DS (with stereoscopic 3D) and Nintendo Switch.

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GameCube classic Luigi's Mansion saw a sequel on Nintendo 3DS, and now it's back for more. During tonight's Nintendo Direct, we learned that the original game is getting a remake on Nintendo's handheld. The new version of the game will display the map on the bottom screen at all times, making exploration much smoother. There's also a new Boss Rush mode to hone your skills! You can look forward to this 3DS remake later this year.

It's that time again, Nintendo fans! Nintendo is back with another Nintendo Direct presentation. This time the focus will be on Nintendo 3DS and Switch titles releasing later this year. We know at least one game that will be featured, as Nintendo has promised us a more extensive look at Mario Tennis Aces. The presentation kicks off at 2:00 PM Pacific / 5:00 PM Eastern and will last for approximately 30 minutes.

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Just a few short years ago, Nintendo seemed to be falling far behind its competitors in the console market. With three straight years of operating losses and historically low Wii U sales, Nintendo's sales, profits, and shares were all in the gutter. The situation today couldn't possibly be any more different, as Nintendo has surged to its strongest position in a decade. In fact, analysts are now predicting that Nintendo's share of the market will surpass Microsoft's this year.

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It's been about two months since the last mini Nintendo Direct, and fans have been itching for more Switch news ever since. Thankfully, the wait is almost over! Nintendo announced today via social media that a full length Nintendo Direct (approximately 30 minutes) will be held tomorrow evening. This event will focus on both 3DS and Nintendo Switch titles slated to launch in 2018, including a more extensive look at Mario Tennis Aces.

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Back in early 2016, Nintendo, The The Pokémon Company, and Creatures Inc. teamed up to release a rather unique Pokémon spin-off for Nintendo 3DS. Detective Pikachu stars a young boy and a talking Pikachu who team up to solve crimes around their city. This peculiar handheld adventure has been exclusive to Japan for over two years now, but it's finally coming to the West later this month. When it does, players are in for a much grander adventure than what was originally offered in Japan.

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The month ahead for the Nintendo Switch is brimming with some award-winning indie games, and it starts strong as the eShop welcomes a variety of quality experience this week. Get ready to test your Metroidvania prowess, sharpen your dungeon-crawling and rhythmic senses, or pack your bags to return to a hometown gone wrong among your featured Nintendo Downloads!

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The Nintendo Switch is selling like hotcakes within its first year, already eclipsing the lifetime estimates of its predecessor and edging closer to 15 million units. With Nintendo's recent financial briefing, the document covering the last few fiscal quarters has also touched on the sales of the bestselling titles on the system to date.

Standing out from the bunch is Super Mario Odyssey, which sold 2 million copies in its first three days and became the fastest selling Mario game ever in the US, with an impressive showing of over 9.07 million copies as of December 31, 2017. This pushes lifetime software sales for the system to a total 52.57 million units sold within that timeframe.

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