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Earlier this week we reported on the impressive fact that Sony has sold over 500 million total PlayStation consoles since the original PlayStation debuted in 1994. That got me thinking about another titan in the industry with an even longer history. Nintendo has officially released sales data for all of its major hardware releases since the Famicom in 1983, so I did a little digging to see what kind of numbers they've piled up over the years and how they compare to Sony's.

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Back in 2011, Nintendo laid the decades-long speculation about the Zelda timeline to rest with the release of an official timeline in Hyrule Historia. Since then, however, three new games have released that were not referenced on the original timeline. Two of these, A Link Between Worlds and Tri Force Heroes, naturally followed the story of A Link to the Past, but Breath of the Wild's timeline placement has been the topic of fan theories since the game's launch. In an update to the Zelda history page on Nintendo's Japanese website, the timeline has been updated to include these three new titles, as well as reordering some of the games.

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Game Freak has been regularly distributing some of the most powerful Legendary Pokémon for free throughout the year, and August's distribution event recently went live. This time around it's the Hoenn region's titans of sea and land: Kyogre and Groudon. If you own a copy of any variation of Pokémon Sun or Moon, you can download one of these monsters today.

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Nintendo has just released its earnings report for the first quarter (April 1st - June 30th) of the fiscal year. As per usual, the quarterly report to shareholders included updated hardware numbers, cluing us into how Nintendo Switch has been performing in 2018. After just over 15 months on the market, Switch sales are nearing a major milestone.

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, one of the most charming games on Wii U, is headed to Nintendo 3DS and Switch later this week. When the puzzle game hits the new platforms, it will do so with new content. Players can unlock four levels based on Super Mario Odyssey when they beat the game, but Nintendo has revealed a way to unlock them right from the start as well.

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Millions of Pokémon fans are looking ahead with excitement to Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! (as well as the upcoming 2019 "core RPG" title), and Game Freak continues to support the past games in the meantime. They've been distributing Legendary Pokémon throughout the year, and soon two more powerful monsters will be available.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 marked a Nintendo first with a worldwide release of its beautiful soundtrack just last month, with the 100+ track anthology seeing unprecedented distribution to fans around the globe. Now, a familiar pink puff is getting in on the fun, with not just one, but three soundtrack releases available for purchase online right now.

The official Kirby Twitter announced earlier today that select music from the games is now available for download globally, starting with Spotify, iTunes, and Apple Music at the time of writing. Hit the jump for more details!

If you didn't play Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Wii U last generation, you missed out an absolute gem of a game! Fortunately, Nintendo is bringing it to 3DS and Nintendo Switch with some extra content from Super Mario Odyssey. If you're interested but not quite sure about that price tag, you've now got the chance to try it before you buy it.

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was a brilliant and charming little puzzle game that saw its potential limited by the low install base of Wii U. Thankfully, Nintendo is now bringing the game to much bigger audiences on 3DS and Switch. These ports also come with new levels based on Super Mario Odyssey, but as it turns out, this is less of an addition and more of a swap.

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E3 2018 is wrapping up today, but not before Nintendo has announced a great big sale for the eShop to properly commemorate this year's expo and the formal reveal of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A ridiculous number of games, both in-house and third party for the 3DS and the Switch, are now available for up to 50% off, and we have the complete North American listing available for you after the jump!

Head inside to see the sales for yourself, categorized between systems, "Games with Super Smash Bros. characters," and "More great games."

The final day of E3 2018 has come, and so has Nintendo Treehouse's third day at the Los Angeles show floor to highlight their upcoming games beyond the Direct. With extensive Smash Bros. coverage as well as an early look at this Friday's new Xenoblade 2 DLC, Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion, an in-depth preview of Super Mario Party, and plenty more just yesterday, who knows what more surprises Nintendo has in store for today?

Join us for the day-long stream after the jump, starting at 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate finally got its official unveiling yesterday, and it's certainly living up to its name so far! Alongside the return of every fighter in Smash history, plus Inklings and Ridley, it also appears that we'll be revisiting a huge number of stages from games past. By scouring through the Nintendo Direct, the individual character trailers released for each fighter, and the game's website, fans have already identified over 80 different stages that should be in the game!

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Plenty of companies livestream during E3 these days, but Nintendo was one of the first to do so, and their streams continue to remain highlights of the show for fans. This year is no different, and as we head into Day 2 of E3 proper, the Treehouse team will be starting up those streams yet again. We can expect plenty of footage of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, certainly, but we might also get a look at other upcoming and newly announced Nintendo games like Fire Emblem: Three Houses or Super Mario Party. And who knows? Sometimes, the Treehouse has surprise reveals of their own to give us.

Whatever they have in store for us today, we'll see it soon, as the stream starts at 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET. Head inside to join us for the fun!

The first day of E3 livestreams and show floor has wrapped up, and as always, the Big N has brought out the big guns for the biggest week in gaming. The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the unveiling of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but Nintendo also had plenty of other news and reveals to share throughout the day. Whether it was Super Mario Party, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, or simply confirmation of the long-rumored Fortnite port, there was a lot of news to go through. And we've gathered it all into one place.

Check out the day's full list of stories after the jump!

Nintendo bucked the trend years ago of hosting a big, live press conference in favor of an online-only stream of a prerecorded video, and it certainly seems to have worked out for them! This year Nintendo is back with yet another E3 Direct, and of course, the big piece of news that everyone is waiting for is Smash Bros. The Switch game was announced earlier this year, but we're still awaiting that final, official confirmation over whether it's a port of the Wii U / 3DS titles, a wholly original entry in the series, or something in between.

Head past the jump to see the stream for yourself!