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Nintendo Switch had a stellar first year, and three major game releases were the biggest drivers of that success. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild helped Switch to a strong debut, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (despite being an enhanced port) had a phenomenal launch a month later, and Super Mario Odyssey was a massive seller during the holiday 2017 season. A year later, these three games are still selling well, helping Switch achieve yet another sales record.

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Survival games are all the rage these days, and Ark: Survival Evolved is one of the more popular ones, with over 5 million copies sold. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of the game don't run nearly as well as the PC version, but that didn't stop Studio Wildcard from porting it to the less powerful Nintendo Switch as well. It probably should have.

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We're just over a month away from the launch of Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, and director Suda51 is planning to drop some huge news next week. You won't have to wait that long for your next update on the game, though, because today we got some news and a new trailer! The new footage shows off the Electric Thunder Tiger II game Travis will be fighting his way through.

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It's been eight years since No More Heroes 2 released on Wii, and the series is finally set to make its return in just over a month. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is headed exclusively to Nintendo Switch on January 18, 2019, and developer Suda51 has a lot of news to share before then. A two-hour livestream has been announced for next week, and Suda51 is teasing "huge" news during the show.

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The weekly hardware and software sales from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and it was an absolutely dominant week for Nintendo. Unsurprisingly, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sits at number one with a franchise record 1,220,535 sales on opening weekend, which is the best debut for any non-Pokemon Nintendo game in Japan. That was just the beginning of Nintendo's impressive week, as the top six best-sellers are all Switch games.

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Nintendo kicked 2018 off by telling investors they expected to sell an impressive 20 million Switch consoles for the year. Nintendo's fiscal year runs from April 1st, 2018 through March 31st, 2019, which means they have a little less than four months left before the books close. As of September 30th, Nintendo had sold just 5 million Switch consoles, or only 25% of their target through 50% of the year. However, strong holiday sales have Nintendo confident that they can still reach their goal.

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It's been a long journey for developer Ackk Studios, but they're finally nearing the release of YIIK: A Postmodern RPG. Inspired by the canceled EarthBound 64 project, YIIK is a sci-fi adventure that explores themes of nihilism, growing up, and the supernatural. We first got our hands on it nearly three years ago, and after a lengthy retooling process, Ackk Studios has revealed that it's coming out next month.

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The Switch Pro Controller is a fantastic way to play most new Nintendo games, but when it comes to Super Smash Bros., most fans prefer to stick to the classic GameCube controller. In a fast-paced fighter like Smash, players can't afford to have their rhythm off by even a fraction of a second, which brings up questions of latency. Which controller gets your inputs to the game faster, GameCube or Pro?

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Nintendo just unleashed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch, and according to early reports, it's a phenomenal success. The highly-anticipated crossover fighting game had a record-breaking number of pre-orders, and that has translated into record-breaking early sales. Based on numbers out of Japan and the UK, Smash Ultimate is living up to its name.

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After a lengthy delay, Nintendo finally launched Nintendo Switch Online back in September. The paid service gives Switch owners the ability to play games online and use cloud saves, and it also gives them access to a digital library of classic NES games. The service launched with 20 playable NES titles, and Nintendo has been rolling more out on a monthly basis. The next batch of games releases next week, and it includes a famously challenging game from Tecmo.

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Last night at The Game Awards, Nintendo shocked all of us with the surprise reveal of Joker from Persona 5 as a DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. No one saw it coming, mostly because Persona 5 isn't even available on a Nintendo platform, but that could be changing. According to a translator and writer for Persona Central, a Switch port is on the way.

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Nintendo just dropped a MAJOR Super Smash Bros. Ultimate bombshell at tonight's The Game Awards, and I literally cannot stop the tears of happiness. In what is possibly the best crossover ever, the main character of Persona 5, Joker, is coming to take your heart in  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the first confirmed DLC fighter in the Challenger Pack 1.

Since the DLC is coming with new stages and music, it's never been a better time to be a Persona and Smash fan. I was going to hold off on the fighter pack for a bit, but with this news, I'm getting it right now!

There have been several big reveals at The Game Awards tonight. Among them was an announcement for Mortal Kombat 11. Even though the reveal only showed off a CG trailer, it looks like we won't be waiting long for the game, because it's coming out on April 23rd.

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It was rumored that we would be seeing a remaster of Crash Team Racing. Now, thanks to The Game Awards, these rumors are confirmed to be true.

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Marvel surprised everyone when it was announced the next entry in the Ultimate Alliance would be coming next year exclusively to Nintendo Switch tonight at The Game Awards. Yes, it's true, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is a Switch exclusive, and you can watch the reveal trailer after the jump!