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Article Switch becomes America's fastest selling console?
I don't have much to say that the source doesn't, so here's an interesting story brought to you by polygon. Keep in mind this is NOT MY article.

Nintendo has announced that its portable/console hybrid is now the fastest-selling console in U.S. history, according to its own internal sales estimates. The Nintendo Switch is even beating the sales of the original Wii in the United States.

“The home console that players can take wherever they go launched March 3, 2017, and in 10 months has sold more than 4.8 million units in the United States, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures,” Nintendo stated. “That’s the highest total for the first 10 months of any home video game system in U.S. history, surpassing Nintendo’s own Wii system, which was the previous record holder with more than four million units sold during the same timeframe.”

It’s going to be hard for Nintendo to top 2017 for hardware or software sales, as both Super Mario Odyssey and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild helped to move the hardware. Nintendo released a system that everyone seemed to want while also providing it with its most popular games.

“In the U.S., more than 60 percent of Nintendo Switch owners have Super Mario Odyssey, and over 55 percent own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” Nintendo announced. “Not only are these games system-sellers, but they’re also two of the highest-rated games in history.”

That’s great news, Nintendo ... but when are we going to be able to buy the NES Classic again?

Article Switch updated to OS 4.0.0

Nintendo released Switch OS 4.0 yesterday and aside from the standard bug fixes and stability improvements, it includes some features users were asking for. New features include:
  • Video capture for select games
  • New profile icons featuring characters from the Super Mario Odyssey™ game and The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild game
  • Transfer user profiles and save data to another system
  • Pre-purchase option is available for certain games on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch
Also included is an update for the Joy-con controllers. If your joycons are connected (wirelessly, do not need to be physically connected) to your Switch when you update the Switch itself, they too will be updated. If they did not update for some reason you can go to system settings then controllers and sensors, then update controllers. Nintendo hasn't said what was changed with the joycon firmware update but educated guesses include stability improvements and reduction in power consumption. Further information about the Switch OS update can be found below.

Capture video on select games:
To capture video, hold down the Capture Button during gameplay
Up to a maximum of the previous 30 seconds will be saved in the Album. You can trim the beginning and end of each clip, and post to Facebook and Twitter.
As of October 18th, 2017, this feature is compatible with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and Splatoon 2
Select from 12 new Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild icons for your user
To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile

Transfer user and save data to another system
To transfer, head to System Settings > Users > Transfer Your User and Save Data

Pre-purchase option on...
Article Splatoon 2: Splatfest World Premier Demo
If you haven't yet, download the Splatoon 2 Splatfest World Premier and pick your team for the first Splatfest!

Splatfest is a way to settle debates in Splatoon. During the Splatfest, you’ll be able to choose a side in the game (in this case, Team Cake or Team Ice Cream). When the event starts, every Turf War win you secure will help your cause out. At the end of the event, the winning side will be announced…ending the debate once and for all.

Once you download the demo, you can launch it at any time to choose your side, submit fresh drawings, and take in the scenic sights of Inkopolis Square. However, you’ll only be able to play during the event, so be sure to dive in on Saturday, 7/15 from 3 p.m.—7 p.m. PT.
Article Monster Hunter XX for Switch not coming to North America
Gamespot has confirmed that Capcom has no plans to localize Monster Hunter XX for the Switch to North America. Since the Switch is not region locked you could still buy the Japanese copy to play in North America, but being able to read and understand Japanese will likely be necessary.

The Monster Hunter series has a long history on Nintendo’s consoles — as well as the PlayStation Portable — and Monster Hunter XX is itself an expanded port of Monster Hunter Generations, a Nintendo 3DS game.

“Monster Hunter’s particularly huge in Japan, where previous portable entries have dominated the sales charts for months on end,” Polygon wrote about the announcement of Monster Hunter XX. The reveal that the series would be available on Nintendo’s new hybrid home and handheld system seems to have been well-received, according to analysts — soon after Capcom announced the Switch port of XX, Nintendo’s stock hit a nearly nine-year high.

The next Monster Hunter game coming to the United States is Monster Hunter: World, a title coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Article ARMS Global TestPunch Times

Try out the ARMS™ Global Testpunch demo during these days and times! Each play session will last for approximately one hour. You can download the ARMS demo now from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.

May 26
5:00 p.m. PT

May 27

5:00 a.m. PT
11:00 a.m. PT
5:00 p.m. PT

May 28

5:00 a.m. PT
11:00 a.m. PT

June 2

5:00 p.m. PT

June 3

5:00 a.m. PT
11:00 a.m. PT
5:00 p.m. PT

June 4

5:00 a.m. PT
11:00 a.m. PT
Article The Head of Xbox - Phil Spencer LOVES the hardware design of the Nintendo Switch
Xbox Head Honcho Phil Spencer has recently spoken to IGN about his thoughts on the Nintendo Switch and explained why Microsoft has yet to release a portable Xbox. In his interview he had nothing but positive words to say about the new Nintendo console and had this to say:

Earlier in the week both the Xbox and Playstation official Twitter pages gave Nintendo their best wishes!

Are you surprised to see the other two big juggernauts in the gaming hardware industry give Nintendo the thumbs up? Let us know in the comments!
Article Why(someone at forbes) is worried you can't pre-order a switch

SPOILER GameXplain did a Live Q&A about the Switch
Some of you might know that there are already some Nintendo Switch consoles out there. GameXplain did a live Q&A about the switch and even showed more of the whole UI!

BTW. the Mii Maker on the Switch has way more options than the previous ones!
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