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NES Classic Edition outsold PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in April

Spring is a time for renewal. Just ask Nintendo’s bank account. The publisher revealed earlier this week that it had the No. 1 best-selling console in the United States last month with the Switch. But actually had the top two spots, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD group. “Nintendo owned the top 2 platforms in…

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Breath of the Wild hack is like Garry’s Mod for Zelda

This 18-minute video shows off what can be done with the item-spawning power of the Accio Code. Games like Fallout 4 notwithstanding , console gamers by and large miss out on the ocean of user-made modifications that let PC gamers tweak and enhance their games well past release. A team of hackers is working to…

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Nintendo Switch was the top U.S. console in April

Nintendo wins again. The Japanese game company revealed today that its Switch system was the No. 1 best-selling console in the U.S. in April. Consumers bought 280,000 of the portable/home console hybrid machine. The news come from Nintendo via figures provided by The NPD Group. This follows the Switch’s debut month in March , where it was also…

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Nintendo reportedly planning Legend of Zelda smartphone game

Breath of the Wild, the most recent game in the Legend of Zelda franchise, was a runaway success. (Nintendo Photo) Japanese game maker Nintendo is reportedly working on a smartphone version of its popular Legend of Zelda games, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Nintendo is famous for its console and handheld…

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Report: The Legend of Zelda is coming to mobile

Enlarge Nintendo is continuing its push into smartphone gaming with another classic franchise: The Legend of Zelda. The game, which is yet to be officially announced by Nintendo, will be released following a mobile version of Animal Crossing, which was delayed from a planned March 2017 launch until “the next fiscal year.” The Wall Street Journal…


Nintendo is reportedly developing a Zelda smartphone game

Nintendo and Japanese mobile game company DeNA are developing a game based on the The Legend of Zelda series for smartphones, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal report . Kyoto-based Nintendo hasn’t commented yet. The WSJ reported cites “people familiar with the matter.” The report said that the previously announced Animal Crossing…

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Blaster Master Zero surpassed 80,000 copies sold on Nintendo Switch

One of the earliest third-party developers to the Nintendo Switch party revealed some sales data today. Switch owners have downloaded developer Inti Creates Blaster Master Zero throwback platformer more than 80,000 times since it debuted in early March. The studio had 35 people build the sequel to the Nintendo Entertainment System original over a six-month period….

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Watch part 5 of our Mario Kart 8 Deluxe quest for 200cc perfection

Last month, I (GamesBeat PC editor Jeffrey Grubb) started my quest to get a perfect first-place finish on every 200cc cup in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch, and my mission has hit an impasse. So far, I’ve beaten the Mushroom and Shell cups (you can see those triumphs in the playlist below), but…