This Week’s Nintendo eShop Releases (4/16)


This week’s releases include DOOORS, 3D Fantasy Zone II W, Pazuru, and A-Train 3D: City SimulatorBattle Ground Z and Ultimate Angler are new StreetPass minigames available in StreetPass Mii Plaza.

Wii U

This week, we have Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles and Donkey Kong 64 on Virtual Console.

Nintendo Hardware Sales Up Sixty Percent in 2015

Nintendo has revealed that sales for the Wii U and 3DS are up nearly 60% this year compared to sales from last year at this time. Thanks to Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, now at 2.4 million sales, and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, now at 730,000 sales, the 3DS’s sales are up 80%. The Wii U’s sales are up 20%, with titles such as Mario Kart 8, now at 1.9 million sales, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, now at 1.6 million sales, giving the console a boost from the holiday season and continuing. Here’s what Nintendo had to say:

The New Nintendo 3DS XL system continues to inject growth into Nintendo’s hand-held business, and the momentum created for Wii U in 2014 has carried over into 2015. Take these two elements, add in fun, exclusive titles starring some of the biggest names in gaming, and overall sales of Nintendo hardware systems so far in 2015 have increased by nearly 60 percent over sales during the same time frame in 2014.

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Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Tracks Revealed and Trailers

Today we got a better look at what to expect in the upcoming DLC pack for Mario Kart 8, which was just slightly shown off two weeks ago during the Nintendo Direct. We now have trailers for all eight of the new tracks coming, along with the four new karts and Dry Bowser. You can watch the combined trailer above, or all eight trailers in a playlist with extra information after the jump.

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Super Smash Bros. Update Coming Tomorrow Along with Mewtwo

With a new update coming tomorrow for Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS, we’ll be receiving DLC costumes for the Mii characters and be able to download Mewtwo if you registered both games on Club Nintendo before March 31st. If you didn’t register the games, however, Mewtwo will be available for purchase on April 28th for $3.99 for single versions or $4.99 for both versions of the game. You can find out more details here.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Releases Today on New Nintendo 3DS XL

The highly acclaimed RPG originally on the Wii, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, releases today exclusively for the New Nintendo 3DS XL. With new features built around the New 3DS XL such as 3D and amiibo, fans of RPG will enjoy the 3DS version for hours of gameplay to play at home or on the go. If you haven’t seen the trailer, you can watch it here. Here’s what Nintendo had to say about the release:

Two giant titans frozen in time. All over their bodies, armies of humans and machines engage in epic battles across vast lands. Unlikely hero Shulk, equipped with an ancient blade, sets off on a magnificent adventure to put an end to this generations-long war once and for all. This enticing scenario sets the stage for Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, a stunning hand-held remake of acclaimed Wii role-playing game Xenoblade Chronicles that can only be played on the New Nintendo 3DS XL system.

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