The other day I mentioned that Flet’s was partnering with Nintendo to release some special Nintendo 3DS XL systems. Keep this as a rumor for now, but someone is saying that the above Flet’s 3DS XL will be making its way to the United States in February as part of a big fast-food chain giveaway. This chain is apparently going to be giving away 150 of these 3DS XL systems. We’ll just have to wait and see if this turns out the be true.
The following is coming from a backers-only update for Lobodestroyo:
Wii U Version Clarification
As stated our launch platforms are Ouya, PC, Mac and Linux. The rewards we offer are associated with these systems only and do not include possible stretch goal consoles. Early in the campaign we shifted our Wii U goal total and then later absorbed it into our initial 35k goal. This essentially removed the additional funds we would ask backers to raise before we’d begin development on the Wii U. Due to the aforementioned rules in the Ouya Free The Games Fund, the Wii U version will not be available until a console exclusivity period has passed*. This time will allow Ouya gamers to enjoy the exclusive title while allowing the our team time to port Lobo over to the Nintendo console and take advantage of the new hardware. (this is a really good thing ultimately and will be well worth the wait)
Wii U is still not considered a true launch platform. However we are happy to officially announce that…we will allow backers to select Wii U as their console of choice for their rewards now!
We know a lot of you are here for the Wii U version and we want to make sure you get it! As such we are adding the option instead of requiring you to stick with a launch platform. Backers will be asked which platform they would like their rewards to be for in the closing survey that will be sent to you a few days after the campaign concludes.
Please note that backers selecting the Ouya, PC, Mac or Linux versions will receive their versions of Lobodestroyo BEFORE those who select Wii U. Again this is in compliance with the Ouya exclusivity agreement which you can read all aboutHERE. Also expect there to be a few changes between the versions which we will detail further down the development process.
*This period will vary but is determined as 1 month of exclusivity for every 10k in funds that Ouya matches. At this time Lobo is at $40,000 so the expected exclusivity period will be 4 months.
There is now an update available for the Youtube 3DS application. I don’t know what it does exactly, but you’ll have to head to the “Your Downloads” section of the eShop to find the update because it won’t auto-prompt you to download it.
This is unconfirmed for right now since it isn’t actually coming straight from Nintendo:
Nintendo Online is reporting that the statement of Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U releasing in the Spring of 2014 was a mistake. I guess it is back to just that vague “2014″ time frame.
As we were told today, the statement about the spring release for Super Smash. Bros. was a mistake. Therefore no actual date has been set except for the year 2014. Mario Kart 8 will still be released in spring 2014.
Here are the top 10 games with the lifetime sales in parentheses:
- 1. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 (SCEJ, 12/06/13) – 204,784 (New)
- 2. [Wii] Dragon Quest X: The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Sworn Friend Online(Square Enix, 12/05/13) – 117,432 (New)
- 3. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 111,790 (3,200,919)
- 4. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (Spike Chunsoft, 12/05/13) – 93,471 (New)
- 5. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy Big Bang / Supernova (Level-5, 12/05/13) – 91,643 (New)
- 6. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Sworn Friend Online (Square Enix, 12/05/13) – 70,648 (New)
- 7. [Wii U] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo, 11/21/13) – 43,844 (183,245)
- 8. [3DS] Bravely Default: For the Sequel (Square Enix, 12/05/13) – 35,617 (New)
- 9. [3DS] Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: Duel Carnival (Konami, 12/05/13) – 26,497 (New)
- 10. [PS3] Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix, 11/21/13) – 21,600 (358,755)
Here are the hardware sales with the previous week’s sales in parentheses:
- 1. 3DS LL – 92,375 (82,409)
- 2. Wii U – 48,762 (28,518)
- 3. 3DS – 32,894 (25,964)
- 4. PlayStation Vita – 25,594 (20,202)
- 5. PlayStation 3 – 24,085 (13,311)
- 6. PSP – 4,416 (4,232)
- 7. PlayStation Vita TV – 3,772 (5,391)
- 8. Wii – 767 (588)
- 9. Xbox 360 – 473 (309)