Mario Kart 8 is on its way towards being a one million seller.
In data released today by Nintendo, the latest Mario racer has sold 470,000 physical and digital units in the month of June in the United States. Add that to May sales and the current number at the end of last month sit at 885,000 in the U.S. alone.
Nintendo also reports that total sales for the Nintendo Wii U console have increased by 48% and software sales are up 129% over the same period last year.
Strike Force Foxx – Take control of Captain Raymond Foxx as you guide your Razor-One helicopter through intense missions, battling the enemy and saving your citizens. Take to the air in your helicopter in more than 35 missions to eliminate numerous obstacles, including gunmen, tanks, helicopters, planes, machine-gunning jeeps, heat-seeking missiles, gunboats and submarines. Strike Force Foxx is available now exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch the latest trailer.
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Archie Comics has announced today it’s launching a new Sonic comic series, this one based on the upcoming televison and game series Sonic Boom. This will be the third ongoing comic series based on Sonic the Hedgehog and will join Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe.
Written by bestselling Sonic comic scribe Ian Flynn, the comic series will reside in the same story universe as the TV series and games, featuring a different take on the Sonic the Hedgehog universe, with a new look and feel.
Another issue of Sonic the Hedgehog is on newsstands with issue #262. Catch some sun and ride the wave as the aquatic adventure continues in Waves of Change Part Three!
Sonic faces a city invasion by the ominous Dark Gaia Monsters. And, to make it even worse, the invasion is underwater and as luck wouldn’t have it, Sonic can’t swim! As the struggle turns desperate, can Amy find the key to saving them all, or will Sonic be left to drown?
Then, in the second adventure this issue it’s The Light in the Dark Part Three. The Freedom Fighters find what they’re looking for, but will their own divisions bring them down?
The next issue in Sonic Universe has hit news stands and along with it the continuation of The Great Chaos Caper story arc.
In issue #65, Knuckles and the Chaotix are in the heart of the Aquatic Mines — a dangerous coal pit shrouded in darkness and water. How on earth (and below earth) can they make it out alive?! And once they do, they’ve got to chase down the unlikely Chaos Emerald thief before Nack’s team of Hooligans beat them to it! Add in ravenous Dark Gaia Monsters, and there may be too much for our heroes to handle!
Nintendo of Canada is planning a Tomodachi Get Together across Canada during the month of July. The events will make stops in several major cities across the country.
You can join Nintendo and other Tomodachi Life players for parties hosted by Nintendo of Canada. Bring your friends and your Nintendo 3DS/2DS to have StreetPass encounters, exchange Mii characters and share tips! All gatherings will take place from 12pm – 4pm local time.
There are also more fan gatherings planned for August, which will be posted later in July.
There will also be limited quantities of summer themed Tomodachi Life merchandise available. Limit of one per person, while supplies last.
Shovel Knight – Play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest: to defeat the evil Enchantress and search for his lost beloved. He wields a Shovel Blade, a multipurpose weapon with techniques that have been lost to the ages. Exclusively on Wii U, read in-game messages from other players or write messages of your own with Miiverse integration using the Digger’s Diary. Click here to watch the newest trailer.
Try All Five Sports: New 48-hour Wii Sports Club Free Trial* – Baseball and Boxing are available today at 6 p.m. PT on the Nintendo eShop version of Wii Sports Club! To celebrate, we’re offering all five sports in a new 48-hour trial offer from 6 p.m. PT on June 26 until 11:59 p.m. PT on December 31, 2014. This offer is in addition to the 24-hour trial offer for first-time users of the digital version of Wii Sports Club. *Note: once game play is initiated, your trial will be available for the next 48 hours.
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