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By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 May, 2017 At 10:41 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Nintendo Switch has been a success so far for Nintendo, exceeding the company’s expectations and shattering records. It has gone on to have one of the best system launches ever, but how has that affected the retailers selling it.

Bloomberg is reporting that both Target and Best Buy have a experienced a notable surge in business and that is thanks to the Nintendo Switch and its sales.

Best Buy Co. got a boost from Mario and Luigi in the first quarter, as demand for Nintendo Co.’s new Switch game console helped the retailer post a surprise sales gain.

The Switch, which debuted March 3, has emerged as a bright spot in a lackluster retail industry. Last week, Target Corp. said its electronics sales “leapt forward” thanks to the Switch, which it promoted in stores and online. In April, the electronics category overall posted its first monthly gain in almost two years, according to government data cited by RBC Capital Markets.

This is good news for everyone involved, as it shows that Switch can have a positive effect on sellers. This is in direct contrast to the Wii U ( especially in the UK), and therefore bodes well for the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo did everything right in this situation and now will reap the rewards.

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By otakuman5000 On 20 Sep, 2013 At 06:44 AM | Categorized As International News, News, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarWith all of the Tokyo Game Show news that has come out this week, you would think you have heard everything going on. Well that might not be the case. While the news of the Microsoft Stock buyback program was announced, Real Otaku Gamer has heard that digital software for the Xbox One may be a part of that vision.

For starters, the digital downloads will have a set price when you buy them, just like things are now. In case you do not want to play the game anymore, you will have an option to sell the digital game back to Microsoft (though a service sponsored by a retailer) at a set price. Even better for the consumer, you can set the price of that software up to full retail price, but not below the set price. For example, If you buy Crimson Dragon, and you are not playing it anymore, you can sell it for lets say $8.99. You can then sell that game on this service for lets say, $15.99. That is part one of what we have heard.

Also, with the Xbox One you will be able to share your DLC/digital downloads with up to 10 friends. Which is a major step beyond the Family Share function as mention in previous Xbox One briefings. So you can share with more than the people in your house.

One more thing about selling back your used digital games. They way the games will be transferred is like this, the games will be stored on a server and once it is purchased, a download code will be issued.

Now this is not confirmed, but we will investigate this story as the launch of the console approaches. Updates will follow, so stay tuned.

 

 

 

By ericyo On 30 May, 2013 At 01:48 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Ever wanted to play some of the games that are shown at E3? Well, you now have the opportunity to do so, for Nintendo that is. Best Buy and Nintendo have teamed up to bring some of those Nintendo games to North America, 89 in the United States and 21 in Canada. The games will be playable 4-8 p.m. local time on Wednesday, June 12, and 1-5 p.m. local time on Saturday, June 15.

It’s also good to note that participating Best Buy stores will be offering “Luigi Loot” as well as some exclusive Wii U offers.

The following Best Buy locations in the following U.S. cities are scheduled to participate:

Alabama
Birmingham
Huntsville

Arkansas
Fort Smith
North Little Rock

Arizona
Phoenix

California
Culver City
Elk Grove
Emeryville
San Jose
Tracy
Visalia

Colorado
Denver

Connecticut
Manchester

Delaware
Wilmington

Florida
Brandon
Fort Myers
Gainesville
Kissimmee
Miami
Pensacola

Georgia
Augusta
Duluth
Savannah
Smyrna

Iowa
Cedar Rapids
West Des Moines

Illinois
Bloomington
Schaumburg

Indiana
Greenwood

Kansas
Overland Park
Wichita

Kentucky
Florence
Lexington
Louisville

Louisiana
Harvey

Massachusetts
Cambridge
Dedham
Worcester

Maryland
Frederick
Glen Burnie
Wheaton

Michigan
Ann Arbor
Flint
Grand Rapids
Rochester Hills

Minnesota
Eden Prairie

Missouri
St. Louis

North Carolina
Cary
Fayetteville
Pineville
Winston-Salem

New Jersey
Iselin
West Paterson
Woodbury

New York
Albany
Amherst
Long Island City
Syracuse
Valley Stream
West Nyack

Ohio
Fairborn
North Olmsted
Reynoldsburg
Toledo

Oklahoma
Oklahoma City

Oregon
Portland

Pennsylvania
Erie
King of Prussia
Pittsburgh
Reading
Whitehall

South Carolina
Greenville
North Charleston

Tennessee
Brentwood
Knoxville
Memphis

Texas
Arlington
Austin
Houston
McAllen
The Woodlands
Tyler

Utah
Sandy

Virginia
Charlottesville
Glen Allen
Virginia Beach

Vermont
Williston

Washington
Lynnwood

Wisconsin
Greenfield

I think this is a great play on Nintendo’s part. Let’s see how successful this will be.

Source: Best Buy & Nintendo PR

By ericyo On 26 May, 2013 At 06:59 PM | Categorized As NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a few days away now, June 9th. For those planning on picking it up, it’s good to know that Best Buy will be offering special SpotPass content. Take your 3DS along with your copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf to get special in game items, including a Racoon Wall-Clock, Cat Tower, Suitcase and Double Neck Guitar. All of the digital items offered can be placed in your house, can be downloaded once per player, and are available for a limited time.

To do so you must access a Best Buy Nintendo Zone location near you

The downloadable items include the following on the following days:

  • June 16th to June 29th – RACCOON WALL-CLOCK
  • June 30th to July 13th – CAT TOWER
  • July 14th to July 27th – SUITCASE
  • July 28th to August 10th – DOUBLE NECK GUITAR

Source: Nintendo

By ericyo On 19 Oct, 2012 At 03:48 AM | Categorized As News, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Microsoft Corp. has decided to offer special bundles with new games and Kinect motion sensors as well as new pricing on their consoles in some areas. This is a smart move on their behalf, it keeps thing interesting with Nintendo’s Wii U release right around the corner.

Starting this week many retailers including  GameStop, Best Buy, Toys ‘R Us, Amazon, Target, and Walmart, will carry Xbox 360 holiday console bundles.

The bundle will include the following:

  • Xbox 360 4GB + Kinect with Kinect Disneyland AdventuresKinect Adventures and one month of Xbox Live Gold for $299.99.
  • Xbox 360 250 GB with Skyrim and Forza 4 Essentials Edition and one month of Xbox Live Gold for $299.99.
  • Xbox 360 250GB + Kinect with Dance Central 2, Kinect Sports, Kinect Adventures and one month of Xbox LIVE Gold for $399.99.

Also for a limited time, Microsoft will offer $50 discounts on original consoles and bundles like Xbox 360 4GB + Kinect, Xbox 360 250GB and Xbox 360 250GB + Kinect.


The limited time $50-off price promotion will also be offered on the Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Halo 4” console bundle. This limited edition Xbox is available for pre-order on November 6, 2012.

This sounds like a miniature console war again at this point. Let’s see if Playstation comes up with any small discounts, bundles or promotion before the years end.

Sources:  GameStop, Best Buy, Toys ‘R Us, Amazon, Target, and Walmart