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By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Mar, 2017 At 10:43 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Konami sent out the following

 

Regarding the latency issues during Online Battles (3)

Dear Bomberman Fans,

We are happy to announce a significant upgrade for Super Bomberman R available on Nintendo Switch.

These improvements should greatly refine the game-play, control input and character controls, for both online and offline play.

This is the first of many upcoming updates that will focus on improving the Super Bomberman R play experience.

We appreciate your patience and your continued support..

Stay tuned for more information!

The Super Bomberman R team.

 

Super Bomberman R has sold extremely well in Japan and likely the rest of the world, and so it isn’t surprising to see Konami rush to fix it up. Hopefully this is a sign of even more Konami support coming.

The patch should be out by now, so play on and enjoy.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 10 Mar, 2017 At 02:48 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Super Bomberman R players have been reporting some issues with control lag, which has led to problems affecting their games. Konami has since responded and hs now stated that they are working on a way to fix it.

Konami  posted a notice to the Super Bomberman R website. In it, they stated “Konami’s first priority is to adjust control response times which will improve both the online experience and control lag during offline battles.” They are preparing a patch to resolve the issue and it should arrive “very soon”.

Konami also stated that additional updates are coming. These will help “to continuously improve the experience for players, both online and offline.”

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Mar, 2017 At 10:55 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Nintendo Switch released last Friday and has accomplished  great things so far. The system and has sold well in all markets for Nintendo and Zelda has broken sales records.  And now it seems, the other launch games are also doing well. We have some sales data for Super Bomberman R and things look good for the series.

Super Bomberman R sold 39.609 copies in Japan according to the Media Creates charts, making this the highest opening week for the series in nearly 20 years. This is big considering how the series had been put on hold for a while.

For reference:

[SWI] SUPER BOMBERMAN R – 39.609 / 2017
[NDS] CUSTOM BATTLER BOMBERMAN – 1.600 / 2008
[WII] BOMBERMAN BLAST – 3.600 / 2008
[NDS] TOUCH! BOMBERMAN LAND 2 – 3.038 / 2007
[NDS] BOMBERMAN STORY DS – 4.359 / 2007
[PSP] BOMBERMAN LAND PORTABLE – 1.648 / 2007
[WII] BOMBERMAN LAND WII – 6.241 / 2007
[360] BOMBERMAN ACT: ZERO – 2.035 / 2006
[NDS] TOUCH! BOMBERMAN LAND – 9.044 / 2006
[PSP] BOMBERMAN PORTABLE – 3.712 / 2006
[PS2] BOMBERMAN LAND 3 – 6.284 / 2005
[NDS] BOMBERMAN – 7.351 / 2005
[PS2] BOMBERMAN LAND 2 – 14.968 / 2003
[GBA] BOMBERMAN JETTERS – 3.608 / 2002
[NGC] BOMBERMAN GENERATION – 10.829 / 2002
[GBA] BOMBERMAN STORY – 18.072 / 2001
[PS1] BOMBERMAN LAND – 32.595 / 2000
[N64] BOMBERMAN 64: THE SECOND ATTACK! – 12.257 / 1999
[GB] BOMBERMAN QUEST – 15.325 / 1998
[PS1] BOMBERMAN: PARTY EDITION – 34.945 / 1998
[N64] BOMBERMAN HERO – 14.666 / 1998
[PS1] BOMBERMAN WARS – 6.929 / 1998
[PS1] BOMBERMAN WORLD – 76.801 / 1998

We don’t know how the game performed outside Japan but this is a good sign. Perhaps we will get more classics revived by Konami!

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