Welcome to the Daily Wiretap! Each day the team here at Nintendo Wire works tirelessly to bring you the best, most relevant late-breaking Nintendo news this side of the Mushroom Kingdom. To help make ingesting all these meaty stories easier than Kirby hopped up on Miracle Fruit, we’ve compiled a handy list of noteworthy announcements and general industry happenings regarding the Big N in the last 24 hours. Without further ado, here’s a few things we’ve picked up over the wire for today:
SWITCH SELLING LIKE HOT CAKES
Nintendo of America announced that the Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling video game system in its history. Over 900,000 units were sold since its March debut, with the Switch version of Zelda surprisingly outselling the hybrid console itself.
JAPAN’S FAMICOM MINI MEETS NES CLASSIC’S FATE
Looks like both the NES Classic and Famicom Mini are ceasing production, with final shipments hitting stores later this month. Be sure to look into importing options soon if you still wish to nab the coveted pixel powered machine before it’s too late.
Read more: Japan’s Famicom Mini also being discontinued
POKÉMON’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY APPROACHES. THE POKÉMON COMPANY CASTS PAYDAY. IT’S SUPER EFFECTIVE!
The Pokémon Company claims to have generated a whopping $3.3 Billion in total retail sales of licensed products worldwide for the 2016 fiscal year. That’s a lot of malasadas!
OFFICIAL JAPANESE ARMS WEBSITE SHOWS OFF IN STYLE
If the other day’s Nintendo Direct left you in a frenzy for even more ARMS news, the official Japanese website has got your back. Be sure to check it out for a slightly more detailed glimpse at the zany brawler’s many weapon types, fighters and stages.
That’s all for today! For all your future Nintendo news, stay plugged in to Nintendo Wire.