The big news, of course, were the results of the Iowa Caucus. But I think I promised as late as yesterday night that KoopaTV would cool on the obviously politically-oriented articles, so what is there to talk about in the videogame world?
Oh, looks like Nintendo released some financial statements about what happened between April and December 2015 today. Here are the CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS. Plus, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. I love supplements. ...Though I'm using a different meaning of the word in a context that only I and a few other dozen people get, and none of those other people read KoopaTV.
The first thing I try to pay special attention to when Nintendo reveals the best-selling Wii U software is to check if they have Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on the list. You need to be a million-seller to get on the list! And... is it there? ...Nope.
|Where is the justice in a world where Mario Party 10 makes the list but Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze doesn't?|
That list is almost like the list of Republican candidates by vote-count in the Iowa Caucus... Erm... sorry. No more politics tangents for the rest of the article until the footer. I promise.
The cool thing is that Splatoon has over four million units sold worldwide!
Nintendo described Splatoon and Super Mario Maker (3.34 million units worldwide) as having “vitalized” the Wii U. There's a strange lack of “re” as the suffix there, as if it never had vitality to begin with.
I wish we had the Wii Vitality Sensor. That'd get to the bottom of this. Too bad it got canceled.
Really funny line:
“For Wii U, we will strive to maintain the attention level of Splatoon and Super Mario Maker, which are continuing to show steady sales, while introducing new titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD.”Look at that! An HD remaster is considered new. Also, I thought Splatoon had its last update. Guess not. That coincides with Hisashi Nogami saying that there may be more Splatoon updates after January! (Remember when he said the last updates would be January 2016, not counting more Splatfests?) He said that at a huge Splatoon tournament with over 400,000 viewers, which is apparently 10% of Splatoon owners. That's huge!
We can see from the Supplement that Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is coming out March 18, 2016 in North America on the Nintendo 3DS, and sometime in 2016 for the Wii U. You might as well re-read that as “Ludwig & Wendy at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games”, by the way. My other siblings are coming, too.
We'll really need to train.
Nintendo President what's-his-name-again (Tatsumi Kimishima) was speaking to investors tonight about the new replacement to Club Nintendo, My Nintendo. He gave some specifics as to how it'll work that aren't really too important to comment on, but as you might've guessed, the reward set is in digital stuff. They also have ambitious goals for it that I kinda doubt they'll meet.
Miitomo and My Nintendo will launch pretty soon, and in a lot of countries at once, including Canada, the United States, Japan, and a lot of Europe. I'm being vague because as of now all the information is in Japanese.
|Solely based on the gratuitous English here, I'm pretty scared about this future.|
In the end, we probably won't learn anything that matters until, like, E3 2016.
Especially if all you care about is the NX.
Ludwig stopped being hype for new things some time ago. He's in a state of permanent disgruntled-ness. Be a nice reader and help fix his enthusiasm. Ludwig isn't even going to force a political reference here, after all. That's really not a good sign.
That HD remaster actually does have a few new things in it.
Now the whole fiscal year is over, and we get new news! Including an NX release date.
If you want some February 2017 Nintendo financials, click here!