Weekly Update:Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition Console Announced, Plus More News!

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● Nintendo announced a Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition console, coming with a digital copy of the game (in Japan and Europe), and Animal Crossing themed dock and Joy-Con. Pre-orders open for both the game and console on February 8, 2020.

● From the Monday Update: Nintendo announced they will no longer be accepting repairs of the Wii after March 31, 2020, a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Challenge was announced for February 1 in Japan, a Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers demo will release on February 6.

● From the Tuesday Update: Nintendo applied for 46 trademarks with 39 for existing games including Kirby Air Ride, 6 for Super Nintendo World, and the other (World Down) for Pokémon, and Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales shadow dropped on the Switch eShop for ¥2,199 ($19.99).

● From the Wednesday Update: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate updated to Version 7.0.0 adding Byleth, Sensor Tower report that Nintendo’s mobile games have amassed more than $1 billion in player spending, and Phantasy Star Online 2 Cloud Episode 6 Deluxe Package releases in Japan on April 23.

● From the Thursday Update: Nintendo Switch has now sold more units than SNES worldwide, Pokémon Sword & Shield sold 16.06 million units in just over 6 weeks, and Mari Mobility Development Inc. (formerly MariCAR) were ordered to pay Nintendo Co., Ltd. ¥50,000,000 ($460,000).

● From the Friday Update: Nintendo Switch Online has 15 million paid subscribers, there will be no new Nintendo Switch console in 2020, the Illumination Super Mario Bros. movie is set for 2022, and Nintendo are are consolidating their four Tokyo offices into a single office in Chiyoda Ward.

● From the Weekend Update: Nintendo announced a Feh Pass subscription service for Fire Emblem Heroes priced at ¥950 ($9.49) per month, the February rewards in Mario Tennis Aces are coloured Koopa Troopas, Koopa Paratroopas, and Yoshis, and Nintendo shares dropped to a three month low.