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Some mornings I wake up and get really excited by the very first email I see in my inbox. Did I finally get an answer to a long awaited bug report? Has Nintendo gotten back to me about my E3 requests? Both of these are exciting emails to read. Other exciting ones deal with breaking news I find out about first through my email that I checked on my phone, before rushing to my computer to find out more. Today is one of those days, except I first heard about it from the 15 notifications on my phone from Skype and Discord. Everyone asking...

Earlier this week, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima had an interview with Japanese magazine Asahi Shimbun in which he discussed his thoughts on the upcoming NX. While he was rather conservative with the information he gave, he ended up showing his stance on and hopes for the new console...

The rumor mill for the NX continues to churn, and today another has surfaced thanks to SemiAccurate. The entire article is only available to subscribers, but NeoGAF forum user FourthStorm listed the major points for non-subscribers. The major takeaways from the article are that the handheld will be running an as of yet unknown Tegra with an unknown process node. Also of important notice is that this applies only to the handheld and not the home console, though FourthStorm does say that information can be speculated...

Two new ways to put some Platinum Points into your My Nintendo account have been added recently. The missions state that your Nintendo Account must be set to receive promotional e-mails from Nintendo and keep it that way. Doing so will earn you a one-time 30 Platinum Points bonus, and as long as the settings are kept like this, you will also receive 10 Platinum Points each month...

Yes, you read that title correctly. According to an interview with Asahi Shimbun, a popular magazine in Japan, Nintendo is tossing around the idea of making movies. Don't get too excited, as nothing has been confirmed yet. Although, Tatsumi Kimishima, the current president of Nintendo, did say that they would like to have the first movie ready within a time limit of two or three years...

There was a source on the subreddit /r/NintendoNX a little over a month ago showing some of the specs and features that the Nintendo NX would be rumored to be coming with. One of the specs from this source claims that the system will be receiving an x86 architecture; a type of processing power used in consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. According to more recent sources from Emily Rogers though (an apparent rumor mill with a good track record), that's not entirely true...

This week's Japanese sales charts have arrived from the folks over at Media Create and show that despite the Nintendo news we've received in the last couple of weeks, they're still holding it together in Japan. Sales of all of their hardware seem to be keeping themselves steady, though who knows how long that will last now. Nintendo is going to have to blow it out of the park at E3 this year with their Zelda U Press Conference if they're going to survive until next March...

In a recent listing from European shoe retailer 43einhalb, it has been reported that Vans will be working together with Nintendo to release a line of sneakers that will draw inspiration from some of the company's first-party franchises. There has been no word on a official release date, but that same European shoe site has them listed to be released sometime this June. This would now be a great time to save up some hard-earned rupees as limited-shoes like these tend to cost a lot and go a whole lot quicker...

The Wii U and 3DS LTD sales have been updated in the latest financial report out of Nintendo, with the Wii U chiming in with 12.8 million units and the 3DS at 56 million. Both are well on pace to be the worst selling devices in their respective history at the company, with the Wii U being the worst selling home console and the 3DS on pace to be the worst selling handheld system. The NX release in the on the horizon, and the good news for Nintendo is that when you start bottoming out, the only direction left to go is back up...

This week in Hyrule, Nintendo decided to drop bombs... but they keep on forgetting what they wrote down, the whole crowd gets so loud... they open their mouths but the words won't come out. That is, words about any details regarding NX beyond a release date. This week Nintendo gave us so much to digest that we're sitting here on Saturday, several days after all the news hit, and we're still trying to digest it all. Matt recaps all of the happenings as best as we can as we look forward to more zany news in the future. Here is a rundown of the news this week...