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Watch the ‘Mario Tennis Aces’ Nintendo Direct stream live right here

Nintendo Direct March 2018 live stream

Nintendo fans waited all of February for another big Nintendo Direct live stream with news about the Switch in 2018, but it never came. For nearly two months, Switch and 3DS owners have been waiting for the other shoe to drop after an exciting Nintendo Direct Mini back in January, and today, the time has finally come.

We don't know much about today's presentation (Nintendo likes to keep everything under wraps), but here are a few things that the company has let slip: it will be 30 minutes long, it will focus on Switch and 3DS titles launching in 2018 and Mario Tennis Aces for the Switch will take center stage at some point.

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In the age of the Switch, the Nintendo 3DS refuses to die

The little system that could (continue selling despite age and competition). (credit: Kyle Orland)

About a year ago, we took a look at some historical sales data and publicly speculated that sales for the Nintendo 3DS would quickly drop after the Nintendo Switch launch. But while Switch sales continue at a blistering pace, someone forgot to tell the people to stop buying Nintendo's older portable.

Industry tracking firm NPD reported yesterday that 3DS sales in the United States are healthier than ever by some measures. In 2018, the system had its best January since 2014 in terms of dollar sales and since 2013 in terms of unit sales. This despite the fact that there were no major releases for the system in the month (though big games like Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon and Fire Emblem Warriors did come out just a few months ago).

It's hard to identify a trend in one surprisingly successful month, of course. But looking at 3DS sales more broadly shows the system continuing to find an audience in Switch's shadow. In the nine months following the Switch's late March 2017 launch, Nintendo shipped 5.86 million 3DSes worldwide. That's down just nine percent from the 6.42 million in sales over the same nine-month period in 2016, before the Switch was available. And it's down only a hair from 5.89 million shipments during the same period in 2015 when the 3DS was much newer.

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Nintendo slashes prices on Switch, 3DS and Wii U games for Black Friday

Nintendo Switch Black Friday

If you're a fan of Nintendo, you probably know that the company is notoriously stingy when it comes to cutting prices on its games. As such, you'll be hard pressed to find Black Friday deals on Zelda: Breath of the Wild, ARMS, Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2 or any of the best Nintendo games of 2017, but Nintendo is extending a discount olive branch of sorts with a sizable selection of eShop "Cyber Deals" on Switch, 3DS and Wii U games.

Again, you won't find the most talked about Nintendo games that released this year on the list, but there are plenty of gems on here, especially when it comes to 3DS games. Best of all, the sale will run until December 11th at 8:59 AM PT, so you have plenty of time to decide which of the games you want to pick up.

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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are the near-instant remakes we deserve

Enlarge / New stories, like the one involving the Pokémon-absorbing Necrozma, arrive very late in these new versions. (credit: Pokémon)

The 3DS ought to be winding down by now. The Switch is far from a complete failure, at least for the time being, and Nintendo has already begun to push its biggest and brightest franchises onto the new hardware. Pokémon, the international catch-and-battle craze that solely justified my owning three different Game Boys as a child, isn't far behind (especially if you count spinoffs).

That's why Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon feel so odd. The series is no stranger to remakes, but these new ones come just one year after vanilla Sun and Moon graced the same hardware, not the more standard two, or three, or even 10 years apart. That's not to mention that Nintendo has a perfectly good, new game system without any traditional Pokémon games that could have hosted a remake. You'd think Ultra would be a better fit because not only is its new content new, but its old content is new as well.

And make no mistake: Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are one-year-old games with some new stuff thrown in. They have a whole heaping helping of new stuff, to be fair, but, foundationally, the games are the same as their predecessors. You start as a child newly moved to the islands of Alola, Pokémon's equivalent of Hawaii, and set off on an adventure to best each landmass' Pokémon-centric trials. These replace Gym battles from the last two-plus decades' worth of Pokémon games and shake things up considerably but not so much that fans won't recognize the trials for what they are.

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Everything you missed from Nintendo’s September Direct live stream last night

Nintendo Direct roundup

On Wednesday evening, Nintendo hosted its latest Nintendo Direct live stream, highlighting many of the Switch and 3DS games that will launch this fall and through the holidays. Most of the games were known commodities, but there were a few surprises as well, including a release date for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, the reveal of a Mario Party minigame collection and a few surprising ports of popular third-party games.

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