Over 114 Million Nintendo Switches Have Been Sold

Nintendo recently disclosed financial data from Q2 of their current fiscal year (which ends in March 2023). As part of this information, it was revealed that the total number of Nintendo Switch units sold has surpassed 114 million.

This puts the Switch as the second highest-selling Nintendo console, with the Nintendo DS still taking the lead at 154 million.

While not as bad as in 2020, Nintendo reported a decline in sales due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage. The breakdown is as follows:

  • 2.23 Million Standard Switch units sold in this period
  • 3.53 Million OLED Switch units were sold in this period
  • 0.92 Million Switch Lite units were sold in this period.

Additionally, Nintendo recently lowered its expected sales from 21 million to 19 million units sold by March 2023. They are hopeful that the situation regarding hardware will continue to improve.

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Ruins of the Hill Fort

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Ruins of the Hill Fort
Ruins of the Hill Fort (300 dpi promo – no commercial license)

These ruins are old enough that no one even has a name for them anymore. On several very old maps there are markings that translate to “fort” or “fortification” at this location, but nothing more. If it were any further south it would be completely overrun with trees and growth by now, but on the cold plains of the north, it sits on a wind-swept hill, lonely and slowly collapsing.

Ruins of the Hill Fort
Ruins of the Hill Fort (1200 dpi)

The crumbling remains of the main tower is the occasional home for a hill giant that doesn’t fit in with his kin. A clever creature, it is a sort of nomadic sage that has lived several normal hill giant lifetimes and is occasionally sought out by hill giants, ogres, and even adventurers for its knowledge of the region and of giant…

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November PlayStation Plus Premium and Extra Games Revealed, Includes Skyrim, Kingdom Hearts

Wednesday Sony announced the new games coming to the PlayStation Plus Premium and Extra catalogs on November 15, with plenty of noteworthy titles.

The full list can be viewed below:

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition (PS4, PS5)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (PS4, PS5)
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX (PS4)
  • Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 (PS4)
  • Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory
  • Oddworld: Soulstorm – Enhanced Edition (PS4, PS5)
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (PS4)
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint (PS4)
  • Chorus (PS4, PS5)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4)
  • The Gardens Between (PS4, PS5)
  • Earth Defense Force: World Brothers (PS4)
  • Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain (PS4)
  • Onee Chanbara Origin (PS4)
  • Ratchet & Clank (PS3)
  • Ratchet & Clank 2: Going Commando (PS3)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (PS3)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Deadlocked (PS3)
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

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The Full List of Games Shown At the Indie World Presentation

A new Indie World presentation was shown today that covered a wide variety of games that included highly anticipated games such as Inscryption and Sports Story. Here is the presentation along with all the games that were shown in the presentation.

Source: Nintendo

Here is quick overview of the presentation.

  • Venbo
  • Goodbye World
  • Have a nice Death
  • Aka
  • Pepper Grinder
  • Coffee Talk 2: Episode 2 – Hibiscus and Butterfly
  • Oni: Road to be the Mightiest Oni
  • Desta: The Memories Between
  • A Space for the Unbound
  • Dordogne
  • Botany Manor
  • Once Upon a Jester
  • Rogue Legacy 2
  • Blanc
  • Wrestle Quest
  • Wobbledogs: Console edition
  • Storyteller
  • World of Horror
  • Curse of the Sea Rats
  • Inscryption
  • A Little to the Left
  • Sports Story

What did you think of todays Indie World presentation? What were your favorite and what is still missing from todays announcements? Lets us know your thoughts on todays games.

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Campaign Law

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I lost my copy of Rolemaster’s “Character & Campaign Law” somewhere around the time I moved to Nottingham to work for Games Workshop. Yesterday, I found it again.

In the 1980s, I loved Rolemaster! Goriel Swiftfoot, my Halfling Thief, slew the Balrog of Moria while we were playing a 24-hour charity session playing this game. It’s the single most memorable event of my player career in roleplaying. It as ridiculous, of course, but that was part of the charm.

Getting back into Rolemaster in the 2000s, I picked up the revised 2006 edition of Character Law from Iron Crown Enterprises but it was missing what I remembered of Campaign Law. I have been wanting to re-read that section of the original from 1987 ever since. Today, I finally have it to read again.

It’s interesting to me because, apart from revisiting advice on setting up a campaign, I realise…

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Rediscovering Midway Arcade Treasures on PlayStation 2

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When we looked at the Taito Legends collection on PS2, we stumbled upon three tick boxes that might also be the measure of any other compilation; in the order we stumbled, they were value for money, the selection of games on offer and the element of discovery awaiting within. Of course, the latter can be a little difficult to judge until you’ve spent a bit of time with the thing, and you’ve worked out whether or not you’ve discovered a new all-time favourite or a bunch of complete stinkers! And that, in turn, might retrospectively affect your judgement of those other two boxes. Taito Legends did alright though, mostly by throwing so many games at us that no matter how many stinkers you discovered, such as Gladiator or Plotting, there was always a good chance you were going to discover even more favourites, such as Battle Shark, Space Gun and…

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Boss Rush Banter: Which Super Mario Sunshine Level is Your Favorite?

Many consider Super Mario Sunshine the black sheep of 3D Mario games.

The game was innovative, but in a way that didn’t resonate with fans. While we can argue all day about the unique controls and mechanics, there’s no doubt that the game featured some great level aesthetics.

Again, many maybe didn’t enjoy the levels because the game’s gimmick made platforming difficult or downright infuriating.

That said, the world of Isle Delfino was a fun one to visit because it connected the various levels in a way that we didn’t see again until Super Mario Odyssey. Even that game didn’t provide players with the connectivity Mario Sunshine provides as you can actually see other levels from locations in the world you are playing in.

With all that in mind, what is your favorite Super Mario Sunshine level?

Super Mario Sunshine Levels: Aesthetics or Gameplay?

I immediately jumped to two:…

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AD&D Requires Patience Before It Comes Together #DnD #ADnD #gaming #RPG #TTRPG #1e @Luddite_Vic @Erik_Nowak

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Last night was session 5 or 6 (I don’t remember) of module B2: The Keep on the Borderlands, my first 1st Edition AD&D (“1e“) game in 40 years. It was by far our best session yet. Everyone is more familiar with the combat system, so it went far more smoothly. We had two new players join: Vic and his 23-year-old son, Nicholas. For someone so young, Nicholas certainly got into the 1e spirit. He played a neutral evil wizard because . . . well, why not? He also chose to randomly select his spells, which I don’t require. Wizards get Read Magic at 1st level, but rather than randomly roll for one offensive spell, one defensive spell, and one miscellaneous spell (see Dungeon Masters Guide, p. 39)…

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Temple Cave of the Ruinous Ministers

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Temple Cave of the Ruinous Ministers
Temple Cave of the Ruinous Ministers (300 dpi promo, no commercial license)

Among the gods and demons worshipped in ancient Zorisz were the many “Ministers”, demons that were seen as the infernal “bureaucracy” that handled all things supernatural and often governed the actions of those drawn under their spell. This cave temple in the hills in the south of what is now the nation of Pantesh is dedicated to a number of these demonic ministers, collectively known as the Ruinous Ministers – Minister Agotorbosh, demon of corrupt magistrates; Minister Azmusfar, demon of documented lies; General Anmeles, demon of emergent corruption; and Minister Gleel, demon of silent interdictions.

Temple Cave of the Ruinous Ministers
Temple Cave of the Ruinous Ministers (1200 dpi)

While much of the cave structure is natural, it has been expanded and the ceilings raised in some areas to make walking through here easier. A spring in the back of the cave feeds a…

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D&D Diary – The Wild Beyond the Witchlight – Session 16

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Off we go into the wild grey Yon-der. The story twists into the Wizard of Oz, and we fly straight to this land’s witch, er, hag.

Witchlight alt Title square I thot I saw a puddy cat!

When last we left our heroes, we had spent two sessions travelling from the Land of Thither and into the Land of Yon via a difficult mountain pass. Between woodland weddings and chimera jousting, we encountered a peculiar shopkeep named Dex who traded some of our more trivial magic items for some that we could actually use. Like my SpellGuard Shield that I am determined to make my DM regret giving me. Another item we regretted was turning Daithi’s halberd that he hallucinates can talk into one that actually does. It turns out this possessed polearm despises Daithi and wants to drive him insane. Which happened immediately, dragging us into a forced and contrived player versus…

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