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Oct 30

Pokémon ORAS Pre-Orders Lag Behind XY's Globally / XY's Global Sales Reach 13.3 Million

Posted by Sunain | October 30th 2014 at 12:35 PM EDT
Tags: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo, X and Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
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Over the past two days, Nintendo has released their earnings reports: Corporate Management Policy Briefing / Second Quarter Financial Results Briefing for the 75th Fiscal Term Ending March 2015 - Outline & Company President's Presentation and Earnings Release: Six Months Ended September 30, 2014. In the reports, there are some interesting figures for the current generation of Pokémon games on the Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo announced that global sales of Pokémon X and Y have reached 13.3 million. For comparison, the last games of Generation 5 Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 sold a total of only 7.81 million. Unfortunately, pre-order sales for ORAS are down in Japan compared with XY but are on par in North America and ahead in Europe.

Nintendo stated: "While ORAS, being remakes, were never expected to get the kind of sales XY did, the attitude towards our current promotional phase seemingly betrays our expectations in a very positive way. The company thought of an interesting explanation for why it is this way, called the "Ruby/Sapphire Generation Hypothesis (スマブラ・ルビサファ同世代仮説)" factor".

The reason behind the lower pre-order sales can be attributed to one of Japan's key demographics, the 18 to 25 year old's which represents about 30% of the Nintendo 3DS market whereas it only represents 5% of the market in the United States and Europe. Many in this demographic were in elementary school when the games Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire (ポケットモンスター ルビー&サファイア) were released. If this key demographic plays a significant role in the sales in Japan due to the nostalgic Ruby/Sapphire Generation Hypothesis will not be known until sales figures are recorded but regardless, ORAS is still on pace to sell millions of copies worldwide.

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In its report, Nintendo stated: "We expect to expand sales in the year-end sales season with “Pokémon Omega Ruby” and “Pokémon Alpha Sapphire” to be released globally in November, and a number of key titles from third-party publishers."

Sources: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2014/141029e.pdf, http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/141030summary/index.html and http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2014/10/30/82066.html

Article edited on 2014-10-30 01:37:32 by Sunain
Oct 24

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Direct Announces Mewtwo

Posted by Sunain | October 24th 2014 at 11:51 AM EDT
Tags: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, YouTube, Super Smash Bros, Nintendo Direct
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The Super Smash Bros. Wii U Direct that aired on October 23rd, 2014 announced that Mewtwo will be available for both the Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS versions of the game in the Spring of 2015. It will be available via a patch to players that have bought both versions of the game.

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U Direct


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0BBGzfw0pQ

Article edited on 2014-10-24 11:54:32 by Sunain
Oct 17

Groudon and Kyogre New Nintendo 3DS Kisekae Plate

Posted by Sunain | October 17th 2014 at 12:15 PM EDT
Tags: Nintendo 3DS
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Nintendo Japan announced the next batch of Kisekae Plates for the New Nintendo 3DS. Plate number 040 is the first Pokémon cover plate that can be purchased separately and it features Groudon and Kyogre. It will be available in Japan on November 21st, 2014 for 1500yen plus tax. In September, the Pokémon Center Original New Nintendo 3DS Groudon and Kyogre Editions were revealed.

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Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/kisekae/index.html#/lineup/040

Article edited on 2014-10-17 12:19:20 by Sunain
Oct 10

Corocoro's November 2014 issue reveals new details on ORAS

Posted by Adamant | October 10th 2014 at 05:58 PM EDT
Tags: Corocoro, Nintendo 3DS, Mega Evolution, Game, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
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Images from the upcoming issue of Corocoro Comic have leaked on the Internet and reveal new information about the upcoming games Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

New Mega Evolutions

Mega Pigeot Mega Spear
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Mega Pigeot
Species: Bird Pokémon
Type: Normal/Flying
Ability: No Guard
Height: 2.2m
Weight: 50.5kg

It's Special Attack raises. Its ability becomes "No Guard".

With its ability, Hurricane will always hit.
Mega Spear
Species: Poison Bee Pokémon
Type: Bug/Poison
Ability: Adaptability
Height: 1.4m
Weight: 40.5kg

It's Attack and Speed raise tremendously!

Its ability will also be useful in battle.


Sky Adventure

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Soar into the open sky and meet legendary Pokémon!
Ride Mega Latias or Mega Latios so you can go to special areas! There, you can meet strong legendary Pokémon!

The special areas, "Mythical Areas".
The special areas called the "Mythical Areas" can be found within clouds and on islands, among other places. If you fulfill special conditions, you can go there!

Discover them in the sky!!
You can find black clouds in the sky. When you close in on them...
You can enter them! What will you find there?

Discover islands!!
When flying, you may find islands not on your map! You can land on them.
You will feel the presence of something. Is it a legendary Pokémon!?

There's Zekrom!
It is said that it holds the power to scorch the world with its lightning.
There's Reshiram!
It is proud of its power to burn the world with its flames.
There's Dialga!
A legendary Pokémon said to have the power to manipulate time at will.
There's Palkia!
It has the power to move space at will.

There are Pokémon battles in the sky, too!
In the sky, during your journey, you will find wild Pokémon and battle them! Enjoy exciting battles in the sky!

"Pocket Monsters X", "Pocket Monsters Y", "Pocket Monsters Omega Ruby", and "Pocket Monsters Alpha Sapphire".
Within these four games, you can collect legendary Pokémon that have appeared in the series up to now!!
There are legendary Pokémon even outside of the "Mythical Areas!"
Ride Mega Latios or Mega Latias for an adventure in the sky.

You can capture Latios or Latias while on your journey! You can also Mega Evolve them outside of battle, ride on their backs, and fly into the sky!
The two can Mega Evolve, so they will show you their new powers.

Obtain the Eon Flute!
With the Eon Flute, you may ride Latios or Latias and journey through the skies.

You can fly around freely through the skies!!
Above the grassy plains and caves, the sky adds to the visual experience of your journey.
A new experience is waiting for you!
You can look down on the expansive Hoenn region and discover new places.

Mega Latios
Species: Eon Pokémon
Type: Dragon/Psychic
Ability: Levitate
Height: 2.3m
Weight: 70kg

In Pokemon Omega Ruby, you can ride Mega Latios and have an adventure!

Mega Latias
Species: Eon Pokémon
Type: Dragon/Psychic
Ability: Levitate
Height: 1.8m
Weight: 52kg

In Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, you can go to the skies with Mega Latias!

Next issue, we have even more scoops for you!! Take off to page 40 of this issue!
First, we will present some of the legendary Pokémon you can meet!!!

Lugia
Houou
Palkia
Dialga
Zekrom
Reshiram

The Pokémon you can meet are different in each version!!

The extravagant special edition pre-orders for "Pokémon Omega Ruby" and "Alpha Sapphire" have begun!
If you pre-order the 2 games at once, you will also receive the "New Hoenn Artbook"!!

Comes with a Primal Groudon figure! Check out the information below!
Comes with a Primal Kyogre figure! Check out the information below!

Don't miss the following Mega Evolution scoop, either!


Eon Ticket

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Next Issue Preview Scoop
Mega Evolution information in the next magazine!
For the first time ever!! The legendary Pokémon

You can secure a Latias in Omega Ruby and a Latios in Alpha Sapphire!!
When you have the special item, the "Eon Ticket", you can meet legendary Pokémon you cannot meet on your normal adventure. In other words, it's your chance to be able to raise both of them!"
The two, when equipped with their Megastone, they can Mega Evolve in battle. They're a great asset in battle!

Latias
You cannot encounter it in your normal playthrough of Pocket Monsters Omega Ruby, so it's valuable!
Latios
You can't encounter it in Pocket Monsters Alpha Sapphire.
You will receive the ticket as a gift if you enter the serial code present in the next issue!

Legendary Pokemon are waiting for you at the South Islands. Don't miss the next issue!!

The greatest Pokémon x CoroCoro collaboration project in history, part 2! This time, with a special item, you can encounter a legendary Pokémon!


Mega Rayquaza

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The Legendary Pokémon, Rayquaza, and its mysterious Mega Evolution!


MultiNavi

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Have fun on your adventure with the Pokémon Multinav!!!

Mapnav

Televinav

Playnav

Dexnav

Check the scoop on the reverse side of this page, too!!


Source: Corocoro Comic, November 2014 issue

Article edited on 2014-10-11 04:25:50 by Juno
Oct 02

Mega Rayquaza Revealed at Niconico Stream

Posted by Adamant | October 2nd 2014 at 12:40 PM EDT
Tags: Nintendo 3DS, Game, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
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6 hours into the Pocket Monsters Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire x NicoNico Live: Autumn Pokémon Special (ポケットモンスター オメガルビー・アルファサファイア × ニコニコ生放送 秋のポケモンスペシャル), Junichi Masuda was brought on to reveal new information on Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. He explained that Rayquaza would get a new Mega Evolution, and showed footage of it in action. Afterwards, the hosts Kosuke and Ayana Tsubaki had a quick link battle with a demo version of ORAS, where Mega Rayquaza's powers were demonstrated.

Shortly after, the official Pokémon websites updated with information on Mega Rayquaza as well:

Mega Rayquaza Revealed:

Rayquaza is said to be somehow connected with the mysteries of Mega Evolution. Now its Mega-Evolved appearance can be revealed at last! The Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza is said to achieve Mega Evolution in a unique way—unlike that of other Pokémon—due to its unique biology. What is this unique method? And what is the mystery of Mega Evolution? All will become clear in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

Rayquaza is a Pokémon distinguished by its high Attack and Sp. Atk. When it Mega Evolves, almost all of its stats get a boost, including these two, and it gains overwhelming power!

Delta Stream is an Ability that only Mega Rayquaza possesses: it fills the air with mysterious strong winds that affect the weather. These strong winds cannot be dispelled by changing the weather condition, except by a very limited number of Pokémon.

Category: ???
Type: Dragon/Flying
Ability: Delta Stream
Height: ???
Weight: ???

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The Dragon Ascent move, which Rayquaza alone can use, is a powerful one. It boasts one of the greatest power ratings of all Flying-type moves, putting it at the top of its class. Not only will you be surprised by its overwhelming power—you\'ll be mesmerized by its majestic appearance! After soaring up toward the heavens in a great burst of speed, it crashes down in attack, dealing massive damage.

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When Mega Rayquaza whips up strong winds with its Delta Stream Ability, this is what happens:

・The moves Rain Dance, Sunny Day, Sandstorm, and Hail will fail.
・The Abilities Drizzle, Drought, Sand Stream, and Snow Warning will fail to activate.
・Moves of a type that Flying-type Pokémon are usually weak to will only deal normal damage to any Flying-type Pokémon in the battle.

Also, with Delta Stream, weather effects last indefinitely as long as Mega Rayquaza remains in battle. When it is swapped out for another Pokémon on your team, the weather immediately returns to normal.

This is different than the Abilities Drizzle, Drought, Sand Stream, and Snow Warning, which can all affect the weather for five turns after being activated in battle, regardless of whether the Pokémon with these Abilities are still in battle or not.

The Delta Stream Ability and the Air Lock Ability are different in that Delta Stream fills the air with strong winds for as long as Mega Rayquaza remains in battle. Air Lock cancels out all weather-condition effects for all of the Pokémon in a battle as long as Rayquaza remains in the battle.

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Source: http://www.pokemonrubysapphire.com/en-us/pokemon/legendary-pokemon/mega-rayquaza

Article edited on 2014-10-02 01:02:41 by Sunain
Sep 12

New Nintendo 3DS Groudon and Kyogre Covers

Posted by Sunain | September 12th 2014 at 09:03 PM EDT
Tags: Nintendo 3DS, Pokémon Center
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The official Japanese Pokémon website has revealed two New Nintendo 3DS cover cases which will be included as part of the Pokémon Center Original New Nintendo 3DS Groudon and Kyogre Editions (ポケモンセンターオリジナル「Newニンテンドー3DS グラードン エディション カイオーガ エディション」. The New 3DS editions will be sold only at Japanese Pokémon Centers for 19000yen each for those that reserve a purchase and the Amazon Pokémon Store will not be stocking them. They come with a download card for a Pokémon Dashboard theme as a special bonus. Both editions will be available for purchase on November 21st, 2014, the same day Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire is released.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are both sold separately and are not included with the New 3DS editions but a free shipping special offer is being given to those that buy either game or the double pack. The systems cost 800yen to deliver if not pre-ordered with a copy of one of the games.

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2014/09/140912_p02.html

Article edited on 2014-09-12 09:25:58 by Sunain
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