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May 26 2021 Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl - Nov. 19, 2021 | Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus - Jan. 28, 2022

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The release dates for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus, the latest titles in the Pokémon series, have been announced by The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl will launch on November 19th, 2021, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus will launch on January 28th, 2022. Images from the press release for Pokémon HOME have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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A Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl Double Pack (『ポケットモンスター ブリリアントダイヤモンド・シャイニングパール』ダブルパック) will be released in Japan and pre-orders are scheduled for late August, 2021 with a suggested retail price of 13,156 yen (tax included).

The double pack was also announced outside of Japan but only basic details including the price, which is $119.99USD plus tax, were announced.

A double pack containing the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games are available for purchase as a packaged version or as a digital downloadable version. The packaged version includes 1 physical Pokémon Brilliant Diamond game and 1 physical Pokémon Shining Pearl game while the downloadable version includes digital versions of both the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond game and the Pokémon Shining Pearl game.

DATES REVEALED FOR POKÉMON LEGENDS: ARCEUS, POKÉMON BRILLIANT DIAMOND, AND POKÉMON SHINING PEARL

Today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced new details for the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus games, as well as new feature updates for Pokémon HOME. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl will launch on November 19, 2021, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus will launch on January 28, 2022. All three games will be available exclusively on Nintendo Switch systems.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are faithful remakes of Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version, which were released on the Nintendo DS system in 2006. Whether or not players have explored the Sinnoh region before, they can look forward to this great adventure, reborn on Nintendo Switch. The original story has been faithfully reproduced, and various game functions have been colorfully revitalized. Trainers can expect an adventure through the Sinnoh region that feels both nostalgic and fresh.

The Pokémon featured in the newly released package designs of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are the Legendary Pokémon Dialga and Palkia. Trainers will be able to discover the mysterious connection between Dialga or Palkia and the Sinnoh region during their adventures.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the Pokémon series takes a bold new direction, fusing action with RPG elements. The game takes place in the Sinnoh region of the past, long before the events of Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version. As the game’s protagonist, the player will set out to create and complete the region’s first Pokédex by catching, surveying, and researching the wild Pokémon that live there.​

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The cover art, revealed here for the first time, depicts Mount Coronet towering over the expanse of a bygone Sinnoh region—the setting for the story in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Pokémon HOME

In a new update, users will be introduced to the Catch Calendar. This feature enables users to view their Pokémon arranged by the dates on which they caught them. Trainers can use this feature to relive memories from their adventures—such as the day they first caught a certain Pokémon or the day of an event or other occasion when they received a Pokémon as a gift.

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This update also introduces the ability to view Pokémon registered to the Pokédex in Pokémon HOME from different angles, such as above or behind. Trainers can try this out to get a better look at their Pokémon.

Sources: https://topics.nintendo.co.jp/article/89788bb4-0678-4afc-96ce-8ba518a2cf44, https://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/bdsp/#210526_wpack, https://store-jp.nintendo.com/list/software/70010000039944.html, https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/pokemon-brilliant-diamond-and-pokemon-shining-pearl-double-pack-switch/#retailers
May 06 2021 Nintendo Announces Fiscal Year ended March 2021 Earnings Release / Financial Results Briefing

Nintendo released its Fiscal Year ended March 2021 Earnings Release / Financial Results Briefing on May 6th, 2021 and it revealed that sales were strong for the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.

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Outlook for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2022

For Nintendo Switch, our goal is to continue to convey the appeal of the hardware and software and maintain sales momentum at a high level. In addition, the Pokémon series is receiving new additions with the planned release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearlin late 2021.

Operating Results and Financial Positions for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2021

Turning to our digital business for dedicated video game platforms, sales were strong for downloadable versions of packaged software for Nintendo Switch. Sales also grew for add-on content, including Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass, Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2.

Pokémon Sales as of March 31, 2021:

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield: 21.10 million
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee: 13.28 million
Pokémon X and Y: 16.53 million
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 14.39 million
Pokémon Sun and Moon: 16.25 million
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: 8.98 million

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/events/index.html
Apr 29 2021 Explore the Lental Region Site

Nintendo has announced a new mini site to promote the release of New Pokémon Snap on the Nintendo Switch on April 30th, 2021. The site requires a Nintendo account but visitors to the site can earn My Nintendo Platinum Points.

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NINTENDO NEWS: NEW POKÉMON SNAP ‘EXPLORE THE LENTAL REGION’ SITE OFFERS DIGITAL REWARDS AND INTERACTIVE SNEAK PEEK BEFORE LAUNCH

Calling all Pokémon Trainers and photographers alike! The launch of the New Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo Switch system is just around the corner on April 30, and players will be able to get an early look at what’s to come with a new interactive site.

The Explore the Lental Region site* launches today and offers details about the Lental region and its wild Pokémon. Trainers and curious players can click through eight spots on the site’s map to learn about different Pokémon interactions and habitats in the game. They can also earn My Nintendo Platinum Points** along their journey, which can be redeemed for various rewards, including upcoming New Pokémon Snap items.

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Each of the eight locations also offers a special digital photo frame available only on the site, inspired by different parts of the Lental region. Trainers will be able to decorate their selfies with these colorful frames and share directly to their social channels. The Lental region tour doesn’t need to be completed in a single session, so feel free to visit the Explore the Lental Region site multiple times.

New Pokémon Snap features islands teeming with untouched nature – from dense jungles to vast deserts, all home to different wild Pokémon. Players will take on the role of a budding Pokémon photographer and work with the Lental region expert, Professor Mirror, and his assistant, Rita, on an ecological survey to photograph Pokémon thriving in their natural habitats. Along the way, players can capture Pokémon behaviors that aren’t normally seen! Professor Mirror will evaluate their photography prowess as they investigate the mysterious Illumina phenomenon and build their very own Pokémon Photodex.

New Pokémon Snap launches in stores, in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and on Nintendo.com on April 30 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. For those who want to begin snapping Pokémon photos as soon as the game launches, pre-orders are available now. To learn more about New Pokémon Snap, visit https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/new-pokemon-snap-switch/.

Trainers can head over to the Explore the Lental Region site now to begin their early explorations at ExploreLental.com. The site will only be available until May 31, so be sure to join in on the fun!

Explore the Lental Region Site - My Nintendo Platinum Point Missions:

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* A Nintendo Account is required to access the Explore the Lental Region site.
** A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem My Nintendo points

Sources: https://explorelental.nintendo.com/ and https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/2021/new-pokemon-snap-explore-the-lental-region-site-offers-digital-rewards-and-interactive-sneak-peek-before-launch/
Apr 22 2021 FUJIFILM INSTAX Mini Link for Nintendo Switch Smartphone Printer and Smartphone App

FUJIFILM Corporation in collaboration with Nintendo has announced the INSTAX Mini Link for Nintendo Switch Smartphone Printer which allows people to print out pictures from select Nintendo Switch games including New Pokémon Snap. The new Mini Link Special Edition will retail on April 30th, 2021 at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $99.95 USD ($129.99 CDN) while the bundle will be released in late May 2021 for $119.95 USD ($179.99 CDN).

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Press Release - Fujifilm announces introduction of the INSTAX Mini Link® for Nintendo Switch™ Smartphone Printer and Smartphone App

Collaboration with Nintendo introduces image printing with Nintendo Switch game content including Animal Crossing™: New Horizons, Super Mario™ Odyssey, and New Pokémon SnapTM

Valhalla, N.Y. - FUJIFILM Corporation in collaboration with Nintendo Co., Ltd. is revolutionizing how gamers can share their game play, featuring the introduction of the INSTAX Mini Link® for Nintendo Switch Smartphone Printer (hereinafter "Mini Link Special Edition"). As part of this collaboration, Nintendo Switch owners can create fun custom prints of their game play right from their Mini Link Special Edition using the new, dedicated Smartphone App*1.

The new Mini Link Special Edition and related product App is expected to be released to authorized Fujifilm product dealers on April 30, 2021, in conjunction with the launch of the New Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo SwitchTM system. The App allows filters and frames to be added to screenshots taken using the Nintendo Switch capture function, which can be printed onto INSTAX instant images via the Mini Link Special Edition for users to display and share. A simple QR Code scan of the game screen using the Mini Link Special Edition App allows the image to be printed with a variety of frames based on characters from Nintendo Switch games including New Pokémon Snap, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Super Mario™ Odyssey. Current INSTAX MINI LINK Smartphone printer users can also download this new App for free, for use with their existing INSTAX MINI LINK Smartphone printer product*2.

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To celebrate this collaboration, the Mini Link Special Edition will be featured in Ash White, with red accents on the top surface, and with the power button accented in blue, denoting the signature colors of the Nintendo Switch system. It will be available not only as a single printer, but also in a special bundle with a customized silicone case designed with the popular Pokémon Pikachu. The special bundle will be released in a limited quantity several weeks after release of the Mini Link Special Edition.

Pricing and Availability

This new Mini Link Special Edition is expected to be available at retail in late April 2021 at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $99.95 USD ($129.99 CDN). The bundle is expected to be available late May 2021 at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $119.95 USD ($179.99 CDN).

*1: A free Smartphone App, compatible with Android phones and iPhones, is required for use of the Mini Link Switch. It can be downloaded from Google Play in the case of Android phones and from the App Store for iPhones. Android and Google Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc. iPhone and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc. used under license. There are some countries and regions where consumers will not be able to download the dedicated Smartphone App “INSTAX MINI LINK for Nintendo Switch”. *2: The dedicated Smartphone App “INSTAX MINI LINK for Nintendo Switch” can be used not only with the new Mini Link Switch “Ash White (Red&Blue)” printer, but also with the full lineup of “Ash White”, “Dusky Pink,” and “Dark Denim” INSTAX MINI LINK Smartphone printer products.

Sources: https://www.fujifilm.com/us/en/news/instax/fujifilm-announces-mini-link-nintendo-switch-app# and https://instax.com/instaxyourhero/en/

instax mini Link Special Edition - Bundle with Pikachu Case

GAME ON. INSTAX YOUR HERO.

Bring your favourite game characters to life with the instax mini Link printer. Take a screenshot on your Nintendo Switch, send it to your smartphone and print it out! For even more fun, choose from a variety of new Pokémon Snap, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Super Mario frames to add on to your own photos before printing them.

Portable, speedy and super fun this printer enables you to create unique mini prints directly from your phone so you can take your favourite character with you, wherever you go!

Bundle includes: 1 x instax mini Link Special Edition Smartphone Printer and 1 x instax Pikachu case.

Can't decide between the instax mini Link or SP-3 printers? Find out which is right for you with our handy guide.

**The instax mini Link Special Edition - Ash White (Red & Blue) can be pre-ordered from select retailers and will be available mid May 2021**

YouTube Clip - instax mini Link app for Nintendo Switch Tutorial Movie / FUJIFILM


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54VS4nnX8UQ
Mar 05 2021 Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pokémon with new My Nintendo rewards!

Nintendo has announced 25th Anniversary Pokémon items are now available to obtain with My Nintendo Platinum Points. A Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Pen Set, Memo Pad and Sticker Set can be ordered via the My Nintendo site while supplies last. High resolution images of the rewards have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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New Pokémon rewards are now available!

On February 27th, Pokémon fans across the world commemorated the launch of the very first Pokémon games, released in Japan on that day way back in 1996. All year, we'll be celebrating 25 years of Pokémon fun! My Nintendo is also getting in on the fun with these three Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield rewards, available now!

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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Pen Set (Set of four) - 500 My Nintendo Platinum Points
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Memo Pad - 400 My Nintendo Platinum Points
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Sticker Set - 300 My Nintendo Platinum Points

Source: https://my.nintendo.com/news/9347001b7abc12b2
Feb 01 2021 Nintendo Releases Consolidated Results for the Nine Months Ended December 31, 2019 and 2020

Nintendo released its Consolidated Results for the Nine Months Ended December 31, 2019 and 2020 and it revealed that in October 2020, the second round of add-on content for Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass was released and sales increased for Pokémon Sword and Shield as a result. The DLC has now sold over a million copies.

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Pokémon Sales as of December 31, 2020:

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield: 20.35 million
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee: 13.00 million

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/events/index.html
Jan 14 2021 New Pokémon Snap - April 30th, 2021

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company announced more details about New Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo Switch which will be released on April 30th, 2021. High resolution images from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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EXPLORE THE NATURAL WONDERS OF THE LENTAL REGION AND UNCOVER THE MYSTERY BEHIND THE ILLUMINA PHENOMENON IN NEW POKÉMON SNAP

Become a Budding Pokémon Photographer When New Pokémon Snap Launches April 30, Exclusively on Nintendo Switch

Get ready to visit the many beautiful isles of the Lental region in the New Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo Switch family of systems. Filled with diverse ecosystems, from dense jungles to vast deserts, the archipelago of the region is an untouched natural marvel, packed to the brim with Pokémon just waiting to be discovered!

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Professor Mirror / Professor Kagami (カガミ博士) and Rita (リタ)

In New Pokémon Snap, players will take on the role of a budding Pokémon photographer and work with the Lental region expert, Professor Mirror, and his assistant, Rita, on an ecological survey to photograph Pokémon thriving in nature. In a new trailer released today, additional footage and details were unveiled for New Pokémon Snap, including its April 30 launch date.

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“New Pokémon Snap presents a fun twist on a Pokémon adventure, with enchanting gameplay that lets players see some of their favorite Pokémon in a different light,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This new game is a fun addition to the strong lineup of Pokémon titles available on Nintendo Switch, and we can’t wait to see everyone’s pictures when New Pokémon Snap launches on April 30.”

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Wild Pokémon are all around and have adapted to thrive in all the various natural expanses of the Lental region. They may be seen living in groups patrolling their territory, wandering serenely on their own or even playing with other Pokémon species. With a careful eye and a photographer’s keen sense of adventure, you’ll be able to spot Pokémon lurking in all sorts of places, including secluded hideaways … and sometimes swooping down suddenly from the sky! Players will be able to interact with Pokémon by throwing a Fluffruit, a tasty fruit found across the region, to catch their attention or watch them eat. You can even use this fruit to help draw out Pokémon into a variety of situations to see how they react. These serendipitous opportunities present a special challenge, and catching them with your camera at the perfect moment may gain you higher scores.

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Neo-One (ネオワン号)

Professor Mirror will evaluate and score players’ photos taken on their adventures. Pokémon photography is evaluated based on the subjects’ poses, how large they appear, how directly they’re facing the camera and where they fall in frame. As players take more photos and fulfill research on their journey, they may see Pokémon look and behave in entirely new ways. Players will have to take many photos and use their highest-scoring shots to fill out their Photodex, a collection of Pokémon photographs.

The untouched depths of the Lental region may sound daunting at first, but don’t worry. Explorers will hop into the NEO-ONE, an auto-driving vehicle, which will steer them across various paths on each island and will help free up time to focus on snapping the perfect shots. Throughout your missions, you may even get to see Pokémon looking and behaving differently than ever before. These special moments are memories to savor, so, luckily, you’ll always have your trusty camera on hand to capture them for Pokémon posterity.

Some Pokémon and vegetation that players may discover will appear to have a special glow. These strange occurrences are found only in the Lental region and are known as the Illumina Phenomenon. Jump into the trusty NEO-ONE and uncover the mystery behind the Illumina Phenomenon!

To learn more about New Pokémon Snap, visit Pokemon.com/NewPokemonSnap. New Pokémon Snap launches in stores, in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and on Nintendo.com on April 30 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. If players want to begin snapping Pokémon photos as soon as the game launches, pre-order is available beginning today.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/newpokemonsnap/pokemon/

YouTube Clip - New Pokémon Snap arrives on April 30!


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq8Kn6mhUxA
Nov 05 2020 Nintendo Releases Consolidated Results for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2019 and 2020

Nintendo released its Consolidated Results for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2019 and 2020 and it revealed that Pokémon Sword and Shield have now sold a combined 19.02 million units and the DLC sold well.

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Consolidated Results for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2019 and 2020

In addition to the second round of add-on content available with Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, The Crown Tundra, coming in October, there is also a robust variety of appealing titles from other software publishers scheduled to be released.

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2020/201105e.pdf

Pokémon Sales as of September 30, 2020:

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield: 19.02 million
Pokémon X and Y: 16.49 million
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 14.34 million
Pokémon Sun and Moon: 16.20 million
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: 8.89 million
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee: 12.49 million

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html
Aug 06 2020 Nintendo Releases Consolidated Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2020

Nintendo released its Consolidated Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2020 and it revealed that Pokémon Sword and Shield have now sold a combined 18.22 million units and the DLC sold well.

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Consolidated Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2020

Turning to our digital business for dedicated video game platforms, sales increased as a result of the good momentum of downloadable versions of packaged software for Nintendo Switch, and also the popularity of The Isle of Armor, released on June 17 as part of Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, the first-ever add-on content for the Pokémon series.Download-only software and Nintendo Switch Online also sold well, with digital sales reaching 101.0 billion yen (229.9% increase on a year-on-year basis).

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2020/200806e.pdf

Pokémon Sales as of June 30, 2020:

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield: 18.22 million
Pokémon X and Y: 16.45 million
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 14.27 million
Pokémon Sun and Moon: 16.18 million
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: 8.77 million
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee: 12.20 million

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html
Jul 22 2020 Pokkén Tournament DX Free Game Trial

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Nintendo has announced that from July 29th, 2020 until August 4th, 2020, Pokkén Tournament DX will have a free game trial for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. It will be available for subscribers in Japan as well from July 27th, 2020 until August 2nd, 2020. The game will also be available to purchase with a 30% discount on the Nintendo Switch eShop in Japan from July 27th, 2020 until August 9th, 2020 while the sale will be available in North America and Europe from July 29th, 2020 until August 11th, 2020.

Sources: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1285999620426956800 and https://twitter.com/Nintendo/status/1285835131618422784