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New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC Coin Rushes North America this Thursday

Nintendo of America posted its own version of the New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC Nintendo Direct, showing off the same three downloadable Coin Rush packs released in Japan. The Gold Rush Pack, Coin Challenge Pack A, and the Nerve-Wrack Pack will all be released this Thursday, Oct. 4, for $2.50 each. E...

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New Super Mario Bros. 2 Coin Rush DLC detailed [update]

Somehow, Nintendo World Report posted the Nintendo Direct presentation before Nintendo did (Update: we have the official embed from Nintendo of Japan above), revealing that tonight's big Nintendo Direct introduces the specific DLC packs coming to New Super Mario Bros. 2. The three packs include "G...

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Sleeping Dogs bites back on UK charts

Sleeping Dogs returns to the top of the UK sales chart this week. This would be the third time the Square Enix sandbox crime game has held first in the month since its debut. It took last week off for Guild Wars 2, which now sits in sixth following an 84 percent sales drop. The only new entry to th...

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New Super Mario Bros. 2 racks up 1 million sales in Japan

New Super Mario Bros. 2 leaped over the 1 million mark in Japan, topping the country's sales charts for the third consecutive week. Nintendo's platformer sold 71,092 copies this week, which despite being less than half of last week's sales was enough to see it through to seven figures. That fall in...

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Death arrives on UK charts in second, Sleeping Dogs lie in first

Sleeping Dogs rests comfortably in first place for a second week on the UK charts. Darksiders 2's debut didn't knock off the crime simulator, but the apocalyptic sequel did see 80 percent more units sold in its first week than its predecessor, according to Chart-Track. The only other new entry to t...

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New Super Mario Bros. 2 tops Japanese sales charts again

New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS has sold almost 1 million copies in Japan since its launch on July 28, holding the top spot in the sales charts with 152,026 turned over last week. Over its lifespan, New Super Mario Bros. 2 has sold 942,758 copies in Japan. Japan is slow to catch the digital dow...

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Sleeping Dogs conquers UK sales chart

Crime drama Sleeping Dogs awoke to meaty sales in the UK last week, sinking its teeth into first place. Chart-Track notes the game, developed by United Front Games and published by Square Enix, has become "the sixth best selling game on first week sales in 2012." The other major debut last week was...

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Penélope Cruz stars as Mario in Nintendo commercial

Esteemed actress Penélope Cruz appeared in a recent commercial promoting the launch of Nintendo's 3DS XL and New Super Mario Bros. 2 in Europe. With a rather convincing performance as herself, Cruz giggled her way through stages of the latest Mario game while cradling the 3DS XL in her dain...

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PSA: 3DS XL now printing novelty checks in North America

Nintendo's latest handheld system, the 3DS XL, released in North America today for $199.99. While western buyers can't get a special Pikachu version, Engadget's review indicates that the system is a pretty big improvement on the original 3DS regardless of its color scheme. New Super Mario Bros. 2 a...

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Downloads account for 5 percent of New Super Mario Bros. 2 sales in Japan so far

Nintendo's digital distribution scheme for retail games has had a relatively slow start in Japan. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told the Wall Street Journal that digital sales of New Super Mario Bros. 2, which was released in the region on July 28, have made up 5% of the total. Iwata seemed all r...

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