Latest Digital Downloads
Nintendo’s various online stores have once again been updated with new content.
This week’s sole Wii offering is BurgerTime World Tour, a modernized, platforming-centric remake of the classic, old-school BurgerTime.
Available for both DSi and 3DS is 40-in-1 Explosive Megamix, a compilation of simple games, both original and classic.
Exclusive to 3DS’s Virtual Console is Maru’s Mission, a side scrolling action-platformer starring a ninja on a quest to save his girlfriend.
And finally, the hilarious Dinosaur Office has been continued on 3DS with an episode entitled, Romance.
NPD Numbers Show Call of Duty’s Continued Dominance
The latest batch of sales numbers for the month of January have been released, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 remains sitting atop the heap while Just Dance 3 is still finding plenty of success at the number two spot. Nintendo fans will be pleased to learn that Mario Kart 7 finished the month in 7th place while addicts of Activision’s latest consumerist drug, Skylanders, followed up immediately behind Nintendo’s racer.
On the console side of things, Xbox 360 dominated with 270,000 units sold, compared to PS3 and Wii’s combined total of 280,000 units. These numbers are a significant drop from last year’s totals, though the month was lacking overall in major releases to drive software and hardware sales.
Tekken 3D Drops the 3D for Multiplayer
3DS has become a Mecca for fighting game fans with the Dead or Alive, Street Fighter, and BlazBlue franchises all putting forth respectable efforts. Tekken will be the latest venerable brawler to jump in the ring, however the latest Iwata Asks interview has revealed that this game will be trying something a little bit different.
Tekken 3D Prime Edition will not allow for 3D visuals in the game’s online multiplayer. While this might technically betray the benefits of playing on 3DS, this is being done to maintain the much coveted 60 fps at all times. Other fighters have offered both 3D and 2D visuals, but having 3D on has invariably led to lower frame rates, something that plenty of fighting purists would detest.
However, the developers did note that during single player, the game will support 60 fps with and without 3D on.