Before 2017 comes to a close, it’s time to take a look at NintendoSoup’s most popular news the world has read in 2017!
Our writeup on the dismal customer reviews Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon received on Amazon Japan caused a huge stir on the Internet, given that both titles received generally positive reviews from critics. Most of the criticism stems from customers who have previously purchased Pokemon Sun and Moon, as they felt Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon wasn’t worth the upgrade with the amount of extra content. Some condemned the game’s misleading advertisements, which promised “a new story”.
Last week we were the first in the English speaking world to report that Nintendo Switch was about to surpass PS2’s first year sales in Japan. A couple of days ago we did the same when it finally surpassed it. It’s an incredible feat and we believe we’ll see more of these happening in 2018.
We were the first in the English speaking world to report on the release of the Pokemon GO Plus Ring Accessory in Japan. There’s still no word on whether this will make it to the west, as The Pokemon Company International told us they have no comment on the matter.
The Pokemon Center in Japan is a place where many Pokemon fans around the world dream of working at. We were the first in the English speaking world to reveal how much these employees make, their benefits, and other details.
In the second half of 2017, we were the first in the English speaking world to also report about the Nintendo Switch’s rapid sales, which at the time of writing was outpacing the PS4 by 2 to 1.
And that’s our top 5 for 2017. There are many many many more pieces of news which have done exceptionally well and we hope to continue to deliver them to you DIRECTLY in 2018.