Japan wastes zero time: Days after its announcement in the Nintendo Direct, there are already rows of empty New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe boxes lining the shelves at Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara. As expected, Peachette—whatever that is—is a major selling point. And those Joy-Cons in the logo!

Features Editor, Kotaku. Japanese curry aficionado. Author of the books Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life and Final Fantasy V from Boss Fight Books.


Nintendo is not the only company that brings it’s last gen games to the new one but somehow it’s the only one that feels like they do it because the last console really bombed hard.