Get some Nintendo on your Sony with these PS4 skins

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As odd a concept as it may sound to some, had the 1991 deal between Nintendo and Sony gone off without a hitch, not only might the PlayStation brand as we know it today not even exist, but gamers the world over might be able to play titles like Super Mario 3D World and Wii Sports on Sony-made hardware. Instead, with Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft all vying for our hard-earned cash, console gamers are faced with a choice: choose a platform to invest in or live on nothing but baked beans for a year and buy them all.

If you’re a Sony fan and have already picked up a PS4, no doubt you’re as pleased with your purchase as we were with ours. But there’s no denying that Nintendo’s creations have a certain appeal to them, and few of Sony’s first-party characters could ever compete with Mario et al. Thankfully, third-party retailer LUCKY D has you – and your PlayStation – covered, as they’re selling sticker skins for PlayStation 4 featuring everything from Pikachu to Evangelion‘s Asuka.

We’ve seen all manner of limited-edition PlayStation 4 case designs since the console’s arrival just over a year ago. Besides the beautiful real-wood PS4, few have really caught our eye, though, and for those who picked up their console at launch it can be irritating to see alternative designs coming out just months later.

LUCKY D, however, has a solution. With their “PS4 Skin Seals” PlayStation owners can deck out their console with all manner of alternative designs. Nintendo fans especially will be pleased to learn that the Japanese retailer stocks two special skins which permit the unholy matrimony of Nintendo and Sony to take place, offering a sticker set featuring Mario and friends, and another which turns your PS4 into everyone’s favourite yellow lightning rat, Pikachu.

According to their Amazon JP listing, the stickers come in pieces, covering the PlayStation 4 console itself, DualShock 4 controller, and even the tiny touch panel on the controller’s front. It looks like the stickers wrap right around the PS4, too, giving the underside a splash of colour – something which those who stand their console vertically will no doubt appreciate.

▼ Mario and pals

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▼ LUCKY D is also offering this rather sexy Black Rock Shooter skin,

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▼ a tremendously cool skin featuring Asuka from Evangelion,

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▼ Boob pillow-cum-virtual idol Super Sonico,

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▼ and this Kantai Collection skin, which is sure to please fans of all things moe.

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The skins retail for between 3,200 and 3,672 yen (US$27-31) on Amazon JP. We’re sorry to say that our favourite of the lot, the yellow Pikachu skin, is already out of stock, however, so you may want to bookmark that page and check back regularly. As for whether these things are officially licensed, or how long Nintendo will allow the LUCKY D to use their characters on stickers designed for a rival console, only time will tell, so if you’re looking to add some Nintendo to your Sony, you may want to move quickly.

A Closer Look at the Xbox One “AAPE by A Bathing Ape” Edition

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AAPE by A Bathing Ape recently partnered with Microsoft to produce an Xbox One bundle pack. In this collaboration, BAPE’s signature camo pattern has been applied to almost the entirety of the Xbox console and controller, with the ventilation grille remaining a consistent brown color andAAPE branding in contrasting white.

Also in the bundle is a controller plushie and an Xbox x AAPEby A Bathing Ape tee and tote bag. The package itself was presented solely as a promotional gift and will not be available commercially.

 

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Image of A Closer Look at the Xbox One "AAPE by A Bathing Ape" Edition

Image of A Closer Look at the Xbox One "AAPE by A Bathing Ape" Edition

Image of A Closer Look at the Xbox One "AAPE by A Bathing Ape" Edition

Image of A Closer Look at the Xbox One "AAPE by A Bathing Ape" Edition

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Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Developing a Movie Centered on the Nintendo vs. Sega “Console Wars”

 

Back in the 1990s there was an epic struggle between Sega and Nintendo – fought on a digital battleground where weapons took on names like Sega Master System, Dreamcast, NES and Nintendo 64.
Looking to prove who could push the boundaries on both graphic presentation as well as storytelling, the competition served as a precursor as to what’s happening between a service like Netflix and traditional cable providers. Today brings news that Seth Rogen and his longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg are developing a movie that they will direct and write based on the book Console Wars.
The synopsis tells us, “Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars—a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry.”
Produced by Scott Rudin who had his hand in The Social Network as well as Mike Judge’s upcoming series Silicon Valley, it seems that we’ve reached an era in entertainment where we thirst to see what’s behind the curtain.
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Wii U Donkey Kong Includes a Fantastic 3DS Easter Egg

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What appears to be a charming little visual Easter egg in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is actually so much more. Yes, DK whips out a 3DS and plays it when you leave him idle (he’s done this in the past.) But he’s actually playing Animal Crossing: New LeafMario Kart 7 and even, well, Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Yes, that means Donkey Kong enjoys playing with himself. GameXplain does a superb forensic examination of the sound effects to tell you exactly what DK is doing in each game and noting that even he races as himself in Mario Kart

Cool Bits – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze’s Idle Animation Secrets – 3DS, Partners, & More! [GameXplain on YouTube via Reddit]

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PlayStation 4 U.S. launch trailer

The wait is finally over for gamers in the U.S. as Sony launches the PlayStation 4 today. To coincide with the highly-awaited new device, they’ve released a trailer that reveals the design, games and styling of the console.

The three-minute video takes us in and out of different gaming worlds and even provides stylized internal views of the new PS4 mechanics. Ending on the PlayStation 4′s slogan “Greatness Awaits,” it appears that greatness has now already arrived. Launching in Europe on November 29, the PlayStation 4 is now available in the US for $399 USD.

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Proof that Nintendo still rules Japan

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If there’s ever been any doubt, this should settle it. Over the past decade, Nintendo hasn’t been doing well in Japan – It’s been dominating.

The Wii U is not exactly selling like gangbusters right now, but Nintendo’s probably playing a long game. In this week’s Weekly Famitsu, the magazine took a look at the top 100 selling games in Japan so far in the 21st century. The top 5 selling games? All Nintendo exclusives. In fact 9 out of the top 10 and 18 out of the top 20 selling games over the past 13 years are all Nintendo games.

  • 1: New Super Mario Bros (DS,)
  • 2: Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (DS)
  • 3: Pokemon Black/White (DS)
  • 4: Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire (Gameboy Advance)
  • 5: Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS)
  • 6: Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! (DS)
  • 7: New Super Mario Bros Wii (Wii)
  • 8: Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)
  • 9: Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (DS)
  • 10: Mario Kart DS (DS)
  • 11: Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver (DS)P
  • 12: Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minues a Day! (DS)P
  • 13: Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)P
  • 14: Wii Sports (Wii)P
  • 15: Friend Collection (DS)P
  • 16: Mario Kart Wii (Wii)P
  • 17: Wii Fit (Wii)P
  • 18: Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PlayStation 2)P
  • 19: Wii Sports Resort (Wii)P
  • 20: Pokemon Fire Red/Leaf Green (Gameboy Advance)P

While it is worth noting that most of the top selling games are from previous generation consoles like the DS or Gameboy Advance, you can’t deny Nintendo’s ability to consistently make top-selling hits. Overall, 72 of the 100 games listed were for Nintendo consoles.

Weekly Famitsu also compiled a list of the top 10 selling games from last century which was a little more varied, though not all that much.

  • 1: Super Mario Bros (NES)
  • 2: Tetris (Gameboy)
  • 3: Super Mario Land (Gameboy)
  • 4: Dragon Quest VII: Warrior of Eden (PlayStation)
  • 5: Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation)
  • 6: Super Mario Bros 3 (NES)
  • 7: Super Mario Kart (SNES)
  • 8: Dragon Warrior III (NES)
  • 9: Final Fantasy VIII (PlayStation)
  • 10: Super Mario World (SNES)P

And people wonder why Nintendo keeps churning out Mario games all the time.

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Proof that Nintendo Still Rules Japan