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Fortnite on "nearly half" of all Nintendo Switch consoles

And other things we learned from Nintendo's latest financial results.

Popular battle royale game Fortnite - you've probably heard of it - has been downloaded to "nearly half" of all Nintendo Switch consoles.

With 22.86m Nintendo Switch consoles sold - more than the lifetime sales of the GameCube - that equates to a staggering number of Fortnite downloads.

There's no difference to the Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite - although its cross-platform play, the ability to take the game on the go, not to mention the fact Switch has a strong relationship with Fortnite's younger audience - all make it a popular draw.

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Nintendo's latest financial results don't include much else revelatory, although there are some interesting smaller bits and pieces to chew over.

On Switch, more than half of Pokémon Let's Go's pre-orders are for versions of the game with the Poké Ball Plus accessory included. This edition clocks in at £85 instead of the usual £45.

On 3DS, Nintendo has multiple new games for its aging handheld for launch "around the turn of the year" - although there's no word on support beyond that.

On smartphone, there's no new word on Mario Kart Tour, although it is still down for a release at some point before the end of March 2019.

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