Nintendo Labo News

If you've spent many sleepless nights pondering the practical, real-world applications of Nintendo's delightful new cardboard oddity, Nintendo Labo, here's a little story that might intrigue you: famous pop person Ariana Grande performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, using a bunch of backing instruments fashioned entirely from Labo. It sounded pretty good!

God of War sales flatten Nintendo Labo's debut

PlayStation 4 exclusive God of War remains in the UK chart top spot again this week, despite the debut of two Nintendo Labo packs.

Labo, Nintendo Switch's new papercraft accessory system, landed in third place behind God of War and Far Cry 5 for its main £60 Variety Kit, and in 20th place for its £70 robot kit.

It's hard to judge how well Labo has done in comparison to expectations. It's an expensive kit (much of which will be taken up by the cost of the physical Switch game cartridge) but the range feels like one designed to sell continuously over time (and especially over Christmas). For something intended to have a slow sales burn, then, it is off to a decent start.

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Nintendo Labo: the internet reacts

Play your card right.

Nintendo surprised the world last night with its announcement of Nintendo Labo, a DIY cardboard accessory range for Nintendo Switch. So, of course, the world promptly took to Twitter to record its hot takes and jokes.

Nintendo has announced Nintendo Labo, a bizarre new interactive cardboard toy line

Nintendo has announced Nintendo Labo, a new range of cardboard-based "build-and-play experiences designed to inspire creative minds and playful hearts alike".

That certainly sounds lofty, yet the opening moments of Nintendo's announcement video below make it a little tricky to see what all the excitement is about.

Nintendo Labo toys start out as flat bits of perforated card that can be popped out into shapes, folded, and assembled into the likes of a bike, a piano, a fishing rod, robot suit, and more - creations that Nintendo is calling Toy-Cons.

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Nintendo Switch announcement tonight to reveal "new interactive experience"

Nintendo Switch announcement tonight to reveal "new interactive experience"

"Specially crafted for kids and those who are kids at heart."

Nintendo is prepping a big Switch announcement tonight, at 10pm UK time.

A "new interactive experience" for Nintendo Switch will be revealed, "specially crafted for kids and those who are kids at heart".

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima recently emphasised how important growing the Switch's audience was for the console's second year - and, crucially, that the console now needed to attract an audience who were not already core gamers.

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