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Nintendo Switch sales cross 5 million units in Japan

14 September 2018

What just happened? Due to an quake, the Nintendo Direct presentation that was scheduled for 3pm PDT today has been postponed indefinitely.

Nintendo did not set a replacement date, but did promise a new date would be given in the near future.

The magnitude 6.7 natural disaster primarily impacted the island of Hokkaido, in Japan's north, and the death toll has reached eight people.

The House of Mario yesterday revealed that a Nintendo Direct was scheduled to take place on September 6 or September 7 - depending on your time zone.

You can catch tomorrow's broadcast on September 6th at 3 PM PDT / 6 PM EDT.

The delay Nintendo announced today applies to the English and Japanese Direct streams, with both Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe announcing it on their respective Twitter accounts.

Some news that could've potentially appeared in today's delayed Direct includes Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo Switch On-line would possibly be required to ride online multiplayer for the bulk of first-event Nintendo games.

Nintendo's hybrid home and portable games machine, the Switch, goes six months as Japan's best-selling console.

This latest Nintendo Direct is just one of several that have happened since the beginning of August.

Last week, Nintendo held a direct detailing a number of indie releases for the Switch.

Yoshi's Crafted World has a release date of somewhere in early 2019 for Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo Switch sales cross 5 million units in Japan