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Mkhitaryan agrees Arsenal switch as Sanchez swap moves closer

Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has agreed to join Arsenal, with Alexis Sanchez going in the opposite direction in a straight swap. Armenia international Mkhitaryan, 28, will have a medical on Sunday and Monday after the paperwork for his transfer was completed on Saturday. The length of his contract at Arsenal, and his salary, is undisclosed. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had said earlier that Sanchez would only join United if Mkhitaryan moved to Arsenal. Sanchez missed Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday because he was travelling to Manchester….

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Technology 

Nintendo Labo: The DIY cardboard accessory for Switch

Nintendo has unveiled its latest release, and it’s a little less high-tech than you might expect. Dubbed Labo, it is a series of DIY accessories for the hit Nintendo Switch console which are made of cardboard. A preview video suggests they can transform the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers into a piano, a fishing rod, a motorbike or even a robot suit. Nintendo said the range of “interactive build-and-play experiences” would be released on 20 April. Initial pricing will start at $ 70 (£51) in the US – including a cartridge of…

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Nintendo Switch is fastest-selling US home console

The Nintendo Switch has been named America’s fastest-selling home games console. A total of 4.8 million units were sold in the US during the 10 months following the Switch’s launch there on 3 March last year. The Switch breaks tradition with the firm’s previous home consoles in allowing owners to use it as a portable console for game-playing on the move. One analyst said Nintendo had completely turned its business around. The previous record for the fastest-selling console in the US was Nintendo’s Wii, launched in 2006, which went on…

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Transfer rumours: Barcelona will pay £132m for Coutinho, Sanchez in £400k-a-week Man City move, Monaco ace 'prefers' Liverpool switch

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers and online… Barcelona will go as high as £132million in their quest to sign Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho. (Sport) Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez will be heading to Manchester City in a £400,000-a-week deal in the summer – making him one of the highest-paid players in football. (Daily Mirror) However, reports in France claim the Chilean forward is nearing a move to Paris Saint-Germain, after his agent flew to the capital for talks. (Canal Plus) After sacking Paul Clement on Wednesday, Swansea are…

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British number two Bedene to switch back to Slovenia

Aljaz Bedene is to switch his allegiance back to Slovenia despite becoming a British citizen in 2015. The world number 49 will play for the country of his birth again next year in order to compete at the 2020 Olympics. New International Tennis Federation (ITF) rules mean he is not permitted to play for Britain in the Olympics or Davis Cup. Bedene, 28, who was British number two, said he does not want to miss out on “two events that mean so much to me”. His plans to represent Great…

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Gaming 

Nintendo’s Switch is a Smashing Success, Ships 10 Million Units

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nintendo’s Switch has been tearing up sales charts all year, handily outselling the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in multiple months, and generally establishing itself as the must-have console for the holiday season of 2017. According to Nintendo, the console just blew through the 10 million mark in its first nine months. For comparison, the Wii U sold just 13.56 million units over its entire lifetime. With the holiday season underway, the Switch (See it on…

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Gaming 

The Nintendo Switch, SNES Classic Just Beat the Snot Out of Sony, Microsoft

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If a report from the NPD Group is accurate, Nintendo is eating Sony and Microsoft’s lunch in the United States. The Switch was the #1 selling console in October, while the Nintendo SNES Classic is #2. Add in 3DS sales, and the Nintendo Empire supposedly accounted for a stunning 66 percent of video game hardware sold in the US in October. Nintendo cheekily notes that the US console hardware market broke one million units in…

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