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A Nintendo Switch actually helped to solve a murder investigation. On November 20, 2019, Matthew Wiser, a professor at the University of South Alabama, was shot and lost his life while his house was being burgled. One of the Items Stolen was Wiser's Switch. Authorities were able to track down the console's unique online signature when one of the perpetrators signed on to it long after the tragic theft had taken place, leading to investigators identifying Tiquez Timmons as one of the men involved in the incident. Timmons then implicated Derric Scott as the one who shot Prof. Wiser and burgled his house, while Timmons drove the getaway vehicle. This unique digital piece of evidence was actually used in court and helped to successfully convict the two young men of the crime.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Pokemon Sun & Moon
In the Pokedex, it's stated that Yungoose and its evolved form Gumshoos aren't native to the Alola region but imported from another country. It's implied that they were brought to Alola to get the Rattata and Raticate population under control but they rarely see each other because Yungoose and Gumshoos are diurnal while Rattata and Raticate are nocturnal.

This is a reference to when the state of Hawaii had a problem with Polynesian rats eating up sugar cane crops in the 1800s. They imported Small Asian Mongooses to kill the rats. However, while the rats were able to adapt to being strictly nocturnal, the mongooses stayed strictly diurnal. Because of this, both species have become a major problem in Hawaii.
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Outside of Sirchester there is an NPC who states that he swam from the Kalos Region (from Pokémon X & Y) to the Galar Region. If what he says is true then this confirms that the two regions are in close proximity to each other just like their real-world European counterparts of the United Kingdom (Galar) and France (Kalos), which, in real life, are very close but separated by the English Channel.
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Within 10 months after its release, the Nintendo Switch sold more units than the Wii U sold during its entire life span. By comparison, the Switch sold 14.86 million units in the first 10 months of its release on March 3, 2017, while the Wii U sold only 12.5 million units from its launch on November 18, 2012 until it was discontinued on January 31, 2017.
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Series: Wario
The Super Mario Land 2 official strategy guide contained an interview with game's director and designer Hiroji Kiyotake. In the interview, Kiyotake stated that Wario's favorite food is crepes.
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Jak 3
After defeating the game's final boss, by using debug controls and using the free camera mode during the game's cutscene, you can actually see Jak & Ashelin Praxis kissing onscreen, rather than cutting to Daxter. Often these scenes would not be fully animated, but the character expressions change where they would usually not be seen.
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Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
In an interview with game's producer, Koji Igarashi,found within the game's official Japanese strategy guide, he was asked why he set the game in Japan. He responded:

"Well, I know I keep saying that the protagonist of Aria of Sorrow, Soma Cruz is Japanese, but for the overseas version, we said he was a foreign exchange student living in Japan. That seemed like the best way for westerners to relate to the character, given that Castlevania is very popular in Japan and overseas. That’s why I asked the illustrator Aya Kojima to “draw him like a Japanese person who doesn’t look very Japanese.” And I’ve had people tell me he doesn’t look Japanese to them, so mission accomplished."
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
In Japan, the game was originally called 'Dracula 2', but the game's creator and director, Hitoshi Akamatsu, thought of the title 'Simon's Quest' for the game's release in Western regions.
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Kirby's Adventure
Within the game's data are unused graphics for a an ability that would see Kirby shrink down to a small size. Because of their placement in the game's data, it's speculated that this ability was replaced by the UFO power.
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In 2002, this game gained controversy after teenagers in San Diego noticed some of the videos involved attractive nurses with syringes, as well as alcoholic drinks, which was seen as promoting drug and alcohol abuse.
Contributed by psyducklover13
In all versions of the game, there's an unused message that reads:

"Buzby sucks eggs, and Eastwood smells!"

According to the game's lead artist 'Jason Wilson', this is meant for one of the game's main programmers 'James Busby' as an inside joke. Later, it was revealed to be true by 'Chris Sorrell' in the RETRO Vol. 8 interview.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Virtua Fighter
The character Jeffry McWild was modeled after real life martial artist Willie Williams. At some point in development, Jeffry was planned to be named Willie but his name was later changed due to copyright concerns.
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Once Orochi is defeated on the PlayStation 2 version, a crescent moon comes out in Shinshu Field. However, a full moon comes out in the Japanese version due to a programming mistake.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
The game was originally to be titled Beyond instead of Anthem. The reason for this previous name was because of what the developers would hope the game would be about, going beyond the walls of your fort into the dangerous wilds. T-shirts were even printed with "Beyond" on them for the staff. However, less than a week before the game's public reveal at E3 in June of 2017, it was decided to use their back-up name for the game, Anthem, after they were told that securing the trademark for Beyond would be too difficult.

The game's developers weren't as enthusiastic about the new title with everyone stating "‘Well, that doesn’t make any sense—what does this have to do with anything?’"
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Series: Alex Kidd
In an Sega.jp Meisaku interview with game's creator Kotaru Hayashida (aka Ossale Kohta), he was asked why did he wanted to use jan-ken-pon (rock–paper–scissors) in boss fights. And he responded:

"That was also one of our concepts to differentiate our game from Mario. It a very fanciful, absurd idea. There were various reactions, like “What the hell! Isn’t this supposed to be an action game?!” or “I lost the rock-paper-scissors match and its Game over!? This sucks.” Definitely, for people who are good at action games to lose everything and Game Over because of a rock paper scissors match… yeah, that sucks.

The staff at Sega shared these concerns, but I wanted to know how players would react to it, so I left it in."
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Fallout 4
Sometime in December 2015, a 28-year old male Russian sued Bethesda Softworks and its localization studio because the game ruined his life. He claimed he was so addicted to the game, it caused his wife to leave him and led to him being fired from his job.
Contributed by raidramon0
In an Sega.jp Meisaku interview with game's creator Kotaru Hayashida (aka Ossale Kohta), he stated that the 'Octopus Sushi' was originally going to have at least 8 arms. But it was impossible, due to an issue with the sprites.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Part of the newly implemented Athletic Theme that plays during sky levels in the Super Mario Bros. style plays a portion of the results theme from the arcade game VS. Super Mario Bros..
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Tekken Tag Tournament
According to producer Katsuhiro Harada, SEGA offered a free Virtua Fighter character to be added into the game if the game was ported to the Dreamcast.
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
Mortal Kombat X
In February 2015, Warner Bros was given a small window of permission from Todd McFarlane to use Spawn in its games. However, Ed Boon was unaware of the offer two months later, despite revealing that Spawn was discussed as a potential guest character. Spawn would later be added in Mortal Kombat 11.
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