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To follow up on our earlier article on Nintendo’s plans to double the amount of Switch console’s produced in the next fiscal year, Nintendo will naturally expect to sell more of those units as well.

All of this comes from sources from the Wall Street Journal, and while they have traditionally been very reliable with matters like this, take this with a grain of salt. As we reported earlier, Nintendo plans to produce 16 million Switch units in the next fiscal year (April 2017 – March 2018). In that period, according to the Wall Street Journal, Nintendo plans to sell a total of 10 million of them. Adding to that the 2.5 million units Nintendo has targeted for this fiscal year (i.e. this March), this would bring the Switch’s expected first year sales to about 12.5 million. Certainly an ambitious goal, but given the Switch’s strong launch sales and positive buzz, definitely not impossible.

We will likely hear an official statement regarding Nintendo’s Switch plans at the company’s Fiscal Year Earnings release on April 27th.

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It’s been a long wait for actual details on Sonic Forces, formally known as Project Sonic 2017. SEGA finally lifted the curtain at a SXSW panel today by sharing a bit of gameplay and details.

Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka called Sonic Forces an “evolution of Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations”. New concepts will be included. Three unique gameplay styles are planned, one of which was shown in the footage – modern Sonic.

SEGA just debuted the first gameplay from Sonic Forces – previously known as Project Sonic 2017 – at its series panel at SXSW. It may not be the best quality, but here’s what we have for now:

Thanks to TSSZ News.

No Wii U or 3DS games made the list from NPD’s February 2017 sales chart. Still, we have good news to report on the Nintendo side overall.

3DS unit sales saw a 77 percent jump month-over-month in the United States. The Galaxy Style and Pikchu New 3DS XL designs were cited as catalysts.

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SEGA shared a new reveal for Sonic Mania at the series’ SXSW panel just a few moments ago. The company gave a first look at Flying Battery Zone with a few seconds of footage. Originally, the area appeared in Sonic & Knuckles.

Here’s a video of it in action:

The original goal with Sonic Mania was to have the game out in Spring 2017. Unfortunately, the game is now seeing a bit of a delay.

Just announced at Sonic’s SXSW panel, Sonic Mania will now launch this summer. The extra time will be used to ensure that it’s of the highest quality.

This piece of new art also just debuted:

This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters ’94 – €6.99 / £6.29
Splatoon 2 Global Testfire

Wii U Download

A.C.E. – Alien Cleanup Elite – €5.00 / £4.49
Double Breakout II – €7.00 / £6.00
Sky Force Anniversary – €7.99 / £7.19 until March 23; regularly €9.99 / £8.99

This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Retail

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ – $39.99

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters ’94 – $7.99
Human Resource Machine – $9.99
Little Inferno – $9.99
World of Goo – $9.99

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

Switch – 61,998
PS4 – 28,902
New 3DS LL – 18,360
Vita – 8,398
PS4 Pro – 6,398
2DS – 4,094
New 3DS – 1,227
PS3 – 639
Wii U – 430
Xbox One – 117

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

Switch – 329,152
PS4 – 31,065
New 3DS LL – 18,433
Vita – 9,889
PS4 Pro – 6,742
2DS – 4,147
New 3DS – 1,268
PS3 – 615
Wii U – 565
Xbox One – 147

And here are the software charts:

Tomorrow Corporation originally intended to have World of Goo, Little Inferno, and Human Resource Machine on the Switch eShop for the system’s launch. That didn’t happen in the end, but we didn’t have to wait too long for their release.

Tomorrow Corporation has now confirmed that World of Goo, Little Inferno, and Human Resource Machine will all be out on Thursday. In North America, that is. No date yet for Europe, but there should be news soon. And since the eShop is technically region free as long as you have a Nintendo Account with the correct region, technically anyone can grab these games in a couple of days.

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