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Japanese teardown firm Fomalhaut published a new article about Switch on Nikkei Technology. While a subscription is required to access the full piece, we do have an early tidbit.

Fomalhaut estimates that Switch’s manufacturing cost is $257. Additionally, the company speculates that the system could sell 30 million units by the end of 2018.

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We finally have a good look at LEGO City Undercover’s co-op gameplay on Switch thanks to a few minutes of footage from Nintendo World Report. Check it out below.

Ahead of its release tomorrow, French YouTube channel Le Creeper Gamer has another 26 minutes of footage up from LEGO City Undercover on Switch. Watch the gameplay below.

Back in February, Nintendo revealed the Diadema Amphitheater stage for Splatoon 2. The series’ official Tumblr page updated today with a final English name for the level: Starfish Mainstage.

We have the following overview:

“This is Starfish Mainstage. It’s an outdoor music venue that hosts concerts for all types of music acts. The now legendary ‘Squid Squad’ played here once, and its considered a bit of a holy site for devotees of rock music. It’s a wonder that all the ink spray doesn’t cause the equipment to short circuit, but I guess they’ve got it figured out.”

In case you missed it, below are a few screenshots showing Starfish Mainstage:

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Nintendo just announced some maintenance for the Switch, Wii U and 3DS on April 5th/6th. Some network services, such as online play and rankings, will be unavailable for 75 minutes. Below are the exact times:

  • 6:45 PM PT (April 5) – 8 PM PT (April 5)
  • 9:45 PM ET (April 5) – 11 PM ET (April 5)
  • 2:45 AM in the UK (April 6) – 4 AM in the UK (April 6)
  • 3:45 AM in Europe (April 6) – 5 AM in Europe (April 6)

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This week’s Switch/ Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:

Switch

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
2. 1-2-Switch – Nintendo
3. Just Dance 2017 – Ubisoft
4. Super Bomberman R – Konami
5. Skylanders Imaginators – Activision Blizzard

Wii U

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
2. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
3. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
4. Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo
5. New Super Mario Bros. U + Super Luigi U – Nintendo
6. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
7. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
8. Splatoon – Nintendo
9. Pokken Tournament – Nintendo
10. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD – Nintendo

3DS

1. Pokemon Sun – Nintendo
2. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
3. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
4. Pokemon Moon – Nintendo
5. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
6. Mario Sports Superstars – Nintendo
7. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – Nintendo
9. Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World – Nintendo
10. Pokemon Omega Ruby – Nintendo

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This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

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It’s time for the latest Famitsu‘s most wanted games chart. Various Nintendo games continue to rise, including Splatoon 2, Fire Emblem Echoes, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Super Mario Odyssey.

Head past the break for the full chart. All votes were cast between March 16 and March 22.

Below are the latest Nintendo products that can be currently pre-ordered at retailers:

* Save 20 percent on pre-orders with Amazon Prime or Best Buy’s GCU. 20 percent off pre-orders on Amazon Canada as well. On Amazon UK, it’s £2 off.

United States

Switch

LEGO City Undercover – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Puyo Puyo Tetris – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Disgaea 5 Complete – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Ultra Street Fighter II – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Arms – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Splatoon 2 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
NBA 2K18 – Amazon, Best Buy
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop (new)
Fire Emblem Warriors – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Super Mario Odyssey – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
FIFA – Amazon, Best Buy
Minecraft: Switch Edition – Amazon, Best Buy
Redout – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop (new)
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure – Amazon, GameStop
Troll & I – Amazon, GameStop (new)

Wii U

Darksiders Warmastered Edition – Amazon

3DS

Runbow Pocket Deluxe Edition – New 3DS only – Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – Amazon, GameStop
Farming Simulator 18 – Amazon
RPG Maker Fes – Amazon
Culdcept Revolt – Amazon
Fire Emblem Warriors – Amazon, GameStop

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Fire Emblem Echoes – Alm & Celica – Best Buy

Accessories

Joy-Con Wheel (set of two) – Amazon
Retro Fighters Pro NES Controller to NES Classic Edition Adapter – Amazon

Books

The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 4 – Amazon
The Art of Splatoon – Amazon
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 5 Amazon

Other

Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Link Nendoroid (Deluxe Version) – Amazon
Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Link Nendoroid – Amazon

Canada

Switch

LEGO City Undercover
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Disgaea 5 Complete
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (new)
Arms
Splatoon 2
Rime (new)
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure (new)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Fire Emblem Warriors
Super Mario Odyssey
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
FIFA
Redout
Troll and I (new)

Wii U

Darksiders Warmastered Edition

3DS

Runbow Pocket Deluxe Edition – New 3DS only
Fire Emblem Echoes
Farming Simulator 18
RPG Maker Fes
Culdcept Revolt

Books

The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 4
Art of Splatoon
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 5

UK

Switch

LEGO City Undercover
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Disgaea 5 Complete
Arms
Splatoon 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Super Mario Odyssey
Fire Emblem Warriors
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
FIFA
Troll & I

Wii U

Darksiders Warmastered Edition

3DS

Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits
Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls
Fire Emblem Echoes
Harvest Moon: Skytree Village
Faming Simulator 18
RPG Maker Fes
Culdcept Revolt

amiibo

Fire Emblem Echoes: Alm (new)
Fire Emblem Echoes: Ceclia (new)

Books

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Deluxe Edition guide
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 4
Art of Splatoon
Super Mario Encyclopedia
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 5

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HAL Laboratory isn’t traditionally associated with working directly on Nintendo hardware. Fans are likely more aware of the company for having worked on the Kirby and Smash Bros. franchises, among many other titles.

For Switch though, HAL was directly involved with the hardware’s creation. They developed the following parts of the system:

– Web browser component
– Mii library
– Game development environments
– Game development tools

The Web browser components are used for following parts:

– Connect Switch to a Nintendo Account
– eShop
– Posting screenshots to SNS
– And more

Those who are in the photo below are the actual staffers who joined in during development. 32 people in total are pictured.


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