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Published January 9, 1995
Nintendo of America announced it expects sales in FY '95 ending in March to "slightly exceed" last year's $2.1B, while FY '96 sales are projected to "soar" 28% as new products reach the market. Many industry analysts say Nintendo appears to have "regained the momentum it lost a year ago to rival Sega of America" (Jim Carlton, WALL STREET JOURNAL, 1/9)....Atari announced the sports games featured for their 64-bit Atari Jaguar. Among the titles: Charles Barkley-Shut Up and Jam; Brett Hull Hockey, Jack Nicklaus Cyber Golf; Troy Aikman NFL Football; White Men Can't Jump; CD League Bowling and Sensible Soccer (Atari)....In the current issue of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, George Mannes examines product placement in video games. Examples cited: "Tony Meola's Sidekicks Soccer" have Foot Locker and Adidas billboards; "Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing": Shell and Goodyear; "Madden NFL '95": Fox Sports; "Ivan Stewart's Super Off Road: Toyota; "Andre Agassi Tennis": Nike and Canon (ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, 1/13 issue).