Nintendo sells 2.4 million Switch consoles worldwide in first month, above original forecast

DragnelusDragnelus UtrechtMember RarePosts: 1,818
https://venturebeat.com/2017/04/14/superdata-nintendo-sells-2-4-million-switch-consoles-worldwide-in-first-month/

This is a strong start for the Switch, which is good news for Nintendo following the disappointing Wii U. That dead console has lifetime sales of 13.56 million since launching in 2012. If the Switch can manage 7.2 million in 2017, it’ll be halfway to matching its predecessor in just one year.


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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 16,270
    Zelda Breath of the wild is the real reason for such strong sales.


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  • YaevinduskYaevindusk Ul''dah, CAMember UncommonPosts: 1,906
    Knowing them, it's likely that they'll discontinue production since it's so popular and high in demand.
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  • kitaradkitarad RomeMember EpicPosts: 3,558
    edited April 15
    It's all thanks to one game alright. Switch is out of stock too I hear.
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  • DragnelusDragnelus UtrechtMember RarePosts: 1,818

    kitarad said:

    It's all thanks to one game alright. Switch is out of stock too I hear.


    Yup, still out of stock in the Netherlands, since launch. 


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  • PanzerDragoonWorldPanzerDragoonWorld Member CommonPosts: 6
    edited August 9
    kitarad said:
    It's all thanks to one game alright. Switch is out of stock too I hear.
    You all try to find reasons to bash the console and brand but guys, I bought it and discovered - as many others - a new way of gaming.
    Of course it can be played on the go, which I only started doing after having completed 90% of Zelda docked.
    But more importantly it creates a unique bond when on the go.
    You can just start a Mario Kart with friends on a plane from Paris to New York.
    You can start a game docked and continue on the go.
    You can play 'small' games with touch screen, play in bed and so on...
    Overall, if I had to loose something between my PS4 pro and Switch, I would loose the PS4. 
    Hell Yes ! especially when you are a professional on the go, who travels !

    So take a step back guys, it is not only because of ONE game.
    The concept is great, the finish is great, I like the pop colors.
    The PS4 is so boring in its black finish.
    Games:
    Arms is fun.
    Splatoon 2 is fun.
    Mario Kart is fun.
    Mario Kingdom will be great.
    Skyrim on the go wow ! And I never played the game before, double wow !

    PS is starting to become pretentious and that's not good for creativity !
    Post edited by PanzerDragoonWorld on
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  • Loke666Loke666 KalmarMember EpicPosts: 20,594
    DMKano said:
    Zelda Breath of the wild is the real reason for such strong sales.
    Of course, hardware sell because of games. Same thing with GFX cards as consoles, when something new and good comes out and run poorly on old hardware people upgrade.

    VRs so far less impressive sales depends on the fact that so few good games support it or is custom made for it. Or it is the least the reason I havn't bought a Vive yet.
  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Figueira da FozMember EpicPosts: 3,664
    The console doesn't click with me but all peoples here all hypes about it, so it works :)
  • PanzerDragoonWorldPanzerDragoonWorld Member CommonPosts: 6
    edited August 9
    Loke666 said:
    DMKano said:
    Zelda Breath of the wild is the real reason for such strong sales.
    Of course, hardware sell because of games. Same thing with GFX cards as consoles, when something new and good comes out and run poorly on old hardware people upgrade.

    VRs so far less impressive sales depends on the fact that so few good games support it or is custom made for it. Or it is the least the reason I havn't bought a Vive yet.

    Yes but the hardware also influence how games are going to be designed. Cooperation mode should be used even more coz it can be a gret tool to promote the games.
    Example: On Mario Odyssey, you can play in coop, well you probably wont do the full game in coop but if your friend like the coop mode enough, he might buy a switch, considering how fun it can be.
    And that's smart, they should offer that more often in (solo) games.
    Post edited by PanzerDragoonWorld on
  • cameltosiscameltosis ipswichMember EpicPosts: 1,494
    Congrats to Nintendo!

    Whilst I have no desire to buy a switch, I am a big fan of Nintendo and I do own a Wii U (which I bought in anticipation of Zelda, only for the game to be delayed another 1.5 years...)

    There are two things that have always drawn me to Nintendo:

    1) Splitscreen Games - my opinion has always been that if you're going to do "serious" gaming, do it on a PC. But if you want to have fun with mates, get a console. Sadly, Playstation and Microsoft seem to have completely lost interest in splitscreen games over the last few generations so there is no point in getting their consoles, but Nintendo remain committed to it. So, combined with the cheaper price of the hardware, it still seems to be the best bet for chilling with mates. 

    2) Exclusives - Nintendo have stuck to their own range of exclusives. Whilst most are quite childish, they all seem completely different to what is on offer on the other platforms. Between my Wii U and PC, I feel I have the vast majority of the market covered. 


    I tried looking up initial sales figures for XBO and PS4 but they're a little hard to track down (well, im a bit lazy). XBO sold 1m units in first 24 hours, then reached 2m units by day 18 and 3m by week 6, so seems roughly comparable to the switch. Considering the XBO was the fastest selling console of all time for month one, that's a pretty good achievement for the switch!

    I'd love to see some sort of breakdown of sales per territory for the switch. My initial prediction for the switch was that it would sell moderately well but that it's handheld nature would mean it lacked staying power in the west and that sales / software would be primarily driven by Japan and other parts of Asia. 
  • lahnmirlahnmir UtrechtMember RarePosts: 751
    Currently 5 million units sold, they'll hit 7.2 easily with the holidays coming and availability on the rise. Loving mine (and not because of that 'one' game).

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
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