As of 10 December, 10 million Nintendo Switch units were sold.
I don't know what to make of this figure. It's a respectable figure, and it's only slightly worse than the PS4, which also reached 10 million in roughly 9 months. But it's also the result after Nintendo released some of their best-sellers (Zelda, Mario Kart, Splatoon, Mario) on it, and if they're going to end the 3DS, the Switch is supposed to match that system's 70m at the end of its cycle (which, incidentally, is also the PS4's sales-to-date), not Wii U's 13.5m.
Nintendo raised their Switch sales expectation at March 2018 from 10m (which makes no sense now) to 14m. I'm slightly skeptical.
But it's still good news regardless, at least for now.
Post by Nester the Lark on Dec 13, 2017 11:56:26 GMT -5
Pretty impressive for a system that launched in March and doesn't even have a full holiday shopping season under its belt. Also impressive that Nintendo has done a decent job trying to keep up with demand.
Unlike the Wii U, where Nintendo just kinda threw it out there and expected it to sell, Nintendo has been very calculated with the Switch (as they were with the original Wii), and it's paying off.
It'll be interesting to see if the momentum keeps up after the new year.
With that, and the Switch beating the PS2's first year record in Japan, I think it's safe to say that the Switch is an out and out success. Any idea of failure left over from the Wii U era should be dispelled.
Post by nocturnal YL on Jan 5, 2018 8:50:49 GMT -5
Also, "Console gaming is dead!"
I do wonder how will this momentum go on. Nintendo Switch is fortunate enough to come out at a time when there isn't much from competitors (with them pushing half-upgrades rather than completely new systems), and at a time when there was something of a draught of games (especially Nintendo games). The last year also had games like BotW and Odyssey, and this year probably won't have anything this big.
And I wouldn't trust third party publishers, at any rate. They're not obliged to stick to a system, and they are shown to come and go really easily.
Things are looking really good, and I am optimistic, but in a cautious way.
"Sonic Mania from SEGA" Even Nintendo threw Sonic Forces behind.
Smash Bros Ultimate has sold 13.81 million and is supposedly the best selling fighting game of all time now. 1-2 Switch has nearly sold 2.97 million, Mario Tennis Aces has sold 2.64 million and ARMS and XC2 aren't even on the list anymore.