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.
For more good news, here's some game sales numbers:
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 22.96 million Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 17.68 million Super Mario Odyssey: 16.59 million Breath Of The Wild: 16.34 million Pokémon Sword/Shield: 16.06 million Pokémon Let’s Go: 11.76 million Splatoon 2: 9.81 million Super Mario Party 2: 9.12 million New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe: 5.85 million Luigi’s Mansion 3: 5.37 million Super Mario Maker 2: 5.04 million Links Awakening: 4.19 million Fire Emblem Three Houses: 2.58 million Ring Fit Adventure 2.17 million copies Astral Chain 1.03 million copies Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 1.02 million copies
Some nice numbers for games that came out last year, it's great to see Astral Chain do well.
It's that time again! What Nintendo hardware has the Switch 68.30 million outsold now . . . ?
. . . It's the NES's 61.91 million!
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 28.99 million Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 26.04 million Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 21.10 million The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 19.74 million Pokémon Sword and Shield - 19.02 million Super Mario Odyssey - 18.99 million Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee! - 12.49 million Super Mario Party - 12.10 million Splatoon 2 - 11.27 million New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - 8.32 million
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you want a new perspective on your own Mario Maker levels, just wait more than three years before playing them again.
Mar 6, 2021 9:44:32 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This kind of reminds me of modern 3D printing, where the software needs to formulate the steps for replicating the object rather than just going in a simple 2D matrix manner as in inkjet printing. Nice video.
Apr 3, 2021 9:13:25 GMT -5
Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿: From the looks of it we could create a Pokémon Family ROM hack, FE Family, etc.; but if the number of stiching points was changed from the original design you'd need to fix that with more hacking.
Apr 6, 2021 14:22:17 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm working on something for the forum. Hopefully I'll have it finished this week.
Apr 10, 2021 11:30:13 GMT -5