Forums - Nintendo Discussion - GameStop: Switch has one of the highest attach rates of software and accessories that we’ve seen in a long time.

There’s no denying that the Nintendo Switch has had a very successful launch. In fact, the sold-out console has been doing so well that GameStop senior director of merchandising, Eric Bright, said the Nintendo Switch could potentially outsell the Wii.

In an interview with Game Rant, Bright offered some thoughts about the success of the Nintendo Switch, calling the new Nintendo console a “transformational piece of technology.” During the discussion, Bright revealed his belief that the Nintendo Switch could eventually outperform the Wii, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide to date. Bright said:

“The Nintendo Switch is off to a start right now that it could possibly eclipse the Wii. Initial sales on this have been phenomenal. I can’t give straight numbers, but I can say we’re seeing one of the highest attach rates of software and accessories to a device that we’ve seen in a long time.”

That said, the Nintendo Switch has its challenges when it comes to reaching that goal. A recent study found that while half the population of the UK knows what the Nintendo Switch is, only 32 percent of those who heard of it intended to buy one. If that’s the case worldwide, the Nintendo Switch may face a long, uphill battle in its attempt to overtake the Wii.

Additionally, Nintendo originally projected two million Nintendo Switch units sold in its first month (a metric that may be hampered by the low availability of the console), and only 40 million over the next four years. That’s a far cry from the 100 million units Wii has sold to date, though it would put it well beyond the Wii U’s 13 million sales worldwide.

However, the success of the Nintendo Switch won’t necessarily be held strictly to the console itself. Bright also revealed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is selling very well, thanks in great part to the strong reviews the latest Zelda title has received.

Bright also opened up about the strong demand for Nintendo Switch accessories. GameStop is preparing for this high demand, and is even planning to offer new bundles soon that will incorporate more accessories for gamers to enjoy. Bright said:

“We’re seeing tremendous success with the power chargers for the Nintendo Switch, as well as people coming in and picking up extra Joy-Con so people can turn it into a four-player device. We will soon be going online with all-new bundles. Because of the popularity of Zelda, which is one of my top picks, we’re putting together a Zelda bundle of hardware and accessories for customers to pick up online.”

New information about the Nintendo Switch bundles will be available soon.

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You're getting the really hardcore Nintendo Zelda fans who are actually by and large mostly grown adults. These are the same group of people who are willing to camp out for rare Amiibo early on. So it's not that surprising.

We need to kinda see where the system is once supply evens out.



So far, the launch is most certainly strong. It just needs dem legs

             

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It definitely had a strong launch. With MK8 Deluxe, Arms, and Splatoon 2 spread out, it should maintain good momentum.

It is in GameStop's interest to say this. We will know actual facts and figures when Nintendo releases their Q4 results. From a mathematical point of view I doubt they're correct.

I think so too that MK8D, Arms, Splatoon 2, Xenoblade 2 and Mario Oddysey will make at least 2017 great. And then next year we'll be getting FE: Switch and (from rumors and job openings) Pokemon Switch in 2018. And I'm actually hoping Xenoblade 2 gets pushed back into 2018 so that at least 3 great titles will come out in 2018.

I doubt it can outsell the Wii of all things, but with the way things are going it's gonna do very good. :)

"half the population of the UK knows what the Nintendo Switch is, only 32 percent of those who heard of it intended to buy one. If that’s the case worldwide, the Nintendo Switch may face a long, uphill battle in its attempt to overtake the Wii."

16% of the UK plans to buy one and if 16% of the world buys one it will struggle to overtake the Wii???????

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how can it have a high attach rate? Surely the hardcore gamer when they bought a ps4 or an xbox bought more than 3 games when those launched with several more.

There is like 3 games out (well here in stores anyway)

zelda
just dance
1-2 switch

 

 

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"That said, the Nintendo Switch has its challenges when it comes to reaching that goal. A recent study found that while half the population of the UK knows what the Nintendo Switch is, only 32 percent of those who heard of it intended to buy one. If that’s the case worldwide, the Nintendo Switch may face a long, uphill battle in its attempt to overtake the Wii."

Wait... what?!

The population of the UK is 64.1 million.

64.1 * 0.5 * 0.32 = 10.26 million

The Wii only sold 8.65 million in the UK! With those projected numbers, how is this an uphill battle?