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Nintendo has previously said that Switch is its fastest-selling system ever. More information is provided by the NPD Group today.

According to analyst Sam Naji, “Switch had the biggest hardware launch for a Nintendo platform and the second biggest launch for any video game platform since 1995, the time NPD began tracking this category.”

Naji later added:


“In this debut month (month 1), the Nintendo Switch sold 31K more units than previous best-selling Nintendo month-1 platform, the Game Boy Advance, which released back in June 2001. The two Nintendo Switch SKUs, the 32GB Gray Joy-Con, followed by the 32GB Neon Red/Blue Joy-Con, were the best-selling systems for the month.”


Between the time NPD started tracking sales in 1995, Zelda’s total since then is at $1.4 billion. Naji also says that the franchise “is the top-selling property of all time within the Adventure super genre, selling 54 percent more revenue than the next best-selling franchise, Resident Evil.”

Naji concluded by confirming that “Switch’s packaged software sold 1.3m units, a record high for a Nintendo platform launch.” 1-2-Switch also had an attach rate of 19 percent.


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Hopefully that means many great games for the console!

Nice start for Nintendo .

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Whats the 'adventure super' genre?

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SuperNova said:
Whats the 'adventure super' genre?

I googled it. But I can't understand.

I think you should read that as 'adventure' super-genre. So everything remotely adventurous, or something. :-|

I don't really know how to take any of this since they lumped handhelds and consoles together. I'd like to see the top tens of both instead.

The console with the worst launch line up ever sells the best? What am I missing?

HintHRO said:
The console with the worst launch line up ever sells the best? What am I missing?

The potential. You are probably clouded by the fact that you think most people just care about whats in front of them, when the truth is that people are loyal to products that provide them with the certainty of fun for many years ahead.

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