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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Zach808 said:
So basically, the Switch now has the fastest selling Zelda, 3D Mario, and now Kirby. If this trend continues with Pokemon... Oh god, that thing's gonna be a monster.

Ehhhhh .... not really. 

https://www.theverge.com/2016/11/30/13798688/pokemon-sun-moon-nintendo-3ds-sales-record

Despite the fact that Pokemon Sun and Moon are literally the fastest selling games for Nintendo ever in the U.S. and Europe they are both expected to sell around the same amount of units as you'd expect from a Pokemon title. Of course, I think they would have sold about 2-3 million more than X and Y had Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon not come out ... but even then that was with a huge marketing push from a new mobile game, and X and Y was ALSO one of if not the fastest selling Pokemon game before that too ... just like how Kirby saw a gradual increase in appeal with Triple Deluxe and Planet Robobot.

In other words, it just seems like consistency in people buying games faster than before, and gradual increases in total sales. I do think that Pokemon Switch will have an increase in sales regardless, but it's not going to automatically be a monster if an article comes out saying that it's the fastest selling Pokemon in X and Y region. 

Wrong 

 

Pokémon X&Y were the first global launch of a Pokémon game.

Sun & Moon sales got dragged down by japan. 

Triple Deluxe and Robobot were only 40$ on a huge install base. 

This is the switch power doing work. Pokémon will be no exception.

 



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Also worth noting that 4 of the UK top 10 are Switch games, 3 being evergreen titles it would appear. Shows that Nintendo are making bigger strides in one of their weaker markets.



Wow Amazing! This is good news for other countries then!



Pocky Lover Boy! 

BlackBeauty said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Ehhhhh .... not really. 

https://www.theverge.com/2016/11/30/13798688/pokemon-sun-moon-nintendo-3ds-sales-record

Despite the fact that Pokemon Sun and Moon are literally the fastest selling games for Nintendo ever in the U.S. and Europe they are both expected to sell around the same amount of units as you'd expect from a Pokemon title. Of course, I think they would have sold about 2-3 million more than X and Y had Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon not come out ... but even then that was with a huge marketing push from a new mobile game, and X and Y was ALSO one of if not the fastest selling Pokemon game before that too ... just like how Kirby saw a gradual increase in appeal with Triple Deluxe and Planet Robobot.

In other words, it just seems like consistency in people buying games faster than before, and gradual increases in total sales. I do think that Pokemon Switch will have an increase in sales regardless, but it's not going to automatically be a monster if an article comes out saying that it's the fastest selling Pokemon in X and Y region. 

Wrong 

 

Pokémon X&Y were the first global launch of a Pokémon game.

Sun & Moon sales got dragged down by japan. 

Triple Deluxe and Robobot were only 40$ on a huge install base. 

This is the switch power doing work. Pokémon will be no exception.

 

Sun and Moon sales did not get "dragged down" by Japan and even if it did I'm talking about sales headlines pertaining to specific countries in relation to total sales and speed of sales .. not just total lifetime sales. I also was iffy about using X and Y for a number of reasons anyways which is why I wrote that in such a way. 

 

Most of these counter points are just a way of trying to legitimize how impressive this is without addressing what I'm actually saying. Also none of it proves i'm "wrong" because I never said or meant to say Switch isn't a contributing factor... 



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
BlackBeauty said:

Wrong 

 

Pokémon X&Y were the first global launch of a Pokémon game.

Sun & Moon sales got dragged down by japan. 

Triple Deluxe and Robobot were only 40$ on a huge install base. 

This is the switch power doing work. Pokémon will be no exception.

 

Sun and Moon sales did not get "dragged down" by Japan and even if it did I'm talking about sales headlines pertaining to specific countries in relation to total sales and speed of sales .. not just total lifetime sales. I also was iffy about using X and Y for a number of reasons anyways which is why I wrote that in such a way. 

 

Most of these counter points are just a way of trying to legitimize how impressive this is without addressing what I'm actually saying. Also none of it proves i'm "wrong" because I never said or meant to say Switch isn't a contributing factor... 

Sun and Moon didn’t perform as well as other Pokémon games in japan. X&Y were the first global release. 

And you’re forgetting the difference in install base between the DS and 3DS. The 3ds games had a much bigger attachrate.

3ds games sold more on a smaller install signalling growth in the franchise.

Pokémon switch will be a monster because the switch itself has higher software attchrate than any Nintendo console plus Pokémon as a franchise is continuing to grow on top of the fact that this is the first console hd Pokémon game. A lot of people have been asking for this since forever.

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Well, i posted elsewhere. Amazon UK delayed the release to Monday. and the game was sold-out in all central London Game/Argos stores at the weekend.



Switch!!!

Wow. I thought it would flop a little. Just a bit. Maybe the NS can lift Kirby to the 5+ million range.

EDIT: i see that only Kirby's Dream Land got above the 5+ range on the GB.



In the wilderness we go alone with our new knowledge and strength.

I had a feeling it was going to be a hit by Kirby standards when I couldn't pre-order it on Amazon over the days leading up to release (they were sold out, which is pretty darn unusual in my experience). Gamestop had one though, so it's all good. :)



zippy said:
Also worth noting that 4 of the UK top 10 are Switch games, 3 being evergreen titles it would appear. Shows that Nintendo are making bigger strides in one of their weaker markets.

Good news indeed. Nintendo needs to start fighting harder for the EU market. They could do much better here.



In the wilderness we go alone with our new knowledge and strength.

flashfire926 said:
Thats awesome news. Even though the game looks horribly bland to me, I hope people have fun with it.

Something that I'm more interested in is.....

"EA's Burnout Paradise Remastered is the best-selling physical game of the week, which means the title returns to No.1 ten years after it last claimed the top spot in January 2008."

Come on EA, ditch Need for Speed and make a new burnout instead....and its clear many people would buy it as well....

I had Burnout Paradise for PS3. It's weird seeing remasters of games that were already released in HD, but I guess we're getting to that point now.

Skyrim is no different.