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Nintendo Switch Best Selling Home Console in History during first 12 months in the US.

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RolStoppable said:
quickrick said:

show e where i made ridiculously wild claims?

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/profile/172439/quickrick/posts/#content



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quickrick said:
zorg1000 said:

Matt from NPD was mocking people for acting like a 5 week vs 4 week January is a big deal last month.

who cares what matt thinks. he thought  switch would take 40% market share this year, he wants to ignore the  extra week to make it seem like January did better then it really did when its obvious  it was just a regular jan in terms of hardware units sold, just with xbox doing slightly better and switch/super nes mini included.

Didnt Switch have like 33% marketshare last year in the US?

40% doesnt sound too crazy, it needs to be up slightly with PS4/XBO down slightly.



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quickrick said:

its still a unfair comparison, because switch didn't fulfill launch demand till october, while ps4 did by march 2014, there is a reason ps4 had it's best January in 2014. 

Unfair for who?

To me, a fair comparison only involves ensuring that we compare like with like in terms of time frames. If you start adding in other complications, especially things that we really can't objectively measure (like whether "launch demand" was fulfilled by x date), then we end up with a situation where no comparisons are valid.



Hopefully Switch's success will put to bed once and for all the dumb doom and gloom predictions that Nintendo might one day go under and be relegated to third party. That's always been less likely to happen than even Sony. Nintendo has a natural ebb and flow when it comes to popularity, and even during their lows they always bounce back. Their place in the gaming industry is well cemented and has been. Can't see any future in the industry without Nintendo as a first party, unless the whole industry radically changes at some point, and even then Nintendo would likely weather the storm and come out successful again at some point.



Congratulations, Nintendo.

Great machine coupled with 2 of the greatest games in recent memory with Breath of the Wild and Odyssey. Well deserved. Excited to see what's in the pipeline.



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Shadow1980 said:
quickrick said:

its still a unfair comparison, because switch didn't fulfill launch demand till october, while ps4 did by march 2014, there is a reason ps4 had it's best January in 2014. 

Unfair for who?

To me, a fair comparison only involves ensuring that we compare like with like in terms of time frames. If you start adding in other complications, especially things that we really can't objectively measure (like whether "launch demand" was fulfilled by x date), then we end up with a situation where no comparisons are valid.

its unfair to me, but this still a valid comparison. like i said before the real 100% fair comparison is 2018, switch has no more supply issues, no more pent up demand, more deals during the holidays, and launches no longer matter.



Will be interesting to see if anything ever reaches a 50m install base in the US market. Probably feasible now with the US population set to be around 330m people as the Switch peaks. DS got to 60m in the Americas, but I don't think it hit 50m in just the US. Wii/X360/PS2 are got to the mid-40s.



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RolStoppable said:
quickrick said:

show e where i made ridiculously wild claims?

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/profile/172439/quickrick/posts/#content

LOL!



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quickrick said:
Shadow1980 said:

Unfair for who?

To me, a fair comparison only involves ensuring that we compare like with like in terms of time frames. If you start adding in other complications, especially things that we really can't objectively measure (like whether "launch demand" was fulfilled by x date), then we end up with a situation where no comparisons are valid.

its unfair to me, but this still a valid comparison. like i said before the real 100% fair comparison is 2018, switch has no more supply issues, no more pent up demand, more deals during the holidays, and launches no longer matter.

How can you say with certainty that it's not still supply constraint? Wasn't Kimishima interviewed just not to long ago and he stated things are better but they are still having issues meeting demand. I think its fair for most people to assume that these things are selling as fast as Nintendo can manufacture them...



quickrick said:
Shadow1980 said:

Unfair for who?

To me, a fair comparison only involves ensuring that we compare like with like in terms of time frames. If you start adding in other complications, especially things that we really can't objectively measure (like whether "launch demand" was fulfilled by x date), then we end up with a situation where no comparisons are valid.

its unfair to me, but this still a valid comparison. like i said before the real 100% fair comparison is 2018, switch has no more supply issues, no more pent up demand, more deals during the holidays, and launches no longer matter.

 

Good thing you are..... well, just you. The comparison is fair, and it wont change just because it doesnt suit your agenda. We’ll see what happens this year, but still switch is the best selling home console during it’s first year in US