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Japan Sales Week 1, December 31 - January 6, 2019.

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The_Liquid_Laser said:
drinkandswim said:
The 2019 Switch price cut isnt going to be because of lack of demand. It is going to be to expand (maximize) the Install base ahead of Next Gen.

I think this is a good point, and it suggests why there might not be a price cut this year.  It depends on how many Switches they are able to manufacture.  It they feel supplies are good then they will probably cut the price.  But remember in 2017 there was a shortage on Tegra chips.  If that happens again, then Nintendo is not going to cut the price this year.

Switch entering its 3rd year on market, they are past any kind possible shortages, and we can actualy expecting some kind of revision this year too, also price cut this year is almost certaing thing in any case (through revision or through current model).



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Supermario28 said:

NSMBU did almost as good as the first week of the original on WiiU (171k).

Mario did slightly better than the original according to Media Create, 166k vs 163k



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Miyamotoo said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

I think this is a good point, and it suggests why there might not be a price cut this year.  It depends on how many Switches they are able to manufacture.  It they feel supplies are good then they will probably cut the price.  But remember in 2017 there was a shortage on Tegra chips.  If that happens again, then Nintendo is not going to cut the price this year.

Switch entering its 3rd year on market, they are past any kind possible shortages, and we can actualy expecting some kind of revision this year too, also price cut this year is almost certaing thing in any case (through revision or through current model).

The shortages in 2017 were due to Apple wanting the same type of chip.  Nintendo doesn't always have full control of this even in their 3rd year.  However they could compensate.  If they have a normal Switch and then a Switch mini or "new Switch" (like "new 3DS"), then the two different models might actually have different processors.  This would allow them to make more of one model even if they run into a shortage on the other.

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zorg1000 said:
Supermario28 said:

NSMBU did almost as good as the first week of the original on WiiU (171k).

Mario did slightly better than the original according to Media Create, 166k vs 163k

Oh yes you're right, I'll edit that. thanks



02./00. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥5.985) - 163.528 / NEW
01./00. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) - 166.303 / NEW

That's pretty good.






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The_Liquid_Laser said:
Miyamotoo said:

Switch entering its 3rd year on market, they are past any kind possible shortages, and we can actualy expecting some kind of revision this year too, also price cut this year is almost certaing thing in any case (through revision or through current model).

The shortages in 2017 were due to Apple wanting the same type of chip.  Nintendo doesn't always have full control of this even in their 3rd year.  However they could compensate.  If they have a normal Switch and then a Switch mini or "new Switch" (like "new 3DS"), then the two different models might actually have different processors.  This would allow them to make more of one model even if they run into a shortage on the other.

It doesn't have full control but its not same thing when you are in 1st year of product and few years after launch when you can plan things much easier regarding parts, production..