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curl-6 said:
IcaroRibeiro said:

I guess any number can be considered either good or bad depending on whether you want the outlook to be positive or not 

The Witcher probably sold what, 5% of its total sales on Switch? What about Hogwats Legacy? 8%?

Both results can be considered acceptable because the games in question are massive success to begin with, so any additional copy is pure profit at this point

The case of Final Fantasy is much more severe. It's a franchise that is having problem to sell even as low as 4 million copies. If anything Switch can bring is a pitiful 300-400k extra copies (which is precisely how much I think it will bring) the IP will still having problems surviving. Maybe enough to break even port costs, hardly enough to help the IP make profits 

Hogwarts on Switch made up a substantial portion of sales, more than half some weeks on the UK charts: (53% this Feb)

Hogwarts had the third biggest launch of a Switch game in 2023 behind only Mario and Zelda:

As for FF7, it would almost certainly do more than 300-400k. Nintendo has cultivated an audience that loves JRPGs.

It would do substantially more than 300k-400k. 

The Witcher III port on Switch sold 700k in 2 months in 2019, probably is well past 1.5 million, could be possibly 2-3 million+ at this point. And keep in mind that was a *full price* release of a game that was 4 years old. 

It's not that easy to get data on specific Switch titles since companies tend to often just lump all versions of games together, but you can see things like the recent Capcom sales list we can see

Resident Evil 6 sold 1 million on the Switch alone. Now lets get this straight this is a port of an old-ass RE game (released in 2012) that isn't even that critically acclaimed. 

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arise (which isn't even a new game but a remake of the PS3 game) sold 1.1 million on Switch alone. It sold 2.4 million on PS4 + XB1 but also was available on those systems for several extra years. So Switch was able to sell about 30% of this release's sales while have 2 fewer years to sell that much in. That's not too shabby for a remake of a PS3 game that was a niche title. 

If Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arise can sell 1.1 million on the Switch, I'd have to think games like Final Fantasy VII Remake/Rebirth, Kingdom Hearts IV, etc. would beat or at least match that. 

Last edited by Soundwave - on 22 May 2024