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People are to busy playing Zelda. I don't want to be spoiled by a Twitch stream.



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axumblade said:
Lawlight said:

We're talking about more than just Twitch streaming though. Where are the gifts of people rushing to get it? Why isn't it sold out? Why haven't we had sales numbers yet?

Looking online, every website I checked has it listed as sold out. Where are you looking? Also, it's been 24 hours. We generally do not get sales numbers until a little bit later. 

ebgames.com.au. Also checked amazon.fr for fun. Plenty of users in the EU on gaf are reporting that you can just walk into a store and get one.

We had PS4 numbers after the first day of sales. Also, correct me if I'm wrong but it's been more than 24 hours in the timezone where it was released last.

Also, no gif of the launch?



Lawlight said:
axumblade said:

Looking online, every website I checked has it listed as sold out. Where are you looking? Also, it's been 24 hours. We generally do not get sales numbers until a little bit later. 

ebgames.com.au. Also checked amazon.fr for fun. Plenty of users in the EU on gaf are reporting that you can just walk into a store and get one.

We had PS4 numbers after the first day of sales. Also, correct me if I'm wrong but it's been more than 24 hours in the timezone where it was released last.

Also, no gif of the launch?

If the switch launch was the same way it was at the GameStop I went to, they're only letting five people into the store at a time. The internet goes crazy over these gifs but the company's hosting the events are a lot more concerned about safety (so they dont get sued mostly). 

Though as I said earlier, it seems like Europe didn't quite go as crazy for these switch as America.



I live in Madrid. Yesterday afternoon I went to a fnac and a couple of GAME stores an El Corte Inglés (Spanish main department stores) and I was pretty surprised to see many people buying Switchs. In one of the GAME the queue seemed quite long.

So it surpassed my expectations, at least. Specially considering that Spanish marketing hasn't been strong. 



There were no sight of a Switch in my town yesterday. I checked out on all the stores that sells it.

Seems like everything was sold out at 9:30 when I got Zelda in my EB Games. I even saw people playing it in my shopping center's food district.



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John2290 said:

Almost too quite. Twitch has lost more than half the viewership of Zelda, already and people have gone back to Lol. Maybe they should have waited closer to the release of Scorpio or the pro and tried to stir up some noise and comptetition. There is almost no noise outside of hardcore gaming forumns and video games media. Am I the only one sesing this? I only know one person IRL that has gotten a switch and only for Zelda. Maybe there are numbers somewhere to show how well the launch is going? If so please share, I want this thing to succeed so badly, yet it seems Nintendo are light on making noise and I fear they have buggered themselves with copyrighting youtubers and non traditional media outlets by making them fear strikes and legal issues. Thoughts?

I think you mean very quiet*

Dont take that the wrong way, just letting you know

As for your comment... I do feel like there isny as much buzz for this as the PS4 and X1 got. But that could just be a placebo.



I live in Switzerland, the switch was sold out everywhere in the city I live in at before noon. A friend of mine told me he had never seen such a big line in front of a store in switzerland. There was also no more zelda available on switch, although some copies of the Wii U version were still there. When I wen't to a popular game store at 5pm, there were still people queing to preorder the console. Not really a soft launch here



Its sold out everywhere how is this quite?



I think people are playing the game. Also a ton of reviews and people are all clamoring to others that they need to experience things for themselves. they don't want to spoil cool moments for others to experience first hand. Thus that could drive people from watching a "spoiler/story driven game on twitch"

Just my experience on thsi site yesterday showed me that. All week, topics were hot and talkative. Each time I commented in a topic, when I went back to the home page, practically the entirity of the hot topics list was all orange, meaning new comments. And most about Zelda.

Then yesterday, it was really dead. I would refresh after 30 minutes of working and see maybe a few orange, the rest green. The only explanation was that people were busy playing Zelda.



You are comparing the launch of a system in March against one that launched on November, right on the holidays and shopping season.I dont see how fair it is in any way.

And the Switch will sell out, no doubt about it.The question will be is how it will hold up in the comming months