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Oh wow, that's amazing!!
I'm so happy for Nintendo.



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Very good to see, hope the momentum continues for them.



 

Great opening. Now lets see how it goes from here.



This is really great news. Especially impressive considering Switch launched in March, and not during the holiday season.



naruball said:
Miyamotoo said:

That want change fact that "Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling Nintendo console in European and US history".

Nope. But it will change what I replied to. "Actually good concept, great launch game and good marketing has its perks".

I believe that people who bought it are hardcore Ninty fans just like the ps4 did extremely well breaking records left and right without a great launch game or a "good concept". Whether it's selling thanks to the points you mentioned or not remains to be seen.

Of Course not, good concept stays good concept, same goes for great launch game, only what is chaningible is marketing.

That's not exactly same, you could say that for Wii U or Wii, but fact is that Switch breaks record not Wii U or Wii. In matter of PS4, people were eager for successor to PS3/Xbox360 consoles after 8 years and PS4 was more attractive than XB1 was.



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RolStoppable said:
ArnoldRimmer said:
Great news for Nintendo!

And yet, I'm afraid that the Switch's success story will soon be over. I fear that this article is quite correct when it comes to Switch sales beyond launch:
http://www.vgchartz.com/article/267594/why-the-nintendo-switch-may-struggle-to-sell-well/

That article is really, really, really, really, really bad. The points it raises are more often than not devoid of logic. It could pass as a satirical article.

You're not even mentioning any concrete criticism. Anyway: I don't think so, but we'll see.

As much as I hope for Nintendo to release a great video game console again that becomes a huge success, I just don't see the Switch being that console.

And while I can easily understand why Nintendo fans get excited about news like "Nintendo Switch was the fastest-selling Nintendo console at launch", I know perfectly well that such news ultimately say nothing about the console's actual future success. The day the Wii launched, I was waiting in a crowd for the store to open, I remember all those people running to the video games section as soon as the door opened, trying to get a console before they were all sold out shortly after.

The number of hardware sales at launch says nothing about that console's future success, it's basically just an indicator of how many units the company supplied for launch.



Miyamotoo said:
naruball said:

Nope. But it will change what I replied to. "Actually good concept, great launch game and good marketing has its perks".

I believe that people who bought it are hardcore Ninty fans just like the ps4 did extremely well breaking records left and right without a great launch game or a "good concept". Whether it's selling thanks to the points you mentioned or not remains to be seen.

Of Course not, good concept stays good concept, same goes for great launch game, only what is chaningible is marketing.

That's not exactly same, you could say that for Wii U or Wii, but fact is that Switch breaks record not Wii U or Wii. In matter of PS4, people were eager for successor to PS3/Xbox360 consoles after 8 years and PS4 was more attractive than XB1 was.

I always have trouble following what you're trying to say. But I'll attempt once again.

The ps4 did amazingly well just like the Switch. You claim that Switch did so because of x and Ps4 because of x. That doesn't make it a fact. It's nothing more than your guess. Like an another person said, in order to know this, we would need a proper poll and assume that the people being polled are honest in their answers.

Ps4 sold well for a number of reasons and so did the Switch. But the trend is clear. More people preorder than they used to. Also wasn't wii sold out everywhere? How would it be able to beat the Switch if less wii's were available to be bought?

First week numbers are always good with very few exceptions (like the psv I think and of course devices no one wants like ouya). Even xbone did incredibly well despite its disastrous launch.



naruball said:
Miyamotoo said:

Of Course not, good concept stays good concept, same goes for great launch game, only what is chaningible is marketing.

That's not exactly same, you could say that for Wii U or Wii, but fact is that Switch breaks record not Wii U or Wii. In matter of PS4, people were eager for successor to PS3/Xbox360 consoles after 8 years and PS4 was more attractive than XB1 was.

I always have trouble following what you're trying to say. But I'll attempt once again.

The ps4 did amazingly well just like the Switch. You claim that Switch did so because of x and Ps4 because of x. That doesn't make it a fact. It's nothing more than your guess. Like an another person said, in order to know this, we would need a proper poll and assume that the people being polled are honest in their answers.

Ps4 sold well for a number of reasons and so did the Switch. But the trend is clear. More people preorder than they used to. Also wasn't wii sold out everywhere? How would it be able to beat the Switch if less wii's were available to be bought?

First week numbers are always good with very few exceptions (like the psv I think and of course devices no one wants like ouya). Even xbone did incredibly well despite its disastrous launch.

Guess what, Switch is also sold almost everywhere.

Its not about only good first numbers, in this case its about best first numbers in history of Nintendo in US and Europe, thats huge difrence. For instance Wii U didnt sold better than Wii on launch, but curenlty Switch sold better than Wii and Wii U.



AlfredoTurkey said:
danielrdp said:

Actually the console itself is really cool. Yes, I know the dock sucks. It can scratch the screen, but overall I was really impressed with the switch. 

It can scratch the screen... if someone is wreckless and doesn't know how to take care of their console. Seriously. I own one, there's no scratching the screen over at my house.

Well, I'm really careful too, but I won't take any chances. I've already bought a screen protector. 



ArnoldRimmer said:
RolStoppable said:

That article is really, really, really, really, really bad. The points it raises are more often than not devoid of logic. It could pass as a satirical article.

You're not even mentioning any concrete criticism. Anyway: I don't think so, but we'll see.

As much as I hope for Nintendo to release a great video game console again that becomes a huge success, I just don't see the Switch being that console.

And while I can easily understand why Nintendo fans get excited about news like "Nintendo Switch was the fastest-selling Nintendo console at launch", I know perfectly well that such news ultimately say nothing about the console's actual future success. The day the Wii launched, I was waiting in a crowd for the store to open, I remember all those people running to the video games section as soon as the door opened, trying to get a console before they were all sold out shortly after.

The number of hardware sales at launch says nothing about that console's future success, it's basically just an indicator of how many units the company supplied for launch.

A strong launch can fall flat like the Wii U. Difference however is that the Switch doesn't look like a Fisher-Price addon to the Wii :p

 

It all depends on whether Nintendo can keep momentum. They're gaining indie/3rd party support, and have spaced out exclusives. If they keep it up, I don't see why the switch should do bad. Marketing is also good, with many people at least recognizing the Switch as "that new console".