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Roll-out:

This thread is about the performance of the most important Nintendo self-published games on the Switch compared to precedent outings of the same franchise. In case of a new intellectual property, I will compare it to similar IPs produced by Nintendo. This is an exercise to measure Nintendo's financial health and brand awareness.

So, to break it down:

  • Selected Nintendo-published titles for Switch
  • Cumulative sales only
  • Very short analyzes
  • Graphics and design
  • Adjustments will be made when official data is released
NEWEST UPDATE: (02.01.18) Adjusted with recent 9-Months Earnings Report from Nintendo.

10 titles published by Nintendo.

Software Title Platform Year Sales (VGChartz) Sales (Nintendo)
1-2-Switch NSW 2017 1.24M 1.88M*
Mario Party 10 WiiU 2015 1.95M 2.13M
Wii Party U WiiU 2013 1.86M 1.58M
Wii Party Wii 2010 8.40M 9.29M



Software Title Platform Year Sales (VGChartz) Sales (Nintendo)
ARMS NSW 2017 1.25M 1.61M*
Punch-Out!! Wii 2009 0.27M 1.27M
Pokken Tournament DX NSW 2017 0.68M N/A
Pokken Tournament WiiU 2016 1.36M 1.32M



Software Title Platform Year Sales (VGChartz) Sales (Nintendo)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild NSW 2017 4.89M 6.70M*
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Wii 2006 7.18M 7.26M
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time N64 1998 7.60M 7.60M



Software Title Platform Year Sales (VGChartz) Sales (Nintendo)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe NSW 2017 4.55M 7.33M*
Mario Kart 8 WiiU 2014 7.64M 8.40M
Mario Kart 7 3DS 2011 14.28M 16.76M
Mario Kart 64 N64 1996 9.87M 9.87M
Super Mario Kart SNES 1992 8.76M 8.76M



Software Title Platform Year Sales (VGChartz) Sales (Nintendo)
Splatoon 2 NSW 2017 3.14M 4.91M*
Splatoon WiiU 2015 4.69M 4.91M



Software Title Platform Year Sales (VGChartz) Sales (Nintendo)
Super Mario Odyssey NSW 2017 8.74M 10.41M*
Super Mario 3D Land 3DS 2011 11.25M 11.77M
Super Mario Galaxy Wii 2007 11.40M 12.75M
Super Mario 64 DS DS 2004 10.32M 11.06M
Super Mario 64 N64 1996 11.89M 11.91M



Software Title Platform Year Sales (VGChartz) Sales (Nintendo)
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 NSW 2017 0.96M 1.31M*
Xenoblade Chronicles X WiiU 2015 0.84M 0.91M
Xenoblade Chronicles Wii 2010 0.92M 0.91M
*As of March 31st, 2017. Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html
Last edited by GuyDuke - on 29 April 2018

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So is this a comparison with previous games from the same franchise, or comparison between any and all Nintendo games?



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Platina said:
So is this a comparison with previous games from the same franchise, or comparison between any and all Nintendo games?

Mostly previous franchises! But in some cases, like ARMS, I will be comparing it to similar Nintendo games (like Punch-Out!!) since it's a new intellectual property.

I hope I made my intentions clear with this thread :/



guiduc said:
Platina said:
So is this a comparison with previous games from the same franchise, or comparison between any and all Nintendo games?

Mostly previous franchises! But in some cases, like ARMS, I will be comparing it to similar Nintendo games (like Punch-Out!!) since it's a new intellectual property.

I hope I made my intentions clear with this thread :/

It makes sense now, best of luck then



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sure..why not, this will be interesting!



Nice idea!



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism