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So after US and Italy (link of thread down), Switch sold better in 10 months than Wii also in France, more accurate, Switch sols 911k France in 2017. so that makes almost 1m in France alone, very impresive.

-Switch consoles sold in 2017: 911k (much above expectations)
-In comparison, WII sold 703k in 10 months and PS4 650k also in 10 months.
-459k Switch consoles sold in November-December
-Should reach 1 million at the end of February, as much as the PS4 in 1 year.
-507k 3DS sold in 2017
-4.8 million games sold in 2017
-Super mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are both > 500k. Could have been more for Odyssey but there were stock shortages.
-Zelda Botw = 410k sold on Switch
-Mario + Rabbids = 150k

 

Speaking with Les Numériques, Nintendo of France General Manager Philippe Lavoué has revealed some concrete sales numbers for Switch hardware and software in 2o17. In October, Lavoué stated that Nintendo’s goal was to sell a total of 800,000 Switch consoles in France in 2017. That goal has been reached pretty comfortably – the Switch has sold a total of 911,000 units in France last year. Not only does this mean that the Switch has surpassed the Wii U’s lifetime sales in France, but it also makes it the fastest-selling console of all time. Previously, that record was held by the Wii with 703,000 units.

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=sr&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lefigaro.fr%2Fsecteur%2Fhigh-tech%2F2018%2F01%2F11%2F32001-20180111ARTFIG00003-grace-a-la-switch-nintendo-a-ete-l-un-des-champions-de-noel.php%3Fredirect_premium&edit-text=&act=url

http://nintendoeverything.com/switch-is-the-fastest-selling-console-of-all-time-in-france-other-tidbits-and-sales-data/

https://www.resetera.com/posts/3132809/

 

Switch Italy thread

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=234075&page=1#

Last edited by Miyamotoo - on 11 January 2018

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Wow, quite a massive lead over the first 10 months of Wii and PS4, didn't expect it to be that huge with over 200k over the Wii and over 250k more than the PS4 managed to do

Edit: VGChartz has the Switch in France at 421k  at November 18. Pretty sure Nintendo didn't sell 490k in the following 6 weeks

Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 11 January 2018

Wow. They were expecting 800k+, so they've outdone their forecast by about 100k for this year.
Also pleased to see that Mario+Rabbits did well in France!

I wonder if we get an announcement for germany next.



Bofferbrauer2 said:

Wow, quite a massive lead over the first 10 months of Wii and PS4, didn't expect it to be that huge with over 200k over the Wii and over 250k more than the PS4 managed to do

Edit: VGChartz has the Switch in France at 421k  at November 18. Pretty sure Nintendo didn't sell 490k in the following 6 weeks

459k sold in these 6 weeks according to into available.



I'm not even surprised. Switch is currently the best portable console.

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Last edited by Nurien - on 12 January 2018

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Update, Switch is actually fastest selling console of all time in France.



I love it....why is it though?! Is it because the Switch launched early in the year and getting it's first BF/Xmas boost earlier in the cycle than other consoles?! It looks like it will be quite a bit behind PS4 yoy, right?!

Not trying to devalue the success...very happy for them. I'm just wondering how that works.



Errorist76 said:

I love it....why is it though?! Is it because the Switch launched early in the year and getting it's first BF/Xmas boost earlier in the cycle than other consoles?! It looks like it will be quite a bit behind PS4 yoy, right?!

Not trying to devalue the success...very happy for them. I'm just wondering how that works.

BOTW and Odyssey released in its 1st year. And a totally new concept.



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Errorist76 said:

I love it....why is it though?! Is it because the Switch launched early in the year and getting it's first BF/Xmas boost earlier in the cycle than other consoles?! It looks like it will be quite a bit behind PS4 yoy, right?!

Not trying to devalue the success...very happy for them. I'm just wondering how that works.

It's obvious, great concept, great games, good marketing.



Awesome! Let's see if it can keep this title.