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Switch Software sees strong growth: Nintendo Switch software sales in May generated growth of 90 percent when compared to a year ago, delivering the highest software revenues for any Nintendo platform in May since the Nintendo Wii in May 2011. Please note that The NPD Group does not currently track digital sales on Nintendo platforms.

https://venturebeat.com/2018/06/21/may-npd-2018-state-of-decays-second-act-chews-its-way-to-the-top/

 

Switch software sales are doing very, very well.

https://www.resetera.com/threads/npd-may-2018-state-of-decay-2-1-software-ps4-tops-hardware-charts.50571/page-4#post-9526672

 

Impresive, so without digital sales and without big release from Nintendo this year.


Last edited by Miyamotoo - on 21 June 2018

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That certainly helps me believe that they can reach their 100 million software goal.



In all honesty thinking about it it's probably not *that* impressive. That means it had a better May than the 3DS or Wii U had in the US, and 3DS was never really a juggernaut platform in the US, it was fairly rare to ever even see two 3DS games ever in the top 10 NPD at the same time. Wii U ... well uh we know how that went.

And software being up YoY from last year makes logical sense, there were only like 12-15 retail releases total for the Switch this time last year. There's easily much more software available now and the userbase should be double-triple where it was a year ago. Software should be up by double. 

Just sayin'.



That's great news!




Soundwave said:

In all honesty thinking about it it's probably not *that* impressive. That means it had a better May than the 3DS or Wii U had in the US, and 3DS was never really a juggernaut platform in the US, it was fairly rare to ever even see two 3DS games ever in the top 10 NPD at the same time. Wii U ... well uh we know how that went.

And software being up YoY from last year makes logical sense, there were only like 12-15 retail releases total for the Switch this time last year. There's easily much more software available now and the userbase should be double-triple where it was a year ago. Software should be up by double. 

Just sayin'.

And NPD doesn't even count digital sales from the Eshop, numbers might be even more impressive now :P

Just sayin'.



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Soundwave said:

In all honesty thinking about it it's probably not *that* impressive. That means it had a better May than the 3DS or Wii U had in the US, and 3DS was never really a juggernaut platform in the US, it was fairly rare to ever even see two 3DS games ever in the top 10 NPD at the same time. Wii U ... well uh we know how that went.

But that alone proves that Switch games are selling quite good, 3DS is again platform that has 25m+ (going buy Nintendo official ship numbers) install base in US, while from Switch launch we always have at least one or two Switch games in top 10 selling games of month.



Switch  > Wiiu + 3DS in software sales.

Good news.



They're moving in the right direction for sure.



Soundwave said:

In all honesty thinking about it it's probably not *that* impressive. That means it had a better May than the 3DS or Wii U had in the US, and 3DS was never really a juggernaut platform in the US, it was fairly rare to ever even see two 3DS games ever in the top 10 NPD at the same time. Wii U ... well uh we know how that went.

And software being up YoY from last year makes logical sense, there were only like 12-15 retail releases total for the Switch this time last year. There's easily much more software available now and the userbase should be double-triple where it was a year ago. Software should be up by double. 

Just sayin'.

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