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this is quite amazing that even after all these years and 2(3 if you count deluxe) sequels later, this game is still selling copies. Just shows how amazing Nintendo's selling ability is.



     

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At what point do diminishing returns kick in? Lol



Who's buying it? And why aren't they buying it used? xD



LTD: PS4 - 125m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 51m

2020: PS4 - 9m, Switch - 22.5m, XBO - 2.5m, PS5 - 4.5m, XBX - 2.8m

I remember when one guy on this site said that the only reason Mario Kart Wii sold so much was beacuse it was bundled with a wheel...



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PortisheadBiscuit said:
At what point do diminishing returns kick in? Lol

Considering its probably still being sold at $50, I doubt its kicked in. CDs are cheap to make and the little plastic steering wheel is probably not as profitable as it use to (due to smaller volume size). Buts its mostly just plastic. Most expensive process is probably just getting it to stores at this point.



     

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Barkley said:
Who's buying it? And why aren't they buying it used? xD

To be honest, I have no idea how the 2nd hand market isn't killing the new games sales. Like there is 34 million copies out there.



     

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cycycychris said:
Barkley said:
Who's buying it? And why aren't they buying it used? xD

To be honest, I have no idea how the 2nd hand market isn't killing the new games sales. Like there is 34 million copies out there.


The people buying this are not, generally speaking, active inthe wider video game Market. They're probably not aware of used game retailers, or the other channels through which to buy used games.  



Nintendo updated the SW total for the Wii but the HW number is the same at 101.63m. That means the tie ratio has increased. It's 9.06 now (was 9.05).



That's what I call legs.



A true beast, and a platform exclusive to boot, so it doesn't even have the luxury of selling across multiple generations and a nearly 300 million strong install base like a lot of other 30+ million sellers do.