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Philippe Lavoué, director of Nintendo France, gave us somme information about Switch sales in 2019 and LTD

Highlights:

Switch sold 3.3m in 2019 (3m were expected for 31st of december 2019)

Switch sold 1.25m in 2019 (1.1 in 2018, 911k in 2017). Most sold console in the country in 2019

Switch lite: no numbers but it's in 3rd place behing PS4 and in front on Xbox1

Original Switch sold much more than Lite during the holidays

30% of users are women before the launch of animal crossing

One out of 2 physical games sold is a Nintendo game in 2019 (one out of 4 in 2018)

Games in 2019:

Pokemon SW/SH: 650k

MK8DX: 502k

Luigi's Mansion 3: 392k

Ring fit Adventure: 120k (with stock issues in all the country)

They'll advertise the game again in february once it's back in stocks. They hope it'll become a long seller

Source:

https://www.lefigaro.fr/medias/nintendo-a-vendu-3-3-millions-de-consoles-switch-en-france-20200109?utm_source=app&utm_medium=sms&utm_campaign=fr.playsoft.lefigarov3

EDIT:

4.9% of french population has a Switch which represents 11% of housholds

+40% increase in games sales

10 Switch games in the top 20 in 2019:

2nd: FIFA20

4th:NSMBUDX

5th: Luigi's Mansion 3

6th: Pokemon SW/SH

7th:Super Mario Party

10th: Link's awakening

11th:SSBU

13th: Super Mario Maker 2

17th: Super Mario Odyssey

22th: Ring Fit Adventure

They mention Minecraft an MK8DX being in the top 20 as well, which is weird because it would make 12 games in the top (13 in you count pokemon separately)

I don't really understand how Pokemon SW/SH is 6th (maybe counted separately?)

I'm not 100% sure Fifa20 is in second place either, but that's what they say in the news with the fact that it sold more on Switch than it did on Xbox1

EDITED: Ring fit is 22nd and not 12th

Last edited by Supermario28 - on 09 January 2020

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Great number. France shore likes the switch!



Nintendo of france is doing a great job marketing the ystem.



Supermario28 said:

Philippe Lavoué, director of Nintendo France, gave us somme information about Switch sales in 2019 and LTD

Highlights:

Switch sold 3.3m in 2019 (3m were expected for 31st of december 2019)

Switch sold 1.25m in 2019 (1.1 in 2018, 911k in 2017). Most sold console in the country in 2019

Switch lite: no numbers but it's in 3rd place behing PS4 and in front on Xbox1

Original Switch sold much more than Lite during the holidays

30% of users are women before the launch of animal crossing

One out of 2 physical games sold is a Nintendo game in 2019 (one out of 4 in 2018)

Games in 2019:

Pokemon SW/SH: 650k

MK8DX: 502k

Luigi's Mansion 3: 392k

Ring fit Adventure: 120k (with stock issues in all the country)

They'll advertise the game again in february once it's back in stocks. They hope it'll become a long seller

Source:

https://www.lefigaro.fr/medias/nintendo-a-vendu-3-3-millions-de-consoles-switch-en-france-20200109?utm_source=app&utm_medium=sms&utm_campaign=fr.playsoft.lefigarov3

EDIT:

4.9% of french population has a Switch which represents 10% of housholds

+40% increase in games sales

10 Switch games in the top 20 in 2019:

2nd: FIFA20

4th:NSMBUDX

5th: Luigi's Mansion 3

6th: Pokemon SW/SH

7th:Super Mario Party

10th: Link's awakening

11th:SSBU

12th: Ring Fit Adventure

13th: Super Mario Maker 2

17th: Super Mario Odyssey

They mention Minecraft an MK8DX being in the top 20 as well, which is weird because it would make 12 games in the top (13 in you count pokemon separately)

I don't really understand how Pokemon SW/SH is 6th (maybe counted separately?)

I'm not 100% sure Fifa20 is in second place either, but that's what they say in the news with the fact that it sold more on Switch than it did on Xbox1

Where did you got the additional information? I couldn't find them in the original source. Maybe that got deleted in the meanwhile (article got updated 45 minutes ago)

bolded: I read the article and could only see a mention of 8 out of the top 10 being Switch games. Since the Switch already covers 6 out of 10 in your list, then Minecraft and MK8D would probably be on some of the free spots (1,3,8,9). Considering Pokemon SwoSh and MK8D sales are mentioned and Pokemon is on 6, then MK8D would probably be either on 8 or 9.

On the other Hand, LM3 is on 5 but sold only about half what Pokemon sold, so not sure if I can trust that chart much. The article says that numbers for the french market will get published in the coming weeks, so I'm fairly sure the top 20 you have there is not the yearly Switch game sales, but possibly the weekly ones.

Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 09 January 2020

That seems like a healthy number. Would like to see some comparisons.



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Bofferbrauer2 said:
Supermario28 said:

Philippe Lavoué, director of Nintendo France, gave us somme information about Switch sales in 2019 and LTD

Highlights:

Switch sold 3.3m in 2019 (3m were expected for 31st of december 2019)

Switch sold 1.25m in 2019 (1.1 in 2018, 911k in 2017). Most sold console in the country in 2019

Switch lite: no numbers but it's in 3rd place behing PS4 and in front on Xbox1

Original Switch sold much more than Lite during the holidays

30% of users are women before the launch of animal crossing

One out of 2 physical games sold is a Nintendo game in 2019 (one out of 4 in 2018)

Games in 2019:

Pokemon SW/SH: 650k

MK8DX: 502k

Luigi's Mansion 3: 392k

Ring fit Adventure: 120k (with stock issues in all the country)

They'll advertise the game again in february once it's back in stocks. They hope it'll become a long seller

Source:

https://www.lefigaro.fr/medias/nintendo-a-vendu-3-3-millions-de-consoles-switch-en-france-20200109?utm_source=app&utm_medium=sms&utm_campaign=fr.playsoft.lefigarov3

EDIT:

4.9% of french population has a Switch which represents 10% of housholds

+40% increase in games sales

10 Switch games in the top 20 in 2019:

2nd: FIFA20

4th:NSMBUDX

5th: Luigi's Mansion 3

6th: Pokemon SW/SH

7th:Super Mario Party

10th: Link's awakening

11th:SSBU

12th: Ring Fit Adventure

13th: Super Mario Maker 2

17th: Super Mario Odyssey

They mention Minecraft an MK8DX being in the top 20 as well, which is weird because it would make 12 games in the top (13 in you count pokemon separately)

I don't really understand how Pokemon SW/SH is 6th (maybe counted separately?)

I'm not 100% sure Fifa20 is in second place either, but that's what they say in the news with the fact that it sold more on Switch than it did on Xbox1

Where did you got the additional information? I couldn't find them in the original source. Maybe that got deleted in the meanwhile (article got updated 45 minutes ago)

bolded: I read the article and could only see a mention of 8 out of the top 10 being Switch games. Since the Switch already covers 6 out of 10 in your list, then Minecraft and MK8D would probably be on some of the free spots (1,3,8,9). Considering Pokemon SwoSh and MK8D sales are mentioned and Pokemon is on 6, then MK8D would probably be either on 8 or 9.

On the other Hand, LM3 is on 5 but sold only about half what Pokemon sold, so not sure if I can trust that chart much. The article says that numbers for the french market will get published in the coming weeks, so I'm fairly sure the top 20 you have there is not the yearly Switch game sales, but possibly the weekly ones.

Here is the second source i forgot to give before:

https://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2020/01/09/jeu-video-nintendo-se-felicite-de-ses-performances-sur-le-marche-francais-en-2019_6025264_4408996.html

There's an error in the OP that i edited: Ring fit is 22nd and not 12th

This article says it's the annual sales but fails to place MK8DX in a position and mentions Minecraft as included in the top 20 with FIFA20

Maybe pokemon is 6th because they count it separately, if both sold 650k, then one sold between 300k and 350k, 5th position being at 392k, it could make sense.



My neighbor french doing great as always !

Also, it kinda confirms RFA on the "good seller" status in the west ^^



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Supermario28 said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

Where did you got the additional information? I couldn't find them in the original source. Maybe that got deleted in the meanwhile (article got updated 45 minutes ago)

bolded: I read the article and could only see a mention of 8 out of the top 10 being Switch games. Since the Switch already covers 6 out of 10 in your list, then Minecraft and MK8D would probably be on some of the free spots (1,3,8,9). Considering Pokemon SwoSh and MK8D sales are mentioned and Pokemon is on 6, then MK8D would probably be either on 8 or 9.

On the other Hand, LM3 is on 5 but sold only about half what Pokemon sold, so not sure if I can trust that chart much. The article says that numbers for the french market will get published in the coming weeks, so I'm fairly sure the top 20 you have there is not the yearly Switch game sales, but possibly the weekly ones.

Here is the second source i forgot to give before:

https://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2020/01/09/jeu-video-nintendo-se-felicite-de-ses-performances-sur-le-marche-francais-en-2019_6025264_4408996.html

There's an error in the OP that i edited: Ring fit is 22nd and not 12th

This article says it's the annual sales but fails to place MK8DX in a position and mentions Minecraft as included in the top 20 with FIFA20

Maybe pokemon is 6th because they count it separately, if both sold 650k, then one sold between 300k and 350k, 5th position being at 392k, it could make sense.

Little correction for the OP: Statistically speaking, one out of 9 households have a Switch, which would be 11%, not 10%.

Also, I think I know where the difference comes from: The numbers from Le Monde are just physical sales, while the Figaro is also speaking about some digital sales. Then it certainly makes sense that Minecraft is missing (is it even available physically in the west?).

As for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, I think they just forget to mention it's position, as they are talking about it's sales numbers, and it's the same in both articles. It would certainly fit into the 8th or 9th spot with those numbers.

Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 09 January 2020

Corrected :)



MK8D sold more than LM3 in 2019. There's no way MK8D charted below LM3.

This is my estimation for top 10 based on the article and amazon yearly. 

1. FIFA 20

2. COD MW 

3. MK8D

4. NSMBUD

5. LM3

6. Pokemon Sword

7. SMP

8. SWFO

9. FIFA 19 or CTR

10.Zelda LA

Last edited by LGBTDBZBBQ - on 09 January 2020