Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Be Honest: Why Do You Think Switch is a Sales Success Right Now?

The_Yoda said:
I didn't realize you were looking for something so narrow and i can't speak for the market but 1 thing sold me and that was Zelda. It took me from a "let's wait and see what happens with this console" to hitting Amazon for a pre-order seconds after we saw a proper trailer. I guess my narrow answer would be the software. I really was planning on waiting for a price drop or good bundle deal before buying this system but that Fu*&ing Zelda forced open my wallet.

Well, it is not really narrow. I want and embrace every answer but like I was saying, I just want to know which one of the laundry list of answers that you feel are contributors do you feel is the most important. Really, there is not wrong answer I guess and I want all your answers on top of your biggest reason. It is interesting to learn about how the community feels about Switch, its success, and the contributing factors to said success.



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I would say the games. It started with zelda then got better with spaltoon, mario kart and even arms. soon we have mario and xenoblade. Thats an amazing year no matter whos asking.



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fleischr said:
Its a real break from the tedium of PS4 and X1 that's for sure.


+As powerful as those devices are, they're not as convenient to use as Switch.
+As great as the libraries are of PS4/X1, there's a kind of majesty Nintendo's 1st party lineup has that's pretty much missing from competitors. The exclusive lineup this year is absolutely guns-blazing
+Better marketing and messaging all around made even more positive by outperforming optimistic predictions of the system
+I think there's a large community of gamers that liked the WiiU's games, but held off for this system

The first three points are totally subjective.

 

The fourth and final point is simply wrong. If people actually showed interest in the Wii U's games, they would have bought one sooner and Nintendo wouldn't need to pull a mulligan on 8th gen.



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GhaudePhaede010 said:

I have a had a couple of back and forth conversations with various people across a few different video gaming sites and youtube pages about why Switch is a sales success. I have heard a lot of different reasons and it seems that after the latest Nintendo Direct, the newest reason being thrown around is because third party support is picking up.

I even saw a video that claimed we should take Switch seriously NOW since that last Direct had DOOM and Wolfenstein 2. I mean, did that first 5+ million in five months mean nothiing? Did everyone decide to sleep on Switch being successful long before either of these games were mentioned? At any rate, I want to know why you think Switch is selling so well. I decided not to include a poll because I did not want to accidentially influence anyone's decision; even accidental.

I would like to keep this conversation civil if possible but I am not a liar and must admit healthy debate is both fun to read and very progressive. I would prefer you give the biggest reason for Switch success and then, if you would like, the smaller reasons that way I can best understand everyone's perspective. Annnddddd GO!

Not sure if you're talking about reviewtechusa's video, where he mentions that more developers should take the Switch seriously by releasing more games on it. But yeah, Nintendo's good marketing is to thank for the Switch becoming a hit outside their main fanbase, plus strong 1st party support.



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Artificial demand due to artificial supply to create artificial sales sold at artificial stores to artificial customers to push an artificial narrative of an artificial success.

Or maybe the ability to transition between console and handheld so easily is pretty sweet.



TheLegendaryWolf said:
GhaudePhaede010 said:

I have a had a couple of back and forth conversations with various people across a few different video gaming sites and youtube pages about why Switch is a sales success. I have heard a lot of different reasons and it seems that after the latest Nintendo Direct, the newest reason being thrown around is because third party support is picking up.

I even saw a video that claimed we should take Switch seriously NOW since that last Direct had DOOM and Wolfenstein 2. I mean, did that first 5+ million in five months mean nothiing? Did everyone decide to sleep on Switch being successful long before either of these games were mentioned? At any rate, I want to know why you think Switch is selling so well. I decided not to include a poll because I did not want to accidentially influence anyone's decision; even accidental.

I would like to keep this conversation civil if possible but I am not a liar and must admit healthy debate is both fun to read and very progressive. I would prefer you give the biggest reason for Switch success and then, if you would like, the smaller reasons that way I can best understand everyone's perspective. Annnddddd GO!

Not sure if you're talking about reviewtechusa's video, where he mentions that more developers should take the Switch seriously by releasing more games on it. But yeah, Nintendo's good marketing is to thank for the Switch becoming a hit outside their main fanbase, plus strong 1st party support.

I do not remember who's video it was but it was about both developers and consumers. It may have been the video you are talking about. I will look into it because I want to watch it again anyway.



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I think it is a Nintendo handheld that finally has a big screen and is powerful enough to play almost new AAA games.



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I think the form is a large reason for the success. You have to remember every kid has a tablet that costs 300 or more these days so parents won't worry about the price too much.

Once they go on one trip with it and all the kids are whining for a turn the lazy parents of today will quickly capitulate and bg one for each kid. I see that happening summer 2018 .



Ka-pi96 said:
TK-Karma said:

I mean, there are a lot of variables at play here ... It's hard to even know which demographics the Switch is most successful with, which would be the first logical step to then identify what features of the console are appealing to them enough that -those- people go ahead with a purchase. In short, we have too many variables and not enough data to really tell this, it's all speculation and gut feeling based on extrapolating from that limited data.

Is that not part of the reason that it's successful? Because it appeals to a wide variety of demographics, rather than appealing heavily to only a small demographic (a la Wii U).

Yeah, but I feel that the way the OP is worded, the question is more seeking to identify which choices Nintendo has made, which has resulted in this success =p unless I skipped over another part by accident!