Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Switch Sells 10 Million Units Worldwide

KLAMarine said:
So is the Switch dead on arrival or not? I can't tell...

Apparently depends on who you ask.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

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KLAMarine said:
So is the Switch dead on arrival or not? I can't tell...

Next year sales will go down on a cliff, it will get close to Wii U LT numbers, then reach the saturation. By end of 2018 will be discontinued and Nintendo will go full 3rd party.

 

Can't be wrong. They played all their cards this year. The only way is down



 

 

We reap what we sow

Sorry I can't believe it. The source has no credibility. Only VGChartz numbers are the truth.



 

 

I wonder how long people will say nintendo is doomed. In the future they may announce Nintendo Switch sells 80 million units and some people would say yeah but tomorrow it’s all over for Nintendo lol.



Gamer147 said:
I wonder how long people will say nintendo is doomed. In the future they may announce Nintendo Switch sells 80 million units and some people would say yeah but tomorrow it’s all over for Nintendo lol.

I don't know if there's a stronger word to describe this but I would call it "religious denial"



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Only 10mil? *Colin



Quite happy with this news and it almost around where I expected it to be. That means 3 million sold from October 1St to December (whatever date they counted until). I did read it was up to the 10th December somewhere though. Add 3 million for December, possibly 4 million and then they've only got 2.6 million to hit their targets for the year.

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JSG87 said:
Quite happy with this news and it almost around where I expected it to be. That means 2.4 million sold from October 1St to December (whatever date they counted until). I did read it was up to the 10th December somewhere though. Add 3 million for December, possibly 4 million and then they've only got 2.6 million to hit their targets for the year.

7.63mil is shipped

10mil is sold through

 

So it probably as of dec 10th has already 12mil shipped. Probably an extra 2-3mil (for 14mil-15mil) in the last 3 weeks to go



V-r0cK said:
Something's not right. Zelda BotW only sold around 4M copies. Why are there 6M Switch owners that do not own this game??

Zelda on Switch was at 4.7 Million as of the end of September, it will have sold much more by the time this 10 million mark was hit.

Speaking as a Switch owner who didn't buy Zelda for it, my reasoning was simple; I already owned Zelda on Wii U.

CrazyGamer2017 said:
Good for Nintendo, but not good for those who care to have better hardware. If one can expect flaws in one's system of choice to be improved on the next time they release new hardware cause they want to keep motivation of people to buy it, well Nintendo does not have to worry about that. Why improve hardware, just create new concepts (which is fine, don't get me wrong on that) Why improve current flaws? People are going to buy the machine anyways.
Examples: Why better battery life? 3 Hours for games like Zelda is fine, people buy it regardless, Why choosing better CPU's and GPU's. The Tegra 1 chip chosen was already outdated by the Tegra 2 chip when the Switch was released. But Nintendo still went for the inferior Tegra 1 and did that stop the sales? Nope. Why making a home system, a dedicated one I mean? People don't seem to care about that, they seem to think some kind of cross system is the same as an actual home system. About chatting, everybody including some Nintendo fans agree that their solution to chat in online play using cables and a smart phone, is bad, really bad but does that stop the system from selling? Nope, so why even bothering to implement a simple chatting system as you see on PC/PS4/Xbox? No reason since people buy it anyway. Ok then at least this hardware means a cheap retail price? Nope, it's as expensive if not more expensive than other systems that are way more powerful like the PS4...

Bottom line is that the only true winner here is Nintendo, fans not so much and hardcore gamers, not at all.
Too bad cause I would have loved to one day explore the realms of BOTW or play Mario in his Odyssey or play that 4th episode of Metroid Prime as I really enjoyed the first 3 episodes back when I had a GameCube and later on a Wii. My hopes so far were that one day Nintendo would make better hardware that would bring their games to modern day graphics but Why would they do that? What motivation for them to do that? There's always a slim chance that they do cause no one can tell for sure what will be done in 5 or 10 years from now but the chance is small really small...

Speaking as both a fan and a core gamer, I consider myself to be a winner in this; I'm getting to play awesome games like Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, and Xenoblade 2, and since the system has a bright future thanks to its design, I'll be able to enjoy robust software support going forwards.

On the other hand, if Nintendo had made a dedicated console and a dedicated handheld, there would be far fewer games for the former as Nintendo's development teams would be split between the two instead of focused on one device, and since there isn't (and never has been) room on the market for three similar systems to flourish, the console would be pretty much a guaranteed flop and as such would suffer from the same miserable software droughts as Wii U. 



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

As a VERY proud Switch owner this makes me all giddy and warm and bubbly inside. In all seriousness tho, good job, Nintendo! Mario and Zelda are phenomenal games, and both killer apps in their own rights. I would still like to see something a little more concrete for their 2018 game slate. Momentum is HUGE right now. I'd like to see 2017 followed up in a massive way. Congrats Nintendo! 10 million and counting...



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