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Im honestly shocked. This makes it especially funny that the nintendo fan at kindafunnygames said switch was "only" doing 2.5 mil in the U.S. a few months ago and that hed expect it to be better



Launch timing favors Switch here because unlike most other consoles it entered its first post-launch holiday season sooner. So whereas other consoles' month 9 and 10 were the slow July and August, Switch had November and December. However, if the timeframe of comparison were extended to a full 12 months to include all months of the year for all consoles, it wouldn't change that Switch is #1.

It should not be seen as an unfair advantage that Switch launched in March unlike most other consoles. It's by no means a given to start this strong. The other most recent examples, 3DS (late March launch) and Vita (late February launch), were handily beaten by Switch. The latter to the degree that Switch has already exceeded Vita's lifetime sales.

EDIT: Actually, Switch is already greater than Vita's lifetime sales multiplied by 2. The 3DS sold ~4m in 2011, but those sales come with the obvious caveat of a price cut of $80, making it far less impressive than Wii's 4m+.

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Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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congratulations... first great news of the year!



Switch!!!

p0isonparadise said:

US Sales estimates 

Super Mario Odyssey - 2.88 million
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 2.64 million
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 2.40 million
Splatoon 2 - 960,000

Great a this would mean zelda is over 3mil overall. Maybe closer to 3.2mil!



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Congratulations on making history, Nintendo.

The sky is the limit.



                            

What did the ps4 do in its first 10 months in the us? So switch first 10 months sold more than ps4 first 10 months in japan and the us but somehow ps4 still sold more or equal switchs first 10 months worldwide?



Pinkie_pie said:
What did the ps4 do in its first 10 months in the us? So switch first 10 months sold more than ps4 first 10 months in japan and the us but somehow ps4 still sold more or equal switchs first 10 months worldwide?

~4m.

Switch is ahead of the PS4 worldwide through ten months.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

Damn, go Switch!



-Ps4 sold 3.95 million in the first 10 months.
-Wii sold 4.05 million in the first 10 months.
-Switch sold 4.8 million in the first 10 months.