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RolStoppable said:
xMetroid said:

Pretty sure the Wii was the fastest selling during launch year over all genre of consoles WW. So by beating the Wii it is probably beating all the handhleds also.

Since this is a sales thread about Germany, we do not only have to account for Nintendo handhelds, but also PlayStation home consoles as potential competitors for the title of best-selling console through the first twelve months.

RolStoppable said: 
AlfredoTurkey said: 

So you're saying that this record is only for Nintendo consoles?

Here is the text from Nintendo's press release:

Seit 12 Monaten auf dem Markt, hat sie einen seit 10 Jahren bestehenden Verkaufsrekord gebrochen: Nintendo Switch, die erste tragbare TV-Konsole der Welt, ging seit dem 3. März 2017 mehr als 650.000 Mal über Deutschlands Ladentische. Das waren im gleichen Zeitraum noch mehr als bei der Wii, die den bisherigen Ein-Jahresrekord bei den Nintendo TV-Konsolen seit 2007 innehatte.

The highlighted portion means as much as "Wii held the record of the best-selling Nintendo home console through the first twelve months." That's the record Switch has broken.

It's similar wording to Nintendo of America's press release that called Switch the best-selling home gaming system in the USA through the first ten months. NoA's wording deliberately excluded Nintendo handhelds because the GBA is the overall record holder in the USA through the specified timeframe.

RolStoppable said: 
FromDK said: 

So Switch sold better than Wii.. ps1-4 and xbox in the first 10 month in the us?

But in germany it only sold better than any Nintendo homeconsole ever?

In Germany Switch sold better than any other Nintendo home console through the first twelve months, but its overall position is unknown because public German sales data is so hard to come by.

 

You are wrong, Switch is Nintendos fastest system (including home consoles and handhelds) ever in Germany for first year, previous record was held buy Wii and Switch beat Wii. DS actually had slower start than Wii.

 

 

Jumpin said: 

Germany sales figures for year 1 - Switch is Nintendo’s fastest selling for all categories and #2 overall:

  1. PS4 - Over 1 million
  2. Switch - ~650,000
  3. Wii - 629,324
  4. 3DS - ~480,000
  5. DS: - ~350,00
  6. PS3 - 318,459
  7. X360 - 185,152
  8. PSP - ~150,000

 


There was no such thing as a fast selling video game console (handheld or otherwise) in Germany prior to the Wii. It would not surprise me if both PSX and PS2 sold under 150,000 year 1. I can vividly recall the Wii being the first console people went crazy over as well (I was in my mid-20s at the time). I also remember PS2 not really being something many people had until GTA Vice City; again, anecdotal. Still, I doubt either GBA or PS2 came anywhere near Wii year 1 sales. GTA 3 has a reputation for being a dangerous game, but Vice City with its style was more attractive, and maintained the dangerous reputation, but not the stigma (which might have actually held GTA3 back at first, but helped it and the franchise in the long run; and I believe this sentiment was fairly worldwide).

Sales as of 2005:

PS2 - ~3.3 million by 2005
GBA - ~2.5 million by 2005

All sales from Statisa and GfK.

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AlfredoTurkey said:
PwerlvlAmy said:

we need to save all the butts in the world from Nintendo

Yes, even Mario is no longer a plumber. Nintendo's butt hatred knows no bounds.

we underestimate their hatred for butts,we didnt listen



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PwerlvlAmy said:
AlfredoTurkey said:

Yes, even Mario is no longer a plumber. Nintendo's butt hatred knows no bounds.

we underestimate their hatred for butts,we didnt listen



Excuse me? I believe Nintendo is a company of ass men. And that is good.



I welcome every new record!



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OTBWY said:
PwerlvlAmy said:

we underestimate their hatred for butts,we didnt listen



Excuse me? I believe Nintendo is a company of ass men. And that is good.

there's an internal struggle butts vs anti butts



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PwerlvlAmy said:
OTBWY said:



Excuse me? I believe Nintendo is a company of ass men. And that is good.

there's an internal struggle butts vs anti butts

The butts are winning.



OTBWY said:
PwerlvlAmy said:

there's an internal struggle butts vs anti butts

The butts are winning.

Games sales are proving this



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PwerlvlAmy said:
OTBWY said:

The butts are winning.

Games sales are proving this

Exactly. I'm an assman, so I approve.



OTBWY said:
PwerlvlAmy said:

Games sales are proving this

Exactly. I'm an assman, so I approve.

are you billy gunn?



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