Forums - Sales Discussion - Japan sales (Week 19): Media Create/Famitsu/Dengeki - May 7-13, 2018 ( aftermath)

PAOerfulone said:
Looking at Tropical Freeze's numbers, It looks you can chalk another one up on the list of "Ports of Wii U games on the Switch that are selling faster than or outsold their original Wii U counterparts."
- Mario Kart
- Pokken
- Bayonetta 1 & 2
- DKC

And I wouldn't be surprised if Hyrule Warriors joins that list as well. In fact, I expect it to.

Hyrule Warriors released almost 2 months ago in Japan and has done considerably worse than the original.



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I mean, the Switch has already sold 600k+ more units than the Wii U did in Japan. That's a rather low bar to celebrate.



zorg1000 said:
PAOerfulone said:
Looking at Tropical Freeze's numbers, It looks you can chalk another one up on the list of "Ports of Wii U games on the Switch that are selling faster than or outsold their original Wii U counterparts."
- Mario Kart
- Pokken
- Bayonetta 1 & 2
- DKC

And I wouldn't be surprised if Hyrule Warriors joins that list as well. In fact, I expect it to.

Hyrule Warriors released almost 2 months ago in Japan and has done considerably worse than the original.

It releases this week everywhere else and has been charting pretty high in pre-orders. And since the Switch will actually have legs and a full life cycle, plus the influx of new Zelda fans thanks to Breath of the Wild, it's only a matter of time.



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Megiddo said:
I mean, the Switch has already sold 600k+ more units than the Wii U did in Japan. That's a rather low bar to celebrate.

I dont get you, why are you being such a negative nancy? Have you ever made one positive post since you joined?



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Megiddo said:
I mean, the Switch has already sold 600k+ more units than the Wii U did in Japan. That's a rather low bar to celebrate.

In previous months many people said things like, "those games didnt sell on Wii U, why would they on Switch?" And now we are seeing these games do well so its worth mentioning.



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PAOerfulone said:
zorg1000 said:

Hyrule Warriors released almost 2 months ago in Japan and has done considerably worse than the original.

It releases this week everywhere else and has been charting pretty high in pre-orders. And since the Switch will actually have legs and a full life cycle, plus the influx of new Zelda fans thanks to Breath of the Wild, it's only a matter of time.

Since this is the media create thread, i thought you were talking about Japan.

But ya it should be a decent sized hit globally.



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kirby007 said:
Megiddo said:
I mean, the Switch has already sold 600k+ more units than the Wii U did in Japan. That's a rather low bar to celebrate.

I dont get you, why are you being such a negative nancy? Have you ever made one positive post since you joined?

I see data and calculate data.  I give opinions backed by data. If there is positive data then I am positive. Last week for instance I stated that DKTF had a strong opening week.

Believe me, if I see someone celebrating that a Vita port sold better on PS4 than it originally did on the Vita I'd have the same response. The user-bases are not congruent.

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switch's and nintendo's hold on japan continues for now. good stuff.



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Megiddo said:
I mean, the Switch has already sold 600k+ more units than the Wii U did in Japan. That's a rather low bar to celebrate.

Surely you have to take into account the fact that a large chunk of the userbase who owned a wii u & switch won't want to double dip & and also that the wii u was on the market longer, giving its userbase more opportunity to buy... 



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