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Splatoon 2 will double splatoon 1....... That counts right lol



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Super Mario Party has already passed 5m. I didn't expect it to do this well already. And you know that Mario Party games will have legs unless they release another one this year, lol.



 

zorg1000 said:
Acevil said:

That is a good tidbit, I did not know it was that close. 

Also when adding Wii U version, it's at 23.44 million meaning it only needs to sell another 160k to pass Mario Kart DS as the 2nd best selling entry at 23.60 million.

The Switch version alone will likely pass MKDS lifetime eventually, at which point it'll start to approach MK Wii when combined with the Wii U version. It'll need just 5 million more past that. If Switch gets close to Wii hardware sales, then with the attach rate of MK8D, it might pass MK Wii by itself.



 

Mar1217 said:
Ljink96 said:

Or stow away a Mario Kart 9 for Switch's successor at launch. I would like a new IP but I'd like it to be sustainable and have staying power. I'm looking at you ARMS...

I'd go for a new IP again honestly, let their young devs strive for another shot before getting into the next MK installement !

Anywoo, it can't be understated how GREAT Switch's software is doing so far !

I agree, with how well MK8D is selling and with the Switch not even 2 years old yet, there is absolutely no rush or hurry to make Mario Kart 9. 

A new IP would be great, though I'd also be down with an ARMS sequel that tries to expand upon what worked with that game while trimming the fat of what didn't to make a solid, A+ sequel that can lead to a better performance and another solid addition to Nintendo's IP catalogue.



Pancho A. Ovies

Nintendo Switch in Japan (Famitsu): 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=238945&page=2

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239387

To help put it in perspective:

Best selling 3D Mario before Odyssey:
Super Mario Galaxy - 12.78 million on a final install base of 101.63 million Wii units. - Over 3 times the Switch's current install base!

Best selling Zelda before Breath of the Wild:
Twilight Princess - 7.26 million on the Wii; 1.43 million on the GameCube; 8.69 million total on a combined final install base of 123.37 million Wii & GameCube units. - Nearly 4 times the Switch's current install base!

What Nintendo's franchises are achieving on the Switch already, this early in the system's lifespan, is nothing short of incredible!



Pancho A. Ovies

Nintendo Switch in Japan (Famitsu): 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=238945&page=2

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239387

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Yeah, Nintendo is moving a lot of hardware but it's really the software that's standing out. Hopefully we will also see some healthy growth for Bayonetta and Metroid Prime once they are out.



Yes, Nintendo's software has been killing it. I see many of the Switch versions of different Nintendo properties being their best seller.

The only way for Nintendo to fudge this up would be if they start releasing another Zelda/Mario/other game that's a sequel to one already on the Switch (I'm looking at you Mario Party! The Switch doesn't need four Mario Party games in it's lifecycle!). I bring this up because I see the Switch having an unusually long life cycle for a Nintendo console.



And Fire Emblem.

And while we're at it, why don't we bring back some old school franchises to take advantage of the momentum they've built up to this point on the Switch?

*coughF-Zerocough*



Pancho A. Ovies

Nintendo Switch in Japan (Famitsu): 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=238945&page=2

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239387

Bayonetta, Fire Emblem and Pikmin can all grow substantially on their average sales if they're marketed well. Any of them making 10m is a massive long shot, but 5m for all is doable.

Switch software in general is doing crazy, Smash in particular is ridiculous, just as I thought it would be



 

RingoGaSuki said:
Bayonetta, Fire Emblem and Pikmin can all grow substantially on their average sales if they're marketed well. Any of them making 10m is a massive long shot, but 5m for all is doable.

Switch software in general is doing crazy, Smash in particular is ridiculous, just as I thought it would be

Pikmin has been pretty unlucky since it always released on a poor selling console, 1 & 2 on Gamecube, 3 in Wii U. It will be interesting to see how it finally does on a platform that is actually popular.



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