Forums - Sales Discussion - Japan Sales week 10 March 4-10 2019 (media create)

Nate4Drake said:
pikashoe said:
Why is the switch doing so well without big releases. Imagine what it'll be like when the heavy hitters start coming out this year.

Because it's basicly a portable, and Japan mostly buy portable; it's a "life style", and a different culture.   It doesn't matter Switch has no new games, they would buy it anyway.  

  What surprise me is people who still get surprised about it :D

People aren't surprised that it's doing well, they are surprised it's up nearly 50% YoY



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Although the Mario Odyssey sales are great and will pass 2 million sold in Japan at some point. Every Switch owner should own both Zelda and Mario! I get the massive games like Zelda aren't for everyone, but Mario should be for everyone. The game is just pure fun no matter your age or the type of games you like!



Nate4Drake said:
pikashoe said:
Why is the switch doing so well without big releases. Imagine what it'll be like when the heavy hitters start coming out this year.

Because it's basicly a portable, and Japan mostly buy portable; it's a "life style", and a different culture.   It doesn't matter Switch has no new games, they would buy it anyway.  

  What surprise me is people who still get surprised about it :D

But PS4 beats the Vita.... 



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Someone shared this tweet about Media Create putting a stop on the weekly numbers.... 



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Nate4Drake said:
pikashoe said:
Why is the switch doing so well without big releases. Imagine what it'll be like when the heavy hitters start coming out this year.

Because it's basicly a portable, and Japan mostly buy portable; it's a "life style", and a different culture.   It doesn't matter Switch has no new games, they would buy it anyway.  

  What surprise me is people who still get surprised about it :D

Just like when vita sold more than ps4, right?



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Nate4Drake said:
pikashoe said:
Why is the switch doing so well without big releases. Imagine what it'll be like when the heavy hitters start coming out this year.

Because it's basicly a portable, and Japan mostly buy portable; it's a "life style", and a different culture.   It doesn't matter Switch has no new games, they would buy it anyway.  

  What surprise me is people who still get surprised about it :D

Last year Switch sold consistently 40K per week, was already a portable and with the exception of Smash and Pokemon Let's Go had basically the same library - and if you look these two games are among the ones with strong legs, but others are too, so a 50% increase attribute only to these two games seems much. Maybe the announcements really helped.



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HoangNhatAnh said:
Nate4Drake said:

Because it's basicly a portable, and Japan mostly buy portable; it's a "life style", and a different culture.   It doesn't matter Switch has no new games, they would buy it anyway.  

  What surprise me is people who still get surprised about it :D

Just like when vita sold more than ps4, right?

A portable from Nintendo sells better than Home Consoles in Japan, regerdless of new games;  PS4 is feeding their gamers much more week by week since Jan, but Switch keep selling 3 times better with no new games = A PORTABLE from Nintendo sells better regardless of games.   I think it's cultural, and life style, and also Switch looks like a very sexy and colourful hardware to buy, like a new trend.   Sure it's not the deep and crowded game experience.  



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Nate4Drake said:
pikashoe said:
Why is the switch doing so well without big releases. Imagine what it'll be like when the heavy hitters start coming out this year.

Because it's basicly a portable, and Japan mostly buy portable; it's a "life style", and a different culture.   It doesn't matter Switch has no new games, they would buy it anyway.  

  What surprise me is people who still get surprised about it :D

Vita says Hi but seriously no one had expected Switch to increase YOY with the barren line-up in Q4 



Week NSMBU NSMBU DX
1 163,528 166,303
2 71,011 88,480
3 77,749 57,725
4 57,103 45,879
5 50,319 38,482
6 12,400 34,541
7 9,598 23,235
8 6,883 24,436
9 6,338 20,101
Total 454,929 499,542

   


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