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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 29 June 2019

Switch outsold rival platforms by 100k when combining all the other systems. Nintendo put consoles in 310k players hands... that is a reason why people will sound rightly shocked at this stage if any publisher or developer doesn't consider creating a Switch port of a game, it's financially leaving more money on the table to put their game on anything else right now.

Think of the numbers when that $200 refresh hits... or Pokemon, or the holiday season. I really can't see how Nintendo fucks this year up unless it turns out that bitter taste you get when you (and everyone does) lick a Switch cartridge is actually from a bitter version of Anthrax they've been coating the games with.



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Ganoncrotch said:

Switch outsold rival platforms by 100k when combining all the other systems. Nintendo put consoles in 310k players hands... that is a reason why people will sound rightly shocked at this stage if any publisher or developer doesn't consider creating a Switch port of a game, it's financially leaving more money on the table to put their game on anything else right now.

Isn't it obvious? These companies don't care about leaving money on the table because what's more important to them than earning money is being biased against Nintendo.

Spoiler!
If there's money to be made, 3rd parties will come.


Rafie said:
I'm not surprised at the Switch's domination. It's expected at this point. PS4 is still good. Xbox still a distant 3rd. Not bad overall though.

Yeah I'm with JRPGfan on this one, selling 42k when your competition is selling 151k and 291k is pretty bad.



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JRPGfan said:
Rafie said:
I'm not surprised at the Switch's domination. It's expected at this point. PS4 is still good. Xbox still a distant 3rd. Not bad overall though.

Its not bad when its outsold 7 to 1, vs the Switch? and 3 to 1 vs the PS4?

42k used to be when people started saying the 3DS was done.


When does it get bad?
20k pr week? 10k pr week?

I think its fair to use the word "bad" to desribe how the xbox is currently selling.

curl-6 said:
Rafie said:
I'm not surprised at the Switch's domination. It's expected at this point. PS4 is still good. Xbox still a distant 3rd. Not bad overall though.

Yeah I'm with JRPGfan on this one, selling 42k when your competition is selling 151k and 291k is pretty bad.

I don't know if that was his intention, but I interpreted that last sentence as not bad in total, meaning when you add all consoles together. This would bring you to about 500k consoles sold that week, which truly ain't half bad.



Replicant said:
Ganoncrotch said:

Switch outsold rival platforms by 100k when combining all the other systems. Nintendo put consoles in 310k players hands... that is a reason why people will sound rightly shocked at this stage if any publisher or developer doesn't consider creating a Switch port of a game, it's financially leaving more money on the table to put their game on anything else right now.

Isn't it obvious? These companies don't care about leaving money on the table because what's more important to them than earning money is being biased against Nintendo.

Spoiler!
If there's money to be made, 3rd parties will come.

Do you honestly believe that? (Refering to the spoiler text.)

This line of thinking means that if third parties don't come, then there's no money to be made on Switch. We are almost 2.5 years past the Switch's launch and the console has more than proven that it is viable, including being the #1 in the USA in 2018, the main market for AAA third party publishers. However, E3 has already passed and there have not been many game announcements for Switch from those publishers. Are you inclined to draw the conclusion that there's no money to be made on Switch because those third parties won't be putting more content on Switch?

Your sarcastic response to Ganoncrotch's post is a lot closer to the truth than your spoiler text.

What bothers the AAA third party publishers is that Switch shows that a successful game business can be run without lootboxes and all the other bullshit. If they ported their games to Switch with all the bullshit attached, the games would get ignored because there are better games that come without bullshit. If they ported their games to Switch without the bullshit attached, it poses the risk that PS and Xbox gamers would begin to ask the question why all the bullshit is necessary. Switch is a serious threat to the direction that AAA third parties want to push gaming in, and supporting Switch in earnest poses the risk that Switch becomes even more successful than it already is.



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Holy shit!!! Switch went super saiyan!



OTBWY said:
Holy shit!!! Switch went super saiyan!

Nope, that's in 2 months... with the Lite models: Yellow (SS 1-3), Turquoise (Super Sayan Blue/SSGSS) and Grey (Ultra Instinct)



Oh my, NS is overwhelming even during Summer.
PS4 good for its age, but it definitely needs a price cut next Autumn.
XBOne meh, but MS can't rush its launch, tech just wouldn't be ready, and even if it were, HW problems nullified XB360 head start, doing a mess like that again would kill the XB brand altogether.
3DS finally following PSV on the sunset boulevard.



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Alby_da_Wolf said:

Oh my, NS is overwhelming even during Summer.

Summer is typically good for portable devices, it's the spring (notably April/May) where Switch had a lull this year and last.



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Dat Switch domination, feels like the Wii days. Won't take long before the Switch surpasses the Xbone's lifetime sales.

Last edited by Keybladewielder - on 13 July 2019