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polofresco said:
Farsala said:
Can we reasonably assume HW sales from this as well? MK8 and SMO tend to have similar attach rates worldwide, ie: very high.

In Spain these are the sales figures for the big 3 during last 4 years:

  PS4 PS4 PRO XBOX ONE SWITCH
2013 no data x no data x
2014 no data x no data x
2015 536000 x 57000 x
2016 514000 44000 66000 x
2017 480000 106000 72000 285000
2018 473000 115000 73000 348000
TOTAL 2003000 265000 268000 633000
PS4 FAMILY TOTAL* 2268000
XBOX ONE FAMILY TOTAL* 400000

* total sales for PS4 in Spain for the period 2013-2018 are 3.3 Millions. 

* total sales for XBOX One in Spain for the period 2013-2018 are 400k. 

I found the information on Vandal, but I can't find the link right now

Are you sure about that 3.3m?

Because it had surpassed 3ds (2.1m) by the end of 2017. 

https://www.gamereactor.es/sorpasso-en-espana-ya-hay-mas-nintendo-switch-que-xbox-one/

And it sold another 650k units in 2018...

https://www.google.gr/amp/s/vandal.elespanol.com/noticia-amp/1350718078/playstation-4-ha-sido-la-consola-mas-vendida-de-2018-en-espana/

2.85m...

Last edited by tak13 - on 13 July 2019

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RolStoppable said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

Definitely. I corrected the nonsensical sentence, it was meant to say Vita instead of Japan. I wanted to note that Spain, which generally leans heavily to Sony, could have increased Switch sales simply due to the fact that it's portable, and that portables sell very well there, and the Vita sold notably well there, too.

It would make more sense to look at what Nintendo handhelds sold in Spain if you want to have something to go on in regards to Switch.

On a more general note, the concerns that Nintendo will have trouble to sell in Europe in general and Spain specifically stem from an unhealthy emphasis on the previous generation and the exclusion of handheld sales. That paints a picture of "Europe is Sonyland", but both the Wii and DS did well in Europe (including Spain), so there isn't anything special that Nintendo will have to do to make Switch sell a lot in Europe. Switch is already doing well as it is and it's only going to get better with cheaper hardware prices.

The PS4's peak years in Spain are 500-600k each and if Switch does 400-500k during each of its peak years (and that's likely), it won't be far off. In France it's likely that Switch will sell more lifetime than the PS4, a lot of other European countries fall between Spain and France.

3ds yearly sales baseline was 300k - 400k, the hybrid NS repeats that so far

What about now with the Nintendo switch lite? 

Anent France, it's easy, ps4 (5.1m) hadn't surpassed 3ds sales (5.5m) till the end of 2018. 3ds had the two year head start, but still, ps4 managed to match 3ds total sales in the UK and Germany 2015. 

Also, launch-aligned 3ds was selling more, 

  Add to that the almost 1m wii u sales in 4.5 years in France and the fact that NS sold 200k more units than ps4 in 2018. 1.1m VS 900k

Last edited by tak13 - on 13 July 2019

As a spanish, i can tell Nintendo success here has always been associated to handhelds with the exception of the Wii. Pokemon historically was the main reason Nintendo became popular here. Pokemon introduced Mario, Mario Kart and Zelda to a whole new generation. It was the oppoiste to what happened in Japan and US, where Mario and Zelda had already a story of success and brand recognition. That explains too why Smash Bros is not as popular here as in US and Japan. Zelda was not particularly succesful here either but recent Zelda's and mostly thanks to BOTW have reached Mario levels of recognition too. Now, Switch is helping even more than Wii did, to introduce some franchises here to grow up that were already succesful elsewhere. So yes, Switch as a handheld is one of the main reasons of the success here, and i can anticipate the next Pokemon will be the best selling Nintnedo game here on Switch, and the Lite is going to sell a lot.



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