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According to VGC, the Switch sold around 1.5m more units than it has shipped during the first six months of the year. It's probably slightly overtracked, eithery way, but the main factor seems to be they heavily stuffed the channel last holidays and had far more units in the distribution channel than usual throughout most of the first semester.




 

 

 

 

 

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at this point Nintendo would be wasting MK9 on the Switch as it would help the Switch 2 at launch. I honestly don't feel the need for it as I keep playing MK8



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Roma said:
at this point Nintendo would be wasting MK9 on the Switch as it would help the Switch 2 at launch. I honestly don't feel the need for it as I keep playing MK8

You're right. No way MK9 is going to happen on Switch when MK8 is selling so much. We've never seen a console with 2 Mario Kart games, and I don't think we ever will.



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Roma said:
at this point Nintendo would be wasting MK9 on the Switch as it would help the Switch 2 at launch. I honestly don't feel the need for it as I keep playing MK8

MK9 at launch would be an awesome move. 



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colafitte said:
The impression i have with Switch after these numbers is mixed.

It's obvious 1st party games sales and US, EU and JP hardware sales have been very strong, but Nintendo still has work to do in other areas, because if Switch has sold 210M games and MK 8 DX, SMO, SSBU, ZBOTW, PKLG, SP2, SMP, NSMBUD, 1-2S, and MTenA sum already almost 100M of those sales, that means the rest of the games (mostly 3rd party games) are not selling that well....

I presume is part of having such a strong 1st party lineup, it eats everything else i guess....

And 2'1M shipped this quarter and 18M projected for the total FY is lower than i expected, although is on par of what initially did at the start of the year. I guess we have been distracted by the lack of complete information about worldwide sales and we made too much fuzz about US, JP and some european countries sales... Despite all of this, if Switch ships 18M this FY it would be a phenomenal year and is still on pace to be between 3DS and Wii numbers in the end.

How people can use Nintendo's amazing First Party sales as a negative is always beyond me.  Nintendo's games aren't cannibalizing the market.  People play a lot of games, and there are many, many 3rd Party success stories on the Switch.  But the fact is is that Nintendo is the best developer in all of gaming.  Their titles are long lasting and end up being staples for generations to come.  I'm definitely not saying that Sony fans don't prefer Sony games more, or the same with Microsoft, but you can't deny just how solid the "average" Nintendo game is when it releases.  They often feature very simple mechanics, few requirements to upgrade to a DLC package, and the depth to keep people playing for hundreds of hours.  Nintendo doesn't "have work to do in other areas."  Other developers have work to do in those areas.  Nintendo created the architecture to port and produce games very easily.  They've built a userbase that is as healthy as any of the best from each generation.  Their system has shown that it can make the Switch version of titles exceed the sales on other consoles.  And they've even had wiiiiide open release schedules where their own titles weren't competing head on with 3rd party competition.  To me, the onus is on the 3rd Party developers to step up to the plate and deliver the Switch fanbase compelling and magical titles that can rival the style and charm of their Nintendo counterparts.



I don't come to these forums much anymore, but it does make me feel good seeing this thread's title after all those threads from two years ago insisting that switch would flop harder than wiiu and/or not get to 30 million units

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shadowii said:
I don't come to these forums much anymore, but it does make me feel good seeing this thread titles after all those threads from two years ago insisting that switch would flop harder than wiiu and/or not get to 30 million units

Good times indeed ...

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Barkley said:
Roma said:
at this point Nintendo would be wasting MK9 on the Switch as it would help the Switch 2 at launch. I honestly don't feel the need for it as I keep playing MK8

You're right. No way MK9 is going to happen on Switch when MK8 is selling so much. We've never seen a console with 2 Mario Kart games, and I don't think we ever will.

But have we ever seen a home console (except the NES), without its own MK exclusive ?



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Amnesia said:
Barkley said:

You're right. No way MK9 is going to happen on Switch when MK8 is selling so much. We've never seen a console with 2 Mario Kart games, and I don't think we ever will.

But have we ever seen a home console (except the NES), without its own MK exclusive ?

We've never seen a home console with a MK Remaster either. Which is the reason it won't have an "MK Exclusive".

If we're going to see another Kart racer on Switch it'll be a Diddy Kong Racing reboot. But I don't think that's going to happen.



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