Forums - Sales Discussion - Switch Tops 15 Million Consoles Sold in North America

Huh.

Yeah, I haven't noticed the NA numbers in such a long time. I'm really surprised the Switch was doing as well as it is.



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curl-6 said:

As I said in a recent weekly sales thread, I feel like the Switch's dominance in Japan distracts folks from just how much it's kicking arse in North America.

It may not be crushing the competition quite as spectacularly in the weekly charts there, but it's still selling incredibly well.

According to Daniel Ahmad/Zhuge, 13 million of these sales are in the USA, which is very close to PS4's sales in the same timeframe.

Historically, the US market is always very strong for Nintendo products. Even with N64 that even competed with a console that sold a lot, like PS1. Sony's console only left the N64 behind when Final Fantasy came out. Perhaps there must be an affective relationship with the American public, something merely incremental, logical. If the console has few games or few system sellers, there's no way.

morenoingrato said:
Huh.

Yeah, I haven't noticed the NA numbers in such a long time. I'm really surprised the Switch was doing as well as it is.

The Switch is doing fantastic in Japan and North America, and decent in Europe. Though, Europe is still Sony's strongest market. 



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Switch is killing it in both NA and Japan; if I were Nintendo I'd be focusing on making headways into Europe (AKA Sonyland) and ROW. That's where they have room for improvement.



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curl-6 said:

Switch is killing it in both NA and Japan; if I were Nintendo I'd be focusing on making headways into Europe (AKA Sonyland) and ROW. That's where they have room for improvement.

They are showing strong improvement in those regions which is why they recently started separating them in their shipment figures.



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zorg1000 said:
curl-6 said:

Switch is killing it in both NA and Japan; if I were Nintendo I'd be focusing on making headways into Europe (AKA Sonyland) and ROW. That's where they have room for improvement.

They are showing strong improvement in those regions which is why they recently started separating them in their shipment figures.



curl-6 said:

Switch is killing it in both NA and Japan; if I were Nintendo I'd be focusing on making headways into Europe (AKA Sonyland) and ROW. That's where they have room for improvement.

I forgot to mention that in the quarterly presentation back in Feb, Nintendo stated that Asia (not including Japan) made up 7% (~2.25m) of total Switch sales compared to 1.4% (~1.05m) for 3DS meaning that Switch has already more than doubled lifetime sales of 3DS in less than 1/3 the time.



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zorg1000 said:
curl-6 said:

Switch is killing it in both NA and Japan; if I were Nintendo I'd be focusing on making headways into Europe (AKA Sonyland) and ROW. That's where they have room for improvement.

I forgot to mention that in the quarterly presentation back in Feb, Nintendo stated that Asia (not including Japan) made up 7% (~2.25m) of total Switch sales compared to 1.4% (~1.05m) for 3DS meaning that Switch has already more than doubled lifetime sales of 3DS in less than 1/3 the time.

That's a good sign; I'm surprised 3DS sold so poorly in mainland Asia, did they not even bother to sell it outside of South Korea or something?



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