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newwil7l said:
xMetroid said:

Yea true, a monopoly is never amazing to have, hopefully Nintendo doesn't get lazy in japan or even WW if the next gen gets a disappointing start.

I don’t think Nintendo will get too complacent simply because they've had some insane lows sprinkled in between their successes. The Wii U probably still stings them. Sony is the one that worries me when it comes to complacency.

And its not like Nintendo is trying to be complacent. Its just that they want to be sure of their release schedule, which could possibly change depending on how the world manages COVID-19. Sure, the rest of year appears to be set for their schedule internally, but they are also still exploring ways to present new content outside of Directs (i.e., the surprise shadow drop of the Paper Mario: The Origami King teaser). As we all know, Directs take months of planning, collaboration, and confirmation of release dates/windows. And filming. When they are ready to present what they want to show in a Direct format, they will do it.

Sakurai filmed the ARMS Fighter presentation back in early May in his own home, which released in late June. Think about that. And that's only for DLC of a 1.5 year old game. COVID has affected how companies are planning and filming their respective presentations.



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curl-6 said:

Namco Bandai confirms Taiko no Tatsujin Drum 'n' fun has shipped a million copies.

https://gonintendo.com/stories/364333-taiko-no-tatsujin-drum-n-fun-surpasses-1-million-units-shipped

So considering it's charting this week (#29) and shows 486k total sales there, I'd say it's safe o assume that at least half of the copies were digital ones.

The game was actually released outside Japan, so while a lot of that million will be digital, some will also come from Europe, NA, etc.

Anyway, yet another one to add to the third party million sellers on Switch list.

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tbone51 said:

They did Pokémon would be sub 4K now, granted not as big as one might hope for 

Yeah, well hopefully they won't be back for their very backwards 3rd version strategy



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newwil7l said:
xMetroid said:

Yea true, a monopoly is never amazing to have, hopefully Nintendo doesn't get lazy in japan or even WW if the next gen gets a disappointing start.

I don’t think Nintendo will get too complacent simply because they've had some insane lows sprinkled in between their successes. The Wii U probably still stings them. Sony is the one that worries me when it comes to complacency.

Yeah, failures like Wii U and Gamecube were ultimately good for them as they led to vastly more successful successors in the Wii and Switch. Still, all of the big three have gotten complacent and arrogant at some point, (Sony in 2006, Nintendo in 2011-2012, MS in 2013) so hopefully they do indeed bear those failures in mind, as a company feeling like it can skate by on the bare minimum or do whatever they want is bad for consumers.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

5 million copies sold for Animal Crossing.
It’s now the 10th best selling game of all time in Japan. Pokemon is #1 at 7.8 million for the volumes (not sure what the independent games sold).

6.8 is the top selling non-multi-version game, Super Mario Bros.

Either way, there’s a good chance Animal Crossing New Horizons can beat both within a year.



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Jumpin said:
5 million copies sold for Animal Crossing.
It’s now the 10th best selling game of all time in Japan. Pokemon is #1 at 7.8 million for the volumes (not sure what the independent games sold).

6.8 is the top selling non-multi-version game, Super Mario Bros.

Either way, there’s a good chance Animal Crossing New Horizons can beat both within a year.

Pokemon at number 1 is 10m, Blue is not separate release like some think it's a special edition that was available at launch via a subscriber order through Coro.



If Switch will have a long lifespan and the evergreens just keep selling on like they are then Nintendo can potentially have a 10 million seller and three 5 million sellers in Japan. Digital included.
Crazy.



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Fit Boxing hit 900k worldwide.

It now sold 300k in 2020. Really strong legs.



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