Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Nintendo quarterly sales update (Switch 61.44m, Animal Crossing 22.4m)

At this point NS has surely outsold the NES, BOTW's total is now 20.2m making it another landmark first for the series while XBC series continues its consistent climb in popularity.



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Marth said:
S.Peelman said:
Animal Crossing, wow. This game is going to blow away even Tbone’s boldest predictions, whatever they may be. Zelda’s really pulling away from Mario now, quite impressive. Mario Kart suddenly feels the heavy breathing from another game in it’s neck for the first time in generations.

Isabelle currently cracking her knuckles

Isabelle must have been training hard with Doomguy to be able to get this strong.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

Updated my spreadsheet with all of the available shipment numbers.

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Something else that might be interesting, the regional SKU breakdown of LTD hardware shipments (% of Switch/% of Switch Lite):

Japan - 14.59m (83.8%/16.2%)
The Americas - 24.11m (85.0%/15.0%)
Europe - 16.04 (86.7%/13.3%)
Other - 6.70m (89.3%/10.7%)
Global - 61.44m (85.7%/14.3%)

Probably not particularly useful at this point because ongoing shortages forced people to buy an SKU they might not have chosen otherwise, plus not all regions have equal priority for shipments when production is tight.

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Nintendo didn't adjust their forecasts, but this doesn't tell us anything. It's rare that forecasts get adjusted after the first quarter and the current state of the world is one of uncertainty regarding a second wave of the coronavirus that may or may not occur in the various video game markets of the world. This includes production as well as game development, so right now isn't the time to be bullish about the future. It's never a good look when forecasts have to be revised down, hence why even before COVID-19 it was rare to see upwards adjustments after the first fiscal quarter.

Personally, I don't expect any major hindrances this fiscal year, so Nintendo should very comfortably beat their original forecast in all areas even in the possible absence of a strong first party fall lineup. Which is still a question that is up in the air and something that Nintendo has to address within the next few weeks.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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PAOerfulone said:
Very happy to see those Xenoblade numbers! It's outsold the original Wii version and has nearly outsold the Wii + New 3DS versions combined!

I wonder where sales for '2' are at. They have to be closing in on 2 million at this point.

Keep going, Monolith! You have a potential big time player on your hands!

XC 2 was at 1.74 by March of last year. Considering the pace it was selling, it must have passed 2 millions for a while now. Honestly, given the boost Nintendo has given it, I wouldn't be surprised if it was already at 2.25 millions.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

Seeing XC DE numbers just makes me proud with Monolith. I'm so freaking happy to see it doing these huge numbers.

I fully expect XC 3 to be their next game, and it wouldn't surprise me in the least for it to do 2 million units in the first month.

AC number sare just bonkers though.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

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Looking at XC data right now, am I mistaken to believe that XC digital sales represent 50% of it's sales in Japan?



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Uq6Yuvw1qLg&feature=emb_logo



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

Given that these numbers are as of June 30th, Switch has almost certainly outshipped NES by now, and since it's selling just about all it can ship, it's probably outsold it as well.



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



Would also point out RFA has put in a beast of a run considering it was a game many wrote off.