Nintendo Switch Sales thread - 4.7m shipped since launch

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PostNintendo Switch Sales thread - 4.7m shipped since launch
by Monkey Man » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:56 am

More than 4.7m Nintendo Switch consoles have been shipped since the platform's launch at the beginning of March.

Nintendo shifted 1.97m of those during April, May and June, despite limited stock being available worldwide. It's an impressive start - and crucially, unlike Wii U, one which as yet shows no sign of losing momentum.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017- ... our-months

Speaking to retailers this morning, Nintendo Switch has sold around 80,000 units in the UK during its opening weekend.

That's double the number of Wii U consoles that were sold during its opening weekend (40,000 back in late 2013).


It's not as high as 3DS' debut, which was 113,000 according to Nintendo. Nor does it come close to the PS4 launch (250,000) or the Xbox One launch (150,000).

However, it is a strong and steady performance for the machine. There wasn't a huge number of units pushed into the channel (some units were sold out at major retailers) and the marketing and PR campaign was truncated and arrived late in the day. Retailers tell us that they were very happy with the launch and one store even declared: "Nintendo is back."

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2 ... -in-the-uk





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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Sales thread - 80k sold in opening weekend in the UK
by Garth » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:58 am

A decent start.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Sales thread - 80k sold in opening weekend in the UK
by jawafour » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:01 am

Monkey Man wrote:
That's double the number of Wii U consoles that were sold during its opening weekend (40,000 back in late 2013).

Late 2013? Terrible reporting from gamesindustry.biz. Sad! #alternativefacts

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Sales thread - 80k sold in opening weekend in the UK
by Dual » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:01 am

There doesn't seem to be much advertising for it.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Sales thread - 80k sold in opening weekend in the UK
by NickSCFC » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:41 am

For comparison:


250k - PS4
165k - PS3
150k - XB1
113k - 3DS
105k - Wii
80k - Switch
70k - 360
40k - Wii U

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Sales thread - 80k sold in opening weekend in the UK
by AndyXL » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:54 am

The N64 sold 20,000 at launch (but that was all Nintendo shipped to retailers).

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Sales thread - 80k sold in opening weekend in the UK
by Rubix » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:23 am

Price and the fact there is only one game I want has stopped me buying one

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Sales thread - 80k sold in opening weekend in the UK
by Gemini73 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:27 am

An encouraging start, but it's long term Switch's success should be judged. If it's still pulling in good numbers come this time next year all should be well.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Sales thread - 80k sold in opening weekend in the UK
by Floex » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:38 am

That number would have been so much higher if the price wasn't so high.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Sales thread - 80k sold in opening weekend in the UK
by darksideby182 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:43 am

Good start hopefully it can be maintained

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Sales thread - 80k sold in opening weekend in the UK
by GrinWithoutaKat » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:44 am

Don't all these machines sell out at launch, so it's just a list of how many of each console got shipped?

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Sales thread - 80k sold in opening weekend in the UK
by Mafro » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:49 am

Floex wrote:That number would have been so much higher if the price wasn't so high.

Yeah alright Michael Pachter.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:50 am

I can get that some people find the price a little too high, especially if there's nothing else that interests you beyond Zelda just now.

But it's in that middle ground between the Wii U and Xbox/PS4. To get something of that level of power down to a slim, handheld form factor was always going to translate to a higher price than the equivalent made with standard components.

The price is probably as high as they could have taken it without putting a lot more people off. Certainly if it had been £300+ I'd probably have held off a little while longer.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Sales thread - 80k sold in opening weekend in the UK
by Floex » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:53 am

Mafro wrote:
Floex wrote:That number would have been so much higher if the price wasn't so high.

Yeah alright Michael Pachter.


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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Sales thread - 80k sold in opening weekend in the UK
by Dig Dug » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:55 am

Cheeky Devlin wrote:I can get that some people find the price a little too high, especially if there's nothing else that interests you beyond Zelda just now.

But it's in that middle ground between the Wii U and Xbox/PS4. To get something of that level of power down to a slim, handheld form factor was always going to translate to a higher price than the equivalent made with standard components.

The price is probably as high as they could have taken it without putting a lot more people off. Certainly if it had been £300+ I'd probably have held off a little while longer.

It's £210 in Japan. I know stuff costs more when released internationally but a £70 price difference?

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by Floex » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:56 am

Cheeky Devlin wrote:I can get that some people find the price a little too high, especially if there's nothing else that interests you beyond Zelda just now.

But it's in that middle ground between the Wii U and Xbox/PS4. To get something of that level of power down to a slim, handheld form factor was always going to translate to a higher price than the equivalent made with standard components.

The price is probably as high as they could have taken it without putting a lot more people off. Certainly if it had been £300+ I'd probably have held off a little while longer.


You would have bought it regardless :lol:

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Sales thread - 80k sold in opening weekend in the UK
by jawafour » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:57 am

Dig Dug wrote:It's £210 in Japan. I know stuff costs more when released internationally but a £70 price difference?

VAT at 20%... plus a bit more "because UK".

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Sales thread - 80k sold in opening weekend in the UK
by Mafro » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:06 pm

jawafour wrote:
Dig Dug wrote:It's £210 in Japan. I know stuff costs more when released internationally but a £70 price difference?

VAT at 20%... plus a bit more "because UK".

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I wouldn't have bought one at launch if Zelda wasn't coming out for it. I've got a Wii U but the prospect of a home console Zelda that I could also play on a handheld was just too good.

I never bothered with the Wii U until Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate came out. Can't remember the full launch lineup for that system but the only ones I was interested in Were NSMB Wii and Zombie U and neither of those were system sellers to me.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Sales thread - 80k sold in opening weekend in the UK
by blackoutHERO » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:07 pm

Mario Kart, Mario Odyssey and Zelda at launch would have sold loads more units.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Sales thread - 80k sold in opening weekend in the UK
by Gario » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:19 pm

My observations:

If the Switch sold 80,000 we can assume Zelda on Switch sold about 80,000. The Switch version sold 3.5 times as many as the Wii U version. Therefore the Wii U version sold about 23,000. The Wii U version of Zelda is one place ahead of 1-2 Switch in the all-formats charts. Therefore 1-2 Switch sold less than 23,000, or around a 1 in 4 attach rate.


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