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axisofweevils 03-20-2017 11:10 PM

GameStop - Switch sales "Phenomenal", high attach rate, "Could eclipse Wii"
 
Lock if old.

[url]https://gamerant.com/nintendo-switch-sales-wii-gamestop/[/url]

[quote]
“The Nintendo Switch is off to a start right now that it could possibly eclipse the Wii. Initial sales on this have been phenomenal. I can’t give straight numbers, but I can say we’re seeing one of the highest attach rates of software and accessories to a device that we’ve seen in a long time.”
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[quote]
“We’re seeing tremendous success with the power chargers for the Nintendo Switch, as well as people coming in and picking up extra Joy-Con so people can turn it into a four-player device. We will soon be going online with all-new bundles. Because of the popularity of Zelda, which is one of my top picks, we’re putting together a Zelda bundle of hardware and accessories for customers to pick up online.”
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BY2K 03-20-2017 11:12 PM

Geez, calm down with the Wii comparison, it's been 3 weeks...

EDIT: Wait, power chargers? Why are people buying extras?

LordKano 03-20-2017 11:12 PM

DOA

commish 03-20-2017 11:12 PM

What does "highest attach rate of software and accessories" mean? That people are buying a Switch as well as a game at a higher rate than they bought a PS4, for example, and a game? I mean... wouldn't that be obvious when playing Zelda is the only thing the Switch does..? What am I missing? Not hating on N's success. Just seems like a "well duh" kinda comment.

HStallion 03-20-2017 11:12 PM

Wii comparisons are a little early

Gleethor 03-20-2017 11:13 PM

I'm reluctant to be optimistic after what happened with Wii U, but this is reassuring.

iMax 03-20-2017 11:13 PM

[QUOTE=BY2K;232449059]Geez, calm down with the Wii comparison, it's been 3 weeks...

EDIT: Wait, power chargers? Why are people buying extras?[/QUOTE]

To charge on the go?

Gamer @ Heart 03-20-2017 11:13 PM

Pro controller thirst?

I wish accessories were tracked.

Hispanic! At the Disco 03-20-2017 11:13 PM

[QUOTE=BY2K;232449059]Geez, calm down with the Wii comparison, it's been 3 weeks...[/QUOTE]

Im sure they're trying to generate hype to continue selling out.

ITS GONNA SELL OUT WORSE THAN WII!! BETTER ACT QUICK!

Bboy AJ 03-20-2017 11:13 PM

It's a fantastic product. Nintendo has a winner on their hands. I love mine. But it'll be better with a lot more polish, so if you're willing to wait, wait.

The steady trickle of games and a soft launch is brilliant.

iShouldGoPro 03-20-2017 11:13 PM

Gamestop is really excited about the Switch. Maybe that's who bought all the units on launch day...

Neoxon 03-20-2017 11:13 PM

While I'm happy that the Switch is off to a great start, let's wait a few months before we say that Switch sales will eclipse the Wii, GameStop.

I do wish Nintendo nothing but success, though.

Hattori 03-20-2017 11:13 PM

I'd rather they not do force bundles

Beegeous 03-20-2017 11:13 PM

It's not gonna do Wii numbers as the price is against it, but is it unreasonable to expect it to surpass the 3DS? I don't think so.

Ninja edit: turns out DS sold FAR more than I expected/remember. I had the c.60m number in my head 😬

Dark Cloud 03-20-2017 11:13 PM

Good. Let the positive flow through your body.

Wii comparisons are tough because it's one of the best selling video game systems of all time, but they know the numbers. All they have to do is sustain it.

[QUOTE=Beegeous;232449143]It's not gonna do Wii numbers as the price is against it, but is it unreasonable to expect it to surpass the 3DS/DS? I don't think so.[/QUOTE]

Bruh do you even know what you just said? 😂

The DS sold 150 million and the Wii sold 100 million.

TS-08 03-20-2017 11:13 PM

[QUOTE=BY2K;232449059]Geez, calm down with the Wii comparison, it's been 3 weeks...[/QUOTE]

The context seems to me to mean it might eclipse the Wii's launch, but I'm not sure what timeframe that would be exactly. I don't think he's already predicting it to eclipse the system in total sales numbers.

CalamityPixel 03-20-2017 11:13 PM

[QUOTE=BY2K;232449059]Geez, calm down with the Wii comparison, it's been 3 weeks...[/QUOTE]

WII WII WII IT'S A NEW REVOLUTION BABIE, WII ALL SWITCHED

PEE ES THOR, WHAT EVEN IS THAT?

XBONE? WHO?

I BUY A SWITCH ALL DAY BABY I'M THE REASON FOR THE STOCK SHORTAGES.

Nickle 03-20-2017 11:13 PM

This is a marketer, of course he's going to tell people that it'll be successful.

Vitacat 03-20-2017 11:13 PM

[QUOTE=BY2K;232449059]Geez, calm down with the Wii comparison, it's been 3 weeks...

EDIT: Wait, power chargers? Why are people buying extras?[/QUOTE]

If by power charger you mean AC adapter -- to use the Switch in my bedroom without having to constantly unplug the one connected to the dock in my TV room.

psychowave 03-20-2017 11:14 PM

How trustworthy are these statements? I mean, it's not like GameStop is going to be like "yeah this console we're selling right now isn't selling that well".

That said, as a Switch owner, I hope the console does well enough.

OrbitalBeard 03-20-2017 11:14 PM

Loving the strong start. I'm really, really curious to see how well Mario Kart 8 Deluxe performs. If it's a huge hit, I think this system is going to be a massive success for Nintendo.

Gamer @ Heart 03-20-2017 11:14 PM

[QUOTE=Gleethor;232449105]I'm reluctant to be optimistic after what happened with Wii U, but this is reassuring.[/QUOTE]

The Wii U was almost readily available through that first Christmas. It was bad from the get go.

family_guy 03-20-2017 11:14 PM

High attach rate? What are people buying?

JordanN 03-20-2017 11:14 PM

They should start selling Disco records too.

[img]http://i.imgur.com/Xtu9qVD.jpg[/img]

axisofweevils 03-20-2017 11:14 PM

[QUOTE=BY2K;232449059]Geez, calm down with the Wii comparison, it's been 3 weeks...

EDIT: Wait, power chargers? Why are people buying extras?[/QUOTE]

I bought one so I could charge it in bed / travelling without having to unplug my dock.

GwyndolinCinder 03-20-2017 11:14 PM

[QUOTE=BY2K;232449059]Geez, calm down with the Wii comparison, it's been 3 weeks...

EDIT: Wait, power chargers? Why are people buying extras?[/QUOTE]

I almost brought one the other day, just easier than putting it back in the dock.

Flarin 03-20-2017 11:14 PM

"This could be like that one system you bought once, please buy games from us OH GOD PLEASE BUY SOMETHING."

Trace 03-20-2017 11:14 PM

[QUOTE=Beegeous;232449143]It's not gonna do Wii numbers as the price is against it, but is it unreasonable to expect it to surpass the 3DS/DS? I don't think so.[/QUOTE]

There's a pretty big gap between the 3DS and the DS btw. 3DS is 65-70 million, DS is 150 million.

Switch will have done well if it hits 3DS, there's no chance it hits DS sales in this lifetime.

RecRoulette 03-20-2017 11:14 PM

[QUOTE=John. J Gamestop]Because of the popularity of Zelda, which is [B]one of my top picks[/B], we’re putting together a Zelda bundle of hardware and accessories for customers to pick up online[/QUOTE]

Well no shit, it's either that or 1,2 Switch.

RootCause 03-20-2017 11:14 PM

I need to get a portable charger that can feed the system, and still be small enough to fit inside the case/pouch.

Nights Owl 03-20-2017 11:15 PM

I mean, any console could eclipse Wii.

The fact of the matter is the Switch wont unless it's more than Nintendo putting games on it.

As a Nintendo fan, I'm getting one as soon as they aren't stupid expensive on Amazon, but I do fear Wii U like issues with it once we're past the Honeymoon period.

It'd be great if it got some great exclusive 3rd party support, but man. I'm just not optimistic, due to the Wii U. Prove me wrong Nintendo.

EhoaVash 03-20-2017 11:15 PM

Well the attach rate would be very high as the system itself doesn't come bundled with any games lol.

Resistance100 03-20-2017 11:15 PM

[QUOTE=Beegeous;232449143]It's not gonna do Wii numbers as the price is against it, but is it unreasonable to expect it to surpass the 3DS/DS? I don't think so.[/QUOTE]

Didn't the DS destroy Wii numbers?

Agree about the 3DS tho

Nesther 03-20-2017 11:15 PM

Man this positive hype makes it even harder being Switchless. Come on Nintendo, get on with replacing mine!

KyleOnTheRun 03-20-2017 11:15 PM

[QUOTE]The Nintendo Switch is off to a start right now that it could possibly eclipse the Wii.[/QUOTE]

Wii was lightning in a bottle at the absolute best time, eclipsed only by PS1 and PS2.

Outta here with that talk, GameStop.

Neoxon 03-20-2017 11:15 PM

[QUOTE=RootCause;232449237]I need to get a portable charger that can feed the system, and still be small enough to fit inside the case/pouch.[/QUOTE]
I'd imagine that any USB-C cable would do the job. The problem may be the wall plug.

SatoAilDarko 03-20-2017 11:15 PM

What game are people getting in droves after Zelda?

The only retail titles are Zelda, 1,2 Switch, Just Dance, Bomberman and Skylanders.

I'm really interested in what is being bought.

BackwardCap 03-20-2017 11:16 PM

I still haven't seen anyone else carrying these things around. I'm in New York so I play mine on the train everyday but maybe no one else is brave enough to.

Coma Ecliptic 03-20-2017 11:16 PM

Hey, don't read too deep into what Gamestop 'Says'. This message is simply for shareholders to feel comfortable that Gamestop physical is in a good place.

I'm NOT saying Switch won't do great numbers, before someone quotes me and misinterprets my above. It won't do Wii numbers, I will say that.

Now, back to Zelda and figuring out Death Mountain.

AdventureRacing 03-20-2017 11:16 PM

The sales of the switch are phenomenal, tremendous sales. They really are huge sales.

[QUOTE=Beegeous;232449143]It's not gonna do Wii numbers as the price is against it, but is it unreasonable to expect it to surpass the 3DS/DS? I don't think so.[/QUOTE]

The DS is the best selling console of all time.

marc^o^ 03-20-2017 11:16 PM

Good, this news could greenlight some projects. I'm sire 3rd parties regret missing the party.

OrbitalBeard 03-20-2017 11:16 PM

[QUOTE=Gamer @ Heart;232449199]The Wii U was almost readily available through that first Christmas. It was bad from the get go.[/QUOTE]

You could easily find a Wii U on store shelves a day after launch. Literally the Monday after it released (it launched on a Sunday).

renzolama 03-20-2017 11:16 PM

Gamestop seems to be heavily invested in helping to make the Switch a success so that it can sell a lot of hardware and accessories. I would guess that the average casual Nintendo customer is probably more likely to go to Gamestop to buy stuff than Amazon or other local retailers. It makes sense business-wise, but they could try to be a bit less desperate looking in their attempt.

fredrancour 03-20-2017 11:16 PM

[QUOTE=BY2K;232449059]Geez, calm down with the Wii comparison, it's been 3 weeks...

EDIT: Wait, power chargers? Why are people buying extras?[/QUOTE]

to charge with on the go if your dock becomes entangled in a home entertainment setup. if you're carrying the thing around regularly, dozens or hundreds of instances of digging around behind your tv might be enough of a time savings to justify it.

other usb-c chargers are probably a better value, though.

RootCause 03-20-2017 11:16 PM

[QUOTE=Neoxon;232449303]I'd imagine that any USB-C cable would do the job. The problem may be the wall plug.[/QUOTE]
Do you have any recommendations?

Jonneh3003 03-20-2017 11:17 PM

It's a very appealing system launching with one of the best reviewed games of all time, I would be puzzled if it didn't sell well. Cool to hear everything seems to be going smoothly, this just means more games for us!

AndrewDean84xX 03-20-2017 11:17 PM

[QUOTE=RecRoulette;232449226]Well no shit, it's either that or 1,2 Switch.[/QUOTE]

Just Dance on the Switch is pretty fun too. I play it with my 8 year old daughter.

muu 03-20-2017 11:17 PM

[QUOTE=OrbitalBeard;232449330]You could easily find a Wii U on store shelves a day after launch. Literally the Monday after it released (it released on a Sunday).[/QUOTE]

I walked into a Toys R Us w/ no preorder and grabbed one of many Deluxe units they had. There was absolutely no stock shortage as far as I could tell.

TS-08 03-20-2017 11:17 PM

[QUOTE=Trace;232449224]There's a pretty big gap between the 3DS and the DS btw. 3DS is 65-70 million, DS is 150 million.

Switch will have done well if it hits 3DS, there's no chance it hits DS sales in this lifetime.[/QUOTE]

The DS also sold way more than the Wii.

BumRush 03-20-2017 11:17 PM

Wii comparison aside, great news for Nintendo


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