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axisofweevils
Holy crap! Today's real megaton is that more than two people can have the same first name.
(03-20-2017, 11:10 PM)
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Lock if old.

https://gamerant.com/nintendo-switch...-wii-gamestop/

“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.”

“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.”

BY2K
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(03-20-2017, 11:12 PM)
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Geez, calm down with the Wii comparison, it's been 3 weeks...

EDIT: Wait, power chargers? Why are people buying extras?
LordKano
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(03-20-2017, 11:12 PM)
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(03-20-2017, 11:12 PM)
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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.
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(03-20-2017, 11:12 PM)
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Wii comparisons are a little early
Gleethor
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)
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I'm reluctant to be optimistic after what happened with Wii U, but this is reassuring.
iMax
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

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

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

To charge on the go?
Gamer @ Heart
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)
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Pro controller thirst?

I wish accessories were tracked.
Hispanic! At the Disco
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

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

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

ITS GONNA SELL OUT WORSE THAN WII!! BETTER ACT QUICK!
Bboy AJ
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)
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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
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)
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Gamestop is really excited about the Switch. Maybe that's who bought all the units on launch day...
Neoxon
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)
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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
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)
I'd rather they not do force bundles
Beegeous
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)
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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 😬
Last edited by Beegeous; 03-20-2017 at 11:17 PM.
Dark Cloud
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(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.

Originally Posted by Beegeous

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.

Bruh do you even know what you just said? 😂

The DS sold 150 million and the Wii sold 100 million.
TS-08
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)

Originally Posted by BY2K

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

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
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

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

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.
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)
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This is a marketer, of course he's going to tell people that it'll be successful.
Vitacat
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

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

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

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
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(03-20-2017, 11:14 PM)
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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
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(03-20-2017, 11:14 PM)
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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
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(03-20-2017, 11:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gleethor

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

The Wii U was almost readily available through that first Christmas. It was bad from the get go.
family_guy
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(03-20-2017, 11:14 PM)
High attach rate? What are people buying?
JordanN
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(03-20-2017, 11:14 PM)
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They should start selling Disco records too.

axisofweevils
Holy crap! Today's real megaton is that more than two people can have the same first name.
(03-20-2017, 11:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

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

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

I bought one so I could charge it in bed / travelling without having to unplug my dock.
GwyndolinCinder
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(03-20-2017, 11:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

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

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

I almost brought one the other day, just easier than putting it back in the dock.
Flarin
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(03-20-2017, 11:14 PM)
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"This could be like that one system you bought once, please buy games from us OH GOD PLEASE BUY SOMETHING."
Trace
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(03-20-2017, 11:14 PM)

Originally Posted by Beegeous

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.

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
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(03-20-2017, 11:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by John. J Gamestop

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

Well no shit, it's either that or 1,2 Switch.
RootCause
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(03-20-2017, 11:14 PM)
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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
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(03-20-2017, 11:15 PM)
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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
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(03-20-2017, 11:15 PM)
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Well the attach rate would be very high as the system itself doesn't come bundled with any games lol.
Resistance100
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(03-20-2017, 11:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Beegeous

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.

Didn't the DS destroy Wii numbers?

Agree about the 3DS tho
Nesther
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(03-20-2017, 11:15 PM)
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Man this positive hype makes it even harder being Switchless. Come on Nintendo, get on with replacing mine!
KyleOnTheRun
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(03-20-2017, 11:15 PM)
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The Nintendo Switch is off to a start right now that it could possibly eclipse the Wii.

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

Outta here with that talk, GameStop.
Neoxon
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(03-20-2017, 11:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by RootCause

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

I'd imagine that any USB-C cable would do the job. The problem may be the wall plug.
SatoAilDarko
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(03-20-2017, 11:15 PM)
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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
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(03-20-2017, 11:16 PM)
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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
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(03-20-2017, 11:16 PM)
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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
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(03-20-2017, 11:16 PM)
The sales of the switch are phenomenal, tremendous sales. They really are huge sales.

Originally Posted by Beegeous

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.

The DS is the best selling console of all time.
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(03-20-2017, 11:16 PM)
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Good, this news could greenlight some projects. I'm sire 3rd parties regret missing the party.
OrbitalBeard
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(03-20-2017, 11:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gamer @ Heart

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

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
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(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
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(03-20-2017, 11:16 PM)

Originally Posted by BY2K

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

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

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
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(03-20-2017, 11:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Neoxon

I'd imagine that any USB-C cable would do the job. The problem may be the wall plug.

Do you have any recommendations?
Jonneh3003
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(03-20-2017, 11:17 PM)
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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
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(03-20-2017, 11:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by RecRoulette

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

Just Dance on the Switch is pretty fun too. I play it with my 8 year old daughter.
muu
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(03-20-2017, 11:17 PM)

Originally Posted by OrbitalBeard

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).

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
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(03-20-2017, 11:17 PM)

Originally Posted by Trace

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.

The DS also sold way more than the Wii.
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(03-20-2017, 11:17 PM)
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Wii comparison aside, great news for Nintendo

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