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Penguin
(04-14-2017, 02:10 AM)
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Imagine a typo that Zelda sold more on Switch than Switch sold at launch but eh what we got

Nintendo Switch, the new home gaming system that people can also take on the go, has sold faster in its launch month than any other video game system in Nintendo history. The Nintendo Switch system sold more than 906,000 units in March, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. That makes Nintendo Switch one of the fastest-selling video game systems of all time. Notably, this sales surge was accomplished in a nontraditional month for a console launch.

The Nintendo Switch system sold more than 906,000 units in March, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game sold over 1.3 million units*. That total includes more than 925,000 units sold for Nintendo Switch and nearly 460,000 units sold for the Wii U console.

Dr. Black Jack
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(04-14-2017, 02:11 AM)
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awwww yeah
Kindekuma
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(04-14-2017, 02:11 AM)
Still too early to claim Switch success, eh, GAF?

edit: this is a joke, lighten up.
LelouchZero
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(04-14-2017, 02:11 AM)
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Wow that's great!
NSESN
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(04-14-2017, 02:11 AM)
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I imagine Zelda Switch is 825 not 925
vern
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(04-14-2017, 02:12 AM)
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Goddam.

Deserves it. Fantastic piece of hardware and Zelda is incredible.
13ruce
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(04-14-2017, 02:12 AM)
That's us only right? Those Switch numbers.
Edit: yeah sorry it's 3 am:P
Pancake Mix
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(04-14-2017, 02:12 AM)

Originally Posted by Kindekuma

Still too early to claim Switch success, eh, GAF?

I hope Switch is successful, but a solid launch is just that, a solid launch. We don't know if it will continue. Hopefully it does.
HariKari
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(04-14-2017, 02:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kindekuma

Still too early to claim Switch success, eh, GAF?

Yes? If the sales drop off a cliff, that's not a success. It's too early.
GulAtiCa
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(04-14-2017, 02:12 AM)
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Awesome!
Hero
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(04-14-2017, 02:12 AM)
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BotW Switch sold more copies than the system itself.

Great start for Nintendo.
Illusive_Juan
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(04-14-2017, 02:12 AM)
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20,000 people bought multiple copies?

Does this include digital?
brinstar
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(04-14-2017, 02:12 AM)
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holy crap
Penguin
(04-14-2017, 02:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by NSESN

I imagine Zelda Switch is 825 not 925

Nope it's clarified

They assume folks bought standard edition and limited edition

That means that Nintendo sold more of this game for Nintendo Switch than it sold Nintendo Switch systems, for an attach rate of more than 100 percent. This may be attributed to people who purchased both a limited edition of the game to collect and a second version to play.

Steiner
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(04-14-2017, 02:12 AM)
Not a typo. That address this in the press release.

That means that Nintendo sold more of this game for Nintendo Switch than it sold Nintendo Switch systems, for an attach rate of more than 100 percent. This may be attributed to people who purchased both a limited edition of the game to collect and a second version to play.

Originally Posted by Penguin

Nope it's clarified

They assume folks bought standard edition and limited edition

Beaten.
NinjaCoachZ
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(04-14-2017, 02:12 AM)
Lol I actually bought Zelda on Switch without having the system yet just because I have no sense of self-control, so that figure's probably legit.

I've been playing it on Wii U though, don't worry.

Congrats, Nintendo. The whole idea that Switch would be another Wii U was crazy talk from the beginning. BOTW is a magnificent game so it's fantastic to see it have a great start.
Smasher89
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(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)
Didnt the Wii u had good numbers at the start too? That said, they did ship alot more consoles early this time.
Jonneh3003
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(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)
Well deserved. It's the best system I've ever owned (purely in terms of hardware).
-Pyromaniac-
(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)
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I hope they keep it up. Great system. Even though I won't be buying anything other than stardew valley and then mario.
WonderRade
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(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)
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So this means its safe to kill the 3ds now right?
me0wish
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(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)

Originally Posted by Kindekuma

Still too early to claim Switch success, eh, GAF?

The Switch bubble will burst, Nintendo is only delaying their inevitable doom.

/s
Persona7
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(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)
Four of those are mine...replacements for various issues after returning and rebuying.
TheXfactor
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(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)
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I guess you could say it really switched things up for Nintendo
Bronetta
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(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Penguin

Nope it's clarified

They assume folks bought standard edition and limited edition

That + some people bought Zelda but can't find a Switch yet.
maxcriden
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(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)
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Does this include digital sales? If not, the success of Zelda is even zanier....
MomoQca
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(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)
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Much deserved. The following months should be interesting and will be the most crucial period for the Switch.
Soph
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(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)
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Time to think about the spices some people on GAF will need for their delicious crow. My spice of choice for them would obviously be salt, it has to be salt.

Welcome back Nintendo
Lexxism
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(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)
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DOA though. GAF TOLD ME!
Sanke__
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(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)
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So breath of the wild has a higher than 100% attach rate

I think it's safe to say that is a new record

I would guess it is because of the special editions
NSESN
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(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Penguin

Nope it's clarified

They assume folks bought standard edition and limited edition

Zelda fans are crazy.
RavenholmDX
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(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hero

BotW Switch sold more copies than the system itself.

Great start for Nintendo.

I know multiple people who bought the master edition or whatever it was called from the US.
MrCarter
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(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)
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Yeah..now try to keep it up. With good games.
Celine
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(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)
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Anyway good result for launch, no wonder stocks are low across the Country.
Nintendo and retailers were probably surprised by the high demand.
z1ggy
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(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by me0wish

The Switch bubble will burst, Nintendo is only delaying their inevitable doom.

/s

Nintendo doomed since 1889
JonnyDBrit
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(04-14-2017, 02:14 AM)
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So that's almost certainly over a million sold in the States atm, since we're midway into April. 600k from Japan, and Europe I imagine might do something in between the two, given Zelda. So Switch... probably somewhere in the middle of 2-3 million sold globally?
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(04-14-2017, 02:14 AM)
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Pancake Mix
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(04-14-2017, 02:14 AM)

Originally Posted by Persona7

Four of those are mine...replacements for various issues after returning three of them.

If you returned it to Nintendo, rather than a retailer, how would they track those sales?

Unless you bought each one of those perfectly fine Switch units, this doesn't include that.
The Giant
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(04-14-2017, 02:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by WonderRade

So this means its safe to kill the 3ds now right?

Don't be so stupid. 3ds is still a money maker for Nintendo.
Lothars
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(04-14-2017, 02:14 AM)
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Great to hear, hopefully they can keep it up.
TrueBlue
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(04-14-2017, 02:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kindekuma

Still too early to claim Switch success, eh, GAF?

I mean, it's early days.

Still, as someone who wants the Big 3 to be healthy above all else, this news makes me happy.
Milly Osworth
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(04-14-2017, 02:15 AM)
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Good, I like mine.
maxcriden
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(04-14-2017, 02:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by MrCarter

Yeah..now try to keep it up. With good games.

Seems like they will be, based on first party at least.

MK8 end of month, ARMS in June, Splatoon 2 in July, Fire Emblem Warriors and Xenoblade 2 and Mario Odyssey this year, plus likely one or two other titles.
Trojan
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(04-14-2017, 02:15 AM)
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Kudos to Nintendo. First system of theirs I've owned since the N64 and it's a cool device.

That being said, this is 90% due to Zelda. That's the only reason I bought the console.
Rodin
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(04-14-2017, 02:15 AM)
That Zelda decline tho

No one cares about it anymore

Yup yup
Trago
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(04-14-2017, 02:15 AM)
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And that's just the US. Keep that momentum going Nintendo.
13ruce
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(04-14-2017, 02:15 AM)

Originally Posted by NSESN

Zelda fans are crazy.

Might be people who bought a copy afraid that it might be sold out when they finally find a Switch. Or just to reserve it.

Not that crazy did the same as a kid had Twilght Princess before i had a Wii.
NOLA_Gaffer
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(04-14-2017, 02:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kindekuma

Still too early to claim Switch success, eh, GAF?

Fastest doesn't really mean anything if the momentum doesn't keep up.

Also this pokes a hell of a lot of holes in the "Nintendo is undershipping to fuel interest" thing, doesn't it?
MatthewB92
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(04-14-2017, 02:15 AM)
That attach rate....
hatchx
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(04-14-2017, 02:15 AM)
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I had a friend but zelda for switch but couldn't get a switch. I can see it...being a thing.

Also go Nintendo! They deserve the success, BoTW is one of the best games ever. So happy I bought Nintendo stock a few months ago!
Poimandres
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(04-14-2017, 02:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kindekuma

Still too early to claim Switch success, eh, GAF?

Any figures for other console launches for reference?

I think Switch will be just fine, but a great launch doesn't guarantee long term success. Nothing wrong with waiting a few months before declaring the system a huge hit.

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