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ggx2ac
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(05-17-2017, 01:11 PM)
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More at the link: http://www.businesswire.com/news/hom...ing-Video-Game

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States, the Nintendo Switch system was the best-selling video game hardware in the month of April with more than 280,000 units sold. This is the second month in a row that Nintendo Switch has led the pack in video game hardware sales, following a record-breaking launch in March. April sales of Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems (more than 68,000 units sold) combined to make up almost half of all hardware sales across all dedicated video game systems.

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game was the top-selling video game in April with more than 460,000 physical units sold. With digital sales added, the total is more than 550,000 units. Making this number more impressive is the fact that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launched on April 28, which only accounts for two days’ worth of sales in the reporting period, which cut off on April 29.

*Data regarding physical sales of games are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.

Last edited by ggx2ac; 05-17-2017 at 01:55 PM.
DKL
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(05-17-2017, 01:12 PM)
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Something something scalpers something something ports.
Savantcore
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(05-17-2017, 01:13 PM)
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Noice, well done Nintendo. I've finally caved and decided to get one. Just waiting for it to be back in stock.
Neoxon
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(05-17-2017, 01:13 PM)
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Congrats on the success, Nintendo. Hopefully they can maintain the momentum.
faridmon
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(05-17-2017, 01:13 PM)
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Mario Kart 8D will be absolutely monstrous

Where is Polygon and their Graphic talents when you need one?
Greatest Ever
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(05-17-2017, 01:13 PM)
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Due to scalpers. Plus Mario Kart is a port.
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(05-17-2017, 01:13 PM)
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Wonder how that compares to the 3DS secon month
CaviarMeths
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(05-17-2017, 01:13 PM)
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280k seems... low? Stock that bad?
nubbe
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(05-17-2017, 01:14 PM)
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The Mario Kart port was Nintendo's worst mistake ever
Everyone already played it on Wii U...
Octavianus
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(05-17-2017, 01:14 PM)
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DOA though
Delio
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(05-17-2017, 01:14 PM)
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Mario Kart's power. Never doubt it.
ffdgh
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(05-17-2017, 01:15 PM)
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And it's not even the holidays. Grats to them.
KillerMan91
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(05-17-2017, 01:15 PM)
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Well only 280k units sold explains why Switch is having severe shortages.
gtj1092
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(05-17-2017, 01:15 PM)
That's quite a drastic cut in supply. Didn't Japan get 250K in April. Don't think that's a fair distribution of units considering market sizes.
Forkball
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(05-17-2017, 01:15 PM)
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Most of GAF predicted 400k+ for April.

Bomba confirmed
ramparter
(05-17-2017, 01:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by CaviarMeths

280k seems... low? Stock that bad?

Looks that way...
McMoneyman
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(05-17-2017, 01:17 PM)
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Wonder how much the other 2 did.
nubbe
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(05-17-2017, 01:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Forkball

Most of GAF predicted 400k+ for April.

Bomba confirmed

Artificial shortage!
Quonny
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(05-17-2017, 01:17 PM)
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Curious how much stock was an issue.

Originally Posted by McMoneyman

Wonder how much the other 2 did.

Unfair to compare since it was December. But if you look at January (third month) PS4 was slightly higher and XBO was much lower.
sinonobu
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(05-17-2017, 01:17 PM)
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Stock issue seems to be pretty serious
Inferno313
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(05-17-2017, 01:18 PM)
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I can never tell who is for real and who is just fucking with everyone in these threads.
Geoff
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(05-17-2017, 01:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Quonny

Curious how much stock was an issue.

A huge issue I'd say, given the reports of scarcity. But who knows how much they could have sold if the stock had been there.
breakfuss
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(05-17-2017, 01:18 PM)
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Yeah...I don't really follow sales numbers but as of others have mentioned that seems kind of low.
Kenzodielocke
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(05-17-2017, 01:19 PM)
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That is pretty bad stocking, Nintendo. Where are them planes?
Spirited
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(05-17-2017, 01:19 PM)
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Damn stock must be bad if it only sold 280k
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(05-17-2017, 01:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Forkball

Most of GAF predicted 400k+ for April.

Bomba confirmed

I was going to say ~500k but everyone else already was so I went with >700k 😅
Waluigilicious
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(05-17-2017, 01:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by breakfuss

Yeah...I don't really follow sales numbers but as of others have mentioned that seems kind of low.

It's 70k per week. Japan is getting about 50k per week.
Frodo
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(05-17-2017, 01:20 PM)
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OMG, scalpers are out of control.
Geoff
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(05-17-2017, 01:21 PM)
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So given the low stock is it cromulent to say that, if it becomes widely available to purchase anytime soon, then it maybe hasn't done as well as people predicted?
_Clash_
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(05-17-2017, 01:22 PM)
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Damn Nintendo

Shooting yourself in the foot much?
FreedomFighter
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(05-17-2017, 01:22 PM)
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I'll support this thread since it has more posts even though it went up same time as DKHF's thread (Sorry, DK).

BassForever
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(05-17-2017, 01:22 PM)
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Anecdotally my walmart got a shipment of 2x switch since launch and none since. We get DAILY calls asking if its in stock. 280k is almost certainly because stock is streched very thin.
gigantor21
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(05-17-2017, 01:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Inferno313

I can never tell who is for real and who is just fucking with everyone in these threads.

An issue that isnt limited to Nintendo threads, LOL.

OT: Between this and the weirdness with weekly JP sales, we really have no sense of what the ceiling is for Switch sales. People are buying up any stock available. The thirst is REAL.
Psycho_Mantis
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(05-17-2017, 01:23 PM)
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280k seems low. Is stock still constrained?
Melkr_
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(05-17-2017, 01:23 PM)
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Terrible numbers. I doubt scarcity is THAT of a problem. I don't think Is logical to think Nintendo is shipping a similar number of consoles in JPN and US.
Skittzo0413
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(05-17-2017, 01:23 PM)
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I wonder if the stock issues have anything to do with Japan Display's recent reported financial issues. That would really be a shame if there are big issues with ramping up production.
Calm Mind
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(05-17-2017, 01:23 PM)
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Foxconn can't keep up with demand confirmed.
LordOcidax
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(05-17-2017, 01:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psycho_Mantis

280k seems low. Is stock still constrained?

Yes. Still cant find one.
Meesh
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(05-17-2017, 01:24 PM)
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I for one am still totally convinced the Switch doesn't even exist. I've yet to see a single Switch in the wild!!! It's a conspiracy!!!
Days like these...
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(05-17-2017, 01:24 PM)

Originally Posted by Psycho_Mantis

280k seems low. Is stock still constrained?

No people just don't want it.

Fake Edit: yes it's still constrained and you knew that.
J@hranimo
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(05-17-2017, 01:25 PM)
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Yeah they gotta get the stock issues fixed by the Holiday
Geoff
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(05-17-2017, 01:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Melkr_

Terrible numbers. I doubt scarcity is THAT of a problem. I don't think Is logical to think Nintendo is shipping a similar number of consoles in JPN and US.

They are clearly selling everything they have, given the lack of availability. The only way to gauge demand is therefore to take note of when availability increases because at the point, demand has been met.
Diprosalic
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(05-17-2017, 01:25 PM)
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Terrible. Switch 2 incoming?
LordOcidax
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(05-17-2017, 01:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Days like these...

No people just don't want it.

Agree. This is why is out of stock everywhere... Stores doesn't​ want more units..
Joe Shlabotnik
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(05-17-2017, 01:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Melkr_

Terrible numbers. I doubt scarcity is THAT of a problem. I don't think Is logical to think Nintendo is shipping a similar number of consoles in JPN and US.

It's nowhere. Go find one.
Kenzodielocke
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(05-17-2017, 01:26 PM)
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How does the drop compare to XB1 and PS4's second month?
Little Mons†er
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(05-17-2017, 01:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Diprosalic

Terrible. Switch 2 incoming?

Nope. But Nintendo is going Third party now
ggx2ac
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(05-17-2017, 01:26 PM)
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I remember people saying in the switch stock thread that they were becoming more easily stocked in Germany at the biggest retailer now.

Maybe it's improved by now for May numbers but who knows.
Gotdatmoney
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(05-17-2017, 01:26 PM)

Originally Posted by Melkr_

Terrible numbers. I doubt scarcity is THAT of a problem. I don't think Is logical to think Nintendo is shipping a similar number of consoles in JPN and US.

You think demand fell off a cliff after a record March launch with well reported stock issues? Okay then.
Skittzo0413
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(05-17-2017, 01:27 PM)
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How did the 3DS do in it's second month in the US for comparison?

Originally Posted by Kenzodielocke

How does the drop compare to XB1 and PS4's second month?

Those are less comparable because those were both holiday launches. The companies would know to increase production for that season far more than increasing production for March-April. Nintendo basically can't decide to do massive production for April and then also for the holiday season in that same year.

3DS would be a more interesting comparison, since that was a March launch too.

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