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Nintendo Switch has sold over a million units in Japan

Ōkami

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Race to 1 million

GBA: 3 weeks
NDS: 4 weeks
PS2: 5 weeks
WII: 6 weeks
3DS: 13 weeks
PSP: 14 weeks
SWI: 17 weeks
NGC: 17 weeks
N64: 29 weeks
PS1: more than 30 weeks
WIU: 34 weeks
PS3: 36 weeks
PSV: 43 weeks
DC: 45 weeks
PS4: 49 weeks
 

dracula_x

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Being at the launch of a popular handheld launch probably wouldn't of been a negative at least. Don't see MHXX selling better with how Capcom handled it than if they did that.
Actually, it would be the same result. If Switch port would be available at launch, then they won't be able to sell this game twice for some hardcore fans.
 

J@hranimo

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Ōkami;242032074 said:
Race to 1 million

GBA: 3 weeks
NDS: 4 weeks
PS2: 5 weeks
WII: 6 weeks
3DS: 13 weeks
PSP: 14 weeks
SWI: 17 weeks
NGC: 17 weeks
N64: 29 weeks
PS1: more than 30 weeks
WIU: 34 weeks
PS3: 36 weeks
PSV: 43 weeks
DC: 45 weeks
PS4: 49 weeks
Switch another GameCube confirmed
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Man if they sort the stock issues and keep a steady stream of quality games up at least first party it'll sell like crazy.
 

AquaWateria

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Ōkami;242032074 said:
Race to 1 million

GBA: 3 weeks
NDS: 4 weeks
PS2: 5 weeks
WII: 6 weeks
3DS: 13 weeks
PSP: 14 weeks
SWI: 17 weeks
NGC: 17 weeks
N64: 29 weeks
PS1: more than 30 weeks
WIU: 34 weeks
PS3: 36 weeks
PSV: 43 weeks
DC: 45 weeks
PS4: 49 weeks
Man it really does show how mediocre PS4 is selling in Japan.

Japanese support for the system has been great but I'm betting some of these Japanese companies thought it would do a lot better in Japan judging by all the support.

It can't even pass the PS3 which had a nightmare of a launch.
 

CharminUltra

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Nintendo should go third party though, clearly, they don't have a future with their own hardware.
I wish I bought stock in Nintendo when everyone was doubting them, I saw this coming.
Welp, I guess it's time to put these going-third-party plans away for a while...

 
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Ōkami;242032074 said:
Race to 1 million

GBA: 3 weeks
NDS: 4 weeks
PS2: 5 weeks
WII: 6 weeks
3DS: 13 weeks
PSP: 14 weeks
SWI: 17 weeks
NGC: 17 weeks
N64: 29 weeks
PS1: more than 30 weeks
WIU: 34 weeks
PS3: 36 weeks
PSV: 43 weeks
DC: 45 weeks
PS4: 49 weeks
So either a PSP, NGC or 3DS. Only time will tell.
 

Man God

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Man it really does show how mediocre PS4 is selling in Japan.

Japanese support for the system has been great but I'm betting some of these Japanese companies thought it would do a lot better in Japan judging by all the support.

It can't even pass the PS3 which had a nightmare of a launch.
Sony knew this was going to happen which is why they decided to skip out launching it there day one.
 

AquaWateria

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So either a PSP or 3DS. Only time will tell.
Not really because their is a lack of Switch units in Japan otherwise it would of crossed the million mark a while back.

Its literally having lottery ticket to see who can purchase a Switch.

Edit: So we really don't know how much it could sell in the end. Only time will tell.
 

pretty done

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Man it really does show how mediocre PS4 is selling in Japan.

Japanese support for the system has been great but I'm betting some of these Japanese companies thought it would do a lot better in Japan judging by all the support.

It can't even pass the PS3 which had a nightmare of a launch.
Vita barely did better than PS4 and it's a handheld lol. Sony was just not giving Japan what they want apparently.
 

Dark Cloud

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You can't make comparisons quite so much because you're missing the context of Nintendo not being able to get Switches out. Idk how they were when Gamecube or 3DS first released.
 

oatmeal

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Great software numbers...
Arms already doing well. Zelda and MK8 doing great. Splatoon is going to change the game.
 

Maximo

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Most likely have sold more if there were more units, hope the situation gets better for them I think the Switch has alot of potential.
 

Neo C.

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Nintendo should go third party though, clearly, they don't have a future with their own hardware.
I wish I bought stock in Nintendo when everyone was doubting them, I saw this coming.
I made good money, but sold it before the Switch era. Damn it! :(
 

Roo

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Now imagine if they didn't have any of the stock problems they're currently facing.

Next month with Splatoon 2 is going to be massive there.
 
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We still do not know its ceiling because it's still out of stock.

This is a better problem than trying to figure out what the floor is though. Much better. Everyday it is sold out with decent stock, we get closer to Wii like level sales, and then some. Summer is also the slowest time for videogames. Even the Wii was easier to find during this time of the year. Imagine the holidays....
 
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Man it really does show how mediocre PS4 is selling in Japan.

Japanese support for the system has been great but I'm betting some of these Japanese companies thought it would do a lot better in Japan judging by all the support.

It can't even pass the PS3 which had a nightmare of a launch.
It's not too surprising though. Remember how many PS3<->PS4 cross platform titles there were at launch, up until a few months ago even. Also Vita<->PS4 cross platform titles. Gamers in Japan were given another, cheaper option in most cases instead of buying a new console, with a more expensive version of the game. (Game prices are not set here)

Couple that in with the various opinions and financial circumstances of people and country size. Stuff will always sell slower in Japan comparatively.
 

noshten

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Switch vs 3DS

Code:
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|    |    Nintendo 3DS   |   Nintendo Switch |  Difference  | 
|    |    (2011/02/26)   |    (2017/03/03)   |              | 
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------| 
|Week|  Weekly |   LTD   |  Weekly |   LTD   |   NSW - 3DS  | 
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------|
|  14|   24.283|1.037.542|   23.524|  926.659|      -110.883|
|  15|   27.357|1.064.899|   27.291|  953.950|      -110.949|
|  16|   24.649|1.089.548|   37.709|  991.659|       -97.899|
|  17|   40.649|1.130.197|         |         |              |
|  18|   27.905|1.158.102|         |         |              |
|  19|   30.233|1.188.335|         |         |              |
|  20|   22.943|1.211.278|         |         |              |
|  21|   46.637|1.257.915|         |         |              |
|  22|   31.826|1.289.741|         |         |              |
|  23|   16.415|1.306.156|         |         |              |
|  24|    4.132|1.310.288|         |         |              |
|  25|  196.077|1.506.365|         |         |              |
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------|

Switch should pass 3DS launch aligned in a few weeks due to Splatoon 2 launch. It's a question if the Switch can keep up with the 3DS after Week 25 when 3DS had it's price drop. I think if Nintendo can sort out the supply issues - Summer Vacation and Splatoon 2 can ensure it keeps up with the 3DS launch aligned.

Just for reference below are the 3DS numbers after the price drop in Japan during it's first year. Switch can definitely pass 4 million by the end of 2017 provided Nintendo sorts out the manufacturing the supply issues they have been running into.


Code:
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|    |    Nintendo 3DS   |   
|    |    (2011/02/26)   | 
|----|---------|---------|
|Week|  Weekly |   LTD   | 
|----|---------|---------|
|  31|    4.132|1.310.288|
|  32|  196.077|1.506.365|
|  33|  105.639|1.612.004|
|  34|   60.781|1.672.785|
|  35|   54.744|1.727.529|
|  36|   49.076|1.776.605|
|  37|   58.837|1.835.442|
|  38|   70.159|1.905.601|
|  39|   58.504|1.964.105|
|  40|   53.540|2.017.645|
|  41|   55.025|2.072.670|
|  42|   73.933|2.146.603|
|  43|   65.041|2.211.644|
|  44|  145.271|2.356.915|
|  45|  103.962|2.460.877|
|  46|   96.219|2.557.096|
|  47|  120.920|2.678.016|
|  48|  205.962|2.883.978|
|  49|  350.321|3.234.299|
|  50|  367.691|3.601.990|
|  51|  482,200|4,084,190|
|  52|  197,952|4,282,142|
|----|---------|---------|
 

Sesuadra

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Now imagine if they didn't have any of the stock problems they're currently facing.

Next month with Splatoon 2 is going to be massive there.
July with Splatoon 2, August with MHXX. Both franchises that are beloved in japan.

It's gonna be crazy.
 

Inuhanyou

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I think downplaying this game's success in Japan is pretty funny. There was absolutely no guarantee it was going to sell this well.
? I wasn't downplaying it, it did very well for itself. I was questioning the sentiment that it would not do well, when the factors aligned make it very obvious...the hype was insane and its a great game on a new nintendo handheld system