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Switch worldwide sales top 52.48 million | Pokemon Sword and Shield sales top 16.06 million

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Nintendo Switch has sold 52.48 million units worldwide as of December 31, 2019, Nintendo announced in its latest earnings release.

A total of 10.81 million Switch hardware and 64.64 million software were sold during the three months ended December 31.

Nintendo has revised its previously announced forecast that it will sell 18 million Switch units between April 2019 and March 2020 to 19.5 million units.

Nintendo also shared updated sales numbers for its first-party Switch titles, revealing the first official numbers for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, and Luigi’s Mansion 3. The 10 best-selling first-party Switch titles are:
  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 22.96 million
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 17.68 million
  3. Super Mario Odyssey – 16.59 million
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 16.34 million
  5. Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield – 16.06 million
  6. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 11.76 million
  7. Splatoon 2 – 9.82 million
  8. Super Mario Party – 9.12 million
  9. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 5.85 million
  10. Luigi’s Mansion 3 – 5.37 million


Nintendo also announced additional sales numbers, including:
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – 4.19 million
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses – 2.58 million
  • Ring Fit Adventure – 2.17 million
  • Astral Chain – 1.03 million
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order – 1.02 million
More than 310.65 million Switch games have been sold worldwide.

Gematsu
 

Mista

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I think I need to rejoin their eco-system, long overdue (last was SNES).
Perhaps it's the colorful palettes or the idea surrounding family friendly gaming, the more we move towards realism the less interested I'm getting.
This is why I always say owning different platforms makes you love and appreciate the medium more and more

Switch got intense games too but I don’t buy it for those games. I buy it for Nintendo games. Getting out of the usual bubble is great and healthy. Do it mate, you won’t regret it.
 

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So almost three years after launch and the Switch still manages to sell 10.81 million Switch hardware during a three month period. Meanwhile the Wii U had a lifetime hardware sales at 13.56 million.
Crazy.
 

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Code:
+---------+-------+-------+-------+
| Quarter |  3DS  |  WIU  |  NSW  |
+---------+-------+-------+-------+
|  FY1Q3  |       |  3.06 |       |
|  FY1Q4  |  3.61 |  0.39 |  2.74 |
|   FY1   |  3.61 |  3.45 |  2.74 |
+---------+-------+-------+-------+
|  FY2Q1  |  0.71 |  0.16 |  1.97 |
|  FY2Q2  |  2.36 |  0.30 |  2.93 |
|  FY2Q3  |  8.35 |  1.95 |  7.23 |
|  FY2Q4  |  2.10 |  0.31 |  2.93 |
|   FY2   | 13.52 |  2.72 | 15.06 |
+--------+--------+-------+-------+
|  FY3Q1  |  1.85 |  0.51 |  1.88 |
|  FY3Q2  |  3.21 |  0.61 |  3.19 |
|  FY3Q3  |  7.64 |  1.91 |  9.41 |
|  FY3Q4  |  1.25 |  0.59 |  2.47 |
|   FY3   | 13.95 |  3.38 | 16.95 |
+---------+-------+-------+-------+
|  FY4Q1  |  1.40 |  0.47 |  2.13 |
|  FY4Q2  |  2.49 |  0.72 |  4.80 |
|  FY4Q3  |  7.76 |  1.87 | 10.81 |
|  FY4Q4  |  0.59 |  0.20 |       |
|   FY4   | 12.24 |  3.26 |       |
+---------+-------+-------+-------+
|   LTD   | 43.33 | 12.80 | 52.48 |
+---------+-------+-------+-------+

Switch will catch 3DS + Wii U LTD next fiscal year.
 
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So almost three years after launch and the Switch still manages to sell 10.81 million Switch hardware during a three month period. Meanwhile the Wii U had a lifetime hardware sales at 13.56 million.
Crazy.


Why was a Wii U such a disaster? (Lifetime at a 13mill😯)Lack of games being pumped on the regular or what?

I still have my Wii U sealed in the box when it dropped day one, just never had time to go around it and hook it up..hope there's still market for these when I'm ready to get rid of it.
 

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Man, Nintendo has the holy trinity of evergreen exclusives: Mariokart, Smash, and Pokemon. Looks like Zelda has joined the mega-sellin trio. Some say exclusives don't matter, but Nintendo always seem to keep their base buying games at full retail price. You can't tell me Sony and Microsoft doesn't want some of that action.
 
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Why was a Wii U such a disaster? (Lifetime at a 13mill😯)Lack of games being pumped on the regular or what?

I still have my Wii U sealed in the box when it dropped day one, just never had time to go around it and hook it up..hope there's still market for these when I'm ready to get rid of it.
The hardware itself wasn't desirable enough with that stupid gimmick of big ass controller.
 
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Man, Nintendo has the holy trinity of evergreen exclusives: Mariokart, Smash, and Pokemon. Looks like Zelda has joined the mega-sellin trio. Some say exclusives don't matter, but Nintendo always seem to keep their base buying games at full retail price. You can't tell me Sony and Microsoft doesn't want some of that action.
I think Pokemon is very front load franchise sales wise but they could pump it on annual basis without any problem because of brand power.
 

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Well deserved. Switch has kinda reinvented the way I play. The flexibility and convenience of the console is allowing me more play time due to me working and traveling so much.

I've never been much for handheld gaming but Switch just seals the deal for me. Playing AAA games on the go is just... wow, never seen anything like it before. I just love the hybrid nature of it. The library of games is incredible with awesome games that keeps coming in a steady flow.

Happy to see solid sales for Astral Chain, that game is pure fire and brimstone. Gotta grab Luigi's Mansion too, looks superfun.

Switch is the console that just keeps on giving.
 

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Pokemon in just month and a half over 16 million copies. LOL
For a damn 60$ retail price, not for 1$

Well done, Nintendo fans.

60>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>1
 

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Well deserved. Switch has kinda reinvented the way I play. The flexibility and convenience of the console is allowing me more play time due to me working and traveling so much.

I've never been much for handheld gaming but Switch just seals the deal for me. Playing AAA games on the go is just... wow, never seen anything like it before. I just love the hybrid nature of it. The library of games is incredible with awesome games that keeps coming in a steady flow.

Happy to see solid sales for Astral Chain, that game is pure fire and brimstone. Gotta grab Luigi's Mansion too, looks superfun.

Switch is the console that just keeps on giving.

Same for sure. The ability to go between TV and handheld is amazing really. I prefer the latter as it's more comfy and I feel more engrossed — perhaps due to the screen being closer to my eyes. I've been struggling to play 'traditionally' just on the TV with my other consoles since owning the Switch.
 
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Now If Nintendo is smart, they won't make the same mistake again and give the hardware a refresh (Pro model) this year or early next year. Don't let the next gen consoles take the wind out of your sails.
 

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Great stuff. The industry needs a strong Nintendo. Sony v MS is about as interesting as watching a dog shit on your doorstep.
 

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Now If Nintendo is smart, they won't make the same mistake again and give the hardware a refresh (Pro model) this year or early next year. Don't let the next gen consoles take the wind out of your sails.
it's already confirmed and leaked. there is a pro model coming in 2020
 

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Astral Chain - 1.000.000 is a great success for Platinum Games again


Now If Nintendo is smart, they won't make the same mistake again and give the hardware a refresh (Pro model) this year or early next year. Don't let the next gen consoles take the wind out of your sails.

So i still dont buy any new Switch consoles this year?
 
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They focused on sourcing games and I think that is the (unspoken) key to their success this gen. Switch surpassed the total number of 3DS games (7+ year library) in less than 2 years.
 
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it wont catch up to the ps4. once the next gen consoles launch it will be over for the switch. the streaming options will give people a choice and i would rather play on my mobile with a xbox/dualshock controller than take a switch with me everywhere.
Nice headcanon, similar to Nintendo Switch is DOA since it's underpowered and expensive when you can get PS4/XB1 at the same price plus awesome 3rd party games like COD, GTA, Madden, Battlefield, and etc.

Boom! Fastest selling console in this Generation 😎
 
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Wow, I never thought it'd be this successful. It didn't seem to have a place - no power like the consoles and too bulky and battery too weak to be a good mobile device, especially competing against smartphone gaming. Hurray for Nintendo.
 

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Nice headcanon, similar to Nintendo Switch is DOA since it's underpowered and expensive when you can get PS4/XB1 at the same price plus awesome 3rd party games like COD, GTA, Madden, Battlefield, and etc.

Boom! Fastest selling console in this Generation 😎
i never said its underpowered and being underpowered has never been a reason not to buy a console. the problem the switch will face, and I think anyone who denies it is really blind sighted, is the fact that their whole concept is based on the PLAY EVERYWHERE, which will get some real competition from Sony and xbox going into next gen.

I would also like to add, I really hope that the switch has a answer to this, i cant imagine the gaming world without nintendo.
 
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i never said its underpowered and being underpowered has never been a reason not to buy a console. the problem the switch will face, and I think anyone who denies it is really blind sighted, is the fact that their whole concept is based on the PLAY EVERYWHERE, which will get some real competition from Sony and xbox going into next gen.
Best selling games of PS4 and XB1
-GTA V
-Cod MW 2019
-Cod AW
-Cod BLOPS 4
-Cod BLOPS 3
-Cod WW2
-RDR2
-Battlefield 1
-FIFA 2014-2020
-StarWars BF

Best Selling Switch games
-Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
-Smash Ultimate
-Mario Odyssey
-Zelda BOTW
-Pokemon SwSh
-Pokemon Let's GO
-Splatoon 2
-SMP
-NSMBUD
-Luigis Mansion 3

PS5 and XSX will affect the console that primarily bought to play COD and the gang.

Mat NPD(sales analyst) already stated that Switch is going to be the best selling console in the next few years and the only thing will affect its leg is the Switch successor.
 

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Best selling games of PS4 and XB1
-GTA V
-Cod MW 2019
-Cod AW
-Cod BLOPS 4
-Cod BLOPS 3
-Cod WW2
-RDR2
-Battlefield 1
-FIFA 2014-2020
-StarWars BF

Best Selling Switch games
-Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
-Smash Ultimate
-Mario Odyssey
-Zelda BOTW
-Pokemon SwSh
-Pokemon Let's GO
-Splatoon 2
-SMP
-NSMBUD
-Luigis Mansion 3

PS5 and XSX will affect the console that primarily bought to play COD and the gang.

Mat NPD(sales analyst) already stated that Switch is going to be the best selling console in the next few years and the only thing will affect its leg is the Switch successor.
and the next gen consoles. Xbox and Sony are trying to create consoles which are future proof and can offer choices. Lets see if the switch successor can do the same for its players.
 

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Best selling games of PS4 and XB1
-GTA V
-Cod MW 2019
-Cod AW
-Cod BLOPS 4
-Cod BLOPS 3
-Cod WW2
-RDR2
-Battlefield 1
-FIFA 2014-2020
-StarWars BF

Best Selling Switch games
-Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
-Smash Ultimate
-Mario Odyssey
-Zelda BOTW
-Pokemon SwSh
-Pokemon Let's GO
-Splatoon 2
-SMP
-NSMBUD
-Luigis Mansion 3

PS5 and XSX will affect the console that primarily bought to play COD and the gang.

Mat NPD(sales analyst) already stated that Switch is going to be the best selling console in the next few years and the only thing will affect its leg is the Switch successor.

Good to see nintendo handhelds still selling well. Maybe it can overtake the DS if they are lucky.

However these numbers also mean for software sales that tripple AAA 3rd party market for the platform is practically dead.
 
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Matt is not god and cant see into the future, i stated the bolded part. and yes, this is opinion based, just like his and everyone elses.
Mat is sales analyst working in the biggest sales tracker in the world, so it's automatically better than some random user on the internet when it comes to sales prediction.
 
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It is actually shipment.
Pretty good.... the most important thing is that the opposite than last FY they did better than what they estimated this time... the raise to 19.5m is good.
 
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It is actually shipment.
Pretty good.... the most important thing is that the opposite than last FY they did better than what they estimated this time... the raise to 19.5m is good.

Peak year or not? What do you think?