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Old 01-04-2018, 04:22 PM   #1
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Nintendo Switch is Fastest-Selling Home Console Ever in US


The Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling home console ever in the USA. Eurogamer has the story.

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Nintendo Switch is now the fastest selling home console in US history.

4.8m units have been shifted in the country since the console's launch on 3rd March last year.

In a triumphant press release today, Nintendo confirmed that its 10-month total was higher than any that of any other home console in US history. The previous record holder? Nintendo's own Wii.

Nintendo has been shifting plenty of its own software, too. More than 60 per cent of US Switch owners have a copy of Super Mario Odyssey, while 55 per cent own launch title Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Half of all Switch owners have a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - a huge percentage, considering the game is a full price port of the series' Wii U instalment.
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:14 PM   #3
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Nothing but fake news. How can it be the fastest selling when they artificially hold back production to increase scarcity? Microsoft and Sony make sure their shit is on shelves for everyone who wants one day 1! So surpassing that? Impossible when you think about it critically.

Furthermore, who wants one of these under powered lite-brites? Children only want cell phones, pedophiles can't leave their basements, and real gamers? Please. This fisher price brick doesn't even have CoD!

Lastly consider the source. Nintendo themselves? Super fake.
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:35 PM   #4
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:04 PM   #5
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Good job Nintendo LOVE my Switch. Only problem is buying games multiple times and the price hopefully money isn't an issue for most people.
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:26 PM   #6
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:52 PM   #7
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More like now you're playing with less power than any of the competition! And still paying a premium!
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Old 01-04-2018, 11:43 PM   #8
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According to this the ps4 is. They must mean between the Nintendo consoles.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_4
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Old 01-05-2018, 12:26 AM   #9
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According to this the ps4 is.
I must have trouble reading, going over all the numbers they have listed in that entry for sales, none of them indicate the PS4 hit five million units sold in the US alone in its first ten months. What am I missing?

They have world wide sales for the first year, they came in at 14 million units- they don't have the run numbers broken down by region- but they do have the total lifetime sales numbers at 70 million with the US representing 14 million out of that, a whopping 20 percent. Obviously we can't accurately deduce the first year numbers for one region, but extrapolating the data that is available would indicate that under 3 million PS4s were sold in the US in the first year.

Again, feel free to show me which numbers say something to refute that, if someone is spreading misinformation, I'd like to know it. Just the numbers I'm seeing imply that the Switch in ten months slapped the taste out of the PS4's mouth after a year when looking at the US market.

Now the real test to me is going to be if they can keep this going and keep providing some real games or are we going to end up with another stupid gimmick box like the Wii. So far, they seem to be killing it IMO, but time will tell.
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Old 01-05-2018, 07:53 AM   #10
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I've seen some good deals on this console. As recently as low as 243 for a like new reburb unit. Looked at the game library and uhhh, didn't see anything appealing for now. Back to PC gaming.
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According to this the ps4 is. They must mean between the Nintendo consoles.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_4
Its Wikipedia, so it could also say - at any time, mind you - that the PS4 is powered with orphan blood.
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Remarkable. Well done. Can it continue? Not sure...Nintendo's history with third party content isn't consistent, and that has killed their platforms' continued success through the lifecycle before, though not with all their hardware; hit or miss, for sure.

We shall see. The product doesn't interest me, but it's such a big market now (gaming) that there's plenty of room for this crap.*

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Nintendo E3 2018 here we come!!
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Nintendo E3 2018? You mean when they'll be a no show again and decide to just make a one hour Treehouse video?
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:29 AM   #15
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Yah that game looks incredible. Under the radar game, IMO.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:11 AM   #17
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A bunch of really high quality exclusives for a 10 month window. I remember it wasn't that long ago, the PS4 had just launched and all anyone had to play for a while was heh - Killzone.
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They also had the best ports as well, so you could have enjoyed Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag, during the launch of the console. God I miss that game.
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Got a chance to play the Switch with two of my grandkids over the weekend and it was a blast. Played Marion Kart and Odyssey. I'll be picking one of these up soon. Don't know how much I'll use it myself but it'll be a lot of fun when the kids come over.
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Nintendo E3 2018? You mean when they'll be a no show again and decide to just make a one hour Treehouse video?
Actually, when they did that whole puppet schtick a few years back, I thought that was kind of cool.
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