The Nintendo Switch sold over 900k units in March (North America)

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  1. Alkéryn

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    And they said it wouldn't sell xD
    Anyway buying mine this week end!
    So excited to play zelda the only game I'm gonna buy on top of xenoblade 2
     


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    is the switch still hard to find? There's one in a drug store right cross the street from me, I wasn't sure if I wanted it or not lol
     
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    Not a bad start as it's on par with the Xbox One sales while The PS4 sold around 1.2 million units for the same time launch period. Now if only they would start supplying the NES console too as quite a few stores are already raising the RRP when there is demand, but not enough supply (was about to buy it from a local store receiving stock from Nintendo, but they decided a NES classic is worth at least 130 euros)
     
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    They discontinued production of NES Classic. They'll probably try to funnel that demand into Switch with NES VC.
     
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    The future is bright for Nintendo. Lets hope they dont screw this up come E3.

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    Keep in mind, the PS4 sold in the holiday season and so did the XBONE, pretty incredible that it was even that close on an unorthodox launch date.
     
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    Incredible numbers, sold close to XB1, and ps4 sales. This is outside the holiday season as well. Solid.

    Nintendo needs to get the momentum going, choose the right cards, i.e need the big guns for this holiday. Either Pokemon or smash bros 4 port, or top AAA third party games. Mario will do well to support this. Mario kart 8 and splatoon 2 has is covered during the summer.
     
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    If pokemon Stars does come out this year Switch will dominate the holiday season.
     
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    There won't be enough switch units for people if Pokemon comes this year. :P
     
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    Theyre gonna have to ramp up production for sure. On a side note, a price cut doesnt seem necessary though.
     
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    Not at all, you ween just enough to each store causing artifical demand. It's human instinct to want to have what others don't. That and it makes it seem like a sellout product to the general public, making them seek it out more. Hence why a Zelda box pushed so many units
     
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    It sold 1.5 million worldwide, not in North America.
     
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    I am very much well aware of how marketing works, but that doesn't mean I can't be salty about it.
     
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    That 1.5 million was roughly how many were sold after a week or 2, this 900,000 for America is after a month. It's likely that at this point global sales are over 2 million. We don't yet have Japan and Europe's sales numbers for the first full month.
     
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    @Dildos right, these figures don't stack up. I'm reading misleading figures on the net all over the shop, in connection with the Switch sales! Like he says I read first 1.5mill then I red on another web page they were looking at 1.9mill and now North America sold alone 906,000, well if North America alone sold 906,000, the rest of the world didn't do very well according to statistics floating about :wacko:
     
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    1.5 million units worldwide in the first week... The US had 900k in the first month. The numbers make sense.
     
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    Should I excite ? Nah. I will be excite if 3rd party supporting supports Nintendo Switch this summer at E3.
     
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    Not really! If north america sold 906,000 units in the first month then your saying the rest was sold worldwide in the first week! Thats never right were talking about the rest of the world here...
     
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    Now you're not making sense.. How much do you think the rest of the world sold in the first month...?
     
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    Oh yeah, shit! I was getting my week mixed up with my month, sorry! Yes your right I suppose a lot more was sold worldwide within the month. I would like to see those figures. I'm half asleep I have been out all night and just got in @9.00a.m. you will have to excuse me. It happens most weekends and its busy time for me, seen as though its easter bank holiday weekend :(
     
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    The original article didn't mention that because Chary is a terrible reporter ;O;, which is why I was confused :P
     

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