1. Noctosphere

    Noctosphere Adoptive father of Zelda
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    anyone knows how many Switch they've totally and worldwidely sold so far?
     
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    and no star trees and shortcut for dodo codes. OK.
     
  3. anhminh

    anhminh Pirate since 2010
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    Yes, I do love chore simulator. It quite addictive though and it take me awhile to quit it so I can play other game.
     
  4. Xzi

    Xzi GBAtemp's Resident Plok Expert
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    As of May it was close to 56 million sales. Probably right around 60 million by now, meaning the only Nintendo console to surpass it is Wii.
     
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    I can't help but feel like the situation with COVID has something to do with this. Because Animal Crossing is in no way better than Zelda BotW but it is a similarly long game, if not longer, and that counts for something.
     
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    It's also a matter of accessibility. BotW isn't a particularly "hardcore" game per se, but it does require some twitch-reaction and timing skills which can take the younger crowd a year or two to develop. All the most popular/financially successful games are casual-oriented and allow the player to progress at any pace. That creates appeal for the very young and very old, two groups which aren't usually the target audience for open-world or action games.
     
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  7. Noctosphere

    Noctosphere Adoptive father of Zelda
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    cool thanks :)
     
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    The timing has a lot to do with it too - AC is a popular franchise but if its release date hadn't coincided with lockdown, it would have nowhere near this many sales.
     
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    Physical copies are sold at wholesale prices (not sure what the exact margins are but they aren't that great on retail software sales), but when you factor in higher prices in different regions, and the very little overhead when selling digitally, I'd say they probably saw a good $1b in sales.
     
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    same! just stopped one day in may and never picked it back up for like 3 months

    but like a week ago i started again
     
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    Minecraft is waaaaaaaay more of a normie game than AC lol. People always compare AC to Minecraft, Harvest Moon, The Sims, but it's it's its own style of game. Up until now, the series has always been just barely a step above a niche title in the West. Hell, the first iteration of the game never even made it here.
     
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    It actually did, it was just ported in English to the GameCube in It's the same exact game as Animal Forest. It's only 26MB in size, witch just reaks of N64 ROM.
     
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    They added stuff to it though
     
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    Hopefully they don't rob from their future sales. When things start getting better with the pandemic, they're going to have to start pushing a new console out, so that the profits don't take a dramatic dip, considering that plenty people grabbed a Switch now during lock-down. People that perhaps were going to buy it later on.
     
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    Everyone should buy Xenoblade.
     
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