Nintendo Switch reaches 19.67 million lifetime sales, software sales also revealed

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    The Nintendo Switch continues to be a hit, as Nintendo shifted 1.88 million units in the most recent financial quarter. This now brings the total lifetime to date sales for the console to 19.67 million. It's a strong performance, but at the same time, it doesn't close in on what the Switch sold in previous financial quarters: 2.93m and 7.23m respectively. This can be attributed to a slightly weaker 2018 lineup, as compared to the past. We can also see that Nintendo is on track for their predictions they made in April, where they wanted to hit 20 million Nintendo Switch consoles sold before March 2019. Such a goal will likely be quickly eclipsed, with major holiday titles like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokemon Let's Go on the way.

    Beyond this, we also get an updated look at software sales for the Switch. Super Mario Odyssey sold 0.76 million units this quarter, bringing it to 11.17 million total sales, and is has the highest LTD sales on the system. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was at 1.13 million sold, and 10.35m total. The best-selling games were the new entries--Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze and Mario Tennis Aces, at 1.40m and 1.38m respectively. ARMS and 1-2 Switch performed badly, both at 0.16m sold during the quarter. The worst sold game was Xenoblade Chronicles 2 , which only shifted 0.11m copies, though it sits at 1.42m LTD sales.

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  1. AdamFX990

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    It'd be interesting to see the split of the different types of 3DS sales. I'd wager its very N3DS heavy.
     
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    More people need to pick up XBC2 that game was fantastic.
     
  3. Kubas_inko

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    Hmm
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    So what does Q1 2018 mean then?
     
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    I wonder if they would ever release the stats of downloads from CDN......just out of curiosity:rolleyes:
     
  5. godreborn

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    lmao!

    it's good to see tropical freeze on the list. I love simple, yet difficult platformers like that one. ;)
     
  6. T-hug

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    First Quarter (of year).
     
  7. Kubas_inko

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    Did you look at the images? How did they sell 1.38mil in first quater, when it was released at the end of the second one (while not selling any in the second quater)?
     
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  8. Song of storms

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    Good catch!
     
  9. andeers

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    I second, third, fourth, and nth this
     
  10. Varia

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    "We can also see that Nintendo is on track for their predictions they made in April, where they wanted to hit 20 million Nintendo Switch consoles sold before March 2019. Such a goal will likely be quickly eclipsed, with major holiday titles like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokemon Let's Go on the way."

    Umm no they're not on track at all. The prediction was 20 million sales for the fiscal year ending March 2019, not lifetime sales. They only sold like 2 million units since the beginning of the fiscal year, no way in hell they'll sell another 18 million in 9 months, even with Pokemon and Smash.
     
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  11. D34DL1N3R

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    This. Hardware sales for the Switch are falling and with so few big name titles on the horizon I don't see it picking up at all. I've also seen some crazy posts about how Switch sales are catching up with PS4. Lmao. Nonsense. I still don't own a Switch and won't buy one probably for another year when there is actually a semi-decent number of good games to play so it won't collect dust inbetween A+++ releases.
     
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  12. T-hug

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    Oh I see what you mean! Yes it looks like they slapped mario tennis on the end lol should be Q2.
     
  13. Vieela

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    So they basically already hit their fiscal year goal? Great! Really hope next year bring us better releases (specially the core Pokémon series, really excited for that one)
     
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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    So nintendo still has a future
    Very nice
    But i just need to bring back something
    Ninty said switch wont replace wii u, right?
     
  15. Vieela

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    By the way, are the software sales only physical or digital?
     
  16. Varia

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    Depending on where this image comes from, they could very well mean Q1 of their fiscal year, which starts April 2018.

    Not even close, read my post..
     
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    Ninty says: uat is wiiu?
     
  18. Dvdxploitr

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    No, they said it won't replace the 3DS...Wii U is dead...they are brushing that system under the rug pretty much...on their website, they have Switch and 3DS on the top, under the "Explore Gaming Systems" they have Switch, 3DS and 2DS listed....Stores aren't selling the consoles anymore. Even if you look at GameStop, they put in the Wii U listings "
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    Also learn more about the Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch will take your gaming experience to the next level with the ability to play at home and on the go. Coming in 2017."


    They don't put that notice on Xbox 360 or PS3 telling you to check out Xbox One or PS4...
     
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  19. bowser

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    Did they spell million like that on purpose? "Miilion"? :D
     
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