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    Nintendo Switch Sells 10 Million Worldwide
    Nintendo’s Video Game System Passes Major Milestone in Just Nine Months

    Despite launching in March, a month not usually reserved for home console launches, and with the busy holiday shopping season still in full swing, the Nintendo Switch system has already sold 10 million units to consumers around the world, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures.


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    Nintendo Switch hits 10 million sales worldwide since its launch on 3rd March 2017, with a range of award-winning games including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey already available, with plenty more experiences to come in 2018.
     
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    Switch is only 3.5M behind Wii U lifetime sale in 9 months.

    Wow! It will beat Wii U sales once this year is done.
     
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    RIP nintendo

    Rolling In Profits :creep:
     
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    What helped was having insanely awesome 1st party titles on board. I haven't been engaged in a video game like the way I was to BOTW in forever!!
     
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    I still can't even find a Nintendo Switch anywhere, much less anyone with one to try out. The closest I've been able to get to handle one, was some used JoyCon controller at GameStop. And i found that way too tiny.

    I'm also still upset and angry that Nintendo chose a sealed battery, ensuring that I'm only renting it at $300 a pop, and would probably go through about three or four of them, since the batteries will be gone in a year anyway.

    I would have also brought up how ridiculous Nintendo is for charging $70+tax for a real controller for the thing, but thankfully there are several (unintended?) Third party controllers that do the job and don't cost anywhere near that (and fit a lot nicer). But, of course, Nintendo had to require motion controls for its first party games to make you use the JoyCon bits. Almost as bad as the forced motion controls in Star Fox Zero.

    Granted, i am fully intending on waiting, until No More Heroes 3 is out; but not even being able to try one out, or any of the existing games, doesn't leave me much else to go on other than "JoyCons are too small".
     
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    those numbers are far enough to convince 3rd parties to release their games on Switch.
    congrats Nintendo!!
     
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    I think they just know Pokemon will get released on it will be enough for most third party :P
     
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    Nintendo had solid player bases for everything since the Nintendo 64 console as well, but third parties always dumped it first, because of some stupid business choices *by* Nintendo, that either offend or leave it not worth the effort.

    With the 64, it was an 8MB cartridge compared to 700MB's on a CD.
    With GameCube, it was 1.4GB mini DVD discs instead of 4.7/8.5GB on a regular DVD disc.
    With the Wii, it was motion controls, barely an improvement in computation and standard DVD vs BluRay or double layer dvd.
    With the WiiU, the CPU was akin to a PowerMac G3 compared to the modern IBM Power chips in the 360 and Ps3, let alone the AMD chips in the xbone and ps4.
     
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    I'm predicting it will sell more than 40 million by december, 2018
     
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    3 times more in the second year than in the first? oh ok
     
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    geez, perhaps you should revaluate how you use your devices if your manage to kill the battery in only a year, also, it may be a bit tricky but it is still possible to open up the system so if you found a replacement battery you could swap it out
     
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    Highly doubtful. 10 million in its first 9 months due to massive hype. I really don't think we'll see a 30 million increase in a year.
    I feel like he's the kind of guy doing unrealistic and unreasonable stress tests on YouTube.
     
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    For the love of crap, stop calling them devices. So sick of that word!

    People claimed the same crap when i bought the mxpe last year. That phone destroyed its factory charger a dozen cables, three cases, one of the USB ports on the external battery i bought for it, and i eventually had to sell it "for parts" because it refused to quick charge anymore from anything. Not only was the process to even get to the battery destructive, it required micro soldering and lenovo stopped allowing anyone to sell parts for the phone, meaning what was at one point $15 for the genuine article was now $50+ for the chinese knockoff. It's a sad state of affairs when it's objectively easier to replace an iPhone battery than any given android. Motorola claimed up and down it had "all day battery life" but it would go from full to dead in just 60 minutes of pokemon go, or YouTube or twitch stream viewing. Meanwhile, on a 3g only Note 3, i can actually go the whole day on a single charge, even when i was doing my previous part time job delivery driving.

    Considering how entirely happy Nintendo is to c&d effing everything online, i would not put it past them to litigate anyone trying to sell replacement batteries for Nintendo switch tablets and controllers. Seeing the numerous times that Nintendo seems to operate as if copyright and trademark law only exist to serve them, and nobody else.
     
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    Wow..like PS4...so Nintendo is back.
     
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    I'm extremely happy that the Switch is doing well, I firmly believe that hybrid computing is the way of the future, not just in the console space but in general. The Switch, as flawed and clumsy as it is, is the first step to popularise this style of machines - companies that tried it before have mostly failed and I think the success of the Switch can propel this form factor into the mainstream. I would love to see phones and tablets that simultaneously function as portable devices and desktops in the near future, with full-blown OS'es and docks with mounted peripherals for when you need that extra oomph.
     
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    The S8 takes a step in that direction. Don't know about a full blown OS, but the DEX dock is pretty interesting.
     
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    Gratz to Nintendo. I don't think the momentum will hold very well in the far future, but this might be one of their more successful consoles at least.

    Can't wait for them to fracture their userbase with a "New Switch XL!" ;O;
     
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