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    The Nintendo Switch continues its red-hot sales streak by hitting a new milestone. Earlier this month, Nintendo's fiscal year report showed that the Switch had sold well despite stock shortages throughout the quarantine period, and due to the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, bringing the sales total to 61 million. This put it on equal terms with the sales of the NES, which also managed to sell 61 million units during its lifetime. A mere few weeks after that fiscal report, though, and the Switch has overtaken the original Nintendo home console to secure itself as the 12th most popular gaming console of all time. These numbers come from the most recent issue of Famitsu in Japan, which are from July, meaning the Switch has shifted even more consoles since.

    The next goal for the Nintendo Switch to hit would be 75.77 million units--the same sales total as the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

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  3. CrisFTW

    CrisFTW GBAtemp Maniac
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    Selling so well that it's no where to be found
     
  4. Retroboy

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    like many other companies using covid as an excuse, i bet nintendo are doing the same as what they did with the wii, intentionally keeping shortage.

    but ive seen loads of people taking advantage of this and bulk buying what stock there is and selling them for 2x the price.

    but also not hard considering nintendo shit out multiple versions of the same fucking shit system, only difference been, wow i have a different color dildo controller, hmmm be cheaper to just buy the dildo on its own rather then have to buy an entire tablet again.
     
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    I have been living between Ireland and Germany, never once I had noticed any shortage... Wonder if is an US thing?
     
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    Good news, I guess. More people buying games will hopefully bring more good games. (And I won't be buying PS or Xbox in the nest 5 years anyway, so more power to Nintendo thanks)

    Considering Nintendo now has the "original Switch"(and the updated with longer lasting battery), and the Switch Lite, I actually hope for a Switch console. As in, no battery included, no display either, just HDMI out and 2 joycons (and some way to charge them). Could bring the price down quite a lot, and many people actually never use Switch in handheld mode. I only use it handheld to load Hekate and homebrew apps...
     
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    Don't know about other country but shortage is also happening in korea. I'm not planning to get one for now so I don't know the detail but my friend says "It's impossible to buy one with its original price"
     
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    I can't believe I own a relevant system.
     
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    And it's still $300.

    I imagine BOTW2, another Pokémon/DP remake and a $50 price cut will be enough to get it past 3DS.
     
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    Let's become friends, invite me over and I'll bring a few consoles with me then:)
     
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    doubt that.

    ban microtransactions
    limit dlc with hardware maker (nintendo, sony) policy
    enforce 60fps
    make online play free
    way more better parental controls.
     
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    Let's be real, Nintendo was doing that long before COVID.
     
  13. sarkwalvein

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    I can also confirm this, I never saw it out of stock here in Germany, each one of the three times I bought one it was as easy as going out and getting it from the local Saturn store that has plenty of them in stock.

    PS: Yes, I am the weird uncle that goes giving switches as gifts.
     
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    Personally I think there's a point to be made that the Switch should be striving to reach combined handheld and home console sales and the closest one it is to beating is the combined Wii U and 3DS sales which is around 89 million consoles sold. I've heard this argument more often now and it does have some merit.

    The Switch is essentially Nintendo's handheld and console forces combined.
     
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  15. Chary

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    As an American, the Switch has been in this weird sold-out state ever since launch. I'll walk into a Walmart, 2017, no Switch. Target, 2019, no Switch. Online 2020? You better believe no Switch. I only got my original Switch because I found one on Target.com, called and tried to reserve it, and drove 30 miles out to pick it up. And it was the last one they had on the shelf. Maybe it's a weird case due to the fact I live in a large city where scalping is common, but still.
     
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    I got my initial clean Switch I want to say a few weeks before Super Mario Odyssey released in 2017 from Best Buy, and there wasn't a shortage up in the Midwest. Then, I got the normal Mariko one from GameStop after trading in a Gold Slim PS4 towards a deal to get the updated Switch, and gifted one of my older brothers the old one as a Christmas present. :)

    As for the hacked Switch, I simply got another one of the tablet by itself for cheap on eBay.

    As for getting a Switch nowadays, on the other hand...
     
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    It could be Nintendo has production diarrhoea, we were getting the odd unit here and there but suddenly got half a dozen last week.
     
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    Good, I guess...
     
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    IMO it's overpriced for what it is, but at least the games are good.
     
  20. m_babble

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    Best Nintendo system since SNES.
     
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    I agree with that
     
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