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Switch Sales Top 10 Million Worldwide

by Donald Theriault - December 12, 2017, 5:47 am PST
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

With two weeks until Festivus, mind you.

With a little under three weeks left in the year, the Switch has already passed a significant milestone in sales.

Nintendo issued a press statement today confirming the console has crossed the 10 million sales milestone (sold through to consumers) according to internal metrics. With nine months of sale, the console is selling at a pace similar to the Wii (which reached 10 million in its ninth month) and the PlayStation 4.

If the current pace holds, the Switch is expected to outsell its predecessor console by the Switch's release anniversary date of March 3.

Talkback

LemonadeDecember 12, 2017

This is amazing news. Im very happy the Switch is doing so well

broodwarsDecember 12, 2017

Impressive, but it'll be interesting to see if Nintendo can keep this pace up considering they pretty much just used up most of their internal studios for probably the next 1-1.5 years. The next year or so really comes down to the 3rd party support, probably with the occasional remaster and MAYBE Prime 4.

I'm finding my Switch to be a pretty decent compliment to my PS4, better than the Xbone has, that's for certain.

Quote from: broodwars

Impressive, but it'll be interesting to see if Nintendo can keep this pace up considering they pretty much just used up most of their internal studios for probably the next 1-1.5 years. The next year or so really comes down to the 3rd party support, probably with the occasional remaster and MAYBE Prime 4.

I'm finding my Switch to be a pretty decent compliment to my PS4, better than the Xbone has, that's for certain.

Agreed on both fronts.  I'm wondering where the market cap is for Switch, how the next generation of Playstation and Xbox impact it given that it entered this generation mid-late cycle (at some point, the gap between power WILL play into what gets cross-ports, already does to some degree). 


That said, given that its form-function is a tablet, it also seems the most prone to commit to gradual upgrade model that its tablet cousins from Apple currently does.  Not only that, but its portable nature also invites more opportunity for breakage and someone having to replace their switch over time compared to the dedicated home consoles. 


I think out of the three, Nintendo is in the best position to make Switch less of a console, and more an evergreen platform with iterative hardware updates to keep itself within relative pace of its home console competitors. 


And yes on it being complimentary to PC/PS4/Xbone.  I'd hate for it to be my primary gaming device, but it fills a hole that those platforms generally don't for me.

Luigi DudeDecember 12, 2017

Quote from: broodwars

Impressive, but it'll be interesting to see if Nintendo can keep this pace up considering they pretty much just used up most of their internal studios for probably the next 1-1.5 years. The next year or so really comes down to the 3rd party support, probably with the occasional remaster and MAYBE Prime 4.

They still have Smash Bros and Animal Crossing which will be huge on Switch and can realistically make 2018.  They could also have a Mario Maker ready for the Switch in 2018 as well which has the potential to huge since it won't be on a dead system this time and missing key features like the 3DS version was.  They've said a new traditional Fire Emblem for the Switch is scheduled for 2018 and that series has been growing since Awakening.  Next Level Games probably has something ready since the last major game they made was Luigi's Mansion 2 in 2013, there's been rumors of a Luigi's Mansion 3 for a while now and I doubt Federation Force took up the majority of their resources.  Plus Retro's new game should finally be done.

We're also in new territory since most 3DS development is probably finished by now so this will be the first time in 30 years the entire workforce of Nintendo will be focusing on one system.  I imagine some of the small teams that have mostly developed for the handheld systems will probably be used to pump out smaller titles to fill some of the gaps between the major ones.

broodwarsDecember 12, 2017

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Quote from: broodwars

Impressive, but it'll be interesting to see if Nintendo can keep this pace up considering they pretty much just used up most of their internal studios for probably the next 1-1.5 years. The next year or so really comes down to the 3rd party support, probably with the occasional remaster and MAYBE Prime 4.

They still have Smash Bros and Animal Crossing which will be huge on Switch and can realistically make 2018.  They could also have a Mario Maker ready for the Switch in 2018 as well which has the potential to huge since it won't be on a dead system this time and missing key features like the 3DS version was.  They've said a new traditional Fire Emblem for the Switch is scheduled for 2018 and that series has been growing since Awakening.  Next Level Games probably has something ready since the last major game they made was Luigi's Mansion 2 in 2013, there's been rumors of a Luigi's Mansion 3 for a while now and I doubt Federation Force took up the majority of their resources.  Plus Retro's new game should finally be done.

We're also in new territory since most 3DS development is probably finished by now so this will be the first time in 30 years the entire workforce of Nintendo will be focusing on one system.  I imagine some of the small teams that have mostly developed for the handheld systems will probably be used to pump out smaller titles to fill some of the gaps between the major ones.

As I said, expect remasters. But yeah, I hope you're right about Nintendo finally putting its 3DS teams on Switch...

...hopefully starting with a port of Samus Returns.

AdrockDecember 12, 2017

Quote from: broodwars

Impressive, but it'll be interesting to see if Nintendo can keep this pace up considering they pretty much just used up most of their internal studios for probably the next 1-1.5 years. The next year or so really comes down to the 3rd party support, probably with the occasional remaster and MAYBE Prime 4.

If anything, Switch will probably perform better in 2018. Those early months can really make or break a console. Nintendo hit hard and fast, ensuring Switch had a steady stream of first party games until major third party games came out toward the end of 2017. Nice that it finally figured that out. Next year, consumers have the entire library to select from in addition to new releases. There’s nothing like getting brand new mainline Zelda and Mario games within nearly six months of each other. Then again, Nintendo doesn’t need that. Keep building on the foundation that’s already there including but not limited to, you know, launching Virtual Console for Switch.

I’d buy most if not all Nintendo published remasters so I can finally put my Wii U away. I’m hoping for Super Smash Bros. in March or April.

ShyGuyDecember 12, 2017

Congrats to Nintendo!

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