The NPD Group has released the hardware sales for July and to really nobody's surprise, we have seen a rise in the category.The rise can be attributed to the Nintendo Switch.
Great for Nintendo
Awesome for Nintendo. Also awesome for the industry. Looks like year to date Sony is leading. And Nintendo SWITCH is helping the push to increase the gaming industry by adding to the pile and leading the month of July. Nintendo was able to increase production.
But the artificial demand how did it outsell them?
PS4 is 4 years old, would be pretty pathetic if a new Nintendo console couldn't outsell a 4 year old console, no?
I find it funny that you use this argument. When the last two NPD reports came out showing that PS4 outsold the Switch, I saw a lot of people hollering that the Switch is a failure. Interesting...
Switch barely outsold it (it only outsold it by 5k units). Last month the PS4 outsold it by 166K units, so dont get to excited. 2017: PS4 Jan: 210,665 Feb: 398,407 Mar: 396,726 Apr: 206,247 May: 187,182 Jun: 381,196 July: 217,000 XBO Jan: 157,545 Feb: 215,418 Mar: 243,514 Apr: 109,950 May: 109,130 Jun: 153,389 July: 110,000-120,000 Switch Mar: 910,545 Apr: 280,897 May: 165,038 Jun: 215,582 July: 222,000
What's even more pathetic is a 4 year old console doesn't even have a higher rated exclusive than the 1 year old console Nintendo Switch LOL
Erik to be fair, zelda is a multiplatform, not switch exclusive, so something like uncharted 4 would be the top rated "exclusive" on the latest consoles afaik. 🤐 But yeah it's pretty amazing that switch got botw from day one, followed by splatoon a short bit later and imo topped by the incredibly looking mario odysee later this year.
Niko That is how i see it. I'm a primary playstation gamer with lots of love for nintendo and i don't give a damn if switch sells better or ps4 on a monthly basis or vice versa. As long as ms doesn't have succes with their pr lying, smear campaigning, deceiving, focus on multiplayer and micro transactions and general laziness when it comes to their own software output - in short, their overall missmanagement of their once (during the og xbox days and a few years of the 360) promising brand, then i'm fine! Would be happy though if ms would finally get their sh!+ together and show some real commitment again. That will be the day i will support them again!
Wow. You guys are pathetic AF
Bluefox755 that was irrational. Your sales INCREASE the longer your on the market! Only exception being the LAUNCH MONTH. That is why PS4 has sold MORE every year and will next year. You just dont want to give credit where it is due.
Idk ask N4G Switch haters lol
Chill dude just be happy for Nintendo and move on or someone might bring up how the leaked numbers showed PS4 and the switch neck and neck with the switch barely coming out ahead
But it is known that Nintendo is struggling with the demand so the potential to have even higher numbers is there with production increase
Erik7357 The Switch released March this year http://gifrific.com/wp-cont...
From 2018 ahead, switch will skyfall forever Metroid is not popular
Pokemon rpg is and it's bigger than anything Sony has or ever will
PS4 finally has some competition.
Nice just shows the industry is going strong
lol, just curious how do you sell consoles you claimed were sold out and out of stock everywhere?
Simple, when stock is replenished it quickly sells out again. Luckily I've been seeing more stock in stores the last couple weeks.
I hope Nintendo had solved the stock issue by now. The Switch is a great piece of tech coupled with great games as well, so people that haven't got it yet deserve to have it.
Hope this helps answer your question https://www.youtube.com/pla...
LMFAO! I was about to say. I'd assume somethings selling out, means its selling. I'm not sure why he doesn't understand that. I think he is assuming "sold out" as in none are coming in at all. I think many are confusing selling out upon shipment with sold out zero are coming.
Obvious: The stock issues are beginning to subside. Nintendo stated weeks ago that it would be trying its best to increase production. It takes a while for the changes to become evident, but it appears that things are beginning to balance out, at least for now.
Until Mario hits, LOL. In all honesty though, the best time to find a Switch this year will likely be over the next couple months . . . Since Nintendo's started to get a better grip on stock but Mario hasn't hit yet and it's before the holiday craze. Once Mario hits and we get closer to the holidays I imagine the console will be hard to find again.
Or until Pokemon hits...the sale is gonna be crazy.
@10th- Mario and Pokemon is going to be crazy for this system. Those are just HUGE sellers. I won't care for them though, Animal Crossing and SMTV is what is getting me on Switch.
Good for Nintendo. It's a interesting concept being a handheld/console but as of now it just hasn't swayed me with the games that are out for it now.Maybe in a year from now I'll see if their library gets interesting,if so I may bite.
Good for every company that did well
I hope that by gaining ground on ms they wake up and smell the nintendo or die lol. On topic, nintendo will never catch sony and their sales will likely die off once anyone can freely walk into any store and buy one. However +5 million is impressive for the new console. I can see it mostly selling to the 3ds crowd as most console gamers have moved on from the dead wiiu and purchased other 8th gen consoles with games that will never come to the switch (AAA 3rd party about 90%). Ill still never understand how it doesnt have virtual console yet.
Wii U and 3DS both took about 6 months to launch the virtual console. I expect it will be soon.
Nintendo showing us how its done.
Well, a bad console with mediocre games (the only good ones right now are Botw-not exclusive btw, mario and maybe xenogears 2) sells like hot cakes... Why? Because nintendo is an overrated company, the cons are covered and the pros are putted on a pedestal, that's it. Switch should sell less than wiiU in his lifetime
I'm glad someone said it. It's very weak hardware for the price and currently it has a very small list of games with no multiplat AAA support. How the hell is this thing selling as much as it is?
Indeed great for Nintendo:)
As I said before. Swtich is much more dangerous for MS for the second console. For much less and with a much better exclusive game lineup (only available on Switch) the X1X is going to fight a really hard battle for the second console spot come holidays. Think about it. The gen is already near the end. PS4 is already the winner. Many people already have a PS4. Now for your second console. Are you going to buy a X1X at 499 with the same Multi-plats on the PS4 or would you buy a switch for 250 and play Mario and Zelda and many other top notch Nin exclusives?. I still don't understand what is going on in Phil's head. Watch out MS
The Switch's price has now dropped to $250? When did that happen? For that price I could get one for my kids, but only after I treat myself to an Xbox One X.
Nintendo hardware is still shiite and will not get most good upcoming multiplats
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