NPD will be issuing data from the September 2017 report later today. However, Nintendo has already come out with some information to highlight its strong performance.
Looks like they are back and would have probably done this well previous months too if they had enough stock.
They will have 2 GOTY contenders for this year too.
@seniyah "I'm glad to see Nintendo isn't scared to talk about NPD numbers." They all are when it's convenient for them.
What about MS ? Are they going to reveal their hardware sales ? Even I remember Nintendo have their gut to show Wii U sales.
They've been in stock, I've been traveling and make a point to look. Out of about 10 stores I've been to only one didn't have any, while the others had plenty. This Jas been over the past 4 weeks. I really don't understand the sold out thing.
MS and Sony duking it out, only to be blindsided by Nintendo! The kicker, with a two decade old console and tiny fixed game library. lmao.
They did do well. The only system failing is the Xbox right now.
Not sure why you are downvoted but that's completely true. I still haven't been able to find mine at retail or online yet. Hope I can before xeno chronicles 2!
I agree with SurgicalMenace, every time I've looked in Bestbuy or Gamestop they've been in stock and I check every 4-5 days.
Well I have no interest in the Switch but still a well deserved congratz to Nintendo. I just like to see the industry healthy with the big 3 doing well.
I already have ps4 and xbo but I dont have a switch yet. I hope to contribute to their sales soon enough. Good job N... keep it up.
please do not comment on anything nintendo or playstation we all know where u stand
How dare you tell the truth! Where is the damage control squad. Oh there they are already on the job. Two game of the year contenders? The highest meta critic rated game ever and Mario Odyssey. To bad they came out in the same year. That is CRAZY!
I'm going to play bad guy here. Yeah Nintendo may have had a little more consoles sell. QOUTE:"But what will people play on it?" And hopefully someone will answer: Oh wait they have a AAA release every month since launch! Who else has done that? In fact who else has EVER done that for 6 straight months (soon to be 7 with Mario Odyssey coming up). Now that Nintendo SWITCH is starting to be in stock get used to this!
I agree with you. Nintendo is doing just fine.
That's the real proof there's no need for cross-play to sell. Good job Nintendo.
I am really happy to see this because I brought my Switch day 1, so hopefully this translates into more 3rd party support.
It didn't with Wii...
I'm right there with you. I also got the Wii on day one. @frosty I wish people would realize that third party support doesn't mean port the games coming to other systems to the Switch. The Wii had great third party support with unique titles that played to it's strengths. Zack and Wiki, No More Heroes, Mad World, House of the Dead, Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles, Boom Blocks, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, Red Steel 2.
Yeah, Wii had a rather fantastic third party lineup: In addition to Istolla's list there was Monster Hunter, Tatsunoko VS. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars, De Blob, Murumasa, World of Goo, Little King's Story, Bully, Harvest Moon, PES, Call of Duty, Trauma Team, Final Fantasy, and more. Many of those games are still only playable on Wii.
Istolla, while that is true, Wii still missed out on many of the generation's best games as a result. That is why once the casual audience abandoned it, sales started to drop off quickly. Not to say it didn't have great games, but it was missing the ones most average joe gamers wanted to play. Switch is a little closer in power to the current gen consoles than wii was to its competition, though, so that bodes well for third party support, if it materializes.
I an so happy. It is great to see Nintendo doing well again. I am a bit worried about Microsoft. They seem to be doing worse month after month.
@spreadlove Not even close, only MS ducking out. Sony and Nintendo are doing just fine. I find your profile name isn't convincing.
Yeah, they are finally working out the supply issues, yet the sales continue to skyrocket finally putting those tinfoil hat wearers in their place. My local Walmart has gotten 1 to 3 each week for the past 2 months and they never sit on the shelf more than 2 days. Meanwhile there is an Alienware steam machine that has sat there 2 years without selling...
keep it rolling Nintendo. No sign of slowdown with Mario coming in a week. Sales are going to continue to do well into the holidays. And Lime123, where you at buddy.. going to spout some UK stats at me now since NA and Japan have started to swing?
It's doing OK in the UK and even great I other EU countries like France. There's consistently been Switch games in the UK charts since its launch. The PS4 is dominating UK but the Switch is doing acceptable numbers
oh absolutely. That was just a jab at that Lime guy who always trolls the Media Crate sales charts articles claiming that Japan is the only place the Switch is doing well.
The funny thing no one wants to admit is that after all this time of hyping the Xbox One X, it is going to get smashed by the Switch which is technically weaker than the regular Xbox. PS4 will either be the number one or number two selling console this year. I'm getting a Switch myself. A Pro if its on sale.
PS1+PS2+PS3+PS4 = 400 million sold NES+SNES+N64+NGC+Wii+WiiU+Swi tch = 280 million sold ?
Lol Lime buddy, you are just too much. Having you here on N4G provide me with so much comedy.
why not add in the handhelds :)
@kevnb We know why he forgot Game Boy + Game Boy Color + Game Boy Advance + DS (lmao) + 3DS = (Doonky faced fanboy).... lmao
you got me there Lime.. thanks for bringing up the past.
Let's see how the Switch plays out.
top 15 gaming franchises https://www.thegamer.com/to... Nintendo= 3 ips Sony= 0 ips. ?
Lol, welcome buddy. I spoke too soon. Keep on keeping on. ROFL.
Clearly Lime in a troll, but assuming his figures are correct, adding in handhelds would give Nintendo a boost of about 272 million (between all gameboy and DS iterations), and Sony a boost of about 95 million (between PSP and Vita). Which would put Nintendo at a total of 552 million and Sony at 495 million. Also, Nintendo has been selling consoles almost 10 years longer than Sony (with almost double the amount of consoles released), and handhelds for 15 years before Sony, so there is that to consider. On topic: Switch is doing very well, if I was able to game on the go more I would definitely get one. although I will probably end up getting one.
Does it matter though? If people can afford it, then they should own a PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Add in handheld hardware.
Game Boy and Game Boy Color (118.5 million) Game Boy Advance 81.51 million DS 154.02 million 3DS 64.9 million Grand Total: 418.93 million NES 61.91 million SNES 49 million N64 32.93 million Gamecube 21.74 million Wii 101 million Wii U 13.56 million Switch (around 7 million but we won't add that just yet)* We know it will be huge...lol Total: 280.14 million Nintendo whopping total of hardware sold: 699.07 million BOW DOWN lmao
PS4 probably still leads YTD in US and UK.
great, the PS4 was also on sale a few extra months this year too (remember the Switch only launched in March). Not to mention a very hampered supply to start off with.
Well, it helps when the PS4 has had 50% more time on sale this year than the switch has. That's okay though because even with the headstart the PS4 won't beat the switch overall this year worldwide.
Switch had launch month where it sold cca 1 million in US only
yep.. it sold out of its supply. Can't sell what you don't have. Clearly we see that every day in Japan where sales could be even higher. I don't pretend like the PS4 isn't insanely popular, remember, I own one and use it all the time. But the shade you throw at Nintendo is ridiculous. I mean I could do what you do in every article and be like, let's compare 3DS to Vita sales or something. You would lose every time. So you bringing up ALL the previous hardware (which has nothing to do with any of these charts) is just plain silly and desperate, like you badly need something to prove that Sony is better than Nintendo.
How many do you expect for one country?
Ha ha Lime123 and EDMIX are probably in a dark place curled up in the fetal position. The last 3 months haven't been good for them. I almost feel bad that they're losing their troll material.
Maybe they are in the 69 position!
It'll be nice to hear some actual numbers in a little under two weeks when they have their quarterly meeting. When the 3DS launched it went from 6.7 million to 15 million between September and the end of the year. Even with limited stock the Switch has been outpacing the 3DS (as of June). I'd also say the Switch is faring a lot better than the 3DS was in terms of public perception. It will likely be on a lot of retailers "hot item" or "must have" lists come this holiday season. It already made the front page of Popular Mechanics as one of their top technological innovations of the year in the entertainment category. Nintendo has also been going all out with advertising. I'd say if they can get stock under control 20 million by the end of the year is doable. Even if they don't hit that, 20 million by March 3rd, the first year on the market, is well within reach.
They want to hit production of 2 million per month. That will do it in regards to shipping 20 million by the end of March. The demand is there, all they have to do is make enough. I'm excited to see how developers respond if they hit anywhere near 20 million. Can't ignore a massive, hungry for more games, Switch install base.
I wonder if the demand is there. I see a lot of Switches around me now, but would be delighted it it was a massive success.
@spreadlove, Right now they're ramping up production for Odyssey's launch and the holidays. Once it gets closer to Black Friday it's going to be harder to find again.
The article says: "when combined with the 3DS family of systems and the Super NES Classic Edition system, Nintendo systems claimed two-thirds of the month’s total video game hardware sales."
And? Those are still Nintendo's hardwares, aren't they?
Wow, beat PS4 during Destiny 2 month, guess it wasn't such a big seller as people expected
? most people who bought Destiny 2 already OWN a ps4..
also stop acting liek its so great.. Every console did amazing when it FIRST COMES out.. But i will down as more people get one.
He seems a tab bitter about something. . .. logic disappears when bitterness and grudges rear their heads Well done Nintendo. . Bring the games and 'more' people will come.
You have a good point there
Yes, but the Switch as a whole outsold the PS4 as a whole in the US as well. The Switch outsold the PS4 and Xbox One, and combined with the 3DS and Super NES Nintendo hardware took up 2/3rds of all video game hardware sales in the US.
Nintendo is the true king
I would agree that Nintendo is the queen. Or maybe the prince of console gaming. King is stretching it.
More like the pet dog. Nintendo ain't royalty.
I love my Switch !!
It is a pretty amazing console. I can't wait till it finally gets more software.
Congrats to Nintendo and the Switch on being first place. Well deserved. October should be another easy victory with Mario Odyssey dropping.
October, November and December. ;p
If Nintendo gets enough stocks in, No doubt! To think about it, if Nintendo mass produces the SNES Classic as well, they could potentially have 2 systems at the top of Christmas shopping list. LOL