It's a stark contrast to the Wii U. It seems that Nintendo has finally cracked the code to get more of its consoles into American homes.
The Switch is definitely going to be this years "must have gift".
I let my brother in law play mine yesterday, his response was "well babe my Christmas present shouldn't be hard to figure out.
It’s a great kids toy.
The main demographic for the switch is a 24-32 year old male. Try again troll.
If you have young children (ie. less than 12 years old) would you trust them with taking the switch outside? If yes would you trust their friends? If you do then you have more money than sense. Here is the rub. If you have more than one child of similar age (ie. one or two years differential) then do you get each one a Switch or would you be more pragmatic and purchase a 2DS for each of them?
Definitely for consoles switch+Ps4>>>>Xb1x
Let Switch be great on its own. Every Switch article doesn’t need a “oh yeah Switch is cool but PS4 and Switch best combo ever”....please stop
Hey it's just my opinion bro just like you've yours.
You opinion is a Sony advertisement. When Wii U was out all you did was dog it out
Funny even I support Nintendo as well as Sony and Microsoft with 360 earlier in lifecycle though. Wii U is very misunderstood console for a lot of reasons. Btw, Mr 343 how did u know I dogged out? Assumptions?
Mad? "You opinion is a Sony advertisement. When Wii U was out all you did was dog it out" Lol, because you can't enjoy one console but dislike another from the same company? If you like the Switch, you have to be cheerleader for all Nintendo products? I will never understand the loyalist mindset.
@bluefox You're the one to talk.
^Don't worry about this guy he just hates on Sony all the time. Tells others to stop but he doesn't have the ability to himself.
Balance2force = cute two sheep are backing up each other.
It's a really great combo especially if your a fan of Japanese games. I personally can't wait for Odyssey that's coming out soon. @343 I tagged on the Wii U because I thought it was a pretty poor console with some excellent exclusives. Now that the Switch is out it's pretty obvious that the console is much better and it's paired with excellent exclusives. That's why I own a Switch and not a Wii U.
Notice how they can't express their love for a console without ripping on another one. It's a totally unnecessary jab.
Well I bought switch to compliment my PS4 pro and PC lol. So it's right imo.
Any two systems combines will be better than a single one
Fusion dance style
All due respect to MS but it’s hard to argue that assessment.
For me is Ps4/XboS>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> ;>>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>>> >WiiU>>>>>> ;>>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> ;>>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> ;>>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> ;>>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> ;>>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>& gt;Switch
I think PC+ Switch is a better combo than ps4+ switch
You're missing all of the excellent Sony exclusives though. Sony fanboys are idiots, but PlayStation has so many must-play exclusives.
Yep. Big Sony guy here, but I always end up buying Nintendo's consoles since they do offer something you can't find on the competition. I still hate Nintendo's fanboys more than anything, but the Switch deserves to be a success to have a healthy industry and Mario looks incredible! Looking forward to playing it!
Never count out Nintendo. I had this same kind of feeling holiday 2009 that Nintendo was going to clean house. And they did. New Super Mario Bros Wii launched and they sold a record breaking 3.81 million Wii's in December alone....in the USA alone!! Super Mario Odyssey has that IT factor. Will be interesting see how many Nintendo can ship. It will be hot. https://www.wired.com/2010/...
At least be honest when you brag. There isn't a supply issue.
Nintendo said they had to fight with Apple just to get the parts. I'm not sure which parts, but it sounds like a David Vs Goliath story. Then Nintendo said they are increasing production. I'm so confused. Should I support Apple? Or should I support the little man? Trauma
You're right. There isn't a supply issue right now. They managed to get it under control for now and the system isn't too difficult to find, though it still depends on location. However who knows how that will be post Odyssey launch and during the holiday season.
my local eb games has literally 5 sitting right behind the desk in plain site. the Supply issue wasn't really a thing. Think about it, From before it released they were saying it'll only have this amount. then you hearfrom eb games and gamestop employees that it's going to be hard to get so grab asap. So people rush out to go get it. Making it sell more than PS4 at times for a chunk. So... Nintendo is telling me having more than enough consoles in the wild to keep up with PS4 which is tracking as one of the most successful consoles is supply issues? No, it wasn't. It was telling people they'll have no supply and people being gulible making it a supply issue. Now apple, I'm sure that truth does have a part in that story. But to what extent. They couldn't really have that much of a issue with apple. Nintendo couldn't battle with apple even if they wanted too. Apple is in a position that can screw everyone over. Nintendo also wouldn't be able to speak about it publicly if that was 100% the case. That could make them lose the deal they got with the parts they need.
Switches have been availiable all over my state since May. I find it funny all the people i still see on craigslist still trying to sell their for 300 dollars because they thought they could scalp people. I need to see more support from ninty before i buy one, as in virtual console.
This is a marketing rumor, I mean from one store alone in my area I could buy 20+ Switch if I wanted to. They did the same with the Wii U and days after launch there were still like 30 boxes stacked at my Best Buy.
One thing though. It'll probably have supply issues for sure for mario. For all of nov I think. It'll be like 3ds first year when the price drop, mario kart and 3d land released
That's incredible !
You are predictable.
Ever watch Princess bride Or were you born yesterday?
I don't know anyone who owns or wants a Nintendo Switch
I own a switch.
I don't know any politicians or anyone who wants to become a politician, but that doesn't mean they don't exist.
People act like this is some amazing feat for a 8-9 month old console/handheld! It's to be expected. Especially when it's selling against 4 year old consoles.
You must have noticed from the amount of dislikes that, people don't like you pointing out the obvious.
Last year was the best selling year for the PS4, and this year looks to be even better. It may seem odd, but the first year for consoles is seldom the best selling year. The fact that the Switch can go toe to toe with the PS4 during one of PS4s best selling years on the market thus far is impressive.
This. Sure initial launches sell really well barring any supply issues. Not to mention the PS4 as last checked was on pace to sell at least as well as the PS2. The Switch matching or even surpassing those numbers even in its first year is extremely impressive. But, the second year will be a better gauge of where the Switch will end up. I’m still betting the Switch will end up at 55-65million before it’s next gen edition comes out.
@septemberindecember I agree to a certain extent, but I don't think you took price into consideration! Something that people glossed over when it came to the PS4 against Xbox 1. It's a known fact a cheaper product will sell more and faster than a more expensive product. If that wasn't the case everyone would be driving high-end cars and have the most expensive things in life foregoing the cheaper things.
Apple says hi
@yellowgerbil Technically Apple phones have been on a sharp decline sales wise! Android phones are comfortably outselling them know.
There's no sharp decline, a small YOY drop for sure. What you smokin? Iphone is still selling more than any single competitor's device. 40 million in a 3 month span (1st quarter of 2017). But yeah if you wanna factor in ALL android phones vs. Apple......lol http://www.businesswire.com...
PS4 Pro isn't burning up the charts beside the Switch, now is it?🙄
A console that came out this year is outselling consoles from 4 years ago? Imagine my shock.
Except the PS4's sales have, for the most part, been steady since release. It's been selling about the same every year since then.
So in 4 years if the switch sells as many consoles as it did last year I will give it credit until then its still competing with a console that has been selling great 4 years strait.
You trying to deny PS4 of its accomplishment at selling at its peak performance in the U.S. or you gonna say it doesn't count?
What happened to the PS4 Pro?
Good to hear. Always love Ninty and will forever. Enjoy your Switch's guys
Only 60+ million to go... Wiiu was also selling decently in its first year, so there is still to tell whether the switch is a success or not.
The Wii U only sold decent it’s first two months. After that it tanked. About 3.7 million for the full year. The Switch beat that in two months.
And the Switch could easily hit 3.7 million in Japan alone this year.
I love Nintendo so much. I can't wait to get my hands on the Switch. Mario will always have a big place in my heart.
Actually all of you are wrong. The best combo is Switch + PC + PS4 + PSVR
I still don't think we're quite there with VR, though I commend Sony for PSVR. It's a nice entry-level peripheral. We need more powerful hardware to run it, and we also need solutions to minimize nausea.
You can't have PSVR without PS4, so it's not a combo it's a necessity
Way to go Nintendo. 👍🏼
Indeed, way to go Ninty. Keep crushing xbox. What a delightful sight.
Xbox was already crushed by Sony, Nintendo is just taking a leak at the remains.
Still funny people forget that the Xbox one sold pretty damn good. It's first year it would've broke records. Except the PS4 also broke those records even more. Point is that it's good that all these consoles sell well. Like in sports. Two teams can have a great game but one still is going to have more points than the other. Well except for Soccer.
Ehh the ps4 sold 64 million in 3.5 years so lets say 75ish mil by the end of 2017 sooo thats 18.5 mil roughly a year and all the while not really have any of its big blockbusters hitting stride until uc4 and then hzd launched (which is in an amazing feat on its own) nor getting to that sweet pricepoint between 199-249 like it will by the end of this year.... Soooo the switch sold 6-7 mil in 6 months and that what give or take 12-14 mil in a year which is still less than ps4s anual sales and would theoretically take 2.5-3 years to even catch the xb1 s/x... Which in comparison to the wiiu an amazing achievement (or facepalm whichever suits ya) to sold as many units as the wiiu in 1 year vs what it took the wiiu to do in 6 years (march 2018). It wont be until anyone can freely walk into any game store and buy one until we see the bigger picture. This console mainly sells to wiiu and 3ds gamers and because of that reason they should sell 60 mil easy... Thats 12 mil a year for 5 years and prob will still be be 299 by 2022 but with more memory or something like that... Thats fncked up 😬 because they def dont want to lower the pricepoint of the wiiu (fact not opinion) nor price the switch the same as a wiiu (not like wiiu's are selling anyway) Gamestop manager: Go clean off the top of the wiiu boxes Gamestop employee: How did i get picked to clean off +2 years of ppls dead skin cells (dust).
We'll have the 6 month figures in about a year. However the Switch hasn't had it's holiday sales yet. If you look at trends for the holidays sales often double during that time. They sold about five million Switches between March and the end of June, which is a four month period, and that was while stock was constrained. Add in double that for the holiday period brings it up to 15 million and adding another 5 million for the other four months would make annual sales close to 20 million. 12-14 million is way off because you didn't account for the holiday period at all.