The gaming and construction toy platform from publisher and developer Nintendo - Nintendo Labo - sold 316,753 units first week at retail, according to VGChartz estimates.
I still can’t belive Nintendo got away with this
I saw this product in the shop the other day and I said to my partner "can you believe they are selling you a cardboard box full of cardboard and there are people that will actually buy it"
Hey, these are pretty good sales for a bunch of cardboard, lmao.
@biggerboss "Hey, these are pretty good sales for a bunch of cardboard, lmao" That says a lot about the general switch owner really huh.
Lol. Well whatever rubbish Nintendo releases the fanatics will buy it then brag about the sales. I'm amazed by the stupidity of a lot of the adults that would buy this for themselves. It's meant for children but I know a lot of the fanatical fan base bought this expensive cardboard. Nintendo will continue to put out little effort and expect their fanbase to Flock to whatever they release and make a lot of money off their stupidity. It's amazing how they released cardboard when the switch lacks games for months. Nintendo will release a lot more cardboard due to the stupidity of the fanatics
You dont get it don't you guys... Nintendo's plan is frickin genius. They have a "center pillar directive" if you like, what would a mum/aunt/grandma buy their children/nephews/grandchildren ? Meanwhile pump out enough games for grown-ups(kinda) so those children can stick around and keep spending on their platform. They did it with the Wii and they are trying to do it again. Genius I tell you.
Take a look around for the last 10 years. I'm surprised it took this long really. "Gaming" is, by far, the dumbest collective customer base of any market on the planet.
Got away with what?
Charging money for cardboard.
I have a few packing boxes in my garage, I'll sell them to you Kun you can pretend to be a robot. Only $70 going cheap.
@prettygoodgamer Do you provide me the software to interact with your box as well?
@kun "Do you provide me the software to interact with your box as well" it's called the brain, I was under the assumption you might already have one....
@prettygoodgamer You dodged the question. Nintendo’s cardboard comes with software to interact with it. Now I ask, do your cardboard from your garage come with softwares to interact with the Switch as well?
At best the software is a techdemo...$80 is crazy.
Yeah, the fact that the name is so similar to a biological term for female anatomy and was such a success despite that. I'm thinking this is how Volvo felt when they were a success.
What, you're not interested in Nintendo Labia? What about Nintendo Uteros?
I can. Some people will buy any crap Nintendo throws at them. The rules change with some people when Nintendo releases crap. If any other company did it, they would be laughed at.
Did better than I thought it would, assuming these numbers are correct.
A long time ago, outlets utilizing VG Chartz were admonished by myriad people due to the site's inaccurate repute. But I see them being used as a legitimate source more often nowadays... are those inaccuracies no more? Were they ever even there?
Lol they only use it not because Wii not beating ps3 no more, the generation over......so now they use it for ps4. Vs Xbox and Wii U
The numbers are never completely accurate, that's why the guy has to add more to the ps4 sales every time Sony releases official numbers.
They arent, but who else tracks them that you can quote? I doubt they are more than 5 million off.
i‘m not sure what baffles me more. that the switch became a thing or that also labo got accepted by its supporters.
It also has more sales than. SoT did first week
Jigsaw puzzle companies sell cardboard boxes with cardboard inside. Go to Amazon, search for "cardboard". Its there. Its not just handed out free. People saying this is absurd that Nintendo is selling cardboard...come on now!
Good job buying cardboard boxes
The bitterness that some hold that the "obvious failure" of a product ended up doing well. I mean, it's only about 100k more than the Vita did the first week ;) Here's to seeing it outsell that actual failure of a system.
If you're going to troll then at least get the numbers right you donkey. The Vita sold 1.1 million* consoles in its first week at retail *Source: https://venturebeat.com/201...
"If you're going to troll then at least get the numbers right you donkey. " You put it far nicer than I would have. I think you just saved me another week-long ban. For that, you get a "like".
Software never has the same legs as hardware, unless it’s something like Wii Sports and is bundled with the console force 90% of the gen.
I bought this and had a good time building this with my kids. I don’t really get what all the hate is about. LEGO’s are a bunch of plastic blocks. Airplane models are a bunch of scrap...
LEGO are far more flexible with what you can do with them, they offer far more oppurtunity for kids to use their imagination, and they don’t turn into porridge when they get wet.
Mmmmmm porridge with brown sugar..../dribbling
You've obviously not seen some of the amazing things people have created with the Labo Garage. Actually you probably have but aren't willing to give credit where credit's due.
I wonder where all the people saying this would outsell God of War ran off to? Labo got smoked lol
I heard that a lot on here Yea God of War destroyed it lol
Some people grossly estimated the selling power of cardboard lol
nintendo have long legs, sony games get 80 to 90 percent of their sales in the first 2 weeks and then sales die off, why you think Horizon went on sale 3 to 4 weeks later from 60 dollar game to a 40 dollar game, it went from outselling zelda a little bit, to zelda passing it later on and mind you there were 60 millions ps4 out there vs 3 million switch at the time look at any game.....monster hunter world for ps4 stop charting in April, it came out in January........Splatoon went against dragon quest and monster hunter and still in the top 5 charts, next month will make 1 whole year splatoon came out, and still in top 5 sales chart a whole year later........ look at fifa on ps4 and switch.......ps4 out sold it in Japan.....but by december Switch pass the ps4 sales Xenoverse 2 on Switch pass the ps4 version also sony fans dont support games for long time
Uncharted sold 2.7 million in the first week, and has since sold around 12 million total, HZD, 2.1 million in first 2 weeks, close to 8 million total. I don’t think you understand how percentages work, kiddo. You’re clearly mistaking Japan for the entire world. Of course Switch is going to come out on top in Japan, it’s a portable
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