Nintendo has updated its sales figures for Switch software and things are really looking up.
The power of great exclusives. My most anticipated games are Zelda: BotW sequel and The Last of Us: Part 2.
now that the Wii U is out of the equation, I will be excited to see a Zelda title built from the ground up for the Switch. And TLOU2 is going to be a massive day 1 for me.
I agree. The next Zelda game will be designed from the ground up for the Switch and it should look even better. Breath of the Wild was already a beautiful game though. The art style was amazing. The Last of Us: Part 2 will be amazing. I can only imagine what’s in store for us. It’s Naughty Dog we’re talking about here.
My guess is that another zelda wont be ready till Nintendo's next gen console. That's why this last one got delayed was to take advantage of the switch.
Played the Zelda demo at a best buy, and it was a complete jag fest, looked terrible imo. I'm sure it's a great game but the visual quality is just bad.
well when your platform has fewer games vying for the spotlight a small few are bound to sell better. overall game sales on xbox and playstation are higher. for example 0 copies of red dead redemption 2, kingdom hearts 3, gta 5, call of duty, just cause 4, destiny, overwatch, assassins creed odyssey, tomb raider etc were sold on switch so the people had to buy something else to play. not that much quality titles to choose from aside from nintendo first party on switch.
No denying that, although if those first party games weren’t great to begin with, they wouldn’t have sold this well. Plus, it seems the Switch continues to get more and more third party titles this year.
Sony makes millions on games they did not invest on unlike Nintendo have only one soirce of real money- the games they have to invest on.
I have always thought this too. Not due to fanboyism or bias btw
Switch has a lot of great indie games made for playing on the go. But it is true third party support remains scarce for now and I don't think it 's gonna change any time soon and it' s fine by me. Nintendo has always been a great second console to me since the n64 and I am OK with that.
The thing is PS4 makes more on its games - 1st party and 3rd party exclusive and multiplatform games on a yearly basis while Nintendo have one shot titles. That is the winning strategy that makes the PS4 ecosystem grow exponentially. 10 million sellers are a yearly thing for PS4.
Spider-Man is the first Sony exclusive to get anywhere near 10 million. Uncharted 4 is still under 9 I believe. Smash Ultimate is already the best selling exclusive game of all time in the US.
I don’t think Sony makes more tbh. Sony’s first party games cost hundreds of MILLIONS to make. Think about how much technology goes into a game like the last of us 2 or Death stranding or god of war. It takes tons of artist and developers. Many teams motion capture environmental design character story writers 4K textures r&d new engine designers bug testers audio design engineers implementing Dolby 7.1 video engineers for things like HDR. Millions in development cost for something like uncharted 4. Then Sony shows off these at E3 conferences with freaking orchestras and develop different trailers story cinematic probably pay people to develop story trailers characters trailers etc MILLIONS I say! Then Nintendo comes along pull out the same Mario Luigi characters same game play maybe put In A new power up some plain colour textures. Entire game download file size is like 2 gb. They might hold a Nintendo direct or not which amounts to posting a video on YouTube. Call that new super Mario bros u switch edition and sells more than say horizon probably doubling sales lol. And to make it worse after 5 or 6 months the Sony games are half price. Another 6 month bargain bin look at uncharted 4 now or infamous second son. The order less than 5 bucks. Bloodbourn free ps plus game all the while the Nintendo game will remain full price until the very end of the gen when next gen comes they do players choice. Freaking donkey Kong tropical freeze on switch is still full price. Also all those third part games Sony foots a big bill they pay for marketing right to have a ps logo flash at the end of the commercial or right to exclusive dlc or dlc first. 3rd party’s taking their money that’s why they like them and ditched Nintendo. . Meh I think Nintendo makes more all said and done. Coming into this gen PS4 HAD TO SUCCEED for Sony there was not other option. Nintendo has a war chest that they could afford to weather failed system after failed system. Heck they’ve been doing it for generations now. N64 sold less than snes. And game cube sold less than n64. Fill back up the war chest with wii. Then wii u sold less than game cube. Fill back up with switch and so on. Also even a old 3rd party game like Mario rabies kingdom still cost 50 just Cus it has Mario in it. Mean while Assassin creed games on PS4 drop to Bargin bin and free.
You're always in Nintendo articles, trying to find ways to take shots. It's sad. They've got great hits. And they actually do better than any other console's first-party lineups. Get over it.
The power of nogaems.
That's pretty ridiculous. The attach rates are pretty nuts. I mean over 1/3 of the Switch userbase has Smash, Zelda, Mario Odyssey and MK8.
This is the reason Nintendo will never go multi platform. Give it 12 months and both smash and pokemon will be added to that list. How many ps4 and xbox one games have hit them numbers this gen? Its amazing the attachment rate of the Nintendo consoles even though the wiiu did not sell amazing the attachment rate was still there.
Smash & Pokemon are on the list. SMash sold 12.8 million in 24 days. Pokemon on Switch sold 10 million in a month.
Proof that only Nintendo games sell on Nintendo hardware. Sony doesn't invest on their multi million selling 3rd party multiplats unlike Ninty. They just collect licensing fees. AAA games like GTA, COD, AC, Battlefield, prints the money for them making them many time bigger than Nintendo. That is the advantage of powerful hardware.
What is the overall attachment rate across the board for all games?
SuperSonic91 Actually indies & 3rd parties been happy with sales on Switch. Some games like Monster Boy sold much better on Switch than PS4. Bethesda has been happy enough with sales it's bringing the next Doom & Wolfenstein to the system. Ocotpath sold 1 million in the west alone. It's still getting other big names like Mortal Kombat 11, Samurai Spirits, Dragon Quest XI with exclusive content. It won't get all the AAA content no but it's loaded on Japanese support and plenty of Western middleware support. Recent developer conference has shown an increase of interest to develop for the Switch.
Segta are sorry missed that. @supersonic not really as other 3rd party games have sold well to. Look back to the wiiu and BO2 it sold a quarter of its install base at launch and that was withwout dlc. Monster hunter also sold better on the switch. Nintendo always try to be different with there consoles and they should be. They did the me to with the Game cube and
It is, but the biggest reason to buy a nintendo console is for the Nintendo produced games. They are of pretty high quality. It's always been like this on Nintendo platforms, even in the NES days. Only difference now is that its not a go-to 3rd party machine, but the Nintendo produced content still makes it worth buying, and it has enough unique 3rd party with the switch to be better than the WiiU.
It's a great complimentary console. I buy it for the exclusives. I have my PS4 for the Sony and 3rd party stuff.
I brought it for the exclusives, or for games which I usually like to play on the go. Switch replaced my Vita for the most part, and it's getting a lot of the same games Vita would have gotten, and many which also come to PS4 which are like what I'd play on Vita....those niche japanese games. I never had a problem with Nintendo's games. I don't like them all, but I recognize they're generally quality games. They have some duds every now and then, but it's not a common occurance. Personally, I don't know why Sony and Nintendo players are at each others throats. They tend to have a lot of software between them which appeals to the fan base of both consoles, and long term gamers should recognize that Nintendo makes good software, while sometimes making questionable decisions on hardware. Almost every Nintendo system is worth having if you really play a lot of games. Even the WiiU and Wii had their gems, and generally, didn't lack support from nintendo itself. About the only time I take a contrarian side to Nintendo is because of their fans which sometimes try and downplay Sony games, or Sony itself, due to console wars, because i find it pointless. I sometimes criticize their decisions on some things, like their online service right now, but otherwise, I consider it a thing that customers can decide for themselves if they want to buy the system or not.
Smash sold 12 million copies in 1 month. That dwarfs any exclusive ever im fairly sure
Extreme software attachment
I’m still blown away with how insane Smash did. I expected 6 mill by now not over 12 million.
I think it's the best selling exclusive ever made already. In the US anyways.
They were bundled with the hardware like all nintendo software. They didn't sell that many on their own.
Yeah because people who already own a Switch bought the console again for the bundled games even though they’re $360-$400 yeah? Lmao.
No they wanted the console but got the game free with the console. That's how bundles work. As nintendo bundle for long periods they count them as software sales. Wii sports is the perfect example
The only bundle the Switch had with a free game was the Mario Kart bundle, which came out over a year after the game was released. Go look at the MSRP of the Smash, Pokemon, Diablo, Splatoon 2 and Mario Odyssey bundles, then come back and tell me with a straight face that they were free with the console. Also, be sure to let me know if they’re still widely available for a long period LOL
what was bundled? The first Switch bundle didn't show up until the first holidays. Even now, bundles aren't common. I guess Spiderman shouldn't count then right?
That'sd like saying Spiderman only sold in bundles and none on their own.
Nostalgia is a hell of a drug.
Nostalgia might be a drug, but fanboyism is a disease.
I feel like you are the one who on drug whenever I see you on a Nintendo article.
they are the same games that nintendo fans buy every generation. the only really new game is zelda which looks pretty good tbh
How is zelda new exactly? Genuine question
nothing like the predecessor. That is how.
They are called “sequel” for a reason. Let stop acting like those games are complete ports without any new features or enhancements or even story shall we?
Not everything has to be a new IP. I'm a fan of Zelda and Mario and I look forward to the next games in those series.
that's a huge accomplishment.
Absolutely fantastic. Smash sold over 12-13 million in under two months or so, and will beat Brawl's overall sales to become No. 1. That's an amazing feat, so props for that. Nintendo and Sony keep pushing each other and the industry forward, and I hope more developers/publishers take note that you don't need nickel and diming DLC or Microtransactions to have success.
Congrats to Nintendo on their success, huge numbers. But good freaking lord you fluffing loyalists are too much. Just admit you really enjoy playing the same games over and over and the whole thing would be squashed. Nintendo hasn't outdone Sony in any way, shape, or form other than take majority market in Japan. They're a niche, redundant, completely nostalgia-fueled company, nothing wrong with it but the arrogance on this post is so hilarious and sad all at once.
but the games are never the same.
Games like of BOTW, Mario Odyssey, or heck even 1-2 Switch are nothing like their predecessors.
"Just admit you really enjoy playing the same games over and over and the whole thing would be squashed." No one wants to hear that from the fanbase that swore the Switch would fail to break 15m because it lacked "hits" like Call of Duty. Take your jacked-up hypocrisy and shove off; you know just as well as anyone else here that Sony fans are just as guilty of every label you've stuck onto Nintendo fans' shoulders. No matter how much you claim to not be a part of the "circle jerk", you still come up in here running your mouth because you thought the title was flame-bait for saying "boasts". As if Sony's the only one allowed to do that? Oh wait. This is N4G and you're a Sony fan. Of course you'd act like only Sony can boast. Step off the soap box; you're just as much of a fanboy as anyone you've ever pointed a finger at in here.
Lmao just stop, not once have I said a word that remotely had an ounce of hypocrisy and I go after Sony boys the same way I do anyone else. You sit their with your retarded arrogance and try to string me into a generalized cliche just because I call others out on their bs. You have nothing here kid, your huffy and puffy blabbering is completely empty as you just like your buddy above could not compose a single valid point against anything I've ever said. You're the one who needs to 'step off the soap box' you have nothing here. Just like your boy above sit your mouth-but-ineffective ass down until you can compose an ounce of valid criticism.
...but not much else. Need Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing, then I’ll recharge my Switch and play it again.
Nintendo are the kings
You can always find great games on the Switch. If you have the funds, never limit yourself to all the options you can have. The Switch is pretty amazing, and I personally feel it is worth owning over an Xbox One. Not that the Xbox One does not have games, but I think the Switch is a better investment.
People think the switch is a ghost town in term of games. That is just wrong.
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