The Nintendo Switch is not even two years old, and yet it already has over 1,800 available games; 1,868 to be exact. And the list is still growing.
Not even 2 years old yet.
What I find most impressive is that, their key titles are doing up to 10 million sales and they don't even have a super large install base yet. In less than 2 years. Crazy.
Exactly. Spiderman was heralded on this site for doing 9 million in sales with an install base of over 90 million when Smash did 12 million with an install base of like 35 million. Plus these are legacy titles that will continue to sell. Everyone who buys a Switch whether it was day one or 2 years later will get Zelda, Odyssey, Smash, etc. Granted plenty of these 1800+ titles are ports or re-releases, but that's still a crazy number and shows just how much support the system is getting.
@Neon That just tells me that they have the biggest and most appealing first-party IPs on the planet compared to their closest competitors. Those figures are insane.
@ Neonridr: 9 million is still a very good number for Spider-Man. Just because it didn't sell as much as Super Smash doesn't mean it's not impressive. Also, don't forget the hyphen between Spider and Man.
@Neonridr Nintendo report was up to December 31 it sold 12 million from December 7 to December 31 and switch sold 30 million consoles up to December 31
It's like that with every Nintendo console it's what most Nintendo purchasers will but. The new smash, new Mario kart, new Mario, zelda etc etc I don't see how this is all miraculous all of a sudden
@father. I know, it has always been this way. Nintendo has always had a great attachment rate with its flagship titles. Nothing new. Still great news though and I expected nothing less considering the switch has sold really well.
4 titles will be over 15 million by the end of this year and 1 will be over 20 million. By the end of the Switch's life it will have 3 titles over 20 million and 1 over 30 million.
The Switch is dominating the exclusives and indie markets.
How many of these 1800 are new games? I see just a lot of late releases and re-releases. I want someone to count "day one" games on Switch thar aren't indies.
How many are new games and how many are mobile ports?
Mmhhmmm and Indie games on Switch are selling ten times better than XB and PS and even PC their supposed home. Also, Nintendo exclusives are destroying Sony and Microsoft in sales so my original comment was entirely true . Do keep downvoting me though by all means.
No more ports or remasters than Sony who ported majority of the PS3 back catalogue but that’s fine yeah 🤔🙄
49miner. Agreed XD
@Eddie and 49 totally true. The switch is an exclusives dream. Nintendo has always known what they are doing when it comes to exclusives, which is why they have consistently had the best exclusive games around. Add in all of the support of 3rd party’s and indies (there was an article just a couple weeks ago that said the Majority of devs are most supportive of the Switch over any other console now) and Nintendo is gonna have one of the best libraries around. Keep growing that support Nintendo
***Sony who ported majority of the PS3 back catalogue *** LOL Wut? Do you know what majority means? This isn't even close to true.
Would you want the same done for Sony if they had the same level of success? Fanboy logic 🤦🏻♂️
You call that domination? PS2 had 10,800 + titles playable on it and sold more than 1.50 billion copies of them! What Switch has is not even remotely close to how PS2 dominated the industry with 157 million consoles sold. You might wanna raise your standards a bit way more higher. Even the Wii or DS don't come close.
Man you're obviously hating on the switch , why dont count how many exclusives did the ps4 got in it first two years 😂😂😂 comparing the switch to the ps2 made Me LMAO !
@munga Not really? How can you hate a piece of plastic? That's crazy. Maybe you but not me. The mentality of Nintendo fanatics amuses me so I play along. Their behaviour is very mind numbing unbelievable yet interesting and worth studying for future events. The dumbing down of society is a very serious subject. One thing for sure...its gon b hard to implement a cure.
You still didn't answer my question , using those big words to sugar-coat your hate is smart i applaud you for that 👏
Keyword “2 years on the market”. Learn to read next time.
The PS2 was a phenomenon. When DVDs were new, it was cheaper to buy a PS2 than a standard DVD player most of the time. Everyone I knew that had one, that was their first DVD capable hardware.
@mungo The behavior and mentality of Nintendo fanboys are a subject of study at the schools in the west. And I am very interested.
You know what the study results said? “At least they’re not as bad as Sony fanboys.”
Okay now tell me now many units of software has PlayStation sold.
It should almost match the Wii's 920 million, would be bad if it didn't.
Nope. The PS4 doesn't have that many games above 20 million or let alone 15 million. Wii had 1 game above 80 million, several above 20 million and almost hundred of games above 1 million. PS4 will probably beat it hardware but software sales no.
***Wii had 1 game above 80 million *** You mean the game that was boxed with every Wii sold? ***several above 20 million and almost hundred of games above 1 million. *** PS4 can say the same thing. Just not for exclusives on the 20 million, which unlike Nintendo isn't its strongest selling point.
Last count was 876 million. Almost 10 games per system. The switch is 132 million.
PlayStaion 2 sold 1.7 billion games man. A number that PS4 can easily meet. 10,000 + titles playable! Source: https://web.archive.org/web... http://asia.gamespot.com/ne...
Uh no it didn't.
876 million at last count. Why do you ask?
I got 30 out of all those and all digital no indies, 6 first party
"no indies" Whaaaaat!??! Why leave indies out lol? There's loads of good indies games to choose from on the Switch.
I have 43 with only 4 physical.
1800 games.... That's a hell of a lot of ports
So 1800 indie games, ok.
Pretty much, but on every platform, most games are indies.
I just wish it was easier to find the better games on the store. I find it pretty limited in finding them with how much clutters the genres. I can spend more than 20 minutes finding nothing good or not played 3+ years ago elsewhere.
Hey! Some of that must be shovelware.
Indie games aren't cool anymore?
@49miner "Funny as they sure seemed to be a hot commodity early on this gen..." Agreed, you couldn't shut a lot of people up about indies those years ago and they were herald as the savior of the industry even. The Pub Fund was god's gift and [email protected] was snubbed due to the never enforced parity clause. But like you said, you get a little taste of that sweet life and now you're out the hood and you all but abandoned what you said you never turn your back on. The funny thing is the Switch is opening even more doors for these smaller devs more than their console counterparts. And it's partly because Switch doesn't have those inane high profile A titles that over shadow the smaller ones. IMO, that's a good thing, a chance for these guys to shine make some money and maybe be able to make a bigger budget game for their next project. Also a lot of Switch titles are exclusive to that system. And the word "exclusive" is like king Tut's gold around here. So you would think there would be nothing but celebration for a console that has an insane amount of exclusives for it. But then again, goal posts must be moved and now third party games are must and when Switch does get them, now their just ports that everyone has already played. It's just one contradiction after another.
They are. @49miner you shouldn't generalize populations of people so quickly. Lots of different voices around here...
Are we lumping cash grab, low effort mobile ports into that? There are a ton of questionable games on the store, IMHO. I wish there was better curation at times,
"Are we lumping cash grab, low effort mobile ports into that?" Are we? One man's cash grab, low effort mobile port is another man's rare 1978 Playboy news stand August edition magazine. There's a lot of questionable games in my opinion on all the stores, a lot I scroll past every time I visit the market. But I wouldn't downplay them because their indie like the OP is implying.
***There's a lot of questionable games in my opinion on all the stores *** Existing, absolutely. So front and center on a weekly basis, absolutely not.
Well thats certainly quantity over quality thats for sure...
so if we removed, Mario, Zelda and Smash, its only high profile games imo, that leaves it with 1865 of what kind of games?, interesting hmmm, quality over quantity I wonder how many, well indie end you have lots of options. ;)
What a stupid comment. Why don't you do some research and you'll see the Switch has a ton of great games. You can download splunky Splonk ball n roll on the XB and PS as well so it's double standards.
Not sure why you people get offended, not attacking not a single user in N4G but then again you people go on against me calling my comments and towards me, retard, stupid, dumb, etc, I always try to point my comments/opinion towards the big companies and some articles based on facts and not you guys, but still you go on ahead in a infuriate fashion towards me caused I said something that obviously it don't appease your criteria, you people just need to chill out and respect others opinion.
“Not sure why you people get offended, not attacking not a single user in N4G but then again you people go on against me calling my comments and towards me, retard, stupid, dumb, etc, ” Do you really have to ask why people attack you for the comments people like you and that Sonic guy make?
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Well I mentioned its high profile games, you just mentioned lots of multiplataforms and re-releases of games launch some time ago, and some exclusives that weren't high profile ones, and indies of course, but is ok everythings is cool I will thumb you up so everyones happy. :)
@masterfox I listed all high profiles games that Switch owners will agree on. Its okay though I knew you would find anyway to deflect this.
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But when you allow every tom dick and Harry to release every piece of sh*t game onto your store. You're bound to have a large library to boast about.... Now looking at some of the games. They are 3 times the cost of their mobile counter parts from 8 years ago ..... (Looking at you world of goo). Crap/broken games are often discounted because they are garbage. Nintendo's quality has dropped because it thinks quantity is more important....
I'm positive that Tom, Dick and Harry have also released their shit on PS4 and Xbox, why Nintendo gets the finger pointing is what I find strange. "Nintendo's quality has dropped because it thinks quantity is more important" And yet they have had the highest rated exclusives this gen and all on a system that's not even as powerful as PS4 and Xbox.
Sony and Microsoft aren't saying "look, we got 1800 games on our system" Nintendo are, with most being old Indies with a ton being dire. For PS4 and Xbox, I'm assuming the prices of these poor games aren't as high as what they are on the eshop (and never released with these prices either). Sure exclusives have been good for their system, but then they're trading of many 3rd party support. I got nothing against the Switch, I own one, it's a good console. But to give up quality control and then boast about it, is a little poor.
“Sony and Microsoft aren't saying "look, we got 1800 games on our system" The ironic thing is Nintendo itself is not saying how many games they have. This report comes from a site that track the amount of game the Switch has.
I own 11 Switch games, mostly first party and stuff like MHGU, Bayonetta and Hollow Knight... Seriously, it's much like Steam. So much pointless shovelware. I'm not unhappy with my purchase, but 1800 games is hardly an achievement when 90+% of them are sub £3 garbage.
My thoughts exactly. The only reason Nintendo hardware sell is for Nintendo made games coz for the diehhards 3rd party games are just decorations for show.
Based on my browsing, 90% of these are throwaway, horrible, low-effort shovelware. Same thing that happened with the Wii.