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Nintendo Switch decimates Wii U lifetime sales in 9 months
Posted: Posted January 31st, 2018 by ShadowFox08

Nintendo just released their fy 2017 9 month earnings..

AS of December 31st 2017:

-14.86 milion switches sold vs Wii U's lifetime sales of 13.56. This actually beats PS4's first 12 months sales by 1.2 million as well.

Super Mario Odyssey: 9.07 million units (in 2 months!)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 7.33 million units
Loz:Breath of the Wild: 6.7 million
Splatoon 2: 4.91 million units
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: 1.06 million units (1 month).

https://www.resetera.com/threads/nintendos-fy-2017-nine-months-earnings.20057/


Absolutely crazy! XC2 is the first xenoblade game to pass 1 million sales as well.

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Woohoo! Still gotta pick up Zelda, maybe Xenoblade

Posted January 31st, 2018 by MarvaIo
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Well honestly it isn't hard to decimate the Wii U's total sales, but I am really happy to see Nintendo succeeding again. And while the Switch isn't perfect, it definitely has charm and I see why it has become such a hit.

Posted January 31st, 2018 by Q
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I'm honestly surprised.. it surpassed lifetime sales of the wii u lifetime sales in less than year. I mean to put it into perspective, the wii u sold awfully and it took the PS4 a bit over a year to sell more than the wii u. But its still pretty crazy. Here's hoping we get 3rd party support to jump in.


All those games are very impressive numbers. BoTW has a wii u port, but 6.7 million on switch version in 9 months is great. It's going to be the best selling zelda game to date for sure(if you include wii u).

Mario kart selling even more than zelda after coming out a month later and being an older port is pretty good.

Splatoon 2 sales are great, and it already outsold the first one in lifetime sales.

Odyssey sales are fucking amazing. In 2 months, it sold 9 million. That's fucking ludicrious. Could it be the fastest selling non pokemon game in that time frame? Probably.

xenoblade 2 at million for a month isn't too bad.

Posted February 4th, 2018 by ShadowFox08

I originally purchased BotW on Wii U as it was impossible to find a switch in stock at the time it came out. Technically I have both versions of it now as I bought it for my Sonís switch as his Christmas present.

Posted February 5th, 2018 by Q
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