[xbox and nintendo]Switch Was Outsold By PS5 And Xbox Series X|S In The UK Last Month

  Fighter_Hayabusa

  1Fighter_HayabusaWed 9th Jun 2021

  I still can’t find an Xbox from a retailer in NA. At this point, I may give up soon and just buy a gaming PC.

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  SwitchVogel

  2SwitchVogelWed 9th Jun 2021

  Nintendo is doomed, it’s all falling apart.

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  jump

  3jumpWed 9th Jun 2021

  NINTENDOOM! ;P

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  Rayquaza2510

  4Rayquaza2510Wed 9th Jun 2021

  Probably because UK keeps getting PS5 stock.

  Getting Xbox Series S or X, or Switch/Switch Lite in my country is easy, but the moment you want a PS5, forget it unless importing from UK (import fees because brexit and stuff) or from a scalper.

  It’s that I don’t mind it yet, enough to play on my Switch or PC, and even plenty of 3ds and Vita games to play here too… but then I see such news article and wonder “why does always UK get it”

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  IronMan30

  5IronMan30Wed 9th Jun 2021

  I love that the Nintendo enthusiast site only reports data from its home territory when Nintendo’s console is in last place for hardware sales.

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  Menardi

  6MenardiWed 9th Jun 2021

  Of course it’s the UK. We certainly cannot be expected to live without our annually recycled footie game…

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  MS7000

  7MS7000Wed 9th Jun 2021

  60% increase over 2019 levels is still pretty decent.

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  GrailUK

  8GrailUKWed 9th Jun 2021

  @IronMan30 They grew up playing Megadrive and all have a PS5. Heheheh.

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  HamatoYoshi

  9HamatoYoshiWed 9th Jun 2021

  Nintendo need software, big 1st party titles.

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  IronMan30

  10IronMan30Wed 9th Jun 2021

  @GrailUK lol, maybe that’s it.

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  ATaco

  11ATacoWed 9th Jun 2021

  I’m sure once interest starts dropping they’ll announce a new Mario Kart at last. It always seems to be their magic “win” button.

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  JoeDiddley

  12JoeDiddleyWed 9th Jun 2021

  Time for the Switch revision then perhaps. We all have a Switch and need to upgrade?

  Hopefully some E3 reveals will help too. I’m really excited for SMTV but it’s not a system seller.

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  Gerald

  13GeraldWed 9th Jun 2021

  Probably due to the incoming Switch Pro…….

  What Switch Pro I wonder….

  Will a Giro cover a PS5?

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  vyseofhr

  14vyseofhrWed 9th Jun 2021

  I don’t exactly think the Nintendo bean counters will be worrying yet, however the console desperately needs some new, high profile software.

  I haven’t bought a Switch game since Hyrule Warriors, whereas especially PS5 seems to now be getting into its stride. If supply of the console wasn’t so constrained it would be cleaning house.

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  -Juice-

  15-Juice-Wed 9th Jun 2021

  @IronMan30 Controversy gets more clicks.

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  westman98

  16westman98Wed 9th Jun 2021

  April and May 2020 were the 2 biggest non-holiday months ever for Switch in the UK due to the launch of Animal Crossing and the strict Covid lockdowns, so it was always going to be a very challenging YoY comparison in 2021.

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  steely_pete

  17steely_peteWed 9th Jun 2021

  Don’t understand how this is newsworthy? UK was never big on Nintendo. Now if the Switch was dead last in France and Germany then it would be cause for concern

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  mousness

  18mousnessWed 9th Jun 2021

  Alright, alright let’s be super real. Click the heart button (to keep it anonymous) if you fell some type of way.

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  nessisonett

  19nessisonettWed 9th Jun 2021

  Honestly that’s a pretty big deal. Switch has been comfortably destroying these consoles for a while now. Didn’t realise there was so much new stock.

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  Max_the_German

  20Max_the_GermanWed 9th Jun 2021

  @Fighter_Hayabusa Yes, it is so much easier to get a decent gaming graphics card these days.

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  TheBigK

  21TheBigKWed 9th Jun 2021

  Rip in pepperoni

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  N8tiveT3ch

  22N8tiveT3chWed 9th Jun 2021

  Well, I guess it’s time for Nintendo to move to full time 3rd party publisher.

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  Faruko

  23FarukoWed 9th Jun 2021

  @nessisonett New console will always sell better in the first few months tbh, its the 2-3 year where it tanks a bit then it goes back to sky high at the tail end of the third year

  this is completely different because stock has been terrible, im pretty sure the core fanbase that buys a console day 1 is still not satisfied, past gens had stock so you see incredibly first few month sales then drop for some time

  ALSO, PS5 and Xbox Series x (And Switch for all that matters) are tapping to more consumers than ever before, so its not surprise its selling better than ever, every console and also, Switch has been there for a long long time, saturation point in some of the “non-nintendo” markets might hit at some point

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  IronMan30

  24IronMan30Wed 9th Jun 2021

  @N8tiveT3ch yep, that’s the only reasonable takeaway from this news.

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  Grumblevolcano

  25GrumblevolcanoWed 9th Jun 2021

  Can’t say I noticed many Series X restocks in May and Series S has been very readily available for a fair few months now (not going out of stock) so Switch being last is pretty rough.

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  GrailUK

  26GrailUKWed 9th Jun 2021

  Time for a big E3 then…

  (Bah! I can’t wait)

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  weoputjlsldfkj

  27weoputjlsldfkjWed 9th Jun 2021

  Why get an Xbox or PS5 when you can get a PC? Nintendo is the only one that differentiates.

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  steely_pete

  28steely_peteWed 9th Jun 2021

  @weoputjlsldfkj

  Unfortunately it seems like many people nowadays don’t really care what kinda games a platform has to offer and just want the best service for the money

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  Anti-Matter

  29Anti-MatterWed 9th Jun 2021

  @weoputjlsldfkj

  Because not everyone like to play PC games.

  Some of peoples like to get the console version for ready to play without getting trouble by very complicated installation and hardware compatibility.

  And not everyone really care with powerful PC specs.

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  JohnnyC

  30JohnnyCWed 9th Jun 2021

  @weoputjlsldfkj To be honest I enjoy a lot of Sony’s exclusives as much as I enjoy Nintendo’s best exclusives. Great time to be a gamer! Admittedly I’m referring to the PS4, as I haven’t managed to get a PS5 yet.

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  Fighter_Hayabusa

  31Fighter_HayabusaWed 9th Jun 2021

  @Max_the_German it HAS to be easier than getting an Xbox. I’m not up on PC’s these days, a modestly powered one would likely suit me.

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  kingbk

  32kingbkWed 9th Jun 2021

  New next gen consoles that were just released a few months ago to inventory issues selling more than a console that has been out for over four years. More news at 11.

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  Max_the_German

  33Max_the_GermanWed 9th Jun 2021

  @Fighter_Hayabusa Okay, than good luck

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  MaseSco

  34MaseScoWed 9th Jun 2021

  I’m traded my Switch for a Series S. We all know the Switch upgrade is incoming so I capitalised on my Switch before it’s price tumbled

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  sanderev

  35sanderevWed 9th Jun 2021

  I haven’t seen PS5 stock since the “launch” of the PS5, and I’ve only seen XBOX Series X stock ONCE in a store. I live in the Netherlands, maybe that’s why?

  (I did get my XBOX Series X on launch day, because I pre-ordered)

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  Optimist80

  36Optimist80Wed 9th Jun 2021

  Pretty sure most people who want a switch have one by now, where the other consoles are still new and harder to find.

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  MysticX

  37MysticXWed 9th Jun 2021

  Makes sense TBH, the “New Super Switch pro U”-rumours are very persistent lately, so people are holding off on buying a Switch now…

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  Henmii

  38HenmiiWed 9th Jun 2021

  Trololol, everyone said it wouldn’t happen…but now it happens! There is a new kid in town, so Nintendo HAS to counter. They can only do that with a graphically stronger device, Switch2 if you will. Expect it at E3.

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  Magician

  39MagicianWed 9th Jun 2021

  Time for some new hardware, Nintendo.

  Hint, hint, wink, wink.

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  KBuckley27

  40KBuckley27Wed 9th Jun 2021

  interesting because some news articles say the PS5 is the leading console in the UK over both Xbox and Switch

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  weoputjlsldfkj

  41weoputjlsldfkjWed 9th Jun 2021

  @Anti-Matter If you get your games on Steam, it is not complicated, and for an extra few hundred dollars, you can get a gaming pc that’s more powerful than a console, plus you can do more with it.

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  weoputjlsldfkj

  42weoputjlsldfkjWed 9th Jun 2021

  @JohnnyC Ratchet and Clank looks good. I would get a PS5 to play it if money grew on trees, and I guess it technically does, but I don’t have access to any of these trees.

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  Milhais_1914

  43Milhais_1914Wed 9th Jun 2021

  @Anti-Matter what complicated installation? Get to steam download the game and press install? You need to uptade yourself, no issues since many many years playing PC games. Also to your sentence “PC games” most of them are in the consoles and have the advantage to be normally cheaper. Microsoft already do a great support to PC and soon Sony will do the same.

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  rockodoodle

  44rockodoodleWed 9th Jun 2021

  @vyseofhr exactly! They coasted through the last 20 months or so. Some can be attributed to COVID-19, I get that. But they will need to take advantage of its install base and also release some system sellers as the new generation starts to catch up.

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  Qwertyninty

  45QwertynintyWed 9th Jun 2021

  TIME FOR SOMETHING “NEW.”

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  Dethmunk

  46DethmunkWed 9th Jun 2021

  Well Nintendo have to let the new boys have some scraps from the Sales table now and again. lol. E3 next week, let’s see what that dishes up

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  dluxxx

  47dluxxxWed 9th Jun 2021

  Perhaps Nintendo should try releasing more than 4 actually new 1st party games for Switch. Seriously where the crap are the new games? Switch is the worst Nintendo console for 1st party games ever.

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  MasterJay

  48MasterJayWed 9th Jun 2021

  @Fighter_Hayabusa I’d highly recommend it. For those willing to take the time to build one, it’s a much better experience than I’ve had on my Xbox, and you can still get all the same games.

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  Pod

  49PodWed 9th Jun 2021

  Even with all the “chip shortages”? Preposterous!

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  GrailUK

  50GrailUKWed 9th Jun 2021

  It was only a matter of time until the UK put their brains back in their pants and stared like zombies at shiney new versions of football, wargames and anything criminal related.

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  electrolite77

  51electrolite77Wed 9th Jun 2021

  @weoputjlsldfkj

  Because when I looked into getting a PC that could match Series X it turned out I could buy a Series X, PS5, Switch and a laptop for the same price

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  Low_ink

  52Low_inkWed 9th Jun 2021

  Took long enough! I just hope the supplies for the consoles keep increasing, so that everyone can play what they want! We can just hope the chip shortage ends soon.

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  electrolite77

  53electrolite77Wed 9th Jun 2021

  A lot of posts seem weirdly upset about this. As endlessly reported on this site Switch has been a roaring success in the U.K. and continues to be so.

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  Heavyarms55

  54Heavyarms55Wed 9th Jun 2021

  Fun fact, something else doing well, doesn’t mean you’re doing poorly.

  It’s not like people stopped buying Switch, it’s just that Sony and MS actually had some stock in, so the people who wanted those machines were actually, finally, able to get them.

  I have been saying this for a while but, we’re talking about 300 – 500 dollar electronic luxury items. I REALLY don’t think there are that many people who walked into a store wanting a PS5, saw it was out of stock, and bought the very different type of device that is the Switch, instead. Same with Xbox.

  On the other hand, PS5 and Xbox are virtually the same machines, providing almost the same performance and having mostly similar game libraries. I absolutely think there are plenty of people who couldn’t find one and bought the other instead.

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  Dringo

  55DringoWed 9th Jun 2021

  Switch being down over the same period last year was inevitable because of the pandemic. The reason the 2019 comparison is in there is to highlight how well it’s still doing broadly.

  Also, Switch is huge in the Uk

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  COVIDberry

  56COVIDberryWed 9th Jun 2021

  Nintendo is doomed, it’s all falling apart.

  @SwitchVogel It’s not fair that you should be the first to make this remark in the thread. You’re a mod, you have inside knowledge of the timing!

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  0nett

  570nettWed 9th Jun 2021

  @electrolite77 All posts about how Switch is doing in sales, whether or not Switch games are in the charts or not, etc – always turn into weird hurray/boo threads as if it actually impacts anyone, it’s kinda odd.

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  TSR3

  58TSR3Wed 9th Jun 2021

  Kinda feels like normal service is starting to resume perhaps. I wonder how long it will take for the next boatload of consoles to land in the UK?

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  IronMan30

  59IronMan30Wed 9th Jun 2021

  @electrolite77 I like to have a villain, every once in a while. It makes life more interesting, when I’m not trolling my kids (or they’re trolling me) of course.

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  weoputjlsldfkj

  60weoputjlsldfkjWed 9th Jun 2021

  @electrolite77 What specs were you looking at?

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  weoputjlsldfkj

  61weoputjlsldfkjWed 9th Jun 2021

  @IronMan30 Dude, don’t troll your kids.

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  eltomo

  62eltomoWed 9th Jun 2021

  Being beaten by new gen hardware that can only play last gen games… how embarrassing…

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  IronMan30

  63IronMan30Wed 9th Jun 2021

  @weoputjlsldfkj I will troll who I want to troll, sir!

  It’s not really trolling, I use that term a little more liberally than I should. I play with them like any normal parent would and my kids mess with me knowing whatever it is they’re doing bugs me, like any kid.

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  weoputjlsldfkj

  64weoputjlsldfkjWed 9th Jun 2021

  @IronMan30 Fair enough. Doesn’t sound like trolling at all. Jimmy Kimmel fans likes to troll children by lying to them, scaring them and making them sad.

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  Ghost_of_Hasashi

  65Ghost_of_HasashiWed 9th Jun 2021

  As Covid-19 is dwindling, the world is starting to return to normal so gaming itself is coming back to normal. Those who couldn’t get a PS5, Xbox Series X, or Switch could finally get those once stocks are more readily available and scalpers like my ex girlfriend are starting to lose their grip.

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  Ulanda

  66UlandaWed 9th Jun 2021

  @weoputjlsldfkj Are you trying another “PC vs Console” war with people? Can we not just enjoy what we jave instead of debating what is better, because it is idiotic in my eyes.

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  Ulanda

  67UlandaWed 9th Jun 2021

  @Milhais_1914 Doubt Sony will do this.

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  xxx128

  68xxx128Wed 9th Jun 2021

  Yup this is the end. Next they will SELL Mario & Zelda to XBOX.

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  rockodoodle

  69rockodoodleWed 9th Jun 2021

  @steely_pete certainly not doomed, but it just means that Nintendo can’t rest on its laurels forever….

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  Anti-Matter

  70Anti-MatterWed 9th Jun 2021

  @Milhais_1914

  I have no interest with PC / Steam games so i play my games in consoles and handhelds.

  Also, i want physical games, not digital games since i am a games collector too.

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  Anti-Matter

  71Anti-MatterWed 9th Jun 2021

  @weoputjlsldfkj

  I don’t need / care more powerful specs from PC / Steam.

  I want to play games with easier way by play them on consoles / handhelds.

  Just insert the disc / cartridge then play the games.

  I have a laptop but my laptop is for working at school, not for playing video games.

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  earthinheritor

  72earthinheritorWed 9th Jun 2021

  @Fighter_Hayabusa Good luck finding graphics card. Still a major chip shortage world wide till 2022

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  earthinheritor

  73earthinheritorWed 9th Jun 2021

  I think having a “Pro” version will give them a huge boost. Right now they are 2 generations behind in tech. I mean, if they release a 4k version of the switch with some storage and speed upgrades id preorder in a hurry. I love my switch but having a new, more powerful, version would be amazing.

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  weoputjlsldfkj

  74weoputjlsldfkjWed 9th Jun 2021

  @Ulanda You can absolutely enjoy what you have. Don’t let me stop you.

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  weoputjlsldfkj

  75weoputjlsldfkjWed 9th Jun 2021

  @Anti-Matter Yeah that makes sense to me. Nintendo is by far the most collectable though.

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  weoputjlsldfkj

  76weoputjlsldfkjWed 9th Jun 2021

  I almost bought a physical copy of Bioshock on the Switch until I realized that it wasn’t “plug and play”

  You have to do a 30gb download on to your memory card? BS.

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  Razer

  77RazerWed 9th Jun 2021

  Honestly this is somewhat expected, i would expect this to start happening in other territories as well, Nintendo have been riding the stock shortage wave that’s been pummelling Sony and Microsoft.

  In fact Nintendo have come out really strong from this pandemic, first they had Animal Crossing and all the extra console sales attributed to that

  Then the other two decided to kill the sales of their existing consoles at the time by releasing new hardware that was obviously going to come across hardware shortages during a global pandemic

  Nintendo caught a perfect storm of great luck for an entire 18 months, but i expect that as soon as supply catches up with demand, PS5 and Xbox will start to outsell Nintendo, this will be the case in every territory except Japan.

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  ecco6t9

  78ecco6t9Wed 9th Jun 2021

  How long before a certain analyst comes out and demands that “Nintendo should go third party” and “Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 could sell 1,000,000,000 copies if it were on mobile phones.”

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  Kobeskillz

  79KobeskillzWed 9th Jun 2021

  Yeah it’s Europe. They never bothered with Nintendo really.

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  Chunkboi79

  80Chunkboi79Wed 9th Jun 2021

  This is great, sounds like Sony and Microsoft are finally catching up with demand.

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  RasandeRose

  81RasandeRoseWed 9th Jun 2021

  Doesn’t make much of a difference, I think its more or less given by now that Switch will reach around 100M at the end of this year, which is a pretty huge user base.

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  Bizaster

  82BizasterWed 9th Jun 2021

  WAIT WHAT HOW

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  electrolite77

  83electrolite77Wed 9th Jun 2021

  @0nett

  They were really vital in the first year or so of the Switch. But now it’s all gravy. The thing is a massive success with tons of games. Race won.

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  johnvboy

  84johnvboyWed 9th Jun 2021

  @Anti-Matter,

  Nice to see you back fella.

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  johnvboy

  85johnvboyWed 9th Jun 2021

  @Razer,

  Yes that must be it, it’s all just pure luck that the Switch has been selling so well since launch, and everyone will now just stop buying the console.

  Or back in the real world, most people will realize that the Switch had gone against the grain in the U.K, and done very well sales wise, and of course will continue it’s awesome worldwide sales, no matter what.

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  electrolite77

  86electrolite77Wed 9th Jun 2021

  @weoputjlsldfkj

  Good question as it’s probably 6 months since I last really looked so I can’t find a specific example. I read stuff like this

  https://www.pcworld.com/article/3596551/microsoft-xbox-series-x-vs-gaming-pcs-comparison.html

  https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/we-built-our-own-xbox-series-x-pc

  then avidly followed Gaming PC prices on Hotukdeals like this

  https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/palicomp-artic-gaming-system-5600x-3070-tuf-board-aio-cooler-samsung-500gb-2tb-windows-10-from-ps1500-site-custom-edit-ps1550-3650284?utm_source=mappshare&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=3650284&utm_campaign=2021-06-09

  for a few months. Doesn’t seem like a good time to buy at all given GPU prices.

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  electrolite77

  87electrolite77Wed 9th Jun 2021

  @IronMan30

   I can relate

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  Razer

  88RazerWed 9th Jun 2021

  @johnvboy you realise that luck and success go hand in hand right? Of course it was luck…

  if you think that the Switch would have been selling this well if there was no stock shortages for the PS5 & Xbox, then you genuinely perpetuate the textbook delusional Nintendo fan.

  I bet you thought the Wii U was still going to be successful all the way up until 2016… I’ve met your type all too often on this website.

  The pandemic playing in Nintendo’s favour, yes that was luck.

  Sony and Microsoft releasing consoles during a hardware shortage=lucky Nintendo…

  Do you genuinely not see that?

  Lol

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  AchievingGamer

  89AchievingGamerWed 9th Jun 2021

  Ironic since I love the Switch and don’t really care about the LateStation5 and Xbox Sex anymore.

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  Razer

  90RazerWed 9th Jun 2021

  @johnvboy Animal Crossing selling as well as it did because of the pandemic was 100% luck…

  Or are you actually going to sit there and try to tell me it would have sold that well without the pandemic …

  I bet you are…

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  Trajan

  91TrajanWed 9th Jun 2021

  @Fighter_Hayabusa lmao that ship has sailed.

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  rockodoodle

  92rockodoodleWed 9th Jun 2021

  @Razer I think it still sells very well without the pandemic….I don’t think half of 34 million or whatever would be an unrealistic expectation. But I do agree with you that Nintendo was very fortunate with timing on both counts.

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  johnvboy

  93johnvboyWed 9th Jun 2021

  @Razer,

  I will admit the pandemic helped both all console and game sales, but your reasoning just does not add up, the Switch has sold well since launch as has it’s first party games, all this well before the recent outbreak.

  And with the fact most mainline games from Nintendo have performed their best, it’s not surprising that Animal crossing has improved on it’s best ever series sales of New Leaf, and surpassed them, I thought at least 20 million or so in sales, even before the game was released.

  As for the Pandemic luck, such as shame those movie type games like ” The last of us 2 “, with their 4 million or so sales, did not seem to get all that much.

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  johnvboy

  94johnvboyWed 9th Jun 2021

  @Razer,

  I agree fortune can help, but a total substitute for good business decisions and a well marketed product, me thinks you are not giving Nintendo the credit they deserve, but considering the negative types on here, not all that surprising.

  Did like your delusional Nintendo fanboy comment, always a very good inclusion to a reasonable debate, do I counter that with a Sony/Microsoft delusional fanboy negative hater.

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  Michael0719

  95Michael0719Wed 9th Jun 2021

  The sad truth is the fun factor has worn off. No Zelda game (single player), no huge library of (popular) SNES/NES games, no remastered titles, the eshop is the worst of the big three (no reviews, not even a meta score), joycon drift (never admitted, never fixed), and many many problems of lost saves, won’t power on, etc..

  No pro version is going to fix this. The experiment of a handheld system dream continues despite the facts to the contrary. Multiplayer is a mess, the online subscription is a major letdown in benefits, the indie games are just too much, worse than steam (they have reviews). Most things are crap and if you buy a lemon, you get to keep the lemon.

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  westman98

  96westman98Wed 9th Jun 2021

  @Razer @johnvboy

  Demand for Animal Crossing New Horizons was massive long before Covid lockdowns ever began.

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  Dezzy70

  97Dezzy70Wed 9th Jun 2021

  For me I have a PS5 now in the UK.

  However I know many households with a Switch

  So at some point there is saturation in the UK market, where everyone that wants a switch has one.

  The new tech to have is now PS5 and a tiny bit Xbox series x but not a lot.

  Also it doesn’t help that we are getting fed up with no new big AAA games from in house Nintendo studios for many many months.

  Also the Covid factor is wearing off and we can go out more now.

  But overall Switch has been a great success in the UK, but product life cycle dictates and some point we don’t want to buy anymore of them.

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  westman98

  98westman98Wed 9th Jun 2021

  The fact that Switch sales are only starting to decline at this point in its product lifecyle (during Year 5) is rather remarkable, and even then, numbers are still much higher than they were in 2019 (Year 3) or before.

  By comparison, Wii peaked in 2008 (Year 2), 3DS peaked in 2011 (Year 1), and Wii U peaked in 2012 (during it’s holiday launch quarter ).

  Also, if the Switch Pro is indeed a September/October launch, sales should easily start increasing YoY and begin to reverse the current YoY declines.

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  Narrator1

  99Narrator1Thu 10th Jun 2021

  Nintendo is doomed.

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  weoputjlsldfkj

  100weoputjlsldfkjThu 10th Jun 2021

  @Narrator1 Nintendo will be fine

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  COVIDberry

  101COVIDberryThu 10th Jun 2021

  what complicated installation? Get to steam download the game and press install?

  @Milhais_1914 Have you never had an issue with controller compatibility and performance with a Steam game? Have all of your Steam games run (or even initialized) every time? If so, you’ve been rather lucky.

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  LEGEND_MARIOID

  102LEGEND_MARIOIDThu 10th Jun 2021

  It was going to happen eventually, Switch was comfortably outselling them up until now. Isn’t this the fifth year of the Switch?!

  Too much fascination with it even with non-gamers

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  johnvboy

  103johnvboyThu 10th Jun 2021

  @westman98,

  Totally agree with you, many want to brush it’s success of as luck and the pandemic, as the hate to see a game they do not personally like perform well.

  One poster on here suggested that Nintendo were surprised by the games performance, and would have been happy with just 2-3 million sales and move on, this is total rubbish as the last game New Leaf sold around 13 million copies, so Nintendo have a very successful franchise that is releasing on a very popular console, but they would have been happy with just 3 million or so sales, yea right

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  johnvboy

  104johnvboyThu 10th Jun 2021

  @LEGEND_MARIOID,

  Funny how the tables get turned on here, when the Ps4 was pretty much outselling everything, even more so after it’s numerous price cuts etc, everyone is happy, it then gets outsold by the Switch for month after month with no price cut at all, and people say the Switch is bound to be selling better as the Ps4 is old now.

  Never works the other way though

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  johnvboy

  105johnvboyThu 10th Jun 2021

  @weoputjlsldfkj,

  Without a doubt, the console will easily make Nintendo’s 30 million projection this year and the market in the U.K will not impact this in the slightest.

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  johnvboy

  106johnvboyThu 10th Jun 2021

  @IronMan30,

  So true, and of course negative reporting from a region that has little to no impact on the overall Switch sales in the first place, and traditionally a region Nintendo have never been that dominant in over the years.

  My take is the Switch and it’s games have actually turned the tide in the U.K, from a sales performance point of view.

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  electrolite77

  107electrolite77Thu 10th Jun 2021

  Some weird takes in here given Switch was the U.K.s best selling system only the previous month.

  https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-05-13-nintendo-switch-comes-out-top-in-april-as-ps5-stock-slows-uk-monthly-charts

  And in 2020

  https://www.gamesradar.com/switch-sales-in-the-uk-matched-playstation-and-xbox-sales-combined-in-2020/

  And has had a Mario game, a Monster Hunter and a Pokemon spin off released so far this year

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  KevTastic84

  108KevTastic84Thu 10th Jun 2021

  Everyone’s broad assessment that Nintendo doesn’t traditionally do well in the UK is a little far-fetched. This isn’t the NES vs Master System debate anymore. Which to be honest, living through it, wasn’t as one sided as people like to think or pretend they have statistical proof from.

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  Rosona

  109RosonaThu 10th Jun 2021

  @GrailUK

  The Megadrive was my first console, then over time with the 3ds being a huge factor in this and next gen at the time (ps4 & bone) not blowing me away, I stepped away from home consoles & upgraded my pc instead.

  However, I found myself always playing the 3ds instead, then after being dead against the Switch initially as an ardent 3ds fan, I caved on announcement of Sword & Shield…. never looked back

  Further, no true interest shown in the other consoles either, just completely non-plussed.

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  Kezza64

  110Kezza64Thu 10th Jun 2021

  New console that has barely enough units to supply demand outsells console with 90 million units already sold over 4 years.

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  westman98

  111westman98Thu 10th Jun 2021

  @johnvboy

  New Horizons selling 3 million copies lifetime would have probably put the entire franchise on ice.

  Nintendo’s actual forecast was that the game would sell ~15 million copies lifetime, a figure that was exceeded about 6 weeks after launch.

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  Muddy_4_Ever

  112Muddy_4_EverThu 10th Jun 2021

  There’s a bizarre need for a “console war” by some. It’s over. It’s not the 90’s anymore. Nintendo is not competing against Sony/MS. They now make complimentary systems.

  Honestly, we should be ROOTING for PS/XB success. The real competition is no longer gaming company “rivals…” it’s the myriad of other entertainment options out there.

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  Kiyata

  113KiyataThu 10th Jun 2021

  A trickle of good game releases=a trickle of good hardware sales. Easy math.

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  johnvboy

  114johnvboyThu 10th Jun 2021

  @westman98,

  I doubt anyone could have predicted 30 million plus sales, or how quickly it would get to there, but for a game with such broad appeal, released on a console with a very wide demographic, you had to expect at least 20 million or so sales at least.

  Even more when you consider Super Mario Odyssey sold around 20 million copies, whereas the last big selling Mario 3-D game galaxy sold around 13 million on the Wii, which had a pretty decent install base.

  Nintendo first party games sell very well on the Switch, and ratio wise are off the chart.

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  IronMan30

  115IronMan30Thu 10th Jun 2021

  @johnvboy that’s actually a good point. Switch has done very well in a traditionally lukewarm market for Nintendo.

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  InkIdols

  116InkIdolsThu 10th Jun 2021

  and here come the over reactions. Nintendo will be fine, guys

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  TheAdj

  117TheAdjThu 10th Jun 2021

  Worldwide sales paint a different picture, compared to one country that’s never been a huge Nintendo market. Just short of half a million sales weekly and comfortably selling more than all the others combined

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  pepepopo

  118pepepopoThu 10th Jun 2021

  Time for its first price cut in 4 YEARS

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  riki_sidekicks

  119riki_sidekicksThu 10th Jun 2021

  Any year-over-year comparison between Spring 2020 and Spring 2021 is essentially meaningless. Too many one-time shifts in consumer behavior.

  Though it’s completely unsurprising that consumers are buying the new consoles rather than Switch.

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  OnlyItsMeReid

  120OnlyItsMeReidFri 11th Jun 2021

  shocker: new consoles sell more than 4 year old console

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