Famitsu Sales Week - Nintendo is now Emperor of Japan

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#1 Edited by FireEmblem_Man (19582 posts) -

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01./01. [PS4] Days Gone <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.04.26} (¥6.900) - 11.988 / 160.183 (-65%)

02./02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 10.086 / 3.076.992 (-57%)

03./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 8.431 / 2.295.735 (-52%)

04./03. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 8.255 / 776.378 (-59%)

05./04. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) - 7.274 / 611.390 (-62%)

06./07. [NSW] Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) - 6.098 / 1.524.756(-57%)

07./10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 5.709 / 1.314.946(-46%)

08./06. [NSW] Yoshi's Crafted World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} (¥5.980) - 5.598/ 130.744 (-63%)

09./09. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 5.105 / 3.063.187(-58%)

10./08. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 5.037 / 1.025.137 (-62%)

Top 10

NSW - 9

PS4 - 1

HARDWARE*

System - Week 18+19 2019 (Week 18+19 2018) / LTD

NSW - 83.471 (82.441) / 8.125.637

PS4# - 30.003 (54.261) / 8.077.756

3DS# - 10.351 (20.025) / 24.417.355

PSV - 1.088 (10.781) / 5.859.668

XB1# - 382 (399) / 105.479

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PS4 Pro - 17.646 (14.463) / 1.159.683

PS4 - 12.357 (39.798) / 6.918.073

XBO X - 196 (144) / 15.177

XBO S - 186 (255) / 90.202

n-2DS LL - 8.840 (11.685) / 1.619.429

n-3DS LL - 1.511 (7.559) / 5.877.659

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#2 Posted by Gatygun (1429 posts) -

Physical sales lol

Obviously, they have the worst online shop.

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#3 Edited by phbz (4323 posts) -

@Gatygun: Nice save! And don't forget, bu but what about world sales?

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#4 Posted by Techhog89 (3713 posts) -

Now to wait for the edgelord salty cows.

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#5 Posted by pmanden (589 posts) -

Impressive numbers Nintendo. By the way, I didn't know that the Japanese were that interested in Days Gone.

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#6 Edited by Archangel3371 (27587 posts) -

Bow down to the King of Kings! On your knees dog! 👑 🔨

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#7 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (19582 posts) -

@techhog89: they already crying at Goldenelements thread

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#8 Posted by DaVillain- (36069 posts) -

Portability was what really, really helped Nintendo. Japan is big on portability and mobile games, the Switch release at the right place & time. And this is the reason why I'm still enjoying my Switch for it's portability and the exclusives!

World Domination continues!!! (But mostly in Japan)

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#9 Posted by Ant_17 (12161 posts) -

Congrats, you are king of the weirdos.

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#10 Posted by AJStyles (739 posts) -

Switch is a handheld/tablet.

PS4 is still console king in Japan and Worldwide sales. Nice try sheep.

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#11 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (19582 posts) -

@Ant_17: I thought you loved Japan? Is it because Vita was a massive bust? Blame Sony for abandoning their home market 🤭

@ajstyles: congrats on moving the goal post after Nintendo reclaimed Japan

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#12 Edited by Ant_17 (12161 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man: Nah, i'm just being salty for the PS4 being beaten. And i blame them every day about it.

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#13 Posted by XVision84 (15795 posts) -

All hail the sales king Microsoft. 186 sold and counting. Sony and Nintendo have a lot to learn.

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#14 Posted by xhawk27 (11188 posts) -

@Ant_17 said:

Congrats, you are king of the weirdos.

You are really Salty recently? 🤣

TCHBO in the Land of the Rising Sun! 🎉

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#15 Posted by Ant_17 (12161 posts) -

@xhawk27: I guess we can't be consistent losers like lems can't we?

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#16 Edited by xhawk27 (11188 posts) -

@Ant_17 said:

@xhawk27: I guess we can't be consistent losers like lems can't we?

Lets see how E3 goes.

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#17 Posted by Ant_17 (12161 posts) -

@xhawk27: I can't wait for the narrator to tell me it's console launch exclusive or exclusive premiere or Epic store exclusive this time.

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#18 Edited by AJuiceMatts (8 posts) -

@davillain- said:

Portability was what really, really helped Nintendo. Japan is big on portability and mobile games, the Switch release at the right place & time. And this is the reason why I'm still enjoying my Switch for it's portability and the exclusives!

World Domination continues!!! (But mostly in Japan)

This is actually a strong misconception. Portability is indeed a factor but not nearly to the degree most westerners make it out to be.

It's mostly due to the strong IP's (Smash, Splatoon, Pokemon etc) that the Japanese market eat up.

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#19 Posted by pyro1245 (4926 posts) -
@Gatygun said:

Physical sales lol

Obviously, they have the worst online shop.

Yeah, but PSN and Xbox stores are garbage too.

It's waaay easier to just buy a code on Amazon and redeem it on the Switch. No longer possible on PSN which is super lame.

Most of my Switch games are digital, and 100% of my future Switch games will be digital.

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#20 Posted by xhawk27 (11188 posts) -

@pyro1245 said:
@Gatygun said:

Physical sales lol

Obviously, they have the worst online shop.

Yeah, but PSN and Xbox stores are garbage too.

It's waaay easier to just buy a code on Amazon and redeem it on the Switch. No longer possible on PSN which is super lame.

Most of my Switch games are digital, and 100% of my future Switch games will be digital.

The Xbox store isn't garbage.

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#21 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (19582 posts) -
@ajuicematts said:
@davillain- said:

Portability was what really, really helped Nintendo. Japan is big on portability and mobile games, the Switch release at the right place & time. And this is the reason why I'm still enjoying my Switch for it's portability and the exclusives!

World Domination continues!!! (But mostly in Japan)

This is actually a strong misconception. Portability is indeed a factor but not nearly to the degree most westerners make it out to be.

It's mostly due to the strong IP's (Smash, Splatoon, Pokemon etc) that the Japanese market eat up.

No, he's right. If it were strong IP, then the Wii U would have been at least above 5 million units sold. Switch fits the lifestyle Japan has ongoing. They're very mobile people and not enough time to sit down and play consoles.

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#22 Posted by pyro1245 (4926 posts) -
@xhawk27 said:
@pyro1245 said:
@Gatygun said:

Physical sales lol

Obviously, they have the worst online shop.

Yeah, but PSN and Xbox stores are garbage too.

It's waaay easier to just buy a code on Amazon and redeem it on the Switch. No longer possible on PSN which is super lame.

Most of my Switch games are digital, and 100% of my future Switch games will be digital.

The Xbox store isn't garbage.

Holy hell those menus are laggy and the store is all jumbled. It could be a lot better. MS seems determined to make their menu experience worse and worse. I have an X1X, it's shouldn't lag as bad as it does.

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#23 Edited by AJuiceMatts (8 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man said:
@ajuicematts said:
@davillain- said:

Portability was what really, really helped Nintendo. Japan is big on portability and mobile games, the Switch release at the right place & time. And this is the reason why I'm still enjoying my Switch for it's portability and the exclusives!

World Domination continues!!! (But mostly in Japan)

This is actually a strong misconception. Portability is indeed a factor but not nearly to the degree most westerners make it out to be.

It's mostly due to the strong IP's (Smash, Splatoon, Pokemon etc) that the Japanese market eat up.

No, he's right. If it were strong IP, then the Wii U would have been at least above 5 million units sold. Switch fits the lifestyle Japan has ongoing. They're very mobile people and not enough time to sit down and play consoles.

WIIU failed not because it wasn't portable but because it was not marketed properly, not enough of a new idea, didn't grab the interest of the consumer.

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#24 Posted by KBFloYd (21753 posts) -

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#25 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (19582 posts) -
@ajuicematts said:
@FireEmblem_Man said:
@ajuicematts said:
@davillain- said:

Portability was what really, really helped Nintendo. Japan is big on portability and mobile games, the Switch release at the right place & time. And this is the reason why I'm still enjoying my Switch for it's portability and the exclusives!

World Domination continues!!! (But mostly in Japan)

This is actually a strong misconception. Portability is indeed a factor but not nearly to the degree most westerners make it out to be.

It's mostly due to the strong IP's (Smash, Splatoon, Pokemon etc) that the Japanese market eat up.

No, he's right. If it were strong IP, then the Wii U would have been at least above 5 million units sold. Switch fits the lifestyle Japan has ongoing. They're very mobile people and not enough time to sit down and play consoles.

WIIU failed not because it wasn't portable but because it was not marketed properly, not enough of a new idea, didn't grab the interest of the consumer.

We're talking about Japan here.... Switch is selling because of it's portable nature and that's why the 3DS sits at 24 million sold in Japan alone, something the Switch will project to reach vs the PS4 which is struggling to cross the 10 million mark.

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#26 Posted by AJuiceMatts (8 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man said:
@ajuicematts said:
@FireEmblem_Man said:
@ajuicematts said:
@davillain- said:

Portability was what really, really helped Nintendo. Japan is big on portability and mobile games, the Switch release at the right place & time. And this is the reason why I'm still enjoying my Switch for it's portability and the exclusives!

World Domination continues!!! (But mostly in Japan)

This is actually a strong misconception. Portability is indeed a factor but not nearly to the degree most westerners make it out to be.

It's mostly due to the strong IP's (Smash, Splatoon, Pokemon etc) that the Japanese market eat up.

No, he's right. If it were strong IP, then the Wii U would have been at least above 5 million units sold. Switch fits the lifestyle Japan has ongoing. They're very mobile people and not enough time to sit down and play consoles.

WIIU failed not because it wasn't portable but because it was not marketed properly, not enough of a new idea, didn't grab the interest of the consumer.

We're talking about Japan here.... Switch is selling because of it's portable nature and that's why the 3DS sits at 24 million sold in Japan alone, something the Switch will project to reach vs the PS4 which is struggling to cross the 10 million mark.

the 3ds is VASTLY more portable than the switch.

i do not think the Switch is selling mainly because of it's portability. I guess we just disagree.

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#27 Posted by Solaryellow (4809 posts) -

Rocky beats Apollo in the video game world.

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#28 Edited by xantufrog (11173 posts) -

I love how obsessed some people are at saying the Switch isn't a console.

Like what you call it matters to Nintendo

Or the people who actually own one

Or laptops aren't computers

Really, who gives a shit. It's a piece of electronics that plays games on your TV or in your hands, and lots of people want to buy one. End of story

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#29 Edited by WhatAFailure (310 posts) -

Congratulations. The Switch is a big improvement over their previous attempt. But it's funny to see the Sheep now love sales talk.

They hated it if you brought up the shitty ass Wii U sales. They wanted threads closed.

Sheep: "Do YoU oWn StOcK iN nInTeNdO? Why do you care how much a console sells? We don't play sales, we play games!" (notice Lemmings have now adopted this weak-ass argument these days)

Also, before Sheep start telling others how things should be done, remember that this is Nintendo's second attempt this same generation to make a console that sells. Sure, the Switch is a hybrid and not a pure console, but I don't want to hear Sheep telling Cows or Sony how things should be done. Nintendo couldn't even market or support a regular video game console. You got a second chance, so enjoy it. But don't get all Professory on us and make us sick

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#30 Posted by KBFloYd (21753 posts) -

@whatafailure said:

Congratulations. The Switch is a big improvement over their previous attempt. But it's funny to see the Sheep now love sales talk.

They hated it if you brought up the shitty ass Wii U sales. They wanted threads closed.

Sheep: "Do YoU oWn StOcK iN nInTeNdO? Why do you care how much a console sells? We don't play sales, we play games!" (notice Lemmings have now adopted this weak-ass argument these days)

same for cows and the ps3.

it was all about exclusives and graphics that gen.

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#31 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (19582 posts) -
@whatafailure said:

Congratulations. The Switch is a big improvement over their previous attempt. But it's funny to see the Sheep now love sales talk.

They hated it if you brought up the shitty ass Wii U sales. They wanted threads closed.

Sheep: "Do YoU oWn StOcK iN nInTeNdO? Why do you care how much a console sells? We don't play sales, we play games!" (notice Lemmings have now adopted this weak-ass argument these days)

You live up to your name, You're a failure to troll!

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#32 Edited by DaVillain- (36069 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man said:
@ajuicematts said:
@davillain- said:

Portability was what really, really helped Nintendo. Japan is big on portability and mobile games, the Switch release at the right place & time. And this is the reason why I'm still enjoying my Switch for it's portability and the exclusives!

World Domination continues!!! (But mostly in Japan)

This is actually a strong misconception. Portability is indeed a factor but not nearly to the degree most westerners make it out to be.

It's mostly due to the strong IP's (Smash, Splatoon, Pokemon etc) that the Japanese market eat up.

No, he's right. If it were strong IP, then the Wii U would have been at least above 5 million units sold. Switch fits the lifestyle Japan has ongoing. They're very mobile people and not enough time to sit down and play consoles.

The Switch is catching up here in the U.S, mainly mobile gaming is on the rise here. Not much time to be gaming at home for normal adults these days but the Wii U's only fault for not being something completely new from Wii, and the Switch is it's own thing. Nintendo has strong good, exclusive games this time around.

Japan is indeed very mobile now, even Sony recognize this.

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#33 Posted by WhatAFailure (310 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man said:
@whatafailure said:

Congratulations. The Switch is a big improvement over their previous attempt. But it's funny to see the Sheep now love sales talk.

They hated it if you brought up the shitty ass Wii U sales. They wanted threads closed.

Sheep: "Do YoU oWn StOcK iN nInTeNdO? Why do you care how much a console sells? We don't play sales, we play games!" (notice Lemmings have now adopted this weak-ass argument these days)

You live up to your name, You're a failure to troll!

Nope, it's just a fact. Not my problem you're uncomfortable from your own hypocrisy.

While selling extremely well in Japan is an important accomplishment (it leads to more games in the future), I also pointed out the fact that many Sheep hated talking sales not more than three or so years ago. Sure, there was a few moments when the Wii U would surprise and take #1 in Japan or something, but the overall dismal Wii U sales meant that Sheep hated it when PS4 (and even Xbox One at the time) were destroying it, and that Nintendo was in real trouble as a company.

If Sheep said "Maybe Nintendo need to reassess things and figure out how to sell better", I would respect that. But what I primarily saw was "Do you own stock in Nintendo?? Nintendoooooomed! I don't play sales, I'm a gamer."

Stuff like that makes me throw up.

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#34 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (19582 posts) -
@whatafailure said:
@FireEmblem_Man said:

You live up to your name, You're a failure to troll!

Nope, it's just a fact. Not my problem you're uncomfortable from your own hypocrisy.

While selling extremely well in Japan is an important accomplishment (it leads to more games in the future), I also pointed out the fact that many Sheep hated talking sales not more than three or so years ago. Sure, there was a few moments when the Wii U would surprise and take #1 in Japan or something, but the overall dismal Wii U sales meant that Sheep hated it when PS4 (and even Xbox One at the time) were destroying it, and that Nintendo was in real trouble as a company.

If Sheep said "Maybe Nintendo need to reassess things and figure out how to sell better", I would respect that. But what I primarily saw was "Do you own stock in Nintendo?? Nintendoooooomed! I don't play sales, I'm a gamer."

Stuff like that makes me throw up.

What facts? I was critical of Nintendo with the first years of the Wii U! I knew what they were selling was going to be a complete dud and everything that Sony did was guarantee to win Gen 8. I'm mesuring Nintendo's success now because it was a complete turnaround on how abysmal they handled the Wii U, and how everyone here preached DOOM and GLOOM on Nintendo.

Also, please show me Sheep saying how Wii U sales weren't important. I'll wait

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#35 Posted by Techhog89 (3713 posts) -

@Ant_17: OW THE EDGE

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#36 Posted by sakaiXx (5316 posts) -

RIP Japan. it was fun while it lasted. can't wait for mario games heh

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#37 Posted by mojito1988 (3535 posts) -

Nice job Nintendo!

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#38 Posted by KBFloYd (21753 posts) -

@sakaixx said:

RIP Japan. it was fun while it lasted. can't wait for mario games heh

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#39 Posted by freedom01 (3365 posts) -

Congrats to Nintendo

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#40 Posted by That_Old_Guy (1202 posts) -

Well deserved. Great system.

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#41 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (8530 posts) -

@pyro1245 said:
@Gatygun said:

Physical sales lol

Obviously, they have the worst online shop.

Yeah, but PSN and Xbox stores are garbage too.

It's waaay easier to just buy a code on Amazon and redeem it on the Switch. No longer possible on PSN which is super lame.

Most of my Switch games are digital, and 100% of my future Switch games will be digital.

Nah dude. They function well compared to nintendos. You can't even really compare them since they are at least a decade ahead.

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#42 Posted by Xabiss (2500 posts) -

Congrats to Nintendo!

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#43 Posted by Calvincfb (964 posts) -

Still waiting for that 3D World port!

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#44 Posted by Calvincfb (964 posts) -

@pyro1245 said:
@Gatygun said:

Physical sales lol

Obviously, they have the worst online shop.

Yeah, but PSN and Xbox stores are garbage too.

It's waaay easier to just buy a code on Amazon and redeem it on the Switch. No longer possible on PSN which is super lame.

Most of my Switch games are digital, and 100% of my future Switch games will be digital.

This is a lie, sorry.

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#45 Posted by xhawk27 (11188 posts) -

Do you think Sony is making a portable playstation device for next gen for Japan?

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#46 Posted by SaltSlasher (1006 posts) -

@calvincfb said:
@pyro1245 said:
@Gatygun said:

Physical sales lol

Obviously, they have the worst online shop.

Yeah, but PSN and Xbox stores are garbage too.

It's waaay easier to just buy a code on Amazon and redeem it on the Switch. No longer possible on PSN which is super lame.

Most of my Switch games are digital, and 100% of my future Switch games will be digital.

This is a lie, sorry.

I rather go to store and buy PSN cards than deal with Switch store and its supposed sales.

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#47 Posted by pyro1245 (4926 posts) -
@saltslasher said:
@calvincfb said:
@pyro1245 said:
@Gatygun said:

Physical sales lol

Obviously, they have the worst online shop.

Yeah, but PSN and Xbox stores are garbage too.

It's waaay easier to just buy a code on Amazon and redeem it on the Switch. No longer possible on PSN which is super lame.

Most of my Switch games are digital, and 100% of my future Switch games will be digital.

This is a lie, sorry.

I rather go to store and buy PSN cards than deal with Switch store and its supposed sales.

I don't use any of the console stores if I can help it. Switch is the easiest though as you can just buy a game code on Amazon, pop it in the Switch and you're done. Easy and no extra accounts with credit card info. Also has the benefit of touch screen to type in the code rather than using a controller.

Not sure why you'd go to the store. I just buy PSN money on Amazon.

On X1X I have Game Pass so at least I don't need to do any transactional things.

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#48 Posted by SuperfluousReal (245 posts) -

@xantufrog said:

I love how obsessed some people are at saying the Switch isn't a console.

Like what you call it matters to Nintendo

Or the people who actually own one

Or laptops aren't computers

Really, who gives a shit. It's a piece of electronics that plays games on your TV or in your hands, and lots of people want to buy one. End of story

This.

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#49 Edited by Raining51 (804 posts) -

Ok so a lot of puffy Nintendo threads in general in recent times I'm noticing...

I mean success sells itself right ? If it's genuine...

I think that's all there is to it... something like that anyway.

I'm not discouraging them or saying it's bad I just feel like when someone says how great something it is it's sorta like

somehow trying to cover for something a bit... sorta feels that way sometimes to me I guess.