Nintendo software sales update

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#1  Edited By Juub1990
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– Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 43.35 million

– Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 37.62 million

– Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 27.40 million

– Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 25.80 million

– Pokemon Sword/Shield – 23.90 million

– Super Mario Odyssey – 23.02 million

– Super Mario Party – 17.39 million

– Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee – 14.33 million

– Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl – 13.97 million

– Ring Fit Adventure – 13.53 million

– New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 12.72 million

– Luigi’s Mansion 3 – 11.04 million

– Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 8.85 million

– Mario Party Superstars – 5.43 million.

– Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – 3.85 million

– Metroid Dread – 2.74 million

– New Pokemon Snap – 2.36 million

– Mario Golf: Super Rush – 2.26 million

– Miitopia – 1.63 million

– Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain – 1.28 million

– WarioWare: Get It Together! – 1.24 million

– Game Builder Garage – 1.01 million

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#2  Edited By Pedro
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Wrecking the competition with low budget games (not indicative of quality). Props to their strategy.

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#3 lamprey263
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I think the idea was great because one of my biggest frustrations with Nintendo between both the Wii/DS and WiiU/3DS generations was that they never seemed to support their console and handheld devices equally. Giving strong support to one came at the expense of the other. Now with the Switch being one device with interchangeable functionality means they have one larger audience to make games for, only one system to worry about supporting.

Somewhat though I miss the 3DS, it's portability to just slide in my pocket made it perfect for communiting to work or taking with me on the go. I still use my Switch as a portable but mainly just around the home.

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#4 Archangel3371
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Holy hell! Those are some damn impressive numbers. Most are absolutely fantastic games as well. Kudos to Nintendo. 👍

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#5 blaznwiipspman1
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It's funny how sheep are hyping sales threads now, and the cows are quiet. How the turned have tables.

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#6  Edited By jaydan
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@blaznwiipspman1 said:

It's funny how sheep are hyping sales threads now, and the cows are quiet. How the turned have tables.

They will come. Cows love to play exceptionalism, when it comes to sales.

Sales only matter if it makes them look good, otherwise "mobile games vs. Console games" or "Pokemon sells like CoD, it doesn't count," or something weird like that.

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#7 Archangel3371
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@jaydan: Indeed. Prepare yourselves for the, “kids and casuals just buy them” and my personal favourite, “only sell based off nostalgia” damage control. 😅

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Sheep better buy Metroid Dread before Nintendo abandons the franchise for good. It’s selling as poorly as a Xbox or PlayStation game…

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#9 jaydan
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@Archangel3371 said:

@jaydan: Indeed. Prepare yourselves for the, “kids and casuals just buy them” and my personal favourite, “only sell based off nostalgia” damage control. 😅

I guarantee it: if it was Metroid Dread and Elden Ring up against each other, they'd think they have a chance and these boards would be flooded with "Metroid will be slaughtered" but now it's "Pokemon is like CoD, not a big deal."

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@goldenelementxl: "Sheep better buy Metroid Dread before Nintendo abandons the franchise for good. It’s selling as poorly as a Xbox or PlayStation game…"

Hope that isn't the case, I was probably going to get to it eventually but have such a backlist I wasn't in a rush. But I will never forget the mistake I made thinking I would call Nintendo's bluff on Metroid Prime Trilogy for Wii which went for a bargain $30 and they threatened to pull it and they did. And my regret from that compelled me to pick up the Mario 3D Allstars because they said the same thing... now I feel like a putz because I still see that shit everywhere.

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@lamprey263 said:

@goldenelementxl: "Sheep better buy Metroid Dread before Nintendo abandons the franchise for good. It’s selling as poorly as a Xbox or PlayStation game…"

Hope that isn't the case, I was probably going to get to it eventually but have such a backlist I wasn't in a rush. But I will never forget the mistake I made thinking I would call Nintendo's bluff on Metroid Prime Trilogy for Wii which went for a bargain $30 and they threatened to pull it and they did. And my regret from that compelled me to pick up the Mario 3D Allstars because they said the same thing... now I feel like a putz because I still see that shit everywhere.

1) metroid Dread sold that much in 2 month's time, it will add several more million to that when all is done. Already a top-selling Metroid entry.

2) can't ignore the fact Metroid Dread was a major GOTY contender last year and ended up on many top games of 2021 lists.

Nintendo has taken notice.

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#13  Edited By onesiphorus
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I could not believe that an Animal Crossing and a Legend of Zelda game sold more copies than a Super Mario game.

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@jaydan: GOTY lists don’t pay the bills. Pokémon selling 3X Metroid Dreads 2 month sales in a week does…

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#15  Edited By jaydan
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@goldenelementxl said:

@jaydan: GOTY lists don’t pay the bills. Pokémon selling 3X Metroid Dreads 2 month sales in a week does…

1) Metroid Dread is successful, however modest it is compared to Pokemon.

2) prestige accolades is always a factor to consider wearing on one's sleeve. Nintendo makes games that sell, and Nintendo makes games that win awards.

Now if Metroid Dread had neither of those factors, then yeah, I'd be concerned.

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Those are monstrous numbers.

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Half of sales is 1st party. It shows how strong nintendo IP is and the struggles of 3rd party to sell there.

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#18 Jag85
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If you combine Switch and Wii U version sales:

– Mario Kart 8 (Switch & Wii U) – 51.81 million

– Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) – 37.62 million

– The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch & Wii U) – 27.49 million

– Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) – 27.4 million

– Pokémon Sword / Shield (Switch) – 23.9 million

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#19 Jag85
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@goldenelementxl said:

Sheep better buy Metroid Dread before Nintendo abandons the franchise for good. It’s selling as poorly as a Xbox or PlayStation game…

Metroid Dread sold 2.74 million in its first 2.5 months, and is close becoming the best-selling Metroid game. It's just 100,000 away from beating Metroid Prime, which had lifetime sales of 2.84 million. Metroid Dread would probably end up reaching around 3-5 million by the end of this year.

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#20 hardwenzen
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For the love of god, when will someone release proper competition to the Switch? Nintendo is literally farming mobile gamers, and they're the only ones to do so. Sony needs to wake up and create a Playstation Portable that can play all ps4 and ps5 games. Said this before and will say it again. Guaranteed success even if they launch it at $600.

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#21 Eoten
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@Pedro said:

Wrecking the competition with low budget games (not indicative of quality). Props to their strategy.

So what you're saying is it doesn't matter how much money Sony and Microsoft spend buying studios or developing games when people don't give a crap about your products.

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#22  Edited By simple-facts
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Every time a cow posts a sales wanking thread, someone please reply with these figures.🤣

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@goldenelementxl said:

Sheep better buy Metroid Dread before Nintendo abandons the franchise for good. It’s selling as poorly as a Xbox or PlayStation game…

I would be surprised if the game hasn't already made money though. its not pulling in animal crossing numbers, sure, but it also didn't cost Nintendo a huge amount of money to make.

I can't find anything on its cost of development but i would be surprised if it was more than, say, pillars of eternity or the launch version of elite dangerous.

Part of Nintendos strategy is to not require a game to sell 10s of millions of units to make it worthwhile for them (it's the main reason they jumped out of the horsepower race).

On another note: Go Ring Fit adventure! just keeps on trucking. Nintendo really should consider expanding into the exercise industry (crush the likes of peloton). A Ring Fit + program partnering with Gyms that ties into the switch/switch 2 in some way.

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26 million copies of Zelda sold, and they still refuse to lower the price by even a single cent.

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#26 xantufrog  Moderator
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@R4gn4r0k: I think that's why they don't lower the price

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#27 omegaMaster
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This shows you why Nintendo can cope without big-money acquisitions. Their IPs are so dominant that graphics isn't a concern.

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@Jag85 said:
@goldenelementxl said:

Sheep better buy Metroid Dread before Nintendo abandons the franchise for good. It’s selling as poorly as a Xbox or PlayStation game…

Metroid Dread sold 2.74 million in its first 2.5 months, and is close becoming the best-selling Metroid game. It's just 100,000 away from beating Metroid Prime, which had lifetime sales of 2.84 million. Metroid Dread would probably end up reaching around 3-5 million by the end of this year.

Which is why the Metroid series has been MIA for so long. Those numbers are hardly worth Nintendos time. Fans of these games need to show up and spend that cash when these games release.

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#29  Edited By Jag85
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@goldenelementxl: 2.74 million units translate to $164 million revenue at a $60 price tag. For a low-budget side-scroller that probably didn't cost much more than $1 million to develop. That's a huge return on investment, no matter how you spin it. It doesn't need to sell like Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, Smash Bros or Animal Crossing to be a success.

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#30 pyro1245
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Dang that's a lotta mario karts.

Sad to see Metroid Dread sold so few copies. Still waiting for that Prime 4, or that Prime 1-3 trilogy remaster without the dumb motion controls. Actually someone already got the WiiU trilogy to work with K&M on an emulator and it works really well probably way better than anything nintendo would ever squirt out sigh

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#31 Juub1990
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@goldenelementxl said:

Which is why the Metroid series has been MIA for so long. Those numbers are hardly worth Nintendos time. Fans of these games need to show up and spend that cash when these games release.

There aren't even that many Metroid fans. Dread will likely end up selling around 5M. The big Metroid Prime 4 could hit 10M. It won't do Zelda numbers but it'll sell well above Dread I bet.

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#32 iambatman7986
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Nintendo is killing it with sales with the Switch. They keep releasing excellent games. Kudos to them and their development teams.

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#33  Edited By ZmanBarzel
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@R4gn4r0k said:

26 million copies of Zelda sold, and they still refuse to lower the price by even a single cent.

Why should they lower the price when people are still willingly paying full price, even nearly 5 years later?

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Damn they are just in a league of their own.

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#35  Edited By jaydan
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@zmanbarzel said:
@R4gn4r0k said:

26 million copies of Zelda sold, and they still refuse to lower the price by even a single cent.

Why should they lower the price when people are still willingly paying full price, even nearly 5 years later?

It's a long-standing myth to suggest Nintendo games never go down in price, because they actually do quite a bit. Nintendo games simply don't lose value over time like the competition does; otherwise, you can catch Nintendo games in sales often enough. You gotta be savvy for catching the sales if you want Nintendo games down in price.

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#36 Jag85
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@R4gn4r0k: It's 27.5M BOTW sales if you include the Wii U version. That translates to $1.65 billion revenue at a $60 price tag. Along with billions more generated from Switch hardware sales thanks to BOTW as a killer app. That's why the price doesn't drop.

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Great to see, and long may it continue!

A healthy Nintendo is great for the industry.

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I’m shocked that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze isn’t in that list. My local Walmart keeps getting the game in and it seems to keep selling out fairly well. I can’t believe it hasn’t broken a million sold yet.

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@eoten said:
@Pedro said:

Wrecking the competition with low budget games (not indicative of quality). Props to their strategy.

So what you're saying is it doesn't matter how much money Sony and Microsoft spend buying studios or developing games when people don't give a crap about your products.

What I am saying is in my comment. I hope it wasn't beyond your comprehension.😎

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@xantufrog: Nintendo doesn't have to lower the price and they get much higher sales for their exclusive games.

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#41 xantufrog  Moderator
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@wiiboxstation: I agree, that's what I was trying to say too

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Switch crushing Xbox S/X and PS5 😬

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@goldenelementxl: Nearly three million for a 2D Metroid game is pretty good. I don’t think they’ll abandon it.

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#44  Edited By Litchie
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They be knowing what they're doin.

Sad that Mario Kart 8 sold so well. Would've been nice to get a new Mario Kart on Switch, but there's no reason to make a new game when your old game is selling.

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#45 ellos
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Nintendo knows what they are doing. That Mario and Pokemon IP is insane. The shit I like sold the least go figure. Hot take. Could the other consolites do the same if they focus on there most popular stuff. Sony multiple version of Spiderman. MS multiple version of Halo. Of course can they do it in a meaningful way that nintendo does.

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Damn Nintendo