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GameStop seeing “tremendous demand” for Switch, higher pre-order attach rate than Wii U

Posted on February 21, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Switch, Wii U

In an interview with alistdaily, GameStop senior director of merchandising Eric Bright spoke about Switch in-depth. One big takeaway is that the retailer is seeing “tremendous demand.”

He said:

“We’ve seen tremendous demand for Switch. And of the initial allocation of pre-orders we took, the majority of them were done by PowerUp Reward customers. They’re definitely looking for this device. We have a ways to go before we satisfy all the demand that’s out there.”

Bright brought up several positive points about Switch: the portable factor, Q1 launch, third-party games, and support of indies.

“They’ve taken a lot of franchises like Zelda and Mario that were popular in the Wii days, gave them HD graphics, and created a system that can be played on your TV and is portable as well. Those are two big technology changes for games that didn’t exist before.”

“The Q1 launch is one of the smartest moves Nintendo could have done. Instead of pushing units out during the heaviest time of the year (in Q4), this allows them to build a base. So by holiday, we can focus on games. There will be millions of people who will be hungry for content, creating a richer development cycle for game publishers who will have an install base to support titles. This also will take some of the brunt off of Christmas and enable Switch to be better stocked at stores.”

“Nintendo has learned from the mistakes it made with Wii U because there’s a wide assortment of third-party games from developers like EA, Ubisoft, Bethesda and Take-Two, as well as first-party Nintendo titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2.”

“The variety of indie games for Switch is one of the brilliant things Nintendo was able to do. Any new console launch is all about software and content and providing people a huge variety of games. Indie developers will only expand how many consumers adopt Switch and expand the age range. We see this appealing from the hardcore gamer down to the overall family gamer.”

Bright also mentioned that Switch is experiencing a higher attach rate than Wii U with games. Consumers are pre-ordering more than just one title currently.

“The biggest win for the customer is they can make their own choice with games. They can pick which of the games they want to pair with the hardware they’re buying—whether they’re Zelda fans or 1-2-Switch. From our sales perspective, we’re seeing incredible demand. We’re pleased with the Switch attach rate. People are not just buying one game. They’re buying multiple games.”

Lastly regarding Switch, GameStop will be rolling out hands-on opportunities soon. However, they are expected to be in short supply for the time being. GameStop will “also have incredible launch day activities on March 3.”

As for other products, GameStop is “no longer purchasing Wii U units, although customers can come in and pick them up pre-owned” due to it “no longer being made available to mass retailers.” There is also still “incredible demand” for the NES Classic Edition, and stock continues to be put in stores or online.

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  • Exy

    November did always seem like an odd time to buy a brand new console.

    • Ty Brown

      Well, all the Day 1 fans are also fighting against the impulsive Christmas buyers in November launches, so It’s better for people like me who want Zelda asap. lol

  • Billy Bob Throrton

    high demand for Switch. Yet another reason Nintendo is doomed (In the twisted logic of a Youtuber with only a PS4)

    • Usama Notkani

      What? Who? Hahahahagagagahaga

  • Ser2k2

    I hope all the hard work that Nintendo is doing pay off.

  • theFooFighter

    The switch is probably going to do fine. Probably not Wii numbers but not Wii u numbers either. Probably going to end up somewhere between the n64 and 3ds

    • KnightWonder

      I’ll say maybe 30 million-40 million. So within the 3DS range.

      • theFooFighter

        You know the 3ds is at 65 million right

        • Is this all the 3DS family?

          • theFooFighter

            Yep

        • KnightWonder

          You serious? I thought it was at the 40 million.

          • theFooFighter

            That’s what it was as of like January

      • Cavalier

        Oh wait until Switch gets its Pokemon or Monster Hunter game and this thing is gonna explode.

        • NintendoPSXTheSecond

          If the Switch doesn’t sell high within first month or two, expect MH to stay on 3DS.

          • ForeVision

            I daresay we are warranted to gather a team of avid Monster Hunter fans, to hunt Capcom down then. Such a perfectly suited console for Monster Hunter and they would not make use of it?! (also Wii-U got MH 3 ultimate, didn’t sell that well did it?)

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            That was early in the Wii U’s life cycle though, and 3 Ultimate was simply an upgraded port of the 3DS version. I know this cause I owned it myself.

          • Usama Notkani

            Yeah it didn’t feel like a game made for an HD console. I purchased it and tried to play it but my disc stopped working and then it started working again. But then it stopped again and I could not return it because my cousin fro. Europe brought it for me and he was gone so I took a heavy loss on that game considering the currency exchange and everything

          • NintendoPSXTheSecond

            3 Ultimate is an upgraded port of Monster Huntri Tri on Wii, not 3DS.

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            3 Ultimate came out on the 3DS before the Wii U, so therefore the Wii U version is a port of the 3DS game, not the Wii game.

          • NintendoPSXTheSecond

            Little research goes a long way you know but let me enlighten you then. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is an enhanced port of Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate from the Wii. The 3DS and Wii U versions released on the same day March 19th, 2013. So what’s this nonsense about came out before Wii U and what’s this even MORE nonsense about it not being an enhanced port of the Wii game?

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            …My horrendous mistake then. Sorry.

          • ForeVision

            You seem to be quite annoyed today Velen. I’d offer you a game of Arms to let off steam, but we’ll have to wait for that.

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            No, I’m not. You’re just uncharacteristically verbose, mocking, and condescending all at once today and I can’t begin to fathom why.

          • ForeVision

            My previous post was genuine. I applaud anyone that can see tones from something as monotone as words typed without any obvious sarcasm or such given. Velen, please, relax a little mate.

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            Fine…

          • NintendoPSXTheSecond

            It’s fine. The more you know.

          • ForeVision

            And you honestly think I didn’t? Push comes to shove, it doesn’t take a scientist to see that the Switch is the ultimate medium for a game like Monster Hunter: There’s the handheld for Japan and the home-console for those who want it. It’s a win-win situation, everyone gets what they want (for once) with no one being locked out in that regard, so I ask you Velen, how is the Switch not very well suited for it?

            And, as a reality check, the Switch is just about the only console capable of having Capcom put another one on there, since their handheld part is a big thing (Monster Hunter cafes in Japan) and any other console does not offer this (as far as I know, since the Wii-U version, there has not been another one on console at all, just 3DS)

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            You’re overreacting. I was not implying or saying that it isn’t suited for the Switch, you are literally putting words into my virtual mouth. You need to get your knickers out of the x100 twists they’re in and calm down. How’s that for a reality check?

          • ForeVision

            Come on, Velen, did you really think I was going berserk there? I’m simply explaining how the Switch would be the perfect medium for such a game. Right now, people who want a big screen experience with a controller for Monster Hunter, like they’ve had, and so thoroughly enjoyed in the past, don’t have anything to look forward to. If the Switch is to get the sales and momentum, they can have that back.

            And the reality check part, is that I doubt Capcom will put another Monster Hunter on anything but a handheld/the Switch due to said Monster Hunter cafes and the game’s popularity on handhelds in it’s core country: Japan.

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            Yes I did think you’re going berserk. You’re also unusually verbose. You usually give responses proportionate to the responses you’re given so something’s not quite right.

          • ForeVision

            Let’s cut it short then, since I’m not doing anything particularly different, and, from reading your earlier reactions, it’s not strange for me to be thinking that you’re a little on edge. If you feel offended or annoyed in some way, my apologies those aren’t my intentions unless dealing with obvious trolls to which I do my utmost to not respond.

          • Ty Brown

            MH I think will get a port instead of staying on 3DS if sales are low, but if all 2 million are sold out in March, you can definitely expect an MH game for Switch.

      • AJK

        3ds has sold 60 million

    • Eileen the Pizza Queen

      Does it make me a terrible person that I’m actively *hoping* this thing doesn’t do Wii numbers? It’s just that I’m still having flashbacks to shopping for Wii games and seeing shelves stocked with shovelware. I mean, licensed games were bad enough when they were adaptations of movies with premises that could theoretically make a fun game, but stuff like M&Ms or Cold Stone Creamery? I definitely want the Switch to sell well, but not so well that it would be financially viable to sell a rock in a Switch game case…

      • NintendoPSXTheSecond

        Popularity and sales had less to do with the shovelware on the Wii then it’s cheap cost effectiveness to make on the console. Since the Wii wasn’t an HD console it was very easy to make cheap games and sell them for profit from the casuals who bought it.
        If we go by your logic, then the PS4 should be RIDDLED with shovelware and it’s not.

        • Bart

          No, they just call said shovelware “AAA” these days…

          • NintendoPSXTheSecond

            That seems like a silly comment to make. Zelda is a AAA game too you know.

          • Bart

            How dare you insult Zelda like that, have some respect! :p

            Just saying it’s all relative, peoples definition of shovelware and what they consider AAA may vary…

        • Eileen the Pizza Queen

          That’s a fair point, though I was also referring to the decidedly less-than-savvy consumer base Nintendo pursued, and is continuing to pursue. It costs a lot more to develop *quality* HD games, but one of the games I mentioned was literally, like, one or two screens of clip art….I don’t think the HD version of that would have a substantially higher budget.

          At any rate, I’ll mark you down in the “yes, Eileen, you’re a terrible person for that” column. 😉

          • NintendoPSXTheSecond

            Didn’t call anyone a terrible person.

          • Eileen the Pizza Queen

            No, I know, that was….you know, a callback to my original comment. Chill out, I think all of this is being taken way more seriously than it was meant to be. Everything’s cool and your input was appreciated.

      • theFooFighter

        I feel like those days are over no matter how well the switch sells. Development costs have gone up so no one can drop 100k on a cold stone game and have it end up at GameStop.

      • Honestly though? Everything gets shovelware. While NintendoPSXTheSecond had a point (wow, typing that is a feat), we also have to consider that a lot of shovelware was also multi-plat. But do people talk about the shovelware on the PS3 or 360? Nope. It just seems to stand out on the Wii. Which had plenty of excellent games, they just get overlooked. Especially in favor of the PS360 library.

        • Eileen the Pizza Queen

          Yeah, the Wii shovelware stands out to people because there was SO MUCH OF IT, and I honestly feel that contributed to the Wii U’s failure in the casual market more than most people think. While I have a large collection of fantastic Wii games that I love, that’s because I closely follow gaming news and know what I’m shopping for. For the type of people who pick their games just by browsing shelves, huge quantities of these types of games over time give them a terrible impression of Nintendo, and make them think twice about buying their more expensive console with a less obviously appealing gimmick. I do think y’all are right and it’s *unlikely* we’ll see a repeat of that…

          That being said, I still don’t fully buy into the development cost angle, for one reason: small indie games are flourishing right now. They’re technically in HD, yet they’re still relatively cheap to make, and a lot of that cost is because they’re made by passionate people who polish the heck out of them and want to get everything juuuust right. If the Switch revitalized the casual market like the Wii did and created the “perfect” environment again, I could absolutely see unscrupulous companies making “HD” games with 2D assets, with similar amounts of content but none of the love or polish, and slapping it on a game card. Never underestimate the willingness or ability of corporations to make money unscrupulously when the conditions are right, guys.

          And let’s be honest here: while there are a lot of fantastic indie titles out there, even the Wii U eShop isn’t devoid of games you could fairly call shovelware either…

          • I think the other thing is, more often than not, the media/journalism and plenty of stores also promoted the non-shovelware PS360 games more than they did the Wii ones. I have seen a crap ton of shovelware on the other two, but Gamestop is more conscious about shelving so that they emphasize the mainstream (and niche) games more, compared to the Wii where they would just slap everything on a shelf.

            I partially do. Because people can always make shovelware, and shovelware has never been about quality. But at the same time, I do think people are less likely to invest in shovelware on consoles, and will instead try for a mobile game for shovelware, or the 3DS because it seems like an easier audience.

  • Man

    hope this translate into very good sales.

  • Lilla My

    Of course that they’re saying “tremendous demand”, they also could have said: “terrific demand” or “very very huge demand” ;).

  • KnightWonder

    That’s because they’re really advertising the thing, unlike with the WiiU. I also feel it’s a lot more appealing to everyone.

    • Usama Notkani

      Exactly smart marketing and better naming sense would have caused a huge increase in Wii U sales. Hell if it was just called the Wii 2 it would have been enough to get it over 20mil

  • Greg Caldwell

    But Nintendo is doomed

  • awng781

    The Switch having a higher attach rate than the Wii U is actually kind of surprising, given that the Wii U launched with some 30+ retail games while the Switch is launching with ~10. Just really goes to show how poorly all Wii U games sold at launch outside of New Super Mario U, Nintendo Land (a bundled game), and Monster Hunter 3U (launch title in Japan only).

    The important thing will be how well the Switch sells after its first 2 months. Switch sales from May to December this year will give everyone a good indication as to whether this platform is a success, and consequently, how much software support it will receive in the future.

    • Justmadeanaccount2

      Games don’t sell consoles, marketing does. PS4 didn’t have much to play for a long time, but continued to sell because it build a ton of hype. Wii didn’t have much at launch either but it had hype. Wii U didn’t have any hype, which is why it didn’t sell. To this day there are people who don’t know what Wii U is.

      • NintendoPSXTheSecond

        I don’t agree with first sentence but agree with your other points. Also, Switch has games lined up in key time frames to avoid a drought, ANOTHER problem that plagued the Wii U.

      • Rafael Monteiro

        People didn’t buy the PS4 for the games it had, but for the games it would have, they liked the style of games the consoles was promising

        Is Switch the same? So far we haven’t seen anything mind blowing or like a general direction for it, just same old Mario, Zelda and Wii U ports

        • Bart

          Project Octopath kind of did blow my mind actually…

          A new SMT, FE, and Xenoblade can’t hurt either, this thing already has like double the RPGs announced for it than Wii U ever had. (Not that that’s particularily difficult but still, was more than enough to get me hyped.)

          I do realize not everyone cares about RPGs, so I can see how you might overlook those.

          • Rafael Monteiro

            Project Octopath is just that, a project, if, when, it does come out, no one will be as excited for it as they are today

            Switch doesn’t have Final Fantasy 15, Tales of Berseria, and so on, PS4 will probably stay the most relevant in JRPGs

          • Bart

            Trust me, I’ll be plenty excited when it comes out, I’ll take classic FF gameplay and beautiful 2D graphics over something like FFXV any day.

            And most relevant in JRPGs is obviously 3DS, nothing else even comes close.

          • Rafael Monteiro

            PS4 and PS Vita offer a great variety and quality of JRPGs that are not present on the 3DS

          • Bart

            3DS offers a great variety and quality of JRPG that is not present on PS4 and Vita.

            …Let’s just stop arguing over taste now shall we? You enjoy your games, I’ll enjoy mine.

          • Honestly. . . the list you provided is also of the most recently divisive JRPG series now. Name brand and history help them, but people have been very frustrated with FF and Tales of (that goes for JP and Western fans). With Berseria especially, people are glad it’s better but also tired of the Zestiria related stuff. And 15. . . well. We’ll see what happens to FF. I feel like remakes are really going to become their sweet spot, unless they get it together.

            Besides that, Asano’s projects have done well. Whether it’s a remake/port (FF4), or an original game (Bravely Default). If they promote Octopath right, it could do very well.

        • NintendoPSXTheSecond

          Can’t agree with saying Mario and Zelda are the same old when they’re both new and different gameplay and much more.

          • Rafael Monteiro

            They’re the same old because you already expect them, doesn’t matter if there’s new gameplay, new themes, it’s the same series for the same people

            If you buy a PS4 you expect to get something like Horizon Zero Dawn, but you’re not sure how it will be, then it surprises you, and that’s pleasant

        • masterjedi

          1-2 Switch is a party game. Arms is a brand new IP. Splatoon 2 is the first sequel for an IP that was introduced with WiiU. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the third game for an IP introduced with the Wii. That’s an awful lot of games that are new that have absolutely nothing to do with Zelda or Mario.

        • Kirgo

          And why did people believe there would be games they like on PS4 later on? Marketing!
          Why does the Xbox, even though it is very similar, sell so much less? Maketing!
          Why did so many people not wait until the promised great titels released, but bought the PS4 immediately? Because of hype -> marketing!

          • Rafael Monteiro

            Marketing can only convince you to buy what’s already there. People bought PS4 because of the games that would still be made, games that existed only in their imagination and that they expected PS4 to capture it

            They bought it because of the pholoshophy of the console which provided a fertile soil for games to grow. When games like Street Fighter 5 are announced as exclusives, Nioh, Horizon Zero Dawn, these people predicted this. Not the exact titles, but something in the likes. If anyone bought a Wii U or Xbox One expecting games like Horizon, they would be screwed

          • Kirgo

            “Marketing can only convince you to buy what’s already there” That is straight up wrong, as it doesn’t even make any sense. Marketing is literally just there to make you interested in the product.

            Why did they predict games like that to come to the console? Because the console is powerful? No, because that thing is not powerful at all, it is a fact that people believe it to be powerful but that is because of marketing. Why does PS4 come to mind for pretty much everyone who thinks of a “powerful console” even though the Xbox One so close to that, that it isn’t even be a noticable difference. Sony pounded on their “great” hardware power from the beginning giving out all those numbers that sound great. All that is marketing!
            Street Fighter 5 wasn’t released exclusively because of the “fertile soil”, that game could run on any home console including the Wii U, it is not that demanding.
            There wasn’t any way to predict this because of the great PS4 hardware.

            And I absolutely don’t see why you wouldn’t expect Horizon on the Xbox, if you expect it on the PS.
            If there is any reason (besides Sony maybe paying for exclusivity) it is because the PS has such a huge install base and how did they get this install base? Because of marketing.

            The most important question remains: No matter how much you expect the great games to come, even if all those games were annonced from the start. Why would you buy the console NOW and not later when it may be cheaper or there might be a bundle?
            Marketing.

            Andthis isn’t something special about the gaming industry, most products that sell well do so because of marketing, even if it’s just a nice package for something small. It helps a lot.

          • Rafael Monteiro

            Marketing can only tell you what the console already does and have, it can’t tell you about things that don’t exist yet, like what games will come out next year and the year after that

            Fertile soil means a lot, you just don’t know about it. A healthy ecosystem of publishing and selling games means even a PS Vita can keep getting games in 2017, despite the fact that there are so little units out there.

            People expected great games from Sony because that was their attitude, while Microsoft keeps pushing services and pays for exclusives every now and then. Everyone knows Microsoft doesn’t get exclusives unless they pay for it, and that looks bad, there’s no phylosophy involved

            Your narrative is “people are dumb” as if anything the TV tells them to buy, they buy. If that was true we wouldn’t have any bad performing consoles, some price cuts and ads would be enough to save any platform. People are smart, they know what they want, and PS4 offered that, even if not at launch, they felt covered. Same happened with PS2 that horrible games at launch. People didn’t buy for what was already out, they bought it for future games

          • Kirgo

            You still didn’t explain why people bought the PS4 at launch, even though the console barely had anything. Why didn’t they wait until some of those great games were released.

            People are smart? Then why do so many people buy very expensive smartphones even though for almost all of them a phone that costs half of that would be more than enough? You are severly underestimating the psychological effect of marketing.
            There are also things like sympathy at play. Sony got a lot of positive sentiment for basically attacking Microsoft for their DRM tactics during their PS4 E3 presentation. Even though Nintendo did everything like Sony as well in that regard, Sony got all the glory (Yes they got glory through something another company does. Even though what they themselfs did was just normal.)

            But honestly? You keep ignoring the most important things that I am writing and I am very tired of trying to explain that to you.
            If you really want to think the PS4 only sold so much better because it was such a glorious console even despite all of its obvious problems at the start, then I don’t even care anymore.

            Just one final thing I will write regarding that matter: You should really think about your own stance. Because it much sounds like you have been very much influenced by that marketing you don’t think is that important.

          • Rafael Monteiro

            For the same reason they bought the PS2, they were no buying for the games it already had, but for the games it would have. If the PS2 or PS4 failed to fulfill their imaginations, it would reflect on sales of PS3 and PS5

            If people want to show status through phones, watches or clothes, who are we to say they can’t? Videogames don’t have that status value, people buy them to play games and that’s it, and they don’t only buy them for games that are already out, they expect consoles to keep on giving

            The general public only need one console per generation, they chose the one that’s more likely to keep getting good games in the long run. Which console would that be? PS4, Xbox One or Wii U? They put all their eggs on the PS4 basket, and now they’re getting the results. They didn’t predict PS4 would get the exact titles it’s getting now, but they predicted it would get good games that they would like.

          • Kirgo

            Honestly, you keep ignoring some very important things like the fact that “People didn’t buy for what was already out, they bought it for future games” makes absolutely no sense, as it would be way better to buy the console just later.

            It really sounds like you yourself have been very much influenced by that marketing you think is not important, to the point where it seems like you don’t even want to understand what huge psychological influence marketing actually has.
            Do you really think the PS4 sold so much at launch because it was just such an great machine even though it had severe problems like missing noteworthy games at the start? Again, they could have bought it later for a possibly better price.
            And do you really think, people never buy things that are bad or that they don’t need at all?
            Then what about all the people buying very expensive smartphones even though they don’t do anything with it that couldn’t be done with a much cheaper modell?
            So much for “people are smart”.

            Btw. why do so many people want to know the specs of a console again? Because as someone who actually has a certain amount of IT knowlege I can tell you that 98% of people wanting to know them don’t even know what they actually mean. Something like that can for example be used by a company like Sony in their MARKETING by telling them numbers that sound nice.
            (GDDR5 is universally better then the DDR3 other consoles use right? I mean it is 2 gens further right? I heard stuff like that way to often)

            I’m really tired of trying to explain that to you so only one last thing: After everything that you wrote to this matter, are you sure you haven’t been severly influenced by that marketing yourself?

        • Justmadeanaccount2

          What were the games they bought PS4 for? Knack??? You are a delusional fanboy. It only had Knack, newer versions of old IPs, (what you just complained about with Nintendo) and indies. There were no “new” games that made people rush out and buy PS4. It was e3 2013 hype and the camera demonstration on the jimmy fallon show that made people buy it.

          • Rafael Monteiro

            Thye bough it for future games. There were promises of new games and people bought into them because they know of Sony’s history. If you buy a Wii U or a Switch for new IPs, you will be screwed. If you bought a PS4 you are now getting games like Nioh and Horizon

          • nemo37

            New IP is not really meaningful if the gameplay is essentially similar to other games. Look at Yooka-Laylee, yes it is a new IP but it is pretty much an evolution of Banjo-Kazooie with new characters (which made sense in this case for legal reasons). However, even when we look at new IP Nintendo and their partners have introduced a lot of new IP on both Wii U and 3DS; including Splatoon, Wonderful 101, Pushmo/Crashmo, Yoki-Watch, Dillon’s Rolling Western, Legend of Legacy, Fantasy Life, etc. Even with Switch we are getting new franchises like ARMS and Project Octopath. On top of that Nintendo continues to reinvent their old franchises. Also, Sony’s history of support is not exactly solid, especially when looking at the Vita (a system that I enthusiastically purchased, but was disappointed in due to lack of support). With that being said though, I think Sony marketed the PS4 effectively hence why people are buying into it and it is getting support.

          • Rafael Monteiro

            New IPs are essential to expand the market. People who want to play the games already being made are already playing, we need new games to attract new people

            Reinventing franchises only make them reach the same people. People who buy Super Mario Odyssey are the same who bought other Super Mario games before, you can’t expand doing the same things over and over

          • Justmadeanaccount2

            God stfu. You sound like a corporate slave. You still wont name the games because there were none announced. They didnt buy it for imaginary games, they bought it because the media told them to buy it. You’re just a fanboy who got triggered by my comment and decided to respond with something defensive that offers no real counter argument to my point.

          • Rafael Monteiro

            Your narrative is “people are dumb”, my narrative is “people are actually quite smart and won’t buy something unless they want to”

            People buy consoles for imaginary games, they see the console, what it already has and they think, even at a subconscios level, what games that console will get in the future.

            That’s the general public, not us hardcores who will buy anything and settle for whatever games come out. These people don’t usually buy game consoles, they spend their money in different ways, so they need a good reason to buy a PS4

  • Justmadeanaccount2

    Switch is the new Wii! I’ve been telling people since the trailer. It’s going to be a BEAST in sales.

    • Lol calm down that’s highly unlikely. It should atleast outsell the Wii U

      • Justmadeanaccount2

        I don’t care what you say you random weeaboo [email protected] The sales will speak for themselves

    • for anyone who wants to know how it is to ride in the same car as Alex Jones

    • ForeVision

      But Khan, that’s not why I’m here….

        • ForeVision

          Did you miss the reference? That’s what the dude on the picture you posted at first says: “Are you not entertained? Is that not why you are here?”

          • Yes indeed Lol Haters are always complain about Nintendo.

          • ForeVision

            So Khan, what do you describe as a hater? Someone that invariably thinks that, no matter what Nintendo does, it’s all stupid illogical crap meant for nothing but cash-grabbing nonsense, or the people who discuss their rights, but also their wrongs, and hope for them to do better in the future?

          • -Haters/trolls take nearly every opportunity by their obsession to badmouth Nintendo in some form. Repeating the same thing over and over and over and over and over again they’re reflecting on their own issues that can’t admit they’ve. Being defensive, insecure and hostile are their motto in their sad and pathetic life.

            -Opinions are neither right nor wrong, Opinions can be disagreed, but that is the nature of an opinion. You can feel free to have the opinion that there is nothing wrong with that is perfectly fine! I respect that you have a different opinion that mine.

            When you try to force accept opinions to others into your way of thinking, and force the world to work the way you want it to, you just end up making yourself look stupid, like a person who doesn’t want nobody else have a different opinion than yours.

            That’s the difference between being troll v have an opinion.

  • Guilherme Torres

    neat!

  • hi v3.0

    I’m glad Switch is doing really well right now but we will have to wait until the holidays to see if this thing is really a success or not

  • i already got my email from Gamestop saying my pre-order is ready :v

  • YoungTheFish

    We are seeing tremendous success with the Switch. Believe me. it’s gonna be huge. It’s gonna be terrific, and the Mexicans are gonna pay for it (wait what

    • Cavalier

      As a mexican who already paid for Switch + SE BOTW + Bomberman + I am Setsuna, yes we gonna pay for it …………..

      • Mexicans can afford a Switch?

  • jordan rayburn

    So i gotta wait longer still… (TдT)

    • yo gonna be waiting into late summer

      • jordan rayburn

        dam!

  • SortableShelf19

    >People who said that the Switch will “fail worse than the Wii U.”

    There’s no way it could possibly sell as badly as the Wii U did. They’re actually marketing the system for starters and there’s no confusion this time around.

    I’m not expecting it to do as well as the Wii mind you, but I’m at least expecting it to outsell the Wii U and GameCube’s lifetime sales.

  • The truth-ier

    standard for every major launch, x1, and ps4 sold out everywhere within like a hour or so. 3rd party support… little niche games, and ports…missing the big 3rd party games.

  • ForeVision

    There’s also a “tremendous demand” for more information from Nintendo regarding some crucial stuff. If people knew those things, it would probably only add to said “tremendous demand”

    • Certainly, but that demand only applies to certain people. I don’t know how global GS is, so I can only suspect they’re focusing on the US (maybe they exist in EU too?). The thing is, we have a different consumer culture. Here? People do not need to know as much to throw the bucks down. Speaking to general consumers, and most gamers here, anyway.

      There’s always the niche of people who like concrete info, but they tend to be smaller. I’m surprised Nintendo hasn’t said more, but I also feel like there’s only so much more to say?

  • masterjedi

    I think Nintendo learned from their mistakes with the WiiU. I remember seeing very few commercials for WiiU leading up to its release and when I did see them, they were on at obscure times. I see Switch commercials during WWE Raw and Smackdown all the time. That’s a prime audience to advertise to. I also see Switch commercials on Disney, Nick Jr. and Cartoon Network. Yup, get the kids excited for the console so that the parents are pressured to buy it. Plus Switch has the launch lineup right. WiiU launched with AC 3, Batman, Black Ops II and Darksiders II. All four of those games are for the same audience. You force those consumers to leave at least 2 of those games on the shelf. With the Switch, you have nothing competing with Zelda at launch. The 1-2 Switch crowd isn’t the same as the Zelda crowd. Good chance people are buying both of those games. But the Zelda crowd and the Mario crowd are the same crowd. Release them together and people are going to choose one or the other.

  • Cavalier

    Wasn’t the guy trying to add a tax to imported products from Mexico?

    • Usama Notkani

      Now he’s gonna add taax on companies selling in Mexico or something. Like tell Microsoft and other companies to pay a tax if they want to sell their products in Mexico and then the companies will add that price to consumer products like xbox in Mexico. I know it sounds crazy but remember this is Drumpf. You have to channel all your inner crazy and sadistic-ness to guess what he’ll do

      • Cavalier

        Lol good thing I live near the Texas border.
        Game retailers in Mexico already sell stuff at crazy prices.
        Amazon + PO Box in USA combo FTW….

  • I missed my pre-order chance, but I did pre-order like, three games with Gamestop? Good to hear about the attach rate though! I actually feel like that means more than anything. Especially when non-Nintendo (well, anti) people use that against the Wii (it’s just a paperweight/coaster.whatever). Which wasn’t even true for the Wii. . . but if the Switch can get sales plus good attach rate? Boom~! (I wanna insert a Bomberman joke, but I’m too weak.)