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Switch currently has an attach rate of 1.60 in Japan, higher than Wii U

Posted on June 16, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch, Wii U

Media Create provided extra sales information for the week ending June 11. The latest analysis indicates that the system has an attach rate of 1.60 after being on the market for fifteen weeks. In other words, Switch owners have purchased about 1.60 games, which is higher than Wii U’s 1.45 in the same time frame.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is currently the best-selling game in Japan with 505,270 copies sold. Zelda: Breath of the Wild is next at 494,526 units.

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  • Lord Ozzie

    Looking forward to see how MHXX and especially Splatoon 2 performs in Japan.

    • Jon Turner

      A certain person who shall not be named declared that MHXX was going to fail after the announcement of MHW. His argument: preorders went from being in the top ten to down to #32 after MHW. I told him that it’ll be back up again before he knew it, but… I don’t think I succeeded in reassuring him. ๐Ÿ™


        MHXX was dropping to those numbers before MH:W was even announced.

      • GoldenTriforce

        I’ve been concerned at how low the game is on Amazon but I still have hope that it will do well, especially due to reasons i stated in a comment above.

      • Lord Ozzie

        Well to be honest, MHXX is 4th gen and I am sure Japan is tired of it already. Right now, we need MH5 on Switch but I dont see it happening at all with Capcom going all in on MHW.

        • Jon Turner

          Acually, the same rumor which may or may not be correct stated that a new MH IS in development for Switch ,and it will, in fact, be called MH5. MHW was called that initially, but they changed it out of concern for the title giving a bad rep. So what will be coming to the Switch WILL be called MHV. At least that is what I heard.

          • SpaceLud35

            That’s not quite the way it went. MH World is the console title while MH returns to the “Portable” brand for the Nintendo platforms.

          • That’s mostly true, but they claim to be dropping numbered titles, so this probably won’t be called 5, but will be treated like it more than World.

      • Odali

        I think MHW is tailored more towards the West as Japan seems to prefer handhelds and mobile gaming.

        • Paddy Alfan

          The majority fo the world, too prefer handheld. It’s just that we that just casually play games still have the time and the room to invest in a couch setup to enjoy atleast a football or soccer games for ayear.

      • Fore

        MHW is set to have an extremely bumpy road due parts in it’s own design. We have but to sit back, and watch the cart hobble along the road, to most likely lose most of it’s cargo on the way there. People have said that Capcom predicts a 1.5 million sales for this thing, which is awkwardly low, considering it goes across 3 major platforms in the West.

  • SortableShelf19

    Remember when people said that the Switch would sell worse than the Wii U?

    • NintendoPSXTheSecond

      I don’t think any console they make could sell worse than Wii U unless they brought back the Wii brand.

      • Virtual boy… :p

        • NintendoPSXTheSecond

          I dunno, was the Virtual Boy really a home console? You didn’t play it on your TV so it’s more of a portable right? Or is it just a toy that played games. I don’t think it was ever a home TV console.

          • Well you said console so I’m only going by console. Because there is such a thing as handheld console…

        • Anthony Chowanec

          I have a virtual boy. Even though it was “portable,” I would not really consider it portable. The fact you need the stand and need to be able to rest it someplace makes it very inconvenient. Its not like you can sit on a train or airplane and easily play it.

  • GoldenTriforce

    Now we just need more third party sales.

    Nintendo please push XX harder than you have pushed a game before. For all of our sakes.

    • That’s up to Capcom not Nintendo they could make a direct for it but at the end of the day all marketing is up to Capcom Since they are the ones publishing it if the Big N was than that would be a different story.

      • GoldenTriforce

        Consoles manufacturers should and often do market for third parties. Nintendo does do this in Japan but not in America. Nintendo needs XX to do well on Switch in Japan, and I see them pushing it hard due to fear of MH World. In fact right after XX was announced Nintendo already released a commercial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_OHuE8w1C8
        Its much more a question of releasing more commercials, pushing those hard, and doing other forms of advertisements such as billboards in train stations in order to make sure the game does well.

        • You mean they shared a commercial made by Capcom for a game that’s on their system.

          • GoldenTriforce

            It was not released on Capcom’s channel and it looks like an NCL commercial. Sony often produces their own PS4 commercials for games like CoD alongside Activision’s. It is in a companies best interest to push their console alongside some games. If NCL spent, lets just say as a random number, $5 Million on advertising for MHXX and sold 300k Switches in Japan the week it launches, they would make close to $15 million from the hardware, meaning that even with the marketing budget they would make nearly $10 million of profit. Plus they would also sell more copies of the game on Switch, persuading Capcom to A. continue to support Switch with Monster Hunter (over going fully back to Sony) and B. to believe that Nintendo is willing to support them as a third party, which will be a very important thing for third party support going further.

          • Yes it is what the hell are talking about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj8yB_foKSQ a little over site on your part… I could say something about those numbers but do you have any background in marketing?

          • Reggie

            And do you have any background in marketing?

          • Who’s asking the question here? I don’t but I wonder if they do. It’s really just a simple question really. I do have mates of mine who do know a lot in marketing thought they are some really good graphic designers ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Reggie

            If you don’t have any marketing experience, then you shouldn’t be arguing.

          • So I cant have a conversation? I din’t say they were wrong or anything (well only about the trailer really) that would offending so what’s your issue? And it’s not like I was gonna attack them for not having that knowledge lol

          • Reggie

            It’s not that. It’s just pretentious when people argue like they know something for a fact yet have no experience in whatever it is.

          • I might have sounded like that but I should have put more context. After all I din’t claim to have a lot of knowledge in marketing. And the only knowledge for that stuff id know of (or be confident in) is self marketing since I am working towards the goal of being a graphic designer. So no man I ain’t no pretentious fool because even someone that excel from a specific field knows that they can get something out of someone with no knowledge of said field that’s something I was taught by one of the best teachers i have ever had.

          • GoldenTriforce

            Oh lol I missed that, I take that back then, that was all on me. Nintendo is on the other hand still pushing it. Also no I don’t have a background in marketing, though I am interested in it. Also Nintendo still is producing commercials that feature third party games as I stated earlier, so it is likely that they are willing to do the same for XX, and I can easily see them doing that.

          • Than we will leave it at that this was an interesting conversation. I say go pursue it man there’s some real interesting stuff about advertising out there, even a little knowledge can lead to a lot more. But don’t put out big numbers like that after all when it comes to it there is always something you have to factor in… like monster hunter world hm… oh boy I wonder how things will fair in the west? Who knows.

          • GoldenTriforce

            I like conversations like this because it helps widen my viewpoint and understand things better. Currently I am planning on perusing Computer Science but I do enjoy marketing and may do that on the side since it is useful. I am concerned over World, but in Japan at least, I still don’t think it will do amazing since I don’t think anything can really save the PS4, unless they make a portable version which they won’t.

          • lol Id wish they would make a portable ps4 than id get my gravity rush 3 haha but Sony I am not sure where will they go after the pro will they do what MS did with the xbox one x . But the only thing I have to say about them is I wished they had at least gave the Vita more support at least Japans loves it.

          • GoldenTriforce

            They will probably lower the Pro’s price over time to get at least some sales out of it, and release the PS5 when the time comes. Honestly, I think the X will be better marketed than the pro, and in turn sell better, but I don’t think it will be that big of a problem for Sony at a $500 price tag. That price didn’t help the original Xbox One much.

          • Yeah true but id be surprised if MS did launched it in japan but than again, they did put the one s out in japan, I think I saw it in the sale charts once and never again.

          • GoldenTriforce

            I was more saying America than Japan. But Phil Spencer did say X will launch in Japan, just at a later date. You have to respect him for trying to have it do well in Japan, but I bet they’d be better off just pulling out at this point.

          • Yeah he is the best thing to happen to that division he earned my respect for sure.

          • GoldenTriforce

            He has one of the best attitudes in the industry, and seems to want the best for Xbox. I feel like Microsoft doesn’t though, and he has to fight them to keep Xbox the way he wants, which is why there is play anywhere and why Microsoft Studios has a habit of canceling games and closing studios. If he had full control I bet that would happen far less.

          • You’re probably right about that but I hope that they do get more freedom someday. That’s all I got for now now I am off to watch my streams ๐Ÿ˜€ see ya

          • Khaaaaan

            You would like to join my server in discord? We’re a small community of gamers.

          • Fore

            Shuhei said something about Pro’s price lowering: http://www.justpushstart.com/2017/06/sony-no-plans-ps4-pro-price-drop-moment/

          • Fore

            If the rumour about them paying Capcom off holds any water, they can go to hell for all I care.

          • yeah I feel ya it’s like after all that support. But I think we will see their true color once the game comes out. And whether it fails or not is what will be the nail in the coffin.

          • Fore

            Well, there’s a couple of factors here that make this whole thing very strange.

            1. It’s a PS4 exclusive in Japan, while I’m pretty sure Japan has not undergone any major changes, and is still very handheld oriented (plus they get XX, whereas we don’t. Probably a scheme by Capcom to sell as much of MHW as possible). I doubt you’d see Japanese appear in a MH Cafe with a PS4 any time soon.

            2. They’ve allowed their main competitors, unless they aren’t afraid of PC and MS which would be strange because they’d still eat into their profits, to roam freely in the places where Monster Hunter World seems to be aimed at (the West). And where PC holds a ton of traction (specifically Europe, and PC players have been waiting for this)

            3. There’s a couple of things to bear in mind as to MHW, the 2 most prominent being: No cross-play, and 30 FPS across ALL platforms. So 30 FPS lock (what this probably is) will have PC players evacuate like they’re on the Titanic, and no cross-play (you seem to like being a loner these days, eh Sony?) will guarantee that if one of the usersbases on these machines laggs behind, people will not buy into more due to the vicious cycle of “Can’t play online, because not enough people, and not enough people bothered to buy the game”.

            4. We’ve seen it has the same gameplay, it has stuff changed around it, but it’s MH at heart. These changes can still upset people, such as the bowgun being AN FING MINI-GUN!!! (I’ll post a picture below here once done) and it having the same core-gameplay, will also mean that if people didn’t like those, they wouldn’t bother with the new one either.


          • Fore

            And it’s not even sure to do well in the West, as would be reflected in people’s thought of 1.5 million sales forecast by none other than Crapcom themselves. And if they DID have the utmost faith in this product, why stop XX from moving Westward asap? They’d stop the anger wave, and get the Nintendo playerbase what they want. In fact, many people say they want XX and would buy both if only XX came over.

            So when push comes to shove, Capcom is an utter mess, and I hope they pull their head of their butts before things really come falling down.

    • Tlink7

      I’d much rather they push other games than MH. Both for business reasons and personal reasons ๐Ÿ˜›

      • Reggie

        I’m not overly fond of MH either, but it’s still a huge game that pushes sales. It would be in everyone’s interest that they do.

        • Tlink7

          MH isn’t that huge in the West; Japan buys 2-3 times as many MH games as the rest of the world combined. Of course more games is better, but the ultimate effort… I don’t think MH deserves that ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Reggie

            It still has its fans in the west though, as do all series.

          • Fore

            Already dead-set on Dauntless I see? ๐Ÿ˜› I’ll buy both of them probably, or Dauntless alone if Capcom shafts us any harder.

          • Tlink7

            Well I didn’t care for MH to begin with xD like I said, part of my reason was selfish and personal ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Fore

            If the gameplay didn’t grasp me as well as it did, then I’d honestly not care either, but it did, and it’s something myself and a friend love playing in co-op, and co-op is something Switch could use more of. Dauntless! See the opportunity and let’s go! There are beasts to hunt!

      • GoldenTriforce

        Monster Hunter sells loads in Japan, it is a major reason the PSP and the 3DS sold as many units as they did in Japan. In turn it is a major catalyst in bringing other Japanese third parties on board. It is fully in Nintendo’s best interest to make sure Japanese Monster Hunter fans stay on Switch and don’t move over to PS4, at least if they want Japanese third parties. Nintendo may say they don’t need third parties, but that is not true, at least in Japan. I think the 3DS would have done well in Japan without them, but it wouldn’t have sold over 20 million without games like Monster Hunter.

      • Velen (Not WoW)

        EFF U MENG I LUV MH!

        Joking aside, I would rather they push for MH.

        • Tlink7

          WANNA FITE ME FAM?!

          I just want Kingdom Hearts gosh darn it *sad violin*

  • KnightWonder

    Good. Now localize this when it comes out.


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  • awng781

    Pretty good attach rate so far.

  • Nice to hear~. It’s definitely a success, and Nintendo is keeping the momentum going.

  • FutureFox

    Can we get Excite Truck?

  • masterjedi

    The conversation in this thread between Donicx and GoldenTriforce was really refreshing. Two people with different points of view just having a conversation without insulting each other. So nice to see on the internet. Plus a lot of good info shared.

  • Aaal

    Remember, mhw is developed by team A. Here, there’s no clear distinction whether team A is better or worse than team B. It’s just saying different teams. Now, if you have followed ecapcom shows for the past few years, the mhw team is the same team that produced mh4 n mh4G. Among all mh, I like 4/4G the best because of the grinding of the final top weapons (varying stats) n random exploration maps. Diablo style in short. Btw, mhw playstyle is cool as well. However, team B is the team that always redefine the logic of mh. Hunter styles n arts are what define mhx/mhxx. It’s not bad. It’s good in fact. But mh4G seems harder n I like tougher challengers. However, until I play through mhxx in G rank mode (love solos) then I’ll conclude how difficult it would be. Here, I also presume mh3/3G water battles were done by team B too (due to alternating year in dev. Could do more check on this).

    The key thing is when team A finished mh4G, they are back in full team force to work on mhw (a 4 year dev title). So the question now is, since mhxx is done, what exactly is team B doing now or planning ahead?

    Hunter arts n styles are clearly stated by team A not going to mhw. So let’s just see what’s capcom cooking.