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Switch is the best-selling console in Canada this year

Posted on October 28, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Switch has done very well this year in many parts of the world. That includes Canada, where the system has sold 209,000 units. Switch has been the top-selling console in the country this year.

Nintendo held a 73 percent share of console sales in Canada last month. During September, the company sold 115,000 units between the Switch, 3DS, and SNES Classic.

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  • TDude73

    Nintendo of Canada are more than grateful to hear that a lot of Canadians are enjoying the best-selling hybrid console… the Nintendo Switch.

    • Gregory Weagle

      Indeed; I am from Canada actually.

      I cannot wait until Monday when the finances come out; it could be glorious.

    • Addy

      What’s not so grateful is that having to pay $80 for a single game. Most of the accessories are also expensive too. No way I’m paying $90 for a Pro Controller, a controller that most people would rather use then the Joy-Cons.

      • Aline Piroutek

        We pay $140 for a Pro Controller, $580 a Switch itself and $100 a game.
        Be grateful.

        • Addy

          Australian has to pay more than that and don’t get mad when someone goes off topic on a discussion.

          • Bap

            Australians are notoriously vicious about trolling.

      • Tlink7

        $80 is cheap af…. console games cost at least $90 here, not sure what you’re complaining about 😛

        • where is here? and cost of living makes a difference.

      • Gregory Weagle

        Canadian Dollar is 78 cents USA. Might want something done about that. It can be done, it was at one dollar US before.

        • amak11

          The only way it would happen again is if we undermine our values and undercut the US in almost every money making strategy

          • Gregory Weagle

            Yeah; you’re right. Of course; we could convince the US to have their values similar to Canada’s; but that would be a fool’s errand.

            Just to note; I do remember paying $120 for games back in 1995 during the SNES era, so there’s that.

          • DiscoGentleman

            Just FYI, that’s not how you use semicolons.

    • Strawman

      *handheld* console. Something that’s 90/10 isn’t a hybrid.

  • ehh canada is not really a country
    cmon more people live in california

    • Addy

      Entitled much? I am from Canada. Quit acting like the United States is the only country that matters.

      • DiscoGentleman

        He’s just being an antagonist. Canada is super cool and I would live there if it weren’t so cold.

        • Addy

          If you want to pay an extra $20 for a full priced game, having to deal with awful weather and huge city evacuating levels of wildfires, be my guest.

          • Advance*

            Haha that’s like saying don’t move to the States because there was flooding in Texas. We live in big countries pal. There’s a lot of places to go and video game prices aren’t usually the first criteria.

          • Tlink7

            Boo-hoo, you live in a first-world country, what a nasty place it must be 😉

        • Aline Piroutek

          Brazil vs Canada: Choose one. XD

      • Reggie

        Ignore him.

        • Addy

          Why should I? He insulted my country.

          • awesomeparadise3

            Don’t feed the troll.

          • Addy

            Don’t tell me what to do.

          • Reggie

            Then you’re just part of the problem then.

          • Addy

            Not my problem.

          • awesomeparadise3

            It was just some friendly advice phrased as a joke. If you give trolls attention, they will continue to be trolls and do stuff like this.

          • Addy

            He’s not a troll, he’s an idiot.

          • Reggie

            And Canada is also my country, but he’s doing it on purpose to bait people like you. Ignore him.

          • Addy

            Oh, you’re Canadian? How’s like paying $80 for a years old, barely improved Wii U port?

          • Reggie

            I’m not sure what game you’re referring to, but if you’re looking for someone to blame, then blame the market and inflation.

          • Addy

            I’m referring to most of what was released in the first six months. I only got three (four, but didn’t open it yet) physical games, three digital games, two demos and some free DLC for games I have yet to buy, so yeah. Hardly much to do for someone on a budget and having no interest in Nintendo’s recent offerings.

          • Reggie

            Okay. Doesn’t matter much to me.

          • Eagle367

            Easy just download from the US eshop or better yet the Japanese Eshop if the game has an English option that’s what I did with ARMS and with splatoon I had to buy from USA cause no English option. Also register for a state with no tax additions. Boom you get the cheapest options just need a micro SD card

          • Addy

            If I did that, then any prepaid eShop card I buy may not work. Also I don’t want spend more then $20 on a digital game nor do I want to use a credit card to add funds.

          • Darkrobot
          • Reggie

            Oh eff off.

          • Darkrobot

            innit

          • R.Z.

            Which is worth about 60 USD.
            Nothing to see.

      • you guys need to invade us, no joke

        • Addy

          Just go back to making love to your Wii U.

          • don’t tell me what to do
            you have to invade first
            then i get universal healthcare, that’s the deal

          • Addy

            Then move over here if you want it! There’s no need for an invasion or a war!

          • no way, it’d be too much work to get a new job and steal a canadian’s identity and everything

          • Addy

            No, it’s too much work for you to leave the house.

          • yeah on top of leaving the house, can you imagine me doing all that other stuff?
            cmon you canucks are organized, you can knock us out
            our government is currently in tatters

    • Constantinos Lapiotis

      @UnclePhilHug:disqus To call Canada not really a country is VERY rude and certainly untrue. Shame on you!

    • With that illogic, only 34 of 197 countries would actually be countries.

      • all due respect man, monaco is not a friggin country and neither is the vatican
        a lot of countries don’t deserve the status

        • They’re just as proud to be from a small, weak country as you might be to yours. Give it a rest, bub.

          • that’s ridiculous
            why would you be proud to be from monaco
            it is a joke country
            the vatican is a friggin neighborhood in rome
            you can’t be from there
            there’s not even a hospital for someone to be born there
            it makes canada look like china

        • Eagle367

          Well in that sense you call the US a country pfft! Now China is a true country and so is India all the others are just wanna bes

    • amak11

      USA isn’t a country, it’s a republic lmao. But believe what you want 🙂

    • RoadyMike

      Successful troll is successful
      Well done my dude

      • Addy

        Successful upvoting an idiot’s comment is successful.
        Well done, junior.

        • RoadyMike

          Fk off pleb
          You’re literally the first one to get triggered by such obvious b8 hook, line and sinker

          Who’s the real idiot here?

  • awng782

    In the US, the PS4 was the best-selling console YTD as of the end of September.

    This means the Switch is doing better in Canada than in the US (relatively speaking, of course).

    This also means the Switch likely reached ~2.5 million units sold-through in all of North America as of the end of September.

    • Constantinos Lapiotis

      You got it wrong but it’s OK.

    • ben

      I think that month only holds up if you include January and February but I could be wrong.

      • awng782

        Well, yes, if you only talk about sales from March to September, the Switch has comfortably outsold the PS4 in the US.

        • Melatelo

          Which is the only valid comparison really considering it’s March launch

          • Right?! “Oh yeah, well the Switch couldn’t move more units than the PS4 in Jan. Or Feb., obviously Ps4 is better” lmao

  • Oh, heh, wow. Those numbers didn’t look signficant (those are France’s numbers basically, funny enough), but that percentage. Lawl.

    Good stuff~.

    • R.Z.

      Despite being so much bigger Canada has only half of the population of France, and the number of Switch systems sold there is about half of those sold in France …
      That IS pretty funny actually.

      It would be interesting if we got some US sales numbers as well as numbers from other western countries, to see if the Switch does comparably in all western markets.

      • All of that context makes it funnier for me. x’D

        We’ll probably get some soon~.

    • Tlink7

      Canada only has like half the population of France, so yeah, those are some pretty sweet numbers 😀

      • MoYeung

        Because in Canada, there are many rich immigrants living in Toronto and Vancouver and also foreign visa students…

        They are the main customers. Local people are broke, living paycheck to paycheck, no savings.

        • Tlink7

          Trundeau should do something about that then 😉

          • MoYeung

            “Minister says 300,000 new immigrants a year is Canada’s ‘new normal'”

            Google it. That’s their solution.

          • amak11

            As a country we can’t survive without immigrants.our birth rate has been on a steady decline for years cause people aren’t having kids.

            Not our fault that the younger generation isn’t as promiscuous as the gen x’rs

          • MoYeung

            With cost of living, taxes keep raising (and no jobs), who can afford to have children locally?

          • Tlink7

            Lol… well I hope the ruling parties get trashed at your next election then <.<

        • amak11

          Don’t politicize this, but that’s not true. Stop spending your money at star bucks and Tim Hortons for a month and you’ll see extra cash

          • MoYeung

            Nearly half of Canadians are living paycheque to paycheque — and that has big consequences for retirement security
            BY JONATHAN CHEVREAU
            ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: SEP 7, 2016

            Almost half of Canadian employees living paycheque to paycheque, survey indicates
            More than a third of those polled say they feel ‘overwhelmed’ by debt levels
            The Canadian Press

            September 06, 2017

        • Somehow I own a Switch and am not flat broke, hmmm….

          • MoYeung

            You are in the minority…

          • I’d love to see those statistics…. what does it matter HOW MANY, PS4 and Xbox games also cost just as much…

          • MoYeung

            Many PS4 and Xbox one games at $19.99, some are major titles too.

          • new releases? Assassins Creed and Wolfenstein are both $79.99, sure there are some new releases that are $49.99 but those pricing categories exist on the Switch too, there are just fewer games in those categories

        • Darkrobot

          If you could make sense next time that’d be great

          ”Assume and presume both mean to believe something before it happens, but when you assume you’re not really sure. If someone bangs on your door in the middle of the night, you might assume (and hope!) it’s your crazy neighbor. If your neighbor knocks on your door every night at 6:30, at 6:29 you can presume she’s coming over in a minute”

          • MoYeung

            “that portion of an enquiry concerned with the truth or falsehood of alleged facts,”

            I have yet to see you have shown anything to the contrary.

          • Darkrobot

            It’s easier to complain about Canada outside. With that in mind, let’s talk about where you live?

          • MoYeung

            Scroll up to read my other replies to other people.

          • Darkrobot

            You appear to be from a different country, no Canadian one bit. You shouldn’t be police the world. User RoomB31 prove you wrong.

          • MoYeung

            Come visit Vancouver sometime…

          • Darkrobot

            “Tourists” are the ones who wear fanny packs and Aloha shirts. They’re the ones piling out of big buses to strike stupid poses in front of all the tourist sites. They are the ones eating at McDonalds because they’re afraid of “weird” food. They are the close-minded ones worthy of ridicule.

            No Canadian one bit….

          • MoYeung

            Now I think you don’t live in Canada…

      • I’m so glad for Nintendo and the Switch.

  • MoYeung

    “That includes Canada, where the system has sold 209,000 units.”

    Canadian prices suck…

    • Addy

      And insert “It costs so-and-so where I’m from, be grateful” comment.

      • Tlink7

        You surprised that, when you complain about something being expensive and it turns out it is not dear at all, people point out you’re whining about nothing? 😛

        • Addy

          I was poking fun at someone who told me that similar comment.

      • MoYeung

        “Census shows big changes in Scarborough’s Little China
        Many newcomers are now blue-collar immigrants from mainland China, the 2016 census shows, whereas the area’s “old-timers” tend to be middle- or upper-class families with roots in Hong Kong.”

        Google that article and tell me what Canada offers?

    • amak11

      They aren’t that bad. Try living on a border town where everyone complains on both sides of the border about things being expensive

      • MoYeung

        I am in Vancouver. Close enough as a border town? I see southbound cross-border shopping for eggs, meat, ice cream everyday. Why?

        • Eagle367

          Well it’s not like rich immigrants come and take your jobs. They either have money to begin with or are more competitive in the market for high paying jobs. They at Canadian now. I am disturbed by the amount of homeless natives in Montreal though and I hear East Vancouver is a drug den or something. That is troubling

          • MoYeung

            Downtown Eastside Vancouver… A skid row or skid road is an impoverished area, typically urban, whose inhabitants are people “on the skids;” this specifically refers to the poor, the homeless, or others either considered disreputable or forgotten by society.

            The source of the term “skid road” as an urban district is heavily debated, and is generally identified as originating in either Seattle or Vancouver.

  • DiscoGentleman

    This turned into a very entertaining comment section. Took a sharp turn.

  • Strawman

    All off the back of portability, so much so that people are willing to sacrifice anything to attain it.