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The Nintendo Switch dominated Black Friday according to Adobe

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By GaryOPA on Nov 28, 2017 at 7:06 PM
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    GaryOPA Master Phoenix Admin Staff Member Top-Dog Brass

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    Even with Xbox One X, and discounted Slim PS4, the Nintendo Switch won this busy holiday weekend!

    Big 'N' is happy, their Nintendo Switch is still selling like the hottest slice bread in town, come to think of it, the Switch docking station, sort of does look like a toaster, just is missing the pop-up feature, anyhow it seems this year during the most busiest shopping day of the holiday season, the Switch was the #1 seller during Black Friday!
    No reports yet in on how Cyber Monday did for the best selling console, but there was some very heavy discounts on older Xbox One's and PS4's, so they most likely sold alot over the online shopping spree hours which reports claim over $840 million was spent in first 10 hours.

    NEWS SOURCE: The Nintendo Switch dominated Black Friday according to Adobe (via) NeoWin


Discussion in 'Nintendo Gaming News' started by GaryOPA, Nov 28, 2017.

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      WoIverine Loyal Member

      Sep 27, 2007
      Hmm. Interesting, especially with only a handful of AAA titles. Hype.
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      tech3475 Loyal Member

      Jul 2, 2007
      One thing to consider is that the other consoles are relatively old by now with exception to the “premium” xbone x.

      Even with only a handful of titles, they may still be titles people want to play and consoles have been sold in the past when there was barely anything worth playing on launch, at least imo.
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      AlbedoAtoned Loyal Member

      Jul 13, 2011
      Two reasons the switch is doing so well compared to the xbone and ps4

      1. As stated those consoles are older, and the upgraded versions of the consoles are still being bottlenecked and their upgrades pretty much worthless outside of a niche. The Switch on the other hand is new and Nintendo promised to get good third party support. They promised that unlike the last time they promised it that they really mean it this time. And it's somewhat working. We'll see if they hold up their end of the bargain.

      2. Most of the time a next gen console is competing not only with other next gen consoles, but also last gen consoles as well. And the more successful a console is, the harder it is to get people to adopt the newer console. And devs aren't normally willing to put all of their eggs in one basket. It's why despite new consoles coming out, games still tend to come out for the older consoles for a while at least. But this makes it harder on the new console as well. Not only that, since the new consoles aren't normally backwards compatible, many people aren't willing to buy it and sell their older console to help buy the new console. The PS4 and Xb1 both competed with their respective predecessors and the competitor's predecessor. Ironically, the Wii U had the most trouble competing with the entire last gen. Nintendo tried marketing it to the wii owners, but many of them were not gamers and did not give a shit about better graphics. And the system got a lot of ports of last gen games but looked little to no better on the Wii U and cost more too. But if it did one thing for Nintendo it got out of the way. Nintendo unlike their competitors dropped the Wii U like a sack of bricks the second the Switch came onto the picture. They were barely doing anything with it before anyways. But regardless, the Switch isn't competing with the Wii U at all because Nintendo tried burying it. The good thing is that this means they can devote all of their attention to the new system. The bad thing is that by trying to deny it's existence, it is very likely that Nintendo has learned absolutely nothing from it's failure. And if you don't learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it.

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