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Nintendo Systems Again Top Hardware Sales for October

Discussion in 'Nintendo Gaming News' started by GaryOPA, Nov 16, 2017.

By GaryOPA on Nov 16, 2017 at 7:20 PM
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    GaryOPA Master Phoenix Admin Staff Member Top-Dog Brass

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    Switch and SNES claim the #1 and #2 spots in October!

    Big 'N' did it again, outselling all other systems, with their blockbuster Super Mario Odyssey leading the way, and SNES Classic taking up the rear at #2 console of month, leaving a trail of retro-gaming dust for the others to cough on as they slip to back of the pack in sales.
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Discussion in 'Nintendo Gaming News' started by GaryOPA, Nov 16, 2017.

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      AlbedoAtoned Loyal Member

      Jul 13, 2011
      Though once again it needs to be noted that a new console outselling older consoles is not really noteworthy. A lot of Nintendo fanboys seem to think it is amazing that a Nintendo console is selling better each month than consoles that have been out for years, especially ones that have already sold so many, especially the PS4 which has sold over 60 million. Both are starting to end their courses in terms of gains so it makes complete sense how a new console could beat them in monthly sales. Hell, even the Wii U could probably sell better now a days. That Nintendo fans are so amazed by this all says quite a bit about them. They had all of this confidence just a few months ago and they believed the Switch would sell very well, and now that it is supposedly selling well, they're the most surprised of anybody.

      But since they're so surprised by something that even non-fans have no trouble believing, it really makes one question the initial confidence, perhaps even whether they wanted the system to succeed. Knowing the how Nintendo fans tend to act, it wouldn't surprise me if they wanted the Switch to fail like the Wii U so that they could again hold this over the rest of gaming's heads. There's a sense of superiority that many of them have, they are the connoisseurs while the rest of gaming is filled with nothing but weebs and dudebros. If the switch succeeds, Nintendo will be better off, but then the Nintendo fanboys lose their exclusive fan club. They dream of a world where Nintendo and some devs make games exclcusively for them But as we've seen with the Wii U, that kind of thing is not what Nintendo wants.

      And unfortunately for Nintendo fanboys, Nintendo could very well move to court mobile gamers even moreso than they are doing now. if the Switch fails with console gamers, then it is easy to see how Nintendo would feel that was the last straw. They've been looking longingly at that group for years and making moves that make it obvious that Nintendo wants larger audiences. The switch is for Nintendo, console gamers last chance. But since Nintendo has at times seemed like they were sabotaging it, it's likely they were looking for an excuse to move on from the console scene.
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      nihlathak_ Loyal Member

      Apr 26, 2006
      What the heck did I just read? This quote is so full of crap :')

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