Nintendo Switch Sold Over 110k in Korea in Dec

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by sinonobu, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. v_iHuGi

    v_iHuGi Banned Member

    Road to millions! Great to see Asian market growing on Consoles, Switch and Ps4 will help alot.
  2. Falchion

    Falchion Member

    This system is selling like hotcakes.
  3. #53
    Damn. Congrats to Nintendo....well deserved!
  4. sinonobu

    sinonobu Member Original Poster

    They don't lmao.

    Out of three first party releases at launch only Mario got localized. What's more hilarious is that all those first party titles are literally European copies, too.

    On top of that UI isn't also translated, and eshop is not accessible with Korean account at this point.
  5. Koppai

    Koppai Member

    That's a little crazy that Nintendo didn't translate all their games at this point? They've had all year to do so...
  6. sinonobu

    sinonobu Member Original Poster

  7. Cinemikel

    Cinemikel Member

  8. foxuzamaki

    foxuzamaki Member

  9. Wulfric

    Wulfric Member

    New DJ Max when?
  10. Medalion

    Medalion Banned Member

    NOTHING STOPS THIS TRAIN!!! Congrats Ninty
  11. gnilres

    gnilres Member

  12. #62
    Isn’t the thread title wrong?
  13. sinonobu

    sinonobu Member Original Poster

    Yeah. I reported for the title change.
  14. #64
    already being reported.
  15. Fafalada

    Fafalada Member

    Non handheld you mean.
    DS outperformed Wii and then some IIRC - at its peak you literally couldn't walk the street without bumping into people using the device everywhere.
  16. MasterChumly

    MasterChumly Member

  17. Plankton2

    Plankton2 Member

    How does that compare with PS4? Or older Sony systems

    What's the state of home consoles in Korea? PC bangs are king but I'm sure a decent amount of people might be interested in console stuff
  18. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip Member

    Soon Nintendo isnt the underdog anymore.
  19. spad3

    spad3 Member


    but seriously, holy shit. Totally unfamiliar with that market and to see these kind of numbers pop out from that region is fckn insane. Good job Nintendo!
  20. Compsiox

    Compsiox Member

    Nintendo has been making only good decisions. Next they need to cancel their plan for pay2play for online.
  21. night814

    night814 Member

    Wow those are some crazy sales numbers then, wonder what the game sales are looking like.
  22. DeuceGamer

    DeuceGamer Member

    Wow...that’s an amazing number for that market from what I’ve seen/read. Wonder what the forecast will be for 2018 now.

    Nintendo seems to have done well in expanding in some of the emerging markets. Wonder if that strategy will continue in 2018.
  23. number8888

    number8888 Member

    I thought the console market is abysmal in SK (since PC is king), so this is quite impressive.
  24. Fafalada

    Fafalada Member

    It's abysmal in raw numbers (PC was the size of China's market until 2011 or so, which was already massive then) - but it's not so small as to be irrelevant.
    PS2 had a multi-million presence, but the software sales were non-existent(IIRC tie-ratio was less than 1.0). This changed when NDS/PSP came out - even though they were still heavily hit by piracy. NDS was a phenomenon unlike anything I've seen - the machine was omni-present on the streets for about a year.
    I don't really know much about hw performance beyond that except that IIRC 360 was popular enough to sell similar amounts in Korea as it did in Japan for awhile, which seemed significant enough at the time.
  25. Nosgotham

    Nosgotham Member

    Ohhh hell yes!
  26. Philippo

    Philippo Member

    Time to port some MOBA or MMORPG then.
  27. Squiddo

    Squiddo Member

    Late to the party but damn nice!
  28. Pooroomoo

    Pooroomoo Member

    Seems quite impressive to me.
  29. mazi

    mazi Member

  30. cw_sasuke

    cw_sasuke Member

    Those sales are crazy when you compare it to to a market like the UK.

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  31. DrDeckard

    DrDeckard Member

    This things going to make any other consoles sales performance seem weak in comparison isn't it?
  32. tolkir

    tolkir Member

  33. Zedark

    Zedark Member

    110k is huge! That's a really decent expansion of the market. Wonder if it can half a million by the end of 2018, that'd be a great result. Any word on software?
  34. Musubi

    Musubi Member

    Switch going worldwide baby. Really great console. I'm excited for Feb and the release of Bayonetta 2.
  35. spekkeh

    spekkeh Member

    Good job, though

    That's remarkably frontloaded, and also just tiny. Like, even smaller than something like the Netherlands most likely.
  36. Oregano

    Oregano Member

    On the topic of China it kinda got buried but The Pokémon Company is starting to distribute merchandise and said it will include the games in the future.

    Would be weird to officially distribute games for a system that isn't officially distributed in the market.
  37. Zedark

    Zedark Member

    Apparently DS sold 1 million by the end of 2007 according to this article. It's in Japanese, though, so I can only assume the machine translation conveys the truth. Don't know when DS launched in South Korea either.

  38. Lelouch0612

    Lelouch0612 Member

    Pokemon is really popular there. I think they will try to penetrate the Chinese market around Pokemon Switch launch.
  39. spekkeh

    spekkeh Member

    ? Why, it's less than the UK opening in March? Or you mean that percentagewise it's not that far off UK numbers?
  40. Zedark

    Zedark Member

    No kidding. UK is a big market (though not quite as successful for Switch), and these numbers are probably only a bit behind UK launch numbers for the month, which is really unbelievable when you compare the markets.
  41. TheWraith

    TheWraith Member

    Come on now, population density aside, Japan's population size is around 126 Million, South Korea 50 million. Can't compare the two like that, Japan's a juggernaut in comparison.
  42. LordOcidax

    LordOcidax Member

    Tell me that you are joking.... Please.
  43. Nitpicker_Red

    Nitpicker_Red Member

    #93 fly, which are named penguin in some languages (French).
  44. Sphinx

    Sphinx Member

    Are some scandinavia countries like the only places in the planet where Switch isn't a success??

    the thing seems to be breaking records everywhere else.

    EDIT: and the UK, of course
  45. cvxfreak

    cvxfreak Member

    I'm probably misunderstanding your post, but if you're referring to population density, Japan's actually much lower than South Korea (336 vs 509). In terms of population size, Japan has a much larger population than South Korea - 127 million vs. 51.5 million. Land size is also not similar: 378,000km^2 vs. 100,200km^2.
  46. mclem

    mclem Member

    They evolved it as a necessary long-term survival measure.

  47. Raijinto

    Raijinto Member

    What source do you have that says the Switch is clearly not a success in the U.K.? It has 3 exclusives in the top 10 best selling software in the week just gone as an example to contradict that.
  48. Zedark

    Zedark Member

    This really a question?

    I thought he was saying that Switch wasn't breaking records in the UK (doesn't match grammatically, but fits the content of the comment better). It's definitely successful in the UK. Not on the level of PS4 or Wii, but still successful enough.
  49. olubode

    olubode Member

    Isn’t this number now wildly off? Surely double or triple that number now for all 2018?
  50. pld

    pld Member