Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Atheerios, Jan 10, 2018.
Any reason why Splatoon could be a different case?
Splatoon 2 being the first console game to sell 2mil in 8 years is not that impressive when you consider what sets switch apart is it's portability, and the lack of such, was the main reason we haven't seen any console games selling this much since. I mean if we are really going this route of strictly comparing the switch to consoles, we are ignoring the comparisons that are more indicative of switch's success on a hardware and software view rather than something that has become relatively niche in Japanese gaming.
I think a much more impressive headline is that it's easily outselling MK and Odyssey during the holidays possibly showing that it's only second to Pokemon in terms of Nintendo franchises.
Bring on Splathreen.
That is until Pokemon and Animal Crossing release!
Still great achievement. Splatoon is HUGE in Japan.
W O O M A G E
Calling the switch a home console in Japan of all places is pretty ironic, I guess that's why Nintendo promotes splatoon2 like this
It's portable too, and it's selling like it is because of that.
Splatoon 2 would have reached this milestone even if Switch wasn't portable. The first game was a million-seller already on Nintendo's worst-selling console.
Who cares if its handheld, console or a brick.
Disregarding handheld sales like people liked doing in the past makes no sense anymore. The Switch is over 300 dollars, the games are 50-70 dollars. That's full console pricing.
Yes, the Switch is a huge success and I'm not downplaying anything. It doesn't make the success and sales any less meaningful, least of all to Nintendo. I'm just saying that you cannot look at stuff like this and declare that Switch has resulted in some kind of home console renaissance in Japan when the fact is that portability of the machine plays a huge role in it's success in the region.
It doesn't matter if you don't think it's the successor to 3DS. But it still is a handheld device.
It really isn't something that bothers me, I just read the thread and found the 'console' distintion versus portable a bit disingenous, but if that's going to make some people happier, let them be. I see no point in further engaging semantics.
a lot of people playing anything else than smartphones in the subway since years ago.
I'm wrong. Some guy on the first page was too. Something something about prices
Wow this attitude. Ban worthy.
The ironic is someone obsessing on semantics while complaining his/her so called semantics when all had been said was never about semantics in quite a serious (pricing and stuff) not so semantics discussion.
Ah, pointless debate over whether the Switch "counts" as a handheld or console. Excellent, just the sort of discussion I like to see surrounding a platform designed to break down the barrier between the two form factors.
Arguing about the Switch being a home console/handheld/hybrid is really out of the topic in this thread.
Splatoon is a phenomenon in Japan. Being on a portable or not, Splatoon 2 will still reach 2 million regardless. That's simply giving the merit to the game's strength as a brand.
Really Nintendo just accomplished what they wanted:
They changed the definition of what is a home console and what is a portable.
So I guess to some people, any time the Switch or a Switch title achieve some incredible sales figures, they would just discount it completely by saying "it's just a portable".
We have come a long way since the time Switch wasn’t gonna catch on in Japan because it was too big to fit into the pocket and not a REAL portable. With anecdotal evidence and 2ch threads to prove it, of course.
Now it’s successes there are not that impressive because it’s a portable.
Hell, the post-launch hot takes are pretty great too.
If I am not mistaken, Splatoon 2 is 6k Yen? Console game prices are more on the 7-8 to even 9k range. Pokemon for example is 5k Yen, so the uptick for Switch games is not that high from 3ds games.
Zelda in comparison launched for 7k yen, so that's more in line with console prices. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is 8k Yen.
It's a Handsole which make Splatoon the first handsole game ever to reach 2 million in Japan.
Over 2 Million Served.
Deserved, the game is incredible.
Over two million? So Nintendo, about that regional matchmaking...
Impressive, and it will continue to sell well. The first game would have easily gotten there too if it wasn't for the Wii U selling so terribly.
Fantastic and well deserved sales, but is not a little disingenius to say 'console'? If the switch was solely a traditional console I don't think it would be hitting these heights.
This surprises me. It's a good game, okay. But not so much. I have 50hours of play and already tired (don't know if this is too much for u guys) but I expect more content of cloths, weapons...and please take off the introduction of whats going on...i just want a skip button
anyway, very well deserved, its one of the best shooters I've ever played, a very fun game (I didn't play the first).
A lot of this can be attributed to the inherent cuteness of it, you know the "moe" style you people are always bitching about.
The other half is very likely the portable nature of Switch. No one I know plays it any other other way.
Impressive. Haven't bought the game myself yet, but I'm thinking about it.
Its the first home console game in 8 years to sell 2 million on a portable system, well done.
Glad to do my part.
My whole family <3 Splatoon!
The idea here being that you can go out anywhere and have fun, be it at a family barbecue, a camping ground or at the beach! It has nothing to do with weather it is a portable or home console.
I thought that it was very well advertised myself!
I'm impressed some people are bothered by this thread.
Switch can be played as a home console. Whether it's successful because it's also a portable device is besides the point.
It just shows that Nintendo managed to make a compelling hardware, whereby the competitor clearly doesn't even bother to try compete in Japan market.
In terms of Splatoon 2, I think it helps Switch as much as Switch helps to boost its sales.
Splatoon is a very popular franchise right now in Japan, and even if Switch is only a home console, I believe its sales will still be massive.
Afterall, Splatoon did 1.7m on Wii U, which has installbase of 3.3m.