Switch smashes 800k target in France, 911k units sold in 2017

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by ggx2ac, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. ggx2ac

    ggx2ac Member Original Poster

    References: http://www.lefigaro.fr/secteur/high...un-des-champions-de-noel.php?redirect_premium


    Credit to toutoune134 and Figaro for the information.

    How it compares to other platforms lifetime sales, credit to wrowa

    More software numbers:

  2. TimeFire

    TimeFire Member

    Wow. Almost one million in Frace only. I know France is one of Nintendo's strongest euro markets but it's still impressive.

    Switch is slaying.
  3. Martin

    Martin Member

    Smash and switch in a title made me happy for a few secondes :(

    But wow that is awesome! Switch deserved it
  4. Mory Dunz

    Mory Dunz Member

    Ody and Mk8d over 500k is something else.

    Mario + Rabbids shooting for that 3m (and eventually 4m). I've been telling you guys.
  5. Zalman

    Zalman Member

    It's great to see it do so well in European countries as well.
  6. bananas

    bananas Member

    switch did 911

  7. Oregano

    Oregano Member

    God damn.

    That's actually impressive.
  8. Kelanflyter

    Kelanflyter Member

    Clearly a better market than UK for Nintendo Europe.
    Reminder that WiiU sold quit good here, probably the Only country with relatively good WiiU sales with Japan.
  9. wrowa

    wrowa Member

    For comparison's sake, these are French sales numbers for other platforms as of the end of 2016 according to Gameblog/GfK

    1. Wii : 6,293 millions
    2. PS3 : 5,235 millions
    3. Xbox 360 : 3,379 millions
    4. PS4 : 3,221 millions
    5. Xbox One : 1,026 millions
    6. Wii U : 832.000
    1. DS : 10,596 millions
    2. 3DS : 4,765 millions
    3. PSP : 3,582 millions
    4. PS Vita : 535.000
    So, Switch already outsold Wii U and is probably relatively close to Xbox One's total sales as well.
  10. Jon Carter

    Jon Carter Member

    911, I’m reporting a slaying.
  11. spekkeh

    spekkeh Member

    Zut alors
  12. Datajoy

    Datajoy Member

    Dock rails cant scratch plastic screens.
  13. Lelouch0612

    Lelouch0612 Member

    Fantastic results !

    Software has been doing very well here and multiple titles have faced severe shortages (Mario Odyssey, Xenoblade etc).
  14. spekkeh

    spekkeh Member

    Ay lmao
  15. Mory Dunz

    Mory Dunz Member

    So it likely passed Wii U, and will probably pass the XB1 before next holiday season I assume.
  16. MORJ

    MORJ Member

    Glad that Nintendo has turned the ship around, after the wiiu. Heres hoping the 2018 lineup can keep momentum. Afterall theres a direct comming soon, riiiiighhhhht guys?????
  17. Starmud

    Starmud Member

    amazing on switch; not awful for 3DS given its placement in the market?

    if we could get an idea on germany, it seems itay/france have held a strong turn around so far
  18. jariw

    jariw Member

    Are there any countries left that didn't sell more Switches during 2017 than LTD Wii Us?
  19. Puroresu_kid

    Puroresu_kid Member

    Nice. Another example of not looking at the UK as whole of Europe.

    3DS numbers seem to very good for a dying platform.
  20. MORJ

    MORJ Member

    Im 100% sure Denmark is one of those.
  21. Hoshigumi

    Hoshigumi Member

    I really want to see Nintendo crack the UK more so than they have in the past, I feel out-numbered over here!

    Glad to see them doing well over in EU though :)
  22. Limabean01

    Limabean01 Member

    That’s crazy good. It’s always good to see the industry healthy.

    Almost 1/3 of PS4 and 1/5 of 3DS LTD after 10 months?!
  23. Mazzle

    Mazzle Member

    Earlier reports suggested this trend.
    France was always big for Nintendo. It's their love
    for japanese Culture in media in general.

    That's why don't get it why NoE focuses so hard on the
    UK market. They are weak there since... ever
  24. ZhugeEX

    ZhugeEX 诸葛亮 - 卧龙 Administrator

    Strong hardware and software sales for Nintendo Switch in France. The attach rates on first party software are extremely impressive. This also shows that there is quite a big gap between France and the UK with the former being the larger of the two.
  25. Mediking

    Mediking Member

    Hecka nice
  26. pld

    pld Member

    Yep, UK seems more and more like an outlier. Still I wish we would get more concrete numbers for other European countries.
  27. Oregano

    Oregano Member

    Those are LTD are only up to March 2017 so it's probably more like 1/4 and 1/5 respectively.
  28. Mr. Pointy

    Mr. Pointy Member

    I remember Nintendo France saying they thought the Switch would beat the Wii U's LTD in year 1 and no one believed them.
  29. Ephonk

    Ephonk Member

    I don't think Xbox had a huge uptick in sales since that march '17 number, it's selling quite low in FR and mainland Europe.
    If they sell about ~60.000 switches a month they should jump over xbox by summer.
  30. chromatic9

    chromatic9 Member

    France Wii U 742k
    UK Wii U over 700k

    Lets stop with the myths

    2016 numbers
  31. Ex-Actarus

    Ex-Actarus Member

    So in 10 months, the Switch did the 3rd of what the PS4 did in more than 4 years ? Jesus-Christ !!!
  32. Mazzle

    Mazzle Member

    Europe never was XBox Land. Always PlayStation.
    UK was the only market during the 360 era, where the XBox could hold
    one on its own.
  33. Mory Dunz

    Mory Dunz Member

    I was going to put summer, but then I thought, eh it got christmas and the X since march 2017, so maybe it got a boost.
    But yeah, summer is likely
  34. Limabean01

    Limabean01 Member

    Yeah, speaking of which I wonder how well PS4 did this year in France.

    Either way, a great result :p
  35. Lelouch0612

    Lelouch0612 Member

  36. Datajoy

    Datajoy Member

    So mainland Europe loves Sony and Nintendo, UK loves Sony and likes MS, Japan loves Nintendo and likes Sony, and USA loves everybody?
  37. Mory Dunz

    Mory Dunz Member

    France is bigger overall or...?
  38. Paradox House

    Paradox House Member

    So thats where all the switches are going!
  39. silva1991

    silva1991 Member

    Very impressive. I wonder what's the latest PS4 number by the end of last year?
  40. marc^o^

    marc^o^ Member

    Switch will pass XBox One LTD in coming months in France, telling quite a story for Nintendo and Microsoft performances there.
  41. Arkert

    Arkert Member

    26% of sales third party and

  42. ZhugeEX

    ZhugeEX 诸葛亮 - 卧龙 Administrator

    For the Nintendo Switch I mean.

    Apologies for not being clear there.
  43. KingSnake

    KingSnake Member

    These are some impressive numbers. Good attach rates for the game too.

    That's not bad at all.
  44. Kane

    Kane Member

    France is the best country <3
  45. Mory Dunz

    Mory Dunz Member

    Love the smell of salvage numbers

    Too bad we don't get ARMS.

    Not sure what to make of FIFA. I assume France is one of the Switch's highest FIFA SKUs. Maybe the highest in Europe. But it's only a little higher than Japan's SKU.
    Is Japan's FIFA performing exceptionally well, mainland Europe's FIFA performing poorly, or both?

    I feel like both. But then again it was never going to be higher than games like M+R...

    no problem
  46. Ephonk

    Ephonk Member

    BTW: For Fifa, the numbers we know (Japan + FR) put fifa at 135k without digital. It's not selling super well but is keeping some legs and certainly isn't a complete flop for the effort they put in.

    It's having decent legs after bad/mediocre first week sales. I'd assume the trend everywhere is similar.
    It's not the first game a switch owner buys, but it's a game the pick up because it's fifa on the go.
  47. Nightbird

    Nightbird Member

    Seems about right

    MANUELF Member

    The best part is that Switch owners are buying A LOT of software
  49. Arkert

    Arkert Member

    And that's without eShop games.
  50. Sgt. Demblant

    Sgt. Demblant Member

    Wow, above the Wii and PS4. And I was happy to contribute.
    Still, I'm surprised because I didn't notice the same kind of frenzy at retail that there was for the Wii. But that's purely anecdotal of course, and I assume that plenty of people bought it online like I did.

    And while it's true to an extent that France is "Nintendo territory", I believe the country is just friendlier to Japanese games (and pop culture) in general, certainly much more than the UK or even America. Sony has always done gangbusters here.