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

Oct 25, 2017
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References: http://www.lefigaro.fr/secteur/high...un-des-champions-de-noel.php?redirect_premium

http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-france-on-switch-sales-expectations-games-3ds/

Credit to toutoune134 and Figaro for the information.

This is worth a thread but I can't make one so here are the Nintendo sales number for france from Figaro. Feel free to create a thread with those information.

Switch consoles sold in 2017: 911k (much above expectations)
In comparison, WII sold 703k in 10 months and PS4 650k also in 10 months.
459k Switch consoles sold in November-December
Should reach 1 million at the end of February, as much as the PS4 in 1 year.
507k 3DS sold in 2017
4.8 million games sold in 2017
Super mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are both > 500k. Could have been more for Odyssey but there were stock shortages.
Zelda Botw = 410k sold on Switch
Mario + Rabbids = 150k
Third party softwares represent 26% of the games (not specified if switch only or 3DS games are also included in this number) sold in france.
How it compares to other platforms lifetime sales, credit to wrowa

For comparison's sake, these are French sales numbers for other platforms as of March 2017 according to Gameblog/GfK

Consoles:
  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
Handhelds:
  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.
More software numbers:

More numbers :

SMO : 512k
MK8D : 508k
Zelda BotW : 410k
Splatoon 2 : 252k
M+R : >150k
FIFA 18 : 73k
Just Dance 18 > 50k
Rayman Legends > 50k

Third party ratio on Switch : 26%
Third party ratio on 3DS : 11%

SNES mini : 221k

"best console launch ever"

https://www.challenges.fr/high-tech...t-mieux-en-france-que-la-wii-et-la-ps4_559269
 
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Nov 26, 2017
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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.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Smash and switch in a title made me happy for a few secondes :(

But wow that is awesome! Switch deserved it
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Ody and Mk8d over 500k is something else.

Mario + Rabbids shooting for that 3m (and eventually 4m). I've been telling you guys.
 
Nov 9, 2017
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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.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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For comparison's sake, these are French sales numbers for other platforms as of the end of 2016 according to Gameblog/GfK

Consoles:
  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
Handhelds:
  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.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Fantastic results !

Software has been doing very well here and multiple titles have faced severe shortages (Mario Odyssey, Xenoblade etc).
 
Oct 28, 2017
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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?????
 
Oct 27, 2017
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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
 
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That’s crazy good. It’s always good to see the industry healthy.

For comparison's sake, these are French sales numbers for other platforms as of March 2017 according to Gameblog/GfK

Consoles:
  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
Handhelds:
  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.
Almost 1/3 of PS4 and 1/5 of 3DS LTD after 10 months?!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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
 

ZhugeEX

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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.
 

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

3DS numbers seem to very good for a dying platform.
Yep, UK seems more and more like an outlier. Still I wish we would get more concrete numbers for other European countries.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Before summer, i don't think Xbox had a huge uptick in sales, it's selling quite low in FR and mainland Europe.
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
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
France is bigger overall or...?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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More numbers :

SMO : 512k
MK8D : 508k
Zelda BotW : 410k
Splatoon 2 : 252k
M+R : >150k
FIFA 18 : 73k
Just Dance 18 > 50k
Rayman Legends > 50k

Third party ratio on Switch : 26%
Third party ratio on 3DS : 11%

https://www.challenges.fr/high-tech...t-mieux-en-france-que-la-wii-et-la-ps4_559269
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...


For the Nintendo Switch I mean.

Apologies for not being clear there.
no problem
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.

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?
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.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.