New Nintendo Switch Users Drawn by Labo Will Be Key in the Second Year According to Media Create

Media Create argues in its weekly analysis that the key for the Nintendo Switch's success in its second year is in the new users that Labo might bring in.

on March 10, 2018 12:17 PM

The Japanese statistics firm Media Create released its weekly analysis, giving us an even clearer picture of the Japanese market on top of what we saw with Wednesday’s top-twenty.

We learned that the 28,430 copies sold by Dagon Quest Builders for Nintendo Switch were pretty much in line with Dragon Quest Heroes I-II, that debuted with 26,000 copies sold.

With the Switch on its 53rd week on the Japanese shelves, it sold 3,802,910 units so far. This is significantly ahead of the Wii U, which sold 1,219,000 in the same period. On the other hand, the new console falls just short of the Wii, which ended its 53rd week with 3,871,000 units sold.

The Wii managed to sell over three million units in its second year as well, and Media Create explains that we’ll have to watch and see if the Switch will follow the same trajectory as the older console.

Last, but not least, Media Create argues that since Nintendo Launched several strong first-party games in the first year, the key to the second year are the new users that could be attracted by Labo and more.

Incidentally, over the past few days, we learned that the shortages of Nintendo Switch units in Japan appear to have been solved, as shops in Tokyo receive regular supply.

 /  Executive News Editor
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