Nintendo Switch Demand Still Higher than Supply in Japan according to Media Create

While the Nintendo Switch sold in large numbers in Japan last week, the hunger for the console has not been sated according to Media Create's weekly analysis.

on July 28, 2017 6:46 AM

Following last week’s sales charts posted on Wednesday, Media Create just released its weekly analysis giving a more in-depth look at the situation of the Japanese console market.

According to the prominent statistics firm, demand for Nintendo Switch hardware in the country is still higher than supply, despite the fact that Nintendo managed to put on the shelves (and sell) 98, 999 units last week.

This included a bundle with Splatoon 2, that with its 648,085 copies sold, debuted by selling over twice as fast as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (which was the former best seller on Nintendo Switch in Japan)which moved “only” 285,000 copies in its first week. As a matter of fact, Splatoon 2 already outsold Mario Kart 8 Deluxe‘s Japanese lifetime sales, in a week.

The attach rate for Splatoon 2 is also astronomical in the country, with 54.14% of Nintendo Switch owners having purchased the game, against a more modest – but still impressive – 36.64% for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe during its debut week.

According to Media Create’s analysis, due to the fact that demand for the console is still higher than supply, Splatoon 2 will continue to sell steadily in the future, as more Switch units find their way into the hands of Japanese gamers.

If you want to read more about Splatoon 2, you can check out our review.

 /  Executive News Editor
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