As you all know these Christmas they will be quite different from the usual ones. On the one hand is the problem of the pandemic of coronavirus, which will force us to reduce our trips and trips to other places, as well as limit the number of people at family and friends gatherings. For another, two new platforms (PS5 and Xbox Series X) are already on the market leading the popularly known as new generation or «next gen».
Many players might think that between one thing and another Nintendo has it difficult this year to stand out, but nothing could be further from the truth. It seems that Nintendo Switch could be poised to break new sales records this holiday season as shoppers flock to stores for Black Friday deals.
As you all know, it is known as “Black Friday” the day that kicks off the holiday shopping season with significant sales at many retail stores and department stores. It is one day after Thanksgiving in America. Well, these are the data that have been shared:
- In United Kingdom (one of the most prominent markets in Europe) several supermarkets have reduced the price of the base console by up to £ 50, while in Europe We have offers like the one that we informed you yesterday in GAME, where they offer a pack of Nintendo Switch Lite + Animal Crossing: New Horizons digital + 3 months of individual Nintendo Switch online for only 199,95$
- David Gibson, de Astris Advisory Japan KK, has confirmed that the Switch’s vein volume at EE.UU. (one of the most important countries in terms of sales) during the month of October has increased by 30% over the previous year, a fact that, according to him, could lead to the creation of «crazy records«.
- It should be remembered that in Nintendo’s latest financial earnings report, the company revealed that it had sold 12.53 million units in the six months between April and September 2020
Yes! Shipment volumes in Oct to the USA were up 30% YoY….crazy records about to be made https://t.co/07l7IXpU62
— David Gibson (@gibbogame) November 27, 2020
Therefore, the forecasts are quite good for the hybrid console, which has three great advantages versus its recent competitors:
- There is enough stock to buy in most stores (PS5 and Xbox Series X are currently sold out).
- It’s cheaper.
- It has a much larger and more varied catalog of games for all types of audiences.
Will Nintendo Switch really break sales records this Christmas around the world? At the moment we cannot assure it, but without a doubt things look very good if the forecasts are met.
What do you think?