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August 2017 NPD Thread ! Switch Won

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poklane said:

Switch won

Also:

  • “Sony’s PlayStation 4 continues to be the best-selling hardware platform year to date.”
  • But while the Switch and PlayStation 4 are doing great, hardware sales overall dropped 6 percent year-over-year to $168 million. That’s because the Xbox One and older systems like Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are dragging down sales relative to last August. Sales of the Xbox One are slowing down because Microsoft is preparing to launch the upgraded Xbox One X system November 7, so consumers are likely holding back until that is available.

https://venturebeat.com/2017/09/14/nintendo-switch-outsold-xbox-one-and-playstation-4-again-in-august/

Also worth noting:

  • software: year-to-date, dollar sales are down less than 1% compared to a year ago at $2.9 billion.
  • It's worth mentioning that Uncharted: The Lost Legacy also fared well, grabbing the third spot on the chart despite being only on one platform (PS4). And those sales only include the standalone software, not sales as part of the Uncharted 4 Digital Deluxe Edition, or as part of the Uncharted 4 Explorer's Pack.
  • Consumer sales of games in the racing genre have grown more than 80 percent in 2017 year-to-date, driven primarily by the launches of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch and Forza Horizon 3 for the Xbox One
  • The Shooter genre has experienced a 30 percent sales decline in 2017 year-to-date, but this is coming off a record high in spending for the genre over the same period a year ago. Despite the decline, 2017 year-to-date consumer sales for the Shooter genre are the third highest of all-time, trailing only the year to date periods in 2013 and 2016
  • The biggest positive so far in 2017 has clearly been hardware growth (up 17% to $1.7 billion), driven in large part of course by Nintendo. Not only did the Switch outsell others in August but it's been the best-selling platform in four of the six months since launching in March. And plug-n-play platforms like NES Classic have also boosted growth

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-09-14-nintendo-switch-madden-cant-stop-august-sales-dip-npd

    Not a surprise, last August was the launch of the S. I have to imagine the Xbox One was down quite a bit, just judging by the last few NPDs. 

     

    UFC 2 must have had a pretty good sale going on last month to be back in the top 20. 



    Ariakon said:
    poklane said:

    Switch won

    Also:

    • “Sony’s PlayStation 4 continues to be the best-selling hardware platform year to date.”
    • But while the Switch and PlayStation 4 are doing great, hardware sales overall dropped 6 percent year-over-year to $168 million. That’s because the Xbox One and older systems like Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are dragging down sales relative to last August. Sales of the Xbox One are slowing down because Microsoft is preparing to launch the upgraded Xbox One X system November 7, so consumers are likely holding back until that is available.

    https://venturebeat.com/2017/09/14/nintendo-switch-outsold-xbox-one-and-playstation-4-again-in-augus

      Not a surprise, last August was the launch of the S. I have to imagine the Xbox One was down quite a bit, just judging by the last few NPDs. 

      Yup, with the S launching last year and XB1 sales falling off a clif the last few months it wouldn't surprise me at all if sales are down over 50% YoY. Last year was 275k, below 137k sounds quite possible to me.



      Did Mario+Rabbids release on the cut off date? Cause its missing from the list.



      animegaming said:
      Did Mario+Rabbids release on the cut off date? Cause its missing from the list.

      Yup. August 2017 NPD runs from July 30th through August 26th, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle launched on August 29th.



      Great hold by Spla2n. The Lost Legacy actually did amazing if you think about it.



      Bet with bluedawgs: I say Switch will outsell PS4 in 2018, he says PS4 will outsell Switch. He's now permabanned, but the bet will remain in my sig.

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      Holy fuck, GTAV at number 2 nearly 4 years after its release!



      Slarvax said:
      Great hold by Spla2n. The Lost Legacy actually did amazing if you think about it.

      Yeah, some people seem to think TLL did shit but considering it's $40 (charts are revenue based, not unit based) and considering people who got Uncharted 4's Digital Deluxe Edition or Explorer's Pack got the game for free I'd say it did well.



      poklane said:
      Slarvax said:
      Great hold by Spla2n. The Lost Legacy actually did amazing if you think about it.

      Yeah, some people seem to think TLL did shit but considering it's $40 (charts are revenue based, not unit based) and considering people who got Uncharted 4's Digital Deluxe Edition or Explorer's Pack got the game for free I'd say it did well.

      Wait, some people really think that?



      I'm guessing the PS4 and Switch were pretty close, again. I wonder if the Switch will be able to overtake the PS4 by the end of the year.



      Aura7541 said:
      Jaxyfoo said:
      Tag. No doubt we won't get numbers again. Thanks to the people who came into last month's thread to attack the sources....

      That and ethomaz thinking it was a good idea to post the numbers on GAF.

      Honestly I don't get what the issue is with these "sources" we have. I have always found them to be a bunch of emos that seem to be super sensitive and delicate and take shit too personally. 

      You wanna leak something, do it..... let everyone else tear themselves apart and make themselves look stupid. If I were them, I personally would laugh at everyone in my head that says the numbers are fake.

      And call me crazy; but am I the only one that knows that this being an open site would mean there  will be people that come on just to piss on the numbers simply cause they are here and not "there".