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July 2018 NPD: Switch #1, Octopath Traveller #1 software, UPDATE

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Hardware

Game hardware sales volume on a relative basis:

Switch: 1
3DS: 0.32
PS4: 0.71
Xbox One: 0.58
Others: 1.37

YoY:
Switch: +18%
3DS: -20%
PS4: -14%
Xbox One: +16%
Others: #ERROR

So, something like this :

PS4 : 187k
Switch : 263k
X1 : 152k
3DS : 84k

Other (NES+SNES...) : 344k


But it was the Switch that took July.


“Nintendo Switch was July’s best-selling hardware platform in both dollars and units sold,” said Piscatella. “This is the seventh month that Switch has led in hardware dollar sales since launching in March 2017, and the first since December 2017. Unit sales of Nintendo hardware in July 2018 reached its highest point for a July month since 2009.”

Microsoft and Sony are both doing just fine, though. Xbox One hardware sales are trending up. In terms of dollar sales, the Xbox One platform grew by 50 percent year-over-year in July. Year-to-date, it’s up more than 60 percent

Switch had best July of generation:
Best July :

Switch : 263k - 2018
PS4 : 217k - 2015 & 2017
3DS : 189k - 2016 (thanks Pokemon Go)
X1 : 188k - 2015


Software
  1. Octopath Traveler*
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Mario Kart 8*
  4. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  6. Far Cry 5
  7. Super Mario Odyssey*
  8. The Crew 2
  9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  10. Mario Tennis Aces *
  11. FIFA 18**
  12. Lego Incredibles
  13. God of War (2018)
  14. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker*
  15. NBA 2K18
  16. Call of Duty: WWII
  17. Detroit: Become Human
  18. MLB 18: The Show
  19. Minecraft**
  20. Destiny 2**

The best-selling games of 2018 so far
  1. Far Cry 5
  2. God of War (2018)
  3. Monster Hunter: World
  4. Call of Duty: WWII
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Dragon Ball Fighterz
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. NBA 2K18
  9. MLB 18: The Show
  10. Super Mario Odyssey
The best-selling games over the last 12 months
  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. NBA 2K18
  3. Destiny 2**
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. Super Mario Odyssey
  6. Far Cry 5
  7. Star Wars: Battlefront II**
  8. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. God of War 2018
Xbox One
  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  3. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  4. Far Cry 5
  5. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  6. The Crew 2
  7. FIFA 18
  8. Call of Duty: WWII
  9. NBA 2K18
  10. Overwatch
PlayStation 4
  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. God of War (2018)
  3. Detroit: Become Human
  4. MLB 18: The Show
  5. The Crew 2
  6. Far Cry 5
  7. FIFA 18
  8. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  9. Horizon Zero Dawn
  10. NBA 2K18
Nintendo Switch*
  1. Octopath Traveler
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Super Mario Odyssey
  5. Mario Tennis Aces
  6. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  7. Splatoon 2
  8. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  9. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  10. Lego Incredibles
Nintendo 3DS*
  1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
  3. WarioWare: Gold
  4. Mario Kart 7
  5. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  6. Super Smash Bros.
  7. Super Mario 3D Land
  8. Minecraft
  9. Super Mario Maker
  10. Detective Pikachu
*No digital sales
**No PC digital sales


The persistent narrative around Nintendo right now is that its Switch doesn’t have any games, and yet it is having a dominant summer 2018. After coming out on top with Mario Tennis Aces in June, Octopath Traveler took the No. 1 spot in July. That classic-style role-playing game blew up on the console and was able to have an impressive debut.

“Octopath Traveler was the best-selling game of July 2018,” said Piscatella. “Half of July’s top 10 best-sellers are Nintendo platform exclusives.”

“Nintendo is the top-selling full game software publisher for both July and year to date,” said Piscatella. “Nintendo Switch is the only platform showing year-on-year growth in full-game dollar sales with gains of nearly 70 percent when compared to a year ago, despite digital sales on Nintendo platforms not currently being tracked by The NPD Group. Year-to-date sales of full-game software on Nintendo Switch have more than doubled when compared to a year ago.”

https://venturebeat.com/2018/08/22/july-2018-npd-octopath-traveler-and-grand-theft-auto-v-own-the-charts/
Last edited by Miyamotoo - on 23 August 2018

Falling off a cliff ;)



Seems our In Progress NPD prediction tool was off by a bit.

In there was it:
Switch 1.0
XB1 0.5
PS4 0.34


But actual numbers (above by Miyamoto) says:
Switch 1.0
PS4 0.71
XB1 0.58


It got it right that the Switch won the month, but it greatly under predicted the PS4 sales, and seems to have over valued the XB1 numbers.

Im actualy abit surprised by the news, that the PS4 did as well as it did this month.
The online rankings for PS4's wherent great in july on amazon/bestbuy/gamestop ect.



Yep, looks like Nintendo Switch is preparing itself for holiday months after disappointing Q1(already predicted by Nintendo) SMP+Pokemon+Smash+TornaXC2 are certainly bigger than SMO+XC2.

Octopath did very well according to a lot of expectation here while Zelda:Botw > SMO, but I think the situation may change when it gets closer to the holiday months with Casual > Core.



Awesome news for octopath Traveler



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Seems like quite strong NPD for Switch, congrats.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Octopath Number one on the combined chart?
I swear I couldn’t be happier for the success of a game!

 

Edit: Seems like it’s only for the Switch chart, too bad I was suprised and happy for s moment.

        In other news: Classic Retro consoles selling better than any of the modern consoles? O.o  That says a lot about modern games.

Last edited by TheGamer_1995 - on 17 August 2018

LGBTDBZBBQ said:
Yep, looks like Nintendo Switch is preparing itself for holiday months after disappointing Q1(already predicted by Nintendo) SMP+Pokemon+Smash+TornaXC2 are certainly bigger than SMO+XC2.

Octopath did very well according to a lot of expectation here while Zelda:Botw > SMO, but I think the situation may change when it gets closer to the holiday months with Casual > Core.

I think Zelda is actually eating into casuals as well as core right now. I think Zelda will put up a fight vs Mario in holidays, and even if it loses, Zelda > Mario returns after holidays.

Very impressed with BOTW sales. These legs are phenomenal.



Aquamarine gave a small breakdown of PS4Pro sales in June @ the old neogaf, hopefully we can get some insight of sales this month compared to last month and last year. I suspect that the PS4 drop y/y has to due to the lack of available stock of it.

Switch did extremely well, firing on all cylinders during the summer. Xbox proves that the NPD tool is overvaluing it but being up y/y is good as well.