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PS4 Won October NPD (PS4 > NS > XBO)

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Mr.GameCrazy said: 

Wait a second. The Switch sold 12% less than last October!? It's losing momentum, guyz!!

Switch needs an enormously strong fiscal Q3 to come anywhere even close to Nintendo's bold forecast. This isn't exactly the best way to start that, particularly since these October numbers include the Smash Ultimate bundle. Being down YoY when last year was hindered by stock shortages for the Switch isn't something that should be made light of.



2.5M November @ NPD for Ps4 it's locked.



Megiddo said:
Mr.GameCrazy said: 

Wait a second. The Switch sold 12% less than last October!? It's losing momentum, guyz!!

Switch needs an enormously strong fiscal Q3 to come anywhere even close to Nintendo's bold forecast. This isn't exactly the best way to start that, particularly since these October numbers include the Smash Ultimate bundle. Being down YoY when last year was hindered by stock shortages for the Switch isn't something that should be made light of.

I wasn't sure if the Smash Bundle would do very well or not, but I guess this confirms it. Bundling with a Digital Code that you can't use for over a month isn't going to pull many people in I guess. It was an odd decision. It'll probably do a lot better once Smash is ACTUALLY out.



Predictions (Made July 2019)

LTD: PS4 - 130m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 52m       2019 : PS4 - 15m, Switch - 18.8m, XBO - 4.8m        2020: Switch - 22m (Peak Year)


Megiddo said:
Mr.GameCrazy said: 

Wait a second. The Switch sold 12% less than last October!? It's losing momentum, guyz!!

Switch needs an enormously strong fiscal Q3 to come anywhere even close to Nintendo's bold forecast. This isn't exactly the best way to start that, particularly since these October numbers include the Smash Ultimate bundle. Being down YoY when last year was hindered by stock shortages for the Switch isn't something that should be made light of.

October was around when the shortage really started ending in North America side of things. The only thing that was truthfully out of stock was the Mario Odyssey Bundle, and the game for that went on sale of that month. 



 

Megiddo said:
Mr.GameCrazy said: 

Wait a second. The Switch sold 12% less than last October!? It's losing momentum, guyz!!

Switch needs an enormously strong fiscal Q3 to come anywhere even close to Nintendo's bold forecast. This isn't exactly the best way to start that, particularly since these October numbers include the Smash Ultimate bundle. Being down YoY when last year was hindered by stock shortages for the Switch isn't something that should be made light of.

The Smash Bros Ultimate Nintendo Switch bundle wasn't released last month. It was released on November 2.



Switch doing not too bad with lack of big releases other than mario party which probably only pushed software,but probably not going their forecast anytime soon though 

Last edited by Redguy - on 20 November 2018

Megiddo said:
Mr.GameCrazy said: 

Wait a second. The Switch sold 12% less than last October!? It's losing momentum, guyz!!

Switch needs an enormously strong fiscal Q3 to come anywhere even close to Nintendo's bold forecast. This isn't exactly the best way to start that, particularly since these October numbers include the Smash Ultimate bundle. Being down YoY when last year was hindered by stock shortages for the Switch isn't something that should be made light of.

Remember,  we already know from Nvidia that Nintendo is channel stuffing this quarter so its not about how much it sells to consumers as the pipeline already has the Switch's available.  That's why they haven't revised their numbers.



Mr.GameCrazy said:
Megiddo said:

Switch needs an enormously strong fiscal Q3 to come anywhere even close to Nintendo's bold forecast. This isn't exactly the best way to start that, particularly since these October numbers include the Smash Ultimate bundle. Being down YoY when last year was hindered by stock shortages for the Switch isn't something that should be made light of.

The Smash Bros Ultimate Nintendo Switch bundle wasn't released last month. It was released on November 2.

Ocotber NPD didn't end till November 4th.



Predictions (Made July 2019)

LTD: PS4 - 130m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 52m       2019 : PS4 - 15m, Switch - 18.8m, XBO - 4.8m        2020: Switch - 22m (Peak Year)


About the PS4:



Barkley said:
Mr.GameCrazy said:

The Smash Bros Ultimate Nintendo Switch bundle wasn't released last month. It was released on November 2.

Ocotber NPD didn't end till November 4th.

Oh. Whoops. Didn't know that.