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Mandalore76 said:
potato_hamster said:

So that means that 60% of their revenue came from a dozen or so games vs hundreds if not over a thousand third party games. Like seriously list third party games that have sold over a million copies on Switch. There's Mincraft, Skyrim, Octopath Traveller... and that's it according to VGChartz. Now I know they don't count digital sales, but in honestly there can't be more than what? 6-8 games?

In all seriousness, the only growth I'm seeing in third party sales in the Switch is in small indie titles, and while that's a great thing, no one is going out and buying Switch to play Golf Story the same way they're buying a Switch to play Smash Bros.

Even if this is nit-picking, you left out a couple of titles that this site does clearly lists as million sellers.

According to VGChartz:
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (1.11m)
Fifa 18 (1.10m)

There was also a report recently that 20 Switch titles sold over a million copies each in just the 9 month period of April-December 2018, and that 8 of those were 3rd Party games.


This made me curious how many Xbox One 3rd party games were million sellers in less than its first 2 years on the market (November 2013 - September 2015) and came up with this general list:

Grand Theft Auto V
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
Assassin's Creed Unity
Fifa 16
Call of Duty:  Ghosts
Fifa 15
Battlefield 4
Mortal Kombat X
NBA 2K15
The Witcher 3:  The Wild Hunt
Watch Dogs
Madden NFL 15
Batman: Arkham Knight
Middle Earth:  Shadow of Mordor
The Elder Scrolls Online:  Tamriel Unlimited 
Fifa 14
Battlefield:  Hardline
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
Diablo III
Rise of the Tomb Raider

That's 22 titles assuming all 22 games sold over a million units during the comparative time frame (first 22 months), including the games that released in the cut-off month of September 2015.

You're right on me missing those two in Vg chartz, but even then I accounted for them in the very next sentence.

"Now I know they don't count digital sales, but in honestly there can't be more than what? 6-8 games?"

You then provide a source that shows there was 8, which was exactly what I speculated.

.And then you compare it to Xbox One, which has had luke warm sales, and never sold very well even at launch, yet it had nearly three times the third party support in it's first two years.  And I would also note that I suspect this gap increases by a notable margin if you add another 2-3 months to the results since many of the biggest third party titles for the Xbox One and PS4 are released in October and November. Futhermore, I'd be curious to know what the PS4 third party picture was at the time. I suspect it was better than the Xbox One again.

Yet, somehow, you appear to believe that your points refute my claims that third party support on the Switch isn't actually very good? From what I see everything you've stated actually supports my points.