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Global Sales Ranking - HW: week 90 / SW: week 87

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Bofferbrauer2 said:
Looks like the DS starts to accelerate now

Yep, perfect storm of worldwide release of the cheaper DS Lite plus New SMB.  This started the snowball rolling that didn't stop for many years.



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It blows my mind that the Switch has a lower STR at this point than the Wii U. Like, what? Even if all Switch owners only bought Zelda, MK8, Splatoon 2, and Odyssey, that would put it higher than the Wii U.



Megiddo said:

It blows my mind that the Switch has a lower STR at this point than the Wii U. Like, what? Even if all Switch owners only bought Zelda, MK8, Splatoon 2, and Odyssey, that would put it higher than the Wii U.

This is one way that the Switch is living up to its hybrid label.  Notice that the portable consoles all have much lower STR than the home consoles, but that the Switch fits in right in between those groups.  I'm guessing there are some families out there who have more than one Switch but only buy the games once (likely the reason for the low STR on the portable systems), though at $300 per unit it's probably not many.  I'd also guess that the Switch might have a higher than normal number of digital sales?



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kenjab said:
Megiddo said:

It blows my mind that the Switch has a lower STR at this point than the Wii U. Like, what? Even if all Switch owners only bought Zelda, MK8, Splatoon 2, and Odyssey, that would put it higher than the Wii U.

This is one way that the Switch is living up to its hybrid label.  Notice that the portable consoles all have much lower STR than the home consoles, but that the Switch fits in right in between those groups.  I'm guessing there are some families out there who have more than one Switch but only buy the games once (likely the reason for the low STR on the portable systems), though at $300 per unit it's probably not many.  I'd also guess that the Switch might have a higher than normal number of digital sales?

It's also possible that software is undertracked, though corrections had been made.

Nintendo announced 69M games sold, and precised this only includes games that are also available in stores, meaning eShop-only titles are not counted there. At March 31 VGC now has 51M, and had been corrected upwards after the results were out.

This does imply that over one quarter of the games is sold digitally, which could be too much.



quickrick said: 

ps4 will beat switch by around 100k March npd or slightly less.

The Nintendo eShop rating Thread: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=237454

List as Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aW2hXQT1TheElVS7z-F3pP-7nbqdrDqWNTxl6JoJWBY/edit?usp=sharing



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Great week for the PS4, not too shabby for the Switch, good week for the PS3 and the DS is slowly starting his afterburner

quickrick said: 

ps4 will beat switch by around 100k March npd or slightly less.

The Nintendo eShop rating Thread: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=237454

List as Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aW2hXQT1TheElVS7z-F3pP-7nbqdrDqWNTxl6JoJWBY/edit?usp=sharing

NS will fall behind the DS as it enters its beast mode (i think this is the time frame NSMB and DS lite released). Also the Wii will grow the gap more, so the NS has no chance until a couple of years later to really start making ground on the Wii (if I remember it sold above 20 million units in 2008 and 2009).

The NS's real battle at least for the short term is with the PS4. It has a chance this holiday season to make an impact.

YNWA

Bofferbrauer2 said:
kenjab said:

This is one way that the Switch is living up to its hybrid label.  Notice that the portable consoles all have much lower STR than the home consoles, but that the Switch fits in right in between those groups.  I'm guessing there are some families out there who have more than one Switch but only buy the games once (likely the reason for the low STR on the portable systems), though at $300 per unit it's probably not many.  I'd also guess that the Switch might have a higher than normal number of digital sales?

It's also possible that software is undertracked, though corrections had been made.

Nintendo announced 69M games sold, and precised this only includes games that are also available in stores, meaning eShop-only titles are not counted there. At March 31 VGC now has 51M, and had been corrected upwards after the results were out.

This does imply that over one quarter of the games is sold digitally, which could be too much.

If they're not including titles also available in stores then surely that has to be the explanation.... I can't believe that the Switch has a lower attach rate than wii u at the same stage.

Personally I've bought Oxenfree, Hollow Knight, Wulverblade & Death Road to Canada, so over a 3rd of my total purchases aren't available in stores. Not sure if my buying pattern is close to the average Switch owner's but if so there's a tonne of game sales unaccounted for.

The only other explanation I can think of is that the Wii U sold a higher proportion of it's install base at this time in it's life cycle earlier than the Switch. So at this point it's average owner had owned the system longer, obviously providing more opportunity for them to buy more games...





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quickrick said: 

ps4 will beat switch by around 100k March npd or slightly less.

The Nintendo eShop rating Thread: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=237454

List as Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aW2hXQT1TheElVS7z-F3pP-7nbqdrDqWNTxl6JoJWBY/edit?usp=sharing