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August 2017 NPD Thread ! Switch Won

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Soundwave said:

Every month the Switch wins no.1 is another month that developers will start to internally green light more Switch content.

Like for example ... GTAV on Switch ... it has to have crossed Rockstar's mind by now.

Zelda: BotW is also the definite killer app for the Switch in North America, no doubts about it. Whereas in Europe and Japan it's lower on the charts in the US, it's still hanging up with the big boys. Japan is all about Splatoon. ARMS and 1,2 Switch have fallen off completely in the US. Mario Kart is gonna Mario Kart.

You think so? How many months did the Wii win and much did third party support it?



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Lawlight said:
Soundwave said:

Every month the Switch wins no.1 is another month that developers will start to internally green light more Switch content.

Like for example ... GTAV on Switch ... it has to have crossed Rockstar's mind by now.

Zelda: BotW is also the definite killer app for the Switch in North America, no doubts about it. Whereas in Europe and Japan it's lower on the charts in the US, it's still hanging up with the big boys. Japan is all about Splatoon. ARMS and 1,2 Switch have fallen off completely in the US. Mario Kart is gonna Mario Kart.

You think so? How many months did the Wii win and much did third party support it?

The Wii did get pretty good 3rd party support for a time, all things considered.   But the technical gap was much more difficult to bridge.  Unreal Engine 4, Snowdrop, and now id Tech 6 all run on the Switch.  These are all signs the Switch can handle a much larger percentage of current gen games than the Wii could handle of PS360 games.  Honestly, id and Bethesda feeling Doom can come to Switch in good shape is a big deal with regards to this.

And the Switch has a standard control interface with 14 clickable inputs and two analogue sticks.  The Wii had no analogue stick out of the box, only had 1 with the nunchuck, was lacking buttons.  Developing a game for Wii necessitated adapting it to motion controls and fewer buttons or tying it to the classic controller pro peripheral which would limit sales potential.  

In short, radically different situations.



Lawlight said:
Soundwave said:

Every month the Switch wins no.1 is another month that developers will start to internally green light more Switch content.

Like for example ... GTAV on Switch ... it has to have crossed Rockstar's mind by now.

Zelda: BotW is also the definite killer app for the Switch in North America, no doubts about it. Whereas in Europe and Japan it's lower on the charts in the US, it's still hanging up with the big boys. Japan is all about Splatoon. ARMS and 1,2 Switch have fallen off completely in the US. Mario Kart is gonna Mario Kart.

You think so? How many months did the Wii win and much did third party support it?

Basicly what above Nuvendil already wrote, huge difrences, Wii was 20-30x less powerfule than PS3/Xbox360, and didnt support almost any engine from that time, Switch is 3-4x less powerfule than PS4/XB1 and supports all modern engines, tehnicaly is very modern.



Wow, the Switch won again?!?
Color me surprised and impressed!
I thought the PS4 might take it with games like Lost Legacy and Madden releasing in the month.



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Nintendo Switch in Japan (Famitsu): 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=238945&page=2

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239387

Too many conclusions are jumped to without numbers. It could be close with PS4/Switch like before.

Need actual data before making observations about what this means.



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Seems like a very good month for Switch, congrats... and Lost Legacy doing good numbers, I'm kinda happy. Let's see how will be Year end =]



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

Darc Requiem said:
Intrinsic said:

But do you see how stupid that is? Like if they want to post npd numbers, leak it out to some friend thats not even in the same country via whatsapp or something and have them post it if they don't want their jobs to be at stake. 

This is even worse..... this is the internet for crying out loud. If NPD is actively looking for leaks, is VGC the best place to post said leaks and somehow next expect attention?

Do you think everyone that vists the NPD thread on VGC knows for certain not to take those numbers,  copy and paste them on some website somehere? I mean.... who really has ever succeded in controlling the internet.

1. They could be doing that. We don't know if the person that is leaking the numbers truly has direct access or is being used as an intermediary.

2. The leaker specifically said don't take these numbers and post them directly to NeoGAF. So anyone that did so was just being a dick.

Yes people on the internet are pricks. Instead focusing on the people that are taking the risk to post NPD numbers, we should focus our disdain on the assholes that help get the leakers exposed. The internet didn't used to be full jerks. People used to be called out or even shunned for bad behavior. Maybe if that were still the case, there would less jerks around. Sure there is always going to be that one guy/girl. However letting people slide just encourages more people to be inconsiderate douchebags. 

The same discussion as last month.

So please entertain us on why the person who is not following the wishes of someone that is breaking his contract is worse than someone that is really breaking his contract. Without using the "but if he didn't break we wouldn't get the numbers".

Also explain how NeoGaf being so much bigger and this being the internet the numbers wouldn't get there at one time or another.

The own leaker then admitted that he knew it would but hoped it would take 1 or 2 days instead of hours.

This idiotic discussion seems just like people that rip Manga, Anime, Series, etc, subtitle and ask others not to take the credit. They guy is robbing others IP, doing his translation because he wants and think he can be pissed that someone is doing the same to him.



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

 

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Didn't ps4 won last month?



 

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