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UK software sales - November 26th - December 2nd, 2017

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KeithC1990 said:
Not that anyone should be made to buy a game they do not want to.

However... I am literally sat here right now looking at my copies of L.A Noire, Skyrim and Doom on the Nintendo Switch and shaking my head at all the other Switch owners who have let all 3 fall out of the top 40 chart in 2/3 weeks.

ALOT of developers were probably looking at the sales of these 3 games, and if they sold good would of likely green lit games for the Switch to be released late 2018/2019 but judging by these sales I am sure alot will not bother now.

And you can base your judgement on UK sales, the weakest Switch territory in the west ?



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KeithC1990 said:
Not that anyone should be made to buy a game they do not want to.

However... I am literally sat here right now looking at my copies of L.A Noire, Skyrim and Doom on the Nintendo Switch and shaking my head at all the other Switch owners who have let all 3 fall out of the top 40 chart in 2/3 weeks.

ALOT of developers were probably looking at the sales of these 3 games, and if they sold good would of likely green lit games for the Switch to be released late 2018/2019 but judging by these sales I am sure alot will not bother now.

Skyim has been in the top 5 of the US eShop since launch and DOOM stayed for there for about 2 weeks so its possible they did pretty decent considering the circumstances that they are all late ports/remasters on a currently small install base.

It all depends on Bethesda/Take Two expectations, are they expecting these games to sell in the millions? Unlikely.

I would guess expectations are more like 300-500k and to show potential for growth for the next batch of games.

If LA Noire, DOOM & Skyrim all sell 300-500k then Bethesda/Take Two may greenlight ports of GTAV & Fallout 4 for 2018 with expectations of 500k-1million and if those games do that than they may start releasing new games the same day as other platforms.

These type of games have had little to no exposure on Nintendo platforms in the past so they need to build a fanbase for them, they arent going to sell gangbusters right off the bat.



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Lawlight said:
Vas-y said:

Do you know how many copies these games sold at release? Xenoblade Chronicles entered the UK charts at 3# and sold less than Xenoblade Chronicles 2 at  #16.

XCX entered the charts at #28, not #3 - that’s for the WiiU games only.

Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) entered at #3.



Mar1217 said:
KeithC1990 said:
Not that anyone should be made to buy a game they do not want to.

However... I am literally sat here right now looking at my copies of L.A Noire, Skyrim and Doom on the Nintendo Switch and shaking my head at all the other Switch owners who have let all 3 fall out of the top 40 chart in 2/3 weeks.

ALOT of developers were probably looking at the sales of these 3 games, and if they sold good would of likely green lit games for the Switch to be released late 2018/2019 but judging by these sales I am sure alot will not bother now.

And you can base your judgement on UK sales, the weakest Switch territory in the west ?

The weakest? Switch is doing better in Luxembourg, Malta etc than it is in the UK now?



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Ka-pi96 said:
Mar1217 said:

And you can base your judgement on UK sales, the weakest Switch territory in the west ?

The weakest? Switch is doing better in Luxembourg, Malta etc than it is in the UK now?

Weakest in relation to market size. UK has over 100x the population of either of those countires.



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zorg1000 said:
Ka-pi96 said:

The weakest? Switch is doing better in Luxembourg, Malta etc than it is in the UK now?

Weakest in relation to market size. UK has over 100x the population of either of those countires.

I've no figures to back it up, but I'd assume Switch has sold more in the UK than it has in either Spain or Italy and they both have similar populations to the UK.



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Ka-pi96 said:
zorg1000 said:

Weakest in relation to market size. UK has over 100x the population of either of those countires.

I've no figures to back it up, but I'd assume Switch has sold more in the UK than it has in either Spain or Italy and they both have similar populations to the UK.

True but even then i assume the console market is much larger in the UK than Spain/Italy so in terms of market share Nintendo may be higher in those countries despite lower overall sales.

Either way, in terms of the big mainstream gaming markets, UK is the weakest or one of the weakest for Nintendo.

Edit: I just looked at the % that UK represents of European totals for each console.

UK is about 15-20% of EU totals for PS4/3DS/WiiU/SW while its about 40% for XBO. So its more like UK is a really good market for Xbox rather than it being bad for Nintendo.

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zorg1000 said:
Ka-pi96 said:

I've no figures to back it up, but I'd assume Switch has sold more in the UK than it has in either Spain or Italy and they both have similar populations to the UK.

True but even then i assume the console market is much larger in the UK than Spain/Italy so in terms of market share Nintendo may be higher in those countries despite lower overall sales.

Either way, in terms of the big mainstream gaming markets, UK is the weakest or one of the weakest for Nintendo.

Edit: I just looked at the % that UK represents of European totals for each console.

UK is about 15-20% of EU totals for PS4/3DS/WiiU/SW while its about 40% for XBO. So its more like UK is a really good market for Xbox rather than it being bad for Nintendo.

That's what I've been saying for a long time! Nintendo's market share may look worse in the UK (because of strong Xbox sales), but their actual hardware sales are still pretty good. Perhaps not as high as France or Germany, but not really "weak" either.



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Ka-pi96 said:
zorg1000 said:

True but even then i assume the console market is much larger in the UK than Spain/Italy so in terms of market share Nintendo may be higher in those countries despite lower overall sales.

Either way, in terms of the big mainstream gaming markets, UK is the weakest or one of the weakest for Nintendo.

Edit: I just looked at the % that UK represents of European totals for each console.

UK is about 15-20% of EU totals for PS4/3DS/WiiU/SW while its about 40% for XBO. So its more like UK is a really good market for Xbox rather than it being bad for Nintendo.

That's what I've been saying for a long time! Nintendo's market share may look worse in the UK (because of strong Xbox sales), but their actual hardware sales are still pretty good. Perhaps not as high as France or Germany, but not really "weak" either.

Maybe ill ask a certain frog if he wants to make any more myth busting threads.



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zorg1000 said:
Ka-pi96 said:

That's what I've been saying for a long time! Nintendo's market share may look worse in the UK (because of strong Xbox sales), but their actual hardware sales are still pretty good. Perhaps not as high as France or Germany, but not really "weak" either.

Maybe ill ask a certain frog if he wants to make any more myth busting threads.

I prefer our happy go-lucky frog making enthusiastic threads about Sony WW domination :)



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