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Was thinking of this when listening to today's Jimquisition. 

 

Nintendo's quarter reports not only generally reveal game sales for new games during that time, but they also constantly update the best selling game totals. 

 

https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html

 

This page updates every time they release their quarter reports, even long after the release of major games. Mario Kart 8's numbers were updated year and after year from release, and I suspect I'd probably notice the same on the top selling Wii and DS games if I payed more attention to them. 

 

Yet you don't see that from the PS4 and Xbox titles...using Wikipedia's 'you need a citation that isn't VGchartz' info Uncharted 4 was last updated early last year, and Halo 5 hasn't been updated in years. 

 

Same with the third parties. 

I mean Nintendo's updates aren't perfect: you don't get the totals for all of their games, or even most. Yet you still get more information than the other companies. 

And when Nintendo's more open than other companies to giving people info.....tis a strange world. 



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that's a good point. I'd love for more companies to be more forthcoming about their sales but I guess they figure it to be a detriment to give out that information.



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I don't think anyone should be lumped in with Xbox on this subject for this generation. They don't seem to share anything except things like number of bullets fired in *insert game*.

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Hiku said:

I don't think anyone should be lumped in with Xbox on this subject for this generation. They don't seem to share anything except things like number of bullets fired in *insert game*.

Did they show more data in the 360 and 'the Duke' era then?



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KrspaceT said:
Hiku said:

I don't think anyone should be lumped in with Xbox on this subject for this generation. They don't seem to share anything except things like number of bullets fired in *insert game*.

Did they show more data in the 360 and 'the Duke' era then?

From my understanding, during the 360 era MS were more open about their console sales numbers, while Sony weren't.

Basically, the better you are doing, the more likely you are to show your sales figures. At least for consoles. Not sure why Sony aren't updating games like Uncharted 4 that obviously sold very well.

Last edited by Hiku - on 29 January 2018

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You just got me hype for tomorrow sales figures +_+



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Hiku said:
KrspaceT said:

Did they show more data in the 360 and 'the Duke' era then?

From my understanding, during the 360 era MS were more open about their console sales numbers, while Sony weren't.

Basically, the better you are doing, the more likely you are to show your sales numbers. At least for consoles. Not sure why Sony aren't updating games like Uncharted 4 that obviously sold very well.

Makes you wonder why Nintendo always shows the info, even during the Wii U era.



The Democratic Nintendo fan....is that a paradox? I'm fond of one of the more conservative companies in the industry, but I vote Liberally and view myself that way 90% of the time?

KrspaceT said:
Hiku said:

From my understanding, during the 360 era MS were more open about their console sales numbers, while Sony weren't.

Basically, the better you are doing, the more likely you are to show your sales numbers. At least for consoles. Not sure why Sony aren't updating games like Uncharted 4 that obviously sold very well.

Makes you wonder why Nintendo always shows the info, even during the Wii U era.

I don't think Nintendo were public about their console sales for WiiU?
Other than saying how many units they expected to ship certain years. (And those numbers could change drastically later on in the year.)

Last edited by Hiku - on 29 January 2018

I don't know much about this, but does Sony and MS have investors and share holders like Nintendo has?



KLXVER said:
I don't know much about this, but does Sony and MS have investors and share holders like Nintendo has?

Of course...they are both publicly traded companies.