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July 2018 NPD: Switch #1, Octopath Traveller #1 software, UPDATE

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Nautilus said:
Train wreck said:

I'm guessing its a flop in that store shelves most likely still have the original shipment on their shelves.  So it seems like an overreach on Nintendo's and retailers expectations.

Yeah..... if thats the case, its a dissapointment to be sure, but not a flop.Flop would entail, as far as I know, not making back the money that cost to develop the project at the first place.

Wouldn't Nintendo already make their money as they ship units?



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Kai_Mao said:
Nautilus said:

Yeah..... if thats the case, its a dissapointment to be sure, but not a flop.Flop would entail, as far as I know, not making back the money that cost to develop the project at the first place.

Wouldn't Nintendo already make their money as they ship units?

Shipments for July-Sept on Nintendo's next earnings report will give up the best heads up but I'm sure its going to be somewhat masked because they are sending a new LABO game this September.



Train wreck said:
So Aqua and Benji are starting to weigh in on things.

Aqua, as per her NeoGaf posts for June, is mentioning that there will be a lot of interesting things to talk about for this past month (July), PS4 Pro's are hard to find (definitely a stock issue) and that LABO is a flop.

Benji doesn't have insight on August since he had a child but mentioned that the release schedule for the summer for the xbox1 and PS4 has been weak (something I've been echoing here)

Aqua has been saying Labo is a flop since before it launched.



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Did we ever get more accurate numbers for June?

In any case, I'm going to go make something to eat. I'll post some charts later today.

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Octopath put in that work in July



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Kai_Mao said:
Nautilus said:

Yeah..... if thats the case, its a dissapointment to be sure, but not a flop.Flop would entail, as far as I know, not making back the money that cost to develop the project at the first place.

Wouldn't Nintendo already make their money as they ship units?

Would it make a difference for Nintendo?And I mean, I doubt that retailers would have bought that much if it were just sitting on the shelves.Plus, I think we would have heard something if it was picking up dust in the shops.



OTBWY said:
So yeah, the Switch is starting to show strength in sales, even with less interesting software than the year before, all the while the PS4 has to with certain releases to keep up.

Switch is killing it.

What? Lol not like the ps4 didnt nesrly double what the switch did this last quarter.....



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Train wreck said:
Nautilus said:

How come Labo is a flop if it has sold more than 1.4 million already?I feel like either Aqua had a bigger expectation for the game, or he has been feed wrong information.Because I can see these numbers being dissapointing, depending on Nintendo expectations, but not a flop.

I'm guessing its a flop in that store shelves most likely still have the original shipment on their shelves.  So it seems like an overreach on Nintendo's and retailers expectations.

EDIT:

So after EThomaz post she mentioned that sales of the Pro did collapse month to month (June to July) and that there is a shortage nationwide (which is pretty much what we have been seeing and talking about here), again take it with a couple grains of salt but all the signs (amazon, Bestbuy, Gamestop, target, Walmart all saying very little to no Pro's online or at their stores) and this means that something is up and is effecting monthly totals.  Oddly enough it seems to be just a US problem.

Sony needs to get it together. First Japan and now the US. Is this some marketing tactic? Or parts issues like the Switch had last year? 



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DaveTheMinion13 said:
OTBWY said:
So yeah, the Switch is starting to show strength in sales, even with less interesting software than the year before, all the while the PS4 has to with certain releases to keep up.

Switch is killing it.

What? Lol not like the ps4 didnt nesrly double what the switch did this last quarter.....

I'm pretty sure he's talking about July given the thread this is....not Q1.



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About time Switch started performing again. Hope this holiday makes up for the weak first half.