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PR: Nintendo Switch Best Selling week Ever (US) (8.2mil+Sold Switches LTD) [Update: 8.6mil+]

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Acevil said:
colafitte said:

Well there is nothing wrong or negative to that 115% number. There is nothing wrong or negative about Switch selling 1'1M. If those comments are directing at people like me for what i posted in this thread, that was not my intention. But i can say 900k sold in november doesn't sound as good as some other things that Nintendo PR tells like selling best Nintendo console of that periodof  time. That's good for Nintendo, but the best Wii november sales which probably held that record sold more than 2M. If it sells "only" 1M there is something disappointing in that.

And besides, the problem are not the numbers, is that PR spininning with half truths, or lies disguised as truths because technically are correct but the intention is to misguide. Like Rockstar with RDR 2 launch and his "best weekend launch ever". That headline crossed the news all over the world and everybody thought it was the best selling game ever, only it was not. With this is the same, telling some truth, disguised as another thing with ambiguous writing. People will read whatever they want, and if something doesn't add up like that 8'2M number, they will say that number is wrong and make excuses. So it creates confusion (from everyone of us) or bad information, and i'm tired of this things all the time everyday in the news. I will critize this always, from Nintendo, from Sony, from Microsft, ....i just hate it. 

What's really going to be disappointing for me is going to be PS4 in fact, with such bundles and prices, with one more week...., if PS4 don't reach 1'5M it will be really disappointing. But is just that, a disappointment, nothing more, nothing less.

Actually, I found you rather pleasant/normal to talk to. So please do not take offense to my statement above. Usually it is obvious who I am talking about specifically. I did notice you have strong sentiment against PR statements that can be vague, but I didn't associate it to this PR alone.  

Don't worry, everything is OK. Is just I want to be clear to everybody because i read some comments like "usual suspectw", or "usual bulshit" and I'm an honest person that only wants to discuss the meaning of the Nintendo PR. I have no agenda and i only want to discuss that Nintendo PR to obtain the truth about it. I'm trying to figure out how everything connects if Switch sold 900K in november, and after seeing so many people saying that with these news that 20M figure is locked or Switch is going to destroy December sales because is beating Wii records,etc.... I just can't resist to stay quiet....XD.



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colafitte said:
Acevil said:

Actually, I found you rather pleasant/normal to talk to. So please do not take offense to my statement above. Usually it is obvious who I am talking about specifically. I did notice you have strong sentiment against PR statements that can be vague, but I didn't associate it to this PR alone.  

Don't worry, everything is OK. Is just I want to be clear to everybody because i read some comments like "usual suspectw", or "usual bulshit" and I'm an honest person that only wants to discuss the meaning of the Nintendo PR. I have no agenda and i only want to discuss that Nintendo PR to obtain the truth about it. I'm trying to figure out how everything connects if Switch sold 900K in november, and after seeing so many people saying that with these news that 20M figure is locked or Switch is going to destroy December sales because is beating Wii records,etc.... I just can't resist to stay quiet....XD.

Yeah, I don't consider you one of "them". The usuals know who they are, and honestly they just like getting a rise out of Nintendo fans. I'm done acknowledging their existence to be honest. 

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tbone51 said:
quickrick said:

no i wouldn't certain months when switch blew my expectations, i gave switch credit and said it blew my expectations out of the water, like saying my jaw hit the floor , and saying i was wrong.

as for bold predictions i have a a lot just to name a few, that i was actually attacked for. ps4 would out sell switch 2 to 1 last November which it did, amazon will not be reliable for switch vs ps4 which proved true, ps4 would out sell switch this year, switch wouldn't win one npd against wii, switch would be flat this year which so far is true, and i have more but i don't want to list all.

Your prediction of Nov last year was spot on. As for the switch being flat this year, it doenst matter intill end of Year. Which itll be up anyway.  You got some things so ill stay quiet, just plsss watch what you post. We dont all want to kill each other here!

lol ok.



Benji made a few posts about it on Era:

It sounds likely Switch was already over 1m by end of Cyber Monday and the 8.2m LTD isn't accurate. With 5 more days to track after that I think somewhere in the region of 1.2-1.5m Switch sales for November NPD is what we are looking at.



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tbone51 said:
Kerotan said:

Well in that case some people wouldn't have had their avatars changed to quick Rick for ages. Maybe you should do a bet with him as you could do with an avy ;) 

Your right about that. I forgot that quickrick had a people with his avatar. 

I almost never noticed xD when I see an avy I recognise I don't look at the name. I remember thinking jeez Rick is everywhere lately until I finally noticed it was someone else with his pic xD

 



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colafitte said:
Miyamotoo said:

Black Friday week sales history

Wii
2006: 476,000 (Launch)
2007: 350,000 / 36%
2008: 800,000 / 39%
2009: 550,000 / 44%
2010: 600,000 / 47%
2011: +500,000 / +58% (500K just on Black Friday, whole week unknown)
2012: 300,000 / 71%

 

Nintendo reported that Switch had best week ever for Nintendo, better than Wii also.

Not the same 5 days, no..., please stop giving bad info. Those numbers are from different days....

Those numbers should be from hole week.



WoodenPints said:

Benji made a few posts about it on Era:

It sounds likely Switch was already over 1m by end of Cyber Monday and the 8.2m LTD isn't accurate. With 5 more days to track after that I think somewhere in the region of 1.2-1.5m Switch sales for November NPD is what we are looking at.

Or maybe that 8'2M is correct but NPD are not, maybe Switch was not at 7'3M sold until November, maybe it was less and in fact is selling better than 900k this month. I find it real odd that Nintendo, the first interested in giving the best numbers possible, could be wrong about something so important....



WoodenPints said:

Benji made a few posts about it on Era:

It sounds likely Switch was already over 1m by end of Cyber Monday and the 8.2m LTD isn't accurate. With 5 more days to track after that I think somewhere in the region of 1.2-1.5m Switch sales for November NPD is what we are looking at.

Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday: It became the best-selling Nintendo console in U.S. history for that five-day period.

 

 people really need to see the PR spin here, it's comparing those days only, so comparing to wii makes no sense. wii could have  sold 500k  Wednesday and 300k Thursday, and probably completely sold out the other days.   



quickrick said:
WoodenPints said:

Benji made a few posts about it on Era:

It sounds likely Switch was already over 1m by end of Cyber Monday and the 8.2m LTD isn't accurate. With 5 more days to track after that I think somewhere in the region of 1.2-1.5m Switch sales for November NPD is what we are looking at.

Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday: It became the best-selling Nintendo console in U.S. history for that five-day period.

 

 people really need to see the PR spin here, it's comparing those days only, so comparing to wii makes no sense.

They didn't compare it to just Wii, they compared to every console and portable device they've ever released.

But, yeah, spin to tell everyone they just did something better than they've ever done before.



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SpokenTruth said:
quickrick said:

he said switch is up tremendously he way over hyped switch sales imo, saying stuff like the people that underestimated switch holidays RIP. 1 million with cyber money included unlike last year means its only up slightly up. i mean h'es been hyping switch sales all month like crazy that he actually convinced me a little.

Come on now, he's even perplexed at those results if true.

"Nintendo Switch hardware sales grew 115 percent compared to the same period in 2017."

That sounds like it's up tremendously to me and both periods include CM.

Dont forget "It became the best-selling Nintendo console in U.S. history for that five-day period, surpassing even Wii system sales", also we hole month have informations and indications how Switch is selling great, any yet you have people that think Switch will sell similar like last November.

 

DonFerrari said:
Acevil said:

As good as Nintendo research team maybe is, I also think they would not access to Sony's number. At least not that quickly. Given I do fully agree with the assertion that Sony won BF. I just don't think Nintendo PR this quickly in the week would have information about who won. 

I was under the impression that their PR is derived from data from Adobe and/or NPD, not only their internal team.

Informations like "Nintendo Switch hardware sales grew 115 percent compared to the same period in 2017." and "It became the best-selling Nintendo console in U.S. history for that five-day period, surpassing even Wii system sales" cant be take from Adobe.

Also he is probably right, its very possible that Nintendo dont have insight in how much Sony sold and opposite.