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

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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. wii could have  sold 500k  Wednesday and 300k Thursday, and probably completely sold out the other days.   

This is what i'm trying to tell people, i have nothing against Switch, but that comparison is some PR bullshit of the worst quality because they know people know the numbers from the Wii at BF week 2008 being around 800k, but we don't know shit about what Wii did during next days after BF or even if they have stock left after such a success at BF the days before. We don't know and that's the problem, that Nintendo know that we won't know. And you have 2 options, keep knowing nothing, or believe the numbers could be similar to that 800k figure from 10 years ago in a different set of days....



quickrick said:

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.   

The thing is Thursday before Black Friday to the end of Cyber Monday been 5 days Is for sure a bigger sales period than the 800k that was done Sunday before to the Saturday after to the extent that the Sunday-Wednesday of the Wii tracking likely accounts for very little of the Wii's 800K, When you combine this along with knowing it's up 115% from the same 5 days in 2017 it already takes it above 800k for the same 5 day period. That you can't ignore.



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WoodenPints said:
quickrick said:

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.   

The thing is Thursday before Black Friday to the end of Cyber Monday been 5 days Is for sure a bigger sales period than the 800k that was done Sunday before to the Saturday after to the extent that the Sunday-Wednesday of the Wii tracking likely accounts for very little of the Wii's 800K, When you combine this along with knowing it's up 115% from the same 5 days in 2017 it already takes it above 800k for the same 5 day period. That you can't ignore.

Not for something with a very finite amount of stock, which previous popular Nintendo home consoles (like the Wii) would have. Those sell out quick so that there isn't anything to sell on Sat/Sun/Mon. The spin is obvious.



WoodenPints said:
quickrick said:

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.   

The thing is Thursday before Black Friday to the end of Cyber Monday been 5 days Is for sure a bigger sales period than the 800k that was done Sunday before to the Saturday after to the extent that the Sunday-Wednesday of the Wii tracking likely accounts for very little of the Wii's 800K, When you combine this along with knowing it's up 115% from the same 5 days in 2017 it already takes it above 800k for the same 5 day period. That you can't ignore.

Well, you can think that the sales are better in that period, or people like me think that were worse back in 2008, we can't know for sure. But i will buy your point. How do you explain then Switch selling 900k according to the total sales of Nintendo PR at 8'2 and the number of total sales from NPD leaks until November being 7'3M, if Switch, only in a week sold 800k??

I sincerely want to know. I will be glad to read a good explanation why Nintendo is giving a wrong number then.



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Miyamotoo said:
SpokenTruth said:

"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:

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.

NIntendo is telling us 8.2 million LTD, sorry i'm gonna choose to believe nintedo for now till NPD comes out.



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. wii could have  sold 500k  Wednesday and 300k Thursday, and probably completely sold out the other days.   

This is nearly impossible for two reasons: 1) Stores were universally closed on Thanksgiving Thursday before 2012. 2) Up until very recent years, Black Friday sales could only be redeemed on or after Black Friday, not before.



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colafitte said:
quickrick said:

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.   

This is what i'm trying to tell people, i have nothing against Switch, but that comparison is some PR bullshit of the worst quality because they know people know the numbers from the Wii at BF week 2008 being around 800k, but we don't know shit about what Wii did during next days after BF or even if they have stock left after such a success at BF the days before. We don't know and that's the problem, that Nintendo know that we won't know. And you have 2 options, keep knowing nothing, or believe the numbers could be similar to that 800k figure from 10 years ago in a different set of days....

Stop it.  They didn't compare it to just Wii but every console and portable they've ever sold.  That means DS and 3DS too.  And 3DS certainly existed during the modern Cyber Monday sales period.

Further, cut the crap on stock issues because the Switch is just as susceptible to being short on stock as they rest were.  You keep calling this spin but it's really starting to sound like you just don't like the good news and it's bothering the hell out of you so you're looking for any means possible to spin it yourself negatively.



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Like wrote in other thread, it wouldn't be first time their PR is not most accurate.

What is very possible is that with "more than 8.2m" numbers gave us numbers until October with this "5 day period sales", so without other November numbers. And that would actually make sense, because it expected that Switch in that period sold around 800-900k (because thats more than Wii best week and perfectly fit with those "more than 8.2m" sold units).



Also, this one of latests Benji posts:

-I think estimating anywhere from 1.1 million - 1.5 million for Switch in November is realistic. I know that's a big range but given the PR (outside the weird LTD figure) it seem highly unlikely it's either below or above that figure
-Considering we have Switch doing a confirmed over 800k on BF week alone, yeah. Switch and PS4 are going to be very close come NPD in November. And likely unless Sony have something big planned for December Switch may end up the best selling hardware for the Year



Miyamotoo said:
Like wrote in other thread, it wouldn't be first time their PR is not most accurate.

What is very possible is that with "more than 8.2m" numbers gave us numbers until October with this "5 day period sales", so without other November numbers. And that would actually make sense, because it expected that Switch in that period sold around 800-900k (because thats more than Wii best week and perfectly fit with those "more than 8.2m" sold units).



Also, this one of latests Benji posts:

-I think estimating anywhere from 1.1 million - 1.5 million for Switch in November is realistic. I know that's a big range but given the PR (outside the weird LTD figure) it seem highly unlikely it's either below or above that figure
-Considering we have Switch doing a confirmed over 800k on BF week alone, yeah. Switch and PS4 are going to be very close come NPD in November. And likely unless Sony have something big planned for December Switch may end up the best selling hardware for the Year

wrong quote, sorry.



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