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tbone51 said:
Medisti said:
Let's put it in perspective. If we take price into account (going by US dollars), Sun and Moon made roughly $220,000,000 with 5.5m copies, Smash Ultimate made $300,000,000 with 5m copies. To make the same, S&M would have to have sold 7.5m copies. So, Smash may have sold around 10% less, but it made 136% of what Pokemon did. Them's some numbers, right there.

IIts actually better than that. Sun/moon had no limted edition, smash has different skus that are above $60 msrp!

In any case, let's be honest, whatever Pokémon game comes out next year it's gonna do better than this.



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mZuzek said:
tbone51 said:

IIts actually better than that. Sun/moon had no limted edition, smash has different skus that are above $60 msrp!

In any case, let's be honest, whatever Pokémon game comes out next year it's gonna do better than this.

Depends, i need to see the game before i call that. It doesn't have to be BotW status but it does need to be a huge upgrade like from bw to xy (in terms of overhaul). Lets Go is a nice foundation in terms of outside world (walking pokemon/wild pokemon) but it needs a bit more imo.

 

Should be fun to see.



Smash prints money.
Not only the game butt...
Moving a bunch more systems
Special edition bundle
Pro controller sales
GC controller and adapter sales
Amiibo sales
Hoo boy.

 

 

Yes that was a P5 reference.



mZuzek said:
tbone51 said:

IIts actually better than that. Sun/moon had no limted edition, smash has different skus that are above $60 msrp!

In any case, let's be honest, whatever Pokémon game comes out next year it's gonna do better than this.

Not a single Pokémon game has passed 16 - 17 million since the original.

 

Smash Ultimate is looking at 25 million plus life time sales.

The only other game I can see touching that is Mario Kart 9. Nothing else will come close EVER on Switch. 



BlackBeauty said:
mZuzek said:

In any case, let's be honest, whatever Pokémon game comes out next year it's gonna do better than this.

Not a single Pokémon game has passed 16 - 17 million since the original.

Smash Ultimate is looking at 25 million plus life time sales.

The only other game I can see touching that is Mario Kart 9. Nothing else will come close EVER on Switch. 

Not a single mainline Pokémon has been released on a home console, ever. Never mind in HD... while also being portable. It's impossible not to see the ridiculous sales potential of it, in fact at this point it's really silly to ever underestimate Pokémon's sales. Sun/Moon sold more first week than Smash Ultimate already - the only reason I even made that post in the first place was because of the income over units argument, since Sun/Moon are obviously $40 games. That is to say, next year we will have a Pokémon game priced at $60 that will sell better than Smash Ultimate first week.

Bolded because that's what I was saying. I think Pokémon definitely has the potential to outsell Smash Ultimate lifetime, but it won't be easy. First week though? It'll sell much more, no doubt.

Edit: also, whenever Mario Kart 9 is a thing, it won't be on the Switch.



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I mean gold/silver 23M, diamond / pearl 18, sun moon and x y more than 16. They had like 3 years for this new game so I can see it reaching 20 M easily if its good



mZuzek said:
BlackBeauty said:

Not a single Pokémon game has passed 16 - 17 million since the original.

Smash Ultimate is looking at 25 million plus life time sales.

The only other game I can see touching that is Mario Kart 9. Nothing else will come close EVER on Switch. 

Not a single mainline Pokémon has been released on a home console, ever. Never mind in HD... while also being portable. It's impossible not to see the ridiculous sales potential of it, in fact at this point it's really silly to ever underestimate Pokémon's sales. Sun/Moon sold more first week than Smash Ultimate already - the only reason I even made that post in the first place was because of the income over units argument, since Sun/Moon are obviously $40 games. That is to say, next year we will have a Pokémon game priced at $60 that will sell better than Smash Ultimate first week.

Bolded because that's what I was saying. I think Pokémon definitely has the potential to outsell Smash Ultimate lifetime, but it won't be easy. First week though? It'll sell much more, no doubt.

Edit: also, whenever Mario Kart 9 is a thing, it won't be on the Switch.

I think new Pokemon will be the testing ground for if anything can surpass Smash. It might but the last few Pokemon games have pushed some core fans away with them being too easy.

Also $60 pricing vs $40 could make a difference. But yes, since Colosseum, there's been no home console Pokemon games to really base sales predictions off of. If they add the best parts of Let's Go and Sun/Moon/X/Y, could see the best selling Pokemon game of all time potentially.

I don't see Mario Kart beating Smash honestly. We already have 8 Deluxe and Mario Kart Wii was probably big because of the steering wheel novelty.



Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon essentially killed Sun and Moon's legs. Those games would have done 18M lifetime had the Ultra versions not been made. To say that Pokemon won't surpass Smash because no Pokemon game has passed 16-17M since the first DS games, is missing the point, since the same thing could have been said about Smash Ultimate. "No Smash game has surpassed the 13-15M mark, therefore it won't beat 15M!"