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Which Top-Selling New Release of 2018 Most Exceeded Retail Sales Expectations?

Red Dead Redemption II 125 7.60%
 
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII 28 1.70%
 
FIFA 19 6 0.36%
 
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 468 28.47%
 
Spider-Man 321 19.53%
 
Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu & Eevee 75 4.56%
 
God of War 184 11.19%
 
Far Cry 5 18 1.09%
 
Monster Hunter: World 268 16.30%
 
Super Mario Party 151 9.18%
 
Total:1,644
RenCutypoison said:
LGBTDBZBBQ said:

MH4 series on 3ds managed to sell 8.3 million in 70 million userbase

MHW above 10 million in 3 platforms over 200 million userbase is within the expectations

Smash 12 million in 24 days in 32 million userbase is smashing people expectations 

That's perfectly in line with melee's 7 millions out of 21m+ userbase. These numbers are incredible but far from surprising.

Fastest selling console exclusive ever isn't surprised to anyone? judging by the poll result a lot of people were surprised by that feat. 



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LGBTDBZBBQ said:
RenCutypoison said:

That's perfectly in line with melee's 7 millions out of 21m+ userbase. These numbers are incredible but far from surprising.

Fastest selling console exclusive ever isn't surprised to anyone? judging by the poll result a lot of people were surprised by that feat. 

Nintendo is known for making exclusives that sell exceptionnally well and it's an IP that's known to sell millions with a game in the series having a 1/3 tie ratio to the console.

It's like saying GTA 5 being the most profitable game ever is suprising. There was no guarantee it was going to be that succesful, but it was already expected to be very succesful.



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Mario Party. It'll probably top 10 million. If you'd asked me six months ago, I would have guessed 1/3 of that.



RenCutypoison said:
LGBTDBZBBQ said:

Fastest selling console exclusive ever isn't surprised to anyone? judging by the poll result a lot of people were surprised by that feat. 

Nintendo is known for making exclusives that sell exceptionnally well and it's an IP that's known to sell millions with a game in the series having a 1/3 tie ratio to the console.

It's like saying GTA 5 being the most profitable game ever is suprising. There was no guarantee it was going to be that succesful, but it was already expected to be very succesful.

And Monster Hunter is known for the monstrous sales despite been exclusives to the 3ds.

MH4 series(Mainline)3ds 8.3 million

Smash Bros 3ds = 9.45 million 

Smash Bros Ultimate 12.08 million in a month on 32 million hardware

MHW 12 million in a year on PS4 90 million + XB1 41 million + Steam >100 million user base

Context is really important and Smash Ultimate exceeded most people expectation based on the poll 

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Spider-Man definitely. One wouldn't expect for a game from Insomniac to do as well as this one did. Fastest selling game on the PS4 and the 7th biggest launch on any PS platform.

Everyone expected Smash to sell so well and so fast due to latent reasons, but after many mediocre uses of its name in the past 10-15 years, this was really a surprise and an indication how well can the name Spider-Man can fare off.



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Monster Hunter World is now over 12,4m sold through :)

Exceeded Retail Sales Expectations? Id say so.



Number of days to reach 50M from 40M : 198 days
Number of days to reach 60M from 50M : 187 days
Number of days to reach 70M from 60M : 175 days
Number of days to reach 80M from 70M : 227 days

Necro-bump this 2020: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=229249

Its funny that people (actually one person in this thread) still use that odd userbase claim to downplay MHW sales...



Darashiva said:
Not sure how Smash Ultimate's sales are supposed to be surprising or exceeding expectations? Even the Wii U version sold over 5 million copies on a 13 million install base, so 9 million on a 30 million consoles shouldn't be that unexpected really, especially for what has been one of Nintendo's biggest franchises for almost two decades now. Isn't this more par for the course if anything? I would have been more surprised if it didn't sell like this.

As for what I asnwered, I never thought that Monster Hunter would become such a big hit in the west, even with the more user friendly experience. I just felt that it was always going to be more of a niche series. I'm very happy it has done so well.

Look up pre-release threads, maybe you'll understand.

Some thought that because neither the Wii U or the 3DS version couldn't beat the Wii version on their own that Smash had reached the top of it's popularity with Brawl. Yeah, that was an insane Troll logic from the get-go, and many tries over and over to point that out, but to no avail. And now they're stunned silent because Ultimate is beating it's predecessors with both joycons tied.

As for the 2018 game that most exceeded retail expectations, where's Octopath Traveler in the list? Very few expected it to even reach a million sales, now it's at 1.5M, gets a Steam release and a prequel on Smartphones.