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Once again a middling result for Astral Chain that really tells us nothing about how good it did, considering it is only at #10, but also was only tracked for 2 days.



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Once again a middling result for Astral Chain that really tells us nothing about how good it did, considering it is only at #10, but also was only tracked for 2 days.

Without digital sales too so yeeeaaahhh .... 

Honestly, kinda have to be glad that the new Switch SKU had a good impact on sales though !

Also FE 3H was the 4th best selling game* this month so woohoo !!

*Physical only



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Mar1217 said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Once again a middling result for Astral Chain that really tells us nothing about how good it did, considering it is only at #10, but also was only tracked for 2 days.

Without digital sales too so yeeeaaahhh .... 

I don't want to make excuses for the game having a pretty modest debut, it is niche after all, but yeah ... along with only 2 days of tracking, Switch AAA digital sales are probably higher then they've ever been since the voucher system these past few months. 

At least it did better than Control ... what a bomba  



Switch having 5 exclusive in the top 10!! It is on fire and the lite is coming!! Go AC, great game



Mar1217 said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Once again a middling result for Astral Chain that really tells us nothing about how good it did, considering it is only at #10, but also was only tracked for 2 days.

Without digital sales too so yeeeaaahhh .... 

Honestly, kinda have to be glad that the new Switch SKU had a good impact on sales though !

Also FE 3H was the 4th best selling game* this month so woohoo !!

*Physical only

Three Houses was the biggest surprise. It's holding up well. Astral Chains I feel like we are going to need the official numbers on.

Also August is way down. Kind of expected I guess since we are at the end of the cycle. Curious how much of an effect Switch had on hardware sales because despite it being up, HW sales are still down by quite a bit.



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Japan: Has two sales trackers that give away sales data weekly for free (one's been doing so since the 90s), and they're both video game magazines.

U.S.: Has one sales tracker that puts sales data behind a $10,000 pay wall (even though they used to give it away for free), and it's a faceless, thoroughly opaque market research corporation not particularly focused on video games.



nero said:
Switch having 5 exclusive in the top 10!! It is on fire and the lite is coming!! Go AC, great game

The other side of the coin, is 9? out of the top20, arn't avalible on the Switch.

Thats almost half of the top20 games, cant be played on a switch.



JRPGfan said:
nero said:
Switch having 5 exclusive in the top 10!! It is on fire and the lite is coming!! Go AC, great game

The other side of the coin, is 9? out of the top20, arn't avalible on the Switch.

Thats almost half of the top20 games, cant be played on a switch.

Interesting. You do realize that 9 out of the top 20 are Nintendo exclusives, right?

And yet I don't see you saying, "That's almost half of the top 20 games that can't be played on PS4." Funny how that works.



Kind of a slow month all things considered. Any new release that sells less than Minecraft and GTA 5 this month didn't really sell a significant amount IMO.