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Astral Chain did better than I expected. Ouch at Control not even making the top 20, though as has already been said, given how horribly it runs on base hardware it kinda deserved to flop.

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

4 exclusives in the top 10. Mario Kart 8 is multiplatform.

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curl-6 said:

Astral Chain did better than I expected. Ouch at Control not even making the top 20, though as has already been said, given how horribly it runs on base hardware it kinda deserved to flop.

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

4 exclusives in the top 10. Mario Kart 8 is multiplatform.

I imagine a good zero of those sales were on Wii u so it might as well be exclusive at the moment



pikashoe said:
curl-6 said:

Astral Chain did better than I expected. Ouch at Control not even making the top 20, though as has already been said, given how horribly it runs on base hardware it kinda deserved to flop.

4 exclusives in the top 10. Mario Kart 8 is multiplatform.

I imagine a good zero of those sales were on Wii u so it might as well be exclusive at the moment

I'm a person of technicality, so if a game's available on more than one platform, it's not an exclusive in my book. Not really worth having an extended debate over though, so I won't.



Shadow1980 said:
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.

That's free economy, without rules and restrictions anybody does what they think will make them the most money...



I bet when next gen launches we will get numbers frequently. Since people and the company themselves wants to boast about their console.



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A Mario editor is no 2d Mario. A true 2d Mario adventure would be charting better.



Valdney said:
A Mario editor is no 2d Mario. A true 2d Mario adventure would be charting better.

Look at number 18. I know it's a remake, but for those who didn't buy a Wii U, it's pretty much a new game. And SMM2 beats the crap out of it saleswise.



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.

I'm not saying half of the top20 can't be played on PS4 because of Switch exclusivity, right?



Bofferbrauer2 said:
Valdney said:
A Mario editor is no 2d Mario. A true 2d Mario adventure would be charting better.

Look at number 18. I know it's a remake, but for those who didn't buy a Wii U, it's pretty much a new game. And SMM2 beats the crap out of it saleswise.

Are you serously making this very dumb comparison? Seriously? NSMBU is not even a remake. It's a port of a game that reuses assets from previous NSMB games. NSMBU looks like a Wii game. NSMBU never was  a true new 2d Mario adventure. 



The_Liquid_Laser said:
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.

Right, considering that these are revenue charts and Minecraft is a budget title and GTA5 MSRP is like $39.99 compared to the $59.99 for new game releases, kinda a bad month.