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The cloud streaming service Google Stadia launched in November 2019. How do you view its current chances for commercial success?

in Sales Discussion, last active on on 27 June 2020

Late last year Google launched their could streaming service Stadia with 22 games. Since then it has been rather quiet about it and the frequency of game releases has been slow. How do you view Stadia's current chances for commercial success? ... Bonus question: Much of the controversy surrounding Stadia has been about the question of game ownership. Which distribution models for games are you...

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The Switch version of Breath of the Wild shipped 17.41m by March 31st. Lifetime sales expectations?

in Sales Discussion, last active on on 17 June 2020

Important note if you can't tell for sure from the thread title alone: This poll concerns only the Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, so if you want to make a prediction for the Switch and Wii U versions combined (BotW sold ~2m on the Wii U), you'll have no choice but to post in this thread. Here's the shipment progression of the Switch version over time, quarterly...

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VGC estimates that the Xbox One sold through 47.8m by May 30th. Lifetime sales expectations?

in Sales Discussion, last active on on 10 June 2020

Microsoft has not provided shipment updates for the Xbox One since several years ago, so VGC estimates for sell-through are the best thing we have as basis for predictions. According to VGC, the Xbox One has sold through 47.8m units by May 30th. What are your lifetime sales expectations? ... Bonus question: Recently Microsoft has gone on an acquisition spree to bolster their first party...

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Nintendo Switch shipped 55.77m by March 31st. Lifetime sales expectations?

in Sales Discussion, last active on on 08 June 2020

Shipments of Nintendo Switch reached 55.77m by March 31st 2020. Nintendo's forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31st 2021 is 19m units. In their financial briefing Nintendo reiterated that they intend to give Switch a longer lifecycle than previous consoles. What are your lifetime sales expectations? ... Bonus question: How many Switch consoles does your household currently own and how...

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Most anticipated new release of June?

in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 01 June 2020

Which one of the upcoming releases in June are you looking forward to the most? (List taken from axumblade's Most Wanted thread.) Beyond BlueBurnout Paradise (NS)Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide ClassicsCommand and Conquer RemasteredControl: The Foundation (DLC)Desperados 3The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor (PS4, XB1)The Last of Us Part IIThe Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3Mr. Driller...

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The PS4 shipped 110.4m by March 31st. Lifetime sales expectations?

in Sales Discussion, last active on on 23 June 2020

Last week Sony reported that the PS4 had reached 110.4m in life to date shipments by March 31, 2020. This translates to 13.6m for the past twelve months (April 2019 to March 2020), down from 17.8m in the year before. Sony did not provide a PS4 hardware forecast for the current fiscal year ending March 2021, but it's supposed to be announced in August when Sony next reports on their financials. A...

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Nintendo Q&A - Outlook for fiscal year ending March 2021

in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 15 May 2020

Nintendo has uploaded the English translation of last week's Q&A session with their investors: Here's an abridged version written by myself, for the full information visit Nintendo's official page. Hardware (A1 and A4) - Nintendo was unable to produce as many Switch consoles as they wanted last fiscal year, hence the shortages in the...

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons shipped 11.77m by March 31st. Lifetime sales expectations?

in Sales Discussion, last active on on 11 May 2020

Nintendo announced that Animal Crossing: New Horizons was off to a strong start with global shipments reaching 11.77m by March 31st. Since the latest installment in the Animal Crossing series launched on March 20th, only the first 12 days since release were covered by the financial report. Furthermore, Nintendo provided a sell-through graph for the regions Japan, USA and Europe through the first...

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Comprehensive shipments by quarter for Switch hardware/software and first party million sellers

in Sales Discussion, last active on on 31 January 2020

I have compiled quarterly shipments for Switch hardware/software and first party million sellers in this Google spreadsheet and included columns for running totals as well as growing tie ratios. The entirety of the body of work is too massive to post it properly here, so I'll only put a glimpse of it here. For more detailed information, please visit the spreadsheet and have a little patience for...

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Nintendo Switch sold 1.25m units in France in 2019, 3.3m LTD

in Sales Discussion, last active on on 09 January 2020

Nintendo Switch continued its success in France and comfortably cleared Nintendo France's set goal of 3.0m LTD by the end of 2019. LeFigaro - 1.25m Switch consoles sold in 2019, 3.3m LTD. (1.1m in 2018, 950k in 2017) - The hybrid SKU alone outsold the PS4 in 2019, Switch Lite alone sold more than the XB1 in 2019. More concrete figures weren't provided. - Switch Lite is mostly bought by young...

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In 2019 Nintendo had their highest market share in Japan in recorded Famitsu history

in Sales Discussion, last active on on 08 January 2020

Here's a yearly market share graph for console manufacturers in Japan (posted by Oscar Lemaire on Twitter), spanning the past 21 years of Famitsu hardware tracking. It is mostly comprised of Nintendo and Sony. For those curious about the now gone manufacturers, Sega had the Dreamcast, Bandai the Wonderswan, and SNK the Neo Geo Pocket during the displayed period. Nintendo is now bigger than...

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Rumor: Nintendo plans to launch a new Switch SKU in 2020 - UPDATE: Nintendo says no

in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 01 February 2020

Digitimes has claimed that Nintendo is beginning production for a new Nintendo Switch model by the end of Q1 2020, which is around late March 2020. This unannounced new model is expected to launch in mid 2020. Digitimes says that the information comes from upstream supply chain sources. Sources: NintendoSoup Digitimes Important notes: The NintendoSoup article runs a Switch Pro headline, but the...

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Nintendo Switch accomplishes the sweep in the USA in 2019

in Sales Discussion, last active on on 10 January 2020

Nintendo Switch has won each of the 12 NPD months in the USA in 2019 and therefore was unsurprisingly the best-selling console of the year. Such a sweep - winning every single month of the year - is no easy feat. Will Nintendo Switch pull it off in 2020 again? The road to the sweep is manageable enough. The aging Sony and Microsoft consoles are a long shot to put up a fight and Switch is...

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Nintendo of America: "Nintendo Switch achieves its best sales week ever in the U.S."

in Sales Discussion, last active on on 10 December 2019

Businesswire has posted a press release that was sent to media outlets by Nintendo of America. All figures are sell-through, but pay attention whether they denote U.S. or Americas; the former are sales in the USA alone, the latter are sales across the entirety of North and South America. Because all figures are based on Nintendo's internal data, the software numbers include digital sales. Over...

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The Touryst - The good, the bad, the ugly

in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 26 November 2019

Some people might be interested to learn how good the latest game from Shin'en is. The Touryst released on this week's Thursday, but there isn't much about the game out there yet. The Touryst in a nutshell is a game about a nameless protagonist on vacation who tries to solve the mystery of ancient ruins that are located on a variety of small islands. The activities focus on puzzle-solving,...

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Famitsu Sales: Week 34, 2019 (August 19th - August 25th) - Oninaki

in Sales Discussion, last active on on 31 August 2019

Software 01./01. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) - 22.582 / 559.421 (-51%)02./00. [PS4] Oninaki <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.08.22} (¥5.800) - 14.189 / NEW 03./00. [NSW] Oninaki <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.08.22} (¥5.800) - 12.730 / NEW 04./03. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo)...

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Famitsu Sales: Week 33, 2019 (August 12th - August 18th) - Aftermath

in Sales Discussion, last active on on 23 August 2019

Software (preliminary) 01./01. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) - 46.424 / 536.839 (+30%)02./02. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) - 31.482 / 125.909 (+38%)03./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 16.017 /...

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Upgraded Switch model announced: Same price, battery life of 4.5 to 9 hours - Launches in August (Americas, Japan) and September (Others)

in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 22 July 2019

Here's the "Switch Pro" you've been waiting for. It's like the rumor suggested, a modest upgrade and not a Pro at all. Looks exactly like the original Switch and the only noteworthy improvement, according to Nintendo's website, is the battery life (see image below). The original Switch SKU can be expected to be phased out in favor of this look-alike....

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Top 10 best-selling Switch games in the USA LTD (NPD, revenue-based ranking)

in Sales Discussion, last active on on 05 July 2019

As a follow-up to the thread about the top 10 third party games, here's the list for Nintendo Switch overall: 1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Nintendo3. Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo4. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo5. Super Mario Party – Nintendo6. Splatoon 2 – Nintendo7. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu –...

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses puts an end to Nintendo's DLC nonsense

in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 12 July 2019

For those who've paid attention to Nintendo's paid DLC practices that started in 2012 with Fire Emblem's Awakening on the 3DS - the first Nintendo game to feature paid DLC - gamers were treated to a mixed bag, because Nintendo tried various approaches, including: 1. One individual level for a small price. (Fire Emblem series)2. Multiple levels for a small price.(New Super Mario Bros. 2, Pikmin...

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