Was thinking of this when listening to today's Jimquisition.
Nintendo's quarter reports not only generally reveal game sales for new games during that time, but they also constantly update the best selling game totals.
This page updates every time they release their quarter reports, even long after the release of major games. Mario Kart 8's numbers were updated year and after year from release, and I suspect I'd probably notice the same on the top selling Wii and DS games if I payed more attention to them.
Yet you don't see that from the PS4 and Xbox titles...using Wikipedia's 'you need a citation that isn't VGchartz' info Uncharted 4 was last updated early last year, and Halo 5 hasn't been updated in years.
Same with the third parties.
I mean Nintendo's updates aren't perfect: you don't get the totals for all of their games, or even most. Yet you still get more information than the other companies.
And when Nintendo's more open than other companies to giving people info.....tis a strange world.
The Democratic Nintendo fan....is that a paradox? I'm fond of one of the more conservative companies in the industry, but I vote Liberally and view myself that way 90% of the time?