Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Switch Gamers Club - Final Update, February 29th 2020

RolStoppable said:

Must be because sechzig and sechzehn sound very similar, plus I've made plenty of errors because I've cared less and less about this project with each passing month. Every now and then one of those errors slips through, but this is the first time someone other than me noticed it after the fact.

By the way, you should update your thread about Nintendo vs. Sony fiscal years. You've fallen behind almost two years by now.

I've updated it for you, but I'm not going to bump it.

Anyway, there's a simple reason why I haven't been updating it: Posting chart-heavy threads on VGChartz sucks now. I used to be able to copy and paste directly from Google Sheets and keep almost all of the formatting, but ever since the rich text editor was changed, all I get is plain text and cells.



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StarDoor said:

I've updated it for you, but I'm not going to bump it.

Anyway, there's a simple reason why I haven't been updating it: Posting chart-heavy threads on VGChartz sucks now. I used to be able to copy and paste directly from Google Sheets and keep almost all of the formatting, but ever since the rich text editor was changed, all I get is plain text and cells.

Understandable. I've not continued my Biased Reviews thread for the exact same reason. The lack of colors sucks really hard.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

Darkest Dungeon: Collector's Edition (physical).



Important announcement concerning the future of this thread

The few regulars this thread has left may have already noticed that the January summary hasn't gone live yet. The Switch Gamers Club has seen strongly decreased activity for about a year by now. While 2018 was healthy, 2019 had lots of months in which barely anything happened and that was not due to Nintendo's release schedule because they actually did release quite a lot of new titles during 2019. Due to the vast majority of members being completely gone and never providing any updates to their game collections, the dataset in the spreadsheet has been getting more and more outdated and incomplete over time.

In the top 20 chart that is posted each month, there's hardly any movement as the months go by. An alternative method of posting a top 20 that shows the most popular games of the given month instead of the life to date chart isn't of real value either, because at best there are several games that can score above 5 for the month, commonly there have been only one or two who could do it.

The overall statistics for physical and first party percentages haven't shown much movement either. It's all pretty set and the purchasing patterns for software aren't really changing.

There has been no consistent beneficial side factor to this thread either, such as game discussion concerning which games are good and which ones are not. All this means that there's very little benefit, if any, for this thread to continue. It doesn't involve much time to update it, but not even that little bit of time each month feels justified because there are no positive takeaways to speak of anymore.

So if you've reached this paragraph, you can already tell that the Switch Gamers Club is approaching its end. I'll do one final update in early March that covers January and February 2020 which will have given this project a runtime of 24 months. Until then you can continue to post your game purchases here, but after the final update next month it will be over.

I want to thank everyone for participating, especially those who kept coming back (almost) every month.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

Understandable. With activity so low and new games struggling to chart updates became rather monotonous.



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Today I got

Mercenary Wings The False Phoenix
Blasphemous

Both physical.

I will continue posting my gains in here because I believe Rol shall continue. 




It is understandable.
Thank you Rol for the dedication you've given to this thread.
If only I had bought more 1st party physical copies to support you ...

Also I got myself two 3rd party games.

Aviary Attorney
Tangle Tower

Both digital.



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Got a physical copy of Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection.



TomaTito said:

Here goes another 6 month update!

1st party
Luigi's Mansion 3 (P)
Fire Emblem Three Houses (P)
TLoZ: Link's Awakening (P)

3rd party
Membrane (D)
Crypt of the NecroDancer (D)
Hollow Knight (D)
Super Chariot (D)
Celeste (D)

I'm also getting those Qubic free games, but they should not count.

What better day to give my last update than a leap one!

1st party
Astral Chain (P)

3rd party
911 Operator (D)
Valiant Hearts (D)
Mugsters (D)



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Summary for January + February 2020

So here we are, this is the final update of this thread in light of ever-declining activity. After 24 months of existence it all comes to an end because we are at the point where not even two off-season months combined net 100+ game additions.

The Google spreadsheet with all collected data can be viewed here.

Total Stats

2 new members in January + February. Milestones that were reached during the past two months:

First Party - None.
Third Party - None.
All Games - 3,100 total games, 1,400 physical games, 1,700 digital games.

First Party Third Party All Games
Total Ph. Dig. Ph. % Total Ph. Dig. Ph. % Total Ph. Dig. Ph. % FP %
1,058
(+36)
770
(+31)
288
(+5)
72.8
(+0.5)
2,087
(+50)
645
(+17)
1,442
(+33)
30.9
(+0.1)
3,145
(+86)
1,415
(+48)
1,730
(+38)
45.0
(+0.3)
33.6
(+0.2)
Tie
Ratio
8.67
(+0.15)
Tie
Ratio
17.11
(+0.13)
Tie
Ratio
25.78
(+0.29)
Mem.
Count
122
(+2)

First Party Game Rankings

TM LM Title Total Ph. Dig. Ph. % AR %
1 1 Super Mario Odyssey 107 78 29 73 88
2 2 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 105 90 15 86 86
3 4 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 84 61 23 73 69
3 3 Splatoon 2 84 63 21 75 69
5 5 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle 66 53 13 80 54
6 6 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 65 48 17 74 53
7 8 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 47 31 16 66 39
8 7 ARMS 45 36 9 80 37
9 9 Fire Emblem Warriors 38 34 4 89 31
10 10 Bayonetta 2 32 23 9 72 26
11 11 Kirby Star Allies 26 21 5 81 21
11 11 Snipperclips (Plus): Cut It Out, Together! 26 10 16 38 21
13 13 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 23 15 8 65 19
14 14 Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country 21 12 9 57 17
15 15 Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!/Let's Go, Pikachu! 20 17 3 85 16
16 19 Fire Emblem: Three Houses 19 14 5 74 16
16 16 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 19 16 3 84 16
18 17 Astral Chain 18 13 5 72 15
19 19 Luigi's Mansion 3 17 15 2 88 14
19 17 Mario Tennis Aces 17 14 3 82 14
19 19 Super Mario Maker 2 17 11 6 65 14
19 19 Super Mario Party 17 9 8 53 14

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Fire Emblem: Three Houses move up in the charts. The final rankings of the Switch Gamers Club show a glimpse of what could have been if more people had been actively participating, because the bottom half of the table is competitive and could have seen multiple changes each and every month along with hit games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate creeping towards the top 5.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club