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UltimateGamer1982 said:
Soundwave said:
166k for the Switch doesn't seem like a great number. Think Nintendo is relying way too much on Nov/Dec to make up for everything.

So xbox’s Playbook. But smash and Pokemon should perform very well. But they do need more releases throughout the year. 

First Party releases or releases in general? Because in general, the rest of the year has plenty of releases for the Switch to choose from.

6/22 - Mario Tennis Aces
6/29 - Wolfenstein II; Crash N-Sane Trilogy
7/13 - Octopath Traveler; Captain Toad
7/27 - Go Vacation
8/9 - Okami HD
8/28 - Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
9/11 - NBA 2K19
9/25 - Valkyria Chronicles 4
9/28 - FIFA 19, Dragon Ball FighterZ
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0/02 - Mega Man 11
10/05 - Super Mario Party
10/16 - Starlink: Battle for Atlas
11/16 - Pokemon Let's Go, Pikachu/Eevee!
12/07 - Smash Bros. Ultimate

Plus there are other games with 2018 release dates, but no specific date like Dark Souls: Remastered, The World Ends with You: Final Remix, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, and Team Sonic Racing.

In terms of First Party Nintendo titles, it is a little lacking for sure. But overall, the Switch in 2018 looks fine.

Also, don't fall asleep on Super Mario Party. That game could potentially sell big numbers. Obviously not at the levels of Smash or Pokemon, but it's an old-school, board-styled Mario Party!! Something that fans have wanted for ages and it actually looks like a lot of fun! That's a game that will attract both the young kids who want a fun Mario game to play and the adults who grew up with the classic N64/GameCube Mario Party games that have been waiting and clamoring for this kind of game for years. That, combined with Pokemon and Smash Bros. I think that combination is going to be pretty lethal in the holidays and I think it's enough for Nintendo to reach their goal.

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JRPGfan said:
zorg1000 said:
YTD

PS4-1520k
NSW-1195k
XBO-1125k

YOY %'s :  (from ResetEra MagicPork)

PS4: +19%
Switch: +1%  (its still not down from last year)
XBox One: +33%
3DS: +17%

 

Best selling Software:
God of War, Detroit: Become Human, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition.

Those YOY percentages are just for the month of May, not YTD.



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Soundwave said:
According to Reset Era page, the best selling software was

1. God Of War
2. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
3. Detroit: Becoming Human
4. Hyrule Warriors

Looks like DKC is really doing well.

LOL saw this just after I made my post about software sales, very curious about State of Decay. Since it is the worst selling big exclusive of the month. 

 

Also the only way to celebrate Donkey Kong getting second place LOL.



animegaming said:
Soundwave said:

Even though they probably won't admit it, I think they were banking on Labo being a pretty big hit, just treading water until November arrives can't have been the game plan if they seriously thought 20 million was doable. 

Considering some recent statements made Reggie and Nintendo of France, I don't actually think this was the case. I think they really are betting big on Smash and Pokemon in November and December. 

Reggie's job is to spin PR, basically nothing more. 

They wouldn't have shipped such large amounts to retailers if they weren't expecting fairly solid sales, it's not worth pissing off your retail partners by having them have to stock large boxes of unsold inventory for months for something to "catch on". 



Soundwave said:
animegaming said:

Considering some recent statements made Reggie and Nintendo of France, I don't actually think this was the case. I think they really are betting big on Smash and Pokemon in November and December. 

Reggie's job is to spin PR, basically nothing more. 

They wouldn't have shipped such large amounts to retailers if they weren't expecting fairly solid sales, it's not worth pissing off your retail partners by having them have to stock large boxes of unsold inventory for months for something to "catch on". 

True, but its probably best to wait until the next investor meeting next week so we can truly hear how Labo is doing cause there they will have to face investors and it would be illegal to lie to them I believe.



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a bit disappointed.



Haha. Seeing this makes me almost want to play DK64..... Almost.



animegaming said:
Soundwave said:

Reggie's job is to spin PR, basically nothing more. 

They wouldn't have shipped such large amounts to retailers if they weren't expecting fairly solid sales, it's not worth pissing off your retail partners by having them have to stock large boxes of unsold inventory for months for something to "catch on". 

True, but its probably best to wait until the next investor meeting next week so we can truly hear how Labo is doing cause there they will have to face investors and it would be illegal to lie to them I believe.

They don't have to lie about anything, they never gave any kind of public declaration of what they thought Labo should sell anyway. I think privately though they are some what disappointed. I don't think the plan was to just tread water for the entire spring + summer if they were serious about shipping 20 million Switch units ... they were expecting Labo to break through as the summer wore on I think and help drive Switch sales, which isn't happening. 



One thing I think Nintendo will try to do to hit that 20 million is to at least have a holiday deal where it is $250. By November it will have been nearly 2 years since the launch of the system and I think by then it will be about time for it to go on sale across retailers.



Soundwave said:
According to Reset Era page, the best selling software was

1. God Of War
2. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
3. Detroit: Becoming Human
4. Hyrule Warriors

Looks like DKC is really doing well.

DKC was also in the top 5 for April with only 2 days.



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