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Forums - Sales Discussion - July 2018 NPD: Switch #1, Octopath Traveller #1 software, UPDATE

Stuart23 said:
So,when does the software list is going to be out?

Next week when we have official NPD report.



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Switch start climbing from June and it will explode during Holiday season especially during December. I expect that August will be also YOY up for Switch.



So Aqua and Benji are starting to weigh in on things.

Aqua, as per her NeoGaf posts for June, is mentioning that there will be a lot of interesting things to talk about for this past month (July), PS4 Pro's are hard to find (definitely a stock issue) and that LABO is a flop.

Benji doesn't have insight on August since he had a child but mentioned that the release schedule for the summer for the xbox1 and PS4 has been weak (something I've been echoing here)



After that Nintendo Direct back in March, I didn't think Switch would win any months until Smash released. I'm glad that they've proved me wrong.



Train wreck said:
So Aqua and Benji are starting to weigh in on things.

Aqua, as per her NeoGaf posts for June, is mentioning that there will be a lot of interesting things to talk about for this past month (July), PS4 Pro's are hard to find (definitely a stock issue) and that LABO is a flop.

Benji doesn't have insight on August since he had a child but mentioned that the release schedule for the summer for the xbox1 and PS4 has been weak (something I've been echoing here)

How come Labo is a flop if it has sold more than 1.4 million already?I feel like either Aqua had a bigger expectation for the game, or he has been feed wrong information.Because I can see these numbers being dissapointing, depending on Nintendo expectations, but not a flop.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

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Very happy about Octopath Traveler. I would've been very shocked if Switch didn't win July and it got the highest July numbers this generation. Nice!



The_Liquid_Laser said:
After that Nintendo Direct back in March, I didn't think Switch would win any months until Smash released. I'm glad that they've proved me wrong.

The Hype is coming after e3. 



Pocky Lover Boy! 

Nautilus said:
Train wreck said:
So Aqua and Benji are starting to weigh in on things.

Aqua, as per her NeoGaf posts for June, is mentioning that there will be a lot of interesting things to talk about for this past month (July), PS4 Pro's are hard to find (definitely a stock issue) and that LABO is a flop.

Benji doesn't have insight on August since he had a child but mentioned that the release schedule for the summer for the xbox1 and PS4 has been weak (something I've been echoing here)

How come Labo is a flop if it has sold more than 1.4 million already?I feel like either Aqua had a bigger expectation for the game, or he has been feed wrong information.Because I can see these numbers being dissapointing, depending on Nintendo expectations, but not a flop.

I'm guessing its a flop in that store shelves most likely still have the original shipment on their shelves.  So it seems like an overreach on Nintendo's and retailers expectations.

EDIT:

So after EThomaz post she mentioned that sales of the Pro did collapse month to month (June to July) and that there is a shortage nationwide (which is pretty much what we have been seeing and talking about here), again take it with a couple grains of salt but all the signs (amazon, Bestbuy, Gamestop, target, Walmart all saying very little to no Pro's online or at their stores) and this means that something is up and is effecting monthly totals.  Oddly enough it seems to be just a US problem.

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Train wreck said:
Nautilus said:

How come Labo is a flop if it has sold more than 1.4 million already?I feel like either Aqua had a bigger expectation for the game, or he has been feed wrong information.Because I can see these numbers being dissapointing, depending on Nintendo expectations, but not a flop.

I'm guessing its a flop in that store shelves most likely still have the original shipment on their shelves.  So it seems like an overreach on Nintendo's and retailers expectations.

Yeah..... if thats the case, its a dissapointment to be sure, but not a flop.Flop would entail, as far as I know, not making back the money that cost to develop the project at the first place.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

Octopath has an immense impact I guess Bravely Third and Octopath 2 are definitely on the cards now.