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Consumer software weekly sales ranking Top 20


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RankModeltitleRelease dateSales volumeCumulative numberReader review
1 Luigi Mansion 18/11/08 27,370 27,370
2 Call of Duty Black Ops IV 18/10/12 25, 740 443, 731 58
3 Super Mario Party 18/10/05 23, 333 324, 685
Four Red Dead Redemption 2 (Limited Edition, Including Included Version) 18/10/26 16,819 184, 061 57
Five Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 17/04/28 8,466 1, 826, 744 73
6 Minecraft 18/06/21 7,562 357, 898
7 Splatoon 2 (Splatoon 2) (Including included version) 17/07/21 6,783 2,690,893 73
8 The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (Including Limited Edition) 17/03/03 5, 706 1,153,183 95
9 Tetris effect 18/11/9 4,372 4,372
Ten Super Mario Odyssey (Limited Edition, including included version) 17/10/27 3,780 1,841,692 91
11 Marvel Spider-Man (Including included version) 18/09/07 3,771 301, 895 82
12 Pocket Monster Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon 17/11/17 3,349 1,756,810 62
13 Déraciné (Delacine) (limited edition included) 18/11/08 3,086 3,086 60
14 Star Kirby Star Allize 1/8031/6 2,963 639, 247 87
15 Assassin's Creed Odyssey (limited edition included) 18/10/02 2,832 85, 706 68
16 Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch ~ Jon! 18/07/19 2,481 223, 236
17 Cat / Tomo 18/11/01 2,148 6,298
18 Musou OROCHI 3 (limited edition included) 18/09/27 2,025 153, 214
19 Kingdom Hearts - HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix - 17/03/09 1,977 198, 896 90
20 Soul Calibur VI 18/10/18 1,824 35,590 92



 Consumer hard weekly sales ranking


Modelsales quantity
Switch 54,235
PS4 8, 154
PS4 Pro 7, 927
New2DS LL 4,243
Vita 1,869
New 3 DS LL 1,681
Xbox One X 360
2DS 294
Xbox One 46


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Great Switch-numbers before the Pokemon-wave



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Games with less than 2k units in the top 20.
That's just sad.

Also these are the worst top 20 software numbers for Switch this year. And that by a 10k margin.
Next week things should finally get better.



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The PS4 releases of the last week are slowly dropping out of the TOP spots, leaving more space for the Nintendo evergreens. Call of Duty is incredible though. It is at nearly half a million, it surely is a million seller in the end. This is very surprising for a western game like this.

For hardware... the Switch is pretty good with nothing new. Probably bundles I think, do we have already Smash, Fortnite or Diablo bundles available by now? PS4 is at baseline. 3DS is pretty bad, even more considering it has a new release at #1. Vita also doesn't look very healthy. Both will be clearly on their way out next year, Switch can take over their market (while PS4 is mostly unscathed by Switch).



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Here is the week 45 update in terms of the two big consoles in Japan's path to be able to reach the commonly stated (in these sales threads) estimates for 2018 sales (2 mil for PS4, 4 mil for Switch) .

  TWS GD YTD % Goal AWN (Change)
PS4 16,081 -66,034 1,359,155 68.0% (+0.8) 91,549 (+9434)
Switch 54,235 -191,483 2,088,488 52.2% (+2.1) 273,355 (+27,355)

TWS - This week's sales
GD - Goal differential, the difference between the average week needed from last week compared to this week's sales
YTD - Units sold in 2018 so far including this week's sales
AWN - Average weekly sales needed to reach the estimate for the console.

At this point, it looks like it's merely a race to see who can get closest to the goal. The Switch would have to sell 400k+ with the Smash/Pokemon bundles in next week's numbers to convince me it has a prayer of reaching its goal. The PS4 has no chance at all. So who can get closest? We'll have a very good idea of Pokemon and Smash's holiday power next week.



Marth said:

Games with less than 2k units in the top 20.
That's just sad.

Also these are the worst top 20 software numbers for Switch this year. And that by a 10k margin.
Next week things should finally get better.

~60k software sales on ~54k hardware sales wtf



 
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Mnementh said:
For hardware... the Switch is pretty good with nothing new. Probably bundles I think, do we have already Smash, Fortnite or Diablo bundles available by now? 

Nope, there is no Diablo bundle in Japan, while Smash bundle is launching this Friday alongside Pokemon games and Pokemon bundles, while Fortnite bundle will be available on 22. November and Minecraft bundle on 30. November, and than on 7. December Smash Bros launch.

With next week's numbers (practically we talking about this week sales, 12-17 November), Switch is entering beast mode.



TheWPCTraveler said:
Marth said:

Games with less than 2k units in the top 20.
That's just sad.

Also these are the worst top 20 software numbers for Switch this year. And that by a 10k margin.
Next week things should finally get better.

~60k software sales on ~54k hardware sales wtf

Do that math with next week sales. ;)



the hardware boost of Switch is reflecting the boost it will get next week. It should be interesting.