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Nintendo of America: "Nintendo Switch achieves its best sales week ever in the U.S."

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Mar1217 said:
The boy is going strong as we expected but seeing the actual numbers(sell-through !) is really something I'm craving for.

Now, can we unofficially say that MK8D has surpassed the 20M sold ?

MK8D has surpassed the 20m mark in shipments by now, so sure, call it 20m sold because at worst it would only be a matter of a week or two until 20m copies have been sold through globally.



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

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colafitte said:
It's really telling how stronger November has become in this gen compared to the previous ones, specially BF Week. Seeing Wii best BF only at 586k is really weird.....

It actually started in 2011 with the 360 & PS3:

And those were unofficial Black Friday deals, implemented by individual retailers. MS & Sony started doing the official BF price drops & deals this generation. Nintendo hasn't really done what MS & Sony have done, so the November-December balance isn't as lopsided in November's favor for Nintendo consoles, though it has trended away from the old balance that favored December:



Trump economy.

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numberwang said:

Trump economy.

The stock market is stagnating. 



numberwang said:

Trump economy.

The fortunes of the video games market are, as far as anyone can tell, not dependent on the state of the economy, be it boom or bust. Sales continued to rise during the last recession, which took place early last generation, contrary to what one would think given how many people fell on hard times. Similarly, we had another smaller recession in 2001, again early on in a console generation, yet the console market experienced significant sales growth. The console cycle of grow-peak-decline-repeat seems to just go on its own pace, almost as if people continue to spend on entertainment even in tough economic times (movies likewise seem to be recession-proof). Granted, we haven't seen anything nearly as severe as the Great Depression in 90 years, so we don't know how recession-proof games really are, but so far, the Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, Obama, and Trump economies have meant precisely diddly squat when it comes to consumer spending on video games.



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Shadow1980 said:
numberwang said:

Trump economy.

The fortunes of the video games market are, as far as anyone can tell, not dependent on the state of the economy, be it boom or bust. Sales continued to rise during the last recession, which took place early last generation, contrary to what one would think given how many people fell on hard times. Similarly, we had another smaller recession in 2001, again early on in a console generation, yet the console market experienced significant sales growth. The console cycle of grow-peak-decline-repeat seems to just go on its own pace, almost as if people continue to spend on entertainment even in tough economic times (movies likewise seem to be recession-proof). Granted, we haven't seen anything nearly as severe as the Great Depression in 90 years, so we don't know how recession-proof games really are, but so far, the Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, Obama, and Trump economies have meant precisely diddly squat when it comes to consumer spending on video games.

Thanks, I was wondering exactly that for the launch of the PS5/Xboxtwo ( I'm expecting a recession in the next year or so right on time for the launch of those consoles)



numberwang said:

Trump economy.

Please don't bring this political crap in here thanks. There is a separate forum section for that.



curl-6 said:
numberwang said:

Trump economy.

Please don't bring this political crap in here thanks. There is a separate forum section for that.

!!!!



colafitte said:
It's really telling how stronger November has become in this gen compared to the previous ones, specially BF Week. Seeing Wii best BF only at 586k is really weird.....

Retail stores are open from 10-16 hours longer then they used to be on black friday, not to mention that online retail has grown significantly.  So, not really surprising to me.