Forums - Sales Discussion - NPD November 2019: Switch #1, other details

https://gonintendo.com/stories/351106-npd-data-for-nov-2019-switch-1-hardware-pokemon-sword-shield

- Switch best selling hardware of the month and Year to Date

- Smash Bros Ultimate now best selling fighting game in US, ever

- Pokemon Sword/Shield have highest launch month dollar sales in the series history

- Overall gaming market spending down 19% from 2018 (Mostly thanks to PS4/Xbone decline)



I didn't think there would be a direct this week, cos I'm a pessimistic dunce.

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We're not getting numbers are we??



PortisheadBiscuit said:
We're not getting numbers are we??

Yeah sadly that seems to be a thing of the past, I can't remember the last month we got actual numbers.

If any do come I will update the OP.



I didn't think there would be a direct this week, cos I'm a pessimistic dunce.

curl-6 said:
PortisheadBiscuit said:
We're not getting numbers are we??

Yeah sadly that seems to be a thing of the past, I can't remember the last month we got actual numbers.

If any do come I will update the OP.

I'd be happy for some leaked numbers.



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PortisheadBiscuit said:
We're not getting numbers are we??

We don't get direct numbers anymore.  We get leaks with mathematical equations that give us an approximation of what somethings sold.



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We can take this as early confirmation that Switch accomplishes the sweep in 2019 because a December win is a given. Such a sweep hasn't happened often, so it's something special.



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RolStoppable said:
We can take this as early confirmation that Switch accomplishes the sweep in 2019 because a December win is a given. Such a sweep hasn't happened often, so it's something special.

Not often is there such a big gap between platform releases. Usually consoles in the same gen are released the most one year (2 tops) apart from each other. Switch was over 3 years after the PS4 and Xbox One and just under 3 years before PS5 and Xbox Series X. 



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Call of Duty is #1 my ass! Pokemon takes spots 3, 4, and 5. Meanwhile Call of Duty is two different platforms combined. I know that if they actually reported numbers Pokemon would have crushed Call of Duty. NPD makes some of these third party franchises seem a lot bigger than they really are while downplaying Nintendo first party as much as possible.



The_Liquid_Laser said:
Call of Duty is #1 my ass! Pokemon takes spots 3, 4, and 5. Meanwhile Call of Duty is two different platforms combined. I know that if they actually reported numbers Pokemon would have crushed Call of Duty. NPD makes some of these third party franchises seem a lot bigger than they really are while downplaying Nintendo first party as much as possible.

Pokémon would be #2 on the revenue chart without the illogical split of its SKUs.



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

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