Forums - Sales Discussion - The 8th Gen 1st party reception and sales battle

With the gen coming to an end this year and most noteworthy titles for at least Sony and Microsoft already being released or close to let's compare the reception and sales of the three platforms.

Reception will be from metacritic and GOTY from gotypicks.blogspot.com. Sales will be taken from VGC (so possibly twice as much was sold with digital).

Here for easyness of comparison I'll be calling 1st party all the true exclusives either made in house or contracted (so Until Dawn, Sunset Overdrive and Mario Rabbids count).

Sony

Astrobot Rescue Mission 90, 3 GOTY, 0.71M

Bloodborne 92, 31 GOTY, 3.11M

Days Gone 71, 2 GOTY,

Death Stranding 82, 80 GOTY

Detroit Become Human 78, 1.57M

Dreams 89, TBD GOTY Awards,

Driveclub 71, No GOTY, 2M Sales wiki, 2.37M

Ghost of Tsushima (TBD)

God of War 94, 198 GOTY, 6.15M

Gran Turismo Sport 75, 3.77M

Horizon Zero Dawn 89, 52 GOTY, 5.82M

Infamous Second Son 80, 3.01M

Killzone Shadow Fall 73, 3M

Knack 1 54, 1.88M

Knack 2 69, 0.47M

The Last Guardian 82, 15 GOTY, 1.29M

The Last of Us Part II 96,

Nioh 88, 1.07M

Nioh 2 85,

Ni no kuni 2 84, 0.89M

Persona 5 93, 10 GOTY, 1.64M

The Order 1886 63, 1.62M

Ratchet and Clank 85, 2.38M

Spider-Man 87, 16 GOTY, 8.76M

Uncharted 4 93, 165 GOTY, 10.33M

Until Dawn 79, 1 GOTY, 1.9M

Nintendo

Animal Crossing New Horizon 91,

Arms 77, 2M

Cadence of Hyrule 85,

Fast RMX 81,

Fire Emblem Warriors 74, 0.51M

Fire Emblem Three Houses 89, 

Luigis Mansion 3 86, 1 GOTY,

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle 85, 2.59M

Mario Tennis Aces 75, 1.87M

Metroid Prime 4 TBD

Pokemon Sword and Shield 80, 1 GOTY,

Pokemon Let's Go 80, 5M

Snipperclips 80, 0.12M

Splatoon 2 83, 7.04M

Super Mario Maker 2 88, 2 GOTY 

Super Mario Odyssey 97, 26 GOTY, 11.71M

Super Mario Party 76, 4.97M

Super Smash Bros Ultimate 93, 4 GOTY, 8.95M

Xenoblade 2 83, 1.4M

Microsoft

Crackdown 3 60,

Dance Central Spotlight 74,

Dead Rising 3 78, 1.63M

Everwild TBD

Forza Horizon 3 91, 1 GOTY, 3.93M

Forza Motorsport 6 87, 2.02M

Forza Motorsport 7 86, 1.52M

Gears 5 84, 2 GOTY,

Gears Tactics 81,

Gears 4 84, 3.38M

Halo 5 85, 4.92M

Halo Wars 2 79, 0.51M

Killer Instinct 73, 0.11M

ReCore 63, 0.26M

Ryse Son of Rome 60, 1.47M

Sea of Thieves 69, 0.69M

State of Decay 2 66, 0.36M

Sunset Overdrive 81, 5 GOTY, 1.16M

 

Summary:

Sony Microsoft Nintendo
Sales Total 62M 22M 47M
Metacritic 90+ 6 1 3
Metacritic 80-89 9 7 11
Metacritic 71-79 6 5 4
Metacritic Under 70 3 5 0
GOTY Awards Total 573 8 34

Last edited by DonFerrari - on 15 June 2020

duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

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Wii U not gen 8?



my hours spend on Mario Kart > all singleplayer games from both MS and Sony



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jonathanalis said:
Wii U not gen 8?

It would be to unfavorable to use WiiU for Nintendo instead of Switch, it had less games, less sales and lower critical reception.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

You are missing quite a few Nintendo games... like fire emblem and xenoblade for example...



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kirby007 said:

updated with request:

 

 

Gen Prediction Time

 

 

 

-

Xbox One

Playstation 4

WII U

NINTENDO TAB

Total NEW hardware sales

2012

0

0

2.200.000

0

2.200.000

2013

2.100.000

3.500.000

3.000.000

0

8.600.000

2014

7.900.000

13.000.000

6.000.000

0

26.900.000

2015

14.000.000

13.500.000

5.500.000

0

33.000.000

2016

13.500.000

13.000.000

5.000.000

0

31.500.000

2017

12.500.000

13.500.000

2.000.000

12.000.000

40.000.000

2018

11.000.000

12.500.000

0

18.000.000

41.500.000

2019

11.500.000

12.000.000

0

19.000.000

42.500.000

2020

9.000.000

10.000.000

0

19.500.000

38.500.000

           

TOTALS

81.500.000

91.000.000

23.700.000

68.500.000

 

DonFerrari said:
jonathanalis said:
Wii U not gen 8?

It would be to unfavorable to use WiiU for Nintendo instead of Switch, it had less games, less sales and lower critical reception.



 "I think people should define the word crap" - Kirby007

Join the Prediction League http://www.vgchartz.com/predictions

Instead of seeking to convince others, we can be open to changing our own minds, and seek out information that contradicts our own steadfast point of view. Maybe it’ll turn out that those who disagree with you actually have a solid grasp of the facts. There’s a slight possibility that, after all, you’re the one who’s wrong.

gergroy said:
You are missing quite a few Nintendo games... like fire emblem and xenoblade for example...

yeah fire emblem and xenoblade  is a great game 



kirby007 said:
my hours spend on Mario Kart > all singleplayer games from both MS and Sony

Relevance to thread?

gergroy said:
You are missing quite a few Nintendo games... like fire emblem and xenoblade for example...

I didn't include remakes and crossgens. I could have added for example The Last of Us Remastered and Shadow of Colossus for PS and Zelda BoTW to Switch.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:
kirby007 said:
my hours spend on Mario Kart > all singleplayer games from both MS and Sony

Relevance to thread?

gergroy said:
You are missing quite a few Nintendo games... like fire emblem and xenoblade for example...

I didn't include remakes and crossgens. I could have added for example The Last of Us Remastered and Shadow of Colossus for PS and Zelda BoTW to Switch.

Yeah... fire emblem three houses and xenoblade 2 were not remakes or cross gen... 



DonFerrari said:
jonathanalis said:
Wii U not gen 8?

It would be to unfavorable to use WiiU for Nintendo instead of Switch, it had less games, less sales and lower critical reception.

I meant: Wii U is gen 8. Switch is gen 8. You should combine both, if you are considering the 8th gen.

A game on both is not cross gen game, is a gen 8 game.