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Considering how empty the 3DS holiday lineup is in terms of new big titles, NSMB2 should achieve sales between 6-8 million copies this year.



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

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bananaking21 said:
Salnax said:
bananaking21 said:
Salnax said:
bananaking21 said:
this is just the 3DS line up for this holiday?


Yeah, that's all I was focusing on.


i dont wanna start a flame war or anything so dont nobody start with me lol but is it me or does the vita's holiday line up seem better?


Oh yeah. I'm a 3DS fan, and am unlikely to buy a Vita anytime soon, but looking at the current lineup for the Vita, it looks stronger than the 3DS's.

On the Vita's side, you have half a dozen or so potential million sellers: Madden, Fifa, LittleBigPlanet, Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, PSASBR, and Ratchett and Clank. On the 3DS side, you have Paper Mario, Layton 5, Scribblenauts, and Epic Mickey.

Honestly, I'd almost say the Vita deserved to sell better this holiday except for one word: Mario. This is going to be a 2D Mario's first holiday season. The Vita has nothing to compete with that combined with already existing evergreen titles in addition to the new lineup.

well doest littlebigplanet compete with the 2D mario games? it actually provides more content then both of them combined (in any games defense LBP offers more content than any game in the world i think expect MMO's)

Theoretically, maybe. In pratice, LBP games are outsold by Mario games by a ratio of at least 5 to 1, despite the LBP games' critical praise. It's less competition and more slaughter.



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Salnax said:
bananaking21 said:
Salnax said:
bananaking21 said:
Salnax said:
bananaking21 said:
this is just the 3DS line up for this holiday?


Yeah, that's all I was focusing on.


i dont wanna start a flame war or anything so dont nobody start with me lol but is it me or does the vita's holiday line up seem better?


Oh yeah. I'm a 3DS fan, and am unlikely to buy a Vita anytime soon, but looking at the current lineup for the Vita, it looks stronger than the 3DS's.

On the Vita's side, you have half a dozen or so potential million sellers: Madden, Fifa, LittleBigPlanet, Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, PSASBR, and Ratchett and Clank. On the 3DS side, you have Paper Mario, Layton 5, Scribblenauts, and Epic Mickey.

Honestly, I'd almost say the Vita deserved to sell better this holiday except for one word: Mario. This is going to be a 2D Mario's first holiday season. The Vita has nothing to compete with that combined with already existing evergreen titles in addition to the new lineup.

well doest littlebigplanet compete with the 2D mario games? it actually provides more content then both of them combined (in any games defense LBP offers more content than any game in the world i think expect MMO's)

Theoretically, maybe. In pratice, LBP games are outsold by Mario games by a ratio of at least 5 to 1, despite the LBP games' critical praise. It's less competition and more slaughter.

ohh your talking in terms of sales, i was comparing the games them selfs. 2D platformer with another 2D platformer



bananaking21 said:

ohh your talking in terms of sales, i was comparing the games them selfs. 2D platformer with another 2D platformer


Sorry for any misunderstanding. I assumed you were talking about sales too because this was in the Sales Forum.



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Code of Princess: 3 million copies with ease

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I have a feeling Skylanders might break 1mil.



Salnax said:
bananaking21 said:

ohh your talking in terms of sales, i was comparing the games them selfs. 2D platformer with another 2D platformer

Sorry for any misunderstanding. I assumed you were talking about sales too because this was in the Sales Forum.

It makes no difference, because the answer is the same: It's less competition and more slaughter.



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

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Shipments

New Super Mario Bros 2 - 4 million
Paper Mario: Sticker Star - 1.8 million
Professor Layton 5 - 900,000
Skylanders Giants - 700,000
Scribblenauts Unlimited -1.5 million

Quite amazing how short the 3DS of key titles, even now . it's lucky to have mario



Xbox One, PS4 and Switch (+ Many Retro Consoles)

'When the people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if it is called the people's stick'- Mikhail Bakunin

Prediction: Switch will sell better than Wii U Lifetime Sales by Jan 1st 2018

NSMB2 - 8 million
Sticker Star - 1.1 million
Layton 5 - 0.8 million
Skylanders Giants - 0.5 million
Scribblenauts Unlimited - 0.3 million
Fluidity - 1 million
Code of Princess (US only) - 0.1 million
Epic Mickey - 1.2 million
Style Savvy - 0.6 million
Harvest Moon - 0.7 million
Adventure Time (DS) - 0.3 million
Pokemon B2/W2 (US & EU only) - 3 million



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