Nice month overall!(Except for XBox, of course XD).Numbers for Switch are a bit lower than expected, though I think given that the demand for Splatoon 2 was bigger on Japan, maybe they reallocated more units to there, even when they managed to increase the production.
As for this whole situation, how about we do like this:One day before the NPD officially gives away its numbers to the publishers, we open the NPD thread, like always.So, if by any chance a leaker have data that he or she wants to share(in this case, Librarian), how about he mass PM the numbers to the users interested in that number?To have some kind of control over this, I suggest that:
1) The user needs to activelly say that he is interested to receive the numbers, and must say every single month on that NPDs month thread.
2) The user must have at least 1000 points, so that at least holds back people that makes accounts just for these numbers, or that arent well known here, to minimize the risk of the number leaking everywhere.
3) Dosent allow users with history of not being "good" users(In the sense that they are not civil, or that might be not reliable enough to be entrusted with the numbers without passing them along).For this it would need to have a mod to vouch for the users that come here and asks for the numbers.
And if there is an issue with not wanting to come here for days on end to spread the numbers through PM, just estabilish a time limit for the request.When everyone receives the numbers, then we can discuss it here on the thread, but not writing down any numbers and keeping it as vague as possible(For example, we can say that Switch/PS4 is number one for the month, that the numbers for said game are or arent surprising, but never actually writing down any number).It is incovinient, and it requires a bit more effort than just posting them here, but it may be safer this way for the leakers.
Only thing that this requires to really work is the goodwill of the users.But this community is very good, and if those security measures are put, I dont think we would have that much of an issue.