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Forums - Sales Discussion - August 2017 NPD Thread ! Switch Won

August 2017: July 30-August 26, 2017 (4 weeks)


Data missing

Hardware Impacting Events:

Madden NFL 18 (XB1/PS4) - August 22 (5 days)

Better Switch 2 Supply (hopefully)


Switch won


  • “Sony’s PlayStation 4 continues to be the best-selling hardware platform year to date.”
  • But while the Switch and PlayStation 4 are doing great, hardware sales overall dropped 6 percent year-over-year to $168 million. That’s because the Xbox One and older systems like Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are dragging down sales relative to last August. Sales of the Xbox One are slowing down because Microsoft is preparing to launch the upgraded Xbox One X system November 7, so consumers are likely holding back until that is available.
  • Year to date, hardware spending has grown 17 percent versus 2016 to $1.7 billion,” said Piscatella. “Consumer spending on Nintendo Switch and plug-‘n’-play devices, such as the NES Classic, are providing growth.”

Also worth noting:

  • software: year-to-date, dollar sales are down less than 1% compared to a year ago at $2.9 billion.
  • It's worth mentioning that Uncharted: The Lost Legacy also fared well, grabbing the third spot on the chart despite being only on one platform (PS4). And those sales only include the standalone software, not sales as part of the Uncharted 4 Digital Deluxe Edition, or as part of the Uncharted 4 Explorer's Pack.
  • Consumer sales of games in the racing genre have grown more than 80 percent in 2017 year-to-date, driven primarily by the launches of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch and Forza Horizon 3 for the Xbox One
  • The Shooter genre has experienced a 30 percent sales decline in 2017 year-to-date, but this is coming off a record high in spending for the genre over the same period a year ago. Despite the decline, 2017 year-to-date consumer sales for the Shooter genre are the third highest of all-time, trailing only the year to date periods in 2013 and 2016
  • The biggest positive so far in 2017 has clearly been hardware growth (up 17% to $1.7 billion), driven in large part of course by Nintendo. Not only did the Switch outsell others in August but it's been the best-selling platform in four of the six months since launching in March. And plug-n-play platforms like NES Classic have also boosted growth

If anybody wants to add his prediction, They are most welcome till we get results. 

Platform-wise Information

Xbox One:

  1. Madden NFL 18
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  4. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  5. Forza Horizon 3
  6. Overwatch**
  7. Injustice 2
  8. Minecraft
  9. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  10. For Honor

PlayStation 4:

  1. Madden NFL 18
  2. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  5. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  6. MLB 17: The Show
  7. Overwatch**
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  9. Injustice 2
  10. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands


  1. Splatoon 2*
  2. Mario Kart 8*
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  4. ARMS*
  5. 1-2 Switch*
  6. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers*
  7. Just Dance 2017*
  8. Lego City Undercover*
  9. Cars 3: Driven to Win*
  10. Minecraft: Story Mode The Complete Adventure*


  1. Miitopia*
  2. Hey! Pikmin*
  3. Pokemon: Sun*
  4. Super Smash Bros.*
  5. Super Mario Maker*
  6. Pokemon: Moon*
  7. Mario Kart 7*
  8. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia*
  9. Mario Sports Superstars*
  10. New Super Mario Bros. 2*

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Where's Boutros?

We getting results tomorrow, right?

It seems that Switch had bigger shipments world wide in Avgust compared to July, so I expecting that Switch sold 250k+, and thats probably best selling hardware for month.

Teeqoz said:
Where's Boutros?

I was wondering the same thing myself!!


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Teeqoz said:
Where's Boutros?

very happy to vacate this thread if he is around.. I requested for a new thread a few days back.. 

Lets hope we get some numbers this time. 

They already released a second iteration of the Switch?

Bet with PeH: 

I win if Arms sells over 700 000 units worldwide by the end of 2017.

Bet with WagnerPaiva:


I win if Emmanuel Macron wins the french presidential election May 7th 2017.

Let's see what the NPD have for us this month.

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

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"

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."


Weird when Boutros is not the OP

Master tag

My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.