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Forums - Sales Discussion - January 2018 NPD Thread! Switch #1

NPD Data:


The industry is up 59% Year-over-year, and generated $1.096 billion in total.

Hardware sales grew 119% over last January, generating $278 million. The highest January since 2011, at $323 million. It was also the highest in units sold, with over 1 million units of hardware.

Switch - #1 in units
PS4 - #1 in revenue
XBO - highest in both revenue and units for the platform in any January
3DS - Best January since 2013

Accessories are up 37% with $301 million

Hardware estimates by Ryng_Tolu:

Ryng_Tolu said: 

I did some math. Pls remember those are just estimate.

NSW - somewhere between 255K and 285K
PS4 - ~254K
XB1 - ~235K

Until we get others news/leaks, i'll probabily use ~270K for Switch.



PC and console software generated $517 million, up 51% year-on-year


1. Monster Hunter: World (All time launch-month high)
2. Dragon Ball: Fighterz (Highest DB release since DBZ: Budokai)
3. Call of Duty: WWII
4. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds*
5. Grand Theft Auto V
6. NBA 2K18
7. Super Mario Odyssey**
8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild**
9. Mario Kart 8**
10. Madden NFL 18
11. Star Wars: Battlefront II*
12. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
13. UFC 3
14. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
15. FIFA 18*
16. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse
17. The Sims 4*
18. Splatoon 2**
19. Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT
20. Need for Speed: Payback*

 * No PC digital sales
** No digital sales

Xbox One

  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  3. Call of Duty: WWII
  4. Dragon Ball Fighterz
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  7. NBA 2K18
  8. Madden NFL 18
  9. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  10. UFC 3

PlayStation 4

  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. Dragon Ball Fighterz
  3. Call of Duty: WWII
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. NBA 2K18
  6. Madden NFL 18
  7. Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT
  8. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  9. UFC 3
  10. FIFA 18

Nintendo Switch**

  1. Super Mario Odyssey
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Splatoon 2
  5. Pokken Tournament DX
  6. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  7. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  8. ARMS
  9. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  10. Doom 2016

Nintendo 3DS**

  1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
  3. Mario Kart 7
  4. Mario Party: The Top 100
  5. Minecraft
  6. Super Mario Maker
  7. Super Smash Bros.
  8. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
  9. New Super Mario Bros. 2
  10. Kirby: Battle Royale

The best-selling games over the last 12 months

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. NBA 2K18
  3. Destiny 2*
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild**
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Star Wars: Battlefront II*
  8. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  9. Super Mario Odyssey**
  10. Mario Kart 8**

VGC Estimates:

2 weeks missing for hardware, all weeks missing for software. The usual


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Last edited by Slarvax - on 01 March 2018

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Lets go Switch!

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"Just for comparison Uncharted 4 was 20x bigger than Splatoon 2. This shows the huge difference between Sony's first-party games and Nintendo's first-party games."

Hey, c'mon c'mon !

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Im starting to feel that I will fail in my prediction AGAIN.

Geez its almost March and they have taken this long to get NPD January ready?

Anyway here to be at the calm before the storm.

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chakkra said:

Im starting to feel that I will fail in my prediction AGAIN.

What was your prediction? I'm thinking it'll be close between the 3.