Forums - Sales Discussion - Will Crash Bandicoot sell more on Switch or Xbox One?

It will sell better on...

Switch 96 88.89%
 
Xbox One 12 11.11%
 
Total:108

Switch easily, game is already selling (preorder) much better on Amazon US, and US is XB1 strongest market.



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ResidentToxy said:
Seventizz said:

Cuphead and Ori are big Xbox hits, fyi.  Do you have a source that Xbox users are ‘hit or miss’ with platformers?  Also, I’ve never purchased a sports game and I don’t see many of my friend’s feeds buy them either.  Got a source for your claim there too?

Just look at the sales for Xbox One games on this site. I figure that on a sales website, you would be able to easily access sales numbers. 
Cuphead and Ori are exceptions to the rule. I never said that every platformer crashes and burns on the Xbox. It is common knowledge that platformers are far more successful on both Sony and Nintendo consoles. You and your friends do not account for the majority of Xbox users, your example is purely anecdotal and does not account for the multitude of Xbox users. 

A quick Google search outside of this website and surely you will find that platformers, for the most part, are not usually big on Xbox consoles. Better yet, just look at the sales on this website.

I would not call those exception to the rule. The xbox has had almost nothing of worthwhile exclusive content, they where hungry and that's all they had. 



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Well, that coverage at the Nintendo Direct with over 500k viewers on the YT stream + another 500k on other platforms must of definitely shed light on the game among the Nintendo crowd.

It's released in July, a rather stacked month for Switch software, but it should hold on its own. Nintendo is renown for their platforming games (Mario, DK, Kirby, Yoshi...) so while this game is harder than their average platformers, it's still a genre that is most popular with the Nintendo crowd. I feel like this game will sell really well, at least 1 million units honestly. It's such a perfect fit. Meanwhile, I see the Xbone version doing half of whatever the Switch one does.



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This is one of those games that if I have to choose between the xbox and switch version, I would choose the switch version. This game is perfect for handheld mode.



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im going to say yes. that game fits the nintendo audience more than xbox's



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I have high hopes for Crash on Switch being a 1 million+ seller over it's lifetime.



there is a massive thing to consider in this still though, how it performs on the Switch, if they take the same time and care that went into Yooka Laylee on the Switch version then you'll see sales fly on Nintendos brand, but if it gets something like WWE2k18 treatment, then of course the sales will have to reflect that.



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Switch. Portable and audience is more into platformers. Although dont think yooka laylee did particularly well on Switch so who knows



Ganoncrotch said:
there is a massive thing to consider in this still though, how it performs on the Switch, if they take the same time and care that went into Yooka Laylee on the Switch version then you'll see sales fly on Nintendos brand, but if it gets something like WWE2k18 treatment, then of course the sales will have to reflect that.

Yooka-Laylee isn't a positive example. It ultimately benefited from being an afterthought, because the initially released versions had lots of problems, but that's a rare instance of second rate treatment turning out to be a good thing. Additionally, the game didn't get a physical release on Switch, so in this aspect the second rate treatment of the Switch version was upheld.

Your overall point does make sense, but your explanation is questionable.



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