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Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Weekly, 20th January 2018, Software

Lonely_Dolphin said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Well ... if people are saying ports do not matter in a lineup, that is just their opinion. Not really something refuted by sales. 

If people are saying ports don't matter because they don't sell well .... well that was proven wrong as soon as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe released ... almost a year ago, so your comment is irrelevant then. 

Which one is it? 

Ah so you do acknowledge that people literally did say that, good you had me worried there!

Well, is it normal to hold people to opinions they had a year ago even though the opinion was made irrelevant nearly a year ago? Especially when those people probably have realized they're wrong by now? 

Really just seems like you're being a meanie head ;) 



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:

 

If people are saying ports don't matter because they don't sell well .... well that was proven wrong as soon as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe released ... almost a year ago, so your comment is irrelevant then. 

You must have missed the thread where people were saying Switch was going to lose momentum this Spring/Summer because of the high amount of ports/remasters.



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zorg1000 said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

 

If people are saying ports don't matter because they don't sell well .... well that was proven wrong as soon as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe released ... almost a year ago, so your comment is irrelevant then. 

You must have missed the thread where people were saying Switch was going to lose momentum this Spring/Summer because of the high amount of ports/remasters.

Isn't that actually arguable though, seeing as how the games being ported are way more niche than Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

I don't like this idea of Switch "losing" momentum or "falling off a cliff" because it's so non-specific and contextual, anyways. Contrary to others I think the Switch's baseline is probably more like 45k than 30-40k, so I imagine that with so many ports coming out in that time period Switch will naturally have some impressive sales figures just based on having a very good baseline and having so many ports (quantity can sometimes create a sales boost similar to popularity). Regardless, it's still arguable since DKCTF and Hyrule Warriors are so relatively niche ...



GTAV is insane, if it can maintain the 55k sales every week this year it will pass 20m with ease before the end of the year. Great sales for all, next week will be humongous for PS4.



Same as usual. Nintendooooooomination !



My prediction in 2021.

SW: 30m

PS5 16m

XBS: 7.5m

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How big is digital sales if VGCz has HZD at 4,7m units but last month we where told it past 7.6m units?



VGPolyglot said:
xMetroid said:

It released in Japan that week :p

I wonder why it took them so long to release it there.

Well Mario + Rabbids released around the same time as Monster Hunter XX and Dragon Quest 10 did in Japan, so I could see that being one factor of delaying it. Jan would have been completely barren for Japan if they didn't delay it. Because Lost Sphear also got released awhile ago there, whereas in the west we got Lost Sphear in Jan. 

 

Just one factor probably.



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JRPGfan said:
How big is digital sales if VGCz has HZD at 4,7m units but last month we where told it past 7.6m units?

When sony announced that HZD sold 3.4m, 915k of those sales were digital, so I imagine digital would be very high compared to other games. 



Not that Mario Kart is out legging both Zelda and Odyssey *clutches pearls*

And loving the bump Mario/Rabbids got, even though it's just because of the Japan launch. Hopefully it can spend a few more weeks in the global top 10! 2 milli here we come.

GTA V is some kind of vampire I swear



Wow! Look at Mario Rabbids go!



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