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God Of War leg is pitiful compared to BOTW, SMO, and MK8D which are going to appear again on the next year NPD chart.



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Acevil said:
Lawlight said:

No, Nintendo reports all software sales in their earnings reports.

Actually they sadly do not, based on the wording in the IR report in Nintendo's software total. They report retail copies with their retail+digital total. Download only titles are not included in that total they provide (but obviously do appear in revenue). Sony software does include everything in the total software total. 

Yeah, I’m looking at the wording - it says downloadable versions of software. That to me includes games that are digital-only as well.



LGBTDBZBBQ said:
God Of War leg is pitiful compared to BOTW, SMO, and MK8D which are going to appear again on the next year NPD chart.

Ever noticed how vgchartz always falls short of the Sony first party titles true sales?



Lawlight said:
LGBTDBZBBQ said:
God Of War leg is pitiful compared to BOTW, SMO, and MK8D which are going to appear again on the next year NPD chart.

Ever noticed how vgchartz always falls short of the Sony first party titles true sales?

Yeah, just like when they undertrack Nintendo games sales. Mario Kart Wii sold 35 million, what ps3 game sold close to that?



Lawlight said:
Acevil said:

Actually they sadly do not, based on the wording in the IR report in Nintendo's software total. They report retail copies with their retail+digital total. Download only titles are not included in that total they provide (but obviously do appear in revenue). Sony software does include everything in the total software total. 

Yeah, I’m looking at the wording - it says downloadable versions of software. That to me includes games that are digital-only as well.

Again, it does not say digital only title.

It literally says "Software sales units for each platform are those of card or disk software" (But include the digital version of card and disk software). It does not say includes digital only software.

Here is another wording "Nintendo Switch software includes the downloadable version of Nintendo Switch card software."

Again it includes digital versions of physical software (Card Software), but not digital only titles. 

Also note: I don't think the number would drastically be higher, but a million or so units would still be missing from the data set. 

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HoangNhatAnh said:
Lawlight said:

Ever noticed how vgchartz always falls short of the Sony first party titles true sales?

Yeah, just like when they undertrack Nintendo games sales. Mario Kart Wii sold 35 million, what ps3 game sold close to that?

What PS3 game has sold close to that Wii game that sold to casuals? There is no PS3 game that sold that much to casuals.



Acevil said:
Lawlight said:

Yeah, I’m looking at the wording - it says downloadable versions of software. That to me includes games that are digital-only as well.

Again, it does not say digital only title.

It literally says "Software sales units for each platform are those of card or disk software" (But include the digital version of card and disk software). It does not say includes digital only software.

Here is another wording "Nintendo Switch software includes the downloadable version of Nintendo Switch card software."

Again it includes digital versions of physical software (Card Software), but not digital only titles. 

Also note: I don't think the number would drastically be higher, but a million or so units would still be missing from the data set. 

Look at the Sony wording then - it doesn’t say digital-only either. It would be silly to think that because the wording on the revenue section is different that Nintendo don’t include digital numbers. Also, do you really think Nintendo won’t include those numbers. I mean, just think about it for 2 seconds.



LGBTDBZBBQ said:
God Of War leg is pitiful compared to BOTW, SMO, and MK8D which are going to appear again on the next year NPD chart.

God of War has had exceptional legs for a first party Sony title. They are usually quite frontloaded so it still being on the charts is great.

But sure, Nintendo titles often look different in terms of sales curve than a first party title from Sony



HoangNhatAnh said:
Lawlight said:

Ever noticed how vgchartz always falls short of the Sony first party titles true sales?

Yeah, just like when they undertrack Nintendo games sales. Mario Kart Wii sold 35 million, what ps3 game sold close to that?

Actually, it sold 37m according to Nintendo. xD



Bet with Teeqoz for 2 weeks of avatar and sig control that Super Mario Odyssey would ship more than 7m on its first 2 months. The game shipped 9.07m, so I won

I think that Switch will got price cut in 2019 and pro model in 2020 (or maybe even in 2021). Imo 2019 is to early for revision. 3DS got "NEW" version after 3,5/4 years (depending on region).