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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - PR: Nintendo Switch Best Selling week Ever (US) (8.2mil+Sold Switches LTD) [Update: 8.6mil+]

Acevil said:
colafitte said:

What we know is Switch selling 8'2M in USA until 26 November 2018.

At least that much, they did use the word more than, which could mean another 50,000, or even gives them more wiggle room. NPD will be interesting, I think my prediction is inline with these numbers. 

Yeah, but every PR from every company uses the "more than..." line, so obviously won't be exactly 900.000 units, it could be something more, but don't expect more than 100k or 150k..., around 50k could be, i agree.



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colafitte said:
xMetroid said:
Wait what is the 115% for then?

From Nov 22 (thursday) to Nov 26 (monday), not BF week from 19-23 Nov. That 115% is bullshit because it's probably a low number from last year. PR these days are awful, really tired of them....

Even if its 115% just for that period that actually busiest period of November, it should be bigger difference with sales numbers. Something is definitely fishy when we comparing that increase and sold numbers. Also to be fair, Nintendo said more than 8.2m.

Also this: 2008 Wii numbers

"For the Thanksgiving week, Wii sold an astonishing 800,000 units more than double what is sold in 2007. "

And Nintendo reported that Switch sold more than that in that week.

Last edited by Miyamotoo - on 28 November 2018

2008 Wii numbers
"For the Thanksgiving week, Wii sold an astonishing 800,000 units more than double what is sold in 2007. "

Considering the fact that PS4 and XB1 had wayyyy more sales, this is a very impressive feat. Switch is heading for a huge November and I can't imagine how huge the December will be.



I'm predicting 1.3m~1.4m sold for the month. The best part is that it's outperforming last year, so it's obviously a growing system, and still seems far from its peak. Amazing.

Curious to see the monster numbers for December. I'm thinking some records will be broken.



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

Miyamotoo said:
colafitte said:

From Nov 22 (thursday) to Nov 26 (monday), not BF week from 19-23 Nov. That 115% is bullshit because it's probably a low number from last year. PR these days are awful, really tired of them....

Even if its 115% just for that period that actually bassist period of November, it should be bigger difference with sales numbers. Something is definitely fishy when we comparing that increase and sold numbers. Also to be fair, Nintendo said more than 8.2m.

every company uses more then a certain number when announcing number, but yea nintendo numbers are a bit fishy, so it's 50/50 at this point that the data is accurate since they said 8.2 instead of just 8 million.



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NPD will look something like this:

1.5m PS4
1.2m Switch
1.1m XB1

Give or take a 100k. I think Switch will dominate December though. Might be heading to 2.5m



quickrick said:
Miyamotoo said:

Even if its 115% just for that period that actually bassist period of November, it should be bigger difference with sales numbers. Something is definitely fishy when we comparing that increase and sold numbers. Also to be fair, Nintendo said more than 8.2m.

every company uses more then a certain number when announcing number, but yea nintendo numbers are a bit fishy, so it's 50/50 at this point that the data is accurate since they said 8.2 instead of just 8 million.

Worth noting Nintendo has lowballed in the hundreds of thousands before.  One theory floating is that these numbers are the Black Friday weekend numbers + numbers for the rest of the year.  So the sales they know for sure they have with the rest of November left out.  Which would be strangebut again, Nintendo has done weird PR before.  i mean, if Switch is only at 1 mil for the month, it's not just Benji that got it wrong, Switch being up substantially was called by multiple people.  EVERYONE would have to have been wrong.  

And just to reinforce the oddity, it seems Mochizuki of Wall Street Journal in Japan is declining to translate the 8.2 mil part and report it until he can get clarification so apparently even he's confused.



kopstudent89 said:
2008 Wii numbers
"For the Thanksgiving week, Wii sold an astonishing 800,000 units more than double what is sold in 2007. "

Considering the fact that PS4 and XB1 had wayyyy more sales, this is a very impressive feat. Switch is heading for a huge November and I can't imagine how huge the December will be.

No, no no and no. Nintendo PR doing their work misinforming people.....oggh. Thanksgiving week for Wii back in 2008 was Monday to Friday (black friday). This 115% record from last year is from Thursday to Cyber Monday and it could be 100k or 200k last year in that period, we don't really know. Yes, some big sales too, but not as big as Monday to Friday week for Black Friday. That comparison with 800k from Wii in 2008 is incorrect.



Nuvendil said:
quickrick said:

every company uses more then a certain number when announcing number, but yea nintendo numbers are a bit fishy, so it's 50/50 at this point that the data is accurate since they said 8.2 instead of just 8 million.

Worth noting Nintendo has lowballed in the hundreds of thousands before.  One theory floating is that these numbers are the Black Friday weekend numbers + numbers for the rest of the year.  So the sales they know for sure they have with the rest of November left out.  Which would be strangebut again, Nintendo has done weird PR before.  i mean, if Switch is only at 1 mil for the month, it's not just Benji that got it wrong, Switch being up substantially was called by multiple people.  EVERYONE would have to have been wrong.  

And just to reinforce the oddity, it seems Mochizuki of Wall Street Journal in Japan is declining to translate the 8.2 mil part and report it until he can get clarification so apparently even he's confused.

benji just said no way nintendo would leave numbers out, and you might have a point if nintendo said 8 million, but they said 8.2 million, so it's 50/50.



Black Friday week sales history

Wii
2006: 476,000 (Launch)
2007: 350,000 / 36%
2008: 800,000 / 39%
2009: 550,000 / 44%
2010: 600,000 / 47%
2011: +500,000 / +58% (500K just on Black Friday, whole week unknown)
2012: 300,000 / 71%

 

Nintendo reported that Switch had best week ever for Nintendo, better than Wii also.