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Forums - Sales Discussion - December NPD 2018 thread

colafitte said:

id fantastic, 1'7-1'8M in December, after such November is a great result. We should look more what Switch did Nov+Dec combined than just December. That shows more and better perspective of Switch success.

Not just Switch

With how important BF has gotten, we really need to look at Nov+Dec combined numbers in general, as it gives a much clearer picture how any console is doing that respective holiday season, as just looking at one month really skews the numbers.



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Bofferbrauer2 said:
colafitte said:

id fantastic, 1'7-1'8M in December, after such November is a great result. We should look more what Switch did Nov+Dec combined than just December. That shows more and better perspective of Switch success.

Not just Switch

With how important BF has gotten, we really need to look at Nov+Dec combined numbers in general, as it gives a much clearer picture how any console is doing that respective holiday season, as just looking at one month really skews the numbers.

Yeah, with PS4 and XBO is the same too, that's what i meant to say. Totally agree.



colafitte said:
TruckOSaurus said:
It's a shame that wild rumors inflating everyone's expectations kinda rained on Switch's parade when it did achieve the best single month performance of any console this gen.

I told people in that infamous PR from Nintendo back in November to not trust blindly insiders predictions like Benji, because they are just..., that, and they can be wrong, as it ended happening in December. If Nintendo says something and it is proved wrong afterwards, choosing to believe Nintendo numbers is always still a better choice.

And yes, Switch did fantastic, 1'7-1'8M in December, after such November is a great result. We should look more what Switch did Nov+Dec combined than just December. That shows more and better perspective of Switch success.

Benji: "I will no longer be providing any sort of insight into the industry, sales data, or anything of that nature permanently. Sorry to those that enjoy what I share but my mental health is more important"



kindark said:
colafitte said:

I told people in that infamous PR from Nintendo back in November to not trust blindly insiders predictions like Benji, because they are just..., that, and they can be wrong, as it ended happening in December. If Nintendo says something and it is proved wrong afterwards, choosing to believe Nintendo numbers is always still a better choice.

And yes, Switch did fantastic, 1'7-1'8M in December, after such November is a great result. We should look more what Switch did Nov+Dec combined than just December. That shows more and better perspective of Switch success.

Benji: "I will no longer be providing any sort of insight into the industry, sales data, or anything of that nature permanently. Sorry to those that enjoy what I share but my mental health is more important"

I'm sorry for Benji, he is a cool dude and a helpful insider, but he is the only one to blame for this. When you make predictions and you're wrong, there's no problem, but when you start being cocky and saying "i'm being right in the past, when people are going to believe everything i say??, by the way, i expect Switch doing almost impossible numbers in December" it's your fault. 

He just suffered from Icarus syndrome, he flew too close to the sun and ended being burned.... I wish him the best and a time outside forum sales can only be healthier for him.



Awesome numbers no matter what. Still did outsold ps4 and xbox combined and that is no small accomplishment



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Switch: 1.77M
XB1: 920K
PS4: 797K

Horrible results for PS4 and XOne, and weak numbers for Switch. Very meh December.



p0isonparadise said:

Horrible results for PS4 and XOne, and weak numbers for Switch. Very meh December. 

Why ? X1 beat the PS4, generally was really close this Holiday/Christmas, maybe even outsold it ? And Switch sold good.

The biggest looser here are .... insiders and lemings believing them, the numbers are actually OK. PS4 yearly number is spot on with Sony prediction, Xbox did good, Switch did really well, just not fullfill idiots wet dreams.



Switch outsells PS4 and XB1 combined, but the result is still disappointing.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

Are the Switch results disappointing because of analyst and our expectations? Or is it because of Nintendo’s 20 million FY shipments goal?



KingofTrolls said:
p0isonparadise said:

Horrible results for PS4 and XOne, and weak numbers for Switch. Very meh December. 

Why ? X1 beat the PS4, generally was really close this Holiday/Christmas, maybe even outsold it ? And Switch sold good.

The biggest looser here are .... insiders and lemings believing them, the numbers are actually OK. PS4 yearly number is spot on with Sony prediction, Xbox did good, Switch did really well, just not fullfill idiots wet dreams.

Both Sony and Microsoft numbers are much lower than last year december. Microsoft may be more because I think they had much better deals compared to Sony and holidays they are usually  more competitive.