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So in the end Smash generated more dollars in sales than Spiderman, GOW, FC5 (because NPD doesn't track units sales nor bundles). I did not expect that. Sometimes i can't figure out how NPD software is going to be....It's a lost cause.

I guess Spiderman and FC5 (and probably GOW too) probably sold more units, but with how NPD works we can't know for sure....

USA loves Nintendo and their games, that's for certain.



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p0isonparadise said:
colafitte said:

i meant for the year, this way we can know how much those games did at least in USA if they're above Smash when they give the top 10 for the year, but thanks anyway.

Sorry, I think Smash will barely miss the top 10.

colafitte said:
p0isonparadise said:

Sorry, I think Smash will barely miss the top 10.

Yeah, probably... the top 10 should probably be (in no particular order), RDR2, COD BOPS4, NBA2k19, FC5, Spiderman, GOW, Madden NFL19, .....mmm maybe can be top 10 still, the only ones i can think could have sold more than 3'6M in USA are BF V and AC Odyssey....I don't think Pokemon Let's Go or MH World were capable.

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colafitte said:
So in the end Smash generated more dollars in sales than Spiderman, GOW, FC5 (because NPD doesn't track units sales nor bundles). I did not expect that. Sometimes i can't figure out how NPD software is going to be....It's a lost cause.

I guess Spiderman and FC5 (and probably GOW too) probably sold more units, but with how NPD works we can't know for sure....

USA loves Nintendo and their games, that's for certain.

Smash had a bundle as well and isnt including digital so really no reason to assume those games outsold it.



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zorg1000 said:
colafitte said:
So in the end Smash generated more dollars in sales than Spiderman, GOW, FC5 (because NPD doesn't track units sales nor bundles). I did not expect that. Sometimes i can't figure out how NPD software is going to be....It's a lost cause.

I guess Spiderman and FC5 (and probably GOW too) probably sold more units, but with how NPD works we can't know for sure....

USA loves Nintendo and their games, that's for certain.

Smash had a bundle as well and isnt including digital so really no reason to assume those games outsold it.

Yes, you are probably right. But that's the thing, i can't prove i'm right or wrong because of how NPD works. I wish NPD worked like Japan or UK.....

But in my opinion, Smash probably is above 4M if we count everything and if we count bundles and games sold at lower prices, i'm pretty sure games like FC5, Spiderman and even GOW must be around 3'5-4M or even more in USA alone too.



jason1637 said:
Really good month for the Switch.
The XBO and PS4 numbers aren't that great but it's to be expected since it's their 5th year.

Looking from the predictions. I dont think a lot of people expected these numbers. 



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PotentHerbs said:

Good for Nintendo that NS had the best month for hardware since 2010. They have destroyed expectations coming into this generation.

Lets not pretend it didn't under perform compared to predictions.

It was because of 1 famous person on the internet that said Switch would reach 2mil. Lots of people believed in him. 

 

If it wasnt because of that people's expectations would be somewhere around 2mil ( a bit more or a bit less)

 

And it was also the rumor about Switch outselling PS4 and Xbox One combined. People didnt expect PS4 and X1 numbers to be this low. 



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p0isonparadise said:
Smash was #1 for the month and sold 3,592,000 at retail. Largest opening for an exclusive.

Wow! That is Amazing! Seems like Nintendo broke soooo many records in this december! 



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So.....PS4 won almost every month of the year in NPD but for Switch it was enough to win December to be the best selling console of the year in the USA. Once again "el que ríe de último ríe mejor". Thanks to Sakurai for that gift from the gods called Super Smash Bros Ultimate.



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Great numbers for Switch, the utter domination though it would have been epic if it reached 2 million.

p0isonparadise said: 
Smash was #1 for the month and sold 3,592,000 at retail. Largest opening for an exclusive.

The power that that has.

p0isonparadise said:
Switch generated the highest December-month hardware dollar sales for a single platform since the Nintendo Wii in December 2009.

Oh wow oh wow. It-prints-money.gif



peachbuggy said:
TheWPCTraveler said:

Wait a moment, did you read this off his post that he'd basically try and hide from Twtr and Era flaming if Switch sales were below 2 million?

It's pretty funny tbh

I should have quoted someone before. I saw the post and it was plain he was making a joke.

hehehe, the funny thing is that everybody was really quick to believe in him when he was implying that it would do more than 2m, but when he said it might do less then almost everybody took it as a joke :P