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Animal Crossing 63 42.28%
 
Pokemon Sword/Shield 86 57.72%
 
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first time seeing this thread. i know its easy to say in hindsight, but it feels like it was quite clear that AC would win out even before the pandemic became such a huge deal. the pent up demand for this game was insane, makes the already incredible social media presence of pokemon look like nothing in comparison.

this isnt to take away fro SW/SH of course - they will easily end up as the 2nd or 3rd best selling games ever for the franchise. maybe even the number 1 game when it comes to revenue.



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13.41 in 6 weeks so essentially even with ACNH's new found lift it's still behind as going from Sw/Sh's release date of the 15th which is 6 weeks and a few days until the end of December Sw/Sh is still ahead in the same time frame by 3m the have been arguments about the latter's legs being gone but it sold 1.4m last quarter only MK8 sold more as a non new release.



Wyrdness said:

13.41 in 6 weeks so essentially even with ACNH's new found lift it's still behind as going from Sw/Sh's release date of the 15th which is 6 weeks and a few days until the end of December Sw/Sh is still ahead in the same time frame by 3m the have been arguments about the latter's legs being gone but it sold 1.4m last quarter only MK8 sold more as a non new release.

"Combined sell-through of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, released on March 20, exceeded 13 million units in the first six weeks for the three regions of Japan, the US, and Europe, making it the fastest-starting title for Nintendo Switch."

What are the figures for Sw/Sh for the first 6 weeks?



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SpokenTruth said:
Wyrdness said:

13.41 in 6 weeks so essentially even with ACNH's new found lift it's still behind as going from Sw/Sh's release date of the 15th which is 6 weeks and a few days until the end of December Sw/Sh is still ahead in the same time frame by 3m the have been arguments about the latter's legs being gone but it sold 1.4m last quarter only MK8 sold more as a non new release.

"Combined sell-through of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, released on March 20, exceeded 13 million units in the first six weeks for the three regions of Japan, the US, and Europe, making it the fastest-starting title for Nintendo Switch."

What are the figures for Sw/Sh for the first 6 weeks?

Sword Shield sold 6M in its first week.

And shipped 16.06M in its first quarter, which basically are 6 weeks.
But we have shipped vs sell-through and holiday vs non-holiday.



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SpokenTruth said:
Wyrdness said:

13.41 in 6 weeks so essentially even with ACNH's new found lift it's still behind as going from Sw/Sh's release date of the 15th which is 6 weeks and a few days until the end of December Sw/Sh is still ahead in the same time frame by 3m the have been arguments about the latter's legs being gone but it sold 1.4m last quarter only MK8 sold more as a non new release.

"Combined sell-through of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, released on March 20, exceeded 13 million units in the first six weeks for the three regions of Japan, the US, and Europe, making it the fastest-starting title for Nintendo Switch."

What are the figures for Sw/Sh for the first 6 weeks?

16m according to Nintendo, 6 weeks for Sw/Sh is the end of December from it's November 15th release, ACNH is the fastest selling title because more of its sales came with in the first two weeks.



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Wyrdness said:
SpokenTruth said:

"Combined sell-through of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, released on March 20, exceeded 13 million units in the first six weeks for the three regions of Japan, the US, and Europe, making it the fastest-starting title for Nintendo Switch."

What are the figures for Sw/Sh for the first 6 weeks?

16m according to Nintendo, 6 weeks for Sw/Sh is the end of December from it's November 15th release, ACNH is the fastest selling title because more of its sales came with in the first two weeks.

But their quote literally says otherwise.  It says that AC's 13.4 million in 6 weeks if the fastest ever for the first 6 weeks.



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SpokenTruth said:

But their quote literally says otherwise.  It says that AC's 13.4 million in 6 weeks if the fastest ever for the first 6 weeks.

Fastest selling doesn't mean highest selling we know ACNH sold 11m in 3 days by the end of March numbers that means 11m in one week while Sw/Sh sold 6m in one week this alone would make ACNH the fastest selling game but Sw/Sh sold 16m in 6 weeks regardless so it's still ahead in total sold in the same time frame going by their own numbers. It's acceleration versus top speed scenario higher acceleration means you get out the block faster but top speed eventually catches up and overtakes.



SpokenTruth said:
Wyrdness said:

16m according to Nintendo, 6 weeks for Sw/Sh is the end of December from it's November 15th release, ACNH is the fastest selling title because more of its sales came with in the first two weeks.

But their quote literally says otherwise.  It says that AC's 13.4 million in 6 weeks if the fastest ever for the first 6 weeks.

That's correct. Nintendo is talking about sell-through through six weeks and provides the figure for AC while figures for other games are undisclosed.

Pokémon Sword & Shield shipped 16.06m copies during its launch quarter (roughly six weeks on sale), but shipped isn't the same thing as sell-through. The new Pokémon shipped only 1.31m during its follow-up quarter despite robust continued sell-through; that points to overshipping in the launch quarter.

In any case, we cannot tell how many units other Nintendo games sold through in their first six weeks, but we do know that Nintendo isn't going to lie in a statement to investors. AC is definitely the fastest-selling Nintendo game ever, with fastest being defined as a timeframe of six weeks from launch.



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RolStoppable said:
SpokenTruth said:

But their quote literally says otherwise.  It says that AC's 13.4 million in 6 weeks if the fastest ever for the first 6 weeks.

That's correct. Nintendo is talking about sell-through through six weeks and provides the figure for AC while figures for other games are undisclosed.

Pokémon Sword & Shield shipped 16.06m copies during its launch quarter (roughly six weeks on sale), but shipped isn't the same thing as sell-through. The new Pokémon shipped only 1.31m during its follow-up quarter despite robust continued sell-through; that points to overshipping in the launch quarter.

In any case, we cannot tell how many units other Nintendo games sold through in their first six weeks, but we do know that Nintendo isn't going to lie in a statement to investors. AC is definitely the fastest-selling Nintendo game ever, with fastest being defined as a timeframe of six weeks from launch.

The shipped/sold issue is what I was going to bring up next.  I found a graphic online for sold figures for the Pokemon games but I haven't verified the numbers yet.



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It's true enough SpokenTruth, was about to post it myself (it's from Nintendo's last quarterly report):

So AC had higher sell through than Sw/Sh had in 9 weeks in just its first 6 weeks, at least in those regions. Since Pokémon had 16 mil shipped after just 6 weeks it seems it must either have done really well in the rest of the world or was just sort of overshipped.