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I think the bigger seller will be...

Animal Crossing 63 42.28%
 
Pokemon Sword/Shield 86 57.72%
 
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melbye said:
PwerlvlAmy said:
short term: Pokemon, im talking first few weeks, it will sell way more

long term though over both titles life times, Animal Crossing will outsell Pokemon

Makes sense, with Pokemon getting a new game sooner than later and AC only seeing the one release this generation making it an evergreen title

Pokemon will likely sell what AC's lt hits within it's first 10 months or at least by the time the next game arrives, AC has never even come within range of matching the first mainline Pokemon game's sales on the same platform even with the series growth (P/D outsold Wild World by 6m and X/Y outsold New Leaf by 4m) if anything this should be more AC can outsell the following games which is even a struggle itself as AC has only ever managed to outsell one mainline Pokemon after the first which was USUM which came out at the end of the 3DS' life.

To the people who are also saying about growth do you really think AC will have growth and Pokemon will have none? PLG has very possibly outsold every AC game in 4 months providing potential growth before SWSH has even landed.



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Wyrdness said:
melbye said:

Makes sense, with Pokemon getting a new game sooner than later and AC only seeing the one release this generation making it an evergreen title

Pokemon will likely sell what AC's lt hits within it's first 10 months or at least by the time the next game arrives, AC has never even come within range of matching the first mainline Pokemon game's sales on the same platform even with the series growth (P/D outsold Wild World by 6m and X/Y outsold New Leaf by 4m) if anything this should be more AC can outsell the following games which is even a struggle itself as AC has only ever managed to outsell one mainline Pokemon after the first which was USUM which came out at the end of the 3DS' life.

To the people who are also saying about growth do you really think AC will have growth and Pokemon will have none? PLG has very possibly outsold every AC game in 4 months providing potential growth before SWSH has even landed.

I think this Animal Crossing is going to the first time a lot of people buy it. Would not be shocked to see Animal Crossing cross the 20 million mark which is more than what Sword/Shield will sell



I do not think Sword and Shield's legs are gonna be cut off by the next game whenever that releases, at least as drastically as some are predicting it could.

There really has not been a precedent in regards to that. S/M continued to sell even when US/UM were announced, same with US/UM when Let's Go was announced. Sure, the legs will decline, but I find it hard to believe it will be that drastic. Hell, Let's Go is still selling in Japan despite having Sword and Shield just announced.



melbye said:
Wyrdness said:

Pokemon will likely sell what AC's lt hits within it's first 10 months or at least by the time the next game arrives, AC has never even come within range of matching the first mainline Pokemon game's sales on the same platform even with the series growth (P/D outsold Wild World by 6m and X/Y outsold New Leaf by 4m) if anything this should be more AC can outsell the following games which is even a struggle itself as AC has only ever managed to outsell one mainline Pokemon after the first which was USUM which came out at the end of the 3DS' life.

To the people who are also saying about growth do you really think AC will have growth and Pokemon will have none? PLG has very possibly outsold every AC game in 4 months providing potential growth before SWSH has even landed.

I think this Animal Crossing is going to the first time a lot of people buy it. Would not be shocked to see Animal Crossing cross the 20 million mark which is more than what Sword/Shield will sell

No Animal Crossing game has ever crossed the 15m mark. Every single first mainline entry in a Pokémon generation has sold at least 15m.

What exactly makes you think Animal Crossing has more room for better sales than Pokémon does? Pokémon is one of the most widely recognizable franchises in the world, in and outside of gaming. It's known by just about everybody, has had almost a billion downloads on mobile (a figure AC Pocket Camp doesn't come even remotely close to), and for decades has had people dreaming of a home console mainline release, which is finally about to happen, on an extremely successful console whose main releases have all been breaking sales records left and right. Why, exactly, is Pokémon Sword/Shield not going to outdo its predecessors? Honestly I just don't see how. 20m copies sold is pretty much the worst case scenario for Pokémon, whereas it's very much the best case scenario for Animal Crossing.




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Kai_Mao said:
I do not think Sword and Shield's legs are gonna be cut off by the next game whenever that releases, at least as drastically as some are predicting it could.

There really has not been a precedent in regards to that. S/M continued to sell even when US/UM were announced, same with US/UM when Let's Go was announced. Sure, the legs will decline, but I find it hard to believe it will be that drastic. Hell, Let's Go is still selling in Japan despite having Sword and Shield just announced.

Also, this. Pokémon X/Y continued to sell well throughout 2014-2015 despite OR/AS being out. Their sales only slowed down noticeably with the release of a new generation in Sun/Moon, 3 years later. And even then, I honestly think it's kinda silly to expect so many mainline Pokémon releases on the Switch... maybe we could get another spin-off in 2020, but I can hardly see Game Freak putting out yearly mainline releases on an HD console, considering the 3-year (or more) development cycle of Sword/Shield.




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mZuzek said:
melbye said:

I think this Animal Crossing is going to the first time a lot of people buy it. Would not be shocked to see Animal Crossing cross the 20 million mark which is more than what Sword/Shield will sell

No Animal Crossing game has ever crossed the 15m mark. Every single first mainline entry in a Pokémon generation has sold at least 15m.

What exactly makes you think Animal Crossing has more room for better sales than Pokémon does? Pokémon is one of the most widely recognizable franchises in the world, in and outside of gaming. It's known by just about everybody, has had almost a billion downloads on mobile (a figure AC Pocket Camp doesn't come even remotely close to), and for decades has had people dreaming of a home console mainline release, which is finally about to happen, on an extremely successful console whose main releases have all been breaking sales records left and right. Why, exactly, is Pokémon Sword/Shield not going to outdo its predecessors? Honestly I just don't see how. 20m copies sold is pretty much the worst case scenario for Pokémon, whereas it's very much the best case scenario for Animal Crossing.

I just think Nintendo is really going to push this game, more than any Animal Crossing has been pushed before. I fully expect it to be their focus as E3 much like Smash was last year.  There is no reason why with a consistent stream of new content-updates Nintendo can't make it an evergreen title that will sell well until the Switch is replaced



melbye said:
mZuzek said:

No Animal Crossing game has ever crossed the 15m mark. Every single first mainline entry in a Pokémon generation has sold at least 15m.

What exactly makes you think Animal Crossing has more room for better sales than Pokémon does? Pokémon is one of the most widely recognizable franchises in the world, in and outside of gaming. It's known by just about everybody, has had almost a billion downloads on mobile (a figure AC Pocket Camp doesn't come even remotely close to), and for decades has had people dreaming of a home console mainline release, which is finally about to happen, on an extremely successful console whose main releases have all been breaking sales records left and right. Why, exactly, is Pokémon Sword/Shield not going to outdo its predecessors? Honestly I just don't see how. 20m copies sold is pretty much the worst case scenario for Pokémon, whereas it's very much the best case scenario for Animal Crossing.

I just think Nintendo is really going to push this game, more than any Animal Crossing has been pushed before. I fully expect it to be their focus as E3 much like Smash was last year.  There is no reason why with a consistent stream of new content-updates Nintendo can't make it an evergreen title that will sell well until the Switch is replaced

Right. And Pokémon isn't gonna be pushed more than usual, neither be an evergreen title that will sell well until the Switch is replaced?




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mZuzek said:
melbye said:

I just think Nintendo is really going to push this game, more than any Animal Crossing has been pushed before. I fully expect it to be their focus as E3 much like Smash was last year.  There is no reason why with a consistent stream of new content-updates Nintendo can't make it an evergreen title that will sell well until the Switch is replaced

Right. And Pokémon isn't gonna be pushed more than usual, neither be an evergreen title that will sell well until the Switch is replaced?

But there probably will be a new Pokemon of some kind in 2020 and that would obviously cut the legs of Sword/Shield.



melbye said:
mZuzek said:

Right. And Pokémon isn't gonna be pushed more than usual, neither be an evergreen title that will sell well until the Switch is replaced?

But there probably will be a new Pokemon of some kind in 2020 and that would obviously cut the legs of Sword/Shield.

Wasn't the same true for the DS and 3DS Pokémon games vs. Animal Crossing Wild World and New Leaf? It just doesn't matter how crazy Animal Crossing's legs may be, Pokémon always sells insane numbers and it'll sell even more insane numbers on the Switch.

Also, X/Y sold 4 million copies after the release of OR/AS, so no, it's not like the game's sales just stop completely after the next release.




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Animal crossing will not be the focus of e3. ill be surprise if it’s playable