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Has nintendo given out their Total Software sales number?
If so how does it compair to XB1 or PS4's?



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JRPGfan said:
Has nintendo given out their Total Software sales number?
If so how does it compair to XB1 or PS4's?

Switch's total software shipments are at 187.52m by March 31st 2019. That's 25 months on the market.

Microsoft stopped to give out any solid sales numbers, so a comparison for this point in a console's life (or a future point) is not available for the Xbox One.

Sony did not announce a total for software when they announced that PS4 hardware had sold through 35.9m units after 25.5 months on the market. Their financial reports don't single out software numbers at this point in time either, so a comparison is not available. Sony announcing their software total is something that they've only done more recently.



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I am assuming the total software shipments only include software with retail releases since that's what they are usually giving out on their reports so the total software number is probably higher than 187M.

Would be cool if we got confirmation from what games it could possibly be. Would love to know.



Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's sales are very impressive. The game is a port of a 2014 game, it was released in April 2017 on Switch and sold 7.47m between April 2018 and March 2019. That's more than most titles can hope to sell in their lifetime.



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RolStoppable said:
JRPGfan said:
Has nintendo given out their Total Software sales number?
If so how does it compair to XB1 or PS4's?

Switch's total software shipments are at 187.52m by March 31st 2019. That's 25 months on the market.

Microsoft stopped to give out any solid sales numbers, so a comparison for this point in a console's life (or a future point) is not available for the Xbox One.

Sony did not announce a total for software when they announced that PS4 hardware had sold through 35.9m units after 25.5 months on the market. Their financial reports don't single out software numbers at this point in time either, so a comparison is not available. Sony announcing their software total is something that they've only done more recently.

Thank you :)
Its too bad we dont have PS4 numbers to compair from back when it was also at 25 months.



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23? I thought they had at least 26... According to million sales reveals and VGC database. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239473&page=1#



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Wouldn't Mario + Rabbids be a third party million seller?



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GhaudePhaede010 said:
Wouldn't Mario + Rabbids be a third party million seller?

Not between April 1st 2018 and March 31st 2019 though. The game was released in August 2017 so it made most of its sales before April 2018 and therefore wouldn't be included in the 23 mentioned in the article.

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Only 23 games that have sold over a million copies? That sucks, that means VGC has overtracked quite a few. If you break up Pokemon LGPE, we have it at 26. So not by much, Still, if you assume our official shipped numbers are accurate, and that our sales estimates aren't off by all that much, then the only games that could be the three that we overtracked are Skyrim, FIFA 18, and Crash Trilogy. If Pokemon counts as one title in Nintendo's 23, then one of those three I mentioned is still a million seller. If Labo doesn't count as a game in Nintendo's mind, which I doubt, then we only overtracked one of those three. Probably not though, so best case we still overtracked 2 out of Skyrim, FIFA 18, and Crash. My money is on Crash being the one VGChartz's numbers are right about as a million seller.

On the other hand, Wii had 160+ million sellers, so one or two here and there for Switch changes pretty little in the long run.



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Cerebralbore101 said:
I wonder if they are counting free to play games as "Sold".

Almost certainly not. VGC numbers also list 23 million sellers on Switch. I know they're not the most accurate, but I doubt there's enough of them overtracked enough to fit the number of f2p games that would be over a million.

They should be basically accurate now, they consist mostly of official numbers from companies, including digital sales. VGChartz currently has 20 games as official Switch million sellers, and another 2, Minecraft and Mario+Rabbids, that are still old sales estimate data but are definitely million sellers. So 22 definite million sellers, none free to play, and three potential million sellers, Skyrim, FIFA 18, and Crash, that our numbers have as over a million but according to Nintendo apparently only one of them is.