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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Nintendo: 23 games sold over a million on Switch in the FY ending March 2019

CaptainExplosion said:
curl-6 said:

https://gonintendo.com/stories/338683-nintendo-79th-annual-general-meeting-of-shareholders-q-a-info-s

EDIT: Cheers to Rol for the clarification; this is 23 games selling over a million during the financial year from 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019, not lifetime.

Given the numbers we have for their first party software, (see below) that means 9 third party games sold over a million copies during that period.

[Confirmed First Party Million+ sellers for this period:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 13.81m
Pokémon: Let's Go, Evee/Pikachu! - 10.63m
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 7.47m
Super Mario Party - 6.40m
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 4.30m
Super Mario Odyssey - 4.04m
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - 3.31m
Splatoon 2 - 2.69m
Mario Tennis Aces - 2.64m
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - 2.25m
Kirby Star Allies - 1.30m
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - 1.18m
Yoshi's Crafted World - 1.11m
Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit - 1.09m

Total: 14]

Why are the Splatoon 2 and Breath of The Wild numbers so low here?

If you read what is underlined in the pots you quoted, you will note that the sales numbers are for sales between the dates 4/1/18 and 3/31/19

Splatoon and BotW got most of their sales before those dates. 



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irstupid said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Why are the Splatoon 2 and Breath of The Wild numbers so low here?

If you read what is underlined in the pots you quoted, you will note that the sales numbers are for sales between the dates 4/1/18 and 3/31/19

Splatoon and BotW got most of their sales before those dates. 

Oh, right, brainfart.



It's tricky to guess the 9 third party games included in this tally; Monster Hunter Generations is confirmed, Crash Bandicoot, Minecraft, and Diablo 3 are basically a given, though beyond that its hard to say. Maybe FIFA 19? 

I haven't been paying attention to the Switch eshop charts, were there any digital games that were super popular? (Excluding free to play)

Last edited by curl-6 - on 28 June 2019

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:

It's tricky to guess the 9 third party games included in this tally; Monster Hunter Generations is confirmed, Crash Bandicoot, Minecraft, and Diablo 3 are basically a given, though beyond that its hard to say. Maybe FIFA 19? 

I haven't been paying attention to the Switch eshop charts, were there any digital games that were super popular? (Excluding free to play)

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate barely makes it because more than 200k units of its total were sold in Japan where the game released in August 2017, so in a different fiscal year. Still, the 1.2m figure you posted earlier was by the end of December 2018, so the remaining quarter most likely pushed the game over the edge.

Octopath Traveler is 100% sure because it has already been posted by myself. Crash Bandicoot, Minecraft, Diablo 3 and Mario + Rabbids (continued good sales because of frequent discounts) bring the total to six, leaving three other games.

The list of the top 10 third party games in the USA helps here:
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=240422

Just Dance 2019 should make the cut because the IP continues to enjoy modest popularity each and every year in both America and Europe. LEGO The Incredibles is a good candidate because it released in June 2018. The other games on the list have either been already covered above or were released during the fiscal year before the one this topic is about.

Rocket League has been a steady seller and it has a physical version which is mandatory to be eligible for Nintendo's statement. It not showing up on NPD's revenue-based ranking isn't surprising because the game has a low price tag (same reason why Minecraft is not on it).

FIFA 19 is possible, but if I remember correctly, it had an abysmal LTD of less than 30k by April 2019 in the football-crazy country of Spain, so that doesn't bode well for European sales as a whole. I'd rather go with Just Dance, LEGO and Rocket League for the remaining three third party million sellers.



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Darwinianevolution said:

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#

23 that shipped over 1M just during the last FY, not in total. And that's outside digital only and free to play titles.

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RolStoppable said:
curl-6 said:

It's tricky to guess the 9 third party games included in this tally; Monster Hunter Generations is confirmed, Crash Bandicoot, Minecraft, and Diablo 3 are basically a given, though beyond that its hard to say. Maybe FIFA 19? 

I haven't been paying attention to the Switch eshop charts, were there any digital games that were super popular? (Excluding free to play)

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate barely makes it because more than 200k units of its total were sold in Japan where the game released in August 2017, so in a different fiscal year. Still, the 1.2m figure you posted earlier was by the end of December 2018, so the remaining quarter most likely pushed the game over the edge.

Octopath Traveler is 100% sure because it has already been posted by myself. Crash Bandicoot, Minecraft, Diablo 3 and Mario + Rabbids (continued good sales because of frequent discounts) bring the total to six, leaving three other games.

The list of the top 10 third party games in the USA helps here:
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=240422

Just Dance 2019 should make the cut because the IP continues to enjoy modest popularity each and every year in both America and Europe. LEGO The Incredibles is a good candidate because it released in June 2018. The other games on the list have either been already covered above or were released during the fiscal year before the one this topic is about.

Rocket League has been a steady seller and it has a physical version which is mandatory to be eligible for Nintendo's statement. It not showing up on NPD's revenue-based ranking isn't surprising because the game has a low price tag (same reason why Minecraft is not on it).

FIFA 19 is possible, but if I remember correctly, it had an abysmal LTD of less than 30k by April 2019 in the football-crazy country of Spain, so that doesn't bode well for European sales as a whole. I'd rather go with Just Dance, LEGO and Rocket League for the remaining three third party million sellers.

VGChartz had FIFA 19 at 750k physical-only at the end of 2018. The addition of digital sales and the extra 3 months of Jan-March 2019 should have been enough to get that to a million, unless it was severely overtracked, which is a possibility.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

BOTW outselling Odyssey despite being released 6 months earlier and being a Zelda game vs a Mario one is completely insane. That game truly did elevate the franchise to a completely new plateau of popularity never before seen for it.



HyrulianScrolls said:
BOTW outselling Odyssey despite being released 6 months earlier and being a Zelda game vs a Mario one is completely insane. That game truly did elevate the franchise to a completely new plateau of popularity never before seen for it.

I remember a ton of people back in 2017 saying it would never pass 10 million because "no Zelda game ever has".

It just goes to show the folly of measuring a game's sales potential only by its predecessors.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.