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Apparently Astral Chain is sold-out both on Amazon and for some retail chains, I wonder if this affected the physical sales, certainly if it's sold-out Nintendo didn't expect it to sell this much which is a good sign.



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Nautilus said:
Barkley said:

Because I expect them to sell similar? (Globally at least)

Xenoblade sits at 1.75m sold globally, I expected Astral Chain to reach somewhere around 1.5m globally.

Xenoblade 2 was at 1.75 m back at February.I wouldnt be surprised if it was above 2 millions at this point.

True it's still selling, won't be above 2m yet though.

Date Shipped Total
December 31st 2017 1.06m 1.06m
March 31st 2018 0.25m 1.31m
June 30th 2018 0.11m 1.42m
September 30th 2018 0.11m 1.53m
December 30th 2018 0.13m? 1.66m?
March 31st 2019 0.07m? 1.73m

I'd say it's probably at about 1.81m-1.84m

(numbers followed by ? are guesses)

Last edited by Barkley - on 04 September 2019

Barkley said:
Nautilus said:

Xenoblade 2 was at 1.75 m back at February.I wouldnt be surprised if it was above 2 millions at this point.

True it's still selling, won't be above 2m yet though.

Date Shipped Total
December 31st 2017 1.06m 1.06m
March 31st 2018 0.25m 1.31m
June 30th 2018 0.11m 1.42m
September 30th 2018 0.11m 1.53m
December 30th 2018 0.13m? 1.66m?
March 31st 2019 0.07m? 1.73m

I'd say it's probably at about 1.81m-1.84m

(numbers followed by ? are guesses)

I would say its higher than that, but thats my gut feeling more than anything else.

Anyways, 2 millions is a lock.I wonder how much its going to do LT.My guess is something really close to 2.5 million.



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Nautilus said:
Barkley said:

True it's still selling, won't be above 2m yet though.

Date Shipped Total
December 31st 2017 1.06m 1.06m
March 31st 2018 0.25m 1.31m
June 30th 2018 0.11m 1.42m
September 30th 2018 0.11m 1.53m
December 30th 2018 0.13m? 1.66m?
March 31st 2019 0.07m? 1.73m

I'd say it's probably at about 1.81m-1.84m

(numbers followed by ? are guesses)

I would say its higher than that, but thats my gut feeling more than anything else.

Anyways, 2 millions is a lock.I wonder how much its going to do LT.My guess is something really close to 2.5 million.

I think if it's lucky it'll ship 0.27m in 2019, bringing the total to 2m. But it's shipments are clearly slowing, I think it'll end at around 2.25m.



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Sure, lots of peeps were holding out for the new model like we suggested weeks ago, yet this doesn't make this week less impressive than it should be portrayed as.
Astral Chain did "well" considering what we heard from the high price point and limited physical copies in stock, it's clear that digital sales we'll be it's savior in Japan since it has been a popular title on the Eshop for a while now. As for the rest, most titles from Nintendo have held up really well !

Wouldn't be surprised if we got back to a 50K-60K baseline until the inevitable Switch Lite launches and explodes the chart !



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Mar1217 said:
Sure, lots of peeps were holding out for the new model like we suggested weeks ago, yet this doesn't make this week less impressive than it should be portrayed as.
Astral Chain did "well" considering what we heard from the high price point and limited physical copies in stock, it's clear that digital sales we'll be it's savior in Japan since it has been a popular title on the Eshop for a while now. As for the rest, most titles from Nintendo have held up really well !

Wouldn't be surprised if we got back to a 50K-60K baseline until the inevitable Switch Lite launches and explodes the chart !

If that was intentional, then you have all my respect ^_^



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Barkley said:
Jranation said:

Why compare a New IP to a franchise? 

Because I expect them to sell similar? (Globally at least)

Xenoblade sits at 1.75m sold globally, I expected Astral Chain to reach somewhere around 1.5m globally.

Oh I thought you are just saying in Japan. And yeah I expect it to reach 1mil WW eventually. 



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Isnt astral chain more than 80$ in japan?
The vouchers being two games for less than 100$ should have impacted a lot in physical sales...