Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 09 November 2019

Jumpin said:
zorg1000 said:

Ya but why do big holiday deals when you can sell ~20 million without them?

28 million with them.

Seriously though, that's up to their accountants, it might be that price drops at this particular time won't significantly increase sales output. There are various strategies that can be used to generate enough interest to maximize holiday sales. As a business, it would be in Nintendo's interest to take the cheapest option possible. Having a gigantic Q3 could also mean a slower Q4, or even a slower 2020 altogether. Part of the major reason for much slower Wii sales in Calendar 2010 was the price drop for the holiday quarter in 2009 (which I believe is still the highest-selling quarter for any home console ever); but that was only hardware, Wii enjoyed heavy user usage and strong software sales in 2010/FY2011. Another factor to consider is the schedule for upcoming hardware, the Wii got the price drop about a year in advance of the 3DS release, and 2 years in advance of the Wii U release - if they wanted to extend the life of the console, they might have held off on a price drop until later.

3DS price cut in 2011 is another good example, it gave the illusion that 3DS was a highly desirable piece of hardware but all it accomplished was making sales more front loaded.



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My data for all the 3 Q3 are updated, I see that VGC is actually constantly adjusting the weekly values even on the last fiscal year.

This graph shows the Q3 VGC cumulated sales for the Switch.



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Amnesia said:

Are we ready for the BURST...

My data for all the 3 Q3 are updated, I see that VGC is actually constantly adjusting the weekly values even on the last fiscal year.

This graph shows the Q3 VGC cumulated sales for the Switch.

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Let's see where the Switch Eagle will have landed at the end of the year.



It seems that the Switch light really pushed Hardware sales.
Ps4 is doing a good job too and the Xbox is doing ok especially if you think about that ms id preparing for Next gen.



Early reports for Pokemon Sword / Shield is the game has had a larger launch than Let's Go Pikachu / Eevee. Week ending November 16 sales for Switch are looking to be bigger than they were a year ago for Let's Go.



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Shame they don't have a big game for December, like Smash in 2018, but one could argue that the combined force of the Lite, the ongoing shockwave of Pokemon, the blue ocean success of Ring Fit, and Luigi's Mansion 3 might be able to compensate and push December sales as high or higher than last year.



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

https://nintendoeverything.com/uk-pokemon-sword-shield-biggest-exclusive-of-the-year-third-biggest-boxed-launch-of-2019-second-biggest-pokemon-launch-ever/

From the comments not sure how accurate-

UK retail launch sales:
> Pokemon X/Y: 125,000
> Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire: 145,000
> Pokemon Sun/Moon: 300,000
> Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon: 75,000
> Pokemon Let's Go: 120,000
> Pokemon Sword/Shield: 197,000 (if you count the double pack as 2 games)

Fastest-selling Nintendo games of all time at retail in the UK:
1. Pokemon Sun/Moon: 300,000
2. Wii Fit: 290,000
3. Pokemon Sword/Shield: 197,000
4. Mario Kart Wii: 180,000
5. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire: 145,000
6. Pokemon Black/White: 137,000
7. Super Smash Bros Ultimate: 130,000 (current fastest-selling Switch game in the UK)



Wyrdness said:

https://nintendoeverything.com/uk-pokemon-sword-shield-biggest-exclusive-of-the-year-third-biggest-boxed-launch-of-2019-second-biggest-pokemon-launch-ever/

From the comments not sure how accurate-

UK retail launch sales:
> Pokemon X/Y: 125,000
> Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire: 145,000
> Pokemon Sun/Moon: 300,000
> Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon: 75,000
> Pokemon Let's Go: 120,000
> Pokemon Sword/Shield: 197,000 (if you count the double pack as 2 games)

Fastest-selling Nintendo games of all time at retail in the UK:
1. Pokemon Sun/Moon: 300,000
2. Wii Fit: 290,000
3. Pokemon Sword/Shield: 197,000
4. Mario Kart Wii: 180,000
5. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire: 145,000
6. Pokemon Black/White: 137,000
7. Super Smash Bros Ultimate: 130,000 (current fastest-selling Switch game in the UK)

S, only beaten by Sun/Moon and quite a bit in front of the rest? That's great, especially considering how many probably bought the digital version in the eShop



Well I'm happy PS4 got so close to 300k. With Death Stranding showing in the charts it may do even better next week.



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Sony announced today that the 1tb slim with 3 games for $199.99 and PS4 pro for $299.99 will be running from nov 24 to dec. 2

A bigger time gap from last year, that definitely will give them nice sales for the holidays.