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Wow they won't even be able to get a good amount of stock until after the holidays? Thats gonna suck some momentum out of Ring Fit sales, stock missing its main holiday season!
No way Ring Fit will be anything like Wii Fit, but I do think it will hit 1 million in Japan and at least 5 million worldwide, which would be a huge success! I expect there will be a successor in couple years, maybe even next year.



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Slownenberg said:
Wow they won't even be able to get a good amount of stock until after the holidays? Thats gonna suck some momentum out of Ring Fit sales, stock missing its main holiday season!
No way Ring Fit will be anything like Wii Fit, but I do think it will hit 1 million in Japan and at least 5 million worldwide, which would be a huge success! I expect there will be a successor in couple years, maybe even next year.

They can still hold the momentum in begining of next year if they really bruteforce with the advertisment.



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Yeah Ring Fit could still be the game that carries Nintendos Q4 FY/Q1 CY until Animal Crossing releases.



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Relax folks, it might sell over 500K in the next few weeks if Nintendo can supply that many.

Demand is clearly there for Ring Fit Adventure, Nintendo will ship a large amount for the holiday weeks and this will help their hardware sales. There is really nothing else to compete with Ring Fit and Pokemon on the software front this December. They will take the 1st and 2nd slot in the Software charts. But if Nintendo supply enough copies Ring Fit Adenture can sell more than Pokemon during December.

Just look at what new evergreens like Super Mario Party and Pokemon did between week 49 and week 1 last year:

Week 49
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 1.220.535 / NEW <68,52%>
Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee! - 93.787 / 1.012.247 (-1%)
Super Mario Party - 69.861 / 489.767 (+40%)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 20.995 / 1.881.751 (+62%)
Splatoon 2 - 19.083 / 2.740.677 (+57%)

Week 50
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 406.617 / 1.627.152 (-67%)
Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee! - 108.773 / 1.121.020 (+16%)
Super Mario Party - 97.529 / 587.295 (+40%)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 29.422 / 1.911.174 (+40%)
Minecraft - 27.625 / 431.410 (+63%)

Week 51

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 452.617 / 2.079.769 (+11%)
Super Mario Party - 155.060 / 742.355 (+59%)
Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee!- 144.770 / 1.265.790 (+33%)
Dragon Quest Builders 2  - 97.673 / NEW
Minecraft  - 48.359 / 479.769 (+75%)

Week 52

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate  - 275.417 / 2.355.186 (-39%)
Super Mario Party - 98.682 / 841.037 (-36%)
Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee!  - 65.497 / 1.331.287 (-55%)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 41.872 / 2.000.142 (-11%)
Dragon Quest Builders 2 - 34.589 / 132.262 (-65%)

Week 1

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 258.974 / 2.614.160 (-6%)
Super Mario Party - 95.102 / 936.140 (-4%)
Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee! - 68.308 / 1.399.595 (+4%)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 55.758 / 2.055.899 (+33%)
Dragon Quest Builders 2 - 47.176 / 179.438 (+36%)

2018 Holiday Top 3:

  1. Smash - 2.613.860
  2. Super Mario Party - 516.234
  3. Pokemon Let's Go - 481.135

2019 Holiday Top 3:

  1. Pokemon Sword/Shield >1M
  2. Ring Fit Adventure >500K 
  3. Luigi Mansion/Super Mario Party >300K

If Nintendo supplies 1M Ring Fit copies in the next few weeks I honestly think they could sell that many in Japan by Week 2 of 2020. I'm sceptical of this so expect Nintendo to only ship 500K copies for holiday weeks 49 to week 1.

Oh forgot Super Mario Party will be a factor this holiday as well due to JoyCon Bundle



Marth said:
Yeah Ring Fit could still be the game that carries Nintendos Q4 FY/Q1 CY until Animal Crossing releases.

It probably will be, unless Tokio Mirage Sessions does much better than it did on Wii U



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OOoohh that counter offensive from the Ring Fit.



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Finally some stock arrived.



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Ring Fit Adventure gets new stocks.

It's super-effective!



Nintendo should definitely turn this into a fitness series using the ring and come out with at least one game a year for it. Its clearly popular in Japan and you see people enjoy playing it on Twitch (a platform that really doesn't have many Switch games, pretty much MK8, Smash, SMO, Pokemon, Mario Maker, and Ring Fit). It seems to fill in that Wii Fit niche well of casual working out as a game. Could be an easy way for Nintendo to knock out a 2+ million seller a year as an annual series.



so ahmmm *looking at the graph*... which one's which?