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Updated for the June report. The list of games that aren't up to date is unfortunately significantly longer than ever before, as many heavy and midweight titles didn't reach 1 mil sales for the quarter, but we should get updates on a good deal of them next quarter.

Noteworthy stuff for the quarter:

  • Nintendo Switch Sports has been added to the middleweight chart. Time will tell if it's more at home with the heavyweights, hard to predict the legs for this one.
  • The so-far seemingly unstoppable Super Mario Party and Ring Fit Adventure are starting to slow down significantly with sales much lower than a year ago. In case of the former it's of course the release of Superstars taking it's toll, and in the case of the latter it's possible Nintendo Switch Sports has something to do with it.
  • In the Top Dogs charts SSBU has fallen significantly behind MK8 launch aligned and after a valiant struggle Odyssey seems to be dipping under Breath of the Wild.


Major Switch Titles Launch Aligned

Multiplat 2023 Opencritic Prediction League

2022 predictions:

  • Switch - 24m
  • PS5 - 15.5m
  • Xbox Series - 10m

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Those Mario Kart jumps every 12 months are because it's bundled during holidays. Mario Kart Wii was also bundled, if I remember right.



siebensus4 said:

Those Mario Kart jumps every 12 months are because it's bundled during holidays. Mario Kart Wii was also bundled, if I remember right.

Last holiday quarter MK8DX shipped 4.61mil copies. IIrc less than 2mil copies of software were bundled that quarter.



siebensus4 said:

Those Mario Kart jumps every 12 months are because it's bundled during holidays. Mario Kart Wii was also bundled, if I remember right.

Yep I'm pretty sure its during the black friday week. Tho I wonder how that would affect in other regions where black friday isn't part of the culture...



Updated for the September quarter. Thanks to a massive launch in Japan, Splatoon 3 is of to a great start as has been added to the Heavyweights. Time will tell if it has the legs to keep up with the other games there.

Other notes:

  • It seems Nintendo adjusted its sales for previous years for Pokémon Sword/Shield up by at least 100k, since it's up by 1.1m compared to the end of last FY, but doesn't appear on the million seller list for the current FY. Rather than trying to spread out those >100k over previous quarters I've decided to just stick with previously reported numbers, resulting in this latest quarter appearing larger than it probably was (but total sales are still accurate).
  • Pokémon Legends Arceus is gaining ground on Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, which seem fairly dead in the water, shipping only 270k over the last 2 quarters.
  • Nintendo Switch Sports seems to be keeping the same pace as Luigi's Mansion 3 for now. It will be interesting to see how it performs in the Holiday.


Major Switch Titles Launch Aligned

Multiplat 2023 Opencritic Prediction League

2022 predictions:

  • Switch - 24m
  • PS5 - 15.5m
  • Xbox Series - 10m

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I think we'll get updates for 3D World and NSMBUDX next quarter but no update for Pokémon Let's Go since it'll be pushed out of the top 10 by S/V. Hopefully LM3 tops 1mil for the FY at the latest in the fourth quarter.

Last edited by Kakadu18 - on 12 November 2022