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Which will sell more?

Ghost of Tsushima 50 47.62%
 
Paper Mario 55 52.38%
 
Total:105

I buy before Mario Paper and Ghost of Tsushima after



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Surprised this poll is close. The views for the Paper Mario trailer are far ahead of GoT.



newwil7l said:
Surprised this poll is close. The views for the Paper Mario trailer are far ahead of GoT.

I was surprised as well on the balance of the voting. When I voted it was like 40% GoT and 60% PM.



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I think GoT won't be the hit we excpected when it was revealed at E3 2018. I guess it has a shot outselling Sekiro (which sits at ~4m combined) but I'm sure that PM is going to reach 5m at least. 

It would be a whole other story if we knew that GoT would be re-released on PS5. Though I'd still give PM a slight edge.



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I don't think GoT will sell as much as Horizon, it's limited appeal.
Switch is selling really well, but PM has limited appeal as well.
Hard to guess, I'll be helping GoT tho xD



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Mnementh said:

Ghosts of Tsushima probably will be more frontloaded, so expect it to win first week. But Ghost also could get a Definitive port on PS5, which would give the game a second wind and propels it ahead. 

That's a good point and one I hadn't considered. For the record, this is only talking about the PS4 release.



It's name is Tsushima
It's got a black belt in karate
Working hard for Sony
It's got to discipline it's body

Cause they know that it's demanding
To defeat those evil paper things
I know it can beat them
Oh Tsushima they don't believe me
But you won't let those papers cut me
Tsushima they don't believe me
But you won't let those papers defeat me
Tsushima

Think of this to the following tune:



Interesting results

https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=today%201-m&q=ghost%20of%20tsushima,paper%20mario



Oneeee-Chan!!! said:
Interesting results

https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=today%201-m&q=ghost%20of%20tsushima,paper%20mario

I would not say that is interesting so much as expected.  Paper Mario was just announced, and a good number of people are thirsty for info.  Ghost however we have known about for quite some time, and many people (including myself) are already sold on the game and are just waiting for its release.

So I would say this does little to show favor one way or the other TBH.  In fact, I would go as far as to say that it would be more interesting if GoT search rates were equal to or greater than PM.



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Shiken said:
Oneeee-Chan!!! said:
Interesting results

https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=today%201-m&q=ghost%20of%20tsushima,paper%20mario

I would not say that is interesting so much as expected.  Paper Mario was just announced, and a good number of people are thirsty for info.  Ghost however we have known about for quite some time, and many people (including myself) are already sold on the game and are just waiting for its release.

So I would say this does little to show favor one way or the other TBH.  In fact, I would go as far as to say that it would be more interesting if GoT search rates were equal to or greater than PM.

What interested me was that Paper Mario was popular in North America and the samurai game wers popular in other areas.
After all, few people have ever heard the name Tsushima. Everyone knows the Mongolian Empire.