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Mnementh said:
IcaroRibeiro said:

Is it physical or physical plus digital

Hmm, good question. There actually is a big paragraph about the methods:

"Mit dem game Sales Award zeichnet der game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche verkaufsstarke Computer- und Videospiele in Deutschland aus. Grundlage sind die aktuellen Verkaufszahlen des Marktforschungsunternehmens GfK Entertainment. Titel, von denen mehr als 100.000, 200.000 beziehungsweise 500.000 Exemplare plattformübergreifend verkauft wurden, erhalten den game Sales Award in Gold, Platin beziehungsweise den Sonderpreis. Damit Verkäufe für den game Sales Award berücksichtigt werden können, darf der durchschnittliche Verkaufspreis des Titels nicht stärker als 20 Prozent von der unverbindlichen Preisempfehlung bei Veröffentlichung abweichen. Die ausgewiesenen Verkaufsmengen enthalten plattformspezifische Hochrechnungsfaktoren zur Gesamtmarktabdeckung und zur Berücksichtigung digitaler Verkäufe. Die Festlegung dieser Faktoren obliegt dem game in Zusammenarbeit mit GfK Entertainment. Zusätzlich können Anbieter von Computer- und Videospielen dem game ihre kumulierten Digital-Verkäufe bis zum achten Tag des laufenden Monats und nach Plattformen unterteilt unter sales-award@game.de melden. Der game verpflichtet sich zur Wahrung der Vertraulichkeit der gemeldeten Mengen, überprüft sie und berücksichtigt sie entsprechend bei der Ermittlung der relevanten Verkaufsmengen."

I am too lazy to translate the whole, so I extract the main points:

  • data is based on GfK market research
  • titles that are reduced in price more than 20% of release price aren't included
  • based on the GfK-data they make an extrapolation based on platform specific factors to include the whole market (not covered by GfK) and digital sales
  • publishers can report their sales, if they wish to

So, digital sales and sales not covered by GfK are extrapolated. I don't know much of the actual distributors are covered by GfK, but I know they are the leading market research company here in germany, so have probably good connections.

Just wanted to add, since you didn't mention it, that for multiplats it's all versions added together, meaning Valahalla and Cyberpunk numbers are from PC. PS4,PS5, XBO and XS combined



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UnderwaterFunktown said:
Mar1217 said:

Technically it might not be much of a reach to think that PM OK has sold more than 4M sales worldwide.

I doubt it has sold quite that much in the holiday quarter, since I expect it was decently frontloaded, but it certainly done pretty well for itself. Still surprised me though, looking at the other games and their feats.

That maybe true. I did overestimated how Link's Awakening had been also frontloaded last time but, this one was already launched during the holiday quarter which is something OK hasn't benefited yet. 

Even at worse, I think 3,5M is a real possibility here.



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Yay congrats to Animal Crossing! The only exclusive to reach 1million! On that list! 



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After all the concerns that TLOU: Part II flopped after its opening week, its great to see its over 500k+ in Germany, probably close to 10 Million worldwide at the moment.



retail only?