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Forums - Sales Discussion - Mario + Rabbids has been played 7.5 million people

Mnementh said:
Kakadu18 said:

Went to Wikipedia, found a link to a gaming bolt article, where it was stated that Ubisoft explicitly said "players", not sales. They were noted this on the talk page of the Wiki article "best selling Switch games".

It didn't actually sell 7.5 million copies. That's what Ubisoft said.

This actually raises more questions than it answers. How does Ubisoft get this number? Because, you know, Mario+Rabbids isn't an online game. it can be played on Switches that never go online at all.

And differs this number so much from actual sales? Because, how many people per household/switch do play it? It isn't your usual party game or something that is shared between the family. These tactics games have usually a smaller fanbase, which means often only one person per household. Overall a strange thing to announce.

I'm sure the number of Switch consoles that never connect to internet aren't statistically relevant in this day and age. 

Even if don't play online, Nintendo surely have a background process to map your offline activity, it's an standard process in Big Data world. This data is then send to Nintendo servers once you connect to internet  

But you are right  that might be some number of profiles that never went online so Nintendo couldn't send reports of their gaming activity



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It's probably still at 4.5-5.5m either way, which is really good. Would make it possibly be the highest selling non-Pokemon non-Ringfit (lol) RPG Nintendo has ever released, the only other competition is Bowser's Inside Story.



Usually the gap between played and sold is less than half (obviously also depends on the type of game and if it was available as part of game subscriptions or just had a free weekend). I'd guess around 4-5m sales.



Regardless of what the actual number sold is, it obviously sold well enough to warrant a sequel.



Meaningless really since the sequel is happening anyway. Also, with the more positive reception from the get-go I'm sure the launch of this one will be better than the first game at least !



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Mar1217 said:

Meaningless really since the sequel is happening anyway. Also, with the more positive reception from the get-go I'm sure the launch of this one will be better than the first game at least !

Yeah, whereas the first game was met with a great deal of skepticism and distaste at first, this one is releasing as the sequel to a widely liked and respected game, plus to a much larger Switch base, probably well over 100 million by the time it comes out.



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

curl-6 said:
Mar1217 said:

Meaningless really since the sequel is happening anyway. Also, with the more positive reception from the get-go I'm sure the launch of this one will be better than the first game at least !

Yeah, whereas the first game was met with a great deal of skepticism and distaste at first, this one is releasing as the sequel to a widely liked and respected game, plus to a much larger Switch base, probably well over 100 million by the time it comes out.

You guys are wrong. The skepticism and distaste only concerned the idea of a Mario and Rabbids crossover developed by Ubisoft, but all that was washed away by the first presentation of the actual game at E3 2017. The game's August 2017 launch didn't face any kind of uphill battle anymore, because the product itself had already convinced people.

A sequel launching on a bigger installed base is an advantage for better sales nonetheless, but let's not pretend that the first game had to pull off a miraculous turnaround.



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RolStoppable said:
curl-6 said:

Yeah, whereas the first game was met with a great deal of skepticism and distaste at first, this one is releasing as the sequel to a widely liked and respected game, plus to a much larger Switch base, probably well over 100 million by the time it comes out.

You guys are wrong. The skepticism and distaste only concerned the idea of a Mario and Rabbids crossover developed by Ubisoft, but all that was washed away by the first presentation of the actual game at E3 2017. The game's August 2017 launch didn't face any kind of uphill battle anymore, because the product itself had already convinced people.

Yeah, actually I remember my feelings back then. there were rumours of a Mario and Rabbids crossover before and I was kinda not too much into it. Then came the presentation and watching this my feelings about the game took a 180. They did indeed a good job convincing me that the game was worthwile.



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RolStoppable said:
curl-6 said:

Yeah, whereas the first game was met with a great deal of skepticism and distaste at first, this one is releasing as the sequel to a widely liked and respected game, plus to a much larger Switch base, probably well over 100 million by the time it comes out.

You guys are wrong. The skepticism and distaste only concerned the idea of a Mario and Rabbids crossover developed by Ubisoft, but all that was washed away by the first presentation of the actual game at E3 2017. The game's August 2017 launch didn't face any kind of uphill battle anymore, because the product itself had already convinced people.

A sequel launching on a bigger installed base is an advantage for better sales nonetheless, but let's not pretend that the first game had to pull off a miraculous turnaround.

That's basically what it did from it's intial reception before the official unveil at E3.

Though, I still remember a large crowd being skeptic about the reviews it was gonna get so only once it launched, every doubts were allievated then.



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