Sales Discussion Thread, 2018

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The X and the Pro are much more powerful than the Switch and yet....Switch does in fact outsell them.

The Xbox is outsold often by the Switch and at times so is the PS4.

Both of the launch consoles been available way longer than the Switch but we can't say switch is mainly bought as a secondary console because it doesn't lose much(if at all) to the Xbox which has been available longer.

You can go on and on but you have zero proof that people aren't choosing switch as a main console nor have you shown proof people won't choose switch/pro/new Nintendo console as a main console over PS5/XBV.

Continue if you must
Seems like common sense to say most aren't buying Switch as a main. The reason it seems like common sense is because of poor 3rd party support, which means most folk are buying for exclusives...and likely main a PS, XB, or PC.
 

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Cause good 1st party support isn't a reason to main the Switch.
 

VaLLiancE

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Actually, no.

Let me ask you this, you main a PS4, what is your most played game this year? I bet it is 3rd party.
Cause Nintendo's 1st party games (as in more than one.)don't sell great.
 

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You know what else sells great? I'll give you clue, it starts with third and ends in party:wink:

Let me guess, ye old 'but but metacrtic' line is coming next:txbrolleyes:
 

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Who said 3rd party games don't sell?

Switch the best exclusives and a decent amount of 3rd party offerings.

Win win
 

The Wolf King

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Xbox sold over 1,000 units in Japan last week...

:txbconfused:
 

The Wolf King

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Yep. Last I read it was being sold as a 4k player by some stores
 

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UK weekly:

01 RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 (TAKE 2)
02 FIFA 19 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
03 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
04 BATTLEFIELD V (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
05 SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE (NINTENDO)
06 SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
07 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE (NINTENDO)
08 MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
09 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
10 FORZA HORIZON 4 (MICROSOFT)
 

Hedon

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That shouldn't shock anyone. Japan loves it's handhelds.
It's a console mother f***er!!!!

The PlayStation 4 and the slim combined have sold 6,540,000 units in 4 years, while the Nintendo Switch has sold 6,670,000 units in Japan in just 2 years.
 

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Early NPD (US) reports (leaks) suggest that the Nintendo Switch not only was the best selling console in December, but outsold both PS4 and Xbox One combined!

‘Benji’ (reputable sales insider) predicts #NintendoSwitch sold over 2 mil units, X1 around 1 mil & PS4 less than 1 mil.
 

The Wolf King

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Would be surprised if the PS4 did under 1M
 

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Early NPD (US) reports (leaks) suggest that the Nintendo Switch not only was the best selling console in December, but outsold both PS4 and Xbox One combined!

‘Benji’ (reputable sales insider) predicts #NintendoSwitch sold over 2 mil units, X1 around 1 mil & PS4 less than 1 mil.
We won't get numbers till around the 10th-15th.
I believe Switch did well and could of won as it has b4 but the rest of that is LOL worthy.
 

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We won't get numbers till around the 10th-15th.
I believe Switch did well and could of won as it has b4 but the rest of that is LOL worthy.
I don’t know. I got that from Resetera.
 

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75% of AAA games still physical but 85% of revenue comes from digital in the UK


https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-02-uk-video-games-market-is-now-80-percent-digital

Here's the 20 biggest-selling video games in the UK in 2018, physical only (digital not included):

  1. FIFA 19 (EA) 1,889,401
  2. Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar) 1,757,212
  3. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Activision) 1,172,855
  4. Marvel's Spider-Man (Sony) 676,621
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) 458,675
  6. Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft) 434,133
  7. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy (Activision) 430,551
  8. God Of War (Sony) 399,395
  9. Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft) 392,960
  10. FIFA 18 (EA) 351,788
  11. Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar) 339,805
  12. Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Activision) 333,725
  13. Battlefield 5 (EA) 313,100
  14. Assassin's Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft) 305,937
  15. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) 284,155
  16. Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) 240,710
  17. Call Of Duty: WW2 (Activision) 230,576
  18. Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! (Nintendo) 227,767
  19. Shadow Of The Tomb Raider (Square Enix) 226,125
  20. Fallout 76 (Bethesda) 218,534
 

JinCA

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PS4 was the best selling console in the UK in 2018.
https://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/01/05/ps4-2018-best-selling-console-uk/

While the Nintendo Switch saw a 20 percent increase in sales in the UK last year, it wasn't enough to dethrone the PS4, which was the highest-selling console in the region for the calendar year

The information comes way of GamesIndustry, who reveals that actually the system sold more in the UK in 2018 than 2017, and in the process sold over one million units. Not bad for a system that released all the way back in 2013.


Behind the PlayStation 4 is Xbox One, which despite making many good moves in 2018 (albeit not in the game department like PS4 did), couldn't pass its main competitor. Not far behind the Xbox One was the Nintendo Switch.



Collectively, the systems sold 2.5 million units in the UK last year, which is higher than the number of consoles that sold in 2017.


As for the UK retail game sales all together, 770 million pounds was generated, with revenue down 2.8 percent year-on-year. As for games specifically, 22 million sold last year, which was down 7.1 percent. Only the Nintendo Switch increased its software sales (90.1 percent increase in sales, 73.4 increase in revenue).
 

VaLLiancE

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So the Switch was 2018's best selling console and is likely to repeat in 19....

 

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I trust used car salesmen & a broken clock more than 'experts', 'movie critics' these days.
 

The Wolf King

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UK charts will be updated this week to include digital sales.

Fifa No.1 in the physical chart
 

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So the Switch was 2018's best selling console and is likely to repeat in 19....

It's the newest machine too so you should expect it to be doing better as it hasn't reached it's saturation point yet, the fact that the PS4 and to a lesser extent the X1 are still doing as well as they are at this age without better pricing is really impressive. Where was switch the best selling console in 2018? Not in the UK so was it a global thing? North America? I know Japan was referenced but again it's a new machine vs older ones.

One thing Nintendo has a problem with is they seem to flop at least every other console, that's an issue Sony hasn't had even though they seemed to try pretty hard to do that with the PS3. The N64 was a borderline flop as was the gamecube, the Wii went crazy then the WiiU failed, the switch is doing well now but it still needs to prove it has longevity. This isn't the record of a company who has people buying their consoles as their main machine.
 
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I wonder if I'm still considered active? Not used my account this gen but never closed it(If possible)
 

JinCA

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I wonder if I'm still considered active? Not used my account this gen but never closed it(If possible)
I don't know, I know my XBL account was still good when I bought my One X and I hadn't used it at all since 2013