Sales Discussion Thread, 2019

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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.
 

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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
 

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

 

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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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PS4 over 91 million sold

Spiderman over 9 million
 

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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)
 

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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
 

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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
Yeah I've always wondered what these companies count as active.
 
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So the PS4 sales are slowing....

Feb 2019 reveal could be true(plz)
 

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Here is the UK's Full Top 20 (boxed) for December:

1 Red Dead Redemption 2
2 FIFA 19
3 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
4Super Smash Bros Ultimate
5 Battlefield V
6 Spyro Reignited Trilogy
7 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
8 Forza Horizon 4
9 Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
10 Spider-Man
11 Fornite: Deep Freeze Bundle
12 Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu
13 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
14 Just Cause 4
15 Fallout 76
16 Super Mario Party
17 WWE 2K19
18 Just Dance 2019
19 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
20 Grand Theft Auto V
 

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I am surprised MS has not toned down the flame of Sony announcing 91.6M PS4 being sold, with the numbers of skeletons killed by players in Sea of thieves.
 

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MS is too busy building games in their 7 new studios I guess.
 

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Top December 2018 downloads on PSN
 

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People still buy GTA 5, a last gen game literally.
 

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UK last year

Platform Market Share - Units

Position Platform Software Market share (Units)
1 PlayStation 4 48%
2 Microsoft Xbox One 30.2%
3 Nintendo Switch 16.8%
4 Nintendo 3DS 3%
5 PC 0.9%
6 Xbox 360 0.5%
7 Nintendo Wii 0.3%
8 PlayStation 3 0.3%
9 Nintendo Wii U 0.1%

Top 10 Publisher in UK last year

Electronic Arts 14.7%
Nintendo
14.1%
Take-Two 11.9%
Activision Blizzard 11.6%
Sony
9.6%
Ubisoft 7.7%
Warner Bros 6.5%
Microsoft 5.2%
Bethesda 3.9%
Square Enix Europe 2.4%
 

starseeker

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EA domination probably 90% from FIFA alone.
 

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It's crazy. No other game has ever had this games staying power.
GOTG goes to GTAV > Fortnite. It’s crazy how that game stays on top of the charts over this many years.
 

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Crash has been in the top 10 selling games of the year 2 years in a row.

And funny that the Xbox One version is the main reason for it last year outselling the switch version shows that yes Xbox gamers will buy performers.
New Banjo please.