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UK top 10. Physical only.


Top 10

1. Far Cry: New Dawn
2. Metro: Exodus
3. Red Dead Redemption 2
4. Jump Force
5. FIFA 19
6. Resident Evil II
7. New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe
8. Kingdom Hearts III
9. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
10. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Crackdown 3 was 13th only managing around 4,000 units


Although Far Cry managed to top the charts, it isn't an especially impressive opening week. The game's launch week sales are 86.5 per cent down over last year's Far Cry 5. Of course, this is a spin-off Far Cry title, and so the comparison isn't overly fair. Yet even compared to 2016's Far Cry Primal (the previous spin-off), sales are a fraction of what we'd typically expect (Far Cry Primal sold almost four times as many units in its first week as New Dawn has).

60 per cent of Far Cry: New Dawn sales came on PS4, 39 per cent on Xbox One, with the rest on PC (physical sales only).

A company that will likely be feeling happier with the result this week is Deep Silver. Metro Exodus missed out on No.1 by just 2,000 units. Yet more significantly, the game has posted a better opening week than 2013's Metro Last Light (released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC). This result is even more impressive when you consider the growth of digital sales in the six years between the two titles (digital game sales are not counted in this data).

Launch physical sales for Metro Exodus are almost 50 per cent higher than Last Light. 57 per cent of Metro Exodus sales came on PS4.

Next up in terms of new releases is Bandai Namco's Jump Force at No.4. Its a strong opening performance for the fighting game, and continues an impressive few weeks for the publisher (following recent strong sales of Tales Of and Ace Combat). The game performed best on PS4, accounting for 76 per cent of the game's launch sales.

The most disappointing launch of the week belongs to Microsoft's Crackdown 3, which only made No.13. The game's launch sales are barely 10 per cent of what Crackdown 2 managed in 2010. Of course, the industry was very different back then. Xbox 360 was the market leading console, digital sales were not as significant as they are today (again, only physical is counted here) and Crackdown 3 will likely have picked up a fair few users via the Xbox Game Pass subscription service (which isn't included here).

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/artic...n-is-no-1-but-metro-exodus-is-the-real-winner
 

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Ouch for Crackdown. Good thing MS is full of money. They can take a huge financial loss like that and shrug it off. Still, it's got to hurt. The damage to reputation might be just as significant as the financial pain.

Re. Metro Exodus vs. Far Cry sales, one thing the article doesn't mention is that Far Cry is a $40 game, whereas Exodus is $60. So Exodus is really #1, in terms of actual money earned.
 

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Flip side it was one of the most played games last week on Xbox
 

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Top 20 best selling titles (January 2019) - Includes Physical and Digital sales
  1. Kingdom Hearts III
  2. Resident Evil 2 2019
  3. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII^
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  6. Red Dead Redemption II
  7. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  8. NBA 2K19
  9. Mario Kart 8*
  10. Grand Theft Auto V
  11. Madden NFL 19^
  12. Tales Of Vesperia
  13. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  14. Battlefield V^
  15. Super Mario Party*
  16. Minecraft#
  17. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  18. Marvel's Spider-Man
  19. FIFA 19^
  20. Super Mario Odyssey*
* Digital sales not included
^ PC digital sales not included
# Minecraft sales include all physical & digital on PlayStation and Xbox platforms

Top 10 Xbox One titles (January 2019)
  1. Resident Evil 2 2019
  2. Kingdom Hearts III
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  4. Red Dead Redemption II
  5. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  6. Sea Of Thieves
  7. NBA 2K19
  8. Battlefield V
  9. Madden NFL 19
  10. Grand Theft Auto V

Top 10 PS4 titles (January 2019)
  1. Kingdom Hearts III
  2. Resident Evil 2 2019
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  4. Red Dead Redemption II
  5. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  6. NBA 2K19
  7. Marvel's Spider-Man
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Madden NFL 19
  10. Battlefield V

Top 10 Switch titles (January 2019)
  1. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  3. Mario Kart 8
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  5. Super Mario Party
  6. Super Mario Odyssey
  7. Pokemon: Lets Go Pikachu
  8. Pokemon: Lets Go Eevee
  9. Splatoon 2
  10. Tales of Vesperia
 

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Xbox One was at 39.1 million in March of 2018 according to IHS Market analyst. If that were the case, that means that Xbox sold 900k between April and December, worldwide. Xbox sold just under a million in the US alone in December according to NPD.
This.
 

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Jan NPD hardware:

Switch: 284k
PS4: 195k
XB1: 101k
 

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Previous physical sales for shooters in the UK

Borderlands 2 ~190k
Destiny 417k
The Division 277k
Destiny 2 175k
Anthem ~42k
 

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Seems like the most apt comparison there would be Destiny. It's doing about 10% of Destiny and 25% of Destiny 2.

That's without digital, and it's just one week in one territory, but it's not promising.

And doing less than ME: Andromeda is kind of ...


 

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I'm gonna guess the massive majority of play on Crackdown 3 will be game pass...
 

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I figure the extreme minority of gamers have Game Pass.
 

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Horizon Zero Dawn sold well over 10 million copies

Surprising with single player games being dead and all
 

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Horizon Zero Dawn sold well over 10 million copies

Surprising with single player games being dead and all
The issue is not sales, the issue is profitability. They want to keep taking your money, not just once or twice. The profit margin/effort-cost is so much higher for a lootbox base MP game.

Fifa made almost a billion annually from its lootbox the Ultimate team. Not the game mind you, the lootbox alone.

This article is from 2017
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/artic...timate-team-now-worth-USD800-million-annually

RDR2 which took like 7 years, sold 23 millions (just googled), generate 700+ revenue, & that is the biggest single player game this gen.
 

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Cities Skyline has sold over 6M

Some other numbers.


  • Total playtime: 16,938,045 days
  • Total population: 2,185,317,000,000 (Holy reproduction, mayors - that's over two trillion people! Earth, on the other hand, has a measly eight billion at best.)
  • Cities built: 39,733,045
  • Unpopular mayors: 1,911,067
  • Paradox Plazas built: 7,007,128
  • Most popular building: Wind turbine
  • Mods created by the community: 175,970
 

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Spain aren't fans of DOA


XX (NE) PS4 Dead or Alive 6 - 160 / NEW
XX (NE) XBO Dead or Alive 6 - 50 / NEW
 
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So Anthem was number 1 in February and number 2 year to date.

Crackdown 3 well.... Didn't even make the top ten. RIP

Feb NPD
 

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I'm gonna guess the massive majority of play on Crackdown 3 will be game pass...
I'm guessing everyone here did, I know when my GP expires I won't be renewing but I will likely be picking up CD3 when it's on sale.
 

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So Anthem was number 1 in February and number 2 year to date.

Crackdown 3 well.... Didn't even make the top ten. RIP

Feb NPD
I am glad CD3 was a fun game. The ending teases a CD4 too. I hope it happens.
 

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Crackdown wasn't even in the top 20 or top 10 Xbox. R.I.P. Crackdown
 

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Bombed badly.
 

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PSVR has sold 4.2 m., which is about 5% of PS4 owners.