In July 2019, Doom (1993) did more sales on Nintendo eShop than Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Biteren

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I diddnt get it for switch but rereleasing my favorite game right before wolfenstein was a mistake, i hardly touched it cause im just Dooming it up atm
 

Duxxy3

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Well it's the better game.

I'm guessing that Youngblood did not do well. Hopefully the game can be patched enough to be decent.
 

Bazry

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I think the real take from this is people prefer the more expensive Doom 3 over the cheaper Doom II
 

Dylan

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Oct 28, 2017
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"The re-release of The Beatles White Album sold more than the brand new SisQó EP."
 

ShinUltramanJ

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Oct 27, 2017
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A bonafide classic at a $5 impulse purchase price beat out a $30 release that’s been received poorly?

Man, I’m surprised.
 

MChapp1867

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Think the comparison is silly but I've been enjoying Doom and Doom 3 waaaaay more than I expected.

I think I'd be open to more classic shooters of this ilk than ports of current ones so I'm glad they've sold well.
 

Bog

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Guess what. Some 19 cent games outsell Mario Odyssey every month, too.
 

bane833

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Youngblood isn’t a particularly appealing game on the big consoles. On Switch it’s straight up „ah hell na“ territory.
 

True Prophecy

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Threads like this just have me wondering why people turn on games or game series so quickly. Like it's one thing to dislike a game but people seem to revel in it.
 

Tahnit

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Doom on switch was an impulse buy for me as I’m sure it was for a lot of other people
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I mean....doom was also 5 bucks and one of the most influential games of all time. Thats an easy buy, whereas a 30 dollar spin off might not be
 

Pyke Presco

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You can easily get Doom with just the spare gold coins sitting in your wallet. That’s what I would do instead of spending $40 on a new game. They’re not of comparable value.

I love just logging on, finding some dirt cheap game discounted for like 95% and dropping some of my coins to “buy” it. Seriously considered doing it for doom but I only have like 350 coins left and I wasn’t about to spend any actual money on a game I already own like 10 times over. When it goes on sale for 90% off next year for like $0.49/49 coins, then I’ll buy it.
 
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Oh, absolutely. The game bombed everywhere. But I found it funny that Doom games did so well the same month. Bethesda really don't have success outside of Doom, Elder Scrolls or Fallout games.
Doom hasn’t been on a Nintendo console since 64, You surprise people with that announcement at a bargain price and people latch onto it.
 

SofNascimento

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I think the comparison makes sense. They are both the same genre and from the same publisher. Doom is cheaper but it's also an almost 30 years old game. If you cannot outsell that it's because your game isn't doing well. And that is the point of the OP. A correct one probably.
 

cw_sasuke

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I think the comparison makes sense. They are both the same genre and from the same publisher. Doom is cheaper but it's also an almost 30 years old game. If you cannot outsell that it's because your game isn't doing well. And that is the point of the OP. A correct one probably.
You would have somewhat of a point if Wolfenstein 2 was a eShop only release or at least wouldn't have gotten mixed reviews.

The comparison is a joke - of course a proven classic for five bucks is gonna outsell a average Wolfenstein spin-off on the eShop.
 

JJConrad

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Nov 3, 2017
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I think the comparison makes sense. They are both the same genre and from the same publisher. Doom is cheaper but it's also an almost 30 years old game. If you cannot outsell that it's because your game isn't doing well. And that is the point of the OP. A correct one probably.
The list in the OP is based on paid downloads, including DLC. Youngblood has a weird price structure that would hurt it in this type of chart. The game has a Buddy Pass that allows anyone and everyone (it's a multi-use code) to play the game for free as long as they are playing with the account that gave them the code.

Games with a free download, like Youngblood or Fortnite, are not even listed on the in-system eshop proper rankings. But you can check their overall downloads over the last two weeks in the system's search feature. Right now, in the US, Youngblood is currently listed between DBFZ (#2 on the best seller chart because of a sale) and Hulu. That places it well above any of the Doom games. So the game is getting some notice, this is just not noticeable in the comparison being made in the OP.
 

Bluelote

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Oct 27, 2017
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there is some negativity regarding the port of droom (bethesda account, slow soundtrack), but nowhere near the bad reception young blood got (and let's be honest, the switch port runs very poorly), also yes, it's cheap.
 

carlosrox

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I mean one is a celebrated milestone in games AND is only 5 bucks while the other isn't nearly as well known and is like 10x the price lol.

Bad comparison.
 

Jack Frost

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Oct 25, 2017
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What kind of comparison is that?

I didn't buy Youngblood because of the poor reception. I will play the shit out of Doom Eternal on Switch though.
 

SofNascimento

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The list in the OP is based on paid downloads, including DLC. Youngblood has a weird price structure that would hurt it in this type of chart. The game has a Buddy Pass that allows anyone and everyone (it's a multi-use code) to play the game for free as long as they are playing with the account that gave them the code.

Games with a free download, like Youngblood or Fortnite, are not even listed on the in-system eshop proper rankings. But you can check their overall downloads over the last two weeks in the system's search feature. Right now, in the US, Youngblood is currently listed between DBFZ (#2 on the best seller chart because of a sale) and Hulu. That places it well above any of the Doom games. So the game is getting some notice, this is just not noticeable in the comparison being made in the OP.
Well, that's a much better explanation than "Doom is cheaper".
 

OrbitalBeard

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Oct 25, 2017
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Well, that's a much better explanation than "Doom is cheaper".
It’s not just “Doom is cheaper”. It’s “Doom is cheaper, Doom is an all-time classic, and Youngblood had a mixed reception”.

Personally, after The New Colossus, I didn’t even consider Youngblood. I purchased all three Doom games on Switch as soon as they appeared on the eShop.