Media Create Sales: Week 3, 2018 (Jan 15 - Jan 21)

Discussion in 'Sales Threads' started by Chris1964, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Damn, those sales are just insane for Switch.
  2. sfortunato

    sfortunato Member

    So it makes more sense to compare sales during the second year with first year sales...? I don't think so.

    Launch aligned comparison until the first holiday is the most reasonable one.
  3. casiopao

    casiopao Member

    What crazy for me is how strong the software Sales. Almost all the first party title is hitting strong.
  4. Astandahl

    Astandahl Member

    Both are doing great. This is best take away from these results.
  5. Zedark

    Zedark Member

    Those numbers are for Q4 2017 only (October-December). Lifetime shipments for software is 52.57M, after 10 months. PS4 was at 81.8M (sold-through) at the start of January 2015, which is in just under 14 months.

    Edit: Of course, the two aren't really comparable. A more comparable situation is when you take PS4 sales as of March 2nd (13.7M) and subtract that from the January 6th numbers, which will give you a number for 10 months of PS4 (but missing launch from that). Doing so gives 68.1M, which is over what Switch sold, quite likely, as you mention, in large part at least due to the 3rd party support.
  6. jeromeSF

    jeromeSF Member

    It's a mistake. PS4 shipped 12.4M between April and December 2014
  7. KillerMan91

    KillerMan91 Member

    I mean of course you can but you have to factor different launch periods when you analyze those numbers. As years go by this will be easier as we can start to compare holiday and non-holiday quarter shipment patterns but after just one year it makes this direct comparison little flawed.
  8. Mpl90

    Mpl90 Member

    Digital for games with retail releases are included. Digital only games aren't.
  9. MatrixMan.exe

    MatrixMan.exe Member

    Monster Hunter World is a roaring success. Switch is a roaring success. Yo, Japan is just doing bits right now. I love it.
  10. Oregano

    Oregano Member

    Nintendo only includes packaged software in their software totals, so anything that doesn't have a physical release isn't counted but if they do have a physical release it includes the digital sales.

    I think Sony/MS include digital only sales, but I'm not sure.
  11. Suw4rbox

    Suw4rbox Banned Member

    Can't wait to see media create chart :D
  12. hiska-kun

    hiska-kun Member

    Your numbers are wrong, you took Wii U version. Switch version was 390k the last fiscal year. Adding this fiscal year 510k, makes 900k by the end of December (remember the game was sold out by these dates).
  13. Lite_Agent

    Lite_Agent Member

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf still trucking along...

    07./07. - Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 11.59 million units (+360 000 units)

    But nothing compared to the Mario couple:

    05./05. - New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 12.43 million units (+700 000 units)
    06./06. - Super Mario 3D Land - 11.77 million units (+670 000 units)

    Damn those two deserved their evergreen status, just like Mario Kart 7 (+560 000 units. And they didn't even a re-release like AC New Leaf (ie: Welcome amiibo, not just Nintendo Selects).
  14. silpheed-mcd

    silpheed-mcd Member

    You quoted me too? Lol funny if you think i'm hero of legend ^^ good joke ;)
  15. Lite_Agent

    Lite_Agent Member

  16. Grads

    Grads Member

    xx went up too lol
  17. fiendcode

    fiendcode Member

    Switch looks like it’ll be ahead of PS4 for FY2 despite being heavily supply constrained for half of it.
  18. byDoS

    byDoS Member

    I actually did.

    iirc, my prediction for MHW FW was 2 Million units, Japan only
  19. Boney

    Boney Member

    So there was no Pro Bundle? That's odd.
    It's a great debut. More than doubling Tri's lackluster launch. 2 million is a sure bet and it might even go past 2.5 if legs are good. It'll be a drop from 4, but just like 3U releasing on 3DS was a massive drop from P3rd, developing on PS4 was the only realistic choice for the franchise to bet on franchise growth. And while the real test will be WW sales, Japan definately showed up in droves, all things considered.
  20. sfortunato

    sfortunato Member

    Considering the fact that this is not launch aligned, Switch and PS4 basically are selling neck and neck even considering this arbitrary period.

    I didn't say I didn't want to discount for differences. I just said that this is the most reasonable comparison right now, unless you want to compare a platform with one holiday with a platform with two holidays.
  21. MoonFrog

    MoonFrog Member

    Thanks for clearing that up. I was worried too looking at those numbers.
  22. Spine Crawler

    Spine Crawler Member

    Mario Rabbids is doing really well