We never really got exact splits after launch period of those consoles. I recall someone stating that generally Pro was 25% of PS4 sales (can't find the source or when this was). Also lower during holidays when price is the king. Also obviously not every PS4 Pro/ XBO X owner had the base console so it's hard to calculate how many double dippers there are.
Nah. We peaked during PS3/X360 gen. You are forgetting Wii. This gen will be probably quite similar to PS2 gen (if we ignore very late PS2 sales). Depends on do you count Switch to PS4 gen or to PS5 gen. If you count it as a PS4 gen this gen will be far higher if not then somewhat similar. Also people should remember that handhelds still moved also good amount of sw and hw during PS2 and Wii gens (especially Wii gen). Now they are completely dead and only traditional home consoles are left (With Switch being something between)
The PS4/XB1 have Pro models so I'd say that more than tips the scales back in their favor
With how small next gen user base is going to be in 2021, the software sales better not be dead on 4 and box1 though.
Why? One is the best 2D Mario of all time. The other is a tool for people to make 2D Mario stages.
What released in the last few months that could break the top 10? There was only Just Dance and it is 10th
That's down on Nintendo's Message not pushing the communities more polished stages to the center (And also, probably would have helped if the online multiplayer was less of a lag fest as well). Heck, maybe even advertise there was a Curated A-to-B experience with the games single player.
I dont disagree. However i dont think that this statement can be extrapolated to all publishers.
Nintendo did do that...in fact that's most of what they promote about the game, but let's be honest...no one is interested in "polished stages"...the crazy hard stages and troll stages is what made this game famous. People aren't buying SMM to play a stage like ones that were made in traditional 2D Mario games. You won't see one stream or video of anyone doing traditional Mario stages. Of course some people do them but they are crowded out by all the super-hard stages. Even the games single player can be a bit weird and too difficult some many Mario fans.That's down on Nintendo's Message not pushing the communities more polished stages to the center (And also, probably would have helped if the online multiplayer was less of a lag fest as well). Heck, maybe even advertise there was a Curated A-to-B experience with the games single player.
Maker 2 just also has a lot more going for it with all the new tools for creating levels of different types. Only thing NSMBUD brought to the table from it's Wii U counterpart was a power-up that inadvertently led to Bowsette taking over the internet for a good while. .
other than FIFA (which the switch has a gimped version of) and Minecraft (which has sold great on the switch) the rest of the top ten for the other platforms aren't even released on the switch. So how are third parties supposed to get on the switch top 10 when they don't release the games for it?
To be fair, what third party games release on the system that would even appear in a top ten list? The majority of what I think of as "third party switch games" are digital-only eShop releases or late ports that the majority of the marketplace has likely played years ago.
Why does it have to have released in the last few months? Switch owners have no problem buying years old Nintendo games.
This doesn't even make sense. A product is selling because there is demand for it and not because it has no competition. It's the same dumb argument when people try to downplay the sales numbers of launch games eventhough there are a ton of bombs at launch as well.
You can extend the argument for the last 3 years and it would be still correct. What worthwhile 3rd party games released in the last 3 years that should top the charts? The full-priced gimped ports?
Doesn't the Switch MK port have issues?
I would say yes. Death Stranding had bad legs everywhere. Probably from bad word of month once people realized what type of game it was.
not particularly? it does have some performance issues thoughDoesn't the Switch MK port have issues?
And it's weird that even when third-party developers say they're happy with Switch's sells and how it increased their profits, people still uses 'Nintendo fans don't buy third-party' because the third-party game isn't in the top 20.
I do remember MK for the Switch needed an extra patch and the whole thing about them hiding what the game looked like until late.
Right, not sure how anyone can say "Switch is a Nintendo machine" or "3rd parties don't sell" anymore for the system. Skyrim, Doom, Diablo, Civilization, MK, Witcher have all sold good. That's not even considering the more indie/eshop style stuff doing well and sometimes best on the system.
Have we had numbers for any of those games you mention. Civ in particular seemed to come and go with little fanfare.Right, not sure how anyone can say "Switch is a Nintendo machine" or "3rd parties don't sell" anymore for the system. Skyrim, Doom, Diablo, Civilization, MK, Witcher have all sold good. That's not even considering the more indie/eshop style stuff doing well and sometimes best on the system.
I think all we have ever gotten was feedback from the publishers, no hard numbers. I could have sworn Civ also came out with very positive things regarding sales.