PAL Charts - Week 7, 2019

Will Anthem have a better retail launch opening in the UK than Mass Effect: Andromeda?


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-girgosz-

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Aug 16, 2018
585
Looter shooter sales:

Destiny 417k
Destiny 2 175k
The Division 277k

80k is a bad performance, it’s a massive looter shooter with big marketing.
If it does 80k in the UK week one with high digital ratio it will have no problem selling according (and over) to EA's estimations: 5-6 million by the end of March. Destiny 1 and The Division are probably the best-selling shooters of all-time not counting BF and COD. D1 and Division are also the fastest-selling new IPs of all time along with Watch Dogs 1. No other loot shoother is gonna come close to those numbers in the UK. The Division 2 will also be around 100k, anybody expecting much bigger numbers will be dissapointed.
 
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Bruno MB

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Oct 25, 2017
637
Smash losing its legs in Europe? Or is that normal?
It's not losing legs.

EMEAA: All Formats Retail + Digital (Value)

[Week 2, 2019] 06 (__) SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE (NINTENDO)
[Week 3, 2019] 07 (06) SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE (NINTENDO)
[Week 4, 2019] 07 (07) SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE (NINTENDO)
[Week 5, 2019] 08 (07) SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE (NINTENDO)
[Week 6, 2019] 07 (08) SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE (NINTENDO)
 

cw_sasuke

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Oct 27, 2017
10,907
Literally what. Not even in japan did NSMBUDX come out on top in January. That’s a massive shock to me that it wasn’t handily beaten by KH3 and RE2
I mean there are 5 games featuring Mario in the Top 10 - Switch is very strong here and post Christmas they probably were a bunch of families/players looking for new content for their new consoles.
 

toutoune134

Member
Nov 7, 2017
232
From the report,

FIFA 19:
945,190 on PS4
185,780 on Xbox One
156,854 on Switch

I wasn't expecting such numbers on switch!
 

Mory Dunz

Member
Oct 25, 2017
19,056
Relative to other countries, DK did comparatively well in France

Its higher than Kiby and Mario Tennis there despite being lower WW.

Interesting to watch going forward. For whenever the next DK hits.
 

cw_sasuke

Member
Oct 27, 2017
10,907
What kind of narrative is that? I compared it to a CoD game that released the year before, not US sales. It sold half of what WWII did in FRANCE (at retail) and it released weeks earlier.
I mean look at what kind of games sell in France - they dropped a CoD without a story campaign and this last year had RDR2 in addition to God of War/Spiderman setting the tone in terms of AAA releases for "big boy" consoles.

In a post Fortnite world Activision must be crazy to expect similar numbers in France.
 

Zedark

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Oct 25, 2017
9,217
The Netherlands
I mean look at what kind of games sell in France - they dropped a CoD without a story campaign and this last year had RDR2 in addition to God of War/Spiderman setting the tone in terms of AAA releases for "big boy" consoles.

In a post Fortnite world Activision must be crazy to expect similar numbers in France.
But with a Battle Royale mode. They probably expected that the Battle Royale mode would push this game massively (in fact, I doubt they expected it to go down this much considering the popularity of BR and the perceived (probably wrongly) notion that single player campaigns do not sell). A 40% drop in sales does not seem like the expected performance for this game. Competition is a factor, of course, but that still seems too much for COD to drop 40% purely due to that imo.
 

-girgosz-

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Aug 16, 2018
585
I mean look at what kind of games sell in France - they dropped a CoD without a story campaign and this last year had RDR2 in addition to God of War/Spiderman setting the tone in terms of AAA releases for "big boy" consoles.

In a post Fortnite world Activision must be crazy to expect similar numbers in France.
Do you think Activision removed SP and added a freakin BR mode in their biggest CoD franchise (Black Ops) and expected worse sales than WWII? They did not. Also I'm willing to bet that the sales have almost nothing to do with SP.
 

chris 1515

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Oct 27, 2017
3,221
Barcelona Spain
But with a Battle Royale mode. They probably expected that the Battle Royale mode would push this game massively (in fact, I doubt they expected it to go down this much considering the popularity of BR and the perceived (probably wrongly) notion that single player campaigns do not sell). A 40% drop in sales does not seem like the expected performance for this game. Competition is a factor, of course, but that still seems too much for COD to drop 40% purely due to that imo.
Another things they don't understand is Fortnite is free to play it helps, same for Apex Legends.
 

tolkir

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,645

Spain:
Week 07, 2019 - All Formats (Units)

01 (NE) PS4 Jump Force - 6,800 / NEW
02 (NE) PS4 Far Cry: New Dawn - 3,700 / NEW
03 (NE) PS4 Metro Exodus - 3,600 / NEW

04 (03) PS4 Red Dead Redemption 2 - 3,100 / 390,000
05 (01) PS4 Kingdom Hearts III - 2,700 / 67,500
06 (02) PS4 Resident Evil 2 Remake - 2,300 / 48,300
07 (04) PS4 Grand Theft Auto V - 2,100 / 901,000
08 (RE) NSW Super Mario Odyssey - 1,600 / 340,000
09 (RE) PS4 FIFA 19 - 1,500 / 605,000
10 (RE) PS4 NBA 2K19 - 1,400 / 70,500

XX (NE) NSW Nightmare Boy - 300 / NEW
XX (NE) XBO Crackdown 3 - 130 / NEW



Hardware
PS4: 3,600
NSW: 2,900
XBO: 450


There's new stock of YW3 on Amazon Spain 2 months later.
 

Mory Dunz

Member
Oct 25, 2017
19,056

Spain:
Week 07, 2019 - All Formats (Units)

01 (NE) PS4 Jump Force - 6,800 / NEW
02 (NE) PS4 Far Cry: New Dawn - 3,700 / NEW
03 (NE) PS4 Metro Exodus - 3,600 / NEW

04 (03) PS4 Red Dead Redemption 2 - 3,100 / 390,000
05 (01) PS4 Kingdom Hearts III - 2,700 / 67,500
06 (02) PS4 Resident Evil 2 Remake - 2,300 / 48,300
07 (04) PS4 Grand Theft Auto V - 2,100 / 901,000
08 (RE) NSW Super Mario Odyssey - 1,600 / 340,000
09 (RE) PS4 FIFA 19 - 1,500 / 605,000
10 (RE) PS4 NBA 2K19 - 1,400 / 70,500

XX (NE) NSW Nightmare Boy - 300 / NEW
XX (NE) XBO Crackdown 3 - 130 / NEW



Hardware
PS4: 3,600
NSW: 2,900
XBO: 450


There's new stock of YW3 on Amazon Spain 2 months later.
Odyssey over Mario Kart, NSMB, Party, etc?

guess there was a deal or something.

ugh at jump force
 

Sonicfan059

Member
Mar 4, 2018
2,401
But Game Pass has proven on many occasions that it doesn't cannibalize traditional sales. Sea of Thieves sold good, Forza Horizon 4 sold great.
Horizon 4 was largely due to bundling though. Just like Horizon 3 always charted until they got rid of it’s official bundle then it didn’t chart every week anymore.
 

ZhugeEX

Senior Analyst at Niko Partners
Verified
Oct 24, 2017
3,030
Anthem sold around 10% what Destiny sold in its first week. (UK Packaged sales comp)