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Rymuth
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(04-21-2017, 12:52 AM)
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I said it before, HW-wise Ninty absolutely slayed.

Three Sony exclusives in the top 10 (two of them first party), March was a very good month for Playstation.

Real cool to see 20 games in the charts as opposed to 10. Thanks NPD group.
Asd202
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(04-21-2017, 12:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kayant

Heh probably because of Halo Wars 2 :P.
OfficerRaichu15
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(04-21-2017, 12:53 AM)
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So we got around 172k 12S
925k Zelda
So maybe 160k Bomberman?????
Shahadan
(04-21-2017, 12:53 AM)
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"Why don't they bundle 1 2 switch with the console, they are so stupid"
jman2050
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(04-21-2017, 12:53 AM)
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So with Zelda at 925k, 1-2 Switch at ~170k, and 1.3 million total software sold, that leaves about 200k for everything else?

Bomberman being over 100k would be the funniest thing.
Kill3r7
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(04-21-2017, 12:53 AM)
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Nier did well. Zelda did very well and Wildlands should hold the crown until Destiny hits.

Originally Posted by Boke1879

Since we all love our online co-op shooters. And seeing how Wildlands sold big.


Can you guys just imagine how big Destiny 2 is going to be?

Destiny 2 will be the biggest selling game this year. I would be really surprised if it was not.
IdreamofHIME
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(04-21-2017, 12:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cess007

That's a nice Top 5. With variety and all :)

4 of the 5 are open world action games...
Boke1879
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Since we all love our online co-op shooters. And seeing how Wildlands sold big.


Can you guys just imagine how big Destiny 2 is going to be?
DecoReturns
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(04-21-2017, 12:53 AM)
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Read the report and it saids that Zelda also doesn't include Digital sales
gundamkyoukai
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(04-21-2017, 12:53 AM)
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Top 4 as expected .
Also seem like a good month around.
Deku Tree
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(04-21-2017, 12:54 AM)
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Which console launch was bigger than Switch? PS2?
Celine
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(04-21-2017, 12:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

- "March 2017 will go down in history books as the month Nintendo broke records.The Nintendo Switch had the biggest hardware launch for a Nintendo platform and the second biggest launch for any video game platform since 1995, the time NPD began tracking this category."

Wait I thought Switch opened slightly lower than what XBO did.
Wouldn't be the third best launch since 1995 then (behind PS4 and XBO)?
jroc74
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(04-21-2017, 12:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kayant

Oh really???? Things are about to get reeaaaaalllly interesting now.

Oh yea, big thanks to the NPD group, guys, overlords of this thread. etc.
Piggus
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(04-21-2017, 12:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sjefen

1-2 Switch 13thplace - thats alot of milk

I feel ashamed to have contributed to a spot in the top-20 for that piece of crap.
FinaruDensetsu
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(04-21-2017, 12:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mushroomer25

Didn't it release in February? Plus as an RTS, it's going to see more sales on PC. Especially with Play Anywhere.

While RTS do sell better on PC, because it was exclusive to the Windows 10 store, I doubt it sold any significant number on there. The majority of copies there will be from people who bought the Xbox copy. The upcoming Steam release will garner it most of its PC sales.
darkside31337
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(04-21-2017, 12:54 AM)
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Wow when did Minecraft stop selling?

Crazy month in general. Glad horizon did well, really great game that deserves it
LordKano
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(04-21-2017, 12:54 AM)
Do we have any sale data of past Bomberman games ? I'm really interested. It probably sold around 100k here.
NinjaCoachZ
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(04-21-2017, 12:54 AM)

Originally Posted by NateDrake

1 out of every 5 Switch sold bought a copy of 1-2 Switch. It isn't doing horrible.

Bomberman likely eclipsed 100k.

I guess so. It'll be interesting to see how it goes in the coming months though once there's more options like Splatoon, Kart, Minecraft, etc. It just doesn't seem like it's going to light the world on fire or anything.

Interesting that on GAF there was a thread talking about what Switch games people were most likely going to get, and the most common prioritization was Zelda -> 1-2 Switch -> Bomberman - which is exactly what shows up here. Bomberman really benefited from being a launch game and I bet 1-2 Switch probably did too.
Mikey Jr.
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(04-21-2017, 12:54 AM)
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nvm
Chris1
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(04-21-2017, 12:54 AM)
- Starting next month, Microsoft's digital sales will be reflected in the software charts.

Good news

Also liking new format, it's a lot similar to PAL charts now. The only thing missing is platform rankings now.
Nirolak
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Originally Posted by darkside31337

Wow when did Minecraft stop selling?

Crazy month in general. Glad horizon did well, really great game that deserves it

Microsoft doesn't share digital sales, so I suspect it will pop back up next month when those are included.
KillerMan91
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(04-21-2017, 12:55 AM)
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Killzone Shadow Fall being Guerrillas best debut before Horizon doesn't make sense. Shadowfall sold around 270k during its launch month when Killzone 2 sold 323k.
Asd202
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(04-21-2017, 12:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Deku Tree

Which console launch was bigger than Switch? PS2?

Day one PS4.
bigboss370
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(04-21-2017, 12:55 AM)
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Ubisoft keeps slaying, For Honor is doing well, and Horizon getting the love.

What a nice NPD :P
Kayant
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(04-21-2017, 12:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Asd202

Heh probably because of Halo Wars 2 :P.

Ilikeyou.gif 😜

So only Sony/Nintendo left in terms of major players. Konami is...
Jawbreaker
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(04-21-2017, 12:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Deku Tree

Which console launch was bigger than Switch? PS2?

PS4.
Welfare
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(04-21-2017, 12:55 AM)
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So Switch software is

Total: 1.3M

Zelda: 925K
1-2 Switch: 172K
Bomberman: Not to far below 1-2 Switch, so maybe ~125K?

That's already ~1.2M so everything else would be low, which is kind of a given.

Also Microsoft giving digital data is great.
BoxManLocke
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(04-21-2017, 12:56 AM)
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Mass Effect at #3 even though it came out two weeks later or more than it's competitors in the top 4.

I mean, it's good for the franchise I guess, but people really like their unfinished games. And it's not like the issues weren't vastly showcased before release. Voting with your wallet indeed.
FelipeMGM
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(04-21-2017, 12:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by DecoReturns

Read the report and it saids that Zelda also doesn't include Digital sales

Really?

Damn, thats even more impressive
FinaruDensetsu
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(04-21-2017, 12:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Microsoft doesn't share digital sales, so I suspect it will pop back up next month when those are included.

Strange thing is in the past, even just the physical copies would chart it.
Exodust
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(04-21-2017, 12:56 AM)
People who argued Bomberman needed waifus to sell look a bit silly now.

Is Ghost Recon Wildlands any good? I'm definitely blindsided by it's success even though Ghost Recon has always been reasonably popular.
Mory Dunz
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(04-21-2017, 12:56 AM)
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Surprised at 1-2 Switch doing comparitvely better in Japan in US. Expected the opposite.

At least Mario Kart is coming soon to help Zelda.


And sheesh at GTA.
Expected ME:A to be above Zelda
StrongBlackVine
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(04-21-2017, 12:56 AM)

Originally Posted by Jawmuncher

Looking at older reports the 4 million might have been for sold through. Their older reports on RE6 elaborated on what was sold and what was shipped. The last number we got was 3 million. So they might have shipped another 1 million in march. Maybe. But it's not looking hopeful. The game fell off in Japan.

You might be right, but I thought when comonies made financoak projections it will generally shipped, not sold. As for RE7 I think the lack of replay value may have hurt it more tHan the switch in perspective. No mercenaries mode or any equivalent mode meant was I done with it after one playthrough. Short single player games with no MP component don't sell exceptionally well these days.
sphinx
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(04-21-2017, 12:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by DecoReturns

Read the report and it saids that Zelda also doesn't include Digital sales

mmh, lets ask about that

Originally Posted by Achtung Englander

Hi

This is Sam Naji from NPD

I will be online for the next hour to help with inquiries

hello!

from what we see in the top 20 in the OP, could you tell us what games include digital + retail sales and which ones only retail sales?
Toki767
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(04-21-2017, 12:56 AM)
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Horizon selling twice as much as Killzone Shadow Fall puts it at about 540K.
Delio
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(04-21-2017, 12:57 AM)
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Bomberman charting is grand. More Bomberman plz.
FinaruDensetsu
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Originally Posted by KillerMan91

Killzone Shadow Fall being Guerrillas best debut before Horizon doesn't make sense. Shadowfall sold around 270k during its launch month when Killzone 2 sold 323k.

Yeah this doesn't really make sense...

Since NPD also didn't have digital sales back then, unless this is a statement Sony made directly to NPD...
Square2015
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(04-21-2017, 12:57 AM)
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Let me share the NPD data I've collected:

Nintendo Past Console Launch Months (NPD)

Code:

GBA 870,000
GC 648,000
GBA SP 535,000
DS 480,000
Wii 476,000
WiiU 425,000
3DS 398,000
N64 326,000
GBC ~205,000
GBP ~23,000
VB ~8,000
DecoReturns
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(04-21-2017, 12:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by sphinx

mmh, lets ask about that



hello!

from what we see in the top 20 in the OP, could you tell us what games include digital + retail sales and which ones only retail sales?

Originally Posted by FelipeMGM

Really?

Damn, thats even more impressive

Hmm, might be referring to Wii U version now that I think about it. I forgot about that version
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Jigorath
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(04-21-2017, 12:58 AM)
Yoko Taro has released a hit.

What a world we live in.
RoKKeR
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(04-21-2017, 12:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kayant

Interesting! The more publishers on board the better.
Kyoufu
(04-21-2017, 12:58 AM)
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I'm happy to announce that all of Bomberman's profits will go towards the creation of a new pachinko machine.
Calm Mind
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(04-21-2017, 12:58 AM)
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Great numbers all around. MK8D is guaranteed to be number one or two in April's NPD for sure.
frankie_baby
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(04-21-2017, 12:58 AM)

Originally Posted by Welfare

So Switch software is

Total: 1.3M

Zelda: 925K
1-2 Switch: 172K
Bomberman: Not to far below 1-2 Switch, so maybe ~125K?

That's already ~1.2M so everything else would be low, which is kind of a given.

Also Microsoft giving digital data is great.

Wasnt everything else litterally just skylanders, just dance and BoI
DecoReturns
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(04-21-2017, 12:58 AM)
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I declare Bomberman the real Winner
gundamkyoukai
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(04-21-2017, 12:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by KillerMan91

Killzone Shadow Fall being Guerrillas best debut before Horizon doesn't make sense. Shadowfall sold around 270k during its launch month when Killzone 2 sold 323k.

yeah that is weird , hopefully one of the NPD guys can help us out .
Also nice that MS going to start giving out DD data .
NOLA_Gaffer
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(04-21-2017, 12:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by DecoReturns

Read the report and it saids that Zelda also doesn't include Digital sales

I wonder how much that affects 1-2-Switch, as it's ahead of Zelda in the Switch's "best sellers" charter.
Inuhanyou
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(04-21-2017, 12:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by BoxManLocke

Mass Effect at #3 even though it came out two weeks later or more than it's competitors in the top 4.

I mean, it's good for the franchise I guess, but people really like their unfinished games. And it's not like the issues weren't vastly showcased before release. Voting with your wallet indeed.

brand recognition and marketing matter a lot

Originally Posted by Asd202

Day one PS4.

Dont read too much into PS4's day one million sales
Magic Mushroom
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(04-21-2017, 01:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by IdreamofHIME

4 of the 5 are open world action games...

Open world is not a genre. GR is a shooter, Nier and Horizon are action RPGs and Zelda is an adventure game. It is definitely varied, as it also has games and new IP like For Honor and 1-2-Switch, as well as games like MLB, Resi 7 and Bomberman.

Ubi is doing crazy well btw. GR, For Honor and R6 are all massive hits.

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