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M_Night
"And I tell you, you are SOLDIER, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it." Gospel of Cloud, 16:18
(04-21-2017, 01:00 AM)
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Any hints towards NieRs sales range?
GunBR
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(04-21-2017, 01:00 AM)
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Bomberman in the NPD with a 60$ game. Hahaha Wow

And great to see Nier at top 10, plus we had some KH in the top 20 for the second month in a row. SE is doing great this year. Just need something for the second half of 2017 besides Zodiac Age
aBarreras
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(04-21-2017, 01:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Calm Mind

Great numbers all around. MK8D is guaranteed to be number one or two in April's NPD for sure.

only 2/3 days will be reported so maybe not
Welfare
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(04-21-2017, 01:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by frankie_baby

Wasnt everything else litterally just skylanders, just dance and BoI

Yeah. Only 6 games in March. Just Dance probably took the majority sales for the bottom 3 so Skylanders and BoI probably sold next to nothing.
whatever6352
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(04-21-2017, 01:00 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.

I enjoyed Mass Effect. Not an amazing game, but a solid 7.5-8.
Ashtar
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(04-21-2017, 01:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Achtung Englander

Hi

This is Sam Naji from NPD

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

I guess it's pretty reasonably to assume that nintendo switch was the reason for uptick in March, for hardware and software.
Going by the ongoing scarcity I would expect this momentum to last at least until june with a steady release of software (MK8, Splatoon 2, Arms) for the most fervent fans to buy.
AdanVC
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(04-21-2017, 01:01 AM)
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Congrats to Nintendo! First time they got the #1 spot in hardware in like, what? 5 years???? Wii U came and went and they never were this high! Hope the Switch momentum keeps going now that MK8 Deluxe is around the corner in a pink boost! hehe.
FelipeMGM
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(04-21-2017, 01:01 AM)
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So now that MS will start sharing digital data too, who's left? Only Sony and Battle.net sales?
LordKano
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(04-21-2017, 01:01 AM)
Konami should already prepare a Castlevania game for the next Nintendo's console launch.
Delio
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(04-21-2017, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kyoufu

I'm happy to announce that all of Bomberman's profits will go towards the creation of a new pachinko machine.

MY heart cant take it.
jroc74
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(04-21-2017, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Inuhanyou

Dont read too much into PS4's day one million sales

Heeyy.
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(04-21-2017, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Achtung Englander

Hi

This is Sam Naji from NPD

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

Are Battle.net, Origin, and uPlay sales included? The chart doesn't make that clear.
Asd202
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(04-21-2017, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by aBarreras

only 2/3 days will be reported so maybe not

Nah it should be number one, April is barren.
postaboy
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(04-21-2017, 01:01 AM)

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.

My fault. I thought it was released the same date of Horizon. But still, it had a whole month of March and should at least charted in the top 20.
Jawmuncher
(04-21-2017, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by StrongBlackVine

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.

You're probably right that Those things probably played a large factor in the drop off.
They at least already confirmed 8 is in development and the game was profitable. So it'll be more a dissapointment to their share holders who will be dissapointed to see another top capcom IP still not making at least the estimate if it happens. Though if it does make it (there's still some chance). It'll be very close. I doubt We would see a surprise 4.5 million or 5 million for the game shipped in next weeks report.

It'll be interesting to see if sales jump up when the free DLC hits.
Celine
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(04-21-2017, 01:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by LordKano

Do we have any sale data of past Bomberman games ? I'm really interested. It probably sold around 100k here.

Bomberman 64 should be the best selling game in the franchise in US since 1995 with sales of about 420K.
Apathy
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(04-21-2017, 01:02 AM)
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Bleck, people giving money to Konami. Aside from that, really diverse list on the charts. I wonder how long before the big third parties will give nintendo another shot (if bomberman can chart).
Sterok
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(04-21-2017, 01:02 AM)
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Did the 1.3 million Zelda units sold come from Nintendo (which would include digital) or NPD (which would not)? I haven't seen any definitive statement on that.
jroc74
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(04-21-2017, 01:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by AdanVC

Congrats to Nintendo! First time they got the #1 spot in hardware in like, what? 5 years???? Wii U came and went and they never were this high! Hope the Switch momentum keeps going now that MK8 Deluxe is around the corner in a pink boost! hehe.

IIRC someone said the 3DS got #1 a few times.
watdaeff4
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(04-21-2017, 01:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Asd202

Heh probably because of Halo Wars 2 :P.

Um, sure, right. LOL if you believe that.
ridley182
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(04-21-2017, 01:04 AM)

Originally Posted by Calm Mind

Great numbers all around. MK8D is guaranteed to be number one or two in April's NPD for sure.

I wouldn't be surprised.
Welfare
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(04-21-2017, 01:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sterok

Did the 1.3 million Zelda units sold come from Nintendo (which would include digital) or NPD (which would not)? I haven't seen any definitive statement on that.

That was from Nintendo.
MasterSheen
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(04-21-2017, 01:04 AM)
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12 Switch sold about what I expected from it, but I'm surprised Bomberman charted at all. Only because of the increased positions, but still. (Btw thanks a lot for this NPD dudes)

Great month
Penguin
(04-21-2017, 01:04 AM)
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Wait when did NPD switch to a Top 20 over a Top 10?
sense
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(04-21-2017, 01:04 AM)
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I know people usually overlook MLB but that is a solid performance once again considering it came out at the very end of the month.
Achtung Englander
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(04-21-2017, 01:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mpl90

Oh, good! Thanks for your availability :) Personal inquire: Gameindustry.biz article states the following about Zelda sales



The initial context is about overall Zelda sales in the market history, and then it deals with BotW's actual sales. But since it shifts right after to Switch's total packaged sales, I wanted to have perfect clarity on this: are the BotW physical sales reported here Switch alone, as one could think by reading the reference to Switch's overall packaged sales, or the overall total (Switch + Wii U), as the extract's beginning can imply?

The $1.4B includes all of Zelda spending from 1995 to date including Switch and Wii U
Hoje0308
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(04-21-2017, 01:04 AM)
How can we trust info coming from a banned member? After all, NeoGAF is the ultimate authority, being a nexus of hardcore gamers and all.

*sniffs own farts*
*satisfied expression appears on face*
KuwabaraTheMan
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(04-21-2017, 01:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by M_Night

Any hints towards NieRs sales range?

Well, based on what we know of 1-2 Switch (19% attach rate) and Horizon (double Shadow Fall), we can place everything between them on the charts between 172k and 540k.

I'd guess Nier is probably in the 200-250k range since it's only a few spots above 1-2 Switch, although it could be a little higher.
hatchx
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(04-21-2017, 01:04 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.


I found this to be one of the most interesting takeaways from this NPD report. I wonder if Sony and Nintendo will follow suit with offering tracking data on digital sales.
Plum
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(04-21-2017, 01:05 AM)
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Well done to everyone, really! Nier, Horizon, Switch, Zelda, all great games that deserve their success. Wonder if the Switch is going to keep the #1 spot in April, it's got the supply constraint and MK8D isn't out until the end of the month; guess we're just gonna have to wait and see.
gundamkyoukai
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(04-21-2017, 01:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by FelipeMGM

So now that MS will start sharing digital data too, who's left? Only Sony and Battle.net sales?

Nintendo also .
frankie_baby
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(04-21-2017, 01:05 AM)

Originally Posted by Welfare

Yeah. Only 6 games in March. Just Dance probably took the majority sales for the bottom 3 so Skylanders and BoI probably sold next to nothing.

Well BoI sold enough to make Nicalis do another print run so they're happy at least
whatever6352
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(04-21-2017, 01:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Asd202

Nah it should be number one, April is barren.

Persona 5? Or was that not a big hit here in the states? I know I read somewhere that it had sold/shipped (not sure which one) 1.5 million ww.
DriftingSpirit
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(04-21-2017, 01:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Penguin

Wait when did NPD switch to a Top 20 over a Top 10?

It was a recent change that was requested in the last prediction thread.
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(04-21-2017, 01:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by whatever6352

Persona 5? Or was that not a big hit here in the states? I know I read somewhere that it had sold/shipped (not sure which one) 1.5 million ww.

Nier shipped around a million worldwide, and only about 250K of that at the time was from Japan, and that got it to 9th place in the NPD chart.
FelipeMGM
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(04-21-2017, 01:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by gundamkyoukai

Nintendo also .

oh yeah

Hope they follow soon
Trago
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(04-21-2017, 01:06 AM)
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Nier charted! Woo!
Plinko
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(04-21-2017, 01:07 AM)
So glad to see Bomberman on there. It's a good game. No, really--it is. The multiplayer is a blast, and the co-op story mode is a lot of fun, too.
watdaeff4
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(04-21-2017, 01:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by whatever6352

Persona 5? Or was that not a big hit here in the states? I know I read somewhere that it had sold/shipped (not sure which one) 1.5 million ww.

MK8 will destroy Persona 5 sales-wise in the states.
KuwabaraTheMan
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(04-21-2017, 01:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by whatever6352

Persona 5? Or was that not a big hit here in the states? I know I read somewhere that it had sold/shipped (not sure which one) 1.5 million ww.

Shipped 1.5 million worldwide, which probably means it shipped around 900k outside of Japan. Not sure how much of that might have been in Asia, though. (And it could always ship more if it's selling well)

It should have a solid debut on NPD next month, although I expect Mario Kart will be higher even with only a couple of days.
Calm Mind
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(04-21-2017, 01:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by aBarreras

only 2/3 days will be reported so maybe not

You doubt the power of the Kart? Blasphemy!
Achtung Englander
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(04-21-2017, 01:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chris1

- 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.

We have published Platform rankings. i tried posting them here but the link failed
Asd202
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(04-21-2017, 01:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Nier shipped around a million worldwide, and only about 250K of that at the time was from Japan, and that got it to 9th place in the NPD chart.

Yeah it's not likely maybe top 5 though? Also Persona 5 seems to be undershipped in EU could have shipped more that's for sure.
Celine
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(04-21-2017, 01:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by LordKano

Do we have any sale data of past Bomberman games ? I'm really interested. It probably sold around 100k here.

Dug a few more data about Bomberman series in US:

Bomberman 64 (N64): 420K
Bomberman Hero (N64): 225K
Bomberman Generation (GC): 113K (probably not final LTD)
Bomberman Party (PS1): 56K
Bomberman World (PS1): 45K
Bomberman 2 (N64) : 35K
Bomberman Online (DC): 18K
Colonel Mustard
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(04-21-2017, 01:09 AM)
Fair to say Bomberman is >100k at retail?

I'm so happy it's done well.
DecoReturns
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(04-21-2017, 01:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Celine

Dug a few more data about Bomberman series in US:

Bomberman 64 (N64): 420K
Bomberman Hero (N64): 225K
Bomberman Party (PS1): 56K
Bomberman World (PS1): 45K
Bomberman 2 (N64) : 35K
Bomberman Online (DC): 18K

Third best Bomerbman?
He's back!
AdanVC
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(04-21-2017, 01:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by jroc74

IIRC someone said the 3DS got #1 a few times.

Trueeee, totally forgot about that damn outdated handheld. I believe it got #1 back when Majora's Mask 3D came out wich was also in march.
OrbitalBeard
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(04-21-2017, 01:10 AM)
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A Nier / Platinum game in the top 10. Awesome.

Really interested to see how well Mario Kart 8 Deluxe does in April with only three days on the market. I think it's going to live in the top 10 for the rest of 2017.
Sterok
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(04-21-2017, 01:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Welfare

That was from Nintendo.

NPD says Zelda sold over 900K units, so about 400K digital sales then. That seems pretty good by Nintendo standards.
Fezan
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(04-21-2017, 01:10 AM)
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Looks like HZD is not a mega hit most were expecting. on the other hand wild lands is becoming a major hit

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