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Cess007
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(04-21-2017, 12:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by IdreamofHIME

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

And none of those 4 games play/feel exactly the same. Hence the variety. Unless you think Ghost Recon plays the same as Zelda.
aadiboy
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Six to seven to eight to nine ten
Next month Persona 5's gonna make it to the top ten
KuwabaraTheMan
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Originally Posted by Sterok

NPD says Zelda sold over 900K units, so about 400K digital sales then. That seems pretty good by Nintendo standards.

900k on Switch, 400k on Wii U.
Primethius
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Originally Posted by OrbitalBeard

A Nier game in the top 10. A 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.

I think MK8DX might be #1 unless Ghost Recon has a crazy impressive hold.

I'm expecting MK to body stuff left and right for the rest of the year.
LordKano
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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

Thanks ! They are all LTD I guess ?
So, third best selling so far. We'll have to see if it has legs to crawl the second place.
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(04-21-2017, 12:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by sense

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.

I wish I could find the post where someone said no one cared about GTA V for PS4, XBO and MLB The Show before GTA V launched for current gen.

Yea, especially with what its going up against. Baseball season just started too.
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(04-21-2017, 12:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fezan

Looks like HZD is not a mega hit most were expecting.

We don't have digital sales for it, though.
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(04-21-2017, 12:12 AM)
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If we consider that digital sales for Horizon are in the 30%-40% range, the game sold between 810k-900k.
watdaeff4
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Originally Posted by Fezan

Looks like HZD is not a mega hit most were expecting.

Mega hit? No. and anyone who truly thought that was being foolish.

That said, it's a new IP that is an exclusive......in that light and compared to how similar products have done this gen....it did very well. I'm sure Sony is very happy.
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Grand Theft Auto.. .what the heck man.
Achtung Englander
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(04-21-2017, 12:12 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?

retail only - Zelda, Horizon, MLB, 1-2 Switch, Bomberman
Asd202
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(04-21-2017, 12:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fezan

Looks like HZD is not a mega hit most were expecting. on the other hand wild lands is becoming a major hit

HZD shipped almost 3 million WW. For a new IP it's done very well.
BoxManLocke
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(04-21-2017, 12:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by whatever6352

I enjoyed Mass Effect. Not an amazing game, but a solid 7.5-8.

I didn't say it was a bad game. I'm talking about its technical issues

The fact that it pulled these numbers in such a competitive month despite all the issues is a great signal for EA and other publishers. Not so much for us consumers though.

Not only can you get away with releasing a game to soon, you can even reap the financial rewards. How lovely.
DecoReturns
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(04-21-2017, 12:13 AM)
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Mario Kart 8 on Wii U sold 1.2 million Worldwide in its first Weekend for reference.

Think Deluxe might get there too
bigjig
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(04-21-2017, 12:13 AM)
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Nier #9 so good
Primethius
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Originally Posted by Fezan

Looks like HZD is not a mega hit most were expecting. on the other hand wild lands is becoming a major hit

Seems like the sales are fine for a new IP? We had a pretty good sales indicator with the 2.6 mil (with digital WW) PR release too.

It wasn't going to open higher than UC4 (800k) and the current number seems in line with the PR we got.
Xbro
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(04-21-2017, 12:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sterok

NPD says Zelda sold over 900K units, so about 400K digital sales then. That seems pretty good by Nintendo standards.

NPD said Zelda switch sold over 900K. The 1.4 million includes Wii U.
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Oh, the 900K for Zelda was an NPD figure and not from the Nintendo release earlier. Added that in.
OrbitalBeard
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Originally Posted by Fezan

Looks like HZD is not a mega hit most were expecting. on the other hand wild lands is becoming a major hit

Come on. It's a pretty big hit.
KillerMan91
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(04-21-2017, 12:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Asd202

HZD shipped almost 3 million WW. For a new IP it's done very well.

it wasn't shipped. 2.6 million global figure for first two weeks was sell trough and that is even more impressive
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Originally Posted by Fezan

Looks like HZD is not a mega hit most were expecting. on the other hand wild lands is becoming a major hit

Ermmm? We already have its worldwide sales numbers and it performed very well. Besides, there were plenty of NeoGAF posters expecting the game to bomb prior to launch, so...
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(04-21-2017, 12:15 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 Generation (GC): 113K (probably not final LTD)
Bomberman Party (PS1): 56K
Bomberman World (PS1): 45K
Bomberman 2 (N64) : 35K
Bomberman Online (DC): 18K


Bomberman 64 the 🐐
No wonder second attack is rare af
Funny story I saw one copy in New York all those years ago, I should have bought it
Magic Mushroom
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Originally Posted by Fezan

Looks like HZD is not a mega hit most were expecting. on the other hand wild lands is becoming a major hit

What's a mega hit? It sold around 3 million WW in two weeks. How many exclusives this gen sold more in such a short amount of time?
Kagoshima_Luke
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A bomberman game is in the top 20.

A BOMBERMAN GAME.
Zeouterlimits
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(04-21-2017, 12:15 AM)
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How badly did HW2 do I wonder?
The first sold surprisingly well iirc.
But Halo, the platform and the competition is different I guess.
Calm waterfall
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Originally Posted by Achtung Englander

retail only - Zelda, Horizon, MLB, 1-2 Switch, Bomberman

MLB charts every year. Is there a growth year on year for these games or the sales are flat?
MechaX
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Holy fuck a Yoko Taro game charted in an NPD thread
SuperDowns
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Gameboy Advanced....
Xbro
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Oh, the 900K for Zelda was an NPD figure and not from the Nintendo release earlier. Added that in.

So the digital ratio isn't that large then. Unless it was talking about combined?
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Originally Posted by Achtung Englander

retail only - Zelda, Horizon, MLB, 1-2 Switch, Bomberman

For the PC games, do those include Battle.net, uPlay, Origin, etc, or just Steam?
dracula_x
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Originally Posted by DriftingSpirit

btw, the most important thing here is "ranked on dollar sales"
Asd202
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(04-21-2017, 12:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by KillerMan91

it wasn't shipped. 2.6 million global figure for first two weeks was sell trough and that is even more impressive

Oh wow I didn't know that. It did better than I imagined.
KillerMan91
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(04-21-2017, 12:16 AM)
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I feel Bomberman is one of those titles that greatly benefited from being a launch title. Especially as Switch had pretty barren launch line up.
whatever6352
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Originally Posted by watdaeff4

MK8 will destroy Persona 5 sales-wise in the states.

Originally Posted by KuwabaraTheMan

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.

That was my main concern/question if Mario Kart could still be #1 next month with only a couple of days. I have purchased Persona and will be buying Mario Kart day 1 as well, but the hype around my circle of friends that play video games for Mario Kart is low as some of them already own it on Wii U.
Jawbreaker
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MLB is such a consistently good seller. I wonder how well this one did compared to the last few years.

Originally Posted by KillerMan91

I feel Bomberman is one of those titles that greatly benefited from being a launch title. Especially as Switch had pretty barren launch line up.

It would have sold considerably less if it released one year from now.
Toni
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(04-21-2017, 12:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Deku Tree

Which console launch was bigger than Switch? PS2?

PS4 had the biggest debut of all time. The thing is not even slowing down whatsoever 3 years after its release.

I dont think we'll ever see that again.
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Originally Posted by Fezan

Looks like HZD is not a mega hit most were expecting. on the other hand wild lands is becoming a major hit

Horizon sold 2.6 million in two weeks. lol
OrbitalBeard
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(04-21-2017, 12:17 AM)
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I just noticed there isn't a single Microsoft title in the top 20. Not even Minecraft.
Asd202
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Originally Posted by whatever6352

That was my main concern/question if Mario Kart could still be #1 next month with only a couple of days. I have purchased Persona and will be buying Mario Kart day 1 as well, but the hype around my circle of friends that play video games for Mario Kart is low as some of them already own it on Wii U.

It will sell it's the game to get after Zelda. There isn't much else you can get on the Switch.
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Originally Posted by Zeouterlimits

How badly did HW2 do I wonder?
The first sold surprisingly well iirc.
But Halo, the platform and the competition is different I guess.

It's an exclusive on the non-leading platform of a game in a dying genre that was never a great genre for consoles.

Not surprising.

Originally Posted by Jawbreaker

MLB is such a consistently good seller. I wonder how well this one did compared to the last few years.

It deserves the sales, best sports franchise and frankly one of the best IPs for Sony IMO. The polish on this game is so great. The only, only....complaint I have about this game is they tried tacking on a silly NBA2K type "story" to RttS and didn't execute it nearly as well as NBA did.
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Dark Cloud
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I still want to know the Bomberman R sales! Hoping someone will come out and say it or figure it out lol.
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(04-21-2017, 12:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by DecoReturns

Mario Kart 8 on Wii U sold 1.2 million Worldwide in its first Weekend for reference.

Think Deluxe might get there too

The amount of hardware in people's hands should be roughly in the same region as Wii U was when MK8 launched, so quite possible.
Primethius
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Tbh, I'll be surprised if Persona 5 is even in top 3 next month. It might make it into top 5. Maybe.

Still should be an impressive launch for the series.
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(04-21-2017, 12:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by KillerMan91

I feel Bomberman is one of those titles that greatly benefited from being a launch title. Especially as Switch had pretty barren launch line up.

It did, and it was a wise move putting one out. It may sell enough to revitalize the entire franchise on consoles.
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Originally Posted by watdaeff4

It's an exclusive on the non-leading platform of a game in a dying genre that was never a great genre for consoles.

Not surprising.

The genre was really no healthier, especially on consoles in 2009.
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Originally Posted by gundamkyoukai

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 .

Yes that is an error - it is Killzone 2. My error. Apologies
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Originally Posted by Fezan

Looks like HZD is not a mega hit most were expecting. on the other hand wild lands is becoming a major hit

lol
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Bomberman R the Trauma Center of this launch. Konami will probably keep the updates coming.

Originally Posted by Fezan

Looks like HZD is not a mega hit most were expecting. on the other hand wild lands is becoming a major hit

Erm... It's a new first party IP.. It did very well, especially considering how busy that month was.
LordKano
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(04-21-2017, 12:19 AM)

Originally Posted by whatever6352

That was my main concern/question if Mario Kart could still be #1 next month with only a couple of days. I have purchased Persona and will be buying Mario Kart day 1 as well, but the hype around my circle of friends that play video games for Mario Kart is low as some of them already own it on Wii U.

Mario Kart 8 sold 1.2 million worldwide on Wii U in a couple of days. Wii U had a slighty better userbase at the time than the Switch will likely have by end of april, but the Switch is a healthier platform right now than what the Wii U was, one year and a half into its life.

It will likely be the #1 game next April, but the real question is : will it surpass MK8's opening ?
Inuhanyou
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Originally Posted by Fezan

Looks like HZD is not a mega hit most were expecting. on the other hand wild lands is becoming a major hit

Er by your metrics, for an exclusive, TLOU was not a 'mega hit'

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