NPD Sales Results for January 2016

Jun 7, 2004
74,677
2
1,405
Twilight princess sucks though. Worst Zelda.

Sigh.

It's getting decent preorders. Wish it wouldn't though. Such a terrible game.
twilight princess is the best-selling zelda game. it's ten years old and holds a lot of nostalgia for people. it's also one of the highest-rated in the series and comes with an exclusive figure at launch. it makes sense it'd have good numbers.
 
It might be time for Capcom to go under or get bought. They have too many valuable IPs being wasted, neglected or misused. If Resident Evil 7 is not a hit I don't know what they have left. How many more games are they gonna remaster? It's getting late in the generation to be relying on that shit.
What valuable ips does capcom have that they haven't utilize within the last 5 years or so?
Their biggest sellers monhun re and apparently not street fighter have all had games released remake or otherwise within the last year
Unless you mean fan valued ones which of course isn't the same *cough* megaman
 
Nov 18, 2013
4,304
0
355
I expect dark souls 3 split dat least 65/35 Ps4 .
This just doesn't feel at home on Xbox.
Division might be 55/45 PS4. With a more attractive bundle it would have been more extreme.
Winning a multiplat split for xbox seems nearly out of reach. Only hope would be an FPS with heavy marketing deal and (timed) exclusive content and no bundle.
OR sony having marketing deal and making a phantastic bundle, cheap and with great extra value.
 
Nov 2, 2013
1,534
0
0
twilight princess is the best-selling zelda game. it's ten years old and holds a lot of nostalgia for people. it's also one of the highest-rated in the series and comes with an exclusive figure at launch. it makes sense it'd have good numbers.
I understand the reasons why it's getting good numbers. I just adamantly disagree on the quality of the title. My excitement at initial release was through the roof, only to collapse into hollowed out agitation.
 
Jul 7, 2015
5,237
0
0
Italy
twitter.com
Twilight princess sucks though. Worst Zelda.

Sigh.

It's getting decent preorders. Wish it wouldn't though. Such a terrible game.
Meh. I'm not a Zelda fan, honestly... To be fair, i don't even like Twilight Princess. It doesn't sucks. But i don't like it. Though i played some amazing Zelda games. I agree that TP was boring.

Anyway, thanks for the info.

Actually bringing up Ocarina of Time 3DS version you are kinda proving my point. Original Ocarina of Time at least was way way bigger game than Majoras Mask and yet Majoras Mask remake debuted with almost double the sales. I actually think that exactly because audience for Majoras Mask originally was so limited (for reasons you stated) it had such a strong sales on 3DS. For many newer (or older) Zelda fans 3DS version was first time they were able to play the game. Twilight Princess is a lot more recent and already did huge numbers on GameCube and Wii. Not to mention a big reason behind of those huge numbers was the huge and wide Wii userbase that made the game sell to people that don't usually play Zelda games. With WiiU you only have core Nintendo audience. I still believe it will certainly have stronger numbers than Wind Waker remake but it's not touching Majoras Mask. Maybe something like 300-350k debut.
300,000-350,000 definitively not.
Imo, so far i say around 600,000. If not, i am SURE it will sell at least >400K.

It has 5 weeks of sales after all. And honestly, if i should be honest my first prediction was 400,000 as well. I recently changed my prediction.

Division might be 55/45 PS4. With a more attractive bundle it would have been more extreme.
This seem too big gap for The Division honestly...
 
Feb 16, 2010
14,234
0
0
Mars
Feb 24, 2014
14,512
0
370
I'd bet my house on this. Bring it.
Keeping this.

Also I agree. Twilight Princess won't sell much on the Wii U. Really, I don't expect much out of any Wii U game this year in the US.

Edit: Except for Zelda U. That's where people that own Wii U's will be spending their money, if they don't get the NX.
 
Feb 16, 2010
14,234
0
0
Mars
Ehhh, maybe it'll do 100k. MAYBE. And maybe my kid's an alien and maybe Chobel will live down his bets and maybe anime will stop getting posted in the NHL thread.

I'll agree to the bet. However, I'll stipulate that a choice of avatars are to be presented to the loser. At least 3 options I think is fair.

And nothing lewd. This is a family show.

But ok, i will concede you 3 avatars to choise. :p
A bit presumptive.
 
Jun 7, 2004
74,677
2
1,405
Ehhh, maybe it'll do 100k. MAYBE.
tww hd did about 30k in the last week of september and moved over 100k with hardware. i can see it doing at least 100k when other wii u games have been able to pull it off recently. being in the west and being twilight princess helps it out even if it doesn't look amazing.
 
Aug 24, 2011
6,928
0
500
Finland
300,000-350,000 definitively not.
Imo, so far i say around 600,000. If not, i am SURE it will sell at least >400K.

It has 5 weeks of sales after all. And honestly, if i should be honest my first prediction was 400,000 as well. I recently changed my prediction.
Well I guess we will see. I am not as pessimistic as CosmicQ but for sure it will open lower than Majoras Mask. I eat my hat if it comes to even distance of Majoras Mask (over 450k). =P
 
Feb 24, 2014
14,512
0
370
300,000-350,000 definitively not.
Imo, so far i say around 600,000. If not, i am SURE it will sell at least >400K.

It has 5 weeks of sales after all. And honestly, if i should be honest my first prediction was 400,000 as well. I recently changed my prediction.
That's even less likely to happen than it opening less than 100k.
 
May 8, 2015
1,797
0
0
I know Ryung is being a bit provocative and instigating some nice discussion in a fairly dry thread but the idea of any remaster outselling a brand new game seems a bit outlandish. The amount of remasters that can achieve these sales is so small it's ridiculous.

Uncharted 4 should destroy Twilight Princess.

I am curious how the latter does though. I loved WW HD but have no motivation to pick up this one. TP is just a very unmemorable and bland experience for me. It's far too long as well. Maybe one day but I'm definitely not picking it up at launch. I wasn't aware the original was a sales powerhouse but I think a lot of this can be attributed to it being THE hardcore game on the Wiis release, which obviously does not apply to the Wii U in March 2016. The exclusive Amiibo being tied to it will be helpful in bringing in all of the collectors though.
 
Apr 18, 2005
18,797
0
0
Twilight princess sucks though. Worst Zelda.

Sigh.

It's getting decent preorders. Wish it wouldn't though. Such a terrible game.
To be fair, the Wii one kind of sucked. The GameCube one was fine. Not super great but fine. Motion controls sucked, though. For reference, I played the GameCube one when it came out but waited until Nintendo Selects to play Twilight Princess on Wii.

This one uses proper controls, though, so no hindrance there.

Twilight Princess won't exceed 100k packaged in month 1 on Wii U. Uncharted 4 will sell, at absolute minimum, 2x in its first month.
Wolf Link amiibo. If it had to sell on its own merits at $60, I wouldn't be so sure. Wolf Link amiibo looks great, adds something/anything to Zelda U/NX, and Amazon/BestBuy are both 20% off the game with it being #1 Wii U game on Amazon (lol, like that's an accomplishment!) since the Amazon preorder 20% stuff was announced. So I'm thinking > 100K with it releasing early in the month is pretty well certain. Wouldn't want to try to predict anything massive, though.
 
Dec 5, 2008
9,265
0
0
Los Angeles
Sorry, but i wanna ask a question.
This seem almost crazy to ask, but i think we can discuss about this.

Can Twilight Princess in March NPD sell more than Uncharted 4 in April NPD? o_O

I mean, i know this seem crazy, a remastered on a dying console versus the bigger exclusive of the main console on the market, but all considering:

1 - On amazon Twilight Princess is an absolutely monster.
2 - It's 5 weeks VS 1 weeks
3 - March is bigger than April
4 - Uncharted bigger market is the Europe, for Zelda is the USA. We discuss about NPD sales, not Worldwide.
5 - Talking about the sales performance of the series, Majora's Mask has sold 515,000 in 3 weeks in February 2015.
It was on 3DS, so with a bigger userbase, but Zelda on home console is bigger, and Twilight Princess is literally the bigger Zelda game ever, so the conception is way bigger than Majora's Mask.
There is a good chance for Twilight Princess to sell well over 600,000, maybe even 700,000 in March.
Uncharted 3 sold over 800K in November NPD 2011, but in 4 weeks, and well, November with Black Friday and all...
Uncharted 4 has one week, and in one of the worse month of the year.


Opinion? Who will sell more, Zelda in March or Uncharted in April?
If you ignore most of the general trends of the generation, I can see how this could possibly be a question. But if you actually pay attention? Hell no.

It won't be close, Uncharted by a country mile.
 
Jul 7, 2015
5,237
0
0
Italy
twitter.com
No way Uncharted 4 doesnt hit 500k first month. One week of sales doesnt matter.
I predict over 600,000 for Uncharted in April NPD only at retail ( no digital), indeed. Maybe people didn't read what i said. I don't said it will beat Uncharted lol, i only asked.

Indeed, i predict one week of Uncharted will be bigger than 5 weeks of Zelda, and worldwide lifetime Uncharted will outsell it by like over 3:1 easy.

Wait, it has 5 weeks in March? I thought it was closer to the end of the month.

Well then, I see it doing slightly better than WWHD. <150k
Since Cosmic rescind his bet, and i really wanna bet on TP sales, i will ask a bet with you, since you are one of the best predictor ever i feel like this will be interesting.

Wanna accept?
 
Feb 24, 2014
14,512
0
370
Since Cosmic rescind his bet, and i really wanna bet on TP sales, i'm will ask a bet with you, since you are the second best predictor i saw on NeoGaf.

Wanna accept?
I think my bet W/L is like 2:1. Sure someone has a better record lol

But ehh, sure, why not? I win if TP sells below 150k and you win if it sells over 400k. Anything in between, I don't know, SalesGAF picks our avatars. Deal?

And it'll be for 1 month.
 
Jul 7, 2015
5,237
0
0
Italy
twitter.com
I think my bet W/L is like 2:1. Sure someone has a better record lol

But ehh, sure, why not? I win if TP sells below 150k and you win if it sells over 400k. Anything in between, I don't know, SalesGAF picks our avatars. Deal?

And it'll be for 1 month.
400,000 + 150,000 = 550,000 divided 2 = 275,000

So, here the mark. 275K. Less than this, you win, more than this, i win.

And keep in mind i mean retail+digital.

Deal?

lolchartz has The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD US pre-orders higher than what The Legend of Zelda: Skyward sold in its first month debut *insert facepalm*
And is also over both version of The Division. xD