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Thread GameDaily.biz: Shawn Layden departs Sony amid restructuring confusion and potential power struggle. Third party source: "We're getting nervous."
This article touches on some key points, but I'd wait for something more concrete tbh.
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Thread Spain : Link's Awakening scores the #2 best launch of the year with 47.500 units sold, great launch for the Switch Lite
Higher debut for LA than in the UK.
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Thread Spain : Link's Awakening scores the #2 best launch of the year with 47.500 units sold, great launch for the Switch Lite
I don't follow the Spain market that closely these days Could be.
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Thread Sony Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden is leaving SIE [UPDATE: Sony PR saying he is retiring]
I have a feeling we'll see some articles soon that explore why this happened and what's been going on at Sony recently.
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Thread Hardware and Software sales from 2012 to 2018 in several countries
This is based on survey data rather than actual shipment data. The total quoted for Mexico in the survey is higher than the total for the entire LATAM region.
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Thread Hardware and Software sales from 2012 to 2018 in several countries
But CESA is clearly estimating ROTW. Same with PS Vita. The fact they made such a basic error with PS4 should back that up. LATAM total for XB1 is not even 4m, so Mexico would not be that high. As above. The only trustworthy numbers are USA and Japan as they quote NPD and Media Create/Famitsu numbers. The Europe data is accurate enough, as it's based on GfK, but some of the data is upweighted/slghtly off from what GfK report.
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Thread Hardware and Software sales from 2012 to 2018 in several countries
I would ignore it altogether based on the fact CESA thinks PS4 sold more than Sony reported.
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Thread Hardware and Software sales from 2012 to 2018 in several countries
Even the PS4 total is off. No matter if you count sell in or sell through, it magically sold more units than Sony reported themselves. The US and Japan numbers are correct since it's based on NPD and Media Create/Famitsu data. The European country numbers are based on GfK data, but some seem to be upweighted / slightly different to what GfK reports. I'd ignore the rotw estimates and global totals.
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Thread PS4, XB1 and Switch sales breakdown by region (estimate until end of 2018)
I wouldn't put any stock into the global LTD numbers posted in the meristation thread, as it's clear they extrapolated based on the data they do have. The only actual data to pay attention to is the US, Japan and Europe data as those are the only ones actually tracked. The Europe data is also slightly off from what GfK report, and some are upweighted.
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Thread Ace Watkins: "we're going to defeat Donald Trump and drift the country to the left like a Joy-Con."
smh
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Thread UK : Switch Lite sold 13 500 units at launch, expected to perform strongly in November/December, 1.9m Switch units sold so far
GfK seem to include Amazon in their sample now.3DS sold 3.9m LTD. Wii U sold 600k. Wii sold 8.4m.
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Thread PlayStation 4's top 10 best-selling games, both all games and exclusives only. US ONLY
Worth noting that the rankings don't include units sold in hardware bundles. Last I checked, Uncharted 4 had around 4m units sold via bundles in the US, which would put it significantly higher than other games that weren't as widely bundled.
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Thread Famitsu: Switch sold 240.000 last week in Japan (178.000 Lite + 62.000 OG)
Bloomberg or Citi clearly messed up here. Or maybe MC did. Famitsu reports 178k for Switch Lite and 62k for Switch Bloomberg reported 114k switch lite and 63k Switch. My guess is Media Create reported something like 177k for Switch Lite but someone misinterpreted it and instead assumed that was Switch total. So subtracted the 63k instead of adding it.
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Thread It looks like we'll be getting The Last of Us Part II impressions this Thursday at 8am PT/11am ET/5pm CEST
I think. But don't quote me. I'm going off memory.
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Thread It looks like we'll be getting The Last of Us Part II impressions this Thursday at 8am PT/11am ET/5pm CEST
IIRC it's one hour after that.
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Thread I'm just going to say it, Nintendo should pull a Collection of Mana + Trails of Mana remake on Mother/Earthbound
I was so ready to lock this thread after reading the first 6 words of the title.
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Thread Greek retailer lists “Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag & Rogue Remastered" for Nintendo Switch (update: it's happening)
Real.
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Thread [Rumor] Brian Crecente heard that Sony cancelled quite a few games a while back. (lacks enough insight/big picture to know if true or not)
Anyway, without anything more than that tweet it's hard to say to what extent this is / isn't true. Projects are cancelled all the time in early stages of development. If more news comes to light about cancelled projects please make a new thread.
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Thread [Rumor] Brian Crecente heard that Sony cancelled quite a few games a while back. (lacks enough insight/big picture to know if true or not)
PS5, cancelled.
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Thread Capcom will have a stage event for a “Major Capcom Series” on September 15th
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Thread So an Overwatch Nintendo Switch Case just got revealed...
I voted in the poll to try and hint at whether Overwatch will come to Switch. But the OP made it so you can't see who voted for which option.
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Thread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation launch thread |OT6| - Mostly Fan Noise and Hot Air
Just a quick note to say that we were able to verify the poster above as someone who worked in the industry and would be able to access certain levels of information. That being said, it's near impossible to verify whether the above description is true or not, so please keep in mind that we can't verify whether all the information in each post is correct, just the details i posted above.
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Thread Nintendo announces a 20 minute "Indie World" video presentation for Aug 19th at 6AM PT/9AM ET
I agree. Hence why I posted what I did, especially because there is some cool stuff there that is worth tuning in for. Leaking the whole thing is too much though.
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Thread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation launch thread |OT6| - Mostly Fan Noise and Hot Air
Sent you a dm
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Thread Nintendo announces a 20 minute "Indie World" video presentation for Aug 19th at 6AM PT/9AM ET
At the end of the day this is just a glorified marketing event and there shouldn’t be anything wrong with knowing what to expect beforehand. Besides, there will be more than 1 game per minute, so there is plenty of stuff that hasn’t been hinted at. And even the stuff that was hinted at didn’t reveal anything concrete.
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Thread Nintendo announces a 20 minute "Indie World" video presentation for Aug 19th at 6AM PT/9AM ET
Those games are already announced for Switch and half of them seem to have solid release dates already.
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Thread Nintendo announces a 20 minute "Indie World" video presentation for Aug 19th at 6AM PT/9AM ET
I like to keep things vague, rather than actually naming the unannounced titles. This is more of a 'what to expect' tweet, rather than a leak of unannounced stuff.
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Thread NPD: Fire Emblem: Three Houses instantly becomes 2nd highest selling FE game (3x rev of SoV in opening month).
In terms of unit sales, the 3 Fates SKU's combined sold around 2x more than SOV when comparing opening months.
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Thread NPD: Fire Emblem: Three Houses instantly becomes 2nd highest selling FE game (3x rev of SoV in opening month).
Note. NPD separates the SKU's for Fire Emblem Fates into Birthright, Conquest and Special. In terms of dollar sales, Three Houses still has the highest opening in the series, even when combining SKU's for Fates. In terms of LTD, dollar sales for Fates would actually be higher than Awakening if you combine the three SKU's. Anyway. FE:TH > 300k in the US (Put > to show with digital it'd be higher).
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Thread Rabbids Adventure Party announced for Switch (developed by Ubisoft Chengdu)
Just a quick note. The game seems to be China only for now, to support the launch of Switch in China. No news on a Western release.
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Thread Rabbids Adventure Party announced for Switch (developed by Ubisoft Chengdu)
It probably will come after the China launch. But for now it’s just China.
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch alone passes Wii U's console LTD (13.61m vs. 13.56m respectively)
Just discuss it in one of the 342 switch sales threads.
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Thread Benji:MUA3 tracking SIGNIFICANTLY ahead of expectations
Best to wait for actual data from NPD or use eShop rankings. This tweet doesn't say anything specific.
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Thread Playstation will hold a China Joy conference on August 1st, 2 hours in length
Not here, no. This will be fairly small scale stream.
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Thread Playstation will hold a China Joy conference on August 1st, 2 hours in length
This will also be an event where we see China's top gaming companies, such as Tencent, show what games they'll bring to the console space.
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Thread Playstation will hold a China Joy conference on August 1st, 2 hours in length
Online only event this year. I'll check out the Sony booth after to play some of the titles.
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Thread Benji-Sales: Q3 Video Game Preview - Which Are the Biggest Games of July - September? [Read Staff Post]
This video doesn't really warrant a thread. Feel free to discuss in the NPD thread or something. He doesn't have access to NPD data. He just makes predictions.
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Thread SIE Worldwide Studios |OT5| It's backwards compatible with |OT4|
They talked about Death Stranding releasing in November a couple of weeks before the trailer.
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Thread SIE Worldwide Studios |OT5| It's backwards compatible with |OT4|
Last of Us 2 Feb 2020 Standard Edition, Special Edition, Collectors Edition, Ellie Edition
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Thread PushSquare: Sources Indicate Playstation Bidding For Remedy
I can probably guess the sources they talked to, given the Remedy stuff has been making the rounds.
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Thread PushSquare: Sources Indicate Playstation Bidding For Remedy
I'd have to look into it more. I haven't heard anything that leads me to believe a deal has happened at this point. Only that it was explored.
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Thread Fiona Cherbak joins Xbox Game Studios as Talent Acquisition Lead (formerly at SIE)
People move jobs all the time in the games industry. Every move doesn't need a thread.
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Thread SIE Worldwide Studios |OT5| It's backwards compatible with |OT4|
I wouldn't read into those tweets. I retweeted it because it's news and Benji probably did the same.
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Thread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation launch thread |OT5| - It's in RDNA
Just to add. Brad absolutely has access to a lot of information and has a lot of insights on MS. What was posted last year is something that was 100% real. That's not in question at all.
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Thread Brad Sams: Microsoft Shifts Xbox Focus to One Next-Gen Console
Because that thread was not from a reliable source. The Business Insider interview was two days ago too. That was the original source.
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Thread Brad Sams: Microsoft Shifts Xbox Focus to One Next-Gen Console
This was the case for a while. Was always confused by some of the original rumors.
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Thread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation launch thread |OT5| - It's in RDNA
So to clarify. What Nibel said doesn't count as verification in the traditional sense. Sometimes people have access to a certain piece of information and we will look to verify it. That doesn't mean the individual themselves is verified for things they post in the future. If that is the case we would note it.
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Thread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation launch thread |OT5| - It's in RDNA
Since I was tagged in this thread. 1. A while means last year. There is a reason I never really commented much, if at all, on those rumors. 2. MS next gen plans are strong and still on track, I wouldn't read too much into the news. 3. Given I've seen some confusion around it. isn't verified on Era. Although they are free to send a PM to myself if they want to be.
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Thread RUMOR: Xbox strategy of 2 SKUs is put on hold, will go into next gen with one SKU.
If there is a better source then feel free to make a new thread.
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Thread Retro Studios tweets job listing for an Art Director for Metroid Prime 4
Either that or they already filled the position but it's still up for some reason.
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Thread Retro Studios tweets job listing for an Art Director for Metroid Prime 4
The job date on the website shows November 12th, 2018. Still the same job/application.
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Thread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation launch thread |OT5| - It's in RDNA
Just to clarify. was only verified for having access to Microsoft's GDC plans prior to the event and nothing else. It's best to assume everything they post is based on that info or speculation. If they want to verify they have access to other information they can PM me.
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Thread Nintendo Direct: E3 2019 |OT| Redacted by Request of Nintendo’s Legal Team
Yup. I thought it was great. The disappointing thing I referred to was the Animal Crossing date. But that's not a big deal. New Smash DLC and BOTW2 sequel are the highlights for me.
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Thread Rumour: Metroid 5 and WarioWare Switch might be revealed at Nintendo's E3 Direct
They get their information from other rumors / leaks on the internet. They also speculate on top of that. Given what they say about the Nintendo games, I'm going to file this under speculation and lock the thread for now. Feel free to discuss it in other Nintendo threads though.
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Thread Did Bethesda's Orion Tech Just Made Game Streaming Viable?
Add some information, thoughts, links etc... to your OP. Otherwise no one can answer your question.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Downloadable Contents Discussion Thread 2 | Challengers Approaching!
Ask shinobi. But it's weird. People are saying i retweeted the jeux video thing and said it's legit when neither of those two things are true. I would have talked about it before the jeux video thing if it was real.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Downloadable Contents Discussion Thread 2 | Challengers Approaching!
Sometimes I like to troll lol
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Thread Xbox E3 2019 Briefing |OT| E3 Only on Xbox.
I personally thought it was good. There is a reason I started the tweet the way I did. I think one of the issues that I didn't forsee was the lack of gameplay. That was weird. Also I think the barrage of leaks, such as Elden Ring and other stuff took away some of the surprises from the conference.
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Thread Nintendo sends a cease and desist to insider that has leaked pretty much every E3 2019 announcement
Edit: Nevermind. Reopened this.
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Thread Nintendo E3 2019 plans detailed: Nintendo Direct on Tuesday 6/11 @ 9AM PT + Treehouse Live and Tournaments
More like Leak3. Amirite.
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Thread Elden Ring leaked (From Software, Miyazaki x George R.R Martin, X1/PS4/PC)
Bandai Namco leaked the game themselves. Not me. It was already being posted everywhere by the time I posted it.
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Thread Elden Ring leaked (From Software, Miyazaki x George R.R Martin, X1/PS4/PC)
So just to confirm. This was all from a Bandai Namco security flaw. I wasn't the one to actually leak this first. It was already everywhere.
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Thread New Tales of game apparently leaked (including screenshots) [Tales of Arise - PS4/X1/PC]
It's coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
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Thread New Tales of game apparently leaked (including screenshots) [Tales of Arise - PS4/X1/PC]
Tales of Arise.
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Thread WARNING ABOUT XBOX’S E3 CONFERENCE: Brad Sams says Bleeding Edge trailer leak is authentic, still a lot of surprises but leaker might leak the rest
Chill dude. People know not to be online if they want to avoid leaks this time of year.
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Thread Ninja Theory's BLEEDING EDGE has been leaked (4v4 MP action melee, stylized brawler)
This project started in 2014, technically.
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Thread Ninja Theory's BLEEDING EDGE has been leaked (4v4 MP action melee, stylized brawler)
Hah. I'm just me. But yes, this is real. It'll be introduced on stage by Dominic Matthews and Rahni Tucker at the Xbox E3 showcase this Sunday.
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Thread Kotaku Splitscreen: Ubisoft has new projects for E3
Jason is completely wrong about Pioneer. It's not a new IP. It's not even based on what the old project was at all.
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Thread Sony's Jim Ryan Talks Cloud Gaming, More European Expansion, No Combining Platforms With Xbox
Free link-
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Thread Leak: Watch Dogs 3 Legion shows up on Amazon UK (Confirmed by Kotaku) [Play as any recruit and other details listed]
The name and description are what I've heard too.
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Thread SIE Worldwide Studios |OT5| It's backwards compatible with |OT4|
I had to post this the last time when media started trawling this forum and posting peoples posts here as legit information.
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Thread Nintendo Switch referenced multiple times in Call of Duty website (Also WiiU & 3DS)
This happens every year and it's usually due to some social media / video account integration thingy.
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Thread Death Stranding Blows Past 2.1 million trailer views in 6 hours. Fastest viewed / liked Game Trailer of 2019
Do you have an actual source for this? Because news sites are going to pick up this as a story with a title like this.
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Thread Jason Schreier (Kotaku): The Last of Us: Part II coming early 2020, possibly February
Surprised Jason only heard this now. It's been known for a while.
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Thread SIE Worldwide Studios |OT5| It's backwards compatible with |OT4|
Given I've been asked to clarify multiple times. This post was about Death Stranding.
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Thread Tencent Interactive Entertainment are making a mobile game that looks a lot like Days Gone/State of Decay
The game isn't so much a clone as it is inspired by zombie games. It seems to take the best parts of Days Gone, State of Decay 2 and L4D to create a new game.
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Thread Sony PlayStation: First Party Studios |OT4| Because we're skipping 3
My suggestion. Sony PlayStation: First Party Studios |OT5| Trailer Next Week
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Thread UK: Team Sonic Racing toped the charts more than doubling the launch week sales of its predecessor, 2012's Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transform
Correct. Racing Transformed had a very low opening in the UK and it was word of mouth and promotions that gave the game a long tail. In fact, First week sales for Racing Transformed were just 1.6% of lifetime sales in the UK. So that should tell you how well the game sold after it was out. TSR isn't a bad opening, but i'd be surprised if it matches lifetime sales of transformed.
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Thread Rumour: new The Last of Us 2 trailer this week + release date
It isn't. But It's still a Sony published game and there isn't a Sony published games thread, so I posted the tease in the first party thread.
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Thread NPD April 2019: MK11 #1, Days Gone #2, MLB #3. Switch best selling hardware.
Just to clarify a few points. 1. We verified Benji as having access to certain US sales data (Not from NPD) which gives him an overview of how certain retail software or hardware may be performing. 2. It's up to Benji if he wants to post here or not. 3. If a tweet is relevant to the thread and provides additional data points or context then it's fine to post it here. But if a tweet is not related to the thread or is just reposting data already on era then there isn't a need to bring it up and discuss it. 4. Let's move on and try and discuss the topic at hand.
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Thread NPD April 2019: MK11 #1, Days Gone #2, MLB #3. Switch best selling hardware.
Thanks to the NPD Group and Mat Piscatella for the breakdown. Note. This NPD report only covers the U.S. Video Games Market.April 2019 tracked spending across video game hardware, software, accessories and game cards totaled $842 million, gaining 1 percent when compared to a year ago. Growth in software and accessory & game card spending offset declines in hardware. Year-to-date spending across tracked video game hardware, software, accessories & game cards is down 2 percent when compared to 2018, to $4.0 billion. Declines in hardware spending have offset growth in sales of accessories & game cards. Dollar sales of tracked console, portable and PC video game software reached $427 million in April 2019, gaining 15 percent when compared to a year ago. Year-to-date dollar sales of tracked console, portable and PC video game software totaled $1.9 billion, 4 percent higher when compared to a year ago. was the best-selling game of April and instantly becomes the 2nd best-selling game of 2019 year-to-date. Mortal Kombat 11 was the best-selling game of the month on all platforms on which it released: PC, PlayStation 4, Switch and Xbox One. Mortal Kombat 11 represents the first time a third-party published Nintendo Switch game was the platform's top seller in a month since Ubisoft's Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle topped the Nintendo Switch chart in September 2017. was the 2nd best-selling game of April, with debut month sales that rank as the 7th highest in history for a Sony-published title. After just one month in market, Days Gone is the best-selling game produced by Sony Bend Studio in lifetime revenues. ranks as the third best-selling game of April and is now the 10th best-selling game of 2019. It is also the best-selling sports title of 2019 year-to-date. MLB The Show 19 remains the best-selling game in franchise history on a time-aligned basis. Hardware spending in April 2019 fell 29 percent when compared to a year ago, to $160 million. Nintendo Switch sales growth was offset by declines across all other hardware platforms. Total spending on accessories & game cards grew 5 percent in April 2019 when compared to a year ago, to $256 million. Gains for both game card and gamepad spending drove overall performance. was the best-selling hardware platform of both April as well as year-to-date across both unit and dollar sales. The Nintendo Switch 32GB with neon red and blue joy cons is the best-selling individual hardware item of 2019. were the best-selling video game accessory of April, while the PS4 DualShock 4 Black Wireless Controller remains the best-selling accessory year-to-date.* Digital sales not included ^ PC digital sales not included # Minecraft digital sales on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One included
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Thread Sony Investors Relations Stream: May 21, 2019 12:20 - 17:10 (JST) | Starts at 11:20PM Eastern/8:20PM Pacific on May 20th in those timezones
The presentation in 20 mins is just going to go through the slides posted above with comments from Jim Ryan.
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Thread What's going on with Call of Duty 2019?
Activision confirmed they plan to reveal the game before the end of the quarter which ends June 30th 2019. We'll see it soon anyway. Locking this thread for now as there isn't much else to discuss.
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Thread Kat Bailey (USGamer editor in chief) "I know someone who's played the FF7 remake demo"
That persons name? Albert Einstein.
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Thread Visited my local gamestop today and asked if an updated switch is coming
Ok.... 1. WSJ and other outlets have reported Nintendo is working on new hardware for release in the future. 2. Nintendo has confirmed that they will not show new hardware at E3. 3. Gamestop employees don't know more than you do.
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Thread (Rumour) No Splinter Cell in Production. Plus other Ubisoft stuff. (Far Cry 6, Rabbids, etc.)
Most of this is incorrect.
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Thread Speculation: First 4 Figures invited to Microsoft E3, could signify a new Banjo Kazooie or Conker project?
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Thread Persona 5 confirmed for Switch in 2020 by Nintendo of Israel
There isn't any evidence to suggest this is a real Nintendo account. Especially as it's not listed as a social media account at the bottom of their website- In fact it even says it's an unofficial account in the description.
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Thread Are we ever going to see Call of Duty on a Nintendo console again?
Here is a fun fact. In the US, the Wii U version of Call of Duty Ghosts accounted for approx 0.6% of total sales (PS4,XB1,PS3,360,Steam).
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Thread (Rumour: Not an official or verified source) Xbox Game Pass 9.5 Million Estimated Monthly Users, 30% Xbox Revenue
I'm locking this thread as the numbers don't add up. If 9.5 million is true then it can't be 30% of revenue. If 30% of revenue is true then it can't be 9.5 million.
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Thread Capcom Forecasts for FY2019/2020 : No Major Titles except MHW:I , 22% Increase in Digital , SKUs Decreased by Half , 1M increase in Sales units
Capcom will have some stuff this year, but it's not going to be as big as prior years.
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Thread Final Fantasy VII Remake State of Play 2019 Trailer; More to come in June
This is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me.
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Thread EA to bring Apex Legends to Mobile (and China)
This was previously hinted at by EA before, but we now have further confirmation that the game (or a specific mobile version) is in the works for the game. EA is also working to bring the game to China, likely through its current partner which is Tencent.
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Thread 49% of EA full game sales were digital after the last 12 months (X1/PS4) - Anthem highest digital share EA has launched
Not for the reason you think lol.
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Thread Saturn-era, recommend me some games please.
We just looked into the ban and decided to overturn it. In general our policy is that discussion of reproduction cartridges is okay, but users should own the game in some way. So suggesting people buy repros for games they don't own (e.g. the Japanese version) is no good.
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Thread Biomutant for the Nintendo Switch has been leaked by EB Games Canada
All these THQ Nordic ports getting leaked early. Must suck for Stormfront who were promised the exclusive reveals.
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Thread State of Play 2 Announced for May 9, extended look at MediEvil and first look at a new title
It's important to bear in mind this is only a short event. So don't expect too much ofc. I'm mainly saying this will be better than the last one. (Which admittedly isn't a hard thing to achieve). I just hope they didn't change anything lol.
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Thread State of Play 2 Announced for May 9, extended look at MediEvil and first look at a new title
I mean tbh it doesn't take much to be better than the first State of Play.
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Thread State of Play 2 Announced for May 9, extended look at MediEvil and first look at a new title
Last time I said “Don’t expect much”. Well this one will be better than the last for sure. We'll see updates to Sony games, a new title (as mentioned in the OP) and also the re-reveal of a third party game that was announced long ago.
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Thread New announcements and updates for existing and new games are coming next week [HYPE MODE ON]
Cool. Doesn't need to be a thread though. Just make new threads when stuff is announced.
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Thread [PCGamesN] Ghost Recon teaser suggests we’ll see a new Tom Clancy game announced May 9
Don't get your hopes up.
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Thread Sony PlayStation: First Party Studios |OT4| Because we're skipping 3
It's because I knew people would overhype it. I'll provide further expectations once the next State of Play is announced. (Yes, it's something Sony wants to do regularly)
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Thread Sony PlayStation: First Party Studios |OT4| Because we're skipping 3
Just to make one thing clear. hasn't been verified as an insider and their posts are speculation. Not hints.
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Thread Sony updates PS3 numbers to have sold 87.4 million as of March 31, 2017 (software ~1 billion)
Then why are you making such definitive claims? If you take the time to do the math, which was done in this thread earlier, then you can see how there is a solid argument here. At the end of the day they both ended up in the same ballpark, so I'm not sure what the actual issue is.
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Thread Sony updates PS3 numbers to have sold 87.4 million as of March 31, 2017 (software ~1 billion)
Who do you trust more? Sony or third party research firms?
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Thread Sony updates PS3 numbers to have sold 87.4 million as of March 31, 2017 (software ~1 billion)
First of all. Why do people care so much about this? Secondly, given the public data available it does look like Xbox 360 would have passed PS3's 87.4m figure sometime in the second half of 2015. Either that or Xbox One sold way more than we think, which wouldn't make sense.
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Thread PS4 ships 257.6 million units of sw during FY2018. Beats PS2 record for yearly sw shipments.
That's billion yen. 283 billion yen. Not 283 million units. Sony changed from units to revenue for a bit.
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Thread Sony: PlayStation 5 is not coming in the next 12 months
They mean this fiscal year. Which ends March 31st 2020. So technically 11 months.It was on the conference call.
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Thread China's New Video Game Rules Officially Bans Pools of blood, Corpses, Mahjong, Poker and Imperial Schemes
Ok. And we got the news from the conference on the 10th and also confirmed it with video game execs. The policy isn't even anything new tbh. China has approved zero poker and mahjong games this year but last year over 900 were in Q1 2018.
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Thread NPD March 2019: The Division 2 #1, Sekiro #2, MLB 19 #3, DMC5 #4. Switch #1 Hardware
Thanks to the NPD Group and Mat Piscatella for the breakdown. Note. This NPD report only covers the U.S. Video Games Market. March 2019 tracked spending across video game hardware, software, accessories and game cards totaled $1.2 billion, declining 11 percent when compared to a year ago. Declines were experienced across all segments. First quarter dollar sales of tracked console, portable and PC video game software totaled $1.5 billion, 2 percent higher when compared to a year ago. was the best-selling game of March 2019 and is now the second best-selling game of 2019. Launch month sales of Tom Clancy's The Division 2 are the sixth highest in history for an Ubisoft-published game. was the second best-selling game of March, and now ranks as the eigth best-selling game of the year. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice represents the second highest launch month sales for a FromSoftware game, trailing only Dark Souls III which released in the April 2016 tracking period. debuts as the third best-selling game of March. Launch month sales of MLB 19: The Show are the highest in franchise history, and also set a new all-time high for a baseball genre game.ranks fourth on the March best-sellers list, with the second highest launch month sales in franchise history, trailing only the February 2008 debut of Devil May Cry 4.is now the best-selling game in franchise history with lifetime sales now exceeding those of the previous best in the franchise, Kingdom Hearts, which was released in the September 2002 tracking period. Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform of both March as well as the first quarter across both unit and dollar sales. Gamepads were the best-selling accessory type for the month, with single-digit percentage growth when compared to a year ago. First quarter spending on accessories and game cards increased 2 percent when compared to a year ago, to $929 million. As with March, gamepads represent the best-selling accessory type. The PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller Black is the best-selling gamepad of 2019 in both unit and dollar sales.* Digital sales not included ^ PC digital sales not included # Minecraft digital sales on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One included
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Thread China's New Video Game Rules Officially Bans Pools of blood, Corpses, Mahjong, Poker and Imperial Schemes
The comments in this thread are so misinformed...... jeez.
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Thread China's New Video Game Rules Officially Bans Pools of blood, Corpses, Mahjong, Poker and Imperial Schemes
I'm actually quoted in the article lol.
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Thread China's New Video Game Rules Officially Bans Pools of blood, Corpses, Mahjong, Poker and Imperial Schemes
The author is incorrect. The changes were communicated at a conference on April 10th and the new application files are listed here-
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Thread Official PlayStation Next-Gen plans (2020, Wired Exclusive Article) [ Ray Tracing, BC, SSD, & more]
Given what I've heard, i'd be surprised if Sony shared any more info on PS5 anytime soon. Maybe PSX time/next year. Could be wrong.
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Thread RUMOR: Microsoft to introduce new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription (14,99$ month for Xbox Live Gold + Gamepass)
Just MS wants to make subscription services more important moving forward. So a lot of the new things coming from MS will be tied to subscriptions.
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Thread RUMOR: Microsoft to introduce new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription (14,99$ month for Xbox Live Gold + Gamepass)
This isn't the only tier MS plans to introduce.
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Thread Ubisoft Possibly Teases Next Assassin's Creed Game Setting In The Division 2 (Vikings)
Ubisoft likes to tease stuff.
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Thread Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled to include remasters of all three Crash racing games?
Seems these are indeed from the previous game.
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Thread Best Buy Switch Leaks (Zelda: A Link to the Past, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Persona 5)
Just to be clear. That tweet is a joke.
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Thread With the first State Of Play by Sony over with, what are you thoughts on it?
People are discussing this in the State of Play thread.
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Thread Apple Arcade announced - New gaming subscription by Apple, 100+ new and (Mobile) exclusive games, No IAP, all playable offline, FALL/19
It's not yet known how the money is paid out. That tweet is speculating.
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Thread Apple Arcade announced - New gaming subscription by Apple, 100+ new and (Mobile) exclusive games, No IAP, all playable offline, FALL/19
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Thread State of Play (March 25th) |OT| Sir Dan where art thou
Yup. Although I think the format was good and it'd be good to see Sony turn it into a monthly/quarterly thing or whatever.
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Thread Remember when people said Nintendo's Digital Events were bad? Now everyone is using this format
This doesn't need to be a thread.
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Thread So, it seems Resident Evil 3 remake is not being developed by Capcom...
I wouldn't read too much into rumors going around at the moment.
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Thread Death Stranding In “Critical Phase” Of Development Says Hideo Kojima
They used google translate. Here is the actual source:
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Thread "Blacks at Xbox" - Incredibly tone-deaf?(Update: Xbox Communication Manager explains)
I'd drop it and accept that others have different views.
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Thread "Blacks at Xbox" - Incredibly tone-deaf?(Update: Xbox Communication Manager explains)
Would you like to clarify this comment?
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Thread State of Play - PlayStation announcement stream (March 25th)
There will be new games announced here, a few PSVR ones as well, but this isn’t an E3 type event by any means.
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Thread Superdata estimate: Apex Legends has the best launch month of any free-to-play game in history
Yup. These are estimates. Not data from EA
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Thread Halo on Nintendo Switch, is it something that you are starting to believe?
This can be discussed in the Jeux video rumor thread
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Thread [Rumour] Jeuxvideo.com : Forza, Halo or Gears coming to Switch
Phil didn't go to Japan to get games for Xbox. He went to Japan to give Xbox games to Nintendo!
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Thread Ubisoft and Epic Games have announced an extension to their agreement; Additional back catalog titles from Ubisoft are confirmed for Epic’s free games
Unprecedented partnership
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Thread NPD February 2019: Anthem #1, Jump Force #2, Far Cry #4, Metro #8. Switch #1 Hardware
You have to go a really long way down the chart before you find Crackdown 3
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Thread NPD February 2019: Anthem #1, Jump Force #2, Far Cry #4, Metro #8. Switch #1 Hardware
Thanks to the NPD Group and Mat Piscatella for the breakdown. Note. This NPD report only covers the U.S. Video Games Market. February 2019 tracked spending across video game hardware, software, accessories and game cards totaled $1.0 billion, up 4 percent when compared to a year ago. Gains in software and accessories & game card spending offset declines in hardware. Year-to-date spending across tracked video game hardware, software, accessories & game cards has increased 3 percent when compared to 2018, to $2.0 billion., and it is now the second best-selling game of 2019. Anthem represents the second highest launch month sales ever recorded for a BioWare developed game, trailing only the March 2012 release of Mass Effect 3.Launch month sales volume of Jump Force is the third highest total ever achieved for a title published by Bandai Namco Games. Jump Force is currently the fourth best-selling game of 2019 (year to date)., and maintains its number one selling position year to date. Over its first two months in market, Kingdom Hearts III remains the fastest selling game in franchise history, exceeding the time-aligned sales of Kingdom Hearts II by over 80 percent. Launch month sales of Metro: Exodus set a new franchise record, besting the month-one sales of Metro: Last Light by nearly 50 percent.The company also reached the highest year-to-date dollar sales for Nintendo-produced hardware since 2011. Nintendo Switch is the best-selling hardware platform of February, and 2019 year to date.in the month of February, and are now up approximately 90 percent year to date. Top 20 best selling titles (February 2019) - Includes Physical and Digital sales* Digital sales not included ^ PC digital sales not included # Minecraft sales include all physical & digital on PlayStation and Xbox platforms
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Thread UK chart: The Division 2 is this week's UK No.1. Although launch physical sales are only 20% of what the original managed
The Division 2 proves you wrong. As do other recent games.
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Thread PewDiePie attempts to distance himself from Christchurch Mosque shooter who pledged support (READ THREADMARKS)
Damage control mode.
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Thread Kathy Griffin calls Palestinian woman "fucking pussy" after she gets threats on twitter
Turns out white feminism was just white supremacy all along.
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Thread Major terrorist (white supremacist) attack in Christchurch (NZ) [UP6: 4 suspects in custody, 49 confirmed dead] (READ THREADMARKS)
This shit makes me angry
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Thread Major active shooting going on in Christchurch (NZ) [UP6: 4 suspects in custody, 49 confirmed dead] (READ THREADMARKS)
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Thread According to Jason Schreier, making Anthem was Bioware idea; EA actually gives the studios autonomy and more
Is there a huge difference there? I wouldn't say so. The outcome is the same.
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Thread Developing: Epic Games Launcher appears to collect your steam friends & play history (Epic responds, see OP)
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Thread Rumor/Speculation: Market speculates that Sony could buy Take Two (SEE UPDATE IN OP)
Closing thread for now. If there is a reliable site that reports on this in the future then feel free to make a new thread.
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Thread Rumor/Speculation: Market speculates that Sony could buy Take Two (SEE UPDATE IN OP)
Try not to word posts in a definitive way when you're just speculating. Sometimes these posts get taken out of context. Thanks
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Thread Rumor: Sony "is in advanced board level discussions to acquire Take-Two Interactive"
This reminds me of Microsoft buying EA rumors and Apple buying Nintendo rumors.
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Thread UK Retail: Devil May Cry V sold 20,872 copies last week, Left Alive - 947
Around 1/3rd of what DMC4 sold in its first week.
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Thread Frank O’Connor (343): Halo Infinite will release on Xbox One and PC
This was announced for Xbox One and PC at the reveal last year.
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Thread Video Game Marketing Archive |OT| Greatness Awaits, Play It Loud, Genesis does what Nintendon't
Great work putting this all together, Emily. This is an excellent resource and I'm looking forward to revisiting some old ads and discovering some new ones.
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Thread PlayStation China Hero Project - Seven new PS4 games announced.
PlayStation China held a press conference in Beijing today to announce seven new games. It's part of the China Hero Project which is an initiative to fund and publish Chinese developed games for PS4 in China and Globally. It was confirmed that Immortal Legacy and Hardcore Mecha are planned for a 2019 release. Project Boundary will get a beta soon. Lost Soul Aside will get new info later in the year. The new games announced were-, a third-person “hack and stealth” game, a cold-weapon survival game Convallaria, a online game containing player-versus-enemy and player-versus-player elements, an action RPG (working title), a dieselpunk metroidvania game , a horror adventure game Thanks to Gematsu for the videos and articles-
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Thread Brad Sams - I'm Hearing from Multiple Sources that Game Pass isn't coming to the Switch, at least Near Term
I'm shocked.
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Thread So how will moderation handle the THQ Nordic situation?
Hi Heromanz, This was already addressed in the following thread - If you have any further questions feel free to contact an admin.
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Thread Rumor: Persona 5 coming to PS4/Switch as P5S in fall 2019, will be announced before May.
I had a look into it and the twitter user in question made some claims recently which did not come true. It's not unlikely that Persona 5 will come to Switch in some form, given Joker in Smash. But I'm locking this specific thread for now.
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Thread Rumor: Persona 5 coming to PS4/Switch as P5S in fall 2019, will be announced before May.
Ok. So tell me exactly what Persona 5R is.
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Thread Rumor: Persona 5 coming to PS4/Switch as P5S in fall 2019, will be announced before May.
I changed the title because you're making a lot of presumptions and also misinterpreting what both the tweet in the OP said and also what Atlus have announced and said themselves. Please take this into consideration with the next thread you make. Thanks.
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Thread Rumor: Persona 5 coming to PS4/Switch as P5S in fall 2019, will be announced before May.
Changed the title. Also who is this twitter person and why should I believe them?This isn't true.
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Thread Brad Sams talks about the plausibility of Microsoft and Nintendo rumors (Spoiler: No new info)
Enlightening
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Thread Brad Sams talks about the plausibility of Microsoft and Nintendo rumors (Spoiler: No new info)
Given the video doesn't add much to the conversation. I'm locking this thread for now.
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Thread PlayStation holding conference in Beijing on March 7th to promote China Hero Project games, release dates expected
In general they will all get a Western release too. The goal of the project is to fund Chinese domestic projects to be published in both China and overseas. Lost Soul Aside and Monkey KIng are probably the two big projects most people have heard of.
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Thread Destination PlayStation, an event for retail and third party publishers, was held this week
Changed the title.
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Thread Destination PlayStation, an event for retail and third party publishers, was held this week
No it doesn't. This is just them showing their future lineup which has been the same for some years now.
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Thread If wealth redistrubtion is the answer, how come things improved socially compared to 1900s?
With no content in the OP, there isn't anything to discuss or answer.
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Thread Rumour: Watch_Dogs 3 set for release in 2019, set in London, create-a-character, larger emphasis on small firearms and hacking
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Thread Rumor: Next Assassin's Creed codenamed Legion, set in Rome during the reign of Marcus Aurelius. (cross gen title, launch 2020)
Locking this thread for now. If there is a more reliable source that backs up the info feel free to make a new thread.
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Thread PAL Charts - Week 7, 2019
According to EA - "Overall, 47% of our units sold were through digital rather than physical, measured on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 over the last 12 months." So you can assume around that much for console version. Of course the retail numbers in this thread don't include PC digital and all the other early digital incentives through EA Access or Origin.
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Thread PAL Charts - Week 7, 2019
Andromeda sold more than double yes. Andromeda itself was already nearly half of what ME3 sold in its first week. Again. These are packaged sales comparisons and digital missing does skew the figures. Digital sales (which EA themselves say is approaching 50% of overall sales for them) are not counted. Nor is EA Access players. There were incentives to buy the digital ver. so I'd expect a really high digital share for the game.
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Thread [Rumour] Jeuxvideo.com : both Xbox Scarlett models will feature SSD, will be revealed at E3 2019, with Halo Infinite as launch game
I wouldn’t read into this too much. Not that they’re completely wrong.
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Thread RUMOR: Microsoft Preparing Xbox App & GamePass for Nintendo Switch (Direct-Feed Games)
Big if true
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Thread NPD January 2019: KH3, RE2 and NSMBUD top the charts, Switch best selling console
Whilst the games cost the same amount, the actual ASP for each title is slightly different at retail. In other words, it's not exactly $60. So using $60 as the ASP will give you a number in the right area, but not the actual number.
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Thread We are potentially exactly 1 year away from PS5 reveal (PlayStation Meeting 2020)
There isn't anything to discuss here.
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Thread Nintendo Switch Prices with 3rd party’s why are they different
This question gets raised a lot. I have answered it before but maybe it's time for an update. The issue is mainly that Nintendo uses carts whilst Sony and Microsoft use Blu-Ray discs. Of course the usage of carts can't really be helped given that Switch is designed to be both a portable and a home console. When a game sells for $60 there are various costs associated with that. For example, ~25% of that ($15) is what the retailer takes. Then there is a static platform/manufacturing fee that Sony/MS/Nintendo take. This static platform fee is around $12 for Sony/MS. Then you have to factor in returns and other costs such as licensing fees or whatever. Generally speaking the publisher ends up with around ~55% of that $60. Sometimes lower depending on what other costs are included. With Nintendo there isn't a static platform fee as carts vary in size from 1GB to 32GB. Whilst using an 8GB cart (with manufacturing/packaging) will cost about the same as the static fee charged by Sony/MS. The platform fee for a 32GB cart is about double that. Meaning that publishers on Switch see a much lower margin when using higher capacity carts. Therefore it is really hard to lower the price of these games without sacrificing a lot.
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Thread NPD January 2019: KH3, RE2 and NSMBUD top the charts, Switch best selling console
Your post is also spin.
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Thread NPD January 2019: KH3, RE2 and NSMBUD top the charts, Switch best selling console
I like to live in the past
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Thread NPD January 2019: KH3, RE2 and NSMBUD top the charts, Switch best selling console
If you have time can you provide a comp for RE2 with RE7? Cheers.
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Thread NPD January 2019: KH3, RE2 and NSMBUD top the charts, Switch best selling console
Nope. KH2 came out at the end of March. NPD only tracked a few days of sales for the 'first month'. KH3 is over 1m though.
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Thread NPD January 2019: KH3, RE2 and NSMBUD top the charts, Switch best selling console
Thanks to the NPD Group for the breakdown. Note. This NPD report only covers the U.S. Video Games Market. January 2019 tracked spending across Video Game Hardware, Software, Accessories and Game Cards declined 19 percent when compared to a year ago, to $893 million. All segments of spending reflected double-digit percentage declines when compared to January 2018. Despite declines when compared to a year ago, January 2019 spending was the second highest market total achieved in a January month since the $917 million reached in January 2013. Dollar sales of tracked Console, Portable and PC Video Game Software totaled $427 million, an 18 percent declined compared to a year ago. Double-digit percentage software sales growth on the Nintendo Switch platform was offset by declines across all other platforms.was the best-selling game of January 2019. Total launch month dollar sales of Kingdom Hearts III were 2.5x that of the previous franchise best, Kingdom Hearts II, which debuted on the PlayStation 2 in the March 2006 tracking period. This is the second month in history that a Kingdom Hearts game has topped the best-sellers chart; Kingdom Hearts II was the best-selling game of April 2006.ranked second on January's best-sellers chart, driving more than 2.8x higher dollar sales than the launch month of the original Resident Evil 2, which was released in the January 1998 tracking period on PlayStation. Resident Evil 2 was January's best-selling game on the Xbox One platform.entered the January charts as the third best-selling game of the month. Launch month dollar sales of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe were more than 30 percent higher than that of New Super Mario Bros. U, which launched on the Wii U in November 2012. set a new franchise record as launch month dollar sales totaled more than 80 percent higher than October 2007's Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation Hardware spending in January 2019 declined 28 percent when compared to a year ago, to $199 million. Total hardware dollar sales were the second highest total achieved since the $239 million reached in January 2014.was the best-selling hardware platform of January 2019 in both dollar and unit sales. Switch was the only Console platform to show year-on-year sales growth. Total spending on Accessories and Game Cards fell 12 percent in January 2019 when compared to a year ago, to $267 million. Slight gains in Gamepad spending were offset by declines across other accessory segments and game cards. The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller was January's best-selling accessory with dollar sales increasing 40 percent when compared to a year ago. Top 20 best selling titles (January 2019) - Includes Physical and Digital sales* Digital sales not included ^ PC digital sales not included # Minecraft sales include all physical & digital on PlayStation and Xbox platforms
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Thread For people that own both XOne and ps4, which system will you get Day one ?
Make this thread when PS5, Next Xbox and Sega Dreamcast 2 are actually announced.
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Thread RUMOR: Nintendo has plans to revive a 'Dead and Buried' game (Update: Possibly Scalebound?)
How u know?
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Thread NiOh could come on Xbox One according to Koei Tecmo: "You just gotta show us you want it"
This tweet doesn't deserve a thread. It's hardly an official position of the company and just something the social media manager is saying to generate interest.
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Thread UK Charts - Far Cry New Dawn and Crackdown 3 Significantly Down, Metro ~50% Up Over Last Light (physical), Jump Force Opens Strong
Fun Fact: If you combine the opening sales of this weeks new games, which are Far Cry New Dawn, Metro Exodus, Jump Force and Crackdown 3, the total is less than half of what Crash Bandicoot Trilogy sold in its first week on PS4. (Packaged sales comp)
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Thread Bill Trinnen says Bayonetta 3 coming out this year (Nintendo Power Podcast)
He's talking about Astral Chain. Not Bayonetta 3. Did no one listen to this properly?
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Thread Sensor Tower - Fire Emblem Heroes has grossed over $500 million since launch, Dragalia Lost now number 2 Nintendo mobile game
From what I've seen, the Japanese data is incorrect. Not sure how reliable the App Annie/Sensor Tower data is. But based off rankings alone it's easy to disprove the numbers in that tweet.
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Thread After yesterday’s Direct, the Switch hardware is really showing its age
I think that leaving out certain factors from the OP as to the Switch's design + the title of this thread means we won't see good discussion here.
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Thread Theory: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Remake Was Definitely Meant To Be A 3DS Game, And Reworked For Switch
It's not a theory when the reason is "Because it doesn't look good"
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Thread Nintendo Direct 2.13.2019 (2PM PST/ 5PM EST / 10PM GMT) - 35 mins with news on Fire Emblem Three Houses
I'd temper expectations tbh.
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Thread Blizzard employees are crying and hugging in the parking lot ahead of impending layoffs - Jason Schreier
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Thread Blizzard employees are crying and hugging in the parking lot ahead of impending layoffs - Jason Schreier
Blizzard has partnered with NetEase since 2008. These job cuts have nothing to do with China or Blizzard targeting the China market.
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Thread Liam Robertson: "a lot of interesting rumours about Capcom" Re: Onimusha
There isn’t anything specific in this tweet other than there are rumours.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT| Good things come to those who wait (now w/ update OP)
Nintendo Direct Predictions - Joker (Batman) gets added to Smash - Nintendo partners with AOL for new and improved online service - Miyamoto confirms 3DS will get support through 2030 - Netflix comes to Switch (DVD rentals only) - Metroid Prime 4 rebooted again, now developed by Rare - Bowsers Inside Story announced - biopic for Doug Bowser - Wii U classic announced to shift remaining stock - New Labo kit works with Fortnite, allowing you to build structures in the real world that appear in the game - New Zelda isn’t 2D, it’s 4D. Also Switch 4D announced. - Virtual Boy Games added to Nintendo Online
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Thread Grant Kirkhope hopes Xbox Live SDK coming to Switch means he can play Banjo Kazooie on a Nintendo system again
Despite the update in the OP, this probably doesn't need to be a thread due to how the Xbox Live SDK news on Switch has been misinterpreted and led to a few incorrect conclusions based on that. If there is news about other Xbox Live related services coming to Switch feel free to make a new thread.
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Thread The dark side of game subscription services
I'm going to include a quote from Take Two's CEO that I think is worth reading- Ultimately subscriptions are set to be additive in the gaming space, as opposed to all encompassing.
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Thread Apex Legends Now at 10 Million Players After 72 Hours, 1 Million Concurrent
Took Fortnite BR two weeks to reach the same milestone.
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Thread Classic RPGs Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, and Neverwinter Nights Are Coming to PS4 in 2019
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Thread Nintendo switch concept and execution is near enough petfect. How i wish i could play Spiderman, Ace Combat and many other new games.
We've had this thread around 10 times now.
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Thread Red Dead Redemption 2 Sold-In more than 23 million units to date, online performance better than GTA Online
Given the number was 17 million in November and is now 23 million in January, it is clearly selling through extremely well.
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Thread EA partially blames weak Battlefield V sales on prioritizing a campaign over battle royale
Whilst not in the title, the same information is in the OP of this thread-
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Thread EA to offer a subscription service on another major platform later this year
The wording is slightly confusing. So I'm genuinely not sure if this is EA Access on PS4 or just some new subscription service coming to a major platform.
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Thread EA to offer a subscription service on another major platform later this year
In EA's earnings call they noted:This suggests EA Access may be coming to PS4? Or perhaps another platform? Or maybe it's as simple as EA Access Premier coming to Xbox? Source: f
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Thread Apex Legends reaches 2.5 million players after one day, 600,000 peak concurrent users.
Sourcing myself until EA releases the transcript later-
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Thread Granblue Fantasy: Relink development moved to Cygames entirely, Platinum Games' contract ended
At least Platinum can now focus on what they should have always focused on. A sequel to Wonderful 101.
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Thread Apex Legends announced by Respawn Entertainment (F2P Battle Royale PS4/XB1/PC) - Live Stream Monday 12PM PST
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Thread Respawn Launches Apex Legends, a Free-to-Play Battle Royale Experience Available Now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One
Today Electronic Arts Inc and Respawn Entertainment launched , a free-to-play* battle royale shooter available right now on , and . Set in the Titanfall™ universe, shakes up the battle royale genre with a cast of unique characters, squad-based gameplay, innovative mechanics and more.delivers a squad-based battle royale experience with a uniquely Respawn flavor. Players will select from one of eight Legends - each with their own unique abilities and playstyles - and the last team standing wins. Combatants can choose from unique characters like Bloodhound, the tracker who can see recent enemy activity on the map, or Lifeline, a battlefield medic who can shield teammates and bring them back from the brink of death. Balanced squads and teamwork are critical, as each Legend is easy to pick up and learn, but challenging to master. The first season of is scheduled to kick off in March and will give players the opportunity to purchase a Battle Pass to gain access to exclusive cosmetic items earned through gameplay. will follow a seasonal model with each themed season bringing new content to the game in the form of new weapons, new Legends, new skins and more.
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Thread Dormant Third-Party franchises that you think would be a good fit for Nintendo
We don't need a list thread like this. Especially as this is in essence port begging too.
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Thread Apex Legends announced by Respawn Entertainment (F2P Battle Royale) - Live Stream Monday 8AM PST
This is the first 'official' confirmation of the game, coming from Geoff himself. Here is an article with details of the game for those who missed the leak thread-
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Thread Under a certain The Last of Us theory, what is the actual point of the story? (full spoilers of it and Children of Men)
Probably not a good idea to call anyone who disagrees with you a flat earther, OP.
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Thread Microsoft to Talk About Their New Cross-Platform XDK (iOS, Android, Switch, Xbox and Microsoft Store) at GDC
Think of it like logging into uPlay on a console.
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Thread Microsoft and Sony Overall Business Strategy and Outlook (acquisitions, subscriptions, streaming, next gen, entertainment, etc...)
Essentially it seems to me they’re just aiming to publish 4 big titles a year, preferably spread across the year. Nightingale made a good post on the first page where he showed what that would have looked like this gen if there were no delays. So it is certainly possible. As an aside. I wouldn’t read too much into the next gen stuff. Both MS and Sony refused to provide timing. But that that doesn’t mean they don’t have a good idea internally at this point. Final note. This was published before MS acquired inexile and Obsidian + before Sony had its recent acquisitions so do keep that in mind.
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Thread Microsoft and Sony Overall Business Strategy and Outlook (acquisitions, subscriptions, streaming, next gen, entertainment, etc...)
I don’t get why people are arguing about the 4 AAA games thing. It’s basicallg saying MS want a steady stream of high quality games each year. Everyone is reading way too much into it.
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Thread Microsoft Studios |OT4| The Road To E3 Is Paved With Good Intentions
That's true, although Crackdown 3 is the main new title releasing during the first half of the year from MS 1P. Rest of the new games are in H2 or beyond. I am excluding things like re-releases/ports and titles as well as expansions when I say the above.
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Thread Microsoft Studios |OT4| The Road To E3 Is Paved With Good Intentions
I'll drop this here. A report from an institutional investor that held a meeting with MS last year.
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Thread Sony PlayStation: First Party Studios |OT4| Because we're skipping 3
Just to add. The note was published last year. So this was written before the acquisition linked above.
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Thread Sony PlayStation: First Party Studios |OT4| Because we're skipping 3
I'll drop this here. A report from an institutional investor that held a meeting with Sony last year.
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Thread Rumor: Respawn to release 'Apex Legends' this Monday, a F2P BR game set in the Titanfall universe (Read OP)
There is an interesting story to write about how this game came into existence. Maybe a journalist will investigate and cover it.
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Thread Rumor: Respawn to release 'Apex Legends' this Monday, a F2P BR game set in the Titanfall universe (Read OP)
Yes. Characters have abilities/powers, some of which are tied to specific characters/classes.
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Thread Rumor: Respawn to release 'Apex Legends' this Monday, a F2P BR game set in the Titanfall universe (Read OP)
I mean I posted here a while back that the game is real. But filing under rumor/leak until EA officially announce it.
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Thread Rumor: Respawn to release 'Apex Legends' this Monday, a F2P BR game set in the Titanfall universe (Read OP)
I believe there will be, but not right at launch. Focus is on teams of 3 for launch. Good question actually. I think Respawn is targeting 60fps for base consoles too. But don't quote me on that.
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Thread Rumor: Respawn to release 'Apex Legends' this Monday, a F2P BR game set in the Titanfall universe (Read OP)
Re-quoting for the new page. As above, I think it's worth waiting to see the game in action before jumping to conclusions. They do seem to have found the right balance between a Hero shooter and Battle Royale game. Also worth noting the game is very much a live/ongoing title. So what you don't see in day 1 is being considered for the future. Just like with many titles today.
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Thread Rumor: Respawn to release 'Apex Legends' this Monday, a F2P BR game set in the Titanfall universe (Read OP)
Good guess.
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Thread Rumor: Respawn to release 'Apex Legends' this Monday, a F2P BR game set in the Titanfall universe (Read OP)
I like how people just ignored my post. There is parkour and zip lines in the game.
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Thread Rumor: Respawn to release 'Apex Legends' this Monday, a F2P BR game set in the Titanfall universe (Read OP)
I think it's worth waiting to see the game in action first. Yes there are no Titans and things like wall riding are not in the current iteration of the game. But a lot of the features and core feel of Titanfall 2 is still there. There is elements of parkour in the game. I think the Edge editor is wrong to say there is 'no parkour'. Game will be 60fps on consoles too. The nod to R6S is primarily because of how the game has in depth characters that you can customise. Also the game will have a tutorial mode to ease people in.
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Thread (Unconfirmed) 4A Games developer: If Metro Exodus does not sell on the PC, the next Metro will not come out for it
I assume this is an actually an employee of the company? Is it known this poster works for them?
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Thread ComicBook.com Rumor: A Free-to-Play 'Titanfall' Battle Royale Game Is Stealth Releasing This Monday
Yes. We've heard from multiple sources and seen tangible evidence that the game exists and that the information in the OP is based on real information. That being said, we're keeping this marked as a rumor for now until there is official confirmation from EA, which shouldn't be too long according to the OP.
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Thread ComicBook.com Rumor: A Free-to-Play 'Titanfall' Battle Royale Game Is Stealth Releasing This Monday
Everything but Switch.
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Thread RUMOR - Resident Evil 8 in development, may ditch first person, bringing back Hookman, 3 remake being considered
No worries!
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Thread RUMOR - Resident Evil 8 in development, may ditch first person, bringing back Hookman, 3 remake being considered
I don't remember talking about this at all?
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Thread ComicBook.com Rumor: A Free-to-Play 'Titanfall' Battle Royale Game Is Stealth Releasing This Monday
It's Battlefield Heroes all over again!
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Thread Microsoft FY19 Q2 - Gaming Rev. up 8% YoY, Xbox Live MAU at 64m
Story of the generation here. MS are in a good position to benefit from what they've built on the services side this gen in the next generation.
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Thread Nintendo stock falls 9.3% over lower Switch console sales target
I think the reaction in this case was more towards the briefing that took place the next day. Whilst Nintendo did revise its hardware forecast down, investors right now are more concerned where the next 20m will come from and whether Nintendo will be able to execute the strategy it outlined yesterday. That being said, the price will probably bounce back up again once there is a clearer picture of next fiscal year.
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Thread Sony Q3/FY18 Results: 8.1mil PS4 / LTD 94.2mil (
Because 876 million is software sold through to consumers inc digital sales. The software numbers reported in Sony's financials are shipments to retail inc digital sales. So actually the total number of software shipped is higher than 876m.
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Thread Sony Q3/FY18 Results: 8.1mil PS4 / LTD 94.2mil (
In general Sony has other segments which aren't performing as well. In terms of games, the big challenge for next fiscal year is whether Sony can grow profit despite an expected drop in hardware sales. So a lot will rely on network sales growth, more so than before. Also a lot of uncertainty around PS5 and next gen in general.
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Thread PSN generated more revenue than Nintendo's total revenue and Microsoft's whole gaming division revenue for 2018
In the US the Xbox still has higher digital sales ratio for a lot of third party titles. Of course that doesn't always translate into more sales, given the install base difference, but sometimes it does. Digital sales ratio for first party titles is also really high. There are multiple reasons why this is the case, such as Xbox having a smaller yet more engaged base, Xbox Live being a part of Xbox for so long, the introduction of Play Anywhere and many other reasons. It's why software and services revenue is so high for Xbox. When I talk about digital sales I am of course excluding game pass because that's a subscription service.
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Thread Sony Q3/FY18 Results: 8.1mil PS4 / LTD 94.2mil (
Biggest story of 2018 is once again the network side. PSN total revenue (Full Game Downloads, Add On Content, Subscriptions) hit 1373 billion yen for the full year, up 48% YoY. That alone is higher than Nintendo's total revenue for 2018. Haven't even included hardware, accessories or packaged software in the Sony number.
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Thread Sony Q3/FY18 Results: 8.1mil PS4 / LTD 94.2mil (
Sony posted its Q3 FY2018 earnings today which covers the 3 month period ending December 31st 2018.
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Thread Nikkei rumor: Nintendo planning additional online services aimed at pleasing core gamers (possible mistranslation)
As it looks like there was a mistranslation here, a new thread has been opened with the correct translation and info.
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Thread Rumor: Nintendo planning to strengthen Nintendo Switch Online by adding "new services aimed at enthusiasts"
Thanks. I updated the line in the OP to provide some more context around the quote. The phrases I used are from people who can read Japanese.
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Thread Rumor: Nintendo planning to strengthen Nintendo Switch Online by adding "new services aimed at enthusiasts"
Recently a thread was made regarding a Nikkei article that made claims about Nintendo Switch Online in 2019. As there was some confusion, due to the article being behind a paywall + concern it was being mistranslated, the thread has been closed and this new thread has been created. Nikkei published an article today that covered Nintendo's financial briefing and stated that Nintendo Switch Online will be strengthened in 2019 by adding new services aimed at enthusiasts / core gamers / high spenders / bigger spending game aficionados. The author does not elaborate further but states it as something that will happen. Please see the tweet below-
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Thread Rumor: Nintendo planning to strengthen Nintendo Switch Online by adding "new services aimed at enthusiasts"
Can you help provide a better word or phrase that would fit in this case? Thanks.
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Thread Analyst: Nintendo Switch Will Sell 25 Million Units This Year; PS5 Due Out In Late 2019
Stop bumping threads people.
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Thread PlayStation 5 Reportedly Sony’s Main Focus Now, A Couple PS4 Games Still to be Announced
Era > Internet > Era
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Thread It seems that Switch is currently selling better than PS4, PS2, PS1, PS3, X360 launch aligned
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Thread Nintendo generates 85% of software revenue from first party titles (and why Nintendo reduced its hardware forecast)
I agree with both posts here.
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Thread Nintendo generates 85% of software revenue from first party titles (and why Nintendo reduced its hardware forecast)
Not one I can publicly disclose unfortunately. The revenue figures are overall totals for the company. The unit figures are just additional data reported by Nintendo. They chose to only disclose numbers for packaged games / Packaged games with digital ver.
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Thread Nintendo generates 85% of software revenue from first party titles (and why Nintendo reduced its hardware forecast)
One thing that I think a lot of people gloss over in regards to Nintendo is how reliant they are on self published titles to drive hardware sales. Nintendo's core business is still very much dedicated console hardware and software, with its mobile games/amiibo/other business only accounting for 8% of revenue during the last quarter. Whilst Microsoft and Sony rely more on the 80/20 model on its platforms (20% of sales are first party, 80% are third party), Nintendo has seen very much the opposite happen. Granted this has been the case for a while but it's considerably more notable with Wii U and Switch as opposed to say Wii and DS. For the first 9 months of this fiscal year (ending Dec 31st 2018), first party software accounted for 84.6% of total software revenue for Nintendo. The percentage during the same period last year was 85.3%. Note that this percentage is based on total software revenue and initial margin on 1P will always be high. That being said, it's an extremely high percentage and shows that Nintendo very much relies on first party and Nintendo published titles to generate the majority of its software revenue, with third party playing a smaller role. Page 4- It shows to me that it is extremely crucial that Nintendo have a strong pipeline of first party games to push Switch hardware sales. That's not to say third party games aren't important for Nintendo, as we've seen a few success stories and in general a lot of publishers are profitable on the system. But what it does say is that the main driving factor behind Switch hardware sales is first party content and that it also explains why we saw Nintendo reduce their hardware forecast from 20 million units to 17 million units this year. To further explain, Nintendo Switch sales in the first half of the fiscal year were extremely weak, relatively speaking. To add some perspective, the Nintendo Switch is currently outpacing the PS4 in global hardware sell in when launch aligned, yet the PS4 has never had a H1 as weak as Switch did last year (even 5/6 years on PS4 sales are consistent due to strong/constant 3rd party support. It doesn't matter if Sony doesn't have a game to launch.). It's why you may have seen news stories where some analysts were throwing out extremely low numbers for the full fiscal year, basing the total on what they were seeing in the first half. It's my opinion that one of the reasons behind the weak performance in the first half of the year was due to the first party software output from Nintendo. Whilst it wasn't necessarily bad, the flagship titles were mostly Wii U ports. Labo also launched but underperformed. The holiday quarter saw a massive boost in sales, with shipments accounting for 55% of Nintendo's current full year forecast of 17 million. The main reasons for the boost in sales was the release of key first party titles including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokemon Let's Go and Super Mario Party which have sold 27.4 million units combined in the last 3 months (Switch total HW is 32.3m). It's clear to me that high quality first party title releases are a key driver of hardware sales. Although, the strong holiday quarter was unable to offset the weak first half of the year, which is why the hardware forecast has now been reduced from 20m to 17m. To give another quick stat (and someone correct me if i've got the numbers wrong, but they should be close enough) - Nintendo has 18 published titles that have sold over 1 million units. Third parties have 9 titles that have sold over 1 million units. There are approx 28 Nintendo published titles on Switch, but over 1,500+ third party titles published on Switch. So that's why a strong pipeline of games from Nintendo is very much crucial to the success of Switch imo. As is increasing spend and engagement in these titles through DLC and other Add On content as well as the Switch Online sub. I'm aware that I'm kind of stating the obvious in this thread. But I just wanted to lay it all out and see what people think.
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Thread Nintendo generates 85% of software revenue from first party titles (and why Nintendo reduced its hardware forecast)
The million sellers list counts those digital titles and this data is based on revenue which includes eshop only titles.
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Thread Nintendo generates 85% of software revenue from first party titles (and why Nintendo reduced its hardware forecast)
Indeed. It's more that people are purchasing the system for Nintendo's games first, then taking advantage of the third party titles already on the system.
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Thread Nikkei rumor: Nintendo planning additional online services aimed at pleasing core gamers (possible mistranslation)
Here is the Japanese text: さらには18年9月に始めた月額課金によるスイッチ向けのオンラインサービスの強化。19年中にゲーム愛好家の高額課金者向けに新サービスを始めるもようだ。
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Thread 20 games sold at least 1 million these past 9 months on Switch (7 from 3rd parties)
It's published by Nintendo. Therefore it's a first party title. Nintendo list it as such in their financials.
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Thread 20 games sold at least 1 million these past 9 months on Switch (7 from 3rd parties)
Of course indie games are part of it.
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Thread 20 games sold at least 1 million these past 9 months on Switch (7 from 3rd parties)
Changed the tile as Octopath is classified as a first party title.
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Thread Nintendo Switch shipped 14.49 million from Apr-Dec 2018. Apr-18 to Mar-19 Forecast revised down to 17 million
It seems this thread is a duplicate of the original here -
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Thread Microsoft FY19 Q2 - Gaming Rev. up 8% YoY, Xbox Live MAU at 64m
Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, as compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal year: Gaming revenue increased 8% (up 9% in constant currency). Total gaming revenue was $4.23 billion, up 8% YoY. Xbox software and services revenue was up 31% YoY, driven primarily by third party title strength. Xbox hardware revenue was down 19% YoY due to a tough comp vs Xbox One X launch last year Xbox Live Monthly Active users are up 8% YoY to 64 million. (Includes Gold and Silver members across Xbox, Windows 10 and Smartphones).
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Thread Digital Foundry: Xbox Scarlett and PS5 "Are in Development, Hardware Exists and Demonstrated"
Sony are skipping PS5 for PS6 because 5 means death in Portuguese.
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Thread PlayStation Meeting Feb 20th: “future of PlayStation”
Looks like it is fake folks. If there is further info then PM me or make a new thread.
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Thread Forbes: Resident Evil 2 Remake sold an astonishing 3 million copies in its first week
Also those estimates for other games in the OP are based on VGChartz. So extremely inaccurate.
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Thread Quantic Dream receives investment from NetEase to develop next-gen games; also going multi-platform
I'd read into the post below yours, especially the part about cross platform, online games and mobile. In general this continues NetEase's strategy (Other Chinese companies are doing the same) to invest in or acquire overseas developers to expand their global presence and also bring new experiences to China that augment their existing pipeline of games.
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Thread Microsoft Studios |OT4| The Road To E3 Is Paved With Good Intentions
Crackdown 3 first coverage should be out with the Inside Xbox on Feb 5th. Reviews are a week later on the 11th.
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Thread Sony PlayStation: First Party Studios |OT4| Because we're skipping 3
Sony are on track to have an extremely strong fiscal year. In fact this year will yield the best results for the Game and Network Services division in the company's history. Once again growth is being driven by the network services segment with full game downloads, add on content and subscription services boosting the bottom line. 2019 will be another solid year for the platform due to the large install base, growing network sales, strong third party software, first party software and back catalog. Lineup for the first half of the year is set but second half is still in flux. Sony also has a couple of unannounced games (already existing IP) with PS4 in mind but I'm conscious that there have been discussions around making them cross gen/next gen titles. In general, most of the focus for Sony 1P is on PS5 right now. It is still early to talk about next gen but I imagine we'll hear some whispers come out of GDC. Overall there is a push to further invest in PSN and focus on expanding the services ecosystem around the PlayStation brand. I'm not sure if much of it will be realised this year, but there is definitely a lot in the pipeline for next gen. Overall there isn't much to talk about right now. But when there is I'll update this post.
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Thread Sony PlayStation: First Party Studios |OT4| Because we're skipping 3
PS5 dev kits are out there and I've heard positive things about it. But I wouldn't expect any information in the immediate future.
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Thread Nintendo releases video about Metroid Prime 4 development - Currently below expectations - Will redo from scratch with Retro Studios
I don't have that information unfortunately.
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Thread Nintendo releases video about Metroid Prime 4 development - Currently below expectations - Will redo from scratch with Retro Studios
So here is some old info I have then I never posted. Essentially MP4 as a project started at the end of 2016/beginning of 2017. Bandai Namco Singapore worked on the pre-production phase which I believe ended before the trailer at E3 was shown. So that's how early Nintendo decided to announce that the game was in development. Game was based on Unreal 4 and was always going to be a 2019 or 2020 release. Bandai Namco Japan was brought on to work on the game and Nintendo studios were also assisting in various areas. From what I heard, Nintendo wanted to push MP4 to be a flagship title, so increased the budget and scope of the game to try and get it to that AAA level. Seems things weren't working for this reboot to happen.
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Thread Microsoft Studios |OT4| The Road To E3 Is Paved With Good Intentions
Last year I made this post that outlined Microsoft's overall strategy for Xbox in 2018 - What was notable last year is that I said Microsoft would make an announcement the following week about its digital game services. The announcement was for first party games coming to Game Pass on day one. 2019 will very much be a continuation of what we saw last year from Microsoft. In terms of software, Microsoft's strategy for this year is to release the titles that have already been announced and issue updates / expansions for titles that are already on the market. Further expanding the company's GaaS strategy for first party titles. As I mentioned last year, a lot of the projects that Microsoft are working on are for 'next gen' so don't expect tons of new first party games be announced and released this year. The same goes for the studios that Microsoft acquired as a lot of them already have known games in development or are working on something for next gen. Although, I do know of one first party studio that will announce their new project this year. I don't need to say much about hardware because Microsoft's plans for a discless Xbox One S have already leaked. We'll hear more about that before E3. Of course this move really backs up Microsoft's digital push and cloud gaming push that we have seen in the past and will continue to see moving forward. Investment in services is a key priority for Microsoft at the moment. In terms of digital services, Microsoft will continue improving Xbox Game Pass this year. The types of content coming to the service will get better through Microsoft continuing to leverage its library (there are still big 1P games not on Game Pass) + through a new program introduced later this year. Game Pass will also receive new service offerings that give the consumer more choice. PC gaming will also be a focus this year with more options for PC gamers in terms of purchasing games and playing games. Not to mention new gaming features for Windows 10. Cloud gaming is the big thing everyone is talking about. Certainly some interesting things happening there and with other related services. We'll hear more about it this year but as far as I'm aware the full commercial launch is still a bit far out. The ultimate goal here is for the Xbox ecosystem to be accessible on any platform with full integration and interoperability. Lots of interesting things in the work for sure. E3 should be interesting in terms of software and services announcements. MS is still looking at other studio acquisitions too.
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Thread Nintendo-First Party Thread |OT2| New Year. New Mii.
I don't think people should be too concerned about Nintendo Switch's pipeline for 2019. First quarter is certainly a bit light, but we'll get release dates and news for other titles coming in 2019 fairly soon. Nintendo's first party line up for 2019 is fairly strong and also a bit varied which is good to see. It's just Nintendo will require all of them to be received well because first party titles are one of the main drivers for Switch atm. Third party will be more of the same. By that I mean do expect ports of older titles. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but the amount of 'new' third parties (that aren't family / JP games) won't be that different from last year. Certainly a few big surprises this year though.
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Thread Nintendo releases video about Metroid Prime 4 development - Currently below expectations - Will redo from scratch with Retro Studios
Obviously this means MP4 is going to be a Switch 2 launch title now.
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Thread Switch Surpasses 10.5 Million Units in U.S. - Launch aligned sales are 22% higher than PS4 and 34% higher than XB1
NPD hasn't publicly put out the data I included in most of those tweets. The data in those tweets comes direct from Nintendo of America.
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Thread Analyst: Xbox One global sales at 41 million; digital sale ratio far higher on Xbox One than on other platforms
A combination of NPD, GfK and Famitsu numbers + other data I have access to.
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Thread Analyst: Xbox One global sales at 41 million; digital sale ratio far higher on Xbox One than on other platforms
Yes. Even the PS4 numbers are wrong. The Xbox One numbers don't make sense because annual sales in the US are higher than what's shown on that chart. Those numbers are just projections from a market research firm.
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Thread Analyst: Xbox One global sales at 41 million; digital sale ratio far higher on Xbox One than on other platforms
Just to clarify, the first part of the statement in the OP is talking about US sales data.That site has 43.2m as of December 29th though? So you're clearly misattributing the number. You can check for yourself. It's on the front page. Chartz isn't quoted here because the data is unreliable.
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Thread Switch Surpasses 10.5 Million Units in U.S. - Launch aligned sales are 22% higher than PS4 and 34% higher than XB1
I'm under the impression most people are expecting (or maybe 'want' is a better word) a Switch Pro with powerful specs/features.
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Thread Switch Surpasses 10.5 Million Units in U.S. - Launch aligned sales are 22% higher than PS4 and 34% higher than XB1
I think the next Switch SKU won't be what people here are expecting tbh.
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Thread Switch Surpasses 10.5 Million Units in U.S. - Launch aligned sales are 22% higher than PS4 and 34% higher than XB1
Around 35% higher when launch aligned.Might fall slightly short in the end. However strong software sales will make up the revenue/profit difference.
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Thread Switch Surpasses 10.5 Million Units in U.S. - Launch aligned sales are 22% higher than PS4 and 34% higher than XB1
Another stat I can give out. There were 5.16 million units of hardware sold in December 2018. Switch was just over 1/3rd of that. Nintendo total was 2.8m incl 3DS and NES/SNES Classic.
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Thread Switch Surpasses 10.5 Million Units in U.S. - Launch aligned sales are 22% higher than PS4 and 34% higher than XB1
PS Classic wasn't anything special. NES and SNES Classic were doing better and they'd been out for a year +
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Thread December 2018 NPD Results: Switch highest selling console of 2018 by units and revenue, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate top selling game of December
Both numbers are rounded to the nearest million. I wouldn’t use them to work out annual sales.
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Thread December 2018 NPD Results: Switch highest selling console of 2018 by units and revenue, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate top selling game of December
Had a quick scan of the release. Strong performance for Switch this month. Best single month in hardware sell through for any console since December 2010. Smash Bros. had an extremely strong month with revenue notably over $200m. What's also notable is how well Nintendo first party software has performed this year, even titles that are over a year old. Installed base is now over 10.5m in the US. PS4 had a strong year for both hardware and software. First party was strong this year and overall software was extremely healthy for the full year (Thanks Red Dead). Annual hardware sales were down compared to 2017, but higher than 2016. Will be interesting to see how the console performs in 2019. Xbox One had a good year all things considered. Hardware was up YoY thanks to the release of the Xbox One X. Software remains healthy and I really need to stress how large the digital shares are on Xbox compared to other platforms. Global installed base now around 41m. Full game sales were up this year but it needs to be noted how digital game add ons, services and subscriptions continue to grow and account for a larger part of the pie each year. Overall 2018 was a positive year for the console games industry in the US.
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Thread Official PUBG Mobile Released on iOS & Android in the US
What's funny is Tencent publishes the PUBG mobile ver and has a 48% share in Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite.
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Thread PS4 sell through at 91.6 million as of Dec 31st 2018. Spider-Man sell through over 9 million. (Sony PR)
Here are some numbers for comparison- Holiday 2013: 4.2m Holiday 2014: 4.1m Holiday 2015: 5.7m Holiday 2016: 6.2m Holiday 2017: 5.9m Holiday 2018: 5.6m Sony actually released holiday sell through figures a few other times as well. PS3 Holiday 2011: 3.9m PS3 Holiday 2009 - 3.8m PS2 Holiday 2003 - 7.83m* PS2 Holiday 2002 - 8.5m* PS2 Holiday 2001 -5.0m *Includes the full months of November and December
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Thread PS4 sell through at 91.6 million as of Dec 31st 2018. Spider-Man sell through over 9 million. (Sony PR)
PS2 doesn't have a comparable sell through number. But its production shipment number was just under 90m when launch aligned. PS4 and PS2 have been tracking similarly (when launch aligned) for a while now.
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Thread Amazon US Best-Selling Game SKU's of 2018 [Smash #1, Red Dead #2, & more]
Changed the title to note two things. 1. This is based on Amazon US. 2. This is based on SKU's, not games. E.g. Red Dead at no 2 is just the PS4 SKU. So multi platform games or games with multiple SKU's are unlikely to reach the top 10 as sales are split between those different SKU's. Also worth noting that Amazon will likely do their own official list in the future which does combine SKU's.
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Thread Furukawa: "The goal of hitting 20 million Switch units sold this fiscal year is 'a little high,' but still doable"
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Thread "Reddit Is Banning Nazi And Alt-Right Groups As Part Of A Hate-Speech Crackdown" (BuzzFeed News)
I'd be careful of your words. This could be taken as hate speech.
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Thread "Reddit Is Banning Nazi And Alt-Right Groups As Part Of A Hate-Speech Crackdown" (BuzzFeed News)
It's all good. Just thought I'd say something.
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Thread Switch reached its next sales milestone in Japan, surpassed Standard/Slim PS4 LTD.
Just make a thread when it hits an actual milestone. For now this discussion is already taking place in the media create thread.
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Thread NPD November 2018: All three consoles over 1.3m for the month
To answer the above. It's mainly because of how holiday sales keep shifting more and more to November. I think Switch combined sales for Nov+Dec will be strong.
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Thread NPD November 2018: All three consoles over 1.3m for the month
I'll probably end up being proven wrong. But I think it's unlikely we'll ever see a 2m+ December again. Don't disagree with the second line though.
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Thread NPD November 2018: All three consoles over 1.3m for the month
I should probably clarify that adding the Souljaboy console to the ranking was a joke lol.
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Thread NPD November 2018: All three consoles over 1.3m for the month
Here is the full hardware ranking by unit sales for anyone interested. 1. PS4 2. Switch 3. XB1 4. 3DS 5. Soulja Game Console
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Thread NPD November 2018: All three consoles over 1.3m for the month
Going back to Fallout 76. Whilst the game didn't bomb. It's probably worth noting that FO4 sold 3x more than New Vegas did in its opening month. So FO76 not doing as well as New Vegas should show how poorly FO76 did in comparison to the last game. Granted, digital sales aren't included. I'm expecting FO76 sales to fall fairly drastically next month.
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Thread NPD November 2018: All three consoles over 1.3m for the month
Fallout 76 certainly did ok. But the gap between it and Fallout 4's opening is substantial.
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Thread NPD November 2018: All three consoles over 1.3m for the month
Thanks to the NPD Group for the breakdown.November 2018 tracked spending across video game Hardware, Software, Accessories and Game Cards totaled $2.7 billion, flat when compared to a year ago. Gains in Hardware, Accessories and Game Card spending were offset by a decline in Software due to the shift of the launch of Call of Duty into the October month. Year-to-date spending across video game Hardware, Software, Accessories and Game Cards has grown 16 percent when compared to the same period a year ago, to $13.2 billion. This is the highest year-to-date total spend achieved since the $13.9 billion achieved between January and November 2010.Dollar sales of Console, Portable and PC Games Software totaled $1 billion in November 2018, declining 15 percent when compared to a year ago. The shift in launch timing for Call of Duty from November to October is the driver of the change. Year-to-date dollar sales of Console, Portable and PC Games Software exceeded $5.8 billion, a 9 percent increase over the same time period last year. This is the highest year-to-date total for Software spending since the $7 billion achieved in the year-to-date 2011 comparable period.Red Dead Redemption 2 is the best-selling game of November 2018 and is the 2nd best-selling game year-to-date. With two months in market, sales of Red Dead Redemption 2 now exceed the lifetime sales of the previous title in the franchise, Red Dead Redemption, by nearly 40 percent.Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is the second best-selling game of November, and remains the best-selling game year to date. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is the second fastest selling game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in history, trailing only 2017's Call of Duty: WWII. This is the fifth consecutive year, and ninth time in the last 10 years, that a title from the Call of Duty franchise has been the best-selling game over the January through November time period Fallout 76 is the 4th best-selling game of November, despite digital not being reported for Bethesda Softworks published titles. Fallout 76 physical sales achieved the third highest launch month sales in franchise history, trailing only Fallout 4 and Fallout New Vegas.Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu and Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee are the #5 and #6 best-selling games of November, respectively. Launch month sales of Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu are the second highest in franchise history, trailing only Pokeman Stadium, which launched on the Nintendo 64 in the March 2000 tracking period. Please note that Pokemon Let's Go sales totals include only physical sales, as digital sales are not currently reported for Nintendo published titles. According to Nintendo, the titles have sold 2 million units in the US, including digital sales. Spyro Reignited Trilogy is the #9 best-selling game of November. The launch month dollar sales of Spyro Reignited Trilogy are more than 30 percent higher than the combined launch month sales of all other Spyro games in history (excluding Skylanders).Sony's God of War returns to the monthly top 20 best-sellers list for the first time since August, ranking as the #16 best-selling game of November. It is currently the #7 best-selling game year-to-date.For the 2018 year-to-date period, hardware spending has increased 14 percent, to $3.9 billion. Spending gains for Xbox One, Switch, PlayStation 4 and Plug N Play devices such as the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition have driven growth.For the first time in history, three Console platforms achieved more than 1 million units sold in a November month, as the Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One each generated over 1.3m units of sales. It is only the second time in history any 3 platforms achieved more than 1 million units sold in a November period, the first occurred in November 2010, when the Nintendo DS, Wii and Xbox 360 achieved the feat. PlayStation 4 was the leading hardware platform of November 2018 in unit sales. Nintendo Switch was the leading hardware platform of November 2018 in dollar sales. The PlayStation 4 remains the leader in hardware platform dollar sales year to date.Total spending on Accessories and Game Cards grew 35 percent in November 2018 when compared to a year ago, to an all-time high of $503 million. Year to date, Accessories and Game Card spending has grown 35 percent when compared to a year ago, to $3.5 billion. This is also an all-time high.
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Thread Sony May Have Just Accidentally Revealed The Playercounts Of Every PS4 Game
The issue with this method is that the number changes drastically based on whichever trophy you use. So I wouldn’t read too much into these numbers.
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Thread November 2018 NPD (U.S. Hardware) Predictions - Closes Tuesday, December 11th
I don't know where your data is from but it's all incorrect and you're misleading people.
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Thread Speculation from REDDIT :"It seems that one of the writers of Nuka-world tried to warn Bethesda"
There isn't much to read into here.
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Thread November 2018 NPD (U.S. Hardware) Predictions - Closes Tuesday, December 11th
PS4 sales are now higher than the lifetime sales of PS3.
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Thread November 2018 NPD (U.S. Hardware) Predictions - Closes Tuesday, December 11th
We confirmed their original claims in the post below, yes. We can't verify whether the data is 100% in line with NPD data though. It's better to wait till Tuesday for the public release.
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Thread November 2018 NPD (U.S. Hardware) Predictions - Closes Tuesday, December 11th
I don't know about this. Data prior to 1995 is hard to find and also unreliable.
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Thread November 2018 NPD (U.S. Hardware) Predictions - Closes Tuesday, December 11th
Back in the day Dec unit sales would be between 2 to 3x more than what was sold in November. These days you'll find December is generally higher, but not significantly so. Last year we saw PS4 and XB1 had lower sales in December. Which is just something you'd never see before. Black Friday deals are a much bigger..... deal.... these days.
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Thread November 2018 NPD (U.S. Hardware) Predictions - Closes Tuesday, December 11th
The 360 surpassed the Wii in November 2014 in the US. But at this point both consoles weren't really selling much so the LTD gap between the two isn't really that significant.
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Thread November 2018 NPD (U.S. Hardware) Predictions - Closes Tuesday, December 11th
This list should actually have PS1 entries for Dec 97, 98, 99. But I don't think those numbers are public. December used to be a much bigger month but now we're getting to the point where November is much bigger chunk of sales.
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Thread November 2018 NPD (U.S. Hardware) Predictions - Closes Tuesday, December 11th
I think people forget that PS4 already has a large install base. They're banking on software and services sales.
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Thread The Best Video Games of 2018 - Empire Onlinr
Please put some effort into threads before posting. Consistently posting low quality threads can lead to a loss of thread making privileges. Also, we don’t need a thread for every outlet. If you want to create a GOTY thread that rounds up all the outlets then feel free to go ahead.
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Thread November 2018 NPD (U.S. Hardware) Predictions - Closes Tuesday, December 11th
I'm impressed. Nov 18 is higher than Nov 17 in terms of units. Also, PS4 LTD is now officially higher than PS3 LTD in the US.
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Thread November 2018 NPD (U.S. Hardware) Predictions - Closes Tuesday, December 11th
Peak years in the US (Counting launch year as year 1) NDS: 6th year PSP: 4th year 360: 7th year Wii: 3rd year PS3: 6th year 3DS 1st year Vita: 1st year Wii U: 3rd year PS4: 3rd year (So far) One: 3rd year (So far)
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Thread November 2018 NPD (U.S. Hardware) Predictions - Closes Tuesday, December 11th
This doesn't back up most of what you said.
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Thread Question: How many games on Switch have been released on 32GB cards?
I did say more than 3x. So your assumption it's exactly 3x as much would be incorrect here.
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Thread Question: How many games on Switch have been released on 32GB cards?
This isn't how it works. Nintendo charge a combined fee for the cart, the packaging and distribution on the Switch platform. 32GB carts are more than 3x the cost you posted above.
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Thread Author F. Paul Wilson: Death Stranding might be a 'transformative online experience'
Transformative online experience = it will be a video game.
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Thread Nintendo Switch needs proper portable versions of 3rd party titles, not downgraded version.
Don't remake this thread.
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Thread Reggie on why Red Dead Redemption 2 skipped the Nintendo Switch
No one told Rockstar about the Switch until last month and it was too late.
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Thread "We are confident we can reach our goal of 20 million units for Switch", says Reggie; Pachter disagrees and says they will fall slightly short
For Wii it was 25.95m and for DS it was 31.18m. Ultimately though the main driver of dedicated console business growth for Nintendo will be its first party title output + focus on digital games and services.
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Thread "We are confident we can reach our goal of 20 million units for Switch", says Reggie; Pachter disagrees and says they will fall slightly short
The debate as to whether they will ship 20 million or not is pointless imo. They'll hit their target for hardware and exceed it for software. The real question is how much Nintendo can grow its dedicated console business in the next fiscal year and beyond. The main drivers being software pipeline and hardware pricing/new models.
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Thread "We are confident we can reach our goal of 20 million units for Switch", says Reggie; Pachter disagrees and says they will fall slightly short
Took me two seconds -
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Thread "During Awards Season People Will Realize God of War is not a 10" (by some people on the internet)
This didn't need a bump.
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Thread So did Nintendo develop the best fighting games of 2017 and 2018?
Given the OP has zero explanations for why they think what they do this thread is being closed. Please put some effort into a thread when creating it. Thanks.
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Thread What do you think will be the best selling 2019 title next year?
1. We don't know all the titles releasing next year. 2. This is just a list thread.
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Thread Mat Piscatella: God of War is the 6th best-selling game of 2018 in the U.S
This is already in the NPD monthly thread. If you wanted to make this thread you could have rounded up all the tweets that Mat made today that cover things that aren't a part of the NPD Monthly thread.
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Thread So looking at The Game Awards nothing that exciting. Internet hyperbolic as usual.
This can be discussed in The Game Awards OT.
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Thread Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 announced exclusively for Nintendo Switch (Team Ninja developed, Nintendo published)
See below-
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Thread Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 announced exclusively for Nintendo Switch (Team Ninja developed, Nintendo published)
Nintendo is publishing. Team Ninja / Koei Tecmo is developing it
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Thread Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 announced exclusively for Nintendo Switch (Team Ninja developed, Nintendo published)
As in they are developing it.
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Thread Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 announced exclusively for Nintendo Switch (Team Ninja developed, Nintendo published)
Yup. It's a Koei Tecmo game! I think this would be the Western collab they have been working on for some time.
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Thread Massive speculation, but Spyro Reignited Trilogy could be announced for another platform at the Game Awards.
That drop down has been there since the beginning.
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Thread Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire Revenue Broke $1 Million Per Day Last Month
Last I checked the game had grossed over $400m lifetime.
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Thread [RUMOR] Mediamarkt.de lists The Last Story II for Nintendo Switch
How can The Last Story have a sequel when it's literally called The Last Story.
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Thread [RUMOUR] Microsoft is in talks to buy a studio that historically worked together with PlayStation
Feel free to create a new thread if this is reported by a reliable outlet. For now this can be discussed in the Microsoft first party thread.
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Thread Koei Tecmo “The fated battle begins.” |announcement on Dec 6| PS4, Switch, PC
I’m no longer excited.
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Thread UK Charts: FIFA 19 retains No.1, Darksiders III makes No.32, Pokémon ahead of X/Y,
Where is the 50k-100k number from? Steamspy?
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Thread UK Charts: FIFA 19 retains No.1, Darksiders III makes No.32, Pokémon ahead of X/Y,
Darksiders 3 only just sold over 5k packaged copies
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Thread November 2018 NPD (U.S. Hardware) Predictions - Closes Tuesday, December 11th
November 18 has a tough comp vs November 17. Combined hardware unit sales in November 17 were highest since November 11. (my comp ignores plug & play hardware).
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Thread NPD Oct 2018: COD: BO4 and RDR2 top the charts, PS4 best selling hardware
Cool. I imagine digital sales would boost sales somewhat so it probably is higher than Brawl by a notable amount. But hard to know how much exactly.
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Thread PAL Charts - Week 47, 2018
Sometimes threads are locked because different mods make different judgement calls based on the information available at the time. That’s all it is. Next time just simply PM a mod asking why / to reconsider. The thread has been reopened.
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Thread They set an AC (or any other AAA open-world) game in China, pick a time period and place.
Unfortunately many Western devs have turned down pitches for a AAA open world game set in China due to the lack of appeal for that setting. (I'm excluding HK) It's mainly Asian companies creating MMO's, Strategy or Simulation games with an Ancient China setting.
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Thread Xbox One X "Performing Phenomenally" says NPD
Basically it's like this. Those values are for total spending across console, PC and mobile. Also you've created a list where you're assuming the big Xbox markets = 0 for PlayStation. It's just not a good way to look at things. I get the overall point you're trying to make, but it doesn;t quite work the way you presented it.
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Thread Square Enix release schedule for Life is Strange 2 is beyond unacceptable
I'm going to echo what others have said. This is an episodic game. There was no promise for how long the wait would be for the next episode. There really isn't an issue here other than impatience. This doesn't need to be a thread.
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Thread Xbox One X "Performing Phenomenally" says NPD
Firstly you say that being 'in 3rd place' isn't phenomenal. But that's not what the title and OP is talking about. What's phenomenal is how the Xbox One X is doing and how that has led to sales increase YoY. Secondly you say that without context it means nothing. But all the context you need is in the OP. Thirdly you mention that Microsoft talks about revenue when this has nothing to with what is in the OP. Your final statement is just console war nonsense.
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Thread Xbox One X "Performing Phenomenally" says NPD
The main point is that Xbox One sales in 2017 were lower than any other prior year in the US (excluding 2013). In 2018 the unit sales are more inline with 2015/16 which were the two peak years for the system. It remains to be seen whether Xbox One will have a record year, but it's still significantly up from last year. It goes to show the impact that the Xbox One X release has had on Xbox One family sales in the US. The PS4 has seen a similar thing as well with sales notably up from last year. Whilst there are multiple reasons why total sales are up, it is worth noting that One X and Pro are one of the main reasons.
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Thread Bloomberg: Switch loses shine as killer product for new gaming era, analysts suggest price cut
For sure. Bloomberg has a habit of doing it as you say. The Tencent articles have also been a bit OTT imo, focusing on the negative whilst ignoring crucial context / other information. The points I noted in my previous post are very real things that analysts are looking at and discussing. But the way this article has been presented does a huge dis-service to those real concerns.
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Thread Bloomberg: Switch loses shine as killer product for new gaming era, analysts suggest price cut
The concern stems from the Switch's current lack of broader appeal, weaker than expected first half sales and also underperformance from other segments such as mobile and online. It's a bit overblown if you ask me, especially when Switch is set to have a strong holiday. The Switch is a success in every sense of the word, sure it's not Wii&DS era, but people shouldn't be expecting that.
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Thread NPD Oct 2018: COD: BO4 and RDR2 top the charts, PS4 best selling hardware
It wasn't the same amount of days in the comp. Which makes it a bit difficult to say it's over 800k. It likely would be though. (Sorry for being pedantic lol)
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Thread PR: Switch surpasses Wii in best-selling Nintendo console in US on BF+CM. +115% HW over 2017
Gotta factor in the 1 million units that were returned when people realised they couldn't play Spider-Man on it ofc ;) But for reals. Nintendo PR always sucks because their numbers are always out of line with the reality. Wait for NPD.
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Thread Nintendo Of America Generates Around 60% Of Its Revenue During The Holiday Season
This is the same for everyone in the console business... As pointed out above, this was also the case last year when Switch launched in March. The holiday quarter is always the highest by far.
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Thread UK: Battlefield V down 63% from BF1 at retail, debuted above AC: Odyssey & Fallout 76 first weeks
I hate to repeat myself in every thread but we are getting to the point where GfK data is pretty much irrelevant due to the lack of digital sales tracking. There is no doubt that Battlefield V, even when accounting for a 100% digital share, sold less than BF1. But without the full picture it's hard to know exactly how well it did and whether the comps in the OP would be accurate if digital is factored in for all titles.
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Thread My thoughts on Chrono Trigger
From what I've noticed the title does make a difference a lot of the time. Which is a shame, because an opinion shouldn't lead to such a strong reaction. Some posts on the first page have been actioned so hopefully we see less of this going forward.
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Thread Some retailers in Japan are having Switch shortages
I have to agree with this post. Nintendo centric blog sites like Nintendo Soup have a history of taking minor pieces of news and then reframing the situation to make it sound bigger or more important than it actually is.
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Thread I trained an AI on tens of thousands of ResetEra post titles and discovered how the world ends
You've made your point. Move on. There is no need to constantly derail a thread like this.
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Thread NPD Oct 2018: COD: BO4 and RDR2 top the charts, PS4 best selling hardware
Thanks to the NPD Group for the breakdown.The $1.55 billion in October 2018 dollar sales represents the highest total spend for a month of October since The NPD Group began tracking the industry in 1995. The previous high was $1.36 billion reached in October 2008. Year-to-date spending across video game Hardware, Software, Accessories and Game Cards has grown 21 percent when compared to the same period a year ago, to $10.5 billion. This is the highest year-to-date total spend achieved since the $10.9 billion achieved between January and October 2010. Dollar sales of Console, Portable and PC Games Software totalled $965 million in October 2018, more than doubling compared to a year ago. This represents an all-time high for PC & Video Games Software spending in an October month. The previous best of $743 million was reached in October 2008.Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is the best-selling game of October. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII launch month dollar sales represent the 8th highest in Video Game history since The NPD Group began tracking in 1995. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII instantly becomes the best-selling game of the year, and the 2nd best-selling game across the past twelve month period, trailing only Call of Duty: WWII.With just nine days of reported sales, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the second best-selling game of October 2018 and is now also the second best-selling game year to date. Red Dead Redemption 2 launch month sales more than tripled those of the previous title in the series, Red Dead Redemption, which launched May 2010.: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey repeated its September success, again ranking as the third best-selling game of the month. In September, the game had double-digit percentage dollar sales growth when compared to the launch of Assassin's Creed: Origins a year ago.Super Mario Party climbs the charts this month to rank fifth in October sales after its September debut placed it at number nine in the rankings. Over each title's first two months in market, Super Mario Party is now the third fastest selling Mario Party game in history, trailing only Mario Party and Mario Party 8. Soul Calibur VI debuts as the sixth best-selling game of October. Soul Calibur VI achieved the third highest launch month dollar sales for the franchise in tracked history, trailing only Soul Calibur IV and Soul Calibur II.Activision Blizzard was the highest revenue generating publisher for the month of October, while Take-Two Interactive has achieved the highest total revenue year to date. For the 2018 year-to-date period, hardware spending has increased 19 percent, to $2.7 billion. Spending gains for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Plug N Play devices such as the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition continue to drive growth.PlayStation 4 was October's best-selling hardware platform in both units and dollars sold. PlayStation 4 hardware unit sales achieved an all-time October high for the platform, while PlayStation 4 hardware dollar sales reached its highest point for an October month since October 2014. October 2018 unit sales of PlayStation 4 reached the highest mark for any PlayStation hardware platform in an October month since the PlayStation 2 in October 2002.Total spending on Accessories and Game Cards grew 54 percent in October 2018 when compared to a year ago, to an all-time high of $280 million. Year-to-date, Accessories and Game Card spending has grown 35 percent when compared to a year ago, to $3 billion. This is also an all-time high, besting the $2.2 billion generated in the 2017 year-to-date period.Consumer spending on Headsets & Headphones doubled in October when compared to a year ago, while Gamepad spending increased 63 percent. Turtle Beach was October's leading manufacturer of Headsets & Headphones, while Sony ranked as the best-selling manufacturer of Gamepads.
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Thread NPD: Top 10 Best Selling Exclusives between 1995 and 2018
Because this is ranked on dollar sales, Wii Fit is #1 because its ASP was close to $100. Titles over 10m in unit sales are Wii Play, Mario Kart Wii, New Super Mario Bros. Wii & New Super Mario Bros. DS
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Thread RUMOR: Release dates for Death Stranding and GoT to be revealed at GA2018 according to PS Brazil
Locking this for now. If this is reported by a more reliable source then feel free to make a new thread.
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Thread PAL Charts - Week 46, 2018
Pokemon had a solid opening. Will be interesting to see how the game sells through the rest of the year. Spyro was extremely strong, about the same as Crash Bandicoot opening. Fallout 76 sold considerably less than Fallout 4, as well as Fallout 3 and New Vegas. It's a very disappointing opening but of course digital sales are not factored in so it looks a lot worse than it actually did. Hitman 2 couldn't even reach 15k at UK retail. The charts are actually interesting for once. But without digital sales it's hard to get a precise look at how the games have performed.
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Thread Take-Two, Ubisoft, and EA Unconcerned Over China's Game Crackdowns
Just a heads up that we don't normally allow self promotion in the form of new threads. But contributing to an already existing thread is cool of course :) P.S. You left out my quotes from the original report :(
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Thread Bluehole abandons “fix PUBG” campaign, will focus on build stability and quality
Added details to the title and OP. Please ensure that you title threads correctly and add detail to the OP next time.
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Thread Hi-Rez proved we spent almost a year hearing pointless complaints about Switch hardware
That's not how it works OP. Read some of the comments here and do some research before making another thread.
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Thread Switch SoC shipments from Nvidia lower than expected, Nintendo's stock price down nearly 10%
The majority of revenue from the Tegra segment is for Switch. It's been that way since Switch launched. Basically. Nintendo's inventory level is extremely high, but at the same time it is surprising to see Tegra shipments decline like this.
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Thread Switch SoC shipments from Nvidia lower than expected, Nintendo's stock price down nearly 10%
Nvidia reported Q3 2018 results yesterday; Third quarter revenue came in below expectations and guidance for the rest of the year was weaker than expected. Essentially we are post crypto boom so things are slowing down a bit. In addition to Nvidia's stock price taking a hit, Nintendo also saw its largest drop in two years due to news regarding Tegra processor shipments during the traditionally high 'seasonal period'. In addition to being down YoY and QoQ, Nvidia reported that they expected to see minimal sales of Tegra shipments in Q4 too. This does make sense as Q3 shipments are mostly for the holiday and Q4 shipments would be for after holiday. Nintendo is targeting 20 million Switch shipments this fiscal year. Investors are concerned that this news could point to Nintendo failing to hit this target.
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Thread It makes me ill that Ni No Kuni 2 is nominated for JRPG of the year while Xenoblade 2 was shunned
Just use the nominations thread please. We don't need a new thread for every game that wasn't nominated. Also, get well soon.
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Thread Sony PlayStation: First Party Studios & Projects |OT2|
It was fun to watch for me. I know a lot of people are taking this as a negative and reacting strongly. But tbh Sony doesn't need to have an E3 conference when it can announce new games, services and hardware in its own time and on its own terms.
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Thread 5 years of PS4: Sony celebrates sharing consoles statistics and announcing a new bundle
I think Sony made a mistake on its infographic. The 86.1 million number is indeed sell in as of Sep 30th 2018. The 777.9m software number was originally reported as sell through as of June 30th 2018. But the infographic labels it as 'sell in'. Awkward.
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Thread Amazon Top 10 games 2018 Thus far-End of the year.
Amazon sales threads tend not to produce good discussion due to how Amazon calculates and presents it data. Also, the list is SKU based. Which means the OP is slightly misleading.
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Thread X018 |OT| Phil Me In
if you're an Xbox fan there will be plenty of stuff here for you. It's mainly going to revolve around updates/new info for already released/announced first party and third party games for XB1. Xbox Game Pass strategy will continue to evolve, with a handful of big games coming to the platform this year + we'll see BC games get a mention. A few new interesting games will be announced for Xbox. MS will also share more on its current studio buying spree Just don't go into this expecting an E3 type event or tons of new announcements and it'll be good.
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Thread Crackdown 3 Gets a Stealth Name Change on Microsoft Store: ‘Crackdown 3: Campaign’
I wouldn't read into this. EDIT: Oh, you edited the OP. Sorry, I had this open from earlier. Yeh, the mentions of 2 player co-op + wrecking zone are correct.
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Thread Top Companies by Game Revenues, 1st half 2018 via Newzoo
I know the question has already been answered. But Newzoo estimates total game software and services sales. Hardware is excluded. That's why Sony and Nintendo are lower than the actual totals.
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Thread Microsoft Studios |OT3| I thought they were supposed to be sold off by now
It's pretty simple. Do you like Xbox? Do you like MS's currently released first party games? Do you like MS's upcoming titles? Do you like third party games currently affiliated with Xbox? Do you like Xbox Game Pass and Xbox BC? Do you like games? If you answer yes then there will be plenty of stuff here for you.
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Thread Microsoft Studios |OT3| I thought they were supposed to be sold off by now
Pretty much. Don't go into this thinking it's E3. There is some cool stuff. But most of it is updates and new stuff for already existing software/services.
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Thread Grand Theft Auto V hits 100 million sell in
Announced on the Take Two conference call. What's surprising is that it is very much a consistent seller. It's the game of the generation with many buying the game when they pick up a current gen console. For reference. Minecraft is the best selling paid game when combining sales of the Console, PC and Mobile versions with over 150m sold. GTAV is second. GTAV has now sold more than GTA III, VC, SA, and IV combined. (Tetris technically sold more than both titles when you combine all the versions of the game).
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Thread NPD: The Best Selling Game By Year From 1995 - 2017
PS1 had nearly 80 titles that sold over 1 million in the US. N64 had around 30. But N64 had games like Mario 64, Goldeneye, Mario Kart and Zelda which sold more than the top selling PS1 games.
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Thread UK/Physical - Forza Horizon 4 is outselling Assassin's Creed Odyssey
AC Origins has sold notably more than 10 million worldwide. Also. You are using VGChartz numbers as a source. VGChartz is a banned source here as the numbers are unreliable and incorrect. Please don't use it as a source. Thank you.
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Thread UK/Physical - Forza Horizon 4 is outselling Assassin's Creed Odyssey
The bolded is the case here. AC Odyssey has seen lower retail sales in the UK than Origins. It's not that uncommon as the UK physical market is in decline. Globally we know Odyssey is doing well and that digital share is up 10 percentage points versus Origins. So whilst the game is down physically in the UK, it does look like digital sales are up. Anyway. Let's get this thread back on topic.
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Thread [Wallstreet Journal] "Tencent to Limit Playing Time, Verify IDs of Young Chinese"
The time limits have been in place since July 2017 last year. The main news is the upgrade of the real nami identity system + roll out of anti addiction system to all games.
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Thread Gaming Intel's sources expect another Direct this month.
This was the same website that last week was wrong about the Smash Diredt and a N64 mini being announced. If you keep saying there will be a direct next week then you’re bound to end up right at some point.
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Thread PAL Charts - Week 43, 2018
The tweet was very clearly stating a simple fact yet many here decided to freak out and make everything personal. Bruno can make the new thread as usual and hopefully this console war nonsense stops here. This thread will remain locked.
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Thread NPD: Top 10 best selling games for legacy consoles (PS1, N64, Saturn, Dreamcast, GBC)
Just FYI. Those numbers are actually incorrect. They turned out to be overinflated NPD numbers from old leaks / some were Chartz data.
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Thread NPD: Top 10 best selling games for legacy consoles (PS1, N64, Saturn, Dreamcast, GBC)
Tomb Raider sold well but is a bit outside the top 10. NPD seems to track Resident Evil and Directors Cut separately so that's why it's not high up. If you combine them it still falls outside the top 10.
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Thread NPD: Top 10 best selling games for legacy consoles (PS1, N64, Saturn, Dreamcast, GBC)
Whilst all the games on the PS1 and N64 lists are million sellers. Dreamcast only had one million seller and no Saturn game could even get to half a million.
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Thread NPD: Top 10 best selling games for legacy consoles (PS1, N64, Saturn, Dreamcast, GBC)
NPD analyst was kind enough to share the best selling games for the PS4, XB1 and Vita in the US earlier this week. You can read that thread here- We now have new data which shows the top 10 best selling games (by revenue) for legacy consoles including Sony's PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, Sega Saturn and Sega Dreamcast. Note. Sales tracking begins in January 1995 and the top 10 is ranked on dollar sales, not unit sales. NPD tracks physical and digital video game sales in the U.S. Source:
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Thread NPD: Top 10 Life-To-Date Sold on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Vita
Fun Fact. If you add up the sales of GTA V on PS4/XB1, the total is actually higher than what Grand Theft Auto IV sold on PS3/360. I guess this is impressive when you consider GTAV also released on PS3/360 and sold more than GTAIV there too.
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Thread Blizzard is now apparently removing dislikes on the Diablo Immortal videos
As far as I'm aware this isn't something that Blizzard would have power over. It can be discussed in the main thread. If there is evidence that Blizzard did something a new thread is fine.
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Thread NPD: Top 10 Life-To-Date Sold on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Vita
Btw. When you look at first party vs third party you should always use the 80/20 rule for MS/Sony platforms. 80% of the sales are from third party games. 20% are from 1st party games. The split in the US isn't far off that rule. (Actually both Sony and MS are skewing a bit lower than 20%).
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Thread NPD: Top 10 Life-To-Date Sold on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Vita
Rainbow Six is an interesting case. Its opening month was considerably low compared to the heavy hitting titles you see in the top 10. But it has continued to sell quite well each month to the point that unit sales are now quite high. But it is worth noting the game has been discounted a lot. So it doesn’t rank as high on the revenue chart as it would on a chart by unit sales. It’s almost a very similar case to Battlefield 4 which also saw heavy discounting.
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Thread NPD: Top 10 Life-To-Date Sold on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Btw. One of the reasons WW2 is higher than BO3 on this list, other than the fact it was well received by the public, is that WW2 didn’t have last gen versions. So all the sales are on PS4/XB1 and not split between 4 consoles. Also, BO3 was heavily bundled whilst WW2 wasn’t.
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Thread Diablo Immortal is a potential reskin by same company
It's not uncommon for mobile games in China by the same publisher to share assets. There isn't enough evidence to say it's the same game, but if it is then this is just a version built for the West. Btw, the English name for this game is ETERNAL REALM.
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Thread Diablo Immortal is a reskinned version of a Previous NetEase game
We just had this thread. NetEase is the developer of a number of games in the MMORPG category. It's not uncommon for them to share features or assets. That doesn't mean it's simply a reskin but it could be similar to a situation like when Machine Zone made FFXV A New Empire. It can be discussed in the main Diablo Immortals thread.