All purpose Sales and Sales Rumours and Anecdotes [2020 Edition]

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  1. Metal_Spirit

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    How do you ship digital copies? :shock:
     
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    I also didn’t like the remake at all, and I’m an old timer. Stopped playing it after that mess that was the slums level and never got into it again.
     
  3. Unknown Soldier

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    What part of "We shipped and digitally sold over five million copies worldwide", are you struggling with?

    It means that they sold shipped copies and sold digital copies and both accumulated to 5M copies sold.
     
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    With the underlined part!

    We shipped and digitally sold over five million copies worldwide, which has made #FF7R the highest selling digital release on the PlayStation platform in #SquareEnix history

    As far as I know shipped games are not sold games, and besides shipped physical games have nothing to do with digital sales.

    There is a conclusion after the "which" based on the previous data, but half of what is there has nothing to do with the conclusion! Unless you do ship digital games!

    If you accept that phrase you must also accept the one bellow as normal.

    "We sold and rented over two million cars, which made our Megane the highest rented car".

    But what do sales have to do with rentals and how did they helped rentals? Why even mention sales?
     
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    DON'T DO IT, SONY! MAKE HIM SQUIRM FOR A FEW MORE WEEKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Nintendo is now Japan’s richest company
    August 28, 2020

    https://www.kitguru.net/gaming/mustafa-mahmoud/nintendo-is-now-japans-richest-company/
     
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    This is not a good metric to be at the top off, as a company you never want to be sitting on a big pile of cash in one country, it's vulnerable to exchange fluctuations and to local economy. Nintendo need to be investing this or acquiring non-liquid assets in areas unrelated to Japan's economy.

    Why, Nintendo, why!?!?! :no: Unless.. they're thinking of buying something, or someone... :runaway:
     
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    I’m up for sale for just 1% of their cash reserve. I think it’s a great deal. Bargain.
     
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    Ripped from Era, by ggx2ac

    Source: https://www.bloomberg.co.jp/news/articles/2020-09-09/QGD7ZCT0AFC401

    Now updated with English version of article:
    Again this is for the fiscal year ending March 2021 which is the current fiscal year:
    At the beginning of August the last planned increase in production was at 25M units:
    Additional information:
     
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    Yeesh, at 30 million a year they would pass the PS4's current numbers in 2 years. If they can keep it up, they could challenge DS and PS2 numbers in about 3 years.

    I'm curious when sales for the Switch will peak as interest in it appears to still be growing.

    Regards,
    SB
     
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    Do you intend to count the upcoming Switch 4K sales in with the existing Switch models? I can certainly see it hitting PS2 numbers if you do.
     
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    There's no reason this won't surpass 200m with all the variations they'll likely end up with. They no longer sell a DS/proper handheld, so they are selling to the home and the portable market. Whilst it's great that you can take it with you, in families you might find they buy 2 or more Switches. Also, I can see a Switch mini - a proper pocket sized version.

    Nintendo did another Wii and exploited a gaping hole in the market.
     
  14. Silent_Buddha

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    Sure, it's similar to counting PS4-P sales as part of PS4 sales. Assuming, of course, that it's still basically a Nintendo Switch.

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    The most recent Switch doesn't actually switch so, you know.. Nintendo! :runaway:

    Maybe it'll be a Switch U.
     
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    I assume for the votes for full fat PS5 over PS5DE reflects the number of people who have a PS4 disc collection or wish to use PS5 as their media player. It'll be interested to watch the ratio of actual Series X vs Series S sales over time. It's doubtful Microsoft will give numbers but they may indicate how the consoles are selling relative to each other.
     
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    Yup. I also believe the next-generation of gaming isn't going to change that much. I'm starting to see more and more entrenched fans on both sides sticking to their current ecosystem / console brand of choice.
     
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    It may be less they are entrenched and more that no one has angered the "independent" fan base that is fine with bouncing back and forth.
     
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    IGN voters probably are more hardcore gamers? We are talking about 140K votes it looks like. Out of what, 200M sold consoles across PS4/XBO/Switch?
     
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