Doom for Switch Sells an Estimated 81,000 Units First Week at Retail

The first-person shooter from publisher Bethesda Softworks and developer id Software - Doom - sold 80,897 units first week at retail on the Nintendo Switch, according to VGChartz estimates.

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EddieNX 47d ago

not bad, not bad all! I'll probs get it for cheap

zahdab46d ago

How is thst not bad ? What r u comparing it to?

MVGeneral46d ago

It's horrible. Good bye 3rd party support in the future. Nintendo fans proving once again that they are closed minded to only Nintendo games

EddieNX 46d ago

there's lots of things you're not considering. I'm sure Bethesda will be very happy with over 100k and it's not finished selling just yet. the Switch is 9 months old, the game is old and it's still selling. this isn't a flop by any means for a late port.

DrJones46d ago

It still did better than Knack 2

ABizzel146d ago

It's not bad considering the game launched much later, and was an inferior version in every way outside of portability and sold a bit less than half of the XBO version on a device not known for 3rd party support, strong shooter support, and about 1/3 of the user base at the XBO.

PS4: 455,607
XBO: 205,127
NSW: 81,000

It's not great, but it's not bad either. The PS4 and XBO versions of the game went on to sell 5x their launch sales putting the game at over 2m for PS4, and over 1m for XBO. If Switch stays on the same track that'll be over 400k which is a much needed start for Switch to continue to receive 3rd party support.

InTheLab46d ago

In its defense, the game is too expensive for its age. The sensible thing to do would be to launch at $29 but corporate greed never accounts for good will and word of mouth.

With that said, I doubt switch owners really care about Doom or other 3rd party titles. Same with the wiiu, wii, and gc..... hardcore games don't sell on the system.

TallonIV46d ago

Thank you "ABizzel1" for saying it like it is.

bouzebbal45d ago (Edited 45d ago )

lol that guy is an absolute joke..
1000 sales and he would still think the same.

"there's lots of things you're not considering"
name 3 of these things..

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michellelynn097645d ago

Let's face it. We should just all be Sony fans so they won't get upset and troll articles. They hate competition it seems.

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Vits46d ago

Not very good when compared with the original release - 455.607 on PS4 and 205.127 on XOne. But as we have no idea how many units Bethesda expected to sell, 81,000 might be a reasonable number for them.

wonderfulmonkeyman46d ago

Are those first week numbers for those two systems?

Vits46d ago

Yes, the source is this very article.

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galmi46d ago

i think its good, cuz most pple have probably played it already

Protagonist46d ago

So you are saying that Bethesda should not have bothered to port it to the switch.

DrJones46d ago

Plus it's more expensive on the Switch

Lon3wolf46d ago (Edited 46d ago )

"Not very good when compared with the original release "

But not bad when you consider the difference in user base.

Edit: And it is a year later than the original release.

Vits46d ago

That's true.
It's a weak performance, but not one without a solid cause.

michellelynn097646d ago

That is not counting eshop were it sold nearly 38k as well. So it sold nearly 118k in two days. Not bad at all.

Vits46d ago

Yeah, but those other numbers also don't account for sales on Xbox Live and PSN, so yeah...

EddieT46d ago

PS4 sold more than double the sales of the Xbox, surprising really as I thought Doom would be a game that appealed to the Xbox fan's taste.

Kiwi6646d ago

Perhaps Xbox fans just weren't as interested in the game as PS fans

Imalwaysright46d ago (Edited 46d ago )

FPS games in general are the best selling games on the PS4 as well.

kevnb46d ago

You are thinking last gen, this gen the PlayStation user base ate much of the user base that were on 360 last gen.

gangsta_red46d ago

PlayStation fans like more dude bro shooters, it's why CoD is so popular on the system.

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FallenAngel198446d ago

How much were you actually expect game like this to sell on NS

nitus1046d ago

From VGChartz (sales to date)
Doom(2016) - PS4 - 2.2 million - Released 13th May 2016
Doom(2016) - XB1 - 1.1 million - Released 13th May 2016
Doom(2016) - Switch - 0.08 million - Released 10th November 2017

DrJones46d ago

TO DATE yes. This is week one sales only, and it doesn't count digital sales.

WickedLester46d ago (Edited 46d ago )

You have to extrapolate that over the size of the userbase though. 455,607 units sold to a 70 million userbase is roughly .7% attach rate. 205,127 units sold to a 30 million usebsse is also .7% attach rate. 81,000 units sold to a 10 million userbase is roughly .8% attach rate. Thats slighly better than how it sold on PS4 and Xbox One.

WickedLester45d ago

LMAO @ at those who "disagree" with pure math.

michellelynn097645d ago

Wrong. They do count. NPD usually don't count Nintendo online but theu do Sony and Microsoft? So yeah...

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michellelynn097646d ago

Very good. My brother got it the first day.

EddieT46d ago

Not bad for a game that most people probably already bought and played.

Kosic46d ago

Also for a game that's roughly £10 on Xbox, pc and PS4. So going for the switch port is an expensive choice out of the 4.

Protagonist46d ago

If the reason being that the switch choice is too expensive, then 3rd party games/LATE PORTS will never do well on the switch.

PhantomS4246d ago

I think I'm inclined to agree as it had a year on other systems so a lot had already played it and it was a full priced released whereas the other systems have had it discounted for some time not to mention the many sales it's been in. Do we know how this compares to Skyrim's Switch version in its first week yet? Wolfenstein 2 will be pretty interesting to see how that does too.

CorndogBurglar46d ago

DOOM was out on PS4 and Xbox One for a year and a half before Switch. Also, both of those systems had a much larger user base when it released than the Switch did when it released there.

I don't see why this is hard for people to see.