Surprisingly, the Switch version of FIFA 18 has sold better than the PS4 version in Japan. Why?
The success stories just don't quit for Switch. Just wait till a Final Fantasy or Monster Hunter releases on Switch...lol.
I Know, its simply amazing. A big problem the Big N had, was long droughts of news, not this time around, they seemed to have found a great pattern for keeping a steady flow of information coming. between the Directs, news like Labo, and constant 1st and 3rd party game announcements I am reminded of the SNES days. Now Lets hope EA actually put some effort into the Switch ports or better yet, optimize the Frostbite engine to run on the Switch!
@justforgames - you think Capcom is just abandoning Nintendo and not planning another MH entry for them? That's cute..
That's funny.. Capcom is not gonna abandon Nin just like that.. If anything, I could see them planning their own mon hun just for switch or maybe eventually have a new multiplat mon hun (while they were using the ps4/XBOX/PC as a way of gaging the appeal of the series as a whole)
Another prediction of a certain person who was wrong as usual.
Well that's crazy to think about. EA should be pleased with that especially since less effort was put into the Switch version to begin with.
It's EA. They're never happy with anything, especially when it comes to Nintendo. They still have doubts about the system despite a whole year of success and popularity. I'd hope they would have started full support at this point but it's four consoles in a row they've done this with so not holding my breath.
I think its only a matter of time now, I believe the game 'Fe' will also sell the best or well on the Switch and then they wont be able to ignore it anymore.
It seems like Edmix has been missing for a few days now. Would love to see his reaction on this.
Don’t mention his name...lest the wall of text shall rain down upon us!
Oh he/she/it is here. Just with a different account.
he who shall not be named..
"Would love to see his reaction on this" 8 Paragraphs of nonsense, followed by talking about Call of Duty which would transition into answering his own questions that no one asked and would end with a bunch of 'lol' emojis that only he would understand why they were left there in the first place.
WOW...This is interesting.
Really? I don't know rather to laugh or..nah I think I'll just laugh.
Sony never lost in fifa sales in Japan even with 3ds or DS versions, so for the switch to break the trend it is amazing
I wonder where they got those numbers from. Media Create Sales has the Switch version of FIFA 18 at 71,698 as of January 7. Is Media Create Sales no longer accurate in the numbers they post? https://gematsu.com/2018/01...
They state in the article that the numbers are from dengeki online.
Dengeki Online is a gaming website, not a source of retail data. It would be like accepting what IGN says without ever seeing the source for their information. You yourself post the sales reports from Media Create Sales yet now seem willing to disregard what they say since it suits your preferences. Why not fact check it for yourself? The last time the PS4 version of FIFA 18 posted on Media Create Sales, it was at 79,701. That was on October 22. According to the numbers used in this article, the PS4 version has sold 0 digital copies and -2000 physical copies in the last 2.5 months. How can anyone see this and not question the source of this articles information? https://gematsu.com/2017/10...
Honestly, I simply didn't do as much research into the situation as you did. I assumed that you didn't know that Dengeki posted the numbers, so I provided you with the source. That was all. Unfortunately, I don't know where or how Dengeki estimated these numbers. It doesn't seem to be from Famitsu or Media Create. Sounds like they may have calculated it internally.
A portable version outselling a home version in Japan. Say it isn’t so. /s
Yeah because portability has a higher appeal there. Is that a bad thing?
No, but missing sarcasm when it is clearly indicated is a bad thing.
Don't worry mate the sarcasm was strong but it still went over some people's head.
Sony never lost in selling more fifa games even with 3ds or DS version, so for the first time Nintendo sold more
Go ahead then and share the sales of Fifa 3ds versions in Japan. This should be interesting.
Nope a hybrid outselling both portable and home version.
Don't forget to add weaker, given that for the longest, that was a point used to knock the console.
a portable version on a smaller install base..
Tech portability rules in Japan.
That 1 disagree has never been to Japan.
Tell that to the Vita...
This is why more developers need to realize, not releasing your game on the Switch is automatically going to make you lose out on tons of sales. Most indie devs are saying their games have sold much much better on the Switch than PC or other consoles, plus it allows you to sell more in Japan like this game shows.
Why? Because it can be played on the go. Until you go to Japan, you won't realise how much of a factor that is
Even Vita was a success on Japan.
No it wasn't.
*In Japan* only. FIFA 18 on PS4 outsold Xbox one and Switch version world wide.
The whole point of the article is Japan's sales only. It wasn't expected to sell well in any region yet it beat the No. 1 selling console version where FIFA has sold better on Playstation hardware.
read the title next time.
The switch version has sold 72 thousand in Japan. Yet millions in total worldwide on other systems. Grasping at straws for switch articles... ugh.
Sony always sold the best for fifa even when DS and DS had a version......so switch broke the winning streak That's why its a big thing, Nintendo system never beat a Sony system for fifa in Japan
Splatoon 2 being the best selling switch game in Japan is a big thing. 15 games on the top 20 games this week in Japan are Nintendo games is a big thing. This FIFA 18 article means nothing. The article says the switch version has sold 89 thousand while the PS4 is at 77 thousand. That's a 12 THOUSAND copy difference. The switch version has sold less than half a million worldwide and the PS4 version has sold over 4 million. Make an article on how Nintendo is dominating the sales charts in Japan. Not this nonsense...
Goes to show how third party games don't sell on Nintendo consoles.
Stay on target. The article is for Japan, so we are comparing Japan. You can go brag in the FIFA worldwide article.
I’ll be damned
fake news :P
Congrats! I still think Sony should not ignore or struggle with Nintendo this time. Partner with it instead. A crossplay platform would be very welcome.
What's with all these sales articles not actually using the original sources, by the way?
And Japan barely makes up 1% of the games overall sales. When the Switch version sells more than PS4’s 10 million+, then feel free to brag. Dumb thing to nitpick.
10+ million? GTFO.
Does the fact that the PS4 version sold 10+ million to date hurt you that much? It’ll be okay little buddy.
PS4 version has sold a tick over 8 million. If you add up all systems then sure, we get over 10 million. And we are also talking about Japan here, not globally. But way to make up numbers.
Over 8 million at retail* Add in digital, and it’s easily over 10 million.
No one is nitpicking but you. "And Japan barely makes up 1% of the games overall sales" *insert country* is not the world stand by line.
Just stating facts. I know some people don’t like them, but oh well.
Your 'facts"(??) are an example of nit picking, the very same thing you said was dumb to do....oh well.
People want to play on switch
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