UK software sales numbers for March are out and according to the data, the Nintendo Switch sold 137,000 software units during its first month on the market there.
Wow, so PS4 sold close to a million in March in the UK alone? Looks like Horizon is a real system seller!
Holy $h!t, horizon sold close to a million in march in the UK ?!?!!
For a PS4 UK Launch comparison: In the UK the PS4 sold 250k in the first 48hours after launch. So if even half of those people bought a game at the same time then that would be 125k software units in the first 48 hours [source: http://www.mcvuk.com/news/r... (paragraph 1, sentence 1)]
@Nyxus you didn't misread, the article was changed (updated) it did at first say hardware. See them admit it now. So you are not at fault for a misread.
I think they updated it later. I was really impressed at first, too.
I don't think those numbers are accurate in any way, when UK is one of the biggest markets in the world, if not the second after USA (maybe Japan), then definitely the Third, and you have multi million selling Horizon, Million Selling Nier, Million Selling Nioh, Kingdom hearts, Yakuza 0 and other games that in these past few months have only come out on the ps4 and are still selling + multi-platform titles like Mass Effect among others that are definitely ALL selling more on the Ps4, you can't have such a small difference in software between the Xbox One and the Playstation, you just can't. And the Switch numbers are just sad when you consider they have almost parity between Zelda sales and Switches, does that mean that they had to sell only 150 thousand consoles in the second/third biggest market in the world on it's launch month? that's not a lot.
Well it seems Zelda is the only Game on Switch worth a shit right now. Makes sense.
When you put it like that those ps4 and xbone numbers look very fishy.
That's probably about all that was shipped there. The launch shipment was less than 2 million worldwide. Not really alot.
@Sirk7x I'm going to make a random guess with 6 to 800k Usa, 500k Japan and what's left for the rest of the world, would've thought that the UK was a bigger for nintendo with more units allotted to that market.
Sirk7x is spot on. We did not get many switch consoles in the UK. Every retailer would also only let you buy one console at a time and I've not checked this week but last week they were still sold out. My brother has been after one since it came out i was lucky and got mine day one. It's also hard to go off the 1st month sales we need to wait until we are a year in to get a real good picture on how well the console is selling. Also in the UK our top 10 harts are always the same year in year FIFA cod, bf, AC, GTA and a few other games are always in it we don't have a massive following of games like Zelda, horizon ect for legs anyway
If you compare apples to apples, and oranges to orange how can you call SWITCH sales Sad? Compare launch number to launch numbers. Not month one to month 36+. That is both unreasonable, and irrational. SWITCH is literally making sales records, and you manage to satanicly and color it sad?!
@indysurfn I'm not comparing ps4 and xbox software sales to switch, I'm just saying that i would've thought they would have more units available for the third biggest market in the world for the launch, that was my point.
Lol it's software sales during the first month of console launch " Not March for Xbox ps4" And horizon sold 2.6m in under 2 weeks
Only 300k more than xbox with a sleuth of exclusives; not that impressive. Horizon probably sold around 100k-180k units, ppl we're going to buy the PS4 regardless idiot. So basically your saying is, if Horizon didn't drop, then the X1 would have outsold the PS4 with no exclusives besides Halo Wars 2? Great! ! Watch what you say b4 you comment, this isn't your ordinary site player! !
The real story is how ppl we're saying "Horizon and Zelda.....PS4 with all these exclusives (hot exclusives I might add, no bias here), the Nintendo Switch, oh boy what a great time to be a gamer. " like I said in previous posts, if you live anywhere outside Japan, your not interested in the switch. A new Zelda, new system, and X1 outsold it 3-1. LMAO!!
Not that surprising, the Siwtch price conversion in the UK is complete BS coupled with the majority of retailers pricing Zelda at an absurd £50-60.
I went into Game and a few other places to see if I could pick up my own Smash Bros U instead of lending it all the time and it's STILL £39.99. The pre owned versions are a bigger joke at £34.99
CEX is just as bad as GAME, CEX watch the market and over price the games accordingly. At the moment certain games are cheaper to buy brand new from GAME than they are 2nd hand from CEX (less than half the price).
lol I live in the United States and I only know of game from here and well NeoGaf, but GAME basically sounds like GameStop
Don't support GAME, they cling on by ripping people off particularly children who spend their money on second hand goods at rip off prices. They also bump the RRP to full too.
@EDMIX Yes GAME are like the UK equivalent of Gamestop, but unlike you guys in the US who have proper gaming competitors on the high street like Target, Walmart, KMart, Best Buy, Amazon US etc to check prices, we in the UK are more or less stuck with GAME as the high street gaming retailer and CEx are usually regarded as a gaming and entertainment pawn shop. There used to be a great high street store called Gamestation but unfortunately the company that owns GAME bought them and all their assets. There isn't much competition on the high street in UK as even supermarkets like Asda (owned by Walmart), Morrisons, Toys R Us, and Tesco etc rarely have game sales and price drops. Unfortunately the ill-informed resort to going to con artists like GAME instead of being more informed and going online to places like SimplyGames, Shopto, TheGameCollection, Amazon (although not as good as the US with the 20% off preorder thing, Amazon price match and also Prime members in the UK have a £2 off offer on games up to 14 days of the game releasing which can be worthwhile most of the time), Base, Tesco Direct sometimes have good deals, Argos sometimes cut prices (and sometimes have huge glitches for example like last July where they had the preorder price for CoD Legacy Edition (IW and MW Remastered) for £40) etc. Using a price collating website like HotUKDeals makes getting the cheapest game and hardware/software price much easier in the UK. But regarding the high street in the UK I find a growing retailer named Smyths Toys are getting competitive in the gaming market and offering great prices and deals regularly on games and preorders.
One of the bigger issues for things in the UK is that you have 20% sales tax slapped on everything. Then these companies pay a tax for importing. That's one of the reasons I left rip off Britain 11 years ago
Not surprising since there are how many more million PS4's and XB1's out there in the UK?
So about 136k copies of Zelda sold. 993 copies of Skylanders and 7 copies of 1-2-3 switch sold for the Nintendo Switch. Not bad at all.
Xbox sold 500K without games....Well that's impressive!
Yes. XBox One has no games, but sold over 500K games in one month. lol!! Pretty sure some of those games were console exclusives at least.
Put things in perspective. PS4 and Xbox are pretty close in unit sales in the UK yet PS4 sold 40% more software.
Still a lot for Xbox.
Should this be news or filled under rumor? How can xbox have sold 500 000 pieces of software if they have no exclusives? Can someone confirm xbox has games or no?
Your comment is a clear indicator of how much you don't know about the game industry.
And your comment is a clear indicator of how much you don't know about comment sections.
Trolling or not. Still a dumb comment.
Just as dumb as biased trolls saying XBox One has no games. lol!! The system obviously has LOTS of games - https://en.wikipedia.org/wi... The problem is it doesn't have a lot of exclusives like the PS4 does. Mainly because Microsoft needs more 1st party studios and more 3rd party developers to make exclusives for them like they do on the PS4. You have Namco, Atlus, Konami, Temco/Koei, SquareEnix, Level 5, FromSoftware, etc.. all making PS4 exclusive. Would love to see EA, Activision, Bethesda, Atari, Take-Two, etc..make some exclusives for XB1/Scorpio or even the PC. If they can do it in Japan, it can be done in U.S. as well.
Why? cus it's pointing out how wrong all the people the people are they say Xbox has no games? Well people are clearly playing something if it's moving 500k of software a month.
Heard of the Third Party market?
Well there aren't too many games for the Switch at the moment.
Sony is doomed, it only sold 800k games in one month.
Xbone and Switch is more doomed then
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As i live in UK and sorta work with games and have many friends who do i can tell you those numbers are odd :/ so many people here atm want a Switch and Zelda, ps4 of course will always be top as the UK accounts for nearly all ps4 sales lol Xbox??? I only know 3 people with one and they got cod and FIFA nothing else... I don't know what games seel at that volume coz it sure as shit ain't HZD, out of like the couple hundred folk i know who own a ps4 like 5 would by HZD sooo?
Well, theres not much to choose from honestly.. i have zelda and now that i finished it, i might buy blaster master on the eshop until mario kart releases..
so the switch was DOA after all.
Bad news for nintendo
good numbers for the switch, let's see sales numbers by the end of year 2, this will give us a good indication if Nintendo has a keeper or if they're going out of hardware. I will forever be offended at how xbox manages to sell any amount of games. They are one of the more blatant companies to repeatedly slap and abuse their customers in any way they want and these people keep supporting them.
switch = wiiumk2 big sales on initial release then kaput...
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