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All eyes on Red Dead as UK games retail falters

LEGO, SoulCalibur and Starlink fail to lift physical sales in poor start to Q4.

82% of Starlink's launch sales came on Nintendo Switch, with just 10% coming on PS4 and 9% on Xbox One.

80% of SoulCalibur VI's sales were on PS4, with the remainder on Xbox One.

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Lime12322d ago (Edited 22d ago )

"...while Spider-Man continues to impress, rising two places to No.4. Forza Horizon 4 rounds off the Top Five. "

Wow. FH4 already behind Spider-Man despite Spidey releasing almost a month before FH4.

"80% of SoulCalibur VI's sales were on PS4, with the remainder on Xbox One. "

Japanese games continue to sell sub par on Xbox.

UCForce22d ago

That’s the problem with Xbox brand in Japan. Microsoft have lack of conviction.

Kribwalker22d ago

?? hes are talking about physical game sales in the UK. What does that have anything to do with MS “lack of conviction” creating problems in japan, what ever that means.......

UCForce22d ago (Edited 22d ago )

@Kribwalker Okay, I can see that. But game like SoulCaliber VI which is Japan game didn’t sell well on Xbox One. And I want to make it clearly, Japanese Game don’t sell well on Xbox One and Microsoft have lack of conviction toward to Japan Gaming. Just saying.

Skull52122d ago

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death of physical media, I will fear no evil, for digital is with me; your convenience and abundance, they comfort me.

michellelynn097622d ago

Numbers huh? Mario and Rabbids is over 2 million. Hmmmmm

badz14922d ago

if Mario is not in that game, it would have struggled to reach a million even

King_Noctis22d ago

“82% of Starlink's launch sales came on Nintendo Switch, with just 10% coming on PS4 and 9% on Xbox One”

You forget to comment on that huh? Wait, it doesn’t fit your agenda right? That the Switch suck and no one buy game on it? Smh Lime.

Lime12322d ago (Edited 22d ago )

Or that Super Mario Party is already behind Spidey despite releasing 1 month after.

Kribwalker22d ago

he also forgets to mention how impressive it is that Forza Horizon 4 is number 5 on that list, when instead of paying full retail price, people can play it for a low cost entry point on gamepass. It’s ok though, his arguments are typically skewed in a direction that favours what he wants to hear

CaptainObvious87822d ago

Maybe that's because every one is busy playing games other games like spidy, cod, rdr2 etc.

King_Noctis22d ago (Edited 22d ago )

@captainobvious

Now you’re just making excuse. RDR2 isn’t even out yet and I thought most people here don’t play COD? Its like some of you here can’t stand the fact that other console could sell as well and be as great as the PS4.

badz14921d ago (Edited 21d ago )

@King_Noctis

the game debuted in 14th, mate, not top 10. it didn't light the chart on fire or something. Plus, it's kinda true that PS4 and Xbone have had bigger releases recently to even care about Starlink (personally this article is the first I heard about the game LOL). plus, the game has an exclusive character for the NS in the form of Starfox, right? I think it's a big deal for Nintendo gamers to play as the fox thus more sales there.

the NS's last big release was Mario Party with FIFA getting very little sales too compared to the PS4 and Xbone and there is CoD with its record-breaking digital download numbers still topping the chart even with the steep decline in physical sales. putting Mario Party aside, all the other games on the top 10 either don't come to the NS or is selling so much better on PS4 followed by Xbone. you can't just claim the superiority of NS in selling games debuted 14th here when the thing doesn't even get to play 6 out of the 10 best selling games!

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monkey60222d ago

Forza Horizon 4 was bound to look unimpressive in these reports though. It's inclusion in Game pass has changed it's criteria quite a bit

badz14921d ago

I thought it was established by many on here and even xbox executives themselves that gamepass doesn't impact sales for xbox exclusives.

monkey60221d ago

How could it not though? Realistically it would be impossible for Game pass not to steal from the Games Sales

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Geobros22d ago

It is very impressive that Starlink sold 80% on Switch and 20% on other two consoles. I didn't wait so big difference.

michellelynn097622d ago

That Star Fox crossover really helped. This will be a big seller for the Switch.

Realms22d ago

@michellelynn0976

What are you talking about Rockstar games sell way more than any Nintendo game, GTA5 is still the best selling game and it's a last generation game. So the fact that Rockstar's games won't show up on the Switch is big news just because they don't appeal to you doesn't mean that they don't have a tremendous impact on the console space. If Rockstar where to announce GTA5 on the Switch it would be a system seller but I don't think it will ever happen just saying.

PapaBop22d ago (Edited 22d ago )

Not really that impressive, you look at all the major third party games coming to both Xbox and PS and you look at the Switch's offerings in this period and it's no wonder it sold well there. Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, Red Dead Redemption, the Switch's answer to these major titles is mediocre at best, it's no wonder Switch owners are flocking to Starlink.

michellelynn097622d ago

Wrong. The Switch has a lot of very good 3rd party games. Just because you think so, doesn't make it a fact. You assume every gamer cares about RDR2 and AC. Shocker, a lot of us don't care.

UCForce22d ago

@michellelynn0976 Actually they do care. Red Dead Redemption 2 marketing is huge and it going push PS4 units even further thank to Sony marketing same as Xbox One version. That’s the problem with Switch because underwhelming with its hardware. PS4 have great first party and third party support. If Assassin Creed Odyssey come to Switch, I can bet you will care as well.

PapaBop22d ago

michellelynn0976 - You can't downplay the gaming significance of games like RDR 2, the next title from the developers behind the most successful title of all time, a game that even five years after it's initial release, is still consistently selling more units each month than a lot of newly released games.

Switch's third party lineup might not be bad but looking into it, nothing really stands out next to the heavy hitters in the gaming industry and seemingly relies heavily on the portability aspect which in itself isn't particularly a bad thing.

michellelynn097622d ago

I wasn't downplaying them, I am pointing out that not every one cares. Like I know, not everyone cares about Pokemon, Mario or Zelda. Thing is, RDR2 is on other machines, so it is not gonna be a system seller or make or break for a lot of people. Now God of War and Spiderman. That is different.

UCForce22d ago

“I wasn't downplaying them, I am pointing out that not every one cares. Like I know, not everyone cares about Pokemon, Mario or Zelda. Thing is, RDR2 is on other machines, so it is not gonna be a system seller or make or break for a lot of people. Now God of War and Spiderman. That is different.” Still make the same excuse than ever. “Sigh”.

Like I said, some Switch owners do care about this. Nintendo Third Party supports are not bad, but they need more of it. That quote “Now God Of War and Spider Man. That is different”. Hmm, it’s seem like you have issues with Sony exclusive games.

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UCForce22d ago

Not surprised, because Ubisoft love Nintendo and support them by any means.

Lime12322d ago (Edited 22d ago )

But Nintendo owners don't support Ubisoft.

https://www.playstationlife...

King_Noctis22d ago

What is wrong with Ubisoft having good relationship with Nintendo?

UCForce22d ago (Edited 22d ago )

@King_Noctis Is that bad thing ? No, it was just obvious really.

Phoenix7622d ago

82% of Starlink's launch sales came on Nintendo Switch, with just 10% coming on PS4 and 9% on Xbox One

Err........ the maths is slightly off here lol

LucasRuinedChildhood22d ago

One of those numbers is probably rounded up and another rounded down

Phoenix7622d ago

I realise that. Just funny when see typo's like this

cigi22d ago

It is not a typo but a rounding issue, which does not make it an error.
Just saying.

Father__Merrin22d ago

Wow only 20 percent sales on Xbox. Looking at last week's sales PS4 is over 221k and Xbox including the X is 71k something's gone wrong. Can't wait to see black Friday and Xmas numbers

michellelynn097622d ago

@badz149 You know the future. Wow, how impressive. Na, we don't know to be fair, how it would have done. But, it sold 2 million. Skyrim sold a million, so get over it.

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