D&D 5E Amazon US book sales rank.

darjr

I crit!
Players Handbook is at 119.

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teitan

Legend
1900 ish is actually a bit weak for a WotC title on pre order but we’re still a ways to go.
It’s really weak even this far out. I think the D&DOne announcement is hurting sales of 5e products at this point, especially the negative response from YouTube and Twitterati and not just the Grognard crowd. The post pandemic slump is affecting everything so it’s mitigated a little but these can’t be numbers that Hasbro or WOTC are happy with if it’s reflective of the trend in their order numbers. Especially with the lackluster response to Spelljammer which probably had high expectations after the last several products launched so well and with all the tie in products including an album (not a pleasant listening experience) and the investment of products from Wizkids on top of their normal output. To then get hit with the negative backlash that they did isn’t good for them. Makes me wonder if anything has seen a bump as a result? I know PF2 started trending and OSE has brought some focus back to OSR and DCC has seen some but maybe the latter is just my personal algorithm.
 

darjr

I crit!
It’s really weak even this far out. I think the D&DOne announcement is hurting sales of 5e products at this point, especially the negative response from YouTube and Twitterati and not just the Grognard crowd. The post pandemic slump is affecting everything so it’s mitigated a little but these can’t be numbers that Hasbro or WOTC are happy with if it’s reflective of the trend in their order numbers. Especially with the lackluster response to Spelljammer which probably had high expectations after the last several products launched so well and with all the tie in products including an album (not a pleasant listening experience) and the investment of products from Wizkids on top of their normal output. To then get hit with the negative backlash that they did isn’t good for them. Makes me wonder if anything has seen a bump as a result? I know PF2 started trending and OSE has brought some focus back to OSR and DCC has seen some but maybe the latter is just my personal algorithm.
Those are big assumptions.

Sales of D&D books usually take a dip this time of year, along with other regular sellers, I've heard smarter folks then me say it's because of Holiday shopping. though I grant you now seems a little early

It's at 1300 ish now, in the US in the middle of the night.

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It’s really weak even this far out. I think the D&DOne announcement is hurting sales of 5e products at this point, especially the negative response from YouTube and Twitterati and not just the Grognard crowd.

A little dip is expected, because of the announcement of a new edition, no matter how little the increment is.

What I have seen on youtube and or twitter or reddit and even a little on enworld(although not that big) is really puzzling for me. I don't see how someone can get so upset about rules they are testing and attributing so much malice to WotC...
Sometimes the RPG crowd can't be pleased. Too much new content, to few. Too little update, too much.

After all I just hope WotC does not fall into the 4e trap, where they tried to please the loudest people and instead just do as they did with DnDnext.
Try out new rules, see what is liked and what not. Use the usual correction factor of multiplying bad reactions by 1 and good reactions by a factor of 20 or so...

I have seen so much clickbait and rules reviews by people who don't fully understand the rules...
 


Yeah I've been surprised at the amount of teeth gnashing and hand wringing over just 2 playtest packets. Admittedly I've had my own knee jerk reaction at first when I saw the push for feats (we never used them) but packet 2 calmed me down.
 

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Pedantic Grognard
It'll be interesting to see how Dragonlance debuts on the USA Today list (that number will be available in a little less than two weeks).
 


vecna00

Speculation Specialist Wizard
DL is underperforming on US Amazon. Some sales could be diverted by the deluxe bundle, which includes the board game and is not under "books", but right now D&D Madlibs is crushing it.
It makes me wonder how many people are going after the FLGS alt cover or how many grabbed it on DDB. That could also be the reason of the normal cover underperforming at the moment, or at least part of it.
 

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