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Japan sales (Week 17): Media Create/Famitsu/Dengeki - April 23-29 , 2018

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Glad to see sales going up. I hope next week (golden week) we get amazing numbers all around.

Btw, I'd wait on calling Labo a flop or something. I think it will get past 1m in Japan over time.



Bet with Teeqoz for 2 weeks of avatar and sig control that Super Mario Odyssey would ship more than 7m on its first 2 months. The game shipped 9.07m, so I won

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So odd that after Sony's FY report, stock is magically back. I mean sure they did manage to hit their shipment goal perfectly without going over or under, but now they might be over for this FY.



Farsala said:
So odd that after Sony's FY report, stock is magically back. I mean sure they did manage to hit their shipment goal perfectly without going over or under, but now they might be over for this FY.

I think sony flooded the WW market with ps4 except for japan which was a big surprise for them , there was 2.9 million ps4 sitting on store shelves or in transit with the last FY report.



quickrick said:
Farsala said:
So odd that after Sony's FY report, stock is magically back. I mean sure they did manage to hit their shipment goal perfectly without going over or under, but now they might be over for this FY.

I think sony flooded the WW market with ps4 except for japan which was a big surprise for them , there was 2.9 million ps4 sitting on store shelves or in transit with the last FY report.

You want to talk about flooding, talk about last year when 3.7m were on shelves. They could have spared a ton to Japan but didn't in order to perfectly hit their shipment target. They also shipped more last year's FY Q4, 2.9m vs 2.5m. Again imo to meet their FY targets.



Farsala said:
quickrick said:

I think sony flooded the WW market with ps4 except for japan which was a big surprise for them , there was 2.9 million ps4 sitting on store shelves or in transit with the last FY report.

You want to talk about flooding, talk about last year when 3.7m were on shelves. They could have spared a ton to Japan but didn't in order to perfectly hit their shipment target. They also shipped more last year's FY Q4, 2.9m vs 2.5m. Again imo to meet their FY targets.

I think sony made deals to ship to new countries last year, that why they were able to ship so much, this year they don't have that benefit.  



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PS4 got some fresh supply and that's a bit more in line of what I thought it would be doing without any major promo or releases (~23-26k baseline imo). God of War had a great second week. Should be the best selling one in the series in Japan.

Labo has done pretty badly, but it's an very experimental product. It's fair that not everything Nintendo tries is a commercial giant out of the gate.

PowerPro baseball has pretty good word of mouth so I imagine that it'll have some good legs.




Well, I think it's safe to say that the PS4 supply issue has been resolved.



Is it me, or did a baseball game push PS4 sales more than GoW?



Yes, that baseball franchise has been around for two decades. It has a much bigger fanbase than God of War in Japan.



Ka-pi96 said:
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Considering it's something aimed at kids, Japan is the last country I expected it to win over, with it's aging, shrinking population. This is a product for young families,not otakus.

You say that but... Yokai Watch was aimed at kids and was crazy successful in Japan, and only Japan. So there's clearly still plenty of kids there that like gaming.

There's a difference between kids and young families.

Both are aimed at kids, but Yokai Watch is something the kids would buy themselves, while Labo something the parents would buy for their kids.