Shortages considered, it'll be interesting to see how Octopath Traveler performs next week.
Switch is moving in the right direction, which doesn't come as a surprise when we have the legendary Captain Kinoopio at the helm.
It seems that shortages will effects folowing week or two also, for instance Amazon JP dont have more stock till August 4th.
It has well documented stock issues and you expected more than it got? I am surprised it got as much as it did.
Yes, because supply issues means that the incoming shipments would be in higher than normal demand. The fact that the drop it showed was fairly normal for an JRPG (~80%) means that it's showing normal sales patterns despite pent up demand. Maybe it'll have better legs in the coming weeks (or they've moved to digital instead, which is why I wanted to see digital sales).
But sources saying that game is again sold out and that there still huge stock issues.