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Japan Sales Week 52 Media Create/Famitsu/Dengeki - December 24-30, 2018

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Luke888 said:
In two weeks Smash could outsell Splatoon 2, that's mental

Waiting for MC but smash should be around 2.30mil retail (220k assuming) vs 2.84mil. Thats close to 550k. I know week 1 is bigger than week 52 but it wont surpass it in 2weeks at all. Smash would need to sell 600k (splatoon2 will do another 40k+)

 

Maybe smash digital is huge. There could be a possibility that digital+shipment could beat splat2 but i doubt it. Splat2 was at 3.08mil last Quarter, so it should be 3.3mil+ now. Smash will be close to/exactly at 3mil end of the year



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Switch and PS4 did fine in 2018 (Not home runs, but not awful). Will be interesting to see how they are doing post in February and March as the dust settles.

Smash ends up being the best selling title on both Media Create and Famitsu, I honestly did not think that would happen (I knew Smash would do well, but it really shot up fast).

Dragon Quest Builders for the Switch beat the PS4 one, which is also surprising, since PS4 has been largely getting every Dragon Quest game and the one that Switch got before this was on PS4 first.

Judge Eyes does well for the third week, which is healthy for new IP. Showcasing better legs.

A lot of games continue to have amazing legs, and see you guys in an hour for part 2 of media create I assume?



 

tbone51 said:
fatslob-:O said:
It is with this data that the Switch closes out last year with a total of ~3.5M units sold in Japan compared to ~3.3M units in 2017 ...

Yeap and another increase hopefully huge will be great for 2019. Does suck it didnt do 4mil last year but this year is achievable

Well... it could have been his peak year already, right?

In Japan, the first full year was peak year for the N64, GC, Wii and Wii-U.

Just saying, not trying to bait anyone.



 

 

 

 

 

fatslob-:O said:
tbone51 said:

Yeap and another increase hopefully huge will be great for 2019. Does suck it didnt do 4mil last year but this year is achievable

Honestly, it could either be spun as a good or a bad thing ... 

While the Switch did come out on top compared to 2017, it got the benefit of 2 extra months and no stock issues ... 

The Switch did "alright" all things considered ... 

Thats fair, we all just expected better, 2019 is ib a better position for Q1 so we will see how it pans out YoY



haxxiy said:
tbone51 said:

Yeap and another increase hopefully huge will be great for 2019. Does suck it didnt do 4mil last year but this year is achievable

Well... it could have been his peak year already, right?

In Japan, the first full year was peak year for the N64, GC, Wii and Wii-U.

Just saying, not trying to bait anyone.

Nah thid isn't switches peak year, 2019 should do better. We still haven't gotten a price cut/revision yet



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Reserved. Will be putting up charts soon.



Smash is powerful



Really good numbers



With the final week the Switch has a 1m+ December in Japan.



Smash is second only to Splatoon2 in overall physical sales for a Nintendo Game

The amazing thing is that the first not Nintendo game (except pokemon) is edited by... Microsoft in japan

 

Smash is the best selling gamee in 2018. First game edited by Nintendo since Mario Kart 7 in 2011.
MK7 was "first" only because Monster Hunter Portable 3 (PSP) had 2 versions (one cheaper but exactly the same) that were counted separately.

So the last real game edited by Nintendo to sell the best in a year was Wii Sport in 2007.

 

 

The source is this guy: 

He posts very interesting charts for the gamig industry