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Japan Sales Week 2 Media Create - January 07-13, 2019

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The top 20 is 75% Switch games. Switch hardware may not have passed the PS4's total yet, but I think it is obvious what system is actually getting played in Japan right now.



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Smash dropped a bit heavier than I expected, but it's not too surprising with how far HW dropped. Vesperia did ok.



Seems like Somy needs them PS4 discounts and deals to keep it alive.



Pocky Lover Boy! 

So big drops. Seems that smash will take longer to pass splatoon 2.
I wonder how would be the new baseline for switch. was 40k in 2018. Seems that it would be like 20k more this year.



Not surprisingly, sales fell off a cliff. Good opening for NSMBUDX.

Vesperia did decently considering the japanese had already got the extra content that the remaster has.



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Medisti said:
Kai_Mao said:
Not a bad hold for Switch and Smash Bros had an expected drop. But damn what a run it had in December. Smash Bros. Ultimate is already in the Splatoon and Monster Hunter World tier for this generation in Japan. It really vindicates Nintendo for promoting Ultimate as their big title of the year despite some naysayers.

"It's a port of the Wii U game!"
"There're too many Smash Directs!"
"Smash Bros. isn't a system seller like Mario or Zelda or Pokemon"
"Why is Nintendo relying on Smash (and Pokemon Let's Go) to carry them through the holidays?"

Well there's your answer.

People actually said Smash isn't a system seller?

Oh yes, very much so.

Many in fact argued that the series peaked saleswise with Brawl and would sell less than it's 13M: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/dev2016/post.php?id=8955521



So proud of Xbox One moving to the second level of pixels in that last graph.  You can do it buddy.



Kai_Mao said:
"Smash Bros. isn't a system seller like Mario or Zelda or Pokemon"

People said this?

historically it has sold far better than Zelda, eg smash on the GameCube was the best selling title on the platform even better than any Mario game!

i can’t believe people said it wasn’t a system seller, even the wii U version was a huge success with a massive attach rate



GProgrammer said:
Kai_Mao said:
"Smash Bros. isn't a system seller like Mario or Zelda or Pokemon"

People said this?

Yes! Don't know how many times I read "People who will buy Smash already have a Switch" 



GProgrammer said:
Kai_Mao said:
"Smash Bros. isn't a system seller like Mario or Zelda or Pokemon"

People said this?

historically it has sold far better than Zelda, eg smash on the GameCube was the best selling title on the platform even better than any Mario game!

i can’t believe people said it wasn’t a system seller, even the wii U version was a huge success with a massive attach rate

I'd say Zelda isn't even a system seller in Japan while Metroid is very niche, more niche that FE was pre awakening. B tier, smash is, I thought, in Japan. Before BoTW and SSBU happened.

The race between Splatoon and smashU will be interesting to watch...