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Japan Sales week 4, January 21 - 27 , 2019

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outlawauron said:
OTBWY said:

Looking at last weeks performance many would think that. Even with the PS4 on top this week (as it should with a release like KH3), only about 200 units more is nothing to write home about. In fact, it's pitiful to say the least.

I don't completely understand. If the PS4 did better than you expected, it's pitiful to say the least? It's a step up from abject failure, which is what was your prediction?

ETA: I get that it's no real victory for PS4, if that's what you mean. It sold alright HW wise. I don't really know any person actually predicting much better for PS4 though. It's kinda selling as expected. 

That's the thing. I didn't think it sold alright at all. Last week it was supposed to do better but it didn't (leading up to KH3 you would think, so I was fearing the worst this week) and this week it could hardly outsell the Switch with a game like that. That is what is I am saying. It was expected to sell better but it didn't. The PS4 is spent in Japan.



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Anyway, KH3 did really well.

The #1 crown of the week goes to Kingdom Hearts III which sold a whopping 610,077 units on PlayStation 4 for its debut. Below are the first week sales numbers of other entries as well as the remix titles in Japan:

(2009) Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days – 295,205 [DS]
(2010) Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep – 445,962 [PSP]
(2012) Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance – 213,579 [3DS]
(2013) Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix – 128,414 [PS3]
(2014) Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix – 84.935 [PS3]
(2017) Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue – 137,797 [PS4]
(2017) Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix – 62,770 [PS4]
(2019) Kingdom Hearts III – 610,077 [PS4]

https://www.siliconera.com/2019/01/30/this-week-in-sales-kingdom-hearts-iii-resident-evil-2-cash-in-big/



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OTBWY said: 
outlawauron said:

I don't completely understand. If the PS4 did better than you expected, it's pitiful to say the least? It's a step up from abject failure, which is what was your prediction?

ETA: I get that it's no real victory for PS4, if that's what you mean. It sold alright HW wise. I don't really know any person actually predicting much better for PS4 though. It's kinda selling as expected. 

That's the thing. I didn't think it sold alright at all. Last week it was supposed to do better but it didn't (leading up to KH3 you would think, so I was fearing the worst this week) and this week it could hardly outsell the Switch with a game like that. That is what is I am saying. It was expected to sell better but it didn't. The PS4 is spent in Japan.

With both RE2 Remake and KH3 coming out in the same week I expected PS4 to be in the 70-80k range.



 

curl-6 said:
OTBWY said: 

That's the thing. I didn't think it sold alright at all. Last week it was supposed to do better but it didn't (leading up to KH3 you would think, so I was fearing the worst this week) and this week it could hardly outsell the Switch with a game like that. That is what is I am saying. It was expected to sell better but it didn't. The PS4 is spent in Japan.

With both RE2 Remake and KH3 coming out in the same week I expected PS4 to be in the 70-80k range.

The quality of software would suggest that; very good figures anyway.  



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Nate4Drake said: 
curl-6 said:

With both RE2 Remake and KH3 coming out in the same week I expected PS4 to be in the 70-80k range.

The quality of software would suggest that; very good figures anyway.  

Software figures are very good, hardware figures are not.



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curl-6 said:
Nate4Drake said: 

The quality of software would suggest that; very good figures anyway.  

Software figures are very good, hardware figures are not.

It's a nice amount for a Home Console in Japan. What really matters are the software figures.



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Nate4Drake said: 
curl-6 said:

Software figures are very good, hardware figures are not.

It's a nice amount for a Home Console in Japan. What really matters are the software figures.

Both hardware and software matter, and for a week with not one but two huge games releasing, 52k systems sold ain't good. 



 

curl-6 said:
Nate4Drake said: 

It's a nice amount for a Home Console in Japan. What really matters are the software figures.

Both hardware and software matter, and for a week with not one but two huge games releasing, 52k systems sold ain't good. 

Point of view.    We are talking about Japan, you can't expect much more.  It's a special territory.   Good or bad is always related to the specific hardware.   If there's something bad, is the poor appreciation of great home consoles from Japan, and you cannot do that much about it, it's their taste.   Considering the situation, hardware figures are standard, nothing to be surprised.



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If I was SE I would’ve made the switch port at any cost! Really good FW for KH3 tho



 

iceland said:
If I was SE I would’ve made the switch port at any cost! Really good FW for KH3 tho

While I am entirely of the opinion that a lot of these Japanese devs should get their butts onto Switch - not necessarily exclusively but as one of their main platforms - let's not forget that Kingdom Hearts 3 was in development for eons.  It was one of the games using the Luminous Tools :P

So it had understandably fallen into the Final Fantasy XV position of "just get it finished so we can make some money on this venture."  It getting a port anywhere near it's launch wasn't happening.