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Japan Sales week 4, January 21 - 27 , 2019

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colafitte said:
What it seems too, is that 2019 could be the worst year for hardware sales since i remember in Japan. Everything is dead except Switch, but it doesn't seem Switch is going to have a prime year like DS or Wii back then either...

Rough 2019 coming indeed....

I dont think anyone expect the Switch to do DS numbers....



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TheGamer_1995 said:
At this point it’s a monopoly for the switch in japan

I want to see Somy make the same deals they had in December for most of 2019 and 2020. If it still does low numbers then its GG



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W4: The baseline is getting near last year, let's see how it goes. rn 52429 for Switch and 16463 for PS4 virtually the same as ly. 

This week the seek had a minimal drop of 26% while the PS4 saw a rise of 319% because of the launch of tho big games: KHIII and RE2. Putting the numbers in perspective comparing with las years the Switch is having 127k more unit this year while PS4 saw a drop of 123k units. MHW was a beast and because of this the drop was inevitable.



Great start for Kingdom Hearts III and like I thought the boost to PS4 sales is nowhere near what Monster Hunter World did last year.

YTD (LYTD)

Switch: 401,606 (273,640) + 46.8%
PS4: 204,590 (328,143) - 37.7%

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Jranation said:
colafitte said:
What it seems too, is that 2019 could be the worst year for hardware sales since i remember in Japan. Everything is dead except Switch, but it doesn't seem Switch is going to have a prime year like DS or Wii back then either...

Rough 2019 coming indeed....

I dont think anyone expect the Switch to do DS numbers....

That's why i said that, because that won't happen. JP hardware sales in 2019 need Switch doing that to compensate (or something similar) or JP hardware sales in 2019 are going to be one of the worst, if not the worst since Media Create is tracking sales.



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Congrats to the PS4!



with digital KH3 should be over 700K in a couple days in Japan. This game is likely to cross the 1 million mark on ps4 in japan. I suspect the game sold upwards of 4-5 million copies week 1 world wide.... record sales for sure! Let's see.



 

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colafitte said:
Jranation said:

I dont think anyone expect the Switch to do DS numbers....

That's why i said that, because that won't happen. JP hardware sales in 2019 need Switch doing that to compensate (or something similar) or JP hardware sales in 2019 are going to be one of the worst, if not the worst since Media Create is tracking sales.

Oh of course. Especially in 2020 where PS4 will probably pulling Vita Numbers. And who knows if Sony will make another handheld or hybrid, and if Nintendo will release a Switch Handheld Version. 



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Those FW Kingdom Hearts 3 predictions just got really interesting. With digital it should have at least 800k alone in Japan.

This makes 2 million a given. We will have better insight when we get next week's UK chart.



Jranation said:
colafitte said:

That's why i said that, because that won't happen. JP hardware sales in 2019 need Switch doing that to compensate (or something similar) or JP hardware sales in 2019 are going to be one of the worst, if not the worst since Media Create is tracking sales.

Oh of course. Especially in 2020 where PS4 will probably pulling Vita Numbers. And who knows if Sony will make another handheld or hybrid, and if Nintendo will release a Switch Handheld Version. 

Ouch, comparing PS4 with PSV...that was harsh . PSV sold in 2018 what? 175K?. No, PS4 is not going to drop that much in 2020, but i must admit that after seeing January numbers for PS4, i'm starting to feel that my 1'3M prediction for 2019 is becoming "optimistic".

Sony is going to be forced to do something to avoid PS4 selling less than 1M this year.