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Japan Sales week 5, January 28 - February 3 , 2019

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abroZ said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

I actually think both can pass it at the same week

Pretty sure both games are already above 3m including digital. As for who was first probably splatoon. In retail it will be very close.  In the long run splatoon will be the bigger seller I think. 

Yes, both are, but I meant just by the weekly MC numbers



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Yikes at the drop for both Kingdom Hearts and Resident Evil.

Kingdom Hearts 3 is FFXV all over again, its gonna take a while to cross a million and not without some deep discounts.

Resident Evil might not even cross 500K.

PS4 drop was awful and this the second of its two biggest games of the year.



That KH3 drop is disappointing but I guess it kinda was to be expected *sigh* I still hope it reches 1 million with digital.



Azelover said:
jonathanalis said:

Switch is still expensive (and not as handheld) as 3ds and vita. 

A cheaper mini switch, along with animal crossing and new pokemon gen can put it to a good form. 

Yes. The Switch is doing PSP numbers right now. And everything else is way below it.

In 2005/06 the DS was selling half a million a month, and that was outside holidays. We have come a long way and now most of these gamers have adopted mobile, which in my opinion isn't real gaming. This happened back in the late PS2 days as well, because the users were engaging with DVD video through the PS2, aand that was shrinking the market for VideoGames in Japan. But Nintendo was able to re-energize the market with the DS

Nintendo has to keep growing, and just do a lot better in the future. I don't believe Sony has the goods to revive the market anymore. I'm not expecting anything from them anymore in terms of Japan. Just look at how KH3 and RE2Remake are doing, they're topping the charts but their sales are embarassing.

It is amazing that third-party companies can not read the market. The Switch is selling well without them, imagine what it would be like if Nintendo had support like a PSP? Or even Psvita? Just look at the trajectory. Nintendo never, I say NEVER lost in their handheld division. Nintendo crushes all competition, in portable scene. The console is part portable, how would a resounding failure like was the WiiU or Gamecube if it also part of the area of ​​greater success of nintendo? How can a console unifying two-console libraries fail if one of these libraries has never been lost in any generation of video game history?

Atelier spin-off flopped pretty hard, I wonder why.



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animegaming said:
Yikes at the drop for both Kingdom Hearts and Resident Evil.

Kingdom Hearts 3 is FFXV all over again, its gonna take a while to cross a million and not without some deep discounts.

Resident Evil might not even cross 500K.

PS4 drop was awful and this the second of its two biggest games of the year.

What is the first? 



Pocky Lover Boy! 

Marth said:
TruckOSaurus said:

The Switch rises for apparently no reason and the PS4 sliding back toward sub 20k weeks.

YTD (LYTD)

Switch     471,078 (322,805) + 45.9%
PS4          230,204 (437,430) - 47.4%

 Pokemon Bundle got a restock.
Also the shiny Meltan event in Pokemon Go could also drive some sales

Impressive what a restock can do. Hopefully they will also make new joycons for the upcoming Pokemon game. I really liked the lets go colours 



Pocky Lover Boy! 

Pokémon really helped Switch this week, and Zelda is closing in on the 1.3m mark! And there's really nothing crazy about Kingdom Heart's drop. JRPGs are very front-loaded and >80% drops are pretty much standard.



Agente42 said:
Azelover said:

Yes. The Switch is doing PSP numbers right now. And everything else is way below it.

In 2005/06 the DS was selling half a million a month, and that was outside holidays. We have come a long way and now most of these gamers have adopted mobile, which in my opinion isn't real gaming. This happened back in the late PS2 days as well, because the users were engaging with DVD video through the PS2, aand that was shrinking the market for VideoGames in Japan. But Nintendo was able to re-energize the market with the DS

Nintendo has to keep growing, and just do a lot better in the future. I don't believe Sony has the goods to revive the market anymore. I'm not expecting anything from them anymore in terms of Japan. Just look at how KH3 and RE2Remake are doing, they're topping the charts but their sales are embarassing.

It is amazing that third-party companies can not read the market. The Switch is selling well without them, imagine what it would be like if Nintendo had support like a PSP? Or even Psvita? Just look at the trajectory. Nintendo never, I say NEVER lost in their handheld division. Nintendo crushes all competition, in portable scene. The console is part portable, how would a resounding failure like was the WiiU or Gamecube if it also part of the area of ​​greater success of nintendo? How can a console unifying two-console libraries fail if one of these libraries has never been lost in any generation of video game history?

Yes, for a long time I wondered too. And after talking with a lot of people about this, I cam to one conclusion: Third parties do not want to compete directly with Nintendo games. Most of these third parties want to make crap, and sell it. That would never fly on a Nintendo console.

And even the good developers that have a lot of quality, their sales would still suffer a little bit from being compared with Nintendo games.

It's unfortunate, but I don't think that's gonna change. It would need some heavy money-hatting from Nintendo, and money-hatting never works because the party in question would just go to another console manufacturer and have them make another offer. And then it would end up like a ping pong, and everybody would lose. So, I've come to accept that third parties will only support Nintendo consoles minimally, or almost minimally.

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Media Create Sales: Week 49, 2017 (Dec 04 - Dec 10)

01./00. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami 2 # (Sega) {2017.12.07} (¥7.590) - 131.931 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 (D3Publisher) {2017.12.07} (¥7.800) - 111.075 / NEW
03./01. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) - 106.094 / 1.050.168 (-1%)
04./03. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 95.816 / 949.470 (+56%)
05./04. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 50.594 / 1.460.370 (+40%)
06./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 33.315 / 894.553 (+42%)
07./00. [PS4] Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters # (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.12.07} (¥7.600) - 21.971 / NEW
08./02. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥7.980) - 19.678 / 117.409 (-80%)


I don't get the criticism on Kingdom Hearts 3 second week drop. Were people saying the same when every other RPG that drops 80% w/w, like Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (which was released during the holiday season)?