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

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Faelco said:
HoangNhatAnh said:

KH3 is the biggest JRPG on ps4 this year, it should be able to push ps4 number in at least 4 weeks, only 2 weeks is underwhelming

Someone already provided numbers. ALL JRPGs in Japan get the same drop on the second week. The numbers are still high enough to be number 1 comfortably, it's still selling well.

What is so hard to understand here? 

Will it be remained on the chart like XC2 for many weeks?



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HoangNhatAnh said:
Faelco said:

Someone already provided numbers. ALL JRPGs in Japan get the same drop on the second week. The numbers are still high enough to be number 1 comfortably, it's still selling well.

What is so hard to understand here? 

Will it be remained on the chart like XC2 for many weeks?

Does it matter? I really have no clue what you are arguing at this point outside of trying to troll Kingdom Hearts/Playstation fans.



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HoangNhatAnh said:
outlawauron said:

Why exactly? It's pointing out that almost all JRPGs have the same drop FW to second week. It's odd to say that KH2 dropped anything other than what was expected.

KH3 is the biggest JRPG on ps4 this year, it should be able to push ps4 number in at least 4 weeks, only 2 weeks is underwhelming

What does hardware boost have to do with anything we've been discussing? 



outlawauron said:
HoangNhatAnh said:

KH3 is the biggest JRPG on ps4 this year, it should be able to push ps4 number in at least 4 weeks, only 2 weeks is underwhelming

What does hardware boost have to do with anything we've been discussing? 

Exactly, who brought XC2 into this conversation here?



zorg1000 said:
HoangNhatAnh said:

Will it be remained on the chart like XC2 for many weeks?

Does it matter? I really have no clue what you are arguing at this point outside of trying to troll Kingdom Hearts/Playstation fans.

Ask the guy who was trying to defend KH3 sales by mentioned XC2



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Top 10 in Japan 2019 prediction(Physical sales only since Famitus Digital Estimates is unreliable)

1. Animal Crossing Switch - 3m
2. Pokemon Switch - 2.5m
3. Smash Bros Ultimate -1.2m
4. Mario Maker 2 - 1m
5. Kingdom Hearts 3 - 900k
6. NSMBUD - 800K
7. Fire Emblem - 750K
8. Luigi Mansion 3 - 700K
9. 2d Zelda - 650K
10. MK8D - 550k



HoangNhatAnh said:
outlawauron said:

What does hardware boost have to do with anything we've been discussing? 

Exactly, who brought XC2 into this conversation here?

The discussion was about KH3's drop from FW to the second week. It was completely normal, expected drop. XC2 was mentioned as another JRPG on another platform that experienced a 80% drop. That's just how the market typically works.



Azelover said:

The japanese market ain't what it used to be. I blame mobile "gaming".

I think the Switch is probably Japan's best chance at a recovery, but it isn't good enough yet..

The home console market was already showing signs of trouble years before smart phones became popular. While the PS2 far outsold the PS1 in the U.S. & Europe, in Japan it did so by a far, far smaller margin, and total Gen 6 sales were less than total Gen 5 sales (though to be fair nearly all the drop was on Sega's end). The PS3 debuted before the iPhone did, but was already off to a slow start in Japan, and the Wii wasn't exactly setting records like it was in the West. And if smart phones were the issue, why would they impact home consoles but not handhelds? When the 3DS debuted smart phones were widespread, yet it has sold 24.4M units, making it the #3 system ever behind only the DS and Game Boy.

 

As for the Switch, it's the high price (by handheld standards) that's holding it back. It's selling more like a handheld than a console in the context of the current market, but that ¥30,000 price tag is keeping it from reaching 3DS-level sales. Once it gets a big price cut or reduced-cost model, it should start to experience significant growth.

Last edited by Shadow1980 - on 10 February 2019

Shadow1980 said:

Once it gets a big price cut or reduced-cost model, it should start to experience significant growth.

On top of that, this year is also getting some big handheld/Japan-centric titles like Yokai Watch, Dragon Quest, Animal Crossing & traditional Pokemon. Those 4 games spread throughout the year along with a reduced-cost model will make Switch blow up.



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outlawauron said:
HoangNhatAnh said:

Exactly, who brought XC2 into this conversation here?

The discussion was about KH3's drop from FW to the second week. It was completely normal, expected drop. XC2 was mentioned as another JRPG on another platform that experienced a 80% drop. That's just how the market typically works.

He should name another big JRPG series for his example, not a small niche series