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Japan Sales week 6, February 4 - 10, 2019

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Smash has over 500K digital sales in Japan according to Nintendo sell-through number at 31 Dec. So ltd number should be over 3.3m at this point.



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Mar1217 said:
Kerotan said:
Add mediacreate to the title.

Kh3 I believe hits 1m+ with digital. Don't ignore digital because these sales are more valuable to SE and Sony then retail sales.

Ps4 hardware will hit 9m+ after this year. Not bad for a console who's sales are collapsing in year 5. It will enter it's 6th year in 10 days.

Digital sales ratio are lower there than worldwide. It had an epic drop on it's 2nd week retail wise which I expect the same for the digital side of things (without counting that digital ratio usually slows down with time).

I can see it happening if you use shipment numbers though ... in a month.

I still think with digital it will ship and then sell over 1m in Japan. 

MasonADC said:
Kerotan said:
Add mediacreate to the title.

Kh3 I believe hits 1m+ with digital. Don't ignore digital because these sales are more valuable to SE and Sony then retail sales.

Ps4 hardware will hit 9m+ after this year. Not bad for a console who's sales are collapsing in year 5. It will enter it's 6th year in 10 days.

9 million might be unrealistic for this year 

Not if it gets a price cut. In it's 6th year surely? 



LGBTDBZBBQ said:
Smash has over 500K digital sales in Japan according to Nintendo sell-through number at 31 Dec. So ltd number should be over 3.3m at this point.

What did it sell at retail in 2018?



Impressive for switch considering Jan/Feb are a 'letdown' in new releases, March and so on will be interesting but let's wait what the new direct shows :).






Rab said:

Switch is a strong beast, this looks to be PS4 last year

Eh, next year it should still easily do above/around 50% of this year. However with two solid games released already, this is going to be rough really quickly for PS4 in Japan if it does not get price cut. 



 

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MasonADC said:

9 million might be unrealistic for this year 

Not if it gets a price cut. In it's 6th year surely? 

Depends when it happens, but for now it seems unrealistic. 



NSMBUD is back at #1. Didn't sell a ton when it launched, but looks like it is going to have good legs. Mario Odyssey is also back on the charts after being off a couple of weeks. It used to sell near Zelda levels, but now it is a lot lower. I think NSMBUD kind of took its spot as the Mario game to get.

Splatoon 2 also below Zelda this week. I wonder if that is a fluke or if the legs have permanently dropped on Splatoon 2? Maybe Smash is the new hot online multiplayer game and it cut into Splatoon 2 sales?



You can already tell by the declining popularity of playstation in Japan that the PS5 is going to be something like the Switch.
Unless Sony doesn't care about the Japanese market anymore.



Kerotan said:
LGBTDBZBBQ said:
Smash has over 500K digital sales in Japan according to Nintendo sell-through number at 31 Dec. So ltd number should be over 3.3m at this point.

What did it sell at retail in 2018?

3.1m shipment

2.88m in 2018 physical+Digital sellthrough 

Retail mc 2.35m



TheGamer_1995 said:
You can already tell by the declining popularity of playstation in Japan that the PS5 is going to be something like the Switch.
Unless Sony doesn't care about the Japanese market anymore.

Not gonna happen. They can't make a hybrid that is a significant leap over PS4 and with AAA 3rd party games being 50-100gb (or more next-gen) they cant go with carts like Switch does.

Following in Switch's footsteps would alienate their western audience and AAA publishers which would basically be handing Microsoft a NES/PS2 level monopoly in the home console market.



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