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TruckOSaurus said:
Both Switch and PS4 decreasing this week. Smash soooo close to 3m!

Just one more week.

One more week...



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機種 販売台数
Switch 50,367
PS4 18,878
PS4 Pro 6,021
New2DS LL 5,024
New3DS LL 1,099
2DS 820
Vita 402
Xbox One X 57
Xbox One 23

Last MC numbers. Switch above 50k



rodea_sky_soldier said:
Well, the Switch is sold out at Amazon, next batch is for april 7th. Maybe this explain why under 50k

Famitsu does not track Amazon but Media Create does.



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konnichiwa said:
So it did drop under 50k in march not expected with Yoshi's release tho =p.

I guess you could say Yoshi's appeal is ... dinosauric 



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
konnichiwa said:
So it did drop under 50k in march not expected with Yoshi's release tho =p.

I guess you could say Yoshi's appeal is ... dinosauric 

He was just so hungry he ate his own sales



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MasonADC said:
simek said:

50.000 hmmm. Nothing special. So what are these people who buys switch every week play? When you look at the numbers if its not Zelda Mario Smash Splatoon its really difficult to be succesfull on Switch. When you look at waht sells on Switch first are the Nintedo evergreens then ver very very long nothing, then at the end some indie and ports. Switch is a great heanheld but its going into the same problems as in the past: YOU buy nintedo machine for nintendo games.

I’m not sure what you are trying to say. Evergreens are that for a reason, they sell forever. Third parties game come and go, just like on other systems. 

Im trying to say that third party success on nintendo machines is always mediocre compared to succes of third party games on other consoles. Its really hard to be even as half as succesfull as nintendo is on their own platforms.



simek said:
MasonADC said:

I’m not sure what you are trying to say. Evergreens are that for a reason, they sell forever. Third parties game come and go, just like on other systems. 

Im trying to say that third party success on nintendo machines is always mediocre compared to succes of third party games on other consoles. Its really hard to be even as half as succesfull as nintendo is on their own platforms.

The success of third parties in Japan is actually competitive on Switch vs PS4.  Some games do less than PS4, others more, some even.  My Hero One's Justice for example did better on Switch.  Dragon Quest Builders 2 is pretty even.  And so on.  

One issue though is Switch gets some of these games late and that does impact sales. Also, some of these series have spent years ignoring Nintendo platforms entirely.  It will take time to build an audience on Nintendo systems just as it took time to build one on Sony systems.

The problem isn't third parties not selling as they normally do, it's Nintendo happening to control 5 or 6 of the most powerful IPs in Japan



Software Sales Top 50 (March 25, 2019 - March 31, 2019)

Rank Platform Title Genres Publisher Release Date Price(Yen) Weekly Sales
1 SW Yoshi's Crafted World ACT Nintendo 190329 6,458 53,327
2 PS4 SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE ADV From Software 190322 8,208 44,733
3 SW Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (incl. version with Switch) FTG Nintendo 181207 7,776 19,802
4 SW New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe ACT Nintendo 190111 6,458 17,106
5 PS4 Winning Post 9 SLG KOEI TECMO Games 190328 9,504 13,280
6 SW Mario Kart 8 Deluxe RCE Nintendo 170428 6,458 12,664
7 SW Minecraft (incl. version with Switch) ADV Microsoft 180621 3,888 10,431
8 PS4 Super Robot Wars T (incl. Limited Edition) SLG BANDAI NAMCO
Entertainment Inc.
190320 9,288 10,360
9 SW Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Eevee! (incl. version with Switch and Poké Ball Plus) RPG Pokémon 181116 6,458 10,006
10 SW Super Mario Party (incl. version with Neon Pink and Neon Yellow Joy-Con) ETC Nintendo 181005 6,458 9,765
11 SW Splatoon 2 (incl. version with Switch) ACT Nintendo 170721 6,458 8,727
12 PS4 Devil May Cry 5 ACT Capcom 190308 7,549 8,686
13 PS4 Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (incl. Limited Edition) RPG Ubi Soft 190312 9,072 8,175
14 SW The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (incl. Limited Edition) ADV Nintendo 170303 7,538 7,921
15 SW Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! RPG Square Enix 190320 5,184 7,117
16 SW Super Robot Wars T (incl. Limited Edition) SLG BANDAI NAMCO
Entertainment Inc.
190320 9,288 5,968
17 SW Winning Post 9 SLG KOEI TECMO Games 190328 9,504 5,583
18 PS4 Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! RPG Square Enix 190320 5,184 4,989
19 PS4 Kingdom Hearts III (incl. version with PS4 Pro) RPG Square Enix 190125 9,504 4,668
20 PS4 Call of Cthulhu ADV Oizumi Amuzio 190328 7,992 4,371
21 PS4 Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (incl. Limited Edition) RPG KOEI TECMO Games 190320 8,424  
22 PS4 One Piece: World Seeker ADV BANDAI NAMCO
Entertainment Inc.
190314 8,208  
23 SW Kirby Star Allies ACT Nintendo 180316 6,458  
24 SW Super Mario Odyssey (incl. Limited Edition and version with Switch) ACT Nintendo 171027 6,458  
25 SW Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! ACT BANDAI NAMCO
Entertainment Inc.
180719 6,588  
26 SW Dragon Quest Builders 2 ADV Square Enix 181220 8,424  
27 PS4 Anthem (incl. Limited Edition) RPG EA 190222 8,424  
28 SW Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (incl. Limited Edition) RPG KOEI TECMO Games 190320 8,424  
29 PS4 Battlefield V ACT EA 181120 8,424  
30 3DS Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn ACT Nintendo 190307 5,378  
31 PS4 Memories Off: Innocent Fille for Dearest (incl. Limited Edition) ADV 5pb. 190328 8,424  
32 SW Fitness Boxing HOB Imagineer 181220 6,264  
33 PS4 Yakuza 4 ADV Sega Games 190117 4,309  
34 3DS Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon RPG Pokémon 171117 5,378  
35 SW RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore RPG Pikii 190328 4,320  
36 SW DIABOLIK LOVERS CHAOS LINEAGE (incl. Limited Edition) ADV Idea Factory 190328 6,804  
37 PS4 Resident Evil 2 (incl. Limited Edition and Z Version) ADV Capcom 190125 8,424  
38 SW Mario Tennis Aces SPT Nintendo 180622 6,458  
39 PS4 Grand Theft Auto V (Re-New price ver.) ACT Take-Two Interactive
Japan
181206 3,780  
40 PS4 Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition ADV SCE 151203 2,592  
41 3DS Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo (incl. version with New2DS LL) ETC Nintendo 161123 2,916  
42 PS4 NieR:Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition RPG Square Enix 190221 5,184  
43 PS4 Street Fighter V (Best Price!) FTG Capcom 190328 2,149  
44 PS4 DEAD OR ALIVE Xtreme 3 Scarlet (incl. Limited Edition) SPT KOEI TECMO Games 190320 8,424  
45 PS4 RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore RPG Pikii 190328 4,320  
46 SW FIFA19 (incl. Limited Edition) SPT EA 180925 6,264  
47 SW Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle ACT Warner Bros. Japan 181213 3,240  
48 SW Zoids Wild: King of Blast ACT TOMY 190228 6,458  
49 SW DEAD OR ALIVE Xtreme 3 Scarlet (incl. Limited Edition) SPT KOEI TECMO Games 190320 8,424  
50 PS4 Marvel's Spider-Man Value Selection ADV SIE 190320 4,212  
Platform Weekly Sales
Switch 50,367
PS4 18,878
PS4 Pro 6,021
New2DS LL 5,024
New3DS LL 1,099
2DS 820
Vita 402
Xbox One X 57
Xbox One 23
Platform Weekly Sales
Switch 50,367
PS4 24,899
3DS 6,943
Vita 402
XBO 80

This is the last big MC dataset. Next week only top 10 ranking without sales numbers.



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simek said:
MasonADC said:

I’m not sure what you are trying to say. Evergreens are that for a reason, they sell forever. Third parties game come and go, just like on other systems. 

Im trying to say that third party success on nintendo machines is always mediocre compared to succes of third party games on other consoles. Its really hard to be even as half as succesfull as nintendo is on their own platforms.

That's understandable though, considering the quality of their games.

Also, just look at Sony this generation. Even CoD or Fifa are slowly having trouble keeping up saleswise to Spiderman or The Last of Us, for instance.

First party games are meant to attract gamers to your respective platform. And to achieve that, they need to make them as good as possible. The lack of such exclusives is why Microsoft couldn't hope to recover this gen and is the reason why Sony managed to catch up last gen.

Some third party titles/franchises are hugely popular, like the aforementioned CoD and Fifa. But with all the gaffes their publishers are doing to alienate their playerbase and milking them to death, I think that more and more players are avoiding those and look for the first party titles which are complete games at launch (I'm looking at you, Anthem! And all those other GaaS with long roadmaps and little initial content!) and don't try to rip you off at every corner, instead just being fun to play.



Marth said:

Software Sales Top 50 (March 25, 2019 - March 31, 2019)

Rank Platform Title Genres Publisher Release Date Price(Yen) Weekly Sales
1 SW Yoshi's Crafted World ACT Nintendo 190329 6,458 53,327
2 PS4 SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE ADV From Software 190322 8,208 44,733
3 SW Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (incl. version with Switch) FTG Nintendo 181207 7,776 19,802
4 SW New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe ACT Nintendo 190111 6,458 17,106
5 PS4 Winning Post 9 SLG KOEI TECMO Games 190328 9,504 13,280
6 SW Mario Kart 8 Deluxe RCE Nintendo 170428 6,458 12,664
7 SW Minecraft (incl. version with Switch) ADV Microsoft 180621 3,888 10,431
8 PS4 Super Robot Wars T (incl. Limited Edition) SLG BANDAI NAMCO
Entertainment Inc.
190320 9,288 10,360
9 SW Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Eevee! (incl. version with Switch and Poké Ball Plus) RPG Pokémon 181116 6,458 10,006
10 SW Super Mario Party (incl. version with Neon Pink and Neon Yellow Joy-Con) ETC Nintendo 181005 6,458 9,765
11 SW Splatoon 2 (incl. version with Switch) ACT Nintendo 170721 6,458 8,727
12 PS4 Devil May Cry 5 ACT Capcom 190308 7,549 8,686
13 PS4 Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (incl. Limited Edition) RPG Ubi Soft 190312 9,072 8,175
14 SW The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (incl. Limited Edition) ADV Nintendo 170303 7,538 7,921
15 SW Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! RPG Square Enix 190320 5,184 7,117
16 SW Super Robot Wars T (incl. Limited Edition) SLG BANDAI NAMCO
Entertainment Inc.
190320 9,288 5,968
17 SW Winning Post 9 SLG KOEI TECMO Games 190328 9,504 5,583
18 PS4 Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! RPG Square Enix 190320 5,184 4,989
19 PS4 Kingdom Hearts III (incl. version with PS4 Pro) RPG Square Enix 190125 9,504 4,668
20 PS4 Call of Cthulhu ADV Oizumi Amuzio 190328 7,992 4,371
21 PS4 Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (incl. Limited Edition) RPG KOEI TECMO Games 190320 8,424  
22 PS4 One Piece: World Seeker ADV BANDAI NAMCO
Entertainment Inc.
190314 8,208  
23 SW Kirby Star Allies ACT Nintendo 180316 6,458  
24 SW Super Mario Odyssey (incl. Limited Edition and version with Switch) ACT Nintendo 171027 6,458  
25 SW Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! ACT BANDAI NAMCO
Entertainment Inc.
180719 6,588  
26 SW Dragon Quest Builders 2 ADV Square Enix 181220 8,424  
27 PS4 Anthem (incl. Limited Edition) RPG EA 190222 8,424  
28 SW Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (incl. Limited Edition) RPG KOEI TECMO Games 190320 8,424  
29 PS4 Battlefield V ACT EA 181120 8,424  
30 3DS Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn ACT Nintendo 190307 5,378  
31 PS4 Memories Off: Innocent Fille for Dearest (incl. Limited Edition) ADV 5pb. 190328 8,424  
32 SW Fitness Boxing HOB Imagineer 181220 6,264  
33 PS4 Yakuza 4 ADV Sega Games 190117 4,309  
34 3DS Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon RPG Pokémon 171117 5,378  
35 SW RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore RPG Pikii 190328 4,320  
36 SW DIABOLIK LOVERS CHAOS LINEAGE (incl. Limited Edition) ADV Idea Factory 190328 6,804  
37 PS4 Resident Evil 2 (incl. Limited Edition and Z Version) ADV Capcom 190125 8,424  
38 SW Mario Tennis Aces SPT Nintendo 180622 6,458  
39 PS4 Grand Theft Auto V (Re-New price ver.) ACT Take-Two Interactive
Japan
181206 3,780  
40 PS4 Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition ADV SCE 151203 2,592  
41 3DS Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo (incl. version with New2DS LL) ETC Nintendo 161123 2,916  
42 PS4 NieR:Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition RPG Square Enix 190221 5,184  
43 PS4 Street Fighter V (Best Price!) FTG Capcom 190328 2,149  
44 PS4 DEAD OR ALIVE Xtreme 3 Scarlet (incl. Limited Edition) SPT KOEI TECMO Games 190320 8,424  
45 PS4 RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore RPG Pikii 190328 4,320  
46 SW FIFA19 (incl. Limited Edition) SPT EA 180925 6,264  
47 SW Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle ACT Warner Bros. Japan 181213 3,240  
48 SW Zoids Wild: King of Blast ACT TOMY 190228 6,458  
49 SW DEAD OR ALIVE Xtreme 3 Scarlet (incl. Limited Edition) SPT KOEI TECMO Games 190320 8,424  
50 PS4 Marvel's Spider-Man Value Selection ADV SIE 190320 4,212  
Platform Weekly Sales
Switch 50,367
PS4 18,878
PS4 Pro 6,021
New2DS LL 5,024
New3DS LL 1,099
2DS 820
Vita 402
Xbox One X 57
Xbox One 23
Platform Weekly Sales
Switch 50,367
PS4 24,899
3DS 6,943
Vita 402
XBO 80

This is the last big MC dataset. Next week only top 10 ranking without sales numbers.

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