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Japan Sales week 19, May 06 - 12 2019, Famitsu

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I really hope there is either a price cut or a cheaper model coming this year.



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Damn! Switch almost flushed the software chart!



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Switch seems to be returning to its 2018 levels after greatly outpacing 2018 during the first months of the year.



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Hardware sales breakdown for the last two weeks based on the Famitsu numbers found in this article:

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/438386/days-gone-holds-onto-first-place-in-japan-switch-hardware-benefits-most-from-golden-week/

Switch - 52,171/31,300
PS4 - 21,448/8,555
3DS - 7,373/2,978
Vita - 406/682

Vita production has ended in Japan, so that's why the console's sales don't follow a normal trajectory of decline after Golden Week. Its weekly sales depend first and foremost on people making up their minds to buy one while they still can.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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TruckOSaurus said:
Switch seems to be returning to its 2018 levels after greatly outpacing 2018 during the first months of the year.

The legs of SSBU and NSMBU Deluxe were much better than what SMO accomplished in the year before, but that doesn't last forever and new impulses are needed eventually. Switch hardware sales will likely be very close to last year's during the slowest period of the year, but unlike last year, a big title is already on the horizon (Super Mario Maker 2 in late June).



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Marth said:

Yeah now Switch has passed the LTD of PS4 in Japan

Next stop is the PS3 at 10.3M

Further goals:
Wii - 12.75M
GBA - 16.96M
SNES - 17.17M
PS1 - 18.85M
NES - 19.35M
PSP - 19.69M
PS2 - 21.98M
3DS - 24.5M
GB - 32.47M
DS - 32.99M

Source: GameDataLibary

Well, PS3, and possibly even the Wii with stellar sales, will probably fall this year.

After that, we probably will have to wait until 2021-22 for GBA, SNES, PS1, NES, PSP and possibly PS2 to fall to the Switch. Might leg out to overtake the 3DS in the end, though GB and DS seem too far to reach for the Switch.



Congrats to Switch for surpassing the PS4 at a relatively short period of time.

I know people will use the "handheld" aspect as an excuse of why the Switch has been selling so well..But I do wonder..do people take the pricing into consideration? The Switch, whether you want to debate that it is a handheld or not, is priced more closely to a home console than a usual handheld. Even during this generation, the 3DS and the Vita were struggling selling at $250 (Vita even had a $300 3G model). Then you got Switch games (especially the first party games) that are releasing at $50-60, which are home console game prices, and are selling at incredible rates in Japan, let alone the rest of the world. Not to mention the accessories, extra Joy-Cons, and Pro Controller.

Probably just me thinking...I think the "handheld" excuse for Japan is a bit overexaggerated. Not to say its a factor, but the pricing of the Switch does not align with the usual handhelds (especially the ones that have sold well over the many generations).



RolStoppable said:

Hardware sales breakdown for the last two weeks based on the Famitsu numbers found in this article:

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/438386/days-gone-holds-onto-first-place-in-japan-switch-hardware-benefits-most-from-golden-week/

Switch - 52,171/31,300
PS4 - 21,448/8,555
3DS - 7,373/2,978
Vita - 406/682

Vita production has ended in Japan, so that's why the console's sales don't follow a normal trajectory of decline after Golden Week. Its weekly sales depend first and foremost on people making up their minds to buy one while they still can.

Thanks for those values. Now we seee that Week 19 is the slowest of the year for both consoles. Less than last year's same weeks 18 and 19



Zelda went even higher in the top 10, it has some of the most impressive legs of all Switch games .

Surprised that Days Gone is still at #1.



Updated the Sofware charts to top 30.



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