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Famitsu Sales: W46, 2019 (Nov 11 - Nov 17) - Pokemon Launch

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MasonADC said:
I guess the Japanese market didn’t understand Kojima’s vision enough to have a good second week hold

Yeah that -80% must hurt the man.



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Sword/Shield is probably around 1.6-1.7 million with digital.

I expect S/S will outsell Sun/Moon when all is said and done.



Barkley said:
OTBWY said:
Yeah okay so this Switch is unstoppable and Pokemon is a clear slam dunk.

"Slam Dunk" might be an exaggeration. It's sales are fine, just as the game is fine.

It could have and should have been better. That goes for both the game and the sales.

2 years ago people were saying sales would be through the roof for the first pokemon console game.

They are through the roof 1.3m for 3 days with out even knowing the digital distribution is very high.



Forget the pacman, this week's chart looks like a babybel. Glad Pokemon opened strongly, the game is great and I'm rooting for Ring fit to keep doing well.



Congrats to Minecraft for reaching 1mil on Switch. This game just keeps selling!



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Switch outsold PS4 at a 22.5:1 ratio this week.  Pretty nuts.

Ring Fit Adventure actually had a significant drop this week.  Maybe the normal customers got their exercise by running away from the stampede of Pokemon fans at the game stores.



Jranation said:
Congrats to Minecraft for reaching 1mil on Switch. This game just keeps selling!

Speaking of, this apparently marks the first time a Microsoft game managed to sell 1 million in Japan.



OTBWY said:
Barkley said:

"Slam Dunk" might be an exaggeration. It's sales are fine, just as the game is fine.

It could have and should have been better. That goes for both the game and the sales.

2 years ago people were saying sales would be through the roof for the first pokemon console game.

The same downplay was also there for Pokemon Let's Go... until the 10 million number came out. So, we shall see.

Would 10 million be considered a success for a mainline Pokémon game?



mZuzek said:
OTBWY said:

The same downplay was also there for Pokemon Let's Go... until the 10 million number came out. So, we shall see.

Would 10 million be considered a success for a mainline Pokémon game?

If the number gets announced in early December, yes.



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mZuzek said:
OTBWY said:

The same downplay was also there for Pokemon Let's Go... until the 10 million number came out. So, we shall see.

Would 10 million be considered a success for a mainline Pokémon game?

Historically, crossing that in a month or so would be best described as "fine."  As a total lifetime that would be low.  However, it's hard to judge where the game is going in terms of its total until either Nintendo gives us a PR statement or we get to the next quarterly report.  The opening week is much, much larger than Let's Go from what we can see but we are still a week away from the big Holiday shopping period kickoff which will factor into the sales trajectory of Pokemon significantly.