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Famitsu Sales: W01, 2020 (Dec 30 - Jan 05)

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PortisheadBiscuit said:

Nice start to year for Switch, this quarter will be huge.

Yep, Lite model increasing the baseline, Pokemon reversing its decline & Ring Fit still being severely stock limited should keep sales high until Animal Crossing (and likely a special edition Switch Lite) comes and sees sales skyrocket and keeps sales high through the Spring.

1st half of the year should be notably up YoY, 2nd half is more questionable as last year was absolutely stacked with Mario Maker (last week of June so most of its sales in H2), Fire Emblem in July, improved model in Aug, Link's Awakening+Lite model+DQ XI in Sept, Luigi's Mansion+Ring Fit in Oct & Pokemon+Mario & Sonic in Nov.

That will be a hard lineup to beat so it will be interesting to see what Nintendo has in store this year.



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JWeinCom said:
Interesting that Brain Training is up after a pretty weak first week. I guess word of mouth is good. Looks like it may hit a million WW which is nothing compared to the DS days but good for what it is.

I wouldn't read too much into it. Word of mouth doesn't trigger this fast.

Japanese holidays differ from the rest of the world because they extend into January. This commonly means that week 1 is bigger than week 52. If you look at the rest of the software charts, you'll see a lot of titles that are up week over week.

Mar1217 said:
Maintaining such a high base is kind of incredible when knowing were past the holidays now.

We might neat software for next weeks on a regular basis, who knows ...

Also, plz Kirby, could you pass the 800K threshold ?! 😍

Japan is not past the holidays yet. I am not sure how the days line up this year, so week 2 may or may not be still good. But week 3 is always post-holidays.



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You gotta go all the way down to #22 to find the first of just four PS4 games in the top 30. I’m sure with digital, the amount of games is much higher than that but... Good Lord.



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No hardware numbers?



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curl-6 said:
No hardware numbers?

Will be released on Wednesday at the usual time, along with the full set of numbers for week 2.



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curl-6 said:
No hardware numbers?

Wednesday we will get combined week 1+week 2 numbers



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zorg1000 said:
PortisheadBiscuit said:

Nice start to year for Switch, this quarter will be huge.

Yep, Lite model increasing the baseline, Pokemon reversing its decline & Ring Fit still being severely stock limited should keep sales high until Animal Crossing (and likely a special edition Switch Lite) comes and sees sales skyrocket and keeps sales high through the Spring.

1st half of the year should be notably up YoY, 2nd half is more questionable as last year was absolutely stacked with Mario Maker (last week of June so most of its sales in H2), Fire Emblem in July, improved model in Aug, Link's Awakening+Lite model+DQ XI in Sept, Luigi's Mansion+Ring Fit in Oct & Pokemon+Mario & Sonic in Nov.

That will be a hard lineup to beat so it will be interesting to see what Nintendo has in store this year.

Only one way to be up on FYQ2-Q3 : Breath of The Wild II in 1080p on a Switch Pro for the end of the year.



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Amnesia said:
zorg1000 said:

Yep, Lite model increasing the baseline, Pokemon reversing its decline & Ring Fit still being severely stock limited should keep sales high until Animal Crossing (and likely a special edition Switch Lite) comes and sees sales skyrocket and keeps sales high through the Spring.

1st half of the year should be notably up YoY, 2nd half is more questionable as last year was absolutely stacked with Mario Maker (last week of June so most of its sales in H2), Fire Emblem in July, improved model in Aug, Link's Awakening+Lite model+DQ XI in Sept, Luigi's Mansion+Ring Fit in Oct & Pokemon+Mario & Sonic in Nov.

That will be a hard lineup to beat so it will be interesting to see what Nintendo has in store this year.

Only one way to be up on FYQ2-Q3 : Breath of The Wild II in 1080p on a Switch Pro for the end of the year.

Yes, because the Japanese video game market is obsessed with technology. They are all about the flashy looking games.



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RolStoppable said:
Amnesia said:

Only one way to be up on FYQ2-Q3 : Breath of The Wild II in 1080p on a Switch Pro for the end of the year.

Yes, because the Japanese video game market is obsessed with technology. They are all about the flashy looking games.

I was giving a "simplified" version of what I meant. I wanted to express that they need to release something impacting. The Zelda combined with a new Switch model bringing real additional feature.



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LET'S FACE THIS FACT : The Switch is the last physical video game system of the history who has a chance to beat PS2's sales.