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Famitsu: Japan Hardware/Software Sales (2000-2007)

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http://geimin.net/da/forecast.php

Hardware Sales Projections (May 2008)

2008 2009
PS2 431,000 191,000
PS3 2,272,000 3,688,000
Wii 4,126,000 3,898,000
XB360 187,000 148,000
DSL 5,859,000 5,247,000
PSP 2,553,000 1,959,000

Software Sales Projections (May 2008)

2008 2009
PS2 6,375,000 4,046,000
PS3 6,302,000 10,534,000
Wii 21,515,000 26,766,000
XB360 988,000 685,000
NDS 37,660,000 32,586,000
PSP 7,555,000 5,157,000


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Well their projections weren't that great.  PSP and 360 have already passed their 2008 projections.  The PS2 is only about 40k away.  The DS will need to sell 1.62 million more units in Oct/Nov/Dec than last year to meet that total.  That is nearly a 90% increase.  The Will would need to sell 876k more in that same period, an 83% increase.  The PS3 would need about a 200% increase.

As far as software.  360 has already surpassed their projections.  PSP has sold about 85% of their projected number.  I assume it will surpass it.  The Wii and DS are a little under half at 46% and 49% respectively..  The PS3 is at about 55% of the total.  The PS2 is around 72%.

EDIT: Well I looked at last years software.  Didn't actually record the numbers, but it looks like DS/Wii/PS3 would need to roughly double their software sales over last year in the last three months.  PSP and PS2 would probably make it, but the PS2 is likely to be lower than last year.  Granted software sales are much more likely to change due to big titles, especially in Japan.



2009 bump is GT5 and FF13 + versus.



http://dubai.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/ghard/1228094892/399

- From Famitsu Game Hakusho. (millions of units sold)

  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 7-Year
Total
Total Software 49.96 54.06 54.50 58.52 55.43 77.16 75.74 425.37
Pokemon Series 1.20 3.46 2.80 4.48 2.29 6.00 2.87 23.10
Dragon Quest Series 3.05 1.28 0.88 5.25 0.71 1.30 2.57 15.04
Final Fantasy Series 2.68 0.90 3.19 1.00 0.48 4.74 3.47 16.46
Other RPGs 3.92 6.81 2.81 2.43 5.00 4.25 1.20 26.42


everything is down this year, console hardware sales are down about 12% while handhelds are down over 20% so far this year. I think you can explain some of the handheld decrease because of the saturation of the DS, it sold so much last year it can't continue to sell that well forever, it has almost reached a 1/4 attach rate with the japanese population.



currently playing: Skyward Sword, Mario Sunshine, Xenoblade Chronicles X

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I take it Famitsu have only been tracking sales since 2000. Here's a graph of sales from 1983 - 1999, unfortunately it doesn't include PC Engine, but final shipments were 5.84m for all models, of which 3.92 were the original PC Engine.



From this graph we can see that around 1.4m 8-bit Sega systems were sold (I counted the pixels once), SG-1000 shipped 400,000, so around 1m Master Systems were sold in Japan. PS1 peaked in 1997 with around 5m sales.



I have a chart for Japanese hardware shipments, but it's too big to directly post, how do I add a thumbnail image?



crho said:

http://dubai.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/ghard/1228094892/399

- From Famitsu Game Hakusho. (millions of units sold)

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 7-Year
Total
Total Software 49.96 54.06 54.50 58.52 55.43 77.16 75.74 425.37
Pokemon Series 1.20 3.46 2.80 4.48 2.29 6.00 2.87 23.10
Dragon Quest Series 3.05 1.28 0.88 5.25 0.71 1.30 2.57 15.04
Final Fantasy Series 2.68 0.90 3.19 1.00 0.48 4.74 3.47 16.46
Other RPGs 3.92 6.81 2.81 2.43 5.00 4.25 1.20 26.42

I think handhelds are to thank for the big increase in from 05 to 06-7.

 



currently playing: Skyward Sword, Mario Sunshine, Xenoblade Chronicles X

NDS sold nearly 40m software in both 06 & 07, so pretty much down to that.



BKK2 said:

I have a chart for Japanese hardware shipments, but it's too big to directly post, how do I add a thumbnail image?

Post the url, that should be enough. ^^