Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu Sales: W8, 2020 (Feb 17 - Feb 23)

SKMBlake said:
I didn't expect the Switch version sell 60% lower than the PS4 version

It makes sense no ? Persona 5/Royal is only on PS4 right now so the fanbase is bigger I guess.



A roughly 2:1 split was expected from P5S. The NSW version will probably catch up a bit in sales due to better legs. Or maybe not its a hard call.

I think Hatsune Miku has stock issues.

And yeah hardware is a tragedy. OG Switch has almost no stock and Lite does not satisfy the demand. But it boosts the 3DS a bit :D
And PS4 is down even with a few game releases. Shows how litte impact those have so late in the lifecycle.



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Keiji said:
SKMBlake said:
I didn't expect the Switch version sell 60% lower than the PS4 version

It makes sense no ? Persona 5/Royal is only on PS4 right now so the fanbase is bigger I guess.

Plus Scramble has the obvious issue of being both a gameplay spinoff and a direct story sequel.  So those interested in Persona as a good RPG series are turned off by the former and those who have never played Persona 5 are turned off by the latter.  On Switch these issues are going to be more severe than on PS4 due to Persona's absence from the system.



I kept reading comments mentioning P5S as PS5, and wondered what PS5 has to do with this. =/

Scramble selling better on PS4 is not strange, since the original Persona 5 isn't on Switch, and this also turns out to be a rather proper sequel to Persona 5.
Anyway, combined with digital sales this may be a decent number for a game like this.



Little to no audience for Persona on Switch. Even if P5 came to switch it wouldn't sell that much this late into the gen.



Blood_Tears said:
Little to no audience for Persona on Switch. Even if P5 came to switch it wouldn't sell that much this late into the gen.

I would argue the sales of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Octopath Traveler, and Dragon Quest XI shows that there's plenty of potential audience for Persona as a series.  Persona 5 specifically though, yeah, it would run into an issue of being really late.  Dragon Quest XI despite doing quite well still clearly was hurt by being over 2 years late.  

But judging demand for the main Persona games based on a Warriors style gameplay spinoff game that is also a direct story sequel to a game that is not available on Switch...well I think it's pretty self evidently silly when you lay it all out.



Nuvendil said:
Blood_Tears said:
Little to no audience for Persona on Switch. Even if P5 came to switch it wouldn't sell that much this late into the gen.

I would argue the sales of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Octopath Traveler, and Dragon Quest XI shows that there's plenty of potential audience for Persona as a series.  Persona 5 specifically though, yeah, it would run into an issue of being really late.  Dragon Quest XI despite doing quite well still clearly was hurt by being over 2 years late.  

But judging demand for the main Persona games based on a Warriors style gameplay spinoff game that is also a direct story sequel to a game that is not available on Switch...well I think it's pretty self evidently silly when you lay it all out.

He is well aware.



Pretty poor sales for the Switch versions of Persona 5 Scramble and Katana Kami. With the massive install base difference and an active userbase, I would expect better.



Just more confirmation that the Persona fanbase are strong with Playstation. Probably will continue being PS exclusive.