and apparently didnt sell well...
The know says it "flopped" and it was a "failure", selling less than 30% of its shipments in japan.
(they shipped 90k vararity kit + 29k robo kit)
Thats like a total of 119k units shipped in japan, and less than 30% means less than 35,700 units sold of it there.
Also claim that the Labo software didnt move any switch units, switch sales where lower that week than prior/expected.
It SOLD 119k units FW in Japan, not shipped. Makes a big difference when you have the right numbers doesn't it haha! 119k FW in Japan is great for this kind of niche product! I would have expected no more than the 35k figure you incorrectly surmised, which would have been a decent open for it, but it sold over 3 times that amount!! Labo is a very niche product but from Japan's first week sales it seems to be doing quite well. Question is will it have legs and will it get a big holiday boost (one would think this kind of product would mostly be bought during the holidays).
Great FW Japan sales. I'm interested to see if it did as well in US and Europe. If it ended up selling close to 400k FW globally that would be an amazing open for it!