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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu Sales: W49, 2019 (Dec 02 - Dec 08)

01./01. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) - 201.838 / 2.224.881 (-27%)
02./05. [NSW] Luigi's Mansion 3 (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} (¥5.980) - 34.122 / 319.297 (+30%)
03./06. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) - 16.128 / 328.511 (-28%)
04./07. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 15.335 / 1.038.091 (+38%)
05./08. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (Sega) {2019.11.01} (¥5.990) - 15.159 / 77.180 (+45%)
06./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 14.623 / 2.557.915 (+49%)
07./10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 13.959 / 3.362.447 (+43%)
08./11. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 13.872 / 1.177.650 (+47%)
09./13. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) - 12.284 / 720.268 (+57%)
10./14. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) - 11.521 / 243.913 (+52%)

11. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4++ (Level-5, 12/05/19) – 10,333 (New)
12. [PS4] SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 11/28/19) – 10,307 (74,845)
13. [PS4] Citadel: Forged with Fire (Spike Chunsoft, 12/05/19) – 9,075 (New)
14. [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 11/28/19) – 7,080 (52,362)
15. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 6,341 (3,200,850)
16. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival (Bandai Namco, 10/10/19) – 5,812 (77,041)
17. [PS4] Onechanbara Origin (D3 Publisher, 12/05/19) – 5,606 (New)
18. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 4,778 (1,451,449)
19. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Limited Edition Included) (Atlus, 11/28/19) – 4,770 (39,378)
20. [PS4] Death Stranding (Limited Editions Included) (SIE, 11/08/19) – 4,752 (248,746)
21. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (01/11/19) – 4,269 (716,520)
22. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition (Limited Edition Included) (Square Enix, 09/27/19) – 4,183 (443,927)
23. [NSW] Fortnite Darkfire Bundle (Warner Bros. Japan, 11/07/19) – 3,983 (20,888)
24. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (SIE, 10/25/19) – 3,3966 (196,510)
25. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu (Konami, 06/27/19) – 3,785 (186,221)
26. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 3,739 (392,022)
27. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 3,212 (2,024,700)
28. [NSW] Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko – Game de Asobou! Ehon no Sekai (Nippon Columbia, 11/07/19) – 3,165 (12,560)
29. [PS4] Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Deluxe Edition Included) (Electronic Arts, 11/15/19) – 3,013 (45,677)
30. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Bundle Editions Included) (The Pokemon Company, 11/16/18) – 2,893 (1,670,109)

Top 30
NSW - 23
PS4 - 7

This is not a Switch Top 10, this is a general Top 10 which happens to be all Switch. Damn!! Has this ever happened before?

Fouth highest selling week for NS and third highest selling week for PS4

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Famitsu sales: W34, 2019 (Aug 19 - Aug 25) Last edited by nero - on 11 December 2019

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So looking from the outset, looks like Switch is massively down for no reason. However, last year this week Smash released. So it makes sense. PS4 is up because of a big cyber monday deal on Amazon. Another great hold for Pokemon, the entire top 10 is Switch dominated :D



Big increase for ps4... relatively anyway. It's going to be interesting to see if Switch December 2019 will be higher than December 2018, maybe it could make it back in the next few weeks, and maybe the global drop YoY isn't as high in other regions, though I view Smash's main region as USA so maybe not.



Switch domination! This was the top 10 we were all waiting for!
Switch have been very consistent in the past weeks. But Smash was too big to compete with no new releases despite the Switch lite.



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If Famitsu doesnt took into consideration about official digital sales data. Then seems.like Pokemon Sword and shield might have reached 3mil.



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Pokemon still at top spot (of course).  Luigi's Mansion at #2.  I did not see that coming.  I did not realize just how popular Luigi's Mansion is.  I've never played a Luigi's Mansion game, so I guess I need to give it a try.  Then there is this Fishing Spirit game.  Apparently this is popular enough to top BotW, Fire Emblem, Dragon Quest XI S and both the 2D & 3D Mario platformers.  That was a game not even on my radar, but apparently the Japanese really love it.

Switch dominates the top 10 in spite of all of the PS4's sold this week.  It will likely last that way for the rest of December.



it's going to be interesting to see if the Cyber Monday sales of this week will help to compete with last year Smash release's week globally.
Cyber Monday is more of a USA thing rather than a Japanese (even if it worked very well for PS4 in japan this week)



Huge year over year deficit this week for Switch because 2018 saw the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The YTD advantage is down to just over 1m again and the three remaining weeks pose tough challenges. I still see no reason to adjust my 2019 prediction from several weeks ago where I called a range of 4.2-4.4m for the year. We've entered money time and Switch is not looking like it can reach the same heights without a big December release.

Week 2018 Weekly 2018 Cumulative 2019 Weekly 2019 Cumulative Difference Weekly Difference Cumulative
1 159.636 159.636 225.698 225.698 66.062 66.062
2 31.189 190.825 83.136 308.834 51.947 118.009
3 38.749 229.574 71.672 380.506 32.923 150.932
4 39.473 269.047 51.556 432.062 12.083 163.015
5 46.517 315.564 66.448 498.510 19.931 182.946
6 43.522 359.086 61.042 559.552 17.520 200.466
7 40.655 399.741 64.313 623.865 23.658 224.124
8 41.294 441.035 49.139 673.004 7.845 231.969
9 43.801 484.836 66.453 739.457 22.652 254.621
10 45.746 530.582 67.624 807.081 21.878 276.499
11 47.841 578.423 55.478 862.559 7.637 284.136
12 51.563 629.986 56.812 919.371 5.249 289.385
13 41.402 671.388 49.852 969.223 8.450 297.835
14 36.341 707.729 46.850 1.016.073 10.509 308.344
15 32.427 740.156 54.101 1.070.174 21.674 330.018
16 32.476 772.632 40.338 1.110.512 7.862 337.880
17 35.498 808.130 42.108 1.152.620 6.610 344.490
18 54.534 862.664 41.735 1.194.355 -12.799 331.691
19 27.907 890.571 41.736 1.236.091 13.829 345.520
20 30.341 920.912 32.564 1.268.655 2.223 347.743
21 31.673 952.585 25.936 1.294.591 -5.737 342.006
22 36.271 988.856 33.154 1.327.745 -3.117 338.889
23 36.449 1.025.305 33.590 1.361.335 -2.859 336.030
24 44.824 1.070.129 34.321 1.395.656 -10.503 325.527
25 46.750 1.116.879 29.058 1.424.714 -17.692 307.835
26 50.678 1.167.557 59.184 1.483.898 8.506 316.341
27 43.648 1.211.205 75.481 1.559.379 31.833 348.174
28 47.317 1.258.522 55.823 1.615.202 8.506 356.680
29 53.644 1.312.166 45.596 1.660.798 -8.048 348.632
30 47.446 1.359.612 42.689 1.703.487 -4.757 343.875
31 48.975 1.408.587 36.613 1.740.100 -12.362 331.513
32 50.549 1.459.136 46.338 1.786.438 -4.211 327.302
33 53.536 1.512.672 46.339 1.832.777 -7.197 320.105
34 46.413 1.559.085 30.072 1.862.849 -16.341 303.764
35 41.125 1.600.210 90.553 1.953.402 49.428 353.192
36 46.206 1.646.416 77.392 2.030.794 31.186 384.378
37 36.153 1.682.569 51.619 2.082.413 15.466 399.844
38 36.751 1.719.320 239.740 2.322.153 202.989 602.833
39 43.197 1.762.517 196.489 2.518.642 153.292 756.125
40 46.590 1.809.107 89.137 2.607.779 42.547 798.672
41 44.572 1.853.679 56.680 2.664.459 12.108 810.780
42 43.863 1.897.542 54.067 2.718.526 10.204 820.984
43 38.448 1.935.990 69.438 2.787.964 30.990 851.974
44 40.344 1.976.334 119.397 2.907.361 79.053 931.027
45 53.385 2.029.719 88.772 2.996.133 35.387 966.414
46 180.585 2.210.304 180.136 3.176.269 -449 965.965
47 113.341 2.323.645 179.992 3.356.261 66.651 1.032.616
48 107.450 2.431.095 186.763 3.543.024 79.313 1.111.929
49 278.313 2.709.408 188.501 3.731.525 -89.812 1.022.117
50 285.513 2.994.921
51 300.661 3.295.582
52 186.806 3.482.388


Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Bad. So the week worlwide will be sub 1 million for the Switch.



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Switch Lite doesn't sell like I have expected in Japan. I wonder if Nintendo is disappointed of the sales. It seems that Switch Lite doesn't make additional sales, it's more like it cuts off the sales from the base model.