Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu Sales: W51, 2019 (Dec 16 - Dec 22)

thismeintiel said:
RolStoppable said:

Slightly above. so 190-200k.

I'm going slightly below, just cause that's been the trend the past couple of weeks. So 170K-180K.

It should be higher than that, with the way the dates line up this year we should be looking at a smaller WoW drop compared to last year.

Let's compare to 3DS 2013 when it had the same dates.

3DS vs NSW

Week 48-100k vs 186k

Week 49-122k vs 188k

Week 50-183k vs 236k

Week 51-245k vs 291k

Week 52-209k vs ????

Looking at how it's been trending against 3DS 3rd December it should be 220k or more.



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zorg1000 said:
thismeintiel said:

I'm going slightly below, just cause that's been the trend the past couple of weeks. So 170K-180K.

It should be higher than that, with the way the dates line up this year we should be looking at a smaller WoW drop compared to last year.

Let's compare to 3DS 2013 when it had the same dates.

3DS vs NSW

Week 48-100k vs 186k

Week 49-122k vs 188k

Week 50-183k vs 236k

Week 51-245k vs 291k

Week 52-209k vs ????

Looking at how it's been trending against 3DS 3rd December it should be 220k or more.

It's more about the number of pre christmas days it has next week (because stores close in japan between christmas and new year). This year has one day more compared to last year.



Nu-13 said:
zorg1000 said:

It should be higher than that, with the way the dates line up this year we should be looking at a smaller WoW drop compared to last year.

Let's compare to 3DS 2013 when it had the same dates.

3DS vs NSW

Week 48-100k vs 186k

Week 49-122k vs 188k

Week 50-183k vs 236k

Week 51-245k vs 291k

Week 52-209k vs ????

Looking at how it's been trending against 3DS 3rd December it should be 220k or more.

It's more about the number of pre christmas days it has next week (because stores close in japan between christmas and new year). This year has one day more compared to last year.

Yes, that's what I was trying to get across, maybe I worded it poorly.



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PS4 actually sold pretty well this week.  I knew there was a discount, but they actually did better than I thought they would.

Switch is really killing it both in hardware and software.  One thing that becomes painfully obvious to me this week is that I've got to try that Luigi's Mansion game at some point.  I never even considered trying any Luigi's Mansion game until now.  That fact that it keeps selling well consistently tells me this game is better than I thought.  I wouldn't mind trying Fishing Spirits sometime either.

  

Marth said:
This is the first time a single platform swept the Week 51 Top 10 since 1988

That is really amazing actually.  That is back in the NES days, which was Japan's first console.  It also hearkens back to a time when Nintendo only had one system on the market.  Now they only have one system again, and they finally sweep the top ten again.  Very interesting.



Does anyone know how long that PS4 discount is valid for?



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zorg1000 said:
thismeintiel said:

I'm going slightly below, just cause that's been the trend the past couple of weeks. So 170K-180K.

It should be higher than that, with the way the dates line up this year we should be looking at a smaller WoW drop compared to last year.

Let's compare to 3DS 2013 when it had the same dates.

3DS vs NSW

Week 48-100k vs 186k

Week 49-122k vs 188k

Week 50-183k vs 236k

Week 51-245k vs 291k

Week 52-209k vs ????

Looking at how it's been trending against 3DS 3rd December it should be 220k or more.

Interesting. It's great to see the switch pulling in great numbers, in many cases, better numbers than the 3ds.

I think next year could be even bigger with a price drop at some point. Do you think theyll drop the price of both the original and lite?

I think they will later on, closer to the holiday season. Unless it is selling at the same pace as 2019, then maybe not. 

Thanks for the numbers.



SwitchUP said:
zorg1000 said:

It should be higher than that, with the way the dates line up this year we should be looking at a smaller WoW drop compared to last year.

Let's compare to 3DS 2013 when it had the same dates.

3DS vs NSW

Week 48-100k vs 186k

Week 49-122k vs 188k

Week 50-183k vs 236k

Week 51-245k vs 291k

Week 52-209k vs ????

Looking at how it's been trending against 3DS 3rd December it should be 220k or more.

Interesting. It's great to see the switch pulling in great numbers, in many cases, better numbers than the 3ds.

I think next year could be even bigger with a price drop at some point. Do you think theyll drop the price of both the original and lite?

I think they will later on, closer to the holiday season. Unless it is selling at the same pace as 2019, then maybe not. 

Thanks for the numbers.

I dont see a price cut happening unless sales start to crater, which is highly unlikely. Lite was introduced as a cheaper alternative for budget gamers so that they wouldnt have to cut the price of the premium model.

The more likely scenario is that we start to see added value bundles with a pack in game. Holiday promotions could see temporary price reductions or the addition of a 2nd game or accessories.



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Shikamo said:

PS4 had an incredible week because the console had a 10,000 yen price cut campaign that began on December 19.

I was looking at that 100 000 PS4 number and couldn't figure out what I was looking at for a good 5 seconds.

"Is this for the whole month?" "Do they usually sell in the hundreds of thousands per week and not tens? Oh yeah it's Christmas."



Price point is really going to be the make or break point for the next gen consoles in Japan.

I smell Vita situation in the making for PS5 this time around.



SpokenTruth said:
Does anyone know how long that PS4 discount is valid for?

Until January 5th.



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