Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu Sales: W6, 2020 (Feb 03 - Feb 09)

01./00. [PS4] Granblue Fantasy: Versus # (Cygames) {2020.02.06} (¥6.980) - 86.248 / NEW
02./01. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) - 23.149 / 675.906 (-23%)
03./02. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) - 23.114 / 3.402.851 (-21%)
04./03. [PS4] Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Sega) {2020.01.16} (¥8.390) - 10.589 / 228.459 (-50%)
05./05. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480) - 9.650 / 142.181 (-19%)
06./06. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 9.336 / 3.552.657 (-12%)
07./07. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 9.063 / 1.252.623 (-10%)
08./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 8.911 / 2.765.403 (-9%)
09./04. [PS4] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.01.16} (¥7.600) - 7.860 / 136.932 (-43%)
10./09. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 6.132 / 1.336.277 (+6%)

Top 10

NSW - 7
PS4 - 3

Color me impressed. The Switch is doing incredibly great. Looks like shortage is hitting SW so this will be the last time we see this numbers for a while. Don't know what's causing it



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Shortages will hit hard next week so I will savor this moment



Switch above 100k, wow! Didn't expect that, really.

Is it because f the new Animal Crossing Switch version that the console jumped so high but software sales still went down?



Dam, japanese people. You're supposed to spread out the remaining stock.



Bofferbrauer2 said:
Switch above 100k, wow! Didn't expect that, really.

Is it because f the new Animal Crossing Switch version that the console jumped so high but software sales still went down?

Animal Crossing hype and Corona Virus Base Switch stock problem for the next week. 



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Nintendo has been able to broaden the appeal of the Switch, so the great sales make sense. I'm not sure why some had this discussion in the first place but these numbers show that Nintendo can't just bank on hardcore gamers for their success. Games like Ring Fit, Brain Training and soon Animal Crossing have mass market appeal and help to lift sales of the system. Only targeting male gamers from 20-30 won't cut it. If Nintendo plays their cards right, the Switch could regularly see 100k+ weeks in Japan. But we'll have to see what they are going to do next.



Holy crap. 100k for Switch is crazy. Bloody virus is gonna ruin the momentum.



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I guess this bump is caused by the statement released by Nintendo regarding the shortages to come due to the Coronavirus



Impressive hardware sales for the Switch but like Supermario28 said, part of it could be people rushing to buy it before shortages in Japan. PS4 marginally up but still very weak.

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Bofferbrauer2 said:
Switch above 100k, wow! Didn't expect that, really.

Is it because f the new Animal Crossing Switch version that the console jumped so high but software sales still went down?

I think the animal crossing themed Switch has been delayed to TBA in Japan due to the coronavirus. I'm pretty surprised the Switch is so high. I thought it would be lower because of the virus but I guess the effects haven't hit supply yet but will do soon. 



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