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Famitsu Sales: Week 9, 2020 (Feb 24 - Mar 01)

01./03. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) - 24.886 / 3.470.674 (+35%)
02./01. [PS4] Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers # (Atlus) {2020.02.20} (¥8.800) - 19.504 / 135.499 (-83%)
03./06. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 12.510 / 1.285.095 (+44%)
04./10. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 11.958 / 2.793.235 (+63%)
05./08. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 11.635 / 3.581.055 (+53%)
06./00. [NSW] Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection (Capcom) {2020.02.27} (¥3.990) - 11.610 / NEW
07./05. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) - 8.958 / 704.963 (-9%)
08./02. [NSW] Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers # (Atlus) {2020.02.20} (¥8.800) - 8.889 / 55.304 (-81%)
09./13. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 7.650 / 1.354.554 (+70%)
10./12. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480) - 7.644 / 165.331 (+25%)

Top 10

NSW - 9
PS4 - 1

Last edited by nero - on 04 March 2020

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The sword and shield lifetime number 347,674 is definitely incorrect.



Hmmm, at least it is closer than next time. Still well ahead of last year though, which is good. And with Animal Crossing around the corner it can only go up and stay ahead. Some curious increases though, like Smash and Pokemon. Was there some discount?




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Hmmm, at least it is closer than next time. Still well ahead of last year though, which is good. And with Animal Crossing around the corner it can only go up and stay ahead. Some curious increases though, like Smash and Pokemon. Was there some discount?

Kids are home from school so they need some type of entertainment. Video games are pretty good at that 



Nice increase for the Switch.



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The workers at foxconn and others started production again so shipments are coming back hardly effect sales.






Switch bounced back but I don't know if we're out of the woods yet.



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Perhaps they got a small shipment in or maybe cleared out a warehouse somewhere? It still looks like hardware is supply constrained to me.



The ~45% increase in hybrid SKU sales this week may either hint at Nintendo having arranged a slight adjustment to production in advance of the expected shortages or production in China having been resumed in limited capacity; the latter is much more likely, because of course China is trying to get their economy back in gear as fast as possible.

In any case, sales of the hybrid SKU are only at about 1/3 of what they should be. Right now overall Switch sales are only decent because the Lite sells at over twice of its usual rate. Normality will be restored once the hybrid SKU outsells the Lite by a 2:1 ratio or more, but that will probably take until next month. If the Lite continues to overperform, then the damage during the supply constraints of the hybrid SKU will be quite limited. Here's some quick maths for the past four weeks, the period that has been affected:

Hybrid sales started with a surplus of ~40k due to the announcement of incoming shortages, then suffered a deficit of ~100k combined over the three most recent weeks, leaving ~60k on the table. On the other hand, the Lite overperformed ~70k combined over the three most recent weeks, so the grand total of Switch sales over the past four weeks saw a net plus of ~10k. Or put another way, the expected average of ~65k in weekly sales over the past month (a total of ~260k) was exceeded despite shortages, because the announcement of upcoming scarcity provided an initial boost. Any substantial short term damage won't materialize until the release week of Animal Crossing, but at that crucial point there could be a lot of damage done if supply constraints persist. But remember, those aren't lost hardware sales, they are delayed hardware sales.

Week 2019 Weekly 2019 Cumulative 2020 Weekly 2020 Cumulative Difference Weekly Difference Cumulative
1 225.698 225.698 284.827 284.827 59.129 59.129
2 83.136 308.834 116.301 401.128 33.165 92.294
3 71.672 380.506 96.458 497.586 24.786 117.080
4 51.556 432.062 67.987 565.573 16.431 133.511
5 66.448 498.510 75.922 641.495 9.474 142.985
6 61.042 559.552 100.961 741.456 39.919 181.904
7 64.313 623.865 80.312 821.948 15.999 198.083
8 49.139 673.004 41.490 863.258 -7.649 190.254
9 66.453 739.457 53.098 916.356 -13.355 176.899
10 67.624 807.081
11 55.478 862.559
12 56.812 919.371
13 49.852 969.223
14 46.850 1.016.073
15 54.101 1.070.174
16 40.338 1.110.512
17 42.108 1.152.620
18 41.735 1.194.355
19 41.736 1.236.091
20 32.564 1.268.655
21 25.936 1.294.591
22 33.154 1.327.745
23 33.590 1.361.335
24 34.321 1.395.656
25 29.058 1.424.714
26 59.184 1.483.898
27 75.481 1.559.379
28 55.823 1.615.202
29 45.596 1.660.798
30 42.689 1.703.487
31 36.613 1.740.100
32 46.338 1.786.438
33 46.339 1.832.777
34 30.072 1.862.849
35 90.553 1.953.402
36 77.392 2.030.794
37 51.619 2.082.413
38 239.740 2.322.153
39 196.489 2.518.642
40 89.137 2.607.779
41 56.680 2.664.459
42 54.067 2.718.526
43 69.438 2.787.964
44 119.397 2.907.361
45 88.772 2.996.133
46 180.136 3.176.269
47 179.992 3.356.261
48 186.763 3.543.024
49 188.501 3.731.525
50 236.625 3.968.150
51 291.485 4.259.614
52 234.268 4.493.885
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Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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A small increase for the switch. Hopefully it gets a big shippment in time for animal crossing.