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Famitsu Sales: Week 8, 2021 (Feb 15 - Feb 21)

01./01. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980) - 97.955 / 347.973 (-61%)
02./02. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) - 41.508 / 1.934.185 (-11%)
03./04. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) - 23.686 / 2.394.045 (-2%)
04./05. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) - 13.677 / 6.655.082 (-16%)
05./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 13.478 / 3.685.972 (-18%)
06./09. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 9.326 / 4.165.316 (-8%)
07./11. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 8.521 / 3.787.487 (+12%)
08./08. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 8.423 / 1.825.487 (-17%)
09./10. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) - 7.720 / 3.971.598 (-7%)
10./03. [NSW] Little Nightmares II <ADV> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2021.02.10} (¥3.600) - 7.521 / 31.991 (-69%)

Top 10

NSW - 10

HARDWARE

System    This Week    Last Week    Last Year       YTD       Last YTD        LTD     
 NSW #  74.298 109.615 41.490 1.147.787 864.258 18.488.161
 PS5 #  25.037 22.890              133.871              389.021
 PS4 #  2.949 4.407 6.215 45.839 105.594 9.336.729
 3DS #  827 797 1.025 5.286 9.418 24.564.194
 XBS #  230 136              2.606              34.030
  ALL   103.341 137.845 48.770 1.335.389 979.832 53.968.177
  PS5   21.512 22.336              119.944              326.566
PS5 Dig 3.525 554              13.927              62.455
 XBS X  133 87              1.578              26.454
 XBS S  97 49              1.028              7.576
 NSW L  22.554 21.528 30.640 246.656 340.898 3.318.748
  NSW   51.744 88.087 10.850 901.131 523.360 15.169.413
PS4 Pro 14 15 2.457 147 48.568 1.575.646
  PS4   2.935 4.392 3.758 45.692 57.026 7.761.083
n-2DSLL 827 797 979 5.286 8.910 1.169.249


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Quite the dip for Switch compared to last week but still way ahead YoY. PS5 continues to do well, gaining compared to the PS4 which was in a very slow period at that point (June 2014). If the trend continues (and it most probably will), next week the PS5 deficit should be lower than what is was after launch week.

WeekPS4PS5Weekly Diff.PS4 Cumul.PS5 Cumul.Cumul. Diff.
1309,154118,082-191,072309,154118,082-191,072
265,68542,891-22,794374,839160,973-213,866
335,29440,4595,165410,133201,432-208,701
429,67711,893-17,784439,810213,325-226,485
535,37411,056-24,318475,184224,381-250,803
623,32717,578-5,749498,511241,959-256,552
713,40110,632-2,769511,912252,591-259,321
813,03413,188154524,946265,779-259,167
914,39611,164-3,232539,342276,943-262,399
1012,7127,328-5,384552,054284,271-267,783
1111,48617,3485,862563,540301,619-261,921
128,48025,94817,468572,020327,567-244,453
136,79213,5246,732578,812341,091-237,721
147,54322,89015,347586,355363,981-222,374
156,50825,03718,529592,863389,018-203,845


Signature goes here!

Clean Sweep for the Switch!
And look at Splatoon 2 rising!!! Splatoon 3 announcement must have boost it



Pocky Lover Boy! 

Oof Switch dropped sharper than I had expected, but of course nothing earth shattering since 75k is still great.
PS5 shipments have definitely improved since the end of last year. It'll be interesting to see what the numbers will look like once that stops being the limiting factor.



Major Switch Titles Launch Aligned

2021 predictions:

  • Switch - 27m
  • PS5 - 15.5m
  • Xbox Series - 10m

Hey, I'm on the chart! One of those Switch sales was me



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Something I worked on for a bit...

Comparison Time!!!

W## - 3DSY5 - 3DSY6 - Combo - NSW21

W01: 200.1k - 122.9k - 323.0k - [312.1k]
W02: 70.1k — 51.2k — 121.3k - [167.6k]
W03: 50.4k — 31.4k — 81.8k - [170.7k]
W04: 36.2k — 30.0k — 66.2k - [110.8k]
W05: 33.0k — 24.9k — 57.9k - [114.2k]
W06: 34.6k — 19.8k — 54.4K - [88.5k]
W07: 53.3k — 21.1k — 74.4K - [109.6k]
W08: 31.2k — 18.6k — 59.8k - [74.3k]
W09: 29.9k — 20.0k — 49.9k
W10: 28.4k — 21.3k — 49.7k
W11: 26.5k — 20.5k — 47.0k
W12: 22.8k — 20.4k — 43.2k
W13: 25.7k — 25.3k — 51.0k


So far

838.8k 3DS Y5+6
1148.2k: NSW Y5

NSW is up over 3DS 2Ys by 309k!!!



Also just CUZ.....


3DSY5-7 vs NSWY5

W01: 443k vs 312k
W02: 243k vs 167k
W03: 128k vs 170k
W04: 100k vs 110k
W05: 92k vs 114k
W06: 86k vs 88k
W07: 106k vs 109k
W08: 77k vs 74k

W09: 29.9k — 20.0k — 24.7k—[75k]
W10: 28.4k — 21.3k — 27.1k—[77k]
W11: 26.5k — 20.5k — 24.5k—[72k]
W12: 22.8k — 20.4k — 56.5k—[100k]
W13: 25.7k — 25.3k — 51.3k—[102k]


W8 Total —> 3DS: 1275k vs. NSW 1148k



Hybrid stock is suffering. Hope there is some stockpiling going on for MHR.

Also, the more special editions/bundles Nintendo launches, the less representative Famitsu seems to get for hardware. ACNH and Ring Fit bundles/special editions sold through My Nintendo store resulted in Famitsu severely undertracking hardware units for holiday quarter.  Difference between tracked sell-through and shipments were 770K (vs. 445K in 2019). Even if we account for week 53/week 1, the delta was 455K in 2020 vs 160K in 2019. That's way too large to just be inventory buffer for the second week of January.

Since they just put out the Mario special edition console, I imagine we've got a little bit of the same effect going on right now as well (and are RFA bundles + ACNH special editions/bundles still selling?).



mk7sx said:

Hybrid stock at retail is suffering. Hope there is some stockpiling going on for MHR.

Also, the more special editions/bundles Nintendo launches, the less representative Famitsu seems to get for hardware. ACNH and Ring Fit bundles/special editions sold through My Nintendo store resulted in Famitsu severely undertracking hardware units for holiday quarter by 770K (vs. 445K in 2019). Even if we account for week 53/week 1, the delta was 455K in 2020 vs 160K in 2019. That's way too large to just be inventory buffer for the second week of January.

Since they just put out the Mario special edition console, I imagine we've got a little bit of the same effect going on right now as well (and are RFA bundles + ACNH special editions/bundles still selling?).

Famitsu don't track Amazon and My Nintendo store.

Famitsu last years top 18M and Nintendo sell 18.8M. 

I don't believe in Japan have 800k Nintendo Switch in the shelves, maybe 300k lite



splatoon 3 hype train let's go



Switch's worst week of 2021 so far still results in a comfortable win over 2020, but winning is a given when comparisons are so easy.

Week2020 Weekly2020 Cumulative2021 Weekly2021 CumulativeDifference WeeklyDifference Cumulative
1284.827284.827312.121312.12127.29427.294
2116.301401.128167.596479.71751.29578.589
396.458497.586170.691650.40874.233152.822
467.987565.573110.811761.21942.824195.646
575.922641.495114.170875.38938.248233.894
6100.961741.45688.485963.874-12.476222.418
780.312821.948109.6151.073.48929.303251.541
841.490863.25874.2981.147.78732.808284.529
953.098916.356
1050.585967.941
1157.2741.025.215
12392.5761.417.791
13282.5611.700.352
14154.6401.854.992
1525.3131.880.305
1627.8741.908.179
17107.1042.015.284
1878.7312.094.015
1978.7312.172.746
2038.3802.211.126
2152.5572.263.683
22107.5932.371.276
2368.1922.439.468
2455.1872.494.655
2578.4282.573.083
2693.7992.666.882
2752.2502.719.132
2896.8792.816.011
29113.1972.929.208
30125.2313.054.439
3186.6053.141.044
32173.3383.314.382
33148.6993.463.081
3470.1293.533.210
3578.7733.611.983
3677.6113.689.594
3783.9203.773.514
38110.0293.883.543
3970.5423.954.085
4091.0934.045.178
41108.5754.153.753
4295.8524.249.605
4364.7684.314.373
4486.9854.401.358
45139.2004.540.558
46116.2674.656.825
47179.1434.835.968
48145.1784.981.146
49204.6225.185.768
50229.6985.415.466
51263.3045.678.770
52278.1735.956.943


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

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