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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu sales: Week 11, 2021 - (Mar 8 - Mar 14)

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows:

Switch – 38,951
Switch Lite – 33,659
PS5 – 31,878
PS5 Digital Edition – 5,973
PS4 – 2,908
New 2DS LL – 872
Xbox Series X – 650
Xbox Series S – 68
PS4 Pro – 13

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Per console

Switch – 72,610
PS5 – 37,851
PS4 - 2,921
XBS –718

Software :

1. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 41,734 / 518,121
2. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 25,287 / 2,031,842
3. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 18,802 / 2,452,076
4. [NSW] A-Train: All-Aboard! Tourism – 16,179 / NEW
5. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town – 12,917 / 248,990
6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 12,231 / 3,726,462
7. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 10,947 / 4,198,272
8. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 10,055 / 6,690,200
9. [NSW] Bravely Default II – 9,720 / 122,622
10. [NSW] Minecraft – 8,690 / 1,852,323

Source : https://nintendoeverything.com/famitsu-sales-3-8-21-3-14-21/

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Almost 50/50 for the Switch vs Switch Lite, is there supply issues ?



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Lower Switch sales likely due to it being just weeks before Monster Hunter Rise. Sales will skyrocket soon.

I'm surprised by PS5 shipments! Hopefully they can keep it up



Half of the top ten are actually third party games. It's too bad that third party games don't do well on the Switch.

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SKMBlake said:

Almost 50/50 for the Switch vs Switch Lite, is there supply issues ?

Been supply issues all year with OG model, that’s why sales are going up/down randomly



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Top 5 Marvelous SKUs All Time

  1. [DS] Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness (2007) - 304.660
  2. [3DS] Harvest Moon: A New Beginning (2012) - 264.042
  3. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Linking the New World (2014) - 259.111
  4. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (2021) - 248.990
  5. [DS] Harvest Moon: Twin Villages (2010) - 212.870

Top 5 Marvelous Games All Time

  1. [DS] Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness - 304.660
  2. [3DS] Harvest Moon: A New Beginning - 264.042
  3. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Linking the New World - 259.111
  4. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town - 248.990
  5. [3DS/NSW] Rune Factory 4 - 245.857
  6. [NSW/PS4] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin- 221.322*
  7. [DS] Harvest Moon: Twin Villages - 212.870
  8. [PSV/PS4/NSW] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star - 198.804
  9. [3DS] Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns - 196.088
  10. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai - 190.568
  11. [PS4/PSV/NSW] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Link - 177.279
  12. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town - 164.944
  13. [PSV] Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus - 158.270
  14. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Shining Sun and Friends - 155.065
  15. [PSP] Fate/Extra - 147.911
  • NSW - 6
  • 3DS - 5
  • PSV - 4
  • PS4 - 3
  • DS - 2

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town even without digital is already the 4th best selling game for Marvelous all time in Japan. 

With the botched launch it won't reach 400K physical this quarter like I expected, but I'm not writing the game off. There is one patch already out and another scheduled for April. So I can see it start to pick up again if WoM improves in the coming months - as SoS games usually sell a lot of copies overtime. With the Season Pass and more marketing, it's still a potential 1 million seller in Japan. It might just take several years to get there. It was had a good debut in Taiwan but Korean gamers seemed a lot more lukewarm, game still hasn't launched in the West. 

Taiwan - Week 8 & Week 9

1. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Sega) {2021.02.25}
2. [NSW] Bravely Default II (Square Enix) {2021.02.26}
3. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (Nintendo) {2021.02.12}


1. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.31}
2. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (Nintendo) {2021.02.12}
3. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Sega) {2021.02.25}

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is currently the best selling Marvelous game in Japan, it's digital numbers are at the very least 150K by the end of 2020 on the Switch meaning that with the PS4 version it has greatly surpassed Island of Happiness, by mid year the game will surpass 250K physical and 400K physical+digital(if it hasn't already). This was a game that had stock shortages and high placing on the eShop during November and December, so it's a massive success for Marvelous considering the investment. 

Lastly Rune Factory 5 is likely to beat Olive Town's debut of 202K physical sales. This definitely seems like their most ambitious project so far, as they are largely a AA Developer, so for them it's key that both Olive Town & Rune Factory 5 find success both in Japan and overseas. I don't think it would be far fetched to expect that they will easily surpass 1.25 million sales in Japan alone this year. 



SKMBlake said:

Almost 50/50 for the Switch vs Switch Lite, is there supply issues ?

Yeah OG model has had supply issues since January week 3 or 4 I think.



Looks like the PS5 supply line finally stopped shitting the bed.



SKMBlake said:

Almost 50/50 for the Switch vs Switch Lite, is there supply issues ?

Moreso: Lite model is up, while hybrid model is down. That looks very much like supply issues. If that happens in a normal week, people will kill for a Switch in Monster Hunter week.



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We are now through the easy month of 2021 in which the current year could add ~110k units to its previous cumulative lead of ~250k. Next up is 2020's Animal Crossing launch whereas 2021's Monster Hunter Rise doesn't land until week 13 in this comparison. So unsurprisingly, the vast majority of 2021's YTD lead will be decimated next week, but there's a chance that 2021 never loses its lead altogether if the MHR boost is significant enough for week 13 and 14.

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
953.098916.35678.0491.225.83624.951309.480
1050.585967.94189.8271.315.66339.242347.722
1157.2741.025.21572.6101.388.37315.336363.158
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


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