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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu sales: Week 29, 2021 - (July 12 - July 18)

Software Sales

01./00. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD <ADV> (Nintendo) {2021.07.16} (¥5.980) – 159.089 / NEW <60-80%>
02./00. [NSW] Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi – Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi # <ADV> (Neos) {2021.07.15} (¥5.982) – 107.319 / NEW <80-100%>
03./01. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin <RPG> (Capcom) {2021.07.09} (¥6.990) – 32.111 / 169.787 <80-100%> (-77%)
04./02. [NSW] eBaseball Professional Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam <SPT> (Konami) {2021.07.08} (¥6.980) – 20.711 / 127.308 <60-80%> (-81%)
05./05. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 12.164 / 2.694.102 <80-100%> (-5%)
06./06. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 11.565 / 2.056.556 <80-100%> (-6%)
07./04. [NSW] Game Builder Garage <EDU> (Nintendo) {2021.06.11} (¥3.164) – 10.634 / 168.387 <80-100%> (-25%)
08./03. [NSW] Mario Golf: Super Rush <SPT> (Nintendo) {2021.06.25} (¥5.980) – 10.339 / 139.787 <60-80%> (-40%)
09./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 9.945 / 3.919.253 <80-100%> (-6%)
10./00. [NSW] Earth Defense Force 2 for Nintendo Switch <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2021.07.15} (¥3.618) – 9.379 / NEW <60-80%>
11./08. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) – 8.661 / 2.269.857 <80-100%> (-7%)
12./10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 7.022 / 4.340.598 <80-100%> (-6%)
13./09. [NSW] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2021.05.21} (¥4.980) – 6.674 / 194.179 <80-100%> (-19%)
14./11. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980) – 6.323 / 811.687 <80-100%> (-9%)
15./00. [NSW] Monster wo Taoshite Tsuyoi Ken ya Yoroi wo te ni Shinasai. Shindemo Akiramezu ni Tsuyoku Nari Nasai. Yuusha Tai ga Maou wo Taosu Sonohi wo Shinjite Imasu. <RPG> (Experience) {2021.07.15} (¥5.436) – 5.754 / NEW <60-80%>
16./12. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 5.493 / 6.825.157 <80-100%> (-12%)
17./15. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 4.733 / 1.934.057 <80-100%> (-10%)
18./13. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise # <ACT> (Capcom) {2021.03.26} (¥7.990) – 4.347 / 2.289.813 <80-100%> (-21%)
19./17. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 4.141 / 4.084.146 <80-100%> (-9%)
20./16. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 4.063 / 747.605 <80-100%> (-11%)
21./19. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 4.062 / 3.900.982 <80-100%> (-6%)
22./21. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 3.485 / 1.839.423 <80-100%> (-2%)
23./14. [NSW] Samurai Warriors 5 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2021.06.24} (¥7.800) – 2.892 / 58.462 <60-80%> (-46%)
24./18. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 5 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2021.06.24} (¥7.800) – 2.351 / 72.727 <60-80%> (-47%)
25./25. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise <HOB> (Imagineer) {2020.12.03} (¥5.800) – 2.226 / 121.276 <80-100%> (-18%)
26./22. [NSW] New Pokemon Snap <ACT> (Pokemon Co.) {2021.04.30} (¥5.980) – 2.189 / 259.052 <60-80%> (-38%)
27./20. [PS4] Scarlet Nexus <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2021.06.24} (¥8.200) – 2.119 / 31.665 <80-100%> (-41%)
28./00. [NSW] Ganso Minna de Spelunker # <ACT> (Tozai Games) {2021.07.15} (¥3.000) – 1.927 / NEW <20-40%>
29./27. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition [New Price Edition] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.12.04} (¥4.980) – 1.878 / 115.141 <80-100%> (-12%)
30./24. [NSW] Moshikashite? Obake no Shatekiya for Nintendo Switch <ACT> (Nippon Columbia) {2021.07.01} (¥4.800) – 1.730 / 9.100 <60-80%> (-40%)

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 28
PS4 – 2


Hardware Sales

Last edited by kenjab - on 23 July 2021

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Sorry it's a bit late today!

Highlights: Switch sweeps top 10 again with Skyward Sword HD taking the top spot. All platforms down this week except Xbox Series consoles, seemingly due to another boost in Series X stock.



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Big loss YoY for Switch. Skyward Sword has a pretty nice opening (from what I can tell). PS5 taking a drop as well. PS4 is selling lower than the discontinued 3DS, at this point 9.5 million is out of the question.



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Great debut for Skyward Sword, it's probably above the FW sales of the Wii version (or at least close) if we include digital (Wii version did 195k), wouldn't surprise me if it ends up surpassing the Wii version's lifetime sales.



Interesting that  Game Builder Garage is selling more than Mario Golf.



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Sony REALLY need to send more PS5s over there!



Switch software sales get better. Switch hardware sales get worse. I'd guess that this is because of anticipation for the OLED model, but who knows?



Chicho said:

Interesting that  Game Builder Garage is selling more than Mario Golf.

Maybe GBG will be a new evergreen.



noshten said:

Good start for Shin-chan, its actually out of stock right now on Amazon.co.jp 

The main thing is that it's a bit short and single player focused. So it might not have very strong legs unless they add additional content in the coming weeks/months. Still I think it might be a popular title in the summer and should end up selling 200K units this year. 

With the launch week of Shin-chan being 100K, 200K is guaranteed - probably by the end of the summer - yet again COMG is underestimating titles like this one.

Skyward Sword HD is definitely a bigger opening than the Wii version with digital, could easily be a 500K seller with digital end of the year; Switch & Breath of the Wild being so popular has definitely impacted Zelda games positively. 

After this week I'm assuming that rest of the summer is slower compared to last year but sales really outpace last year when OLED launches, just think Japan might be the region where OLED replaces the older hybrid the fastest (probably in early 2022 if not sooner)



Switch hardware getting low recently. Gotta think it's because Japanese are waiting for the OLED model to come out. Good software numbers though.

PS5 looking real low as compared to selling great globally. Xbox I don't even know whats going on why is it selling so well in japan compared to previous xbox systems??