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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu sales: Week 9, 2022 - (21st Feb - 27th Feb)

Software sales

01./00. [PS4] Elden Ring # <RPG> (From Software) {2022.02.25} (¥8.400) - 188.490 / NEW <80-100%>
02./00. [PS5] Elden Ring # <RPG> (From Software) {2022.02.25} (¥8.400) - 90.017 / NEW <80-100%>
03./02. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2022.01.28} (¥5.980) - 60.754 / 2.069.549 <80-100%> (-28%)
04./00. [PS4] Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2022.02.24} (¥7.800) - 22.104 / NEW <60-80%>
05./00. [NSW] Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2022.02.24} (¥7.800) - 18.912 / NEW <60-80%>
06./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 13.055 / 4.456.087 <80-100%> (-3%)
07./03. [PS4] Horizon Forbidden West # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2022.02.18} (¥6.900) - 11.468 / 59.944 <60-80%> (-76%)
08./06. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars <ETC> (Nintendo) {2021.10.29} (¥5.980) - 9.851 / 886.009 <80-100%> (-8%)
09./01. [NSW] Touken Ranbu Warriors # <ACT> (EXNOA) {2022.02.17} (¥7.980) - 9.731 / 122.890 <80-100%> (-91%)
10./07. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 9.669 / 4.783.316 <80-100%> (+4%)
11./09. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 9.271 / 2.532.726 <80-100%> (+9%)
12./11. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) - 6.427 / 7.196.312 <80-100%> (-2%)
13./12. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) - 6.037 / 3.087.070 <80-100%> (-4%)
14./10. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2021.11.19} (¥5.980) - 5.607 / 2.515.409 <80-100%> (-18%)
15./04. [PS5] Horizon Forbidden West # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2022.02.18} (¥7.900) - 5.350 / 48.362 <60-80%> (-88%)
16./13. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) - 5.243 / 2.607.374 <80-100%> (+4%)
17./16. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) - 4.791 / 936.368 <80-100%> (+11%)
18./14. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 4.363 / 1.964.531 <80-100%> (-3%)
19./18. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 4.028 / 4.038.833 <80-100%> (+12%)
20./15. [NSW] Big Brain Academy: Brain Vs. Brain <HOB> (Nintendo) {2021.12.03} (¥2.980) - 3.973 / 256.592 <80-100%> (-10%)
21./19. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) - 3.398 / 4.316.521 <80-100%> (+3%)
22./20. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980) - 2.930 / 1.024.440 <80-100%> (-8%)
23./00. [NSW] Taito Milestones <Quix Space Seeker Alpine Ski Front Line Wild Western Chack'n Pop Elevator Action The Fairyland Story Halley's Comet Ninja Warriors> <ETC> (Taito) {2022.02.24} (¥5.200) - 2.883 / NEW <60-80%>
24./00. [NSW] Crystar # <RPG> (FuRyu) {2022.02.24} (¥5.250) - 2.842 / NEW <40-60%>
25./00. [NSW] Killer and Strawberry Plus <ADV> (Broccoli) {2022.02.23} (¥6.300) - 2.815 / NEW <60-80%>
26./21. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) - 2.338 / 1.163.397 <80-100%> (-5%)
27./24. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat <PZL> (Teyon Japan) {2020.06.25} (¥3.500) - 2.201 / 241.797 <80-100%> (+12%)
28./00. [PS4] Life is Strange: True Colors <ADV> (Square Enix) {2022.02.25} (¥6.800) - 2.176 / NEW <40-60%>
29./08. [PS4] The King of Fighters XV <FTG> (SNK) {2022.02.17} (¥7.200) - 2.101 / 11.163 <60-80%> (-77%)
30./23. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise [Best Price] <ACT> (Capcom) {2021.12.16} (¥5.445) - 1.979 / 28.114 <80-100%> (-18%)

Top 30

NSW - 23
PS4 - 5
PS5 - 2

Hardware sales

Last week's thread: Famitsu sales: Week 8, 2022 - (14th Feb - 20th Feb) (vgchartz.com)

Source: Chris1964 - InstallBase

Last edited by kenjab - on 04 March 2022

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Wasn't expecting those numbers for Elden Ring. A shame there's no PS5 stock to benefit from the huge release

Horizon>Elden>GT7 week after week would have resulted in a massive surge in hardware.



PS5 software shows sign of life yet there is no hardware stock to capitalize on it. Bummer.



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Really good numbers for Elden Ring on both consoles. And it looks like it’ll be the first PS5 title to finally pass the 100K mark (which is great and sad at the same time given it’s been more than a full year for a title to finally reach that mark).

And to piggyback what Otter said, you’d think this would be the best stretch for the PS5 to gain any semblance of momentum. I know stock and going out to other regions is an issue, but it’s kind of a bummer when seeing these big numbers be almost like a rarity for PS in Japan nowadays.

Big drop for Touken Ranbu Warriors, though I’m not sure if I should be surprised or not. It’s a warriors game and their track record for legs isn’t all that great to begin with I believe?

Arceus seems to be holding its own really well. Will be interesting to see how much more can it sell especially now that Gen 9 is a thing.



Feels a bit dissapointing on all fronts, HW/SW. Expected the potential of Elden Ring to be much higher.






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Those are really strong numbers for Elden Ring. I personally think that is indicative of how well it's going to do worldwide. I would not be surprised if lifetime worldwide sales double the previous best selling From Software title.

On the other hand Touken Ranbu Warriors and Horizon Forbidden West both had huge drops this week, even though their first week sales were pretty good. The apparent frontloading of sales is probably due to being overshadowed by Elden Ring. Any word of mouth that would have generated second weeks sales mostly went to Elden Ring buzz instead.



I think if The Xbox Series X|S keeps this up it has a chance to become the best selling Xbox in Japan. 

The Xbox Series X|S in Japan outsold the Xbox One and will Likely outsell the OG Xbox by the end of the year.

The 360 will be the hard one but in time it might beat it.

SystemUnits Sold
Xbox 3601,616,128
OG Xbox   472,992
Xbox Series X|S   157,063
Xbox One    142,024



A little bit surprising that 2022 lost this week, which also results in 2022's YTD failing to cross the 1m mark.

Week2021 Weekly2021 Cumulative2022 Weekly2022 CumulativeDifference WeeklyDifference Cumulative
1312.121312.121195.926195.926-116.195-116.195
2167.596479.717148.691344.617-18.905-135.100
3170.691650.40894.523439.140-76.168-211.268
4110.811761.21977.219516.359-33.592-244.860
5114.170875.38999.078615.437-15.092-259.952
688.485963.87492.452707.8893.967-255.985
7109.6151.073.489118.065825.9548.450-247.535
874.2981.147.78796.929922.88322.631-224.904
978.0491.225.83670.232993.115-7.817-232.721
1089.8271.315.663
1172.6101.388.373
1289.1041.477.477
13267.4971.744.974
14135.0761.880.050
1596.2591.976.309
1694.0572.070.366
17105.8332.176.199
18165.2682.341.467
1970.7602.412.227
2095.4112.507.638
2199.1182.606.756
2271.1482.677.904
2397.2082.775.112
2478.3172.853.429
2575.0772.928.506
2672.9513.001.457
2784.4943.085.951
2869.2833.155.234
2964.1073.219.341
3069.7383.289.079
3162.8653.351.944
3272.7733.424.717
3389.7323.514.449
3472.5273.586.976
3563.2543.650.230
3660.9423.711.172
3767.1143.778.286
3840.0683.818.354
3946.2973.864.651
4040.4633.905.114
41179.8514.084.965
4272.9444.157.909
43108.1224.266.031
4474.8034.340.834
4590.5174.431.351
4687.2674.518.618
47167.7784.686.396
48122.5734.808.969
49202.9375.011.906
50192.3355.204.241
51176.8325.381.073
52198.0545.579.127


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

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HW sales down all around. Stock issues I suppose. Switch a bit low and PS5 very low considering it just got two of its biggest games yet this week and last week.



Chicho said:

I think if The Xbox Series X|S keeps this up it has a chance to become the best selling Xbox in Japan. 

The Xbox Series X|S in Japan outsold the Xbox One and will Likely outsell the OG Xbox by the end of the year.

The 360 will be the hard one but in time it might beat it.

SystemUnits Sold
Xbox 3601,616,128
OG Xbox   472,992
Xbox Series X|S   157,063
Xbox One    142,024

Pre-launch I predicted up to 1m for Xbox Series, I really don't think it can beat 360, but 1m would still be amazing numbers.

@OP,

04./00. [PS4] Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2022.02.24} (¥7.800) - 22.104 / NEW
05./00. [NSW] Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2022.02.24} (¥7.800) - 18.912 / NEW

Another win for PS4. It is just so confusing, because Koei Tecmo has supported the Switch so well since the beginning. But even a same day launch and the PS4 version eeks out wins. Surely the install base of NSW will enable it to have better legs at least.