Forums - Sales Discussion - Japan sales (Week 49): Media Create/Famitsu/Dengeki - December 04-10, 2017

If Nintendo could bust out 250,000 units a week for the last three weeks in Japan, I’d be very happy. That would mean just over 900,000 shipped to the country for the whole month. If they could make it to a million, that’d be even better. We shall see!



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Man, Nintendo could just take the Switch allocation for Europe and put a part of it in Japan instead ...

Anyway, great legs for Mario Odyssey, Zelda BOTW, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and of course .... SPLATOON 2 !

As someone stated, Xeno 2 did a better 2nd week than it's predecessor and almost out of stock.



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OTBWY said:
SuperNova said:
Oh, great week for PS4! :)
Switch sells like a monster, but I'm kind of dissapointed Nintendo doesn't manage to allocate more stock to japan. I expected 200k+ this week.

Mario has incredible legs, it will hit 1m next week and has likely already hit it with digital. Splatoon 2 with a big week as well and about to hit 1,5m in japan.
Mario Kart is also closing in on 1m slowly but surely and Zelda will make it to 700k this year. I hope it will contimue to have legs into the next year and make to the 1m+ lt.

Xenoblade 2 with a big drop, but that is to be expected for a JRPG...in other news, pokemon finally hit 1m in media create single skus *explodes confetti bomb*.

If Xenoblade 2 goes over 160K (which it most likely will), then it will have outsold the highest selling Xeno game in Japan.

I wasn't trying to say that it was doing badly, I'm thrilled that it has been steadily outpacing it's predecessors and shows good growth for the fanchise.

It's just that the drop is big in percentages and I wanted to put that into a little bit of context.



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OTBWY said:
Only 45K Monster Hunter Pro models? Is that correct? This isn't good if i'm being honest.

Not quite. I would say around 10k of those are non-MH pros. So that leaves 35k for the MH bundle. It was very limited, but I read on ERA they should've shipped around 50k.

It did a little more than I expected. We'll see if it keeps that pace the next few weeks.



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Every Playstation 4 should be Monster Hunter's style.



Kemono said:
Every Playstation 4 should be Monster Hunter's styli 

I agree, one of the best designed systems ever! 



The PS4 increase was probably because of Monster Hunter I imagine?
It seems so because Pro sold more than the base model. Must be that smexy Rathalos.


Last edited by Hiku - on 13 December 2017

Hiku said:

The PS4 increase was probably because of Monster Hunter I imagine?
It seems so because Pro sold more than the base model. Must be that smexy Rathalos.

Yeah, last week the vanilla PS4 outsold the PS4 Pro 3:1 so it's definitely the bundle that drove people to the Pro.



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NintendoPie said:
The Switch, or, rather, Nintendo's control over its production, is becoming more and more disappointing.

Nintendo is sending more stock to the west. Most likely because competition over there. Japan is a lock and will continue to sell out at least for a couple more months there.