If it wasnt supply constrained and they sold say 1.5m retail I'd have guessed a natural 20% digital attach ratio for this. That is 300k digital. So i guess all things considered ~2m isn't beyond the realm of possibility it's just mind blowing and hard for me to accept..
I think a big issue is that most people use MC physical with Famitsu digital numbers. so 1.25m physical (2 days tracked) and 750k digital is 38%, which is higher than the global average by a lot at 30%.
But recent posts say that it is shipped (transit) plus digital which I can believe more. And the report in the op is 3 days tracked vs the 2 days in MC, unless I'm mistaken.
What recent posts? You mean in reference to that Tweet from Takashi Mochizuki?
Takashi seems to be refering to Capcom's "5 million shipped + digital" statement.
Famitsu are definitely not.
I've already explained this in my previous post:
That first figure (135.0万) is referring to 1,35m copies sold in Japan in 3 days. After that it mentions that "including the downloaded version, it is estimated to exceed 2 million."
So the second figure is in reference to the first one.
And there is no mention of Capcoms 5 million worldwide shipped figure present anywhere in the sentence, or the entire article.
They made an entirely separate article for the 5 million shipped figure here: https://www.famitsu.com/news/201801/29150703.html
I had a friend fluent in Japanese double check this for me, and he concurred.
They're talking about sales figures already made in Japan over 3 days (1,35m), and that if you include the downloaded version, the number of sales are estimated to have surpassed 2m.
But you're saying that the 3 day (1,35m) figure is shipped units? Well they used the term sold (売), and I don't know how they usually refer to shipped units, but whether the 1,35m figure is shipped or sold, the digital ratio using Famitsu's physical (1,35m) numbers is 32,5%.
I was hesitant to use Famitsu's 1,35m figure at first because I wasn't sure why it differed so much from MC numbers, but it appears MC's numbers are based on 2 days of tracking, and Famitsu's are based on 3 days?
Last edited by Hiku - on 01 February 2018