Forums - Sales Discussion - Japan sales (Week 7): Media Create/Famitsu/Dengeki - February 12-18, 2018

takoyaki7 said:
Hardware Sales
PS4
DQXI 
W1 93,356
W2 52,939
W3 42,462
W4 34,688
W5 24,658

MHW
W1 140,145
W2 109,287
W3  71,306
W4  49,502

Is it about 40,000 next week?

holy monster hunter!



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Ka-pi96 said:
couchmonkey said:
@Bayonetta comments: maybe Japan just doesn't like buying the same game over and over again?

Nice job Monster Hunter, also great legs on Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart.

If that were then true Monster Hunter would have died out years ago

Street Fighter too actually

And Dynasty Warriors

And Pokemon *raises flame shield*



Teeqoz said:
Ka-pi96 said:

If that were then true Monster Hunter would have died out years ago

Street Fighter too actually

And Dynasty Warriors

And Pokemon *raises flame shield*

It would be easier to flame you if not for the fact that there are 3 (or lately 4!) versions of each Pokemon game, and that's not even counting the remakes



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Ka-pi96 said:
Teeqoz said:

And Pokemon *raises flame shield*

It would be easier to flame you if not for the fact that there are 3 (or lately 4!) versions of each Pokemon game, and that's not even counting the remakes

You mean I don't need this thing? Well now I just look silly... *throws flame shield away*

Besides, you need me if you ever want that Timesplitters trilogy remake!



Bayo numbers are disappointing but maybe the digital ratio is high because of the price.



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PS4 and Monster Hunter both at number 1!

Good opening for Secret of Mana.

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Megiddo said:

It's going to be difficult for the Switch to hit 20 million next fiscal year with a 40-50k weekly average in Japan. I believe that's roughly 2-2.5 million for a year in one of its strongest regions. Hope it has some big plans for the second half of 2018 to be able to reach such a bold goal.

You're forgetting to factor in holidays, Q4 can be as much as the other 3 quarters combined.

Lets say 50k x 40 weeks, thats 2 million

Double that for holiday boost and you get ~4 million.

 

Last year Japan was about 25% of WW sales so that would be ~16 million if the ratio remains the same this year.

 

But again, we have to remember its been doing 40-50k with no big releases, Bayonetta is the biggest debut of the year yet and it was only ~20k.

March-June has Dragon Quest Builders, Kirby, Attack on Titan, Hyrule Warriors, Labo Variety & Labo Robot, Donkey Kong, Dark Souls, Mario Tennis with other 2018 games that dont have a release date yet like Yoshi, Fire Emblem, Octopath Traveler, Dragon Quest XI and obviously some other big games that will be revealed at E3 or Spring/Summer Directs.

So no reason to believe the baseline wont increase with the steady flow of games from March onward.



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JRPGfan said:
The narrative that all software just instantly sells well on the switch.... wasnt true for Bayonetta 1+2 in japan.
A shame because the port looks well done too, and their great games.

PS4 at ~50k hardware, is decent but a slightly bigger drop than I thought it would have.
Still compaired to the 39k of the Switch, it looks strong.

Bayonetta has never done well in Japan.Actually, it was a terrible title performance wise there.If it is bound to find any success, it will be on the west.

Edit: Nvm.It seems that the first one did somewhat well.



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Megiddo said:

It's going to be difficult for the Switch to hit 20 million next fiscal year with a 40-50k weekly average in Japan. I believe that's roughly 2-2.5 million for a year in one of its strongest regions. Hope it has some big plans for the second half of 2018 to be able to reach such a bold goal.

The next fiscal year begins on April 1 and there are still games to be announced. Relax.



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Sales of Bayonetta 2 show that most Japanese do not buy the same game over and over again (welp,  except for pokemon ultra sun, ultra moon  ;)  ). Also, Bayonetta is not that popular in that country.



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