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Forums - Sales Discussion - Japan sales (Week 13): Media Create/Famitsu/Dengeki - March 26- April 1, 2018

Good first week for Super Robot Wars X!

Next week Monster Hunter will finally reach 2M+ retail on PS4! :P



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Another 50k for Kirby.



M-C 2018 Switch Top 6:
1) Splatoon 2 - 426.816
2) Kirby Star Allies- 357.093
3) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 314.193
4) Super Mario Odyssey - 278.564
5) Zelda:Breath of the Wild - 167.940
6) Mario + Rabbids - 167.333

Switch HW 2018 - 684.162

M-C 2012 3DS Top 6:
1) Mario Kart 7 - 461.462
2) Super Mario 3D Land - 384.504
3) Monster Hunter 3G - 372.912
4) Resident Evil: Revelations - 244.116
5) Kingdom Hearts 3D – 213.579
6) Kid Icarus: Uprising - 179.705

3DS HW 2012 - 1.240.445

Saw this on Resetera and found it interesting.



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

Here is the week 13 update in terms of the two big consoles in Japan's path to be able to reach the commonly stated (in these sales threads) estimates for 2018 sales (2 mil for PS4, 4 mil for Switch) .

  TWS GD YTD AWN (Change)
PS4 25,325 -7,314 719,753 32,826 (+187)
Switch 44,033 -39,963 684,162 85,021 (+1025)

TWS - This week's sales
GD - Goal differential, the difference between the average week needed from last week compared to this week's sales
YTD - Units sold in 2018 so far including this week's sales
AWN - Average weekly sales needed to reach the estimate for the console.

Marginal increase for PS4 and marginal decrease in Switch sales this week. Only a couple weeks from Labo, so will be interesting to see if the Switch gets closer to its AWN for its release. Will Sony have more stock in Japan now for the new fiscal year? Might see some interesting changes in the upcoming few weeks..



Megiddo said:

Here is the week 13 update in terms of the two big consoles in Japan's path to be able to reach the commonly stated (in these sales threads) estimates for 2018 sales (2 mil for PS4, 4 mil for Switch) .

  TWS GD YTD AWN (Change)
PS4 25,325 -7,314 719,753 32,826 (+187)
Switch 44,033 -39,963 684,162 85,021 (+1025)

TWS - This week's sales
GD - Goal differential, the difference between the average week needed from last week compared to this week's sales
YTD - Units sold in 2018 so far including this week's sales
AWN - Average weekly sales needed to reach the estimate for the console.

Marginal increase for PS4 and marginal decrease in Switch sales this week. Only a couple weeks from Labo, so will be interesting to see if the Switch gets closer to its AWN for its release. Will Sony have more stock in Japan now for the new fiscal year? Might see some interesting changes in the upcoming few weeks..

I’m pretty sure PS4 hasn’t really had any stock issues for the past few weeks in Japan now



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Nice hold from Kirby :D Now, it'll probably stay between 40K-20K for the next 2 months (or so I hope :P) And it's probable it'll show up in chart for the rest of the year and have a big up in sales during the holidays, cuz Kirby is popular there.



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John19 said:

I’m pretty sure PS4 hasn’t really had any stock issues for the past few weeks in Japan now

The Slim has been sold out on Amazon for about 2-3 weeks now. They just got a shipment in on the 1st and now they're already down to 1 unit left until restock:

http://amzn.asia/9FHecQw

MHW has been way bigger than Sony ever expected which led to some shortages.



Pretty good numbers for Far Cry 5, being able to debut at #2.



Megiddo said:
John19 said:

I’m pretty sure PS4 hasn’t really had any stock issues for the past few weeks in Japan now

The Slim has been sold out on Amazon for about 2-3 weeks now. They just got a shipment in on the 1st and now they're already down to 1 unit left until restock:

http://amzn.asia/9FHecQw

MHW has been way bigger than Sony ever expected which led to some shortages.

And it has been 2 months since it happened. Aren't Sony relatively fast to replenish their products into store usually ?



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I imagine they were waiting until this new fiscal year to restock since they had already well-surpassed their shareholder quota/estimate. I could be wrong though. If it's still at 20-25k in the next few weeks then it was likely just an Amazon only issue, similar to what happened on US Amazon for a little while last month.