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

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.

The PS4 was out of stock for a few weeks after MHW launch, but judging by anecdotal evidence on PS4 stock situation in stores, most of the issues seem to have been sorted out. Amazon isn’t the end all be all for the stock situation, iirc Switch was out of stock on Amazon a month or two ago but it didn’t have any actual stock issues



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Possibly. As I said I may be wrong. Another 'anecdotal' evidence is that I frequently use Yahoo Auctions Japan, Rakuten, and other Japanese shopping websites. I frequently see the PS4 and PS4 pro for selling for higher than its MSRP. This does not normally happen unless there is a stock shortage.

For example. a PS4 pro sold for 52,000 yen after 144 bids.

https://aucview.aucfan.com/yahoo/x531882578/

 

EDIT: And here's a regular PS4 still with 2 days of bidding left at 32,000 yen:

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g262739269

Last edited by Megiddo - on 04 April 2018

Megiddo said:

Possibly. As I said I may be wrong. Another 'anecdotal' evidence is that I frequently use Yahoo Auctions Japan, Rakuten, and other Japanese shopping websites. I frequently see the PS4 and PS4 pro for selling for higher than its MSRP. This does not normally happen unless there is a stock shortage.

For example. a PS4 pro sold for 52,000 yen after 144 bids.

https://aucview.aucfan.com/yahoo/x531882578/

Yeah, honestly seems like it could go either way. We’ll just have to see how it does over the next few weeks I guess



The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Japanese Sales Tracker (Single SKUs): UPDATE!!

1. (NES) The Legend of Zelda - 1,690,000
2. (NES) Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - 1,610,000
3. (N64) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - 1,450,000
4. (SNES) The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - 1,115,000
5. (DS) The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass - 950,000
6. (NS) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild* - 938,990 (+9,373)

*Without Digital

Well, this is the first time in a long while that Breath of the Wild has dipped below 10k.





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Pictures of Yodobashi posted yesterday.

Red sold out

Blue Emergency arrival of goods

Last edited by takoyaki7 - on 04 April 2018

Kirby effect now well and truly over, what we have now seems to be the Switch's true baseline. Looking forward to what Labo's boost will be and if Nintendo have a new big hitter on their hands.
Sony still either deliberately or inadvertently starving the basic PS4 for the Pro in terms of supply, only problem is the boost for the Pro from MHW seems to be over so the Pro has reverted to its 7/8k baseline while the basic has not returned to its 21/22k pre MHW baseline.



John19 said:
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

They did/do have actually, but it is not really affecting their figures by much.



zorg1000 said:
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.

Interesting comparison, so the Switch is almost keeping pace in (SW) sales but its effectively being doubled in HW sales...........lends credence to the idea that the Switch still has a lot in stock that a price cut can do for it (at the appropriate time). It will certainly sell more when it becomes more affordable.



takoyaki7 said:

Pictures of Yodobashi posted yesterday.

Red sold out

Blue Emergency arrival of goods

So, is Switch still facing shortages?