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Forums - Sales Discussion - Japan sales (Week 16): Media Create/Famitsu/Dengeki - April 16 - 22 , 2018

zorg1000 said:
melbye said:
Pretty sure there will be a new version of PS4 announcved at E3 now and Sony is trying to sell out the stock they have

Im hoping for a PS4 Super Slim at $249.99, ill pick one up this holiday if that happens.

I was thinking a slim version of PS4 PRO for$299 and that would be the only PS4 available



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melbye said:
zorg1000 said:

Im hoping for a PS4 Super Slim at $249.99, ill pick one up this holiday if that happens.

I was thinking a slim version of PS4 PRO for$299 and that would be the only PS4 available

I think they will want to continue having an entry level and premium sku so im thinking Super Slim & Pro Slim.



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Not so hot from Metal Max after all. Even with good digital ratio, seems to have been overshipped.



I...I...I'm at a loss for words. For something that's $70 cardboard...to beat a AAA cinematic experience... wow.

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It's not a strong month by any means, so I think those are decent sales, GOW opening is OK, maybe with digital it will go above 60 thousand
Labo is Ok, let's see how leggy it will be



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Megiddo said:

Well, not much changed this week after all. Labo kept the Switch within a few thousand units of last week. The most curious thing I see is that the PS4 pro more than doubled the amount of PS4 sold. Will that trend continue?

This looks like the Slim is discontinued, because on a week with a major game the sales of this model drop further. This is not normal. Overall the boost for PS4 is pretty weak to my surprise, maybe because people wanted a Slim instead of a Pro but did not find one.



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Ljink96 said:
I...I...I'm at a lost for words. For something that's $70 cardboard...to beat a AAA cinematic experience... wow.

Not particularly surprising at all. God of War has never been a big series in Japan. The fact that the FW sales of the recent iteration were slightly higher than GoW 3 (the previous high seller of the series) without digital means that it performed rather well.



Kerotan said:
h2ohno said:
Pretty good start for Labo variety. But dang those Switch sales. I thought they'd go at least over 40,000 with the Labo launch. And that's still over 50% of the total hardware sales? Dang. Also surprised the Robot kit did that poorly. I that that would be more popular in Japan.

Is switch still supply strained? Or is demand just falling? 

Dunno, but it seems strange, that the release of Labo with 90K (+25K) did nothing for hardware. Pretty unlikely all the Labo-purchasers already had Switches. I don't understand anything here-

 

Marth said:

PS4 revovered a bit but still second worst week this year. (Same for XBOX ONE btw)
New yearly lows for Switch , 3DS and Vita

GoW did not much as expected. Needs to be set in Japan to be sucessful. :D
Labo did nothing for Switch Hardware which is suprising me but 90k is not too bad all things considered

Lets see how its legs will be. I expect a strong christmas period.

GoW looks like it was too expect, actually a bit stronger than GoW III. I wasn't sure what to expect from Labo, these numbers seem OK, but legs are most telling. The hardware sales are a mystery though. For everything.

 

Kerotan said:
God of war 3 43k
God of war 46k excluding digital.

I'd guess 60k vs 43k and then better legs. Time will tell but I think God of war did decent in Japan.

60K assumes a bit high digital rate for my taste, but generally it did a bit better than GoW III. If this applies to the world, this might be breaking 5 million sold copies.

OTBWY said:

It is unlike Sony to have supply constraints for this long. Something doesn't add up. Also, this is about as far GoW will go in Japan. There is just no appeal in that market.

Yeah, the hardware is strange. Both PS4 and Switch. Expected more from new releases.

GoW did pretty well for a game in this series.



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melbye said:
zorg1000 said:

Im hoping for a PS4 Super Slim at $249.99, ill pick one up this holiday if that happens.

I was thinking a slim version of PS4 PRO for$299 and that would be the only PS4 available

I don't disagree they might have a new ps4 Pro slim like you said but the current shortages are for the regular slim not the pro which suggests it's the most likely to get a new model. Now it's very possible they'll announce a pro slim and a ps4 super slim. 



Mnementh said:
Kerotan said:

Is switch still supply strained? Or is demand just falling? 

Dunno, but it seems strange, that the release of Labo with 90K (+25K) did nothing for hardware. Pretty unlikely all the Labo-purchasers already had Switches. I don't understand anything here-


Not a big surprise FW was mostly existing Switch owners, word of mouth and holidays are what will cause it to sell to new customers.



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