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Forums - Sales Discussion - Japan sales (Week 18): Media Create/Famitsu/Dengeki - April 30 - May 6, 2018 (Golden Week)

Here is the week 18 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 34,994 +528 828,667 34,450 (-16)
Switch 53,113 -37,361 886,516 91,573 (+1099)

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.

PS4 stays level with last week and reaches its AWN once again as stock remains fully available for Golden Week. Switch gets the anticipated GW boost following a strong initial week for DKTF.



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Ps4did 35k last week too. 35k baseline is very good



Pinkie_pie said:
Why the boost for hardwares?

Golden Week

TruckOSaurus said:

Love Japanese names for games: "Commentary powerful professional baseball 2018".

So a re-release of Donkey Kong pushes hardware better than Labo. Gotta wonder if it comes down to availability more than new software for Japan.

Also, I'm thinking 30k could be a decent baseline for the PS4.

No, DK didnt push hardware, Golden Week did.



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zorg1000 said:
Pinkie_pie said:
Why the boost for hardwares?

Golden Week

TruckOSaurus said:

Love Japanese names for games: "Commentary powerful professional baseball 2018".

So a re-release of Donkey Kong pushes hardware better than Labo. Gotta wonder if it comes down to availability more than new software for Japan.

Also, I'm thinking 30k could be a decent baseline for the PS4.

No, DK didnt push hardware, Golden Week did.

That makes more sense.



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Golden week so this might not truly reflect baselines.

Second week of 35k for ps4 on a row since more stock arrived. It's still selling out online though. Find out next week if the stock issue finally gets resolved.



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Due to the pre order numbers of COMG I expected that the baseball game would easily beat Donkey Kong. Obviously the ape crushed the bat.



Pinkie_pie said:
Ps4did 35k last week too. 35k baseline is very good

Im not sure if it will hold a 35k baseline, these numbers are for Golden Week and post-GW sales typically see a solid drop.



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XD84 said:
Due to the pre order numbers of COMG I expected that the baseball game would easily beat Donkey Kong. Obviously the ape crushed the bat.

Honestly a lot of people did not think Donkey Kong would reach that high of numbers. It is really impressive. 



 

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Tropical Freeze did about 2.5x as much as the Wii U version and just slightly under Returns 3D (probably about the same with digital).



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