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

RaptorChrist said:

Tropical Freeze is one of the best platformers I've ever played. I own a physical copy on my Wii U, but I couldn't resist buying it again on Switch. I've never been involved in speedrunning of any sort, but it's very tempting to get involved as more of a small hobby on some individual levels. The controls in this game are so spot on and the levels are designed with speed in mind. Not to mention the game looks very nice. I'm disappointed with the load times, however, despite reading that they have improved over the Wii U version. I find that shocking, as it still takes 10 - 15 seconds for loading between levels and pulling up the map.

That's a shame. The improved load times were my most looked forward addition to the game (screw Funky Kong).



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zorg1000 said:
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).

Here is numbers for the Wii U for all people looking for them:

02./00. [WIU] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) {2014.02.13} (¥5.985) - 35.717 / NEW

Here is also percentage increases from last week (taken from era): 

DKTF - 88K(new)

Labo Variety - 32K(+24%)

Kirby - 31K(+75%)

Splatoon 2 - 29K(+60%)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 23K(+82%)

Snack World - 12K(+21%)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 11K(+42%)

Super Mario Odyssey - 11K(+64%)

Labo Robot - 6K(+18%)

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Labo at 190k, also legs on those Switch games:

03./04. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥6.980) - 32.244 / 148.568 (+24%)
04./06. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) - 31.377 / 482.816 (+75%)
05./05. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 29.850 / 2.297.437 (+60%)
06./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 23.983 / 1.521.818 (+82%)
09./11. [NSW] The Snack World: TreJarers Gold (Level 5) {2018.04.12} (¥5.980) - 12.654 / 74.638 (+21%)
10./14. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 11.873 / 1.716.639 (+64%)
11./13. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 11.151 / 980.427 (+42%)
12./17. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7.980) - 6.694 / 41.003 (+18%)
14./29. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) - 5.551 / 441.682
16./31. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) - 4.366 / 403.404
17./34. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) - 4.264 / 259.693



Still about half of the initial Labo shipment is on the shelves judging by previous Famitsu reports. If it's a big holiday seller it didn't seem like it for Golden Week at least.



So Labo combined sales are closing in on 200k in Japan, that's not too shabby. Kirby is still a beast, DK hits top spot and Arms hits 400k. Nice hardware numbers for Switch too.



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PS4 got zero boost from golden week.

Is it still supply constraint? Also none of its software got a boost.



Not sure if you just lack basic reasoning skills or have the memory of a goldfish, but when the PS4 was supply constrained it was only selling 10-15k units a week. So no, by selling 3x what it was selling when supply constrained it's obviously not currently supply constrained.



Megiddo said:
Not sure if you just lack basic reasoning skills of have the memory of a goldfish, but when the PS4 was supply constrained it was only selling 10-15k units a week. So no, by selling 3x what it was selling when supply constrained it's obviously not current supply constrained.

I was told PS4 just got new stock not a boost from the baseball game last week.

now it got new stock + golden week and it’s selling the exact same.

what is the truth? 



DK probably is around the 100K mark with digital sales included, which is great ! But you know what's even greater ?

Kirby's legs ! (It'll probably achieve the 500K mark(physical only) next week in Japan :O



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BlackBeauty said:
Megiddo said:
Not sure if you just lack basic reasoning skills of have the memory of a goldfish, but when the PS4 was supply constrained it was only selling 10-15k units a week. So no, by selling 3x what it was selling when supply constrained it's obviously not current supply constrained.

I was told PS4 just got new stock not a boost from the baseball game last week.

now it got new stock + golden week and it’s selling the exact same.

what is the truth? 

The truth that we want to know is what alt are you?

But ill play along.  Maybe people bought the PS4 last week in fear of it being sold out during golden week (due to stock issues throughout March and April) and when golden week came around sales were steady due to supply being ample, if the PS4 supply situation was correct this week, we would have seen a 10k to a 60k change instead of 70k over two weeks.