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Forums - Sales Discussion - Japan sales (Week 30) Media Create/Famitsu/Dengeki - July 23-29, 2018

zorg1000 said:
Megiddo said:

How many PS3s were sold at $100.00 or less off its initial MSRP? From what I understand the bulk of its sales were after massive price drops which the PS4 hasn't had up till yet.

Those massive price cuts were to get it into the price range that PS4 is currently in.

At this point in PS3 life it was 29,980 yen vs PS4 at 34,980 yen, not a massive difference.

The massive difference comes when you're adding the PS4 pro at just under 50k yen, almost 20k more expensive than the PS3.



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zorg1000 said:
Green098 said:

Switch hardware sales staying steady at a baseline in the high 40 thousands. Splatoon 2 will hit 2.5 million at retail in Japan next week, also did Switch have two Mega Man skus?

The big releases in Japan this time last year are starting to take their toll, confident Switch will manage to make it out up year over year in time for it's big holiday line-up.

Only needs to average 40k/week to remain up going into the last 10 weeks of the year, should do that quite easily.

How much does the Switch need to remain up with 6-8 weeks left?



Megiddo said:
zorg1000 said:

Those massive price cuts were to get it into the price range that PS4 is currently in.

At this point in PS3 life it was 29,980 yen vs PS4 at 34,980 yen, not a massive difference.

The massive difference comes when you're adding the PS4 pro at just under 50k yen, practically double that of the PS3.

Pro is a premium model for the small number of people in Japan who care about 4k gaming just like there were more expensive premuim skus of PS3 with more storage for the small amount of people in Japan who cared about going full digital back then.

The price to get into the the PS4 ecosystem is only slightly higher than it was to get into the PS3 ecosystem at a similar point in their life cycles.



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Farsala said:
zorg1000 said:

Only needs to average 40k/week to remain up going into the last 10 weeks of the year, should do that quite easily.

How much does the Switch need to remain up with 6-8 weeks left?

It needs to average 50.1k until week 45 to remain up YoY.

Pokemon releases week 46 and Smash releases week 49.



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zorg1000 said:
Farsala said:

How much does the Switch need to remain up with 6-8 weeks left?

It needs to average 50.1k until week 45 to remain up YoY.

Pokemon releases week 46 and Smash releases week 49.

Week 46 without any releases was 87k and week 49 165k. So it will be interesting what Switch will hit with releases, 200k+ to 300k.



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How much longer until the Switch outsells the PS4 in Japan?



Well Switch domination as usual.

The MonHun bundle had no effect. No doubt Capcom is disappointed. Speaking of Capcom. Looks like their sabotage of Megaman on Switch has worked.

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think-man said:
How much longer until the Switch outsells the PS4 in Japan?

I think some time next year. Either Q1 or Q2.



Decided to make an update of this graph. Its the YTD volume comparison. Means by week X the console/handheld has sold that much percent compared to last year.

As you can see PS4 and Switch losing out the past few weeks and getting closer to that 100%
3DS took a big hit because it had a massive week last year while Vita is just chugging along as always this year with a small uptrend.
Xbox is still a bit of a weird case because the low sales volume makes the graph jump way more. But overall it stabilizes at a much better performance compared to 2017 (still bad but hey not as bad as last year).
Also congratz Xbox One for already hitting 10k this year. Last YTD is only at 5,1K

I also have a Software comparison graph in the works for certain Switch titles.

Last edited by Marth - on 01 August 2018

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