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The current generation isn't over yet and we will have other huge Jgames. Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Granblue Fantasy, Sekiro, Devil May Cry V and others. Said that, soon we'll got Dragon Quest XI, a game that have already sold a lot but i didn't see it in the chart.
Plus in my opinion current gen games aren't counted well. Due to increasing digital sales it's very hard to keep track the sales number. I personally can see Bloodborne over 3 million copies and Persona 5 over 2,5.
But, looking outside the top ten, many brands have grown greatly in popularity, such as the Yakuza series.



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So you're just ignoring all handheld games?



I am still laughing at people saying FFXV was/would be meh for everyone involved. Spoken like true Holy Trinity fanboys!



Epic was right all along... 

Replicant said:

Publishers in general seem to be doing better this gen compared to the last. And that include the Japanese publishers.

  1. Capcom's former best-selling game was Resident Evil 5 (7.3 mill) which released almost 10 years ago (2009), and Monster Hunter World has the potential to sell over twice as much currently being at over 10 mill.
  2. Sega has also been struggling financially for many years and still is in some cases. However, after purchasing Atlus, they've had a recent success in Persona 5 being the best-selling title in the series.
  3. Since Tekken 3 sold 8.3 mill on PS1, Bandai Namco has had difficulty finding comparable successes especially in the West. Dark Souls has changed that, and DS3 from 2016 is their fastest selling title in the West ever. Additionally, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1+2 have surpassed 10 mill and Dragon Ball FighterZ is the fastest selling DB game ever.
  4. After 15 years of declining sales for Final Fantasy, FFXV is the fastest selling game in the series ever and Square Enix has announced that it has surpassed 7.7 mill with only FFX (8 mill), FFVIII (8.8 mill) and FFVII (11 mill) still in front of it.
  5. I know OP says "non Nintendo" but they've certainly had a stellar gen so far as well. The huge numbers with Switch, Zelda, Mario Kart and 3D Mario haven't been seen since Wii peaked.

I also read that the Yakuza series started becoming more popular in the west with Yakuza 0, so Sega seem to be doing well on that front as well.



Hiku said:
Replicant said:

Publishers in general seem to be doing better this gen compared to the last. And that include the Japanese publishers.

  1. Capcom's former best-selling game was Resident Evil 5 (7.3 mill) which released almost 10 years ago (2009), and Monster Hunter World has the potential to sell over twice as much currently being at over 10 mill.
  2. Sega has also been struggling financially for many years and still is in some cases. However, after purchasing Atlus, they've had a recent success in Persona 5 being the best-selling title in the series.
  3. Since Tekken 3 sold 8.3 mill on PS1, Bandai Namco has had difficulty finding comparable successes especially in the West. Dark Souls has changed that, and DS3 from 2016 is their fastest selling title in the West ever. Additionally, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1+2 have surpassed 10 mill and Dragon Ball FighterZ is the fastest selling DB game ever.
  4. After 15 years of declining sales for Final Fantasy, FFXV is the fastest selling game in the series ever and Square Enix has announced that it has surpassed 7.7 mill with only FFX (8 mill), FFVIII (8.8 mill) and FFVII (11 mill) still in front of it.
  5. I know OP says "non Nintendo" but they've certainly had a stellar gen so far as well. The huge numbers with Switch, Zelda, Mario Kart and 3D Mario haven't been seen since Wii peaked.

I also read that the Yakuza series started becoming more popular in the west with Yakuza 0, so Sega seem to be doing well on that front as well.

Oh, yeah. Thanks for reminding me. In 10 years (2005-2015) the Yakuza franchise sold 7 mill copies. In the next 2 years (2015-2017) it sold 3.5 mill copies, so it's definitely picking up the pace.

 

And I forgot about Kingdom Hearts. It's bound to sell more this gen than the last as well.

7th gen: Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 + DDD = 4.7 mill

8th gen: Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 + 2.8 + 3 = ? mill



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flashfire926 said:
Well the generation isn't exactly done yet. By the end MHW would probably inch over 12 million, GT Sport will get over 5 million, FF15 will probably get to at least 8.5 million, and RE7 could get to 6 million. The 3M figure for Nier was before the Xbox version, so 3.5 million will come easy. Dragonball Fighterz is selling well and will probably get it's own spot in that list.

Plus Kingdom Hearts 3 and Sekiro are coming.

I understand that which is why I said its doing marginally better. Currently its well behind last gen but by the end I expect it to be slightly ahead but not quite the same as what people expected.

It did get a lot better in quality though, so there is that.

Megiddo said:
Huh. I didn't realize that Bloodborne didn't sell over ~2.8 million.

Last official figures were as of September 2015, 6 months after release. Its definitely above 2.8 million but I'm only citing the latest official numbers.

For that matter Dark Souls 3 sold 3 million in 2 months, which is the last official figures we have, so it could possibly be at 3 in the top sellers of this gen.

Mnementh said:
So, you just ignore big amounts of sold games and now with this thusly cherry-picked data you prove a theory you have... This sounds golden.

I have a tip for your next thread. Ignoring Nintendo you could easily prove that the second generation of videogame consoles was much healthier than the third!

I didn't ignore anything. These are all official sales figures.

Didn't know you had to be a dick to someone for being non inclusive towards Nintendo. They are a different beast from the rest of the Japanese industry and its a lot harder to classify what is which gen, are the Wii U and Switch both 8th gen, is the Switch 9th gen, are Wii and Wii U 7th gen. There is of course that the performance of other Japanese developers would be hidden by Nintendo's dominance in the charts if I had included them.

Replicant said:

Publishers in general seem to be doing better this gen compared to the last. And that include the Japanese publishers.

  1. Capcom's former best-selling game was Resident Evil 5 (7.3 mill) which released almost 10 years ago (2009), and Monster Hunter World has the potential to sell over twice as much currently being at over 10 mill.
  2. Sega has also been struggling financially for many years and still is in some cases. However, after purchasing Atlus, they've had a recent success in Persona 5 being the best-selling title in the series.
  3. Since Tekken 3 sold 8.3 mill on PS1, Bandai Namco has had difficulty finding comparable successes especially in the West. Dark Souls has changed that, and DS3 from 2016 is their fastest selling title in the West ever. Additionally, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1+2 have surpassed 10 mill and Dragon Ball FighterZ is the fastest selling DB game ever.
  4. After 15 years of declining sales for Final Fantasy, FFXV is the fastest selling game in the series ever and Square Enix has announced that it has surpassed 7.7 mill with only FFX (8 mill), FFVIII (8.8 mill) and FFVII (11 mill) still in front of it.
  5. I know OP says "non Nintendo" but they've certainly had a stellar gen so far as well. The huge numbers with Switch, Zelda, Mario Kart and 3D Mario haven't been seen since Wii peaked.

1) Not looking at individual publisher perspectives but the top sellers from all developers.

2) Sega still has a way to go before their games sell enough to make it to suck a rank.

3) Dark Souls was a last gen game and it definitely did amazingly well in sales. Tekken has declined slightly compared to last gen, Soulcalibur is dormant and I don't know if 6 will sell as well as 4 and 5 released in a crowded window this fall, and Dragon Ball has largely benefitted from finally having some effort put into the games this gen, both Xenoverse and FighterZ are better than Raging Blast, and the series has regained popularity due to Super.

4) Yes, FF 15 is doing well, which is why its 2nd on the rankings.

5) I know, but is the Switch 8th gen because if it is where does that put the Wii U. More importantly for Nintendo, see my response to the guy above.

Hiku said:
Replicant said:

Publishers in general seem to be doing better this gen compared to the last. And that include the Japanese publishers.

  1. Capcom's former best-selling game was Resident Evil 5 (7.3 mill) which released almost 10 years ago (2009), and Monster Hunter World has the potential to sell over twice as much currently being at over 10 mill.
  2. Sega has also been struggling financially for many years and still is in some cases. However, after purchasing Atlus, they've had a recent success in Persona 5 being the best-selling title in the series.
  3. Since Tekken 3 sold 8.3 mill on PS1, Bandai Namco has had difficulty finding comparable successes especially in the West. Dark Souls has changed that, and DS3 from 2016 is their fastest selling title in the West ever. Additionally, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1+2 have surpassed 10 mill and Dragon Ball FighterZ is the fastest selling DB game ever.
  4. After 15 years of declining sales for Final Fantasy, FFXV is the fastest selling game in the series ever and Square Enix has announced that it has surpassed 7.7 mill with only FFX (8 mill), FFVIII (8.8 mill) and FFVII (11 mill) still in front of it.
  5. I know OP says "non Nintendo" but they've certainly had a stellar gen so far as well. The huge numbers with Switch, Zelda, Mario Kart and 3D Mario haven't been seen since Wii peaked.

I also read that the Yakuza series started becoming more popular in the west with Yakuza 0, so Sega seem to be doing well on that front as well.

It is doing well, but its not even at a million. Good for a AA game but nothing amazing.



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I think this thread moreso proves that Japanese devs are doing better again actually .. although I would still say it's nowhere near the glory days. Ever since like 2016 though it has been steadily improving.



Wow 3 Dragonball games in the top 3, that's really impressive.



Wasnt it announce Dragon Quest 11 was over 4m sold?