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Forums - Sales Discussion - Japan Sales Week 40 Media Create/Famitsu/Dengeki - October 1-7, 2018

VGchartz/Resetera, etc: "LABO will increase substantially when the holidays come around." With 10 weeks left until Christmas and with three different sets, none are in the top 20. What's going to be the excuse this time around? Stay tuned!

Super Mario Party in the middle of the pack compared to previous titles, marginal boost to hardware. Megaman 11 kinda meh. By this point in the Switch's lifecycle, I would expect a significant disparity between it and the PS4 when it comes to third party titles releasing on the same day (especially those that favor the Switch audience) but 3rd party Switch titles are receiving the Vita sales treatment...which isn't good (from the publishers perspective).

PS4 down due to people waiting on the price cut, good timing with COD and many high end western games releasing but I don't expect to see massive changes.

The best story continues to be Spiderman, fantastic sales for this game. Pretty awesome to see.



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Train wreck said:

By this point in the Switch's lifecycle, I would expect a significant disparity between it and the PS4 when it comes to third party titles releasing on the same day (especially those that favor the Switch audience) but 3rd party Switch titles are receiving the Vita sales treatment...which isn't good (from the publishers perspective).

Anybody who has payed attention to Japanese sales for the last few years knows that it takes awhile for 3rd party sales to transition from 1 platform to the next.

The exact same thing happened with Vita & PS4, for the first year or two PSP & PS3 versions were selling just as much or better.



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Decent AC debut. Super hyped for next week's chart. Bo4 releases and the ps4 Pro gets its price drop. I'm surprised the amount of people who have over looked that fact in here. It didn't just drop for no reason.

The big news this week is xbox 100k.



Acevil said:
Kyuu said:
Decent opening for Super Mario Party.
PS4's drop is pretty normal, the price cut for the Pro model will take effect on October 12.
Not good for Megaman.

I imagine the bulk of Mega man sales being digital. However even double those numbers are a bit concerning. 

Hopefully strong digital sales and legs can compensate.



Super Mario Party didn't boost hardware sales for Switch but did decent numbers. Mega Man 11 does slightly better on Switch than PS4 but nothing incredible overall (I blame Might No. 9)



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Megiddo said:
Mnementh said:

While Warriors Orochi sold better on PS4, MegaMan is selling better on Switch.

Though there is a difference between Orochi selling ~95k better on PS4 and Rockman selling ~2.5k better on Switch.

Yeah, I'm aware. But I'm more interested into which genres (or presentation or series) sell on which console. Warriors Orochi and Megaman are just another puzzle piece to create the big picture.



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nero said:

A little boost from SMP. Above baseline for NSW and below for PS4

 

Thanks for your continuing work on this, this graph really gives insights. As others explained (I wasn't aware) the drop in PS4-sales is because a price-drop for Pro is coming. This will probably boost PS4-sales next week. Interesting to see if it leads to a new baseline.



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Marth said:

COMG ratios:

First week:
Super Mario Party
NS - 1:875
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
PS4 - 1: 587
MegaMan 11
PS4 - 1:482
MegaMan 11 NS - 1:814

Other:
Marvel's Spiderman
PS4 - 1:818
TLoH: Sen no Kiseki IV -The End of Saga PS4 - 1:1003
Musou Orochi 3 PS4 - 1: 632
Musou Orochi 3 NS - 1: 540
Minecraft NS - 1: 285

Only posting the ones that got  >10 pts on COMG. But can post the rest if someone is interested.

Thanks a lot for these. It's nice to see how COMG compares to the final numbers.

 

OT: Switch is strong but PS4 is getting quite low. I know that's partly due to next week's 10% PS4 Pro price cut (starting October 12) but I'd still like to see a bigger price cut on both PS4 and PS4 Pro.

I wonder if any of the upcoming games can improve PS4's baseline a little, at least temporarily?

Kingdom Hearts 3
Resident Evil 2
Devil May Cry V
Granblue Fantasy
Lost Soul Aside
Code Vein
Edge of Eternity
Sekiro
Ghost of Tsushima
Judge Eyes
Left Alive
Ace Combat 7
Digimon Survive
Final Fantasy VII Remake (when will this game even release?)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Red Dead Redemption 2
Other games?



Mnementh said:
nero said:

A little boost from SMP. Above baseline for NSW and below for PS4

 

Thanks for your continuing work on this, this graph really gives insights. As others explained (I wasn't aware) the drop in PS4-sales is because a price-drop for Pro is coming. This will probably boost PS4-sales next week. Interesting to see if it leads to a new baseline.

PS4 baseline could really use a boost but I doubt it'll get one from the 10% price cut on PS4 Pro only.



Decent debut for SMP