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Forums - Sales Discussion - Japan Sales Week 42 Media Create/Famitsu/Dengeki - October 15-21, 2018

Kerotan said:
Next week switch should join ps4 on being down YTD as Mario oddessy launched last year.

Yeah, but only for 3 weeks in case of Switch, on 16. November we have launch of Pokemon Lets Go game, Pokemon Leg Go hardware bundles and Smash Bros hardware bundle.



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COD is surprisingly strong.

Dark Souls sold five times on opening week on PS4 than Switch. Interesting to see if the discrepancy in sales is smaller in the West, as with some other titles.

Pro still outsells base model (but barely). Overall the PS4 number is now only slightly above the pre-pricecut number (or pre-dip because of the announcement of the pricecut).

Hardware sales for both console makers are dropping back to baseline levels.

Pokemon is early November I think, right? After that Switch will be probably in holiday mode. RDR should do the same for PS4.



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Did Dragon Ball FighterZ kinda flop? or atleast do very meh on the Switch?



We got digital estimates from Famitsu for the month of September. Taken from https://www.resetera.com/posts/14120783/

 

  1. Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4 – released September 4) – 95,120 download sales (compared to 266,802 physical sales)
  2. God of War III Remastered (PS4 – discounted in early September) – 67,313 download sales
  3. Warriors Orochi 4 (PS4, Switch – released September 27) – 37,324 download sales (compared to 127,491 physical sales)
  4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (PS4 – released August 28) – 35,841 download sales (compared to 114,777 physical sales)
  5. Dead by Daylight (PS4) – 31,676 download sales
  6. Battlefield 1 (PS4, XBO – Premium Pass free in early September) – 30,495 download sales
  7. Conan Exiles (PS4 – released August 23) – 22,452 download sales (compared to 74,579-plus physical sales)
  8. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV ~The End of Saga~ (PS4 – released September 27) – 22,018 download sales (compared to 85,161 physical sales)
  9. Mafia III (PS4, XBO – discounted in late August) – 19,582 download sales
  10. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch) – 17,804 download sales
Spidey's total just gets even more impressive and the Orochi 4 and PES numbers look more solid as well. And yeah, you better believe that CoD is likely at 100k+ digital this month, which is just crazy.


Hmmm. Interesting. CoD is doing well, surprising indeed.

On to business. Mario Party is holding up well, it could outpace Spiderman later on if the legs hold.

The hardware is not surprising. Switch is slightly above the 40k baseline. The PS4 has about 21k so marginally above its baseline as well. I might as well copy past my comment from last week. Nothing special happened here except CoD.



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Megiddo said:

We got digital estimates from Famitsu for the month of September. Taken from https://www.resetera.com/posts/14120783/

 

  1. Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4 – released September 4) – 95,120 download sales (compared to 266,802 physical sales)
  2. God of War III Remastered (PS4 – discounted in early September) – 67,313 download sales
  3. Warriors Orochi 4 (PS4, Switch – released September 27) – 37,324 download sales (compared to 127,491 physical sales)
  4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (PS4 – released August 28) – 35,841 download sales (compared to 114,777 physical sales)
  5. Dead by Daylight (PS4) – 31,676 download sales
  6. Battlefield 1 (PS4, XBO – Premium Pass free in early September) – 30,495 download sales
  7. Conan Exiles (PS4 – released August 23) – 22,452 download sales (compared to 74,579-plus physical sales)
  8. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV ~The End of Saga~ (PS4 – released September 27) – 22,018 download sales (compared to 85,161 physical sales)
  9. Mafia III (PS4, XBO – discounted in late August) – 19,582 download sales
  10. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch) – 17,804 download sales
Spidey's total just gets even more impressive and the Orochi 4 and PES numbers look more solid as well. And yeah, you better believe that CoD is likely at 100k+ digital this month, which is just crazy.

Yep, digital on Switch (outside Minecraft) seem soft, people just perfer physical copies but the digital of these PS4 games make the market a little more healthly.  COD is probably over 500k right now.



Mnementh said:
COD is surprisingly strong.

Dark Souls sold five times on opening week on PS4 than Switch. Interesting to see if the discrepancy in sales is smaller in the West, as with some other titles.

Pro still outsells base model (but barely). Overall the PS4 number is now only slightly above the pre-pricecut number (or pre-dip because of the announcement of the pricecut).

Hardware sales for both console makers are dropping back to baseline levels.

Pokemon is early November I think, right? After that Switch will be probably in holiday mode. RDR should do the same for PS4.

I thought pokemon was end of November? Rdr2 should be a 100k+ launch but i don't see it doing anything drastic like kicking ps4 into its December holiday mode early. Legs should be good. 

 

Also to add ps4 dark souls digital ratio is probably higher on ps4 so it should have outsold it by even more. 

Megiddo said:

We got digital estimates from Famitsu for the month of September. Taken from https://www.resetera.com/posts/14120783/

 

  1. Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4 – released September 4) – 95,120 download sales (compared to 266,802 physical sales)
  2. God of War III Remastered (PS4 – discounted in early September) – 67,313 download sales
  3. Warriors Orochi 4 (PS4, Switch – released September 27) – 37,324 download sales (compared to 127,491 physical sales)
  4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (PS4 – released August 28) – 35,841 download sales (compared to 114,777 physical sales)
  5. Dead by Daylight (PS4) – 31,676 download sales
  6. Battlefield 1 (PS4, XBO – Premium Pass free in early September) – 30,495 download sales
  7. Conan Exiles (PS4 – released August 23) – 22,452 download sales (compared to 74,579-plus physical sales)
  8. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV ~The End of Saga~ (PS4 – released September 27) – 22,018 download sales (compared to 85,161 physical sales)
  9. Mafia III (PS4, XBO – discounted in late August) – 19,582 download sales
  10. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch) – 17,804 download sales
Spidey's total just gets even more impressive and the Orochi 4 and PES numbers look more solid as well. And yeah, you better believe that CoD is likely at 100k+ digital this month, which is just crazy.

These estimates are so sweet from the ps4 point of view. Spiderman must be around 400k considering October digital sales aren't counted here. That's a mind blowing performance. 500k+ guaranteed imo.

 

Pro evo digital ratio is tasty and bodes well for the series. Quite a few other games get a nice digital boost also. 



JRPGfan said:
Did Dragon Ball FighterZ kinda flop? or atleast do very meh on the Switch?

I believe it's doing about the same as Xenoverse 2 last year.



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zorg1000 said:
JRPGfan said:
Did Dragon Ball FighterZ kinda flop? or atleast do very meh on the Switch?

I believe it's doing about the same as Xenoverse 2 last year.

Xenoverse 2 after 4 weeks - 36085

FighterZ after 4 weeks - 38846

Xenoverse 2 had a very stable 3K baseline after that. Hopefully FighterZ can match that.