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Forums - Sales Discussion - Japan Sales Week 47 Media Create/Famitsu/Dengeki - November 19-25 2018

Megiddo said:
EricFabian said:

Switch shortage doesn't exist in Japan right now unless you refer to bundles.

 


Limited bundles are not stock shortages.

You can buy a Switch no issue. Just not one with a Pikachu or Eevee sticker or whatever.

Just like how the limited PS4 models (Spider-man, God of War, etc) are not signs of a stock shortage.

Yeah, I'm thinking about getting a Switch for Christmas so I've been checking the price and stock, and no issue, I could order one right now on several different websites, or go buy it in any store of my town. No stock issue, expect maybe in small stores in remote villages... 



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quickrick said:
Acevil said:

I don't know what you are talking about, Let's Go has been hated on by the Pokemon community at large, so many thought it would downright flop.

Think you are confusing new Pokemon Game (What people thought might come this year, but is coming next year) with "let's go". So please show me many people disillusioned.  I personally think you make claims, that contradict your own statements, get called out on it, and make even bigger outlandish statements. 

many people hated on it of course but most sales people thought it would do gang busters, and drive hardware sales to insanity.

Unquantified statements like "many", "most" and stuff like that. But everyone can play the game. Most people here expected Let's Go to flop hard, and many expected only small boosts to Switch hardware.



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Mnementh said:
quickrick said:

many people hated on it of course but most sales people thought it would do gang busters, and drive hardware sales to insanity.

Unquantified statements like "many", "most" and stuff like that. But everyone can play the game. Most people here expected Let's Go to flop hard, and many expected only small boosts to Switch hardware.

Most people that said it was gonna flop were just saying that because they personally didn't like it or have interest in it. But overall the consumer has thought differently and it was over 3m WW very quickly.  Let's Go is gonna continue to sell and do big numbers and I'm scared for what the sales will be come Gen 8 pokemon, the game that ''hardcore fans'' or ''real fans'' are looking forward to.



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I'll just say that I was very adamant that Let's Go would be poorly received and I was met with multiple people (including some who have posted in this very thread) who just kept saying 'but if only 1% of Pokemon Go players buy it then it'll sell like crazy'.

Needless to say that my initial thoughts on PMLG were not very well received, though they were fully warranted.



quickrick said:
Acevil said:

I don't know what you are talking about, Let's Go has been hated on by the Pokemon community at large, so many thought it would downright flop.

Think you are confusing new Pokemon Game (What people thought might come this year, but is coming next year) with "let's go". So please show me many people disillusioned.  I personally think you make claims, that contradict your own statements, get called out on it, and make even bigger outlandish statements. 

many people hated on it of course but most sales people thought it would do gang busters, and drive hardware sales to insanity. something about it will attract mobile users which is like 900 million.

You're going to have to link back to that.  Most of us have been pointing out the game is a remake and not the new main line entry that will arrive next year.  We haven't been telling people to temper their expectations. 

It sounds like you are doing it again.  Make a claim, get called out, can't back it up and now we're waiting for you to move the goal posts.



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Megiddo said:
I'll just say that I was very adamant that Let's Go would be poorly received and I was met with multiple people (including some who have posted in this very thread) who just kept saying 'but if only 1% of Pokemon Go players buy it then it'll sell like crazy'.

Needless to say that my initial thoughts on PMLG were not very well received, though they were fully warranted.

Well as your opinion they were warranted sure. I agree. But seems like the opposite of what you thought would happen and sales have been really good so far, over 3m and going to keep climbing. You aren't the only one that thought these things about Let's Go, so you definitely weren't alone.



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Megiddo said:
I'll just say that I was very adamant that Let's Go would be poorly received and I was met with multiple people (including some who have posted in this very thread) who just kept saying 'but if only 1% of Pokemon Go players buy it then it'll sell like crazy'.

Needless to say that my initial thoughts on PMLG were not very well received, though they were fully warranted.

Were "multiple people" the dominant opinion, or just some loud people with strong opinions? I actually can't find much of predictions here, the best is pokoko saying it will sell gangbusters because Pokemon was countered by Amnesia pointing out spinoffs don't do that great.



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I see the switch downplaying crew is out in force today.



Switch dropped harder than I thought, but it should exceed my expectations for at least one week.



Nice debut for Battlefield considering the Western feedback. Let's Go is certainly a HW mover but the second week was a bit bad. I'm sure it'll be fine.



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