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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu Sales: Week 34, 2019 (August 19th - August 25th) - Oninaki

MasonADC said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Yeah, Astral Chain is a real system seller! An IP that big can definitely off-set the Lite hype. 

I meant more so that the new model is coming next week. I’m not sure if the boost will be in the first or second week though 

Yeah I was joking cause i'd rather be in denial than face the facts

Also I don't think the New Switch model will revitalize sales too much, maybe by 10k or 15k at most. 

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The_Liquid_Laser said:
RolStoppable said:

This is the week after Obon, so everything dropped. Fire Emblem's drop is in line with the rest of the top 10.

The launch of Switch Lite should easily be above 100k for the Lite alone in that week, so Switch software should naturally see increases across the board. Depends on what you consider a big spike, but Fire Emblem should see at least some boost; most of the benefits will go to the usual evergreens.

When I say "falling" and "spiking" I am referring to chart position.  The raw numbers put this FE at 221k so far.  Fates sold about 100k more during it's first week alone in Japan.  At first glance it seems like Fire Emblem has lost some of its base in Japan.  I am wondering if they are actually just waiting for the Lite edition in order to get Fire Emblem.

People are saying that the game alone is expensive but when you buy it using the vouchers it becomes cheaper. 

But sale decline will be seen on handheld franchises. Like Pokemon and Animal Crossing. I dont expect Pokemon Sword and Shield and Animal Crossing new horizon to beat the 3DS games. This is just because of the amount of Switch sold in Japan. So unless the Switch lite is able to boost Switch sales closer to the 3DS Sales (including future price drops) then I dont see those games beating its games on the 3DS. 

Pocky Lover Boy! 

Switch more than 3:1 over PS4, but depressing numbers all around with the highest selling platform at only 30k and PS4 below 10k.

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Ouch at those hardware numbers

I mean, what were you guys expecting for hardware?
Now that Obon Week has come and gone, the Switch Lite is around the corner, and the new Switch model comes in the next update - meaning Japanese customers are holding out for not 1, but 2, new Switch models. Baseline sales were going to take a dive at some point. If you check the rankings on Amazon Japan right now the new, upgraded models are #1 and #3 respectively with 2 days left before they release. Sales are going to go right back up next week.

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Let's see how much the new model can influence the sales on it's own. Considering it's constantly sold out on Amazon US, I doubt the situation will be much different in Japan and thus the hardware spike will be negligible. Once it's availability improves however I think we'll see an increased baseline

We're past an holiday so I don't see why anyone would get surprised about this drop across the chart ...

Anyway, people are still going on FE sales case ? I thought the point about the increased digital sales due to low physical copies presence and the vouchers was clear enough ... also yes, it isn't selling as well like a game which was sold in two separate sku's so sue them ...

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Can PS4 hit 10 million in Japan? I'm starting to think not.

Oninaki, kinda a flop on both systems. Of course digital-sales could be really high

Oninaki will have sold more on Switch in the west. No doubt about it.