Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu Sales: Week 13, 2020 (Mar 23 - Mar 29)

Nautilus said:
Holy mother of God, the Switch is doing ballistic numbers these past two weeks.

And man, unless the supply completely runs dry, I totally expect 200K next week. Even when this AC crazy is over, I positive the baseline for the Switch will increse from it's 60kish to around 80k, easily.

Finish up the FY so they probably stocked up for these 2 weeks.  We have to see if shipment is good this week. It can easily do 200k but only and only if they ship it. I’m expecting 80k-100k next week



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CRAZY numbers. Some of y'all said it would fall under 40k lmao. I did think it would fall below 150k tho since there was many shortages. Maybe it was still fine during the first days of the week. We'll really know with next week.



WTF. Pokemon made 382k on its second week (72% decrease) and was already really huge, this decreased only 61%



AC titles are known for their tremendous legs too. Could see all sorts of records shattered!



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RolStoppable said:

This week's numbers still don't give the impression that the hybrid SKU is in sufficient supply in Japan, but the overall numbers are obviously great. Animal Crossing is massive, both in terms of its software sales as well as its system-selling power. 675k Switch consoles sold in the past two weeks alone, so at the end of 2020's first quarter we are looking at a cumulative year over year gain of ~730k, that's a plus of approximately 75% in comparison to last year's performance.

Like I pointed out last week, quarter 2 is a string of almost exclusively easy year over year comparisons. If supply constraints for Switch hardware aren't too severe in the coming months, then we'll be definitely heading for a 5m+ year regardless of what's on Nintendo's release schedule in the latter half of 2020.

Week 2019 Weekly 2019 Cumulative 2020 Weekly 2020 Cumulative Difference Weekly Difference Cumulative
1 225.698 225.698 284.827 284.827 59.129 59.129
2 83.136 308.834 116.301 401.128 33.165 92.294
3 71.672 380.506 96.458 497.586 24.786 117.080
4 51.556 432.062 67.987 565.573 16.431 133.511
5 66.448 498.510 75.922 641.495 9.474 142.985
6 61.042 559.552 100.961 741.456 39.919 181.904
7 64.313 623.865 80.312 821.948 15.999 198.083
8 49.139 673.004 41.490 863.258 -7.649 190.254
9 66.453 739.457 53.098 916.356 -13.355 176.899
10 67.624 807.081 50.585 967.941 -17.039 160.860
11 55.478 862.559 57.274 1.025.215 1.796 162.656
12 56.812 919.371 392.576 1.417.791 335.764 498.420
13 49.852 969.223 282.561 1.700.352 232.709 731.129
14 46.850 1.016.073
15 54.101 1.070.174
16 40.338 1.110.512
17 42.108 1.152.620
18 41.735 1.194.355
19 41.736 1.236.091
20 32.564 1.268.655
21 25.936 1.294.591
22 33.154 1.327.745
23 33.590 1.361.335
24 34.321 1.395.656
25 29.058 1.424.714
26 59.184 1.483.898
27 75.481 1.559.379
28 55.823 1.615.202
29 45.596 1.660.798
30 42.689 1.703.487
31 36.613 1.740.100
32 46.338 1.786.438
33 46.339 1.832.777
34 30.072 1.862.849
35 90.553 1.953.402
36 77.392 2.030.794
37 51.619 2.082.413
38 239.740 2.322.153
39 196.489 2.518.642
40 89.137 2.607.779
41 56.680 2.664.459
42 54.067 2.718.526
43 69.438 2.787.964
44 119.397 2.907.361
45 88.772 2.996.133
46 180.136 3.176.269
47 179.992 3.356.261
48 186.763 3.543.024
49 188.501 3.731.525
50 236.625 3.968.150
51 291.485 4.259.614
52 234.268 4.493.885

Switch in week 13 is on the same level as it was last year on week 30! By end of May the console could potentially be at the point the console was last year at the beginning of the holiday season!



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tbone51 said:
Nautilus said:
Holy mother of God, the Switch is doing ballistic numbers these past two weeks.

And man, unless the supply completely runs dry, I totally expect 200K next week. Even when this AC crazy is over, I positive the baseline for the Switch will increse from it's 60kish to around 80k, easily.

Finish up the FY so they probably stocked up for these 2 weeks.  We have to see if shipment is good this week. It can easily do 200k but only and only if they ship it. I’m expecting 80k-100k next week

Maybe, but while the OG Switch stock seems to be lacking, I think the Lite situation is more or less fine.I see we getting 150k - 200k next week.



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Nautilus said:
tbone51 said:

Finish up the FY so they probably stocked up for these 2 weeks.  We have to see if shipment is good this week. It can easily do 200k but only and only if they ship it. I’m expecting 80k-100k next week

Maybe, but while the OG Switch stock seems to be lacking, I think the Lite situation is more or less fine.I see we getting 150k - 200k next week.

Lite is in shortages too. It’s crazy NSW just had the 1st and 5th (this week) highest selling hw weeks outside of holiday and launches ever



AC and Switch officially crushed every possible optimist prediction. Jesus christ



2020 predictions: NSW 21m, PS5 6m, XSX 4.5m, PS4 9m, XB1 3m
(PS5 and XSX predictions will most likely change after we know enough about them)

Such a shame CliffyRick got himself perma'd. I think he would love to be around to witness this mayhem from a non-system seller IP.
:D



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Stolen from Chris1964 (ResetEra), here's a list with the top 10 of all time in Japan. We've had different lists in last week's Famitsu thread, but I think this is more accurate than anything we had because of the splits for Pokémon games. The Japan-exclusive Pokémon Blue is excluded here; for non-Pokémaniacs, the Japanese Pokémon Green is the equivalent of the American and European Blue. So that means 8.22m is the record for the best-selling game in Japan, followed by Pokémon Silver/Gold with 7.17m.

[GMB] Pokemon Red |GameBoy/Super GameBoy| <RPG> (Nintendo) {1996.02.27} (¥3.900) - 4.180.000
[GMB] Pokemon Green |GameBoy/Super GameBoy| <RPG> (Nintendo) {1996.02.27} (¥3.900) - 4.040.000

[GMB] Pokemon Silver |GameBoy/GameBoy Color/Super GameBoy| <RPG> (Nintendo) {1999.11.21} (¥3.800) - 3.640.000
[GMB] Pokemon Gold |GameBoy/GameBoy Color/Super GameBoy| <RPG> (Nintendo) {1999.11.21} (¥3.800) - 3.530.000

[FCM] Super Mario Bros. <ACT> (Nintendo) {1985.09.13} (¥4.900) - 6.810.000

[NDS] New Super Mario Bros. <ACT> (Nintendo) {2006.05.25} (¥4.571) - 6.490.000

[NDS] Pokemon Diamond / Pearl <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2006.09.28} (¥4.571) - 5.830.000

[3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.571) - 5.790.000

[NDS] Pokemon Black / White # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2010.09.18} (¥4.571) - 5.540.000

[GBA] Pokemon Ruby / Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2002.11.21} (¥4.571) - 5.400.000

[NDS] Animal Crossing: Wild World <ETC> (Nintendo) {2005.11.23} (¥4.571) - 5.350.000

[NDS] More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain? <HOB> (Nintendo) {2005.12.29} (¥2.540) - 5.100.000

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And here's a launch-aligned graph that was created by hiska-kun. Switch is going a notch above the PS2 and GBA lines now; its curve will obviously flatten in the coming weeks, so the 3DS's purple line won't be touched anytime soon. Missing from the graph is the DS, but that's probably because it would break the scale and thus hurt the visuals; the 3DS is already not fully pictured as it leaves the graph at around week 200.



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