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

Tsutaya Weekly Sales Ranking April 05, 2020

Rank Prev Platform Game
1 1 NSW Animal Crossing: New Horizons
2 NEW PS4 Resident Evil 3 (Z Ver.)
3 NEW PS4 Resident Evil 3
4 3 NSW One Piece Pirate Warriors 4
5 2 PS4 One Piece Pirate Warriors 4
6 7 NSW Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
7 9 NSW Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
8 5 NSW Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
9 4 PS4 Nioh 2
10 6 NSW Minecraft
11 8 NSW Ring Fit Adventure
12 NEW NSW Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore
13 10 NSW Pokemon Sword
14 16 NSW Super Mario Party
15 15 NSW Splatoon 2
16 17 NSW Brain Age
17 12 NSW Pokemon Shield
18 11 PS4 Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts
19 21 NSW Super Mario Maker 2
20 18 NSW New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe


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So with shortages happening for awhile and selling out everything, can you imagaine this quarter for hardware sales? Already at 1.7mil in Q1

Q2:
W14 120k
W15 145k (AC Switch restock)
W16 100k
W17 85k
W18 120k (GW part 1)
W19 105k (GW part 2)
W20 60k (shortages really bad)
W21 45k
W22 75k (XC DE and others release)
W23 45k
W24 45k
W25 45k
W26 75k (end of quarter)

Total 1065k

Too much? That’ll put it at 2.7mil+



IcaroRibeiro said:
noshten said:

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 95.347

    Zelda:Breath of the Wild - 192.209

    It's painful to see how underappreciated is Zelda in Japan

    They pick even easy-made remasters before this masterpiece

    its more about taste.

    BOTW is more like a western acton adventure game, a genre that isn't as appealing to japan as the west, over in the west its a fully mainstream genre.

    meanwhile japan's definition of mainstream is JRPGs.

    just to give you a perspective from numbers almost 3 decades ago:

    zelda, LTTP: 1.15 mil, holiday 1991

    Fire emblem 3: 0.7 mil, january 1994

    Fire emblem 4: 0.58 mil, may 1996

    Fire emblem, even though its less of a niche in japan compared to the west(and didn't exist at this point in the west), sold half as much on its main SNES realese and did it again  teo years later on its main SNES games (FE5 realesed in 1999, a bit too late to be a fair comparison).

    another example is how metroid sales went from niche to near non-existance levels when metroid prime came out.

    so yeah, zelda selling less is becasue they, in general, don't like the genre as much.

    remember that dragon quest is thier equivilant to god of war or something in terms of popularity.