Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu Sales: Week 14, 2020 (Mar 30 - Apr 05)

boypita said:
Wyrdness said:

R/B/G are all one entry hence why Nintendo counts all their shipments as one and either way it doesn't matter too much as Blue wasn't available at retail in Japan so the 10m figure is all R/G. Nintendo's official shipments would have gen one at 10m plus.

Why do you say that Blue wasn´t available at retail? Blue is a separate game like Crystal to Gold & Silver. I don´t know why the count them together though :P

Because Blue wasn't available at retail it was only available via special order if you were a Corocoro subscriber you couldn't buy it in shops Blue is more a limited edition in Japan than a separate release which is why Nintendo counts them together and why Blue was sort after in Japan. Yellow is more like Crystal being a third version Blue is not really a third version it's a limited edition of R/G, in the west Blue replaced Green and was a standard edition but then that was 2 years after Japan.

Edit: It seems a retail version came around 99/2000 almost 4 years later.

Last edited by Wyrdness - on 08 April 2020

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Wyrdness said:
boypita said:

Why do you say that Blue wasn´t available at retail? Blue is a separate game like Crystal to Gold & Silver. I don´t know why the count them together though :P

Because Blue wasn't available at retail it was only available via special order if you were a Corocoro subscriber you couldn't buy it in shops Blue is more a limited edition in Japan than a separate release which is why Nintendo counts them together and why Blue was sort after in Japan. Yellow is more like Crystal being a third version Blue is not really a third version it's a limited edition of R/G, in the west Blue replaced Green and was a standard edition but then that was 2 years after Japan.

Edit: It seems a retail version came around 99/2000 almost 4 years later.

I didn´t know that :O thanks for the data ;)



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xMetroid said:
Shadow1980 said:

Like, ever?

That would be Pokemon Red/Green/Blue, which sold an estimated 10,230,000 copies in Japan according to Nintendo. The best-selling home console game is still Super Mario Bros., which sold an estimated 6,810,000 copies. The best-selling non-Nintendo game ever in Japan is Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, which according to Famitsu sold 4,835,761 copies. For home consoles, the best-selling non-Nintendo game was Final Fantasy VII, which sold 3,937,899 copies.

Blue was a seperate release so it doesn't count. I think Red/Green is around 8 millions. Don't think this is going to be easy but could end up happening. AC is probably close or over 4 millions right now in only 3 weeks and the franchise is known to have incredible legs.

It will probably surpass Super Mario Bros tho.

Wyrdness said:
boypita said:

Why do you say that Blue wasn´t available at retail? Blue is a separate game like Crystal to Gold & Silver. I don´t know why the count them together though :P

Because Blue wasn't available at retail it was only available via special order if you were a Corocoro subscriber you couldn't buy it in shops Blue is more a limited edition in Japan than a separate release which is why Nintendo counts them together and why Blue was sort after in Japan. Yellow is more like Crystal being a third version Blue is not really a third version it's a limited edition of R/G, in the west Blue replaced Green and was a standard edition but then that was 2 years after Japan.

Edit: It seems a retail version came around 99/2000 almost 4 years later.

Here's the official numbers from Nintendo: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/nom/0006/05/index.html


In English, that's:

Red: 4,180,000
Green: 4,040,000
Blue: 2,010,000

Last edited by Shadow1980 - on 08 April 2020

RE 3 remake sold 100k less than 2 opening week at retail maybe because of coronavirus so more people are buying it digitally



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Now imagine what Switch numbers would be like without stock shortages...



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

konnichiwa said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

I was waiting for a report like this.  Movie theaters in China are still closed, and people are currently emergency buying groceries there.  China hasn't recovered from the virus yet.  That means Switches will be in short supply until things fully improve in China.

They would reopen but choose to not do so, btw I am not sure movie theaters will reopen in the West, seems opening movie theaters will be one of the last measures taken. Ofcourse the detals of recovered to a certain point would be interesting.

Incorrect.  The movie theaters opened and then they closed down again a week later.  Basically the perception in China in early March was that they had recovered and then they realized that a second wave of the virus was hitting them.

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-china-orders-all-movie-theaters-to-close-again-2020-3

I am commenting on this because of the lack of direct information coming out of China.  Since direct information is limited I am going off the box office which has been closed in China since January.  It reopened for one week in March and then closed again.  They still have concerns about the virus in China.  Because of this, I believe it will be a while before factories like Foxconn are up to full capacity.  Don't expect Switches to be back to full production any time soon.  China is still recovering from the virus.



Pinkie_pie said:
RE 3 remake sold 100k less than 2 opening week at retail maybe because of coronavirus so more people are buying it digitally

Maybe it's part of it but the game is also inferior to its predecessor (still great).



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Pinkie_pie said:
RE 3 remake sold 100k less than 2 opening week at retail maybe because of coronavirus so more people are buying it digitally

I hope so, game is so good I hope it has great sales overall! I am doing a second run of it now. 



xMetroid said:
Shadow1980 said:

Like, ever?

That would be Pokemon Red/Green/Blue, which sold an estimated 10,230,000 copies in Japan according to Nintendo. The best-selling home console game is still Super Mario Bros., which sold an estimated 6,810,000 copies. The best-selling non-Nintendo game ever in Japan is Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, which according to Famitsu sold 4,835,761 copies. For home consoles, the best-selling non-Nintendo game was Final Fantasy VII, which sold 3,937,899 copies.

Blue was a seperate release so it doesn't count. I think Red/Green is around 8 millions. Don't think this is going to be easy but could end up happening. AC is probably close or over 4 millions right now in only 3 weeks and the franchise is known to have incredible legs.

It will probably surpass Super Mario Bros tho.

Can't we combine physical copies of Minecraft from different platforms? Didn't it sell more than a million copies on PSV, 3DS, Wii, PS3, PS4 & Switch?