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Shatts said:
Farsala said:

Famitsu is sales, not preorders.

At any given time Nintendo has 2 or 3 games up for preorder, thus it makes the chart like Splatoon 3 and Xenoblade. Sony and 3rd partys on the other hand will often have preorders open long before with a vast amount of games, some of which aren't on one console or the other. Just think about how long Final Fantasy Versus XIII dominated the charts and yet never came to be.

PS4/PS5 is 2 consoles while Switch is 1 so a popular game gets 2 SKUs in COMG chart for PS and 1 from Switch.

COMG has a massive bias towards anime games.

Yeah and someone explained this alr but preorders are done by dedicated fans. Casual games won't typically get as much preorders, but would sell more. Popular franchises would obviously earn more, and anime games/licensed games would also bcuz there are most likely a dedicated fanbase for that IP.

This is why you should never look at COMG preorders to gauge interest in a game or even the Famitsu Most Wanted list. Those are die-hard gamers that pay attention to that stuff and will preorder games and list their most anticipated games. An excellent example is Animal Crossing NH and FF7R. Both came out a few weeks from each other and on the Most Wanted list FF7R was always ahead of Animal Crossing. We all know what happened with both games. Animal Crossing sold 10X more than FF7R and is still selling more despite having a PS5 and PC version added to the list of platforms.



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The COMG preorders list is very good at what it does. It gauges interest in games to be pre-ordered and provides a proper ballpark estimate for what interest there is in a title before its released. There is no better enumerated metric available which can do this.

However what some people in this thread are being confused by is that it is not a gauge of what titles will have longstanding (evergreen) sales. The only thing it gauges is interest in a product prior to release and then the weekly list can be used to estimate opening week sales.



Sogreblute said:
Shatts said:

Yeah and someone explained this alr but preorders are done by dedicated fans. Casual games won't typically get as much preorders, but would sell more. Popular franchises would obviously earn more, and anime games/licensed games would also bcuz there are most likely a dedicated fanbase for that IP.

This is why you should never look at COMG preorders to gauge interest in a game or even the Famitsu Most Wanted list. Those are die-hard gamers that pay attention to that stuff and will preorder games and list their most anticipated games. An excellent example is Animal Crossing NH and FF7R. Both came out a few weeks from each other and on the Most Wanted list FF7R was always ahead of Animal Crossing. We all know what happened with both games. Animal Crossing sold 10X more than FF7R and is still selling more despite having a PS5 and PC version added to the list of platforms.

What nonsense. When you pre-order a game at a COMG store you actually pledge to buy the game at $60-150. Voting for a game on a magazine poll costs nothing and you don't even have to ever play the game. They are not comparable at all.

ACNH had almost twice as many pre-orders and first week sales at COMG, there was never any indication from COMG that FF7R would do better.

Like Megiddo said, you seem bothered by this thread being unable to predict that ACNH would go on to sell 10 million lifetime while FF7R was much more front-loaded, but that's not the point. Pre-orders only ever turn into first week sales and are no indication of lifetime sales.



COMG! Japan Pre-Order Chart July 24, 2022

RankPrevConsoleGameTotalChangeDays leftPricePublisher
1NSWSplatoon 3247+548¥5,980Nintendo
2NSWXenoblade Chronicles 382+36¥7,980Nintendo
3NSWDigimon Survive2305¥6,980Bandai Namco
4PS4Earth Defense Force 616033¥8,163D3 Publisher
5NSWDragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (LE)15054¥11,800Square Enix
6PS4Soul Hackers 213033¥8,980Atlus
7PS4Digimon Survive1205¥6,980Bandai Namco
8NSWDragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline10054¥7,800Square Enix
9NSWSD Gundam Battle Alliance8033¥7,980Bandai Namco
10PS5Soul Hackers 2 (LE)8033¥15,800Atlus
11↑ 2PS4SD Gundam Battle Alliance7+233¥7,980Bandai Namco
12↓ 1PS4Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline7054¥7,800Square Enix
13↓ 1PS5Soul Hackers 26033¥8,980Atlus
14↑ 1NSWSurviving the Aftermath6+15¥5,980Sega
15↓ 1PS5SD Gundam Battle Alliance5033¥7,980Bandai Namco
16PS5The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN- (LE w/ Scenario Book)4068¥12,800Nihon Falcom
17PS4The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN- (LE w/ Scenario Book)4068¥12,800Nihon Falcom
18PS4Soul Hackers 2 (LE)4033¥15,800Atlus
19NSWJoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R3040¥6,980Bandai Namco
20NSWJyuzaengi: Engetsu Sangokuden 1&2 (LE)3033¥8,800Idea Factory


Combined SKU Chart

RankConsoleGameTotalChangeDays leftPricePublisher
1NSWSplatoon 3247+548¥5,980Nintendo
2NSWXenoblade Chronicles 382+36¥7,980Nintendo
3NSWDragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline25054¥7,800Square Enix
4NSWDigimon Survive2305¥6,980Bandai Namco
5PS4Soul Hackers 217033¥8,980Atlus
6PS4Earth Defense Force 616033¥8,163D3 Publisher
7PS5Soul Hackers 214033¥8,980Atlus
8PS4Digimon Survive1205¥6,980Bandai Namco
9NSWSD Gundam Battle Alliance8033¥7,980Bandai Namco
10PS4Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline7054¥7,800Square Enix
11PS4SD Gundam Battle Alliance7+233¥7,980Bandai Namco
12NSWSurviving the Aftermath6+15¥5,980Sega
13PS5SD Gundam Battle Alliance5033¥7,980Bandai Namco
14PS5The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN-4068¥12,800Nihon Falcom
15PS4The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN-4068¥12,800Nihon Falcom
16NSWJoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R3040¥6,980Bandai Namco
17NSWJyuzaengi: Engetsu Sangokuden 1&23033¥8,800Idea Factory


Less than a Week!

Estimated total with Average LE (Special Edition) points from past Xenoblade Switch Games = 82 + 40 = 122!

*Xenoblade 3 is still in the top 5 in Amazon JP + a Free Poster Edition in the top 55

*Xenoblade 1 is still in the top 100 in Amazon JP

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COMG! Japan Pre-Order Chart July 25, 2022

RankPrevConsoleGameTotalChangeDays leftPricePublisher
1NSWSplatoon 3252+547¥5,980Nintendo
2NSWXenoblade Chronicles 38205¥7,980Nintendo
3NSWDigimon Survive24+14¥6,980Bandai Namco
4PS4Earth Defense Force 617+132¥8,163D3 Publisher
5NSWDragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (LE)15053¥11,800Square Enix
6PS4Soul Hackers 213032¥8,980Atlus
7PS4Digimon Survive1204¥6,980Bandai Namco
8↑ 1NSWSD Gundam Battle Alliance10+232¥7,980Bandai Namco
9↓ 1NSWDragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline10053¥7,800Square Enix
10PS5Soul Hackers 2 (LE)8032¥15,800Atlus
11PS4SD Gundam Battle Alliance7032¥7,980Bandai Namco
12PS4Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline7053¥7,800Square Enix
13PS5Soul Hackers 26032¥8,980Atlus
14NSWSurviving the Aftermath604¥5,980Sega
15PS5SD Gundam Battle Alliance5032¥7,980Bandai Namco
16PS5The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN- (LE w/ Scenario Book)4067¥12,800Nihon Falcom
17PS4The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN- (LE w/ Scenario Book)4067¥12,800Nihon Falcom
18PS4Soul Hackers 2 (LE)4032¥15,800Atlus
19NEWPS4Saints Row4030¥7,280Deep Silver
20↓ 1NSWJoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R3039¥6,980Bandai Namco


Combined SKU Chart

RankConsoleGameTotalChangeDays leftPricePublisher
1NSWSplatoon 3252+547¥5,980Nintendo
2NSWXenoblade Chronicles 38205¥7,980Nintendo
3NSWDragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline25053¥7,800Square Enix
4NSWDigimon Survive24+14¥6,980Bandai Namco
5PS4Earth Defense Force 617+132¥8,163D3 Publisher
6PS4Soul Hackers 217032¥8,980Atlus
7PS5Soul Hackers 214032¥8,980Atlus
8PS4Digimon Survive1204¥6,980Bandai Namco
9NSWSD Gundam Battle Alliance10+232¥7,980Bandai Namco
10PS4Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline7053¥7,800Square Enix
11PS4SD Gundam Battle Alliance7032¥7,980Bandai Namco
12NSWSurviving the Aftermath604¥5,980Sega
13PS5SD Gundam Battle Alliance5032¥7,980Bandai Namco
14PS4Saints Row4030¥7,280Deep Silver
15PS5The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN-4067¥12,800Nihon Falcom
16PS4The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN-4067¥12,800Nihon Falcom
17NSWJoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R3039¥6,980Bandai Namco


COMG! Japan Sales Chart July 25, 2022

RankPrevConsoleGameTotalChangePricePublisher
1NEWNSWLive A Live570¥6,800Square Enix
2NEWPS4Nobunaga's Ambition: Rebirth320¥9,800Koei Tecmo
3↓ 1NSWMonster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set32-11¥7,990Capcom
4NEWNSWNobunaga's Ambition: Rebirth240¥9,800Koei Tecmo
5NEWNSWDemon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles190¥6,800Aniplex
6↓ 3NSWNintendo Switch Sports16+8¥4,980Nintendo
7↓ 2NSWKirby and the Forgotten Land11+4¥5,980Nintendo
8↓ 2NSWMinecraft8+3¥3,600Microsoft
9↑ 4NSWMario Kart 8 Deluxe7+4¥5,980Nintendo
10NEWPS4River City Saga: Three Kingdoms50¥3,400Arc System Works
11↑ 9NSWBig Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain5+3¥2,980Nintendo
12NEWPS4Summer Pockets: Reflection Blue40¥8,000Prototype
13NEWNSWSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate40¥7,200Nintendo
14NEWPS4eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 202230¥7,500Konami
15↓ 7NSWeBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 20223-1¥7,500Konami
16↓ 15NSWMario Strikers: Battle League3-56¥5,980Nintendo
17NEWNSWGame Builder Garage30¥3,164Nintendo
18NEWNSWAnimal Crossing: New Horizons30¥5,980Nintendo
19↓ 9NSWRing Fit Adventure3-1¥7,980Nintendo
20NEWNSWTogether! The Battle Cats30¥2,200Ponos


COMG! Japan Pre-Order Chart July 26, 2022

RankPrevConsoleGameTotalChangeDays leftPricePublisher
1NSWSplatoon 3255+346¥5,980Nintendo
2NSWXenoblade Chronicles 383+14¥7,980Nintendo
3NSWDigimon Survive26+23¥6,980Bandai Namco
4PS4Earth Defense Force 617031¥8,163D3 Publisher
5NSWDragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (LE)16+152¥11,800Square Enix
6PS4Soul Hackers 213031¥8,980Atlus
7PS4Digimon Survive1203¥6,980Bandai Namco
8NSWSD Gundam Battle Alliance10031¥7,980Bandai Namco
9NSWDragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline10052¥7,800Square Enix
10PS5Soul Hackers 2 (LE)8031¥15,800Atlus
11PS4SD Gundam Battle Alliance7031¥7,980Bandai Namco
12↑ 2NSWSurviving the Aftermath7+13¥5,980Sega
13↓ 1PS4Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline7052¥7,800Square Enix
14↓ 1PS5Soul Hackers 26031¥8,980Atlus
15PS5SD Gundam Battle Alliance5031¥7,980Bandai Namco
16PS5The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN- (LE w/ Scenario Book)4066¥12,800Nihon Falcom
17PS4The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN- (LE w/ Scenario Book)4066¥12,800Nihon Falcom
18PS4Soul Hackers 2 (LE)4031¥15,800Atlus
19PS4Saints Row4029¥7,280Deep Silver
20NSWJoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R3038¥6,980Bandai Namco


Combined SKU Chart

RankConsoleGameTotalChangeDays leftPricePublisher
1NSWSplatoon 3255+346¥5,980Nintendo
2NSWXenoblade Chronicles 383+14¥7,980Nintendo
3NSWDigimon Survive26+23¥6,980Bandai Namco
4NSWDragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline26+152¥7,800Square Enix
5PS4Earth Defense Force 617031¥8,163D3 Publisher
6PS4Soul Hackers 217031¥8,980Atlus
7PS5Soul Hackers 214031¥8,980Atlus
8PS4Digimon Survive1203¥6,980Bandai Namco
9NSWSD Gundam Battle Alliance10031¥7,980Bandai Namco
10PS4Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline7052¥7,800Square Enix
11PS4SD Gundam Battle Alliance7031¥7,980Bandai Namco
12NSWSurviving the Aftermath7+13¥5,980Sega
13PS5SD Gundam Battle Alliance5031¥7,980Bandai Namco
14PS4Saints Row4029¥7,280Deep Silver
15PS5The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN-4066¥12,800Nihon Falcom
16PS4The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN-4066¥12,800Nihon Falcom
17NSWJoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R3038¥6,980Bandai Namco


COMG! Japan Pre-Order Chart July 27, 2022

RankPrevConsoleGameTotalChangeDays leftPricePublisher
1NSWSplatoon 3256+145¥5,980Nintendo
2NSWXenoblade Chronicles 384+13¥7,980Nintendo
3NSWDigimon Survive2602¥6,980Bandai Namco
4PS4Earth Defense Force 617030¥8,163D3 Publisher
5NSWDragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (LE)16051¥11,800Square Enix
6↑ 1PS4Digimon Survive13+12¥6,980Bandai Namco
7↓ 1PS4Soul Hackers 213030¥8,980Atlus
8NSWSD Gundam Battle Alliance10030¥7,980Bandai Namco
9NSWDragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline10051¥7,800Square Enix
10PS5Soul Hackers 2 (LE)8030¥15,800Atlus
11PS4SD Gundam Battle Alliance7030¥7,980Bandai Namco
12NSWSurviving the Aftermath702¥5,980Sega
13PS4Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline7051¥7,800Square Enix
14PS5Soul Hackers 26030¥8,980Atlus
15PS5SD Gundam Battle Alliance5030¥7,980Bandai Namco
16PS5The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN- (LE w/ Scenario Book)4065¥12,800Nihon Falcom
17PS4The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN- (LE w/ Scenario Book)4065¥12,800Nihon Falcom
18PS4Soul Hackers 2 (LE)4030¥15,800Atlus
19PS4Saints Row4028¥7,280Deep Silver
20NSWJoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R3037¥6,980Bandai Namco


Combined SKU Chart

RankConsoleGameTotalChangeDays leftPricePublisher
1NSWSplatoon 3256+145¥5,980Nintendo
2NSWXenoblade Chronicles 384+13¥7,980Nintendo
3NSWDigimon Survive2602¥6,980Bandai Namco
4NSWDragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline26051¥7,800Square Enix
5PS4Earth Defense Force 617030¥8,163D3 Publisher
6PS4Soul Hackers 217030¥8,980Atlus
7PS5Soul Hackers 214030¥8,980Atlus
8PS4Digimon Survive13+12¥6,980Bandai Namco
9NSWSD Gundam Battle Alliance10030¥7,980Bandai Namco
10PS4Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline7051¥7,800Square Enix
11PS4SD Gundam Battle Alliance7030¥7,980Bandai Namco
12NSWSurviving the Aftermath702¥5,980Sega
13PS5SD Gundam Battle Alliance5030¥7,980Bandai Namco
14PS4Saints Row4028¥7,280Deep Silver
15PS5The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN-4065¥12,800Nihon Falcom
16PS4The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN-4065¥12,800Nihon Falcom
17NSWJoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R3037¥6,980Bandai Namco


It's the middle of a usual week. Though it's still good to see either Digimon Survive and Xenoblade 3 to rack a point each



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