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Kai_Mao said:
I wonder what is the next highly anticipated game in Japan? The next Last Guardian or the next Final Fantasy VII Remake..?

I know that Nintendo games are highly anticipated, as shown with Animal Crossing New Horizons, Smash Bros., Mario, and Pokemon, and Monster Hunter and Dragon Quest dominate the charts as well. However, its kinda fascinating when you look at games like FFVII Remake or Last Guardian that were highly sought after for years that readers from Famitsu (take that for what you will) voted for them as highly anticipated games even before they had actual reveals or release windows (let alone release dates).

Whether they fulfilled those desires or expectations are up to the consumers (and sales, of course), but they became the talk of the town in Japan for sometime until they finally released (or in FFVIIR's case, just released). I guess what could come close is the next episode of FFVIIR, though who knows when that would ever come out, considering how the game opens up after Midgar.

Animal Crossing is on track to sell 7 million but never topped Famitsu's Most Wanted. If you can get these sales results without being the "talk of the town" then we either have to wonder why Japanese don't put their money where their mouth is or the Famitsu Most Wanted doesn't come close to representing what gamers are actually looking forward to.

I get that certain magazines or websites do not necessarily represent all of the audience for any country. Its just that when you hear about certain games people really want, like open world Zelda prior to BotW, people would talk hours on end on what their hopes would be. Will there be such a game that would garner fans to discuss such hopes and dreams in Japan that you would see anticipation through the marketing and sales?



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COMG! Japan Pre-Order Chart April 13, 2020

Rank Prev Console Game Total Change Days left Price Publisher
1 ⬆︎2 PS4 Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris (LE) 42 +14 38 ¥10,980 Bandai Namco
2 PS4 Trials of Mana 31 +2 11 ¥5,980 Square Enix
3 ⬇︎2 NSW Trials of Mana 30 +1 11 ¥5,980 Square Enix
4 PS4 The Last of Us Part II 28 0 N/A ¥6,900 SIE
5 NSW Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (LE) 26 +1 46 ¥8,980 Nintendo
6 PS4 Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris 23 0 38 ¥7,600 Bandai Namco
7 PS4 The Last of Us Part II (LE) 14 0 N/A ¥17,900 SIE
8 PS4 Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS. Maxi Boost On (LE) 9 0 108 ¥11,200 Bandai Namco
9 PS4 The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Kai 9 0 10 ¥3,980 Falcom
10 NSW The Fox Awaits Me 9 0 3 ¥4,800 Cosen
11 NSW Kowloon Youma Gakuen Ki Origin of Adventure (LE) 8 0 52 ¥15,800 Arc Sys. Works
12 PS4 The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Kai 8 0 45 ¥3,980 Falcom
13 PS4 Watch Dogs Legion 8 0 N/A ¥8,400 Ubisoft
14 NSW Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition 6 0 140 ¥4,800 Square Enix
15 PS4 Cyberpunk 2077 6 0 157 ¥7,980 Spike Chunsoft
16 ⬆︎3 PS4 VVVtunia 5 +1 80 ¥7,600 Compile Heart
17 ⬇︎1 NSW Fairy Tail (LE) 5 0 73 ¥14,080 Koei Tecmo
18 ⬇︎1 NSW Fairy Tail 5 0 73 ¥8,580 Koei Tecmo
19 NEW PS4 Ghost of Tsushima 4 0 74 ¥6,900 SIE
20 ⬇︎2 PS4 Bayonetta & Vanquish 4 0 45 ¥3,990 Sega


COMG! Japan Sales Chart April 13, 2020

Rank Prev Console Game Total Change Price Publisher
1 NEW PS4 Final Fantasy VII Remake 1,073 0 ¥8,980 Square Enix
2 NSW Animal Crossing: New Horizons 264 -10 ¥5,980 Nintendo
3 ⬇︎2 PS4 Resident Evil 3 Z Version 59 -251 ¥7,800 Capcom
4 PS4 One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 10 -12 ¥7,800 Bandai Namco
5 ⬆︎2 NSW Ring Fit Adventure 10 -2 ¥7,980 Nintendo
6 ⬇︎1 NSW One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 9 -13 ¥7,800 Bandai Namco
7 ⬆︎3 NSW Minecraft 8 0 ¥3,600 Microsoft
8 ⬇︎5 PS4 Resident Evil 3 7 -15 ¥7,800 Capcom
9 ⬆︎9 NSW Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 7 +2 ¥5,980 Nintendo
10 ⬆︎1 NSW Splatoon 2 (Beginner Set) 6 -1 ¥5,980 Nintendo
11 NEW NSW Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch 5 0 ¥3,480 Nintendo
12 ⬇︎3 NSW Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 5 -5 ¥7,200 Nintendo
13 NEW PS4 A-Train Exp.+ 4 0 ¥7,800 Artdink
14 ⬇︎8 PS4 Nioh 2 4 -8 ¥7,800 Koei Tecmo
15 NEW PS4 Resident Evil 2 (Z Version Best Price) 4 0 ¥3,990 Capcom
16 NEW PS4 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 4 0 ¥7,727 Electronic Arts
17 NEW PS4 Frostpunk 4 0 ¥3,980 DMM Games
18 NEW PS4 Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition 4 0 ¥3,500 Take-Two
19 NEW NSW Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version 4 0 ¥5,700 Bandai Namco
20 NEW PS4 Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 3 0 ¥5,800 H2 Interactive


theDX said:

COMG! Japan Sales Chart April 13, 2020

Rank Prev Console Game Total Change Price Publisher
1 NEW PS4 Final Fantasy VII Remake 1,073 0 ¥8,980 Square Enix
2 NSW Animal Crossing: New Horizons 264 -10 ¥5,980 Nintendo
3 ⬇︎2 PS4 Resident Evil 3 Z Version 59 -251 ¥7,800 Capcom
4 PS4 One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 10 -12 ¥7,800 Bandai Namco
5 ⬆︎2 NSW Ring Fit Adventure 10 -2 ¥7,980 Nintendo
6 ⬇︎1 NSW One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 9 -13 ¥7,800 Bandai Namco
7 ⬆︎3 NSW Minecraft 8 0 ¥3,600 Microsoft
8 ⬇︎5 PS4 Resident Evil 3 7 -15 ¥7,800 Capcom
9 ⬆︎9 NSW Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 7 +2 ¥5,980 Nintendo
10 ⬆︎1 NSW Splatoon 2 (Beginner Set) 6 -1 ¥5,980 Nintendo
11 NEW NSW Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch 5 0 ¥3,480 Nintendo
12 ⬇︎3 NSW Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 5 -5 ¥7,200 Nintendo
13 NEW PS4 A-Train Exp.+ 4 0 ¥7,800 Artdink
14 ⬇︎8 PS4 Nioh 2 4 -8 ¥7,800 Koei Tecmo
15 NEW PS4 Resident Evil 2 (Z Version Best Price) 4 0 ¥3,990 Capcom
16 NEW PS4 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 4 0 ¥7,727 Electronic Arts
17 NEW PS4 Frostpunk 4 0 ¥3,980 DMM Games
18 NEW PS4 Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition 4 0 ¥3,500 Take-Two
19 NEW NSW Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version 4 0 ¥5,700 Bandai Namco
20 NEW PS4 Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 3 0 ¥5,800 H2 Interactive

Wow, almost no drop at all for Animal Crossing!






PS4 - 11

NSW - 9


Total 1494 (+738 WoW)


One of the rare weeks where PS4 has more games in the top 20.

But the baseline is awfully low at 3pts.



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Also this week ends the streak of Pokemon Sword/Shield.
It has been in the top 20 since release for a total of 21 weeks.



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looks like pkmn sw sh wont have very long legs... lets wait for the dlc to see if we can get some higher sales. Also could FF7 remake get higher fw sales than ffxv lt sales?



theDX said:

COMG! Japan Sales Chart April 13, 2020

Rank Prev Console Game Total Change Price Publisher
1 NEW PS4 Final Fantasy VII Remake 1,073 0 ¥8,980 Square Enix
2 NSW Animal Crossing: New Horizons 264 -10 ¥5,980 Nintendo
3 ⬇︎2 PS4 Resident Evil 3 Z Version 59 -251 ¥7,800 Capcom
4 PS4 One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 10 -12 ¥7,800 Bandai Namco
5 ⬆︎2 NSW Ring Fit Adventure 10 -2 ¥7,980 Nintendo
6 ⬇︎1 NSW One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 9 -13 ¥7,800 Bandai Namco
7 ⬆︎3 NSW Minecraft 8 0 ¥3,600 Microsoft
8 ⬇︎5 PS4 Resident Evil 3 7 -15 ¥7,800 Capcom
9 ⬆︎9 NSW Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 7 +2 ¥5,980 Nintendo
10 ⬆︎1 NSW Splatoon 2 (Beginner Set) 6 -1 ¥5,980 Nintendo
11 NEW NSW Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch 5 0 ¥3,480 Nintendo
12 ⬇︎3 NSW Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 5 -5 ¥7,200 Nintendo
13 NEW PS4 A-Train Exp.+ 4 0 ¥7,800 Artdink
14 ⬇︎8 PS4 Nioh 2 4 -8 ¥7,800 Koei Tecmo
15 NEW PS4 Resident Evil 2 (Z Version Best Price) 4 0 ¥3,990 Capcom
16 NEW PS4 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 4 0 ¥7,727 Electronic Arts
17 NEW PS4 Frostpunk 4 0 ¥3,980 DMM Games
18 NEW PS4 Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition 4 0 ¥3,500 Take-Two
19 NEW NSW Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version 4 0 ¥5,700 Bandai Namco
20 NEW PS4 Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 3 0 ¥5,800 H2 Interactive

I guess those price drops for some of the bottom half of the top 20 made it possible for them to actually chart.

So combined, Pokemon Sw/Sh will sell less than 3K in MC?



Kai_Mao said:
theDX said:

COMG! Japan Sales Chart April 13, 2020

Rank Prev Console Game Total Change Price Publisher
1 NEW PS4 Final Fantasy VII Remake 1,073 0 ¥8,980 Square Enix
2 NSW Animal Crossing: New Horizons 264 -10 ¥5,980 Nintendo
3 ⬇︎2 PS4 Resident Evil 3 Z Version 59 -251 ¥7,800 Capcom
4 PS4 One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 10 -12 ¥7,800 Bandai Namco
5 ⬆︎2 NSW Ring Fit Adventure 10 -2 ¥7,980 Nintendo
6 ⬇︎1 NSW One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 9 -13 ¥7,800 Bandai Namco
7 ⬆︎3 NSW Minecraft 8 0 ¥3,600 Microsoft
8 ⬇︎5 PS4 Resident Evil 3 7 -15 ¥7,800 Capcom
9 ⬆︎9 NSW Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 7 +2 ¥5,980 Nintendo
10 ⬆︎1 NSW Splatoon 2 (Beginner Set) 6 -1 ¥5,980 Nintendo
11 NEW NSW Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch 5 0 ¥3,480 Nintendo
12 ⬇︎3 NSW Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 5 -5 ¥7,200 Nintendo
13 NEW PS4 A-Train Exp.+ 4 0 ¥7,800 Artdink
14 ⬇︎8 PS4 Nioh 2 4 -8 ¥7,800 Koei Tecmo
15 NEW PS4 Resident Evil 2 (Z Version Best Price) 4 0 ¥3,990 Capcom
16 NEW PS4 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 4 0 ¥7,727 Electronic Arts
17 NEW PS4 Frostpunk 4 0 ¥3,980 DMM Games
18 NEW PS4 Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition 4 0 ¥3,500 Take-Two
19 NEW NSW Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version 4 0 ¥5,700 Bandai Namco
20 NEW PS4 Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 3 0 ¥5,800 H2 Interactive

I guess those price drops for some of the bottom half of the top 20 made it possible for them to actually chart.

So combined, Pokemon Sw/Sh will sell less than 3K in MC?

No, it will most certainly sell more. The COMG x 1000 multiplier is unreliable at best. It doest even work for high selling games most of the time.
I don't think FF7R will open at over 1M either.



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PS4 - 11

NSW - 9


Total 1494 (+738 WoW)


One of the rare weeks where PS4 has more games in the top 20.

But the baseline is awfully low at 3pts.

Probably helped by the fact that no Switch consoles get shipped to Japan