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So also in Japan did the last of us sell more than uncharted 4 or Spider Man. I believe both had around 125k-130k sales in the first week



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PS4 will sell 25 million units before 31st of March!

Edit: I didn't state what year! HAHA, so I'm still right in some sense

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PS4 Pro sales still double of the regular unit. If that doesn't spell supply issues, I don't know what does. TLOU2 probably close to 300k with digital numbers included, but apparently it's just doing "okay" for some people. Sheesh.



elazz said:
So also in Japan did the last of us sell more than uncharted 4 or Spider Man. I believe both had around 125k-130k sales in the first week

Correct, and digital is bigger than ever now, not to mention we have a little pandemic going on.



TruckOSaurus said:
Train wreck said:

Week 12, 2017, Monster Hunter XX came out for the 3DS, it sold 1+ million copies.  3DS hardware fell from 42k the previous week to 39k that week.  Monster Hunter and the 3DS are more popular than the PS4 and TLOU.  I don't understand these "this game didn't more hardware" for consoles past 72 months...its a hard needle to move for a console of that age, no matter the game.

Well in this case, we have a very recent example of a game that did move hardware for the PS4: Final Fantasy VII:Remake. PS4 increased by almost 60k units the week FFVII:R released so I think that OTBWY's comment is accurate when he says TLOU2 didn't do much for PS4 hardware sales in Japan.

Was it ever a question if this game will actually move hardware in Japan? Color me surprised. FF7R was always intended to be a system seller in Japan, TLoU2 had no chance there, and the minuscule boost proves this. Still decent opening for the game.



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Wyrdness said:
RFA certainly defied a lot of people's expectations.

I really wonder how much it could sell in a week with unlimited stock. 100k? 250k? 500k? I don't think we'll ever find out.



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Almost halfway through 2020, Switch is now up ~1.15m year over year. Things will get a little bit more interesting from next week onwards, because Super Mario Maker 2 launched in week 26 in 2019.

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 1.016.073 154.640 1.854.992 107.790 838.919
15 54.101 1.070.174 25.313 1.880.305 -28.788 810.131
16 40.338 1.110.512 27.874 1.908.179 -12.464 797.667
17 42.108 1.152.620 107.104 2.015.284 64.996 862.664
18 41.735 1.194.355 78.731 2.094.015 36.996 899.660
19 41.736 1.236.091 78.731 2.172.746 36.995 936.655
20 32.564 1.268.655 38.380 2.211.126 5.816 942.471
21 25.936 1.294.591 52.557 2.263.683 26.621 969.092
22 33.154 1.327.745 107.593 2.371.276 74.439 1.043.531
23 33.590 1.361.335 68.192 2.439.468 34.602 1.078.133
24 34.321 1.395.656 55.187 2.494.655 20.866 1.098.999
25 29.058 1.424.714 78.428 2.573.083 49.370 1.148.369
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



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Animal Crossing actually lost the top spot this week. It will probably get it back next week though. Really the next few months are going to see Animal Crossing and RFA at the top or near the top with the big game of the week.

Meanwhile Switch sold 78k without any big releases. Is 78k per week the new baseline going forward?



The_Liquid_Laser said:
Animal Crossing actually lost the top spot this week. It will probably get it back next week though. Really the next few months are going to see Animal Crossing and RFA at the top or near the top with the big game of the week.

Meanwhile Switch sold 78k without any big releases. Is 78k per week the new baseline going forward?

Consoles with supply constraints do not have consistent weekly sales. For Switch specifically, you should expect fluctuations of up to 30k units per week. The most recent week was on the high end, so next week is likely to be lower.

There's also the upcoming Paper Mario and Nintendo's habit of setting more stock aside for a game's launch week, so the next three weeks could all fall into the 40-60k units range, followed by 80k+ for Paper Mario week. It's never easy to predict from week to week, but it seems safe to say that the coming weeks won't show a proper baseline because stock still needs to be sorted out.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

11 units more and RFA would have outsold Clubhouse games this week.



Train wreck said:
OTBWY said:
Seems like the Switch domination continues. PS4 barely got a boost from the TLOUII release, meaning that it's all up to Ghost of Sushi to make a difference this year. The TLOUII numbers are okay, but this to me means that global domination over Animal Crossing is not a given. AC was dominating in all regions.

Week 12, 2017, Monster Hunter XX came out for the 3DS, it sold 1+ million copies.  3DS hardware fell from 42k the previous week to 39k that week.  Monster Hunter and the 3DS are more popular than the PS4 and TLOU.  I don't understand these "this game didn't more hardware" for consoles past 72 months...its a hard needle to move for a console of that age, no matter the game.

The PS4 is incredibly supply constrained in Japan. The Pro sold more than the OG which in itself should tell you everything you need to know.