Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu Sales: Week 26, 2020 (Jun 22 - Jun 28)

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xMetroid said:
curl-6 said:

Switch to PS4 ratio at 13:1.

It's almost scary to see one system hold such a monopoly, thank god it's closer in the rest of the world to keep 'em honest. XD

Yea true, a monopoly is never amazing to have, hopefully Nintendo doesn't get lazy in japan or even WW if the next gen gets a disappointing start.

I don’t think Nintendo will get too complacent simply because they've had some insane lows sprinkled in between their successes. The Wii U probably still stings them. Sony is the one that worries me when it comes to complacency.



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Marth said:

Famitsu Sales: Week 26, 2020 (Jun 22 - Jun 28)

01./02. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) - 70.552 / 5.004.720 <80-100%> (-4%)
02./04. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) - 34.782 / 1.073.514 <80-100%> (+6%)
03./03. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) - 27.323 / 171.620 <80-100%> (-16%)
04./01. [PS4] The Last of Us Part II # (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.06.19} (¥6.900) - 25.993 / 204.689 <80-100%> (-85%)
05./00. [PS4] Remnant: From the Ashes (DMM Games) {2020.06.25} (¥4.980) - 19.244 / NEW <80-100%>
06./00. [NSW] Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia # (Happinet) {2020.06.25} (¥7.200) - 15.242 / NEW <60-80%>
07./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 9.338 / 3.005.043 <80-100%> (+1%)
08./08. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) - 8.730 / 3.638.993 <80-100%> (-5%)
09./09. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 7.407 / 3.470.635 <80-100%> (-6%)
10./00. [NSW] Mr. Driller: Drill Land (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.06.25} (¥3.200) - 6.661 / NEW <20-40%>
11./11. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 6.634 / 1.426.601 <80-100%> (+9%)
12./10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 6.316 / 3.737.769 <80-100%> (+3%)
13./12. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered [PlayStation Hits] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥1.990) - 5.257 / 100.600 <80-100%> (-11%)
14./00. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) {2020.06.25} (¥3.500) - 5.241 / NEW <40-60%>
15./14. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 4.402 / 1.476.225 <80-100%> (-2%)
16./13. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition # (Nintendo) {2020.05.29} (¥5.980) - 3.423 / 123.920 <80-100%> (-31%)
17./15. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480) - 3.170 / 253.735 <80-100%> (-9%)
18./16. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 2.901 / 1.603.440 <80-100%> (-5%)
19./17. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) - 2.620 / 930.873 <80-100%> (-8%)
20./20. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) - 2.491 / 857.173 <80-100%> (+0%)
21./06. [NSW] Namcot Collection (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.06.18} (¥2.400) - 2.318 / 11.850 <40-60%> (-76%)
22./19. [NSW] Luigi's Mansion 3 (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} (¥5.980) - 2.255 / 658.237 <80-100%> (-11%)
23./22. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition [2][Reprint] (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2019.11.07} (¥3.500) - 1.948 / 66.680 <80-100%> (-10%)
24./23. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) - 1.933 / 448.469 <80-100%> (+1%)
25./00. [NSW] Shoujo Jigoku no Doku Musume (Nippon Ichi Software) {2020.06.25} (¥6.980) - 1.928 / NEW <20-40%>
26./21. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake # (Square Enix) {2020.04.10} (¥8.980) - 1.926 / 931.165 <80-100%> (-19%)
27./25. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition # (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980) - 1.628 / 530.279 <80-100%> (-5%)
28./27. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 1.491 / 2.106.192 <80-100%> (+2%)
29./28. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) - 1.487 / 486.049 <80-100%> (+2%)
30./00. [NSW] FIFA 20 [EA Best Hits] (Electronic Arts) {2020.06.25} (¥2.800) - 1.462 / NEW <20-40%>

Top 30


NSW - 25
PS4 - 5

Breakdown is

NSW 25 - 10 third party
PS4 5 - 3 third party

This week NSW has 77% of third party games in the top 30.  Last week they had 80%.  People have been telling me for years that Playstation wll get most of the Japanese third parties, but I'm just not seeing it.  In Japan it makes the most business sense for a third party dev to put their game on the Switch.  It has the largest install base and it's growing faster than Nintendo can keep up with.

Third party domination is Switch's final trick.  One day, years from now, they will throttle Switch first party development to prepare for their next system.  What games will fill in the gaps in the top 30 when that happens?  Switch third party games.  When a system is successful, third party devs keep making games for it for a few years even when first party development has moved on.



curl-6 said:

Switch to PS4 ratio at 13:1.

It's almost scary to see one system hold such a monopoly, thank god it's closer in the rest of the world to keep 'em honest. XD

I'm not sure if monopoly issues really apply to gaming.  My three favorite systems are the NES, Switch and PS2 in that order.  NES and PS2 were the two most dominant systems ever made and both had a huge library of great games.

Also, it seemed like Sony had a monopoly during the PS1/PS2 era, but then the PS3 came along and showed that they were actually vulnerable and can't abuse monopoly-like power.  If long term monopolies were possible in gaming, I'd probably agree with what you are saying.  But I think market domination really only lasts for a generation or so and that prevents these console makers from becoming too arrogant.



curl-6 said:

Namco Bandai confirms Taiko no Tatsujin Drum 'n' fun has shipped a million copies.

https://gonintendo.com/stories/364333-taiko-no-tatsujin-drum-n-fun-surpasses-1-million-units-shipped

So considering it's charting this week (#29) and shows 486k total sales there, I'd say it's safe o assume that at least half of the copies were digital ones.



Sword and Shield DLC didn't help sales at all right? Seems like Game Freak will go back to their 3rd versions



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newwil7l said:
xMetroid said:

Yea true, a monopoly is never amazing to have, hopefully Nintendo doesn't get lazy in japan or even WW if the next gen gets a disappointing start.

I don’t think Nintendo will get too complacent simply because they've had some insane lows sprinkled in between their successes. The Wii U probably still stings them. Sony is the one that worries me when it comes to complacency.

Right, we will find out soon enough once they announce their pricing and lineup for the PS5.



newwil7l said:
xMetroid said:

Yea true, a monopoly is never amazing to have, hopefully Nintendo doesn't get lazy in japan or even WW if the next gen gets a disappointing start.

I don’t think Nintendo will get too complacent simply because they've had some insane lows sprinkled in between their successes. The Wii U probably still stings them. Sony is the one that worries me when it comes to complacency.

Right, we will find out soon enough once they announce their pricing and lineup for the PS5.



newwil7l said:
xMetroid said:

Yea true, a monopoly is never amazing to have, hopefully Nintendo doesn't get lazy in japan or even WW if the next gen gets a disappointing start.

I don’t think Nintendo will get too complacent simply because they've had some insane lows sprinkled in between their successes. The Wii U probably still stings them. Sony is the one that worries me when it comes to complacency.

Right, we will find out soon enough once they announce their pricing and lineup for the PS5.



IcaroRibeiro said:

Sword and Shield DLC didn't help sales at all right? Seems like Game Freak will go back to their 3rd versions

For consumers the dlc approach is better. While for the company a third version is better. 



Pocky Lover Boy! 

IcaroRibeiro said:

Sword and Shield DLC didn't help sales at all right? Seems like Game Freak will go back to their 3rd versions

They did Pokémon would be sub 4K now, granted not as big as one might hope for