Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu Sales: Week 36, 2020 (Aug 31 - Sep 06)

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Link_Nines.XBC said:

The Switch now above 15M lifetime .

Fun fact: Switch also broke the 15M mark in WW Year-to-date sales this week. Which is absolutely monstrous for early September...



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Bofferbrauer2 said:
Basic Switch model seems to be in very short supply considering the Lite model almost sold as much...

Yeah the ratio of the base to Lite is generally a pretty good stock indicator; when the regular Switch is unavailable, some people resort to getting a Lite instead.



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

Top 30: https://gonintendo.com/stories/368590-japanese-software-sales-for-aug-31st-to-sept-6th-2020-top-30

1. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 63,958 / 1,483,985
2. [PS4] Marvel’s Avengers – 42,979 / NEW
3. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 32,136 / 5,660,598
4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 13,523 / 3,145,381
5. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 13,410 / 362,420
6. [PS4] Ghost of Tsushima – 9,563 / 385,143
7. [PS4] NBA 2K21 – 8,541 / NEW
8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 7,725 / 3,817,668
9. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki – 7,606 / 91,286
10. [NSW] eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2020 – 7,318 / 215,075
11. [NSW] Pokemon Sword/Shield – 6,960 / 3,724,957
12. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 6,916 / 3,551,679
13. [NSW] Minecraft – 5,939 / 1,494,098
14. [NSW] Super Mario Party – 5,819 / 1,543,965
15. [NSW] Paper Mario: The Origami King – 5,719 / 244,110
16. [NSW] Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition – 5,138 / 54,094
17. [NSW] Jump Force Deluxe Edition – 4,346 / 19,934
18. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 3,996 / 1,641,050
19. [NSW] Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch – 3,897 / 289,438
20. [PS4] eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2020 – 3,565 / 177,864
21. [NSW] Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions – 3,285 / 19,963
22. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 3,165 / 892,556
23. [PS4] Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition – 3,034 / 33,203
24. [PS4] Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions – 2,994 / 16,882
25. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat – 2,735 / 29,004
26. [NSW] NBA 2K21 – 2,489 / NEW
27. [NSW] Fishing Spirits Nintendo Switch Version – 2,477 / 485,935
28. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 – 2,476 / 960,980
29. [PS4] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Maxiboost ON – 2,300 / 161,014
30. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun – 2,292 / 510,333

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PS4 -8



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

animegaming said:
Oof at Kiseki sales, Falcom really should try to make their games same day multiplats, especially since the next game is gonna be the start of a new arc for the series.

That's hard when they still haven't dropped the previous game for Switch yet. How did Trails of Cold Steel 3 perform on Switch?



Shaunodon said:
animegaming said:
Oof at Kiseki sales, Falcom really should try to make their games same day multiplats, especially since the next game is gonna be the start of a new arc for the series.

That's hard when they still haven't dropped the previous game for Switch yet. How did Trails of Cold Steel 3 perform on Switch?

We don't have the North America or Europe numbers since NIS America is usually silent about that, but didn't sell too well in Japan in fact the ports of the Crossbell games on PS4 were slightly better. But also keep in mind CS3 was nearly two years old in Japan when it came out for the Switch.

But the next game in the series after Hajimari is set to be the start of a new arc and if its like CS1 it should be a decent jumping on point for people that are interest in Kiseki. So that would be the perfect time to make the series multiplatform.



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TOP 10 Switch Famitsu 2020:

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizon - 5.660.598
  2. Ring Fit Adventure - 988.346
  3. Pokemon Sword / Shield - 736.823
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 486.372
  5. Smash Ultimate - 364.616
  6. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - 362.420
  7. Minecraft - 348.159
  8. Splatoon 2 - 298.919
  9. Super Mario Party - 280.255
  10. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - 259.513

TOTAL: 9.786.021

  • Before the end of the quarter, the Top 10 Switch games would surpass 11 million sales for the year
  • Next week Ring Fit would have sold over 1 million units in 2020, without counting the additional sales from the Official Nintendo store
  • Super Mario 3D Collection will probably debut around 4th to 5th place, pushing Pokemon Mystery Dungeon out of the Top 10
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is about to surpass 500K, last year it managed 587K - this year I'm expecting it to surpass 650K
  • Both Splatoon 2 & Mario Party should surpass 300K fairly soon

TOP 10 Switch Famitsu 2020 Q3:

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 655.878
  2. Ring Fit Adventure - 410.381
  3. Paper Mario: The Origami King - 244.110(new)
  4. eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 - 215.075(new)
  5. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - 190.800
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 140.338
  7. Pokemon Sword / Shield - 85.964
  8. Splatoon 2 - 81.044
  9. Smash Ultimate - 79.899
  10. Super Mario Party - 67.740

TOTAL: 2.171.229

TOTAL Hardware: 1.022.712

  • Ring Fit surpasses 400K for the quarter
  • With three weeks left there should be no game under 100K this quarter
  • Super Mario 3D should end up in the top 3 and provide a big boost to the Q3 Software total
  • Clubhouse Games continues to show some fantastic legs 


3rd Party Top 30 Switch

  1. Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) - 1.494.098
  2. Dragon Quest XI S (Square Enix) - 545.836
  3. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Bandai Namco) - 510.333 
  4. Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco) - 485.935
  5. Yo-kai Watch 4* (Level 5) - 358.356
  6. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Sega) - 333.678
  7. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate* (Capcom) - 309.596
  8. Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) - 295.237
  9. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball (Konami) - 225.614
  10. Super Bomberman R3* (Konami) - 215.218
  11. eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 (Konami) - 215.075(+3)
  12. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft) - 213.453
  13. Octopath Traveller (Square Enix) - 193.780
  14. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 (Bandai Namco) - 181.090
  15. Disney Tsum Tsum Festival (Bandai Namco) - 149.562
  16. Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Marvelous) - 146.363
  17. Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai Namco) - 145.720
  18. Fitness Boxing (Imagineer) - 129.142(+1)
  19. FIFA 18 (EA) - 122.998
  20. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco) - 117.954
  21. Doraemon: Story of Seasons (Bandai Namco) - 112.104
  22. Pro Baseball Famista Evolution (Bandai Namco) - 110.954
  23. The Snack World: TreJarers Gold (Level 5) - 109.955
  24. Trials of Mana (Square Enix) - 100.451
  25. Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco) - 92.697
  26. FIFA 19 (EA) - 89.875
  27. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega) - 87.370
  28. Sumikko Gurashi (Nippon Columbia) - 84.957
  29. Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) - 83.433
  30. Go Vacation (Bandai Namco) - 80.842

TOTAL: 7.341.676

  1. Bandai Namco - 1.987.191
  2. Microsoft - 1.494.098
  3. Square Enix - 1.135.304
  4. Konami - 655.907
  5. Sega - 504.481

Not much movement in the last month for third parties. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, Jump Force, and Captain Tsubasa ended up underperforming in Japan - which I expected for most of these titles. Square again botched the launch for one of its titles, which lead to a second-week drop of 90%. Late port Jump Force performed like one just for comparison on the PS4 it launched with 78K sales an year and a half ago.

Finally, Captain Tsubasa price and reception ensured it perform well below my expectations in Japan. It's definitely not the sleeper hit I was expecting and will be lucky to reach 50K sales at this point. I hope Bandai drops the price considerably because this game could do well if it's priced similarly to Fishing Spirits and Taiko

The big 3rd Party story of the summer remains Human Fall Flat from my perspective. eBaseball has done good on the Switch but that was expected. Meanwhile, this little game made by a single Lithuanian has only exited the chart once since debuting. 

  • 14./00. Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) {2020.06.25} (¥3.500) - 5.241 / NEW <40-60%>
  • 20./14. Human: Fall Flat - 2.427 / 7.668 <40-60%> (-54%)
  • 23./20. Human: Fall Flat - 2.088 / 9.756 <60-80%> (-14%)
  • 30./23. Human: Fall Flat - 1.619 / 11.375 <80-100%> (-22%)
  • 28./30. Human: Fall Flat - 2.170 / 13.545 <60-80%> (+34%) - SECOND SHIPMENT
  • 25./00. Human: Fall Flat - 2.232 / 17.324 <60-80%> (+44%)
  • 20./25. Human: Fall Flat - 4.915 / 22.239 <80-100%> (+120%) - OBON SOFTWARE BOOST
  • 23./20. Human: Fall Flat - 2.098 / 24.337 <80-100%> (-57%)
  • 30./23. Human: Fall Flat - 1.932 / 26.269 <80-100%> (-8%)
  • 25./30. Human: Fall Flat - 2.735 / 29.004 <80-100%> (+42%) 

I believe that Teyon Japan will end up in the Top 30 with Human Fall Flat by the end of the year. The game should do well in the holidays and retailers are ordering additional shipments. The game continues to dominate the eShop Chart and will very likely be a 1 million selling game in Japan physical+digital if its not already. I think it should get to over >125K physical sales in 2020.

SMT III is the next major third party game to release at the end of October... but once again we don't have any details on Bravely 2 or Rune Factory 5 which were supposed to drop this year. Monster Hunter Switch remains the elephant in the room because if it launches this year it could very well ensure that 3rd Party sales on the Switch doubling the current total by the end of the year with the help of Taiko, Momotaro, Atelier 2, and Age of Calamity. 

Also Koei Tecmo could very well rocket to 5th place behind Konami thanks to Age of Calamity, currently, their top-selling game on the Switch is Attack on Titan 2 which has sold just 80K and is barely missing out on a Top 30 placing - Age of Calamity & Atelier 2 should make the Top 30 and as I've said previously Age of Calamity has a great chance to be their best selling game since Dynasty Warriors 7(478K)



Top 100 PS4

  • SIE & SCE - 21
  • Square Enix - 17
  • Bandai Namco - 11
  • Konami - 10
  • Sega - 9
  • Capcom - 6
  • EA - 5
  • Koei Tecmo - 4
  • Ubisoft - 4
  • From Software - 3
  • Atlus - 3
  • Spike Chunsoft - 2
  • Take-Two - 2
  • D3 Publisher - 1
  • Nihon Falcom - 1
  • Bethesda - 1

1st Party TOTAL: 5.598.996

3rd Party TOTAL: 23.029.517

Considering PS4 is at the end of its life and I don't expect the Top 100 to change all that much 23 million considering the level of support provided by 3rd Parties in Japan isn't exactly a high bar for the Switch. Honestly, I expect the Switch's 3rd Party total to surpass the PS4 by the end of next year. 

  1. Square Enix: 7.123.115 (Top Selling game: DQXI)
  2. SIE & SCE: 5.598.996 (Top Selling game: COD:BO4)
  3. Capcom: 4.354.010 (Top Selling game: MHW)
  4. Konami: 2.136.820 (Top Selling game: MGSV)
  5. Sega: 1.869.675 (Top Selling game: Yakuza 6)
  6. Bandai Namco: 1.799.628 (Top Selling game: Tales of Berseria)
  • Square is in an interesting position as the Top PS4 publisher because they actually sold 8.11 million physical software on the 3DS with just 18 games. Personally I don't think their efforts on the Switch thus far have been all that impressive, but I hope that to change in the coming years. Future games like Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Dragon Quest and Bravely Default should be muliplat in order for them to continue seeing growth, I don't see anything but a decline for FF, KH, and DQ if they somehow end up exclusive on the Playstation ecosystem 
  • I honestly don't see Konami throwing as many exclusives at the PS5 without Sony paying for it. Konami have completely stopped making AAA Games but I do expect an MGS collection at some point on both the PS4/PS5 and Switch
  • Capcom's strategy is clear outside of ports and a Monster Hunter Switch their support will be behind Sony, but as we can see Resident Evil continues to decline in Japan and without MHW they would be behind Konami in the list
  • Sega's relevance is fading fast and they've not really tried to build an audience on the Switch. 
  • While Bandai is in a particular position where their Switch games have actually already surpassed their PS4 Total thanks to evergreens like Taiko and Fishing Spirits. Overall their leadership continues to give Switch late ports that have no chance of performing as well  
  • It would be interesting to follow but I don't expect 3rd Parties sales to surpass 11.5M sales on the PS5 unless someone finally creates a PS5 evergreen or Sony pays Square, Konami, Capcom & Bandai a bunch of money to keep their games off the Switch. 
  • Overall the competition with the Switch is already pretty one-sided, and a digital-only PS5 isn't likely to be that popular in Japan considering the second-hand market while we can look at the PS3 at how the more expensive PS5 will perform during it's the launch year
  • No other 3rd Party pub has surpassed 1M physical sales on the PS4 from the Top 100, Atlus and From Software are the closest with about 750-850K sales
  • In terms of 1st Party Western games actually dominate Sony's output on the PS4, COD/Minecraft/GoT/Spiderman, etc it's very likely we would see a big decline on the PS5 for Sony as well in Japan unless they can replicate GoT success, I mean we've seen new IPs on unpopular hardware such as the Wii U & Splatoon sale beyond 1 million, it's just about Sony perhaps trying to create something that appeals to the Japanese Market
  • As far as Western 3rd Party the Top-Selling one isn't all that surprising GTAV will probably be one of the biggest games this holiday on the PS5, next up is Rainbow 6 which performed surprisingly well in Japan, while in third place we see Battlefield 1, overall if Western 3rd Parties remain exclusive on the PS5 they should also see a considerable decline in their sales for Japan


Nintendo eShop Sales: September 3rd to September 9th 2020


Nintendo eShop – Nintendo Switch

01./02. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017]
02./03. – Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) [05.6.2020]
03./05. – Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) [20.3.2020]
04./07. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
05./20. – Hollow (Forever Entertainment) [06.12.2018] (95% off until September 16th)
06./15. – Agent A: A puzzle in disguise (YAK) [29.8.2019] (93% off until September 8th)
07./11. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018]
08./00. – Harvest Life (rokapublish) [28.11.2019] (was on sale)
09./17. – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) [03.3.2020]
10./16. – Donut County (Annapurna Interactive) [18.12.2018] (70% off until September 10th)
11./13. – Gorogoa (Annapurna Interactive) [21.12.2017] (60% off until September 10th)
12./12. – Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) [21.7.2017]
13./14. – Minecraft (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
14./01. – Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition (Square-Enix) [27.8.2020]
15./00. – Conduct Together! (Northplay) [13.6.2019] (was on sale)
16./18. – eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2020 (Konami) [09.7.2020]
17./00. – Dead Cells (Motion Twin) [07.8.2018] (was on sale)
18./04. – Overcooked! 2 (Team17) [07.8.2018]
19./00. – Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensou (Ponos) [20.12.2018]
20./00. – Paper Mario: The Origami King (Nintendo) [17.7.2020]

Nintendo eShop – Nintendo 3DS

01./00. – Pokémon Crystal Version (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [26.1.2018]
02./00. – Bike Rider DX2 Galaxy (spicysoft) [18.12.2013] (currently on sale for 100 Yen, instead of 600 Yen)
03./00. – The Battle Cats POP (Ponos) [31.5.2015]
04./00. – Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) [23.11.2016]
05./00. – Battleminer (Starsign) [10.2.2016]
06./00. – Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (Square-Enix) [24.8.2017]
07./00. – EarthBound (Nintendo, New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console) [04.3.2016]
08./00. – Pokémon Silver Version (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [22.9.2017]
09./00. – Pokémon Gold Version (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [22.9.2017]
10./00. – Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [27.2.2016]

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