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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu Sales: Week 39, 2020 (Sep 21 - Sep 27)

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Top 30: https://gonintendo.com/stories/370043-japanese-software-sales-for-sept-21st-to-27th-2020-top-30 

1. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo, 09/18/20) – 63,803 (273,939)
2. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 29,829 (5,754,082)
3. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 25,915 (1,602,185)
4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 13,470 (3,184,225)
5. [PS4] eFootball PES 2021 Season Update (Konami, 09/17/20) – 9,781 (35,996)
6. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo, 06/05/20) – 9,583 (391,195)
7. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 7,019 (3,745,355)
8. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 6,979 (1,512,267)
9. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 6,329 (3,570,209)
10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 6,151 (3,836,868)
11. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 5,938 (1,560,869)
12. [NSW] Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition (Microsoft, 09/08/20) – 5,832 (23,260)
13. [PS4] Date A Live: Ren Dystopia (Compile Heart, 09/24/20) – 5,775 (New)
14. [PS4] F1 2020 (Game Source Entertainment, 09/24/20) – 5,762 (New)
15. [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista 2020 (Bandai Namco, 09/17/20) – 4,815 (19,944)
16. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 4,369 (1,654,291)
17. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo, 12/27/19) – 4,342 (302,163)
18. [NSW] KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! Love for this Tempting Attire (Mages., 09/24/20) – 4,171 (New)
19. [NSW] Paper Mario: The Origami King (Nintendo, 07/17/20) – 4,024 (256,899)
20. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (01/11/19) – 3,991 (903,423)
21. [NSW] Meiji Katsugeki Haikara Ryuuseigumi: Seibai Shimaseu, Yonaoshi Kagyou (Idea Factory, 09/24/20) – 3,948 (New)
22. [NSW] eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2020 (Konami, 07/09/20) – 3,718 (228,076)
23. [PS4] Ghost of Tsushima (SIE, 07/17/20) – 3,557 (399,370)
24. [PS4] Mafia: Trilogy (2K Games, 09/25/20) – 3,404 (New)
25. [PS4] KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! Love for this Tempting Attire (Mages., 09/24/20) – 3,368 (New)
26. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo, 06/28/19) – 2,884 (968,849)
27. [NSW] Issho ni Asobo Koupen-chan (Neos, 09/24/20) – 2,751 (New)
28. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 2,619 (2,128,596)
29. [NSW] Ace Angler: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco, 07/25/19) – 2,537 (493,135)
30. [NSW] Human Fall Flat (Teyon Japan, 06/25/20) – 2,509 (35,986)

NS- 24

PS4 -6



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

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Minecraft got a boost, any reason why?

08./14. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 6.979 / 1.512.267 (+23%)


Top 30 

NSW 24 (9 third party)
PS4 6 (5 third party)

This week Switch has 9/14 = 64% of third party games.  This marks 16 weeks in a row where Switch has had the majority of third party games in the top 30.  Third party companies are starting to favor Switch for the first time this year, and with games like Monster Hunter Rise coming in 2021, it looks like it's going to stay that way for a while.  This is 3.5 years after the Switch's launch, and it appears that Japanese developers needed at least 3 full years to make games for the Switch after it became apparent that Switch was going to be a successful system.



Famitsu Sales: Week 39, 2020 (Sep 21 - Sep 27)

01./01. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars <Super Mario 64 Super Mario Sunshine Super Mario Galaxy> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.09.18} (¥6.480) - 63.803 / 273.939 <40-60%> (-70%)
02./03. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) - 29.829 / 5.754.082 <80-100%> (-7%)
03./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) - 25.915 / 1.602.185 <80-100%> (-47%)
04./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 13.470 / 3.184.225 <80-100%> (+3%)
05./04. [PS4] eFootball Winning Eleven 2021 Season Update <SPT> (Konami) {2020.09.17} (¥3.980) - 9.781 / 35.996 <40-60%> (-63%)
06./07. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <TBL> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) - 9.583 / 391.195 <80-100%> (+0%)
07./09. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) - 7.019 / 3.745.355 <80-100%> (+2%)
08./14. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 6.979 / 1.512.267 <80-100%> (+23%)
09./11. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 6.329 / 3.570.209 <80-100%> (+4%)
10./10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 6.151 / 3.836.868 <80-100%> (-2%)
11./13. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 5.938 / 1.560.869 <80-100%> (+4%)
12./12. [NSW] Minecraft Dungeons: Hero Edition <RPG> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2020.09.08} (¥3.600) - 5.832 / 23.260 <20-40%> (-2%)
13./00. [PS4] Date A Live: Ren Dystopia # <ADV> (Compile Heart) {2020.09.24} (¥7.200) - 5.775 / NEW <60-80%>
14./00. [PS4] F1 2020 # <RCE> (Game Source Entertainment) {2020.09.24} (¥7.680) - 5.762 / NEW <40-60%>
15./05. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista 2020 <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.09.17} (¥6.680) - 4.815 / 19.944 <20-40%> (-68%)
16./17. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 4.369 / 1.654.291 <80-100%> (+2%)
17./15. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480) - 4.342 / 302.163 <80-100%> (-7%)
18./00. [NSW] KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! Love for this Tempting Attire # <ADV> (5pb.) {2020.09.24} (¥7.800) - 4.171 / NEW <40-60%>
19./19. [NSW] Paper Mario: The Origami King <ADV> (Nintendo) {2020.07.17} (¥5.980) - 4.024 / 256.899 <80-100%> (-2%)
20./20. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) - 3.991 / 903.423 <80-100%> (+7%)
21./00. [NSW] Meiji Katsugeki High Kara Ryuuseikumi: Seihai Shimaseu, Yonaoshi Kagyou # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2020.09.24} (¥6.500) - 3.948 / NEW <60-80%>
22./18. [NSW] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 <SPT> (Konami) {2020.07.09} (¥6.980) - 3.718 / 228.076 <80-100%> (-11%)
23./16. [PS4] Ghost of Tsushima <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.07.17} (¥6.900) - 3.557 / 399.370 <80-100%> (-22%)
24./00. [PS4] Mafia: Trilogy <Mafia: Definitive Edition Mafia II: Definitive Edition Mafia III: Definitive Edition> <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2020.09.25} (¥6.800) - 3.404 / NEW <40-60%>
25./00. [PS4] KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! Love for this Tempting Attire # <ADV> (5pb.) {2020.09.24} (¥7.800) - 3.368 / NEW <40-60%>
26./23. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) - 2.884 / 968.849 <80-100%> (+14%)
27./00. [NSW] Issho ni Asobo Koupen-chan <ETC> (Neos) {2020.09.24} (¥5.500) - 2.751 / NEW <20-40%>
28./26. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 2.619 / 2.128.596 <80-100%> (+24%)
29./25. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version # <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) - 2.537 / 493.135 <80-100%> (+15%)
30./24. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat <ADV> (Teyon Japan) {2020.06.25} (¥3.500) - 2.509 / 35.986 <60-80%> (+13%)

Top 30

NSW - 24
PS4 - 6
 


Chicho said:

Minecraft got a boost, any reason why?

08./14. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 6.979 / 1.512.267 (+23%)

Mostly userbase increase I think. Those 110k need new games and Minecraft is one of the cheaper options.



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The_Liquid_Laser said:

Top 30 

NSW 24 (9 third party)
PS4 6 (5 third party)

This week Switch has 9/14 = 64% of third party games.  This marks 16 weeks in a row where Switch has had the majority of third party games in the top 30.  Third party companies are starting to favor Switch for the first time this year, and with games like Monster Hunter Rise coming in 2021, it looks like it's going to stay that way for a while.  This is 3.5 years after the Switch's launch, and it appears that Japanese developers needed at least 3 full years to make games for the Switch after it became apparent that Switch was going to be a successful system.

Yeah 2021 looks like it'll be the turning point for third parties in Japan with games like Monster Hunter Rise, Stories 2, Rune Factory 5, and Shin Megami Tensei V.



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

Famitsu 2020 Top 50:

  1. NSW: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) - 5.754.082
  2. NSW: Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) - 1.106.546
  3. PS4: Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square) - 932.821
  4. NSW: Pokemon Sword / Shield (Pokemon Co)- 757.221
  5. NSW: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) - 525.216
  6. PS4: Ghost of Tsushima (Sony) - 399.370
  7. NSW: Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) - 391.195
  8. NSW: Smash Ultimate (Nintendo) - 383.816
  9. NSW: Minecraft (Microsoft) - 366.328
  10. NSW: Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) - 317.449
  11. NSW: Super Mario Party (Nintendo) - 297.159 
  12. NSW: Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo) - 273.939 (+7)
  13. NSW: Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo) - 267.467 (-1)
  14. NSW: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (Pokemon Co.) - 259.513 (-1)
  15. PS4: Resident Evil 3 (Capcom) - 258.676 (-1)
  16. NSW: Paper Mario: The Origami King (Nintendo) - 256.899 (-1)
  17. PS4: Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon (Sega) - 243.769 (-1)
  18. NSW: eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 (Konami) - 228.076 (-1)
  19. PS4: The Last of Us Part II (Sony) - 222.943 (-1)
  20. PS4: eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 (Konami) - 180.243
  21. NSW: Luigi's Mansion 3 (Nintendo) - 179.438
  22. NSW: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) - 172.831
  23. NSW: Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) - 168.345
  24. PS4: Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. MaxiBoost On (Bandai Namco Games) - 161.014 
  25. PS4: Nioh 2 (Koei Tecmo) - 156.772
  26. NSW: Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco) - 156.140
  27. NSW: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) - 155.834
  28. PS4: Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers (Atlus) - 149.898
  29. PS4: Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Bandai) - 149.654 (-1)
  30. NSW: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (Sega) - 138.550
  31. PS4: Trials of Mana (Square) - 133.593
  32. PS4: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai) - 131.315
  33. NSW: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Nintendo) - 128.989
  34. NSW: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco) - 117.954
  35. PS4: Granblue Fantasy Versus (Cygames) - 111.094
  36. NSW: Trials of Mana (Square Enix) - 100.451
  37. PS4: The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki (Nihon Falcom) - 96.140
  38. NSW: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Bandai Namco) - 91.760
  39. PS4: Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris (Bandai) - 85.010 
  40. NSW: Dragon Quest XI S (Square Enix) - 82.137
  41. NSW: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix (Sega) - 78.558
  42. NSW: Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) - 78.431
  43. NSW: Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers (Atlus) - 65.653
  44. PS4: Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne (Capcom) - 63.322
  45. NSW: Fitness Boxing (Imagineer) - 62.949
  46. NSW: Pokemon Let's Go (Pokemon Co) - 57.478
  47. NSW: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (Square Enix) - 56.187
  48. PS4: Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition (Take-Two) - 54.860
  49. PS4: Marvel's Avengers (Square Enix) - 54.373 
  50. NSW: Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) - 48.549

Top 20 2020 Q3:

  1. NSW: Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 749.362
  2. NSW: Ring Fit Adventure - 528.581
  3. PS4: Ghost of Tsushima (Sony) - 399.370(new)
  4. NSW: Super Mario 3D All-Stars - 273.939(new)
  5. NSW: Paper Mario: The Origami King - 256.899(new)
  6. NSW: eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 (Konami) - 228.076(new)
  7. NSW: Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - 219.575
  8. PS4: eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 (Konami) - 180.243(new)
  9. NSW: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 179.182
  10. PS4: Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. MaxiBoost On (Bandai Namco Games) - 161.014(new)
  11. NSW: Pokemon Sword / Shield - 106.362
  12. NSW: Splatoon 2 - 99.574
  13. NSW: Smash Ultimate - 99.099
  14. PS4: The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki (Nihon Falcom) - 96.140(new)
  15. PS4: Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris (Bandai Namco Games) - 87.144(new)
  16. NSW: Minecraft (Microsoft) - 85.666
  17. NSW: Super Mario Party - 84.644
  18. NSW: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (Square Enix) - 56.187
  19. PS4: Marvel's Avengers (Square Enix) - 54.373
  20. NSW: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 50.851
  21. NSW: Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training - 48.428

TOTAL: 3.996.281

NSW TOTALS:

  • 14 Games
  • 3 New
  • 2 3rd Party Games
  • TOTAL - 3.017.997
  • Hardware - 1.287.203

PS4 TOTALS:

  • 6 Games
  • 4 New
  • 5 3rd Party Games
  • TOTAL - 978.284
  • Hardware - 38.029

With the launch of the PS5 nearing Sony has basically not supplied a lot to Japan but you gotta wonder if PS5 will be able to maintain 10% Hardware market share next year. For Q3 Nintendo had 97% of the hardware market(without even counting 3DS which sold 19.516 this quarter) and 75.5% of the Top 20 Software market. 

Top Publishers for Q3(Top 20):

  1. Nintendo - 2.582.375
  2. Konami - 408.319
  3. Sony - 399.370
  4. Bandai Namco - 248.158
  5. Square Enix - 110.560
  6. Pokemon Co - 106.362
  7. Nihon Falcom - 96.140
  8. Microsoft - 85.666

Konami managed with a single game to become the Top 3rd Party Publisher for Q3, Bandai and Square continue to not have a full multiplat strategy and we can see how this hurts their sales long term in Japan. Minecraft continues to be the Top Selling 3rd Party game and with the new Smash DLC, we might see sales rise further as it gets another push in Japan. Next Quarter Koei, Konami, Atlus, Bandai will have bigger games coming out on the Switch - only SMT III Nocturne & Atelier 2 are actually multiplat all the other big releases are exclusives. I'm guessing Sony is publishing Demon Souls for Japan but even with this and Spider-Man, I'm not really expecting PS4/5 Software to make too much of an impact in Q4. Expecting something like 17 Switch and 3 Playstation ecosystem titles to make the Top 20. The major question remains whether Bravely Default 2 will launch this year. 

The Bestselling software will probably look like this

  • >1.25M - Animal Crossing, Ring Fit Adventure
  • >750K - Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  • >500K - Bravely Default 2, Momotaro, Age of Calamity
  • >350K - Taiko, SMT III(all SKUs)
  • >250K - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Clubhouse Games, Atelier 2(all SKUs)
  • >150K - Pokemon Sword / Shield, Demon Souls, Splatoon 2, Smash Ultimate, Minecraft, Super Mario Party, Puyo Puyo Tetris 2



Now that Capcom has thrown their hat in the ring and made their commitment to the Switch public, perhaps others will wanna grab a bigger piece of the pie as well. It's simply too big a userbase to ignore, at least if you like money.



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

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Media Create Sales Week 39, 2020 (21 Sep - 27 Sep)


01./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.31}
02./00. [PS4] Onechanbara Origin <Simple 2000 Series Vol.061: The Onechanbara Simple 2000 Series Vol.090: The Onechanbara 2> (Clouded Leopard Entertainment) {2020.09.24}
03./02. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
04./04. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05}
05./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28}

Top 5

NSW - 4
PS4 - 1

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Media Create Sales Week 39, 2020 (21 Sep - 27 Sep)


01./00. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo) {2020.09.24}
02./01. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18}
03./02. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
04./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
05./05. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2018.02.01}

Top 5

NSW - 5



GEO stores: Week 40, 2020 (Sep 28 - Oct 4)

01./01. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.09.18} (¥6.480)
02./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980)
03./00. [PS4] Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time <ACT> (Activision) {2020.10.02} (¥6.900)
04./04. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980)
05./08. [PS4] Marvel's Avengers <ACT> (Square Enix) {2020.09.04} (¥7.980)
06./02. [PS4] eFootball Winning Eleven 2021 Season Update <SPT> (Konami) {2020.09.17} (¥3.980)
07./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980)
08./00. [PS4] Star Wars: Squadrons <STG> (Electronic Arts) {2020.10.02} (¥3.909)
09./06. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <TBL> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980)
10./00. [NSW] Ys Origin <RPG> (3goo) (¥5.800)

Top 10


NSW - 6
PS4 - 4