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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu Sales: Week 44, 2020 (Oct 26 - Nov 01)

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Nice for Pikmin 3! Glad that the game delivered greatly in at least one region.



My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first. 

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Dyotropic said:

Mario kart live didn't even make it to the top 10 in it's second week. Meaning a very sad <10k in sales on its second week. Nintendo's gimmick stuff never seems to work out well. I was hoping this would have legs.

I'm holding off until Black Friday to get Pikmin 3 deluxe. Hoping for a buy one get one half off sale to bundle it with age of calamity.

Well its quite expensive and needs a lot of space, so Japan might not be the best market for that.

Kinda like the upcoming console generation if you think about it lol



Top 30: https://nintendoeverything.com/famitsu-software-sales-10-26-20-11-1-20-top-30/

1. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe – 171,349 / NEW
2. [NSW] Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster – 52,481 / NEW
3. [PS4] Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster – 48,830 / NEW
4. [PS4] Watch Dogs Legion – 40,962 / NEW
5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 29,086 / 1,746,352
6. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 24,009 / 5,909,746
7. [PS4] GreedFall – 13,292 / NEW
8. [NSW] Kamen Rider: Memory of Heroez – 11,683 / NEW
9. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 9,569 / 3,238,517
10. [NSW] Pokemon Sword/Shield – 9,421 / 3,783,145

11. [PS4] Kamen Rider: Memory of Heroez – 9,286 / NEW
12. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars – 9,207 / 364,635
13. [NSW] Minecraft – 6,390 / 1,543,751
14. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Game of the Year Edition – 5,826 / NEW
15. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 5,231 / 3,865,868
16. [NSW] Super Mario Party – 4,735 / 1,585,622
17. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 4,171 / 416,155
18. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 3,955 / 3,592,103
19. [NSW] Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – 3,583 / 85,192
20. [NSW] FiNC Home FiT – 3,212 / NEW
21. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 3,168 / 1,672,847
22. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 3,007 / 919,362
23. [PS4] Ghost of Tsushima – 2,390 / 410,702
24. [PS4] FIFA 21 – 2,239 / 51,884
25. [PS4] Saints Row: The Third Remastered – 2,234 / NEW
26. [NSW] Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition – 2,104 / 38,961
27. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 – 2,054 / 980,445
28. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch – 2,037 / 313,908
29. [NSW] FIFA 21 Legacy Edition – 1,719 / 20,390
30. [NSW] Paper Mario: The Origami King – 1,702 / 267,743

NS - 22

PS4 - 8



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

Didn't think Pikmin 3 remaster would do this well



and the free cash goes on for Nintendo, who said the WiiU was a failure, its games are still chart topping ^_^



don't mind my username, that was more than 10 years ago, I'm a different person now, amazing how people change ^_^

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dark_gh0st_b0y said:
and the free cash goes on for Nintendo, who said the WiiU was a failure, its games are still chart topping ^_^

Wii U did create a good legacy of games



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Switch version over PS4 version, just like I expected despite it lagging behind on COMG!

Also, Greedfall, Watch_Dogs Legion and SMT III releasing on PS4 and sales not going up? PS4 is already dead, it just doesn't know it yet!



I wonder if at some point during the failure that is the wii u, nintendo internally thought about releasing games on pc to allow the games to reach a larger audience.

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Dyotropic said:
I wonder if at some point during the failure the is the wii u, nintendo internally thought about releasing games on pc to allow the games to reach a larger audience.

This implies that they would have taken the 3rd party route, which is false since they released a new console. 

I think Nintendo going third party has never been an option internally, and that would need failure consoles through three generations or more to become a path discussion for them.

WiiU had great games, but the console in its self wasn't appealing and wasn't practical at all while playing, giving a lot of gimmically annoying experience.

Pikmin didn't get the chance to have mainline releases on successful consoles thus making it hard to judge its impact and its popularity. That's why 1.5 million sales (average) for each entry should have been considered as a success by Nintendo. But that wasn't the case.

Pikmin3D might be judged as a new mainline entry since (almost) no one bought the WiiU, making the game accessible for bigger audience that recently discovered the game in particular and the franchise in general. (the demo was a really good marketing move).



Dyotropic said:
I wonder if at some point during the failure the is the wii u, nintendo internally thought about releasing games on pc to allow the games to reach a larger audience.

I doubt it.

Nintendo has fended off countless investors with similar ideas, both for PC and mobile. Their investors like the idea, but Nintendo is vehemently against it.