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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu Sales: Week 48, 2020 (Nov 23 - Nov 29)

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TOP 10 Switch Famitsu 2019 Q4:

  1. Pokemon Sword / Shield - 2.988.134
  2. Luigi's Mansion 3 - 505.998
  3. Ring Fit Adventure - 495.639
  4. Minecraft (Microsoft) - 199.958
  5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega) - 195.128
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 187.387
  7. Smash Ultimate - 173.400
  8. Dragon Quest XI S (Square Enix) - 160.495
  9. Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco) - 156.247
  10. Super Mario Party - 143.810

TOTAL: 5.206.196

TOP 10 Switch Famitsu 2020 Q4:

  1. Momotaro Dentetsu (Konami) - 472.426
  2. Pikmin 3 Deluxe - 315.862
  3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 292.615
  4. Ring Fit Adventure - 277.626
  5. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Koei Tecmo) - 213.882
  6. Super Mario 3D All-Stars - 122.999
  7. Pokemon Sword / Shield - 118.398*
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 105.233 (+1)
  9. Mario Kart Live - 95.897 (-1)
  10. Minecraft (Microsoft) - 66.323 (RE)

TOTAL: 2.081.261

  • No major Nintendo or Pokemon Co game this fall means that Software in Q4 will be down YoY
  • Momotaro, New Horizons and Ring Fit Adventure will be the Top Selling games
  • The 10th best selling game of Q4 this year should finish higher than Super Mario Party last year
  • Atelier 2, DerbyStallion and Fit Boxing 2 are the three remaining 3rd Party games that could end up in the Top 10
Last edited by noshten - on 04 December 2020

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Famitsu Switch 3rd Parties 2020 Top 15:

  1. Momotaro Dentetsu (Konami) - 472.426 (NEW)
  2. Minecraft (Microsoft) - 432.651
  3. eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 (Konami) - 248.024
  4. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Koei Tecmo) - 213.882 (NEW)
  5. Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco) - 171.631
  6. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (Sega) - 138.550
  7. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco) - 117.954 
  8. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Bandai Namco) - 101.707
  9. Trials of Mana (Square Enix) - 100.451 
  10. Dragon Quest XI S (Square Enix) - 82.137 
  11. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix (Sega) - 78.558 
  12. Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers (Atlus) - 65.653
  13. Fitness Boxing (Imagineer) - 62.949 
  14. Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne (Atlus) - 59.549 
  15. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition (Square Enix) - 56.187

TOTAL: 2.402.309

  1. Konami - 720.450
  2. Microsoft - 432.651
  3. Bandai Namco - 391.292
  4. Square Enix - 238.775
  5. Sega - 217.108
  • Konami is quickly heading towards 1 million sales this year, it's likely they achieve it around Week 51
  • Next week Koei Tecmo will be above Square and Sega for 2020
  • Imagineer has a decent chance to also end up with over 200K this year


Kjartan said:
Jranation said:

Sooo did those 40k PS5 users bought a PS5 game?

*28k

12k of them bought a digital PS5 so they're obviously not going to buy a disc version of a game.

So it looks like PS5 games will find it hard to chart on Famitsu unless they include digital sales. 



Pocky Lover Boy! 

curl-6 said:
RolStoppable said:

Japan's holiday season isn't the same as America's and Europe's, because it doesn't start in earnest until about mid-December and then it extends into mid-January. So it's too soon to worry about 2020 just yet

I didn't actually know this, this does put the numbers in better context. If this were the holiday season this would be a worrying low set of numbers all around, but 145k for the leader before the holiday rush ain't bad.

Nintendo's typical mid-November global holiday title is timed for the American and European markets, so Japan's sales usually get lifted by that, but Hyrule Warriors is nowhere close to the caliber of 2m+ in Japan alone.

In order to reach 6m for 2020, Switch now needs to be up year over year by almost 100k over the course of the next four weeks. It's a challenging task because the back catalogue will have to do the heavy-lifting against a strong 2019 finish.



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

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Marth said:

03./00. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) - 32.906 / NEW <80-100%>
00./03. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) - 1.547 / 34.453 <80-100%> (-95%)
20./00. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) - 6.004 / 40.457 <80-100%> (+288%)

07./00. [PS4] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) - 22.955 / NEW <80-100%>
13./07. [PS4] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) - 7.529 / 30.484 <80-100%> (-67%)
13./13. [PS4] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) - 9.648 / 40.132 <80-100%> (+28%)

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Wow, very interesting and definitely the first time I've seen this. I assume you calculated it yourself?



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theDX said:
Marth said:

03./00. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) - 32.906 / NEW <80-100%>
00./03. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) - 1.547 / 34.453 <80-100%> (-95%)
20./00. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) - 6.004 / 40.457 <80-100%> (+288%)

07./00. [PS4] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) - 22.955 / NEW <80-100%>
13./07. [PS4] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) - 7.529 / 30.484 <80-100%> (-67%)
13./13. [PS4] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) - 9.648 / 40.132 <80-100%> (+28%)

Restock arrived

Wow, very interesting and definitely the first time I've seen this. I assume you calculated it yourself?

No I just copied from Era. But would have had that number in my excel sheet anyways since Famitsu always gives LTD numbers.



Marth said:
theDX said:

Wow, very interesting and definitely the first time I've seen this. I assume you calculated it yourself?

No I just copied from Era. But would have had that number in my excel sheet anyways since Famitsu always gives LTD numbers.

I see. Also how's 25 posts per page going for you?



theDX said:
Marth said:

No I just copied from Era. But would have had that number in my excel sheet anyways since Famitsu always gives LTD numbers.

I see. Also how's 25 posts per page going for you?

Well need to collect all the important data and dividing by post per topic seems like a good idea to me. And 25 is a bit of a stretch



Well, it seems I was in error thinking PS5 launch would have damaged Switch sales (and it's not happening, at least not this year and probably not next year either) :D

Instead the PS5 launch is harming only PS5 itself since its clear there are not enough units to satisfy the demand. In other words, in an ideal situation (no covid, no Microsoft competition) it had been better for Sony to posticipate launch in February/March 2021 to have more units and a big exclusive game available at launch, because from what i'm hearing anyone buying a PS5 right now is doing it for (mostly) playing PS4 games on the new hardware.

Last edited by JimmyFantasy - on 04 December 2020

Famitsu 2020 Top 50:

  1. NSW: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) - 6.046.697
  2. NSW: Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) - 1.384.172
  3. PS4: Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix) - 932.821
  4. NSW: Pokemon Sword / Shield (Pokemon Co) - 875.619*
  5. NSW: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) - 630.449
  6. NSW: Momotaro Dentetsu (Konami)- 472.426 (+6)
  7. NSW: Smash Ultimate (Nintendo) - 437.680 (-1)
  8. NSW: Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) - 435.214 (-1)
  9. NSW: Minecraft (Microsoft) - 432.651 (-1)
  10. PS4: Ghost of Tsushima (Sony) - 412.868 (-1)
  11. NSW: Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo) - 396.938 (-1)
  12. NSW: Super Mario Party (Nintendo) - 357.005 (-1)
  13. NSW: Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) - 355.035 (-2)
  14. NSW: Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Nintendo) - 315.862
  15. NSW: Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo) - 290.691
  16. NSW: Paper Mario: The Origami King (Nintendo) - 267.743
  17. NSW: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (Pokemon Co.) - 259.513
  18. PS4: Resident Evil 3 (Capcom) - 258.676
  19. NSW: eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 (Konami) - 248.024 (+1)
  20. PS4: Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon (Sega) - 243.769 (-1)
  21. PS4: The Last of Us Part II (Sony) - 222.943
  22. NSW: Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Koei Tecmo) - 213.882 (+6)
  23. NSW: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) - 209.010 (-1)
  24. NSW: Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) - 188.737 (+1)
  25. NSW: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) - 187.903 (+1)
  26. NSW: Luigi's Mansion 3 (Nintendo) - 187.050 (-2)
  27. PS4: eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 (Konami) - 180.243 (-1)
  28. NSW: Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco) - 171.631
  29. PS4: Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. MaxiBoost On (Bandai Namco) - 161.014
  30. PS4: Nioh 2 (Koei Tecmo) - 156.772
  31. PS4: Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers (Atlus) - 149.898
  32. PS4: Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Bandai) - 149.654
  33. NSW: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (Sega) - 138.550
  34. PS4: Trials of Mana (Square Enix) - 133.593
  35. PS4: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai) - 131.315
  36. NSW: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Nintendo) - 128.989
  37. PS4 Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War (Sony) - 124.371 (+2)
  38. NSW: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco) - 117.954 (-1)
  39. PS4: Granblue Fantasy Versus (Cygames) - 111.094 (-1)
  40. NSW: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Bandai Namco) - 101.707
  41. NSW: Trials of Mana (Square Enix) - 100.451
  42. PS4: The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki (Nihon Falcom) - 96.140
  43. NSW: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Nintendo) - 95.897
  44. NSW: Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) - 92.587
  45. PS4: Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris (Bandai) - 85.010
  46. NSW: Dragon Quest XI S (Square Enix) - 82.137
  47. NSW: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix (Sega) - 78.558
  48. NSW: Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers (Atlus) - 65.653
  49. PS4: Marvel's Avengers (Square Enix) - 64.255
  50. PS4: Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne (Capcom) - 63.322
  • NSW - 32
  • PS4 - 18

TOTAL 2020: 19.044.173

Number of Titles:

  1. Nintendo - 18
  2. Bandai Namco - 7
  3. Square Enix -
  4. Konami - 3
  5. Sega - 3
  6. Sony - 3
  7. Atlus - 2
  8. Capcom - 2
  9. Koei Tecmo - 2
  10. Pokemon Co - 2
  • Around 400K sales were achieved within the Top 50 this week
  • By Week 50 the Top 50 will surpass 20 million for the year
  • Square Enix is currently the #2 publisher at over 1.3 million sales for the year, 
  • Konami will surpass 1 million physical sales for 2020 next week and should surpass Square by the end of the year with just three titles

2019 Top 50

  • NSW - 28
  • PS4 - 22

TOTAL 2019: 17.460.965

Number of Titles:

  1. Nintendo - 14
  2. Bandai Namco - 10
  3. Square Enix - 4
  4. Capcom - 3
  5. Konami - 3
  6. Sony - 3
  7. Pokemon Co - 2
  8. Sega - 2
  9. Ubisoft - 2
  • At a minimum, the Top 50 will surpass 2019 by around 5 million sales
  • Nintendo & Konami will make the greatest gains YoY
  • Pokemon Co, Square, Capcom & Bandai will see the biggest drops YoY in absolute numbers