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

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noshten said:

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

Seeing Ring Fit in its second calendar year outsell FF7 Remake is still weird yet awesome to see.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

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They underwhelming Switch holiday line up is affecting more Japan than in west



Like I have been saying. Nintendo is selling gangbusters without a strong holiday lineup, so why launch those games now? They can release them later when Switch needs them. Last year they had Pokemon and this year they have AoC, they are barely under YoY last year.



Farsala said:

Like I have been saying. Nintendo is selling gangbusters without a strong holiday lineup, so why launch those games now? They can release them later when Switch needs them. Last year they had Pokemon and this year they have AoC, they are barely under YoY last year.

I wouldnt consider the past few weeks numbers as gangbusters, especially compared to 2018 and 2019



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IcaroRibeiro said:

They underwhelming Switch holiday line up is affecting more Japan than in west

I hope youre right but at the moment we have no idea how sales in the west are doing.



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brute said:
Farsala said:

Like I have been saying. Nintendo is selling gangbusters without a strong holiday lineup, so why launch those games now? They can release them later when Switch needs them. Last year they had Pokemon and this year they have AoC, they are barely under YoY last year.

I wouldnt consider the past few weeks numbers as gangbusters, especially compared to 2018 and 2019

Past few weeks as in 3 or 4 weeks?

They are only down 100k or 50k YoY from an already great 2019.

Meanwhile still UP 20k or 100k on 2018.



It's like I said in another thread, Nintendo doesn't have an incentive to have a huge holiday in Japan. Still they will do very well due to New Horizon, Ring Fit and Momotaro - just not at the same level as last year when they had Pokemon Sword / Shield and a recently launched Lite model. I believe they would ship around 2.25 million hardware for the quarter, so a little over 1.35 million in the next 5 weeks(counting Week 1, 2021 as the last shipment). 

I continue to believe that we would see record breaking numbers in other places which Nintendo prioritized liked North America, Europe, East Asia - this is mainly because Japan is a lock for Nintendo and they will have a lot of momentum in 2021, where I expect them to outperform 2020 for the first two quarters due to a far greater number of games. Considering their Software sales this year I don't really think they would mind if they end up with a little over 6 million units in 2020, that's still much better than 3DS ever did. The other thing I still strongly believe is that 2021 > 2020 in terms of hardware sales.  

The main idea behind this is to show strength in other markets where the PS5/XSX are more relevant compared to Japan. 

Top Publishers 2020

  1. Nintendo - 11.950.457 (62.75%)
  2. Square Enix - 1.313.257 (6.9%)
  3. Pokemon Co - 1.192.334 (6.3%)
  4. Bandai Namco - 918.285 (4.8%)
  5. Konami - 900.693 (4.7%)
  6. Sony - 760.182 (4%)
  7. Sega - 460.877 (2.4%)
  8. Microsoft - 432.651 (2.3%)
  9. Koei Tecmo - 370.654 (1.9%)
  10. Capcom - 321.998 (1.7%)
  11. Atlus - 215.551 (1.1%)

Top 50 by System:

  1. Switch - 15.366.415 (80.68%)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 3.677.758 (19.31%)
  • Nintendo has more than doubled their Software sales compared to last year;
  • Square Enix will be down more than 500K YoY
  • Pokemon Co will be down more than 1.5 million YoY
  • Bandai down at least 750K YoY
  • Konami up over 500K YoY
  • Sony, Sega, Microsoft, Koei, will be just about flat
  • Capcom down over 800K YoY

Famitsu Switch 3rd Parties 2020 Top 15:

  1. Momotaro Dentetsu (Konami)- 472.426
  2. Minecraft (Microsoft) - 432.651
  3. eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 (Konami) - 248.024
  4. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Koei Tecmo) - 213.882
  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

Top Publishers Switch 2020

  1. Konami - 720.450
  2. Microsoft - 432.651
  3. Bandai Namco - 391.292
  4. Square Enix - 238.775
  5. Sega - 217.108
  6. Koei Tecmo - 213.882
  7. Atlus - 125.202
  8. Imagineer - 62.949
  • In just two weeks Konami became the Top 3rd Party publisher this year on the Switch
  • GameAddict, Koei Tecmo, Imagineer all have games launching next week DerbyStallion, Atelier 2 and Fitness Boxing 2
  • Bandai's Taiko 3DS port started with15K sales, Drum 'n' Fun! launched with 66K sales, they have another family game launching in December
  • Square's Dragon Quest XI S will become their best selling game of the year on the Switch due to lower priced version launching
Last edited by noshten - on 05 December 2020

IcaroRibeiro said:

They underwhelming Switch holiday line up is affecting more Japan than in west

It depends, are those sales due to lower demand or lower stocks for the Switch?



Bofferbrauer2 said:
IcaroRibeiro said:

They underwhelming Switch holiday line up is affecting more Japan than in west

It depends, are those sales due to lower demand or lower stocks for the Switch?

I saw a post of a post saying the stock situation was fine in Japan.



Momotaro is yet another demonstration that there's nothing stopping third parties from selling well on Switch, they just have to actually provide desirable products.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)