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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu Sales: Week 49, 2020 (Nov 30 - Dec 06)

I thought PS5 would have at least one title in the top 30. Ouch.



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Famitsu 2020 Top 50:

  1. NSW: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) - 6.103.801
  2. NSW: Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) - 1.424.348
  3. PS4: Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix) - 932.821
  4. NSW: Pokemon Sword / Shield (Pokemon Co) - 899.989*
  5. NSW: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) - 653.629
  6. NSW: Momotaro Dentetsu (Konami) - 588.310
  7. NSW: Smash Ultimate (Nintendo) - 450.574
  8. NSW: Minecraft (Microsoft) - 447.931 (+1)
  9. NSW: Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) - 442.155 (-1)
  10. PS4: Ghost of Tsushima (Sony) - 412.868 (-1)
  11. NSW: Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo) - 408.606 (-1)
  12. NSW: Super Mario Party (Nintendo) - 371.770
  13. NSW: Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) - 363.431
  14. NSW: Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Nintendo) - 337.142
  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
  20. PS4: Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon (Sega) - 243.769 
  21. NSW: Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Koei Tecmo) - 237.158 (+1)
  22. PS4: The Last of Us Part II (Sony) - 222.943 (-1)
  23. NSW: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) - 215.529
  24. NSW: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) - 194.222 (+1)
  25. NSW: Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) - 188.737 (-1)
  26. NSW: Luigi's Mansion 3 (Nintendo) - 187.050 
  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 Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War (Sony) - 133.930 (+3)
  35. PS4: Trials of Mana (Square Enix) - 133.593 (-1)
  36. PS4: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai) - 131.315 (-1)
  37. NSW: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Nintendo) - 128.989 (-1)
  38. NSW: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco) - 117.954 
  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: Dragon Quest XI S (Square Enix) - 94.792
  45. NSW: Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) - 92.587
  46. PS4: Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris (Bandai) - 85.010
  47. NSW: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix (Sega) - 78.558
  48. NSW: Derby Stallion (Game Addict) - 74.244 (NEW)
  49. NSW: Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers (Atlus) - 65.653
  50. PS4: Marvel's Avengers (Square Enix) - 64.255
  • NSW - 33
  • PS4 - 17

TOTAL: 19.570.660

NSW TOTAL: 15.946.665 (81.5%)

PS4 TOTAL: 3.623.995 (18.5%)

Top Publishers:

  1. Nintendo - 12.334.855 (63%)
  2. Square Enix - 1.313.257
  3. Pokemon Co - 1.159.502
  4. Konami - 1.016.577
  5. Bandai Namco - 918.285
  6. Sony - 769.741
  7. Sega - 460.877
  8. Microsoft - 447.931
  9. Koei Tecmo - 393.930
  10. Capcom - 258.676
  11. Atlus - 215.551
  • Momotaro is going to make Konami the 2nd place publisher for the year
  • PS4 will probably end up with only 13-14 titles in the Top 50 this year, since a lot of games on the Switch outside the Top 30 continue to sell
  • With three weeks left, I think we will see something in the region of 22.5 to 23 million sales within the Top 50
Last edited by noshten - on 12 December 2020

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) - 588.310
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 349.719
  3. Pikmin 3 Deluxe - 337.142
  4. Ring Fit Adventure - 317.802
  5. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Koei Tecmo) - 237.158
  6. Pokemon Sword / Shield - 142.768*
  7. Super Mario 3D All-Stars - 134.667
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 128.413
  9. Mario Kart Live - 95.897
  10. Minecraft (Microsoft) - 81.603

TOTAL: 2.413.479



Momotaro now a million seller.



noshten said:

Famitsu 2020 Top 50:

  1. NSW: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) - 6.103.801
  2. NSW: Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) - 1.424.348
  3. PS4: Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix) - 932.821
  4. NSW: Pokemon Sword / Shield (Pokemon Co) - 899.989*
  5. NSW: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) - 653.629
  6. NSW: Momotaro Dentetsu (Konami) - 588.310
  7. NSW: Smash Ultimate (Nintendo) - 450.574
  8. NSW: Minecraft (Microsoft) - 447.931 (+1)
  9. NSW: Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) - 442.155 (-1)
  10. PS4: Ghost of Tsushima (Sony) - 412.868 (-1)
  11. NSW: Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo) - 408.606 (-1)
  12. NSW: Super Mario Party (Nintendo) - 371.770
  13. NSW: Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) - 363.431
  14. NSW: Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Nintendo) - 337.142
  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
  20. PS4: Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon (Sega) - 243.769 
  21. NSW: Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Koei Tecmo) - 237.158 (+1)
  22. PS4: The Last of Us Part II (Sony) - 222.943 (-1)
  23. NSW: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) - 215.529
  24. NSW: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) - 194.222 (+1)
  25. NSW: Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) - 188.737 (-1)
  26. NSW: Luigi's Mansion 3 (Nintendo) - 187.050 
  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 Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War (Sony) - 133.930 (+3)
  35. PS4: Trials of Mana (Square Enix) - 133.593 (-1)
  36. PS4: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai) - 131.315 (-1)
  37. NSW: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Nintendo) - 128.989 (-1)
  38. NSW: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco) - 117.954 
  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: Derby Stallion (Game Addict) - 74.244 (NEW)
  49. NSW: Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers (Atlus) - 65.653
  50. PS4: Marvel's Avengers (Square Enix) - 64.255
  • NSW - 33
  • PS4 - 17

TOTAL: 19.570.660

NSW TOTAL: 15.946.665 (81.5%)

PS4 TOTAL: 3.623.995 (18.5%)

Top Publishers:

  1. Nintendo - 12.334.855 (63%)
  2. Square Enix - 1.313.257
  3. Pokemon Co - 1.159.502
  4. Konami - 1.016.577
  5. Bandai Namco - 918.285
  6. Sony - 769.741
  7. Sega - 460.877
  8. Microsoft - 447.931
  9. Koei Tecmo - 393.930
  10. Capcom - 258.676
  11. Atlus - 215.551
  • Momotaro is going to make Konami the 2nd place publisher for the year
  • PS4 will probably end up with only 13-14 titles in the Top 50 this year, since a lot of games on the Switch outside the Top 30 continue to sell
  • With three weeks left, I think we will see something in the region of 22.5 to 23 million sales within the Top 50

Damn not even 1 PS5 title in the top 50. This holiday is pretty damn tragic for PS5 in Japan.



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Eagle367 said:
noshten said:

Famitsu 2020 Top 50:

  1. NSW: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) - 6.103.801
  2. NSW: Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) - 1.424.348
  3. PS4: Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix) - 932.821
  4. NSW: Pokemon Sword / Shield (Pokemon Co) - 899.989*
  5. NSW: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) - 653.629
  6. NSW: Momotaro Dentetsu (Konami) - 588.310
  7. NSW: Smash Ultimate (Nintendo) - 450.574
  8. NSW: Minecraft (Microsoft) - 447.931 (+1)
  9. NSW: Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) - 442.155 (-1)
  10. PS4: Ghost of Tsushima (Sony) - 412.868 (-1)
  11. NSW: Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo) - 408.606 (-1)
  12. NSW: Super Mario Party (Nintendo) - 371.770
  13. NSW: Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) - 363.431
  14. NSW: Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Nintendo) - 337.142
  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
  20. PS4: Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon (Sega) - 243.769 
  21. NSW: Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Koei Tecmo) - 237.158 (+1)
  22. PS4: The Last of Us Part II (Sony) - 222.943 (-1)
  23. NSW: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) - 215.529
  24. NSW: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) - 194.222 (+1)
  25. NSW: Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) - 188.737 (-1)
  26. NSW: Luigi's Mansion 3 (Nintendo) - 187.050 
  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 Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War (Sony) - 133.930 (+3)
  35. PS4: Trials of Mana (Square Enix) - 133.593 (-1)
  36. PS4: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai) - 131.315 (-1)
  37. NSW: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Nintendo) - 128.989 (-1)
  38. NSW: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco) - 117.954 
  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: Derby Stallion (Game Addict) - 74.244 (NEW)
  49. NSW: Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers (Atlus) - 65.653
  50. PS4: Marvel's Avengers (Square Enix) - 64.255
  • NSW - 33
  • PS4 - 17

TOTAL: 19.570.660

NSW TOTAL: 15.946.665 (81.5%)

PS4 TOTAL: 3.623.995 (18.5%)

Top Publishers:

  1. Nintendo - 12.334.855 (63%)
  2. Square Enix - 1.313.257
  3. Pokemon Co - 1.159.502
  4. Konami - 1.016.577
  5. Bandai Namco - 918.285
  6. Sony - 769.741
  7. Sega - 460.877
  8. Microsoft - 447.931
  9. Koei Tecmo - 393.930
  10. Capcom - 258.676
  11. Atlus - 215.551
  • Momotaro is going to make Konami the 2nd place publisher for the year
  • PS4 will probably end up with only 13-14 titles in the Top 50 this year, since a lot of games on the Switch outside the Top 30 continue to sell
  • With three weeks left, I think we will see something in the region of 22.5 to 23 million sales within the Top 50

Damn not even 1 PS5 title in the top 50. This holiday is pretty damn tragic for PS5 in Japan.

There are not yet enough PS5 in the open to even have enough install base to get on this list yet. There are 172k PS5 (I'm leaving out the discless version since those can't contribute to the software numbers) and you need ~65k sales for a game to appear on the top 50, which would ba an attach rate of over 30%. Even for Nintendo titles, 30% are a lot and very hard to reach, so it's even more difficult for any other brand of games.

I'd look again in 3 weeks, at the end of the year. By then, the install base should have increased to an amount where a PS5 title technically could show up - but it would still be very difficult considering how slow the PS5 software sales seem to be so far.



Bofferbrauer2 said:
Eagle367 said:

Damn not even 1 PS5 title in the top 50. This holiday is pretty damn tragic for PS5 in Japan.

There are not yet enough PS5 in the open to even have enough install base to get on this list yet. There are 172k PS5 (I'm leaving out the discless version since those can't contribute to the software numbers) and you need ~65k sales for a game to appear on the top 50, which would ba an attach rate of over 30%. Even for Nintendo titles, 30% are a lot and very hard to reach, so it's even more difficult for any other brand of games.

I'd look again in 3 weeks, at the end of the year. By then, the install base should have increased to an amount where a PS5 title technically could show up - but it would still be very difficult considering how slow the PS5 software sales seem to be so far.

I cannot let this explanation stand as it is. Attach rate drops with higher install base. The reason for this is simply, that a higher install base comes from different people buying into the system. You only have platformer fans? You get a WiiU. But that also leads to pretty high attach rates, as most of the install base share the same preferences and if you get a good game for that, pretty much every one owning the system buys that.

Every system goes through a phase like that. And that is launch. At launch you don't have a broad diverse spectrum of games, you have only so much. That leads to Breath of the Wild having nearly a 100% attach rate at the beginning. That dropped as the Switch base diversified.

PS5 not having this (in Japan) probably means that no title is a system seller there. Which is in line with the bad sales.



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Mnementh said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

There are not yet enough PS5 in the open to even have enough install base to get on this list yet. There are 172k PS5 (I'm leaving out the discless version since those can't contribute to the software numbers) and you need ~65k sales for a game to appear on the top 50, which would ba an attach rate of over 30%. Even for Nintendo titles, 30% are a lot and very hard to reach, so it's even more difficult for any other brand of games.

I'd look again in 3 weeks, at the end of the year. By then, the install base should have increased to an amount where a PS5 title technically could show up - but it would still be very difficult considering how slow the PS5 software sales seem to be so far.

I cannot let this explanation stand as it is. Attach rate drops with higher install base. The reason for this is simply, that a higher install base comes from different people buying into the system. You only have platformer fans? You get a WiiU. But that also leads to pretty high attach rates, as most of the install base share the same preferences and if you get a good game for that, pretty much every one owning the system buys that.

Every system goes through a phase like that. And that is launch. At launch you don't have a broad diverse spectrum of games, you have only so much. That leads to Breath of the Wild having nearly a 100% attach rate at the beginning. That dropped as the Switch base diversified.

PS5 not having this (in Japan) probably means that no title is a system seller there. Which is in line with the bad sales.

I thought I mentioned it, but after re-reading, that bit seemingly got lost during editing. So yeah at launch a system seller often has a huge attach rate (remember BotW reaching over 100% attach rate?), and there simply seemingly ain't anything big enough that launch.

That being said, even then reaching over 30% attach rate is very difficult even at launch. I did take the launch into account, but that part went poof. Both Sony and Microsoft tend to lack a true system seller at launch and rather launch with lots of fancy third party titles and smaller exclusives. As a result of this, unless one of the third party launch titles is a huge hit (think FF7R, a Dragon Quest or Monster Hunter title, for example), they simply can't reach high enough to chart.



Looks like Fitness Boxing 2 didn't even chart after releasing on Dec 3rd. The first game was a million seller and a big part of that was the Japanese sales



Do we see the first signs of market saturation of Switch in Japan? There's no growth YoY in weekly numbers the last 10 weeks.