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Is Switch standard selling 4 times more than Lite a sign that Sony gamers are buying Switch instead of PS5?



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The next obvious first party title from Nintendo that the Japanese market is receptive to is a Tomodachi game, BOTW apparently uses an advance mii creator for its NPCs if they used that for the Mii creation in Tomodachi it could help boost the latter even further.



Marth said:
SKMBlake said:

Well they should stop tracking Series sales as well then

There is a world of difference between the two. They also stopped tracking the New 3DS

We are talking about less than 50 units per week in a holiday season. Xbox Series is still way ahead of that and would sell much better if Microsoft bothered to ship some units.

I don't really see 134 being way ahead of 50



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SKMBlake said:
Marth said:

There is a world of difference between the two. They also stopped tracking the New 3DS

We are talking about less than 50 units per week in a holiday season. Xbox Series is still way ahead of that and would sell much better if Microsoft bothered to ship some units.

I don't really see 134 being way ahead of 50



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TruckOSaurus said:

Sony HW sales for Week 1 have decreased 51% YoY in Japan and yes I'm counting PS5 + PS4 vs only PS4 in 2020. That's not a good sign.

Yeah, AND the PS4 outsold the PS5... Sony really needs to do something if they want to turn things around in Japan, at first I thought the whole "Sony is ignoring Japan" thing was just people being silly, but I guess numbers don't lie, lol. I'm guessing there's more to it than just that though, but meh.



IcaroRibeiro said:

Is Switch standard selling 4 times more than Lite a sign that Sony gamers are buying Switch instead of PS5?

70%-80% hybrid vs Lite has been the usual ratio for both models for most weeks since the Lite came out so I don't think it tells us much about Sony gamers' buying habits.



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Switch is up YoY for the past two weeks. Very interesting. Now that we are past all of the shortages and comparisons against 2019 Pokemon, Switch is actually still on an upward trajectory. It will be interesting to see if it keeps this up until at least mid-March. We are 46 months into the Switch's life so far. Usually a system in Japan would have peaked by now.



RetroGamer94 said:
Agente42 said:

Nes have this market share?

Probably, I was watching high score yesterday on Netflix and Tom Kalinske stated that Nintendo had a 93% market share when he was hired, now that could have just been North America, Japan I’m not sure on but one would assume it was similar there. 

The Master System and the Atari 7800 barely had any presence in Japan, the only one that could have got in the way for this market share would be the Turbografx. I don't know exactly how much it sold there, but I've heard it did put up a decent fight for a while against Nintendo.



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Week 52 2020 + Week 1 2021 Top 10:

  1. Momotaro Dentetsu (Konami) – 459,243 
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 202,132
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 152,052 
  4. Ring Fit Adventure – 129,275
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 108,052
  6. Pikmin 3 Deluxe – 91,336
  7. Super Mario Party – 86,723 
  8. Minecraft (Microsoft) – 85,989 
  9. Clubhouse Games: 51 – 85,027 
  10. Super Mario 3D All-Stars – 70,144 

TOTAL: 1.469.973

Week 52 2019 + Week 1 2020 Top 10:

  1. Pokemon Sword / Shield - 440,401
  2. Luigi's Mansion 3 - 111,783
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 93,078
  4. Minecraft (Microsoft) - 87,868
  5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega) - 85,471
  6. Ring Fit Adventure - 82,953
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 78,659
  8. Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch - 76,151
  9. Super Mario Party - 72,552
  10. Fishing Spirits - 64,328

TOTAL: 1.193.244

Momotaro outdid Pokemon these two weeks and just in the Top 10 we are seeing pretty major growth YoY. Despite the huge launch of Sword / Shield because software overall performed much stronger this Quarter will be up YoY, this is despite hardware being pretty much flat compared to last year. 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 63% Increase YoY

Ring Fit Adventure - 55% Increase YoY

Smash Ultimate - 37% Increase

Super Mario Party - 19% Increase

Minecraft - 2% Decrease YoY

The main thing I'd like to say is that Ring Fit Adventure, Momotaro, New Horizon will lead to momentum and higher sales compared to 2020, up until the New Horizon launch, but that might be mitigated by the launch of Monster Hunter Rise. Overall there is reasons to expect that next week we'd have a progression of 150K -> 120K -> 90K in the coming weeks and a bigger shipment for Bowser's Fury, which will be followed by Olive Town & Bravely Default 2 making 2021 a stronger line-up than 2020 by a considerable margin, especially if Ring Fit maintains a high baseline into January.

Hardware 2020:

Week 2: 116.301

Week 3: 96.458

Week 4: 67.987

Week 5: 75.922