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The second edition of my extra easy predictions concerns sales in Japan.

I predict that Animal Crossing: New Horizons will sell more physical units - so excluding its digital sales - in Japan than the PS5, meaning PS5 consoles including all of its current models and future revisions. Currently there's only the regular PS5 and its Digital Edition, but there will be additional ones sometime down the line.

And... that's it.

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You could have at least included current sales figures in the OP...

But yeah, seems likely. It should sell 30m+ right? If only a 1/3 of those sales are physical copies in Japan (which is certainly possible) then that should comfortably beat the PS5.

Last edited by Ka-pi96 - on 07 January 2021

Its already at what 6 million from Famistu, I think that is a good bet, assuming worse performance than the 4 based off multi generation decline and a lower launch, and continued lower numbers in the weeks following.

Edit: Sorry Animal Crossing is almost at 6.5 million according to Famistu, which is significant representing approximately 6% of what the PS4 sold total

Last edited by badskywalker - on 07 January 2021

Isn't AC's digital sales at like 2m? Its retail is 6.5m so likely will reach an amount that's above what PS5 LT will be by the end of this year.

This reminds me of an old thread that was made where someone said that the PS3 finally re-claimed 3rd place after outselling Wii Fit.

Also, Animal Crossing is crazy that it already outsold entire consoles in Japan. This is just an extension.

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Curent Famitsu numbers:
Animal Crossing: 6.472.485
PS4: 9.296.048

It is likely PS5 will fall behind PS4 in Japan and AC is still in the Famitsu TOP 10 (current week at #2 after Momotaro, which turns out to be another evergreen title). So it seems likely AC will beat PS4 over time and therefore also PS5.

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I won't be surprised if PS5 never surpass current AC sales numbers let alone total sales

IcaroRibeiro said:

I won't be surprised if PS5 never surpass current AC sales numbers let alone total sales

I would've called this claim a bit too bold last month but now ... you might be right !

I mean, I do think AC will dominate the PS5 for a good chunk of time, most likely this year and maybe even the first few months of the next, but once the big PS5 juggernauts that work in Japan arrive on the console, I do expect the PS5 to surpass AC.

Though, the fact that AC will surpass the PS5 sales for a long time is in itself, cool.

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