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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu Sales: Week 2, 2021 (Jan 04 - Jan 10)

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Since Nintendo's FY20 Q3 earnings release is approaching, here are the last known domestic shipments for Nintendo titles on Nintendo Switch (LTD as of September 30, 2020 unless noted otherwise):

Title (release year) - sales units <rank among the best-selling games ever>

01. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (2020) - 8.180.000 <2nd>
02. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018) - 4.820.000 <13th>
03. Pokémon Sword/Shield (2019) - 4.770.000 <14th>
04. Splatoon 2 (2017) - 4.350.000 <19th>
05. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017) - 4.040.000 <25th>

06. Super Mario Odyssey (2017) - 2.530.000
07. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017) - 2.230.000
08. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu/Eevee! (2018) - 2.070.000 * as of March 31, 2020
09. Super Mario Party (2018) - 2.070.000
10. Ring Fit Adventure (2019) - 1.800.000

11. Super Mario Maker 2 (2019) - 1.160.000 * as of March 31, 2020
12. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019) - 1.130.000
13. Luigi's Mansion 3 (2019) - 920.000
14. Kirby Star Allies (2018) - 860.000 * as of March 31, 2019
15. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (2020) - 800.000

16. Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020) - 750.000
17. Fire Emblem: Three Houses (2019) - 580.000 * as of March 31, 2020
18. Mario Tennis Aces (2018) - 550.000 * as of March 31, 2019
19. ARMS (2017) - 470.000 * as of March 31, 2018
20. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019) - 430.000 * as of March 31, 2020

21. Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020) - 430.000
22. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (2020) - 360.000 * as of March 31, 2020
23. Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (2018) - 330.000 * as of March 31, 2019
24. 1-2-Switch (2017) - 320.000 ** from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 (launch month shipments are unknown)
25. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (2017) - 310.000 * as of March 31, 2018

26. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (2020) - 300.000
27. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (2018) - 290.000 * as of March 31, 2019
28. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (2018) - 240.000 * as of March 31, 2019
29. Astral Chain (2019) - 160.000 * as of March 31, 2020
30. Yoshi's Crafted World (2019) - 140.000 * as of March 31, 2019

31. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (2019) - 40.000 * as of March 31, 2020

Unknown:
- Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together! (2017)
- Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (2018)
- Bayonetta 2 (2018)
- Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit (2018)
- Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido (2018)
- Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit (2018)
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country (2018)
- Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit (2019)
- Tetris 99 (2019)
- Dr Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (2019)
- Tokyo Mirage Session ♯FE Encore (2020)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has far exceeded Pokémon Red/Green (8.22m) during the last quarter, likely topping 9 million units LTD. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokémon Sword/Shield both certainly passed 5m and in all likelihood beat Brain Age 2 (5.10m) to rank #12 and #13. Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe should both be around 4.5m, if eShop sales were strong they might even have surpassed Pokémon X/Y (4.56m) which stood at #16.

That's at least five titles that will top 5m on Switch in Japan and then Ring Fit Adventure, Monster Hunter Rise, Tomodachi 3 and Pokémon 9G could also have a shot at it. I guess Minecraft has a very slim chance too, depending on how high its digital sales are, but we will probably never know. Maybe another new IP from Nintendo that becomes a surprise hit like Splatoon and Ring Fit, but that's not something to bet on.

Last edited by HereWeGo - on 19 January 2021

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Physical top 30 only! (Famitsu)

W# Top 10 —— Top 30 —— NSW%
W1: 691,335 — 969,536 — 99.2%
W2: 316,577 — 442,947 —99.0%

I’ll work on Weeks if any1 is interested

noshten said:

Whether its Sakura Wars, Densha GO!, Dragon Ball, Gundam, Sword Art Online, Tales of - all of these games is really pushing graphics to such a degree that it could not be ported to the Switch. Certain decision-makers would simply like to deny reality and allow franchisees to fall into obscurity on their home market rather than have to Switch as part of their multiple launch day plans.
Sakura Wars is a great example, Sega gets over 1 million sales of VC4 and what do they do? PS4 exclusive that apparently hasn't even sold 300K worldwide... later we wonder why their Japanese video game division is struggling. Also you cannot tell me it doesn't make some sense to port certain Yakuza titles to the Switch and try to build an audience for the franchise. 

In any case, Marvelous, Koei, Konami, Nippon Ichi, and other smaller studios will eat into their market share in the coming years if they maintain their current road-map. 

Densha GO! is the better example of myopia by thirds.

Momotaro surpass 2M sales on NSW

Densha Go! have the first week and vanished from top 30 Famitsu. 



As a follow-up to my last post:

Nintendo Switch LTD domestic software shipments as of September 30, 2020 (Nintendo eShop-only titles not included)
First-party > 47.43m units
Total = 84.98m units

First-party was likely around 50 million units when adding all the missing sales, biggest omissions being Brain Training, Mario+Rabbids and 1-2-Switch. This means that first-party titles accounted for ~59% of Nintendo Switch domestic software units sales from March 2017 to September 2020. Each Nintendo Switch owner in Japan bought on average 3 first-party titles and 2 third-party titles. Maybe with the increasing third-party support they will eventually be able to take the majority of units sales? Revenue however will remain as an absolute win for first-party titles, Nintendo games are mostly limited to 30% off deals when they are on sale (i.e. rarely) while other publishers like Level-5 and Capcom have sold tons of units at bargain prices on the Nintendo eShop.

Number of new Nintendo Switch titles* during each fiscal year in Japan
FY16 - 9
FY17 - 74
FY18 - 215
FY19 - 260
FY20 - 118 (6 months left)
Total - 676 (as of September 30, 2020)
* Each title available in both packaged and downloadable versions is counted as one new title.
-> rough average sales units per new title ~ 126k

Last edited by HereWeGo - on 19 January 2021

Apperantly State of Emergency helped Switch a LOT for the next week.



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Expected result 2021 stays winning!
Last year Yakuza & Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot launched Week 3 with 250K so Software to be up YoY is the most insane part of the leak



noshten said:

Expected result 2021 stays winning!
Last year Yakuza & Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot launched Week 3 with 250K so Software to be up YoY is the most insane part of the leak

The power of an expanded userbase that is more active and also a strong evergreen title will do that.



Nintendo eShop: 2020 Sales

Nintendo Switch


01./00. – Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) [20.3.2020]
02./00. – Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) [05.6.2020]
03./00. – Momotarou Dentetsu: Shouwa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami) [19.11.2020]
04./00. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017]
05./00. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
06./00. – Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) [21.7.2017]
07./00. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018]
08./00. – Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo) [18.9.2020]
09./00. – Minecraft (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
10./00. – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) [03.3.2017]
11./00. – Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Nintendo) [30.10.2020]
12./00. – Overcooked! 2 (Team17) [07.8.2018]
13./00. – Among Us (Innersloth) [16.12.2020]
14./00. – Pokémon Sword (The Pokémon Company) [15.11.2019]
15./00. – Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensou (Ponos) [20.12.2018]
16./00. – Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Capcom) [25.8.2017]
17./00. – Minecraft Dungeons (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [26.5.2020]
18./00. – Ni no Kuni : Wrath of the White Witch (Level-5) [20.9.2019]
19./00. – Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Nintendo) [12.11.2020]
20./00. – NBA 2K20 (Take-Two) [06.9.2019]
21./00. – Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (The Pokémon Company) [06.3.2020]
22./00. – eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2020 (Konami) [09.7.2020]
23./00. – Super Mario Party (Nintendo) [05.10.2018]
24./00. – Undertale (8-4) [15.9.2018]
25./00. – Layton's Mystery Journey: Katriella and the Millionaires' Conspiracy Deluxe Edition (Level-5) [09.8.2018]
26./00. – Paper Mario: The Origami King (Nintendo) [17.7.2017]
27./00. – Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Nintendo) [29.5.2020]
28./00. – Final Fantasy VII (Square-Enix) [26.3.2019]
29./00. – Pokémon Shield (The Pokémon Company) [15.11.2019]
30./00. – Fitness Boxing (imagineer) [20.12.2018]

https://www.nintendo.co.jp/software/feature/ranking.html



Looks like Pikmin 3 overperformed in the digital sphere, too. This game seriously has a chance at striking the million in Japan only.



My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first. 

New thread:

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=244185

Detailed data will be up in ~2 hours.