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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu Sales: Week 9, 2021 (Feb 22 - Feb 28)

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The_Liquid_Laser said:

We are that point in the Switch's life where 3rd party games are starting to pull their weight.  The Switch had no big first party title for the holidays and yet stock is in short supply here at the end of February.  Instead, Momotaro was the big holiday game, and this week we get 2 titles that sold about 300k combined.  3D World is also selling better than 3D All Stars. 

We are not even to Monster Hunter Rise yet!  Nintendo needs to step up their shipments to Japan.  I doubt they were prepared for the third party titles to do so well, but now that they are, they need to step up these shipments ASAP.

Not just japan, they need to step up shipments period.



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xMetroid said:

How is there no PS5 games making it in the top 10 with 33k.. still great to see it start to pick up a little. Previous stocks were alarming, this is okay.
Nintendo is definitely holding on stocks for the MH launch. It is still doing better than last year tho.
Wish BD2 would have crossed the 100k milestone, although it will with digital. So with that it should be on par with the original game i think.
SoS, great numbers.

There haven't even been PS5 games in the top 30, not in 2021.  I have to wonder if these systems would still sell as well without backwards compatibility.  It seems like the PS4 is still tracking ahead of PS5 sales and it was not backwards compatible.  I don't think it had any notable games at launch either.  Some people simply want to buy a new Playstation for no good reason.



I'm glad that PS4 is selling but what the hell are those people buying?



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Another two easy weeks ahead, so the YTD lead remains on track to be big enough to keep 2021 in the lead through Animal Crossing launch week.

Week2020 Weekly2020 Cumulative2021 Weekly2021 CumulativeDifference WeeklyDifference Cumulative
1284.827284.827312.121312.12127.29427.294
2116.301401.128167.596479.71751.29578.589
396.458497.586170.691650.40874.233152.822
467.987565.573110.811761.21942.824195.646
575.922641.495114.170875.38938.248233.894
6100.961741.45688.485963.874-12.476222.418
780.312821.948109.6151.073.48929.303251.541
841.490863.25874.2981.147.78732.808284.529
953.098916.35678.0491.225.83624.951309.480
1050.585967.941
1157.2741.025.215
12392.5761.417.791
13282.5611.700.352
14154.6401.854.992
1525.3131.880.305
1627.8741.908.179
17107.1042.015.284
1878.7312.094.015
1978.7312.172.746
2038.3802.211.126
2152.5572.263.683
22107.5932.371.276
2368.1922.439.468
2455.1872.494.655
2578.4282.573.083
2693.7992.666.882
2752.2502.719.132
2896.8792.816.011
29113.1972.929.208
30125.2313.054.439
3186.6053.141.044
32173.3383.314.382
33148.6993.463.081
3470.1293.533.210
3578.7733.611.983
3677.6113.689.594
3783.9203.773.514
38110.0293.883.543
3970.5423.954.085
4091.0934.045.178
41108.5754.153.753
4295.8524.249.605
4364.7684.314.373
4486.9854.401.358
45139.2004.540.558
46116.2674.656.825
47179.1434.835.968
48145.1784.981.146
49204.6225.185.768
50229.6985.415.466
51263.3045.678.770
52278.1735.956.943


Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Not bad for Bravely Default 2, probably above 100k with digital. Switch keeps outdoing last year's numbers easily, and actually decent numbers for the PS5.

Also, SM3DW+BF keeps holding really really well.



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RolStoppable said:

Another two easy weeks ahead, so the YTD lead remains on track to be big enough to keep 2021 in the lead through Animal Crossing launch week.

If Switch keeps only managing 75K weeks until MonHun Rise, 2021 total will barely stay ahead in AC launch week. MonHun needs to give a major boost, too keep 2021 ahead of 2020. The week after AC launch, Switch managed nearly 300K, MonHun need to propel Switch to similar numbers, otherwise the lead will be done.



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Mnementh said:
RolStoppable said:

Another two easy weeks ahead, so the YTD lead remains on track to be big enough to keep 2021 in the lead through Animal Crossing launch week.

If Switch keeps only managing 75K weeks until MonHun Rise, 2021 total will barely stay ahead in AC launch week. MonHun needs to give a major boost, too keep 2021 ahead of 2020. The week after AC launch, Switch managed nearly 300K, MonHun need to propel Switch to similar numbers, otherwise the lead will be done.

There's always week 15 and 16 to make up ground.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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RolStoppable said:
Mnementh said:

If Switch keeps only managing 75K weeks until MonHun Rise, 2021 total will barely stay ahead in AC launch week. MonHun needs to give a major boost, too keep 2021 ahead of 2020. The week after AC launch, Switch managed nearly 300K, MonHun need to propel Switch to similar numbers, otherwise the lead will be done.

There's always week 15 and 16 to make up ground.

Yeah, looks like at that point stock was completely depleted last year and the COVID production issues hit.



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Mnementh said:
RolStoppable said:

Another two easy weeks ahead, so the YTD lead remains on track to be big enough to keep 2021 in the lead through Animal Crossing launch week.

If Switch keeps only managing 75K weeks until MonHun Rise, 2021 total will barely stay ahead in AC launch week. MonHun needs to give a major boost, too keep 2021 ahead of 2020. The week after AC launch, Switch managed nearly 300K, MonHun need to propel Switch to similar numbers, otherwise the lead will be done.

To me it looks like the two years are going to track so close that I can't tell which one will be ahead.  The current 2021 lead will get erased when we get to AC launch week.  On the other hand MHR is a big enough game hardware sales for its first week will be reasonably close to AC's second week, and MHR's second week will be close to AC's third week and so on.  And then the rest of 2020 was up and down from week to week.  I think it's going to be a close race, and we'll need to go quite a few weeks before we see which one is clearly doing better.



MS really needs to ship way more systems to Japan, I guess 1k per week would be ok, but 1.5k every 2 months won't cut it.