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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu sales: Week 13, 2021 - (Mar 22 - Mar 28)

Otter said:
SKMBlake said:

Mostly due to stock issues, 94% of the physical release were sold.

Do we have comparisons with Worlds physical release and sell through? And digital for that matter. I'm surprised considering how much bigger Switch's install base was but I guess its software market (in terms of big sellers) is more crowded than PS4's.

People generally tend to overestimate the effect of install base. Especially for system sellers it doesn't matter that much, per the definition of system seller the ones wanting the game will get the system. And as both PS4 and Switch improved (and 3DS for that matter) in Monster Hunter week, it is clear that the game is a system seller. Also I think in Japan pretty much every possible fan on MonHun already more or less knows about the game series. So similar sales for World and Rise (which obviously is happening) isn't that surprising. We could have speculated if Rise as a game draws in more people, but it seems it is the same base.



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Mnementh said:
Otter said:

Do we have comparisons with Worlds physical release and sell through? And digital for that matter. I'm surprised considering how much bigger Switch's install base was but I guess its software market (in terms of big sellers) is more crowded than PS4's.

People generally tend to overestimate the effect of install base. Especially for system sellers it doesn't matter that much, per the definition of system seller the ones wanting the game will get the system. And as both PS4 and Switch improved (and 3DS for that matter) in Monster Hunter week, it is clear that the game is a system seller. Also I think in Japan pretty much every possible fan on MonHun already more or less knows about the game series. So similar sales for World and Rise (which obviously is happening) isn't that surprising. We could have speculated if Rise as a game draws in more people, but it seems it is the same base.

Install base clearly made a big difference for Mario Kart 8.



OTBWY said:

Capcom understocked this game. 94% sell through at the time means there is no copy left to sell physically. Digital must be much higher than usual. Very good sales overal.

[NSW] The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬: Summer Memories Also Come in Five – 20,374 / NEW
[PS4] The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬: Summer Memories Also Come in Five – 10,378 / NEW

Can a certain someone explain this to me.

This show is very popular to harem anime fans:

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deerox said:
Mnementh said:

People generally tend to overestimate the effect of install base. Especially for system sellers it doesn't matter that much, per the definition of system seller the ones wanting the game will get the system. And as both PS4 and Switch improved (and 3DS for that matter) in Monster Hunter week, it is clear that the game is a system seller. Also I think in Japan pretty much every possible fan on MonHun already more or less knows about the game series. So similar sales for World and Rise (which obviously is happening) isn't that surprising. We could have speculated if Rise as a game draws in more people, but it seems it is the same base.

Install base clearly made a big difference for Mario Kart 8.

Hmm, I guess Mario Kart is a game you have to own if you own a Nintendo system. But don't get one for.



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Mnementh said:
deerox said:

Install base clearly made a big difference for Mario Kart 8.

Hmm, I guess Mario Kart is a game you have to own if you own a Nintendo system. But don't get one for.

I think you guess wrong



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siebensus4 said:

Animal Crossing week had 380k last year. Switch should still lead YoY and will increase the gap during April, because of stock issues 2020.

392k and 282k AC second week, but Switch still leads YoY.



Around 2mil with digital is basically the standard first week for Monster Hunter.
I think this one could have longer legs than most other MH games. It'll outsell World pretty soon in Japan, since that one didn't have any legs.



From what we can tell, MH Rise sold 2m in Japan and 4m worldwide.  That speaks very well towards how MH Rise will do lifetime.  Before MH World, Monster Hunter sales outside of Japan were just a fraction of Japan's sales.  

PS5 did amazing this week selling 62k+.  On any other week that would have been the main topic of discussion, but it is kind of getting buried because of MH launch.



Small deficit for 2021 this week, so the YTD is still in the green.

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
1050.585967.94189.8271.315.66339.242347.722
1157.2741.025.21572.6101.388.37315.336363.158
12392.5761.417.79189.1041.477.477-303.47259.686
13282.5611.700.352267.4971.744.974-15.06444.622
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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deerox said:
Mnementh said:

People generally tend to overestimate the effect of install base. Especially for system sellers it doesn't matter that much, per the definition of system seller the ones wanting the game will get the system. And as both PS4 and Switch improved (and 3DS for that matter) in Monster Hunter week, it is clear that the game is a system seller. Also I think in Japan pretty much every possible fan on MonHun already more or less knows about the game series. So similar sales for World and Rise (which obviously is happening) isn't that surprising. We could have speculated if Rise as a game draws in more people, but it seems it is the same base.

Install base clearly made a big difference for Mario Kart 8.

I guess the difference with Mario Kart is that it's an extremely casual friendly game. I imagine this is why it scales well with the user base, whereas other core titles kind of have a roof based on how accessible they are and how much the entry appeals beyond the fanbase.