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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu sales: Week 14, 2021 - (Mar 29 - Apr 4)

2021 does enough to stay ahead of 2020 and will now face easy comparisons again. The shortages of 2021 shouldn't be as severe as 2020's because production levels are higher this time around.

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
14154.6401.854.992135.0761.880.050-19.56425.058
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


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PS5 restock was only short lived it seems, which is a shame. Switch now also has supply issues, although I don't think it will drop as low as last year with 25k and 28k the next two weeks. My bet would be 50-60k.



Monster Hunter is way bigger than I thought it’d be on Switch. I was only expecting about 4-6 million lifetime, and it’s already blowing through that range barely over a week since launch.



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JWeinCom said:

Curious what people are playing on the PS5. It's sales aren't amazing but it seems a bit odd no one game is able to chart.

digital sales/old games with boosted graphics and fps



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kirby007 said:
JWeinCom said:

Curious what people are playing on the PS5. It's sales aren't amazing but it seems a bit odd no one game is able to chart.

digital sales/old games with boosted graphics and fps

There are obviously digital sales, although still seems like something would chart. As for old games with boosted graphics, I just don't see that as enough of a reason to justify buying a new machine, but that's just my opinion.



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JWeinCom said:
kirby007 said:

digital sales/old games with boosted graphics and fps

There are obviously digital sales, although still seems like something would chart. As for old games with boosted graphics, I just don't see that as enough of a reason to justify buying a new machine, but that's just my opinion.

The whole PC gaming industry has been living under that premise for decades. I know this is a new thing for console gamers but they appear to be catching up.



chakkra said:
JWeinCom said:

There are obviously digital sales, although still seems like something would chart. As for old games with boosted graphics, I just don't see that as enough of a reason to justify buying a new machine, but that's just my opinion.

The whole PC gaming industry has been living under that premise for decades. I know this is a new thing for console gamers but they appear to be catching up.

If they were that interested in cutting edge graphics, they'd probably be PC gamers. Pretty sure the PS4 Pro was by far the less popular PS4 model, so it doesn't seem that they're greatly interested in the best shiniest graphics. Although the PS5 numbers aren't that big, so maybe the PS5 fans are from among that group so far. 



JWeinCom said:
kirby007 said:

digital sales/old games with boosted graphics and fps

There are obviously digital sales, although still seems like something would chart. As for old games with boosted graphics, I just don't see that as enough of a reason to justify buying a new machine, but that's just my opinion.

I think this is more an answer to what they're playing as opposed to why they're buying the console. 



Otter said:
JWeinCom said:

There are obviously digital sales, although still seems like something would chart. As for old games with boosted graphics, I just don't see that as enough of a reason to justify buying a new machine, but that's just my opinion.

I think this is more an answer to what they're playing as opposed to why they're buying the console. 

Yeah, but the questions are linked. Presumably people are buying the console to play the games that they're playing on it. So, if people are buying it to play upgraded PS4 games, then that pretty much answers what they're playing on it; upgraded PS4 games. 



JWeinCom said:

Otter said:

I think this is more an answer to what they're playing as opposed to why they're buying the console. 

Yeah, but the questions are linked. Presumably people are buying the console to play the games that they're playing on it. So, if people are buying it to play upgraded PS4 games, then that pretty much answers what they're playing on it; upgraded PS4 games. 

I bought my PS5 for games later in the year, but since there's plenty of PS4 games to play on it (also improved), having it now is also a win. But I wouldn't say PS4 games are the reason I bought my console. It just made me more comfortable investing so early in its launch. Only native PS5 games I have is Demon Souls and It Takes Two (Astro's Playground of course which is also the game I was most intrigued by)