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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu sales: Week 15, 2021 - (Apr 5 - Apr 11)

curl-6 said:

29 for Switch, including the top 27 spots, only 1 for anything else.

Anything coming out in next week's numbers?

The PS4 and Switch version of Winning Post 9 will definitively show up. 



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deerox said:
curl-6 said:

29 for Switch, including the top 27 spots, only 1 for anything else.

Anything coming out in next week's numbers?

The PS4 and Switch version of Winning Post 9 will definitively show up. 

Okay, so no chance of a 30/30 next week. Maybe it'll never actually happen, in spite of so many weeks at 28 or 29.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:
deerox said:

The PS4 and Switch version of Winning Post 9 will definitively show up. 

Okay, so no chance of a 30/30 next week. Maybe it'll never actually happen, in spite of so many weeks at 28 or 29.

Maybe One Day, When PS5 software sales are closer to the PS4 sales and we don't have new titles from them, PS4 sales will drop and before PS5 take the lead there's a bigger chance.



curl-6 said:
deerox said:

The PS4 and Switch version of Winning Post 9 will definitively show up. 

Okay, so no chance of a 30/30 next week. Maybe it'll never actually happen, in spite of so many weeks at 28 or 29.

I'm sure a 30/30 week is only a matter of time.  I am very confident we'll see that around this year's holidays.  The real question is if we'll see that earlier.



Once again, the Switch almost got the entirity of the Top 30 but alas ... it wasn't to be done today sadly.



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That was the absolute closest the Switch ever got to getting all top 30.



Kakadu18 said:

That was the absolute closest the Switch ever got to getting all top 30.

And tried some times. 



Agente42 said:
Kakadu18 said:

That was the absolute closest the Switch ever got to getting all top 30.

And tried some times. 

The way Switch is going, it is going to push those PS1 games off of the chart over the next few months.



The_Liquid_Laser said:
Agente42 said:

And tried some times. 

The way Switch is going, it is going to push those PS1 games off of the chart over the next few months.

Agreed



2020 H1 TOTAL: 3.102.694
2020 H1 NSW HW: 2.666.882 (86%)
2020 H1 PS4 HW: 435.812 (14%)

2021 TOTAL HW: 2.400.595
2021 TOTAL NSW HW: 1.976.309 (82%)
2021 TOTAL PS4/PS5 HW: 424.286 (18%)

Top 20 2020 H1 Famitsu:

  1. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 5.004.720 NEW
  2. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix) - 931.165 NEW
  3. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (Pokemon Co) - 650.859
  4. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure - 577.875
  5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 346.034
  6. [NSW] Smash Ultimate - 284.717
  7. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft) - 280.662
  8. [NSW] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (Pokemon Co) - 259.513 NEW
  9. [PS4] Resident Evil 3 (Capcom) - 258.676 NEW
  10. [PS4] Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon (Sega) - 243.769 NEW
  11. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training - 219.039
  12. [NSW] Splatoon 2 - 217.875
  13. [NSW] Super Mario Party - 212.515
  14. [PS4] The Last of Us Part II (Sony) - 204.689 NEW
  15. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - 171.620 NEW
  16. [PS4] Nioh 2 (Koei Tecmo) - 156.772 NEW
  17. [NSW] Luigi's Mansion 3 - 152.239
  18. [PS4] Persona 5 Scramble (Atlus) - 149.898 NEW
  19. [PS4] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Bandai) - 149.654 NEW
  20. [PS4] Trials of Mana (Square Enix) - 133.593 NEW
  21. [PS4] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai) - 131.315 NEW
  22. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 - 130.369
  23. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - 123.920 NEW
  24. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 122.091
  25. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega) 119.007
  26. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco) - 117.954 NEW
  27. [NSW] Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco) - 111.474
  28. [PS4] Granblue Fantasy Versus (Cygames) - 111.094 NEW
  29. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - 109.584
  30. [NSW] Trials of Mana (Square Enix) - 100.451 NEW

NSW -20
PS4 - 10

TOTAL: 11.783.143
NSW TOTAL: 9.312.518 (79%)
PS4 TOTAL: 2.470.625 (21%)


TOP 30 2021 Famitsu:

  1. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom) - 1.774.063 NEW
  2. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu (Konami) - 868.482
  3. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury - 642.106 NEW
  4. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure - 414.444
  5. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 349.817
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 316.929
  7. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Marvelous) – 269.842 NEW
  8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 222.870
  9. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield + Expansion Pass - 191.295
  10. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft) - 189.479
  11. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - 157.419
  12. [NSW] Splatoon 2 - 148.390
  13. [NSW] Bravely Default II (Square Enix) – 134.858 NEW
  14. [NSW] Super Mario Party - 128.616
  15. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe - 93.216
  16. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars - 89.899
  17. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 76.950
  18. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - 67.383
  19. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Marvelous) - 65.620
  20. [NSW] Little Nightmares II (Bandai Namco) - 62.297 NEW
  21. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2 (Imagineer) - 55.267
  22. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S (Square Enix) - 54.243
  23. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Koei Tecmo) - 53.364
  24. [NSW] Human Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) - 49.745
  25. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 - 49.325
  26. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey - 48.340
  27. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (Sega) - 36.105
  28. [NSW] Family Trainer (Bandai Namco) - 35.273
  29. [NSW] Luigi's Mansion 3 - 34.622
  30. [NSW] Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco) - 34.007

NSW - 30
PS4/PS5 - 0

NSW TOTAL: 6.744.918

In terms of Q2 titles this year we are looking at the following exclusives:

PS4/PS5: Nier Replicant(April), Resident Evil: Village(May), Scarlet Nexus(June)

In terms of realistic expectations for the first half of the year only 3 PS4/PS5 games will be on the list. So far the biggest release on the system in 2021 is Little Nightmares 2 which is also a multiplat.

Replicant is releasing in two weeks and should give us a hint of what to expect for Village and Scarlet Nexus. At the moment I'm not optimistic for the top 3 PlayStation titles for this year being able to surpass 400K combined by mid-year. As I don't think Village will match  Resident Evil 3 from last year due to downward inertia that we've been witnessing in terms of Software performance on the PlayStation ecosystem. It's clear to me that Square and Capcom are in far better shape than Bandai because both have both a PlayStation and Switch pipeline. 

Scarlet Nexus is still a big question mark for me and Bandai, even if it does well - would it be viewed that way if Rune Factory 5 outsells it by 200-300K in Japan. At the end of the day Bandai seemed a to get a lot more success in the PS3/PSV days compared to what it was able to achieve on the PS4.. so they lagging adoption to multi-plat development has allowed smaller studios and publishers to eat away their market share.

As we've seen Marvelous has already managed to get two of their games pretty much outsell all of Bandai's best selling games on the PS4 and this is despite them basically not planning to bring Sakuna to the Switch and completely face-planting the launch of Olive Town

Marvelous Bandai Top 10(PS4/Switch):

  1. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin (Bandai Namco) - 585.212 
  2. [NSW] Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco) - 578.474 
  3. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Marvelous) – 269.842
  4. [NSW/PS4] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Marvelous) - 227.674
  5. [PS4] Tales of Berseria (Bandai Namco) - 220.719
  6. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (Bandai Namco) - 220.195
  7. [PS4] God Eater 3 (Bandai Namco) - 203.554
  8. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival (Bandai Namco) - 185.990
  9. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 (Bandai Namco) - 181.090
  10. [PS4] Gundam Versus (Bandai Namco) - 175.581

Switch: Pokemon Snap(April), Famicom Detective Club(May), Rune Factory 5(May), Miitopia(May), Mario Golf(June)

For Marvelous the situation will further improve if they manage to successfully launch Rune Factory 5 and via updates fix Olive Town in the coming months. Unlike previous months, there is no competition for mindshare so if they manage to really put out an upgrade to Rune Factory 4, it should be their biggest launch beating out Olive Town which sold 202.396 physically. Despite being their best selling game with digital Olive Town failed to realize it's potential due to it's botched launch, so it could be that if they don't end up changing perceptions via future updates Sakuna might long term overtake it. A lot rides on how ready Rune Factory 5 is to launch, & whether they are able to change Olive Town perception as I believed that this could be the first year Marvelous manages to clear 1 million sales in Japan. I honestly think they should think about giving out the expansion pass for free. As they have a major opportunity this year to really capitalize on Switch's peak year. Rune Factory 5 pre-orders are trending well but as we've said many times before WoM and legs are key. That's the next third party game with big potential and we just hope that they don't let the opportunity slip away. 

For Bandai I guess the positive is that they got paid to make Pokemon Snap, so depending on it's reception I could definitely it being a 500K+ game. Interesting that despite the massive success of Taiko & Fishing Spirits and working on a bunch of 1st/2nd Party games for Nintendo/Pokemon Co, their other franchises are fading. There is a rumor of a late port of last year's DBZ game but outside of that for the first half of the year they've basically only launched Little Nightmares 2 on the Switch, with the SKU heading to a result above 100K physical sales. 

Last edited by noshten - on 16 April 2021