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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu sales: Week 17, 2021 - (Apr 19 - Apr 25)

InkIt said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

Considering how strong the fluctuations are with the Series X and how the response was to a restock on Amazon Japan, I'm very sure it's also very supply-limited at the moment, possibly even more so relatively speaking than the other consoles right now in Japan.

Also famitsu doesn't track amazon jp sales.. so yeah, even those won't appear. Very undertracked system % wise, adding to the whole supply constrained situation.

neither Amazon and digital famitsu estimates are jokes.



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Agente42 said:
InkIt said:

Also famitsu doesn't track amazon jp sales.. so yeah, even those won't appear. Very undertracked system % wise, adding to the whole supply constrained situation.

neither Amazon and digital famitsu estimates are jokes.

I agree, in this day and age, not having digital sales and the biggest online retailer is a huge miss. 



Switch is killing it as usual, PS5 looking decent considering supply, and it's now overtaken the PS4 in Japan launch alligned, albeit barely but that gap should continue to increase over time if it keeps up, also have RE8 to help push sales too (Although it's also on PS4, I imagine it'll help push some PS5 consoles too), and Nier Replicant has a pretty decent opening, higher than the original, although considerably lower than what Automata did... (198k, right?)



Agente42 said:

is gloomy because sony counts dlc, digital only games, and other things with sales. the number is not on par this way you think.

The digital 80% counts everything, and the physical, Japan is the second market in size and have strong physical sales history.

The 80% digital falls under software sales. Sony broke down their revenue through hardware, software, add on content, subscriptions, accessories, etc. They didn't combine digital software and DLC content to get that 80% breakdown. Not sure where you got that from lol.

Edit: Well, they do count digital software with add on content for revenue, but give individual breakdowns of each, so the 65% digital software/ 80% digital split in Q4 is strictly referencing software.

Last edited by PotentHerbs - on 30 April 2021

PotentHerbs said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

PS5 got a title at #11 this week. That is just barely shy of the top 10. We are starting to get to the time where PS5 titles can regularly place in the top 30. However, we are not yet to the point where hardware sales are based on software releases. All of those hardware sales are not due to a game that places #11 at launch.

Playstation had a 80% digital split for their last quarter, 65% digital split for FY20, PS5 software in Japan is not as gloomy as weekly charts may indicate. 

80% digital split including all games, also digital only games, that does not mean on average every packaged game individually has a 80% digital split. 80% of all sold games were digital. Also Japan usually has lower digital splits for packaged software than some western countries like the UK.



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InkIt said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

Considering how strong the fluctuations are with the Series X and how the response was to a restock on Amazon Japan, I'm very sure it's also very supply-limited at the moment, possibly even more so relatively speaking than the other consoles right now in Japan.

Also famitsu doesn't track amazon jp sales.. so yeah, even those won't appear. Very undertracked system % wise, adding to the whole supply constrained situation.

I think they make estimates for Amazon sales, but they are not always accurate, so Amazon isn't completely ignored.



Kakadu18 said:

80% digital split including all games, also digital only games, that does not mean on average every packaged game individually has a 80% digital split. 80% of all sold games were digital. Also Japan usually has lower digital splits for packaged software than some western countries like the UK.

The weekly software chart is still lacking a ton of context when it comes to PS5 software sales. Sure, not every game is selling close to an 80% digital split, but more than half of PS4/PS5 software is sold via PSN, and climbing year after year. The majority of sales for Demon's Souls in Japan being from physical sales would be a major outlier based on the data. Also, any source for the bolded?



PotentHerbs said:
Kakadu18 said:

80% digital split including all games, also digital only games, that does not mean on average every packaged game individually has a 80% digital split. 80% of all sold games were digital. Also Japan usually has lower digital splits for packaged software than some western countries like the UK.

The weekly software chart is still lacking a ton of context when it comes to PS5 software sales. Sure, not every game is selling close to an 80% digital split, but more than half of PS4/PS5 software is sold via PSN, and climbing year after year. The majority of sales for Demon's Souls in Japan being from physical sales would be a major outlier based on the data. Also, any source for the bolded?

and with 80% false digital sales, yet it's not good.



Agente42 said:
PotentHerbs said:

The weekly software chart is still lacking a ton of context when it comes to PS5 software sales. Sure, not every game is selling close to an 80% digital split, but more than half of PS4/PS5 software is sold via PSN, and climbing year after year. The majority of sales for Demon's Souls in Japan being from physical sales would be a major outlier based on the data. Also, any source for the bolded?

and with 80% false digital sales, yet it's not good.

Calling Sony liars is not good either.



Kakadu18 said:
InkIt said:

Also famitsu doesn't track amazon jp sales.. so yeah, even those won't appear. Very undertracked system % wise, adding to the whole supply constrained situation.

I think they make estimates for Amazon sales, but they are not always accurate, so Amazon isn't completely ignored.

Must be the worse estimations ever then, I've seen a couple weeks already with xbox selling around 30 S units or 40 X units.. when it was top 3 on amazon jp during the week, with many reports of people grabbing the system on twitter from yodobashi and bic camera..