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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu sales: Week 29, 2021 - (July 12 - July 18)

Alex_The_Hedgehog said:

Around 52k left for Xbox Series to outsell the Xbox One in Japan.

Might do it this year already, as long as it doesn't stay at 1-2k up until the holidays.

Last edited by Kakadu18 - on 25 July 2021

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Kakadu18 said:
Alex_The_Hedgehog said:

Around 52k left for Xbox Series to outsell the Xbox One in Japan.

Might do it this year already, as long as it doesn't at 1-2k up until the holidays.

Yep.

Since sales actually went up this week, I think things are looking decent so far.



Xbox actually has some games coming out at retail now, like Flight Simulator next week. With enough Series X hardware sales and overall momentum we might actually see one chart in the Famitsu top 30. Maybe Halo?



The_Liquid_Laser said:
curl-6 said:

I am worried this may become the norm from now on and that it will be impossible to get a Switch 2 for the first year or more of its life.

More needs to be done to stop preorder bots and other scalper tools.

The simple solution is to buy from brick and mortar retailers.  Scalpers can buy from there too, but it's not nearly as easy for them as buying online.  If brick and mortar retailers diminish or go away, then we'll be especially susceptible to scalpers.

I always buy my new games and consoles from brick and mortar stores, the only exception being when a few games came out during lockdown in the last 1 months. Even most brick and mortar stores seem completely sold out of 9th gen consoles though. I hope with Switch 2 I'll be able to put my name down for a preorder at my local EB Games or JB Hifi and get one that way without having to wait too long, I absolutely refuse to pay a scalper.

theDX said:

Xbox actually has some games coming out at retail now, like Flight Simulator next week. With enough Series X hardware sales and overall momentum we might actually see one chart in the Famitsu top 30. Maybe Halo?

When was the last time that happened, like 2009 or something?

Last edited by curl-6 - on 25 July 2021

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

curl-6 said:
theDX said:

Xbox actually has some games coming out at retail now, like Flight Simulator next week. With enough Series X hardware sales and overall momentum we might actually see one chart in the Famitsu top 30. Maybe Halo?

When was the last time that happened, like 2009 or something?

Final Fantasy XV in 2016



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Two weeks ago 2021 had reached its highest YTD lead over 2020, but the most difficult period as far as comparisons go has been chopping substantially as this lead and will continue to do so in the next four weeks. It's very likely that 2021's lead will be down to five digits in a month's time, but afterwards it should be doable for 2021 to hold on to its lead until the OLED model launches in early October and swings the momentum back in 2021's favor.

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
1525.3131.880.30596.2591.976.30970.94696.004
1627.8741.908.17994.0572.070.36666.183162.187
17107.1042.015.284105.8332.176.199-1.271160.915
18115.0422.130.326165.2682.341.46750.226211.141
1942.4202.172.74670.7602.412.22728.340239.481
2038.3802.211.12695.4112.507.63857.031296.512
2152.5572.263.68399.1182.606.75646.561343.073
22107.5932.371.27671.1482.677.904-36.445306.628
2368.1922.439.46897.2082.775.11229.016335.644
2455.1872.494.65578.3172.853.42923.130358.774
2578.4282.573.08375.0772.928.506-3.351355.423
2693.7992.666.88272.9513.001.457-20.848334.575
2752.2502.719.13284.4943.085.95132.244366.819
2896.8792.816.01169.2833.155.234-27.596339.223
29113.1972.929.20864.1073.219.341-49.090290.133
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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2020 might catch-up by the end of the Quarter but this year we have OLED, Pokemon, Mario Party, SMT V and a bunch of other games likely to launch in the fall.
Last year it was basically Momotaro, Age of Calamity, Pikmin, as major titles and there weren't that many mid-tier titles either. 

End of the year, I expect Switch sales to be closer to 6.5 million



I'll throw in a prediction

The switch will be 6 million by the end of the year
I think the xbox series family and ps5 will push it down a but this Christmas period



noshten said:

2020 might catch-up by the end of the Quarter but this year we have OLED, Pokemon, Mario Party, SMT V and a bunch of other games likely to launch in the fall.
Last year it was basically Momotaro, Age of Calamity, Pikmin, as major titles and there weren't that many mid-tier titles either. 

End of the year, I expect Switch sales to be closer to 6.5 million

Wario Ware should also be big in Japan, since previous titles on the DS and Wii sold alot, one even sold over 1.2mil copies. I expect Wario Ware to sell over 500k.



Clap Hanz Golf on Switch is such a no-brainer seeing how Shin-Chan and Mario Golf sell. I wonder when its Apple Arcade exclusivity ends. It was like half a year for Shinsekai and World's End Club.