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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu sales: Week 30, 2021 - (July 19 - July 25)

Nice to see sales pick up for all three current systems over last week.

Still kinda surreal seeing Xbox pull better-than-negligible sales, but in a good way.



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

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I think that people are just getting Xboxes cause they can't find a PS4 anywhere. We'll see if Sony regrets giving them a foothold.



You guys forget how undesirable a console XBOX One was, especially at launch. XB1 could never build any momentum because it was clear they didn't care one bit about the Japanese market. Late launch in Japan, forced kinect, missing features, etc.



Top 30: https://nintendoeverything.com/famitsu-software-sales-7-19-21-7-25-21-top-30/

1. [NSW] Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – 42,642 / 201,731
2. [NSW] Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi – Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi – 22,815 / 130,134
3. [NSW] Minecraft – 17,031 / 2,073,587
4. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 16,169 / 2,710,271
5. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin – 16,017 / 185,804
6. [NSW] eBaseball Professional Yakyuu Spirits 2021: Grand Slam – 14,732 / 142,040
7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 12,972 / 3,932,225
8. [NSW] Game Builder Garage – 12,949 / 181,336
9. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 10,984 / 2,280,841
10. [NSW] Mario Golf: Super Rush – 10,397 / 150,184

11. [PS4] Utawarerumono: ZAN 2 – 10,241 / NEW
12. [NSW] Miitopia – 9,725 / 203,904
13. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 9,472 / 4,350,070
14. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 8,877 / 820,564
15. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 6,978 / 6,832,135
16. [NSW] Super Mario Party – 6,177 / 1,940,234
17. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 5,663 / 3,906,645
18. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 5,496 / 753,101
19. [NSW] Pokemon Sword/Shield – 5,378 / 4,089,524
20. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise – 4,793 / 2,294,606
21. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 4,455 / 1,843,878
22. [PS5] Utawarerumono: ZAN 2 – 4,081 / NEW
23. [NSW] Samurai Warriors 5 – 2,888 / 61,350
24. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise – 2,845 / 124,121
25. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S (New Price Version) – 2,810 / 117,951
26. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey – 2,702 / 2,250,994
27. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 – 2,593 / 1,111,602
28. [NSW] Moshikashite? Obake no Shatekiya – 2,359 / 11,459
29. [NSW] Earth Defense Force 2 – 2,322 / 11,701
30. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat – 2,268 / 164,248

NS - 28

PS4 - 1

PS5 - 1

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

Alex_The_Hedgehog said:

Xbox One LT - ~115k
Xbox Series - 67.7k

Xbox Series X/S needs around 47.3k to outsell Xbox One in Japan.

Honestly, there is a very real possibility that Xbox Series beats Xbox One lifetime in Japan by the end of 2021. 22 weeks left in the year to sell 47.3k consoles averages out to 2,150 per week needed by Xbox Series. Xbox Series has sold anywhere from 1k to 4.6k over the course of the last 6 weeks. If MS can keep up these larger shipments, and if demand holds, Xbox Series might just do it. Afterall, there is still the Holiday effect and the releases of Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite to take into account, plus some big 3rd party games coming over the next several months, both western franchises that are fairly popular in Japan and JP games. 



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shikamaru317 said:
Alex_The_Hedgehog said:

Xbox One LT - ~115k
Xbox Series - 67.7k

Xbox Series X/S needs around 47.3k to outsell Xbox One in Japan.

Honestly, there is a very real possibility that Xbox Series beats Xbox One lifetime in Japan by the end of 2021. 22 weeks left in the year to sell 47.3k consoles averages out to 2,150 per week needed by Xbox Series. Xbox Series has sold anywhere from 1k to 4.6k over the course of the last 6 weeks. If MS can keep up these larger shipments, and if demand holds, Xbox Series might just do it. Afterall, there is still the Holiday effect and the releases of Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite to take into account, plus some big 3rd party games coming over the next several months, both western franchises that are fairly popular in Japan and JP games. 

I think Xbox Series can do it. 2,150 per week seems doable.

Of course, as long as Microsoft doesn't screw it up and keeps the supply coming. Who knows, maybe we are still going to see a 5k+ week for Xbox Series in Japan.



Just posted the top 30 in the original post. In a week with a 9% increase in hardware, nearly all the Switch evergreens had 20%+ increase in sales. Does that seem odd to anyone else? Typically these software bumps coincide with a similar hardware bump.



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Otter said:
Slownenberg said:

I seriously don't understand what is going on with Xbox. Anyone have an explanation? Did Japanese suddenly decide they kinda like xbox? Or do they just skip a gen with xbox? First one sold half a million, 360 sold over 1.6 million, One sold 120k, so are we back to the even-gen type sales of the 360? Or is this just a temporary surge because PS5 doesn't have anything interesting so some people are just switching it up?

 Aside from Gamepass, likely the same forces which are causing PS5 hardware sales to be disproportionately bigger than its software sales in japan

Damn, scalpers strike again!



kenjab said:

Just posted the top 30 in the original post. In a week with a 9% increase in hardware, nearly all the Switch evergreens had 20%+ increase in sales. Does that seem odd to anyone else? Typically these software bumps coincide with a similar hardware bump.

Yeah, but we need to see the big hitters, likewise DS and Gameboy. The spectrum and diversity of the public maybe have some of the influence on evergreens sales.



kenjab said:

Just posted the top 30 in the original post. In a week with a 9% increase in hardware, nearly all the Switch evergreens had 20%+ increase in sales. Does that seem odd to anyone else? Typically these software bumps coincide with a similar hardware bump.

Last year had a bump like that.

Maybe people are already holding off to get the OLED Switch. I originally thought it would only start in September. Who knows?