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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu sales: Week 40, 2021 - (27th Sept - 3rd Oct)

As expected the franchise is going to struggle to reach 75K this year, so over 25% decline YoY since they launched  Hajimari no Kiseki last year which debuted with 83K and managed over 104K lifetime sales. I don't think Kuro no Kiseki will be above 10K next week as the second weeks of Falcom games are usually over 80% drops. 



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I don't see why they don't just launch their games on PlayStation and Switch consoles simultaneously, do they have some deal with Sony that says they have to release on PlayStation first? If not it just seems silly...



Bristow9091 said:

I don't see why they don't just launch their games on PlayStation and Switch consoles simultaneously, do they have some deal with Sony that says they have to release on PlayStation first? If not it just seems silly...

bruv timed exclusivity has been a thing since 2002



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kirby007 said:
Bristow9091 said:

I don't see why they don't just launch their games on PlayStation and Switch consoles simultaneously, do they have some deal with Sony that says they have to release on PlayStation first? If not it just seems silly...

bruv timed exclusivity has been a thing since 2002

I know, but I wasn't sure if it's actually a deal they have with Sony or if they just do it of their own accord... which is why I asked o.O



Bristow9091 said:

I don't see why they don't just launch their games on PlayStation and Switch consoles simultaneously, do they have some deal with Sony that says they have to release on PlayStation first? If not it just seems silly...

This is what seems most obvious to me and what I also hinted at here to @Hiku .

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9324791

Nobody here seems to realize the possibility of the reality that Sony has a relationship stronghold that might hurt companies overtime. How that stronghold exists we don't really know but something is up. Otherwise nothing is making sense.



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Yep, not very good numbers for Kiseki, they really need to reconsider their strategy, especially with PS4 software sales dying by the day.

That's a good increase for Xbox, though I wonder how many of those consoles actually end up overseas.

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Bristow9091 said:
kirby007 said:

bruv timed exclusivity has been a thing since 2002

I know, but I wasn't sure if it's actually a deal they have with Sony or if they just do it of their own accord... which is why I asked o.O

Could be stubborn business culture. "We're doing it this way because that's how we've always done it!"



The YTD deficit for 2021 is now at 140k, so it will be very challenging to get ahead again with just next week's sales. But 2020 has three sub-100k weeks left, so 2021 has enough opportunities to turn things around anyway.

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
30125.2313.054.43969.7383.289.079-55.493234.640
3186.6053.141.04462.8653.351.944-23.740210.900
32173.3383.314.38272.7733.424.717-100.565110.335
33148.6993.463.08189.7323.514.449-58.96751.368
3470.1293.533.21072.5273.586.9762.39853.766
3578.7733.611.98363.2543.650.230-15.51938.247
3677.6113.689.59460.9423.711.172-16.66921.578
3783.9203.773.51467.1143.778.286-16.8064.772
38110.0293.883.54340.0683.818.354-69.961-65.189
3970.5423.954.08546.2973.864.651-24.245-89.434
4091.0934.045.17840.4633.905.114-50.630-140.064
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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Switch has an uphill battle to catch up to 2020. I wonder how big of a launch the OLED will have.



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Disappointing performance from Trails in the Dark. Will probably take over a year before it comes to the Switch and over two or three years before it releases overseas.
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