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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu sales: Week 46, 2021 - (8th Nov - 14th Nov)

Blood_Tears said:

Not bad for SMTV. Nice to know that digital is a thing after all in Japan.

and we' re go 



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SMTV is pretty poor with the Switch install base taken in account. Maybe Pokemon did have an effect.

Speaking of Pokemon it has to do some heavy lifting compared to Age of Calamity in the next few weeks.

45 139.200 90.517
46 116.267 87.267
47 179.143
48 145.178
49 204.622
50 229.698
51 263.304
52 278.173

PS5 desperately needs stock, and PS4 won't make 9.5m after all.



Ouch at those PS5 numbers.
Less than double Xbox in Japan is just surreal to see.
Switch accounts for approximately 90% of all Japanese hardware this week.



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

Kakadu18 said:
Metallox said:

That's low for SMTV

With digital it's most likely the series highest opening.

Most likely, but this certainly was the most expensive game in the series to date and, as far as I know, it was decently publicized over there, and yet it didn't seem to reach too many people outside of the core fanbase. They were probably betting on the West (like most JRPGs nowadays), and well, they caught my attention enough to buy two Premium editions, it had a good opening in the UK, so I'm confident the game will end up doing good. 



My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first. 

Top 30: https://nintendoeverything.com/famitsu-software-sales-11-8-21-11-14-21-top-30/

1. [NSW] Shin Megami Tensei V – 143,247 / NEW
2. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 45,045 / 289,700
3. [NSW] Dragon Quest X Heroes of the Heavenly Stars Online – 22,702 / NEW
4. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 12,921 / 2,909,153
5. [PS4] Dragon Quest X Heroes of the Heavenly Stars Online – 11,791 / NEW
6. [PS4] Call of Duty: Vanguard – 11,719 / 40,040
7. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 9,286 / 6,934,540
8. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 8,886 / 4,132,260
9. [NSW] Minecraft – 8,798 / 2,269,592
10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 8,608 / 4,498,118
11. [NSW] Megaton Musashi – 7,730 / NEW
12. [NSW] Pokemon Sword/Shield – 6,768 / 4,189,639
13. [NSW] Laid-Back Camp: Have a Nice Day! – 6,683 / NEW
14. [NSW] Super Robot Wars 30 – 4,383 / 87,311
15. [NSW] Danganronpa Decadence – 4,305 / 25,243
16. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 4,270 / 2,418,022
17. [PS4] Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles – 3,726 / 129,052
18. [PS4] Megaton Musashi – 3,648 / NEW
19. [NSW] Fortnite Minty Legend Pack – 3,645 / 15,812
20. [PS5] Call of Duty: Vanguard – 3,470 / 16,224
21. [PS4] Super Robot Wars 30 – 3,275 / 72,003
22. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 3,214 / 919,131
23. [PS4] Laid-Back Camp: Have a Nice Day! – 3,083 / NEW
24. [NSW] Labyrinth of Galleria: Coven of Dusk – 2,962 / NEW
25. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 2,603 / 826,104
26. [NSW] WarioWare: Get It Together! – 2,244 / 163,022
27. [NSW] Metroid Dread – 2,152 / 130,409
28. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town – 2,002 / 309,722
29. [PS4] Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water – 1,991 / 28,322
30. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 1,936 / 3,965,433


NS - 22

PS4 - 7

PS5 - 1

Last edited by curl-6 - on 18 November 2021

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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Not gonna lie, I was expecting much more from SMTV.

Hope it does better in the west.



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Farsala said:

SMTV is pretty poor with the Switch install base taken in account. Maybe Pokemon did have an effect.

Speaking of Pokemon it has to do some heavy lifting compared to Age of Calamity in the next few weeks.

45 139.200 90.517
46 116.267 87.267
47 179.143
48 145.178
49 204.622
50 229.698
51 263.304
52 278.173

PS5 desperately needs stock, and PS4 won't make 9.5m after all.

The game sold through it's stock. Sega should have shipped more: https://www.famitsu.com/ranking/game-sales/



Now that the PS5 is one year old in Japan, does anyone have a chart comparing the first year of the PS4 to the first year of the PS5?



Nintendo better has tons of Switches ready for Pokemon week and later or Team 2021 is over.

Spoiler!
I have the feeling 2020 will end up winning but at least the difference won't be that big if that's the case.

Not bad numbers for SMTV, probably similar to SMTIV when including digital sales, though I guess it was not unreasonable to expect it to do more given the install base. Maybe a higher shipment would've helped but who knows :P

Metroid Dread about to drop the top 30 :/

Last edited by Link_Nines.XBC - on 19 November 2021

deerox said:
Farsala said:

SMTV is pretty poor with the Switch install base taken in account. Maybe Pokemon did have an effect.

Speaking of Pokemon it has to do some heavy lifting compared to Age of Calamity in the next few weeks.

45 139.200 90.517
46 116.267 87.267
47 179.143
48 145.178
49 204.622
50 229.698
51 263.304
52 278.173

PS5 desperately needs stock, and PS4 won't make 9.5m after all.

The game sold through it's stock. Sega should have shipped more: https://www.famitsu.com/ranking/game-sales/

It is common for JRPGs to ship very low stock, because legs are often nonexistent compared with other genres.

But yes, I think SMTV could use another hefty shipment.