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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu sales: Week 8, 2022 - (14th Feb - 20th Feb)

Mar1217 said:

Switch coming in with a more than good week for the expectations were prolly. Combo of Pokémon Arceus and Touko game helped most likely.

Also a big week for the PS5 which reaches similar numbers to last year with arguably it's biggest release this financial quarter. PS4 physical sales still above the PS5 version though.

In Japan GT7 should be bigger



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IcaroRibeiro said:
Kakadu18 said:

HZD sold 109k first week.

So it's in line with the UK decrease in sales. Thanks

It actually faired better than the the UK decrease, but bare in mind the UK had a major storm last weekend (and probably has a higher digital share)



The_Liquid_Laser said:

PS5 SKU for Horizon FW is getting pretty close to the PS4 SKU. It will be interesting to see if this is the new normal for this year for the next few releases.

Also gotta say, if someone had told me a year ago that the next big Warriors title after Age of Calamity would be Touken Ranbu Warriors, I would have said, "What the hell is a Touken Ranbu Warrior?"

Which begs the question... What the hell is a Touken Ranbu Warrior?



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TruckOSaurus said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

PS5 SKU for Horizon FW is getting pretty close to the PS4 SKU. It will be interesting to see if this is the new normal for this year for the next few releases.

Also gotta say, if someone had told me a year ago that the next big Warriors title after Age of Calamity would be Touken Ranbu Warriors, I would have said, "What the hell is a Touken Ranbu Warrior?"

Which begs the question... What the hell is a Touken Ranbu Warrior?

Touken Ranbu is a ftp collectible card browser game that's very popular in Japan. Touken Ranbu Warriors is a Warriors spin off of that game.



Kakadu18 said:
TruckOSaurus said:

Which begs the question... What the hell is a Touken Ranbu Warrior?

Touken Ranbu is a ftp collectible card browser game that's very popular in Japan. Touken Ranbu Warriors is a Warriors spin off of that game.

Ohhh yeaah !

I think this one was first shown during a Nintendo Direct (the specific Japan stream) a good while ago



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The Warriors series certainly took this week from out of nowhere.



Reading some of the threads from 7 years ago and its mind-boggling how quickly things can change in Japan, 
Back than it seemed we were heading for PS domination with big declines of the market

Japan is now to head into a third consequent year of growth in terms of revenues with PS accounting for less than 10% of the total market



Great first week for Touken Ranbu, Legends Arceus passes 2 million, and Forbidden West remarkably close between PS4/PS5.
Japan is so interesting as a market, to see a Warriors games outsell a flagship AAA platform exclusive.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

Otter said:
Mar1217 said:

Switch coming in with a more than good week for the expectations were prolly. Combo of Pokémon Arceus and Touko game helped most likely.

Also a big week for the PS5 which reaches similar numbers to last year with arguably it's biggest release this financial quarter. PS4 physical sales still above the PS5 version though.

In Japan GT7 should be bigger

One week from release and it's currently charting lower than what Horizon Dawn FW was. I have good reserve to believe the contrary. 



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dan_banan said:

just a thought approaching the acnh and mhr sales spikes the coming month.. how do y'all think this year is gonna go around w12-14? will kirby manage to keep the deficit down? and if so, by how much?

Animal Crossing NH was a rare beast, in a rare year to boot, so, yeah...

Regarding MHR, it launched at the end of March, so April saw a boost from its sales.  This year, Kirby at the end of March should keep April pretty healthy until Switch Sports launches at the end of the month, so May's sales should reflect that nicely.  Then in early June we get Strikers as well. 

Where I think we'll see 2022 make big strides in Japan especially is Q2 (July-Sep).  Last year, the Switch had Skyward Sword, Wario Ware and Cruis'n Blast in that time frame in addition to many people waiting for the OLED, which accounted for a modest September.  This year, the Switch has Splatoon 3 (summer) which will boost sales in Japan more than the three aforementioned titles put together.  And September will have Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Switch hype will be soaring this year.  Let's just hope there's enough stock to suffice.