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I'm actually a bit surprised that Switch has its best week 7 and 8 after this mediocre holiday season.



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Mar1217 said:
Otter said:

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. 

GT isn't nearly as big in Japan as it used to be. Some people I guess still think it is.



siebensus4 said:

I'm actually a bit surprised that Switch has its best week 7 and 8 after this mediocre holiday season.

Guessing mediocre holiday season had to do with limited stock, so maybe people who wanted Switch over Christmas are getting it as it becomes available now??



Top 30: Famitsu software sales (2/14/22 - 2/20/22) - Top 30 - Nintendo Everything

1. [NSW] Touken Ranbu Warriors – 113,159 / NEW
2. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus – 84,925 / 2,008,795
3. [PS4] Horizon Forbidden West – 48,476 / NEW
4. [PS5] Horizon Forbidden West – 43,012 / NEW
5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 13,406 / 4,443,032
6. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 10,651 / 876,158
7. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 9,268 / 4,773,647
8. [PS4] The King of Fighters XV – 9,062 / NEW
9. [NSW] Minecraft – 8,503 / 2,523,455
10 [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl – 6,876 / 2,509,802

11. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 6,554 / 7,189,885
12. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 6,256 / 3,081,033
13. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 5,053 / 2,602,131
14. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 4,519 / 1,960,168
15. [NSW] Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain – 4,410 / 252,619
16. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 4,333 / 931,577
17. [PS4] Dying Light 2 – 4,136 / 38,602
18. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 3,582 / 4,034,805
19. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield – 3,311 / 4,313,123
20. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 3,197 / 1,021,510
21. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 2,455 / 1,161,059
22. [PS5] The King of Fighters XV – 2,414 / NEW
23. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise Best Price – 2,411 / 26,135
24. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat – 1,964 / 239,596
25. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S (New Price Version) – 1,854 / 189,043
26. [NSW] The Battle Cats Unite! – 1,645 / 124,119
27. [NSW] Super Mario Party – 1,623 / 2,061,783
28. [NSW] FIFA 22 Legacy Edition – 1,602 / 69,698
29. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey – 1,573 / 2,325,132
30. [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition (PlayStation Hits) – 1,569 / 73,256

NS - 24

PS4 - 4

PS5 - 2

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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. (And over 130 million lifetime)

Chicho said:

Horizon Forbidden West opened higher on PS4 but the PS5 version will probably stay in the charts longer and sell more in the long run. 

That would be a reversal of situation from what usually happens though. Looking at Dying Light 2, the PS5 version is nowhere to be found while the PS4 version still hangs around the Top 30.



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Xbox crossed the 150k mark.



archbrix said:
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.

ah yeah, i'm sure 2022 as a whole will fare pretty well with such an awesome lineup! will probably end up around 5 mil, depending on stock, and doing a lot of catching up in q2 as you said.
i was thinking more specifically around end of march, and how big of a spike kirby in particular will create. just a thought seeing that awesome annual weekly sales graph, and thinking how popular kirby is in japan. super interesting times ahead! :D



siebensus4 said:

I'm actually a bit surprised that Switch has its best week 7 and 8 after this mediocre holiday season.

On the contrary, a mediocre holiday season can translate well to a strong week 7/ 8.

The reason of course being stock. Some sales might have been shifted to now from the holiday season due to stock issues. But of course Pokemon Arceus is helping a lot too for this boost.


As for PS5, it is interesting that Sony decided to provide good stock for Horizon, but they seem unable to hold stock for other releases.



noshten said:

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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

This reminds me that it used to be the case that third parties stacked the first calendar quarter for PS releases to close out the fiscal year strong. It really was the case that the first calendar quarter used to be PS's strongest for the whole year in terms of new releases.

But since two or maybe even three years this has stopped.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Sogreblute said:
Mar1217 said:

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

GT isn't nearly as big in Japan as it used to be. Some people I guess still think it is.

Its not a question of whether its as big as it used to be, but whether its bigger than Horizon. GT Sport opened to 150k in 2017, more than Horizon Zero Dawn. GT Sport wasn't really a true sequel either, so I'm just projecting that sales gap.