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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu sales: Week 9, 2022 - (21st Feb - 27th Feb)

Chicho said:

I think if The Xbox Series X|S keeps this up it has a chance to become the best selling Xbox in Japan. 

The Xbox Series X|S in Japan outsold the Xbox One and will Likely outsell the OG Xbox by the end of the year.

The 360 will be the hard one but in time it might beat it.

SystemUnits Sold
Xbox 3601,616,128
OG Xbox   472,992
Xbox Series X|S   157,063
Xbox One    142,024

Where did you get that Xbox One number from? Famitsu has it much lower.



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Top 30: https://nintendoeverything.com/famitsu-software-sales-2-21-22-2-27-22-top-30/

1. [PS4] Elden Ring – 188,490 / NEW
2. [PS5] Elden Ring – 90,017 / NEW
3. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus – 60,754 / 2,069,549
4. [PS4] Atelier Sophie 2 – 22,104 / NEW
5. [NSW] Atelier Sophie 2 – 18,912 / NEW
6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 13,055 / 4,456,087
7. [PS4] Horizon Forbidden West – 11,468 / 59,944
8. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 9,851 / 886,009
9. [NSW] Touken Ranbu Warriors – 9,731 / 122,890
10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 9,669 / 4,783,316

11. [NSW] Minecraft – 9,271 / 2,532,726
12. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 6,427 / 7,196,312
13. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 6,037 / 3,087,070
14. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl – 5,607 / 2,515,409
15. [PS5] Horizon Forbidden West – 5,350 / 48,362
16. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 5,243 / 2,607,374
17. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 4,791 / 936,368
18. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 4,363 / 1,964,531
19. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 4,028 / 4,038,833
20. [NSW] Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain – 3,973 / 256,592
21. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield – 3,398 / 4,316,521
22. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 2,930 / 1,024,440
23. [NSW] Taito Milestones – 2,883 / NEW
24. [NSW] Crystar – 2,842 / NEW
25. [NSW] Koroshiya to Strawberry Plus – 2,815 / NEW
26. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 2,338 / 1,163,397
27. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat – 2,201 / 241,797
28. [PS4] Life is Strange: True Colors – 2,176 / NEW
29. [PS4] The King of Fighters XV – 2,101 / 11,163
30. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Best Price) – 1,979 / 28,114

NS - 23 

PS4 - 5

PS5 - 2

Last edited by curl-6 - on 03 March 2022

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

Kakadu18 said:
Chicho said:

System Units Sold
Xbox 360 1,616,128
OG Xbox    472,992
Xbox Series X|S    157,063
Xbox One    142,024

Where did you get that Xbox One number from? Famitsu has it much lower.

I took it from the article here that says according to Famitsu. I didn't double check it. Is the lowest selling xbox in Japan and it has been surpassed already so it does'nt matter much. 

Edit: article link: https://www.vgchartz.com/article/452771/xbox-consoles-have-sold-235-million-units-in-japan/



Chicho said:
Kakadu18 said:

Where did you get that Xbox One number from? Famitsu has it much lower.

I took it from the article here that says according to Famitsu. I didn't double check it. Is the lowest selling xbox in Japan and it has been surpassed already so it does'nt matter much. 

Edit: article link: https://www.vgchartz.com/article/452771/xbox-consoles-have-sold-235-million-units-in-japan/

The last time that famitsu gave Xbox One numbers was week 51 2020 and it was at 114.802 units.



Kakadu18 said:
Chicho said:

I took it from the article here that says according to Famitsu. I didn't double check it. Is the lowest selling xbox in Japan and it has been surpassed already so it does'nt matter much. 

Edit: article link: https://www.vgchartz.com/article/452771/xbox-consoles-have-sold-235-million-units-in-japan/

The last time that famitsu gave Xbox One numbers was week 51 2020 and it was at 114.802 units.

It appears to be a Vgchartz typo. Because they say different numbers from their own source.

February 6, 2022

  • Xbox – 472,992
  • Xbox 360 – 1,616,128
  • Xbox One – 114,831
  • Xbox Series X/S – 142,024


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Well they proved me wrong. I predicted Playstation wouldn't get 7 SKUs in the top 30 this year and they actually did it. Back in 2020, I didn't think about them releasing several of their best titles back-to-back in February and March.

In spite of all this, I think my overall point still stands. Third party Japanese games are gradually shifting away from Playstation and onto Switch. It's becoming more and more clear that Switch is the platform where the money is for Japanese third party games.

Last edited by The_Liquid_Laser - on 04 March 2022

PS5 sales of Horizon are dropping faster than its PS4 counterpart (which already started higher). I wonder if any cross-gen game is gonna have higher sales on PS5 in Japan. Maybe God of War: Ragnarok since it's further away.

Edit: Weird title of the week goes to Killer and Strawberry Plus

Last edited by TruckOSaurus - on 04 March 2022

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It’s kinda sad that KoF XV is not getting much traction in Japan. Granted, most fighting games outside of Smash don’t gain as much traction in Japan as they used to do in past gens. Not sure if sales in the West will make up more than enough for the game to be considered successful. It looks like a step up from XIV.



Switch OLED model sales are almost half of last week's sales. I expect stock issues.



The_Liquid_Laser said:

Well they proved me wrong. I predicted Playstation wouldn't get 7 SKUs in the top 30 this year and they actually did it. Back in 2020, I didn't think about them releasing several of their best titles back-to-back in February and March.

In spite of all this, I think my overall point still stands. Third party Japanese games are gradually shifting away from Playstation and onto Switch. It's becoming more and more clear that Switch is the platform where the money is for Japanese third party games.

I still don't get this (stubborn) certainty.

Since the last dissucion in this thread (not particular with you) not much has changed except PS stock went a bit up so sales increased. Atlus announcing a new game that isn't on switch while people the last time could not get enough pointing out that devs are shifting because.. well atlus made SMT on Switch. Capcom announcing a new SF that rumored to be certainly on PS. 

This + the information that Sony probably going to get some studios in Japan could impact the so called shift.