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

konnichiwa said:
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.

This week is a very good week for Playstation.  Next week will probably also be a good week for them. 

On the other hand they also have weeks where they get 0 titles charting in the top 30.  There have been several weeks both last year and this year where Switch has had all 30 titles in Famitsu top 30.  Usually, about 1/2 of those titles are Switch third party games.  A more average week has 26-29 Switch titles in the top 30, and again usually about 1/2 are third party titles. 

We are already there.  Switch third party sales already dominate Playstation third party sales in Japan by a huge margin.  Considering how obvious it is that the money is on the Switch, most Japanese third party games will end up on the Switch.  It's already happening, and it's going to keep trending that way even more.



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The main advantage Switch seems to have as a brand is that while they have an abundance of evergreen titles that stick around on the charts for ages, PS can't seem to get any.
Even when they perform okay, games on PS4/5 tend to quickly fade from the charts while Switch games hang on for months or years.



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

curl-6 said:

The main advantage Switch seems to have as a brand is that while they have an abundance of evergreen titles that stick around on the charts for ages, PS can't seem to get any.
Even when they perform okay, games on PS4/5 tend to quickly fade from the charts while Switch games hang on for months or years.

Case in point, I can assure you Kirby is gonna chart far longer than the big games that have just released. 



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curl-6 said:

The main advantage Switch seems to have as a brand is that while they have an abundance of evergreen titles that stick around on the charts for ages, PS can't seem to get any.
Even when they perform okay, games on PS4/5 tend to quickly fade from the charts while Switch games hang on for months or years.

Agreed.  But I want to point out that part of this branding can transfer to third party games if they are well made, effectively making them evergreens too.  Below are some third party games from this week's top 30 that have been around for a while, and it's not uncommon for DQ11 to be there too on a slow week.  The main thing third party publishers need to do is to release the games that get their best efforts on the Switch.

11. [NSW] Minecraft – 9,271 / 2,532,726
16. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 5,243 / 2,607,374
30. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Best Price) – 1,979 / 28,114



Oh I agree, third parties can absolutely achieve Evergreen status on Switch as well, heck even stuff like Fishing Spirits and Taiko still make the top 30 sometimes, years after their release. Third parties could definitely be making more money than they are now on the Switch.



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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Farsala said:
Kakadu18 said:

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

I think is because the way this paragraph was worded. It could be confusing if you skim over or read fast. They meant the XBS was at 142k but the way is written can throw you off.

Across a two-decade span, only one Xbox console has sold over 1 million units. The Xbox 360 sold over 1.6 million units in Japan through its lifetime. The original Xbox from 2001 is next in line with 472,000 units, and the Xbox One has moved little over 114,000 units. The Xbox Series X/S duo is already beating Xbox One's total lifetime sales with a whopping 142,000 units to date, which is 6% of the market's total 20-year console sales.

Read more: https://www.tweaktown.com/news/84976/xbox-consoles-reach-2-3-million-lifetime-sales-in-japan/index.html