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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu sales: Week 14, 2022 - (28th Mar - 3rd Apr)

brute said:

People overreacting to Switch sales once more it seems.
Same thing happened when Pokemon launched.
It remains to be seen if it will continue to decline weekly. Could very well be OLED stock situation.
Could also be that 65k will be the new baseline for a while which would be fantastic for it.

Great sales either way you look at it.
I dont think anyone expected Switch to peak this year but it can definitely outdo 2019.

Unless I am missing something the Switch is down ~24% YTD...  which yes is still great, but a decline non the less.  I don't see anybody 'overreacting.'  Just reading the data as is.  And being the third greatest selling console of all time is nothing to sneeze at.  Not catching the DS/ps2 isn't required to be successful.  



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Bofferbrauer2 said:

Next week BotW could get past the 2M mark in Japan in physical sales alone.

It already passed the 2 Million mark and not this week. There is two SKUs. One fo Breath of the wild and one for Breath of the wild Plus the expansion. The first is 1.99 millions and the 2nd is around 60k. 



People went from "I don't think I have time to finish BotW before the Sequel" to "Alright, is Now or Never!"

Looking at the Base and Lite models sales for last week I can see they had Stock problems with OLED, I have a feeling that if Nintendo can Supply a lot more consoles that the actual demand, we're going to finally get a Switch pricecut this year, if not, they are going to give us some promos this Holidays, Like a free game, then we can get a Pricecut+Zelda Next Year (After 6 Years!), and we are going to see Switch getting closer to the DS/PS2 Numbers.



I love how whenever there is a low week all the negative switch sale users share their unwanted thoughts about how this year is going to be so much lower, that switch is past it's prime, blah blah blah.

If someone said this about the PS5 would they be warned by a mod?



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Chrkeller said:
brute said:

People overreacting to Switch sales once more it seems.
Same thing happened when Pokemon launched.
It remains to be seen if it will continue to decline weekly. Could very well be OLED stock situation.
Could also be that 65k will be the new baseline for a while which would be fantastic for it.

Great sales either way you look at it.
I dont think anyone expected Switch to peak this year but it can definitely outdo 2019.

Unless I am missing something the Switch is down ~24% YTD...  which yes is still great, but a decline non the less.  I don't see anybody 'overreacting.'  Just reading the data as is.  And being the third greatest selling console of all time is nothing to sneeze at.  Not catching the DS/ps2 isn't required to be successful.  

Comparing to H1 2021 wont paint a clear picture. Switch had one of the best first half of any console ever last year, it sold 3 million in the first half and then only ~2.5 million in the second half.

Another way to look at it is that its 40% above 2019.

Switch is destined to decline this year but I feel like its an overreaction when the word disappointing is used regarding its sales (not referring to you obviously).



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brute said:
Chrkeller said:

Unless I am missing something the Switch is down ~24% YTD...  which yes is still great, but a decline non the less.  I don't see anybody 'overreacting.'  Just reading the data as is.  And being the third greatest selling console of all time is nothing to sneeze at.  Not catching the DS/ps2 isn't required to be successful.  

Comparing to H1 2021 wont paint a clear picture. Switch had one of the best first half of any console ever last year, it sold 3 million in the first half and then only ~2.5 million in the second half.

Another way to look at it is that its 40% above 2019.

Switch is destined to decline this year but I feel like its an overreaction when the word disappointing is used regarding its sales (not referring to you obviously).

This is correct, when people say decline/saturation they only look at one side of the picture, not grasping the entire scope on what NSW is selling. 3DS during the same time frame sold about 3x less than what NSW did this past quarter alone, and align its ahead by over 3mil



Switch base and Lite numbers are roughly the same as last week, the decline comes pretty much entirely from the OLED, suggesting a supply issue, which Nintendo said was on the cards in their last quarterly report.

Great to see Kirby's second week over 100k, well deserved.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 07 April 2022

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

curl-6 said:

Switch base and Lite numbers are roughly the same as last week, the decline comes pretty much entirely from the OLED, suggesting a supply issue

Or fewer people upgraded to the OLED model?

Why are people so obsessed with Switch sales numbers? It's the only handheld on the market, so of course it will continue to sell...



drkohler said:
curl-6 said:

Switch base and Lite numbers are roughly the same as last week, the decline comes pretty much entirely from the OLED, suggesting a supply issue

Or fewer people upgraded to the OLED model?

Why are people so obsessed with Switch sales numbers? It's the only handheld on the market, so of course it will continue to sell...

A 30% drop for one SKU over one week while the other two models remain about the same, after the company has warned of supply issues with the model in question, doesn't seem the result of simply less people choosing to upgrade on a given week. OLED supply seems the most logical explanation.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 07 April 2022

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

Top 30: https://nintendoeverything.com/famitsu-software-sales-3-28-22-4-3-22-top-30/

1. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land – 110,946 / 491,006
2. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 19,801 / 4,538,274
3. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus – 12,728 / 2,208,128
4. [NSW] Minecraft – 11,158 / 2,585,882
5. [PS4] Elden Ring – 10,068 / 317,614
6. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 9,831 / 4,832,454
7. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 7,782 / 927,817
8. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 6,359 / 1,993,660
9. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 5,410 / 7,225,499
10. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 5,101 / 3,112,437
11. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 4,996 / 2,634,179
12. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 4,112 / 957,011
13. [PS4] Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origins – 3,969 / 40,633
14. [PS4] Gran Turismo 7 – 3,960 / 104,375
15. [NSW] Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei – 3,742 / NEW
16. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 3,738 / 4,057,916
17. [NSW] Triangle Strategy – 3,689 / 121,489
18. [PS5] Elden Ring – 3,262 / 124,009
19. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise Best Price – 3,186 / 42,045
20. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 – 2,777 / 93,476
21. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl – 2,460 / 2,532,678
22. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! – 2,413 / 707,933
23. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield – 2,368 / 4,329,954
24. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 2,257 / 1,037,393
25. [NSW] Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain – 2,056 / 268,736
26. [PS4] Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands – 2,051 / 7,478
27. [PS5] Ghostwire: Tokyo – 1,987 / 12,131
28. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 1,907 / 1,172,818
29. [NSW] Super Mario Party – 1,776 / 2,071,029
30. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat – 1,727 / 250,769

NS - 23
PS4 - 4
PS5 - 3

Last edited by curl-6 - on 08 April 2022

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