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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu sales: Week 15, 2022 - (4th Apr - 10th Apr)

In before the “Switch has now reached saturation” posts lol



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Even IF the switch is starting to hit that saturation
What are people expecting its lifetime sales to be?
28 million, 29? 30?

I don't think nintendo is concerned about the switch hitting 27+ million lifetime, its still massive and not likely to be easily topped in the future

To answer my own question, I think the switch will do 29.5 million lifetime in japan before nintendo truly moves on to their next gaming device.



BOTW will pass 2 million physical sales next week!



rapsuperstar31 said:

BOTW will pass 2 million physical sales next week!

Lowkey, I don't remember for sure how much TLOZ(NES) sold in Japan back then, but Breath of the Wild must be near or already surpasses it on physical copies alone !



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Mario Kart sales actually dropped for the first time in several weeks.   That dlc has done its job though.  You can see it's sales this week are about twice Smash Bros' sales in spite of the latter having a bigger lifetime total.  I bet the gradual rollout of new dlc content will keep weekly Mario Kart sales high for the next couple of years.

02./02. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 16.312 / 4.554.586 (-18%)

05./06. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 8.064 / 4.840.518 
(-18%)

As for YoY Switch comparisons, I want to remind people that 2020 and 2021 had Animal Crossing and MH Rise as late March releases.  The new Kirby game is just not going to drive sales like these two games did.  Switch Sports and Splatoon 3 are still coming.  Expect higher hardware sales coming from these two games.  I do think 2022's year end total will be below 2021, but the software lineup is so good this year, that it might be just a tiny YoY drop.



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I hope this doesn't mean the end of 2D Kirby games.



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rapsuperstar31 said:

BOTW will pass 2 million physical sales next week!

It already has the is another sku of BOTW with the DLC bundled, the total physical sales are already pass 2m.



Switch and PS5 are pretty supply-limited. I wonder how well they would sell if they had enough stock.

Xbox is doing mighty fine by it's Japan standards



Kneetos said:

Even IF the switch is starting to hit that saturation
What are people expecting its lifetime sales to be?
28 million, 29? 30?

I don't think nintendo is concerned about the switch hitting 27+ million lifetime, its still massive and not likely to be easily topped in the future

To answer my own question, I think the switch will do 29.5 million lifetime in japan before nintendo truly moves on to their next gaming device.

Hey now, don't steal my prediction. I predicted 29.5m in November :).

Still it is good to see I am not alone, many people will disagree.

Edit: I see it is not your actual prediction. And to be honest I see no signs that the Switch is hitting saturation yet.  Saturation doesn't really kick in until rumors of the next console appear.

Last edited by Farsala - on 15 April 2022

Minecraft is at #3. This is 3rd party evergreen.