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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu sales: Week 20, 2022 - (9th May - 15th May)

Otter said:
IcaroRibeiro said:

PS5 numbers in Japan are really pitiful

I was expecting it to sold 4 million life time but seems that even 4 million is going to be a high bar to clear lol

It's sold 1.6m in its first 16months. 4m is on lock. 

I was looking for 1.38 but I forgot to see the digital only version 

Regardless, the numbers (standard+ DE combined) are down 16% YoY, Sony isn't really prioritizing stocks in Japan, not when PS5 software can't sell a thing, and they are likely to keep really low until chip issues are fixed which may happen in... 2024 maybe? I think it will cross 4 million, but will take a while and definitely won't go much further 



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Otter said:
Chrkeller said:

Series S is helping a lot, given you can find one. I'm surprised Sony hasn't released a ps5 S, just to get hardware in the hands of consumers.

They can't do this overnight, its essentially producing and testing a new system. All games would need to be ported to this weaker PS5, it'd be a huge cost in itself and not be ready til years end. Better they ride the storm out and consider this route for their next gen.

Perhaps.  Still horrific planning on their part.  The ps5 is still sold out in the States and it launched sometime ago.  I've never seen anything like it.  Meanwhile MS is selling Series S quite well.  Sony better hope supply gets better.



Switch Sports dropped 59%, but most of the evergreens dropped a similar percentage coming off of Golden Week. Makes me wonder what kind of drop Switch Sports will get next week. It might end up having some really incredible legs.

X|S outsold PS5 and it wasn't even close this week. Wow.



kirby007 said:

oof the japanese market is so dead

To Nintendo, it's healthy.



Chrkeller said:
Otter said:

They can't do this overnight, its essentially producing and testing a new system. All games would need to be ported to this weaker PS5, it'd be a huge cost in itself and not be ready til years end. Better they ride the storm out and consider this route for their next gen.

Perhaps.  Still horrific planning on their part.  The ps5 is still sold out in the States and it launched sometime ago.  I've never seen anything like it.  Meanwhile MS is selling Series S quite well.  Sony better hope supply gets better.

I wouldn't say horrific planning as sony has still managed to produce more PS5's than MS has been able to produce Xbox's. Beyond that, the Series S wasn't developed to deal with the chip shortage, it was developed as a low entry device similar to the digital PS5. I don't think either anticipated such a chip shortage in 2019 when these systems were being finalised. 



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FromDK said:
TomaTito said:

Top 10 Switch on software, but hardware not so much.

Nice pull for Series S that keeps the XBS numbers high... that can't be said for PS5.

10 times more than xbs.. and 25 times more than playstation.. I think its okay ;)

It's the baseline, just look at the OLED numbers already reaching saturation.

Meanwhile XBS and PS5 just need stock and then they would have 200k weekly.

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Still good hold from Switch and XBS after Golden Week.

Pinkie_pie said:

I'm surprised xbox series s is doing so well on Japan. Digital is really growing in Japan

I would say the Series S is better designed for Japan, be it in size and energy efficiency.

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IcaroRibeiro said:
Otter said:

It's sold 1.6m in its first 16months. 4m is on lock. 

I was looking for 1.38 but I forgot to see the digital only version 

Regardless, the numbers (standard+ DE combined) are down 16% YoY, Sony isn't really prioritizing stocks in Japan, not when PS5 software can't sell a thing, and they are likely to keep really low until chip issues are fixed which may happen in... 2024 maybe? I think it will cross 4 million, but will take a while and definitely won't go much further 

They've forecast 18m for FY 2023 so Q1's 2m shipments obviously isn't going to represent their production for the rest of the year. 2024 is really the latest its going to pass 4m in Japan and that wouldn't even represent half of its life, so it will easily excel well beyond 4m. There's no way it gets 4m and then suddenly stops selling when system sellers like Monster Hunter World 2 and Kingdom Hearts 4 will be arriving during or beyond that period. 



ShadowLink93 said:

Switch had some really terrible Week 20s. So I wanted to compare this weeks numbers with the average baseline.

Average Weekly sales as of Week 20.

2022- 92k

2021- 125k

2020- 110k

2019- 63k

2018- 46k

2017- 43k

So this weeks sales are behind the curve even in its own year, and just above 2019.



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