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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu sales: Week 24, 2022 - (6th June - 12th June)

The sales dynamic between the OG Switch and OLED Switch in the last two weeks suggests that people who couldn't find an OLED settled for an OG, which again suggests that most people buying an OLED currently are not upgrading but buying their first Switch.



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IcaroRibeiro said:

Demon Slayer Switch version will easily outsell the PS4 and PS5 versions combined, but still less than half million for a game based in the biggest manga in Japan in the last 20 years (and arguably the biggest peak of any manga in Japanese history) seems pretty underwhelming.

You can't rely on franchise name alone. The game has to be good. That kind of thinking is waht led to the Atari video game burial.



IcaroRibeiro said:

Demon Slayer Switch version will easily outsell the PS4 and PS5 versions combined, but still less than half million for a game based in the biggest manga in Japan in the last 20 years (and arguably the biggest peak of any manga in Japanese history) seems pretty underwhelming.

Same thing was said when the PS4 version released, but the game is just a mediocre fighting game.



Kakadu18 said:
Pinkie_pie said:

Im guessing some retailers are forcing bundles. In Australia whenever ps5 is available it comes with gt7 or an extra controller. Retailers are taking advantage of the huge demand for stock and getting even more money from a sale

I've heard that there are laws against forced bundles in Japan. But I'm not sure what they exactly state. 

Knack was heavily bundled in Japan. 

The bundled is not a common practice but exists. 



Kakadu18 said:

The sales dynamic between the OG Switch and OLED Switch in the last two weeks suggests that people who couldn't find an OLED settled for an OG, which again suggests that most people buying an OLED currently are not upgrading but buying their first Switch.

The most expensive switch is the most wanted, bling-bling

Even in bad macroeconomic trends, the console realm, in absolute terms, have more expensive gadget helped because of the smartphone phenomenon.



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Agente42 said:
Kakadu18 said:

I've heard that there are laws against forced bundles in Japan. But I'm not sure what they exactly state. 

Knack was heavily bundled in Japan. 

The bundled is not a common practice but exists. 

Difference is they could choose to buy a non bundle ps4. I'm not sure if they can buy a ps5 without it being bundled. 



1. [NSW] Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles – 90,885 / NEW
2. [NSW] Mario Strikers: Battle League – 32,173 / NEW
3. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports – 26,476 / 474,257
4. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land – 11,345 / 760,922
5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 9,320 / 4,673,934
6. [NSW] Minecraft – 7,325 / 2,670,490
7. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 6,759 / 3,175,829
8. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 – 5,080 / 107,121
9. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 4,953 / 4,900,826
10. [NSW] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 – 4,073 / 187,302
11. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 3,605 / 978,713
12. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise Best Price – 3,313 / 67,172
13. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl – 3,245 / 2,555,493
14. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 3,145 / 7,265,074
15. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 2,992 / 2,039,964
16. [NSW] The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie: Five Memories of My Time with You – 2,874 / 24,314
17. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus – 2,785 / 2,259,185
18. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 2,426 / 4,089,164
19. [NSW] KLAP!! for Nintendo Switch – 2,284 / NEW
20. [PS4] The Quarry – 2,203 / NEW
21. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 2,093 / 2,665,147
22. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 2,054 / 985,074
23. [NSW] Taiko Risshiden V DX – 1,794 / 28,930
24. [PS5] The Quarry – 1,717 / NEW
25. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield – 1,585 / 4,346,921
26. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat – 1,447 / 265,176
27. [PS4] The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie: Five Memories of My Time with You – 1,265 / 10,294
28. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies – 1,258 / 986,174
29. [NSW] Touken Ranbu Warriors – 1,256 / 141,085
30. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 1,181 / 1,053,172

NS - 26
PS4 - 2
PS5 - 2

Famitsu software sales (6/6/22 - 6/12/22) - Top 30 (nintendoeverything.com)

Last edited by curl-6 - on 16 June 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:

1. [NSW] Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles – 90,885 / NEW
2. [NSW] Mario Strikers: Battle League – 32,173 / NEW
3. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports – 26,476 / 474,257
4. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land – 11,345 / 760,922
5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 9,320 / 4,673,934
6. [NSW] Minecraft – 7,325 / 2,670,490
7. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 6,759 / 3,175,829
8. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 – 5,080 / 107,121
9. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 4,953 / 4,900,826
10. [NSW] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 – 4,073 / 187,302
11. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 3,605 / 978,713
12. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise Best Price – 3,313 / 67,172
13. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl – 3,245 / 2,555,493
14. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 3,145 / 7,265,074
15. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 2,992 / 2,039,964
16. [NSW] The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie: Five Memories of My Time with You – 2,874 / 24,314
17. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus – 2,785 / 2,259,185
18. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 2,426 / 4,089,164
19. [NSW] KLAP!! for Nintendo Switch – 2,284 / NEW
20. [PS4] The Quarry – 2,203 / NEW
21. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 2,093 / 2,665,147
22. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 2,054 / 985,074
23. [NSW] Taiko Risshiden V DX – 1,794 / 28,930
24. [PS5] The Quarry – 1,717 / NEW
25. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield – 1,585 / 4,346,921
26. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat – 1,447 / 265,176
27. [PS4] The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie: Five Memories of My Time with You – 1,265 / 10,294
28. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land – 1,258 / 986,174
29. [NSW] Touken Ranbu Warriors – 1,256 / 141,085
30. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 1,181 / 1,053,172

NS - 26
PS4 - 2
PS5 - 2

Famitsu software sales (6/6/22 - 6/12/22) - Top 30 (nintendoeverything.com)

#28 Is supposed to be Kirby Star Allies, not Forgotten Land. Nintendo Everything made a mistake again.



deerox said:

#28 Is supposed to be Kirby Star Allies, not Forgotten Land. Nintendo Everything made a mistake again.

Good catch, thanks. It's annoying how nearly every week they seem to make some kind of error like that.



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

Despite the lower hardware sales this week, It's actually the 2nd best performance during week 24 for the Switch !

And yeah, Strikers historically just isn't a marque game for the Japanese audience. Like I said, it won't problem selling in Europe but it's market appeal was always more limited than the other sport games imo. Doesn't help that the game launched light on content either ...



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