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Switch Sports is gonna end up over 2mil physical I guess.



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Mar1217 said:
Kakadu18 said:

Switch Sports is gonna end up over 2mil physical I guess.

Would help if after the release of Golf, they announced other sports coming as well like Boxing, Cycling and such ...

Yeah when is golf coming again? I thought it was summer

Last edited by Shatts - on 21 July 2022

Switch tracking nearly 50% ahead of 2019, it's 3rd year, in its 6th year.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

yo33331 said:
curl-6 said:

Switch tracking nearly 50% ahead of 2019, it's 3rd year, in its 6th year.

Calm down.

2019 got way stronger from september onwards and had almost equal to 2021 last 4 months.

3rd or 6th year doesn't really matter, there are many anomalies with so much different consoles and sales paths or particular years between them.

2022 will finish around 2019 total in the 18-20M range, and next year will most likely be lower than 2018' 16.4M.

The same goes for the japan sales as well. Around 4-4.5M this year, and probably 3M next year.

I'm quite calm. 

It is unusual for a console's 6th year to be bigger than its 3rd year, I was merely remarking on this.

And 2022 is also looking to have a strong third trimester, at least given what we know at present.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

yo33331 said:
curl-6 said:

I'm quite calm. 

It is unusual for a console's 6th year to be bigger than its 3rd year, I was merely remarking on this.

And 2022 is also looking to have a strong third trimester, at least given what we know at present.

Yes but you are repeating yourself almost every week.

The 2022 first half is on a little better level than 2019 first half (the 2022 is comng of of peak levels 2020, 2021 and 2019 was coming of of 2017 and 2018 sales levels) everyone sees and knows this. There is no need to be remainded every week.

As for the years, yes but also the Switch entire lifecycle and sales pattern are unusual.

And also no, it's 6th year won't be bigger than it's 3rd at the end.

But yeah. Switch just peaked a little bit later than normal, that's why it is the way it is.

The last time I pointed this out it was in global sales, this week I simply noticed and pointed out the percentage to which it was tracking in Japan as of today's numbers. It was an update.

I actually do have some memory problems, so if I repeat myself it's not intentional.

As for your claim the 6th year will finish behind its third, are you referring to in Japan, globally, or both? Cos as far as Japan goes, the subject of this thread, it is currently in the lead by nearly 800k (2.41 million vs 1.66 million) and barring some new factor we don't know about yet, it seems unlikely it will lose all of that in the next 5 months that include both Splatoon 3 and Pokémon Scarlet/Violet.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 21 July 2022

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

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xMetroid said:

2021 really was slacking from July till rest of the year. Feels like 2022 has some great opportunities to remove the distance. Especially with the Splatoon Switch edition, it will do incredibly well.

We have Splatoon and Pokémon this year vs. Mario Party Superstars, Metroid Dread and Switch OLED model last year.

I expect that September '22 will be ahead of 2021 but will fall back in October due to the OLED model launch.



leo-j said:
kenjab said:

Yes, I've been wondering this as well.  While I love my Series X, to this point it's still nothing more than a souped-up XBox One since there are hardly any exclusive games for it so far.  I really don't understand how the Series is so much more popular in Japan when it really doesn't do anything more than the XBox One, which barely sold anything there, and it doesn't have any big Japanese games like the 360 had.

Game Pass has been around since 2020 in Japan, maybe it's just been a slow adoption of that? But even then, what games on Game Pass are hitting for Japanese gamers? Minecraft and Human Fall Flat are popular in Japan, but it's gotta be more than that I think....

Smaller, more compact, stylish, and easily available (specifically the series S) while offering most of the same games PlayStation offers. It’s possible Japan gamers are opening their options to Xbox. 

yo33331 said:
curl-6 said:

I'm quite calm. 

It is unusual for a console's 6th year to be bigger than its 3rd year, I was merely remarking on this.

And 2022 is also looking to have a strong third trimester, at least given what we know at present.

Yes but you are repeating yourself almost every week.

The 2022 first half is on a little better level than 2019 first half (the 2022 is comng of of peak levels 2020, 2021 and 2019 was coming of of 2017 and 2018 sales levels) everyone sees and knows this. There is no need to be remainded every week.

As for the years, yes but also the Switch entire lifecycle and sales pattern are unusual.

And also no, it's 6th year won't be bigger than it's 3rd at the end.

But yeah. Switch just peaked a little bit later than normal, that's why it is the way it is.

You talk as if you know what you're talking about, yet you don't. Last summer you claimed that Switch WW would fall to Xbox series level sales very soon. How did that work out?

The Switch is way clear of 2019 atm and the gap is likely to get bigger! Also, Splatoon 3 and pokemon are coming this year. I would suggest your prediction is based more off wishful thinking than any real logic.



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So, the next big game for Playstation 5 should be Final Fantasy XVI next summer.

I can see it doing good in software sales, but the impact on hardware will depend if Sony has some strategy for the japanese market. We are still on stock issues.



Top 30: https://nintendoeverything.com/famitsu-software-sales-7-11-22-7-17-22-top-30/

1. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set – 29,006 / 177,392
2. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports – 21,661 / 573,658
3. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 9,520 / 4,722,091
4. [NSW] Minecraft – 8,109 / 2,708,451
5. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land – 7,401 / 802,962
6. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 6,082 / 3,211,760
7. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 4,742 / 4,924,759
8. [NSW] Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles – 4,481 / 140,547
9. [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes – 4,399 / 127,817
10. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 4,121 / 7,285,796

11. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 3,783 / 995,799
12. [NSW] Mario Strikers: Battle League – 3,507 / 66,857
13. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 3,188 / 2,677,264
14. [NSW] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 – 3,113 / 200,977
15. [NSW] Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series – 2,607 / 12,209
16. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 2,404 / 2,052,373
17. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 2,382 / 996,065
18. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus – 2,209 / 2,271,345
19. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 1,800 / 4,099,336
20. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield – 1,752 / 4,354,618
21. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise Best Price – 1,549 / 80,445
22. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 1,511 / 1,060,484
23. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies- 1,354 / 992,370
24. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl – 1,338 / 2,568,395
25. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 1,309 / 1,189,859
26. [NSW] Chickip Dancers: Norinori Dance de Kokoro mo Odoru – 1,278 / NEW
27. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2 – 1,275 / 210,438
28. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat – 1,234 / 271,265
29. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S (New Price Version) – 1,173 / 213,775
30. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 – 1,150 / 1,266,670

NS - 30/30

Last edited by curl-6 - on 21 July 2022

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

Score another clean sweep for Switch. Absolutely unprecedented.