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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu Sales: Week 31, 2022 (Jul 25 - Jul 31)

kenjab said:
Farsala said:

A little surprised X is so close to the others too, considering the relevance of Wii U vs 3DS or NSW.

As I understand it, the special edition of X3 was only available in Japan through the Nintendo store, which isn't tracked by Famitsu--and special editions usually account for ~25% of opening week sales.  So between the fact that Famitsu doesn't track digital or the special edition, it's probably undertracked here by quite a bit.

If 25% of sales weren't tracked like you're saying, sales would be over 150k, which is a great opening!



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All 3 current consoles are up, very nice!



kenjab said:
Farsala said:

A little surprised X is so close to the others too, considering the relevance of Wii U vs 3DS or NSW.

As I understand it, the special edition of X3 was only available in Japan through the Nintendo store, which isn't tracked by Famitsu--and special editions usually account for ~25% of opening week sales.  So between the fact that Famitsu doesn't track digital or the special edition, it's probably undertracked here by quite a bit.

The special edition is only available through the Nintendo store everywhere.



Chicho said:

All 3 current consoles are up, very nice!

Yup. The devalued yen makes the scalpers more prominent afterwards.

Agente42 said:
Chicho said:

All 3 current consoles are up, very nice!

Yup. The devalued yen makes the scalpers more prominent afterwards.

I don't think that have anything to do with it. PS5 have always sold out in Japan, so the only difference this week is that Sony decided to ship larger quantities.



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Great hardware sales for all three.



deerox said:
Agente42 said:
Yup. The devalued yen makes the scalpers more prominent afterwards.

I don't think that have anything to do with it. PS5 have always sold out in Japan, so the only difference this week is that Sony decided to ship larger quantities.

The ps5 is not the only one scalped. 

PS5 has 39k, we need to see up another ps5 game, besides the GT7 bundle. 



What's the Xbox brand's best year performance in Japan?



Wyrdness said:

What's the Xbox brand's best year performance in Japan?

XB360's 2008 - 345k. XBSX is on track to beat it, and is currently 55k ahead in this time in the year.

I've just added this comparison to my sales thread last week, you can check it out.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread/245666/ultimate-console-showdown-2022-july-23rd-9th-vs-7th-gen-new-comparison-added/

The next year - 2009, the 360 makes almost the same number - 342k. So it will be very interesting to see how XBSX perform the next few years in Japan.

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Agente42 said:
deerox said:

I don't think that have anything to do with it. PS5 have always sold out in Japan, so the only difference this week is that Sony decided to ship larger quantities.

The ps5 is not the only one scalped. 

PS5 has 39k, we need to see up another ps5 game, besides the GT7 bundle. 

Ps plus extra and premium should keep them busy