Famitsu Sales: 11/7/22 – 11/13/22 | Tactics Ogre: Reborn outsells Sonic Frontiers and God of War Ragnarok.

reksveks

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Famitsu has published its estimated physical game software and hardware sales data for Japan for the week of November 7, 2022 to November 13, 2022.
Tactics Ogre: Reborn was the highest selling new release of the week, moving 36,783 units on Switch, 12,668 units on PlayStation 4, and 7,805 units on PlayStation 5 for an opening week total of 57,256 retail copies sold.
It was followed by Sonic Frontiers, which debuted with sales of 26,067 units on Switch, 11,111 units on PlayStation 5, and 9,098 units on PlayStation 4 for an opening week total of 46,276 retail copies sold.
Finally, God of War Ragnarok opened at 29,377 units on PlayStation 5 and 11,260 copies on PlayStation 4 for a total of 40,637 retail copies sold.

On the hardware side, the Switch family sold 97,542 units, the PlayStation 5 family sold 28,716 units, the Xbox Series family sold 748 units, and the PlayStation 4 family sold 138 units. Next-generation consoles continue to face stock issues.

Get the full sales charts below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 43,781 (3,331,197)
  2. [NSW] Tactics Ogre: Reborn (Square Enix, 11/11/22) – 36,783 (New)
  3. [PS5] God of War Ragnarok (SIE, 11/09/22) – 29,377 (New)
  4. [NSW] Sonic Frontiers (SEGA, 11/08/22) – 26,067 (New)
  5. [PS4] Tactics Ogre: Reborn (Square Enix, 11/11/22) – 12,668 (New)
  6. [PS4] God of War Ragnarok (SIE, 11/09/22) – 11,260 (New)
  7. [PS5] Sonic Frontiers (SEGA, 11/08/22) – 11,111 (New)
  8. [PS4] Sonic Frontiers (SEGA, 11/08/22) – 9,098 (New)
  9. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 8,025 (4,899,259)
  10. [PS5] Tactics Ogre: Reborn (Square Enix, 11/11/22) – 7,805 (New)
Rankings 11 to 30 will be announced on November 18.

Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
  1. Switch OLED Model – 58,171 (2,981,234)
  2. PlayStation 5 – 25,665 (1,821,703)
  3. Switch Lite – 25,050 (4,930,097)
  4. Switch – 14,321 (18,838,867)
  5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 3,051 (286,936)
  6. Xbox Series S – 487 (212,265)
  7. Xbox Series X – 261 (167,267)
  8. PlayStation 4 – 138 (7,820,338)
  9. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 32 (1,189,151)
Credit to pillfencer for the following charts



On the HW front: decent week for sony especially in comparison to last year: 29k vs 4.9k; now about 30k behind YTD. Sony sold 97k over the next 7 weeks and very back loaded so should beat YTD.

Source: https://www.gematsu.com/2022/11/famitsu-sales-11-7-22-11-13-22
 
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Alexios

Cores, shaders and BIOS oh my!
Tactics Ogre seems to have done pretty good all platforms combined for what it actually is (enhanced port of several times re-released SNES game, rather than some crazy amazing remake the Reborn title may have some believe).
 
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Woopah

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Much better performance for Sonic than recent entries, and Tactics Ogre actually had one of the best launches for SE this year.

Also the PS5 version of GoW launching above the PS4 version is good to see. The transition is finally starting to happen in Japan.
 
Graph by Hiska-Kun from InstallBase

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After week 46

2022:
3.83 million
2021: 4.52 million
2020: 4.66 million
2019: 3.18 million
2018: 2.21 million
2017: 2.28 million
 
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For comparison:

04./00. [NSW] Sonic Frontiers <ACT> (Sega) {2022.11.08} (¥5.990) - 26.067 / NEW
07./00. [PS5] Sonic Frontiers <ACT> (Sega) {2022.11.08} (¥5.990) - 11.111 / NEW
08./00. [PS4] Sonic Frontiers <ACT> (Sega) {2022.11.08} (¥5.990) - 9.098 / NEW

Total : 46.276


10./00. [PS4] Sonic Forces <ACT> (Sega) {2017.11.09} (¥5.990) - 5.960 / NEW <40-60%>
13./00. [NSW] Sonic Forces <ACT> (Sega) {2017.11.09} (¥5.990) - 4.899 / NEW <20-40%>

Total : 10.859
 

Bragr

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What would Square Enix do without the Switch?

The Xbox dried up completely. Hopefully, they got some stock for the holidays.
 
The Xbox numbers were there because PS5 was/is impossible to find, yet people really wanted a next-gen console.

I'm sure once stock becomes a non-issue, it will look like the Japanese sales splits we're used to.
Yeah, Xbox growth in Japan is coming from PC/cloud, not console.
 

sandbood

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Why single out the PS5? PS4 has sold almost 8M consoles there and the game sold 11,260 for that platform. That's much worse tbh.
Active userbase of PS4 is much more smaller than that. PS4 is at the end of its life so it's logical for software sales to decline sharply while PS5 is a brand new console from PlayStation.
 
I don’t know why MS is giving Japan the middle finger. There’s clearly more Xbox demand than this as we have seen from weeks where there’s actual supply. All Xboxes are freely avaliable in Europe so, uh, grab a few from us?
 

Zephir

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I'm happy for Sonic: destroying Forces sales and getting a bit of respect in his home land, where nobody ever cared? Big win on multiple frontiers (lol).
 
Active userbase of PS4 is much more smaller than that. PS4 is at the end of its life so it's logical for software sales to decline sharply while PS5 is a brand new console from PlayStation.
Which is why the PS5 had more sales.

Ragnarok sales in Japan aren't weird in any way. Western games have always done poorly.
 

feynoob

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The Xbox numbers were there because PS5 was/is impossible to find, yet people really wanted a next-gen console.

I'm sure once stock becomes a non-issue, it will look like the Japanese sales splits we're used to.
That is not true.
People don't buy xbox, because there is no ps5. It doesn't make sense. Especially for Japanese people, who play Japanese games.
 
Why single out the PS5? PS4 has sold almost 8M consoles there and the game sold 11,260 for that platform. That's much worse tbh.
Actually 9.4 million, the PS4 Pro sold an additional 1.6 million but hasn't featured in the famitsu hardware sales for over a year because it was discontinued.
 
the god of war numbers while not terrible (pretty much on par with 2018 in japan) show why Sony flooded the UK and North America this quarter with ps5’s

I bet by early spring next year sony start shipping 40k+ a week to Japan
 
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Woopah

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What are the other 2 million PS5 owners play if an AAA exclusive PS game is a no go for them?
Simply being a AAA game isn't enough, God of War simply isn't that popular in Japan. The biggest successes for the PS ecosystem in Japan this year are Elden Ring, Horizon and Dragon Quest
What would Square Enix do without the Switch?
Sell less software definitely.
Say it often. Japan has terrible taste in games. Let’s please not move in the mobile/portable first direction they did.
Nothing in this chart shows a "mobile" first or "portable" first direction. Different countries just like different franchises and there are plenty of good franchises Japan likes. It isn't that different from Western countries.
 
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Tactics Ogre seems to have done pretty good all platforms combined for what it actually is (enhanced port of several times re-released SNES game, rather than some crazy amazing remake the Reborn title may have some believe).
TO is still pretty niche, even though its spiritual offspring FFT is well-known.
 
Watch the new trash Pokemon game climb on top next week and stay there till next year.
Geez, under 30k in a gaming centred country with a population of over 125 million is really weak.
A western developer could release the unanimous best game of all time and it wouldn't sell over 1 million in Japan.
 
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Chastten

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Say it often. Japan has terrible taste in games. Let’s please not move in the mobile/portable first direction they did.
I know you're probably trolling, but mobile isn't that different from casual cashgrab trash like the yearly Fifa/CoD/Madden/AC that are always topping the charts in most Western countries.

Doesn't matter which country, you'll always find casual, accessible shit on top.
 

Woopah

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Watch the new trash Pokemon game climb on top next week and stay there till next year.
Geez, under 30k in a gaming centred country with a population of over 125 million is really weak.
A western developer could release the unanimous best game of all time and it wouldn't sell over 1 million in Japan.
God of War did fine, I don't think it's right to say it's performance is weak.

Selling over 1 million in a single country is not easy but we have seen some Western developers do it (GTA5, Minecraft, and Luigi's Mansion 2 and 3 for example ).
 
I know you're probably trolling, but mobile isn't that different from casual cashgrab trash like the yearly Fifa/CoD/Madden/AC that are always topping the charts in most Western countries.

Doesn't matter which country, you'll always find casual, accessible shit on top.
No, the difference is the hardcore audience in japan is primarily on mobile/portable whil,e in the US mobile is considered more casual. So we still get high quality AAA and indie games because we haven't gone the full mobile root like japan. I think the switch being the leading platform lowers the scope of the games and for me personally makes their games less appealing in general. My favorite japanese developers target the western market due to the lack of support home for their kind of games.
 
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