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Famitsu Sales: 3/14/22 – 3/20/22 - "Chaos Reigns"

reksveks

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Sorry for the bad joke.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin opens at 46,849 retail sales.

Famitsu has published its estimated physical game software and hardware sales data for Japan for the two weeks spanning March 14, 2022 to March 20, 2022.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin was the highest selling new release of the week, opening at 28,944 sales on PlayStation 4 and 17,905 on PlayStation 5 for an opening week total of 46,849 retail copies sold.

On the hardware side, the Switch family sold 85,497 units, the PlayStation 5 family sold 16,968 units, the Xbox Series family sold 3,554 units, and the PlayStation 4 family sold 10 units. Next-generation consoles continue to face stock issues.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
  1. [PS4] Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (Square Enix, 03/18/22) – 28,944 (New)
  2. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus (The Pokemon Company, 01/28/22) – 23,067 (2,177,459)
  3. [PS4] Elden Ring (FromSoftware, 02/25/22) – 19,487 (293,628)
  4. [PS5] Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (Square Enix, 03/18/22) – 17,905 (New)
  5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 16,078 (4,499,542)
  6. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,755 (2,561,419)
  7. [PS4] Gran Turismo 7 (SIE, 03/04/22) – 9,447 (94,818)
  8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 9,111 (4,813,641)
  9. [NSW] Triangle Strategy (Square Enix, 03/04/22) – 8,429 (112,107)
  10. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 8,182 (912,325)
Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
  1. Switch OLED Model – 55,675 (1,441,315)
  2. Switch – 19,165 (18,116,589)
  3. Switch Lite – 10,657 (4,635,407)
  4. PlayStation 5 – 13,971 (1,239,386)
  5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 2,997 (222,657)
  6. Xbox Series X – 2,936 (88,985)
  7. Xbox Series S – 618 (74,915)
  8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 287 (1,184,064)
  9. PlayStation 4 – 10 (7,819,379)

For some Context.

Team Ninja - Nioh series & Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
[PS4] Dissidia Final Fantasy NT - 110.662
[PS4] Nioh - 89.903
[PS4] Nioh 2 - 91.892

Other recent Final Fantasy spinoffs
[3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers - 163.844
[PSV+PS4] World of Final Fantasy - 107.699
[PS4+NSW] Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition - 79.126
 
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Bad numbers for FFO but can’t really expect much since it didnt even review well

I think a lot of games are gonna underperform for a while after the non-stop releases in Feb and March. I dont see a lot of people rushing out to buy more games especially action rpgs.

Kirby might be the last big game for the season
 

Woopah

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SE packed 4 games into March and 3 of them bombed. They seriously need some quality control.

I'm other news Switch seems to have found a solid baseline at around 90k, Elden Ring continues to perform strongly, MK8 gets a DLV boost GT7 showing decent legs.

Its in interesting time in the Japanese market, and that continues next week when Kirby should do very very well.
 

Woopah

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Bad numbers for FFO but can’t really expect much since it didnt even review well

I think a lot of games are gonna underperform for a while after the non-stop releases in Feb and March. I dont see a lot of people rushing out to buy more games especially action rpgs.

Kirby might be the last big game for the season
April will have Switch Sports and Powerful Pro Baseball that should both do well. Then May will be quiet quiet, but then we reach Summer which will have a lot of releases, some of them big games. All we need now is more confirmed releases for the holiday season.

Edit: I somehow forgot that we had a new gen Pokémon already confirmed for the holiday season. There's probably more to come though.
 
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Celine

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Sales at retail after 5 weeks on the market:

Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4): 174.276

Horizon Forbidden West (PS4/PS5): <126K
- Horizon Forbidden West (PS4): 71.492
- Horizon Forbidden West (PS4): <54K
 
Sales at retail after 5 weeks on the market:

Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4): 174.276

Horizon Forbidden West (PS4/PS5): <126K
- Horizon Forbidden West (PS4): 71.492
- Horizon Forbidden West (PS4): <54K

probably around the same if not a bit more after digital. Which i think makes sense if people are holding off on buying it until they upgrade to ps5 there.
 

reksveks

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probably around the same if not a bit more after digital. Which i think makes sense if people are holding off on buying it until they upgrade to ps5 there.
not sure about it being more personally, don't think Digital has shifted that much in Japan. I will try and have a look at IBF to see if they have any relevant stats.
 
not sure about it being more personally, don't think Digital has shifted that much in Japan. I will try and have a look at IBF to see if they have any relevant stats.

I say that because they reported Elden Ring at 1 million in japan when it only sold 300k at the time physical on playstation. A good portion of that is PC but at least 30% or so has to come from digital console sales

If its similar results for horizon, even if it were 20% it would still put it around the same sales LTD as ZD
 
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Honey Bunny

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I say that because they reported Elden Ring at 1 million in japan when it only sold 300k at the time physical on playstation. A good portion of that is PC but at least 30% or so has to come from digital console sales

If its similar results for horizon, even if it were 20% it would still put it around the same sales LTD as ZD
Wow, hard to believe PC sales are that high. That's great news.
 

Celine

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I say that because they reported Elden Ring at 1 million in japan when it only sold 300k at the time physical on playstation. A good portion of that is PC but at least 30% or so has to come from digital console sales

If its similar results for horizon, even if it were 20% it would still put it around the same sales LTD as ZD
And what was ZD digital percentage in Japan?
 
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