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NSW - 89.104
PS5 - 34.657
PS4 - 2.578
XSX/S - 1.929

Top selling software(followed by lifetime sales)
  1. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 02/12/21) – 37,396 (555,517)
  2. [NSW] Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen (Square Enix, 03/18/21) – 24,393 (New)
  3. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 20,275 (2,052,117)
  4. [NSW] Jack Jeanne (Broccoli, 03/18/21) – 15,827 (New)
  5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 14,865 (2,466,941)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 11,925 (3,738,387)
  7. [NSW] Apex Legends Champion Edition (Electronic Arts, 03/18/21) – 11,665 (New)
  8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 10,397 (4,208,669)
  9. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 9,516 (6,699,716)
  10. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,320 (1,861,643)
 

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Top selling software(followed by lifetime sales)
  1. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 02/12/21) – 37,396 (555,517)
  2. [NSW] Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen (Square Enix, 03/18/21) – 24,393 (New)
  3. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 20,275 (2,052,117)
  4. [NSW] Jack Jeanne (Broccoli, 03/18/21) – 15,827 (New)
  5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 14,865 (2,466,941)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 11,925 (3,738,387)
  7. [NSW] Apex Legends Champion Edition (Electronic Arts, 03/18/21) – 11,665 (New)
  8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 10,397 (4,208,669)
  9. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 9,516 (6,699,716)
  10. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,320 (1,861,643)

Let's take a closer look and see if we can find a PS4 or PS5 game in there...


NOPE
 
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I'm actually impressed that Series X/S sold almost 2 thousand units, not in "hundreds" or "dozens" unlike past few weeks.
Wonder what happened there? It's 3x the sales, even though it's just marginal compared to Switch and PS5 there.
 
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I'm actually impressed that Series X/S sold almost 2 thousand units, not in "hundreds" or "dozens" unlike past few weeks.
Wonder what happened there? It's 3x the sales, even though it's just marginal compared to Switch and PS5 there.
Probably just a bit of stock available. Otherwise I don’t think either of them are readily available.

I’ve been thinking of possibly picking up a secondary XSS (already have XSX), but I haven’t seen any stock available here in JP.
 
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1. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 37,396 / 555,517
2. [NSW] Densha de Go!! Hashirou Yamanotesen – 24,393 / NEW
3. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 20,275 / 2,052,117
4. [NSW] Jack Jeanne – 15,827 / NEW
5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 14,865 / 2,466,941
6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 11,925 / 3,738,387
7. [NSW] Apex Legends Champion Edition – 11,665 / NEW
8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 10,397 / 4,208,669
9. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 9,516 / 6,699,716
10. [NSW] Minecraft – 9,320 / 1,861,643



11. [NSW] Pokemon Sword/Shield – 7,764 / 4,006,904
12. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town – 7,431 / 256,421
13. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 6,844 / 3,819,063
14. [NSW] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV – 6,074 / NEW
15. [NSW] Little Nightmares II – 5,498 / 51,835
16. [NSW] Maglam Lord – 5,074 / NEW
17. [NSW] Bravely Default II – 5,006 / 127,628
18. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 4,563 / 663,830
19. [NSW] Super Mario Party – 3,978 / 1,846,143
20. [NSW] A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism – 3,864 / 20,043
21. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 3,332 / 1,796,830
22. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars – 2,650 / 574,727
23. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat – 2,558 / 130,132
24. [PS4] Maglam Lord – 2,518 / NEW
25. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S (New Price Version) – 2,511 / 82,367
26. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 2,107 / 1,045,015
27. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe – 2,068 / 550,501
28. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 – 1,996 / 1,077,206
29. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise – 1,848 / 81,995
30. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – 1,846 / 354,983
 

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1. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 37,396 / 555,517
2. [NSW] Densha de Go!! Hashirou Yamanotesen – 24,393 / NEW
3. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 20,275 / 2,052,117
4. [NSW] Jack Jeanne – 15,827 / NEW
5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 14,865 / 2,466,941
6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 11,925 / 3,738,387
7. [NSW] Apex Legends Champion Edition – 11,665 / NEW
8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 10,397 / 4,208,669
9. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 9,516 / 6,699,716
10. [NSW] Minecraft – 9,320 / 1,861,643



11. [NSW] Pokemon Sword/Shield – 7,764 / 4,006,904
12. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town – 7,431 / 256,421
13. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 6,844 / 3,819,063
14. [NSW] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV – 6,074 / NEW
15. [NSW] Little Nightmares II – 5,498 / 51,835
16. [NSW] Maglam Lord – 5,074 / NEW
17. [NSW] Bravely Default II – 5,006 / 127,628
18. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 4,563 / 663,830
19. [NSW] Super Mario Party – 3,978 / 1,846,143
20. [NSW] A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism – 3,864 / 20,043
21. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 3,332 / 1,796,830
22. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars – 2,650 / 574,727
23. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat – 2,558 / 130,132
24. [PS4] Maglam Lord – 2,518 / NEW
25. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S (New Price Version) – 2,511 / 82,367
26. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 2,107 / 1,045,015
27. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe – 2,068 / 550,501
28. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 – 1,996 / 1,077,206
29. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise – 1,848 / 81,995
30. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – 1,846 / 354,983
sony needs to do something just to keep Nintendo from getting complacent in Japan because that's nuts,
 

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At this pace PS5 will overcome PS4 launch aligned in 3 weeks.

The gap is around 80k now I believe.
 
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TOP 20 2020 Switch Famitsu Q1:
  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 2.608.417 NEW
  2. Pokemon Sword / Shield - 554.390
  3. Ring Fit Adventure - 249.488
  4. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - 218.394 NEW
  5. Minecraft (Microsoft) - 185.900
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 181.921
  7. Smash Ultimate - 170.222
  8. Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch - 151.351
  9. Super Mario Party - 118.077
  10. Luigi's Mansion 3 - 117.482
  11. Splatoon 2 - 103.649
  12. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega) - 97.772
  13. Super Mario Maker 2 - 82.915
  14. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix (Sega) - 78.558 NEW
  15. Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco) - 76.921
  16. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 69.378
  17. Persona 5 Scramble (Atlus) - 65.653 NEW
  18. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco) - 61.571 NEW
  19. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - 58.899
  20. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Bandai Namco) - 39.804
TOTAL: 5.290.762
TOTAL HARDWARE: 1.700.352


TOP 20 2021 Switch Famitsu:
  1. Momotaro Dentetsu (Konami) - 819.094
  2. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury - 555.517 NEW
  3. Ring Fit Adventure - 379.936
  4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 321.613
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 281.204
  6. Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Marvelous) – 256.421 NEW
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 195.495
  8. Pokemon Sword / Shield + Expansion Pass - 174.287
  9. Minecraft (Microsoft) - 158.722
  10. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - 144.181
  11. Splatoon 2 - 130.674
  12. Bravely Default II (Square Enix) – 127.628 NEW
  13. Super Mario Party - 116.347
  14. Pikmin 3 Deluxe - 87.695
  15. Super Mario 3D All-Stars - 82.197
  16. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 68.793
  17. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - 61.157
  18. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Marvelous) - 59.268
  19. Little Nightmares II (Bandai Namco) - 51.835 NEW
  20. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Koei Tecmo) - 50.020
TOTAL: 4.122.084
TOTAL HARDWARE: 1.477.477
  • Hardware gap prior to Monster Hunter Rise launch is 222.875, so thats the number to beat next week
  • Software Gap is at 1.1M with an estimated launch shipment of over 1.5M this Quarter's Software will be around 6 million
  • More importantly, next Quarter will get the chance to really accelerate in terms of both Software and Hardware
 
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I don't follow these threads every week, but what was the last non-Switch game to chart in the Top 10?
Little Nightmares 2 on PS4 charted at 7th place in week 6. The non-Switch lineup hasn't been great in Q1 but it will get better later on in the year.
 

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Will it get better though? What does Sony have coming that will move the needle in Japan? The new Guilty Gear?
 

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1. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 37,396 / 555,517
2. [NSW] Densha de Go!! Hashirou Yamanotesen – 24,393 / NEW
3. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 20,275 / 2,052,117
4. [NSW] Jack Jeanne – 15,827 / NEW
5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 14,865 / 2,466,941
6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 11,925 / 3,738,387
7. [NSW] Apex Legends Champion Edition – 11,665 / NEW
8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 10,397 / 4,208,669
9. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 9,516 / 6,699,716
10. [NSW] Minecraft – 9,320 / 1,861,643



11. [NSW] Pokemon Sword/Shield – 7,764 / 4,006,904
12. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town – 7,431 / 256,421
13. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 6,844 / 3,819,063
14. [NSW] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV – 6,074 / NEW
15. [NSW] Little Nightmares II – 5,498 / 51,835
16. [NSW] Maglam Lord – 5,074 / NEW
17. [NSW] Bravely Default II – 5,006 / 127,628
18. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 4,563 / 663,830
19. [NSW] Super Mario Party – 3,978 / 1,846,143
20. [NSW] A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism – 3,864 / 20,043
21. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 3,332 / 1,796,830
22. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars – 2,650 / 574,727
23. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat – 2,558 / 130,132
24. [PS4] Maglam Lord – 2,518 / NEW
25. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S (New Price Version) – 2,511 / 82,367
26. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 2,107 / 1,045,015
27. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe – 2,068 / 550,501
28. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 – 1,996 / 1,077,206
29. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise – 1,848 / 81,995
30. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – 1,846 / 354,983

Hardware sales
NSW - 89.104
PS5 - 34.657
PS4 - 2.578
XSX/S - 1.929

This has me wondering, if they sold 34,657 PS5s, shouldn't at least one PS5 game be in the top 30? No Demon Souls for your brand new PS5? Are all these PS5 sales just going right up on ebay?
 
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Resident Evil in May is the big one but there are also a few Switch/PS4 multiplats. There's not much for PS5 specifically it's true.
 
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This has me wondering, if they sold 34,657 PS5s, shouldn't at least one PS5 game be in the top 30? No Demon Souls for your brand new PS5? Are all these PS5 sales just going right up on ebay?
Yes, scalpers and resellers
 

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I don't follow these threads every week, but what was the last non-Switch game to chart in the Top 10?

PlayStation Top 5 2021
  1. Little Nightmares II (Bandai Namco) - 24.968 NEW
  2. Disgaea 6 (Nippon Ichi) - 18.289 NEW
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War (Sony) - 16.454
  4. Dragon Quest XI S (Square Enix) - 16.352
  5. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Marvelous) - 16.235
There is basically Nier & Resident Evil: Village as the first non-Switch games that could debut with over 10K joining Disgaea 6 & Little Nightmares
This year we should also start getting used to 30 Switch games in the Top 30, as it will happen a lot, as there isn't much announced on the PS4/PS5 that could chart outside its launch week.

Will it get better though? What does Sony have coming that will move the needle in Japan? The new Guilty Gear?

Outside of Nier & Village, they need to date things like Demon Slayer, Bandai Namco's PlayStation exclusives which are possibly dropping this year, those seem like the biggest games but I don't think they are anywhere near enough to move the needle in Japan.
Especially when there is so much competition on from the Switch - after Rise its Snap, than you go into May you've got Rune Factory 5 & Miitopia into the summer there is SMT V, Stories 2, Baseball Spirits, Shin Kun, Mario Golf, Skyward Sword.

The market conditions aren't the same as the PS3 & PS4 launches, so its a bit interesting to look at the hardware sales and think everything might turn out okay. But than you remember during those launches you also had a PlayStation portable market which now doesn't exist.

Having over 90% of the home market and pretty dominant position in rest of Asia - will have consequences and Baseball Spirits being exclusive to the Switch is the first sign of this. Nintendo at some point won't have to pay for exclusivity AA publishers will do it simply because it makes more financial sense if they get 80% of their WW sales in and around Japan.

Overall we won't know what real demand there is for the PS5 in Japan until the World Wide stock problems subside(which won't happen this year) but at the current moment it's more likely being bought by hardcore fans in Japan using it more like a Pro for their PS4 games, or F2P games like PUBG, Fortnite & Genshin Impact. Also I wouldn't discount people reselling the system overseas not making an impact as well, we know that digital sales in Japan have never taken off like in the West due to a very strong second hand market.
 
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This has me wondering, if they sold 34,657 PS5s, shouldn't at least one PS5 game be in the top 30? No Demon Souls for your brand new PS5? Are all these PS5 sales just going right up on ebay?
Demon's Souls is being #1 in PS Store Japan since launch.
 
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At this pace PS5 will overcome PS4 launch aligned in 3 weeks.

The gap is around 80k now I believe.
That's good news, but what about the games?

What the hell are these people doing with their PS5s?
 

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That's good news, but what about the games?

What the hell are these people doing with their PS5s?
These are the games that Japaneses are buying on PS5:



 
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These are the games that Japaneses are buying on PS5:



Scalpers bought most of those systems is the real answer
 

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Yep, it's already sold out in many places so retail sales will be somewhere between 1.5 and 2 million depending on how many copies Capcom can ship.

Companies gave their Employees a day off to get it at launch. No wonder about that xD
 

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These are the games that Japaneses are buying on PS5:



What do you think the digital split was for the copies of Demon's Souls sold last week?
Companies gave their Employees a day off to get it at launch. No wonder about that xD
Very likely that this is going to be the biggest launch of the year, exciting times ahead.
 

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What do you think the digital split was for the copies of Demon's Souls sold last week?
It don’t know but the Pandemic changed buying habits.
Sony said that 51% of all PS4 game sales last year were digital.
PS5 probably has a bigger digital sales ratio and that includes Japan that probably increased a lot the digital ratio.

It is not just Sony... Nintendo digital ratio in Japan increased too.
 
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It don’t know but the Pandemic changed buying habits.
Sony said that 51% of all PS4 game sales last year were digital.
PS5 probably has a bigger digital sales ratio and that includes Japan that probably increased a lot the digital ratio.

It is not just Sony... Nintendo digital ratio in Japan increased too.
Oh sure digital is definitely increasing, but I don't think the digital ratio has suddenly jumped so much in Japan that it is now above that of Western countries.

Let's be generous and say that last week 60% of Demon's Souls' sales came digitally. Even then the absolute maximum that PS5's top selling game this week could have sold is 3,075, with weekly hardware sales of over 34,000. So the options are either:
  1. Scalpers are grabbing the hardware the shipping them overseas
  2. Most new PS5 owners are just using the console to play game they already have
  3. Most new PS5 owners are just buying second hand games
  4. Most new PS5 owners are only playing free-to-play games or those given away with PS Plus.
One or more of those must be happening for this to make sense.
 

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Scalpers bought most of those systems is the real answer
I mean..... do you think scalpers are just buying systems and stockpiling them for the apocalypse? The whole point of scalping is flipping it for a quick buck. Scalped systems are going to make their way to end users very quickly, and those users are going to need games to play.

I don’t buy “scalpers” as an explanation for the poor game sales. Makes no sense.