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Sales-Age Famitsu sales week 17: Nier Replicant launch week

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Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… (Square Enix, 04/22/21) – 108,838 (New)
  2. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom, 03/26/21) – 86,258 (1,970,371)
  3. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 02/12/21) – 16,020 (674,662)
  4. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 12,415 (2,125,061)
  5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 12,287 (2,522,709)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 10,331 (3,793,952)
  7. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,224 (1,910,581)
  8. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 8,269 (6,743,432)
  9. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 6,770 (4,249,496)
  10. [NSW] Atelier Mysterious Trilogy DX Premium Box (Koei Tecmo, 04/22/21) – 6,022 (New)
Rankings 11 to 30 will be announced on April 30.


Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. Switch – 74,433 (1,581,422)
  2. Switch Lite – 31,400 (3,706,151)
  3. PlayStation 5 – 16,838 (550,911)
  4. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 3,319 (107,867)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 818 (7,780,555)
  6. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 564 (1,162,560)
  7. Xbox Series X – 67 (31,252)
  8. Xbox Series S – 39 (10,138)
 

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Very good week all round. Strong Nier debut, good hold for Rise and great to see increases in Switch hardware and evergreens. Will be interesting to see the hold for Winning Post 9 and debut for Judgement PS5.
 
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Monster Hunter Rise 5 weeks of physical sales already surpassed total physical sales of Monster Hunter World.
 

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PS5 will probably pass Vita soon... maybe we need to add others consoles.

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|    |    PlayStation 4   |    PlayStation 5   |  Difference  |
|    |    (2014/02/22)    |    (2020/11/12)    |              |
|----|---------|----------|---------|----------|--------------|
|Week|  Weekly |    LTD   |  Weekly |    LTD   |   PS5 - PS4  |
|----|---------|----------|---------|----------|--------------|
| 22 |    5.865|   633.492|   15.560|   616.526|       -16.966|
| 23 |    5.177|   638.669|   22.095|   638.621|           -48|
| 24 |    5.243|   643.912|   20.157|   658.778|        14.866|
| 25 |    5.030|   648.942|         |          |              |
| 26 |    6.314|   655.256|         |          |              |
| 27 |    5.405|   660.661|         |          |              |
| 28 |    5.757|   666.418|         |          |              |
| 29 |    6.373|   672.791|         |          |              |
| 30 |   22.213|   695.004|         |          |              |
| 31 |    8.284|   703.288|         |          |              |
|----|---------|----------|---------|----------|--------------|
 
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Is that a good debut for Replicant? I did my part this time! (I didn't get to buy Automata at launch).
Well I believe it is pretty good for a remaster... it is won’t sell like a new release.
 
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The PlayStation take over continues. Top spot dominated by Nier for the ps4.

In more important news Ps5 now selling faster then ps4. The Vita is the next victim. Growth for the brand is positive.

Can't say the same for it's only remaining traditional console rival the Xbox. It's down 7k on the anemic Xbox one sales. Not a good look.

I just hope Sony can up their stock again with RE8 launching soon.
 

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Are we assuming Scalpers are keeping the PS5 to themselves instead of reselling at higher price-point while quantities are limited?
Do we have any evidence of this? Because it sounds contradicting.
Don't bother. There are those saying, "PS5 isn't selling as well as it sounds because scalpers". The logic makes zero sense.
 

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Are we assuming Scalpers are keeping the PS5 to themselves instead of reselling at higher price-point while quantities are limited?
Do we have any evidence of this? Because it sounds contradicting.
Past famitsu thread and japanese gaming news and forum.

And the biggest evidence of all from sales data of Famitsu

The worst attach rate in the history of video game.
 

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Past famitsu thread and japanese gaming news and forum.

And the biggest evidence of all from sales data of Famitsu

The worst attach rate in the history of video game.
Can you share with us that "worst attach rate from the video game story" please? Because I'm only sawing a graph made with the top sellers games in retail.
 
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Can you share with us that "worst attach rate from the video game story" please? Because I'm only sawing a graph made with the top sellers games in retail.
You can go to Ree because Chris has the full compilation of that.
 

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You can go to Ree because Chris has the full compilation of that.
They don't have the data like I just said lol they use the TOP30 best seller games by week in the retail (Famitsu).

BTW that was the software attach rate for full 2014 PS4 based in TOP100 sellers and not TOP10 or TOP30.



You and Crisis doesn't have any attach rate data outside the numbers Famitsu give.
 
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They don't have the data like I just said lol they use the TOP30 best seller games by week in the retail (Famitsu).

BTW that was the software attach rate for full 2014 PS4 based in TOP1000 sellers and not TOP10 or TOP30.



You and Crisis doesn't have any attach rate data outside the numbers Famitsu give.
 

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C'mon man you are better than that.
He is using the TOP30 Famitsu data per week.

He doesn't have the outside TOP30 data neither digital data.
He made up the claim using the set of data he wanted.

Again he doesn't have any ideia of the actual attach rate.

Famitsu releases a TOP100 each half-year and that can give a better picture of the retail market share than these TOP30 weekly... even so it lacks the numbers outside the TOP100.
 
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PS5 will probably pass Vita soon... maybe we need to add others consoles.

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|    |    PlayStation 4   |    PlayStation 5   |  Difference  |
|    |    (2014/02/22)    |    (2020/11/12)    |              |
|----|---------|----------|---------|----------|--------------|
|Week|  Weekly |    LTD   |  Weekly |    LTD   |   PS5 - PS4  |
|----|---------|----------|---------|----------|--------------|
| 22 |    5.865|   633.492|   15.560|   616.526|       -16.966|
| 23 |    5.177|   638.669|   22.095|   638.621|           -48|
| 24 |    5.243|   643.912|   20.157|   658.778|        14.866|
| 25 |    5.030|   648.942|         |          |              |
| 26 |    6.314|   655.256|         |          |              |
| 27 |    5.405|   660.661|         |          |              |
| 28 |    5.757|   666.418|         |          |              |
| 29 |    6.373|   672.791|         |          |              |
| 30 |   22.213|   695.004|         |          |              |
| 31 |    8.284|   703.288|         |          |              |
|----|---------|----------|---------|----------|--------------|
Wow, wasn't aware that PS5 was doing comparable to previous consoles by them. Not bad.
 
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Wow, wasn't aware that PS5 was doing comparable to previous consoles by them. Not bad.
People assumed PS5 was dead in Japan after the way lower launch numbers but nobody realized that Sony choose to delay PS4 launch in Japan to have enough stock while the PS5 have simultaneous launch with really low stock.

The demand for PS5 is way higher than PS4 in Japan.
Whatever Sony can supply the demand the gap will grow bigger.
 
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Xbox Series numbers are somewhat shocking. I knew they would be low but based on what Phil Spencer was saying at launch, I expected sales to be higher than ~100 per week. There is no way that Microsoft can justify a major Japanese studio acquisition with those numbers.
 

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Is that a good debut for Replicant? I did my part this time! (I didn't get to buy Automata at launch).

Well I believe it is pretty good for a remaster... it is won’t sell like a new release.


[PS4] NieR: Automata [All Versions] - 182,762 / 504,605
[PS3] NieR Replicant [All Versions] - 64,818 / 159,566

Higher than the original game it is remastered from, but not as high as the sequel. So round about what you would expect, probably a little bit higher.
 
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Past famitsu thread and japanese gaming news and forum.

And the biggest evidence of all from sales data of Famitsu

The worst attach rate in the history of video game.

That doesn't show Scalpers are keeping the consoles to themselves. Scalped units eventually get in the final consumer hands.
It only shows that consumers are not buying PS5 games.
 
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Xbox Series numbers are somewhat shocking. I knew they would be low but based on what Phil Spencer was saying at launch, I expected sales to be higher than ~100 per week. There is no way that Microsoft can justify a major Japanese studio acquisition with those numbers.
The major Japanese companies like Square Enix and Capcom will put their games on GamePass anyways. Maybe not day one, but they will be there, i expect them to make much more money on Xbox than they did last gen at least.

Though if you are looking for exclusive software Sony and Nintendo still have the upper hand
 

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That doesn't show Scalpers are keeping the consoles to themselves. Scalped units eventually get in the final consumer hands.
It only shows that consumers are not buying PS5 games.
Japanese scalpers don't exclusively sell to japan they export to China and such, so it works a little differently


Otherwise hopefully we will see 2 monster hunter lines going forward, because why have 1 game when we can have 2?
 
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Japanese studio aquisitions or japanese game pass games will only help to grow the playerbase outside japan. I highly doubt even with those games on the xbox japan will care. They simply don't give a fuck about Xbox there.
 
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Japanese studio aquisitions or japanese game pass games will only help to grow the playerbase outside japan. I highly doubt even with those games on the xbox japan will care. They simply don't give a fuck about Xbox there.
It's all about PlayStation in Japan now!

I do respect MS for trying another traditional home console but they could go the way of nintendo and this will be their last. Soon the market will be 100% Sony.
 

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Japanese scalpers don't exclusively sell to japan they export to China and such, so it works a little differently


Otherwise hopefully we will see 2 monster hunter lines going forward, because why have 1 game when we can have 2?
Two Monster Hunter lines and two Resident Evil lines is pretty much confirmed at this point. As I mentioned in the last thread, Capcom is smartly dividing their resources between PlayStation focused projects and Switch focused projects.
 
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PS5 will probably pass Vita soon... maybe we need to add others consoles.

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Code:
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|    |    PlayStation 4   |    PlayStation 5   |  Difference  |
|    |    (2014/02/22)    |    (2020/11/12)    |              |
|----|---------|----------|---------|----------|--------------|
|Week|  Weekly |    LTD   |  Weekly |    LTD   |   PS5 - PS4  |
|----|---------|----------|---------|----------|--------------|
| 22 |    5.865|   633.492|   15.560|   616.526|       -16.966|
| 23 |    5.177|   638.669|   22.095|   638.621|           -48|
| 24 |    5.243|   643.912|   20.157|   658.778|        14.866|
| 25 |    5.030|   648.942|         |          |              |
| 26 |    6.314|   655.256|         |          |              |
| 27 |    5.405|   660.661|         |          |              |
| 28 |    5.757|   666.418|         |          |              |
| 29 |    6.373|   672.791|         |          |              |
| 30 |   22.213|   695.004|         |          |              |
| 31 |    8.284|   703.288|         |          |              |
|----|---------|----------|---------|----------|--------------|
keep in mind the ps5 is making these gains while the ps4 was in the summer lull, golden week should be pretty good for ps5 then we'll see how it goes as the usual summer sales stagnation occurs, the pandemic might keep demand up,
we'll also see the effect of scalpers exporting to china with the Chinese launch on May 15th
 

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That doesn't show Scalpers are keeping the consoles to themselves. Scalped units eventually get in the final consumer hands.
It only shows that consumers are not buying PS5 games.
China's grey market and asean countries where those scalpers shipped out PS5 to.
 
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With PS5 launching in China on May 15th, towards the end of the quarter we will finally see what actual demand looks like in Japan
But as mentioned before it's not so far an issue of hardware sales but rather an anemic software line-up by both Sony and Third Parties in terms of titles focused on Japan since the PS5 launch.
In terms of hardware, Sony will see growth compared to last year where they supplied very few PS4s during the first half of the year.

2020 H1 TOTAL: 3.102.694
2020 H1 NSW HW: 2.666.882 (86%)
2020 H1 PS4 HW: 435.812 (14%)

2021 TOTAL HW: 2.645.215
2021 TOTAL NSW HW: 2.176.199 (82%)
2021 TOTAL PS4/PS5 HW: 469.016 (18%)

Top 30 2020 H1 Famitsu:

  1. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 5.004.720 NEW
  2. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix) - 931.165 NEW
  3. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (Pokemon Co) - 650.859
  4. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure - 577.875
  5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 346.034
  6. [NSW] Smash Ultimate - 284.717
  7. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft) - 280.662
  8. [NSW] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (Pokemon Co) - 259.513 NEW
  9. [PS4] Resident Evil 3 (Capcom) - 258.676 NEW
  10. [PS4] Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon (Sega) - 243.769 NEW
  11. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training - 219.039
  12. [NSW] Splatoon 2 - 217.875
  13. [NSW] Super Mario Party - 212.515
  14. [PS4] The Last of Us Part II (Sony) - 204.689 NEW
  15. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - 171.620 NEW
  16. [PS4] Nioh 2 (Koei Tecmo) - 156.772 NEW
  17. [NSW] Luigi's Mansion 3 - 152.239
  18. [PS4] Persona 5 Scramble (Atlus) - 149.898 NEW
  19. [PS4] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Bandai) - 149.654 NEW
  20. [PS4] Trials of Mana (Square Enix) - 133.593 NEW
  21. [PS4] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai) - 131.315 NEW
  22. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 - 130.369
  23. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - 123.920 NEW
  24. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 122.091
  25. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega) 119.007
  26. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco) - 117.954 NEW
  27. [NSW] Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco) - 111.474
  28. [PS4] Granblue Fantasy Versus (Cygames) - 111.094 NEW
  29. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - 109.584
  30. [NSW] Trials of Mana (Square Enix) - 100.451 NEW
NSW - 20
PS4 - 10

TOTAL: 11.783.143
NSW TOTAL: 9.312.518 (79%)
PS4 TOTAL: 2.470.625 (21%)

TOP 30 2021 Famitsu:

  1. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom) - 1.970.371 NEW
  2. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu (Konami) - 892.038
  3. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury - 674.662 NEW
  4. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure - 435.704
  5. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 365.329
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 336.769
  7. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Marvelous) – 274.926 NEW
  8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 236.322
  9. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft) - 207.660
  10. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield + Expansion Pass - 199.916
  11. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - 165.728
  12. [NSW] Splatoon 2 - 157.332
  13. [NSW] Bravely Default II (Square Enix) – 136.091 NEW
  14. [NSW] Super Mario Party - 135.788
  15. [PS4] NieR Replicant (Square Enix) - 108.838 NEW
  16. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe - 94.458
  17. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars - 89.899
  18. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 80.924
  19. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - 70.674
  20. [NSW] Little Nightmares II (Bandai Namco) - 66.414 NEW
  21. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Marvelous) - 65.620
  22. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2 (Imagineer) - 58.739
  23. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S (Square Enix) - 56.153
  24. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Koei Tecmo) - 53.364
  25. [NSW] Human Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) - 53.252
  26. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 - 52.981
  27. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey - 49.865
  28. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (Sega) - 36.105
  29. [NSW] Family Trainer (Bandai Namco) - 35.273
  30. [NSW] Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco) - 35.247
NSW - 30
PS4/PS5 - 1

TOTAL: 7.196.442
NSW TOTAL: 7.087.604 (98%)
PS4 TOTAL: 108.838 (2%)

This situation will be further accelerated by Nintendo securing both multi-plats and exclusives from Third Parties and having a constant momentum from November last year, that will further accelerate in Q3... there is just a lot of major third party titles launching this year on the market leading platform in Japan that should do very well - Rune Factory 5 being the next game likely to set a franchise record for Marvelous. Monster Hunter Rise has already outsold Monster Hunter World in Japan and it sounds like Golden Week should give it further boost allowing it to almost catch up to the best selling third party game on the Switch - Momotaro.
Momotaro is also not slowing down, so it's likely that Konami will double it's previous record of 2 million by ending up with their first game to break the 4 million barrier in Japan.

Momotaro/Sakuna/Age of Calamity(Q4 2020)
Olive Town/Bravely Default 2/Monster Hunter Rise(Q1 2021)
Rune Factory 5/Samurai Warriors 5(Q2 2021)
Pro eBaseball Spirits 2021/Monster Hunter Stories 2/Shin-Chan: My Summer Vacation/Yu-Gi-Oh Rush Duel/Shin Megami Tensei V(Q3 2021)


Resident Evil: Village is the first high profile game on the PS5, and due to the PS4 SKU it's still questionable if the PS5 physical version will actually surpass 50K physical sales. Beyond Village, we have Scarlet Nexus coming out in June, than a lack of high profile exclusive title until September. So there is precious little reasons to expect this summer continue to demonstrate the trends we've already seen in terms of Software. Last year only across the Top 30 titles PlayStation 4 games managed 2.5 million physical sales, Nier Replicant is the first entry of a PS4 game into this year's Top 30. In terms of third parties, Sega demoted the guy who was a big Sony supporter, Bandai are the other company closely aligned to the PS ecosystem but if their titles flop.. well they might also demote the guy who is a big Sony supporter and we have Square and Capcom who now both seem to spend an equal amount of resources supporting both Nintendo/Sony with exclusive titles & multiplats. When you have a multiplat release it's fairly obvious that this isn't really helping Sony in terms of winning back their Japanese audience, which is likely entirely lost unless they make a pretty sweeping change in their overall strategy for both Japan and the region.

Cyberpunk 2077(Q4 2020)
nothing(Q1 2021)
Nier Replicant/Resident Evil:Village/Scarlet Nexus(Q2 2021)
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade/Tails of Arise(Q3 2021)
 
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Japanese scalpers don't exclusively sell to japan they export to China and such, so it works a little differently


Otherwise hopefully we will see 2 monster hunter lines going forward, because why have 1 game when we can have 2?

We don't have evidence to point any of this. Even if we work with the hypothesis, the units remaining in Japan are still not buying games.

The most plausible reason IMO is simpler: there is no compelling software now for the Japanese audience.
Consumers buying PS5 as a PS4Pro+, to play their old games with better performance.

Anecdotal, but this is exactly what I'm doing with mine since Demon's Souls.
 

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  1. [PS4] NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… (Square Enix, 04/22/21) – 108,838 (New)
  2. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom, 03/26/21) – 86,258 (1,970,371)
  3. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 02/12/21) – 16,020 (674,662)
  4. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 12,415 (2,125,061)
  5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 12,287 (2,522,709)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 10,331 (3,793,952)
  7. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,224 (1,910,581)
  8. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 8,269 (6,743,432)
  9. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 6,770 (4,249,496)
  10. [NSW] Atelier Mysterious Trilogy DX Premium Box (Koei Tecmo, 04/22/21) – 6,022 (New)
  11. [PS5] Judgment (Sega, 04/22/21) – 5,539 (New)
  12. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 4,746 (3,845,721)
  13. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 4,541 (4,032,533)
  14. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo, 06/05/20) – 4,496 (685,377)
  15. [NSW] Raiden IV x Mikado Remix (Moss, 04/22/21) – 4,479 (New)
  16. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 3,875 (1,865,584)
  17. [NSW] QuickSpot: Master of the Right Brain (Bandai Namco, 04/22/21) – 3,565 (New)
  18. [PS4] Judgment (New Price Version) (Sega, 04/22/21) – 3,192 (New)
  19. [PS4] Atelier Mysterious Trilogy DX Premium Box (Koei Tecmo, 04/22/21) – 3,074 (New)
  20. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Marvelous, 02/25/21) – 2,659 (274,926)
  21. [NSW] Tokei Jikake no Apocalypse (Idea Factory, 04/22/21) – 2,623 (New)
  22. [NSW] Winning Post 9 2021 (Koei Tecmo, 04/15/21) – 2,529 (14,368)
  23. [PS4] Winning Post 9 2021 (Koei Tecmo, 04/15/21) – 2,523 (13,221)
  24. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) –
  25. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo, 06/28/19) – 1,975 (1,087,862)
  26. [NSW] Little Nightmares II (Bandai Namco, 02/10/21) – 1,856 (66,414)
  27. [NSW] Human Fall Flat (Teyon Japan, 06/25/20) – 1,815 (140,692)
  28. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise (Imagineer, 12/03/20) – 1,785 (91,534)
  29. [NSW] Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World (G Choice, 04/22/21) – 1,759 (New)
  30. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/19) – 1,705 (1,054,532)
NSW: 25 (pathetic)
PS4: 4 (wonderful)
PS5: 1 ( GREAT NUMBERS! Kerotan Kerotan , ethomaz ethomaz , let's party! )

 
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"Sales era Genius Member"

lol

Wtf is wrong with current generation that always make big assumptions based on limited data? He`s preteding to know something based on absolutely nothing...

that chris1964 poster is an oldie. He’s the guy who did all the Japanese sales threads on GAF since like the PS2 days

I’ve noticed a lot of “classic” GAF users have migrated to reset era?
 
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We don't have evidence to point any of this. Even if we work with the hypothesis, the units remaining in Japan are still not buying games.

The most plausible reason IMO is simpler: there is no compelling software now for the Japanese audience.
Consumers buying PS5 as a PS4Pro+, to play their old games with better performance.

Anecdotal, but this is exactly what I'm doing with mine since Demon's Souls.
Some one repeatedly posted evidence of scalpers buying to export in earlier threads,
 

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We don't have evidence to point any of this. Even if we work with the hypothesis, the units remaining in Japan are still not buying games.

The most plausible reason IMO is simpler: there is no compelling software now for the Japanese audience.
Consumers buying PS5 as a PS4Pro+, to play their old games with better performance.

Anecdotal, but this is exactly what I'm doing with mine since Demon's Souls.
This is my theory too. So far there isn't that much which Japan would be interested in, but that will improve with Village, Demon Slayer and Tales of Arise coming this year.
 

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Nier's rise and consolidation as an important franchise is a hell of a happy story. I hope that ensures a big-budget next-gen Nier.
Agreed, but hopefully not too big-budget. Gotta keep it weird and keep it risky, or it's not Nier anymore. Although I'm sure Yoko Taro would have it no other way.
 

MrA

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How many units?
Don't know, that's why when after the may 15th Chinese launch well see how much it effected demand
It could be substantial it could be small we don't know
In the US about 10% of units are scalped to eBay and then of course more scalped to Amazon and Via Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace and whatnot so you know in the US maybe 20% pass thru scalpers
But of course in the US you know they're all going to the US so it doesn't really affect how many players have the console so if you know it could be similar to the US or 20% of scalp could be lower could be higher the rules and incentives are all different so will know better once like I said the Chinese launch occurs
but historically Japan's Hardware Sales have always been driven hard by software
The absolutely abysmal software sales in Japan for the PS5 are really an anomaly if scalping exports aren't a big thing
 
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Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… (Square Enix, 04/22/21) – 108,838 (New)
  2. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom, 03/26/21) – 86,258 (1,970,371)
  3. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 02/12/21) – 16,020 (674,662)
  4. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 12,415 (2,125,061)
  5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 12,287 (2,522,709)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 10,331 (3,793,952)
  7. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,224 (1,910,581)
  8. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 8,269 (6,743,432)
  9. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 6,770 (4,249,496)
  10. [NSW] Atelier Mysterious Trilogy DX Premium Box (Koei Tecmo, 04/22/21) – 6,022 (New)

Alright Folks, let's take a closer look and see if we can find a PS4 / PS5 game in there...

 

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Yeah, Playstation sales are not great in Japan.

But Switch is a monster. That's insane.

Xbox Series numbers point to one thing - MS mainly produces Azure server blades right now. Maybe it is a right thing consider the shortage of hardware from GPU to possibly hard drives.
 
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