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Sales-Age Japan sales week 51: Total Nintendo domination

Azelover

Titanic was called the Ship of Dreams, and it was. It really was.
Dec 3, 2004
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Reminds of the PS2 launch for some odd reason..

I think it's that shade of blue!
 

Kerotan

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Microsoft is also flourishing by closing the gap with the PlayStation during the launch year of XSX in Japan,
Everybody gets a Win!

2014 PS4 vs X1
PS4 - 970.667 (95.8%)
X1 - 43.267 (4.2%)

2020 PS5 vs XSX

PS5 - 241.962 (88.6%)
XSX - 31.219 (11.4%)
Great to see.. Sony badly need the competition in japan.
 
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silpheed-mcd

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Switch stocks

Furu1 Sanda (January 1)


More here
Yodobashi, January 3


Fammys, January 2


ComG! Gosen (January 1st)


Tsutaya (January 2)


ComG! Toyosoka (January 1st)


GEO Meisei (January 2)


ComG! Sanjo (december 31)

PS5/switch/PS4 prices

Tsutaya

Game1 iruma (ps5 prices....)


Mansougame




ComG!




GEO


Tsutaya


PAO game hori


PS5 vs PS5 digital




More here













PS5 restocks again today (december 3) at Yodobashi!

Yodobashi Shinjuku, PS5 line, average 30 people, December 3, 5 AM


More stores here




Yodobashi Sendai


Yodobashi Umeda (rumor: ~ 400 unities)


Average 100 people 9 AM




Yodobashi Yokohama













Yodobashi Akiba




Yodobashi Nagoya, ~ 30 unities, ~ 90 people




Many people resell numbered tickets...

Yodobashi Sapporo, no PS5




Yodobashi Utsunomiya








 
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silpheed-mcd

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Incredible, momotaro +9 pt at ComG!, better than Christmas week, unbelievable (240 pt vs 231 pt).
MK8 DX: +13 pt
ACNH: -36 pt
SSBU: +1 pt
Minecraft: -17 pt
Ring Fit: - 5 pt
51 games: +6 pt
Mario 3D Collection: +6 pt
Pikmin 3 DX: -5 pt


NSW: 19 games
PS4: 1 game (19th COD BO Cold War, 11 pt)

Total this week: 789 pt (december 28 - january 3)
Famitsu: ?
Total last year: 658 pt (december 30 - january 5)
Famitsu: 284.827 switch
 
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cm osi

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Absolute domination. Really scary situation where Nintendo Switch is pretty much the only console for Japanese gamers in the new few years.
can't really say i feel bad for sony, they clearly lowered investment in anything japan to go full hollywood. and their shitty internal policies
it's paying off in the western markets and they seems happy enough
 

Woman7

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Incredible, momotaro +9 pt at ComG!, better than Christmas week, unbelievable (240 pt vs 231 pt).
MK8 DX: +13 pt
ACNH: -36 pt
SSBU: +1 pt
Minecraft: -17 pt
Ring Fit: - 5 pt
51 games: +6 pt
Mario 3D Collection: +6 pt
Pikmin 3 DX: -5 pt


NSW: 19 games
PS4: 1 game (19th COD BO Cold War, 11 pt)

English please?
 
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Azelover

Titanic was called the Ship of Dreams, and it was. It really was.
Dec 3, 2004
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OK, I've been hearing some buzz about a game called Momotaro?

Apparently it's based on some traditional japanese story?

Why is this so relevant all of a sudden? I've been gaming for a while and I never heard about this before..
 

MrA

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OK, I've been hearing some buzz about a game called Momotaro?

Apparently it's based on some traditional japanese story?

Why is this so relevant all of a sudden? I've been gaming for a while and I never heard about this before..
sort of, it's a spin off of the ancient rpg series that combine japan's love of the character with their love of trains, board games and puns
momotaro densetsu -> momotaro dentetsu (get it, one sound change turns story/tradition into train)
so they made a board game train simulator off of a silly pun,
the series was always pretty popular in japan, pretty big in the early days on the pc engine, but always a good 250k seller even on the 3ds release nearly a decade ago.
As for the sudden huge surge, well I told a bad joke a few pages back that should explain it pretty well
 
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I'm happy with the direction of Japanese gaming is currently heading toward. Nintendo has strengthen their foothold in Japan not only in hardware but also software.
 

silpheed-mcd

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7 weeks

PS3: 405.825
DC: 365.935
WonderSwan: 259.589
PS5: ~254.962
NGC: 242.429






momotaro

week 1: 345.697
week 2: 126.729
week 3: 115.884
week 4: 166.774
week 5: 209.123
week 6: ~267.000 (1.23 m)




NSW: million seller family (physical)

[NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 95,097 (6,270,353)
[NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 21,081 (3,852,055) + Expansion Pass – 23,189 (115,454) = 3.967.509
[NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 33,475 (3,959,987)
[NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 19,871 (3,656,361)
[NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 44,450 (3,388,984)
[NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 9,344 (2,166,425)
[NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 58,654 (2,028,444)
[NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 9,496 (1,714,135)
[NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 30,046 (1,687,940)
[NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 35,165 (1,654,462)
[NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – ~267k (~ 1.23m)
[NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo, 06/28/19) – 12,897 (1,018,008)

12, impressive

Soon:

[NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/19) – 13,312 (964,088)
[NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom, 03/26/21) -

Switch, Famitsu

Week 49, 2017
193.717
Week 49, 2018
278.313

Week 49, 2019
188.501
Week 49, 2020
204.622

Weeks 49: 865.153

Week 50, 2017
230.259
Week 50, 2018
285.513

Week 50, 2019
236.625
Week 50, 2020
229.698

Weeks 50: 982.095

Week 51, 2017
303.504

Week 51, 2018
300.661
Week 51, 2019
291.485
Week 51, 2020
263.304

Weeks 51: 1.158.954

Week 52, 2017
115.255
Week 52, 2018
186.806
Week 52, 2019
234.268
Week 52, 2020
~278k


Weeks 52: ~814.329
 
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Azelover

Titanic was called the Ship of Dreams, and it was. It really was.
Dec 3, 2004
3,854
1,400
1,755
sort of, it's a spin off of the ancient rpg series that combine japan's love of the character with their love of trains, board games and puns
momotaro densetsu -> momotaro dentetsu (get it, one sound change turns story/tradition into train)
so they made a board game train simulator off of a silly pun,
the series was always pretty popular in japan, pretty big in the early days on the pc engine, but always a good 250k seller even on the 3ds release nearly a decade ago.
As for the sudden huge surge, well I told a bad joke a few pages back that should explain it pretty well
Thank you. I was late to the topic.

The Switch is on a roll, isn't it?
 

RebellYell

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Yikes Sony, I haven't seen anyone take a beating like that since Joel found out the hard way what it's like to take a swing to the bonce from a 5-iron
 
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silpheed-mcd

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Analysts give 2021 predictions​



examples:

Mat Piscatella, NPD

Despite the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles, it will be the Nintendo Switch that ends up selling the most units of console hardware in 2021. I will go a step further and suggest this will be driven by content and promotional efforts rather than the release of a new iterative model.

Dr. Serkan Toto, Kantan Games

Switch Pro launches. Yes, I know, I know. I predict a beefed-up 4K device is coming during Nintendo's next financial year. And let it be said: "Switch" is just a word.
Everybody expecting the Switch to run out of steam in 2021 is in for a bitter disappointment. The Switch will be the best-selling console this year as well, driven by more first-party games, a hardware refresh (see above), and the device having developed into a lifestyle product for the mass market over the course of 2020.
Personally, I like the new Xbox but believe Sony's PS5 will be significantly ahead at the end of 2021 in terms of both hardware and software sales globally. In Japan (where I am based), Sony is very likely to miss the PS4's first-year sales numbers because of Nintendo's continuing dominance in both companies' home market.

Piers Harding-Rolls, Ampere Analysis

I expect Nintendo's Switch family of devices to be the best-selling consoles again in 2021 following a very strong 2020. Last year I was unconvinced there would be a new flagship model Switch in 2020, but it makes more commercial sense to release an updated version in 2021. I currently have an updated version of the Switch in my forecasts for 2021.

Overall, 2021 is going to be a big year for the console sector, with Switch devices expected to sell in large numbers (currently expecting ~24 million) and next-gen consoles fresh to the market (combined sales forecast to hit ~25 million), segment growth will be substantial even against the backdrop of a pandemic-induced recession.
I expect production of Xbox One S and PS4 Pro to cease in 2021. PS5 will outsell the combined total of Xbox Series X|S on a global basis. I'm expecting PS5 shipments of around 8.5 million by the end of March 2021.

Previously I suggested a next-gen PSVR could arrive in 2021 but I'm now expecting it in 2022 at the earliest.
 
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silpheed-mcd

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-14% but 5 weeks (december 2019) vs 4 weeks (december 2020), december 2020 will win.

And software...no comment





Week 52 2019

[NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) -- 35,385 (3.453,052)

"+50%"

~ 53.077


Ok, 4 million (physical only) for SSBU

Week 51

[NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 33,475 (3,959,987)

THE Vs fighting King



I think pokemon ss will be at 4 million too for week 52, yeah 2 more 4 million seller

Week 51

[NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 21,081 (3,852,055) + Expansion Pass – 23,189 (115,454) = 3.967.509



Pretty fight between pokemon ss and ssbu this year :)
 
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Shaqazooloo

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Hope the Pokemon DLC did well enough for GameFreak to stop releasing a separate enhanced version of the games.
 
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