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Famitsu Sales: 4/13/20 – 4/19/20

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Famitsu has published its estimated physical game software and hardware sales data for Japan for the week of April 13, 2020 to April 19, 2020.

The only two new releases last week were The Fox Awaits Me and Olympia Soiree for Switch, neither of which charted in the top 10.

On the hardware side, the PlayStation 4 family sold 34,500 units, the Switch family sold 27,874 units, and the 3DS family sold 1,571 units.
Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 286,586 (3,611,246)
  2. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix, 04/10/20) – 70,652 (773,505)
  3. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 13,313 (2,882,585)
  4. [PS4] Resident Evil 3 (Z Version Included) (Capcom, 04/03/20) – 12,247 (236,435)
  5. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 9,034 (3,655,868)
  6. [PS4] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/20) – 8,682 (116,217)
  7. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/20) – 8,080 (98,912)
  8. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 8,005 (1,406,903)
  9. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 7,915 (3,570,493)
  10. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 7,154 (1,356,230)
Software sales rankings 11 to 30 will be published on April 24.

Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 23,606 (7,552,635)
  2. Switch – 19,273 (11,167,569)
  3. PlayStation 4 Pro – 10,894 (1,498,788)
  4. Switch Lite – 8,601 (2,124,042)
  5. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 1,457 (1,708,351)
  6. New 3DS LL – 114 (5,887,104)
  7. Xbox One X – 31 (93,147)
  8. Xbox One S – 22 (19,639)
Gematsu
 

blackjon24

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Japanese third party developers can no longer count on japan like the old days, all the Japanese care about these days is animal crossing, splatoon and pokemon.

I honestly don't get it, i guess the rest of the world will have to pick up the slack for ff7 remake.
 

Azelover

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Wha a disappointing drop for VIIRemake.

Japanese third party developers can no longer count on japan like the old days, all the Japanese care about these days is animal crossing, splatoon and pokemon.

I honestly don't get it, i guess the rest of the world will have to pick up the slack for ff7 remake.

What a defeatist attitude.

In the early 2000's, Nintendo wasn't doing particularly well in Japan either. And look what happened. They brought back the market from crisis, and grew their business hugely. FFVIIRemake is already a westernized RPG imo. They don't need to start focusing on western markets, because they're already doing that.

If they want to sell in Japan, they need to make games that japanese people would wanna buy. Maybe support the Switch? It's a chance worth taking.
 

leo-j

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Wha a disappointing drop for VIIRemake.



What a defeatist attitude.

In the early 2000's, Nintendo wasn't doing particularly well in Japan either. And look what happened. They brought back the market from crisis, and grew their business hugely. FFVIIRemake is already a westernized RPG imo. They don't need to start focusing on western markets, because they're already doing that.

If they want to sell in Japan, they need to make games that japanese people would wanna buy. Maybe support the Switch? It's a chance worth taking.

why do ps4 versions of switch games do way better on ps4?
If it isn’t first party nintendo, or monster hunter, good luck.
 

MagnesG

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why do ps4 versions of switch games do way better on ps4?
If it isn’t first party nintendo, or monster hunter, good luck.
If it launches on the same day, same amount of content and with respectable performance, no PS4 version of any games sold way better. Most of the case it sold only a tiny bit better, some on par with each other and others the Switch version sold more.

Also its embarrassing to compare a more than 100 millions install base old home console with the Switch lol, not considering some of the series had only been released on a Nintendo console after a long time/first time unlike them.
 
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Lionel Richie

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Japanese third party developers can no longer count on japan like the old days, all the Japanese care about these days is animal crossing, splatoon and pokemon.

I honestly don't get it, i guess the rest of the world will have to pick up the slack for ff7 remake.

 

Lionel Richie

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A nintendo fanboy that doesn't care that Japanese 3rd party games are on the decline in japan.. what else new

It's still selling well considering it launched in a dead system. You're probably just mad Animal Crossing is running laps around it.
 
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Vawn

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why do ps4 versions of switch games do way better on ps4?
If it isn’t first party nintendo, or monster hunter, good luck.

What are you talking about? Most games that run comparable on Switch and PS4 (indies, AA games, etc) sell considerably better on Switch.
 

leo-j

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If it launches on the same day, same amount of content and with respectable performance, no PS4 version of any games sold way better. Most of the case it sold only a tiny bit better, some on par with each other and others the Switch version sold more.

Also its embarrassing to compare a more than 100 millions install base old home console with the Switch lol, not considering some of the series had only been released on a Nintendo console after a long time/first time unlike them.

yes true, in JAPAN ALONE, in most cases ps4 games sell better, and on par sometimes with the switch.
Despite the fact the switch has a much larger install base in Japan. But if you compare 3rd party game sales to 1st party as with the majority of Nintendo consoles, there is a dramatic difference in sales.
 
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Vawn

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yes true, in JAPAN ALONE, in most cases ps4 games sell better, and on par sometimes with the switch.
Despite the fact the switch has a much larger install base in Japan. But if you compare 3rd party game sales to 1st party as with the majority of Nintendo consoles, there is a dramatic difference in sales.

Indies and AA games sell WAY more on Switch (worldwide). This isn't debatable.
 

MagnesG

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yes true, in JAPAN ALONE, in most cases ps4 games sell better, and on par sometimes with the switch.
Despite the fact the switch has a much larger install base in Japan. But if you compare 3rd party game sales to 1st party as with the majority of Nintendo consoles, there is a dramatic difference in sales.
Titles launched within same day, same amount content, with an ok performance? Not seeing the metric so show me the data, in Japan, worldwide.

What I'm seeing was the data is all over the place.
 

blackjon24

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Titles launched within same day, same amount content, with an ok performance? Not seeing the metric so show me the data, in Japan, worldwide.

What I'm seeing was the data is all over the place.

persona 5 scramble, I don't pay too much attention to the switch releases since I usually go for the ps4 version but that seems to fit all your criteria
 
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Woopah

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Nintendo needs to get stock to Japan soon, they're missing out on 10,000s of sales each week.

Japanese third party support is improving but publishers there have still been too slow to react.
 

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Japanese third party developers can no longer count on japan like the old days, all the Japanese care about these days is animal crossing, splatoon and pokemon.

I honestly don't get it, i guess the rest of the world will have to pick up the slack for ff7 remake.
Didn't dragon quest do great? seems like a lot of japanese developers are just making games that are more geared towards the wests tastes.
 
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MagnesG

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persona 5 scramble, I don't pay too much attention to the switch releases since I usually go for the ps4 version but that seems to fit all your criteria
1. Maybe 2 or 3, not most like he said earlier, there's no set pattern to go through. Also P5 ? Remember those port beg you guys hate so much during P5 SSBU Direct?

I myself wouldn't want to support half ass efforts either. It's like getting MonHun Gen as a console release after a long time instead of MonHun World.
 

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Famitsu has published its estimated physical game software and hardware sales data for Japan for the week of April 13, 2020 to April 19, 2020.

The only two new releases last week were The Fox Awaits Me and Olympia Soiree for Switch, neither of which charted in the top 10.

On the hardware side, the PlayStation 4 family sold 34,500 units, the Switch family sold 27,874 units, and the 3DS family sold 1,571 units.

Gematsu

Great sales for FFVII Remake
 

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Top tier seller in Japan
Animal Crossing
Smash Brothers
Pokemon
Splatoon
Mario Kart
Dragon Quest
Monster Hunter