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Famitsu Sales: 4/6/20 – 4/12/20 (FF7 Sales: 700k+)

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Famitsu has published its estimated physical game software and hardware sales data for Japan for the week of April 6, 2020 to April 12, 2020.

Final Fantasy VII Remake for PlayStation 4 was the top selling new release last week, opening at 702,853 retail sales.

To compare to the other best opening week PlayStation 4 titles, Monster Hunter: World opened at 1,245,169 retail sales, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age opened at 950,315, and Final Fantasy XV opened at 690,471, and Kingdom Hearts III opened at 610,077.

On the hardware side, the PlayStation 4 family sold 79,059 units, the Switch family sold 25,313 units, and the 3DS family sold 1,614 units.
Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix, 04/10/20) – 702,853 (New)
  2. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 292,876 (3,324,660)
  3. [PS4] Resident Evil 3 (Z Version Included) (Capcom, 04/03/20) – 34,698 (224,188)
  4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 13,204 (2,855,101)
  5. [PS4] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/20) – 13,204 (107,535)
  6. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/20) – 11,921 (90,832)
  7. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 11,303 (3,646,834)
  8. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 9,249 (762,872)
  9. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 9,037 (3,562,578)
  10. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 8,755 (1,398,898)
Software sales rankings 11 to 30 will be published on April 17.

Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 60,721 (7,629,029)
  2. Switch – 19,429 (11,148,295)
  3. PlayStation 4 Pro – 18,338 (1,487,894)
  4. Switch Lite – 5,884 (2,115,441)
  5. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 1,517 (1,706,894)
  6. New 3DS LL – 97 (5,886,990)
  7. Xbox One X – 18 (19,617)
  8. Xbox One S – 16 (93,116)
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Popping open a bottle of champagne for the PlayStation pacman this week. Now over 9M and it did it faster then the ps3 did it. If Sony cut the price this thing could still hit 10M but it's already far past where most predicted.

Super launch for FF7 and with the expected big digital sales it should be well past 1M already. Ps4 now has a nice total of million sellers, more then the ps3.
 
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Weird... the drop compared with previous FFs this gen is astroming.

For example FFVII debuted at 2 million first week in 1997.
Hell even FFXIII did over 1.5 million first week.



 
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Good FFVII-R sales. I expected much better, because these games are usually very front loaded. But it's still good.

Let's see if it has legs..
 

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I wasn't super hyped for FF7 but the game mostly blew my expectations away.

Weird... the drop compared with previous FFs this gen is astroming.

For example FFVII debuted at 2 million first week in 1997.
Hell even FFXIII did over 1.5 million first week.

700k is just physical :)

Digital is way more popular now and is likely the lion's share of game sales during this whole covid thing.
 
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700k is just physical :)

Digital is way more popular now and is likely the lion's share of game sales during this whole covid thing.
Japan digital ratio is a joke.
 
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How much did KH 3 do digital first week in Japan?
100k in January 2019... that is about one week sales because the game launched in Jan 25.

Game opened with 640k retail (I don’t know why the OP has the wrong data).

~740k total for first week.
 
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Over 30% digital ratio in Japan? Nah it is near 0 chance.

For "that" game and during the COVID-19 epidemic.......I think so. But we'll see. If it's not 30%, I can really see a minimum of 20%.
 
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For "that" game and during the COVID-19 epidemic.......I think so. But we'll see. If it's not 30%, I can really see a minimum of 20%.
FF7R means love.

Not so joke when a pandeminc is in place.
From what I know Japan did not have quarantine until now... stores and people are all working and moving there like usual.

The focus on Japan government is in the people with the virus... if you test ok then you have to do a quarantine in a Hotel set by government away from everybody else.
 
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From what I know Japan did not have quarantine until now... stores and people are all working there like usual.
Thats don't mean this will not reflex the digital sales, with at the present moment, was influenced by the pandemic. Not saying will beat physical sales, but we can expect a little to modest boost.
 

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Ff7R is a blowout success, even physical sales is doing well under peak of pandemic, digital numbers should be great as well. That will boost Nomura’s ego to make the future episodes even closer to his style rather than a faithful remake, though I’m still excited to play them.
 
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Thats don't mean this will not reflex the digital sales, with at the present moment, was influenced by the pandemic. Not saying will beat physical sales, but we can expect a little to modest boost.

Retail doing like normal means digital did not increase.
It just there is no evidence of retail game sales being affected by Coronavirus in Japan... it is the opposite the sales are normal.

People are not being confined at homes in Japan.
 
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Retail doing like normal means digital did not increase.
It just there is no evidence of retail game sales being affected by Coronavirus in Japan... it is the opposite the sales are normal.

People are not being confined at homes in Japan.

That still doesn't mean more people didn't decide to stay at home and buy digitally. We have to wait for full numbers first.
 

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Weird... the drop compared with previous FFs this gen is astroming.

For example FFVII debuted at 2 million first week in 1997.
Hell even FFXIII did over 1.5 million first week.



Does FFVII remake sales only include physical copies? Because if so, they are not representative since many people are buying digital more than ever now, for the corona virus.
 
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Come on now. There is no lockdown in Japan. People aren't staying home like in the west.
Even if they were, why would they buy it digitally instead of just getting it via Amazon or something? I expect digital sales of 100 to 150k. Would be surprised if it was 200k+.
 
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Come on now. There is no lockdown in Japan. People aren't staying home like in the west.
Even if they were, why would they buy it digitally instead of just getting it via Amazon or something? I expect digital sales of 100 to 150k. Would be surprised if it was 200k+.
Don't need to have a lockdown for people get afraid and stay home. Japanese people are very educated and follow every healthy advice they get.
 
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Can't say the Switch shortage surprises me. I still haven' received my Animal Crossing copy. Probably because i ordered it for 50 Euros, while they sell it now for 80 after Corona. Bastards:messenger_angry:
edit: sorry for typos X_X, was typing while playing.
 
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Over 30% digital ratio in Japan? Nah it is near 0 chance.
There have been quite a few games with a 30% ratio in Japan on PS4 and unlike the switch they didn't need a voucher programme to achieve it.

Considering this global pandemic and how smart and educated Japanese people are I wouldn't been surprised if a large portion who hadn't pre ordered a physical copy decided to get it digital.

Obviously a huge number of Hardcore fans would have pre ordered physical and collected but I think digital will be unusually large.

The bonus is digital means more profits for Sony and Square Enix. Can't wait to see their reports whenever they release them.
 

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Does FFVII remake sales only include physical copies? Because if so, they are not representative since many people are buying digital more than ever now, for the corona virus.
They are not in Japan.
Retail sales are not affected by Corona virus there because there is lockdown.
 
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Don't need to have a lockdown for people get afraid and stay home. Japanese people are very educated and follow every healthy advice they get.
The advice in Japan is to have a normal life no different from before.
Risk people already used masks in public.
 

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Seems pretty good


Weird... the drop compared with previous FFs this gen is astroming.

For example FFVII debuted at 2 million first week in 1997.
Hell even FFXIII did over 1.5 million first week.



One thing you can't forget is that home consoles aren't as popular as they used to be in japan. A large part of the japanese market has shifted over to handhelds and mobile.
The Ps2 sold something like 20 million units in japan alone while I think the Ps4 hasn't passed 10 million yet,
 

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One thing you can't forget is that home consoles aren't as popular as they used to be in japan. A large part of the japanese market has shifted over to handhelds and mobile.
The Ps2 sold something like 20 million units in japan alone while I think the Ps4 hasn't passed 10 million yet,
Yet Dragon Quest XI managed 1 million even having it userbase split between PS4 and 3DS.
If DQXI released only on PS4 like FF games (well there is XB1 version for XV) it should have sold around 1.5m imo.

The low sales are not related to console market issue but franchise declive in Japan... the market is there the games just need to get interest from the market.
 
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Yet Dragon Quest XI managed 1 million even having it userbase split between PS4 and 3DS.
If DQXI released only on PS4 like FF games (well there is XB1 version for XV) it should have sold around 1.5m imo.

That might be due to the fact that (as far as I know) Dragon Quest is more popular than Final Fantasy in Japan.
Dragon quest also saw a massive drop compared to the Ps2 era. Less than 1 million in the first week while Dragon Quest VIII on Ps2 sold over 2 million units in 2 days
 

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Weird... the drop compared with previous FFs this gen is astroming.

For example FFVII debuted at 2 million first week in 1997.
Hell even FFXIII did over 1.5 million first week.



First this is only physical and Japan declared confinement by coronavirus. After, Japan market today is phones + portable consoles. PS4 is far from PSX sales.
 
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on Gematsu site one comment wrote, that digital number is even higher - 825k. so if true, they sold 1,5M+ in Japan alone. the game pushed PS4 sold for 4x.
I believe with digital it is 825k... 150k digital... can be very true.

But that guy list Media Create when MC stopped to over a year already to give numbers.
 
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I believe with digital it is 825k... 150k digital... can be very true.

But that guy list Media Create when MC stopped to over a year already to give numbers.
he said 825k digital. not combined. but maybe he is making staff up.

and you are right, MC does not give any numbers any more.
 
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UPDATE

Looks like Famitsu was correct about the 700k figure. And that is indeed lower than FFXV.

What we didn't know, however, was that the 700k represented 95% of shipments.


Holy. Fucking. Shit. This game is a monster.
 

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UPDATE

Looks like Famitsu was correct about the 700k figure. And that is indeed lower than FFXV.

What we didn't know, however, was that the 700k represented 95% of shipments.


Holy. Fucking. Shit. This game is a monster.
Which means the game could have sold 300k digitally! Pushing it to a million week one!
I doubt it tho since the game sold 3.5 million (although it was probably 50-50 due to physical shortages).
 

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That's odd that the original PS4 system is still outselling the Pro version. Hmmm, RE3 sales ain't doing so good.