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Famitsu Sales: 7/25/22 – 7/31/22 | Xenoblade Chronicles 3 opens at 112,728 retail sales.

reksveks

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Source: https://www.gematsu.com/2022/08/famitsu-sales-7-25-22-7-31-22

Famitsu has published its estimated physical game software and hardware sales data for Japan for the week of July 25, 2022 to July 31, 2022.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 for Switch was the top selling new release of the week, opening at 112,728 retail copies sold. Digimon Survive followed at 28,536 units sold on Switch. The PlayStation 4 version did not chart in the top 10.
On the hardware side, the Switch family sold 73,238 units, the PlayStation 5 family sold 39,336 units, the Xbox Series family sold 8,988 units, and the PlayStation 4 family sold 14 units. Next-generation consoles continue to face stock issues.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
[NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Nintendo, 07/29/22) – 112,728 (New)
[NSW] Digimon Survive (Bandai Namco, 07/28/22) – 28,536 (New)
[NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 24,966 (623,493)
[NSW] Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set (Capcom, 06/30/22) – 17,209 (217,472)
[NSW] LIVE A LIVE (Square Enix, 07/22/22) – 14,098 (85,235)
[PS5] Gran Turismo 7 (SIE, 03/04/22) – 12,453 (139,888)
[NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 11,542 (4,745,609)
[NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 11,201 (823,909)
[NSW] Tengoku Struggle: Strayside (Idea Factory, 07/28/22) – 10,912 (New)
[NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,873 (2,727,866)

Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
Switch OLED Model – 42,355 (2,097,719)
PlayStation 5 – 36,237 (1,548,670)
Switch – 20,489 (18,547,427)
Switch Lite – 10,394 (4,827,025)
Xbox Series X – 7,093 (134,893)
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 3,099 (255,311)
Xbox Series S – 1,895 (148,132)
New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 87 (1,187,961)
PlayStation 4 – 14 (7,819,783)

Good week for PS5's (2nd highest week of the year/6*th since release)
Good-ish week for XS (3rd highest week of the year/4th since release)
Think the GT7 bundle is back personally (don't shoot me for this comment)
Digimon Survive NSW: PS4 has to be like 3:1
 
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Great boost in hardware overall, PS5 with the big dick jump.

Xenoblade number is meh, but CE doesn't count and vouchers might've pushed digital to like 50%.

GT7 with the big bunduru energy (this is a fact, pls no 50 DKP minus from the mods).

Digimon not charting on PS4 is a further sign of where things are going in Japan.
 

yazenov

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[NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 12/01/17) – 97,732 (New)

[NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Nintendo, 07/29/22) – 112,728 (New)

Good numbers for XC3 and with digital higher than 2017, although some where expecting much higher growth due to the difference in Switch user base from 2017.
 

Barrico82

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Tales of Arise with barely milion PS5 reached half of what XB3 did on a 24 milions of switch

Is Japan abandoning JRPG ? Or sticking just to big names FF, DQ and Pokemon ?
 

Labadal

Member
Good to see Live A Live hang in there for another week. I hope Treasure of the Rudras 2D-H2 is under consideration.

PlayStation Digimon Survive sales...

Other than that, it seems that all three consoles did well this week.
 

Astral Dog

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Tales of Arise with barely milion PS5 reached half of what XB3 did on a 24 milions of switch

Is Japan abandoning JRPG ? Or sticking just to big names FF, DQ and Pokemon ?
These numbers are consistent with previous Xenoblades afaik, and Tales is a much bigger brand in Japan. worldwide Xenoblade 3 could match or pass Arise without any trouble

And least digital sales should be way stronger than 2017, RE7-8 had a similar effect.
 
Pac-Man is dying

 

Elios83

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Let's see if PS5 is actually hitting that turning in availability that Sony has promised for the rest of the year. Things have been generally improving since June.
 
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Ezquimacore

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Great boost in hardware overall, PS5 with the big dick jump.

Xenoblade number is meh, but CE doesn't count and vouchers might've pushed digital to like 50%.

GT7 with the big bunduru energy (this is a fact, pls no 50 DKP minus from the mods).

Digimon not charting on PS4 is a further sign of where things are going in Japan.
Definitely not meh, Xenoblade 2 sold less and the game is at almost 3m copies global.
 
Xenoblade chronicles 3 only sold about 15k more than Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in japan, and thats between an install base of a few million vs over 25 million. Feels almost like taking that into consideration even with digital and CE the franchise is pretty much flat sales wise
 
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blackjon24

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[NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 12/01/17) – 97,732 (New)

[NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Nintendo, 07/29/22) – 112,728 (New)

Good numbers for XC3 and with digital higher than 2017, although some where expecting much higher growth due to the difference in Switch user base from 2017.

Shows very slow growth for the series in Japan. The install base for switch is ridiculous high in Japan. Watch splatoon 3 will absolutely murder sales wise later this year in Japan … such a shame since xeno 3 is awesome but I guess the rest of the world will have to make up for this slow start
 
Shows very slow growth for the series in Japan. The install base for switch is ridiculous high in Japan. Watch splatoon 3 will absolutely murder sales wise later this year in Japan … such a shame since xeno 3 is awesome but I guess the rest of the world will have to make up for this slow start

Even switch sports and mario strikers are doing big numbers. It’s kind of sad for a JRPG series who’s experiencing break out critical acclaim to sell these kind of numbers with this install base.

I’m just beginning to think the nintendo market in japan is just very casual. Stuff like sports or clubhouse does insane numbers, SMTV, Metroid Dread, Xenoblade, etc. they all struggle to do similar numbers
 
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Woopah

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Even switch sports and mario strikers are doing big numbers. It’s kind of sad for a JRPG series who’s experiencing break out critical acclaim to sell these kind of numbers with this install base.

I’m just beginning to think the nintendo market in japan is just very casual. Stuff like sports or clubhouse does insane numbers, SMTV, Metroid Dread, Xenoblade, etc. they all struggle to do similar numbers
There's some difference between series in different countries but I don't think it falls along casual/hardcore lines.

Metroid and Mario Strikers are bigger in the West than Japan, while for Splatoon and Ring Fit it's the other way around. And then then you things like Zelda, Mario, Smash and Pokémon that are big everywhere.
 
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adamsapple

Or is it just one of Phil's balls in my throat?
[NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Nintendo, 07/29/22) – 112,728 (New)
[NSW] Digimon Survive (Bandai Namco, 07/28/22) – 28,536 (New)
[NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 24,966 (623,493)
[NSW] Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set (Capcom, 06/30/22) – 17,209 (217,472)
[NSW] LIVE A LIVE (Square Enix, 07/22/22) – 14,098 (85,235)
[PS5] Gran Turismo 7 (SIE, 03/04/22) – 12,453 (139,888)
[NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 11,542 (4,745,609)
[NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 11,201 (823,909)
[NSW] Tengoku Struggle: Strayside (Idea Factory, 07/28/22) – 10,912 (New)
[NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,873 (2,727,866)

Switch is fucking killing it ..
 
[NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 12/01/17) – 97,732 (New)

[NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Nintendo, 07/29/22) – 112,728 (New)

Good numbers for XC3 and with digital higher than 2017, although some where expecting much higher growth due to the difference in Switch user base from 2017.
But it’s a very specific audience that plays Xenoblade. I don’t expect sales will end up significantly higher than 2. Some growth, for sure. But it’s never going to be a top-tier franchise.

Also, digital bit-by-bit eating away at physical. Hard to say what the ratio is with this one, but no question the ratio of physical vs digital with 2 in 2017 leaned a lot more physical.
 
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NanaMiku

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Tales of Arise with barely milion PS5 reached half of what XB3 did on a 24 milions of switch

Is Japan abandoning JRPG ? Or sticking just to big names FF, DQ and Pokemon ?
Tales is really big in Japan, they have yearly festival


Xenoblade 3 price is pretty steep too. The game is pushing damn near 8000 yen. It's not a mainstream purchase.
Famitsu didn't track digital sales right? I think Xenoblade 3 have higher digital sales in Japan since it's included in the catalogue ticket. You get it cheaper with the catalogue ticket.
 

Woopah

Member
Good point. I bet voucher purchases are big with XC3. I honestly expect 60% digital.
Astral Chain had a similar price and had over 60% digital, so its certainly possible.

Top 30 is below, credit goes to Chris1964

01./00. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 3 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2022.07.29} (¥7.980) - 112.728 / NEW <40-60%>
02./00. [NSW] Digimon Survive <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2022.07.28} (¥6.980) - 28.536 / NEW <60-80%>
03./02. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports <SPT> (Nintendo) {2022.04.29} (¥4.980) - 24.966 / 623.493 <80-100%> (+0%)
04./04. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set <Monster Hunter Rise \ Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak> <ACT> (Capcom) {2022.06.30} (¥7.990) - 17.209 / 217.472 <80-100%> (-25%)
05./01. [NSW] Live A Live <RPG> (Square Enix) {2022.07.22} (¥6.800) - 14.098 / 85.235 <60-80%> (-80%)
06./00. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 # <RCE> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2022.03.04} (¥7.900) - 12.453 / 139.888 <80-100%>
07./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 11.542 / 4.745.609 <80-100%> (-4%)
08./07. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land <ACT> (Nintendo) {2022.03.25} (¥5.980) - 11.201 / 823.909 <80-100%> (+15%)
09./00. [NSW] Tengoku Struggle: Strayside # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2022.07.28} (¥6.500) - 10.912 / NEW <60-80%>
10./08. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 9.873 / 2.727.866 <80-100%> (+3%)
11./00. [NSW] Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 # <ACT> (Inti Creates) {2022.07.28} (¥4.800) - 9.493 / NEW <60-80%>
12./00. [PS4] Digimon Survive <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2022.07.28} (¥6.980) - 7.757 / NEW <60-80%>
13./00. [NSW] Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony # <ACT> (CFK) {2022.07.28} (¥4.000) - 7.604 / NEW <40-60%>
14./09. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) - 6.867 / 3.228.007 <80-100%> (-27%)
15./05. [NSW] Nobunaga's Ambition: Rebirth # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2022.07.21} (¥9.800) - 6.607 / 28.360 <60-80%> (-70%)
16./00. [NSW] Anonymous;Code # <ADV> (Mages.) {2022.07.28} (¥7.800) - 6.450 / NEW <40-60%>
17./11. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) - 5.871 / 7.297.474 <80-100%> (+1%)
18./10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 5.714 / 4.936.314 <80-100%> (-2%)
19./03. [PS4] Nobunaga's Ambition: Rebirth # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2022.07.21} (¥9.800) - 4.975 / 28.400 <40-60%> (-79%)
20./13. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars <ETC> (Nintendo) {2021.10.29} (¥5.980) - 4.647 / 1.004.727 <80-100%> (+9%)
21./14. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) - 4.055 / 2.685.422 <80-100%> (-1%)
22./00. [PS4] Anonymous;Code # <ADV> (Mages.) {2022.07.28} (¥7.800) - 3.696 / NEW <40-60%>
23./16. [NSW] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 <SPT> (Konami) {2022.04.21} (¥7.500) - 3.599 / 208.134 <80-100%> (+1%)
24./00. [NSW] GrimGrimoire OnceMore <SLG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2022.07.28} (¥4.980) - 3.524 / NEW <40-60%>
25./18. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 3.007 / 2.058.313 <80-100%> (+3%)
26./00. [PS4] Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo <Samurai Aces \ Tengai \ Sengoku Cannon \ Gunbird \ Gunbird 2 \ Gunbarich> <STG> (City Connection) {2022.07.28} (¥3.618) - 2.970 / NEW <60-80%>
27./15. [NSW] Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles # <FTG> (Aniplex) {2022.06.09} (¥6.800) - 2.805 / 147.034 <80-100%> (-24%)
28./20. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2022.01.28} (¥5.980) - 2.657 / 2.276.532 <80-100%> (+5%)
29./21. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) - 2.640 / 1.001.223 <80-100%> (+5%)
30./00. [PS5] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Dark <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2022.07.28} (¥5.800) - 2.407 / NEW <60-80%>

Many new releases this week so lots to analyse!
 

Nautilus

Member
XC 3 had the best debut of the franchise by a significant margin. Plus, using vouchers basically makes XC 3 50% cheaper in Japan, so that must have been a major factor in it, especially as digital becomes more and more mainstream.

We will see once late October comes in, during Nintendo's financial report, but I fully expect that XC 3 is already above 200k in Japan alone with digital sales. Once September comes and goes, I expect XC 3 sales in japan to be around 400k(Physical + digital), but I guess we will see.

But yeah, Xenoblade was always more popular in the west. So Japan was never going to do the heavy lifting for the game.
 
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