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Sales-Age Famitsu Sales: 9/27/21 – 10/3/21

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Famitsu Sales: 9/27/21 – 10/3/21​

Famitsu has published its estimated physical game software and hardware sales data for Japan for the week of September 27, 2021 to October 3, 2021.

The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki for PlayStation 4 was the highest selling new release of the week, opening at 50,114 retail copies sold. It was followed by FIFA 2022, which opened at 25,936 copies sold.

On the hardware side, the Switch family sold 40,463 units, the PlayStation 5 family sold 12,795 units, the Xbox Series family sold 4,135 units, and the PlayStation 4 family sold 933 units. Next-generation consoles continue to face stock issues.

Get the full sales charts below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
  1. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki (Falcom, 09/30/21) – 50,114 (New)
  2. [PS4] FIFA 2022 (Electronic Arts, 10/01/21) – 25,936 (New)
  3. [PS4] Lost Judgment (Sega, 09/24/21) – 20,3939 (132,245)
  4. [PS4] Melty Blood: Type Lumina (DELiGHTWORKS, 09/30/21) – 18,833 (New)
  5. [NSW] FIFA 2022 Legacy Edition (Electronic Arts, 10/01/21) – 13,385 (New)
  6. [NSW] Melty Blood: Type Lumina (DELiGHTWORKS, 09/30/21) – 11,604 (New)
  7. [NSW] WarioWare: Get It Together! (Nintendo, 09/10/21) – 10,862 (137,179)
  8. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 10,005 (4,073,252)
  9. [NSW] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set (Bandai Namco, 09/24/21) – 9,897 (51,971)
  10. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,611 (2,214,466)
  11. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 8,262 (2,851,394)
  12. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 7,786 (4,439,018)
  13. [PS4] Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco, 09/09/21) – 7,337 (207,005)
  14. [PS5] FIFA 2022 (Electronic Arts, 10/01/21) – 6,984 (New)
  15. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 5,980 (2,387,572)
  16. [NSW] B-Project: Ryuusei Fantasia (Mages., 09/30/21) – 5,387 (New)
  17. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 5,342 (4,152,599)
  18. [NSW] Alice in the Country of Hearts: Wonderful White World (Idea Factory, 09/30/21) – 4,746 (New)
  19. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 02/12/21) – 4,422 (895,003)
  20. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 4,066 (6,891,924)
  21. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo, 06/05/20) – 3,638 (807,740)
  22. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 3,523 (3,952,336)
  23. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 3,510 (1,998,511)
  24. [PS5] Lost Judgment (Sega, 09/24/21) – 3,433 (36,584)
  25. [PS4] Judgment (New Price Version) (Sega, 04/22/21) – 3,284 (50,243)
  26. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 3,104 (1,880,963)
  27. [NSW] Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon (Aniplex, 08/26/21) – 2,456 (89,916)
  28. [NSW] Game Builder Garage (Nintendo, 06/11/21) – 2,167 (241,345)
  29. [NSW] eBaseball Pro Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam (Konami, 07/08/21) – 1,985 (195,906)
  30. [NSW] Hades (Supergiant Games, 09/30/21) – 1,982 (New)
Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
  1. Switch – 32,086 (17,165,354)
  2. PlayStation 5 – 11,014 (909,143)
  3. Switch Lite – 8,377 (4,080,134)
  4. Xbox Series S – 2,763 (35,387)
  5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 1,781 (175,875)
  6. Xbox Series X – 1,372 (63,757)
  7. PlayStation 4 – 933 (7,812,506)
  8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 474 (1,174,545)
Source: Gematsu
 
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Ouch for Kuro no Kiseki much worse result than even I anticipated Hajimari no Kiseki debuted with 83K sales and managed 104K lifetime sales last year so a 39% decline YoY in terms of the launch and little hope it will surpass 75K before it exits the Top 30 as these games tend to be extremely front-loaded.
 

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[PS2] Melty Blood: Act Cadenza - FW: 67,409 / LT: 124,880
[PS2] Melty Blood: Actress Again - FW: 42,489 / LT: 60,979
[PS4 / SWI] Melty Blood: Type Lumina FW: 30,437

Debuted lower than the PS2 games but I think most expected that. Will be interesting to see how good the legs are.

Also interesting to see that the PS4 version debuted higher when for Tsukihime it was the Switch version debuting higher.
 
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Calm before the storm. Will be interesting to see the OLED spike for Switch next week if they can make enough. Metroid sales too.
Metroid will not sell in Japan. In UK the sales will be lukewarm as well. It will do most of it's work elsewhere and in NA in particular.

OLED will sell whatever they can ship in Japan and the US for the foreseeable future.
 

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Metroid will not sell in Japan. In UK the sales will be lukewarm as well. It will do most of it's work elsewhere and in NA in particular.

OLED will sell whatever they can ship in Japan and the US for the foreseeable future.

Metroid Dread will have a great result for a Metroid game in Japan, its likely to end up the second best selling game in the franchise in Japan.

In terms of OLED, I think they will ship under 1.5 million units to Japan and around 6 million World Wide, which will be around 40-50% of their hardware sales this Q4 with OG making up 30-40% and Lite the remaining 10-20%.
In Japan Switch is heading for it's best holiday Quarter yet, beating out 2020. We have a New Horizon update, Mario Party Superstars, Pokemon Remakes, SMT V, and a bunch of other third party games and the above mentioned Metroid. A varied software lineup that will help hardware sales momentum.
In 2020 where they managed 2 million across OG/Lite, due to New Horizon momentum & Ring Fit stock. The biggest games launched were Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Momotaro & Age of Calamity combined both games ended up with just 2 million sales last year, Pokemon alone will outsell them combined. OLED combined with software make it far more explosive in terms of final results. We could end up seeing something over 2.5 million hardware in a best case scenario:

Switch 2021 Q4: OLED, Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, Super Mario Superstars,
Switch 2020 Q4: 2.002.858 - Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Momotaro, Age of Calamity
Switch 2019 Q4: 1.975.243 - Switch Lite, Pokemon Sword/Shield
Switch 2018 Q4: 1.755.871 - Ultimate, Super Mario Party, Pokemon Let's Go
Switch 2017 Q4: 1.598.575 - Super Mario Odyssey,

It's the perfect storm at the moment for Nintendo they haven't actually had such a strong lineup since 2018 and I expect for this quarter the sheer volume of titles to outsell the combined results of Ultimate, SMP & Lets Go which managed 4.37 million sales in Q4 2018. But outside of those three only DQB 2 achieved more than 150K that year in Q4. Something at least two party games will achieve this Quarter. Overall 2020 this was the strongest quarter for third parties on the Switch due to Momotaro & Age of Calamity but lacked the Nintendo or Pokemon big holiday title, momentum from New Horizon and Ring Fit were enough while Pikmin 3 Deluxe was the major 1st party release with over 400K sales.

I could easily foresee this Q4 reach something above 5.5 million across just new titles.

Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl >2500K
Mario Party Superstars >800K
SMT V >400K
Power Pro Kun Pocket R >300K
Metroid >250K
TOTAL: 4250K

We've got SMT V, Pocket R, Voice of Cards, Super Robot Wars 30, Disney Magical World 2, Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires, Blue Reflection: Second Light, Megaton Musashi, Danganronpa Trilogy Pack, Monark also to launch from a third party perspective that's a lot of games compared to past year's Q4 line-ups on the Switch. This will be enhanced by the fact we actually have more than five third party evergreen titles doing the work.
The combination of OLED and first and second party software will do a lot of work. It will be great to see Switch reach DS heights two years in a row with Splatoon 3, Arceus, BotW sequel just around the corner.
We will see, as every year Nintendo has disappointing me with the amount of hardware they provide to Japan for Q4 it could just end up flat and it would still be a great result. But for me at least I think they can achieve greater peaks.
 
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Metroid Dread will have a great result for a Metroid game in Japan, its likely to end up the second best selling game in the franchise in Japan.

In terms of OLED, I think they will ship under 1.5 million units to Japan and around 6 million World Wide, which will be around 40-50% of their hardware sales this Q4 with OG making up 30-40% and Lite the remaining 10-20%.
In Japan Switch is heading for it's best holiday Quarter yet, beating out 2020. We have a New Horizon update, Mario Party Superstars, Pokemon Remakes, SMT V, and a bunch of other third party games and the above mentioned Metroid. A varied software lineup that will help hardware sales momentum.
In 2020 where they managed 2 million across OG/Lite, due to New Horizon momentum & Ring Fit stock. The biggest games launched were Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Momotaro & Age of Calamity combined both games ended up with just 2 million sales last year, Pokemon alone will outsell them combined. OLED combined with software make it far more explosive in terms of final results. We could end up seeing something over 2.5 million hardware in a best case scenario:

Switch 2021 Q4: OLED, Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, Super Mario Superstars,
Switch 2020 Q4: 2.002.858 - Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Momotaro, Age of Calamity
Switch 2019 Q4: 1.975.243 - Switch Lite, Pokemon Sword/Shield
Switch 2018 Q4: 1.755.871 - Ultimate, Super Mario Party, Pokemon Let's Go
Switch 2017 Q4: 1.598.575 - Super Mario Odyssey,

It's the perfect storm at the moment for Nintendo they haven't actually had such a strong lineup since 2018 and I expect for this quarter the sheer volume of titles to outsell the combined results of Ultimate, SMP & Lets Go which managed 4.37 million sales in Q4 2018. But outside of those three only DQB 2 achieved more than 150K that year in Q4. Something at least two party games will achieve this Quarter. Overall 2020 this was the strongest quarter for third parties on the Switch due to Momotaro & Age of Calamity but lacked the Nintendo or Pokemon big holiday title, momentum from New Horizon and Ring Fit were enough while Pikmin 3 Deluxe was the major 1st party release with over 400K sales.

I could easily foresee this Q4 reach something above 5.5 million across just new titles.

Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl >2500K
Mario Party Superstars >800K
SMT V >400K
Power Pro Kun Pocket R >300K
Metroid >250K
TOTAL: 4250K

We've got SMT V, Pocket R, Voice of Cards, Super Robot Wars 30, Disney Magical World 2, Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires, Blue Reflection: Second Light, Megaton Musashi, Danganronpa Trilogy Pack, Monark also to launch from a third party perspective that's a lot of games compared to past year's Q4 line-ups on the Switch. This will be enhanced by the fact we actually have more than five third party evergreen titles doing the work.
The combination of OLED and first and second party software will do a lot of work. It will be great to see Switch reach DS heights two years in a row with Splatoon 3, Arceus, BotW sequel just around the corner.
We will see, as every year Nintendo has disappointing me with the amount of hardware they provide to Japan for Q4 it could just end up flat and it would still be a great result. But for me at least I think they can achieve greater peaks.
Those numbers would be fantastic but I think they are a little optimistic, especially for just sales in Q4.

No PowerPro has ever reached 300,000 lifetime, SMTIV didn't reach 300,000 and Metroid Fusion only did155,000. Maybe I will be proven wrong though!
 

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Famitsu Top 50 Third Party 2021:
  1. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom) - 2.326.057
  2. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu (Konami) - 1.147.581
  3. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft) - 511.545
  4. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Marvelous) – 281.140
  5. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2 (Capcom) - 227.554
  6. [PS4] Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco) - 207.005
  7. [NSW] Baseball Spirits 2021 (Konami) - 195.906
  8. [PS4] Resident Evil Village (Capcom) - 191.983
  9. [NSW] Crayon Shin-Chan (Neos) - 183.733
  10. [PS4] NieR Replicant (Square Enix) - 158.265
  11. [NSW] Bravely Default II (Square Enix) – 136.091
  12. [PS4] Lost Judgement (Sega) – 132.245
  13. [NSW] Rune Factory 5 (Marvelous) - 127.968
  14. [NSW] Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel (Konami) - 127.221
  15. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2 (Imagineer) - 115.375
  16. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S (Square Enix) - 107.807
  17. [NSW] Human Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) - 85.310
  18. [NSW] Little Nightmares II (Bandai Namco) - 72.796
  19. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 5 (Koei Tecmo) - 72.727
  20. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Bandai Namco) - 70.964
  21. [NSW] Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco) - 68.180
  22. [PS5] Resident Evil Village (Capcom) - 67.210
  23. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Marvelous) - 65.620
  24. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Koei Tecmo) - 62.119
  25. [NSW] Samurai Warriors 5 (Koei Tecmo) - 61.350
  26. [PS5] Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco) - 60.106
  27. [NSW] Minecraft Dungeons (Microsoft) - 59.256
  28. [NSW] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Bandai Namco) - 51.971
  29. [PS4] Judgment [New Price Edition] (Sega) - 50.243
  30. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Dark (Nihon Falcom) - 50.114 NEW
  31. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega) - 40.688
  32. [PS5] Lost Judgment (Sega) - 36.584
  33. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (Sega) - 36.105
  34. [NSW] Family Trainer (Bandai Namco) - 35.273
  35. [PS4] Scarlet Nexus(Bandai Namco) - 31.665
  36. [PS5] Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (Square Enix) - 30.984
  37. [PS4] Biomutant (THQ Nordic) - 30.292
  38. [NSW] Densha de Go!! (Square Enix) - 29.624
  39. [NSW] Apex Legends: Champion Edition (Electronic Arts) - 29.057
  40. [NSW] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 (Konami) - 27.539
  41. [PS5] Judgement [New Price Edition] (Sega) - 26.292
  42. [PS4] FIFA 22 (Electronic Arts) - 25.936 NEW
  43. [NSW] Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny (Nippon Ichi) - 25.744
  44. [NSW] Jack Jeanne (Broccoli) - 25.518
  45. [PS4] Little Nightmares II (Bandai Namco) - 24.968
  46. [NSW] Neo: The World Ends with You (Square Enix) - 22.028
  47. [NSW] The Quintessential Quintuplets Double Integral (Mages.) - 20.374
  48. [NSW] A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism (Artdink) - 20.043
  49. [PS4] Melty Blood: Type Lumina (Delight Works) - 18.833 NEW
  50. [PS4] Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars (Compile Heart) – 18.789
TOTAL: 7.631.778
TOTAL NSW: 6.397.537 (83.8%)
TOTAL PS4: 1.013.065 (13.3%)
TOTAL PS5: 221.176 (2.9%)

There are a few third party games still to launch but as far as high profile games hitting the PS4/PS5 exclusively very few that will hit 50K or more sales. This week is is likely to be one of the highest in terms of market share for the PS Ecosystem for this year within the Top 50.

Top 10 Publishers:
  1. Capcom - 2.812.804 (36.9%)
  2. Konami - 1.498.247 (19.6%)
  3. Bandai Namco - 622.928 (8.2%)
  4. Microsoft - 570.801 (7.5%)
  5. Other - 546.206 (7.2%)
  6. Square Enix - 484.799 (6.4%)
  7. Marvelous - 474.728 (6.2%)
  8. Sega - 322.157 (4.2%)
  9. Koei Tecmo - 196.196 (2.6%)
  10. Neos - 183.733 (2.4%)
  11. Imagineer - 115.375 (1.5%)
Sega made the most sales in the last few weeks, moving up ahead of Koei, Neos and Imagineer after the Lost Judgement launch.
There are going to be a few slower weeks until some new releases appear.
 
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ComG! 10/04/21 - 10/10/21

 

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Ouch for Kuro no Kiseki much worse result than even I anticipated Hajimari no Kiseki debuted with 83K sales and managed 104K lifetime sales last year so a 39% decline YoY in terms of the launch and little hope it will surpass 75K before it exits the Top 30 as these games tend to be extremely front-loaded.
I'm surprised it didn't do as well.
There's some top tier waifus in the game too, that's weird.
 

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ComG!/Famitsu, first week

[NSW] Metroid Dread - 75 pt / ?
[Wii] Metroid Other M - 98 pt / 44.103
[3DS] Samus Returns - 48 pt / 28.596
 
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