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Famitsu sales week 33: Nintendo and Konami dominated in Obon week

Marty-McFly

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Because that one has more options and costs less
Nope. The Switch Lite (handheld only) costs $100 less :lollipop_neutral: Yet the original model Switch with the home console feature is selling significantly better.

People are willing to pay $100 more to play Switch on their TV's as a console in Japan.

So the home console market is obviously not dead in Japan.
 
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Famitsu Top 50 2021
  1. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom) - 2.308.602
  2. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu (Konami) – 1.089.927
  3. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury - 849.280
  4. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 668.289
  5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 522.145
  6. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 476.040
  7. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft) – 420.381
  8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 367.355
  9. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Marvelous) – 281.140
  10. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield + Expansion Pass (Pokemon Co.) - 273.858
  11. [NSW] New Pokemon Snap (Pokemon Co.) - 269.703
  12. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - 251.839
  13. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD - 247.696
  14. [NSW] Super Mario Party - 234.217
  15. [NSW] Splatoon 2 - 233.869
  16. [NSW] Miitopia - 226.769
  17. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2 (Capcom) - 215.657
  18. [NSW] Game Builder Garage - 212.957
  19. [PS4] Resident Evil Village (Capcom) - 191.983
  20. [NSW] Mario Golf: Super Rush - 171.350
  21. [NSW] Baseball Spirits 2021 (Konami) - 170.998
  22. [NSW] Crayon Shin-Chan (Neos) - 169.708
  23. [PS4] NieR Replicant (Square Enix) - 158.265
  24. [NSW] Bravely Default II (Square Enix) – 136.091
  25. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 129.123
  26. [NSW] Rune Factory 5 (Marvelous) - 127.968
  27. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars - 104.782
  28. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe - 103.273
  29. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - 100.617
  30. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2 (Imagineer) - 98.995
  31. [NSW] Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel (Konami) - 96.297 NEW
  32. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S (Square Enix) - 89.135
  33. [NSW] Human Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) - 85.310
  34. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 - 84.745
  35. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey - 74.949
  36. [NSW] Little Nightmares II (Bandai Namco) - 72.796
  37. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 5 (Koei Tecmo) - 72.727
  38. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Marvelous) - 65.620
  39. [NSW] Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco) - 65.250
  40. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Bandai Namco) - 63.641
  41. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Koei Tecmo) - 62.119
  42. [NSW] Samurai Warriors 5 (Koei Tecmo) - 61.350
  43. [NSW] Minecraft Dungeons (Microsoft) - 56.663
  44. [PS5] Resident Evil Village (Capcom) - 53.953
  45. [NSW] Luigi's Mansion 3 - 45.207
  46. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega) - 40.688
  47. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training - 38.944
  48. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies - 37.954
  49. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (Sega) - 36.105
  50. [NSW] Family Trainer (Bandai Namco) - 35.273
TOTAL: 12.051.603
NSW TOTAL: 11.574.675 (96%)
PS4/PS5 TOTAL: 476.928 (4%)

Top 10 Publishers:

  1. Nintendo - 5.181.400 (43%)
  2. Capcom - 2.770.195 (23%)
  3. Konami - 1.357.222 (11.3%)
  4. Pokemon Co - 543.561 (4.5%)
  5. Microsoft - 477.044 (4%)
  6. Marvelous - 474.728 (3.9%)
  7. Square Enix - 383.491 (3.2%)
  8. Bandai Namco - 236.960 (2%)
  9. Koei Tecmo - 196.196 (1.6%)
  10. Neos - 169.708 (1.4%)
This week the PS4 version of Scarlet Nexus dropped out of the Top 50 due to the launch of Yu-Gi-Oh.
Next few weeks will be very slow for new releases that can chart until Tales of Arise launches. The launch of Tales should help Bandai catch up to Square Enix but it doesn't seem they have a chance of catching up to Microsoft or Marvelous until Super Robot Wars 30 and Dragon Ball Z Kakarot launch on the Switch.
 
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Top 30:

01./00. [NSW] Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Saikyou Battle Royale!! <TBL> (Konami) {2021.08.12} (¥6.000) - 96.297 / NEW <40-60%>
02./06. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) - 21.974 / 2.322.950 <80-100%> (+101%)
03./01. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 21.395 / 2.123.808 <80-100%> (+43%)
04./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 21.263 / 3.979.328 <80-100%> (+56%)
05./05. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) - 21.063 / 2.755.294 <80-100%> (+71%)
06./02. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD <ADV> (Nintendo) {2021.07.16} (¥5.980) - 13.472 / 247.696 <80-100%> (-3%)
07./03. [NSW] Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi - Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi # <ADV> (Neos) {2021.07.15} (¥5.982) - 13.434 / 169.708 <80-100%> (-3%)
08./08. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 12.956 / 4.380.529 <80-100%> (+44%)
09./10. [NSW] Game Builder Garage <EDU> (Nintendo) {2021.06.11} (¥3.164) - 12.857 / 212.957 <80-100%> (+44%)
10./11. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980) - 12.715 / 849.280 <80-100%> (+54%)
11./12. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 11.881 / 1.964.013 <80-100%> (+75%)
12./09. [NSW] eBaseball Professional Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam <SPT> (Konami) {2021.07.08} (¥6.980) - 11.506 / 170.998 <60-80%> (+29%)
13./07. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin <RPG> (Capcom) {2021.07.09} (¥6.990) - 10.194 / 215.657 <80-100%> (+1%)
14./14. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) - 9.598 / 6.854.143 <80-100%> (+47%)
15./15. [NSW] Mario Golf: Super Rush <SPT> (Nintendo) {2021.06.25} (¥5.980) - 9.565 / 171.350 <80-100%> (+58%)
16./13. [NSW] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2021.05.21} (¥4.980) - 8.812 / 226.769 <80-100%> (+35%)
17./16. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) - 8.492 / 771.488 <80-100%> (+67%)
18./17. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) - 7.150 / 4.106.475 <80-100%> (+44%)
19./20. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 6.357 / 3.922.258 <80-100%> (+43%)
20./19. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 <SPT> (Sega) {2019.11.01} (¥5.990) - 6.073 / 403.227 <80-100%> (+31%)
21./18. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise # <ACT> (Capcom) {2021.03.26} (¥7.990) - 5.410 / 2.308.602 <80-100%> (+14%)
22./21. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 5.148 / 1.857.160 <80-100%> (+22%)
23./27. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version # <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) - 4.890 / 609.717 <80-100%> (+90%)
24./26. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) - 4.476 / 618.201 <80-100%> (+71%)
25./00. [NSW] Minecraft Dungeons: Hero Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2020.09.08} (¥3.600) - 4.395 / 133.447 <80-100%>
26./28. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat <PZL> (Teyon Japan) {2020.06.25} (¥3.500) - 3.853 / 172.750 <80-100%> (+57%)
27./25. [NSW] New Pokemon Snap <ACT> (Pokemon Co.) {2021.04.30} (¥5.980) - 3.723 / 269.703 <60-80%> (+35%)
28./00. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) - 3.616 / 1.084.475 <80-100%>
29./00. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise <HOB> (Imagineer) {2020.12.03} (¥5.800) - 3.596 / 131.790 <80-100%>
30./30. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) - 3.580 / 1.119.626 <80-100%> (+59%)

Another week where Switch holds the entire top 30. Insane domination.
 

Marty-McFly

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Holy shit.

- 0 Playstation games in the top 30 again this week.

- Only 4% of the software in top 50 on Playstation

- Sony not even in the top ten publishers of Japan?

And people think it's dramatic to say their situation is grave in Japan :lollipop_neutral:


I'm just going to say it right now,

Sony will never take top spot in another console cycle without Japan. You can't possibly win a console cycle without the second biggest market.
 

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Japan's domestic market is dying. The japanese console industry depends on PlayStation (NA/EU) to survive.

Nintendo is always one step behind PlayStation , even when it comes to Japanese matters.


1. Q1 Software Sales (millions of units sold)

Total = 39.82 (C+SE+BN+S)

Japan = 4.82 (12.1%)


2.Capcom

Total = 13.30

Japan = 2.50 (18.8%)


3.Square Enix

Total = 9.88

Japan = 1.35 (13.7%)


4.Bandai Namco

Total = 10.06

Japan = 0.63 (6.3%)


5.Sega Sammy

Total = 6.58

Japan = 0.34 (5.2%)


6.Capcom: Units shipped (April 2012 - March 2020)

Package Total (millions of units sold)


1.PlayStation 41.65


PS3+PS4 40.00

PSP+PSV 1.55

PS2 0.1


2.Nintendo 23.00

NDS+3DS 17.50

Wii+U+NSW 5.50


3.Xbox 13.45


4.PC 2.35
 

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Nope. The Switch Lite (handheld only) costs $100 less :lollipop_neutral: Yet the original model Switch with the home console feature is selling significantly better.

People are willing to pay $100 more to play Switch on their TV's as a console in Japan.

So the home console market is obviously not dead in Japan.
I mean compared to the PS5 and XSX.

If you are in the market for a handheld you might pay more for the high end version with detachable controller you can use for multiplayer and a TV dock. You aren't going to pay nearly $300 more for just a home console though if your draw is a handheld device.
 

Bernd Lauert

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Japan's domestic market is dying. The japanese console industry depends on PlayStation (NA/EU) to survive.

Nintendo is always one step behind PlayStation , even when it comes to Japanese matters.


1. Q1 Software Sales (millions of units sold)

Total = 39.82 (C+SE+BN+S)

Japan = 4.82 (12.1%)


2.Capcom

Total = 13.30

Japan = 2.50 (18.8%)


3.Square Enix

Total = 9.88

Japan = 1.35 (13.7%)


4.Bandai Namco

Total = 10.06

Japan = 0.63 (6.3%)


5.Sega Sammy

Total = 6.58

Japan = 0.34 (5.2%)


6.Capcom: Units shipped (April 2012 - March 2020)

Package Total (millions of units sold)


1.PlayStation 41.65


PS3+PS4 40.00

PSP+PSV 1.55

PS2 0.1


2.Nintendo 23.00

NDS+3DS 17.50

Wii+U+NSW 5.50


3.Xbox 13.45


4.PC 2.35
Now do Konami 🤭
 

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That's a step up from the "it's a portable" excuse used earlier.

Why do you think the home console aspect of it is several times more desirable than the portable only option in Japan?

And what was your take on the Vita's sales in Japan?

Its not really an excuse. If you think the Switch numbers would be the same, software sales or hardware if it was a home console and not a hybrid/portable then I dont know what to tell you Kenshin. Lets just agree to disagree because we think differently on the matter.

The main Switch Hybrid is more desirable because it can do both, and who wouldnt want that? I play mine 90% in docked mode.

My take on the Vita is that Sony done a horrible job with the memory card and the games too. Many reasons

We can go around in circles and I can ask why the Wii U, Gamecube and N64 done not so great in Japan?

Its clear Japan is more portable centric and also having more Japanese centric games helps alot. Its why at the end of the cycles the PS3 and PSP started selling alot better in Japan
 

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Japan's domestic market is dying. The japanese console industry depends on PlayStation (NA/EU) to survive.

Nintendo is always one step behind PlayStation , even when it comes to Japanese matters.


1. Q1 Software Sales (millions of units sold)

Total = 39.82 (C+SE+BN+S)

Japan = 4.82 (12.1%)


2.Capcom

Total = 13.30

Japan = 2.50 (18.8%)


3.Square Enix

Total = 9.88

Japan = 1.35 (13.7%)


4.Bandai Namco

Total = 10.06

Japan = 0.63 (6.3%)


5.Sega Sammy

Total = 6.58

Japan = 0.34 (5.2%)


6.Capcom: Units shipped (April 2012 - March 2020)

Package Total (millions of units sold)


1.PlayStation 41.65


PS3+PS4 40.00

PSP+PSV 1.55

PS2 0.1


2.Nintendo 23.00

NDS+3DS 17.50

Wii+U+NSW 5.50


3.Xbox 13.45


4.PC 2.35

You have selected 3 publishers that were most aligned to Sony's Western strategy in Q1 and Capcom who are seeing growth on the Switch as we speak, Rise has surpassed 3.5 million in Japan alone, and the game will end up outselling the PS4 version of World WW. Stories 2 is looking like it will surpass 3 million units lifetime greatly outperforming the original.
Konami is about to have a game that will surpass 4 million shipped in Japan in 2021 and likely end up over 5 million in Japan lifetime surpassing any single Monster Hunter game...
For Koei Tecmo they had their biggest hit WW on the Switch recently; Age of Calamity passed 3.5 million and is likely already close or over 4 million, they have gone full multiplat strategy for some of their other big IPs like Samurai Warriors & Dynasty Warriors, just revealed a new musou game that will be exclusive to the Switch.
Marvelous are on their way to have two titles that surpass 1 million on the Switch alone in the shape of Olive Town & Sakuna with Rune Factory 5 getting a Western launch next year. No More Heroes 3 and more unrevealed game for the fall will lead them to their best year yet.
And finally we have a bunch of smaller publishers like Imagineer, Nippon Ichi, Neos having record results. I mean we have a good idea how much PS ecosystem is declining YoY(over 60%) while Switch is set to see growth in 2021 heading into it's software peak next year.


Famitsu Top 100 PS Ecosystem 2014-2020

PS3 Software 2014 - 5.733.625
PSV Software 2014 - 3.506.996
PS4 Software 2014 - 1.958.725
TOTAL: 11.199.346

PS3 Software 2015 - 2.993.064
PSV Software 2015 - 3.443.471
PS4 Software 2015 - 3.945.641
TOTAL: 10.382.176

PS3 Software 2016 - 1.091.532
PSV Software 2016 - 3.512.146
PS4 Software 2016 - 7.328.612
TOTAL: 11.932.290

PS3 Software 2017 - 21.226
PSV Software 2017 - 1.101.089
PS4 Software 2017 - 8.360.977
TOTAL: 9.483.292

PSV Software 2018 - 582.890
PS4 Software 2018 - 8.645.408
TOTAL: 9.228.298

PSV Software 2019 - 105.418
PS4 Software 2019 - 7.181.200
TOTAL: 7.286.618

PS4 Software 2020 - 5.434.093
PS5 Software 2020 - 61.908
TOTAL: 5.496.001

Famitsu Top 100 Nintendo Ecosystem 2014-2020

3DS Software 2015 - 15.386.246
WIIU Software 2015 - 3.088.447
TOTAL: 18.474.693

3DS Software 2016 - 13.054.519
WIIU Software 2016 - 1.811.445
TOTAL: 14.865.964

3DS Software 2017 - 11.421.028
WIIU Software 2017 - 429.155
NSW Software 2017 - 6.758.666
TOTAL: 18.608.849

3DS Software 2018 - 1.783.274
NSW Software 2018 - 12.720.950
TOTAL: 14.504.224

3DS Software 2019 - 213.847
NSW Software 2019 - 14.847.793
TOTAL: 15.061.640

3DS Software 2020 - 52.499
NSW Software 2020 - 20.686.204
TOTAL: 20.738.703


Considering Switch Software will be 2020 < 2021 < 2022 we are looking at around 30 million physical software just among the Top 100 games on the Switch next year(Splatoon 3, Arceus, Breath of the Wild sequel should be around 1/3 of this); that would mean that the Japanese market has been growing for 4 years in a row and record sales for Nintendo, Pokemon Co, Konami, Capcom, Koei Tecmo, Marvelous and a bunch of other smaller developers aligned to the Switch.
This year third party physical sales have already surpassed 6.5 million sales just across the Top 50 best selling third party games with close to 90% being on the Switch; there is a ton of third party games still to launch in 2021 with SMT V & Power Prokun Pocket R being the highest profile ones at this time on the Switch, while Tales of Arise & Lost Judgement being the high profile ones on the PS4/PS5.
 

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Wow. Back to back weeks of top 30 domination. That's insane.

Sony needs to Arise to the top of the standings soon or else they will have nothing but sad Tales to speak Of.
 
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Holy shit.

- 0 Playstation games in the top 30 again this week.

- Only 4% of the software in top 50 on Playstation

- Sony not even in the top ten publishers of Japan?

And people think it's dramatic to say their situation is grave in Japan :lollipop_neutral:


I'm just going to say it right now,

Sony will never take top spot in another console cycle without Japan. You can't possibly win a console cycle without the second biggest market.
You absolutely can win without Japan. If Nintendo had another Wii U in the future then neither Sony nor Microsoft would need Japan/Asia to beat it.

Japan's domestic market is dying. The japanese console industry depends on PlayStation (NA/EU) to survive.

Nintendo is always one step behind PlayStation , even when it comes to Japanese matters.


1. Q1 Software Sales (millions of units sold)

Total = 39.82 (C+SE+BN+S)

Japan = 4.82 (12.1%)


2.Capcom

Total = 13.30

Japan = 2.50 (18.8%)


3.Square Enix

Total = 9.88

Japan = 1.35 (13.7%)


4.Bandai Namco

Total = 10.06

Japan = 0.63 (6.3%)


5.Sega Sammy

Total = 6.58

Japan = 0.34 (5.2%)


6.Capcom: Units shipped (April 2012 - March 2020)

Package Total (millions of units sold)


1.PlayStation 41.65


PS3+PS4 40.00

PSP+PSV 1.55

PS2 0.1


2.Nintendo 23.00

NDS+3DS 17.50

Wii+U+NSW 5.50


3.Xbox 13.45


4.PC 2.35
That's not true, the Japanese video game market is growing not dying. I agree that Japanese third parties have been slow to react.
 
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