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Sales-Age Japan sales week 3: Switch hardware +77% YoY and Software +52% YoY. PS5 hardware ~7K.

Kerotan

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Oh you meant in Japan alone, got you now. Thought you meant it would sell from this point until the end of its lifetime an additional 30 million units worldwide. In glorious nippon, best selling console is the DS at just over 32M. Not sure the Switch can match that, but it will definitely beat the 3DS at 25M.
3ds is a lock. 32M is hard but 30M I feel doable as long as they don't do a switch 2 anytime soon. And I don't think they need to.
 
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Excuse my ignorance, but can someone explain me how the fuck are 7000 PS5's being sold this past week in Japan when NO retailers are having stock?

That roulette or lucky draw thing isn't even happening anymore there. Where the fuck are these consoles from and being sold to?
 
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Excuse my ignorance, but can someone explain me how the fuck are 7000 PS5's being sold this past week in Japan when NO retailers are having stock?

That roulette or lucky draw thing isn't even happening anymore there. Where the fuck are these consoles from and being sold to?
 
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You need to read more financial reports from both companies instead of watching YouTube for those financial informations.
That sums up what an oddball you are (I'm not being funny but like a person with Aspergers). At the moment I'm playing Ghosts of Tsushima and Red Dead. I come on GAF occasionally to check the latest gaming news. But reading financial reports to derive pleasure? GTFOH 🤮😁

By your own analogy could you personally build a fully operational Nintendo Switch for less than £280?

The value in Nintendo Switch is mostly based in its hybrid nature and that it can play Nintendo games - clearly millions of consumers see Switch as very good value. Otherwise, nobody would be buying it.
Nintendo: Eat a shit sandwich.
Gamer X: What flavour?
 
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They probably are selling them to employees or to their friends family. Ps5 is gold dust in japan atm.


Is there a way to call up customer support of these retail chains and explain the situation and ask when they'll restock or will these employees handle these calls themselves?

About restocking, these guys (store employees) are saying that they don't have any idea...
 
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Is there a way to call up customer support of these retail chains and explain the situation and ask when they'll restock or will these employees handle these calls themselves?

About restocking, these guys (store employees) are saying that they don't have any idea...
Nah you'll just get told some bullshit and that they're expecting stock in soon. Personally I'd expect a big restock at the end of January but the way things are going ps5 WW will be gold dust until 2022. There's never been such big demand for a playstation.
 
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Dude, yodobashi and biccamera are constantly saying no stock. Are those employees lying by any chance?
Guerrilla sales or whatever it's called there, where it attracted resellers to buy the system especially after platform holder just sent a tiny fraction of new hardware to Japan.
Fortunately for you, the real demand isn't that big like Nintendo Switch so you can get it easily in just a few weeks soon.
What we're currently witnessing in Japan is just resellers vs actual customers but nothing to write home about.

Another example of real big demand vs just a fake demand or artificial scarcity(purposely sent in a small size to create a sold-out headline)
Nintendo Switch sales in 5 weeks of march 2020 during Animal Crossing launches month = 936K and sold-out, this is a perfect example of big demand or real demand
Playstation 5 sales in 5 recent weeks = 60K and sold-out, this is a perfect example of fake demand with very little shipment size to drive up the talk about the sold-out hardware.
 
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This is the first generation that I have the Sony machine (PS5) and now, of all times, it is becoming irrelevant in Japan. Given that I hate Sony's Western-centric franchises (Naughty Dog etc... no thanks, zero interest) this doesn't bode well for me. I guess as long as FromSoftware stays put, I'm good.
 
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Top 30 publisher breakdown

Publisher - Games - Sales

Nintendo - 15 - 191,225
Konami - 1 - 107,064
Pokémon Company - 2 - 16,184
Microsoft - 1 - 14,430
Marvelous - 2 - 9,986
Bandai Namco - 2 - 6,582
Imagineer - 1 - 6,175
Koei Tecmo - 1 - 4,593
Sega - 1 - 4,453
Square Enix - 1 - 4,270
Teyon - 1 - 3.530
Sony - 1- 3,029
Capcom - 1 - 2,593
 
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More Yodobashi stores received PS5 today, many lines:
Ueno, Kamiooka, Shinjuku West, Nagoya, Akiba, Umeda, Kawasaki, Yokohama but resellers are there too...

Damn V VolticArchangel VolticArchangel , wake up :p

Yodobashi Umeda, january 23

Yodobashi Akihabara, january 23










NSW Grey, out of stocks

Yodobashi Kawasaki, january 23






Resellers near Yodobashi Akiba




Yodobashi Yokohama, january 23

Yodobashi Shinjuku, january 23
 
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Top 30 3rd Party NSW/PS4
  1. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Capcom) - 2.564.928
  2. [NSW/PS4] Minecraft (Microsoft) - 2.201.049
  3. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu(Konami) - 1.617.601
  4. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI (Square Enix) - 1.368.698
  5. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) - 1.042.951
  6. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix) - 932.821
  7. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix) - 861.226
  8. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take Two) - 708.610
  9. [NSW/PS4] Dragon Quest XI S (Square Enix) - 632.532
  10. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne (Capcom) - 557.153
  11. [NSW] Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco) - 562.051
  12. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Bandai Namco) - 561.470
  13. [NSW/PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) - 545.553
  14. [PS4] Nier: Automata (Square Enix) - 467.485
  15. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V (Konami) - 448.554
  16. [NSW/PS4] eBaseball 2020 (Konami) - 422.323
  17. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 (Capcom) - 418.236
  18. [PS4] Dark Souls III (From Software) - 413.021
  19. [PS4] Persona 5 (Atlus) - 405.455
  20. [PS4/NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes (Square Enix) - 394.338
  21. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Capcom) - 377.689
  22. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Sega) - 370.235
  23. [PS4] Yakuza 6 (Sega) - 367.965
  24. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Capcom) - 365.896
  25. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4 (Level 5) - 358.356
  26. [PS4] Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) - 348.882
  27. [PS4/NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes II (Square Enix) - 344.946
  28. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Koei Tecmo) - 331.047
  29. [NSW/PS4] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 (Bandai Namco) - 309.176
  30. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 (Square Enix) - 293.248
PS4 - 23/30
NSW - 14/30

TOP 10 PUBLISHERS
  1. Square Enix - 6.590.550
  2. Capcom - 4.283.902
  3. Konami - 2.488.478
  4. Microsoft - 2.201.049
  5. Bandai Namco - 1.425.787
  6. Sega - 738.200
  7. Take Two - 708.610
  8. From Software - 413.021
  9. Atlus - 405.455
  10. Level 5 - 358.356

Konami has seen the most growth last year in terms of their market share with 1.8 million software sold. Momotaro is continuing to sell strong so at this point we can expect that with two additional games they will be able to match this result next year, surpassing 4.2 million software. Momotaro's performance is far surpassing expectations so I would not be surprised to see it surpass it's 2020 result in 2021, the game is seemingly going to enjoy strong sales during big hardware weeks. Eventually I would expect it to surpass 3 million sales no franchise since Yo-Kai and Minecraft has reached such a milestone.

Capcom with Monster Hunter Rise, should overtake Square Enix without much problems. Their 2021 sales are likely to surpass their current total of 4.2 million. This will be mainly due to Rise becoming the best selling 3rd Party game. Capcom is likely to achieve it's highest sales ever in 2021.

Square & Bandai, biggest titles are focused on the PS4/PS5.. so they are not likely to see explosive growth unless things change in terms of their lineup for the Switch in the coming months.

Marvelous should join the Top 10 by the end of Quarter and will likely start to challenge Bandai for the 5th place in 2021 - Sakuna, Olive Town and Rune Factory 5 are looking like an extremely strong lineup for them this year.
 
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Momotaro is continuing to sell strong so at this point we can expect that with two additional games they will be able to match this result next year, surpassing 4.2 million software. Momotaro's performance is far surpassing expectations so I would not be surprised to see it surpass it's 2020 result in 2021, the game is seemingly going to enjoy strong sales during big hardware weeks. Eventually I would expect it to surpass 3 million sales no franchise since Yo-Kai and Minecraft has reached such a milestone.

Moremoretaro!

















 

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Jim Ryan has made a great job obliterating the brand in the east.

Hey, Jim!
 
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I still don't know who is buying the SWITCH and Animal Crossing, I still don't understand who doesn't already own the ever greens. It's insane. Who are these people. How many SWITCH consoles do they own?, our has has owned 3 in total.

Is the success of the SWITCH the genre of games, or the portability? transitioning to the mobile market.

This is insane.
 
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If it was Sony they'd be jerking off over it every week.
Yup pretty much, they hate seeing the reality that sony is getting curb stomped by nintendo in the charts, which is why they mention "oh it's not a real console" and "japan only plays minigame crap" and "japan is not important anymore" because of "reasons" to make themselves feel better so they can cope.
 
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Apparently, PS5 software situation is abysmal thanks to Sony stock allocation that benefiting the scalpers greatly that subsequently resulting low sales of physical copies sold at retailers.

Even PS4 delayed launch fiasco is better situation than this.


It was a joke, i was talking about our "friends", you are their target, 15k is a big provocation :messenger_tears_of_joy:



and agreed for software, we see that since launch but you know them, the truth...
 
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10 weeks after hardware launch.

Top selling PS5 software
1. Spiderman MM - 24.805
2. Demon's Souls Remake - 21.489
3. COD Cold War - 6.045
4. God Fall - 5.342
5. AC Valhalla - 4.227

PS5 LTD - 284.274

Top Selling NSW software
1. Zelda BOTW - 410.231
2. MK8D - 366.542
3. 1-2 Switch - 188.469
4. Super Bomberman R - 83.590
5. Dragon Quest Warriors - 48.444

NSW LTD - 806.541
 
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And ps5 software preorders are awful...
Just ~25% attach rate for Top 5 best selling games combined for PS5 is making retailers scratching their heads 😂.

I hope they will use that store shelves for Nintendo games instead of unsold PS5 software copies.
 
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For example, at rakuten, the first ps5 game (preorders) is Returnal, 29th, yakuza 7 36th, nioh 2 remastered 54th...comgnet, nothing in top 20, GEO nothing in top 30...i think at amazon japan it's same (but I didn't check it)
 
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Scalpers selling the consoles on other regions lol. This shit is so fucked up.

So many resellers near retailers since launch, I had never seen so many at Tokyo, insane, I could have put thousands of photos of them. Since my first ps5 reseller photo, people tell me "it's business as usual", no, I've never seen so many and they buy so high quantities...
 
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So basically Nintendo is totally destroying the video game industry, Sony is barely keeping any pace and Xbox is dead.
I think that basically from reading everyone in this thread wants Sony to completely fail in Japan so that Nintendo can have Japan all for itself.
 
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What I don't understand is how the Switch is selling so well with those abysmal joycons.
Seriously, the drift struggle is real.
 
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