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Sales-Age Japan sales week 4: Nintendo Switch +63% YoY, Nintendo Domination for hardware and software.

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Why are people getting all salty here because they love games for kids? I love games made for teenagers and fuck do I care. There's nothing wrong with admitting your fav games are not kids games. You can reinvent what mature means and the connotations surrounding it.

As I said earlier I grew out of kids games when I became a teenager but I never grew out of teenager games.
I fundamentally disagree with your proposition that there are 'kids games' and 'teenager games'. In general popular games are played by a wide range of different demographics.

I mean, what about people older than that? Which games would say say are 20s games, which are 30s games and which are 40s games?
 

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Momataro is impossible to play without the ability to read Japanese and unlikely to get localised, right?
Impossible no, extremely hard yes as it uses a lot of kanji as it's kind of aimed at older gamers hence the lack of simple kana. And i wouldn't hold my breath for a western release the closest the west ever got was itadaki street/fortune street. Once you learn the basics of momoden it can be a lot of fun though.
 
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From my interactions with people that have been trying to buy the system online or waiting with me for our amazon systems to show up, many did mention demons souls and spiderman as games they wanted to play (especially demons souls). And a large number of them did indeed pick it up when they got their systems. So while the sales were not good I expect there are still many who want to play those games when they get the system. Right now though there isn’t one main game though that everyone wants to play. Some want to play souls, others call of duty, some just want to play old PS4 titles in better quality. And others are just buying now for the big games to come in the months ahead.
Demons souls? really? i heard that Japanese gamers hate that game for being a soulless remake that reverse every good thing from the original game. if you go to Amazon Japan right now you will find the top three user reviews of this game with hundreds of people agreeing with them that this game is a piece of shit.
 

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Demon's Souls Remake is a niche game. Sakuna of rice and ruins sold more than DeS Remake.
 
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Demon's Souls Remake is a niche game. Sakuna of rice and ruins sold more than DeS Remake.
Not surprising, rice is a very profitable business.

 

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Demons souls? really? i heard that Japanese gamers hate that game for being a soulless remake that reverse every good thing from the original game. if you go to Amazon Japan right now you will find the top three user reviews of this game with hundreds of people agreeing with them that this game is a piece of shit.
I can only go by what I’ve read online with people trying to buy the system and those that dealt with the amazon back orders. Most of them did say they wanted to play demons souls the most right now when they got the system. As for amazon reviews, I always tend to avoid them. Too many review bombings of games there over the years. Never been able to fully trust them.
 
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I can only go by what I’ve read online with people trying to buy the system and those that dealt with the amazon back orders. Most of them did say they wanted to play demons souls the most right now when they got the system. As for amazon reviews, I always tend to avoid them. Too many review bombings of games there over the years. Never been able to fully trust them.
There are 300.000 PS5 owners in Japan, only 20.000 of them bought the remake. that small number should tell you that no one really cares about that game in Japan, it's obvious.
 

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I fundamentally disagree with your proposition that there are 'kids games' and 'teenager games'. In general popular games are played by a wide range of different demographics.

I mean, what about people older than that? Which games would say say are 20s games, which are 30s games and which are 40s games?
I'd say very few games are targeted at your average 40 year old but the thing is so many 40/30 year olds these days still have the same interests as they did as teenagers. And there's no shame in that.
 

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ComG! Orders, Disgaea 6 vs Disgaea 5

[NSW] Disgaea 6 (Normal Edition) - 29 pt
[NSW] Disgaea 6 (Limited Edition) - 11 pt
40 pt
[PS4] Disgaea 6 (Normal Edition) - 29 pt

[PS4] Disgaea 6 (Limited Edition) - 9 pt
38 pt

[NSW + PS4]: 78 pt


[PS4] Disgaea 5 (Limited Edition) - 33 pt
[PS4] Disgaea 5 (Normal Edition) - 31 pt
64 pt
 
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Demons souls? really? i heard that Japanese gamers hate that game for being a soulless remake that reverse every good thing from the original game. if you go to Amazon Japan right now you will find the top three user reviews of this game with hundreds of people agreeing with them that this game is a piece of shit.
Dude I love Nintendo just like you but your posts are so toxic. Demon Souls a pice of garbage eh? Get a life.
 
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Nintendo Financial Predictions :

- Switch passes 3DS and gameboy advance with +80m sold

- Animal Crossing and Mario kart both pass +30m

- Smash Ultimate +25m

- Mario Odyssey and Zelda: Breath of the Wild both more than +20m

- Luigi's Mansion 3 +10m

- Mario 3d all stars +10m
 

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Rakuten Preorders, january 25 - january 31

01/02 [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Fury World - 12/02/21
02/01 [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Rakuten bonus) - 25/02/21
03/03 [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise - 03/26/21
04/04 [NSW] New Pokemon Snap (Rakuten limited bonus) - 04/30/21
05/00 [NSW] New Pokemon Snap (Original Tumbler) - 04/30/21
06/05 [PS4] BIOHAZARD VILLAGE Z Version - 05/08/21
07/10 [NSW] Bravely Default II - 02/26/21
08/00 [NSW] A-Train Hajimaru Kankou Keikaku - 03/12/21
09/00 [NSW] Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen - 03/18/21
10/07 [NSW] Little Nightmares 2 - 02/10/21



RAKUTEN Orders, january 25 - january 31

01/01 [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!
02/02 [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure
03/04 [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
04/03 [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise
05/05 [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons
06/06 [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
07/07 [NSW] Minecraft
08/NEW [NSW] Disgaea 6
09/10 [NSW] DQ11S
10/18 [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
11/11 [NSW] Splatoon 2
12/15 [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
13/12 [PS4] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
14/14 [NSW] Human Fall Flat
15/NEW [NSW] Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World: The Prophecy of the Throne
16/09 [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
17/20 [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun
18/00 [PS4] Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory
19/00 [PS4] Labyrinth of Galleria: Coven of Dusk
20/00 [NSW] Pokemon Sword

NSW: 17
PS4: 3



HARDWARE Orders, january 25 - january 31

01/03 - NSW Lite Turquoise
02/01 - NSW (red/blue)
03/02 - PS5
04/05 - NSW Lite Yellow
05/06 - NSW Lite Coral
06/07 - PS4 Black Jet 500 g
07/04 - NSW Lite Grey
08/00 - PS5 Digital
09/00 - Xbox Series X
10/00 - Xbox Series S

 
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B Bodomism , for you :p



I was sleeping 🤣 but I will make another thread for Famitsu monthly report after we get tomorrow's numbers.
 

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Rakuten Preorders, january 25 - january 31

01/02 [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Fury World - 12/02/21
02/01 [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Rakuten bonus) - 25/02/21
03/03 [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise - 03/26/21
04/04 [NSW] New Pokemon Snap (Rakuten limited bonus) - 04/30/21
05/00 [NSW] New Pokemon Snap (Original Tumbler) - 04/30/21
06/05 [PS4] BIOHAZARD VILLAGE Z Version - 05/08/21
07/10 [NSW] Bravely Default II - 02/26/21
08/00 [NSW] A-Train Hajimaru Kankou Keikaku - 03/12/21
09/00 [NSW] Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen - 03/18/21
10/07 [NSW] Little Nightmares 2 - 02/10/21



RAKUTEN Orders, january 25 - january 31

01/01 [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!
02/02 [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure
03/04 [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
04/03 [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise
05/05 [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons
06/06 [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
07/07 [NSW] Minecraft
08/NEW [NSW] Disgaea 6
09/10 [NSW] DQ11S
10/18 [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
11/11 [NSW] Splatoon 2
12/15 [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
13/12 [PS4] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
14/14 [NSW] Human Fall Flat
15/NEW [NSW] Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World: The Prophecy of the Throne
16/09 [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
17/20 [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun
18/00 [PS4] Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory
19/00 [PS4] Labyrinth of Galleria: Coven of Dusk
20/00 [NSW] Pokemon Sword

NSW: 17
PS4: 3



HARDWARE Orders, january 25 - january 31

01/03 - NSW Lite Turquoise
02/01 - NSW (red/blue)
03/02 - PS5
04/05 - NSW Lite Yellow
05/06 - NSW Lite Coral
06/07 - PS4 Black Jet 500 g
07/04 - NSW Lite Grey
08/00 - PS5 Digital
09/00 - Xbox Series X
10/00 - Xbox Series S

series s was brilliant, now the series x isn't in last place