Media Create Sales: Week 10, 2018 (Mar 05 - Mar 11)

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Media Create Sales: Week 10, 2018 (Mar 05 - Mar 11)

01./00. [PS4] Like the North Star # <ADV> (Sega) {2018.03.08} (¥8.390) - 123.116 / NEW
02./01. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) - 25.382 / 1.954.272 (-34%)
03./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 22.162 / 2.106.486 (+1%)
04./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 17.329 / 1.399.804 (-8%)
05./05. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 11.611 / 908.067 (-8%)
06./07. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 11.043 / 1.648.855 (-5%)
07./00. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I Kai - Thors Military Academy 1204 <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2018.03.08} (¥3.980) - 10.965 / NEW
08./08. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) - 8.622 / 1.585.208 (-13%)
09./09. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege - Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6.000) - 8.191 / 16.233 (+2%)
10./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition <Final Fantasy XV \ Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladiolus \ Final Fantasy XV: Episode Prompto \ Final Fantasy XV: Multiplayer Expansion Comrades \ Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis \ Final Fantasy XV: Insomnia City Ruins Expanded Map> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.03.06} (¥7.800) - 6.814 / NEW
11./02. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} (¥4.800) - 6.686 / 35.116 (-76%)
12./11. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980) - 5.284 / 163.605 (-26%)
13./06. [PS4] Metal Gear Survive <ACT> (Konami) {2018.02.21} (¥4.980) - 5.256 / 49.189 (-58%)
14./15. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) - 3.878 / 412.323 (-13%)
15./10. [PS4] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.22} (¥7.600) - 3.599 / 57.547 (-52%)
16./16. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980) - 3.471 / 173.584 (-18%)
17./18. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) - 3.431 / 379.929 (-7%)
18./13. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima <ADV> (FuRyu) {2018.03.01} (¥5.480) - 3.422 / 8.370 (-31%)
19./12. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.08} (¥7.800) - 3.370 / 156.737 (-41%)
20./20. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) - 3.321 / 128.081 (-1%)

Top 20

NSW - 9
PS4 - 8
3DS - 3

HARDWARE
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+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  NSW  |     45.084 |     45.083 |     61.998 |    535.375 |    391.150 |   3.847.994 |
| PS4 # |     28.363 |     26.569 |     35.300 |    647.945 |    417.371 |   6.540.348 |
| 3DS # |     10.248 |     11.340 |     23.681 |    150.981 |    317.440 |  23.973.760 |
| PSV # |      5.476 |      6.518 |      8.398 |     54.627 |    125.293 |   5.842.507 |
| XB1 # |        182 |        264 |        117 |      5.194 |      1.553 |      93.630 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |     89.353 |     89.774 |    130.563 |  1.394.122 |  1.268.171 |  40.298.239 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| XB1 X |         78 |        147 |            |      4.189 |            |       6.363 |
|  XB1  |        104 |        117 |        117 |      1.005 |      1.553 |      87.267 |
|PS4 Pro|     14.112 |      6.499 |      6.398 |    141.042 |     74.976 |     681.348 |
|  PS4  |     14.251 |     20.070 |     28.902 |    506.903 |    342.395 |   5.859.000 |
|  PSV  |      5.476 |      6.518 |      8.398 |     54.627 |    125.293 |   5.657.056 |
|n-2DSLL|      5.413 |      6.113 |            |     88.860 |            |     645.218 |
|  2DS  |        761 |        901 |      4.094 |     14.711 |     75.494 |     508.934 |
|n-3DSLL|      4.074 |      4.326 |     18.360 |     47.410 |    220.906 |   4.720.284 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Famitsu Sales: Week 10, 2018 (Mar 05 - Mar 11)

01./00. [PS4] Like the North Star # <ADV> (Sega) {2018.03.08} (¥8.390) - 127.911 / NEW <60-80%>
02./01. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) - 24.351 / 1.891.958 <80-100%> (-37%)
03./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 20.447 / 2.093.797 <80-100%> (+5%)
04./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 14.251 / 1.371.137 <80-100%> (-7%)
05./05. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 11.853 / 849.767 <80-100%> (-6%)
06./06. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 11.839 / 1.592.025 <80-100%> (-3%)
07./00. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I Kai - Thors Military Academy 1204 <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2018.03.08} (¥3.980) - 11.821 / NEW <40-60%>
08./08. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) - 8.202 / 2.184.777 <80-100%> (-4%)
09./02. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} (¥4.800) - 8.064 / 36.948 <60-80%> (-72%)
10./09. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege - Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6.000) - 6.665 / 13.819 <60-80%> (-7%)
11./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition <Final Fantasy XV \ Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladiolus \ Final Fantasy XV: Episode Prompto \ Final Fantasy XV: Multiplayer Expansion Comrades \ Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis \ Final Fantasy XV: Insomnia City Ruins Expanded Map> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.03.06} (¥7.800) - 6.072 / NEW <40-60%>
12./11. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980) - 4.665 / 179.052 <80-100%> (-24%)
13./07. [PS4] Metal Gear Survive <ACT> (Konami) {2018.02.21} (¥4.980) - 4.380 / 41.221 <60-80%> (-60%)
14./15. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) - 4.181 / 128.296 <80-100%> (+3%)
15./12. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima <ADV> (FuRyu) {2018.03.01} (¥5.480) - 3.627 / 9.020 <40-60%> (-33%)
16./16. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) - 3.431 / 357.948 <80-100%> (-5%)
17./14. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.08} (¥8.200) - 3.257 / 112.856 <80-100%> (-37%)
18./17. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) - 3.128 / 225.455 <80-100%> (-4%)
19./13. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.08} (¥7.800) - 3.034 / 162.205 <80-100%> (-42%)
20./10. [PS4] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.22} (¥7.600) - 2.993 / 49.776 <80-100%> (-57%)
21./00. [PS4] Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.03.08} (¥6.980) - 2.990 / NEW <40-60%>
22./21. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) - 2.906 / 345.922 <80-100%> (-2%)
23./00. [NSW] Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.03.08} (¥6.980) - 2.864 / NEW <40-60%>
24./00. [PSV] Fortissimo # <ADV> (5pb.) {2018.03.08} (¥6.300) - 2.714 / NEW <60-80%>
25./18. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980) - 2.675 / 176.449 <80-100%> (-17%)
26./00. [PSV] Lucky Dog 1 <ADV> (Prototype) {2018.03.08} (¥5.800) - 2.414 / NEW <60-80%>
27./24. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa - Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level 5) {2017.12.16} (¥4.800) - 2.143 / 488.373 <80-100%> (-15%)
28./19. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.01} (¥7.600) - 2.098 / 88.310 <80-100%> (-31%)
29./00. [PSV] Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.03.08} (¥5.980) - 2.027 / NEW <40-60%>
30./26. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥4.980) - 2.024 / 160.291 <80-100%> (-12%)

Top 30

NSW - 11
PS4 - 11
3DS - 5
PSV - 3

HARDWARE
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+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  NSW  |     45.746 |     43.801 |     63.420 |    530.582 |    394.057 |   3.937.740 |
| PS4 # |     27.323 |     26.843 |     34.565 |    648.345 |    523.690 |   6.505.208 |
| 3DS # |     12.255 |     12.513 |     24.498 |    189.273 |    522.377 |  23.927.817 |
| PSV # |      6.636 |      5.890 |      8.819 |     56.510 |    174.070 |   5.700.136 |
| XB1 # |        193 |        185 |        121 |      4.972 |      3.504 |      92.564 |
|  WIU  |         75 |        149 |        678 |        829 |     14.580 |   3.302.384 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |     92.228 |     89.381 |    132.482 |  1.430.511 |  1.637.106 |  43.465.849 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| XB1 X |         86 |         87 |            |      4.030 |            |       6.333 |
| XB1 S |        107 |         98 |        103 |        942 |      2.763 |      14.229 |
|PS4 Pro|     13.627 |      5.809 |      5.648 |    134.998 |     79.328 |     649.942 |
|  PS4  |     13.696 |     21.034 |     28.917 |    513.347 |    444.362 |   5.855.266 |
|  PSV  |      6.636 |      5.890 |      8.819 |     56.510 |    174.070 |   5.700.136 |
|n-2DSLL|      7.095 |      7.245 |            |    122.719 |            |     710.270 |
|  2DS  |        493 |        590 |      4.454 |      8.328 |    145.503 |     571.018 |
| n-3DS |      4.667 |      4.678 |     20.044 |     58.226 |    376.874 |   5.726.252 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Dengeki Online Sales: Week 10, 2018 (Mar 05 - Mar 11)

01./00. [PS4] Like the North Star (Sega) {2018.03.08} - 121,166 / NEW
02./01. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Capcom) {2018.01.26} - 24,503 / 1,932,744
03./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} - 21,032 / 2,160,902
04./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} - 14,350 / 1,435,011
05./00. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I Kai - Thors Military Academy 1204 (Nihon Falcom) {2018.03.08} - 10,328 / NEW
06./07. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} - 9,308 / 1,583,952
07./10. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege - Advanced Edition (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} - 8,054 / 15,541
08./02. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} - 8,044 / 35,103
09./08. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} - 7,314 / 706,366
10./09. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} - 5,886 / 192,991
11./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition (Square Enix) {2018.03.06} - 5,285 / NEW
12./14. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} - 4,468 / 773,496
12./05. [PS4] Metal Gear Survive (Konami) {2018.02.21} - 4,350 / 42,568
14./15. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} - 3,937 / 795,840
15./06. [PS4] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.22} - 3,881 / 60,183
16./18. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} - 3,773 / 153,830
17./12. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima (FuRyu) {2018.03.01} - 3,690 / 8,787
18./00. [PS4] Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.03.08} - 3,446 / NEW
19./00. [NSW] Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.03.08} - 3,415 / NEW
20./11. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.08} - 3,381 / 166,385
21./13. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.08} - 3,085 / 104,797
22./22. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} - 3,022 / 239,117
23./17. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} - 2,963 / 181,115
24./00. [PSV] Fortissimo (Idea Factory) {2018.03.08} - 2,864 / NEW
25./20. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} - 2,746 / 403,081
26./23. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} - 2,557 / 435,303
27./00. [PSV] Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.03.08} - 2,295 / NEW
28./00. [PSV] Lucky Dog 1 (Prototype) {2018.03.08} - 2,095 / NEW
29./00. [PS4] Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two: The Telltale Series (3goo) {2018.03.08} - 2,023 / NEW
30./21. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.01} - 1,917 / 89,358
31./28. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} - 1,917 / 424,095
32./26. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} - 1,880 / 158,018
33./30. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} - 1,811 / 112,638
34./24. [NSW] Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo) {2018.02.17} - 1,654 / 21,322
35./29. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} - 1,616 / 215,672
36./35. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} - 1,550 / 303,766
37./37. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} - 1,517 / 1,192,919
38./38. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} - 1,461 / 363,537
39./19. [PS4] Seiken Densetsu 2: Secret of Mana (Square Enix) {2018.02.15} - 1,450 / 42,503
40./32. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} - 1,450 / 337,932
41./27. [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} - 1,422 / 27,242
42./39. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} - 1,339 / 146,417
43./40. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross [Best Price!] (Capcom) {2017.11.30} - 1,183 / 24,191
44./42. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} - 1,173 / 61,405
45./16. [PS4] Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal (Marvelous) {2018.02.22} - 1,138 / 28,972
46./34. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa - Magnum (Level 5) {2017.12.16} - 1,116 / 271,027
47./41. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa - Sword (Level 5) {2017.12.16} - 1,111 / 273,248
48./43. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} - 1,054 / 64,550
49./31. [PSV] Seiken Densetsu 2: Secret of Mana (Square Enix) {2018.02.15} - 911 / 20,072
50./52. [PS4] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 - Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.11.22} - 883 / 21,614

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| Model | This Week | Week(%)  | FY 2017     | FY(%)   |
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| PS4   | 226,705   | 58.4%    | 10,688,183  | 34.8%   |
| Switch| 99,941    | 25.8%    | 8,453,092   | 27.5%   |
| 3DS   | 40,595    | 10.5%    | 9,695,792   | 31.5%   |
| Vita  | 18,670    | 4.8%     | 1,437,184   | 4.7%    |
| PS3   | 1,140     | 0.3%     | 169,955     | 0.6%    |
| Wii U | 760       | 0.2%     | 293,661     | 1.0%    |
| X One | 82        | 0.0%     | 15,621      | 0.1%    |
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| Total | 387,893   | 100.0%   | 30,753,488  | 100.0%  |
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HARDWARE
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| Model | This Week | Week(%)  | FY 2017     | FY(%)   |
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| Switch| 42,908    | 50.7%    | 3,312,014   | 47.9%   |
| PS4   | 26,415    | 31.2%    | 1,937,128   | 28.0%   |
| 2DS   | 6,634     | 7.8%     | 790,676     | 11.4%   |
| 3DS   | 4,424     | 5.2%     | 622,788     | 9.0%    |
| Vita  | 3,913     | 4.6%     | 239,473     | 3.5%    |
| X One | 242       | 0.3%     | 7,188       | 0.1%    |
| PS3   | 95        | 0.1%     | 7,639       | 0.1%    |
| Wii U | 42        | 0.0%     | 4,658       | 0.1%    |
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| Total | 84,673    | 100.0%   | 6,921,564   | 100.0%  |
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needlejuice

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Splatoon 2 is a massive success. I wonder if Nintendo have another break out new IP for Switch... that isn’t Labo.
 

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Like the North Star sounds so weird. I did not understand why they put the game name like that, Yakuza is not translated to Like a Dragon. Anyway, it was good start, let's see if the game reaches the 400k, that Sega is planing to sell.

Next week Splatoon 2 might be on the top again, because this week the bundle will be sold again, I think March 17th or at least it might have a boost on sales.

And this was impressive :

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Week | Last Week | Last Year | YTD | Last YTD | LTD |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW | 45.084 | 45.083 | 61.998 | 535.375 | 391.150 | 3.847.994 |

The difference between this and last week sales, was something I never saw.

And I was not expecting much of Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story, but the Famitsu's numbers were very low. And Bayonetta 2 is nowhere to be seen ;/
 

ZSaberLink

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Like the North Star sounds so weird. I did not understand why they put the game name like that, Yakuza is not translated to Like a Dragon. Anyway, it was good start, let's see if the game reaches the 400k, that Sega is planing to sell.

Next week Splatoon 2 might be on the top again, because this week the bundle will be sold again, I think March 17th or at least it might have a boost on sales.

And this was impressive :

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Week | Last Week | Last Year | YTD | Last YTD | LTD |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW | 45.084 | 45.083 | 61.998 | 535.375 | 391.150 | 3.847.994 |

The difference between this and last week sales, was something I never saw.

And I was not expecting much of Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story, but the Famitsu's numbers were very low. And Bayonetta 2 is nowhere to be seen ;/
Next week will have Kirby which should top the charts.
 

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I am really curious to see how Kirby will performed. I saw a lot of people complaining about the game been 30fps, Kirby be slower than he is on Smash Bros, the game not be as hard as a Dark Souls game and so on.

I hope that the game does well and sell as much as the 3DS entries. And particularly after I played the demo, I am just want that the game don't be too focused on multiplayer.
 

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Dragon Quest Builders still hanging in there. Dengeki reported it selling ~55% of its initial shipment at 27k copies last week. Another 8k copies isn't that bad. At least it didn't completely drop off. It was also placed #2 on the Japanese eshop charts the week of March 1-8 and was at #10 March 8-14.

I am really curious to see how Kirby will performed. I saw a lot of people complaining about the game been 30fps, Kirby be slower than he is on Smash Bros, the game not be as hard as a Dark Souls game and so on.
I feel like the main audience for Kirby games won't care about those things too much. I haven't played or followed a traditional Kirby game in a long time, but I think it should sell well.
 
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[NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} - 2,746 / 403,081

Well at least in Dengeki it reached over the 400K mark. Which makes about other recent fighting games released in Japan. Could anyone share numbers for these games:
  • Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe
  • Brawlout
  • Gundam Versus
  • Street Fighter V
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2
  • Tekken 7
  • Marvel vs Capcom Infinite
  • Injustice 2
Japan seems a bit more receptive to new or different entries in the genre, rest of the world likes to gravitate towards more stablished stuff or games with strong IPs tyed to them.
 
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[NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} - 2,746 / 403,081

Well at least in Dengeki it reached over the 400K mark. Which makes about other recent fighting games released in Japan. Could anyone share numbers for these games:
  • Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe
  • Brawlout
  • Gundam Versus
  • Street Fighter V
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2
  • Tekken 7
  • Marvel vs Capcom Infinite
  • Injustice 2
Japan seems a bit more receptive to new or different entries in the genre, rest of the world likes to gravitate towards more stablished stuff or games with strong IPs tyed to them.
Now sure on the exact numbers (don't know anything for first 3), but the numbers for most of those are pretty low. I know they flopped pretty hard first week, and I've not seen any celebration for any of them reaching 100k in Japan..

Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN surpassed 100k (Arc celebrated, but the Revelators didn't do so hot, and Japan was already pissed over Dizzy from SIGN (she's pretty big over there) and then how she was handled in Revelator made it worse. Rev 2 debuted at just less than 11k in Japan.

Infinite just outright tanked, don't think its even hit 30k, and SFV had sold short of 82k in 2016, so it probably has surpassed 100k by now with AE (AE debuted short of 8k).

Tekken 7 sold 89k last year, however while it was fairly low sales on consoles (Tekken's worst), it was a huge hit in arcades. It also has content still exclusive to the arcade version and was updated with everything consoles got (except modes obviously). Given it's single player modes were shit, and it had been in arcades for almost 2 and a half years there, Japan just might have thought console version wasn't worth it compared to previous installments. *shrugs*

Injustice 2 was never even released in Japan.
 
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Now sure on the exact numbers (don't know anything for first 3), but the numbers for most of those are pretty low. I know they flopped pretty hard first week, and I've not seen any celebration for any of them reaching 100k in Japan..

Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN surpassed 100k (Arc celebrated, but the Revelators didn't do so hot, and Japan was already pissed over Dizzy from SIGN (she's pretty big over there) and then how she was handled in Revelator made it worse. Rev 2 debuted at just less than 11k in Japan.

Infinite just outright tanked, don't think its even hit 30k, and SFV had sold short of 82k in 2016, so it probably has surpassed 100k by now with AE (AE debuted short of 8k).

Tekken 7 sold 89k last year, however while it was fairly low sales on consoles (Tekken's worst), it was a huge hit in arcades. It also has content still exclusive to the arcade version and was updated with everything consoles got (except modes obviously). Given it's single player modes were shit, and it had been in arcades for almost 2 and a half years there, Japan just might have thought console version wasn't worth it compared to previous installments. *shrugs*

Injustice 2 was never even released in Japan.
Thank you for sharing the data you know of @TheDuskwalker.

So as far as Japan is concerned ARMS outsold it's pears over there. Wonder what's the stance of Nintendo looking at it that way. Would that be enough to greenlight a sequel?

Never understood why they didn't push an ARMS bundle when Switches were more scarce, games that were sure fire hits got them instead like Splatoon for example. The game is stablished already the resources should have gone to support the new IP. Ironically that kind of strong push is one of the contributing factors why Splatoon is enjoying the kind of success it cuarrently has.
 

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So as far as Japan is concerned ARMS outsold it's pears over there. Wonder what's the stance of Nintendo looking at it that way. Would that be enough to greenlight a sequel?
I'd think so. By the end of 2017, it hit 1.61 million WW, which isn't bad. There was also a recent Famitsu interview with the director of Arms where it sounds like they're hoping to continue the series one day:
Finally, when asked about plans for a sequel, Yabuki says it’s still too early for that since not even a year has passed since ARMS’ release and they will still continue to update the current game. The team’s stance is that they would like to talk about this topic again when they’re finally in the right time and condition to be able to provide a big surprise to everyone.
 

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I feel like the main audience for Kirby games won't care about those things too much. I haven't played or followed a traditional Kirby game in a long time, but I think it should sell well.
I do agree with you. Kirby will do just fine.

And talking about Kirby, any information or prediction about it sales ? I think that > 60K is feasible.
 
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I'd think so. By the end of 2017, it hit 1.61 million WW, which isn't bad. There was also a recent Famitsu interview with the director of Arms where it sounds like they're hoping to continue the series one day:
Things looked fine after the first sales report where it easily shipped over a million copies, after that the game seemed to hit the brakes. Which is a shame because content wise the game improved dramatically, at the same time Nintendo isn't pushing the game much in terms of marketing since it was absent in some of the spots promoting various games.

Yabuki seems to be very passionate with it and i would say with good reason since the game is quite special, hopefuly he has some influence in the chain of command and can buy the game a 2nd chance.
I do agree with you. Kirby will do just fine.

And talking about Kirby, any information or prediction about it sales ? I think that > 60K is feasible.
As of Kirby, if i would guess a range maybe between >70K<90K? We know Kirby is much of a slow burner but the Swicth hasn't seen many action in terms of brand new first party releases from some months now. Maybe that would make the game slightly more front loaded.
 
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I do agree with you. Kirby will do just fine.

And talking about Kirby, any information or prediction about it sales ? I think that > 60K is feasible.
I think >60k would be a very safe bet. I'm thinking closer to a 100k.

Looking at more recent Kirby games:

[3DS]Kirby: Triple Deluxe(Nintendo, 01/09/14) – 214,208 (New)
[3DS]Kirby: Planet Robobot(Nintendo, 04/29/16) – 144,846 (New)

The 3DS likely had a bigger user base than the Switch when those games were released though and I'm not sure how the demographic of the 3DS compares to the Switch. I think Kirby tends to be more popular among younger audiences and I feel the audience on Switch might generally be a bit older than 3DS? Star Allies also wasn't as well received as either of those games. At the same time, there really isn't anything noticeable releasing on the Switch for the first half of 2018. I'm still going with >100k but less than Planet Robobot.
 

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Things looked fine after the first sales report where it easily shipped over a million copies, after that the game seemed to hit the brakes. Which is a shame because content wise the game improved dramatically, at the same time Nintendo isn't pushing the game much in terms of marketing since it was absent in some of the spots promoting various games.
Good point. Most of Nintendo's series have very long legs in terms of sales. Just look at #3-6 on the charts here. But Arms is a new IP and not everything can be as big as Splatoon. I don't think Nintendo was expecting it to be as big as those series either. Referring to the Famitsu interview again:

Yabuki first said that Nintendo had initially planned to update ARMS multiple times until it was updated to version 5.0.0 by the end of 2017.
I think some people felt that Arms didn't meet expectations and so Nintendo dropped support by the end of 2017 but I think it's quite the opposite. Nintendo had moderate expectations for it and their plans for post-release support reflect that.
 

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Arms is not for me. I played the demo and did not enjoy. But I am glad that the game is doing good. I particularly was expecting the game to sell 200k, but it reached 400k, and this is quite an achievement. Is not a success like Splatoon, but is indeed a success.