Media Create Sales: Week 11, 2018 (Mar 12 - Mar 18)

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Media Create Sales: Week 11, 2018 (Mar 12 - Mar 18)

01./00. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) - 222.031 / NEW
02./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 30.471 / 2.136.957 (+37%)
03./00. [PS4] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥7.800) - 28.480 / NEW
04./00. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥7.800) - 22.941 / NEW
05./01. [PS4] Like the North Star # <ADV> (Sega) {2018.03.08} (¥8.390) - 20.448 / 143.563 (-83%)
06./02. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) - 16.614 / 1.970.886 (-35%)
07./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 15.408 / 1.415.211 (-11%)
08./00. [PSV] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥6.800) - 15.261 / NEW
09./05. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 10.434 / 918.501 (-10%)
10./06. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 9.076 / 1.657.931 (-18%)
11./00. [PS4] Winning Post 8 2018 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥7.800) - 8.459 / NEW
12./08. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) - 7.708 / 1.592.916 (-11%)
13./00. [PS4] Devil May Cry HD Collection <Devil May Cry \ Devil May Cry 2 \ Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening - Special Edition> # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.03.15} (¥3.990) - 6.280 / NEW
14./09. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege - Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6.000) - 5.978 / 22.211 (-27%)
15./00. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight: Tanjou! Oretachi no Saikyou Body! <TBL> (FuRyu) {2018.03.15} (¥5.980) - 5.362 / NEW
16./00. [PS4] Gal Gun 2 # <ACT> (Inti Creates) {2018.03.15} (¥6.980) - 3.892 / NEW
17./00. [PSV] Winning Post 8 2018 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥6.800) - 3.837 / NEW
18./00. [NSW] Winning Post 8 2018 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥7.800) - 3.745 / NEW
19./12. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980) - 3.728 / 167.333 (-29%)
20./00. [PS4] The Silver Case # <ADV> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.03.15} (¥6.980) - 3.550 / NEW

Top 20

NSW - 8
PS4 - 8
3DS - 2
PSV - 2

HARDWARE
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+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  NSW  |     54.342 |     45.084 |     49.913 |    589.717 |    441.063 |   3.902.336 |
| PS4 # |     22.627 |     28.363 |     34.628 |    670.572 |    451.999 |   6.562.975 |
| 3DS # |      9.148 |     10.248 |     42.279 |    160.129 |    359.719 |  23.982.908 |
| PSV # |      3.644 |      5.476 |      8.004 |     58.271 |    133.297 |   5.846.151 |
| XB1 # |        154 |        182 |        135 |      5.348 |      1.688 |      93.784 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |     89.915 |     89.353 |    137.539 |  1.484.037 |  1.405.710 |  40.388.154 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| XB1 X |         74 |         78 |            |      4.263 |            |       6.437 |
|  XB1  |         80 |        104 |        135 |      1.085 |      1.688 |      87.347 |
|PS4 Pro|      8.278 |     14.112 |      5.823 |    149.320 |     80.799 |     689.626 |
|  PS4  |     14.349 |     14.251 |     28.805 |    521.252 |    371.200 |   5.873.349 |
|  PSV  |      3.644 |      5.476 |      8.004 |     58.271 |    133.297 |   5.660.700 |
|n-2DSLL|      4.937 |      5.413 |            |     93.797 |            |     650.155 |
|  2DS  |        547 |        761 |      6.131 |     15.258 |     81.625 |     509.481 |
|n-3DSLL|      3.664 |      4.074 |     33.352 |     51.074 |    254.258 |   4.723.948 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Famitsu Sales: Week 11, 2018 (Mar 12 - Mar 18)

01./00. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) - 223.811 / NEW <60-80%>
02./00. [PS4] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥7.800) - 28.807 / NEW <40-60%>
03./00. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥7.800) - 28.099 / NEW <60-80%>
04./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 23.743 / 2.117.540 <80-100%> (+16%)
05./01. [PS4] Like the North Star # <ADV> (Sega) {2018.03.08} (¥8.390) - 19.135 / 147.046 <80-100%> (-85%)
06./02. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) - 14.610 / 1.906.568 <80-100%> (-40%)
07./00. [PSV] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥6.800) - 12.323 / NEW <40-60%>
08./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 12.127 / 1.383.264 <80-100%> (-15%)
09./05. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 10.252 / 860.019 <80-100%> (-14%)
10./06. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 9.947 / 1.601.972 <80-100%> (-16%)
11./08. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) - 7.061 / 2.191.838 <80-100%> (-14%)
12./00. [PS4] Winning Post 8 2018 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥7.800) - 6.706 / NEW <40-60%>
13./00. [PS4] Devil May Cry HD Collection <Devil May Cry \ Devil May Cry 2 \ Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening - Special Edition> # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.03.15} (¥3.990) - 6.264 / NEW <20-40%>
14./00. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight: Tanjou! Oretachi no Saikyou Body! <TBL> (FuRyu) {2018.03.15} (¥5.980) - 5.825 / NEW <40-60%>
15./10. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege - Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6.000) - 4.840 / 18.659 <60-80%> (-27%)
16./00. [PS4] Gal Gun 2 # <ACT> (Inti Creates) {2018.03.15} (¥6.980) - 4.728 / NEW <40-60%>
17./09. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} (¥4.800) - 4.010 / 40.958 <60-80%> (-50%)
18./14. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) - 3.314 / 131.610 <80-100%> (-21%)
19./12. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980) - 3.105 / 182.157 <80-100%> (-33%)
20./00. [PSV] Winning Post 8 2018 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥6.800) - 3.079 / NEW <40-60%>
21./16. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) - 2.947 / 360.895 <80-100%> (-14%)
22./18. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) - 2.625 / 228.080 <80-100%> (-16%)
23./00. [NSW] Gal Gun 2 # <ACT> (Inti Creates) {2018.03.15} (¥6.980) - 2.622 / NEW <40-60%>
24./00. [NSW] Winning Post 8 2018 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥7.800) - 2.445 / NEW <20-40%>
25./07. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I Kai - Thors Military Academy 1204 <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2018.03.08} (¥3.980) - 2.412 / 14.233 <60-80%> (-80%)
26./22. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) - 2.370 / 348.292 <80-100%> (-18%)
27./15. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima <ADV> (FuRyu) {2018.03.01} (¥5.480) - 2.317 / 11.337 <40-60%> (-36%)
28./25. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980) - 2.218 / 178.667 <80-100%> (-17%)
29./00. [PS4] The Silver Case # <ADV> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.03.15} (¥6.980) - 2.195 / NEW <60-80%>
30./13. [PS4] Metal Gear Survive <ACT> (Konami) {2018.02.21} (¥4.980) - 2.186 / 43.407 <60-80%> (-50%)

Top 30

NSW - 14
PS4 - 10
3DS - 4
PSV - 2

HARDWARE
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|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  NSW  |     47.841 |     45.746 |     50.821 |    578.423 |    444.878 |   3.985.581 |
| PS4 # |     19.845 |     27.323 |     32.432 |    668.190 |    556.122 |   6.525.053 |
| 3DS # |     11.100 |     12.255 |     56.537 |    200.373 |    578.914 |  23.938.917 |
| PSV # |      4.563 |      6.636 |      8.459 |     61.073 |    182.529 |   5.704.699 |
| XB1 # |        142 |        193 |        112 |      5.114 |      3.616 |      92.706 |
|  WIU  |         54 |         75 |        441 |        883 |     15.021 |   3.302.438 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |     83.545 |     92.228 |    150.635 |  1.514.056 |  1.787.741 |  43.549.394 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| XB1 X |         47 |         86 |            |      4.077 |            |       6.380 |
| XB1 S |         95 |        107 |         95 |      1.037 |      2.858 |      14.324 |
|PS4 Pro|      7.407 |     13.627 |      5.434 |    142.405 |     84.762 |     657.349 |
|  PS4  |     12.438 |     13.696 |     26.998 |    525.785 |    471.360 |   5.867.704 |
|  PSV  |      4.563 |      6.636 |      8.459 |     61.073 |    182.529 |   5.704.699 |
|n-2DSLL|      6.439 |      7.095 |            |    129.158 |            |     716.709 |
|  2DS  |        445 |        493 |      6.989 |      8.773 |    152.492 |     571.463 |
| n-3DS |      4.216 |      4.667 |     49.548 |     62.442 |    426.422 |   5.730.468 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Dengeki Online Sales: Week 11, 2018 (Mar 12 - Mar 18)

01./00. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} - 229,050 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} - 29,029 / NEW
03./00. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} - 28,118 / NEW
04./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} - 26,178 / 2,187,080
05./01. [PS4] Like the North Star (Sega) {2018.03.08} - 22,131 / 143,297
06./02. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Capcom) {2018.01.26} - 16,450 / 1,949,194
07./00. [PSV] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} - 14,506 / NEW
08./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} - 13,067 / 1,448,078
09./06. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} - 7,778 / 1,591,730
10./09. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} - 6,176 / 712,542
11./00. [PS4] Winning Post 8 2018 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} - 6,168 / NEW
12./00. [PS4] Devil May Cry HD Collection (Capcom) {2018.03.15} - 5,845 / NEW
12./00. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight: Tanjou! Oretachi no Saikyou Body! (FuRyu) {2018.03.15} - 5,806 / NEW
14./07. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege - Advanced Edition (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} - 5,633 / 21,174
15./00. [PS4] Gal Gun 2 (Inti Creates) {2018.03.15} - 4,147 / NEW
16./08. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} - 4,078 / 39,181
17./10. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} - 3,878 / 196,869
18./14. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} - 3,794 / 799,634
19./12. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} - 3,628 / 777,124
20./00. [PSV] Winning Post 8 2018 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} - 3,070 / NEW
21./16. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} - 2,961 / 156,791
22./23. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} - 2,956 / 184,071
23./00. [NSW] Winning Post 8 2018 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} - 2,688 / NEW
24./05. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I Kai - Thors Military Academy 1204 (Nihon Falcom) {2018.03.08} - 2,639 / 12,967
25./22. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} - 2,611 / 241,728
26./00. [PS4] The Silver Case 2425: Kill the Past x Kill the Life (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.03.15} - 2,450 / NEW
27./25. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} - 2,394 / 405,475
28./26. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} - 2,267 / 437,570
29./00. [NSW] Gal Gun 2 (Inti Creates) {2018.03.15} - 2,253 / NEW
30./17. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima (FuRyu) {2018.03.01} - 2,217 / 11,004
31./21. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.08} - 2,139 / 106,936
32./12. [PS4] Metal Gear Survive (Konami) {2018.02.21} - 2,100 / 44,668
33./15. [PS4] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.22} - 2,088 / 62,271
34./20. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.08} - 2,056 / 168,441
35./32. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} - 1,978 / 159,996
36./31. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} - 1,772 / 425,867
37./40. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} - 1,628 / 339,560
38./30. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.01} - 1,522 / 90,880
39./36. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} - 1,517 / 305,283
40./33. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} - 1,511 / 114,149
41./00. [PS4] Burnout Paradise Remastered (Electronic Arts) {2018.03.16} - 1,494 / NEW
42./00. [3DS] Akogare Girls Collection: Wan Nyan Doubutsu Byouin - Pet no Oisha-san ni Narou! (Nippon Columbia) {2018.03.15} - 1,378 / NEW
43./37. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} - 1,311 / 1,194,230
44./38. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} - 1,283 / 364,820
45./35. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} - 1,211 / 216,883
46./68. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} - 1,094 / 1,799,538
47./34. [NSW] Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo) {2018.02.17} - 1,061 / 22,383
48./54. [PS4] NieR Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} - 1,033 / 383,213
49./44. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} - 1,000 / 62,405
50./41. [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} - 994 / 28,236

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| Model | This Week | Week(%)  | FY 2017     | FY(%)   |
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| Switch| 350,599   | 59.5%    | 8,803,691   | 28.1%   |
| PS4   | 149,536   | 25.4%    | 10,837,719  | 34.6%   |
| 3DS   | 53,890    | 9.1%     | 9,749,682   | 31.1%   |
| Vita  | 32,383    | 5.5%     | 1,469,567   | 4.7%    |
| PS3   | 1,737     | 0.3%     | 171,692     | 0.5%    |
| Wii U | 1,039     | 0.2%     | 294,700     | 0.9%    |
| X One | 126       | 0.0%     | 15,747      | 0.1%    |
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| Total | 589,310   | 100.0%   | 31,342,798  | 100.0%  |
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HARDWARE
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| Model | This Week | Week(%)  | FY 2017     | FY(%)   |
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| Switch| 49,945    | 56.6%    | 3,361,959   | 48.0%   |
| PS4   | 21,739    | 24.7%    | 1,958,867   | 27.9%   |
| 2DS   | 7,236     | 8.2%     | 797,911     | 11.4%   |
| Vita  | 4,636     | 5.3%     | 244,109     | 3.5%    |
| 3DS   | 4,403     | 5.0%     | 627,191     | 8.9%    |
| X One | 152       | 0.2%     | 7,340       | 0.1%    |
| PS3   | 35        | 0.0%     | 7,674       | 0.1%    |
| Wii U | 32        | 0.0%     | 4,690       | 0.1%    |
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| Total | 88,178    | 100.0%   | 7,009,742   | 100.0%  |
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Great start for Kirby. I am very happy for the game. Looks like the hate and complaints from people which played the demo did not affect the sales.

I was expecting something in between 60k and 120k but it was way better. If this become another evergreen title, might reach 500k easily.

Another interesting fact was Attack on Titan 2. The sales between PS4 and Switch are very close. And this is quite good to see. And Famitsu numbers the Switch version sold more of its first shipment than the PS4 version.

And for Hardware Switch had another great week. The Splatoon 2 bundle boost was less than I expected.

And poor Devil May Cry Collection.Sold less than Bayonetta 2. I wonder if Capcom will port this game to Switch.
 

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Great start for Kirby. I am very happy for the game. Looks like the hate and complaints from people which played the demo did not affect the sales.

I was expecting something in between 60k and 120k but it was way better. If this become another evergreen title, might reach 500K easily.
That wasn't really ever a question imo. Triple Deluxe opened to similar numbers and sold 750K on 3ds. Robobot legged it to over 500K as well. A normal (non weird Kirby like epic yarn) Kirby always sells really well in JP. I think the only doubt was whether the audience already had a Switch. Looks like so far they already did
 
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ZSaberLink

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nice number for Kirby!
Attack on Titan 2 is doing great on all platforms
Attack on Titan 2 did relatively well on Switch, but the original game sold over 150K copies in its first week on PS4/PS3/PSV, so AoT2 is a pretty big drop.

Also I've posted the Dengeki numbers
 
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Quick Kirby comparison using Famitsu numbers:

[3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) - 225.448 / NEW <80-100%>
3DS # | 65.657 | 187.920 | 105.112 | 253.577 | 410.802 | 14.947.588 |

[3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) - 153.878 / NEW <40-60%>
3DS # | 22.395 | 15.086 | 27.210 | 529.725 | 760.503 | 20.566.681 |

Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) - 223.811 / NEW <60-80%>
NSW | 47.841 | 45.746 | 50.821 | 578.423 | 444.878 | 3.985.581 |

I was pretty off since I estimated around ~100k for Star Allies. I thought the total user base might play a bigger role, but it seems either the system's current momentum is more important and/or Kirby's numbers are fairly consistent because it's the same audience buying the games at launch.

Doom for Switch was already released in Japan ? I might be wrong, but I thought it would be released March 01st. But the game is nowhere to be seen.
Probably didn't chart at all? I imagine it isn't very popular in Japan.
 
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In last week's thread the expectation was between 70 - 90k, adding that sales would be front loaded since there has been some months without significant 1st party releases. i didn't checkback on past sales performance but i did had in mind Epic Yarn and Rainbow Curse. Wasn't aware of how much Triple Deluxe and Planet did... so way off the 200K+ indeed. When we started the week with the news that it broke sales record for the series in UK, it was clear that those expectations were off the mark.

Also the "so so" game quality of Star Allies clouded my judgement, this might not affected the starting sales but it can have an impact in the long run of this game or a probable sequel. Like wise, Planet Robot quality and reception probably had a positive impact, i still stand by the claim that sales of Star Allies might be more front loaded than other Kirby games.

EDIT: Was going to point out the close gap of Attack on Titan multiplatform sales performance. But will Japanese devs take the hint and guarantee a first day release of Swicth versions? Or will they continue the hot/cold 3rd party support for Nintendo platforms?
 
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Quick Kirby comparison using Famitsu numbers:

[3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) - 225.448 / NEW <80-100%>
3DS # | 65.657 | 187.920 | 105.112 | 253.577 | 410.802 | 14.947.588 |

[3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) - 153.878 / NEW <40-60%>
3DS # | 22.395 | 15.086 | 27.210 | 529.725 | 760.503 | 20.566.681 |

Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) - 223.811 / NEW <60-80%>
NSW | 47.841 | 45.746 | 50.821 | 578.423 | 444.878 | 3.985.581 |

I was pretty off since I estimated around ~100k for Star Allies. I thought the total user base might play a bigger role, but it seems either the system's current momentum is more important and/or Kirby's numbers are fairly consistent because it's the same audience buying the games at launch.

Probably didn't chart at all? I imagine it isn't very popular in Japan.
I kept saying that those estimates were way too low lol. Star Allies is a traditional Kirby on a popular system. I admit I didn't expect it to hit Triple Deluxe numbers so soon (I was expecting at least 150K though).

Dengeki had these numbers for Doom: 25./00. [NSW] DOOM (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.03.01} - 2,519 / NEW. It didn't chart its second week.

In last week's thread the expectation was between 70 - 90k, adding that sales would be front loaded since there has been some months without significant 1st party releases. i didn't checkback on past sales performance but i did had in mind Epic Yarn and Rainbow Curse.

EDIT: Was going to point out the close gap of Attack on Titan multiplatform sales performance. But will Japanese devs take the hint and guarantee a first day release of Swicth versions? Or will they continue the hot/cold 3rd party support for Nintendo platforms?
Traditional Kirby sales >>>> Experimental / Spinoff Kirby sales, at least in Japan. Also I don't think this title will be frontloaded at all. For one, no Kirby game has been frontloaded. Secondly, it's a local multiplayer game. It's the first Nintendo local co-op platformer on Switch. It should do quite well for that alone, plus it's Kirby.
 
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