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Sales-Age Media Create Sales: Week 13, 2017 (Mar 27 - Apr 02)

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Media Create Sales: Week 13, 2017 (Mar 27 - Apr 02)

01./01. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) - 127.721 / 1.256.480 (-54%)
02./00. [PS4] Warriors Stars # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥7.800) - 40.368 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Blue Reflection: Maboroshi ni Mau - Shoujo no Ken # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥7.800) - 34.592 / NEW
04./00. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥4.980) - 32.416 / NEW
05./02. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 29.307 / 331.387 (-25%)
06./00. [PSV] Warriors Stars # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥6.800) - 17.866 / NEW
07./03. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) - 16.517 / 153.901 (-24%)
08./00. [PSV] Blue Reflection: Maboroshi ni Mau - Shoujo no Ken # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥6.800) - 13.850 / NEW
09./00. [PSV] Re:Zero - Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - Death or Kiss # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.03.30} (¥7.500) - 11.762 / NEW
10./04. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥8.400) - 11.733 / 145.501 (-32%)
11./09. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) - 9.945 / 288.101 (+12%)
12./06. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) - 8.853 / 3.229.854 (-11%)
13./05. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥6.900) - 8.698 / 190.642 (-31%)
14./10. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 8.131 / 89.319 (+4%)
15./14. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) - 7.070 / 1.009.393 (+4%)
16./08. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts \ Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories> \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts II \ Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ \ Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep>> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) - 6.360 / 94.507 (-31%)
17./00. [PS4] Re:Zero - Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - Death or Kiss # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.03.30} (¥7.500) - 6.331 / NEW
18./00. [PSV] Chaos;Child: Love Chu Chu!! # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.03.30} (¥6.800) - 6.240 / NEW
19./07. [PSV] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} (¥6.800) - 5.402 / 53.720 (-44%)
20./15. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) - 5.066 / 313.920 (-4%)
21./20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700)
22./13. [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980)
23./00. [PS4] Chaos;Child: Love Chu Chu!! # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.03.30} (¥7.800)
24./11. [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash # <ACT> (Marvelous) {2017.03.16} (¥6.980)
25./17. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800)
26./19. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400)
27./12. [PS4] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} (¥7.600)
28./16. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch <Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below \ Dragon Quest Heroes II> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} (¥8.800)
29./29. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600)
30./21. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard # <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥7.990)
31./22. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} (¥4.700)
32./18. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 - Professional <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} (¥5.250)
33./24. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2017.03.03} (¥4.990)
34./27. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
35./35. [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥4.700)
36./00. [PSV] KLAP!! Kind Love And Punish: Fun Party # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2017.03.30} (¥6.300)
37./33. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700)
38./40. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
39./00. [PS4] Darius Burst: Chronicle Saviours # <STG> (Kadokawa Games) {2017.03.30} (¥5.800)
40./38. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700)
41./30. [3DS] Doraemon the Movie: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken <ADV> (FuRyu) {2017.03.02} (¥5.280)
42./00. [PSV] Dynamic Chord feat. Kyohso: V Edition # <ADV> (Honeybee Black) {2017.03.30} (¥5.800)
43./26. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight Mezase! Buddy Champion! <TBL> (FuRyu) {2017.03.16} (¥5.500)
44./45. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800)
45./37. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800)
46./46. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} (¥4.700)
47./47. [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes <SLG> (Konami) {2016.12.15} (¥4.500)
48./41. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
49./32. [PS4] Nioh <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.02.09} (¥7.800)
50./48. [PS4] Battlefield 1 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} (¥7.800)

Top 50

PS4 - 18
3DS - 16
PSV - 8
NSW - 5
WIU - 3

SOFTWARE
Code:
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+
|  ALL  |    621.000 |    648.000 |    876.000 |  8.321.000 |  8.231.000 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+
HARDWARE
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+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  NSW  |     45.509 |     78.441 |            |    565.013 |            |     565.013 |
| 3DS # |     33.954 |     39.359 |     29.807 |    433.032 |    420.249 |  22.593.777 |
| PS4 # |     30.057 |     30.733 |     30.081 |    512.789 |    382.680 |   4.613.456 |
| PSV # |      7.780 |      7.574 |     17.153 |    148.651 |    296.402 |   5.591.718 |
|  PS3  |      1.724 |      2.930 |      1.537 |     13.139 |     22.157 |  10.462.907 |
|  WIU  |        449 |        411 |      3.541 |     10.319 |    110.488 |   3.323.529 |
| XB1 # |        187 |        115 |        207 |      1.990 |      2.065 |      77.574 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    119.660 |    159.563 |     82.326 |  1.684.933 |  1.234.041 |  47.227.974 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  XB1  |        187 |        115 |        207 |      1.990 |      2.065 |      77.574 |
|PS4 Pro|      5.051 |      5.261 |            |     91.111 |            |     221.637 |
|  PS4  |     25.006 |     25.472 |     30.081 |    421.678 |    382.680 |   4.391.819 |
|  PSV  |      7.780 |      7.574 |     17.153 |    148.651 |    296.402 |   5.406.267 |
|  2DS  |      6.240 |      6.722 |            |     94.587 |            |     383.196 |
|n-3DSLL|     25.719 |     29.771 |     22.020 |    309.748 |    295.037 |   4.137.744 |
| n-3DS |      1.995 |      2.866 |      5.376 |     28.697 |     74.071 |   1.109.705 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Famitsu Sales: Week 14, 2017 (Mar 27 - Apr 02)

01./01. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) - 121.847 / 1.392.179 <80-100%> (-52%)
02./00. [PS4] Warriors Stars # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥7.800) - 42.559 / NEW <60-80%>
03./00. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥4.980) - 31.007 / NEW <20-40%>
04./00. [PS4] Blue Reflection: Maboroshi ni Mau - Shoujo no Ken # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥7.800) - 29.897 / NEW <60-80%>
05./02. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 20.966 / 328.587 <80-100%> (-41%)
06./00. [PSV] Warriors Stars # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥6.800) - 15.796 / NEW <60-80%>
07./00. [PSV] Blue Reflection: Maboroshi ni Mau - Shoujo no Ken # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥6.800) - 15.295 / NEW <60-80%>
08./00. [PSV] Re:Zero - Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - Death or Kiss # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.03.30} (¥7.500) - 13.020 / NEW <60-80%>
09./03. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) - 11.784 / 150.574 <80-100%> (-36%)
10./04. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥8.400) - 11.486 / 151.359 <80-100%> (-35%)
11./06. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) - 9.046 / 3.727.572 <80-100%> (-12%)
12./00. [PSV] Chaos;Child: Love Chu Chu!! # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.03.30} (¥6.800) - 6.991 / NEW <60-80%>
13./09. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) - 6.660 / 260.872 <80-100%> (-19%)
14./05. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥6.900) - 6.520 / 174.276 <80-100%> (-37%)
15./12. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) - 6.516 / 1.112.392 <80-100%> (+1%)
16./00. [PS4] Re:Zero - Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - Death or Kiss # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.03.30} (¥7.500) - 6.195 / NEW <60-80%>
17./08. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts \ Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories> \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts II \ Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ \ Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep>> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) - 5.903 / 95.556 <80-100%> (-31%)
18./11. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 5.874 / 86.405 <80-100%> (-14%)
19./07. [PSV] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} (¥6.800) - 4.977 / 49.798 <80-100%> (-45%)
20./00. [PS4] Chaos;Child: Love Chu Chu!! # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.03.30} (¥7.800) - 4.147 / NEW <60-80%>
21./10. [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) - 3.859 / 67.008 <80-100%> (-48%)
22./20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) - 3.652 / 2.692.872 <80-100%> (-5%)
23./16. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) - 3.642 / 695.806 <80-100%> (-16%)
24./13. [PS4] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} (¥7.600) - 3.441 / 39.478 <80-100%> (-47%)
25./19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) - 3.327 / 238.566 <80-100%> (-14%)
26./22. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) - 3.269 / 159.818 <80-100%> (-5%)
27./17. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch <Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below \ Dragon Quest Heroes II> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} (¥8.800) - 3.062 / 42.306 <60-80%> (-26%)
28./14. [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash # <ACT> (Marvelous) {2017.03.16} (¥6.980) - 2.933 / 57.383 <80-100%> (-50%)
29./23. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2017.03.03} (¥4.990) - 2.812 / 26.955 <60-80%> (-14%)
30./30. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) - 2.769 / 306.146 <80-100%> (+12%)

Top 30

PS4 - 11
3DS - 7
NSW - 5
PSV - 5
WIU - 2

HARDWARE
Code:
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| 3DS # |     36.332 |     51.289 |     25.520 |    666.535 |    452.690 |  22.577.948 |
|  NSW  |     32.262 |     79.493 |            |    556.633 |            |     556.633 |
| PS4 # |     28.308 |     30.479 |     33.440 |    614.909 |    454.366 |   4.536.525 |
| PSV # |      7.330 |      7.529 |     17.741 |    197.388 |    379.678 |   5.444.807 |
|  PS3  |      1.516 |      1.818 |      1.170 |      9.995 |     22.397 |  10.267.714 |
|  WIU  |        523 |        383 |      2.678 |     15.927 |    154.669 |   3.295.665 |
| XB1 # |        242 |         85 |         87 |      3.943 |      2.154 |      76.891 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    106.513 |    171.076 |     80.636 |  2.065.330 |  1.465.954 |  46.756.183 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| XB1 S |        242 |         71 |            |      3.171 |            |       4.889 |
|PS4 Pro|      5.796 |      5.632 |            |     96.190 |            |     213.240 |
|  PS4  |     22.512 |     24.847 |     33.440 |    518.719 |    454.366 |   4.323.285 |
|  PSV  |      7.330 |      7.529 |     17.741 |    197.388 |    379.678 |   5.444.807 |
|  2DS  |      7.675 |      9.392 |            |    169.559 |            |     466.706 |
| n-3DS |     28.657 |     41.897 |     25.070 |    496.976 |    416.137 |   5.190.965 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
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Media Create Sales: Week 12, 2017 (Mar 20 - Mar 26)
 

Phediuk

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Quite respectable numbers for Ghost Recon.

Does Japan have an Ameriphile audience who's into American military games?
 

L~A

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Next week will be pretty interesting for Switch, since April is a slow month and there's no real release until April 20th, so...

Mario Sports Superstars did... okay-ish. Less than Mario Golf, though, but I guess my expectations for it were low.
 

Kresnik258

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Meh. I think that result is showing it's about time for Gust to drop Vita. Between this and Atelier Firis it's not really pulling its weight in multi-plat sales anymore (likely down to the fact that the audience is finally tired of poor-quality ports).

But otherwise, pretty crappy week for everything huh? Musou Stars slightly better than the bomba games like Arslan and Berserk but not by much; Blue Reflection just about hanging on to decent FW sales but nowhere close to Nights of Azure (or Atelier at its peak) and Mario Sports will probably have legs but it's still not great.

Meh.
 
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Ho-hum week. Switch holding at the sweet spot of 40-50k per week. If it can maintain that, it'll be in good shape.

Zelda and XX chugging along.
 

hiska-kun

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Some increases due to Spring holidays. Next week school back and graduate students start to work for the first time, big drops should be expected.
 

Soph

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Four new Vita games released this week, it's not dead Jim! Vita means life.
 
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Dat PS4 does not want to give up on that 30K baseline :)

I was expecting something worse for Musô Stars after KT said the game was underperforming. I guess they really thought that just putting Kasumi, Sophie and some furries in the same game was going to bring back the musô IP around 200K ?

More importantly, Horizon and Nier have their 200K and 300K locked at retail, something I'm quite happy with.
 

ZSaberLink

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Next week will be pretty interesting for Switch, since April is a slow month and there's no real release until April 20th, so...

Mario Sports Superstars did... okay-ish. Less than Mario Golf, though, but I guess my expectations for it were low.
Well my understanding was that Mario Golf was actually a pretty good game whereas Mario Sports Superstars is pretty mediocre.
 

sirronoh

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Good baseline for PS4. 3DS still quite attractive at its age. Good for the Switch too to continue its momentum. Things are OK in Japan and that's good to see entering Q2 of 2017.
 

black070

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Do we have an idea of how Gravity Rush 2 would be doing at this point ? It was last tracked at 102K.
 

Eolz

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Musou Stars :(
Good HW week, good following week for the top games as well.
Seems decent for Blue Reflection as well?
 

Zedark

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Several people say this is a good baseline for PS4, but it is the same level as last year, right? Isn't it likely going to fall below 30K next week due to the slow sales period?
 

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Breath of the Wild has great legs.

Not related but I really hope Splatoon gets released early in Summer, beginning of August at worst, end of June at best, but not counting on it.
 

Kresnik258

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I wonder if the Vita version of Blue Reflection has issues. Normally I'd expect it to do better.
The initial video they released looked okay but the footage I've seen since looks pretty downgraded (water in particular is hilarious) and not running pretty well (battles are like 20fps).

It's not as bad as Nights of Azure but yeah... Vita porting was never Gust's strong point.
 

Mpl90

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The initial video they released looked okay but the footage I've seen since looks pretty downgraded (water in particular is hilarious) and not running pretty well (battles are like 20fps).

It's not as bad as Nights of Azure but yeah... Vita porting was never Gust's strong point.
I was just curious and...is this the video you were referring to?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Splsdobg1Ts

Such variety in the frame rate.
 

thestopsign

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Several people say this is a good baseline for PS4, but it is the same level as last year, right? Isn't it likely going to fall below 30K next week due to the slow sales period?
It has been selling at a higher rate than it did last year, it'll be interesting to see if it can maintain that considering it has a thinner release slate for the rest of the year besides Dragon Quest XI.
 

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09./00. [PSV] Re:Zero - Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - Death or Kiss # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.03.30} (¥7.500) - 11.762 / NEW
17./00. [PS4] Re:Zero - Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - Death or Kiss # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.03.30} (¥7.500) - 6.331 / NEW

I almost want to feel bad for Subaru but he's a piece of crap and I can't bring myself to do it. I'll just go over and console Rem, who deserves better sales for being best girl by a country mile...
 

mclem

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Switch is still in the phase "selling out what's shipped", given the availability status over online stores.
Do we have any historical numbers we could reasonably interpret as "how many sales were made before there were units readily available" (i.e "what was the size of the initial demand")? We can't ever really judge how Switch is doing in the grand scheme of things until we reach the point where the initial demand has been met and units start lasting on shelves for more than five minutes!

I guess we'd have to cross-reference it with anecdotal evidence in the launch threads? ISTR both Vita and Wii U had plenty of stock at launch so they sold brilliantly in the first week but after that point fell away fairly significantly; I don't recall talk about how supply constrained the PS4 was at first.

What we can say for now is that it's healthy that Switch appears not to be at that point yet, but we can't really use the figures as a comparison without that metric.
 

ZSaberLink

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Do we have any historical numbers we could reasonably interpret as "how many sales were made before there were units readily available" (i.e "what was the size of the initial demand")? We can't ever really judge how Switch is doing in the grand scheme of things until we reach the point where the initial demand has been met and units start lasting on shelves for more than five minutes!

I guess we'd have to cross-reference it with anecdotal evidence in the launch threads? ISTR both Vita and Wii U had plenty of stock at launch so they sold brilliantly in the first week but after that point fell away fairly significantly; I don't recall talk about how supply constrained the PS4 was at first.

What we can say for now is that it's healthy that Switch appears not to be at that point yet, but we can't really use the figures as a comparison without that metric.
Probably the original Wii would work for this? You'll see how its sales were kind of crazy in March 2007 (like 77K -> 100K+ -> higher or something)
 

Kresnik258

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I was just curious and...is this the video you were referring to?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Splsdobg1Ts

Such variety in the frame rate.
Ha, not even that one no, although it's a fine representation too. This guy has been doing a playthrough on Vita:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0F0okvXE14

I mean, there's nothing inherently awful about it like Nights of Azure's terrible models and jaggies, but framerate is inconsistent throughout; graphics are clearly downgraded to hell and back in certain areas (check ground textures in battle) and things like water in the bath scene are literally hilarious PS1-era stuff.
 

noshten

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It's just a matter of seeing if Switch and Zelda/1 2 Switch continue to sell based on the shipments Nintendo makes next three weeks. Personally I expected a larger shipment for Japan the first month based on the initial 2 million figure that was touted. Not sure what exactly Nintendo meant by 2 million at launch unless a lot more was shipped in the US and the rest of the World compared to Japan. Personally I had though they would mirror the 3DS launch due to the stronger launch lineup and form factor.
It's possible Nintendo aren't shipping the additionally produced units until MK8D drops so Switch would be around 750k prior to the launch and clear a million with the release of MK8D.

What would be interesting to watch how large of a boost Zelda, 1/2 Switch and other Switch games get with MK8D's launch. It's going to be the first major shipment since the launch.
Also don't be surprised if they announce another Global Testfire for Splatoon in either April or May.
 

marc^o^

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Pretty decent for Switch considering supply issues.
If it's like in France, Switch is not even put on shelves, people have to reserve it and 3 weeks later, get it straight to the supply desk. This is at least how it goes at La Fnac des Ternes.
 

hiska-kun

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PS4 VS PS3

Code:
------------------------------------------------------------- 
|    |   PlayStation 3   |   PlayStation 4   |  Difference  | 
|    |    (2006/11/11)   |    (2014/02/22)   |              | 
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------| 
|Week|  Weekly |   LTD   |  Weekly |   LTD   |   PS4 - PS3  | 
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------| 
| 161|   57.782|3.964.309|   34.628|4.552.666|       588.357| 
| 162|   75.086|4.039.395|   30.733|4.583.399|       544.004|
| 163|  237.086|4.276.481|   30.057|4.613.456|       336.975|  
| 164|  110.519|4.387.000|         |         |              |  
| 165|  114.367|4.501.367|         |         |              |  
| 166|   61.591|4.562.958|         |         |              | 
| 167|   35.156|4.598.114|         |         |              | 
| 168|   26.966|4.625.080|         |         |              | 
| 169|   34.431|4.659.511|         |         |              |
| 170|   25.450|4.684.961|         |         |              |
| 171|   24.811|4.709.772|         |         |              |
| 172|   32.130|4.741.902|         |         |              |
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------|
Switch VS Other Launches


Code:
+--+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+
|  |    3DS   |    PSV   |    WIU   |    PS4   |    NSW   |
|La|2011.02.26|2011.12.17|2012.12.08|2014.02.22|2017.03.03|
+--+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+
| 1|   374.764|   324.859|   308.142|   309.154|   329.152|
| 2|   209.623|    72.479|   126.916|    65.685|    61.998|
| 3|    96.463|    42.648|   122.843|    35.294|    49.913|
| 4|    61.394|    42.915|    69.386|    29.677|    78.441|
| 5|    50.710|    18.361|    67.083|    30.201|    45.509|
| 6|    42.979|    15.219|    20.715|    23.327|          |
| 7|    32.910|    18.942|    16.654|    13.401|          |
| 8|    28.252|    17.141|    13.746|    13.034|          |
| 9|    23.038|    13.939|    12.959|    14.396|          |
|10|    28.413|    12.309|    12.185|    12.712|          |
|11|    29.149|    11.186|    10.744|    11.486|          |
|12|    18.324|    10.023|     9.633|     8.480|          |
+--+----------+----------+----------+----------+----------+
 

jonno394

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It's just a matter of seeing if Switch and Zelda/1 2 Switch continue to sell based on the shipments Nintendo makes next three weeks. Personally I expected a larger shipment for Japan the first month based on the initial 2 million figure that was touted. Not sure what exactly Nintendo meant by 2 million at launch unless a lot more was shipped in the US and the rest of the World compared to Japan where
It's possible Nintendo aren't shipping the additionally produced units until MK8D drops so Switch would be around 750k prior to the launch and clear a million with the release of MK8D.

What would be interesting to watch how large of a boost Zelda, 1/2 Switch and other Switch games get with MK8D's launch. It's going to be the first major shipment since the launch.
Also don't be surprised if they announce another Global Testfire for Splatoon in either April or May.
Didn't people extrapolate that the Switch had 1.5m sales at launch worldwide. This meant that for the remainder of March there was a minimum of 500k to go round and Japan got around 200k for the rest of the month, so 300k for the ROW at minimum for the rest of March. That's not a lot to go round tbh.

This doesn't factor in to the "increased production" that people mentioned prior to launch though.