Media Create Sales: Week 21, 2017 (May 22 - May 28)

goldage

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Handheld entries typically come out during the summer. If Taiko comes out this year it will be a November release. That's why you can only really compare it to the home console versions.
ah didnt notice that pattern

it seems handheld versions are doing even better since they dont have the benefit of being near the holiday
lol

I think the reason Taiko Wii sold more than 100k is because the console attracted many casual customers at that time, and Taiko is one of those games that suit them, easy to pick up and play.

I could be wrong though
yeh this seems to be the case, same goes for the ds versions

it looks like 3ds versions suffered a bit due to psp/psv versions but i dont think that mattered much, the general pattern is big numbers for the initial version(s) and then later iterations on the same console drop in sales dramatically

one question, how many total 3ds units were sold up until a week before Monster Hunter 4 launch?
are u trying to compare switch mh numbers? then you'll wanna look at mh3 3ds sales week

3.234.299

switch will be at roughly half or at most 2/3 the install base by the time mh arrives
 

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I'm not saying they have to as skip vita, just that I wonder why they limited themselves to vita.
You could also think the other way, why were there 3DS only games when they could have had extra sales from a Vita SKU?

Since you really don't seem to know, bar Time Travellers, Virtue's Last Reward and Exstetra there was almost no japanese game that was 3DS/PSV
These three games were single player only and two of them were released very early in the consoles lifecycle, the three also bombed (they're all <50k combined LTD)

I let you manage the rest of the thinking.
 

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Japanese Nintendo eShop Charts - as of June 2nd, 2017, 20:54 GMT {2017.05.19 - 2017.06.02}

01. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Mojang/Microsoft)
02. SnipperClips: Cut it out together! (Nintendo)
03. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo)
04. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Capcom)
05. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Yacht Club Games)
06. Seiken Densetsu Collection (Square Enix)
07. Battle Sports Mekuru (Over Pence)
08. World of Goo (Tomorrow Corporation)
09. Thumper (Droll LLC)
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
11. Kamiko (Circle)
12. Mr. Shifty (tinyBuild)
13. ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters '99 (Hamster)
14. ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 3 (Hamster)
15. Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation)
 

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I kinda wonder what Nintendo would name a Switch successor 5-6+ years from now if it turns out to be a big success. They've never really followed a traditional naming scheme for systems that are direct follow-ups to previous ones (NES->SNES, GB->GBA, Wii->WiiU, DS->3DS). Could the Switch be the first time they actually just name it Switch 2? I mean I guess Super Switch has a nice alliteration to it.

Just please no Switch U.
 

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I kinda wonder what Nintendo would name a Switch successor 5-6+ years from now if it turns out to be a big success. They've never really followed a traditional naming scheme for systems that are direct follow-ups to previous ones (NES->SNES, GB->GBA, Wii->WiiU, DS->3DS). Could the Switch be the first time they actually just name it Switch 2? I mean I guess Super Switch has a nice alliteration to it.

Just please no Switch U.
Switch (2nd gen)
 

ZSaberLink

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You could also think the other way, why were there 3DS only games when they could have had extra sales from a Vita SKU?

Since you really don't seem to know, bar Time Travellers, Virtue's Last Reward and Exstetra there was almost no japanese game that was 3DS/PSV
These three games were single player only and two of them were released very early in the consoles lifecycle, the three also bombed (they're all <50k combined LTD)

I let you manage the rest of the thinking.
I don't think the games bombed because they were cross-platform. There wasn't demand for them, either because they were unappealing or niche to begin with, not marketed properly, or bad products.

@Mpl90 Didn't have the time to post the dengeki yet, probably will get to it over the weekend.
 

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Japanese Nintendo eShop Charts - as of June 2nd, 2017, 20:54 GMT {2017.05.19 - 2017.06.02}

01. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Mojang/Microsoft)

02. SnipperClips: Cut it out together! (Nintendo)
03. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo)
04. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Capcom)
05. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Yacht Club Games)
06. Seiken Densetsu Collection (Square Enix)
07. Battle Sports Mekuru (Over Pence)
08. World of Goo (Tomorrow Corporation)
09. Thumper (Droll LLC)
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
11. Kamiko (Circle)
12. Mr. Shifty (tinyBuild)
13. ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters '99 (Hamster)
14. ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 3 (Hamster)
15. Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation)
this won't change until Splatoon 2 release, correct?
 

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I kinda wonder what Nintendo would name a Switch successor 5-6+ years from now if it turns out to be a big success. They've never really followed a traditional naming scheme for systems that are direct follow-ups to previous ones (NES->SNES, GB->GBA, Wii->WiiU, DS->3DS). Could the Switch be the first time they actually just name it Switch 2? I mean I guess Super Switch has a nice alliteration to it.

Just please no Switch U.
I didn't know it but I need a Nintendo Super Switch!
 

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are u trying to compare switch mh numbers? then you'll wanna look at mh3 3ds sales week

3.234.299

switch will be at roughly half or at most 2/3 the install base by the time mh arrives
seems like shipping over two million for a monster hunter launch is pretty impossible lol, not to say there is gonna be a Splatoon 2 launch a month before
 

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Not that it is expected to change before Arms but according to gamesmaya it's another week of steady supply for Switch, maybe slightly up.

As for Monster Hunter I don't see where some crazy expectations come from. It's a direct port of a game that was released 5 months before on 3DS. With that version heading for a 2m LTD and the original MHX stopping at 3,4m there isn't a lot of space left for additional big growth.
 

Mpl90

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Are there more infos / news about how is Arms doing at preorders in Japan? I know it improved on Amazon.co.jp, and it was a sustained improvement compared to its earlier baseline

http://www.rankbank.net/amaran/history/?date=17060315&cat=videogames&asin=B071CNRZZC

(You can see how things changed right after the first Global Testpunch round, on May 27th)

But its current situation on Comgnet is "strange": it's at 29pts, it didn't see that much improvement, if not almost nothing since the first session happened.

So, I wanted to see if there are more preorders impressions from different retailers in Japan.
 

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ARMS probably will be much bigger in the west than JP.

Fighting games (outside smash) haven't been doing too hot in JP lately.
 

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Are there more infos / news about how is Arms doing at preorders in Japan? I know it improved on Amazon.co.jp, and it was a sustained improvement compared to its earlier baseline

http://www.rankbank.net/amaran/history/?date=17060315&cat=videogames&asin=B071CNRZZC

(You can see how things changed right after the first Global Testpunch round, on May 27th)

But its current situation on Comgnet is "strange": it's at 29pts, it didn't see that much improvement, if not almost nothing since the first session happened.

So, I wanted to see if there are more preorders impressions from different retailers in Japan.
Did splatoon even get that many pre orders this close to release from comgnet.
 

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Neither of those games got close to the same level of discussion that MH is getting now (or previously). I don't think he missed that at all, the situations just aren't comparable. MH has basically been dominating discussion for weeks if not months.
DQ and Persona both got weeks of discussions. Like I said, MH is a one of the biggest third party games.

wanna ban/avatar bet regarding mh coming to ps4?
Avatar bet, but lets get some more people in on it.

I remember how persona q is not canon as it is released on 3ds bruh.
PQ is the shallowest of all canons: entire story happened in a parallel dimension that everyone forgot lol
 

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Oh, it took a while but ARMS went from 12th to 5th on New Releases in the hourly ranking on Amazon JP.

It wasn't immediate after the testpunch earlier in the day.
 

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so do we know if the switch is still sold out everywhere in japan? amazon.co.jp doesnt seem to have it in stock (aside of third party sellers that are selling it for 40000 yen).

im curious how switch will fare in the upcoming months

we have Arms, Splatoon 2, Monster Hunter XX and DQ X (possibly FE Warriors) all comming out in a span of 3 months with some minor titles like fate extella or nights of azure 2
 

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so do we know if the switch is still sold out everywhere in japan? amazon.co.jp doesnt seem to have it in stock (aside of third party sellers that are selling it for 40000 yen).

im curious how switch will fare in the upcoming months

we have Arms, Splatoon 2, Monster Hunter XX and DQ X (possibly FE Warriors) all comming out in a span of 3 months with some minor titles like fate extella or nights of azure 2
It is still sold out and will stay sold out.
 

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okay so its a supply issue... man nintendo really needs to build those things faster...
yeah. Hope they can do something for Splatoon 2's japanese release.
it's bad even outside japan. can't find a switch or it's controllers anywhere in my city
 

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If you're only able to produce 27K Switches a week indefinitely, at some point you've effectively consigned your platform to poor sales.

Like imagine still being at this point in December. You'd be vastly below expected results.
It makes you wonder whether Nintendo didn't expect this thing to blow up like it did, so they thought the 2-3m available in March would cover the sales through until the likes of Splatoon 2 arrive in Summer?

Nintendo ordered a specific amount of machines to be manufactured for launch with a specific monthly amount thereafter just to supplement the 3m over the months if necessary, and then they had big runs scheduled for Splatoon 2 and the following weeks, and their typical big Holiday period amounting to a manufacturing schedule of 10m units between launch and end of March 2018.

I'd like to imagine that Nintendo and the manufacturers have agreed upon additional units being made now outside of their original order, but maybe scheduling conflicts or supply constraints re: screen, memory are slowing things down.
 

MTC100

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If you're only able to produce 27K Switches a week indefinitely, at some point you've effectively consigned your platform to poor sales.

Like imagine still being at this point in December. You'd be vastly below expected results.
Nintendo is said to produce 18 million by the end of march 2018 though, so I guess we will see a (worldwide) increase in shipments very soon, maybe right when ARMS launches, maybe when Splatoon 2 hits, we'll see but it will happen eventually...

I'd like to imagine that Nintendo and the manufacturers have agreed upon additional units being made now outside of their original order, but maybe scheduling conflicts or supply constraints re: screen, memory are slowing things down.
News has it, that they are already battling with apple for those 32GB Nand Memory units. They seem to be the same as in apples iphones and it doesn't help much that all the new ones come with 32GB (and most android phones are going that direction too).
 

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If you're only able to produce 27K Switches a week indefinitely, at some point you've effectively consigned your platform to poor sales.

Like imagine still being at this point in December. You'd be vastly below expected results.
Well. it depends on the case though. I mean lets said the most Switch we got in Japan is 30k a week but in US, they doubled the amount there. So it should be....positive thing too?
 

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Dengeki Online Sales: Week 21, 2017 (May 22 - May 28)

01./00. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} - 33,332 / NEW
02./01. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} - 21,497 / 521,567
03./00. [NSW] Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Capcom) {2017.05.26} - 17,078 / NEW
04./00. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 (Arc System Works) {2017.05.25} - 12,517 / NEW
05./02. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} - 8,628 / 1,576,610
06./03. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} - 8,211 / 466,860
07./05. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} - 6,285 / 147,790
08./00. [PSV] Marginal 4: Road to Galaxy (Idea Factory) {2017.05.25} - 4,083 / NEW
09./07. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} - 3,612 / 311,152
10./04. [PS4] Prey (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.05.18} - 3,035 / 10,452
11./16. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} - 3,017 / 74,022
12./11. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} - 2,950 / 756,316
13./14. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} - 2,886 / 233,368
14./15. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} - 2,800 / 1,063,380
15./00. [PSV] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo) {2017.05.25} - 2,772 / NEW
16./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} - 2,739 / 166,820
17./06. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} - 2,711 / 191,567
18./13. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} - 2,533 / 96,665
19./12. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} - 2,417 / 118,353
20./00. [PSV] Love of Renai Koutei of Love! (Entergram) {2017.05.25} - 2,406 / NEW
21./19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} - 2,322 / 272,107
22./10. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition (From Software) {2017.04.20} - 2,317 / 62,245
23./28. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} - 2,183 / 957,827
24./21. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} - 2,111 / 203,473
25./08. [3DS] Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death (Koei Tecmo) {2017.05.11} - 2,044 / 15,221
26./22. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} - 2,033 / 2,637,789
27./26. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} - 1,975 / 1,092,646
28./25. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} - 1,935 / 97,068
29./00. [PS4] Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Collection (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.05.25} - 1,894 / NEW
30./23. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} - 1,883 / 207,947
31./20. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} - 1,856 / 177,953
32./29. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} - 1,750 / 307,217
33./30. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} - 1,706 / 1,561,602
34./31. [3DS] Cube Creator DX (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} - 1,700 / 15,317
35./27. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} - 1,694 / 209,593
36./24. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} - 1,661 / 1,703,610
37./00. [PS4] Hyper Light Drifter (Active Gaming Media) {2017.05.25} - 1,539 / NEW
38./33. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} - 1,411 / 217,009
39./34. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 [Konami the Best] (Konami) {2017.04.13} - 1,369 / 14,497
40./35. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} - 1,233 / 524,849
41./32. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} - 1,217 / 104,729
42./09. [PS4] Danganronpa 1 + 2 Reload (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.05.18} - 1,189 / 4,795
43./37. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} - 1,183 / 126,669
44./110. [PS4] PlayStation VR WORLDS (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} - 1,150 / 26,983
45./44. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} - 1,100 / 176,692
46./40. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} - 950 / 2,421,082
47./48. [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Mini Mini Animal (Nippon Columbia) {2017.04.06} - 939 / 11,587
48./36. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2: The Maiden Who Fell into Darkness and the Book of Beginnings (Aqua Plus) {2017.04.20} - 919 / 42,313
49./45. [PSV] Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} - 883 / 144,898
50./53. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Capcom) {2017.01.26} - 839 / 325,987

SOFTWARE
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| Model | This Week | Week(%)  | FY 2017     | FY(%)   |
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| PS4   | 102,745   | 37.8%    | 651,511     | 21.2%   |
| 3DS   | 74,385    | 27.3%    | 1,230,557   | 40.0%   |
| Switch| 54,693    | 20.1%    | 799,410     | 26.0%   |
| Vita  | 28,475    | 10.5%    | 277,425     | 9.0%    |
| Wii U | 7,864     | 2.9%     | 87,068      | 2.8%    |
| PS3   | 2,930     | 1.1%     | 27,923      | 0.9%    |
| X One | 926       | 0.3%     | 3,307       | 0.1%    |
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| Total | 272,018   | 100.0%   | 3,077,201   | 100.0%  |
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| Model | This Week | Week(%)  | FY 2017     | FY(%)   |
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| Switch| 24,612    | 38.4%    | 328,263     | 46.4%   |
| PS4   | 18,422    | 28.7%    | 157,555     | 22.3%   |
| 3DS   | 13,455    | 21.0%    | 143,407     | 20.3%   |
| Vita  | 4,623     | 7.2%     | 43,441      | 6.1%    |
| 2DS   | 2,499     | 3.9%     | 28,584      | 4.0%    |
| PS3   | 280       | 0.4%     | 3,232       | 0.5%    |
| Wii U | 163       | 0.3%     | 1,744       | 0.2%    |
| X One | 108       | 0.2%     | 609         | 0.1%    |
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| Total | 64,162    | 100.0%   | 706,835     | 100.0%  |
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Dengeki Online Sales: Week 20, 2017 (May 15 - May 21)


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thestopsign

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If you're only able to produce 27K Switches a week indefinitely, at some point you've effectively consigned your platform to poor sales.

Like imagine still being at this point in December. You'd be vastly below expected results.
I've theorized that Nintendo have pulled shipments from May and June here to produce the bundles for Splatoon and Monster Hunter in July and August. Hopefully they can time their production surge at the same time and basically have a soft relaunch of the Switch.
 

MTC100

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What do you guys think about the decline of the 3DS by the way? Is it just a coincidence or are people no longer interested into that system because of the Monster Hunter Switch announcement?

Hopefully they can time their production surge at the same time and basically have a soft relaunch of the Switch.
Ohh... this relaunch will be anything but soft I guess, this will be the hardest relaunch in history!!! (I hope)
 

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What do you guys think about the decline of the 3DS by the way? Is it just a coincidence or are people no longer interested into that system because of the Monster Hunter Switch announcement?
It's an old system and its successor has launched, not really unusual if you ask me.
 

ZSaberLink

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What do you guys think about the decline of the 3DS by the way? Is it just a coincidence or are people no longer interested into that system because of the Monster Hunter Switch announcement?
It's an old system and its successor has launched, not really unusual if you ask me.
I think you drew the wrong conclusion from the lower 3DS sales. It's just the usual lower sales in May. It's still selling a bit more than last year these past couple of weeks, which is pretty crazy for a console in its 6th year. It probably has nothing to do with Switch yet. PS4 is selling worse than last year though this May, probably due to the lack of popular new games releasing :/.

Week 19 (This year vs. Last year using MC hardware #s)
17.526 | 17.595
Week 20
18.060 | 15.406
Week 21
18.295 | 15.663
 

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It's officially called the Nintendo Switch unlike PlayStation/Xbox which do not have their respective manufacturer in the title.
 

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seems like shipping over two million for a monster hunter launch is pretty impossible lol, not to say there is gonna be a Splatoon 2 launch a month before
Not that it is expected to change before Arms but according to gamesmaya it's another week of steady supply for Switch, maybe slightly up.

As for Monster Hunter I don't see where some crazy expectations come from. It's a direct port of a game that was released 5 months before on 3DS. With that version heading for a 2m LTD and the original MHX stopping at 3,4m there isn't a lot of space left for additional big growth.
1m ltd at the least seems pretty reasonable no? there is plenty of time until mh5 and it'll keep selling til then, i dont think it'll have less legs just because the port is coming early

mh3p was at 4m+ when mh3g was released, mh for switch has similar gap for growth imo
mh3p hd was also released for the ps3 a few months before mh3g

i think the early release actually benefits mh switch since mh xx 3ds sold worse than it should have, indicating quite a few people holding off for the switch version

one thing that will diminish its sales compared to mh3g is that mh5 should be released next year instead of nearly 2 years later like mh4

mh3g is also an expansion compared to mhxx switch but i think people transitioning to a newer platform in time for the next sequel is the bigger factor in sales

Avatar bet, but lets get some more people in on it.
nah this is personal! me and u only

ill bet that ps4 wont get a same day release with mh5 switch, only a port later down the road if it even happens

there definitely wont be any custom western version exclusively for ps4

It makes you wonder whether Nintendo didn't expect this thing to blow up like it did, so they thought the 2-3m available in March would cover the sales through until the likes of Splatoon 2 arrive in Summer?

Nintendo ordered a specific amount of machines to be manufactured for launch with a specific monthly amount thereafter just to supplement the 3m over the months if necessary, and then they had big runs scheduled for Splatoon 2 and the following weeks, and their typical big Holiday period amounting to a manufacturing schedule of 10m units between launch and end of March 2018.

I'd like to imagine that Nintendo and the manufacturers have agreed upon additional units being made now outside of their original order, but maybe scheduling conflicts or supply constraints re: screen, memory are slowing things down.
they're still producing 3ds and was producing the nes classic, they had planned for 3ds to survive til end of this year just in case switch had a slow start

it's only been 3 months since the switch has been released so they've needed a little bit of time to get their production up

they've definitely been holding back stock, im guessing 75k-100k for arms week is a high possibility and then average sales, either 25k or 40k until splatoon 2 when they start unleashing stock at a high pace
 

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USF2 only had that Switch momentum going for it. Surprised it beat out GGXR2, though the latter had better sell rate.
 

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Nothing too exciting this week in terms of milestones..

Looks like it'll eventually cross to 200K, but seeing its drops I don't think it'll get much past that :(.
17./06. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} - 2,711 / 191,567

DBHeroes Ultimate mission X looks to be hitting 150K next week
07./05. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} - 6,285 / 147,790


15./00. [PSV] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo) {2017.05.25} - 2,772 / NEW
Seems similar to the PS3's version debut and much better than Switch's nonexistent one.

Titles nearing 100K. Both should cross it in the next couple of weeks.
18./13. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} - 2,533 / 96,665
28./25. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} - 1,935 / 97,068

Random update on RE7.
50./53. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Capcom) {2017.01.26} - 839 / 325,987
 

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If you're only able to produce 27K Switches a week indefinitely, at some point you've effectively consigned your platform to poor sales.

Like imagine still being at this point in December. You'd be vastly below expected results.
I'd think the current sub40K is from the bundles and building up stock for launch weeks.

I really have no reason to doubt the multiple reports for upping production, question remains how long such negotiations will take to materialize.
 

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Well I imagine the extra 0.74 million they shipped in March were meant to be April(and May)'s shipments.
 

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Titles nearing 100K. Both should cross it in the next couple of weeks.
18./13. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} - 2,533 / 96,665
28./25. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} - 1,935 / 97,068
By couple you mean two, right?..
 

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Well I imagine the extra 0.74 million they shipped in March were meant to be April(and May)'s shipments.
thats spread over 3 regions and switch sold 600k by march 31st which is the exact number nintendo said they shipped up until that period

if anything it's golden week where they shipped more than usual since april had same stock each week, they're also holding back stock for arms and switching to bundles for splat/mh
 

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I figured it was something about the last few weeks that was really painting our views.

The average is 40K (excluding launch and week thereafter), with the sudden drop after Golden Week/MK8D can definitely be argued to be correlated/related, with volume moving either westerward or into the week of (though week of transition doesn't quite support previous data where trends are roughly similar. (On the average, I also excluded the spike shipments on week 12 and 17, so the average is actually higher than what I am presenting here. Added second plot which is full weekly average comparison.)

They had a fairly consistent behavior in shipment/figures before the last three weeks post Golden Week. This suggests that this is not their normal production/shipment volume, and I think can definitely be used to err on the idea that (a.) they either burned a large amount of surplus, or (b.) are withholding volume.
 

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thats spread over 3 regions and switch sold 600k by march 31st which is the exact number nintendo said they shipped up until that period

if anything it's golden week where they shipped more than usual since april had same stock each week, they're also holding back stock for arms and switching to bundles for splat/mh
Wait when did they say that?

Did the Switch version not chart?
Didn't appear in the top 50 of launch week so was less than 2769 copies (according to famitsu top 50)
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