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Sales-Age Media Create Sales: Week 35, 2019 (Aug 26 - Sep 01)

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Media Create Sales: Week 35, 2019 (Aug 26 - Sep 01)

01./00. [PS4] Azur Lane: Crosswave # <STG> (Compile Heart) {2019.08.29} (¥7.800)
02./00. [NSW] Astral Chain # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.08.30} (¥7.980)
03./01. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980)
04./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200)
05./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980)
06./05. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} (¥6.980)
07./08. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700)
08./07. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600)
09./10. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980)
10./00. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980)

Top 10

NSW - 9
PS4 - 1


Famitsu Sales: Week 35, 2019 (Aug 26 - Sep 01)

01./00. [PS4] Azur Lane: Crosswave # <STG> (Compile Heart) {2019.08.29} (¥7.800) - 33.763 / NEW <80-100%>
02./00. [NSW] Astral Chain # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.08.30} (¥7.980) - 32.236 / NEW <80-100%>
03./01. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) - 22.580 / 582.001 <80-100%> (+0%)
04./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 11.114 / 3.233.205 <80-100%> (+27%)
05./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 9.725 / 2.431.605 <80-100%> (+28%)
06./05. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) - 9.715 / 144.136 <80-100%> (+14%)
07./06. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 9.340 / 907.250 <80-100%> (+10%)
08./07. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} (¥6.980) - 7.641 / 229.097 <80-100%> (-3%)
09./15. [NSW] Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) - 6.697 / 1.619.353 <80-100%> (+72%)
10./11. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 5.544 / 1.097.721 <80-100%> (+19%)
11./12. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [2][Best Price] <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.07.18} (¥2.990) - 5.152 / 31.298 <60-80%> (+25%)
12./16. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 4.982 / 1.390.540 <80-100%> (+37%)
13./14. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 4.637 / 3.145.071 <80-100%> (+16%)
14./02. [PS4] Oninaki <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.08.22} (¥5.800) - 4.562 / 18.751 <60-80%> (-68%)
15./10. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball <SPT> (Konami) {2019.06.27} (¥6.980) - 4.421 / 153.258 <80-100%> (-5%)
16./03. [NSW] Oninaki <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.08.22} (¥5.800) - 4.269 / 16.999 <60-80%> (-66%)
17./09. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game <SPT> (Sega) {2019.07.24} (¥4.990) - 3.868 / 44.274 <60-80%> (-19%)
18./18. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) - 3.269 / 676.210 <80-100%> (+14%)
19./13. [PS4] Professional Baseball Spirits 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2019.07.18} (¥8.800) - 3.051 / 241.594 <80-100%> (-26%)
20./17. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4: We Are Looking Up at the Same Sky <RPG> (Level 5) {2019.06.20} (¥5.980) - 2.961 / 263.956 <80-100%> (-13%)
21./00. [NSW] Towaware no Palm # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.08.30} (¥5.990) - 2.469 / NEW <40-60%>
22./21. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) - 2.436 / 363.107 <80-100%> (+28%)
23./00. [NSW] Friday The 13th: The Game - Ultimate Slasher Edition <Friday the 13th: The Game \ Friday the 13th: The Game - Paranoia> <ACT> (Natsume Atari) {2019.08.29} (¥4.800) - 2.341 / NEW <40-60%>
24./00. [NSW] Psikyo Shooting Library Vol.2 <Samurai Aces \ Tengai \ Sengoku Cannon \ Gunbird \ Gunbird 2 \ Gunbarich> # <STG> (City Connection) {2019.08.29} (¥3.800) - 2.148 / NEW <60-80%>
25./00. [PS4] Immortal: Unchained <RPG> (Oizumi Amuzio) {2019.08.29} (¥6.400) - 1.931 / NEW <40-60%>
26./00. [PSV] Kannagi no Mori Satsukiame Tsuzuri <ADV> (Matatabi) {2019.08.29} (¥6.800) - 1.848 / NEW <60-80%>
27./24. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 1.816 / 1.998.038 <80-100%> (+15%)
28./27. [NSW] Doraemon: Story of Seasons <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.06.13} (¥6.100) - 1.743 / 90.675 <80-100%> (+15%)
29./23. [NSW] Tetris 99 <PZL> (Nintendo) {2019.08.09} (¥3.418) - 1.583 / 8.221 <20-40%> (-3%)
30./00. [NSW] Brothers Conflict: Precious Baby for Nintendo Switch # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2019.08.29} (¥6.800) - 1.549 / NEW <60-80%>

Top 30


NSW - 24
PS4 - 5
PSV - 1

HARDWARE
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+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  NSW  |     90.553 |     30.072 |     41.125 |  1.953.402 |  1.600.210 |   8.842.948 |
| PS4 # |     10.924 |      9.746 |     17.564 |    761.232 |  1.140.076 |   8.313.322 |
| 3DS # |      1.934 |      2.227 |      7.715 |    158.152 |    413.822 |  24.463.116 |
| XB1 # |         57 |         44 |        144 |      4.390 |     10.392 |     107.321 |
| PSV # |         50 |         67 |      2.325 |     37.098 |    142.048 |   5.862.452 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    103.518 |     42.156 |     68.895 |  2.914.274 |  3.308.450 |  47.589.159 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| XB1 X |         34 |         32 |        109 |      2.995 |      7.183 |      16.451 |
| XB1 S |         23 |         12 |         35 |      1.395 |      3.209 |      18.868 |
|PS4 Pro|      4.615 |      4.008 |      4.803 |    274.904 |    276.845 |   1.247.494 |
|  PS4  |      6.309 |      5.738 |     12.761 |    486.328 |    863.231 |   7.065.828 |
|  PSV  |         50 |         67 |      2.325 |     37.098 |    142.048 |   5.862.452 |
|n-2DSLL|      1.725 |      2.003 |      5.002 |    129.160 |    257.715 |   1.073.404 |
| n-3DS |        209 |        224 |      2.408 |     27.901 |    138.881 |   5.883.726 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Dengeki Online Sales: Week 35, 2019 (Aug 26 - Sep 01)

01./00. [NSW] Astral Chain (Nintendo) {2019.08.30} - 35,487 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Azur Lane: Crosswave (Compile Heart) {2019.08.29} - 34,106 / NEW
03./01. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} - 22,333 / 540,878
04./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} - 11,550 / 3,304,360
05./06. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} - 9,922 / 947,575
06./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} - 8,718 / 2,278,377
07./07. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} - 7,628 / 251,269
08./05. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} - 7,553 / 144,566
09./09. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} - 5,771 / 1,106,886
10./02. [PS4] Oninaki (Square Enix) {2019.08.22} - 4,800 / 20,080
11./10. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball (Konami) {2019.06.27} - 4,733 / 157,875
12./13. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2019.07.18} - 4,706 / 30,622
13./15. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} - 3,994 / 3,081,465
14./11. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega) {2019.07.24} - 3,878 / 42,116
15./17. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} - 3,747 / 1,074,032
16./03. [NSW] Oninaki (Square Enix) {2019.08.22} - 3,700 / 15,940
17./16. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} - 3,629 / 707,444
18./14. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4: We Are Looking Up at the Same Sky (Level 5) {2019.06.20} - 3,228 / 263,982
19./12. [PS4] Professional Baseball Spirits 2019 (Konami) {2019.07.18} - 2,794 / 238,887
20./20. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} - 2,312 / 379,297
21./00. [NSW] Friday The 13th: The Game - Ultimate Slasher Edition (Natsume Atari) {2019.08.29} - 2,064 / NEW
22./19. [NSW] Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} - 2,000 / 878,183
23./22. [NSW] Tetris 99 (Nintendo) {2019.08.09} - 1,989 / 8,966
24./00. [PS4] Dead or School (Studio Nanafushi) {2019.08.29} - 1,967 / NEW
25./00. [PS4] Immortal: Unchained (Oizumi Amuzio) {2019.08.29} - 1,767 / NEW
26./00. [NSW] Psikyo Shooting Library Vol.2 (City Connection) {2019.08.29} - 1,739 / NEW
27./00. [NSW] Towaware no Palm (Capcom) {2019.08.30} - 1,650 / NEW
28./26. [NSW] Doraemon: Story of Seasons (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.06.13} - 1,639 / 94,859
29./23. [NSW] Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} - 1,617 / 714,724
30./00. [NSW] Dead or School (Studio Nanafushi) {2019.08.29} - 1,565 / NEW
31./00. [PSV] Kannagi no Mori Satsukiame Tsuzuri (Matatabi) {2019.08.29} - 1,556 / NEW
32./00. [NSW] Brothers Conflict: Precious Baby for Nintendo Switch (Idea Factory) {2019.08.29} - 1,400 / NEW
33./27. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} - 1,346 / 41,271
34./18. [NSW] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet - Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.08.08} - 1,317 / 20,992
35./30. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} - 1,306 / 1,852,702
36./00. [NSW] Raspberry Cube (iMel) {2019.08.29} - 1,231 / NEW
37./00. [PS4] Raspberry Cube (iMel) {2019.08.29} - 1,194 / NEW
38./25. [NSW] Rune Factory 4 Special (Marvelous) {2019.07.25} - 1,183 / 53,309
39./36. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris [Special Price] (Sega) {2019.08.08} - 1,171 / 6,119
40./33. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} - 1,159 / 773,933
41./31. [PS4] Judgment [New Price Edition] (Sega) {2019.07.18} - 1,047 / 11,288
42./32. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle (Koei Tecmo) {2019.07.04} - 1,039 / 41,639
43./35. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} - 1,029 / 50,534
44./34. [NSW] Yoshi's Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} - 1,029 / 177,211
45./37. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Gakkou Seikatsu Hajimerun Desu (Nippon Columbia) {2019.07.18} - 1,006 / 17,563
46./29. [PS4] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega) {2019.07.24} - 1,000 / 15,725
47./38. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} - 933 / 44,995
48./28. [PSV] Professional Baseball Spirits 2019 (Konami) {2019.07.18} - 859 / 59,051
49./40. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] (Konami) {2018.11.29} - 824 / 35,936
50./39. [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.06.27} - 807 / 13,506

Top 50

NSW - 36
PS4 - 12
PSV - 2

SOFTWARE
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| Model | This Week | Week(%)  | FY 2019     | FY(%)   |
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| Switch| 191,029   | 64.8%    | 4,294,631   | 64.3%   |
| PS4   | 88,462    | 30.0%    | 1,933,732   | 29.0%   |
| 3DS   | 9,632     | 3.3%     | 272,009     | 4.1%    |
| Vita  | 4,940     | 1.7%     | 155,486     | 2.3%    |
| ETC   | 582       | 0.2%     | 19,039      | 0.3%    |
--------------------------------------------------------
| Total | 294,645   | 100.0%   | 6,674,897   | 100.0%  |
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HARDWARE
Code:
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| Model | This Week | Week(%)  | FY 2019     | FY(%)   |
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| Switch| 75,765    | 85.1%    | 970,477     | 70.3%   |
| PS4   | 11,144    | 12.5%    | 335,839     | 24.3%   |
| 3DS   | 2,015     | 2.3%     | 66,336      | 4.8%    |
| ETC   | 69        | 0.1%     | 2,860       | 0.2%    |
| Vita  | 62        | 0.1%     | 5,464       | 0.4%    |
--------------------------------------------------------
| Total | 89,055    | 100.0%   | 1,380,976   | 100.0%  |
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Media Create Sales: Week 34, 2019 (Aug 19 - Aug 25)
 
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Japan don't seem to like Astral Chain all that much?

I wonder why it didn't do at least 100k?
If I understand correctly, the percentages after titles are how much of the shipment was sold. And AC sold 80-100%.
If thats true, it would be kinda hard selling over 60k of units that don't exist.
 
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Anyone want to explain to me that boost in Switch sales?
Based on my own personal observations and checking Nintendo’s website, the new switch model was made available starting that week here in Japan. While shopping in Tokyo yesterday I noticed one store specifically was saleing the new model at the entrance of the store (as well as the new monster hunter as well) for those that just wanted it immediately without going into the store. So that’s probably the reason for the boost, the new model finally being available.
 
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If I understand correctly, the percentages after titles are how much of the shipment was sold. And AC sold 80-100%.
If thats true, it would be kinda hard selling over 60k of units that don't exist.
True but you don't see many Police games on consoles these days and would assume the Japanese would love a Cop Drama on the Switch!

Seems the UK loved it enough to get to Number 1 since we do so many Police/Detective Dramas.
 
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Japan don't seem to like Astral Chain all that much?

I wonder why it didn't do at least 100k?
It's because Platinum's typical character action games aren't popular anymore in Japan, and Japan's voucher program is extremely enticing for expensive games like this and Fire Emblem (like you get 2 games for the price of Astral Chain + a little more). Thus it's possible some sales were shifted to digital (Nier Automata and Metal Gear Rising were exceptions and sold a lot more).

WIU Bayonetta 2 33.114 48.462 Nintendo 20/09/2014
SWI Bayonetta 2 [All Versions] 9.471 38.266 Nintendo 17/05/2018

As an example of another publisher's action game, DMCV didn't even sell 200K.
62 Devil May Cry V 122.838 183.627 Capcom 08/03/2019


Based on my own personal observations and checking Nintendo’s website, the new switch model was made available starting that week here in Japan. While shopping in Tokyo yesterday I noticed one store specifically was saleing the new model at the entrance of the store (as well as the new monster hunter as well) for those that just wanted it immediately without going into the store. So that’s probably the reason for the boost, the new model finally being available.
Yeh you're correct ranma! The new Switch model was released on 8/30 and was heavily advertised. The battery life is a huge draw.
 
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I still look at all Switch sales with a mental asterisk seeing as they consolidated the 3DS base and their traditional console base into one. And when you take into account how portable-centric Japan is, this shit didn't take a fortune teller to predict. Still good on them, it's a great little machine.
 
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I still look at all Switch sales with a mental asterisk seeing as they consolidated the 3DS base and their traditional console base into one. And when you take into account how portable-centric Japan is, this shit didn't take a fortune teller to predict. Still good on them, it's a great little machine.
Yeah. I'm curious to see what the Lite version is gonna do for Switch. It's selling well right now, but the DS used to be a lot more popular.

The Switch is dominating, but the sales are still way down in terms of units compared to ten years or so ago. Nintendo's mission isn't over imo.
 
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Yeah. I'm curious to see what the Lite version is gonna do for Switch. It's selling well right now, but the DS used to be a lot more popular.

The Switch is dominating, but the sales are still way down in terms of units compared to ten years or so ago. Nintendo's mission isn't over imo.
I have a feeling the lite will be a massive success in Japan simply for one huge reason, kids. A cheaper more portable system that pretty much everyone child here in Japan wants will be a huge seller for sure. As someone who teaches kids in Japan, I always hear the same thing from pretty much all of them, they want a switch if they don’t have one. And many that do want their own unit. Up until now the switch has been a family based system. Now it will be a system that will be easier for kids to get their own unit. That market is going to be huge for Nintendo especially this coming fall and winter season to be sure. Right now Nintendo has a great one two punch in my opinion. A better battery life switch for older users and those that want to play on the tv, and the lite for mainly the younger audience. It’s going to be interesting to watch the numbers come in over the next few weeks
 
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Minecraft Switch keeps on trucking!

Gonna be very interesting to see the split between Switch Lite and OG later in September.
 
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It's because Platinum's typical character action games aren't popular anymore in Japan, and Japan's voucher program is extremely enticing for expensive games like this and Fire Emblem (like you get 2 games for the price of Astral Chain + a little more). Thus it's possible some sales were shifted to digital (Nier Automata and Metal Gear Rising were exceptions and sold a lot more).

WIU Bayonetta 2 33.114 48.462 Nintendo 20/09/2014
SWI Bayonetta 2 [All Versions] 9.471 38.266 Nintendo 17/05/2018

As an example of another publisher's action game, DMCV didn't even sell 200K.
62 Devil May Cry V 122.838 183.627 Capcom 08/03/2019



Yeh you're correct ranma! The new Switch model was released on 8/30 and was heavily advertised. The battery life is a huge draw.
It is a damn shame though. You would think Digital would make up for it but they are not as enticed by digital. :(
 

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I have a feeling the lite will be a massive success in Japan simply for one huge reason, kids. A cheaper more portable system that pretty much everyone child here in Japan wants will be a huge seller for sure. As someone who teaches kids in Japan, I always hear the same thing from pretty much all of them, they want a switch if they don’t have one. And many that do want their own unit. Up until now the switch has been a family based system. Now it will be a system that will be easier for kids to get their own unit. That market is going to be huge for Nintendo especially this coming fall and winter season to be sure. Right now Nintendo has a great one two punch in my opinion. A better battery life switch for older users and those that want to play on the tv, and the lite for mainly the younger audience. It’s going to be interesting to watch the numbers come in over the next few weeks
Very interesting. I hope that really happens.

In ~2007 the DS was doing crazy numbers. At the same time the PSP was doing pretty good numbers, almost as well as the Switch is doing now. And then there was the Wii, and the PS3. All doing relatively well at the same time. The market was HUGE back then. What we have now cannot be compared to that. Sadly.
 
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I have a feeling the lite will be a massive success in Japan simply for one huge reason, kids. A cheaper more portable system that pretty much everyone child here in Japan wants will be a huge seller for sure.
But the game prices..........
 

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But the game prices..........
That might be why mobile swept most people away, besides being..well, trash.

But just dropping the price of games steeply is not the right solution I think. On one hand you'd get an increase in sales, but the games would suffer eventually. I'd appreciate a bigger market, but I'd like the value to remain. And that can't be realized as consistently when you drop the level to utter crap.
 

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But the game prices..........
I don’t think that’s going to be much of a problem. Game prices in Japan have been going up for a long time. 3ds/day prices weren’t as high as other games but they weren’t cheap either. I could see Nintendo finally starting a value priced game selection this fall (although the way some of these older games are still saleing and the fact used game prices are so high for switch games could push this back a bit.) Plus the switch has some free games that kids want to play too. Fortnite for example is just as big here as it is around the world. Also it’s not like kids have a million games and all. They are happy with a few vs say the otaku crowd. Also parents will be very happy to give them a switch rather than handing over their smartphone.

However one issue that will be a problem money wise is about to happen, the rise in sales tax to 10% in October. I’m very interested to see how that will effect things on all levels, not just switch but all games and other items. It’s very unpopular and spending is expected to go down once that happens. There’s been plenty of “get your needed items now before prices and taxes go up in October” sales for just about everything here. It could hurt Nintendo, and Sony too for that matter.

But we also have the perfect situation for Nintendo coming up. A new cheaper more kid friendly switch in a market where every kid wants their own, and just a few weeks later the newest Pokémon game releases.