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Media Create Sales: Week 36, 2017 (Sep 04 - Sep 10)

Fukuzatsu

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Why are you leaving out the PS3 and Vita versions?
Seemed more more generous to the Switch version to do a single-platform comparison, and the release platforms are inconsistent between the two (no DQH1 on Vita).

DQH2 including Vita and PS3 sold somewhere closer to 673,000, while DQH1 sold in the ballpark of 830,000 (361,000 on PS4 alone).

Isn't DQH I-II around 70k now?
Famitsu chart still lists it at 58k, so I'm not sure.
 

Laplasakos

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Seemed more more generous to the Switch version to do a single-platform comparison, and the release platforms are inconsistent between the two (no DQH1 on Vita, no DQH2 on PS3).

DQH2 including Vita sold somewhere closer to 550,000, while DQH1 sold in the ballpark of 830,000 (472,000 on PS4 alone).
DQH2 was released for PS3 too.

Isn't DQH I-II around 70k now?
Nope, it's at 58k.
 

Ōkami

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Seemed more more generous to the Switch version to do a single-platform comparison, and the release platforms are inconsistent between the two (no DQH1 on Vita, no DQH2 on PS3).

DQH2 including Vita sold somewhere closer to 550,000, while DQH1 sold in the ballpark of 830,000 (472,000 on PS4 alone).


Famitsu chart still lists it at 58k, so I'm not sure.
Almost everything in this post is wrong.
 

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DQ Heroes had an exclusive character and boss fight on Switch.
The game was seriously expensive and I was thinking of picking it up, but not at that price. I'm surprised it sold as much as it did, honestly. The extra character and boss fight are great, but the performance is terrible, the price is high, and it eats up a ton of space on the system. I wonder if that's the reason it hasn't been announced outside of Japan.
 

Fukuzatsu

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Ōkami;248858738 said:
Almost everything in this post is wrong.
I was wrong about DQH2 not being on PS3 (it was further down the list than I thought) and DQH1's sales on PS4 (didn't math properly), but what else is incorrect? All the numbers are from the Game Data Library charts.
 

Fiendcode

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We are really discussing DQH1+2 performance 6 months later ? Yup, slow week confirmed....well until the Direct and whatever implications the announcements will have on MC.
We could always talk about other 3rd party launch games like Puyo Puyo Tetris or Bomberman R. But those wouldn't suit a certain desperate narrative.
 

Ōkami

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I was wrong about DQH2 not being on PS3 (it was further down the list than I thought), but what else is incorrect? All the numbers are from the Game Data Library charts.
The first game sold more on PS3, on PS4 it did 360k nowhere near that 472k.

Dragon Quest is a huge franchise, but that doesn't mean its a golden goose where everything will sell hundreds of thousands of units, the Heroes collection is a sub par port of two old games, one which isn't that good anyway, at an insane price. 60k is excellent for what it is.

Look up what old ports did on PS4 at launch, the Heroes collection has actually done better than most of them.

Not like Koei or Square has been tepid due to its performance, there's like 15 Switch games announced between the 2.
 

Gotdatmoney

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I dunno. DQH1+2 on Switch was maybe the loser of launch titles that could of performed better. That's fine. But it was still a port of an old game and another even older game that was beyond expensive for what it was. If it sold 60k and the expectation was 80k+ shrug. I don't really know what I'm suppose to draw from that besides port of front loaded declining series doesn't set world on fire.

I think I'm more comfortable saying XX:HD underperformed compared to this frankly. At least they both share in common the trait that a localization would have done them some good I suppose.
 

Eolz

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Sorry for the late reply but

When for months we had the same posts repeating that Nintendo is unable to go away from 20k weekly shipmenst acceptance that this isn't true is remarkable.
True, but I thought this was accepted since last week now that the stock has stabilized around 40-50k now, which is nice.
 

Fukuzatsu

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Ōkami;248859758 said:
The first game sold more on PS3, on PS4 it did 360k nowhere near that 472k.

Dragon Quest is a huge franchise, but that doesn't mean its a golden goose where everything will sell hundreds of thousands of units, the Heroes collection is a sub par port of two old games, one which isn't that good anyway, at an insane price. 60k is excellent for what it is.

Look up what old ports did on PS4 at launch, the Heroes collection has actually done better than most of them.

Not like Koei or Square has been tepid due to its performance, there's like 15 Switch games announced between the 2.
Right, I got the PS4 and PS3 numbers mixed up.

I assume by 'old ports' you don't include cross-gen games in that (which DQH1 and 2 were). I guess it depends on your definition, but assuming you mean "port of old game to new system, not simultaneous release on more than one system", there are:

Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue (205k)
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (153k)
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (145k)
Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (127k)
God of War III Remastered (61k)
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (59k)
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (55k)
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (53k, PS4 sales only)
The Last of Us Remastered (52k)
Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster (49k)
Gravity Rush Remastered (31k)
Resident Evil HD Remaster (45k)
Valkyria Chronicles Remastered (44k)

There are some others, but these were the easiest to find.
 

fortunato

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Right, I got the PS4 and PS3 numbers mixed up.

I assume by 'old ports' you don't include cross-gen games in that (which DQH1 and 2 were). I guess it depends on your definition, but assuming you mean "port of old game to new system, not simultaneous release on more than one system", there are:

Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue (205k)
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (153k)
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (145k)
Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (127k)
God of War III Remastered (61k)
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (59k)
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (55k)
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (53k, PS4 sales only)
The Last of Us Remastered (52k)
Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster (49k)
Gravity Rush Remastered (31k)
Resident Evil HD Remaster (45k)
Valkyria Chronicles Remastered (44k)

There are some others, but these were the easiest to find. At a minimum, DMC4 and FF Type-0 were released in the first six months of the PS4's life in Japan.
Not even one of those games is a late port...? They are all remastered versions, sometimes with added contents/better graphics, often released on a much higher installed base.

FF Type-0 HD was released in March 2015, more than one year after PS4 launch in Japan.
 

kswiston

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So eventually something between 3.25-3.5M ltd for DQXI PS4+3DS when you throw in digital.

What was DQIX up to worldwide?
 

Fukuzatsu

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Not even one of those games is a late port...? They are all remastered versions, sometimes with added contents/better graphics, often released on a much higher installed base.
Well, you'll have to forgive me if this is a stupid question then, but what would be considered a 'late port' on PS4? Are there any non-remasters that didn't see simultaneous (or very close) release if they were also on PS3 and/or Vita?
 

Oregano

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Well, you'll have to forgive me if this is a stupid question then, but what would be considered a 'late port' on PS4? Are there any non-remasters that didn't see simultaneous (or very close) release if they were also on PS3 and/or Vita?
Dynasty Warriors 8, Tales of Zestiria are two examples.
 

Ōkami

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Right, I got the PS4 and PS3 numbers mixed up.

I assume by 'old ports' you don't include cross-gen games in that (which DQH1 and 2 were). I guess it depends on your definition, but assuming you mean "port of old game to new system, not simultaneous release on more than one system", there are:

There are some others, but these were the easiest to find. At a minimum, DMC4 and FF Type-0 were released in the first six months of the PS4's life in Japan.
By old ports I meant old ports, Dragon Quest Heroes and Heroes II are 2 and 1 years old respectively.

Almost everything you posted where either remakes or remasters, Heroes I & II on Switch are just ports of the PS3 games with mild improvements, out of everything you posted only DMC4 and The Last of Us are remotely alike.
 

Gotdatmoney

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Right, I got the PS4 and PS3 numbers mixed up.

I assume by 'old ports' you don't include cross-gen games in that (which DQH1 and 2 were). I guess it depends on your definition, but assuming you mean "port of old game to new system, not simultaneous release on more than one system", there are:

Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue (205k)
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (153k)
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (145k)
Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (127k)
God of War III Remastered (61k)
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (59k)
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (55k)
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (53k, PS4 sales only)
The Last of Us Remastered (52k)
Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster (49k)
Gravity Rush Remastered (31k)
Resident Evil HD Remaster (45k)
Valkyria Chronicles Remastered (44k)

There are some others, but these were the easiest to find.
Even though this includes a bunch of remasters, by this list I dunno how we could say DQH1+2 underperformed.

Also, those last of us sales give me life
 

Fukuzatsu

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Ōkami;248861660 said:
By old ports I meant old ports, Dragon Quest Heroes and Heroes II are 2 and 1 years old respectively.

Almost everything you posted where either remakes or remasters, Heroes I & II on Switch are just ports of the PS3 games with mild improvements, out of everything you posted only DMC4 and The Last of Us are remotely alike.
Well, yeah, that's what confused me about the comment about "old ports", because I didn't associate that idea with games only a year or two old. I suppose in that sense DQXI on Switch will be an old port of a sort too, then.
 

kswiston

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I don't think it can break 4M in Japan. Maybe the Switch version can push it over that, but not 3DS+PS4.
Ya, I'm wondering if the western versions do better than typical though. I also think that the Switch version will do well. Maybe not 1M+ in Japan as a late port, but perhaps 500k+ as a portable version of the PS4 game (I assume that is the version being ported).
 

Anoxida

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I don't think it can break 4M in Japan. Maybe the Switch version can push it over that, but not 3DS+PS4.
Physical, no. But including digital I can see it happening. It sold 175K digital first two days, should probably be somewhere around 300-350K right now.
 

fortunato

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Physical, no. But including digital I can see it happening. It sold 175K digital first two days, should probably be somewhere around 300-350K right now.
Unless there were digital discounts, the % of digital units over total units decreases over time, so 300-350k digital sales might look really unlikely.
 

Chris1964

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Famitsu Sales: Week 37, 2017 (Sep 04 - Sep 10)

01./00. [PS4] Destiny 2 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.09.06} (¥7.900) - 51.629 / NEW <80-100%>
02./02. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 49.165 / 1.157.176 <80-100%> (+29%)
03./01. [PS4] Everybody's Golf <SPT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.31} (¥5.900) - 25.215 / 126.117 <60-80%> (-75%)
04./00. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) - 23.011 / NEW <80-100%>
05./04. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥5.980) - 21.305 / 1.683.407 <80-100%> (-31%)
06./05. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800) - 13.983 / 136.245 <60-80%> (-49%)
07./07. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥8.980) - 13.347 / 1.300.580 <80-100%> (-17%)
08./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 10.177 / 628.098 <80-100%> (-10%)
09./00. [PSV] Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Kono Yokubukai Game ni Shinpan o! # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.09.07} (¥7.800) - 9.690 / NEW <60-80%>
10./00. [PS4] Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Kono Yokubukai Game ni Shinpan o! # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.09.07} (¥7.800) - 8.095 / NEW <60-80%>
11./09. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers <RPG> (Level 5) {2017.08.10} (¥4.800) - 7.829 / 157.523 <80-100%> (-30%)
12./03. [3DS] Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2017.08.31} (¥6.480) - 6.640 / 41.075 <40-60%> (-81%)
13./12. [3DS] Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2 - Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.08.03} (¥5.800) - 4.271 / 102.180 <80-100%> (-36%)
14./14. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 4.106 / 510.196 <80-100%> (-3%)
15./10. [PS4] Resident Evil: Revelations <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.08.31} (¥2.990) - 3.606 / 13.207 <60-80%> (-62%)
16./06. [PS4] Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.08.31} (¥7.300) - 3.169 / 24.151 <60-80%> (-85%)
17./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) - 3.109 / 220.142 <80-100%> (-11%)
18./22. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) - 2.574 / 291.536 <80-100%> (-6%)
19./15. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package <Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online \ Dragon Quest X: Nemureru Yuusha to Michibiki no Meiyuu Online \ Dragon Quest X: Inishie no Ryuu no Denshou Online> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.08.17} (¥4.800) - 2.541 / 27.602 <60-80%> (-36%)
20./28. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) - 2.322 / 341.163 <80-100%> (+1%)
21./20. [PS4] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy <Crash Bandicoot \ Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back \ Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped> <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.03} (¥4.900) - 2.204 / 45.760 <80-100%> (-30%)
22./00. [PSV] Moujuu-Tachi to Ohimesama: In Blossom # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2017.09.07} (¥6.300) - 2.145 / NEW <60-80%>
23./25. [PS4] Hitman: The Complete First Season <ADV> (Square Enix) {2017.08.10} (¥7.800) - 2.082 / 33.274 <80-100%> (-14%)
24./23. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) - 2.035 / 251.028 <80-100%> (-24%)
25./00. [PSV] Iwaihime: Matsuri <ADV> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.09.07} (¥5.980) - 2.006 / NEW <20-40%>
26./24. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) - 1.929 / 214.800 <80-100%> (-27%)
27./00. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) - 1.806 / 742.960 <80-100%>
28./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) - 1.786 / 1.668.874 <80-100%>
29./16. [PS4] Yomawari: Midnight Shadows # <ACT> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.08.24} (¥6.980) - 1.777 / 15.035 <60-80%> (-53%)
30./00. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) - 1.741 / 1.009.914 <80-100%>

Top 30

PS4 - 13
3DS - 7
NSW - 6
PSV - 4

HARDWARE
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+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  NSW  |     47.801 |     32.857 |            |  1.645.931 |            |   1.645.931 |
| PS4 # |     31.595 |     29.736 |        364 |  1.303.433 |    885.328 |   5.225.049 |
| 3DS # |     22.468 |     25.185 |     19.783 |  1.323.936 |    925.378 |  23.235.349 |
| PSV # |      4.182 |      4.113 |      9.397 |    310.515 |    651.226 |   5.557.934 |
|  WIU  |        105 |         87 |      3.267 |     20.702 |    286.093 |   3.300.440 |
| XB1 # |         84 |         55 |        154 |      5.955 |      3.918 |      78.903 |
|  PS3  |         61 |         22 |        828 |     15.851 |     42.015 |  10.273.570 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    106.296 |     92.055 |     33.793 |  4.626.323 |  2.793.958 |  49.317.176 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| XB1 S |         84 |         55 |            |      1.173 |            |       6.901 |
|PS4 Pro|     10.734 |      5.422 |            |    233.313 |            |     350.363 |
|  PS4  |     20.861 |     24.314 |        364 |  1.070.120 |    885.328 |   4.874.686 |
|  PSV  |      4.182 |      4.113 |      9.397 |    310.515 |    651.226 |   5.557.934 |
|n-2DSLL|     11.534 |     13.807 |            |    281.014 |            |     281.014 |
|  2DS  |      1.549 |      1.758 |            |    240.674 |            |     537.821 |
| n-3DS |      9.385 |      9.620 |     19.506 |    802.248 |    877.494 |   5.496.237 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
 

fortunato

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HARDWARE
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+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  NSW  |     47.801 |     32.857 |            |  1.645.931 |            |   1.645.931 |
| PS4 # |     31.595 |     29.736 |        364 |  1.303.433 |    885.328 |   5.225.049 |
| [B]3DS[/B] # |     22.468 |     25.185 |     19.783 |  [B]1.323.936[/B] |    [B]925.378[/B] |  23.235.349 |
| PSV # |      4.182 |      4.113 |      9.397 |    310.515 |    651.226 |   5.557.934 |
|  WIU  |        105 |         87 |      3.267 |     20.702 |    286.093 |   3.300.440 |
| XB1 # |         84 |         55 |        154 |      5.955 |      3.918 |      78.903 |
|  PS3  |         61 |         22 |        828 |     15.851 |     42.015 |  10.273.570 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    106.296 |     92.055 |     33.793 |  4.626.323 |  2.793.958 |  49.317.176 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| XB1 S |         84 |         55 |            |      1.173 |            |       6.901 |
|PS4 Pro|     10.734 |      5.422 |            |    233.313 |            |     350.363 |
|  PS4  |     20.861 |     24.314 |        364 |  1.070.120 |    885.328 |   4.874.686 |
|  PSV  |      4.182 |      4.113 |      9.397 |    310.515 |    651.226 |   5.557.934 |
|n-2DSLL|     11.534 |     13.807 |            |    281.014 |            |     281.014 |
|  2DS  |      1.549 |      1.758 |            |    240.674 |            |     537.821 |
| n-3DS |      9.385 |      9.620 |     19.506 |    802.248 |    877.494 |   5.496.237 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
3DS is 400k+ YOY. And still selling more on a weekly basis.

This is surely an unexpected performance. It will not probably keep up with late 2016 3DS but this will be another year above 2m units.
 

Chris1964

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3DS has an unexpected performance so far but the reason is so up at Famitsu is it includes one extra holiday week this year. (53 vs. 52)
 

Chris1964

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Nintendo has business meeting with retailers tomorrow, right after the direct. Sega had its own yesterday afternoon.
 

silpheed-mcd

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Isn't DQH I-II around 70k now?
DQH I&II switch, last numbers i saw:

Media-create:
16./23. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} &#8211; 4.544 / 41.419 (+12%)

Famitsu:
30./28. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} &#8211; 1.569 / 48.444 (-19%)

28./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Download) (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} &#8211; 1.305 / NEW

49.749

Dengeki:
49./52. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} &#8211; 783 / 53,066

After:
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap on Switch sold more than all other versions combined:
https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/305284/Rise_of_the_Nindies_Indie_devs_discuss_porting_to_the_Switch.php

After:
Oceanhorn sold more copies on Switch than on all other consoles combined:
https://twitter.com/FDG_Games/status/907546494001172480

Now:
Death Squared sold more on Switch in its first three days than all other platforms:
https://twitter.com/smgstudio/status/907792393788825602

Switch the paradise of indies? I hope we'll see numbers soon.
 

L~A

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3DS is 400k+ YOY. And still selling more on a weekly basis.

This is surely an unexpected performance. It will not probably keep up with late 2016 3DS but this will be another year above 2m units.
As Chris pointed out, Famitsu has one extra holiday week this year. You also need to take into account the 100k for the Pokémon Nintendo 2DS that aren't tracked by any tracker. So the YoY increase is closer to 100k than 400k... still an impressive performance for a nearly 7yo platfom well past saturation point.
 

Aostia

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so, after the Direct, would you guys share your mind about Japanese third parties on Switch?
My take on the matter is well known and after today...
 

fortunato

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so, after the Direct, would you guys share your mind about Japanese third parties on Switch?
My take on the matter is well known and after today...
Really good and quality support by Japanese third parties. Square Enix is even more invested in Switch.
 

Aostia

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Really good and quality support by Japanese third parties. Square Enix is even more invested in Switch.
Yes, SE is the Japanese Bethesda


too bad they are the only one, it seem. (maybe we could add Koei Tecmo...maybe?)
 

Aters

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so, after the Direct, would you guys share your mind about Japanese third parties on Switch?
My take on the matter is well known and after today...
You should not expect any substential support from Japan until this time next year. They are caught off guard with Switch success and whatever they do to remedy that takes time.
 

Gotdatmoney

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so, after the Direct, would you guys share your mind about Japanese third parties on Switch?
My take on the matter is well known and after today...
Wait for TGS I suppose.
Not too worried really. The Switch is going to eventually be transitioned to. I'm just surprised Western devs did it faster given how little faith I had in them. Doom and Skyrim are bigger than anything Japanese publishers will have out this year. . . how?
 

Aostia

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You should not expect any substential support from Japan until this time next year. They are caught off guard with Switch success and whatever they do to remedy that takes time.
so you basically agree with me that the situation is a disaster.
 

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So far Bethesda and SE seem like the best third parties for Switch. What happened to Switch Tales of and Taiko? Is Bamco canceling those since One Piece bombed!?
 

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Yes, SE is the Japanese Bethesda


too bad they are the only one, it seem. (maybe we could add Koei Tecmo...maybe?)
They are not. Koei Tecmo. Namco Bandai. Marvelous. Nippon Ichi. Level-5 is developing Inazuma Eleven.

Capcom has a more pessimistic attitude but, as Konami, it does not have much for other platforms either.