Media Create Sales: Week 17, 2018 (Apr 23 - Apr 29)

Oct 26, 2017
3,911
Dengeki data is out:

http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/001/722/1722937/

Compared to MC, they report lower sales for GoW... in fact, it's below the Variety Kit for some reason.

MC: 29k
Famitsu: 22k
Dengeki: 24k

Was there some sort of special bundle or deal at Amazon? Looking at second week drop, MC has by far the best one.

Oh, just noticed there was also a big discrepancy in PS4 numbers between MC and Famitsu/Dengeki. Guess there was a GoW bundle or something?
WOW, the difference for Naruto on Switch vs PS4:

12./00. [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} - 8,231 / NEW
14./00. [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.07.27} - 4,711 / NEW

Almost doubled, wow. O_o
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,881
DK seems aiming for a good start, now all I want is some solid Labo sales so we can avoid another week of LABOMBA
Unfortunately it sounds like there was no increase for Labo (since it wasn't singled out), at least at Geo, so your wish (which is also mine) will probably not be granted,
 

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Oct 27, 2017
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WOW, the difference for Naruto on Switch vs PS4:

12./00. [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} - 8,231 / NEW
14./00. [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.07.27} - 4,711 / NEW

Almost doubled, wow. O_o
No retail release in europe was quite the stupid decision considering how well Switch perform in France, Spain and co. and post XV2.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,394
While I would love nothing more than to see DK do great, I feel like we've been down that road before. Seeing sign of a debut greater than it really is on the last days. I remember it happening with Xenoblade 2 and, to a lesser extent, Snack World. Better be patient before celebrating a 80k opening.
 
Oct 25, 2017
7,044
WOW, the difference for Naruto on Switch vs PS4:

12./00. [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} - 8,231 / NEW
14./00. [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.07.27} - 4,711 / NEW

Almost doubled, wow. O_o
Ready for ultimate ninja storm 4 for switch
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,549
While I would love nothing more than to see DK do great, I feel like we've been down that road before. Seeing sign of a debut greater than it really is on the last days. I remember it happening with Xenoblade 2 and, to a lesser extent, Snack World. Better be patient before celebrating a 80k opening.
YSO predicted that the game would be around 40k. 80k would more than smashing expectations and maybe a tad unrealistic.

I think that even 50k/60k would be a good debut for the game.
 
Oct 31, 2017
5,236
While I would love nothing more than to see DK do great, I feel like we've been down that road before. Seeing sign of a debut greater than it really is on the last days. I remember it happening with Xenoblade 2 and, to a lesser extent, Snack World. Better be patient before celebrating a 80k opening.
They both released pretty much exactly where we expected them to taking into account the positive reports.
 
Oct 27, 2017
674
Paris
They both released pretty much exactly where we expected them to taking into account the positive reports.
Days before numbers are out for a game enthusiasm tends to blow out reasonnable expectations when there are good signs.
This is exactly what happened with Xenoblade 2 and various other games (can't say I remember Snack World as the game wasn't significant enough sales wise at launch for me to keep a close eye one)

Counter examples like Monster Hunter World do exist though.
 
Oct 31, 2017
5,236
Days before numbers are out for a game enthusiasm tends to blow out reasonnable expectations when there are good signs.
This is exactly what happened with Xenoblade 2 and various other games (can't say I remember Snack World as the game wasn't significant enough sales wise at launch for me to keep a close eye one)
Those are people with hyper optimistic predictions that's not the same expectations for sales. Even then the most of the optimistic expectations where 10-20k off which is roughly 10-20% off which isn't an insane margin of error considering what your dealing with.
 
Mar 20, 2018
1,923
No retail release in europe was quite the stupid decision considering how well Switch perform in France, Spain and co. and post XV2.
I was wondering about that.
I went to my Local gamestop, to ask if the game was out yet, but they didnt even know it released.
So off to the ehop i go, because Naruto is my jam.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,394
They both released pretty much exactly where we expected them to taking into account the positive reports.
They both released roughly where YSO said they would, while late positive signs made the thread go too optimistic. Unless you forgot how everyone reacted when XB2 opened at 90k when there was talk of 120+ the whole week.

I think 50k would be great given what we know.

edit: though I admit that a retail chain store saying that the game did 2.5x times better than the Wii U verion is more tangible than whatever we had for Xeno.
 
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Oct 31, 2017
5,236
They both released roughly where YSO said they would, while positive signs made the thread go too optimistic. Unless you forgot how everyone reacted when XB2 opened at 90k when there was talk of 120+ the whole week.

I think 50k would be great given what we know.
It opened above 90k (97,722) and 120k was an optimistic expectation. Above 100k was the typical and since it didn't debut above 100k you had the typical nonsenical reponse but it was still the biggest debut for the game in series as expected and extremely close to 100k. In this case YSO predicts and extraordinary low drop for next week implying a higher than they expected debut similar to ARMS.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,029
SWITCH GAMES, Ranking Sales, Japan, 2018 (Apr 23 - Apr 29)



Media-Create: 54 games (+2)

01 - Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} - 2.267.587
02 - Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) (2017.10.27) - 1.704.766 (over 1,7m)
03 - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) (2017.04.28) - 1.497.835
04 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) (2017.03.03) - 969.276
05 - Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} - 451.439
05 - 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 427.721
07 - ARMS (Nintendo) (2017.06.16) – 379.929
08 - Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) (2017.09.22) - 222.781
09 - Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) (2017.08.25) - 214.492
10 - Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo) (2017.12.01) - 181.254
11 - Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} - 167.333
12 - Super Bomberman R (Konami) (2017.03.03) – 145.029
13 - Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) (2017.09.07) – 141.100
14 - Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} - 116.324
15 - FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) (2017.09.29) - 78.169
16 - The Snack World: TreJarers Gold (Level 5) {2018.04.12} - 61.984 (+1)
17 - Fire Emblem Warriors (Koei Tecmo) (2017.09.28) – 53.531
18 - Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso (Nippon Columbia) (2017.12.07) - 47.989
19 - Snipperclips Plus (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} - 47.124
20 - Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) (2017.03.03) – 41.419
21 - Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.22} - 40.408
22 - Seiken Densetsu Collection (Square Enix) (2017.06.01) – 37.728
23 - Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} - 35.116
24 - Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} - 34.309 (+2)
25 - Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} - 30.194
26 - Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo) {2018.02.17} - 30.097 (11.694 Climax Edition)
27 - One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 - Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.12.21} - 23.014
28 - Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Capcom) (2017.05.26) – 21.139
29 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} - 19.547
30 - Dragon Quest X: 5000-nen no Harukanaru Kokyou e Online (Square Enix) (2017.11.16) - 18.444
31 - Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) (2017.03.03) - 17.323
32 - PriPara All Idol Perfect Stage! (Takara Tomy) {2018.03.22} - 12.426
33 - SD Gundam G Generation: Genesis for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} - 11.975 (NEW)
34 - Bayonetta - Climax Edition (Nintendo) {2018.02.17} - 11.694
35 - Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (Marvelous) (2017.07.20) - 10.247
36 - Dragon Quest X: All in One Package (Square Enix) (2017.09.21) - 9.482
37 - Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker (Square Enix) (2017.04.20) - 7.447
38 - Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} - 6.682 (NEW)
39 - Resident Evil: Revelations Collection (Capcom) (2017.11.30) - 6.540
40 - Lost Sphear (Square Enix) (2017.10.12) - 5.770
41 - Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi (Koei Tecmo) (2017.11.30) - 5.636
42 - LEGO City Undercover (Warner Entertainment Japan) (2017.06.29) - 5.351
43 - I am Setsuna (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} - 4.753
44 - Sonic Forces (Sega) (2017.11.09) - 4.686
45 - One Piece: Unlimited World Red – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) (2017.08.24) - 4.652
46 - Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon (Koei Tecmo) (2017.08.31) - 4.463
47 - Winning Post 8 2018 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} - 3.745
48 - Disgaea 5 Complete (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.03.03} - 3.477
49 - Portal Knights (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.19} - 3.226
50 - Cars 3: Driven to Win (Warner Entertainment Japan) (2017.07.20) - 3.220
51 - Neo Atlas 1469 (Artdink) {2018.04.19} - 3.176
52 - NBA 2K18 (Take-Two Interactive Japan) (2017.10.17) - 2.689
53 - Champion Jockey Special (Koei Tecmo) (2017.09.14) - 2.626
54 - Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.03} - 1.400


Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit + Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit: 150.633

Famitsu: 67 games (+3)

01 - Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 2.241.107 + 187.814 digital = 2.428.921
02 - Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1.655.598 + 115.042 digital = 1.770.640
03 - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 1.452.194 + 94.268 digital = 1.546.462
04 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 912.614 + 70.503 digital = 983.117
05 - Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} - 460.694 + 31.543 digital = 492.237
06 - 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 378.921 + 18.685 digital = 397.606
07 - ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 362.149 + 28.041 digital = 390.190
08 - Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} - 239.929 + 22.062 digital = 261.991
09 - Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} – 225.204 + 21.549 digital = 246.753
10 - Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} - 190.861 + 8.933 digital = 199.794
11 - Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo) (2017.12.01) - 170.319 + 23.275 digital = 193.594
12 - Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 146.239 + 6.457 digital = 152.696
13 - Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 129.036 + 5.387 digital = 134.423
14 - Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} - 114.434 (+1)
15 - Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! (Download) (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 113.287
16 - FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 79.937 + 4.931 digital = 84.868
17 - Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Download) (Microsoft Game Studios) {2017.05.12} – 73.741
18 - Fire Emblem Warriors (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.28} – 64.747 + 7.669 digital = 72.416
19 - Dragon Quest X: All in One Package (Square Enix) {2017.09.21} – 30.851 + 36.544 digital = 67.395
20 - Dragon Quest X: 5000-nen no Harukanaru Kokyou e Online (Square Enix) {2017.11.16} - 27.975 + 37.856 digital = 65.831
21 - Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 64.404 + 1.305 digital = 65.709
22 - The Snack World: TreJarers Gold (Level 5) {2018.04.12} - 62.802 (+4)
23 - Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) {2017.03.03} – 56.646 + 1.482 digital = 58.128
24 - Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} - 51.187 + 5.638 digital = 56.825
25 - Snipperclips Plus (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} - 55.130 + 1.262 digital = 56.392
26 - Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} - 50.915 + 3.275 digital = 54.190
27 - Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso (Nippon Columbia) (2017.12.07) - 47.399 + 1.399 digital = 48.798
28 - Seiken Densetsu Collection (Square Enix) {2017.06.01} – 41.128 + 4.721 digital = 45.849
29 - Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.22} - 37.193 + 3.105 digital = 40.298
30 - Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo) {2018.02.17} - 30.410 (13.250 Climax Edition) + 2.879 digital = 33.289
31 - Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura (Download) (Marvelous Games) {2017.11.24} - 32.167
32 - Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} - 31.944 (+2)
33 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} - 26.823 + 3.160 digital = 29.983
34 - One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 - Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.12.21} - 28.003
35 - Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Capcom) {2017.05.26} – 23.018 + 4.040 digital = 27.058
36 - PriPara All Idol Perfect Stage! (Takara Tomy) {2018.03.22} - 14.055
37 - Bayonetta (Nintendo) {2018.02.17} - 13.250
38 - Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (Marvelous) {2017.07.20} – 10.167 + 1.852 digital = 12.019
39 - SD Gundam G Generation: Genesis for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} - 11.073 (NEW)
40 - LEGO City Undercover (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.06.29} – 8.312
41 - Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker (Square Enix) {2017.04.20} – 8.028
42 - Lost Sphear (Square Enix) {2017.10.12} – 6.562
43 - Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} - 6.081 (NEW)
44 - One Piece: Unlimited World Red – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.08.24} – 5.916
45 - Resident Evil: Revelations Collection (Capcom) (2017.11.30) - 5.892
46 - Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi (Koei Tecmo) (2017.11.30) - 5.786
47 - Disgaea 5 Complete (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.03.03} – 5.065
48 - Sonic Forces (Sega) {2017.11.09} - 4.899
49 - I am Setsuna (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 4.625
50 - Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon (Koei Tecmo) {2017.08.31} – 4.413
51 - Portal Knights (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.19} - 3.394 (NEW)
52 - Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack (Inti Creates) {2017.08.31} – 3.196
53 - Cars 3: Driven to Win (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.07.20} – 3.007
54 - Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.03.08} - 2.864
55 - Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom) (2017.11.30) - 2.747
56 - Gal Gun 2 (Inti Creates) {2018.03.15} - 2.622
57 - Champion Jockey Special (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.14} – 2.512
58 - Winning Post 8 2018 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} - 2.445
59 - NBA 2K18 (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2017.10.17} – 2.397
60 - Doom (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.03.01} - 2.369
61 - Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate (Koei Tecmo) {2017.11.09} - 2.307
62 - LEGO Worlds (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.11.22} - 2.274
63 - Neo Atlas 1469 (Artdink) {2018.04.19} - 2.115
64 - Monopoly for Nintendo Switch (Ubisoft) {2017.11.09} - 2.005
65 - LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.02.01} - 1.991
66 - Cube Creator X (Arc System Works) {2018.04.26} - 1.986 (NEW)
67 - Winning Post 8 2017 (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.14} – 1.774

Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit + Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit: 146.378


Dengeki: 75 games (+3)


01 - Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 2,318,078 (over 2,3m)
02 - Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,630,937
03 - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 1,523,353
04 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 854,583 (111,135 explorer edition)
05 - Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} - 466,638 (+1)
06 - 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 451,868
07 - ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 421,215
08 - Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 256,368
09 - Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} – 221,294
10 - Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} - 210,343
11 - Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo) (2017.12.01) - 180,100
12 - Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 173,697
13 - Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 156,035
14 - FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 121,643
15 - Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} - 115,014
16 - Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso (Nippon Columbia) (2017.12.07) - 69,450
17 - Snipperclips plus (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} - 67,700
18 - Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) {2017.03.03} – 67,576
19 - The Snack World: TreJarers Gold (Level 5) {2018.04.12} - 60,027 (+4)
20 - Fire Emblem Warriors (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.28} – 53,791
21 - Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 53,066
22 - Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} - 52,844
23 - Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} - 51,459
24 - Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.22} - 42,892
25 - One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 - Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.12.21} - 35,130
26 - Seiken Densetsu Collection (Square Enix) {2017.06.01} – 31,643
27 - Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo) {2018.02.17} - 31,590 (9,207 Climax Edition)
28 - Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} - 29,012 (+2)
29 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} - 28,236
30 - Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Capcom) {2017.05.26} – 25,018
31 - Dragon Quest X: All in One Package (Square Enix) {2017.09.21} – 21,160
32 - Dragon Quest X: 5000-nen no Harukanaru Kokyou e Online (Square Enix) (2017.11.16) - 18,114
33 - PriPara All Idol Perfect Stage! <ACT> (Takara Tomy) - 15,024
34 - SD Gundam G Generation: Genesis for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} - 14.807 (NEW)
35 - Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker (Square Enix) {2017.04.20} – 12,631
36 - Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (Marvelous) {2017.07.20} – 11,560
37 - Gear·Club Unlimited (3 goo) {2017.12.14} - 11,411
38 - Bayonetta (Nintendo) {2018.02.17} - 9,207
39 - Resident Evil: Revelations Collection (Capcom) (2017.11.30) - 8,898
40 - LEGO City Undercover (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.06.29} – 8,884
41 - Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} - 8.231 (NEW)
42 - Sonic Forces (Sega) {2017.11.9} - 7,529
43 - One Piece: Unlimited World Red – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.08.24} – 7,374
44 - Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings (Koei Tecmo) {2017.12.21} - 6,684
45 - Lost Sphear (Square Enix) {2017.10.12} – 6,274
46 - Cars 3: Driven to Win (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.07.20} – 6,163
47 - Disgaea 5 Complete (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.03.03} – 5,968
48 - Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon (Koei Tecmo) {2017.08.31} – 5,470
49 - Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi (Koei Tecmo) (2017.11.30) - 5.400
50 - Portal Knights (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.19} - 4,965
51 - I am Setsuna (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 4,525
52 - Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.03.08} - 3,415
53 - Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom) (2017.11.30) - 3,095
54 - LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.02.01} - 2,962
55 - Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate (KOEI TECMO) {2017.11.9} - 2,940
56 - Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack (Inti Creates) {2017.08.31} – 2,913
57 - Champion Jockey Special (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.14} – 2,744
58 - Winning Post 8 2018 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} - 2,688
59 - NBA 2K18 (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2017.10.17} – 2.669
60 - Neo Atlas 1469 (Artdink) {2018.04.19} - 2,606
61 - Doom (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.03.01} - 2,519
62 - Gotouchi Tetsudou for Nintendo Switch!! (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.02.22} - 2,277
63 - LEGO Worlds (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.11.22} - 2,261
64 - Gal Gun 2 (Inti Creates) {2018.03.15} - 2,253
65 - Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm for Nintendo Switch (Sprite) {2018.03.29} - 2,140
66 - Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.03} - 2,050
67 - Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (Koei Tecmo) {2017.11.9} - 2,007
68 - Monopoly for Nintendo Switch (Ubi Soft) {2017.11.09} - 1,938
69 - Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru (Koei Tecmo) {2017.11.9} - 1,808
70 - Cube Creator X (Arc System Works) {2018.04.26} - 1.679 (NEW)
71 - Winning Post 8 2017 (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.14} – 1,517
72 - Gal Metal! (DMM Games) {2018.02.08} - 1,373
73 - The LEGO Ninjago Movie Game (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.06.29} – 1,217
74 - Cave Story + (Pikii) {2018.02.08} - 1,167
75 - VOEZ (FlyHigh Works) {2018.01.25} - 1,122

Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit + Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit: 144.026



SWITCH GAMES, Ranking Sales, Japan, 2018 (Apr 16 - Apr 22)
https://www.resetera.com/posts/7252074/
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Never doubt the Kong, with a strong opening it should end up at 110-135K for May.



M-C 2018 Switch Top 10:
1) Splatoon 2 - 502.717
2) Kirby Star Allies(2018) - 451.439
3) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 365.042
4) Super Mario Odyssey - 307.434
5) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 198.227
6) Mario + Rabbids(2018) - 167.333
7) Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit(2018) - 116.324
8) 1-2 Switch - 77.792
9) Arms - 65.975
10) The Snack World: TreJarers Gold(2018) - 61.984


- Kirby should be the second Switch game to surpass 500K this year, most likely right after GW.

- MK8D, Labo Variety or Mario Tennis Aces are looking like the three most likely games to surpass 500K next for 2018.
MK8D needs 135K to reach 500K for 2018 and at the current pace it's likely going to be July that it reaches 500K.
I'm bullish on Mario Tennis Aces and expect it to surpass 500K by the end of August - think it has a good chance at opening at over >150K. Personally I think it has a chance of being the best selling Mario Tennis game in Japan. Mario Tennis on N64 is the highest selling game in the franchise with >200K opening and >800K sales.
Labo Variety will be over >200K by the end of May - I expect it to slow down during June and pick up again towards the end of July. By the end of the summer vacation I'd expect Variety pack to sell over 500K due to strong weeks during Obon.

- The Snack World: TreJarers <RPG> (Level 5) {2017.08.10} (¥4.800) – 232.743
The Switch version Snack World is looking likely to end up outselling the 3DS version. So far it has been the best performing 3rd party game of 2018 outside of Mario+Rabbids. Depending on the boost we see this week Snack World might end up with close to 80K sales. If it continues to display similar legs it should be close to 150K before the end of July. 85K of sales for the rest of the year don't look unreachable

- DKTF I feel I need to see how it performs after May, but it has a decent chance at hitting 200K before the end of July - I honestly expect it to perform better than Mario+Rabbids.

- This week will be interesting to see which out of DQB, AOT2, 1-2 Switch, Arms, DBX2, Mario+Rabbids and Pokken make a return to the chart.
 
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Never doubt the Kong, with a strong opening it should end up at 110-135K for May.

- DKTF I feel I need to see how it performs after May, but it has a decent chance at hitting 200K before the end of July - I honestly expect it to perform better than Mario+Rabbids.
Maybe I'm going a bit high on optimism after reading the Geo Store statement and how good it has performed on Amazon right now But I feel DKCTF will outperform both of your numbers predicted, maybe not by much but still. Will be interesting to see the first sign on Wednesday :)
 
Dengeki:

April 2018 (Apr. 02 - Apr. 29)
  • Hardware: 250 000 units (-39.2%) / 7.3 billion Yen (-35.5%)
  • Software: 1 580 000 units (-16.3%) / 10.4 billion Yen (-3.7%)
  • Total: 17.7 billion Yen (-18.8%)
  1. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) - 132 000 units
  2. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) - 115 000 units
  3. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) - 97 000 units
  4. [PS4] God of War (Sony) - 74 000 units
  5. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) - 71 000 units
http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/001/722/1722937/
 
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Dengeki data is out:

http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/001/722/1722937/

Compared to MC, they report lower sales for GoW... in fact, it's below the Variety Kit for some reason.

MC: 29k
Famitsu: 22k
Dengeki: 24k

Was there some sort of special bundle or deal at Amazon? Looking at second week drop, MC has by far the best one.

Oh, just noticed there was also a big discrepancy in PS4 numbers between MC and Famitsu/Dengeki. Guess there was a GoW bundle or something?
Either a huge Amazon shipment (which... I doubt at this scale) or MC is tracking some wide-spread, otherwise unknown bundle or correcting for previous week under-counting based on their estimates.

Such a weirdly large discrepancy.
 
How's this year's Powerful Pro Baseball?

Would be nice to hear from resetera members. Amazon reviews are not that good -- saying it's buggy and calling Konami lazy.
I have no idea tbh. I was thinking to import it, but haven't done it in the end for other reasons. But if those Amazon reviews call Konami out for bugs, they better be patching it quickly. Looks like most reviews are about the bugs and not really about intended features, so a quick patch should do the deal. It will definitely hurt the game's legs tho, which are very dependent on WoM marketing.

I don't think a 20% price reduction on both versions on Amazon is a good sign either...

(edit: maybe it's been rushed to release in time for Golden Week?)
 
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Mobile Revenues Account for More Than 50% of the Global Games Market as It Reaches $137.9 Billion in 2018


Japanese Gamers Spend the Most, making it the #3 Country Globally

The Japanese gaming market will still be the third-largest in the world in 2018 (behind the United States and China), growing +15.1% year on year to $19.2 billion. Due to the continued success of mobile gaming companies in Japan, we increased our estimate for Japan’s mobile games market for the second time in a year. This means its mobile games market is now nearly the same size as North America’s with roughly one-third of the number of gamers. In fact, Japanese gamers spend most of any country, particularly for mobile games. The average spend per payer in Japan is 1.5 times higher than in North America, and more than 2.5 times higher than in Western Europe.

China alone will account for more than one-quarter of all global game revenues, reaching $37.9 billion this year. It will remain the number one gaming market by revenues and by number of players. Mobile is the dominant force and will generate 61% of revenues in 2018, growing to 70% of the market by 2021.



In total, the APAC territories will generate $71.4 billion, or 52% of total global game revenues. This represents a +17.0% year-on-year increase, nearly all of which is attributable to mobile; the segment will grow $9.7 billion year on year to $44.7 billion in 2018. The APAC territories are a primary driver of continued growth for the global games industry, as the number of smartphone users in emerging markets such as India and Southeast Asia grows exponentially and, at the same time, the willingness to spend on mobile games grows in more established markets like China and Japan.

More here:
https://newzoo.com/insights/article...137-9-billion-in-2018-mobile-games-take-half/



 
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You aren't wrong
In the UK at the moment the trilogy is #11 in the eShop charts and Ninja Storm 3 is #15, I was quite surprised to see that.
So I just checked the best sellers for the U.S eshop and the trilogy is number 2, I have to imagine it was number 1 before donkey kong come out, this port got like no hype, im pretty sure it wasent even in the coming soon section, are there even commercials for this?
 
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There are two Switch games relasing in (or on? I suck at prepositions) the next two months: Mario Tenis on June 22 and Octopatch on July 13.

On July 31 theres the Splatoon DLC and august may see the release of Smash Bros.

Things might start to look better for the system in the near future.
 
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There are two Switch games relasing in (or on? I suck at prepositions) the next two months: Mario Tenis on June 22 and Octopatch on July 13.

On July 31 theres the Splatoon DLC and august may see the release of Smash Bros.

Things might start to look better for the system in the near future.
I think the Splatoon DLC (it was leaked by Nintendo Germany iirc) will be on July 13th alongside Octopath and Captain Toad. Basically, Summer is packed for the Switch :

June 8th : Sushi Strikers
June 22th : Mario Tennis Aces
June 29th : Ys VIII

July 10th : Crash Bandicoot --> not dated in Japan
July 12th : Shining Resonance Refrain
July 13th : Octopath Traveler
July 13th : Captain Toad
July 13th : Splatoon DLC ?
July 19th : Sonic Mania Plus
July 26th : Wolfenstein II
July 26th : Mega Man X Collection 1&2
July 26th : Disgaea Remake

Other Summer titles :

- Dark Souls Remastered
- Inazuma Eleven
- Taiko
- Ark
- Minecraft retail release ?
- Valkyria Chronicles 1&4 --> probably delayed to Q4
- Okami
- Crash Bandicoot ?
 
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I think the Splatoon DLC (it was leaked by Nintendo Germany iirc) will be on July 13th alongside Octopath and Captain Toad. Basically, Summer is packed for the Switch :

June 8th : Sushi Strikers
June 22th : Mario Tennis Aces
June 29th : Ys VIII

July 10th : Crash Bandicoot
July 12th : Shining Resonance Refrain
July 13th : Octopath Traveler
July 13th : Captain Toad
July 13th : Splatoon DLC ?
July 19th : Sonic Mania Plus
July 26th : Wolfenstein II
July 26th : Mega Man X Collection 1&2
July 26th : Disgaea Remake

Other Summer titles :

- Dark Souls Remastered
- Inazuma Eleven
- Taiko
- Ark
- Minecraft retail release ?
- Valkyria Chronicles 1&4
- Okami
VC1 and VC4 are fall titles. But yeah, there's quite some titles by the end of July.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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VC1 and VC4 are fall titles. But yeah, there's quite some titles by the end of July.
Wikipedia fooled me then. They had both game for Q4 in the West and Q3 for Japan...

But yeah, starting with Mario Tennis Aces, things will get very interesting for the Switch. It should have great Obon.