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Media Create Sales: Week 20, 2018 (May 14 - May 20)

cw_sasuke

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Pokemon remakes tend to do around 3 million in Japan, that said, leaf green and fire red are the lowest selling remakes, and pikachu edition was on the low side for an enhanced release. I think it will probably do a low 3, high 2 million between the two editions.
This isnt your usual Pokemon remake though - they are tapping into the expanded GO audience and the homeconsole market.
 
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This isnt your usual Pokemon remake though - they are tapping into the expanded GO audience and the homeconsole market.
And those things would make Japanese players want the game more than usual why?

There is no nostalgia for gen 1 here, to be nostalgic of something you have to know about it then it has to leave your attention. Go while is a thing here, and people still play it, it is much bigger and powerful outside of Japan.
 
So what are we thinking for Let's Go sales? Maybe somewhere in between Ultra Sun and Moon and the original Sun and Moon's?
I think the group of people who really don't like it is very small, compared to the total player base. A lot of fans who buy all mainline games will buy this game too, in the end.
I think kids will like it. I think fans will like it. So the game will have the potential of any other game.
However, the connectivity with Pokémon Go, the Gen I nostalgia boost, and the selling power of known faces Pikachu (marketed as the cool guy) and Eevee (marketed as the cute girl) are all factors these games benefit of, which other Pokémon games don't.

The only thing I can think of that limits sales is the one Switch per household approach. With multiple Nintendo Accounts on one system and co-op play incorporated, families will only need multiple copies where people want to play separately at the same time. However, as proven many times in the past, Pokémon games have to power to sell multiple copies to the same consumer (whether that's an individual or a family doesn't really matter in this case). That may have an influence on when people will buy a second copy, but not really if.

So my guess is that the 'casualisation' of this game only increases its selling power and I wouldn't be surprised to see a higher lifetime sales number than the 3DS games in the end. I'm most worried in regard to its selling power about the next mainline Pokémon game next year, which is a problem Diamond/Pearl and Black/White didn't have to face.
 
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People should not forget that unlike the West, Japan is actually quite familiar with Pokémon beyond gen 1. Pikachu and Eevee are of course even in Japan probably some of the best known Pokémon, however they are cute-kei, not cool-kei which is a huge selling factor for the games. Obviously we don't know how closely the story will stick to red and green, but if it does, I imagine it might be a bit boring for 10 year old boys in Japan.
 
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Nintendo is in an absolute ridiculous position with the Switch right now just counting their own potential releases. They have so much for 2018 already and have plenty of plausible games for 2019, they can really push the system. Should be interesting.
 
Dengeki Online (Switch) Sales: Week 21, 2018 (May 21 - May 27)

05./02. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} - 13,274 / 149,324
06./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} - 12,568 / 2,385,725
07./05. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} - 9,706 / 530,550
09./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} - 8,178 / 1,572,925
10./00. [NSW] Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2 (Capcom) {2018.05.24} - 8,100 / NEW
11./07. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} - 6,578 / 167,238
14./10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} - 4,489 / 763,943
17./11. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} - 3,428 / 1,651,310
18./09. [NSW] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2018.04.12} - 3,330 / 86,151
25./16. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} - 1,658 / 430,428
28./23. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} - 1,528 / 181,947
29./15. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} - 1,506 / 265,052
31./24. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} - 1,350 / 39,778
34./18. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} - 1,268 / 460,252
38./33. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} - 1,100 / 128,325
41./31. [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} - 1,067 / 16,289
43./28. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} - 989 / 57,750
44./26. [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation: Genesis for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} - 983 / 24,284
48./41. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.22} - 922 / 47,681
50./34. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} - 828 / 56,398

Switch Hardware: 33,278 / 4,267,345
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Dengeki Online (Switch) Sales: Week 21, 2018 (May 21 - May 27)

05./02. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} - 13,274 / 149,324
06./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} - 12,568 / 2,385,725
07./05. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} - 9,706 / 530,550
09./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} - 8,178 / 1,572,925
10./00. [NSW] Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2 (Capcom) {2018.05.24} - 8,100 / NEW
11./07. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} - 6,578 / 167,238
14./10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} - 4,489 / 763,943
17./11. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} - 3,428 / 1,651,310
18./09. [NSW] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2018.04.12} - 3,330 / 86,151
25./16. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} - 1,658 / 430,428
28./23. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} - 1,528 / 181,947
29./15. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} - 1,506 / 265,052
31./24. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} - 1,350 / 39,778
34./18. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} - 1,268 / 460,252
38./33. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} - 1,100 / 128,325
41./31. [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} - 1,067 / 16,289
43./28. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} - 989 / 57,750
44./26. [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation: Genesis for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} - 983 / 24,284
48./41. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.22} - 922 / 47,681
50./34. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} - 828 / 56,398

Switch Hardware: 33,278 / 4,267,345
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