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Media Create Sales: Week 52, 2018 (Dec 24 - Dec 30)

Nov 14, 2018
24
What the hell? Big increase. Nintendo continues to smash sales. It's a 25% increase. Have we had this % before?
 
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Dec 25, 2017
905
Is there any explanation as to why DQB2 sold better on PS4 out of the gate but the Switch one had better legs?

Dengeki Switch hardware numbers:
Week 50 309885
Week 51 311402
Week 52 199609
Week 1 247914 (!)
Could it be the result of the two weeks is those two numbers added but the split is wrong? Maybe Japan cares about the Three Kings' Day?
 
Nov 3, 2017
266
That's not that crazy. Wk52's 199k would be a bigger yoy increase than Wk 1's 247k would be. (44% to 32%) And that Wk 52 is in line with Famitsu's numbers.
 
Feb 26, 2018
2,308
Is there any explanation as to why DQB2 sold better on PS4 out of the gate but the Switch one had better legs?



Could it be the result of the two weeks is those two numbers added but the split is wrong? Maybe Japan cares about the Three Kings' Day?
week 1 is holiday in japan
 
Oct 29, 2017
1,516
WA, australia
That week one jump is so much higher than expected

I don’t have time to find dengeki from last year so I’ll just use mc for comparison:

NSW week 1 2018: 146.006
NSW week 1 2019: 247.914

More than 100k higher.. second highest yoy gain for switch in a single week????
 
Oct 25, 2017
876
dengeki w52 2017
switch: 138,120
ps4: 58,108
dengeki w1 2018
switch: 187,429 (+35.7%)
ps4: 110,929 (+90.9%)

dengeki w52 2018
switch: 199,609
ps4: ???
dengeki w1 2019
switch: 247,914 (+24.2%)
ps4: ???
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,402
Those Dengeki numbers...wow. Didn't expect that much for week 1.

And Switch's software is pulling insane numbers. Smash becoming the best selling game of 2018 in under a month, SMP is doing insanely well, MK8DX at 2m, Mario Odyssey at 1.9m, etc. The system already has six 1m sellers and three 2m sellers in under two years. 2019 will be an even better year in terms of software for it with AC and Gen 8 especially, as well as more substantial third party titles (YW4, IE, DQXIS, etc.)
 
Oct 31, 2017
929
How are these Week 1 numbers real?! I know some happy boys and girls got their New Year’s cash but I didn’t expect this.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,140
Japan
And yet Japan-centric games keep being announced without Switch versions. Or "a Switch version if enough people beg for it".

The Japanese console gaming industry isn't being murdered by mobile. It's a suicide.
 
Oct 30, 2017
936
And yet Japan-centric games keep being announced without Switch versions. Or "a Switch version if enough people beg for it".

The Japanese console gaming industry isn't being murdered by mobile. It's a suicide.
nah, they just really love Sony.
 
Oct 25, 2017
14,142
Probably. UE4 needed to be updated for DQXI on switch so they’re probably better suited to handling it, but they’ll take awhile. Hopefully not postponed till next gen, tho
I don't really believe that to be honest. it might have really just been a limited resources issue. remember that Octopath Traveler was one of the first UE4 games announced for the switch
 

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Oct 27, 2017
204
MAD, Spain
I don't really believe that to be honest. it might have really just been a limited resources issue. remember that Octopath Traveler was one of the first UE4 games announced for the switch
Maybe, but DQ was literally the first game announced for NX, so S-E is not telling us all.
 
Oct 27, 2017
5,190
Is this info correct? So Switch had a 10% bigger percentage increase in sales last year?
From the quoted numbers, Switch's week 52 in 2018 was larger than 2018's week 1. So the 2019 Week 1 is 25% increase of an already much bigger number than Week 1 2018, so comparatively it's roughly a 79% increase over 2017's Week 52. 248/138

I don't think anyone would turn those numbers down.