• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.

Famitsu Sales: 1/10/22 – 1/16/22

reksveks

Member
Famitsu has published its estimated physical game software and hardware sales data for Japan for the two weeks spanning January 10, 2022 to January 16, 2022.

Mario Party Superstars for Switch was the highest selling software of the week, moving another 22,108 units. It was followed by Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl for Switch, which moved another 19,129 units.

On the hardware side, the Switch family sold 94,523 units, the PlayStation 5 family sold 14,453 units, the Xbox Series family sold 2,267 units, and the PlayStation 4 family sold 17 units. Next-generation consoles continue to face stock issues.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
  1. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 22,108 (793,683)
  2. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (The Pokemon Company, 11/19/21) – 19,129 (2,454,455)
  3. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 18,505 (4,713,464)
  4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 17,684 (4,373,799)
  5. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 12,986 (2,475,523)
  6. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 11,948 (7,149,014)
  7. [NSW] Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain (Nintendo, 12/03/21) – 10,895 (223,428)
  8. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 10,064 (3,044,438)
  9. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 9,864 (2,570,479)
  10. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo, 06/05/20) – 6,845 (906,012)
Rankings 11 to 30 will be announced on January 21.

Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
  1. Switch OLED Model – 48,824 (993,807)
  2. Switch – 29,131 (17,867,356)
  3. Switch Lite – 16,568 (4,497,478)
  4. PlayStation 5 – 12,996 (1,090,990)
  5. Xbox Series S – 1,848 (57,446)
  6. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 1,457 (204,152)
  7. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 489 (1,180,714)
  8. Xbox Series X – 419 (74,265)
  9. PlayStation 4 – 17 (7,819,277)
Source: https://www.gematsu.com/2022/01/famitsu-sales-1-10-22-1-16-22
 

Nautilus

Member
PS5 did ok this week. Hopefully it keeps that up. The PS4 has simply evaporated. While this certainly isnt bad if you compare to what Sony has usually done last year(Which was horrible already) , with the news of Activision and Blizzard being bought, it just makes their overall situation even worse, now that they have been beaten by Nintendo in Japan.

Hope they turn this around, because they cant face MS and specially Nintendo if this keeps up.

Software wise, there is nothing interesting this week.
 
Last edited:

Woopah

Member
Looks like the Switch sales are about half of what they were this week last year. Switch really is in a steep downtrend. Unless there are stock issues with Switch.
Following the DS. It should see a major drop this year.

Its a a really interesting comparison. This year's week 3 number is comfortably above that of 2018 and 2019 and slightly above 2020, and so is the 2nd best week 3 in Switch's history. However, there's a very big gap between it and week 3 2021, possibly due to the announcement of a new state of emergency around Tokyo week: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/world/asia/japan-tokyo-state-of-emergency.html
 

SlimeGooGoo

Party Gooper
  1. Switch OLED Model – 48,824 (993,807)
  2. Switch – 29,131 (17,867,356)
  3. Switch Lite – 16,568 (4,497,478)
big bang friends GIF
 

Lognor

Member
Considering last week was flat, I'd say extrapolating a trend from 1 week is a little short sited
Sure, but it's still a massive drop off, and this is a week before Pokemon launches. Last January didn't have any type of release of that scope so to see sales where they are may be somewhat telling. But to your point, agreed. We're only two weeks into the year. And with those big titles releasing this year this may not be indicative of where sales are headed.

What was the biggest launches on Switch last year for the Japanese audience? I can only think of Monster Hunter Rise (and maybe the Pokemon remake). But this year we have a brand new Pokemon, Kirby and Splatoon, which are all hugely popular in Japan.

Is there a team 2021 vs 2022 yet? I'd join the former even with the upcoming releases.
 

Woopah

Member
Sure, but it's still a massive drop off, and this is a week before Pokemon launches. Last January didn't have any type of release of that scope so to see sales where they are may be somewhat telling. But to your point, agreed. We're only two weeks into the year. And with those big titles releasing this year this may not be indicative of where sales are headed.

What was the biggest launches on Switch last year for the Japanese audience? I can only think of Monster Hunter Rise (and maybe the Pokemon remake). But this year we have a brand new Pokemon, Kirby and Splatoon, which are all hugely popular in Japan.

Is there a team 2021 vs 2022 yet? I'd join the former even with the upcoming releases.
Last year had the January Covid restrictions, which is why in 2021 week 3 was higher for Switch than week 2 (in every other year it was lower).

So you're right that 2022 will be down on 2021, but not by as much as this week.
 

Kiraly

Member
1.3 million "owners" couldn't even be bothered to pick up more than 1892 copies of a single PS4/PS5 game. Just absolutely shambolic.
 
Last edited:

Woopah

Member
01./01. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars <ETC> (Nintendo) {2021.10.29} (¥5.980) - 22.108 / 793.683 <80-100%> (-52%)
02./02. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2021.11.19} (¥5.980) - 19.129 / 2.454.455 <80-100%> (-54%)
03./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 18.505 / 4.713.464 <80-100%> (-43%)
04./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 17.684 / 4.373.799 <80-100%> (-45%)
05./05. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 12.986 / 2.475.523 <80-100%> (-41%)
06./07. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) - 11.948 / 7.149.014 <80-100%> (-42%)
07./06. [NSW] Big Brain Academy: Brain Vs. Brain <HOB> (Nintendo) {2021.12.03} (¥2.980) - 10.895 / 223.428 <80-100%> (-47%)
08./09. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) - 10.064 / 3.044.438 <80-100%> (-44%)
09./08. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) - 9.864 / 2.570.479 <80-100%> (-45%)
10./10. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) - 6.845 / 906.012 <80-100%> (-35%)
11./13. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 5.594 / 1.934.551 <80-100%> (-24%)
12./00. [NSW] Dying Light: Platinum Edition <Dying Light \ Dying Light: The Bozak Horde \ Dying Light: The Following \ Dying Light: Hellraid \ Dying Light: Ultimate Survivor Bundle> <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2022.01.13} (¥5.800) - 5.499 / NEW <60-80%>
13./11. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) - 5.478 / 4.293.107 <80-100%> (-46%)
14./12. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980) - 5.283 / 1.001.389 <80-100%> (-43%)
15./14. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 3.937 / 4.015.131 <80-100%> (-41%)
16./20. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) - 3.323 / 1.146.298 <80-100%> (-37%)
17./18. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) - 2.986 / 687.349 <80-100%> (-48%)
18./30. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise # <HOB> (Imagineer) {2020.12.03} (¥5.800) - 2.930 / 176.853 <80-100%> (-11%)
19./24. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat <PZL> (Teyon Japan) {2020.06.25} (¥3.500) - 2.751 / 228.039 <80-100%> (-43%)
20./28. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition [New Price Edition] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.12.04} (¥4.980) - 2.631 / 177.588 <80-100%> (-29%)
21./16. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild + Expansion Pass <ADV> (Nintendo) {2021.10.08} (¥8.164) - 2.630 / 57.424 <80-100%> (-55%)
22./17. [NSW] Splatoon 2 + Octo Expansion <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.10.08} (¥6.345) - 2.619 / 61.770 <80-100%> (-55%)
23./21. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) - 2.577 / 1.189.657 <80-100%> (-50%)
24./23. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 2.468 / 2.053.365 <80-100%> (-49%)
25./22. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 2.440 / 2.316.019 <80-100%> (-49%)
26./19. [NSW] Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2021.12.02} (¥4.980) - 2.385 / 52.207 <40-60%> (-57%)
27./25. [NSW] The Battle Cats Unite! # <SLG> (Ponos) {2020.07.16} (¥3.500) - 2.162 / 115.366 <80-100%> (-54%)
28./00. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise [Best Price] <ACT> (Capcom) {2021.12.16} (¥5.445) - 2.014 / 14.217 <60-80%>
29./15. [NSW] Fortnite: Minty Legends Pack <ACT> (Epic Games) {2021.11.02} (¥3.000) - 1.972 / 64.526 <60-80%> (-69%)
30./00. [NSW] Astroneer <ADV> (Playism) {2022.01.13} (¥4.280) - 1.892 / NEW <60-80%>
 
Top Bottom