Media Create sales (4/16/18 – 4/22/18) – Nintendo Labo debut sales

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

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Moonman270d ago (Edited 270d ago )

Wow, a no. 1 debut!!! Both kits in the Top 3. This is not even a full week of sales. God Of War debut no. 2 (both released April 20th).

1. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Variety Kit – 90,410 / NEW
2. [PS4] God of War – 46,091 / NEW
3. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Robot Kit – 28,629 / NEW
4. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies – 17,381
5. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 16,617
6. [NSW] The Snack World: Trejarers Gold – 15,847
7. [PS4] Metal Max Xeno – 15,044 / NEW
8. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 11,393
9. [PSV] Metal Max Xeno – 8,355 / NEW
10. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 6,895

Neonridr270d ago (Edited 270d ago )

God of War isn't very popular in Japan, so I don't expect it to move huge numbers sadly. Switch took 7/10 too which is not bad.

Moonman270d ago

Only 2 days of sales for both LABO and God Of War though. Week ending 4/22.

Neonridr270d ago

@Moonman - just looking at history of other God of War games, they barely crack 100K. I am sure this game has the potential to at least one-up the other games, but I wouldn't expect crazy numbers from that title. It's a shame though, it's really solid.

solideagle270d ago

Gow III lifetime sales: 417,866 in Japan and Asia.
let's see if this one topples that

Knushwood Butt269d ago

God of War isn't popular in Japan, but it boosted PS4 Pro sales?

Which is it?

Neonridr269d ago

@Knushwood Butt - "boosted" is an interesting word. Selling a few thousand extra is hardly something to run home and tell mommy about.

Knushwood Butt269d ago

It sure is intetesting when it is a 608% boost.

Those not very popular games have a big impact on hardware sales.

Or, maybe low supply of the hardware is dictating the sales.

Which is it?

Neonridr269d ago

low supply? how about low demand?

Knushwood Butt269d ago

Comparing the last two weeks of figures,

PS4 Pro saw a 608% boost in sales

Standard PS4 saw a 47% drop in sales

Neonridr268d ago

and neither even came close to Switch sales.. :P

Knushwood Butt268d ago

Standard PS4 saw a 47% drop in sales due to low supply.

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darthv72270d ago (Edited 270d ago )

on a side note.... I could actually see McD's making a deal with Nintendo for some LABO type happy meal box creations.

After the kid is done with the happy meal, they can use the box to make new LABO creations. It would be a win win for both parties.

marloc_x269d ago

..interesting thought🙂

Neonridr270d ago (Edited 270d ago )

nice debut for Labo. Nice boost to Pro sales (maybe because of God of War)? But then a big drop in regular PS4 sales as a result. Switch hardware just doing its thing..

sprinterboy270d ago

Is that the first time pro has out sold ps4 base model, would love to get European and USA pro sales numbers to see how they've done for a first dip into the mid gen upgrade cycle.

Knushwood Butt270d ago

Because the Pro got a new shipment last week, but it has already dried up.

Also, the black 500 GB PS4 got a new shipment this week, so that should be higher when the next Media Create figures are released.

Like I have been saying for some time, stocks have been low, but they are rumoured to be boosted now that it's a new financial year.

Neonridr269d ago

give it up.. PS4 won't outsell the Switch again this year most likely.

Knushwood Butt269d ago (Edited 269d ago )

Quite probably, but that has nothing to do with my point.

Prediction for next week's Mefia Create report:

PS4 Pro notably down compared to the previous week.

Standard PS4 significantly higher than the previous week, and standard PS4 sales higher than PS4 Pro.

monkeyshawn60267d ago

Give it up. There is no stock shortage. PS4 is not selling. Stop with excuses, what company their stock? Are you serious?

michellelynn0976270d ago (Edited 270d ago )

Labo did great. GOW has never been popular in Japan. Then again, Zelda was never that popular in Japan, but BOTW changed that. That is what a real game changer can do for a series.

Gemmol270d ago

Well said, i do not understand people on here, they try to down play Zelda, but their favorite developers love Zelda and even explain what they like from it, didn't the developers just vote Zelda game of the year at gdc, but people on here disagree

eagle21270d ago (Edited 270d ago )

Zelda won every major GOTY in 2017. Epic sweep. BOTW sales are Top 10 in every country still to this day...even UK last week!

The 10th Rider270d ago (Edited 270d ago )

This is the 8th week in a row that the Switch has outsold every other console combined in Japan . . . and that's all after the PS4 got it's biggest Japanese game yet, with Monster Hunter World.

I've been saying since the reveal that a hybrid pretty much guarantees Nintendo takes over the Japanese market. At this point you can guarantee any company looking at making a Japanese focused game is going to be keeping the Switch in mind. If Nintendo drops Pokemon this year I think they could hit 10,000,000 sold in Japan by the end of its second year, which would be huge. I think the Switch will hit 30+ million in Japan by the end of its life.

Prince_TFK270d ago (Edited 270d ago )

Pokemon or Monster Hunter Switch are literally gonna cause stampedes in Japan. The Switch has a very bright future there.

Gemmol270d ago

Switch survive Dragon quest, monster hunter, far cry and god of war

And get this no big hitter for the first 4 months of 2018 and it leads year to date

The 10th Rider270d ago (Edited 270d ago )

Yeah, I remember when people were bringing up The Last Guardian, Ni No Kuni 2, Shadow of the Colossus Remastered, Mosnter Hunter, Dragon Quest, Gravity Rush, Neir, Nioh, Yakuza . . . Apparently the PS4 would pick up in Japan once games like those came out.

Well, they've come and gone and the PS4 only hits about 10,000 a week.

I don't think it's just that Japan prefers handhelds either. Sony's first party studios make predominately Western-focused games and they rely on third-party partnerships to keep the PS4 afloat in Japan. It'll be interesting to see if they can keep those partnerships going with the PS5 since the Switch is now getting many of the Japanese games that were previously exclusive and by the time the PS5 launches the Switch could be at 20 million in Japan.

Zeldafan64270d ago

30+ million is possible but I 'm gonna play it a little safer and say 25 million.

The 10th Rider270d ago

Eh, but that's an incredibly safe prediction. The Switch still hasn't gotten titles like Monster Hunter, Pokemon, Smash Bros, an original Mario Kart, etc . . . And it still managed to sell just about 4 million there in one year even though it had severe stock shortages for a large portion of the year. Typically handheld sales peak a lot later than home console sales. So If sales continue to increase and the Switch is on the market for just five years, it would likely hit 25 million. It's also got far less competition there than any console has had in the past. 25 million is honestly about the bare minimum I'd expect.

gangsta_red270d ago

"Sony's first party studios make predominately Western-focused games and they rely on third-party partnerships to keep the PS4 afloat in Japan."

100% Agreed

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