The game is a spin off in the very niche Utawarerumono series, and it also released on PS5 (looks like that version didn’t hit the top 10) this game has nothing to do with it lol, it’s no system seller.
I can say though, PS4 did jump ahead of Series S on Amazon JP, so it’s accurate.
Sony said they will continue to produce PS4 consoles for 2022 right? Maybe they threw a bunch at Japan now that holidays are coming up. Or they found a warehouse full of them lol. Maybe retailers were keeping them backstocked till holiday season came up? I doubt we’ll find a proper explanation
For Xbox stock, well as I said last week, Famitsu may have course corrected their tracking method and now we’re seeing numbers more accurate to what MS has always been sending (besides times like that $50 gift card deal, they probably had a ton there).
I would say with Black Friday deals going on in the West, MS is throwing all stock this way as well.
Probably poised to eventually come a million seller. Not too shabby for a game that kinda underperformed at launch but then started getting serious word of mouth from industry legends like Sakurai and Yoko Taro. The late Switch port definitely helped as well.
Sadly the anniversary stream basically confirms that Vanillaware is separate from Sega/Atlus’s multiplat push/initiative, as no PC (or Xbox) port was announced there. Xbox won’t happen till MS pays but I think they’re missing out hard by not being on PC.
Holiday season. And I guess the good news about seeing big Xbox shipments now is, if the “Famitsu course correct” theory is true, it -does- actually mean they are sending bigger Xbox shipments for the holiday season.
The only shame is that Sony is able to achieve by selling expensive overpriced console while Microsoft has to offer cheap console - Series S or cheaper than PS5 Series X. They really need to find a way to get back “must have” energy to Xbox that existed in Xbox 360 era.
[NSW] Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – 17,647 / NEW
[NSW] Minecraft – 11,005 / 2,877,634
[NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 10,519 / 4,928,165
[NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports – 9,211 / 793,064
[NSW] u-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Dawn of the Battle Royale!! Let’s Go! Go Rush!! – 7,396 / NEW
[NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 5,787 / 5,021,094
[NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 4,579 / 1,072,681
[PS5] Horizon Forbidden West – 4,444 / 116,777
Switch – 152.284 (27.229.302)
PlayStation 5 – 27.835 (2.219.252)
PlayStation 4 – 4.211 (9.404.084)
Xbox Series X|S – 1.854 (394.852)
3DS – 111 (24.596.902)
Not much to say about the software side. Some games that haven’t been in the top 10 for a while have come back, must be Christmas gifts.
Xbox’s holiday boost looks to be over already lol, back to normal. PS4 seems to be clearing out back stock that retailers were saving for holidays.
Jim Ryan personally apologized to Japanese audiences on Playstation Awards for bad PS5 stock to Japan for a while and said they have done changes to fix this, so I’m not gonna expect anymore Xbox > PS5 weeks lol.