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Japan - Day 1 sell-through for Persona Q2 and more

Time for another round-up of Japanese sales data. Here's the info on day 1 sales totals for a number of new titles.

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

- 40%
- low debut, mostly selling to those who preordered

Kamen Rider: Climax Scramble Zi-O

- 20%
- low debut

Lapis x Labyrinth

- 30%
- slightly low debut
- PS4 outsold Switch

Billion Road

- no sell-through data, which indicates a terrible debut

Comments

I don't know what Billion Road is, but damn that sucks for the devs/pubs.

It's supposed to be a spiritual successor to the last Momotaru Dentetsu game since Konami holds that IP hostage.

When Nintendo released Momotaru Dentetsu on 3DS, apparently I guess that was a one year deal and Konami has vaulted that IP again. The Billion Road devs tried to cash in on Konami's stupidity, but people still prefer Momotaru Dentetsu in Japan.

Aham. I see. So this could actually be a good game, ot just shovelware, eh? I'll look into it at least.

It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, the vast majority of 3rd party games flop in Japan on Switch, there's the odd exception. It's just the 1st party efforts from Nintendo that sell well and are there in the charts every week.

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