Following Wednesday’s sales charts, today Media Create released its weekly analysis providing a deeper look at the situation of the Japanese video game market between Dec. 3 and Dec. 9, including the debut of Sony’s PlayStation Classic.
First of all, we learn that the PlayStation Classic, which launched at the beginning of the week, sold an estimated 120,000 units.
While the numbers are pretty impressive, they don’t seem to repeat the results of the equivalent mini-consoles from Nintendo the Classic Mini Super Famicom sold roughly 340,000 units in its debut week, while the Classic Mini Famicom sold about 261,000 at launch.
On top of that, we also learn that the 1,220,535 units sold by Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are the biggest first-week number achieved by the series, passing SSB for 3DS, which sold 945,000 units in 2014.
That being said, that was 68.52% of the initial shipment, so there were no shortages like it happened for Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii (which sold 94.37% of the initial shipment in a week) and the installment for 3DS, which sold 93.45% of its first shipment at its debut.
On top of that, Media Create believes that we can expect a further increase in the volume of sales as gift-related demand is boosted during the year-end and New Year Holidays period.
If you want to learn more of the PlayStation Classic you can check out our impressions and a funny size comparison with basically everything we could find.