[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 15, 2017 (April 10 – April 16) [Top 50]

Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross)

Media Create

Week 15 was another calm week for the Japanese market, with only two minor entries in the Top 20 (unfortunately, none of them is on a Nintendo platform).

Monster Hunter XX is #1 of sales for the 5th week in a row, which isn’t all that surprising for the latest entry in a popular series during such a calm period. With 43 941 additional units sold (-33%), the game is holding pretty well, even though it’s pretty far from Capcom’s initial goal (2 million units before April 1st… it’s currently standing at 1 366 093 units sold since launch!).

This week again, there’s quite a few Nintendo Switch games in the Top 20, so let’s take a look at how they’ve all been selling:

  • 02./02. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) – 20.888 / 375.291 (-9%). Sales remain remarkably steady, which is to be expected for the most popular game on the platform (a title it’s going to keep until Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, releasing next week).

The Wii U version sold 4 740 units this week (-27%), and finally reached the 100 000 units milestone. It looks like when all is said and done, this version of the game will end up selling over 150 000 units. Combined, the Nintendo Switch and Wii U versions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild have sold 475 837 units since launch. They will reach 500 000 units before the end of the month, maybe as early as next week.

  • 04./04. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) – 10.048 / 176.368 (-19%). This one should reach 200 000 units sold in early May, or maybe before the end of the month if Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has a positive impact on its sales;
  • 13./15. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) – 3.508 / 70.124 (-17%). Sales topped 70 000 units this week, and 100 000 units LTD looks like a lock!

Next, we have Mario Sports Superstars at #3, with 10 698 units sold. Sales remain surprisingly “good” given the mediocre debut, and it looks like it should be able to easily sell over 100 000 units. Sales during the Golden Week (which starts next week) will be interesting, and will tell us where LTD sales should end.

As for Pokémon Sun and Moon, it’s selling like it’s been selling in the past few months: pretty steadily. 4 773 units were sold this week (-32%), which brings the total to 3 241 599 units (not including the dual-pack and digital sales, as usual). Sales should see a healthy boost during the Golden Week.

Finally, here’s how the games in the second half of the Top 20 are faring:

  • 11./13. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) – 4.325 / 1.019.434 (-24%);
  • 17./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) – 3.035 / 162.184 (-24%). Yes, this one is still hanging around in the Top 20, and it looks like it’s going to keep doing so for a few more weeks at least;
  • 19./23. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) – 2.802 / 704.683. This one finally makes its comeback in the Top 20, thanks to slow sales for the market as a whole (the barrier of entry for the Top 20 is pretty low, as you can see for yourself below).

Media Create – Software Top 20

01./01. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 43.941 / 1.366.093 (-33%)
02./02. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 20.888 / 375.291 (-9%)
03./03. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥4.980) – 10.698 / 61.879 (-43%)
04./04. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 10.048 / 176.368 (-19%)
05./09. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 6.265 / 300.959 (-5%)
06./07. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥8.400) – 6.022 / 159.430 (-24%)
07./05. [PS4] LEGO Worlds <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.04.06} (¥2.980) – 5.157 / 16.735 (-55%)
08./12. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥6.900) – 4.983 / 201.643 (-17%)
09./08. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 4.773 / 3.241.599 (-32%)
10./10. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 4.740 / 100.546 (-27%)
11./13. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 4.325 / 1.019.434 (-24%)
12./16. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts \ Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories> \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts II \ Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ \ Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep>> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) – 3.556 / 102.281 (-16%)
13./15. [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 3.508 / 70.124 (-17%)
14./00. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 [Konami the Best] <SPT> (Konami) {2017.04.13} (¥3.980) – 3.381 / NEW
15./17. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 3.328 / 321.342 (-19%)
16./06. [PS4] Warriors All-Stars # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥7.800) – 3.117 / 52.062 (-64%)
17./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 3.035 / 162.184 (-24%)
18./00. [PSV] RepKiss # <ADV> (Entergram) {2017.04.13} (¥5.980) – 2.918 / NEW
19./23. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) – 2.802 / 704.683
20./22. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 2.678 / 1.140.680
21./00. [PSV] Zero Escape: The Nonary Games <Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors \ Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward> <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.04.13} (¥4.480)
22./14. [PSV] Warriors All-Stars # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥6.800)
23./25. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch <Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below \ Dragon Quest Heroes II> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} (¥8.800)
24./11. [PS4] Blue Reflection: Maboroshi ni Mau – Shoujo no Ken # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥7.800)
25./19. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600)
26./29. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
27./28. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2017.03.03} (¥4.990)
28./20. [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Mini Mini Animal <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.04.06} (¥4.800)
29./26. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} (¥4.700)
30./27. [PSV] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} (¥6.800)
31./21. [PSV] Blue Reflection: Maboroshi ni Mau – Shoujo no Ken # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥6.800)
32./34. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
33./00. [PS4] Zero Escape: The Nonary Games <Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors \ Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward> <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.04.13} (¥4.980)
34./36. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700)
35./24. [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥4.700)
36./30. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800)
37./31. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} (¥5.250)
38./38. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800)
39./00. [PS4] RepKiss # <ADV> (Entergram) {2017.04.13} (¥5.980)
40./37. [3DS] Doraemon the Movie: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken <ADV> (FuRyu) {2017.03.02} (¥5.280)
41./33. [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash # <ACT> (Marvelous) {2017.03.16} (¥6.980)
42./32. [PS4] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} (¥7.600)
43./41. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
44./39. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700)
45./40. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard # <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥7.990)
46./44. [PS4] Nioh <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.02.09} (¥7.800)
47./48. [PSV] Super Robot Wars V # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.02.23} (¥7.600)
48./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥7.900)
49./00. [NSW] Disgaea 5 Complete <SLG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980)
50./00. [3DS] Manga-ka Debut Monogatari: Suteki na Manga o Egakou <ADV> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.03.16} (¥4.800)

Media Create Software Week 15 2017Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

PS4 – 19
3DS – 15
PSV – 7
NSW – 6
WIU – 3

Media Create – Hardware

This week, all platforms saw a drop in sales, with one exception… the Nintendo Switch (and the Xbox One, actually). It looks like Nintendo did manage to ship a few more units this week, but it clearly was not enough to keep up with demand (some stores still resort to lotteries to determine who can buy the few units they do get!).

As explained last week, Nintendo Switch sales are not dropping because Nintendo cannot keep up with demand. Since demand is not met, there are still many potential buyers still waiting to buy a console, and said demand is “transferred” to the following weeks (and it will continue until shortages end).

This week, the Nintendo Switch sold 45 673 units, which is about 4 000 units more than during Week 14. Since launch, over 650 000 consoles have been sold: a pretty decent debut for Nintendo’s new console. What’s more, it’s now outselling both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS (launch aligned), which is another positive sign.

The Nintendo 3DS had a great debut, but sales quickly died down (and didn’t really recover until the price drop in August). It looks like the Nintendo Switch is definitely not going to follow a similar sales trajectory, especially with Splatoon in July (not to mention Mario Kart 8 Deluxe next week).

Speaking of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it will be interesting to see how many units Nintendo ends up shipping to retailers, and if this week (Week 16) is going to see a bigger shipment (it’s likely the company will choose to focus on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launch week).

As for the Nintendo 3DS, it’s holding pretty well with 23 824 units sold this week: that’s only 2 000 units less than last week. Compared to the same week last year, the Nintendo 3DS is still up Year on Year, but it’s not clear how long it will stay like this. It’s likely the Golden Week will put an end to that “winning streak”.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia comes out tomorrow, but it shouldn’t have too much of an impact on Nintendo 3DS. It’s definitely going to provide a boost, but you should not expect something like 50 000 units for example.

Finally, the Wii U sold 271 units this week. RIP.

Famitsu

01./01. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 39.299 / 1.496.819 <80-100%> (-40%)
02./02. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 13.706 / 362.173 <80-100%> (-31%)
03./03. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥4.980) – 11.035 / 60.712 <40-60%> (-41%)
04./05. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 7.292 / 168.225 <80-100%> (-30%)
05./07. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥8.400) – 5.836 / 164.699 <80-100%> (-22%)
06./04. [PS4] LEGO Worlds <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.04.06} (¥2.980) – 5.216 / 19.153 <60-80%> (-63%)
07./08. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 5.179 / 3.739.925 <80-100%> (-28%)
08./12. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 4.725 / 269.988 <80-100%> (+8%)
09./00. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 [Konami the Best] <SPT> (Konami) {2017.04.13} (¥3.980) – 3.913 / NEW <20-40%>
10./11. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 3.497 / 94.457 <80-100%> (-23%)
11./06. [PS4] Warriors All-Stars # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥7.800) – 3.466 / 54.241 <80-100%> (-58%)
12./13. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥6.900) – 3.355 / 181.913 <80-100%> (-22%)
13./14. [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 3.349 / 74.454 <80-100%> (-18%)
14./00. [PSV] RepKiss # <ADV> (Entergram) {2017.04.13} (¥5.980) – 3.305 / NEW <60-80%>
15./10. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 3.275 / 1.120.651 <80-100%> (-34%)
16./15. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts \ Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories> \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts II \ Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ \ Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep>> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) – 2.796 / 102.195 <80-100%> (-27%)
17./20. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) – 2.536 / 701.291 <80-100%> (-14%)
18./22. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 2.492 / 165.144 <80-100%> (-12%)
19./09. [PS4] Blue Reflection: Maboroshi ni Mau – Shoujo no Ken # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥7.800) – 2.412 / 37.404 <80-100%> (-53%)
20./25. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800) – 2.343 / 970.800 <80-100%> (-6%)
21./23. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 2.340 / 243.579 <80-100%> (-12%)
22./21. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 2.159 / 2.697.966 <80-100%> (-26%)
23./16. [PSV] Warriors All-Stars # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥6.800) – 2.032 / 21.540 <60-80%> (-45%)
24./00. [PSV] Zero Escape: The Nonary Games <Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors \ Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward> <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.04.13} (¥4.480) – 2.019 / NEW <20-40%>
25./18. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 2.006 / 311.571 <80-100%> (-41%)
26./17. [PSV] Blue Reflection: Maboroshi ni Mau – Shoujo no Ken # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥6.800) – 1.993 / 20.995 <60-80%> (-46%)
27./00. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400) – 1.991 / 195.183 <80-100%>
28./24. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch <Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below \ Dragon Quest Heroes II> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} (¥8.800) – 1.931 / 46.875 <60-80%> (-27%)
29./26. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 1.882 / 967.520 <80-100%> (-24%)
30./27. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2017.03.03} (¥4.990) – 1.862 / 31.221 <60-80%> (-23%)

Top 30

PS4 – 11
3DS – 7
NSW – 5
PSV – 5
WIU – 2

Source: Media Create / Famitsu
Via: Chris1964 / 4Gamer.net / Famitsu

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