[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 52, 2016 (Dec. 26 – Jan. 01) [Top 50]

Pokemon Sun and Moon

Update: added Top 50 from Media Create!

Media Create – Software

This week, the whole market was hit by the usual post-Christmas drop, which was made even worse this year by Christmas being on Sunday. Since the Christmas boost was over when the week started, and the New Year boost will only impact Week 1, 2017, sales dropped even more sharply than usual.

It’s quite apparent when you look at the drop in sales: family-friendly titles on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS saw the biggest drops. Pokémon Sun and Moon dropped below 100 000 units, with 90 891 units this week (-67%). According to Media Create, total sales will top 3 million units at retail in the upcoming weeks (for the stand-alone version).

Sales for Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS also dropped sharply, but they remained quite strong with 73 002 units this week. Since launch, the game has already sold over 790 000 units, and should easily reach 1 million units down the line.

As for Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!!, it had a great second week with 63 577 units sold. With the usual second-week and post-Christmas drops, -52% is a pretty good performance. We can expect sales to remain strong next week (with the New Year boost), but also throughout 2017.

Speaking of Momotaro Dentetsu, Momotaro Dentetsu 2010: Sengoku Ishin no Hero Daishuugou! no Maki made its comeback in the Top 30 from Famitsu, this week. It sold 6 476 units, which is quite remarkable for a Wii game released in 2010 (this is the Nintendo Selects version, released in 2011). This just goes to show how popular the Momotaro Dentetsu franchise is in Japan, and why Nintendo was interested in it in the first place.

Next, let’s take a look at how the various holidays titles fared during this post-Christmas week:

  • 04./03. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki  (Level 5) – 49.350 / 561.508 (-72%). In a couple of week, we should be able to see how fast this one will reach 1 million units (if it ever does so…);
  • 08./06. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) – 18.259 / 120.971 (-62%). As mentioned previously, post-holiday sales will tell us how far this one will go. So far, sales are decent, but nothing really impressive;
  • 09./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) – 10.858 / 85.842 (-51%). It should be able to reach 100 000 units sold within the first two weeks of 2017;
  • 10./12. [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes (Konami) – 10.710 / 59.794 (-52%). A rather decent hold for a rather disappointing games (sales-wise);
  • 11./08. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) – 9.713 / 257.654 (-70%);
  • 15./11. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush (Nintendo) – 7.137 / 135.024 (-70%). Now that Christmas is behind us, this one will most likely drop from the Top 20 pretty soon (after the New Year break);
  • 17./10. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu (Nippon Columbia) – 6.413 / 137.580 (-75%). After great holiday sales, this one will most likely drop from the Top 20 pretty soon (just like Mario Party: Star Rush);
  • 19./21. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) – 5.741 / 2.714.35. This one makes its comeback in the Top 20 thanks to dropping sales for all the other game.

Next week will have the New Year boost, so Software sales are expected to go up again (though this time, Nintendo titles will not be the ones getting the biggest boost).

Media Create– Software Top 50

01./01. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 90.891 / 2.949.287 (-67%)
02./02. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 73.002 / 790.530 (-73%)
03./04. [3DS] Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! <TBL> (Nintendo) {2016.12.22} (¥4.980) – 63.577 / 196.452 (-52%)
04./03. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) – 49.350 / 561.508 (-72%)
05./07. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800) – 30.381 / 884.422 (-23%)
06./05. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 23.765 / 1.042.463 (-54%)
07./09. [PS4] Yakuza 6: The Song of Life # <ADV> (Sega) {2016.12.08} (¥8.190) – 19.822 / 312.500 (-34%)
08./06. [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥4.700) – 18.259 / 120.971 (-62%)
09./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 10.858 / 85.842 (-51%)
10./12. [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes <SLG> (Konami) {2016.12.15} (¥4.500) – 10.710 / 59.794 (-52%)
11./08. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 9.713 / 257.654 (-70%)
12./26. [PS4] Watch Dogs 2 <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2016.12.01} (¥8.400) – 9.466 / 89.237 (-14%)
13./19. [PSV] SaGa: Scarlet Grace <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.12.15} (¥6.800) – 9.208 / 88.673 (-36%)
14./36. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 8.429 / 225.839
15./11. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} (¥4.700) – 7.137 / 135.024 (-70%)
16./34. [PS4] The Last Guardian <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.12.06} (¥6.900) – 6.452 / 108.836 (-31%)
17./10. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800) – 6.413 / 137.580 (-75%)
18./50. [PS4] Battlefield 1 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} (¥7.800) – 5.791 / 237.636
19./21. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 5.741 / 2.714.357 (-58%)
20./00. [PS4] Resident Evil 6 <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.12.01} (¥2.800) – 5.701 / 19.814
21./18. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.571) – 5.529 / 2.508.464 (-63%)
22./40. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.09.15} (¥7.600)
23./16. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 5.121 / 517.001 (-67%)
24./46. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
25./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.11.04} (¥7.900)
26./23. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura – Busters T-Pack {Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi \ Yo-Kai Watch 3: Tempura} <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥6.400)
27./15. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700)
28./17. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories # <RPG> (Capcom) {2016.10.08} (¥5.800)
29./22. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter / Dragon Chapter <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2016.07.28} (¥4.800)
30./20. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700)
31./33. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700)
32./00. [PSV] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.11.22} (¥7.600)
33./32. [3DS] All Kamen Rider: Rider Revolution # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.12.01} (¥5.700)
34./24. [3DS] Beyblade Burst <RPG> (FuRyu) {2016.11.10} (¥5.780)
35./00. [PS4] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.11.02} (¥7.600)
36./00. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.10.27} (¥6.100)
37./37. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800)
38./45. [PS4] Steep <SPT> (Ubisoft) {2016.12.22} (¥7.400)
39./31. [3DS] Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.09.15} (¥5.300)
40./00. [PS4] FIFA 17 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.09.29} (¥7.800)
41./35. [3DS] PriPara Mezameyo! Megami no Dress Design # <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2016.11.10} (¥5.400)
42./38. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
43./44. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700)
44./00. [PS4] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2016.11.10} (¥5.980)
45./28. [3DS] Dragon Ball: Fusions # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.04} (¥5.700)
46./41. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.200)
47./00. [3DS] Puyo Puyo Chronicle # <RPG> (Sega) {2016.12.08} (¥5.490)
48./27. [3DS] 12-Sai. Koisuru Diary <ADV> (Happinet) {2016.08.04} (¥5.815)
49./00. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.200)
50./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800)

Media Create Software Week 52 2016Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

3DS – 27
PS4 – 14
WIU – 5
PSV – 4

Media Create – Hardware

Hardware-wise, the Wii U slided back to insignificance, with 2 589 units sold this week. That’s almost 25 times less than during the same week last year. Unfortunately, this is pretty much the end of the line for the Wii U, which has been dying a very slow (and somewhat painful) death…

As for the Nintendo 3DS, the drop is radical this week: it went from 176 562 units to 70 522 units at once. This is a combination of post-Christmas drop and what we explained earlier (about Week 52 not benefitting from the New Year boost). Compared to last year, the drop is also noticeable: about 50 000 units, and this time, the Nintendo 2DS wasn’t enough to compensate.

The Nintendo 3DS did manage to sell 2 million units this year, but it’s only when taking into account the Pokémon Nintendo 2DS bundles from February (which are not tracked by Media Create). The drop for the full year is about 372 000 units (272 000 units with the 2DS bundles), which is a pretty solid result for a 6 year old platform.

The upcoming weeks will be pretty interesting for the Nintendo 3DS: Week 1 will have the usual New Year boost, but after that comes some pretty rough weeks for the market as a whole. What’s more the Nintendo 3DS has only one release this month: Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World. As Nintendo’s handheld is about to enter its 7th year on the market, sales are bound to drop sharply (especially with the upcoming Nintendo Switch).

Famitsu

01./01. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 137.813 / 3.384.035 <80-100%> (-57%)
02./02. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 113.858 / 857.246 <60-80%> (-64%)
03./04. [3DS] Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! <TBL> (Nintendo) {2016.12.22} (¥4.980) – 113.619 / 245.682 <60-80%> (-14%)
04./03. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) – 59.101 / 568.768 <80-100%> (-67%)
05./05. [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥4.700) – 30.415 / 133.225 <60-80%> (-40%)
06./09. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800) – 29.367 / 889.494 <80-100%> (-16%)
07./08. [PS4] Yakuza 6: The Song of Life # <ADV> (Sega) {2016.12.08} (¥8.190) – 23.200 / 312.047 <80-100%> (-34%)
08./07. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 18.304 / 894.389 <80-100%> (-54%)
09./11. [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes <SLG> (Konami) {2016.12.15} (¥4.500) – 16.821 / 71.848 <40-60%> (-37%)
10./06. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura # <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) – 16.443 / 1.413.879 <80-100%> (-60%)
11./14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 15.766 / 87.756 <60-80%> (-33%)
12./10. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 12.789 / 254.230 <80-100%> (-62%)
13./19. [PSV] SaGa: Scarlet Grace <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.12.15} (¥6.800) – 10.060 / 84.107 <80-100%> (-36%)
14./13. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} (¥4.700) – 10.003 / 145.628 <60-80%> (-60%)
15./21. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter / Dragon Chapter <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2016.07.28} (¥4.800) – 8.676 / 279.078 <80-100%> (-37%)
16./16. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 8.387 / 2.636.953 <80-100%> (-54%)
17./12. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800) – 8.371 / 131.566 <80-100%> (-67%)
18./23. [PS4] The Last Guardian <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.12.06} (¥6.900) – 7.966 / 101.612 <80-100%> (-29%)
19./22. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.571) – 7.477 / 2.531.122 <80-100%> (-45%)
20./00. [PS4] Watch Dogs 2 <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2016.12.01} (¥8.400) – 7.452 / 88.368 <80-100%>
21./17. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 6.881 / 486.579 <80-100%> (-61%)
22./00. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 6.639 / 156.149 <80-100%>
23./00. [WII] Momotaro Dentetsu 2010: Sengoku Ishin no Hero Daishuugou! no Maki [Nintendo Selects] <TBL> (Hudson) {2011.01.20} (¥2.667) – 6.476 / 351.960 <80-100%>
24./00. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 6.033 / 170.262 <80-100%>
25./18. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 5.968 / 978.374 <80-100%> (-63%)
26./28. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700) – 5.533 / 1.278.861 <80-100%> (-45%)
27./00. [PS4] Battlefield 1 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} (¥7.800) – 5.415 / 238.959 <80-100%>
28./00. [PS4] Resident Evil 6 <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.12.01} (¥2.800) – 5.202 / 18.970 <60-80%>
29./20. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 5.004 / 1.468.152 <80-100%> (-67%)
30./00. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.09.15} (¥7.600) – 4.766 / 112.364 <80-100%>

Top 30

3DS – 14
PS4 – 9
WIU – 4
PSV – 2
WII – 1

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


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