Japan: more sales data for Week 1 2018, holiday season, more (Media Create, Dengeki)

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Media Create (Week 1)

Unfortunately, Media Create are yet to share their report for Week 1 2018. This post will be updated when it’s available.

Dengeki (Week 1)

For the third week in a row, Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe monopolised the top spots of the Top 50 Software. Splatoon 2 was the best-selling game for the second week in a row, with 133 000 units sold. It’s now sold over 1 936 000 units, and it’s basically guaranteed to reach 2 million units next week (or the following one).

As for Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, they sold 113 000 and 101 000 units respectively, bringing their respective LTD sales to 1 454 000 and 1 259 000 units.

Meanwhile, Mario Party: The Top 100 enjoyed a great second week, with 58 000 units (108 000 units since launch, in just two weeks), and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon sold an additional 80 000 units (2 178 000 units since launch).

This week, Dengeki also share some sales data for the holiday season (November to January 1st):

  • Software: 9 860 000 units (-13.1%) / 58.1 billion Yen (-10.9%)
  • Hardware: 2.5 million units (+24.5%) / 71 billion Yen (+48.5%)
  • Total: 129.2 billion Yen (+14.3%)

Software-wise, it’s the same tune as Media Create: lack of significant new releases hurt overall sales. After all, 2016 had Pokémon Sun and Moon, that sold 3.3 million units during that period… that’s quite a lot of units to compensate for.

Hardware-wise, the increase is quite obviously attributed to the success of the Nintendo Switch. It’s the first time in 5 years that Hardware sales reached 70 billion Yen, and the second time in a row that the market as a whole is up during the holiday season.

Once again, Dengeki note that the Nintendo Switch was the driving force behind the market’s expansion during the holiday season. It sold 1 490 000 units during that period (59.4% of total Hardware sales), generating 44.6 billion Yen (62.7% of total Hardware sales). Software-wise, no less than 3.33 million games were sold (33.8% of total Software sales), generating 20.2 billion Yen (34.8% of total Software sales).

Overall, the Nintendo Switch generatd 64.8 billion Yen in revenue, which is no less than 50.2% of total sales during the holiday season. That’s right: half of total sales in November and December were from the Nintendo Switch!

Here’s the best-selling games during the holiday season:

  1. [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (The Pokémon Company): 2.18 million units
  2. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo): 1 million units
  3. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo): 650 000 units
  4. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2 Busters: Hihou Densetsu Barbarayaa Magnum / Sword (Level-5): 490 000 units
  5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo): 450 000 units

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 177,527 14.9% 7,283,247 28.8%
PS3 4,303 0.4% 151,826 0.6%
Vita 36,660 3.1% 1,220,123 4.8%
Switch 584,145 49.1% 7,189,723 28.5%
Wii U 5,403 0.5% 281,335 1.1%
3DS 381,921 32.1% 9,127,589 36.1%
X One 142 0.0% 13,947 0.1%
Total 1,190,101 100.0% 25,267,790 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 110,929 30.3% 1,378,762 23.7%
PS3 56 0.0% 7,169 0.1%
Vita 9,902 2.7% 201,416 3.5%
Switch 187,429 51.2% 2,930,938 50.4%
Wii U 14 0.0% 4,270 0.1%
3DS 14,766 4.0% 580,326 10.0%
2DS 42,990 11.7% 711,798 12.2%
X One 165 0.0% 5,351 0.1%
Total 366,251 100.0% 5,820,031 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./01. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 133,461 / 1,936,254
02./03. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 112,500 / 1,453,999
03./02. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 100,533 / 1,259,020
04./04. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} – 57,967 / 108,423
05./05. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 35,078 / 744,517
06./11. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 34,561 / 362,477
07./06. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 32,806 / 723,144
08./07. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 30,028 / 398,164
09./09. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Magnum (Level 5) {2017.12.16} – 26,745 / 244,458
10./10. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword (Level 5) {2017.12.16} – 26,465 / 248,067
11./13. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 20,189 / 207,663
12./08. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer’s Edition (Nintendo) {2017.11.23} – 17,522 / 109,582
13./12. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 (D3Publisher) {2017.12.07} – 17,327 / 199,414
14./18. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 17,270 / 125,825
15./17. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} – 16,615 / 136,980
16./15. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 13,872 / 89,329
17./19. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} – 11,813 / 398,460
18./29. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 11,711 / 623,925
19./21. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 11,306 / 319,101
20./20. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} – 11,261 / 45,034
21./16. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} – 10,611 / 163,432
22./23. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} – 10,094 / 126,569
23./22. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} – 9,656 / 51,301
24./26. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 8,600 / 149,487
25./49. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 8,461 / 1,369,033
26./14. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami 2 (Sega) {2017.12.07} – 8,206 / 197,162
27./42. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2017.08.10} – 7,506 / 252,267
28./48. [3DS] Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.11.30} – 7,267 / 39,144
29./44. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 7,133 / 1,150,267
30./37. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} – 6,710 / 135,969
31./30. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} – 6,567 / 195,992
32./25. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon Veteran Trainer’s Dual Pack (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 6,289 / 354,988
33./45. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 6,233 / 2,711,391
34./46. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 5,732 / 1,045,872
35./47. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.19} – 5,600 / 211,656
36./28. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 5,556 / 1,179,355
37./50. [3DS] Beyblade Burst God (FuRyu) {2017.11.23} – 5,394 / 42,082
38./54. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} – 5,133 / 103,938
39./33. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 5,044 / 288,376
40./24. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.12.21} – 4,783 / 25,061
41./36. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 4,733 / 348,216
42./51. [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.26} – 4,378 / 59,424
43./39. [PS4] Ark: Survival Evolved (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.10.26} – 4,217 / 139,544
44./35. [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.17} – 4,206 / 68,352
45./56. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 3,895 / 1,788,456
46./53. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) {2017.03.03} – 3,639 / 67,576
47./66. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} – 3,611 / 2,464,588
48./40. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Twin Villages+ (Marvelous) {2017.12.14} – 3,539 / 29,324
49./65. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} – 3,370 / 146,939
50./58. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 3,172 / 237,230

Source: Dengeki
Top 50 data compiled by ZSaberLink (ResetEra)

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