Japan: more sales data for Week 24, 2017, ARMS, Switch @ 1 million units (Media Create, Dengeki)

ARMS

Week 24 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 24, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 293 000 units, which is 139.06% of Week 23 sales. We can see a clear improvement over last week (the worst one on record), even though sales came close to but didn’t top 300 000 units.

The only new release was ARMS, which sold over 100 000 units during its first 3 days on the market. Media Create note that even though it was a new IP, it still was the 3rd best debut for a Nintendo Switch game after Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (285 000 units) and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wimd (186 000 units).

ARMS didn’t sell as much as Splatoon did at launch (over 145 000 units), but if you take the difference in userbase into account (Wii U: 2.35 million units / Nintendo Switch: 992 000 units), then it’s safe to say that ARMS is off to a smooth start. But the real question remains sales on the long run: will it become an evergreen title, like Splatoon?

Source: Media Create

Day-1 Sell-through

Here’s the sell-through ratio for one new Nintendo 3DS game:

  • [3DS] The Alliance Alive <RPG> (FuRyu) (¥6.280) – 30%

Source: Media Create
Via: hiska-kun

Week 24 (Dengeki)

According to Dengeki, ARMS sold about 105 000 units at launch, with a good sell-through ratio: 70%. Just like Media Create, they point out that it’s the third best debut for a Nintendo Switch game so far. However, the attach rate is pretty limited: only 10.5%, though they’re looking forward to seeing how much that attach rate will increase until the release of Splatoon 2.

This week, the Nintendo Switch sold about 44 000 unit, which is a 44% increase. Based on Dengeki’s data, the Nintendo Switch has finally reached 1 million units, 16 weeks after launch.

Here’s how the Wii and the Wii U sold during the first 16 weeks:

  • Wii: 1.85 million units
  • Wii U: 820 000 units

So far, the Nintendo Switch is outselling the Wii U by a wide margin, and that’s despite the endless shortages.

As for the market as awhole, the release of ARMS led to an increase in Software and Hardware sales:

  • Hardware: 89 000 units (+27.3%)
  • Software: 293 000 units (+35.4%)
  • Nintendo Switch: +49.7% for Hardware, +48% for Software

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 57,381 19.6% 899,917 23.1%
PS3 3,560 1.2% 38,138 1.0%
Vita 19,787 6.8% 363,205 9.3%
Switch 140,429 48.0% 1,038,439 26.7%
Wii U 6,791 2.3% 108,672 2.8%
3DS 64,544 22.0% 1,443,195 37.0%
X One 237 0.1% 4,750 0.1%
Total 292,729 100.0% 3,896,316 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 23,298 26.4% 221,161 23.7%
PS3 350 0.4% 4,821 0.5%
Vita 4,472 5.1% 57,363 6.1%
Switch 43,850 49.7% 427,299 45.8%
Wii U 189 0.2% 2,387 0.3%
3DS 13,566 15.4% 183,412 19.6%
2DS 2,425 2.7% 36,247 3.9%
X One 75 0.1% 890 0.1%
Total 88,225 100.0% 933,580 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 from Dengeki:

01./00. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 105,006 / NEW
02./01. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 17,611 / 576,318
03./05. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 8,261 / 490,086
04./03. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 7,211 / 1,603,637
05./02. [PS4] Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} – 5,770 / 75,050
06./07. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 3,983 / 323,373
07./06. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 3,972 / 162,282
08./09. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} – 2,922 / 47,419
09./23. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 2,565 / 965,075
10./11. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 2,478 / 1,071,549
11./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 2,472 / 174,364
12./24. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 2,450 / 214,042
13./15. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 2,411 / 279,546
14./12. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 2,394 / 764,371
15./22. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 2,256 / 1,098,852
16./16. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,189 / 240,117
17./21. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} – 2,011 / 103,292
18./08. [NSW] Seiken Densetsu Collection (Square Enix) {2017.06.01} – 1,972 / 28,215
19./17. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} – 1,939 / 81,067
20./04. [PSV] Shiro to Kuro no Alice (Idea Factory) {2017.06.08} – 1,813 / 10,059
21./27. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 1,778 / 2,643,256
22./19. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,739 / 124,670
23./31. [3DS] Cube Creator DX (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} – 1,644 / 19,944
24./29. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,617 / 1,708,294
25./35. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 1,550 / 311,778
26./32. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,550 / 1,566,125
27./14. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 1,544 / 210,023
28./36. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} – 1,517 / 214,065
29./28. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} – 1,450 / 196,851
30./39. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,440 / 108,641
31./33. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 1,439 / 101,518
32./25. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition (From Software) {2017.04.20} – 1,417 / 67,678
33./38. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 [Konami the Best] (Konami) {2017.04.13} – 1,319 / 18,269
34./18. [NSW] Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Capcom) {2017.05.26} – 1,317 / 25,018
35./34. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 1,272 / 528,955
36./37. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} – 1,250 / 221,165
37./30. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} – 1,189 / 182,519
38./40. [3DS] Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death (Koei Tecmo) {2017.05.11} – 1,117 / 18,872
39./26. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 (Arc System Works) {2017.05.25} – 1,111 / 18,851
40./20. [PSV] Shiin (Experience) {2017.06.01} – 1,072 / 11,350
41./55. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} – 1,006 / 105,680
42./45. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} – 967 / 2,423,993
43./42. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} – 889 / 129,897
44./50. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} – 800 / 193,853
45./44. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} – 767 / 179,576
46./46. [PSV] Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} – 750 / 147,414
47./53. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) {2017.03.03} – 711 / 41,170
48./81. [PS4] Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Sega) {2016.12.08} – 678 / 363,307
49./48. [3DS] Tales of the Abyss [Welcome Price!!] (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} – 672 / 3,299
50./54. [PS4] Tales of Berseria [Welcome Price!!] (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} – 644 / 2,586

Source: Dengeki
Top 50 data compiled by ZSaberLink

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