Today, Media Create released its weekly report for video game sales in Japan, providing us with more sales data for Week 30. During that week, a total of 590 000 units were sold for Software, which amounts to 130.43% of Week 29 sales. The increase (+ 138 000 units in total) is due to the new releases. Sales of new games (which came out in Week 30) are three times higher than they were during Week 29.
Source: Media Create
Dengeki gives us some additional data for Puzzle & Dragons X, which sold about 87 000 units during its launch week. They reveal that it’s the Kami no Shou version which was the most popular (though the difference between the two isn’t really noteworthy):
- Kami no Shou: 45 000 units sold
- Ryuu no Shou: 42 000 units sold
According to Dengeki, about 45% of all units shipped to retailers were sold, which is pretty bad news. Retailers still have a lot of units to sell, and in fact, some have even started discounting the game to get rid of those.
Puzzle & Dragons Z ended up selling over 1.5 million units, but it seems highly unlikely, if not downright impossible, for Puzzle & Dragons X to come even remotely close to that… especially since 500 000 units seems far out of reach!
Dengeki also gives data about July 2016:
- Hardware: 330 000 units (-19.1% compared to July 2015)
- Hardware: 8.5 billion Yen (-17.2% compared to July 2015)
- Software: 2.54 million units (-29.4% compared to July 2015)
- Software: 14 billion Yen (-19.6% compared to July 2015)
- Global: 22.5 billion Yen (-18.7% compared to July 2015)
They note that in July, there wasn’t a single million seller (Yo-kai Watch 3 should have managed to become one, but it ended up severely underperforming), and overall, sales were kind of sluggish. They expect August to be a better month.
Day 1 sell-through
Here’s Day 1 sell-through for two Nintendo 3DS games that came out this week in Japan:
- Etrian Odyssey V (Atlus): 60% (sales are close to Etrian Odyssey III and IV)
- Dragon Ball: Fusions (Bandai Namco Games): 40% (good start, and retailers expect steady sales)