Japan: Famitsu sales for CY 2017 (Top 100 Software, Hardware, more)

In its latest issue, Famitsu magazine shared their sales data for 2017, with the Top 100 Software, Hardware sales, and more.

Let’s start with Hardware, and more precisely the Nintendo Switch. It sold 3 407 158 units in 2017 alone, which is more than the Wii U since launch. It also came close to outselling both the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo 3DS, though it definitely would have if not for the endless shortages throughout the year.

The Nintendo 3DS saw its sales drop this year, though it definitely looks like it could have been worse. Then again, Famitsu tracked 53 weeks for 2017, as opposed to 52 weeks for 2016, so you need to keep that in mind if you want to make any direct comparison between the two.

Finally, the Wii U is quite clearly done, with barely 21 000 units sold throughout the year… not surprising, since it’s been discontinued months ago!

Famitsu also reports that both Software and Hardware sales are up Year on Year, though it’s worth reminding that 53 weeks are tracked for 2017. With only 52 weeks, Software sales would most likely be down.

  • Hardware: 202.370 million Yen (as opposed to 117.050 million Yen in 2016)
  • Software: 189 380 million Yen (as opposed to 182.430 million Yen in 2016)
  • Hardware: 391.750 million Yen (as opposed to 299.480 million Yen in 2016)

Finally, Software sales. We already commented on the Top 10 in this post, so there’s not much to say here. Just a quick note about the widening gap between the top-selling and the worst-selling games. While 7 of the games in the Top 10 went to sell over 1 million units, the game at the very bottom barely sold 56 000 units… and that’s just the Top 100.

In fact, the last 37 games in the Top 100 didn’t even manage to sell at least 100 000 units… that doesn’t bode well for the Top 1 000 (coming later this year).

Here’s the full Top 100 Software for 2017 in Japan:

01./00. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 2.003.607 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 1.752.096 / NEW
03./00. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥5.980) – 1.744.603 / NEW
04./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 1.684.991 / NEW
05./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥8.980) – 1.336.180 / NEW
06./00. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 1.324.280 / NEW
07./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 1.103.744 / NEW
08./00. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 688.044 / NEW
09./01. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 576.506 / 3.822.728 (-82%)
10./04. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 423.073 / 1.166.461 (-43%)
11./00. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level 5) {2017.12.16} (¥4.800) – 396.464 / NEW
12./00. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 364.101 / NEW
13./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥7.900) – 341.107 / NEW
14./00. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard # <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥7.990) – 335.081 / NEW
15./00. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 296.288 / NEW
16./00. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 285.063 / NEW
17./48. [3DS] Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! <TBL> (Nintendo) {2016.12.22} (¥4.980) – 273.739 / 405.802 (+107%)
18./07. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) – 250.706 / 760.373 (-51%)
19./00. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 247.621 / 319.611
20./00. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers <RPG> (Level 5) {2017.08.10} (¥4.800) – 232.743 / NEW
21./00. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} (¥5.700) – 213.926 / NEW
22./00. [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥6.900) – 209.929 / NEW
23./00. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800) – 203.359 / NEW
24./00. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} (¥4.980) – 199.701 / NEW
25./00. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport # <RCE> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.19} (¥6.900) – 193.741 / NEW
26./00. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥8.400) – 193.649 / NEW
27./00. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue <Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance HD \ Kingdom Hearts χ: Back Cover \ Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.01.12} (¥6.800) – 190.126 / NEW
28./00. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2017.12.07} (¥7.800) – 188.904 / NEW
29./00. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} (¥5.250) – 188.168 / NEW
30./00. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami 2 # <ADV> (Sega) {2017.12.07} (¥7.590) – 181.864 / NEW
31./00. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 176.381 / NEW
32./10. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 171.796 / 1.047.881 (-57%)
33./00. [PS4] Gundam Versus # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.07.06} (¥8.200) – 169.766 / NEW
34./00. [PS4] Nioh <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.02.09} (¥7.800) – 164.587 / NEW
35./03. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800) – 163.797 / 1.023.924 (-81%)
36./49. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 162.866 / 327.095 (+25%)
37./00. [PS4] Everybody’s Golf <SPT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.31} (¥5.900) – 162.005 / NEW
38./46. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 159.015 / 2.787.581 (+17%)
39./00. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} (¥4.980) – 157.007 / NEW
40./00. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥7.980) – 149.390 / NEW
41./00. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} (¥4.700) – 144.755 / NEW
42./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.13} (¥6.800) – 144.568 / NEW
43./72. [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥4.700) – 137.530 / 240.340 (+34%)
44./00. [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) – 136.753 / NEW
45./00. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥7.600) – 134.972 / NEW
46./50. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 134.269 / 283.779 (+5%)
47./00. [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy <ADV> (Level 5) {2017.07.20} (¥4.444) – 130.854 / NEW
48./00. [PS4] Ark: Survival Evolved <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.10.26} (¥6.800) – 130.731 / NEW
49./00. [PS4] Super Robot Wars V # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.02.23} (¥8.600) – 128.945 / NEW
50./00. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 128.450 / NEW
51./24. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 128.316 / 369.757 (-47%)
52./00. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2017.09.28} (¥7.800) – 124.721 / NEW
53./00. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥4.980) – 121.294 / NEW
54./00. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥4.980) – 120.990 / NEW
55./00. [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 120.180 / NEW
56./00. [PSV] Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony # <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.01.12} (¥6.400) – 118.348 / NEW
57./00. [PS4] Gravity Rush 2 <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.01.19} (¥6.900) – 116.672 / NEW
58./00. [PSV] Super Robot Wars V # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.02.23} (¥7.600) – 111.975 / NEW
59./00. [3DS] Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2 – Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.08.03} (¥5.800) – 110.941 / NEW
60./00. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} (¥5.700) – 109.954 / NEW
61./00. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} (¥4.980) – 109.033 / NEW
62./00. [3DS] Pokemon Gold / Silver _3DS Virtual Console Version_ |DL| (Dedicated Download Card Special) <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.09.22} (¥1.111) – 106.797 / NEW
63./00. [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥7.800) – 101.239 / NEW
64./00. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Origins <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.10.27} (¥8.400) – 98.951 / NEW
65./02. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura # <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) – 98.455 / 1.495.891 (-93%)
66./00. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) – 90.839 / NEW
67./68. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400) – 89.067 / 238.017 (-17%)
68./00. [PS4] Tekken 7 <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} (¥8.200) – 88.925 / NEW
69./00. [PS4] Destiny 2 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.09.06} (¥7.900) – 86.193 / NEW
70./00. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} (¥4.800) – 85.422 / NEW
71./08. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 82.801 / 562.499 (-83%)
72./00. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux # <RPG> (Atlus) {2017.10.26} (¥6.480) – 80.549 / NEW
73./00. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition <Dark Souls III \ Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel \ Dark Souls III: The Ringed City> <RPG> (From Software) {2017.04.20} (¥5.900) – 77.772 / NEW
74./00. [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.17} (¥7.800) – 74.515 / NEW
75./18. [PS4] Yakuza 6: The Song of Life # <ADV> (Sega) {2016.12.08} (¥8.190) – 72.959 / 361.806 (-75%)
76./09. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 72.492 / 1.535.640 (-82%)
77./00. [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes <SPT> (Konami) {2016.12.15} (¥4.500) – 70.919 / 125.946
78./00. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.10.05} (¥4.980) – 70.537 / NEW
79./66. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.571) – 69.880 / 2.593.525 (-36%)
80./100. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.200) – 68.442 / 2.558.302 (-10%)
81./52. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800) – 66.734 / 189.929 (-46%)
82./00. [PS4] For Honor <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.02.16} (¥8.400) – 66.596 / NEW
83./00. [PS4] Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony # <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.01.12} (¥7.400) – 65.181 / NEW
84./00. [PS4] The Evil Within 2 <ADV> (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.10.19} (¥7.980) – 64.962 / NEW
85./00. [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash # <ACT> (Marvelous) {2017.03.16} (¥6.980) – 64.771 / NEW
86./00. [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.28} (¥7.800) – 64.747 / NEW
87./00. [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) – 64.404 / NEW
88./00. [PS4] Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary <TBL> (Square Enix) {2017.10.19} (¥7.800) – 63.255 / NEW
89./00. [PS4] Warriors All-Stars # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥7.800) – 61.697 / NEW
90./47. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} (¥4.700) – 61.564 / 197.189 (-55%)
91./00. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} (¥6.800) – 61.538 / NEW
92./00. [PS4] .hack//G.U. Last Recode <.hack//G.U. Vol.1//Rebirth \ .hack//G.U. Vol.2//Reminisce \ .hack//G.U. Vol.3//Redemption> # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.11.01} (¥7.600) – 60.847 / NEW
93./22. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter / Dragon Chapter <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2016.07.28} (¥4.800) – 60.522 / 330.924 (-78%)
94./00. [PSV] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} (¥6.800) – 60.447 / NEW
95./00. [PS4] Valkyria Revolution <RPG> (Sega) {2017.01.19} (¥7.990) – 59.995 / NEW
96./00. [PS4] Kyoei Toshi <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.19} (¥8.200) – 59.789 / NEW
97./45. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.000) – 59.244 / 1.479.329 (-57%)
98./00. [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800) – 57.303 / NEW
99./00. [PS4] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy <Crash Bandicoot \ Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back \ Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped> <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.03} (¥4.900) – 56.940 / NEW
100./00. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2017.03.03} (¥4.990) – 56.646 / NEW

As you can see, the Nintendo 3DS isn’t the platform with the most games in the Top 100 (that’s the PlayStation 4), though it got many strong sellers (including 3 million-sellers). The Nintendo Switch only has 15 games in the Top 100, which shows just how poor the support from third-party publishers was.

PS4 – 42
3DS – 36
NSW – 15
PSV – 4
WIU – 3

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Source: Famitsu
Via: Games Data Library
Data compiled by Chris1964 (ResetEra)


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