Japan: Famitsu sales for July 2019 (Software, Hardware, Publishers)

Famitsu have shared their monthly report on video game sales in Japan, this time covering July 2019 (to be more precise, the period going from July 1st to July 28th, so 4 weeks in total).

Despite launcing in June, Super Mario Maker 2 was the best-selling game in July with 221 930 units sold. Its sales actually increased by 13%, which is quite obviously due to the fact it was launched at the very end of June (with only 3 days tracked). Still, it’s a great result for the game, which has now sold 418 089 units at retail alone as of July 28th.

The only entry of the month on Nintendo platforms is Fire Emblem: Three Houses, but we alreadyt discussed its sales in this post!

Finally, Yo-kai Watch 4 had a rather average second month, with only 47 868 units sold (-75%). This brings total sales to 238 965 units, which is quite far from the heydays of the series (in fact, it’s the worst-selling mainline entry so far).

Overall, July wasn’t that great a month for the market as a whole: only 3 games sold over 100 000 units, with two games in the Top 5 Software selling 50 000 units just barely.

Here’s the Top 5 Software for July 2019 in Japan, courtesy of Famitsu:

01./01. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 221.930 / 418.083 (+13%)
02./00. [PS4] Professional Baseball Spirits 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2019.07.18} (¥8.800) – 202.523 / NEW
03./00. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} (¥6.980) – 143.130 / NEW
04./00. [PSV] Professional Baseball Spirits 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2019.07.18} (¥7.500) – 52.259 / NEW
05./02. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4: We Are Looking Up at the Same Sky <RPG> (Level 5) {2019.06.20} (¥5.980) – 47.868 / 238.965 (-75%)

Once again, Nintendo was the most successful publisher in Japan with 576 000 units sold. Super Mario Maker 2 doesn’t even account for half of that total, which shows that the usual evergreen titles kept selling at a strong and steady pace.

Here’s the Top Publishers for July 2019, courtesy of Famitsu :

  1. Nintendo – 576.000
  2. Konami – 309.000
  3. Bandai Namco Games – 135.000

Hardware-wise, the Nintendo Switch once again dominated the market with 219 589 units sold. That’s far from the console’s best month, and yet, it sold nearly 4 times as all the other consoles combined. It sold about 30 000 units more than in June 2019, which is a welcome but unimpressive increase.

Unfortunately, it sold less than in July 2018 (when 242 733 units were sold), and it wasn’t that great a month to begin with… Famitsu points at the 3 000 Yen coupon offered with every new console bought to explain the increase in sales in July.

The Nintendo Switch has now sold 1 703 487 units this year, which is about 350 000 units more than last year after the same amount of weeks. Sales have been somewhat disappointing in the last couple of months, but not as bad for the gap between the two years to close. So far, the console has sold over 8 593 033 units since launch.

Famitsu point out that it’s the 17th month in a row that the Nintendo Switch is dominated sales in Japan.

Here’s Hardware sales for July 2019 in Japan, courtesy of Famitsu:

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Month | Last Month |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  NSW  |    219.589 |    189.307 |    242.733 |  1.703.487 |  1.359.612 |   8.593.033 |
| PS4 # |     46.910 |    102.336 |     92.032 |    694.115 |  1.036.451 |   8.246.205 |
| 3DS # |     10.095 |     12.830 |     41.639 |    140.440 |    365.138 |  24.445.404 |
| PSV # |        943 |        790 |     15.625 |     36.651 |    128.853 |   5.862.005 |
| XB1 # |        343 |      1.060 |      1.238 |      4.155 |      9.720 |     107.086 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    277.880 |    306.323 |    393.366 |  2.578.848 |  2.901.346 |  47.253.733 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| XB1 X |        216 |        685 |        528 |      2.835 |      6.844 |      16.291 |
| XB1 S |        127 |        375 |        710 |      1.320 |      2.876 |      18.793 |
|PS4 Pro|     17.722 |     37.191 |     25.057 |    250.075 |    248.996 |   1.222.665 |
|  PS4  |     29.188 |     65.145 |     66.975 |    444.040 |    787.455 |   7.023.540 |
|  PSV  |        943 |        790 |     15.625 |     36.651 |    128.853 |   5.862.005 |
|n-2DSLL|      8.587 |     10.472 |     25.333 |    112.776 |    225.758 |   1.057.020 |
| n-3DS |      1.508 |      2.358 |     14.669 |     26.573 |    124.012 |   5.882.398 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

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Source: Famitsu
Data compiled by: Chris1964 (ResetERA)


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