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

Famitsu have shared their monthly report on video game sales in Japan, this time covering June 2019 (to be more precise, the period going from May 27th to June 30th, so 5 weeks in total).

Let’s start with Software. As you can see for yourself below, the Nintendo Switch really dominated sales in June, and grabbed all 5 spots in the Top 5 Software thanks to popular new releases and one of its usual evergreen titles.

Super Mario Maker 2 was the best-selling game in June, and with just a couple of days tracked to boot. It sold nearly 200 000 units in just 3 days, and will most likely end up among the best-selling games in July (whether or not it makes it into the Top 5 Software will depend on how popular the new releases are). It outsold both Super Mario and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS at launch (not combined).

As for Yo-kai Watch 4, it also came near the 200 000 units threshold, but it didn’t quite reach it, and was available for a couple of weeks. It sold 191 097 units at retail alone, which is quite the drop from previous mainline entries (as detailed in this post).

Unfortunately, those two games are the only ones that managed to sell even 100 000 units in June, which was a rather weak month overall. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu is off to a decent start with 75 505 units sold at retail. July sales will be quite telling when it comes to the long-term potential of this game. Doraemon Story of Seasons is also off to a decent start with 65 544 units sold. It should have no problem reaching the 100 000 units milestone.

Finally, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold 46 339 additional units (only -6% compared to May!), which brings total sales to 3 140 500 units.

Here’s the Top 5 Software for June 2019, courtesy of Famitsu:

01./00. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 196.153 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4: We Are Looking Up at the Same Sky <RPG> (Level 5) {2019.06.20} (¥5.980) – 191.097 / NEW
03./00. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball <SPT> (Konami) {2019.06.27} (¥6.980) – 75.505 / NEW
04./00. [NSW] Doraemon: Story of Seasons <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.06.13} (¥6.100) – 65.544 / NEW
05./02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 46.339 / 3.140.500 (-9%)

Nintendo was once again the most successful publisher with over 465 000 units sold. Over 50% of those sales are from games released before June, but even without those, Nintendo would have been #1 thanks to Super Mario Maker 2.

Level-5 is #2 with 196 000 units sold. Unlikely Nintendo, pretty much all of its sales come its only June release: Yo-kai Watch 4 (with only 5 000 units for other games). Finally, Bandai-Namco is #3 with 133 000 units sold thanks in great part to Doraemon: Story of Seasons accounting for nearly 50% of Software sales.

Here’s the 3 most success publishers in Japan in June 2019, courtesy of Famitsu:

Nintendo – 465.000
Level 5 – 196.000
Bandai Namco Games – 133.000

This month was pretty slow for Nintendo Switch sales, but thanks to the boost provided by the release of Super Mario Maker 2 (and the monthly chart covering 5 weeks instead of 4), they are actually up compared to May. The console sold 189 307 units in June 2019, which is roughly 48 000 units more than in May. They’re also up Year on Year, with about 25 000 units more than in June 2018.

The gap between 2018 and 2019 is growing, with 1 483 898 units sold as of June 30th 2019, compared to 1 116 879 units at the end of June 2018. Finally, the Nintendo Switch has sold 8 373 444 units LTD as of the end of June, and the 9 million units milestone gets a bit closer. It’s the 16th month in a row that the Nintendo Switch is the best-selling platform in Japan.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, its sales are slightly down in June with 12 380 units sold (vs. 15 475 units in June 2018). The handheld was selling more than twice better in June 2018, and sales already were pretty low. So far, the Nintendo 3DS has sold only 130 345 units in 2019, as opposed to 323 499 units last year. Since launch, the handheld has sold over 24 435 309 units LTD.

Here’s Hardware sales for June 2019, courtesy of Famitsu:

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Month | Last Month |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  NSW  |    189.307 |    141.971 |    164.294 |  1.483.898 |  1.116.879 |   8.373.444 |
| PS4 # |    102.336 |     49.205 |     88.312 |    647.205 |    944.419 |   8.199.295 |
| 3DS # |     12.830 |     15.475 |     28.910 |    130.345 |    323.499 |  24.435.309 |
| XB1 # |      1.060 |        586 |      1.519 |      3.812 |      8.482 |     106.743 |
| PSV # |        790 |      1.692 |     12.056 |     35.708 |    113.228 |   5.861.062 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    306.323 |    208.929 |    295.272 |  2.300.968 |  2.507.980 |  46.975.853 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| XB1 X |        685 |        309 |      1.288 |      2.619 |      6.316 |      16.075 |
| XB1 S |        375 |        277 |        231 |      1.193 |      2.166 |      18.666 |
|PS4 Pro|     37.191 |     20.425 |     23.936 |    232.353 |    223.939 |   1.204.943 |
|  PS4  |     65.145 |     28.780 |     64.376 |    414.852 |    720.480 |   6.994.352 |
|  PSV  |        790 |      1.692 |     12.056 |     35.708 |    113.228 |   5.861.062 |
|n-2DSLL|     10.472 |     13.081 |     16.503 |    104.189 |    200.425 |   1.048.433 |
| n-3DS |      2.358 |      2.394 |     11.337 |     25.065 |    109.343 |   5.880.890 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

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Source: Famitsu
Data compiled by: Chris1964 (ResetERA)


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