Japan: Famitsu sales for June 2020 (Software, Hardware, Publishers)

Famitsu have shared their monthly report on video game sales in Japan, this time covering June 2020 (to be more precise, the period going from June 1st to June 28th, so 4 weeks in total).

The only entry on Nintendo platforms this month is Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics, which is off to a promising debut with 171 620 units sold during the first month. Since digital sales are pretty high (it was #1 of sales on the Nintendo eShop in June), and retail sales have remained strong since launch, chances are pretty high that it will end up selling over 1 million units LTD in Japan.

This week, three evergreen titles on Nintendo Switch hit milestones:

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons has now sold over 5 million units at retail alone, with 319 301 additional units in June. That’s quite the drop compared to May (790 260 units sold), but that month had 5 weeks + the entirey of the Golden Week, so it’s actually not that bad a drop. Unfortunately, Nintendo Switch shortages have had an impact on sales, as a large number of people buying the game also end up buying the console with it because they didn’t already own it. It’s the 4th month in a row the game is #1 of sales;
  • Ring Fit Adventure has now sold over 1 million units (not counting units from the My Nintendo Store), with 116 955 units (vs. 177 616 units in May). Shortages are still a thing, and June was not the month when Nintendo were finally able to ship enough copies to meet demand;
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has now sold over 3 million units at retail alone, with 39 199 units in June. The game is quite simply unstoppable, and is all but guaranteed to sell over 4 million units LTD at retail alone.

Here’s the Top 5 Software for June 2020, courtesy of Famitsu:

01./01. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 319.301 / 5.004.720 (-60%)
02./00. [PS4] The Last of Us Part II # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.06.19} (¥6.900) – 204.689 / NEW
03./00. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <TBL> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 171.620 / NEW
04./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 116.955 / 1.073.514 (-34%)
05./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 39.199 / 3.005.043 (-42%)

Once again, the Nintendo Switch has the most games in the Top 5 Software, thanks to its strong line-up of evergreen titles:

NSW – 4
PS4 – 1

And despite the drop in sales, Nintendo are still #1 when it comes to publishers, with 858 000 units sold across all of their games. That’s over 2 times the publishers ranked #2 and #3 combined. Once again, the strength of the evergreen titles is remarkable, as Animal Crossing: New Horizons doesn’t even account for half of total sales this month.

Here’s the Top 3 Publishers for June 2020, courtesy of Famitsu:

Nintendo – 858.000
Sony Interactive Entertainment – 267.000
Bandai Namco Games – 60.000

Hardware-wise, sales are down for the Nintendo Switch, but the drop is surprisingly limited for June (which is one of the slowest months of the years for sales). It sold 295 606 units in June (vs. 355 393 units in May), which is a really solid performance. It’s pretty safe to assume the drop is (almost) exclusively due to shortages, as Nintendo are still unable to keep up with demand.

Since launch, the console has sold over 14 million units. In 2020 alone, the Nintendo Switch has already sold 2 666 882 units, as opposed to 1 483 880 units as of June 2019. Given the current sales trajectory, it’s highly unlikely the gap is going to disappear before the end of the year.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, it sold 4 280 units in June (vs. 7 691 units in May, and 12 840 units in June 2019). YTD sales now stand at 33 340 units (vs. 130 355 units last year), and LTD sales at 24 529 487 units.

Here’s Hardware sales for June 2020, courtesy of Famitsu:

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Month | Last Month |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |    295.606 |    355.993 |    189.307 |  2.666.882 |  1.483.880 |  14.050.313 |
| PS4 # |     51.219 |     48.357 |    102.336 |    435.812 |    647.205 |   9.184.055 |
| 3DS # |      4.280 |      7.691 |     12.840 |     33.340 |    130.355 |  24.529.487 |
| XB1 # |        213 |        690 |      1.060 |      2.685 |      3.812 |     113.931 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    351.318 |    412.731 |    306.333 |  3.138.719 |  2.300.960 |  47.877.786 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW L |     85.996 |    102.140 |            |  1.307.290 |            |   2.352.673 |
|  NSW  |    209.610 |    253.853 |    189.307 |  1.359.592 |  1.483.880 |  11.697.640 |
| XB1 X |        152 |        602 |        685 |      1.928 |      2.619 |      20.570 |
| XB1 S |         61 |         88 |        375 |        757 |      1.193 |      21.359 |
|PS4 Pro|     22.352 |     26.459 |     37.191 |    167.562 |    232.353 |   1.562.532 |
|  PS4  |     28.867 |     21.898 |     65.145 |    268.250 |    414.852 |   7.621.523 |
|n-2DSLL|      3.977 |      7.271 |     10.482 |     31.334 |    104.199 |   1.135.580 |
| n-3DS |        303 |        420 |      2.358 |      2.006 |     25.065 |   5.887.921 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Finally, Famitsu point out that in June, both the Software and Hardware markets are up Year on Year, and that’s for the 4th month in a row this year. They expect both markets to follow the same trajectory in July, due to improvements in the production and distribution of game consoles.

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Source: Famitsu
Data compiled by: Chris1964 (ResetERA)


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