[Japan] Famitsu sales for Week 1, 2020 (December 30 – January 05) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales report from Famitsu (and Media Create), covering Week 1, 2020 in Japan.

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The Nintendo Switch started 2020 the same way it ended 2019: utterly dominating Software sales, with not a single competitor to be seen in the Top 20. Even the Top 30 itself is largely dominated by the hybrid console, which left only 4 spots to the competition.

The first week of the year is traditionally a faily big one, and it really shows when you look at the increase that the majority of games in the Top 30 benefited from. Unlike Christmas, New Year’s usually tends to boost the sales of games targeting a slightly “older” audience than kids/family-friendly games, but it’s not quite the case this year.

Some highlights:

  • Pokémon Sword and Shield have now sold over 3 million units (3 185 059 units to be precise)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is quite simply unstoppable, with 2.7 million units sold since launch (+28% this week). It will have no trouble whatsoever selling well over 3 million units LTD;
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has now sold over 200 000 units, with the 250 000 units milestone coming next week. It should have no trouble selling over 500 000 units LTD;
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate missed the 3.5 million units by a few thousand units, with 3 496 326 units sold. Unless sales were to drop sharply, there’s little doubt it will have sold over 4 million units at retail by the end of the year;
  • Brain Training for Nintendo Switch actually saw its sales increase during the second week, which is highly unusual but actually happens frequently when a game is released just before an important week. Now it remains to be seen how much it will sell once the New Year’s boost has faded and if it has sales potential in the long run or not;
  • Super Mario Party has now sold over 1.3 million units. Depending on when the next entry in the series is released, it could very well end up selling over 2 million units LTD;
  • Ring Fit Adventure saw its sales drop sharply, again due to insufficient stock.

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./01. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 196.925 / 3.185.059 <80-100%> (-19%)
02./02. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} (¥5.980) – 52.434 / 558.432 <80-100%> (-12%)
03./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 52.195 / 2.711.204 <80-100%> (+28%)
04./04. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 46.963 / 1.192.902 <80-100%> (+15%)
05./06. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 <SPT> (Sega) {2019.11.01} (¥5.990) – 44.605 / 239.733 <80-100%> (+9%)
06./07. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 43.274 / 3.496.326 <80-100%> (+22%)
07./08. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480) – 41.455 / 76.151 <40-60%> (+19%)
08./09. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 37.903 / 1.301.613 <80-100%> (+9%)
09./10. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) – 30.705 / 367.700 <80-100%> (-9%)
10./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 30.432 / 526.071 <80-100%> (-42%)
11./12. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 27.455 / 3.280.215 <80-100%> (+30%)
12./11. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 27.378 / 827.882 <80-100%> (+4%)
13./13. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.10} (¥6.100) – 16.984 / 142.482 <80-100%> (-3%)
14./15. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 14.441 / 762.030 <80-100%> (+19%)
15./16. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 11.586 / 1.492.935 <80-100%> (+4%)
16./17. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 11.208 / 431.790 <80-100%> (+4%)
17./19. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 10.045 / 2.057.591 <80-100%> (+32%)
18./14. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4++ <RPG> (Level 5) {2019.12.05} (¥6.480) – 9.486 / 56.382 <80-100%> (-23%)
19./22. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980) – 7.973 / 471.672 <80-100%> (+10%)
20./25. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 7.696 / 791.570 <80-100%> (+32%)
21./18. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball <SPT> (Konami) {2019.06.27} (¥6.980) – 7.444 / 217.703 <80-100%> (-11%)
22./00. [PS4] eFootball Winning Eleven 2020 <SPT> (Konami) {2019.09.12} (¥7.600) – 6.394 / 126.109 <80-100%>
23./24. [NSW] FIFA 20 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} (¥5.093) – 6.186 / 50.142 <80-100%> (+6%)
24./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} (¥7.900) – 6.046 / 215.127 <80-100%>
25./00. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town <SLG> (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} (¥5.800) – 5.950 / 124.032 <80-100%>
26./00. [PS4] Detroit: Become Human [Value Selection] <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.11.21} (¥3.900) – 5.948 / 27.163 <80-100%>
27./27. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game <SPT> (Sega) {2019.07.24} (¥4.990) – 5.879 / 87.370 <80-100%> (+4%)
28./21. [PS4] New Sakura Wars # <ACT> (Sega) {2019.12.12} (¥8.800) – 5.483 / 166.771 <80-100%> (-26%)
29./00. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 5.425 / 1.690.731 <80-100%>
30./00. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] <ACT> (Konami) {2018.11.29} (¥2.760) – 5.423 / 67.645 <80-100%>

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 26
PS4 – 4

Famitsu – Hardware

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |    284.827 |    234.268 |    225.698 |    284.827 |    225.698 |  11.668.258 |
| PS4 # |     58.244 |     81.349 |    132.566 |     58.244 |    132.566 |   8.806.487 |
| 3DS # |      4.030 |      3.045 |     28.969 |      4.030 |     28.969 |  24.500.344 |
| XB1 # |        112 |        297 |        257 |        112 |        257 |     111.358 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    347.213 |    319.006 |    391.067 |    347.213 |    391.067 |  45.086.447 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW L |    107.399 |     93.041 |            |    107.399 |            |   1.152.782 |
|  NSW  |    177.428 |    141.227 |    225.698 |    177.428 |    225.698 |  10.515.476 |
| XB1 X |         58 |        195 |        179 |         58 |        179 |      18.700 |
| XB1 S |         54 |        102 |         78 |         54 |         78 |      20.656 |
|PS4 Pro|     30.859 |     22.226 |     32.158 |     30.859 |     32.158 |   1.425.829 |
|  PS4  |     27.385 |     59.123 |    100.408 |     27.385 |    100.408 |   7.380.658 |
|n-2DSLL|      3.933 |      2.875 |     25.112 |      3.933 |     25.112 |   1.108.346 |
| n-3DS |         97 |        170 |      3.441 |         97 |      3.441 |   5.886.012 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create

Media Create – Software sales (Top 10)

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Number of games in Top 10

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Source: Media Create / Famitsu / Famitsu
Data compiled by: Chris1964 (ResetEra)
Additional data via: Game Data Library


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