[Japan] Famitsu sales for Week 15, 2019 (April 8th – April 14th) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales report from Famitsu (and Media Create), covering Week 15, 2019 in Japan.

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Week 15 saw the release of a few games, and all of them ended up at the top of the charts.

On Nintendo platforms specifically, Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit is off to a rather decent start with 26 634 units sold. That’s almost the same as Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit (247 667 units sold at launch), and much better than Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit (13 180 units sold at launch), but far below Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (93 118 units at launch, 240 286 units LTD).

Right now, it’s not clear how much Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit is going to sell. There’s certainly interest in VR Made in Nintendo, and word of mouth is seemingly positive, but whether this will translate in long-term sales remains to be seen. The Golden Week, which kicks off on April 27th, will give us an indication of what to expect for the game sales-wise.

Another key element that will determine sales of this new Nintendo Labo set is the first-party games that will get support for the Toy-Con VR Goggle via Software updates. Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will get their update on April 25th/26th, but we don’t know if other games will get one later down the lien (and if yes, which ones).

The second entry of the week on Nintendo platforms is Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster, which is off to a decent start with 16 839 units sold. This is a decent performance, but nothing to write home about. It’s also unlikely this Nintendo Switch version will sell in the long run.

Next, here’s how games in the rest of the Top 10 fared:

  • 04./01. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai Namco Games)- 14.132 / 85.122 (-80%). Average second week. Golden Week sales are going to be pretty important for this game. It will reach 100 000 units within the next couple of weeks;
  • 05./02. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo) – 13.197 / 91.672 (-54%). Decent sales so far, they should top 100 000 units next week even if sales drop further;
  • 06./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) – 11.346 / 3.018.497 (-23%). The release of the fighter paid DLC Pack and Ver. 3.0.0 on April 17th/18th should provide a boost, but it should remain limited. Impact on long-term sales is more important!
  • 08./05. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) – 9.123 / 728.968 (-26%). Sales dropped below the 10 000 units/week threshold;
  • 09./06. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) – 8.447 / 568.545 (-30%). Sales also dropped below the 10 000 units/week threshold for this game;
  • 10./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) – 7.834 / 2.254.250 (-18%). Not even Mario Kart 8 Deluxe could escape the drop in sales this week…

Famitsu – Software Top 30

01./00. [PS4] Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2019.04.11} (¥7.800) – 55.573 / NEW <60-80%>
02./00. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit # <EDU> (Nintendo) {2019.04.12} (¥7.980) – 26.634 / NEW <40-60%>
03./00. [NSW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster <Final Fantasy X \ Final Fantasy X-2> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.04.11} (¥6.800) – 16.839 / NEW <60-80%>
04./01. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} (¥6.800) – 14.132 / 85.122 <60-80%> (-80%)
05./02. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} (¥5.980) – 13.197 / 91.672 <60-80%> (-54%)
06./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 11.346 / 3.018.497 <80-100%> (-23%)
07./03. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice <ADV> (From Software) {2019.03.22} (¥7.600) – 11.034 / 223.995 <80-100%> (-39%)
08./05. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 9.123 / 728.968 <80-100%> (-26%)
09./06. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 8.447 / 568.545 <80-100%> (-30%)
10./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 7.834 / 2.254.250 <80-100%> (-18%)
11./11. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 6.099 / 1.491.482 <80-100%> (-2%)
12./09. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 5.632 / 1.286.980 <80-100%> (-11%)
13./08. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 5.337 / 3.034.331 <80-100%> (-35%)
14./10. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 4.929 / 996.479 <80-100%> (-22%)
15./12. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 # <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2019.03.15} (¥8.400) – 3.917 / 98.729 <80-100%> (-32%)
16./00. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Deluxe Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2019.04.11} (¥3.600) – 3.617 / NEW <20-40%>
17./15. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) – 2.656 / 816.265 <80-100%> (-30%)
18./17. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.03.08} (¥6.990) – 2.372 / 174.865 <80-100%> (-24%)
19./13. [PS4] Super Robot Wars T # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.20} (¥8.600) – 2.073 / 96.823 <80-100%> (-54%)
20./19. [PS4] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} (¥4.800) – 2.015 / 29.470 <80-100%> (-22%)
21./18. [NSW] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} (¥4.800) – 1.917 / 37.801 <80-100%> (-36%)
22./24. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 1.907 / 1.957.532 <80-100%> (-13%)
23./20. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 1.903 / 323.296 <80-100%> (-26%)
24./16. [PS4] Winning Post 9 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.28} (¥8.800) – 1.785 / 17.056 <60-80%> (-43%)
25./21. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 1.657 / 711.852 <80-100%> (-27%)
26./00. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥7.800) – 1.379 / 386.678 <80-100%>
27./00. [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥7.800) – 1.264 / 172.702 <60-80%> (+2%)
28./25. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 1.199 / 2.469.390 <80-100%> (-31%)
29./23. [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.14} (¥7.600) – 1.158 / 64.608 <80-100%> (-48%)
30./00. [PS4] Left Alive # <ACT> (Square Enix) {2019.02.28} (¥8.300) – 1.154 / 26.905 <40-60%>

Famitsu – Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 16
PS4 – 13
3DS – 1

Famitsu – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch sales saw a noticeable bump, with 54 101 units sold. That’s nearly 8 000 units more than during Week 14, which is rather unexpected during a slow month like April, and without notable releases.

It looks like the release of Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit is the main reason behind the increase in sales, with quite a few people getting the console just to discover VR Made in Nintendo. Since the game itself only sold about 26 000 units, it looks like it was able to attract quite a few players who did not own a Nintendo Switch… perhaps not too much of a surprise: it’s the first “proper” VR offering from Nintendo after all!

It remains to be seen how long the impact on sales will last, but unless Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04 VR Kit really catches on, they will go back down as early as next week.

Even without that increase, the Nintendo Switch would have sold much better than last year during the same year, when only 32 427 units were sold. The gap between 2019 and 2018 sales is now over 300 000 units in favour of 2019 sales.

As of this week, the Nintendo Switch has sold 7 959 720 units since launch. Unless sales come crashing down, the console will reach the 8 million units milestone during Week 16. And the following week, another milestone will be reached: the Nintendo Switch will finally outsell its main competitor (the PlayStation 4). This was a long time coming, and was delayed by the strong impact of Monster Hunter World on PlayStation 4 sales.

Meanwhile, Nintendo 3DS sales dropped even further, with only 3 340 units sold. It’s safe to expect April to see some of the worst weekly sales ever for the handheld: they already were not all that good last year (8 909 units). Total sales will top 100 000 units this year in a few weeks: this really drives home just how much sales have slowed down this year.

Media Create – Software Top 10

01./00. [PS4] Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2019.04.11} (¥7.800)
02./00. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit # <EDU> (Nintendo) {2019.04.12} (¥7.980)
03./02. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} (¥5.980)
04./01. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} (¥6.800)
05./00. [NSW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster <Final Fantasy X \ Final Fantasy X-2> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.04.11} (¥6.800)
06./03. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice <ADV> (From Software) {2019.03.22} (¥7.600)
07./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200)
08./05. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980)
09./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980)
10./09. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980)

Media Create – Number of games in Top 10

NSW – 8
PS4 – 2

Click here for more Japanese sales data!

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


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