[Japan] Famitsu sales for Week 2, 2020 (January 06 – January 12) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales report from Famitsu (and Media Create), covering Week 2, 2020 in Japan.

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Week 2 was pretty uneventful for the Japanese market, which is no surprise now that the holiday season is over. And as expected, pretty much all games (even the evergreens on Nintendo Switch) saw a big drop in sales. Unfortunately, there’s nothing much to say about Software sales this week, due to the lack of new releases.

Pokémon Sword and Shield finally dropped below the 100 000 units/week threshold for the first time since launch, with 71 695 units sold. The road to 4 million units at retail alone looks fairly lengthy, but since a new mainline entry is extremely unlikely to be released until 2021, the finish line should be reached before the end of the year.

Meanwhile, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is already well on its way to the 4 million units milestone at retail, with 3.5 million units sold as of this week. Thanks to the additional DLC announced last year, sales should remain steady throughout 2020 and beyond.

As for Minecraft, it’s now sold over 1.2 million units at retail alone, and there’s little doubt it will eventually reach 2 million units LTD (most likely in 2021). Brain Training for Nintendo Switch has sold nearly 100 000 units since launch (91 908 units to be precise), and the next few weeks will be key to determine its long-term sales potential. It sales didn’t drop as much as other games, but that’s pretty much exclusively due to insufficient stocks, still well below actual demand.

Another milestone will be reached next week: 250 000 units LTD for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./01. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 71.695 / 3.256.754 <80-100%> (-64%)
02./10. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 21.498 / 547.569 <80-100%> (-29%)
03./04. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 15.845 / 1.208.747 <80-100%> (-66%)
04./07. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480) – 15.757 / 91.908 <40-60%> (-62%)
05./06. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 14.129 / 3.510.455 <80-100%> (-67%)
06./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 14.100 / 2.725.304 <80-100%> (-73%)
07./02. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} (¥5.980) – 11.639 / 570.071 <80-100%> (-78%)
08./08. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 9.560 / 1.311.173 <80-100%> (-75%)
09./05. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 <SPT> (Sega) {2019.11.01} (¥5.990) – 8.774 / 248.507 <80-100%> (-80%)
10./11. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 8.055 / 3.288.270 <80-100%> (-71%)
11./12. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 6.336 / 834.218 <80-100%> (-77%)
12./09. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) – 5.233 / 372.933 <80-100%> (-83%)
13./15. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 5.103 / 1.498.038 <80-100%> (-56%)
14./14. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 3.440 / 765.470 <80-100%> (-76%)
15./00. [NSW] Super Robot Wars X <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.01.10} (¥7.600) – 3.439 / NEW <20-40%>
16./19. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980) – 3.183 / 474.855 <80-100%> (-60%)
17./13. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.10} (¥6.100) – 3.177 / 145.659 <80-100%> (-81%)
18./17. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 3.020 / 2.060.611 <80-100%> (-70%)
19./16. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 2.889 / 434.679 <80-100%> (-74%)
20./00. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.11.28} (¥8.980) – 2.856 / 53.352 <80-100%> (-6%)
21./24. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} (¥7.900) – 2.622 / 217.749 <80-100%> (-57%)
22./18. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4++ <RPG> (Level 5) {2019.12.05} (¥6.480) – 2.550 / 58.932 <80-100%> (-73%)
23./25. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town <SLG> (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} (¥5.800) – 2.490 / 126.522 <80-100%> (-58%)
24./00. [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4: Ultimate <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.12.19} (¥7.800) – 2.439 / 33.283 <60-80%> (-52%)
25./21. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball <SPT> (Konami) {2019.06.27} (¥6.980) – 2.325 / 220.028 <80-100%> (-69%)
26./29. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 2.192 / 1.692.923 <80-100%> (-60%)
27./00. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne Master Edition <Monster Hunter: World \ Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne> # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.09.06} (¥6.990) – 2.170 / 424.698 <80-100%> (-57%)
28./00. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} (¥5.980) – 2.009 / 258.314 <80-100%> (-63%)
29./23. [NSW] FIFA 20 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} (¥5.093) – 1.939 / 52.081 <80-100%> (-69%)
30./00. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 1.911 / 426.235 <80-100%> (-46%)

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 25
PS4 – 5

Famitsu – Hardware

During the first two weeks of the year, the Nintendo Switch sold over 400 000 units, which is nearly 100 000 units more than last year during the same period. While December ended up down Year on Year, the Nintendo Switch is starting 2020 on the right foot. This is obviously due to Nintendo’s strong promotional campaign for New Year (stronger than previous years), but also the strength of Nintendo Switch Software.

It will be interesting to see how the gap between the two years evolves over the next few weeks and months. With Animal Crossing: New Horizons out on March 20th, sales during the first half of the year should stay up YoY. The real test will be the second half of the year, since 2019 had the Nintendo Switch Lite and Pokémon Sword and Shield.

The next milestone for the Nintendo Switch is 12 million units sold, and it should be reached sometime in February, or maybe even this month if sales stay at a high enough level. As of Week 2, the console has sold 11 784 559 units LTD, with 1 193 735 units for the Nintendo Switch Lite, and 10 590 824 units for the OG model.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, it sold only 4 973 units during the first two weeks of the year, which is even worse than Week 2 2019 on its own (it sold 34 462 during Week 1 + 2 in 2019). LTD sales now stand at 24 501 287 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |    116.301 |    284.827 |     83.136 |    401.128 |    308.834 |  11.784.559 |
| PS4 # |      7.359 |     58.244 |     17.188 |     65.603 |    149.754 |   8.813.846 |
| 3DS # |        943 |      4.030 |      5.493 |      4.973 |     34.462 |  24.501.287 |
| XB1 # |        133 |        112 |        180 |        245 |        437 |     111.491 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    124.736 |    347.213 |    107.698 |    471.949 |    498.765 |  45.211.183 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW L |     40.953 |    107.399 |            |    148.352 |            |   1.193.735 |
|  NSW  |     75.348 |    177.428 |     83.136 |    252.776 |    308.834 |  10.590.824 |
| XB1 X |        102 |         58 |        138 |        160 |        317 |      18.802 |
| XB1 S |         31 |         54 |         42 |         85 |        120 |      20.687 |
|PS4 Pro|      2.912 |     30.859 |      7.021 |     33.771 |     39.179 |   1.428.741 |
|  PS4  |      4.447 |     27.385 |     10.167 |     31.832 |    110.575 |   7.385.105 |
|n-2DSLL|        858 |      3.933 |      3.505 |      4.791 |     28.617 |   1.109.204 |
| n-3DS |         85 |         97 |      1.765 |        182 |      5.206 |   5.886.097 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create

Media Create – Software sales (Top 10)

01./00. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980)
02./00. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980)
03./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980)
04./00. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480)
05./00. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200)
06./00. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600)
07./00. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} (¥5.980)
08./00. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980)
09./00. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 <SPT> (Sega) {2019.11.01} (¥5.990)
10./00. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980)

Number of games in Top 10

NSW – 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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