[Japan] Famitsu sales for Week 43, 2019 (October 21st – October 27th) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales report from Famitsu (and Media Create), covering Week 43, 2019 in Japan.

Famitsu

Week 43 saw the releases of quite a few games, but as far as Nintendo platforms are concerned, none of them managed to outsell Ring Fit Adventure. The game had a really great second week, with 64 045 units sold. Sales are more or less flat (-6%), which is highly unusual for a second week (especially outside of the holiday season). This is starting to cause shortages at some retailers.

The game was seemingly carried by extremely positive word of mouth (something that’s also noticeable in other markets), along with the convenient public holiday on Tuesday. Retailers expected strong sales for the game in the long run, and it looks like, so far, they were spot on. We don’t really know how far the game will go, but if sales remain strong during the next few weeks, then it could very well “kill it” during the holiday season. Ring Fit Adventure has sold 132 542 units since launch.

This week, the only entry on Nintendo platforms in the Top 10 Software provided by Famitsu is the latest expansion for Dragon Quest X, which sold about 50 000 units on the two platforms it was released on at retail. The Nintendo Switch version is the best-selling one, with 34 836 units sold: that’s over twice as many units as the PlayStation 4 version.

Unfortunately, the Nintendo Switch version of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night failed to chart, which means it sold less than 7 865 units.

Next, let’s take a look at how the other games in the Top 10 Software are faring:

  • 05./02. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town <SLG> (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} (¥5.800) – 16.495 / 82.688 (-75%). A pretty standard second week, with the 100 000 units milestone in sight (most likely during Week 45);
  • 09./05. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) – 8.628 / 979.444 (-4%). The 1 million units milestone is closer and closer, and should be reached during Week 45 at the earliest (it depends on the impact the Pokémon Sword and Shield Nintendo Switch Lite model will have on sales);
  • 10./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) – 7.865 / 2.504.429 (-5%). The usual steady sales for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe!

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} (¥7.900) – 117.670 / NEW <40-60%>
02./01. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 64.045 / 132.542 <80-100%> (-6%)
03./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: The Maiden of Thorns and the God of Destruction Online <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.10.24} (¥3.800) – 34.836 / NEW <80-100%>
04./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: The Maiden of Thorns and the God of Destruction Online <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.10.24} (¥3.800) – 16.898 / NEW <80-100%>
05./02. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town <SLG> (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} (¥5.800) – 16.495 / 82.688 <60-80%> (-75%)
06./00. [PS4] Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night <ACT> (Game Source Entertainment) {2019.10.24} (¥5.480) – 12.156 / NEW <60-80%>
07./03. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S – Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980) – 11.090 / 412.997 <80-100%> (-30%)
08./00. [PS4] The Outer Worlds <RPG> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2019.10.25} (¥6.800) – 10.659 / NEW <80-100%>
09./05. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 8.628 / 979.444 <80-100%> (-4%)
10./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 7.865 / 2.504.429 <80-100%> (-5%)
11./00. [NSW] Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night <ACT> (Game Source Entertainment) {2019.10.24} (¥5.480) – 7.677 / NEW <60-80%>
12./09. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 7.248 / 3.310.196 <80-100%> (-1%)
13./07. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 7.199 / 676.644 <80-100%> (-10%)
14./04. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.10} (¥6.100) – 6.820 / 48.994 <40-60%> (-42%)
15./08. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne Master Edition <Monster Hunter: World \ Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne> # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.09.06} (¥6.990) – 5.757 / 384.493 <80-100%> (-23%)
16./12. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) – 5.243 / 203.994 <80-100%> (-12%)
17./11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} (¥5.980) – 4.739 / 224.366 <80-100%> (-29%)
18./15. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 3.976 / 1.429.612 <80-100%> (+1%)
19./17. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 3.682 / 1.135.677 <80-100%> (+1%)
20./13. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint # <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2019.10.04} (¥8.400) – 3.446 / 76.380 <60-80%> (-38%)
21./18. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 3.147 / 3.178.315 <80-100%> (-8%)
22./20. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 3.142 / 1.652.033 <80-100%> (-2%)
23./10. [NSW] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition <The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt \ The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone \ The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine> <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.10.17} (¥6.480) – 2.960 / 10.178 <40-60%> (-59%)
24./24. [PS4] eFootball Winning Eleven 2020 <SPT> (Konami) {2019.09.12} (¥7.600) – 2.710 / 101.223 <80-100%> (-6%)
25./21. [PS4] World War Z <ACT> (H2 Interactive) {2019.09.26} (¥5.480) – 2.606 / 45.186 <80-100%> (-17%)
26./16. [PS4] Code Vein # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.09.26} (¥8.200) – 2.501 / 86.138 <80-100%> (-35%)
27./19. [PS4] FIFA 20 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} (¥7.727) – 2.442 / 63.167 <60-80%> (-27%)
28./00. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball <SPT> (Konami) {2019.06.27} (¥6.980) – 2.094 / 173.723 <80-100%> (+14%)
29./27. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 2.092 / 699.858 <80-100%> (-9%)
30./00. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} (¥6.980) – 2.010 / 258.618 <80-100%> (+13%)

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 20
PS4 – 10

Famitsu – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch sales increased by a significant margin: they went from 54 067 units to 69 438 units. Most of that increase is due to the success of Ring Fit Adventure, which is bringing in a new audience that doesn’t already own the console. Ring Fit Adventure is also the reason sales of the Lite model stayed flat (18 248 units), since you cannot play the game on it unless you buy Joy-Cons separately.

It will certainly be interesting to see what kind of impact Ring Fit Adventure will have in the long run, Hardware-wise. The upcoming holiday season is going to be particularly interesting, especially if the game ends up selling as much as sales so far seem to indicate.

This week again, Nintendo Switch sales are up Year on Year (+31 000 units), and even without the Nintendo Switch Lite, 2018 sales would be lagging behind. The Lite model is getting a special Pokémon Sword and Shield model on Friday, and so the next sales report from Famitsu on November 6th should show a noticeable increase in sales. But will it be enough to outsell the OG model?

So far, the Nintendo Switch has sold 2 787 964 units this year, which is a lot more than last year after the same amount of weeks (1 935 990 units). The console is nearing the 3 million units milestone for this year alone, which is something we can expect for Week 46 with Pokémon Sword and Shield. LTD sales stand at 9 677 510 units.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, its sales remain more or less flat, with 1 241 units sold this week (vs. 1 110 units last week, and 5 497 units last year). YTD sales now stand at 170 285 units (vs. 464 163 units last year after the same amount of weeks), with 24 475 249 units sold LTD.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |     69.438 |     54.067 |     38.448 |  2.787.964 |  1.935.990 |   9.677.510 |
| PS4 # |      7.422 |      7.362 |     19.321 |    906.933 |  1.295.936 |   8.459.023 |
| 3DS # |      1.241 |      1.110 |      5.497 |    170.285 |    464.163 |  24.475.249 |
| XB1 # |         81 |        142 |        171 |      5.650 |     12.049 |     108.581 |
| PSV # |         23 |         27 |      2.004 |     37.349 |    161.889 |   5.862.703 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |     78.205 |     62.708 |     65.441 |  3.908.181 |  3.872.031 |  48.583.066 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW L |     18.248 |     19.246 |            |    352.171 |            |     352.171 |
|  NSW  |     51.190 |     34.821 |     38.448 |  2.435.793 |  1.935.990 |   9.325.339 |
| XB1 X |         40 |         64 |         93 |      3.770 |      8.415 |      17.226 |
| XB1 S |         41 |         78 |         78 |      1.880 |      3.634 |      19.353 |
|PS4 Pro|      2.969 |      3.089 |     10.993 |    331.742 |    340.304 |   1.304.332 |
|  PS4  |      4.453 |      4.273 |      8.328 |    575.191 |    955.632 |   7.154.691 |
|  PSV  |         23 |         27 |      2.004 |     37.349 |    161.889 |   5.862.703 |
|n-2DSLL|      1.121 |      1.013 |      3.354 |    140.162 |    289.310 |   1.084.406 |
| n-3DS |        120 |         97 |      1.936 |     29.032 |    155.824 |   5.884.857 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create – Software Top 10

01./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} (¥7.900)
02./01. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980)
03./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: The Maiden of Thorns and the God of Destruction Online <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.10.24} (¥3.800)
04./02. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town <SLG> (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} (¥5.800)
05./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: The Maiden of Thorns and the God of Destruction Online <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.10.24} (¥3.800)
06./00. [PS4] Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night <ACT> (Game Source Entertainment) {2019.10.24} (¥5.480)
07./00. [PS4] The Outer Worlds <RPG> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2019.10.25} (¥6.800)
08./03. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S – Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980)
09./08. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200)
10./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980)

Number of games in Top 10

NSW – 6
PS4 – 4

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


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