[Japan] Famitsu sales for Week 45, 2019 (November 4th – November 10th) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales report from Famitsu (and Media Create), covering Week 45, 2019 in Japan.

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Week 45 saw the arrival of a few games, but there’s nothing new on Nintendo Switch in the Top 10 Software provided by Famitsu.

Here’s how the previously released games fared this week:

  • 02./02. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo) – 54.680 / 205.329 (-64%). A pretty decent second week for the game, which has now sold over 200 000 units. It’s still lagging behind Luigi’s Mansion 2, but the holiday serason is just around the corner, and should give it a healthy boost;
  • 03./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) – 52.240 / 235.925 (+2%). Despite significant shortages (with availability greatly varying nationwide), sales are basically flat, which is really great news for Nintendo, and bodes really well ahead of the holiday season. It looks like, for now, the only hurdle is Nintendo’s ability to send new shipments to retailers.
  • 07./05. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (Sega) – 14.276 / 33.714 (-27%). A promising second week, following a really disappointing debut. As expected, it looks like it’s way too early to write this game off;
  • 08./08. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) – 8.321 / 995.523 (+7%). The 1 million unit milestone, that’s for next week!
  • 09./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) – 7.866 / 2.519.528 (+9%). The race is always on for Mario and friends;
  • 10./10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) – 7.693 / 3.324.998 (+8%). Another great week for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./00. [PS4] Death Stranding # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.11.08} (¥6.900) – 185.909 / NEW <60-80%>
02./02. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} (¥5.980) – 54.680 / 205.329 <60-80%> (-64%)
03./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 52.240 / 235.925 <80-100%> (+2%)
04./01. [PS4] Persona 5 Royal # <RPG> (Atlus) {2019.10.31} (¥8.800) – 20.113 / 221.561 <80-100%> (-90%)
05./00. [PS4] Need for Speed: Heat # <RCE> (Electronic Arts) {2019.11.08} (¥7.727) – 16.306 / NEW <40-60%>
06./04. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} (¥7.900) – 16.179 / 171.754 <60-80%> (-57%)
07./05. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 <SPT> (Sega) {2019.11.01} (¥5.990) – 14.276 / 33.714 <0-20%> (-27%)
08./08. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 8.321 / 995.523 <80-100%> (+7%)
09./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 7.866 / 2.519.528 <80-100%> (+9%)
10./10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 7.693 / 3.324.998 <80-100%> (+8%)
11./11. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 6.749 / 689.786 <80-100%> (+6%)
12./00. [NSW] Fortnite: Darkfire Bundle <ACT> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2019.11.07} (¥3.000) – 6.115 / NEW <20-40%>
13./06. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980) – 6.030 / 427.578 <80-100%> (-29%)
14./16. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) – 5.422 / 214.014 <80-100%> (+18%)
15./07. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town <SLG> (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} (¥5.800) – 4.988 / 95.942 <60-80%> (-40%)
16./12. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.10} (¥6.100) – 4.947 / 59.297 <60-80%> (-8%)
17./13. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne Master Edition <Monster Hunter: World \ Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne> # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.09.06} (¥6.990) – 3.634 / 393.185 <80-100%> (-28%)
18./19. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 3.528 / 1.142.539 <80-100%> (+6%)
19./18. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 3.507 / 1.436.675 <80-100%> (-1%)
20./00. [NSW] Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko – Game de Asobou! Ehon no Sekai <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2019.11.07} (¥4.800) – 3.123 / NEW <0-20%>
21./21. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 3.077 / 1.658.074 <80-100%> (+4%)
22./22. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 2.901 / 3.183.909 <80-100%> (+8%)
23./00. [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥7.800) – 2.814 / 207.559 <80-100%>
24./20. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} (¥5.980) – 2.561 / 230.156 <80-100%> (-21%)
25./00. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 2.336 / 703.812 <80-100%> (+44%)
26./17. [PS4] The Outer Worlds <RPG> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2019.10.25} (¥6.800) – 2.116 / 16.393 <80-100%> (-42%)
27./15. [NSW] Resident Evil Triple Pack <Resident Evil 4 \ <Resident Evil 5 \ <Resident Evil 6> <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.10.31} (¥6.990) – 1.882 / 6.650 <20-40%> (-61%)
28./00. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 1.751 / 382.577 <80-100%>
29./26. [PS4] eFootball Winning Eleven 2020 <SPT> (Konami) {2019.09.12} (¥7.600) – 1.695 / 104.900 <80-100%> (-14%)
30./00. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball <SPT> (Konami) {2019.06.27} (¥6.980) – 1.627 / 176.875 <80-100%> (+7%)

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 22
PS4 – 8

Famitsu – Hardware

As expected, Nintendo Switch sales did go down this week, but the drop is smaller than expected. The console sold 88 772 units, which is a really strong performance for an early November week without a major release. Of course, there’s little doubt anticipation for Pokémon Sword and Shield is the main reason sales remain at a high level, which bodes really well for Week 46.

The drop in sales is mainly due to the Nintendo Switch Lite, and more precisely the boost from the release of the Pokémon Sword and Shield model during Week 44. Indeed, sales of the OG model are pretty much flat, and it’s only the Lite model that saw a drop with 34 523 units sold (-22 000 units). Will the Lite model be able to outsell the OG model once again with the launch of Pokémon Sword and Shield?

In comparison, the Nintendo Switch “only” sold 53 385 units during the same week last year. Again, it’s the Nintendo Switch Lite that makes up the difference: it may not be outselling the OG model outside of specific weeks, but it’s still providing a healthy amount of extra sales.

The gap between 2018 and 2019 sales keeps widening, with nearly 1 million units more for 2019 sales. Unfortunately, the gap may not reach that coveted million in the end, because the Nintendo Switch sold over 180 000 units during Week 46 2019 (thanks to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate hardware bundles).

Of course, it’s possible the Nintendo Switch will sell 180 000 or more next week, but it’s not quite guaranteed just yet. One thing’s for sure: if it does, then the Nintendo Switch Lite will be the reason sales are either flat or up Year on Year.

So far, the Nintendo Switch has sold 2 996 133 units this year alone, and missed the 3 million units YTD milestone by only 4 000 units. Naturally, there’s absolutely zero chance the milestone will not be reached during Week 46! And that’s not all: the console has now sold 9 885 679 units since launch, and it’s pretty safe to expect it to reach 10 million units sold next week. In fact, it would be quite the underperformance if it didn’t.

Finally, the Nintendo 3DS sold 1 774 units this week (vs. 1 070 units last week, and 6 041 units last year), which brings LTD sales to 173 129 units (vs. 475 903 units in 2018). Since launch, the handheld has sold 24 478 093 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |     88.772 |    119.397 |     53.385 |  2.996.133 |  2.029.719 |   9.885.679 |
| PS4 # |     15.810 |      8.338 |     16.216 |    931.081 |  1.329.935 |   8.483.171 |
| 3DS # |      1.774 |      1.070 |      6.041 |    173.129 |    475.903 |  24.478.093 |
| XB1 # |         64 |         75 |        473 |      5.789 |     12.745 |     108.720 |
| PSV # |         22 |         41 |      1.668 |     37.412 |    165.395 |   5.862.766 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    106.442 |    128.921 |     77.783 |  4.143.544 |  4.015.701 |  48.818.429 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW L |     34.523 |     66.272 |            |    452.966 |            |     452.966 |
|  NSW  |     54.249 |     53.125 |     53.385 |  2.543.167 |  2.029.719 |   9.432.713 |
| XB1 X |         30 |         43 |        416 |      3.843 |      8.995 |      17.299 |
| XB1 S |         34 |         32 |         57 |      1.946 |      3.750 |      19.419 |
|PS4 Pro|      8.546 |      3.346 |      7.933 |    343.634 |    357.046 |   1.316.224 |
|  PS4  |      7.264 |      4.992 |      8.283 |    587.447 |    972.889 |   7.166.947 |
|  PSV  |         22 |         41 |      1.668 |     37.412 |    165.395 |   5.862.766 |
|n-2DSLL|      1.720 |        989 |      3.724 |    142.871 |    296.404 |   1.087.115 |
| n-3DS |         54 |         81 |      2.089 |     29.167 |    160.030 |   5.884.992 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create – Software Top 10

01./00. [PS4] Death Stranding # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.11.08} (¥6.900)
02./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980)
03./02. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} (¥5.980)
04./01. [PS4] Persona 5 Royal # <RPG> (Atlus) {2019.10.31} (¥8.800)
05./00. [PS4] Need for Speed: Heat # <RCE> (Electronic Arts) {2019.11.08} (¥7.727)
06./04. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} (¥7.900)
07./05. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 <SPT> (Sega) {2019.11.01} (¥5.990)
08./06. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200)
09./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980)
10./10. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥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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