[Japan] Famitsu sales for Week 48, 2019 (November 25th – December 1st) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales report from Famitsu (and Media Create), covering Week 48, 2019 in Japan.

Famitsu

This week, there’s a couple of new releases in the Top 10 provided by Famitsu, but only one of them is on Nintendo Switch: SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays. It sold over 109 000 units on the two platforms it was released on, with 45 282 units for the Nintendo Switch version. The gap between the two is smaller than it usually is for this kind of game, which is a positive sign. Now it remains to be seen whether the Nintendo Switch version will be able to outsell the PS4 one this time.

Unfortunately, that’s it for new releases on Nintendo Switch for this week (at least for the Top 10), so let’s take a look at how the other games fared this week:

  • 01./01. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (Pokemon Co.) – 275.959 / 2.023.043 (-28%). Sales remain strong as the holiday season is just about to begin. It should have no trouble selling over 3 million units at retail alone before the end of the year (or early January at the latest);
  • 05./03. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo) – 26.256 / 285.175 (+10%). Sales are back up now that the holiday season has started, though it remains to be seen how high they will go. The 300 000 units milestone will be reached next week;
  • 06./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) – 22.302 / 312.383 (-15%). Shortages still limiting the sales potential of the game, which has now sold over 300 000 units since launch;
  • 07./09. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) – 11.084 / 1.022.756 (+30%). Minecraft sells well through the entire year, but it just sells even better during holiday seasons!
  • 08./07. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 <SPT> (Sega) {2019.11.01} (¥5.990) – 10.439 / 62.021 (+18%). As expected, sales are increasing now that the holiday season has kicked in, and it will be interesting to see how high sales will go in the next few weeks;
  • 09./10. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) – 9.834 / 2.543.292 (+34%). It will not reach the 3 million units milestone this year, but it’s certainly getting closer and closer every week;
  • 10./11. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) – 9.789 / 3.348.488 (+40%). A nice early holiday season bump that brought it close to 5 digit sales again.

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./01. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 275.959 / 2.023.043 <80-100%> (-28%)
02./00. [PS4] SD Gundam G Generation: Cross Rays # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.11.28} (¥8.200) – 64.538 / NEW <80-100%>
03./00. [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation: Cross Rays # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.11.28} (¥8.200) – 45.282 / NEW <60-80%>
04./00. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.11.28} (¥8.980) – 34.608 / NEW <60-80%>
05./03. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} (¥5.980) – 26.256 / 285.175 <80-100%> (+10%)
06./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 22.302 / 312.383 <80-100%> (-15%)
07./09. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 11.084 / 1.022.756 <80-100%> (+30%)
08./07. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 <SPT> (Sega) {2019.11.01} (¥5.990) – 10.439 / 62.021 <20-40%> (+18%)
09./10. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 9.834 / 2.543.292 <80-100%> (+34%)
10./11. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 9.789 / 3.348.488 <80-100%> (+40%)
11./08. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 9.424 / 1.163.778 <80-100%> (+10%)
12./05. [PS4] Death Stranding # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.11.08} (¥6.900) – 8.183 / 243.994 <80-100%> (-35%)
13./14. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 7.832 / 707.984 <80-100%> (+50%)
14./13. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) – 7.574 / 232.392 <80-100%> (+34%)
15./06. [PS4] Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2019.11.15} (¥7.727) – 5.582 / 42.664 <60-80%> (-46%)
16./12. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} (¥7.900) – 5.193 / 192.544 <80-100%> (-16%)
17./00. [PS4] Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka? Infinite Combate # <RPG> (5pb.) {2019.11.28} (¥7.800) – 5.156 / NEW <60-80%>
18./16. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 4.246 / 3.194.509 <80-100%> (+13%)
19./19. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.10} (¥6.100) – 4.073 / 71.229 <60-80%> (+18%)
20./15. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980) – 4.025 / 439.744 <80-100%> (+3%)
21./22. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 3.819 / 1.446.671 <80-100%> (+17%)
22./00. [NSW] Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka? Infinite Combate # <RPG> (5pb.) {2019.11.28} (¥7.800) – 3.327 / NEW <60-80%>
23./23. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 3.303 / 712.251 <80-100%> (+12%)
24./17. [NSW] Fortnite: Darkfire Bundle <ACT> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2019.11.07} (¥3.000) – 3.187 / 16.905 <40-60%> (-13%)
25./20. [PS4] Persona 5 Royal # <RPG> (Atlus) {2019.10.31} (¥8.800) – 2.921 / 235.138 <80-100%> (-16%)
26./18. [PS4] Need for Speed: Heat # <RCE> (Electronic Arts) {2019.11.08} (¥7.727) – 2.828 / 30.376 <80-100%> (-22%)
27./21. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 2.737 / 1.667.216 <80-100%> (-18%)
28./25. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town <SLG> (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} (¥5.800) – 2.397 / 104.157 <60-80%> (-2%)
29./30. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 2.359 / 388.283 <80-100%> (+37%)
30./29. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball <SPT> (Konami) {2019.06.27} (¥6.980) – 2.267 / 182.436 <80-100%> (+24%)

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 22
PS4 – 8

Famitsu – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch sales increased slightly, giving us an early taste of what to expect during the holiday season.

The console sold 186 763 units, which is about 7 000 units more than last week. Once again, the OG model outsold the Lite model, with 111 621 units for the former and 75 142 units for the latter. Its sales actually increased, while those of the Lite model decreased: it looks like even if the Lite was to outsell it during the holiday season, the OG is still going to put up quite the “fight”.

Of course, that’s pretty good news for Nintendo, who are not only selling even more Nintendo Switch consoles than last year (“only” 107 450 units during the same week), but are also selling more of the most expensive model. The Lite model is once again providing a healthy amount of extra sales, with over 700 000 units sold since launch. As for the OG model, it will reach the 10 million units milestone before the end of the month.

YTD sales now stand at 3 543 024 units, as opposed to 2 431 095 units last year after the same amount of weeks. Unfortunately, that gap is going to decrease last week, due to the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during Week 49. There is no game of such caliber releasing this year to boost sales (in fact, the December line-up as a whole is quite lacking), though of course, said sales are still going to remain quite strong. It’s not that sales will drop, they will simply not increase as much as they did last year.

Since launch, the Nintendo Switch has sold 10 432 570 units.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, the increase in sales is barely noticeable with 1 580 units sold (vs. 1 073 the previous week, and 8 804 units during the same week last year). YTD sales are quite low with only 177 044 units sold (vs. 499 065 units last year). LTD sales now stand at 24 482 008 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |    186.763 |    179.992 |    107.450 |  3.543.024 |  2.431.095 |  10.432.570 |
| PS4 # |      8.626 |      7.073 |     18.801 |    954.874 |  1.393.909 |   8.506.964 |
| 3DS # |      1.580 |      1.073 |      8.804 |    177.044 |    499.065 |  24.482.008 |
| XB1 # |        891 |        110 |        194 |      6.870 |     13.825 |     109.801 |
| PSV # |         26 |         23 |      1.730 |     37.481 |    170.762 |   5.862.835 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    197.886 |    188.271 |    136.979 |  4.719.293 |  4.510.660 |  49.394.178 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW L |     75.142 |     77.698 |            |    703.371 |            |     703.371 |
|  NSW  |    111.621 |    102.294 |    107.450 |  2.839.653 |  2.431.095 |   9.729.199 |
| XB1 X |        373 |         49 |        171 |      4.304 |     10.003 |      17.760 |
| XB1 S |        518 |         61 |         23 |      2.566 |      3.822 |      20.039 |
|PS4 Pro|      3.572 |      2.860 |      9.806 |    353.767 |    386.808 |   1.326.357 |
|  PS4  |      5.054 |      4.213 |      8.995 |    601.107 |  1.007.101 |   7.180.607 |
|  PSV  |         26 |         23 |      1.730 |     37.481 |    170.762 |   5.862.835 |
|n-2DSLL|      1.486 |        992 |      5.741 |    146.537 |    311.515 |   1.090.781 |
| n-3DS |         94 |         81 |      2.807 |     29.416 |    167.248 |   5.885.241 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create

Media Create – Software sales (Top 10)

01./01. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980)
02./00. [PS4] SD Gundam G Generation: Cross Rays # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.11.28} (¥8.200)
03./00. [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation: Cross Rays # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.11.28} (¥8.200)
04./00. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.11.28} (¥8.980)
05./04. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} (¥5.980)
06./02. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield Dual Pack {Pokemon Sword \ Pokemon Shield} <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥11.960)
07./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980)
08./08. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200)
09./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980)
10./07. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980)

Number of games in Top 10

NSW – 8
PS4 – 2

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


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