[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 10, 2019 (March 04th – March 10th) [Top 50]

Here’s the latest sales report from Media Create (and Famitsu), covering Week 10, 2019 in Japan.

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This week, there’s only a couple of new games in the Top 20 from Media Create, and only one of them is on a Nintendo platforms: Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn. As expected, it sold rather poorly: only 10 607 units during the first few days. In comparison, the original release on Wii sold nearly ten times more: 109 253 units at launch (and nearly 500 000 units LTD). Unfortunately, Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn is most likely going to drop off the Top 20 from Media Create as early as next week, with no long term sales.

Of course, those sales are no surprise for a Nintendo 3DS so late in its lifecycle, and with pretty much the entire market (publishers and players) focused on the Nintendo Switch. It’s definitely one release Nintendo could have done without, just like Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey. Fortunately, it looks like the company is finally ready to leave its handheld behind for good now, though it’s been a while since most of its ressources have been put towards Nintendo Switch projects.

With the exception of Devil May Cry V, the Top 10 is exclusively made of Nintendo Switch titles, and more precisely the usual evergreen tiutles. Since Nintendo Switch sales remain really strong, it’s no wonder Software sales would be the same.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is getting closer and closer to the 3 million units milestone, with 2 932 439 units sold as of this week. As expected, it’s going to reach that milestone before Splatoon 2, though the Inklings won’t be far behind. Weekly sales remain strong: 23 407 units this week, which is only 9% less than during Week 9.

Meanwhile, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is still enjoying strong sales, with 20 101 units sold this week. The drop is a bit steeper than the one for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (-21%), but nothing worrying at all… though it was enough to prevent the game from reaching the 500 000 units milestone this week by a few hundred units!

As for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, its sales are perfectly flat with 12 301 units sold (-1%). Nintendo Switch are also flat this week, so this perfectly fits: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is clearly one of the must-haves of the console, and this week’s sales are yet another proof of that.

The reveal of Pokémon Sword and Shield led to a boost in sales for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!, but this week, sales dropped back a little (though they remain fairly healthy at this point). With 11 394 units sold (-11%), the game is slowly moving towards the 2 million units milestone. It’s most likely not going to reach it at retail, but it will certainly be interesting to see how close to it it will end up.

Along with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the must-haves of the Nintendo Switch. It just keeps on selling, and hasn’t left the Top 20 from Media Create since its launch, over 2 years ago. This is highly unusual for a single player game, let alone a Legend of Zelda game. And it’s far from over: sales increased by 28% this week, with 9 838 units sold (1 317 346 units since launch).

Sales are more or less flat for Super Mario Party and Minecraft, which sold 9 230 units (-7%) and 8 350 units (-3%) respectively. The former has already sold over 1 million units (1 046 789 units to be precise), and the latter will get there eventually (632 871 units LTD).

Finally, Splatoon 2 is lagging behind a little bit, but it’s still selling at a steady pace with 7 739 additional units this week (-14%). With 2 955 316 units sold as of Week 10, it’s pretty clear that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will beat it to the 3 million units milestone, though if you add digital sales, both games have already reached it.

Next, let’s take a look at how games in the second half of the Top 20 from Media Create are faring:

  • 19./24. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) – 2.788 / 740.899. It’s back in the Top 20 from Media Create, and it’s getting closer and closer to the 750 000 units milestone;
  • 20./21. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) – 2.693 / 1.960.058. Another game that makes its comeback in the Top 20. It will reach 2 million units at retail alone within the next few months!

Media Create – Software Top 50

01./00. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.03.08} (¥6.990) – 116.202 / NEW
02./02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 23.407 / 2.932.439 (-9%)
03./03. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 20.101 / 499.543 (-18%)
04./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 12.301 / 2.166.999 (-1%)
05./06. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 11.394 / 1.526.105 (-11%)
06./00. [3DS] Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.07} (¥4.980) – 10.607 / NEW
07./15. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 9.838 / 1.317.346 (+28%)
08./10. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 9.230 / 1.046.789 (-7%)
09./14. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 8.350 / 632.871 (-3%)
10./12. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 7.739 / 2.955.316 (-14%)
11./01. [PS4] Dead or Alive 6 # <FTG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.01} (¥7.800) – 5.223 / 31.665 (-80%)
12./04. [PS4] Anthem # <RPG> (Electronic Arts) {2019.02.22} (¥7.800) – 5.204 / 103.510 (-74%)
13./08. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) – 4.518 / 785.569 (-59%)
14./13. [PS4] Jump Force <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.02.14} (¥8.200) – 4.492 / 107.512 (-48%)
15./05. [PS4] Left Alive # <ACT> (Square Enix) {2019.02.28} (¥8.300) – 3.530 / 21.152 (-80%)
16./18. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥7.800) – 3.415 / 352.193 (-24%)
17./16. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition <NieR: Automata \ NieR: Automata – 3C3C1D119440927> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} (¥4.800) – 3.363 / 31.313 (-49%)
18./17. [PS4] Far Cry: New Dawn <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2019.02.15} (¥5.400) – 2.859 / 47.527 (-52%)
19./24. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 2.788 / 740.899
20./21. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 2.693 / 1.960.058
21./00. [PS4] Flowers: Les Quatre Saisons <Flowers: Le volume sur printemps \ Flowers: Le volume sur ete \ Flowers: Le volume sur automne \ Flowers: Le volume sur hiver> <ADV> (Prototype) {2019.03.07} (¥7.800)
22./09. [NSW] Zoids Wild: King of Blast <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2019.02.28} (¥5.980)
23./23. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100)
24./22. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800)
25./28. [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥5.800)
26./30. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts \ Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories> \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts II \ Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ \ Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep>> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800)
27./27. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980)
28./19. [NSW] Doraemon: Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki <ADV> (FuRyu) {2019.02.28} (¥5.980)
29./33. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [2][New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.20} (¥3.500)
30./35. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800)
31./26. [PS4] Metro: Exodus <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.02.15} (¥7.800)
32./37. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980)
33./20. [PS4] Catherine: Full Body # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.02.14} (¥7.980)
34./39. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700)
35./32. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # <STG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} (¥7.600)
36./34. [NSW] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} (¥5.700)
37./00. [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.17} (¥7.800)
38./42. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥7.900)
39./49. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980)
40./47. [NSW] Fortnite # <ACT> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3.000)
41./48. [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds <ACT> (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} (¥3.056)
42./41. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.11.15} (¥3.990)
43./31. [NSW] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy <Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney \ Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice For All \ Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations> # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.02.21} (¥3.300)
44./00. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2017.03.03} (¥4.990)
45./00. [NSW] Billion Road <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.29} (¥5.700)
46./00. [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} (¥5.800)
47./43. [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.27} (¥4.980)
48./45. [NSW] Super Run For Money Tousouchuu & Sentouchuu Double Pack <Super Run For Money Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi \ Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen!> <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.29} (¥5.300)
49./00. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] <ACT> (Konami) {2018.11.29} (¥2.760)
50./38. [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.02.14} (¥9.800)

Media Create Software Week 10 2019

Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

NSW – 27
PS4 – 20
3DS – 3

Media Create – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch sales are slightly up, which comes as quite the surprise after the bump provided by the reveal of Pokémon Sword and Shield. It’s not clear how long that reveal will have an impact on sales, but it’s pretty safe to say that sales will remain strong in the near future (even if sales were to drop slightly). This certainly bodes well for the actual launch of the game, later this year!

With 69 766 units sold this week, Nintendo Switch sales increased by about 1 000 units Week on Week. Last year, the console was selling about 45 000 units during the same week, so that’s nearly a 25 000 units increase Year on Year.

As of this week, the console has sold nearly 800 000 units in 2019 alone with 790 018 units sold. It looks like it will reach 1 million units YTD before the end of the month: it needs only 36 000 units/week to reach that, and even if sales were to drop starting next week, it would require a major drop for that milestone not to be reached. Even if the March line-up isn’t the best ever, there’s still too many games for sales to drop that sharply… not to mention the usual evergreen titles still have tons of selling power left!

The gap between 2019 and 2018 sales is now about 255 000 units, and it just keeps on growing week after week despite a rather lackluster line-up. Total sales are now above 7.6 million units (7 636 802 units to be precise), and it’s more than likely that the 8 million units milestone will be reached during the first half of the year

As for Nintendo 3DS sales, they went back down this week, after a rather unexpected bump during Week 9, despite the release of a new game. Of course, Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn wasn’t going to have any meaningful impact on Hardware sales to begin with… The handheld sold 5 718 units this week, as opposed to 7 500 units last week. Last year, it was selling twice better with 10 248 units.

Famitsu – Software Top 30

01./00. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.03.08} (¥6.990) – 122.838 / NEW <60-80%>
02./02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 23.246 / 2.932.272 <80-100%> (-2%)
03./03. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 16.914 / 502.645 <80-100%> (-15%)
04./06. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 11.715 / 1.451.093 <80-100%> (-13%)
05./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 10.650 / 2.206.180 <80-100%> (+2%)
06./10. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 10.233 / 671.464 <80-100%> (+3%)
07./00. [3DS] Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.07} (¥4.980) – 9.456 / NEW <20-40%>
08./13. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 7.700 / 2.997.052 <80-100%> (-8%)
09./14. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 7.046 / 964.970 <80-100%> (-10%)
10./15. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.715 / 1.257.386 <80-100%> (+7%)
11./01. [PS4] Dead or Alive 6 # <FTG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.01} (¥7.800) – 5.301 / 30.177 <60-80%> (-79%)
12./12. [PS4] Jump Force <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.02.14} (¥8.200) – 4.890 / 112.653 <80-100%> (-47%)
13./11. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) – 4.858 / 794.861 <80-100%> (-50%)
14./04. [PS4] Anthem # <RPG> (Electronic Arts) {2019.02.22} (¥7.800) – 4.792 / 103.677 <80-100%> (-73%)
15./18. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥7.800) – 4.414 / 377.783 <80-100%> (-12%)
16./05. [PS4] Left Alive # <ACT> (Square Enix) {2019.02.28} (¥8.300) – 3.815 / 21.033 <40-60%> (-78%)
17./16. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition <NieR: Automata \ NieR: Automata – 3C3C1D119440927> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} (¥4.800) – 2.996 / 26.909 <60-80%> (-48%)
18./08. [NSW] Zoids Wild: King of Blast <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2019.02.28} (¥5.980) – 2.548 / 13.204 <40-60%> (-76%)
19./22. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts \ Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories> \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts II \ Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ \ Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep>> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) – 2.531 / 278.828 <80-100%> (-4%)
20./25. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 2.475 / 311.169 <80-100%> (+1%)
21./23. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 2.472 / 1.945.549 <80-100%> (-1%)
22./26. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 2.469 / 700.198 <80-100%> (+2%)
23./17. [PS4] Far Cry: New Dawn <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2019.02.15} (¥5.400) – 2.428 / 47.656 <60-80%> (-52%)
24./21. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) – 2.268 / 254.812 <80-100%> (-15%)
25./27. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 2.172 / 2.460.781 <80-100%> (-2%)
26./19. [NSW] Doraemon: Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki <ADV> (FuRyu) {2019.02.28} (¥5.980) – 2.112 / 6.703 <20-40%> (-54%)
27./00. [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥5.800) – 1.744 / 28.141 <60-80%> (+16%)
28./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) – 1.731 / 223.361 <80-100%>
29./20. [PS4] Metro: Exodus <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.02.15} (¥7.800) – 1.570 / 29.067 <60-80%> (-47%)
30./00. [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥7.800) – 1.427 / 164.531 <60-80%>

Famitsu – Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 15
PS4 – 13
3DS – 2

Famitsu – Hardware

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Source: Media Create (via 4Gamer) / Famitsu
Data compiled by: Chris1964 (ResetEra)
Additional data via: Game Data Library


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