[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 11, 2019 (March 11th – March 17th) [Top 50]

Here’s the latest sales report from Media Create (and Famitsu), covering Week 11, 2019 in Japan.

Media Create

Week 11 saw the releases of quite a few games, but they all failed to make a big impact. That’s especially true on Nintendo platforms, where several of them did not even chart. Take Destiny Connect for example: it did not chart on any platform. Same for The Caligula Effect: Overdose (Nintendo Switch-only) and Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining.

Since the game ranked #20 sold 2 760 units, that means all those games sold 2 759 units or less. A really poor result, made even worse by the fact they sold pretty poorly during their first day, and despite shipments that were most definitely really small. Even if Media Create were to combine multiplatform releases, it’s not guaranteed at all those new releases would have charted.

The only new release that managed to chart on Nintendo platforms is Samurai Warriors 4 DX, which sold about 10 000 units on the two platforms it was released on. The Nintendo Switch version sold 4 704 units, which is about 600 units less than the PlayStation 4 version. The gap between the two platforms is smaller than usual for this kind of game, most definitely because it’s a re-release and the original is already available on Sony’s console.

Next, let’s take a look at the other games in the Top 20 from Media Create:

  • 04./02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 20.706 / 2.953.145 (-12%). It will reach 3 million units within the next few weeks, and will outsell Splatoon 2 at retail next week;
  • 05./03. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) – 16.997 / 516.540 (-15%). It’s now sold over 500 000 units, and is on its way to the 1 million units milestone. It’s not yet clear if Super Mario Maker 2 will have any impact on its sales;
  • 06./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) – 11.288 / 2.178.288 (-8%). Steady sales;
  • 07./05. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) – 10.112 / 1.536.216 (-11%)
  • 10./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) – 8.479 / 1.325.825 (-14%). Nintendo Switch sales are down this week, so it’s no surprise this game also saw its sales drop;
  • 11./08. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) – 8.429 / 1.055.218 (-9%). It reached 1 million units several weeks ago, but the party definitely isn’t over yet;
  • 12./09. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) – 7.955 / 640.825 (-5%). Steady sales despite Hardware sales dropping this week;
  • 13./10. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) – 7.516 / 2.962.831 (-3%). It will also reach 3 million units within the next few weeks (most likely in April);
  • 19./19. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 2.883 / 743.782 (+3%). It’s now been a year since this game was released, and it’s still hanging around in the Top 20 from Media Create. It only left it for a couple of weeks, to boot!
  • 20./20. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) – 2.760 / 1.962.818 (+2%). It would have dropped out of the Top 20 from Media Create if so many of the new releases hadn’t flopped…

Media Create – Software Top 50

01./00. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 # <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2019.03.15} (¥8.400) – 63.817 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.14} (¥7.600) – 51.039 / NEW
03./01. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.03.08} (¥6.990) – 33.149 / 149.350 (-71%)
04./02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 20.706 / 2.953.145 (-12%)
05./03. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 16.997 / 516.540 (-15%)
06./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 11.288 / 2.178.288 (-8%)
07./05. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 10.112 / 1.536.216 (-11%)
08./00. [PS4] LoveR <ADV> (Kadokawa Games) {2019.03.14} (¥7.980) – 9.985 / NEW
09./00. [PS4] Judgment <ADV> (Sega) {2018.12.13} (¥8.290) – 8.677 / 263.407
10./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 8.479 / 1.325.825 (-14%)
11./08. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 8.429 / 1.055.218 (-9%)
12./09. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 7.955 / 640.825 (-5%)
13./10. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 7.516 / 2.962.831 (-3%)
14./00. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim – Prologue <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.03.14} (¥2.980) – 5.872 / NEW
15./00. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 DX # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.14} (¥5.800) – 5.330 / NEW
16./13. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) – 5.236 / 790.805 (+16%)
17./00. [NSW] Samurai Warriors 4 DX # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.14} (¥5.800) – 4.704 / NEW
18./00. [PSV] Kenka Bancho Otome: 2nd Rumble!! # <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.03.14} (¥5.980) – 4.014 / NEW
19./19. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 2.883 / 743.782 (+3%)
20./20. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 2.760 / 1.962.818 (+2%)
21./06. [3DS] Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.07} (¥4.980)
22./00. [PS4] Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining # <FTG> (Sega) {2019.03.14} (¥5.990)
23./14. [PS4] Jump Force <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.02.14} (¥8.200)
24./00. [NSW] Konoyo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo: Yu-No <ADV> (5pb.) {2019.03.14} (¥6.800)
25./00. [NSW] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 DX <Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 \ Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6: Gentou Rondo> # <ADV> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.14} (¥7.800)
26./16. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥7.800)
27./17. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition <NieR: Automata \ NieR: Automata – 3C3C1D119440927> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} (¥4.800)
28./12. [PS4] Anthem # <RPG> (Electronic Arts) {2019.02.22} (¥7.800)
29./23. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100)
30./27. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980)
31./00. [PS4] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir [New Price Edition Campaign Pack with 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim – Prologue] <ACT> (Atlus) {2019.03.14} (¥3.980)
32./11. [PS4] Dead or Alive 6 # <FTG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.01} (¥7.800)
33./24. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800)
34./25. [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥5.800)
35./29. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [2][New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.20} (¥3.500)
36./00. [NSW] Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2019.03.14} (¥7.200)
37./32. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980)
38./26. [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)
39./15. [PS4] Left Alive # <ACT> (Square Enix) {2019.02.28} (¥8.300)
40./22. [NSW] Zoids Wild: King of Blast <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2019.02.28} (¥5.980)
41./18. [PS4] Far Cry: New Dawn <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2019.02.15} (¥5.400)
42./00. [NSW] Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining # <FTG> (Sega) {2019.03.14} (¥5.990)
43./34. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700)
44./28. [NSW] Doraemon: Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki <ADV> (FuRyu) {2019.02.28} (¥5.980)
45./30. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800)
46./38. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥7.900)
47./00. [NSW] The Caligula Effect: Overdose <RPG> (FuRyu) {2019.03.14} (¥6.980)
48./39. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980)
49./00. [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.27} (¥6.800)
50./40. [NSW] Fortnite # <ACT> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3.000)

Media Create Software Week 11 2019

Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

NSW – 25
PS4 – 21
3DS – 3
PSV – 1

Media Create – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch sales dropped back to more “normal” numbers following two weeks of unusually high sales (primarily due to the reveal of Pokémon Sword and Shield). It sold 57 000 units, which is a fairly solid performance, especially given how nearly all the new releases downright flopped this week.

Since Thursday is a public holiday, it’s definitely not farfetched to expect sales to bounce back up next week. And given the following week will have Pay Day (and Yoshi’s Crafted World), sales may not drop again until early April.

In comparison, the Nintendo Switch sold 54 342 units during the same week, in 2018. Not only sales are slightly better this year, Week 11 2018 saw the release of Kirby Star Allies, which gave a healthy bump to Hardware sales. The gap in YTD sales between 2018 and 2019 keeps growing, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to change any time soon, despite a rather lackluster line-up so far in 2019 (though it’s not like there is not any game releasing).

And once again, Ninteod 3DS sales are perfectly flat with 5 725 units sold (a whopping 5 units more than last week!). The handheld has been left on auto-pilot for a while now, and it’s definitely interesting to see how stable its sales are week after week.

Famitsu – Software Top 30

01./00. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 # <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2019.03.15} (¥8.400) – 65.173 / NEW <60-80%>
02./00. [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.14} (¥7.600) – 47.862 / NEW <60-80%>
03./01. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.03.08} (¥6.990) – 29.016 / 151.854 <80-100%> (-76%)
04./02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 20.356 / 2.952.628 <80-100%> (-12%)
05./03. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 14.695 / 517.340 <80-100%> (-13%)
06./00. [PS4] LoveR <ADV> (Kadokawa Games) {2019.03.14} (¥7.980) – 11.464 / NEW <60-80%>
07./06. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 9.882 / 681.346 <80-100%> (-3%)
08./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 9.303 / 2.215.483 <80-100%> (-13%)
09./00. [PS4] Judgment <ADV> (Sega) {2018.12.13} (¥8.290) – 9.271 / 274.512 <80-100%>
10./04. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 9.135 / 1.460.228 <80-100%> (-22%)
11./08. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 7.445 / 3.004.497 <80-100%> (-3%)
12./10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.184 / 1.263.570 <80-100%> (-8%)
13./13. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) – 6.116 / 800.977 <80-100%> (+26%)
14./09. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 6.006 / 970.976 <80-100%> (-15%)
15./00. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 DX # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.14} (¥5.800) – 5.701 / NEW <40-60%>
16./00. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim – Prologue <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.03.14} (¥2.980) – 5.345 / NEW <60-80%>
17./00. [NSW] Samurai Warriors 4 DX # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.14} (¥5.800) – 5.033 / NEW <40-60%>
18./00. [PSV] Kenka Bancho Otome: 2nd Rumble!! # <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.03.14} (¥5.980) – 4.755 / NEW <60-80%>
19./00. [PS4] Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining # <FTG> (Sega) {2019.03.14} (¥5.990) – 3.111 / NEW <40-60%>
20./07. [3DS] Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.07} (¥4.980) – 2.900 / 12.356 <20-40%> (-69%)
21./12. [PS4] Jump Force <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.02.14} (¥8.200) – 2.801 / 115.454 <80-100%> (-43%)
22./15. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥7.800) – 2.563 / 380.346 <80-100%> (-42%)
23./21. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 2.456 / 1.948.005 <80-100%> (-1%)
24./22. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 2.394 / 702.592 <80-100%> (-3%)
25./24. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) – 2.317 / 257.129 <80-100%> (+2%)
26./00. [NSW] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 DX <Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 \ Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6: Gentou Rondo> # <ADV> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.14} (¥7.800) – 2.233 / NEW <40-60%>
27./20. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 2.195 / 313.364 <80-100%> (-11%)
28./19. [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) – 2.058 / 280.886 <80-100%> (-19%)
29./25. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 1.954 / 2.462.735 <80-100%> (-10%)
30./17. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition <NieR: Automata \ NieR: Automata – 3C3C1D119440927> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} (¥4.800) – 1.946 / 28.855 <60-80%> (-35%)

Famitsu – Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 14
PS4 – 13
3DS – 2
PSV – 1

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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