[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 13, 2018 (March 26th – April 1st) [Top 50]

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Week 13 2018 saw the release of a few games, but not a single one was on a Nintendo platform… well, there was one (Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm), but it didn’t manage to chart. There’s still many games on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS in the Top 20 from Media Create, at the very least!

Let’s start with Kirby Star Allies, which is performing pretty well with 50 437 units sold during its second week on the market (that’s a 40% drop). It’s bound to keep selling steadily in the upcoming months, with several sales milestones coming soon.

It should reach 400 000 units sold within the next couple of weeks (it’s currently sitting at 357 093 units sold), and for the 500 000 units milestone, it will all depend on how strong sales are during the Golden Week.

As for Splatoon 2, it’s still the most popular Nintendo Switch evergreen title with 25 639 units sold this week. The drop is pretty soft (-12%), and mirrors the drop in Nintendo Switch sales, which shows the game really is one of the key ones for new owners.

Detective Pikachu had a surprisingly good second week, with 15 584 units sold. That’s a 63% drop compared to launch week, which is fairly decent for an adventure game. It looks like the game has a chance to sell at least 100 000 units LTD, but it’s definitely not going to happen overnight: its sales will need to avoid dropping like a rock in the upcoming weeks and months.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe saw a similar drop in sales than Spaltoon 2, but didn’t sell nearly as much: “only” 14 486 units. Still, this brings the game one step closer to the 1.5 million units milestone, which should be reached before the end of the month or in Early May.

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

  • 11./10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) – 9.373 / 938.990 (-16%). It dropped below 10 000 units this week, but sales remain strong. The 1 million units milestone is getting closer and closer!
  • 13./11. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) – 8.442 / 1.675.896 (-11%). Soft drop in sales, but unlike Zelda, it had already dropped below 10 000 units/week last week;
  • 14./06. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Koei Tecmo) – 7.642 / 32.549 (-69%). A decent second week, but nothing to write home about. It will most likely be gone from the Top 20 within the next couple of weeks;
  • 16./15. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) – 5.999 / 1.605.916 (-14%). Pokémon just keeps on selling!
  • 19./24. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) – 3.981 / 137.570. Just like Son Goku in the manga / anime, this game just keeps on raising from the “dead”… No doubt Bandai-Namco is pretty happy about the sales of this late port, which has already outsold the PlayStation 4 version!
  • 20./19. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 3.979 / 423.926 (-5%). Yup, still selling.

By the way, the Nintendo Switch version of Attack on Titan 2 dropped out of the Top 20 from Media Create this week, seemingly due to shortages.

Media Create – Software Top 50

01./00. [PS4] Super Robot Wars X # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.03.29} (¥8.600) – 89.259 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Far Cry 5 # <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} (¥8.400) – 75.474 / NEW
03./00. [PSV] Super Robot Wars X # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.03.29} (¥7.600) – 54.042 / NEW
04./01. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 50.437 / 357.093 (-40%)
05./05. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 25.639 / 2.191.686 (-12%)
06./00. [PS4] Shining Resonance Refrain # <RPG> (Sega) {2018.03.29} (¥5.990) – 23.054 / NEW
07./03. [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom # <RPG> (Level 5) {2018.03.23} (¥8.000) – 18.851 / 74.865 (-66%)
08./04. [3DS] Detective Pikachu <ADV> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.03.23} (¥4.980) – 15.584 / 57.597 (-63%)
09./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 14.486 / 1.446.986 (-16%)
10./08. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) – 10.011 / 1.994.226 (-25%)
11./10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 9.373 / 938.990 (-16%)
12./02. [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles 4 # <SLG> (Sega) {2018.03.21} (¥7.990) – 9.108 / 72.029 (-86%)
13./11. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 8.442 / 1.675.896 (-11%)
14./06. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.22} (¥6.800) – 7.642 / 32.549 (-69%)
15./12. [PS4] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥7.800) – 7.362 / 44.649 (-16%)
16./15. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 5.999 / 1.605.916 (-14%)
17./13. [PS4] Like the North Star # <ADV> (Sega) {2018.03.08} (¥8.390) – 4.604 / 156.805 (-47%)
18./17. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6.000) – 4.441 / 31.680 (-12%)
19./24. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) – 3.981 / 137.570
20./19. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 3.979 / 423.926 (-5%)
21./26. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980)
22./25. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980)
23./18. [PSV] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥6.800)
24./00. [PS4] Memories Off: Innocent File # <ADV> (5pb.) {2018.03.29} (¥7.800)
25./23. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980)
26./27. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700)
27./00. [PSV] Memories Off: Innocent File # <ADV> (5pb.) {2018.03.29} (¥7.800)
28./22. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980)
29./14. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥7.800)
30./21. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} (¥4.800)
31./31. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥4.980)
32./09. [NSW] PriPara All Idol Perfect Stage! <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2018.03.22} (¥5.980)
33./32. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3.280)
34./16. [PSV] Ikemen Sengoku: Toki o Kakeru Koi – Aratanaru Deai # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2018.03.22} (¥6.300)
35./35. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level 5) {2017.12.16} (¥4.800)
36./38. [PS4] The Evil Within 2 <ADV> (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.10.19} (¥7.980)
37./33. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥7.900)
38./40. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.01} (¥7.600)
39./00. [NSW] Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm for Nintendo Switch # <ADV> (Sprite) {2018.03.29} (¥6.800)
40./00. [PS4] Shadow of the Colossus <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.02.08} (¥4.900)
41./42. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
42./30. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima <ADV> (FuRyu) {2018.03.01} (¥5.480)
43./00. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700)
44./47. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400)
45./28. [PS4] Winning Post 8 2018 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥7.800)
46./41. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
47./00. [PSV] Enkan no Memoria: Kakera Tomoshi <ADV> (Dramatic Create) {2018.03.29} (¥6.900)
48./44. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800)
49./46. [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800)
50./00. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)

Media Create Software Week 13 2018

Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

NSW – 18
PS4 – 17
3DS – 9
PSV – 6

Media Create – Hardware

Hardware-wise, sales are slightly down this week for the Nintendo Switch with 44 033 units sold. Unfortunately, it did not quite manage to reach the 4 million units milestone, precisely because of that drop in sales. The total is 3 996 781 units! It doesn’t look like Nintendo tried to ship more consoles for the last week of the Fiscal Year, but at least, sales didn’t drop like a rock.

The next couple of months are going to be pretty slow for video game sales in Japan (it’s the case every year). The only exception is the Golden Week, but outside of that week, sales are bound to drop sharply for both Hardware and Software (and not just for Nintendo platforms).

Last year, the Nintendo Switch suffered from shortages, and dropped as low as 20-30 000 units.week. This year, there will not be any shortages, so it will be interesting to see how much the console is going to sell… especially as the line-up is arguably better.

Granted, there’s no game of the caliber of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, but there’s several key titles with strong potential (Nintendo Labo, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze), and new games pretty much every week.

Finally, Nintendo 3DS sales are once again flat: 10 209 units were sold this week, which is roughly 3 times less than last year during the same period. Of course, the upcoming slow period isn’t going to do wonders to the handheld, which is bound to sell even less than it has so far this year.

But there’s at least one positive thing to say about the Nintendo 3DS this week: the console has finally reached 24 million units sold in Japan. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it will ever get to 25 million units, though that would depend on when Nintendo decides to discontinue it.

Famitsu – Software Top 30

01./00. [PS4] Super Robot Wars X # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.03.29} (¥8.600) – 84.550 / NEW <60-80%>
02./00. [PS4] Far Cry 5 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} (¥8.400) – 81.405 / NEW <80-100%>
03./00. [PSV] Super Robot Wars X # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.03.29} (¥7.600) – 55.397 / NEW <60-80%>
04./01. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 54.921 / 372.882 <80-100%> (-42%)
05./05. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 23.826 / 2.170.016 <80-100%> (-17%)
06./00. [PS4] Shining Resonance Refrain # <RPG> (Sega) {2018.03.29} (¥5.990) – 23.814 / NEW <60-80%>
07./04. [3DS] Detective Pikachu <ADV> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.03.23} (¥4.980) – 16.992 / 51.029 <60-80%> (-50%)
08./02. [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom # <RPG> (Level 5) {2018.03.23} (¥8.000) – 16.648 / 68.389 <60-80%> (-68%)
09./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 11.930 / 1.408.948 <80-100%> (-13%)
10./10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 9.358 / 880.253 <80-100%> (-14%)
11./08. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 9.021 / 1.622.097 <80-100%> (-19%)
12./03. [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles 4 # <SLG> (Sega) {2018.03.21} (¥7.990) – 7.753 / 54.605 <60-80%> (-83%)
13./06. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.22} (¥6.800) – 7.621 / 28.685 <40-60%> (-64%)
14./09. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) – 7.480 / 1.924.972 <80-100%> (-32%)
15./14. [PS4] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥7.800) – 6.893 / 44.777 <60-80%> (-24%)
16./16. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 5.258 / 2.203.489 <80-100%> (-18%)
17./11. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥7.800) – 5.004 / 43.437 <80-100%> (-52%)
18./00. [PS4] Memories Off: Innocent File # <ADV> (5pb.) {2018.03.29} (¥7.800) – 4.492 / NEW <60-80%>
19./15. [PS4] Like the North Star # <ADV> (Sega) {2018.03.08} (¥8.390) – 4.233 / 159.611 <80-100%> (-49%)
20./17. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6.000) – 4.030 / 27.041 <60-80%> (-7%)
21./00. [PSV] Memories Off: Innocent File # <ADV> (5pb.) {2018.03.29} (¥7.800) – 3.791 / NEW <60-80%>
22./20. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) – 3.508 / 138.849 <80-100%> (-6%)
23./21. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 3.335 / 367.879 <80-100%> (-9%)
24./18. [PSV] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥6.800) – 3.214 / 19.755 <60-80%> (-24%)
25./25. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 3.047 / 234.052 <80-100%> (+4%)
26./26. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 2.854 / 353.905 <80-100%> (+3%)
27./22. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} (¥4.800) – 2.755 / 47.101 <60-80%> (-19%)
28./12. [NSW] PriPara All Idol Perfect Stage! <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2018.03.22} (¥5.980) – 2.472 / 12.568 <40-60%> (-76%)
29./29. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥4.980) – 2.452 / 166.794 <80-100%> (+9%)
30./23. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980) – 2.395 / 187.675 <80-100%> (-23%)

Famitsu – Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 14
PS4 – 10
3DS – 3
PSV – 3

Famitsu – Hardware

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Source: Media Create / Famitsu
Via: Chris1964 (ResetEra)


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