[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 20, 2018 (May 14th – May 20th) [Top 50]

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Week 20 was a pretty uneventful week, with only one new release, which is why there’s nothing but familiar faces in the Top 20 from Media Create. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is no longer #1 of sales, due to that very new release, but it still sold about 15 000 units (-40%) during its 3rd week on the market (bringing the total since launch to 129 760 units). It should have no trouble selling at least 200 000 units LTD.

Despite the whole market being rather slow, sales of evergreen titles on Nintendo Switch remained as stable as Hardware sales.

Take Splatoon 2 for example: it sold 12 646 units this week, which is only 2% less than during the previous week. This brings the total since launch to 2 323 048 units, which means that it could very well hit 3 million units by the end of Summer if the Octo Expansion has a strong impact on sales (on top of the usual Summer holidays boost).

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe also enjoyed steady sales, with 10 071 additional units sold this week (that’s -3%). The total since launch is now at 1 542 271 units, and that’s at retail alone. 2 million units will be reached within the next few months, most likely after the Summer holidays.

The drop is slightly worse for Kirby Star Allies (-11%, 8 392 units sold), but it’s not enough to prevent it from reaching 500 000 units sold since launch. For this particular game, the question to ask is “When will it reach 1 million units”, and not really “Will it reach 1 million units?”. After the Summer holidays, we should have a good idea of when that will happen.

Unfortunately, Nintendo Labo sales were not as stable as the other evergreen titles on Nintendo Switch, but they remain good enough (for now, at least):

  • Variety Kit – 8 151 units this week (-17%), 166 536 units LTD
  • Robot Kit – 1 762 units this week (-18%), 44 911 units LTD

Right now, the long-term potential of Nintendo Labo remains unclear. So far, sales remain OK for the Variety Kit, but those of the Robot Kit are pretty mediocre (retailers are most definitely not too happy about all the unsold units still sitting on their shelves). It will be interesting to see if the Summer holidays will lead to a boost in sales, since that’s a period when kids will have free time to actually play with Nintendo Labo.

Next, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The Nintendo Switch is drawing closer and closer from the 1 million milestone on Nintendo Switch (and at retail) alone. It’s sold 991 867 units since launch, so sales should top 1 million units during Week 22 (even if sales were to increase during Week 21, it wouldn’t be enough). 5 687 units were sold during Week 19 (-1%).

Finally, Super Mario Odyssey actually a very slight increase in sales, with 4 632 units sold (+1%)… though you could argue they remained flat. It’s definitely among the key titles on Nintendo Switch at the moment, so it’s no wonder sales remain strong even during such a slow week. 1 725 867 units have been sold, and the 2 million milestone should be reached during or just after the Summer holidays.

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

  • 11./11. [NSW] The Snack World: TreJarers Gold (Level 5)  – 3.549 / 82.504 (-18%). Sales remain good enough, and it will have no trouble selling at least 100 000 units LTD;
  • 13./12. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) – 2.927 / 1.634.916 (-6%). Sales remain flat as Pokémon on Nintendo Switch still hasn’t been revealed;
  • 15./17. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) – 1.791 / 408.980 (-5%). With how slow Software sales are this week, it’s no wonder this one managed to stay in the Top 20 another week… in fact, it actually went up two spots, despite sales dropping by 5%;
  • 17./18. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo)- 1.680 / 445.228 (-10%). No, the party still isn’t over for 1-2-Switch. It should have no trouble selling at least 500 000 units, though it’s definitely going to take a few months;
  • 19./21. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) – 1.562 / 262.871. Thanks to the sluggish video games market, this one is back in the Top 20 from Media Create!
  • 20./19. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo) – 1.527 / 406.645 (-11%). If not for slow Software sales and the lack of new releases, this one would have dropped from the Top 20 from Media Create this week…

Media Create – Software Top 50

01./00. [PS4] The Caligula Effect: Overdose <RPG> (FuRyu) {2018.05.17} (¥7.980) – 20.399 / NEW
02./01. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥5.980) – 15.452 / 129.760 (-40%)
03./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 12.646 / 2.323.048 (-2%)
04./02. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7.980) – 10.240 / 189.672 (-33%)
05./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 10.071 / 1.542.271 (-3%)
06./06. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 8.392 / 500.622 (-11%)
07./05. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥6.980) – 8.151 / 166.536 (-17%)
08./08. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 5.687 / 991.867 (-1%)
09./10. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 4.632 / 1.725.867 (+1%)
10./09. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥6.980) – 4.073 / 83.955 (-27%)
11./11. [NSW] The Snack World: TreJarers Gold <RPG> (Level 5) {2018.04.12} (¥5.980) – 3.549 / 82.504 (-18%)
12./07. [PS4] God of War # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.04.20} (¥6.900) – 3.124 / 101.703 (-52%)
13./12. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 2.927 / 1.634.916 (-6%)
14./13. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6.000) – 2.238 / 53.533 (-13%)
15./17. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 1.791 / 408.980 (-5%)
16./14. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7.980) – 1.762 / 44.911 (-18%)
17./18. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 1.680 / 445.228 (-10%)
18./15. [PS4] Cities: Skylines – PlayStation 4 Edition <SLG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.12} (¥5.400) – 1.658 / 28.724 (-16%)
19./21. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 1.562 / 262.871
20./19. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 1.527 / 406.645 (-11%)
21./00. [PSV] Amatsutsumi <ADV> (Prototype) {2018.05.17} (¥6.400)
22./20. [3DS] Detective Pikachu <ADV> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.03.23} (¥4.980)
23./25. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980)
24./22. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980)
25./16. [PS4] Far Cry 5 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} (¥8.400)
26./29. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
27./24. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800)
28./26. [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800)
29./35. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
30./28. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥7.900)
31./40. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} (¥4.800)
32./42. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥7.800)
33./00. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400)
34./34. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.22} (¥6.800)
35./23. [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation: Genesis for Nintendo Switch <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} (¥6.800)
36./27. [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy for Nintendo Switch <Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm \ Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 \ Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3> <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} (¥6.800)
37./43. [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800)
38./31. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3.280)
39./38. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥4.980)
40./41. [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom # <RPG> (Level 5) {2018.03.23} (¥8.000)
41./44. [NSW] Portal Knights <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.19} (¥3.300)
42./33. [PS4] Super Robot Wars X # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.03.29} (¥8.600)
43./36. [PS4] Like the North Star # <ADV> (Sega) {2018.03.08} (¥8.390)
44./00. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800)
45./49. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Kai – The Erebonian Civil War <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2018.04.26} (¥3.980)
46./37. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980)
47./30. [PS4] Utawarerumono: Chiriyukusha e no Komoriuta # <SLG> (Aqua Plus) {2018.04.26} (¥6.800)
48./00. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥7.600)
49./00. [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim <The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim \ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard \ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Hearthfire \ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn> <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} (¥6.980)
50./45. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥5.800)

Media Create Software Week 20 2018

Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

NSW – 24
PS4 – 18
3DS – 5
PSV – 3

Media Create – Hardware

Hardware-wise, sales were as uneventful as for Software. The Nintendo Switch is actually slightly up this week, with 33 125 units, but that increase isn’t anything to write home about. At least, it’s a good sign that sales remain steady despite how sluggish the whole market is at the moment (and the lack of releases at the moment).

Hopefully, the console can remain above the 30 000 units/week threshold until the Summer heavy hitters arrive (starting with Mario Tennis Aces on June 22nd, and Minecraft on June 21st). At least, the line-up is pretty filled until then, even though most games will not have a noticeable impact on sales (not directly, at least).

The Nintendo 3DS sold 6 255 units this week, which is exactly 99 units less than during Week 19. The handheld is clearly on auto-pilot at this point, and as pointed out several times by Dengeki, there really is nothing on the horizon that will revert the trend in sales (even the Summer holidays should have a limited impact on sales, especially without Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age this time around!).

Famitsu – Software Top 30

01./00. [PS4] The Caligula Effect: Overdose <RPG> (FuRyu) {2018.05.17} (¥7.980) – 18.974 / NEW <40-60%>
02./01. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥5.980) – 14.790 / 137.509 <60-80%> (-43%)
03./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 12.968 / 2.298.556 <80-100%> (-3%)
04./02. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7.980) – 10.108 / 196.536 <80-100%> (-33%)
05./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 9.713 / 1.496.752 <80-100%> (-1%)
06./05. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 7.381 / 503.598 <80-100%> (-9%)
07./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 7.246 / 939.490 <80-100%> (+4%)
08./06. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥6.980) – 6.147 / 153.950 <40-60%> (-13%)
09./09. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 5.302 / 1.682.741 <80-100%> (-8%)
10./08. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥6.980) – 4.702 / 87.058 <60-80%> (-24%)
11./11. [NSW] The Snack World: TreJarers Gold <RPG> (Level 5) {2018.04.12} (¥5.980) – 3.461 / 83.080 <80-100%> (-14%)
12./12. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 2.638 / 2.227.116 <80-100%> (+7%)
13./10. [PS4] God of War # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.04.20} (¥6.900) – 2.454 / 92.311 <80-100%> (-50%)
14./14. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 2.054 / 388.425 <80-100%> (+3%)
15./13. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6.000) – 1.942 / 45.998 <80-100%> (-14%)
16./15. [3DS] Detective Pikachu <ADV> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.03.23} (¥4.980) – 1.806 / 78.466 <60-80%> (-6%)
17./00. [PSV] Amatsutsumi <ADV> (Prototype) {2018.05.17} (¥6.400) – 1.762 / NEW <60-80%>
18./19. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 1.593 / 369.873 <80-100%> (+0%)
19./18. [PS4] Cities: Skylines – PlayStation 4 Edition <SLG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.12} (¥5.400) – 1.374 / 26.843 <80-100%> (-17%)
20./23. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 1.314 / 248.478 <80-100%> (-6%)
21./20. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) – 1.281 / 1.944.083 <80-100%> (-17%)
22./21. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) – 1.258 / 154.272 <80-100%> (-13%)
23./24. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7.980) – 1.257 / 39.443 <20-40%> (-1%)
24./17. [PS4] Far Cry 5 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} (¥8.400) – 1.237 / 141.282 <80-100%> (-31%)
25./25. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 1.206 / 368.144 <80-100%> (-3%)
26./16. [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation: Genesis for Nintendo Switch <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} (¥6.800) – 1.183 / 18.461 <60-80%> (-35%)
27./22. [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy for Nintendo Switch <Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm \ Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 \ Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3> <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} (¥6.800) – 1.135 / 12.396 <60-80%> (-19%)
28./29. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.22} (¥6.800) – 1.130 / 42.898 <60-80%> (-2%)
29./26. [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800) – 1.121 / 99.338 <80-100%> (-7%)
30./28. [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) – 1.115 / 388.160 <80-100%> (-5%)

Famitsu – Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 17
PS4 – 8
3DS – 3
PSV – 2

Famitsu – Hardware

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


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