[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 21, 2018 (May 21st – May 27th) [Top 50]

Media Create

Week 21 saw the release of many new games (actually, there isn’t that many of them, it’s just that one got no less than 5 different versions in the Top 20!), which is why there’s a lot of new faces in the Top 20 from Media Create.

The only entry on Nintendo platforms is Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2, that sold about 8 000 units at launch. That’s a pretty respectable debut, in line with the PlayStation 4 version (about 9 000 units according to Famitsu), but significantly below the Nintendo 3DS version (about 22 000 units). Unfortunately, it’s unlikely to sell in the long run, and it will probably be gone from the Top 20 within the next couple of weeks.

There weren’t many new releases on Nintendo Switch, but at least, the usual evergreen titles sold pretty well. Take Splatoon 2 for example: it sold 13 473 units this week. That’s +7% compared to Week 20, an increase obviously tied to the increase in Nintendo Switch sales (since the bundle is still available).

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze didn’t see an increase in sales, but said sales seem to be stabilizing. It’s sold 13 278 additional units this week (that’s -14%), bringing the total since launch to 143 037 units. It will reach 150 000 units the following week, and it will have no trouble reaching 200 000 units LTD (even before the Summer holidays). It’s clearly going to keep selling steadily throughout the rest of the year.

As for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, its sales did drop slightly this week (-8%), but it’s nothing really noteworthy. Sales remain steady even as the game has already sold over 1.5 million units (1 551 492 units as of this week). Finally, just like Splatoon 2, Kirby Star Allies also saw its sales increase slightly this week: +4%, with 8 686 units sold. It’s sold 509 308 units as of this week.

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

  • 11./07. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) – 7.584 / 174.120 (-7%). Sales remain pretty steady… so far, so good! Unfortunately, the Robot Kit has dropped out of the Top 20 from Media Create;
  • 13./08. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) – 6.099 / 997.967 (+7%). Next week, it will reach 1 million units sold at retail alone;
  • 15./09. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) – 4.302 / 1.730.169 (-7%). Nice, steady sales for Mario;
  • 17./13. [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) – 3.280 / 1.638.196 (+12%). It will be interesting to see if the announcement of Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! / Eevee! will have any impact on sales starting next week. In a couple of months, it will reach 1.7 million units at retail alone (so excluding digital sales, but also the dual-pack).

Media Create – Software Top 50

01./00. [PS4] Dark Souls Remastered <RPG> (From Software) {2018.05.24} (¥4.800) – 71.739 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Detroit: Become Human # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} (¥6.900) – 39.548 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Persona Dancing: All-Star Triple Pack <Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night \ Persona 4: Dancing All Night \ Persona 5: Dancing Star Night> <ACT> (Atlus) {2018.05.24} (¥16.880) – 27.240 / NEW
04./00. [PSV] Persona Dancing: Deluxe Twin Plus {Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night \ Persona 4: Dancing All Night \ Persona 5: Dancing Star Night} <ACT> (Atlus) {2018.05.24} (¥15.780) – 21.579 / NEW
05./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 13.473 / 2.336.522 (+7%)
06./02. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥5.980) – 13.278 / 143.037 (-14%)
07./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 9.221 / 1.551.492 (-8%)
08./06. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 8.686 / 509.308 (+4%)
09./00. [NSW] Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2 <Mega Man Legacy Collection <Mega Man \ Mega Man 2 \ Mega Man 3 \ Mega Man 4 \ Mega Man 5 \ Mega Man 6> \ Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 <Mega Man 7 \ Mega Man 8 \ Mega Man 9 \ Mega Man 10>> <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.05.24} (¥4.990) – 8.093 / NEW
10./00. [PS4] Persona 5: Dancing Star Night <ACT> (Atlus) {2018.05.24} (¥7.480) – 7.876 / NEW
11./07. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥6.980) – 7.584 / 174.120 (-7%)
12./04. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7.980) – 6.890 / 196.561 (-33%)
13./08. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.099 / 997.967 (+7%)
14./00. [PSV] Persona 5: Dancing Star Night <ACT> (Atlus) {2018.05.24} (¥6.980) – 4.554 / NEW
15./09. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 4.302 / 1.730.169 (-7%)
16./00. [PS4] Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night <ACT> (Atlus) {2018.05.24} (¥7.480) – 3.305 / NEW
17./13. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 3.280 / 1.638.196 (+12%)
18./11. [NSW] The Snack World: TreJarers Gold <RPG> (Level 5) {2018.04.12} (¥5.980) – 3.173 / 85.677 (-11%)
19./00. [PS4] Dark Souls Trilogy Box {Dark Souls Remastered \ Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin \ Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition <Dark Souls III \ Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel \ Dark Souls III: The Ringed City>} <RPG> (From Software) {2018.05.24} (¥49.800) – 3.155 / NEW
20./01. [PS4] The Caligula Effect: Overdose <RPG> (FuRyu) {2018.05.17} (¥7.980) – 3.008 / 23.408 (-85%)
21./10. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥6.980)
22./00. [PS4] Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night <ACT> (Atlus) {2018.05.24} (¥7.480)
23./00. [PS4] Undertale <RPG> (8-4) {2018.05.24} (¥4.000)
24./14. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6.000)
25./12. [PS4] God of War # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.04.20} (¥6.900)
26./19. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980)
27./15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700)
28./16. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7.980)
29./00. [PS4] Railway Empire <SLG> (Ubisoft) {2018.05.24} (¥7.400)
30./00. [PSV] Undertale <RPG> (8-4) {2018.05.24} (¥4.000)
31./17. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980)
32./20. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980)
33./33. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400)
34./26. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
35./27. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800)
36./28. [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800)
37./23. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980)
38./18. [PS4] Cities: Skylines – PlayStation 4 Edition <SLG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.12} (¥5.400)
39./22. [3DS] Detective Pikachu <ADV> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.03.23} (¥4.980)
40./24. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980)
41./00. [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥7.800)
42./29. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
43./25. [PS4] Far Cry 5 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} (¥8.400)
44./32. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} (¥7.800)
45./48. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥7.600)
46./34. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.22} (¥6.800)
47./30. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥7.900)
48./35. [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation: Genesis for Nintendo Switch <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} (¥6.800)
49./40. [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom # <RPG> (Level 5) {2018.03.23} (¥8.000)
50./31. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} (¥4.800)

Media Create Software Week 21 2018

Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

PS4 – 21
NSW – 19
PSV – 6
3DS – 4

Media Create – Hardware

This week, sales increased slightly for the Nintendo Switch: they went from 33 125 units to 36 590 units. There’s no clear reason why: it’s not like there was a major announcement to boost interest in the console last week, and it’s highly unlikely many people bought one for Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2.

Since the weeks that followed the Golden Week in 2017 were pretty bad for the Nintendo Switch, due to the endless shortages, it’s no wonder that sales would be up Year on Year this week (the console sold only 27 146 during Week 21, last year). Of course, that trend is expected to continue during the next couple of months, as shortages only worsened in June and during the first few weeks of July.

It will be interesting to see how much the Nintendo Switch ends up selling during one of the slowest periods for video games sales in Japan, now that it’s not massively supply constrained.

Famitsu – Software Top 30

01./00. [PS4] Dark Souls Remastered <Dark Souls \ Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss> <RPG> (From Software) {2018.05.24} (¥4.800) – 77.435 / NEW <60-80%>
02./00. [PS4] Detroit: Become Human # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} (¥6.900) – 30.220 / NEW <60-80%>
03./00. [PS4] Persona Dancing: All-Star Triple Pack <Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night \ Persona 4: Dancing All Night \ Persona 5: Dancing Star Night> <ACT> (Atlus) {2018.05.24} (¥16.880) – 21.766 / NEW <60-80%>
04./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 14.534 / 2.313.090 <80-100%> (+12%)
05./02. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥5.980) – 12.134 / 149.643 <60-80%> (-18%)
06./00. [PSV] Persona Dancing: Deluxe Twin Plus {Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night \ Persona 4: Dancing All Night \ Persona 5: Dancing Star Night} <ACT> (Atlus) {2018.05.24} (¥15.780) – 10.090 / NEW <60-80%>
07./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 9.678 / 1.506.430 <80-100%> (+0%)
08./00. [PS4] Persona 5: Dancing Star Night <ACT> (Atlus) {2018.05.24} (¥7.480) – 8.144 / NEW <40-60%>
09./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 8.106 / 947.596 <80-100%> (+12%)
10./00. [NSW] Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2 <Mega Man Legacy Collection <Mega Man \ Mega Man 2 \ Mega Man 3 \ Mega Man 4 \ Mega Man 5 \ Mega Man 6> \ Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 <Mega Man 7 \ Mega Man 8 \ Mega Man 9 \ Mega Man 10>> <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.05.24} (¥4.990) – 7.950 / NEW <40-60%>
11./06. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 7.451 / 511.049 <80-100%> (+1%)
12./04. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7.980) – 6.683 / 203.219 <80-100%> (-34%)
13./08. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥6.980) – 5.810 / 159.760 <60-80%> (-5%)
14./09. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 5.674 / 1.688.415 <80-100%> (+7%)
15./00. [PSV] Persona 5: Dancing Star Night <ACT> (Atlus) {2018.05.24} (¥6.980) – 4.926 / NEW <20-40%>
16./01. [PS4] The Caligula Effect: Overdose <RPG> (FuRyu) {2018.05.17} (¥7.980) – 3.593 / 22.567 <60-80%> (-81%)
17./00. [PSV] Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night <ACT> (Atlus) {2018.05.24} (¥6.980) – 3.410 / NEW <20-40%>
18./10. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥6.980) – 3.230 / 90.288 <80-100%> (-31%)
19./11. [NSW] The Snack World: TreJarers Gold <RPG> (Level 5) {2018.04.12} (¥5.980) – 3.160 / 86.240 <80-100%> (-9%)
20./12. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 3.007 / 2.230.123 <80-100%> (+14%)
21./00. [PS4] Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night <ACT> (Atlus) {2018.05.24} (¥7.480) – 2.799 / NEW <20-40%>
22./00. [PS4] Undertale <RPG> (8-4) {2018.05.24} (¥4.000) – 2.652 / NEW <20-40%>
23./00. [PS4] Dark Souls Trilogy Box {Dark Souls Remastered <Dark Souls \ Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss> \ Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin <Dark Souls II \ Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King \ Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old Iron King \ Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King> \ Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition <Dark Souls III \ Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel \ Dark Souls III: The Ringed City>} <RPG> (From Software) {2018.05.24} (¥49.800) – 2.546 / NEW <60-80%>
24./15. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6.000) – 2.216 / 48.214 <80-100%> (+14%)
25./14. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 1.889 / 390.314 <80-100%> (-8%)
26./00. [PSV] Undertale <RPG> (8-4) {2018.05.24} (¥4.000) – 1.841 / NEW <20-40%>
27./18. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 1.769 / 371.642 <80-100%> (+11%)
28./13. [PS4] God of War # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.04.20} (¥6.900) – 1.610 / 93.921 <80-100%> (-34%)
29./00. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 1.530 / 1.083.845 <80-100%>
30./16. [3DS] Detective Pikachu <ADV> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.03.23} (¥4.980) – 1.524 / 79.990 <60-80%> (-16%)

Famitsu – Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 11
PS4 – 11
PSV – 6
3DS – 2

Famitsu – Hardware

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


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