[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 37, 2018 (September 10th – September 16th) [Top 50]

Here’s the latest sales data for the Japanese video game market, courtesy of Media Create and Famitsu! Unfortunately, due to an extremely busy schedule this week, our usual analysis will only cover new releases.

Media Create

This week again, quite a few games were released, which is why the Top 20 Media Create has many new faces. On Nintendo platforms, we have two entries, starting with Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit. Unfortunately, it’s off to a really poor start with only 11 659 units sold. In comparison, the previous two kits, the Variety Kit and the Robot Kit, sold over 90 000 and 28 000 units respectively.

The Variety Kit looked like it was off to a promising, and it seems to have been selling steadily since launch. Unfortunately, the Drive Kit shows there isn’t much interest in Nintendo Labo, and if sales don’t pick up during the holiday season in December, it’s unlikely 2019 will see the release of additional kits. While it’s definitely too early to call Nintendo Labo dead, it really isn’t to say it’s clearly no Wii-like phenomenon.

The second entry of the week is Undertale, which is off to a respectable debut with nearly 6 000 units sold (5 990 units to be precise). In comparison, the PlayStation 4 version sold about 2 652 units at launch according to Famitsu, but it was a late release: on Nintendo Switch, the digital and retail releases were simultaneous.

The regular edition of NBA 2K19 didn’t manage to make it in the Top 20 from Media Create, which means it sold less than 3 569 units.

Media Create – Software Top 50

01./01. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} (¥6.900) – 80.832 / 205.986 (-35%)
02./00. [PS4] Shadow of the Tomb Raider <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.09.14} (¥7.980) – 32.172 / NEW
03./05. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 14.094 / 2.618.333 (-2%)
04./04. [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 13.479 / 277.745 (-9%)
05./00. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} (¥6.980) – 11.659 / NEW
06./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 10.689 / 1.757.864 (-10%)
07./20. [PS4] NBA 2K19 # <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.09.11} (¥7.800) – 9.536 / 13.215 (+159%)
08./02. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥7.600) – 9.466 / 103.695 (-55%)
09./08. [PS4] Conan Exiles <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.23} (¥6.800) – 8.528 / 68.757 (+12%)
10./00. [NSW] Undertale # <RPG> (8-4) {2018.09.15} (¥4.000) – 5.990 / NEW
11./09. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 5.820 / 195.438 (-17%)
12./10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 5.809 / 1.111.535 (-11%)
13./12. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980) – 5.193 / 343.600 (-16%)
14./14. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 4.830 / 1.724.983 (+1%)
15./00. [PS4] Black Clover: Quartet Knights <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.13} (¥7.600) – 4.630 / NEW
16./03. [PS4] Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars # <ACT> (Konami) {2018.09.06} (¥4.980) – 4.503 / 21.816 (-74%)
17./17. [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥4.980) – 4.018 / 93.658 (+0%)
18./15. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 3.944 / 615.182 (-12%)
19./18. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 3.859 / 1.813.146 (-3%)
20./16. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980) – 3.569 / 122.376 (-18%)
21./00. [PSV] NG <ADV> (Experience) {2018.09.13} (¥5.800)
22./00. [PS4] Hitman: Definitive Edition <Hitman: The Complete First Season \ Hitman – Episode 2: Sapienza \ Hitman – Episode 3: Marrakesh \ Hitman – Episode 4: Bangkok \ Hitman – Episode 5: Colorado \ Hitman – Episode 6: Hokkaido \ Hitman: Summer Bonus Episode> <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.09.13} (¥5.980)
23./11. [PS4] Persona 5 [New Price Edition] <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.09.06} (¥4.980)
24./21. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.02} (¥6.100)
25./19. [NSW] My Hero: One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.23} (¥7.600)
26./23. [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥6.800)
27./00. [NSW] NBA 2K19 <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.09.11} (¥7.800)
28./31. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700)
29./29. [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980)
30./32. [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)
31./22. [PS4] My Hero: One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.23} (¥7.600)
32./36. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6.000)
33./39. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
34./30. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥6.980)
35./25. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey Nexus <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.08.02} (¥6.480)
36./37. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980)
37./34. [NSW] Okami HD # <ADV> (Capcom) {2018.08.09} (¥2.990)
38./38. [PS4] Yakuza 3 <ADV> (Sega) {2018.08.09} (¥3.990)
39./40. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥5.980)
40./35. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980)
41./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package Ver.1-4 {Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online \ Dragon Quest X: The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Sworn Friend Online \ Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online \ Dragon Quest X: 5000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown Online} <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.26} (¥4.800)
42./50. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
43./43. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980)
44./28. [NSW] Little Dragons Cafe <SLG> (Marvelous) {2018.08.30} (¥5.800)
45./41. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered <The Last of Us \ The Last of Us: Left Behind> [PlayStation Hits] <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥1.990)
46./07. [PS4] SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy <FTG> (SNK) {2018.09.06} (¥4.800)
47./48. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.08.02} (¥4.990)
48./26. [PS4] Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.30} (¥7.200)
49./47. [PS4] Detroit: Become Human # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} (¥6.900)
50./42. [NSW] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy DX <ADV> (Level 5) {2018.08.09} (¥5.980)

Media Create Software Week 37 2018

Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

NSW – 11
PS4 – 7
3DS – 2

Media Create – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch sales dropped slightly, and went from 43 513 units to 38 738 units. This is hardly surprising during a slow period like September, especially without any major releases. Also, it’s possible some players simply decided to wait for the newly announced Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate bundles, but there’s no way to say for sure with the amount of data at our disposal.

Unfortunately, sales are still down Year on Year, but at the very least they are still within the 35-50 000 units range we predicted it would stay in until sales started to pick up in late September / early October. Also, the weekly drops Year on Year are still nowhere near big enough for total 2018 sales to drop below total 2017 sales any time soon.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, its sales are quite flat this week, with 7 291 units sold (as opposed to 7 483 during Week 36).

Famitsu – Software Top 30

01./01. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} (¥6.900) – 72.644 / 205.164 <80-100%> (-45%)
02./00. [PS4] Shadow of the Tomb Raider <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.09.14} (¥7.980) – 34.840 / NEW <60-80%>
03./04. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 14.962 / 2.652.382 <80-100%> (-3%)
04./00. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} (¥6.980) – 13.180 / NEW <20-40%>
05./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 12.113 / 1.765.105 <80-100%> (-16%)
06./06. [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 12.106 / 279.532 <80-100%> (-6%)
07./02. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥7.600) – 10.958 / 106.891 <60-80%> (-54%)
08./17. [PS4] NBA 2K19 # <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.09.11} (¥7.800) – 9.224 / 13.049 <40-60%> (+141%)
09./07. [PS4] Conan Exiles <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.23} (¥6.800) – 8.528 / 70.650 <80-100%> (+8%)
10./08. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 7.098 / 2.349.977 <80-100%> (-4%)
11./11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 5.655 / 1.077.729 <80-100%> (-10%)
12./10. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 5.591 / 195.752 <80-100%> (-15%)
13./00. [NSW] Undertale # <RPG> (8-4) {2018.09.15} (¥4.000) – 5.290 / NEW <60-80%>
14./00. [PS4] Black Clover: Quartet Knights <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.13} (¥7.600) – 5.217 / NEW <40-60%>
15./13. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 5.185 / 1.798.601 <80-100%> (+0%)
16./12. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980) – 4.204 / 331.015 <80-100%> (-19%)
17./03. [PS4] Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars # <ACT> (Konami) {2018.09.06} (¥4.980) – 3.946 / 23.526 <60-80%> (-80%)
18./15. [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥4.980) – 3.472 / 103.868 <80-100%> (-16%)
19./18. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 3.174 / 598.548 <80-100%> (-13%)
20./19. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980) – 2.870 / 120.857 <80-100%> (-19%)
21./00. [PSV] NG <ADV> (Experience) {2018.09.13} (¥5.800) – 2.501 / NEW <40-60%>
22./21. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.02} (¥6.100) – 2.424 / 80.849 <60-80%> (-27%)
23./16. [NSW] My Hero: One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.23} (¥7.600) – 2.363 / 38.236 <80-100%> (-42%)
24./00. [PS4] Hitman: Definitive Edition <Hitman: The Complete First Season \ Hitman – Episode 2: Sapienza \ Hitman – Episode 3: Marrakesh \ Hitman – Episode 4: Bangkok \ Hitman – Episode 5: Colorado \ Hitman – Episode 6: Hokkaido \ Hitman: Summer Bonus Episode> <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.09.13} (¥5.980) – 2.296 / NEW <20-40%>
25./22. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey Nexus <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.08.02} (¥6.480) – 2.146 / 84.553 <80-100%> (-29%)
26./00. [NSW] NBA 2K19 <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.09.11} (¥7.800) – 2.128 / NEW <20-40%>
27./14. [PS4] Persona 5 [New Price Edition] <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.09.06} (¥4.980) – 2.060 / 6.242 <40-60%> (-51%)
28./29. [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) – 1.769 / 199.078 <80-100%> (-2%)
29./25. [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥6.800) – 1.655 / 184.811 <80-100%> (-26%)
30./23. [PS4] My Hero: One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.23} (¥7.600) – 1.567 / 23.563 <80-100%> (-38%)

Famitsu – Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 15
PS4 – 11
3DS – 3
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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