[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 43, 2016 (Oct. 24 – 30) [Top 50]

Update: we just added the full Top 50 for Media Create!

Media Create – Software

Week 43 saw the releases of quite a few games in Japan, but only one was on a Nintendo platform: River City Ransom SP (the Nintendo 3DS remake of the NES classic). Media Create reports that it sold 6 268 units during its first week on the market: that’s not a lot, but not surprising for a Kunio-kun game (especially a remake, delayed several times).

Overall, it was a pretty uneventful week for Nintendo platforms, and all games saw their sales drop. Monster Hunter Stories did rather well, with 15 440 units sold: that’s -40% compared to last week. Since launch, the game has sold over 248 000 units, and it will top 250 000 units sold next week (it already has if you count digital sales).

At this rate, it should top 300 000 units sold in early December, and if sales are good enough in December, 400 000 units before the end of the year. 350 000 units by the end of the year seems a more realistic goal, but we will see in the upcoming weeks the kind of sales we can expect during the holiday period.

As for Mario Party: Star Rush, it had a surprisingly “good” second week (compared to the awful first week), with 14 177 units sold (-46%). It should top 50 000 units sold next week, or the following week at the latest. After that, it will depend on how good holiday sales are: it most definitely is one of those titles that usually sell pretty well during that period, so it should be able to reach 100 000 units minimum before the end of the year.

Next, we have Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura at #15, with 5 046 units sold according to Media Create. Sales have been rather sluggish in the past couple of weeks, and there’s no doubt the announcement of Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki and Yo-kai Watch: Sushi + Tempura bundle are not helping. 1 296 887 units have been sold since launch, which means there are still about 24 000 units left from the first week shipments.

Finally, we have two Wii U games:

  • 17./11. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) – 4.845 / 161.481 (-12%). Sales didn’t drop as much as for other titles this week, but they’re now dangerously close to those of the PSV version. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the latter start outselling the former for the first time since launch in the near future, though it’s not clear what will happen during the holiday period. The Wii U is most definitely the most family-friendly platform, but with how it has been selling in the past few months, the game will mostly appeal to current Wii U owners (thus limiting its sales potential);
  • 19./07. [WIU] Paper Mario: Color Splash (Nintendo) {2016.10.13} (¥5.700) – 4.490 / 33.167 (-42%). Sales continue to be… not that great, and it’s not sure holidays sales will be that much better. With 33 167 units sold so far, the game will most likely top 50 000 units sold before the end of the year.

Unfortunately, Splatoon was pushed out of the Media Create Top 20 by the many new releases this week, and it’s not quite sure when it will get back in.

Media Create – Software Top 50

01./00. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.10.27} (¥7.200) – 70.871 / NEW
02./00. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.10.27} (¥6.100) – 69.648 / NEW <66,53%>
03./00. [PS4] World of Final Fantasy # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.10.27} (¥5.800) – 53.176 / NEW
04./00. [PSV] World of Final Fantasy # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.10.27} (¥5.800) – 47.159 / NEW
05./01. [PS4] Battlefield 1 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} (¥7.800) – 46.548 / 159.629 (-59%)
06./00. [PS4] Berserk and the Band of the Hawk <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.10.27} (¥7.800) – 28.169 / NEW
07./00. [PS4] Titanfall 2 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.28} (¥7.800) – 21.443 / NEW
08./00. [PSV] Yahari Game Demo Ore no Seishun Love-Kome wa Machigatteiru. Zoku # <ADV> (5pb.) {2016.10.27} (¥7.000) – 19.269 / NEW
09./00. [PS4] Mafia III # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2016.10.27} (¥7.900) – 15.838 / NEW
10./03. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories # <RPG> (Capcom) {2016.10.08} (¥5.800) – 15.440 / 248.726 (-40%)
11./02. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} (¥4.700) – 14.177 / 40.650 (-46%)
12./00. [PSV] Berserk and the Band of the Hawk <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.10.27} (¥6.800) – 10.091 / NEW
13./00. [PS4] Crows: Burning Edge <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.10.27} (¥6.800) – 9.574 / NEW
14./00. [3DS] River City Ransom SP <ACT> (Arc System Works) {2016.10.27} (¥3.500) – 6.268 / NEW
15./08. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) – 5.046 / 1.296.887 (-32%)
16./00. [PSV] Neo Atlas 1469 <SLG> (Artdink) {2016.10.27} (¥6.800) – 4.969 / NEW
17./11. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 4.845 / 161.481 (-12%)
18./12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 4.610 / 905.943 (-2%)
19./07. [WIU] Paper Mario: Color Splash <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.10.13} (¥5.700) – 4.490 / 33.167 (-42%)
20./04. [PSV] Macross Δ Scramble # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.10.20} (¥6.100) – 3.960 / 28.567 (-84%)
21./14. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter / Dragon Chapter <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2016.07.28} (¥4.800)
22./18. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700)
23./13. [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800)
24./17. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
25./10. [PS4] Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration <Rise of the Tomb Raider \ Rise of the Tomb Raider: Baba Yaga – The Temple of the Witch \ Rise of the Tomb Raider: Cold Darkness Awakened> <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.10.13} (¥6.800)
26./05. [PSV] RecoLove: Blue Ocean / Gold Beach <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2016.10.20} (¥6.980)
27./16. [PS4] FIFA 17 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.09.29} (¥7.800)
28./20. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700)
29./06. [PS4] NBA 2K17 # <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2016.10.20} (¥6.800)
30./25. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800)
31./21. [3DS] Dragon Ball: Fusions # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.04} (¥5.700)
32./23. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.09.15} (¥7.600)
33./22. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
34./26. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571)
35./24. [3DS] Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.09.15} (¥5.300)
36./19. [PSV] Kangokutou Mary-Skelter # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2016.10.13} (¥6.800)
37./31. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition <The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt \ The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone \ The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine> <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.09.01} (¥6.480)
38./29. [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds |PlayStation VR| <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥4.900)
39./33. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
40./27. [PS3] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800)
41./41. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800)
42./38. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700)
43./00. [PSV] Saka Agari Hurricane Portable # <ADV> (Entergram) {2016.10.27} (¥4.980)
44./00. [3DS] Kamiwaza Wanda: Kira Kira Ichibangai Kikiippatsu! <ADV> (FuRyu) {2016.10.27} (¥5.300)
45./00. [3DS] Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice <ACT> (Sega) {2016.10.27} (¥4.990)
46./36. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
47./46. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
48./34. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
49./45. [3DS] Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns <SLG> (Marvelous) {2016.06.23} (¥4.980)
50./35. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2017 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.09.15} (¥6.600)

media-create-software-week-43-2016Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

3DS – 17
PS4 – 17
PSV – 10
WIU – 4
PS3 – 2

Media Create – Hardware

Hardware-wise, there’s once again nothing to be said about the Wii U this week. Sales are as flat as they can be, and rumours of Nintendo stopping its production this very Friday makes it clear one should not expect great sales in the upcoming weeks and during the holiday period (especially with a depressingly empty line-up).

As for the Nintendo 3DS, sales increased very slightly this week, with 25 660 units sold according to Media Create (+1 000 units), despite the lack of significant releases. The main reason for that increase seems to be payday, which always boost sales (very) slightly at the end of the month. Sales should drop again/remain stable next week, before going back up after that thanks to Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Fun fact: total Nintendo 2DS sales have topped 75 000 units, which is 6 000 units more than the Xbox One since launch. It should easily top 100 000 units sold before the end of the month, and end up around 200-250 000 units sold by the end of the year (maybe even more if holidays sales are really strong)

So far, the Nintendo 3DS has sold 21 349 853 units according to Media Create. To reach 22 million units before the end of the year, it needs to sell 650 147 units during the next 9 weeks. In other words, it needs 72 238 units / week, on average.

Famitsu

01./00. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.10.27} (¥6.100) – 74.399 / NEW <60-80%>
02./00. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.10.27} (¥7.200) – 66.110 / NEW <60-80%>
03./00. [PS4] World of Final Fantasy # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.10.27} (¥5.800) – 53.944 / NEW <60-80%>
04./00. [PSV] World of Final Fantasy # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.10.27} (¥5.800) – 53.755 / NEW <60-80%>
05./01. [PS4] Battlefield 1 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} (¥7.800) – 49.391 / 165.866 <80-100%> (-58%)
06./00. [PS4] Berserk Warriors <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.10.27} (¥7.800) – 29.076 / NEW <40-60%>
07./00. [PS4] Titanfall 2 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.28} (¥7.800) – 23.569 / NEW <40-60%>
08./00. [PSV] Yahari Game Demo Ore no Seishun Love-Kome wa Machigatteiru. Zoku # <ADV> (5pb.) {2016.10.27} (¥7.000) – 21.052 / NEW <80-100%>
09./02. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} (¥4.700) – 18.040 / 55.609 <20-40%> (-52%)
10./00. [PS4] Mafia III # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2016.10.27} (¥7.900) – 16.615 / NEW <40-60%>
11./04. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories # <RPG> (Capcom) {2016.10.08} (¥5.800) – 11.196 / 246.400 <80-100%> (-44%)
12./00. [PSV] Berserk Warriors <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.10.27} (¥6.800) – 10.075 / NEW <40-60%>
13./00. [PS4] Crows: Burning Edge <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.10.27} (¥6.800) – 7.213 / NEW <60-80%>
14./06. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) – 6.994 / 1.292.974 <80-100%> (-37%)
15./00. [3DS] River City Ransom SP <ACT> (Arc System Works) {2016.10.27} (¥3.500) – 5.935 / NEW <40-60%>
16./07. [WIU] Paper Mario: Color Splash <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.10.13} (¥5.700) – 5.158 / 43.075 <60-80%> (-46%)
17./11. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 4.045 / 158.241 <80-100%> (-13%)
18./03. [PSV] Macross Δ Scramble # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.10.20} (¥6.100) – 4.015 / 32.512 <60-80%> (-86%)
19./00. [PSV] Neo Atlas 1469 <SLG> (Artdink) {2016.10.27} (¥6.800) – 3.337 / NEW <40-60%>
20./15. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 3.294 / 795.021 <80-100%> (-6%)
21./09. [PS4] Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration <Rise of the Tomb Raider \ Rise of the Tomb Raider: Baba Yaga – The Temple of the Witch \ Rise of the Tomb Raider: Cold Darkness Awakened> <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.10.13} (¥6.800) – 3.210 / 30.610 <60-80%> (-51%)
22./05. [PSV] RecoLove: Blue Ocean / Gold Beach <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2016.10.20} (¥6.980) – 3.042 / 22.209 <60-80%> (-84%)
23./14. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter / Dragon Chapter <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2016.07.28} (¥4.800) – 2.891 / 238.965 <80-100%> (-18%)
24./08. [PS4] NBA 2K17 # <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2016.10.20} (¥6.800) – 2.729 / 12.049 <60-80%> (-71%)
25./13. [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) – 2.472 / 353.882 <80-100%> (-34%)
26./18. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 2.433 / 435.142 <80-100%> (-18%)
27./16. [PS4] FIFA 17 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.09.29} (¥7.800) – 2.323 / 74.777 <80-100%> (-29%)
28./23. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 2.287 / 1.422.510 <80-100%> (-3%)
29./19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 2.264 / 141.776 <80-100%> (-11%)
30./25. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800) – 2.044 / 63.189 <80-100%> (-8%)

PS4 – 12
PSV – 8
3DS – 7
WIU – 3

Source: Media Create / Famitsu
Via: Chris1964 / 4Gamer.net


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