[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 6, 2019 (February 4th – February 10th) [Top 50]

Here’s the latest sales report from Media Create (and Famitsu), covering Week 6, 2019 in Japan.

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This week, there’s only one entry in the Top 20 provided by Media Create, and it’s not a Nintendo Switch game. Blazblue CentralFiction: Special Edition was released on Thursday, but it did not even manage to chart (which means it sold less than 2 280 units).

But this lack of new releases is no big deal for the Nintendo Switch, thanks to the strong and steady sales of its many evergreen titles. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is back at the top with 38 482 units sold. That’s a rather minor drop Week on Week (-16%), but it was enough to make it miss the 400 000 units milestone (397 231 units as of this week). Week 7 it is, then, with a minor increase in sales expected (thanks to public holiday on Monday).

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is still enjoying strong sales, with 31 174 additional units sold this week (-11%). So far, its sales have been nothing short of impressive, even by Super Smash Bros. standards, which bodes pretty well for LTD sales. 3 million units is already a lock, and that milestone should be reached by the end of March. So far, 2 831 143 units have been sold at retail alone.

Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! saw a significant increase in sales last week, thanks to the Nintendo Switch bundles finally getting new shipments. This week, things calmed down a bit, and sales are back to “normal” with 17 596 units (-17%, which is a pretty satisfactory drop). So far 1 475 502 units have been sold, which means the 1.5 million units will be reached by the end of the month. 2 million units LTD should be possible, though it will depend on when the next mainline entry is revealed.

Week 6 is a rather “boring” week during a slow month, without anything noteworthy happening, and yet a few evergreen titles on Nintendo Switch actually saw their sales increase very slightly. That’s the case of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which saw its sales increase by 5% to 12 250 units. While it’s unlikely to sell as much as it did in 2018, it looks like 2019 sales are going to be pretty strong… strong enough to bring it close to the 3 million units milestone! So far, 2 120 772 units have been sold since launch.

Super Mario Party sales actually dropped this week, but it wasn’t enough to prevent it from reaching 1 million units sold at retail alone. It sold 11 863 units this week (-3%), bringing the total to 1 007 947 units. No doubt the game is going to keep selling steadily through 2019.

As for Minecraft on Nintendo Switch, it just keeps selling and selling like Minecraft usually does. With 8 308 additional units this week (+1%), it came pretty close to the 600 000 units milestone (598 597 units to be precise).

Meanwhile, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is most certainly not selling like your typical Zelda game, far from it. It’s almost been 2 years since launch, and not only is it still parading in the Top 20 from Media Create as if it owns the place, it actually saw its sales increase slightly this week (and for no apparent reason). It sold 7 273 units this week (+5%), bringing total retail sales for the Nintendo Switch version to 1 283 831 units.

Finally, sales for Splatoon 2 dropped slightly this week, with 7 068 units sold (-8%). So far, it’s 2 925 436 units LTD, and it’s slowly but surely squid swimming its way to the 3 million units milestone at retail alone. Right now, it’s not clear whether it will manage to reach it before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or not!

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

  • 12./15. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) – 4.477 / 227.902 (-23%). Both versions combined sold over 6 100 units this week, and 441 000 units LTD. Its sales are still way below those of its predecessor, but at the very least, it did not simply drop off the Top 20 as soon as the holiday season ended;
  • 15./23. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) – 3.060 / 1.948.284. The lack of new releases helped this one make a comeback in the Top 20 from Media Create;
  • 16./20. [NSW] Fitness Boxing (Imagineer) – 2.789 / 26.121 (-23%). It’s certainly intriguing that this one is still hanging around in the Top 20 so many weeks after its release… especially as it did not even chart during its launch week!
  • 19./31. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) – 2.453 / 730.492. Just like Super Mario Odyssey, it’s back in the Top 20 from Media Create this week.

Media Create – Software Top 50

01./03. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 38.482 / 397.231 (-16%)
02./01. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) – 35.450 / 736.545 (-61%)
03./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 31.174 / 2.831.143 (-11%)
04./02. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥7.800) – 22.670 / 326.856 (-56%)
05./05. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 17.596 / 1.475.502 (-17%)
06./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 12.250 / 2.120.772 (+5%)
07./07. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 11.863 / 1.007.947 (-3%)
08./10. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 8.308 / 598.597 (+1%)
09./13. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 7.273 / 1.283.831 (+5%)
10./12. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 7.068 / 2.925.436 (-8%)
11./09. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # <STG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} (¥7.600) – 6.267 / 245.589 (-45%)
12./15. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) – 4.477 / 227.902 (-23%)
13./14. [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) – 3.777 / 239.083 (-37%)
14./00. [PS4] Arc of Alchemist # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2019.02.07} (¥7.200) – 3.328 / NEW
15./23. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 3.060 / 1.948.284
16./20. [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥5.800) – 2.789 / 26.121 (-23%)
17./06. [PS4] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.01.31} (¥7.800) – 2.762 / 21.442 (-85%)
18./21. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) – 2.760 / 217.731
19./31. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 2.453 / 730.492
20./27. [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds <ACT> (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} (¥3.056) – 2.280 / 15.786
21./28. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100)
22./24. [PS4] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} (¥5.700)
23./26. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥7.900)
24./36. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980)
25./00. [PS4] Farming Simulator 19 <SLG> (Oizumi Amuzio) {2019.02.07} (¥6.800)
26./38. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980)
27./39. [NSW] Super Run For Money Tousouchuu & Sentouchuu Double Pack <Super Run For Money Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi \ Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen!> <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.29} (¥5.300)
28./34. [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.27} (¥4.980)
29./00. [NSW] BlazBlue: Central Fiction – Special Edition <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2019.02.07} (¥4.800)
30./29. [PS4] Yakuza 4 <ADV> (Sega) {2019.01.17} (¥3.990)
31./11. [NSW] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.01.31} (¥7.800)
32./41. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [2][New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.20} (¥3.500)
33./35. [PS4] Judgment <ADV> (Sega) {2018.12.13} (¥8.290)
34./00. [NSW] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} (¥5.700)
35./47. [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.27} (¥6.800)
36./42. [NSW] Diablo III: Eternal Collection <Diablo III \ Diablo III: Reaper of Souls \ Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer> <RPG> (Blizzard Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥6.980)
37./25. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue <Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance HD \ Kingdom Hearts χ: Back Cover \ Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.01.12} (¥6.800)
38./44. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700)
39./00. [NSW] Katamari Damacy Reroll <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.20} (¥3.200)
40./50. [NSW] Fortnite # <ACT> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3.000)
41./43. [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥7.800)
42./18. [NSW] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Link <ACT> (Marvelous) {2019.01.31} (¥7.980)
43./00. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] <ACT> (Konami) {2018.11.29} (¥2.760)
44./49. [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds |PlayStation VR| # <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥4.900)
45./00. [PS4] Detroit: Become Human [Value Selection] <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.11.21} (¥3.900)
46./00. [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} (¥5.800)
47./00. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980)
48./22. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ: Deluxe Edition <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.31} (¥6.100)
49./00. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard – Gold Edition <Resident Evil 7: biohazard \ Resident Evil 7: biohazard – Banned Footage Vol.1 \ Resident Evil 7: biohazard – Banned Footage Vol.2 \ Resident Evil 7: biohazard – End of Zoe \ Resident Evil 7: biohazard – Not a Hero> [Grotesque Ver. Best Price] <ADV> (Capcom) {2018.12.13} (¥3.300)
50./00. [PS4] Dead by Daylight <ACT> (3goo) {2018.11.29} (¥5.600)

Media Create Software Week 6 2019

Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

NSW – 12
PS4 – 8

Media Create – Hardware

As expected, sales went down for the Nintendo Switch this week, following the re-release of the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! bundle the week prior. That being said, they remain at an unexpectedly high level, with 61 280 units sold; in comparison, “only” 43 404 units were sold during the same week in 2018.

The Q1 line-up for the Nintendo Switch may not be the most exciting one ever, but thanks to the strong and steady sales of the various evergreen titles, Hardware sales remain equally strong and steady as Software sales.

And it’s not just the case for this particular week: it’s been the case since Week 1, 2019. So far, the Nintendo Switch has sold over 166 000 units more than during the same period, last year, which bodes really well for the rest of the year (especially if Nikkei’s rumours about a new model are spot on). So far, the Nintendo Switch has sold 7 379 412 units LTD.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, Media Create report 4 424 units sold this week. Sales remain steady, albeit unimpressive.

Famitsu – Software Top 30

01./03. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 33.800 / 415.269 <80-100%> (-25%)
02./01. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) – 29.567 / 751.768 <80-100%> (-64%)
03./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 28.585 / 2.836.502 <80-100%> (-14%)
04./02. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥7.800) – 24.473 / 348.552 <80-100%> (-58%)
05./06. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 16.922 / 1.400.683 <80-100%> (-2%)
06./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 12.429 / 2.165.078 <80-100%> (+0%)
07./08. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 10.517 / 933.669 <80-100%> (-10%)
08./10. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 9.497 / 631.107 <80-100%> (-1%)
09./13. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 7.029 / 2.967.956 <80-100%> (-8%)
10./14. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 5.848 / 1.232.231 <80-100%> (+0%)
11./09. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # <STG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} (¥7.600) – 5.846 / 200.531 <80-100%> (-44%)
12./11. [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) – 5.764 / 266.752 <80-100%> (-35%)
13./15. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) – 4.285 / 243.296 <80-100%> (-11%)
14./00. [PS4] Arc of Alchemist # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2019.02.07} (¥7.200) – 3.485 / NEW <20-40%>
15./05. [PS4] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.01.31} (¥7.800) – 2.675 / 20.060 <60-80%> (-85%)
16./28. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 2.649 / 1.934.680 <80-100%> (+1%)
17./20. [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥5.800) – 2.644 / 20.940 <60-80%> (-26%)
18./25. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) – 2.394 / 216.420 <80-100%> (-12%)
19./23. [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds <ACT> (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} (¥3.056) – 2.356 / 15.734 <60-80%> (-19%)
20./29. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 2.341 / 690.593 <80-100%> (-10%)
21./00. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 2.162 / 2.452.945 <80-100%> (+3%)
22./22. [PS4] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} (¥5.700) – 2.153 / 56.427 <80-100%> (-27%)
23./00. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 2.145 / 301.901 <80-100%> (-9%)
24./00. [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.27} (¥4.980) – 2.004 / 57.220 <60-80%> (-10%)
25./21. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue <Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance HD \ Kingdom Hearts χ: Back Cover \ Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.01.12} (¥6.800) – 1.911 / 217.753 <80-100%> (-40%)
26./00. [NSW] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} (¥5.700) – 1.868 / 32.495 <80-100%>
27./26. [PS4] Yakuza 4 <ADV> (Sega) {2019.01.17} (¥3.990) – 1.831 / 27.549 <60-80%> (-31%)
28./00. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980) – 1.733 / 396.436 <80-100%> (-9%)
29./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥7.900) – 1.722 / 501.487 <80-100%> (-24%)
30./12. [NSW] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.01.31} (¥7.800) – 1.648 / 9.654 <60-80%> (-79%)

Famitsu – Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 17
PS4 – 12
3DS – 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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