[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 8, 2019 (February 18th – February 24th) [Top 50]

Here’s the latest sales report from Media Create (and Famitsu), covering Week 8, 2019 in Japan.

NB: due to a really tight schedule this week, we’re only providing comments about the new releases.

Media Create

This week, there’s quite a few entries in the Top 20 from Media Create, but nothing too exciting on the Nintendo Switch front.

The best-selling new entry on Nintendo Switch is Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX, which is off to a decent start with 7 6651 units sold. This is on par for the course for a late port of a niche game: nothing mindblowing, but not a complete disaster either.

In comparison, the PlayStation 4 version sold about 40 000 units at launch, almost a year ago. Unfortunately, unlike the Dragon Ball games, Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX is not going to sell in the long run: in fact, it should be gone from the Top 20 as early as next week.

As for the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, it sold over 8 100 units on the two platforms it was released on. The Nintendo Switch version was slightly more popular, with 4 419 units sold, and nothing should change with total sales (since Nintendo Switch games tend to sell better in the long run).

Those are pretty low sales, but they’re hardly a surprise for anyone, let alone Capcom. Not the only has the original Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney trilogy already been released on many different platforms (GameBoy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, mobile, PC, etc.), but it’s not even the first release of the Trilogy… it’s actually the third one! The second one, on Nintendo 3DS, sold about 26 000 units at launch.

Looking at those sales, it’s pretty clear this umpteenth re-release didn’t really attract many new players (if at all). Granted, it did sell nearly 4 000 units on PlayStation 4, but not only is that a low number, it’s actually quite likely many of those 4 000 people had already played the games before (it’s not like PlayStation 4 owners have never touched a non-Sony platform before).

Unfortunately, the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is unlikely to sell significant amounts in the long run (a few hundreds on a weekly basis, at most).

Media Create – Software Top 50

01./00. [PS4] Anthem # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2019.02.22} (¥7.800) – 77.938 / NEW
02./03. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 23.235 / 455.006 (-33%)
03./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 22.430 / 2.883.416 (-25%)
04./00. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition <NieR: Automata \ NieR: Automata – 3C3C1D119440927> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} (¥4.800) – 21.326 / NEW
05./01. [PS4] Jump Force <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.02.14} (¥8.200) – 17.471 / 94.365 (-77%)
06./06. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) – 14.258 / 770.068 (-26%)
07./05. [PS4] Far Cry: New Dawn <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2019.02.15} (¥5.400) – 12.384 / 38.668 (-53%)
08./08. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 11.057 / 1.501.846 (-28%)
09./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 9.308 / 2.142.329 (-24%)
10./11. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 8.770 / 1.027.659 (-20%)
11./14. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 8.380 / 615.882 (-6%)
12./15. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 7.748 / 1.299.813 (-6%)
13./00. [NSW] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.02.21} (¥7.600) – 7.651 / NEW
14./02. [PS4] Catherine: Full Body # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.02.14} (¥7.980) – 7.031 / 58.855 (-86%)
15./16. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 5.962 / 2.938.590 (-17%)
16./10. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥7.800) – 5.781 / 344.273 (-50%)
17./07. [PS4] Metro: Exodus <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.02.15} (¥7.800) – 5.187 / 22.701 (-70%)
18./00. [NSW] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy <Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney \ Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice For All \ Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations> # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.02.21} (¥3.300) – 4.419 / NEW
19./00. [PS4] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy <Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney \ Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice For All \ Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations> # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.02.21} (¥3.300) – 3.783 / NEW
20./21. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 2.724 / 1.954.432
21./19. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800)
22./18. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # <STG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} (¥7.600)
23./23. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980)
24./22. [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥5.800)
25./27. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100)
26./12. [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.02.14} (¥9.800)
27./26. [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)
28./28. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980)
29./29. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980)
30./35. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [2][New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.20} (¥3.500)
31./25. [NSW] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} (¥5.700)
32./00. [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.17} (¥7.800)
33./24. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800)
34./37. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700)
35./13. [PSV] Catherine: Full Body # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.02.14} (¥7.980)
36./31. [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.27} (¥4.980)
37./39. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980)
38./34. [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)
39./33. [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds <ACT> (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} (¥3.056)
40./32. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥7.900)
41./00. [PS4] NG <ADV> (Experience) {2019.02.21} (¥6.800)
42./36. [PS4] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} (¥5.700)
43./44. [NSW] Fortnite # <ACT> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3.000)
44./00. [PSV] Karigurashi Renai # <ADV> (Entergram) {2019.02.21} (¥5.980)
45./40. [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.27} (¥6.800)
46./48. [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} (¥5.800)
47./00. [PSV] Soi Kano: Gyutto Dakishimete # <ADV> (Entergram) {2019.02.21} (¥6.980)
48./00. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.11.15} (¥3.990)
49./47. [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)
50./00. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami 2 [New Price Edition] <ADV> (Sega) {2019.02.21} (¥3.990)

Media Create Software Week 8 2019

Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

NSW – 25
PS4 – 20
PSV – 3
3DS – 2

Media Create – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch sales dropped significantly, but they remain at an unusually high level despite the complete lack of notable releases. Over 53 000 units were sold this week, which is nearly 14 000 units more than last year during the same week.

It looks like total 2019 sales are going to stay well ahead of 2018 sales for quite a while: in fact, the gap between the two years keep growing week after week. The Nintendo Switch line-up for the next few weeks is certainly packed with releases, which should help sustain sales, but there’s nothing to really boost sales in a significant manner. The next first-party release is Yoshi’s Crafted World on March 29th, in over a month.

The Nintendo Switch is closing on total PlayStation 4 sales (there’s now less than 500 000 units between LTD sales of both consoles), but it’s going to take a couple of months before Nintendo’s console overtake it.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, its sales remain perfectly flat with 4 553 units sold (barely 201 units less than during the previous week).

Famitsu – Software Top 30

01./00. [PS4] Anthem # <RPG> (Electronic Arts) {2019.02.22} (¥7.800) – 81.200 / NEW <80-100%>
02./05. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 20.623 / 2.885.281 <80-100%> (-27%)
03./03. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 20.082 / 465.742 <80-100%> (-34%)
04./01. [PS4] Jump Force <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.02.14} (¥8.200) – 19.504 / 98.494 <80-100%> (-75%)
05./00. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition <NieR: Automata \ NieR: Automata – 3C3C1D119440927> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} (¥4.800) – 18.176 / NEW <60-80%>
06./08. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 11.563 / 1.425.935 <80-100%> (-16%)
07./07. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) – 11.513 / 780.356 <80-100%> (-33%)
08./04. [PS4] Far Cry: New Dawn <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2019.02.15} (¥5.400) – 10.490 / 40.165 <60-80%> (-65%)
09./12. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 9.444 / 651.275 <80-100%> (-12%)
10./11. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 8.727 / 2.185.049 <80-100%> (-22%)
11./13. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 7.006 / 950.068 <80-100%> (-25%)
12./09. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥7.800) – 6.622 / 368.378 <80-100%> (-50%)
13./15. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 5.941 / 2.980.986 <80-100%> (-16%)
14./06. [PS4] Metro: Exodus <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.02.15} (¥7.800) – 5.827 / 24.558 <60-80%> (-69%)
15./16. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 5.709 / 1.244.404 <80-100%> (-12%)
16./02. [PS4] Catherine: Full Body # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.02.14} (¥7.980) – 5.429 / 59.035 <80-100%> (-90%)
17./00. [NSW] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy <Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney \ Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice For All \ Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations> # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.02.21} (¥3.300) – 5.258 / NEW <40-60%>
18./00. [NSW] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.02.21} (¥7.600) – 4.681 / NEW <40-60%>
19./00. [PS4] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy <Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney \ Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice For All \ Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations> # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.02.21} (¥3.300) – 4.287 / NEW <40-60%>
20./18. [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) – 2.782 / 273.653 <80-100%> (-32%)
21./20. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) – 2.707 / 249.889 <80-100%> (-30%)
22./22. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 2.655 / 1.940.587 <80-100%> (-18%)
23./10. [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.02.14} (¥9.800) – 2.407 / 14.501 <60-80%> (-80%)
24./23. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 2.156 / 695.303 <80-100%> (-16%)
25./21. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # <STG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} (¥7.600) – 2.083 / 206.474 <80-100%> (-46%)
26./26. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 2.026 / 306.250 <80-100%> (-13%)
27./00. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 1.711 / 2.456.397 <80-100%> (-2%)
28./29. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980) – 1.647 / 400.018 <80-100%> (-15%)
29./25. [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥5.800) – 1.592 / 24.894 <60-80%> (-33%)
30./28. [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.27} (¥4.980) – 1.490 / 60.670 <80-100%> (-24%)

Famitsu – Number of games in Top 10

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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