[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 9, 2018 (February 26th – March 4th) [Top 50]

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Week 9 2018 saw the releases of a few games, including two on Nintendo platforms, but nothing too exciting. Well, in fact, there were two new releases on Nintendo Switch, but one of them didn’t manage to chart: DOOM (which means it sold less than 3 358 units).

Dragon Quest Builders is the one on Nintendo Switch, and it had a respectable debut with 28 430 units sold during the first 4 days according to Media Create. This one is expected to keep selling on the long run, though its total sales are inevitably going to be influenced by Dragon Quest Builders 2 (and more precisely when it will be released, and when Square-Enix will start promoting it actively).

Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima is the new entry on Nintendo 3DS, and it sold 4 948 units at launch (which is in line with the other Doraemon games on Nintendo 3DS).

Thanks to increased Nintendo Switch shipments, most Switch games in the Top 20 saw an increase in sales this week. That’s the case of Splatoon 2, with 21 979 units sold (+13%), and 2 084 324 units since launch. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn’t far behind, with 18 828 units sold (+9%), and 1 382 474 units since launch.

Meanwhile, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is selling at a surprisingly high rate, with 12 675 units sold this week (+3%). It’s now been a year since it was released, and yet it’s just made its comeback in the Top 5.

The sales trajectory for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is quite unusual for a Zelda game in Japan, which makes us wonder just how high sales will go. If it keeps selling the way it’s been selling in the past few weeks, it’s probably safe to expect the Nintendo Switch version to reach the 1 million units milestone sometime in May.

Super Mario Odyssey isn’t one of the games that saw an increase in sales, but it’s not like they dropped… in fact, they were perfectly flat (though obviously, those are mere sales estimates, so the difference week on week isn’t exactly 0%). Over 1 637 812 units have been sold since launch.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon sold 9 930 units this week: that’s +15% compared to the previous one, which is most likely due to pay day at the end of the month. Still, the game is selling remarkably steadily, which is definitely helped by the fact we’re yet to get any detail on that mysterious Pokémon game on Nintendo Switch (and an announcement is most likely still several months away).

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

  • 11./11. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) – 7.097 / 158.322 (-18%). Sales have been dropping steadily in the past few weeks, but nothing that will prevent this game from reaching the 200 000 units milestone;
  • 15./18. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) – 4.473 / 408.445 (+6%). It should be able to reach 500 000 units sold sometime this year;
  • 16./17. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) – 4.219 / 170.113 (-1%). Sales remain steady, even without any sort of holiday to boost them;
  • 18./21. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 3.685 / 376.498. ARMS never really set the charts on fire, but it’s been selling pretty steadily at least!
  • 19./14. [NSW] Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo) {2018.02.17} (¥5.980) – 3.428 / 18.403 (-37%). One last week in the Top 20 from Media Create for the infamous witch!
  • 20./25. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) – 3.358 / 124.760. The Dragon Ball Super anime series (nearing its finale) and the DLC + update released last week, seems to have had a positive impact on sales.

Media Create – Software Top 50

01./01. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) – 38.617 / 1.928.890 (-28%)
02./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} (¥4.800) – 28.430 / NEW
03./05. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 21.979 / 2.084.324 (+13%)
04./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 18.828 / 1.382.474 (+9%)
05./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 12.675 / 896.455 (+3%)
06./03. [PS4] Metal Gear Survive <ACT> (Konami) {2018.02.21} (¥4.980) – 12.574 / 43.934 (-60%)
07./08. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 11.667 / 1.637.812 (+0%)
08./12. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 9.930 / 1.576.586 (+15%)
09./00. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6.000) – 8.042 / NEW
10./02. [PS4] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.22} (¥7.600) – 7.537 / 53.948 (-84%)
11./11. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980) – 7.097 / 158.322 (-18%)
12./09. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.08} (¥7.800) – 5.733 / 153.367 (-36%)
13./00. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima <ACT> (FuRyu) {2018.03.01} (¥5.480) – 4.948 / NEW
14./13. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.08} (¥8.200) – 4.741 / 99.372 (-21%)
15./18. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 4.473 / 408.445 (+6%)
16./17. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980) – 4.219 / 170.113 (-1%)
17./04. [PS4] Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal # <ACT> (Marvelous) {2018.02.22} (¥6.980) – 4.086 / 28.204 (-83%)
18./21. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 3.685 / 376.498
19./14. [NSW] Bayonetta 2 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.02.17} (¥5.980) – 3.428 / 18.403 (-37%)
20./25. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) – 3.358 / 124.760
21./19. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.01} (¥7.600)
22./23. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980)
23./15. [PS4] Seiken Densetsu 2: Secret of Mana # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.02.15} (¥4.800)
24./30. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700)
25./24. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level 5) {2017.12.16} (¥4.800)
26./36. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥7.900)
27./31. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥4.980)
28./00. [NSW] Doom <ACT> (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.03.01} (¥6.980)
29./41. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800)
30./35. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3.280)
31./33. [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim <The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim \ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard \ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Hearthfire \ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn> <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} (¥6.980)
32./40. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
33./29. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400)
34./42. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross [Best Price!] <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.11.30} (¥3.990)
35./32. [PS4] Dragon’s Crown Pro # <ACT> (Atlus) {2018.02.08} (¥7.980)
36./39. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥7.980)
37./26. [PS4] Cyber Troopers Virtual-On x Toaru Majutsu no Index: Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On # <ACT> (Sega) {2018.02.15} (¥7.990)
38./44. [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800)
39./38. [PS4] Shadow of the Colossus <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.02.08} (¥4.900)
40./22. [PSV] Seiken Densetsu 2: Secret of Mana # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.02.15} (¥4.800)
41./47. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
42./00. [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition <Horizon Zero Dawn \ Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds> <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.12.07} (¥5.900)
43./48. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥5.800)
44./00. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon Veteran Trainer’s Dual Pack {Pokemon Ultra Sun \ Pokemon Ultra Moon} <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥9.960)
45./50. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2017.12.07} (¥7.800)
46./10. [PSV] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Ultimate # <ADV> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.22} (¥6.800)
47./28. [NSW] Gotouchi Tetsudou for Nintendo Switch!! <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.22} (¥4.800)
48./00. [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥7.800)
49./00. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers <RPG> (Level 5) {2017.08.10} (¥4.800)
50./00. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)

Media Create Software Week 9 2018

Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

NSW – 19
PS4 – 18
3DS – 10
PSV – 3

Media Create – Hardware

This week, we finally have a noticeable increase in sales for the Nintendo Switch, even though that increase remain somewhat limited (about 6 000 units). Still, it’s a positive sign, especially as the stock situation has improved dramatically over the past few weeks. It’s pretty safe to expect sales to either keep going up or remain flat in the upcoming weeks.

It’s not quite clear yet what kind of impact Kirby Star Allies will have on Nintendo Switch sales, but we will soon find out. One thing’s for sure: with pretty much at least 1 release every week for the next few months, interest in the Nintendo Switch isn’t going to drop any time soon (not with new games announced every week!).

As for the Nintendo 3DS, sales are once again completely flat, with roughly 104 units more for Week 9 compared to Week 8. It certainly feels like the console has been left on auto-pilot, and it’s not going to change until Detective Pikachu is releasing on March 23rd (and even that game isn’t going to have a big impact on sales, anyway).

Famitsu – Software Top 30

01./01. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) – 38.504 / 1.867.607 <80-100%> (-30%)
02./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} (¥4.800) – 28.884 / NEW <40-60%>
03./05. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 19.522 / 2.073.350 <80-100%> (+8%)
04./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 15.278 / 1.356.886 <80-100%> (+5%)
05./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 12.625 / 837.914 <80-100%> (+1%)
06./08. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 12.228 / 1.580.186 <80-100%> (+3%)
07./04. [PS4] Metal Gear Survive <ACT> (Konami) {2018.02.21} (¥4.980) – 10.983 / 36.841 <60-80%> (-58%)
08./11. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 8.574 / 2.176.575 <80-100%> (+15%)
09./00. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6.000) – 7.154 / NEW <20-40%>
10./02. [PS4] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.22} (¥7.600) – 6.958 / 46.783 <80-100%> (-83%)
11./10. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980) – 6.140 / 174.387 <80-100%> (-21%)
12./00. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima <ACT> (FuRyu) {2018.03.01} (¥5.480) – 5.393 / NEW <20-40%>
13./09. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.08} (¥7.800) – 5.272 / 159.171 <80-100%> (-37%)
14./12. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.08} (¥8.200) – 5.191 / 109.599 <80-100%> (-28%)
15./19. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) – 4.040 / 124.115 <80-100%> (+11%)
16./18. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 3.630 / 354.517 <80-100%> (-6%)
17./21. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 3.272 / 222.327 <80-100%> (-5%)
18./20. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980) – 3.239 / 173.774 <80-100%> (-7%)
19./17. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.01} (¥7.600) – 3.051 / 86.212 <80-100%> (-23%)
20./03. [PS4] Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal # <ACT> (Marvelous) {2018.02.22} (¥6.980) – 3.013 / 30.695 <60-80%> (-89%)
21./24. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 2.953 / 343.016 <80-100%> (-8%)
22./13. [PS4] Seiken Densetsu 2: Secret of Mana # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.02.15} (¥4.800) – 2.767 / 36.257 <60-80%> (-48%)
23./15. [NSW] Bayonetta 2 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.02.17} (¥5.980) – 2.652 / 17.160 <40-60%> (-47%)
24./26. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level 5) {2017.12.16} (¥4.800) – 2.520 / 486.230 <80-100%> (-9%)
25./00. [NSW] Doom <ACT> (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.03.01} (¥6.980) – 2.369 / NEW <20-40%>
26./27. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥4.980) – 2.293 / 158.267 <80-100%> (+2%)
27./28. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 2.023 / 1.068.914 <80-100%> (-10%)
28./22. [PSV] Seiken Densetsu 2: Secret of Mana # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.02.15} (¥4.800) – 1.899 / 19.337 <60-80%> (-44%)
29./00. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 1.874 / 351.542 <80-100%> (+11%)
30./00. [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim <The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim \ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard \ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Hearthfire \ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn> <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} (¥6.980) – 1.789 / 26.823 <60-80%> (-7%)

Famitsu – Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 13
PS4 – 9
3DS – 6
PSV – 2

Famitsu – Hardware

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Source: Media Create / Famitsu / Gamer
Via: Chris1964 (ResetEra)


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