[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 18, 2016 (May 2nd – 8th) [Top 50]

Update: We just added the full Top 50 to this post.

Software

For the past couple of years, the Golden Week (series of public holidays, a period generally beneficial to video game sales) hasn’t really been very gold-like. Unfortunately, it looks like 2016 was one of the bad years, with globally average sales (especially when it comes to Hardware, as you will see below).

Kirby: Planet Robobot was the best-seller with 79 807 units sold. Sales dropped by 45%, which is actually pretty good for a second week. The game has now sold over 220 000 units, and at this rate, it might very well reach 300 000 units before the end of the month. That being said, May is one of the worst month of the year for game sales in Japan, so it may take a couple of additional weeks (until early June) for Kirby to reach that milestone.

Kirby Planet RobobotYo-kai Sangokushi also sold pretty well, with 33 996 units sold during Week 18 (a drop of barely 2% compared to Week 17). Based on sale since launch, we can assume this spin-off could very well have sold 1 million units total if Yo-kai Watch 3 wasn’t coming out in July. It’s currently sitting at 498 883 units sold.

As for Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3, it also enjoyed rather stable sales with 14 200 units sold (-4%). It looks like Dengeki’s “fears” that the game might not sell 1 million units (like its predecessors) were well founded, as it will still take a couple of weeks for total sales to top 600 000 units. It’s now extremely unlikely to become a million-seller, unless sales during the Summer holidays are extraordinarily good.

In the rest of the Top 20, we can see several family-friendly games on Nintendo platforms which enjoyed good sales during the Golden Week. For example, Splatoon saw its sales rise by +7% (with 9 478 units sold), despite Wii U sales dropping during this Week 18. Super Mario Maker wasn’t that fortunate, due to its sales being tied to the Super Mario Maker Wii U Premium Pack, but in the end, its sales only dropped by 7%.

Here’s some games which saw a significant increase in sales during Week 18:

  • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (from #19 to #10): 7 040 units sold (+42%)
  • Disney Art Academy (from #18 to #11): 6 523 units sold (+27%)
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf (from #22 to #15), back in the Top 20
  • Pokken Tournament (from #23 to #16), back in the Top 20
  • Mario Kart 7 (from #37 to #20), back in the Top 20

Unfortunately, Star Fox Zero didn’t really benefit from the Golden Week, as the Star Fox Zero + Star Fox Guard Double Pack only sold 5 419 units (- 30% compared to Week 17). There’s no doubt sales would have been even worse during a regular week, but Star Fox Zero needed more than “could’ve been worse!”…

Finally, we have Terraria at #19 with 3 659 units sold. Sales were pretty stable during Week 18 (only -8%), and in the next few weeks, we will start to see how the game is going to sell on the long run.

Software Top 50 – Week 18

01./01. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 79.807 / 224.653 (-45%)
02./05. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi <SLG> (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 33.996 / 498.883 (-2%)
03./03. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 24.827 / 109.800 (-71%)
04./02. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980) – 23.936 / 125.917 (-77%)
05./07. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 14.200 / 586.555 (-4%)
06./04. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 14.035 / 70.512 (-75%)
07./11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 10.289 / 762.839 (+14%)
08./12. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 9.478 / 1.356.993 (+7%)
09./10. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 8.947 / 870.375 (-5%)
10./19. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 7.040 / 156.313 (+42%)
11./18. [3DS] Disney Art Academy <HOB> (Nintendo) {2016.04.07} (¥3.700) – 6.523 / 42.494 (+27%)
12./08. [PSV] One Piece: Burning Blood # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.04.21} (¥6.800) – 6.178 / 49.058 (-39%)
13./14. [WIU] Star Fox Zero + Star Fox Guard Double Pack <Star Fox Zero \ Star Fox Guard> <STG> (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥6.500) – 5.419 / 30.228 (-30%)
14./06. [PS3] Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980) – 5.273 / 25.301 (-74%)
15./22. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 5.184 / 43.103
16./23. [WIU] Pokken Tournament # <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.03.18} (¥7.200) – 5.029 / 136.478
17./09. [PS4] One Piece: Burning Blood # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.04.21} (¥7.600) – 4.897 / 50.291 (-51%)
18./15. [PS4] Dark Souls III <RPG> (From Software) {2016.03.24} (¥7.430) – 4.674 / 286.944 (-36%)
19./20. [3DS] Terraria <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800) – 3.659 / 14.878 (-8%)
20./37. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 3.584 / 2.630.681
21./30. [3DS] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Assassin Ikusei Keikaku!! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.24} (¥5.700)
22./35. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700)
23./33. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
24./41. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
25./21. [WIU] Star Fox Zero <STG> (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥5.700)
26./43. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.600)
27./32. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
28./46. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.200)
29./36. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571)
30./00. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.000)
31./47. [3DS] Disney Magic World 2 # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.11.05} (¥5.690)
32./00. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven Megamix <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥4.700)
33./00. [3DS] Monster Strike <RPG> (Mixi) {2015.12.17} (¥4.500)
34./25. [PS4] UEFA EURO 2016: Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800)
35./50. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Omise Hajimerundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2015.11.19} (¥4.800)
36./16. [PSV] Bullet Girls 2 <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2016.04.21} (¥6.800)
37./26. [PS4] Far Cry Primal <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2016.04.07} (¥8.400)
38./39. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥7.900)
39./00. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.200)
40./00. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.07} (¥5.690)
41./42. [3DS] LEGO Marvel’s Avengers <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700)
42./13. [PSV] Rose to Tasogare no Kojou # <ACT> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2016.04.26} (¥3.980)
43./00. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon [Nintendo Selects] <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
44./27. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800)
45./00. [WIU] Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.01.28} (¥4.700)
46./29. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below [Ultimate Hits] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.04.28} (¥3.800)
47./00. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.571)
48./31. [PS3] UEFA EURO 2016: Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800)
49./00. [PSV] Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} (¥6.800)
50./00. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Returns <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.10.08} (¥5.690)

Media Create Software Week 18 2016Amount of games in Top 50 – Week 18

3DS – 24
PS4 – 9
WIU – 8
PSV – 6
PS3 – 3

Hardware

Hardware-wise, there’s nothing special to note, but we’re not quite sure it’s a good thing or not. Nintendo 3DS sales saw a slight increase compared to Week 17, but it’s nothing to write home about. It’s also back as the best-selling platform in Japan, but it’s only due to PlayStation 4’s sales dropping more sharply than the 3DS’s.The Nintendo 3DS sold 26 242 units during Week 18.

That being said, there’s some positive news: during Week 18, the Nintendo 3DS sold as much as it did last year during the same week… not bad for a console which came out in 2011, and is getting a successor next year. Now it remains to be seen how it will hold during the upcoming weeks, which are some of the worst of the year for video game sales in Japan.

As for the Wii U, whatever impact of the Golden Week was going to have on sales was nullified by the shortages. If Nintendo had shipped enough units to retailers, there’s no doubt it would have managed to stay above the 10 000 units/week threshold one more week. But it looks like shortages are there to stay, if Nintendo decides to stick to its initial shipment projections for the current Fiscal Year. The Wii U sold 7 224 units during Week 18.

Hardware – Week 18

Head after the break for Famitsu sales!

Famitsu sales

01./01. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 82.919 / 236.797 <60-80%> (-46%)
02./05. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi <SLG> (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 29.244 / 496.575 <80-100%> (-3%)
03./02. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980) – 25.198 / 100.703 <80-100%> (-67%)
04./03. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 23.586 / 90.247 <80-100%> (-65%)
05./04. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 13.453 / 59.767 <80-100%> (-71%)
06./07. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 11.195 / 590.987 <80-100%> (-11%)
07./10. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 9.108 / 885.714 <80-100%> (+4%)
08./12. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 8.738 / 1.299.865 <80-100%> (+13%)
09./13. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 8.675 / 682.385 <80-100%> (+17%)
10./19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 6.494 / 43.773 <60-80%> (+34%)
11./09. [PSV] One Piece: Burning Blood # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.04.21} (¥6.800) – 5.897 / 44.236 <60-80%> (-38%)
12./22. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 5.657 / 162.465 <80-100%> (+34%)
13./14. [WIU] Star Fox Zero + Star Fox Guard Double Pack <Star Fox Zero \ Star Fox Guard> <STG> (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥6.500) – 5.577 / 29.684 <40-60%> (-21%)
14./17. [3DS] Disney Art Academy <HOB> (Nintendo) {2016.04.07} (¥3.700) – 5.384 / 42.304 <60-80%> (+11%)
15./08. [PS4] One Piece: Burning Blood # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.04.21} (¥7.600) – 5.292 / 46.601 <60-80%> (-48%)
16./06. [PS3] Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980) – 4.977 / 25.050 <40-60%> (-75%)
17./27. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 4.118 / 26.684 <40-60%> (+37%)
18./15. [PS4] Dark Souls III <RPG> (From Software) {2016.03.24} (¥7.430) – 3.894 / 303.789 <80-100%> (-38%)
19./20. [3DS] Terraria <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800) – 3.844 / 14.771 <60-80%> (-19%)
20./00. [3DS] Pokemon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow _3DS Virtual Console Version_ |DL| (Dedicated Download Card Special) <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.02.27} (¥1.389) – 3.670 / 154.734 <80-100%>
21./28. [WIU] Pokken Tournament # <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.03.18} (¥7.200) – 3.589 / 140.849 <80-100%> (+26%)
22./00. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 3.545 / 2.545.492 <80-100%>
23./25. [PS4] UEFA EURO 2016: Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.21} (¥3.800) – 3.157 / 11.317 <60-80%> (-8%)
24./30. [3DS] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Assassin Ikusei Keikaku!! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.24} (¥5.700) – 2.852 / 44.552 <80-100%> (+14%)
25./00. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) – 2.817 / 2.983.204 <80-100%> (+13%)
26./21. [WIU] Star Fox Zero <STG> (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥5.700) – 2.750 / 15.439 <40-60%> (-39%)
27./00. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 2.735 / 78.675 <80-100%>
28./24. [PS4] Far Cry Primal <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2016.04.07} (¥8.400) – 2.582 / 51.450 <80-100%> (-29%)
29./00. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.600) – 2.540 / 2.142.387 <80-100%>
30./00. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700) – 2.488 / 1.214.012 <80-100%>

3DS – 13
PS4 – 6
WIU – 6
PSV – 3
PS3 – 2

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


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