[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 21, 2017 (May 22 – May 28) [Top 50]

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Week 21 was another slow week, but this time around, we do have a few entries in the Top 20 from Media Create. Only one of them was on Nintendo platforms: Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers on the Nintendo Switch. It had a pretty decent debut for what it is (a rather expensive “remake” of a 20 year-old fighting game), though nothing to write home about.

With 16 404 units sold, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers didn’t really set the charts on fire, but what’s really interesting is sales on the long run. Will it keep selling a steady amount every week like Super Bomberman R, or will it completely disappear from the Top 20 after a couple of weeks?

This week again, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sales are pretty stables, with 26 993 units sold: that’s only 6% less than during Week 20. Perhaps even more interesting is the fact that it sold almost as many units as the Nintendo Switch itself. Naturally, it doesn’t exacly mean that all new owners bought Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at the same time, but it’s certainly the most popular game.

Sales for Monster Hunter XX were also stable, despite the announcement of the Nintendo Switch version. However, there’s no doubt we will see sales drop in the upcoming weeks, especially as we draw nearer to release. This week, 11 155 additional units were sold (-12%), with 1 490 343 units since launch. It looks like it should reach 1.5 million units sold within the next couple of weeks.

Next, let’s take a look at how the remaining Nintendo Switch launch titles are faring in the Top 20:

  •  06./03. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) – 10.390 / 476.021 (-4%). Sales are as steady as ever, despite the lack of releases and Hardware shortages.

As for the Wii U version, it sold 2 776 additional units, bringing the total to 125 769 units. Combined, both versions have sold 601 790 units. To reach 1 million units before the end of the year, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild needs to sell at least 398 210 units during the next 31 weeks, and that’s about 12 845 units per week.

  •  16./13. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 2.825 / 214.618 (-4%). Sales remain stable, but it’s clear that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has replaced it as the go-to multiplayer game.

Bandai-Namco must be pretty happy with Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X, which has now sold over 150 000 units since launch (152 923 units to be precise). This week, 6 515 units were sold, and that’s only a 13% drop compared to the previous one. 200 000 units LTD is a lock for this title, and depending on holiday sales, 250 000 and even 300 000 seem could be possible.

Several games saw their sales increase this week (due to pay day), and Pokémon Sun and Moon is one of them. Sales increased by 9%, with 3 317 units. Since launch, over 3 266 197 units have been sold at retail (not counting the dual-pack).

On the other hand, sales for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia kept dropping, which isn’t unusual for RPGs (they rarely sell on the long run). 3 103 additional units were sold this week, about 29% less than during Week 20. Since launch, 182 371 units have been sold: it’s still going to take a little while until the game reaches 200 000 units.

Finally, here’s how the games in the second half of the Top 20 have been faring:

  • 11./18. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) – 3.033 / 79.469 (+10%). A neat sales increase this week for this game, which is definitely going to reach 100 000 later down the line;
  • 12./14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) – 2.991 / 181.843 (+3%). No, this one isn’t done selling yet, it seems!
  • 13./15. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) – 2.909 / 95.738 (+2%). A minor increase in sales brings this game one step closer to the 100 000 units threshold;
  • 14./17. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) – 2.868 / 1.044.105 (+3%);
  • 19./22. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 2.515 / 2.776.275. Yes, that one is back in the Top 20 again!

Media Create – Software Top 50

01./00. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} (¥6.800) – 27.741 / NEW
02./01. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 26.993 / 467.689 (-6%)
03./00. [NSW] Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers <FTG> (Capcom) {2017.05.26} (¥4.990) – 16.404 / NEW
04./02. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 11.155 / 1.490.343 (-12%)
05./00. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2017.05.25} (¥4.800) – 10.609 / NEW
06./03. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 10.390 / 476.021 (-4%)
07./04. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} (¥5.700) – 6.515 / 152.923 (-13%)
08./06. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 4.260 / 334.553 (-10%)
09./12. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 3.317 / 3.266.197 (+9%)
10./07. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} (¥4.980) – 3.103 / 182.371 (-29%)
11./18. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} (¥5.700) – 3.033 / 79.469 (+10%)
12./14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 2.991 / 181.843 (+3%)
13./15. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥4.980) – 2.909 / 95.738 (+2%)
14./17. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 2.868 / 1.044.105 (+3%)
15./00. [PSV] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 with Power-Up Kit <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.05.25} (¥8.800) – 2.831 / NEW
16./13. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 2.825 / 214.618 (-4%)
17./16. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 2.785 / 339.729 (-3%)
18./10. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 2.776 / 125.769 (-16%)
19./22. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 2.515 / 2.776.275
20./20. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400) – 2.485 / 196.956 (+2%)
21./09. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition <Dark Souls III \ Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel \ Dark Souls III: The Ringed City> <RPG> (From Software) {2017.04.20} (¥5.900)
22./24. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400)
23./23. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800)
24./25. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600)
25./00. [PSV] Love of Renai Koutei of Love! # <ADV> (Entergram) {2017.05.25} (¥4.980)
26./05. [PS4] Prey <ACT> (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.05.18} (¥7.980)
27./00. [PS4] Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Collection <Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Seven Days Room \ Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Second Feel \ Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Day Out \ Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Extra Scene – Cafe \ Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Extra Scene – Grand Fireworks> |PlayStation VR| <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.05.25} (¥7.600)
28./19. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥8.400)
29./11. [3DS] Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death # <ADV> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.05.11} (¥5.800)
30./00. [PS4] Hyper Light Drifter <RPG> (Active Gaming Media) {2017.05.25} (¥3.686)
31./26. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700)
32./29. [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980)
33./00. [PSV] Marginal 4: Road to Galaxy # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2017.05.25} (¥6.300)
34./32. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800)
35./30. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥7.900)
36./31. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
37./27. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2: The Maiden Who Fell into Darkness and the Book of Beginnings # <RPG> (Aqua Plus) {2017.04.20} (¥5.800)
38./33. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥6.900)
39./28. [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥4.700)
40./39. [3DS] Cube Creator DX <ADV> (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} (¥2.800)
41./43. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard # <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥7.990)
42./40. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800)
43./38. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980)
44./36. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 [Konami the Best] <SPT> (Konami) {2017.04.13} (¥3.980)
45./00. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate [Ubi the Best] <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.05.25} (¥3.980)
46./08. [PS4] Danganronpa 1 + 2 Reload <Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc \ Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair> <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.05.18} (¥3.800)
47./37. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700)
48./34. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2017.03.03} (¥4.990)
49./41. [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)
50./44. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700)

Media Create Software Week 21 2017

Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

PS4 – 20
3DS – 15
NSW – 6
PSV – 5
WIU – 4

Media Create – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch sales are slightly up, but not by much: barely 1 000 units. Nintendo is still struggling to keep up with demand, which clearly shows in weekly sales. Since demand is not met yet, sales remain steady. As expected, the release of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers didn’t really have any impact on sales, and that would have been the case even without Hardware shortages.

This week, total Nintendo Switch sales have topped 900 000 units (903 135 units to be precise), which is a pretty good result. If not for the constant shortages, it would have already sold over 1 million units, though it’s only a matter of weeks until it happens (before the end of June, unless shortages somehow worsen during that month… which would be surprising!).

Nintendo 3DS sales are also pretty steady, with 18 295 units sold: that’s about 3 000 units more than last year during the same week. For some reason, Nintendo’s handheld is performing better this year, despite its age and the lack of major releases during the first half of the year. The YTD total is up compared to 2016, though that’s without the Pokémon 2DS bundle (100 000 units, not tracked).

The announcement of the New Nintendo 2DS XL doesn’t seem to be having any negative impact on sales so far, though that’s most likely something that will not be truly felt until much closer to launch. One thing’s for sure: the Nintendo 3DS is going to have a pretty good Summer!

Finally, the Wii U dropped to 177 units this week.

Famitsu

01./00. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} (¥6.800) – 30.764 / NEW <80-100%>
02./01. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 21.269 / 442.962 <80-100%> (-13%)
03./00. [NSW] Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers <FTG> (Capcom) {2017.05.26} (¥4.990) – 16.781 / NEW <40-60%>
04./00. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2017.05.25} (¥4.800) – 13.177 / NEW <60-80%>
05./02. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 9.841 / 1.606.124 <80-100%> (-15%)
06./03. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 7.265 / 433.582 <80-100%> (-7%)
07./04. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} (¥5.700) – 6.250 / 148.346 <80-100%> (-17%)
08./00. [PSV] Marginal 4: Road to Galaxy # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2017.05.25} (¥6.300) – 4.011 / NEW <60-80%>
09./08. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 3.526 / 296.107 <80-100%> (-7%)
10./00. [PSV] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 with Power-Up Kit <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.05.25} (¥8.800) – 3.280 / NEW <40-60%>
11./06. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} (¥4.980) – 3.199 / 186.749 <80-100%> (-29%)
12./12. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 3.179 / 3.762.933 <80-100%> (+15%)
13./05. [PS4] Prey <ACT> (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.05.18} (¥7.980) – 2.997 / 10.227 <60-80%> (-59%)
14./00. [PSV] Love of Renai Koutei of Love! # <ADV> (Entergram) {2017.05.25} (¥4.980) – 2.698 / NEW <80-100%>
15./11. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} (¥5.700) – 2.608 / 74.896 <80-100%> (-13%)
16./13. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 2.543 / 2.715.357 <80-100%> (-2%)
17./10. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition <Dark Souls III \ Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel \ Dark Souls III: The Ringed City> <RPG> (From Software) {2017.04.20} (¥5.900) – 2.468 / 58.360 <80-100%> (-20%)
18./17. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) – 2.138 / 718.140 <80-100%> (+5%)
19./15. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥4.980) – 2.088 / 88.590 <80-100%> (-10%)
20./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 2.039 / 178.977 <80-100%> (+2%)
21./16. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 1.898 / 110.977 <80-100%> (-17%)
22./19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 1.859 / 256.430 <80-100%> (-6%)
23./20. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 1.785 / 194.547 <80-100%> (-6%)
24./24. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 1.766 / 1.135.963 <80-100%> (+10%)
25./09. [3DS] Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death # <ADV> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.05.11} (¥5.800) – 1.745 / 16.330 <40-60%> (-44%)
26./22. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 1.744 / 211.489 <80-100%> (+7%)
27./00. [PS4] Hyper Light Drifter <RPG> (Active Gaming Media) {2017.05.25} (¥3.686) – 1.726 / NEW <20-40%>
28./25. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 1.694 / 978.267 <80-100%> (+9%)
29./00. [PS4] Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Collection <Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Seven Days Room \ Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Second Feel \ Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Day Out \ Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Extra Scene – Cafe \ Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Extra Scene – Grand Fireworks> |PlayStation VR| <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.05.25} (¥7.600) – 1.665 / NEW <40-60%>
30./26. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 1.650 / 321.015 <80-100%> (+8%)

Top 30

3DS – 11
PS4 – 9
NSW – 4
PSV – 4
WIU – 2

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

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