[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 22, 2017 (May 29 – June 04) [Top 50]

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This week saw the release of several new titles, including one on the Nintendo Switch, but overall, it was a pretty slow week (not surprising, given the period we’re currently in). That new release is none of the other the Seiken Densetsu Collection, which sold almost 30 000 units at launch (29 564 units to be more precise) according to Media Create.

This is a surprisingly good result for what is basically a collection of 3 ROMS with some extras, sold at full price. It shows that there’s a definite market for retro games on the Nintendo Switch, though there’s no doubt the inclusion of Seiken Densetsu 3 is one of the reasons this collection sold so well.

As for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it’s still selling at a steady pace despite the drop in sales for the Nintendo Switch. With 20 984 units sold this week (-22% compared to last week), it’s getting even closer to the 500 000 units threshold at retail alone, which should be reached next week barring any incident.

The announcement of Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. doesn’t seem to have had any impact on the sales of Monster Hunter XX on Nintendo 3DS just yet (it’s a bit too early). This week, sales increased by 10%, with 12 263 units sold, allowing the game to finally reach the 1.5 million units sold threshold (1 502 606 units to be more precise).

Next, let’s take a look at the sales of Nintendo Switch launch titles… only The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild this week, since 1-2-Switch finally dropped from the Top 20.

On Nintendo Switch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold 9 666 additional units, a rather small drop compared to last week (-7%). It remains one of the key titles for the platform, that most new Nintendo Switch users end up buying alongside Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. 485 687 units have been sold at retail so far, which means that it will reach 500 000 units within the next two weeks.

The Wii U version sold 2 733 units this week, more or less the same as last week (-2%). It’s now sold 128 502 units since launch. Combined, both versions have sold 614 189 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 385 811 units during the next 30 weeks, and that’s about 12 860 units per week.

Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X also enjoyed stable sales, with 5 935 units sold (-9%). It’s already sold 158 859 units since launch, and there’s no doubt it will be even closer to the 200 000 units threshold by the time to Summer holidays kicks in in late July.

During the second week, sales for Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers dropped sharply (-71%), with 4 735 units sold. However, that’s a pretty “standard” drop for a second week, and it’s too early to say whether this game will sell on the long run or now. 21 139 units have been sold since launch, and the upcoming weeks will tell us if total sales will end up north or south of 50 000 units LTD.

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

  • 13./09. [3DS] Pokémon Sun / Moon (Pokémon Co.) – 3.312 / 3.269.509 (+0%). Stable sales so far, but it will be interesting to observe the impact of the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon announcement;
  • 16./14. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) – 2.972 / 1.047.077 (+4%). The usual end-of-month boost;
  • 17./12. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo  (Nintendo) – 2.831 / 184.674 (-5%). The usual end-of-month boost allows this one to stay in the Top 10 one more week;
  • 18./11. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games)  – 2.824 / 82.293 (-7%). Looks like the last week in the Top 20 for that title…
  • 20./13. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) – 2.721 / 98.459 (-6%). Last week in the Top 20 for this title, which should reach 100 000 units sold within the next couple of weeks.

Media Create – Software Top 50

01./00. [PS4] Tekken 7 <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} (¥8.200) – 58.736 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] Seiken Densetsu Collection <Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Adventure \ Seiken Densetsu 2: Secret of Mana \ Seiken Densetsu 3> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.06.01} (¥4.800) – 29.564 / NEW
03./02. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 20.984 / 488.673 (-22%)
04./00. [PSV] Sukitomo. Tsukiuta. 12 Memories <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} (¥6.800) – 12.763 / NEW
05./04. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 12.263 / 1.502.606 (+10%)
06./01. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} (¥6.800) – 10.201 / 37.942 (-63%)
07./06. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 9.666 / 485.687 (-7%)
08./00. [PSV] Shiin <ADV> (Experience) {2017.06.01} (¥4.800) – 7.099 / NEW
09./07. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} (¥5.700) – 5.935 / 158.859 (-9%)
10./03. [NSW] Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers <FTG> (Capcom) {2017.05.26} (¥4.990) – 4.735 / 21.139 (-71%)
11./05. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2017.05.25} (¥4.800) – 3.891 / 14.500 (-63%)
12./08. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 3.591 / 338.144 (-16%)
13./09. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 3.312 / 3.269.509 (+0%)
14./20. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400) – 3.187 / 200.144 (+28%)
15./17. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 3.092 / 342.821 (+11%)
16./14. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 2.972 / 1.047.077 (+4%)
17./12. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 2.831 / 184.674 (-5%)
18./11. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} (¥5.700) – 2.824 / 82.293 (-7%)
19./18. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 2.733 / 128.502 (-2%)
20./13. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥4.980) – 2.721 / 98.459 (-6%)
21./16. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980)
22./22. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400)
23./19. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
24./10. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} (¥4.980)
25./23. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800)
26./28. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥8.400)
27./21. [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)
28./31. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700)
29./24. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600)
30./32. [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980)
31./36. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
32./00. [3DS] Tales of the Abyss [Welcome Price!!] <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} (¥2.800)
33./29. [3DS] Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death # <ADV> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.05.11} (¥5.800)
34./34. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800)
35./00. [PS4] Tales of Berseria [Welcome Price!!] <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} (¥3.800)
36./26. [PS4] Prey <ACT> (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.05.18} (¥7.980)
37./42. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800)
38./43. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980)
39./41. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard # <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥7.990)
40./35. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥7.900)
41./38. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥6.900)
42./40. [3DS] Cube Creator DX <ADV> (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} (¥2.800)
43./00. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind – Chain [Spike Chunsoft the Best] <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.06.01} (¥2.980)
44./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch <Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below \ Dragon Quest Heroes II> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} (¥8.800)
45./44. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 [Konami the Best] <SPT> (Konami) {2017.04.13} (¥3.980)
46./15. [PSV] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 with Power-Up Kit <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.05.25} (¥8.800)
47./00. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} (¥4.700)
48./47. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700)
49./48. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2017.03.03} (¥4.990)
50./50. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700)

Media Create Software Week 22 2017

Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

3DS – 17
PS4 – 17
NSW – 8
PSV – 4
WIU – 4

Media Create – Hardware

This week, there isn’t much to say Hardware-wise. Nintendo sales dropped this week, due to Nintendo shipping less units to retailers than during the previous week. With only 23 524 units sold this week, demand is far from being met, and yes, retailers are still resorting to lottery to find out who can win the right to buy one of the very few units they get every week.

As previously explained, it doesn’t look like we can expect any sort of improvement regarding Nintendo Switch sales until the release of ARMS on June 16th, though it’s only with Splatoon 2 that we’re going to see a significant improvement with major shipments.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, sales did drop slightly this week, to 16 495 units, but they remain above their 2016 levels. Since Nintendo wants its handheld to last at least until 2018, it’s a pretty positive result, especially with several heavy-hitters on the horizon (Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon)… not to mention the New Nintendo 2DS XL.

Finally, Wii U sales did increase very slightly to 221 units this week.

Famitsu

01./00. [PS4] Tekken 7 <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} (¥8.200) – 54.319 / NEW <60-80%>
02./00. [NSW] Seiken Densetsu Collection <Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Adventure \ Seiken Densetsu 2: Secret of Mana \ Seiken Densetsu 3> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.06.01} (¥4.800) – 30.123 / NEW <40-60%>
03./02. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 17.297 / 460.259 <80-100%> (-19%)
04./00. [PSV] Sukitomo. Tsukiuta. 12 Memories <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} (¥6.800) – 12.254 / NEW <60-80%>
05./05. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 10.669 / 1.616.793 <80-100%> (+8%)
06./01. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} (¥6.800) – 9.575 / 40.339 <80-100%> (-69%)
07./06. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 7.256 / 440.838 <80-100%> (+0%)
08./00. [PSV] Shiin <ADV> (Experience) {2017.06.01} (¥4.800) – 6.887 / NEW <60-80%>
09./07. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} (¥5.700) – 4.884 / 153.230 <80-100%> (-22%)
10./03. [NSW] Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers <FTG> (Capcom) {2017.05.26} (¥4.990) – 4.522 / 21.303 <40-60%> (-73%)
11./09. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 3.606 / 299.713 <80-100%> (+2%)
12./04. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2017.05.25} (¥4.800) – 3.241 / 16.418 <60-80%> (-75%)
13./12. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 2.940 / 3.765.873 <80-100%> (-8%)
14./11. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} (¥4.980) – 2.595 / 189.344 <80-100%> (-19%)
15./16. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 2.285 / 2.717.642 <80-100%> (-10%)
16./15. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} (¥5.700) – 2.207 / 77.103 <80-100%> (-15%)
17./17. [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) – 2.108 / 60.468 <80-100%> (-15%)
18./22. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 2.012 / 258.442 <80-100%> (+8%)
19./20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 1.999 / 180.976 <80-100%> (-2%)
20./18. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) – 1.978 / 720.118 <80-100%> (-7%)
21./21. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 1.824 / 112.801 <80-100%> (-4%)
22./26. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 1.812 / 213.301 <80-100%> (+4%)
23./00. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400) – 1.805 / 207.474 <80-100%> (+21%)
24./19. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥4.980) – 1.783 / 90.373 <80-100%> (-15%)
25./28. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 1.666 / 979.933 <80-100%> (-2%)
26./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800) – 1.665 / 983.227 <80-100%>
27./13. [PS4] Prey <ACT> (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.05.18} (¥7.980) – 1.650 / 11.877 <60-80%> (-45%)
28./30. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 1.597 / 322.612 <80-100%> (-3%)
29./23. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 1.594 / 196.141 <80-100%> (-11%)
30./00. [3DS] Cube Creator DX <ADV> (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} (¥2.800) – 1.528 / 14.598 <60-80%>

Top 30

3DS – 10
PS4 – 10
NSW – 5
PSV – 3
WIU – 2

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

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