[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 25, 2017 (June 19 – June 25) [Top 50]

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This week, there’s several entries in the Top 20 Software from Media Create, but only one is on a Nintendo platform: The Alliance Alive, on Nintendo 3DS. Unfortunately, this second JRPG from FuRyu on Nintendo 3DS is off to a rather disappointing start, with 28 731 units sold during the first few days.

As comparison, the company’s previous JRPG on Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Legacy, sold 53 974 units at launch. In other words, The Alliance Alive didn’t sell half as much as its predecessor, despite a much more reception from players. FuRyu’s hopes now lie in word of mouth, and from next week, we will see if there’s any reason to believe said word of mouth will have a noticeable impact on sales.

During its second week, ARMS sold 28 748 units, so a 71% drop compared to launch week. This is a rather “standard” drop for a second week, which doesn’t say much about the game’s ability to sell in the long run. Besides, with the drop in sales/shipments for the Nintendo Switch, that second week drop is a tad better than you would expect. Since launch, 129 400 units have been sold.

The drop in Nintendo Switch sales/shipments had the usual negative impact on sales for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which sold 13 545 units this week (-19%, 535 636 units since launch). Sales remain steady, and it’s pretty clear that the game remains one of the must-haves for most new Nintendo Switch owners.

As for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, sales also dropped this week (-19%), with 8 312 units sold (513 038 units since launch). The Wii U version of the game did not chart this week, so we don’t know how many units it’s sold.

Combined, both versions of the game have sold at least 646 062 units (513 038 + 133 024) since launch. In order for them to reach 1 million units before the end of the year, they need to sell the remaining 353 938 units during the next 27 weeks, so at least 13 108 units/week.

Finally, Monster Hunter XX also saw a drop in sales, and quite amusingly, it’s pretty similar to the one for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (-17%).

With 7 210 units sold this week, the game is still attracting new players, and not many of them seem really preoccupied by the Nintendo Switch version (not a surprise, with how hard the console is to find in stores). 1 528 663 units have been sold since launch.

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

  • 14./07. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) – 3.084 / 170.134 (-14%). Sales remain steady, but the new entries make that one drop 7 places at once;
  • 16./10. [3DS] Pokémon Sun / Moon (Pokemon Co.) – 3.000 / 3.278.414 (+1%). One of the few games that saw an increase in sales this week;
  • 18./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) – 2.666 / 193.012 (-3%). Sales remain as steady as ever;
  • 19./15. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) – 2.385 / 1.054.786 (-8%). Another game that really doesn’t want to leave the Top 20!

Media Create – Software Top 20

01./01. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 28.748 / 129.400 (-71%)
02./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.06.20} (¥3.800) – 28.731 / NEW
03./00. [3DS] The Alliance Alive <RPG> (FuRyu) {2017.06.22} (¥6.280) – 26.421 / NEW
04./00. [PS4] Farpoint |PlayStation VR| # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.22} (¥5.900) – 17.100 / NEW
05./02. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 13.545 / 535.636 (-19%)
06./03. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 8.312 / 513.038 (-19%)
07./04. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 7.210 / 1.528.663 (-17%)
08./00. [PSV] God Wars: Future Past <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2017.06.22} (¥6.800) – 5.291 / NEW
09./06. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} (¥6.800) – 5.042 / 53.006 (+7%)
10./00. [PS4] God Wars: Future Past <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2017.06.22} (¥6.800) – 5.039 / NEW
11./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: The Complete Edition {Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn \ Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward \ Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood} <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.06.20} (¥5.800) – 4.030 / NEW
12./08. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 3.709 / 353.284 (+3%)
13./05. [PS4] Tekken 7 <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} (¥8.200) – 3.510 / 80.113 (-35%)
14./07. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} (¥5.700) – 3.084 / 170.134 (-14%)
15./11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 3.061 / 1.167.241 (+4%)
16./10. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 3.000 / 3.278.414 (+1%)
17./09. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 2.668 / 347.508 (-17%)
18./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 2.666 / 193.012 (-3%)
19./15. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 2.385 / 1.054.786 (-8%)
20./00. [PS4] LocoRoco Remastered <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.22} (¥1.800) – 2.161 / NEW
21./17. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥4.980)
22./14. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980)
23./18. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
24./16. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980)
25./19. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} (¥5.700)
26./22. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800)
27./25. [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./20. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
29./12. [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./23. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
31./24. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700)
32./00. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard # <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥7.990)
33./28. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600)
34./00. [PSV] Tokyo Yamanote Boys for V: Main Disc <Tokyo Yamanote Boys Portable: Honey Milk Disc \ Tokyo Yamanote Boys Portable: Super Mint Disc \ Tokyo Yamanote Boys Portable: Dark Cherry Disc> # <ADV> (Rejet) {2017.06.22} (¥6.800)
35./29. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥8.400)
36./26. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800)
37./00. [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds |PlayStation VR| <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥4.900)
38./34. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980)
39./35. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
40./31. [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)
41./00. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.000)
42./36. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥6.900)
43./37. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 [Konami the Best] <SPT> (Konami) {2017.04.13} (¥3.980)
44./44. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.200)
45./39. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800)
46./32. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} (¥4.980)
47./50. [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥4.700)
48./43. [3DS] Cube Creator DX <ADV> (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} (¥2.800)
49./47. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind – Chain [Spike Chunsoft the Best] <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.06.01} (¥2.980)
50./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Starter Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.06.20} (¥2.200)

Media Create Software Week 25 2017

Media Create – Number of games in Top 20

PS4 – 9
3DS – 6
NSW – 3
PSV – 2

Media Create – Hardware

This week, the Nintendo Switch saw a major drop in sales, once again due to shortages. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there’s going to be any improvement leading to the release of Splatoon 2 (which was to be expected following the statement Nintendo made last week), on July 21st. It’s certainly disappointing, as those shortages have been proven to have a negative impact on Softwares, limiting the sales potential of key titles.

Hopefully, Nintendo is able to get the situation under control soon, otherwise the launch of Splatoon 2 is going to be a inkbath…

And just like Dengeki last week, and Famitsu earlier today, Media Create reports that total sales for the Nintendo Switch have topped 1 million units. To be more precise, Nintendo has managed to sell 1 014 020 units of its brand new console since launch, with constant shortages. It certainly makes you wonder how many units Nintendo would have been able to sell if they could have kept up with demand…

As for the Nintendo 3DS, sales remain pretty steady, with 14 729 units sold this week (only 333 units less than during Week 24). Unfortunately, while weekly sales remain stable, they’re down Year on Year: the Nintendo 3DS sold 22 897 units last year during the same week.

Also, most of the increase Year on Year for the full year has melted like snow in the hot Summer sun: 2017 sales are only 1 000 units ahead of 2016 sales… and that’s without taking into account the Pokémon Nintendo 2DS bundles (about 100 000 units, not tracked).

Finally, the Wii U sold 150 units this week.

Famitsu

01./01. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 32.838 / 154.845 <60-80%> (-73%)
02./00. [3DS] The Alliance Alive <RPG> (FuRyu) {2017.06.22} (¥6.280) – 29.539 / NEW <60-80%>
03./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.06.20} (¥3.800) – 29.328 / NEW <80-100%>
04./02. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 11.211 / 501.614 <80-100%> (-29%)
05./00. [PS4] Farpoint |PlayStation VR| # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.22} (¥5.900) – 9.496 / NEW <60-80%>
06./04. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 6.411 / 1.640.005 <80-100%> (-14%)
07./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: The Complete Edition {Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn \ Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward \ Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood} <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.06.20} (¥5.800) – 6.211 / NEW <60-80%>
08./00. [PS4] God Wars: Future Past <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2017.06.22} (¥6.800) – 5.908 / NEW <60-80%>
09./00. [PSV] God Wars: Future Past <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2017.06.22} (¥6.800) – 5.690 / NEW <60-80%>
10./03. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 5.589 / 460.480 <80-100%> (-26%)
11./05. [PS4] Tekken 7 <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} (¥8.200) – 4.099 / 78.484 <80-100%> (-36%)
12./06. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 4.058 / 311.906 <80-100%> (+3%)
13./07. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} (¥6.800) – 3.331 / 51.514 <80-100%> (+0%)
14./11. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 2.908 / 266.337 <80-100%> (+7%)
15./12. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 2.779 / 220.781 <80-100%> (+3%)
16./10. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 2.765 / 3.774.084 <80-100%> (-1%)
17./09. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} (¥5.700) – 2.686 / 163.049 <80-100%> (-15%)
18./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 2.155 / 187.257 <80-100%> (+3%)
19./14. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 2.140 / 985.899 <80-100%> (+4%)
20./08. [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) – 1.851 / 41.128 <60-80%> (-44%)
21./00. [PS4] LocoRoco Remastered <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.22} (¥1.800) – 1.814 / NEW <20-40%>
22./20. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800) – 1.784 / 987.461 <80-100%> (+10%)
23./16. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} (¥5.700) – 1.574 / 82.201 <80-100%> (-12%)
24./15. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 1.565 / 2.723.161 <80-100%> (-22%)
25./19. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) – 1.536 / 724.964 <80-100%> (-5%)
26./25. [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) – 1.534 / 65.290 <80-100%> (+7%)
27./18. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 1.510 / 327.390 <80-100%> (-7%)
28./00. [PSV] Tokyo Yamanote Boys for V: Main Disc <Tokyo Yamanote Boys Portable: Honey Milk Disc \ Tokyo Yamanote Boys Portable: Super Mint Disc \ Tokyo Yamanote Boys Portable: Dark Cherry Disc> # <ADV> (Rejet) {2017.06.22} (¥6.800) – 1.501 / NEW <60-80%>
29./21. [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) – 1.401 / 117.998 <80-100%> (-9%)
30./22. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 1.389 / 117.352 <80-100%> (-9%)
00./17. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 1.241 / 200.807 <80-100%> (-30%)
00./28. [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 916 / 92.112 <80-100%> (-27%)

Top 30

PS4 – 13
3DS – 8
NSW – 4
PSV – 3
WIU – 2

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

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