[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 3, 2018 (January 15th – January 21st) [Top 50]

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This week, several games made their way into the Top 20 Software from Media Create, but only one is on Nintendo platforms: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. It’s off to a surprisingly solid start, with 66 692 units sold during the first few days. It looks like retailers were not expecting the game to be so successful, as a few of them did run out of copies.

Nintendo Switch games generally tend to sell well on the long run, and it will be interesting to see if Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is going to be one of them or not. Fun fact: it’s by far the best-selling game featuring Rabbids in Japan, as the best-seller is Rayman Raving Rabbids with 14 095 units sold… LTD!

This week, Nintendo Switch games are holding fairly well, despite shortages (both Software and Hardware). Splatoon 2 sold 28 691 additional units this week (-17%), which brings the total to 1 946 033 units. It looks like sales will top 2 million units in Early February!

As for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it’s one of the few games that actually saw an increase in sales this week, with 26 365 units sold (+15%).This is most likely due to shortages the previous week, rather than an increase in demand (though Nintendo did ship more Nintendo Switch consoles this week). The game has now sold 1 264 800 units since launch.

Meanwhile, Super Mario Odyssey saw its sales drop (by 33% to be precise), like pretty much all the other games in the Top 20 this week. It still enjoyed strong sales: 18 972 units, bringing the total since launch to 1 555 312 units.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is also holding fairly well in the post-holiday season, with 16 790 units sold this week. It will be interesting to see how many weeks it manages to stay in the Top 20 in 2018, though it’s pretty clear it will not be as long as Pokémon Sun and Moon. Since launch, the stand-alone release has sold over 1.5 million units (1 515 299 units to be precise).

Mario Party: The Top 100 is also holding pretty well, though its sales dropped harder than Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (-44%). With 11 454 additional units this week, it’s getting closer and closer to the 150 000 units milestone. It should easily be able to reach 200 000 units when all is said and done.

Finally, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has now sold 824 728 units since launch on Nintendo Switch alone, thanks to the 9 502 additional units sold this week (-23%). We’ve had the confirmation the Nintendo Switch version would be able to sell at least 1 million units several weeks ago, but it’s becoming more and more certain.

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

  • 11./09. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword / Magnum (Level 5) – 9.262 / 483.098 (+18%). One of the few games that saw an increase in sales this week, for some reason;
  • 15./10. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo) – 4.951 / 351.631 (-33%). Still holding in the Top 20 Software from Media Create, but for how much longer?
  • 16./12. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) – 4.401 / 382.320 (-36%). The party is not yet over, but it’s most likely going to drop from the Top 20 next week (or the following one at the latest);
  • 17./43. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) – 4.311 / 209.965. It was pretty hard to find in stores during Week 2, and so the additional shipments had a pretty noticeable impact during Week 3. It’s now sold over 200 000 units since launch;
  • 18./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo)- 3.405 / 365.914 (-29%). No, it’s not out of the Top 20 yet!
  • 20./14. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo) – 3.081 / 175.757 (-31%). Most likely the last week in the Top 20 for this game. It’s pretty much guaranteed to sell at least 200 000 units at retail alone.

Media Create – Software Top 50

01./00. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980) – 66.692 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Gintama Ranbu # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.01.18} (¥7.600) – 38.443 / NEW
03./02. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 28.691 / 1.946.033 (-17%)
04./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 26.365 / 1.264.800 (+15%)
05./00. [PSV] Gintama Ranbu # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.01.18} (¥6.800) – 23.417 / NEW
06./01. [PS4] Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT <ACT> (Square Enix) {2018.01.11} (¥7.800) – 20.433 / 126.100 (-81%)
07./03. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 18.972 / 1.555.312 (-33%)
08./05. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 16.790 / 1.515.299 (-22%)
09./06. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980) – 11.454 / 135.773 (-44%)
10./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 9.502 / 824.728 (-23%)
11./09. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level 5) {2017.12.16} (¥4.800) – 9.262 / 483.098 (+18%)
12./00. [PS4] Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition <FTG> (Capcom) {2018.01.18} (¥4.990) – 7.908 / NEW
13./08. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2017.12.07} (¥7.800) – 6.472 / 218.602 (-40%)
14./11. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥7.900) – 5.890 / 375.084 (-18%)
15./10. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 4.951 / 351.631 (-33%)
16./12. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 4.401 / 382.320 (-36%)
17./43. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 4.311 / 209.965
18./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 3.405 / 365.914 (-29%)
19./00. [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles Remastered [New Price Edition] <SLG> (Sega) {2018.01.18} (¥1.990) – 3.346 / NEW
20./14. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥7.980) – 3.081 / 175.757 (-31%)
21./20. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800)
22./15. [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980)
23./16. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3.280)
24./00. [PS4] Shiin # <ADV> (Experience) {2018.01.18} (¥5.800)
25./19. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400)
26./17. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥4.980)
27./47. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – Deluxe Edition <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.12.21} (¥5.800)
28./21. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥5.800)
29./28. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥7.600)
30./00. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard – Gold Edition <Resident Evil 7: biohazard \ Resident Evil 7: biohazard – Banned Footage Vol.1 \ Resident Evil 7: biohazard – Banned Footage Vol.2 \ Resident Evil 7: biohazard – End of Zoe \ Resident Evil 7: biohazard – Not a Hero> <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.12.14} (¥4.990)
31./22. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800)
32./27. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
33./24. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
34./32. [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)
35./26. [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.26} (¥6.100)
36./36. [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition <Horizon Zero Dawn \ Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds> <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.12.07} (¥5.900)
37./18. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami 2 # <ADV> (Sega) {2017.12.07} (¥7.590)
38./45. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2017.03.03} (¥4.990)
39./39. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers <RPG> (Level 5) {2017.08.10} (¥4.800)
40./48. [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800)
41./42. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami [New Price Edition] <ADV> (Sega) {2017.09.21} (¥1.990)
42./37. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700)
43./46. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
44./30. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} (¥4.980)
45./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross [Best Price!] <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.11.30} (¥3.990)
46./44. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
47./34. [PS4] Okami HD # <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.12.21} (¥2.990)
48./29. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Twin Villages+ <SLG> (Marvelous) {2017.12.14} (¥3.980)
49./00. [PSV] Ephemeral: Fantasy on Dark <ADV> (Dramatic Create) {2018.01.18} (¥4.900)
50./50. [3DS] Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.11.30} (¥5.980)

Media Create Software Week 3 2018

Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

PS4 – 18
NSW – 16
3DS – 13
PSV – 3

Media Create – Hardware

This week, there’s not much to say Hardware-wise. Unfortunately, Nintendo Switch shipments are still pretty limited, and far from being enough to meet demand. It sold 43 027 units this week, which is slightly better than during Week 2. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely Week 4 will be much better, especially with the snow storm currently impacting distribution in Japan.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, it’s sold only 12 115 units this week, which is less than last week but also the same week in 2017. In fact, sales are pretty much down by 50% Year on Year (it sold about 26 000 units during Week 3 2017). Those slow sales are no big surprise for an aging platform, especially one without any new releases at all.

Famitsu – Software Top 30

01./00. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980) – 86.956 / NEW <80-100%>
02./00. [PS4] Gintama Ranbu # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.01.18} (¥7.600) – 36.554 / NEW <60-80%>
03./02. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 28.901 / 1.946.769 <80-100%> (-17%)
04./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 26.663 / 1.252.669 <80-100%> (+13%)
05./01. [PS4] Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT <ACT> (Square Enix) {2018.01.11} (¥7.800) – 19.617 / 130.279 <80-100%> (-82%)
06./00. [PSV] Gintama Ranbu # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.01.18} (¥6.800) – 19.602 / NEW <60-80%>
07./03. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 18.575 / 1.497.943 <80-100%> (-35%)
08./04. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 17.102 / 2.120.894 <80-100%> (-28%)
09./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 12.702 / 754.763 <80-100%> (-19%)
10./05. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980) – 11.072 / 145.712 <80-100%> (-53%)
11./00. [PS4] Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition <FTG> (Capcom) {2018.01.18} (¥4.990) – 9.043 / NEW <40-60%>
12./08. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level 5) {2017.12.16} (¥4.800) – 7.381 / 461.943 <80-100%> (-17%)
13./11. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 5.255 / 320.608 <80-100%> (-32%)
14./10. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 5.001 / 329.438 <80-100%> (-37%)
15./09. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2017.12.07} (¥7.800) – 4.783 / 220.209 <80-100%> (-42%)
16./00. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 4.625 / 198.280 <80-100%>
17./12. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥7.900) – 3.962 / 360.750 <80-100%> (-18%)
18./00. [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles Remastered [New Price Edition] <SLG> (Sega) {2018.01.18} (¥1.990) – 3.231 / NEW <40-60%>
19./00. [PS4] Shiin # <ADV> (Experience) {2018.01.18} (¥5.800) – 3.070 / NEW <40-60%>
20./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 2.779 / 339.195 <80-100%> (-38%)
21./14. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 2.702 / 339.180 <80-100%> (-24%)
22./17. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800) – 2.562 / 216.766 <80-100%> (-21%)
23./16. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3.280) – 2.415 / 49.188 <60-80%> (-26%)
24./18. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥4.980) – 2.344 / 143.955 <80-100%> (-27%)
25./15. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥7.980) – 2.112 / 164.232 <80-100%> (-40%)
26./21. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 2.067 / 294.159 <80-100%> (-20%)
27./00. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – Deluxe Edition <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.12.21} (¥5.800) – 1.937 / 26.297 <60-80%>
28./00. [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800) – 1.811 / 67.926 <80-100%>
29./22. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 1.733 / 2.799.837 <80-100%> (-32%)
30./26. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥5.800) – 1.723 / 47.399 <60-80%> (-27%)

Famitsu – Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 14
PS4 – 9
3DS – 6
PSV – 1

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


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