[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 38, 2016 (Sept. 19 – 25) [Top 50]

Update: added full Media Create Top 50!

Media Create – Software

Week 38 had several public holidays (Monday and Thursday), but unfortunately, it didn’t really help the only release on Nintendo platforms. One Piece: Dai Kaizoku Colosseum, on Nintendo 3DS, had a downright terrible first week with only 9 000 units sold according to Media Create. According to Famitsu, Sales 1 week are as follows: 11 391 units (sell-through ratio: 20-40%, which means it didn’t meet retailers expectations).

One Piece fighting games haven’t been selling all that well in the past couple of years, and this one is no exception it seems!

The two public holidays mentioned above had a pretty positive impact on the sales of several Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games, starting with Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura. They increased by 6% for this title, with 20 842 units sold (they should naturally slow down again next week). So far, Yo-kai Watch 3 sales have been pretty steady: 1 245 218 units have been sold since launch, with about 55 000/75 000 unsold units left at retailers.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition is one of the titles that benefitted the most from the two public holidays: Media Create reports a +27% increase, with 9 117 units sold this week (130 912 since launch). Splatoon, the only other Wii U game in the Media Create Top 20, saw its sales increase by 15%, with 3 892 units sold (1 472 704 units since launch).

As for Kirby: Planet Robobot, it just keeps on selling and selling, and it’s no surprise at all to find out its sales increased by 5% this week. Media Create reports 5 691 units sold during Week 38, which is a pretty satisfying result for a game released back in April. It should reach 450 000 units sold sometime in October, and it should top 500 000 units before the end of the year if sales remain that steady.

Unfortunately, not all games saw their sales increase thanks to the two public holidays (though for several of them, the drop is pretty limited):

  • 11./06. [3DS] Dragon Ball: Fusions (Bandai Namco Games) – 6.058 / 165.696 (-16%). Despite selling pretty well in the past couple of weeks, this game dropped during the one with the public holidays.
  • 14./09. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter / Dragon Chapter (GungHo Online Entertainment) – 5.403 / 180.356 (-7%). Sales did drop this week, but at least the drop is rather limited. It will be interesting to see if the release of Taisen PazuDora will have any impact on sale (positive or negative), in the upcoming weeks;
  • 15./08. [3DS] Chou Sentou-chuu Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen! (Bandai Namco Games) – 4.804 / 11.394 (-27%). This game came out last week, so the drop was expected. At least, the two public holidays seems to have helped a bit, as 27% is an unusually good drop for a second week;
  • 16./13. [3DS] Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon Co.) – 4.575 / 2.899.251 (-4%). It’s finally going to top 2.9 million units sold at retail (not counting the double-pack) next week, and should clear 3 million units when all is said and done.

Finally, we have Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which sold 3 929 units this week according to Media Create. That’s a significant increase from last week (+35%), bringing total sales of the Happy Price Selection to 97 110 units. It should reach 100 000 units at retail within the next couple of weeks.

Media Create – Software Top 50

01./00. [PSV] Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro # <SLG> (Aqua Plus) {2016.09.21} (¥6.800) – 47.363 / NEW
02./01. [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) – 45.178 / 309.971 (-83%)
03./00. [PS4] Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro # <SLG> (Aqua Plus) {2016.09.21} (¥6.800) – 38.507 / NEW
04./05. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) – 20.842 / 1.245.218 (+6%)
05./03. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.09.15} (¥7.600) – 16.446 / 82.483 (-75%)
06./02. [PS3] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) – 14.771 / 87.744 (-80%)
07./00. [PS3] Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro # <SLG> (Aqua Plus) {2016.09.21} (¥6.800) – 11.248 / NEW
08./07. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 9.117 / 130.912 (+27%)
09./00. [3DS] One Piece: Daikaizoku Coliseum <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.09.21} (¥5.700) – 9.097 / NEW
10./04. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2017 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.09.15} (¥6.600) – 8.703 / 43.205 (-75%)
11./06. [3DS] Dragon Ball: Fusions # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.04} (¥5.700) – 6.058 / 165.696 (-16%)
12./12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 5.959 / 880.325 (+20%)
13./11. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 5.691 / 439.426 (+5%)
14./09. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter / Dragon Chapter <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2016.07.28} (¥4.800) – 5.403 / 180.356 (-7%)
15./08. [3DS] Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.09.15} (¥5.300) – 4.804 / 11.394 (-27%)
16./13. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) – 4.575 / 2.899.251 (-4%)
17./15. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 4.312 / 164.912 (+3%)
18./19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 3.929 / 97.110 (+35%)
19./18. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 3.892 / 1.472.704 (+15%)
20./14. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition <The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt \ The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone \ The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine> <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.09.01} (¥6.480) – 3.130 / 25.041 (-25%)
21./20. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700)
22./24. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800)
23./16. [PS4] Tales of Berseria <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.18} (¥8.200)
24./25. [WIU] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.06.23} (¥5.700)
25./28. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
26./00. [PSV] Maji-Kyun! Renaissance # <ADV> (Broccoli) {2016.09.21} (¥5.980)
27./32. [3DS] Mario Tennis Open [Nintendo Selects] <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.09.15} (¥2.700)
28./22. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800)
29./30. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700)
30./37. [3DS] 12-Sai. Koisuru Diary <ADV> (Happinet) {2016.08.04} (¥5.815)
31./29. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
32./44. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
33./27. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
34./23. [PS4] Overwatch <ACT> (Square Enix) {2016.05.24} (¥7.800)
35./00. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon [Nintendo Selects] <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
36./17. [PS4] Tokyo Xanadu Ex+ <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2016.09.08} (¥6.480)
37./10. [PS4] BioShock: The Collection <BioShock \ BioShock 2 \ BioShock Infinite> <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2016.09.15} (¥5.500)
38./36. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980)
39./26. [PS3] Tales of Berseria <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.18} (¥8.200)
40./41. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don Don! Mystery Adventure <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.06.16} (¥4.800)
41./33. [PSV] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2016.07.21} (¥6.800)
42./39. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.200)
43./43. [3DS] Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns <SLG> (Marvelous) {2016.06.23} (¥4.980)
44./00. [3DS] Disney Art Academy <HOB> (Nintendo) {2016.04.07} (¥3.700)
45./46. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.000)
46./00. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D [Nintendo Selects] <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.09.15} (¥2.700)
47./38. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥7.900)
48./00. [PSV] Astraea no Shiroki Eien: White Eternity <ADV> (Dramatic Create) {2016.09.22} (¥7.800)
49./00. [PS4] Destiny: The Collection <Destiny \ Destiny: The Dark Below \ Destiny: House of Wolves \ Destiny: The Taken King \ Destiny: Rise of Iron> <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.09.21} (¥6.900)
50./00. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.200)

media-create-software-week-38-2016Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

3DS – 22
PS4 – 13
PSV – 6
WIU – 5
PS3 – 4

Media Create – Hardware

Hardware-wise, both Nintendo platforms held pretty well thanks to the two public holidays. The Nintendo 3DS sold 33 898 units during Week 38, and the drop is almost exclusively due to the Nintendo 2DS. In fact, they’re even up for the New Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo 3DS, and only slightly down for the New Nintendo 3DS Xl and the Nintendo 3DS XL.

Sales always drop during the week following launch, but the latest Nintendo 3DS variant had a better second week than expected. It sold 14 292 units during Week 38, and 33 246 units since launch, which is pretty good so far. But as mentioned several times before, sales during the holidays are what really matters for this model.

Good news for Nintendo: the impact of the Nintendo 2DS launch is still visible (not to mention the public holidays), as sales were better than last year during the same week (about 29 110 units). Unfortunately, it will most definitely not last very long, especially with October not being one of the best months for sales.

So far, the Nintendo 3DS has sold over 1 million units (1 029 024 to be more precise) in 2016, but unfortunately, 2 million really does seem out of reach for a handheld that will enter its 7th year on the market in February.

Since launch, the Nintendo 3DS has sold 21 215 026 units according to Media Create. To reach 22 million units before the end of the year, it needs to sell 784 974 units during the next 14 weeks. In other words, it needs 56 069 units / week, on average.

As for the Wii U, there’s nothing to say about it. Sales are stable this week, with 2 731 units sold (far from the 18 024 units sold during the same week in 2015).

Famitsu

01./00. [PSV] Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro # <SLG> (Aqua Plus) {2016.09.21} (¥6.800) – 46.337 / NEW <80-100%>
02./01. [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) – 40.592 / 308.912 <80-100%> (-85%)
03./00. [PS4] Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro # <SLG> (Aqua Plus) {2016.09.21} (¥6.800) – 35.769 / NEW <80-100%>
04./05. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) – 30.348 / 1.212.062 <80-100%> (+16%)
05./03. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.09.15} (¥7.600) – 17.225 / 66.915 <60-80%> (-65%)
06./02. [PS3] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) – 14.535 / 91.069 <80-100%> (-81%)
07./00. [PS3] Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro # <SLG> (Aqua Plus) {2016.09.21} (¥6.800) – 13.326 / NEW <80-100%>
08./00. [3DS] One Piece: Daikaizoku Coliseum <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.09.21} (¥5.700) – 11.391 / NEW <20-40%>
09./04. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2017 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.09.15} (¥6.600) – 11.121 / 38.795 <60-80%> (-60%)
10./06. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter / Dragon Chapter <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2016.07.28} (¥4.800) – 8.136 / 216.783 <80-100%> (+7%)
11./08. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 6.525 / 132.166 <80-100%> (+11%)
12./09. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) – 5.067 / 3.093.977 <80-100%> (-13%)
13./07. [3DS] Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.09.15} (¥5.300) – 4.903 / 11.746 <40-60%> (-28%)
14./11. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 4.539 / 416.727 <80-100%> (-5%)
15./13. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 4.496 / 775.668 <80-100%> (+16%)
16./10. [3DS] Dragon Ball: Fusions # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.04} (¥5.700) – 4.492 / 150.089 <80-100%> (-19%)
17./19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) – 3.512 / 99.167 <80-100%> (+25%)
18./17. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 3.477 / 1.408.740 <80-100%> (+3%)
19./18. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 3.188 / 128.004 <80-100%> (+8%)
20./00. [PSV] Maji-Kyun! Renaissance # <ADV> (Broccoli) {2016.09.21} (¥5.980) – 3.173 / NEW <40-60%>
21./21. [3DS] Pokemon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow _3DS Virtual Console Version_ |DL| (Dedicated Download Card Special) <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.02.27} (¥1.389) – 2.944 / 271.059 <80-100%> (+20%)
22./15. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition <The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt \ The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone \ The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine> <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.09.01} (¥6.480) – 2.561 / 21.730 <60-80%> (-28%)
23./23. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800) – 2.419 / 51.745 <80-100%> (+5%)
24./22. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400) – 2.409 / 130.217 <80-100%> (+1%)
25./25. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 2.285 / 114.664 <80-100%> (+11%)
26./27. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 2.142 / 2.580.745 <80-100%> (+15%)
27./16. [PS4] Tales of Berseria <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.18} (¥8.200) – 2.097 / 209.174 <80-100%> (-38%)
28./12. [PS4] BioShock: The Collection <BioShock \ BioShock 2 \ BioShock Infinite> <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2016.09.15} (¥5.500) – 2.081 / 6.077 <60-80%> (-48%)
29./26. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 2.015 / 239.975 <80-100%> (+0%)
30./28. [3DS] Mario Tennis Open [Nintendo Selects] <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.09.15} (¥2.700) – 1.970 / 3.762 <20-40%> (+10%)

3DS – 13
PS4 – 9
PS3 – 3
PSV – 3
WIU – 2

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


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