[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 41, 2017 (October 9th – 15th) [Top 50]

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Week 39 was already a slow week for the Japanese market, but Week 40 did manage to do worse. There are a few entries in the Top 20 by Media Create, but they all sold pretty poor. For example, Lost Sphear only sold about 13 000 units on the two platforms it was released on, with 5 770 units sold for the Nintendo Switch version.

In comparison, Tokyo RPG Factory’s previous game, I am Setsuna, sold 33 629 units during its launch week… on PlayStation 4 only. If you add sales from the PS Vita version, you end up with 61 000 units sold. As you can see, to say that Lost Sphear didn’t sell quite as much as its predecessor would be quite the understatement.

It’s not clear why Lost Sphear sold poorly, though it’s probably safe to assume players were not that impressed with I am Setsuna to begin with. The higher price point most likely didn’t help either. It doesn’t look like there has ever been much interest in the game, and Square-Enix didn’t push the game as hard as they did I am Setsuna.

This week, Splatoon 2 was almost #1 of sales, with 19 622 units sold. Thanks to steady Nintendo Switch shipments, sales are equally steady (only -12%). The same can be said of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which sold 13 321 units this week. Sales were flat, wtih a 1% drop. Unfortunately, we will have to wait until next week for them to reach the 750 000 units threshold!

Next, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions had a better second week than expected (especially after the disappointing debut), with 12 215 units sold: that’s a 53% drop from launch week. There’s no doubt the public holiday on Monday helped sales a fair bit, and that otherwise, the drop would be closer to -70%.

Pokkén Tournament DX didn’t really benefit from the public holiday, but still sold pretty decently: 8 367 units this week. Unfortunately, just like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it will have to wait until next week for the next sales milestone (in that case, 100 000 units). It’s now sold 97 135 units since launch.

Finally, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is still enjoying steady sales, with 6 088 units sold this week (-2%). If it can sell that well during slow week, it certainly bodes well for the rest of the year. Maybe it could even top 1 million units this very year (combined with Wii U version and digital sales for both platforms, obviously).

Next, here’s how the games in the second half of the Media Create Top 50 have been faring:

  • 14./09. [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors (Koei Tecmo) – 4.016 / 53.531 (-50%). Nothing much to say about this game, which is following a pretty standard sales trajectory so far;
  • 15./14. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) – 3.966 / 155.634 (-17%). Sales remain steady, though pretty uneventful;
  • 16./18. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) – 3.939 / 180.898 (-5%). Another game with steady sales, thanks to the public holiday on Monday;
  • 17./17. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) – 3.815 / 44.239 (-12%). Another week with steady sales;
  • 18./16. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥5.980) – 3.659 / 1.741.582 (-16%). Probably one of the last weeks in the Top 20 for this game;
  • 19./21. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) – 3.497 / 253.665. Due to low sales for the whole market, this one makes yet another comeback in the Top 20.

Media Create – Software Top 50

01./00. [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War <RPG> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.10.12} (¥7.800) – 20.144 / NEW
02./02. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 19.622 / 1.232.523 (-12%)
03./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 13.321 / 747.454 (-1%)
04./01. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.10.05} (¥4.980) – 12.215 / 38.003 (-53%)
05./06. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 8.367 / 97.135 (-29%)
06./00. [PS4] Lost Sphear <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.10.12} (¥5.800) – 7.363 / NEW
07./04. [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥7.800) – 6.703 / 75.791 (-49%)
08./11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.088 / 610.953 (-2%)
09./00. [NSW] Lost Sphear <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.10.12} (¥5.800) – 5.770 / NEW
10./00. [PS4] No Heroes Allowed! VR |PlayStation VR| <SLG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.14} (¥4.900) – 5.462 / NEW
11./05. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2017.09.28} (¥7.800) – 5.457 / 105.298 (-57%)
12./10. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥7.600) – 4.307 / 102.018 (-31%)
13./08. [PS4] Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.10.05} (¥7.980) – 4.093 / 14.919 (-62%)
14./09. [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.28} (¥7.800) – 4.016 / 53.531 (-50%)
15./14. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800) – 3.966 / 155.634 (-17%)
16./18. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers <RPG> (Level 5) {2017.08.10} (¥4.800) – 3.939 / 180.898 (-5%)
17./17. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) – 3.815 / 44.239 (-12%)
18./16. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥5.980) – 3.659 / 1.741.582 (-16%)
19./21. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 3.497 / 253.665
20./00. [PSV] Yoshiwara Higanbana Kuon no Chigiri <ADV> (Prototype) {2017.10.12} (¥6.400) – 3.396 / NEW
21./15. [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800)
22./19. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980)
23./07. [PS4] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.10.05} (¥3.990)
24./23. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980)
25./13. [3DS] Fire Emblem Warriors |New Nintendo 2DS/New Nintendo 3DS| # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.28} (¥6.800)
26./25. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400)
27./00. [PS4] Date-A-Live: Rio Reincarnation HD <Date A Live: Rine Utopia \ Date A Live: Ars Install> # <ADV> (Compile Heart) {2017.10.12} (¥6.800)
28./32. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
29./30. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} (¥4.800)
30./24. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥8.980)
31./34. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800)
32./41. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980)
33./42. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700)
34./26. [PS4] Everybody’s Golf <SPT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.31} (¥5.900)
35./20. [PS4] Destiny 2 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.09.06} (¥7.900)
36./35. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package <Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online \ Dragon Quest X: Nemureru Yuusha to Michibiki no Meiyuu Online \ Dragon Quest X: Inishie no Ryuu no Denshou Online> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.08.17} (¥4.800)
37./29. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami [New Price Edition] <ADV> (Sega) {2017.09.21} (¥1.990)
38./40. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800)
39./27. [PS4] Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition <Fallout 4 \ Fallout 4: Wasteland Workshop \ Fallout 4: Far Harbor \ Fallout 4: Automatron \ Fallout 4: Contraptions Workshop \ Fallout 4: Vault-Tec Workshop \ Fallout 4: Nuka-World> <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.09.28} (¥5.980)
40./44. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} (¥5.700)
41./00. [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds |PlayStation VR| <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥4.900)
42./49. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
43./38. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700)
44./28. [3DS] Metroid: Samus Returns # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.09.15} (¥4.980)
45./12. [PSV] Tokyo Clanpool # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2017.10.05} (¥6.800)
46./46. [PS4] Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite <FTG> (Capcom) {2017.09.21} (¥6.990)
47./33. [PS4] NBA 2K18 # <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2017.09.19} (¥7.300)
48./37. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package <Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online \ Dragon Quest X: Nemureru Yuusha to Michibiki no Meiyuu Online \ Dragon Quest X: Inishie no Ryuu no Denshou Online> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.09.21} (¥4.800)
49./48. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
50./45. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} (¥4.980)

Media Create Software Week 41 2017

Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

PS4 – 20
3DS – 15
NSW – 12
PSV – 3

Media Create – Hardware

This week, Nintendo shipped more or less the same amount of Nintendo Switch, and so sales were steady: about 40 000 units were sold. It doesn’t look like we should be expecting any major increase in sales until Super Mario Odyssey is released, next week.

It does look like Nintendo is saving consoles for the big day (it’s unlikely 40 000 units per week is the maximum amount allowed by their current production capacities), though it’s not clear how many units are being withheld each week.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, sales once again dropped this week, but it’s hardly surprising during such a slow week (without any new releases). The console sold about 20 000 units, which is slightly less than last year during the same week (about 27 000). 2017 sales are still tracking ahead of 2016 sales, but it’s truly the holiday period that will determine whether sales will drop or not for the full year.

Finally, the Wii U sold 58 units this week.

Famitsu sales

01./00. [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War <RPG> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.10.12} (¥7.800) – 23.046 / NEW <80-100%>
02./02. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 18.392 / 1.274.470 <80-100%> (+0%)
03./01. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.10.05} (¥4.980) – 15.673 / 43.836 <60-80%> (-44%)
04./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 12.363 / 691.281 <80-100%> (-3%)
05./06. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 9.420 / 98.839 <60-80%> (-23%)
06./04. [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥7.800) – 7.731 / 77.571 <80-100%> (-40%)
07./00. [PS4] Lost Sphear <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.10.12} (¥5.800) – 7.269 / NEW <20-40%>
08./00. [NSW] Lost Sphear <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.10.12} (¥5.800) – 6.562 / NEW <20-40%>
09./11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.161 / 539.558 <80-100%> (-8%)
10./15. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥5.980) – 4.939 / 1.722.038 <80-100%> (-1%)
11./14. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers <RPG> (Level 5) {2017.08.10} (¥4.800) – 4.867 / 187.956 <80-100%> (-4%)
12./10. [3DS] Pokemon Gold / Silver _3DS Virtual Console Version_ |DL| (Dedicated Download Card Special) <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.09.22} (¥1.111) – 4.813 / 87.196 <80-100%> (-37%)
13./00. [PS4] No Heroes Allowed! VR |PlayStation VR| <SLG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.14} (¥4.900) – 4.698 / NEW <60-80%>
14./13. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥7.600) – 4.636 / 109.027 <80-100%> (-19%)
15./17. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800) – 4.424 / 168.261 <60-80%> (-7%)
16./09. [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.28} (¥7.800) – 4.387 / 53.429 <60-80%> (-48%)
17./08. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2017.09.28} (¥7.800) – 4.336 / 118.084 <80-100%> (-54%)
18./07. [PS4] Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.10.05} (¥7.980) – 4.167 / 13.992 <60-80%> (-58%)
19./12. [3DS] Fire Emblem Warriors |New Nintendo 2DS/New Nintendo 3DS| # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.28} (¥6.800) – 3.831 / 31.818 <60-80%> (-41%)
20./18. [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800) – 3.442 / 20.833 <60-80%> (-23%)
21./03. [PS4] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.10.05} (¥3.990) – 3.294 / 16.292 <60-80%> (-75%)
22./00. [PS4] Date-A-Live: Rio Reincarnation HD <Date A Live: Rine Utopia \ Date A Live: Ars Install> # <ADV> (Compile Heart) {2017.10.12} (¥6.800) – 3.023 / NEW <40-60%>
23./19. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) – 3.011 / 43.208 <80-100%> (-24%)
24./22. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 2.969 / 235.184 <80-100%> (+18%)
25./20. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥8.980) – 2.460 / 1.319.499 <80-100%> (-6%)
26./00. [PSV] Yoshiwara Higanbana Kuon no Chigiri <ADV> (Prototype) {2017.10.12} (¥6.400) – 2.258 / NEW <80-100%>
27./26. [PS4] Everybody’s Golf <SPT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.31} (¥5.900) – 2.251 / 152.595 <80-100%> (+5%)
28./27. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 2.068 / 302.818 <80-100%> (-1%)
29./00. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 1.903 / 260.005 <80-100%>
30./29. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 1.888 / 226.984 <80-100%> (+0%)

Top 30

PS4 – 13
NSW – 10
3DS – 6
PSV – 1

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

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