[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 43, 2017 (October 23rd – 29th) [Top 50]

Media Create

This week was a pretty busy one for the video game market in Japan, with no less than 8 entries in the Top 20 by Media Create this week. The star is quite obviously Super Mario Odyssey, which sold 462 038 units during the first 3 days on the market. That’s by far the biggest debut for a 3D Mario game in Japan.

That number is significantly lower than the one provided earlier today by Famitsu (510 000 units), and there’s several reasons for that.

First, there’s the usual tracker discrepancy, as they do not all track the same set of stores. Though more important than that is the fact Famitsu does track download cards (something neither Media Create or Dengeki do), and since the game did sell out at a few stores, this could have led a higher number of people to go for a download card instead of a retail copy.

With such a strong opening, Super Mario Odyssey is poised to reach 1 million units sold this very year, unless sales drop like a rock starting next week (though the usual second week drop could worse than usual, depending on how many Nintendo Switch consoles and bundles Nintendo ships to retailers).

Could it reach 2 million units LTD? It’s too early to tell, but if Super Mario Odyssey keeps selling on the long run, like Super Mario 3D Land (and Super Mario World) did, it very well could!

The second entry of the week for Nintendo platforms is Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux, which is off to a surprisingly good start. It sold 60 848 units during the first few days, which is roughly 2/3 of that the original did at launch, on Nintendo DS (about 90 000 units).

With how the other Atlus games have been faring this year on Nintendo 3DS (both Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 and Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology underperformed), this is pretty good news for Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux. It looks like Atlus’ announcement for Shin Megami Tensei V came at just the right moment, generating buzz and interest in the Shin Megami Tensei series.

The original version went to sell over 142 000 units (according to Famitsu data), but it’s unlikely this remake will do the same. Depending on how hard the second week drop is, it could have a shot at reaching 100 000 units, at the very least!

The third entry of the week for Nintendo platforms is Idol Time PriPara: Yume All-Star Live!, with an average debut. It sold about 14 885 units during launch week, which is less than what the previous game did, last year.

The fourth entry of the week for Nintendo platforms is 12-Sai. Torokeru Puzzle Futari no Harmony, with only 6 195 units sold at launch. This is half what the previous two games did on Nintendo 3DS, which is probably not a surprise given the switch in genre, and the fact the anime series is now over.

Finally, the fith and final entry of the week for Nintendo platforms is the budget re-release of Rune Factory 4, which managed to chart with 3 567 units sold. A pretty satisfying result for Marvelous, as budget re-releases often do not even manage to chart in the Top 20.

The massive increase for Nintendo Switch shipments had a positive impacts on several Nintendo Switch games in the Top 20, starting with Splatoon 2. Its sales increased by 36%, reaching 22 445 units this week (1 271 451 units since launch). With the holiday seasons starting in a few weeks, we can expect to see similar increases on a regular basis in the near future.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe also benefitted from the launch of Super Mario Odyssey, with sales increasing by 25%. It sold 13 936 units this week, which brings it pretty close to the 800 000 units threshold (that it should reach within the next couple of weeks).

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

  • 13./10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) – 6.307 / 622.690 (+16%). This game has been seeing increases in sales every time Nintendo Switch shipments were on the rise, so it’s not surprising to see the same happened this time again;
  • 16./11. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) – 4.588 / 106.947 (-12%). No increase, but sales remain steady enough: a good sign, what with the approaching holiday season and all;
  • 18./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) – 3.815 / 260.228 (+39%). It looks like the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp announcement, combined with the usual payday boost, have had a positive impact on the sales of the greenest of ever-green games on Nintendo 3DS!
  • 20./12. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (Nintendo) – 3.480 / 46.575 (-32%). This one should drop from the Top 20 next week, but should pop back up once the holiday season kicks in.

Media Create – Software Top 50

01./00. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 462.038 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Ark: Survival Evolved <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.10.26} (¥6.800) – 70.177 / NEW
03./00. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux # <RPG> (Atlus) {2017.10.26} (¥6.480) – 60.848 / NEW
04./00. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Origins <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.10.27} (¥8.400) – 49.419 / NEW
05./00. [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.26} (¥6.100) – 28.245 / NEW
06./07. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 22.445 / 1.271.451 (+36%)
07./01. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport # <RCE> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.19} (¥6.900) – 17.670 / 167.956 (-88%)
08./00. [3DS] Idol Time PriPara: Yume All-Star Live! # <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2017.10.26} (¥5.500) – 14.885 / NEW
09./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 13.936 / 772.533 (+25%)
10./03. [PS4] The Evil Within 2 <ADV> (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.10.19} (¥7.980) – 12.624 / 55.565 (-71%)
11./04. [PS4] Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary <TBL> (Square Enix) {2017.10.19} (¥7.800) – 9.570 / 51.662 (-77%)
12./02. [PS4] Kyoei Toshi <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.19} (¥8.200) – 8.117 / 57.052 (-83%)
13./10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.307 / 622.690 (+16%)
14./00. [3DS] 12-Sai. Torokeru Puzzle Futari no Harmony <PZL> (Happinet) {2017.10.26} (¥5.480) – 6.195 / NEW
15./09. [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War <RPG> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.10.12} (¥7.800) – 5.869 / 34.095 (-27%)
16./11. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 4.588 / 106.947 (-12%)
17./06. [PSV] Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary <TBL> (Square Enix) {2017.10.19} (¥5.980) – 4.210 / 22.994 (-78%)
18./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 3.815 / 260.228 (+39%)
19./00. [3DS] Rune Factory 4 [Best Collection] # <SLG> (Marvelous) {2017.10.26} (¥2.980) – 3.567 / NEW
20./12. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.10.05} (¥4.980) – 3.480 / 46.575 (-32%)
21./00. [PS4] Yahari Game Demo Ore no Seishun Love-Kome wa Machigatteiru. & Zoku: Oatome Set <Yahari Game Demo Ore no Seishun Love-Kome wa Machigatteiru. \ Yahari Game Demo Ore no Seishun Love-Kome wa Machigatteiru. Zoku> <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.10.26} (¥7.800)
22./17. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800)
23./25. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980)
24./13. [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥7.800)
25./00. [3DS] Rune Factory 4 [Best Collection] <SLG> (Marvelous) {2017.10.26} (¥2.980)
26./22. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980)
27./16. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers <RPG> (Level 5) {2017.08.10} (¥4.800)
28./14. [PS4] No Heroes Allowed! VR |PlayStation VR| <SLG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.14} (¥4.900)
29./28. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400)
30./15. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥7.600)
31./23. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800)
32./21. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥5.980)
33./24. [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800)
34./31. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
35./30. [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.28} (¥7.800)
36./33. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800)
37./32. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} (¥4.800)
38./41. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
39./20. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2017.09.28} (¥7.800)
40./00. [PSV] Steam Prison: Nanatsu no Bitoku <ADV> (Dramatic Create) {2017.10.26} (¥6.900)
41./00. [PSV] Amaekata wa Kanojo Nari ni. # <ADV> (Entergram) {2017.10.26} (¥5.980)
42./39. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
43./36. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥8.980)
44./40. [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)
45./37. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700)
46./26. [PS4] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.10.05} (¥3.990)
47./38. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami [New Price Edition] <ADV> (Sega) {2017.09.21} (¥1.990)
48./45. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
49./35. [NSW] Lost Sphear <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.10.12} (¥5.800)
50./29. [PS4] Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.10.05} (¥7.980)

Media Create Software Week 43 2017

Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

PS4 – 21
3DS – 13
NSW – 12
PSV – 4

Media Create – Hardware

As expected, Nintendo did ship a loooot more Nintendo Switch consoles for the launch of Super Mario Odyssey, with sales topping 126 000 units. That’s the second best week for the console (even better than when Splatoon 2 was released), and the best post-launch one. And the fun thing is, shortages are still there, and are not going away until next year (not with the holiday season around the corner).

Now, it will be interesting to see how many Nintendo Switch consoles will be shippped during the next few weeks, especially the next one. The drop wasn’t too hard during the week following Splatoon 2, but that was during the Summer holidays. The holiday season is yet to start, so Nintendo may be tempted to pace themselves, ahead of what is going to be a pretty busy December.

Thanks to the launch of Super Mario Odyssey, and the increased shipments, the Nintendo Switch sold enough to reach 2 million units. It’s the 6th fastest console to do so in Japan, with the Nintendo 3DS doing it two weeks earlier. Of course, if not for the endless shortages that have plagued the console since launch, it would have reached 2 million units sold faster.

While the Nintendo Switch keeps selling like hot pancakes, the same cannot be said of the Nintendo 3DS, which has been in a bit of a slump since the end of the Summer holidays. It sold “only” 17 283 units this week, which is once again less than last year during the same week (25 660 units).

Unfortunately, the gap with 2016 sales keeps getting smaller, and it’s unlikely to change any time soon. Yes, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is releasing on November 17th, but it’s highly doubtful it will have as strong an impact on sales as Pokémon Sun and Moon did… and that’s not even taking into account that the former is bound to sell (significantly) less than the latter, since it’s not a brand new entry or even a remake.

What’s more, the line-up for the holiday period does seem quite weaker this year, compared 2016 (no Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, for example). At this rate, it’s not clear whether 2017 will end up on a rise for the Nintendo 3DS or not. If it doesn’t, then at the very least, the drop should not be too hard. 2018, one the other, is going to be an entirely different story…

Finally, the Wii U sold 41 units this week.

Famitsu

01./00. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 511.625 / NEW <80-100%>
02./00. [PS4] Ark: Survival Evolved <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.10.26} (¥6.800) – 72.580 / NEW <60-80%>
03./00. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux # <RPG> (Atlus) {2017.10.26} (¥6.480) – 57.725 / NEW <60-80%>
04./00. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Origins <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.10.27} (¥8.400) – 53.716 / NEW <60-80%>
05./00. [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.26} (¥6.100) – 21.291 / NEW <20-40%>
06./07. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 21.258 / 1.309.889 <80-100%> (+50%)
07./00. [3DS] Idol Time PriPara: Yume All-Star Live! # <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2017.10.26} (¥5.500) – 15.033 / NEW <20-40%>
08./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 14.921 / 717.297 <80-100%> (+34%)
09./01. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport # <RCE> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.19} (¥6.900) – 14.290 / 153.647 <60-80%> (-90%)
10./03. [PS4] The Evil Within 2 <ADV> (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.10.19} (¥7.980) – 10.408 / 53.976 <80-100%> (-76%)
11./04. [PS4] Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary <TBL> (Square Enix) {2017.10.19} (¥7.800) – 9.726 / 48.918 <60-80%> (-75%)
12./02. [PS4] Kyoei Toshi <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.19} (¥8.200) – 8.083 / 52.724 <80-100%> (-82%)
13./11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.608 / 551.920 <80-100%> (+15%)
14./00. [3DS] Rune Factory 4 [Best Collection] # <SLG> (Marvelous) {2017.10.26} (¥2.980) – 5.991 / NEW <40-60%>
15./00. [3DS] 12-Sai. Torokeru Puzzle Futari no Harmony <PZL> (Happinet) {2017.10.26} (¥5.480) – 5.444 / NEW <20-40%>
16./00. [PS4] Yahari Game Demo Ore no Seishun Love-Kome wa Machigatteiru. & Zoku: Oatome Set <Yahari Game Demo Ore no Seishun Love-Kome wa Machigatteiru. \ Yahari Game Demo Ore no Seishun Love-Kome wa Machigatteiru. Zoku> <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.10.26} (¥7.800) – 5.335 / NEW <60-80%>
17./09. [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War <RPG> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.10.12} (¥7.800) – 4.342 / 35.208 <80-100%> (-44%)
18./12. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 4.296 / 108.874 <60-80%> (-25%)
19./05. [PSV] Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary <TBL> (Square Enix) {2017.10.19} (¥5.980) – 3.809 / 19.624 <40-60%> (-76%)
20./10. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.10.05} (¥4.980) – 3.674 / 53.627 <60-80%> (-40%)
21./21. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 3.351 / 240.876 <80-100%> (+43%)
22./13. [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥7.800) – 3.081 / 85.156 <80-100%> (-32%)
23./14. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers <RPG> (Level 5) {2017.08.10} (¥4.800) – 2.944 / 194.590 <80-100%> (-20%)
24./18. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800) – 2.893 / 174.191 <80-100%> (-5%)
25./15. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥5.980) – 2.865 / 1.728.391 <80-100%> (-18%)
26./17. [3DS] Pokemon Gold / Silver _3DS Virtual Console Version_ |DL| (Dedicated Download Card Special) <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.09.22} (¥1.111) – 2.556 / 92.837 <80-100%> (-17%)
27./16. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥7.600) – 2.364 / 114.634 <80-100%> (-27%)
28./29. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 2.103 / 306.828 <80-100%> (+10%)
29./00. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 1.892 / 230.282 <80-100%> (+35%)
30./26. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) – 1.879 / 47.098 <80-100%> (-7%)

Top 30

PS4 – 12
3DS – 9
NSW – 8
PSV – 1

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

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