[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 44, 2017 (October 30th – November 5th) [Top 50]

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This week wasn’t quite as busy as the previous one, with only 3 entries in the Top 20 from Media Create. The only one on Nintendo platforms is Girls Mode 4: Star Stylist (known as Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique 3 – Styling Star in Europe, and Style Savvy: Styling Star in North America). which opened with 32 176 units sold.

That’s the lowest debut for the series, but that should come to no surprise to anyone as this is not only the third game on Nintendo 3DS, but it was also released pretty late in the lifecycle of the Nintendo 3DS.

With the upcoming holiday period, it should easily be able to sell at least 100 000 units before the end of the year, though it will still be the lowest-selling game in the series (it’s unlikely to catch up with Style Savvy 2: Fashion Forward, that ended up selling over 225 000 units LTD according to Famitsu).

Style Savvy sales

After a strong debut (the strongest for a 3D Mario game ever), Super Mario Odyssey had a good second week with 116 931 units sold. That’s a 75% drop, but that was to be expected after such a strong first week, and with Nintendo Switch sales dropping by almost 50%. The thing is, the game is bound to sell pretty well over the holiday season, and we can expect sales to go back up sooner rather than later.

With 578 969 units sold since launch, Super Mario Odyssey will reach 600 000 units sold next week. It will be interesting to see where sales will be at just before the holiday season kicks in, at the end of the month!

The various Nintendo Switch games in the Top 20 all saw an increase in sales this week (despite the drop in Hardware sales), thanks to the public holiday on Friday and the recent launch of Super Mario Odyssey bringing in lots of new users hungry for games. Splatoon 2 is one of them, and it saw it sales increase by 5%. It sold 23 557 units this week, bringing the total to nearly 1.3 million units (1 295 008 units).

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe saw a stronger increase in sales (+14%), probably because it was selling less than Splatoon 2. There’s also bound to be people picking up that game in particular to go alongisde Super Mario Odyssey, another game featuring Mario. Next week, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will reach 800 000 units sold since launch, further cementing the fact it will top 1 million units sold before the end of the year.

Meanwhile, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey had the typical second week drop for a JRPG, with sales down by 84%. The game sold 9 798 additional units during Week 44, bringing the total to over 70 000. It could eventually reach 100 000 units, but it’s definitely going to take many weeks (sales for such “hardcore” JPRGs are pretty frontloaded, and concentrated on the first week).

Next, let’s take a look at how the games in the second half of the Top 20 ahve been faring:

  • 12./13. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) – 6.662 / 629.352 (+6%). Another week of steady sales for Zelda!
  • 14./16. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokémon Co.) – 4.882 / 111.829 (+6%). This game is also enjoying pretty steady sales, which is a great sign ahead of the holiday season;
  • 16./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) – 4.008 / 264.236 (+5%). As if the sales increase from last week wasn’t enough, here’s another one, for good measure;
  • 19./20. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (Nintendo) – 3.171 / 49.746 (-9%). It manages to stay in the Top 20 one more week, with pretty steady sales;
  • 20./08. [3DS] Idol Time PriPara: Yume All-Star Live! (Takara Tomy) – 3.080 / 17.965 (-79%). A harsh second week drop, but the holiday season is drawing near…

Media Create – Software Top 20

01./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥7.900) – 168.324 / NEW
02./01. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 116.931 / 578.969 (-75%)
03./00. [PS4] .hack//G.U. Last Recode <.hack//G.U. Vol.1//Rebirth \ .hack//G.U. Vol.2//Reminisce \ .hack//G.U. Vol.3//Redemption> # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.11.01} (¥7.600) – 61.816 / NEW
04./00. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} (¥4.980) – 32.176 / NEW
05./06. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 23.557 / 1.295.008 (+5%)
06./02. [PS4] Ark: Survival Evolved <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.10.26} (¥6.800) – 23.370 / 93.547 (-67%)
07./04. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Origins <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.10.27} (¥8.400) – 22.272 / 71.692 (-55%)
08./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 15.913 / 788.445 (+14%)
09./03. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux # <RPG> (Atlus) {2017.10.26} (¥6.480) – 9.798 / 70.647 (-84%)
10./07. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport # <RCE> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.19} (¥6.900) – 9.045 / 177.001 (-49%)
11./05. [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.26} (¥6.100) – 7.679 / 35.924 (-73%)
12./13. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.662 / 629.352 (+6%)
13./10. [PS4] The Evil Within 2 <ADV> (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.10.19} (¥7.980) – 5.809 / 61.374 (-54%)
14./16. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 4.882 / 111.829 (+6%)
15./11. [PS4] Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary <TBL> (Square Enix) {2017.10.19} (¥7.800) – 4.858 / 56.520 (-49%)
16./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 4.008 / 264.236 (+5%)
17./12. [PS4] Kyoei Toshi <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.19} (¥8.200) – 3.511 / 60.563 (-57%)
18./15. [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War <RPG> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.10.12} (¥7.800) – 3.367 / 37.462 (-43%)
19./20. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.10.05} (¥4.980) – 3.171 / 49.746 (-9%)
20./08. [3DS] Idol Time PriPara: Yume All-Star Live! # <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2017.10.26} (¥5.500) – 3.080 / 17.965 (-79%)
21./23. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980)
22./22. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800)
23./29. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400)
24./27. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers <RPG> (Level 5) {2017.08.10} (¥4.800)
25./26. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980)
26./31. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800)
27./24. [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥7.800)
28./34. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
29./17. [PSV] Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary <TBL> (Square Enix) {2017.10.19} (¥5.980)
30./30. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥7.600)
31./28. [PS4] No Heroes Allowed! VR |PlayStation VR| <SLG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.14} (¥4.900)
32./32. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥5.980)
33./45. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700)
34./33. [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800)
35./37. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} (¥4.800)
36./38. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
37./00. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700)
38./49. [PS4] Lost Sphear <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.10.12} (¥5.800)
39./42. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
40./36. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800)
41./48. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
42./39. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2017.09.28} (¥7.800)
43./35. [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.28} (¥7.800)
44./00. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} (¥5.700)
45./44. [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)
46./00. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800)
47./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800)
48./47. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami [New Price Edition] <ADV> (Sega) {2017.09.21} (¥1.990)
49./43. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥8.980)
50./25. [3DS] Rune Factory 4 [Best Collection] <SLG> (Marvelous) {2017.10.26} (¥2.980)

Media Create Software Week 44 2017

Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

PS4 – 22
3DS – 15
NSW – 11
PSV – 2

Media Create – Hardware

This week saw a significant drop in sales for the Nintendo Switch, and once again, it’s because Nintendo didn’t ship enough units to retailers. It’s not too surprising since the Super Mario Odyssey launch week was the strongest week since launch for the console, and the holiday season is drawing near.

We can safely expect sales to go back up starting next week, or at the very least to remain stable. And even in the case sales/shipments were to drop again, it would be a rather limited drop. Nintendo should start shipping a significant amount of consoles to retailers by the end of the month (that’s when the holiday season starts in Japan), but until then, it should be pretty calm on the Nintendo Switch front.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, sales increased slightly, but it’s nothing to write home about: only +3 000 units compared to the previous week. With 20 856 units sold, the handheld is still tracking behind 2016 sales on a weekly basis, and unfortunately, it’s unlikely to change anytime soon. At least, the Total for 2017 is still ahead of the one for 2016, but for ho much longer?

Finally, the Wii U sold 38 units this week.

Famitsu

01./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥7.900) – 170.996 / NEW <80-100%>
02./01. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 125.592 / 637.217 <80-100%> (-75%)
03./00. [PS4] .hack//G.U. Last Recode <.hack//G.U. Vol.1//Rebirth \ .hack//G.U. Vol.2//Reminisce \ .hack//G.U. Vol.3//Redemption> # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.11.01} (¥7.600) – 44.330 / NEW <80-100%>
04./00. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} (¥4.980) – 35.757 / NEW <20-40%>
05./02. [PS4] Ark: Survival Evolved <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.10.26} (¥6.800) – 23.396 / 95.976 <80-100%> (-68%)
06./06. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 21.734 / 1.331.623 <80-100%> (+2%)
07./04. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Origins <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.10.27} (¥8.400) – 20.460 / 74.176 <80-100%> (-62%)
08./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 16.448 / 733.745 <80-100%> (+10%)
09./03. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux # <RPG> (Atlus) {2017.10.26} (¥6.480) – 10.702 / 68.427 <60-80%> (-81%)
10./13. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 7.514 / 559.434 <80-100%> (+14%)
11./05. [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.26} (¥6.100) – 6.308 / 27.599 <40-60%> (-70%)
12./09. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport # <RCE> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.19} (¥6.900) – 6.157 / 159.804 <60-80%> (-57%)
13./11. [PS4] Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary <TBL> (Square Enix) {2017.10.19} (¥7.800) – 4.628 / 53.546 <60-80%> (-52%)
14./10. [PS4] The Evil Within 2 <ADV> (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.10.19} (¥7.980) – 4.433 / 58.409 <80-100%> (-57%)
15./18. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 3.950 / 112.824 <80-100%> (-8%)
16./21. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 3.581 / 244.457 <80-100%> (+7%)
17./07. [3DS] Idol Time PriPara: Yume All-Star Live! # <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2017.10.26} (¥5.500) – 3.282 / 18.315 <40-60%> (-78%)
18./23. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers <RPG> (Level 5) {2017.08.10} (¥4.800) – 3.073 / 197.663 <80-100%> (+4%)
19./12. [PS4] Kyoei Toshi <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.19} (¥8.200) – 3.008 / 55.732 <80-100%> (-63%)
20./20. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.10.05} (¥4.980) – 2.926 / 56.553 <60-80%> (-20%)
21./17. [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War <RPG> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.10.12} (¥7.800) – 2.715 / 37.923 <80-100%> (-37%)
22./24. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800) – 2.695 / 176.886 <80-100%> (-7%)
23./25. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥5.980) – 2.467 / 1.730.858 <80-100%> (-14%)
24./26. [3DS] Pokemon Gold / Silver _3DS Virtual Console Version_ |DL| (Dedicated Download Card Special) <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.09.22} (¥1.111) – 2.311 / 95.148 <80-100%> (-10%)
25./30. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) – 2.145 / 49.243 <80-100%> (+14%)
26./22. [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥7.800) – 2.127 / 87.283 <80-100%> (-31%)
27./19. [PSV] Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary <TBL> (Square Enix) {2017.10.19} (¥5.980) – 2.040 / 21.664 <40-60%> (-46%)
28./28. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 1.989 / 308.817 <80-100%> (-5%)
29./27. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥7.600) – 1.965 / 116.599 <80-100%> (-17%)
30./29. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 1.879 / 232.161 <80-100%> (-1%)

Top 30

PS4 – 13
3DS – 8
NSW – 8
PSV – 1

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Source: Media Create / Famitsu
Via: Chris1964 (ResetEra)
Additional data by GamesDataLibrary


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