[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 49, 2016 (Dec. 05 – 11) [Top 50]

Update: added full Top 50 from Media Create!

Media Create – Software

This week, several new Nintendo 3DS games made their way to Media Create’s Top 20, starting with the completely wacky Miitopia. Unfortunately, its sales are not really that wacky, with only 27 090 units sold during the first four days. It looks like Nintendo and retailers expected more, as the initial shipment is quite big.

According to Famitsu, sell through ratio is 20-40%, which is actually alright for such a busy period.

Due to the very nature of the game, Miitopia is one of those titles where word of mouth is pretty crucial. And with such lukewarm first week sales, if word of mouth doesn’t work, retailers will not hesitate to slash prices pretty fast (though they will most definitely wait until January before doing so), which is something Nintendo would prefer to avoid.

The second entry of the week on Nintendo 3DS is Puyo Puyo Chronicle, with 13 873 units sold at launch (sell through ratio: 20-40%). This is a rather disappointing debut for this title, as Puyo Puyo Tetris sold about 42 000 units (according to Famitsu) at launch… and it was a multiplatform title, whereas this one is a Nintendo 3DS exclusive. Hopefully for SEGA, sales pick up in the upcoming weeks (with Christmas and New Year).

Finally, the third entry is Kunio-kun Nekketsu: Complete Famicom Edition, which sold 8 266 units at launch according to Media Create (sell through ratio: 40-60%). This is a rather good debut… at the very least, better than River City Ransom SP’s (and in line with Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki’s). Unfortunately, games from that series generally drop from the Top 20 pretty fast, so it will be hard to see how it sells over the upcoming weeks.

Next, we have Pokémon Sun and Moon‘s fourth week, which was also pretty good with 190 101 units sold (-15%) according to Media Create. As mentioned before, sales will remain strong until the end of the holiday period, and even beyond that if everything goes well. Since launch, Pokémon Sun and Moon has sold 2 379 446 units (stand-alone), and at least 2 694 430 units with the double-pack (314 984 as of Week 48).

As for Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, it had a great second week with 117 908 units sold: that’s only -27% compared to Week 48, an (extremely) unusually low drop. Naturally, it’s not too surprising for a popular game from a popular franchise on a popular platform a few weeks before Christmas, but it’s certainly a sight to behold.

It’s now pretty much guaranteed Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS will reach 500 000 units before the end of the year. It might even reach 1 million units LTD, but that will depend on how fast and hard sales drop in January and beyond. Unlike the Wii U version, this one doesn’t have a hardware bundle to rely on (as the Super Mario Maker Wii U Premium Packs was pretty much the only way to buy a Wii U for several months).

Now, let’s take a look at how the various family-friendly titles on Wi iU and Nintendo 3DS are performing, with the holiday boost:

  • 10./07. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) – 11.333 / 38.159 (+14%). It may been over 4 years old, this one always a boost in sales during the end of year period, and it’s even more noticeable this year thanks to the Welcome amiibo edition;
  • 11./10. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush (Nintendo) – 10.460 / 88.544 (+33%). After a disappointing debut, this one is doing pretty well: it looks like it will reach 100 000 units sold next week, and maybe 150 000 units before the end of the year. It looks like we may have been a tad too fast in our statement at launch!
  • 12./12. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) – 10.263 / 199.413 (+48%). Minecraft being popular during the holiday period is anything but surprising (the PS Vita version last year is proof of that!). It’s basically sold over 200 000 units at retail (as of writing), and it should end up around 250 000 units by the end of the year;
  • 13./16. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu (Nippon Columbia) – 8.744 / 90.088 (+89%). After making its comeback in the Top 20 from Media Create last week, sales just keep increasing;
  • 15./13. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) – 7.357 / 485.844 (+47%). Sales remain strong, which is something we’re used to with the Kirby series (especially during such a busy period);
  • 19./20. [WIU] Splatoon (Nintendo) – 5.852 / 1.507.565 (+58%). It looks like Japanese players haven’t forgotten to stay fresh for Christmas this year!

Finally, we have All Kamen Rider: Rider Revolution at #16, with 6 175 units sold. That’s quite the drop (-74%), and the holiday period isn’t really having any impact on sales (for now?). With 29 484 units sold so far, it should be able to reach 50 000 units sold when all is said and done.

Media Create – Software Top 50

01./00. [PS4] Yakuza 6: The Song of Life # <ADV> (Sega) {2016.12.08} (¥8.190) – 218.168 / NEW
02./02. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 190.101 / 2.379.446 (-15%)
03./03. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 117.908 / 280.088 (-27%)
04./00. [PS4] The Last Guardian <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.12.06} (¥6.900) – 82.260 / NEW
05./01. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800) – 79.792 / 770.263 (-88%)
06./00. [3DS] Miitopia <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥4.700) – 27.090 / NEW
07./04. [PS4] Watch Dogs 2 <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2016.12.01} (¥8.400) – 17.835 / 57.801 (-55%)
08./00. [3DS] Puyo Puyo Chronicle # <RPG> (Sega) {2016.12.08} (¥5.490) – 13.873 / NEW
09./09. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 12.505 / 946.488 (+56%)
10./07. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 11.333 / 38.159 (+14%)
11./10. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} (¥4.700) – 10.460 / 88.544 (+33%)
12./12. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 10.263 / 199.413 (+48%)
13./16. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800) – 8.744 / 90.088 (+89%)
14./00. [3DS] Kunio-kun Nekketsu: Complete Famicom Edition <Renegade \ Super Dodgeball \ River City Ransom \ Nintendo World Cup \ Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundoukai \ Downtown Special: Kunio-Kun no Jidaigeki Dayo Zenin Shuugou! \ Crash ‘n the Boys: Ice Challenge \ Crash ‘n the Boys: Street Challenge \ Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu \ Kunio-Kun no Nekketsu: Soccer League \ Nekketsu! Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes> <ETC> (Arc System Works) {2016.12.08} (¥4.800) – 8.266 / NEW
15./13. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 7.357 / 485.844 (+47%)
16./05. [3DS] All Kamen Rider: Rider Revolution # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.12.01} (¥5.700) – 6.175 / 29.484 (-74%)
17./00. [PS4] Touhou Shinhiroku: Urban Legend in Limbo. <FTG> (Mediascape) {2016.12.08} (¥4.700) – 6.058 / NEW
18./15. [PS4] Battlefield 1 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} (¥7.800) – 6.050 / 220.422 (+24%)
19./20. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 5.852 / 1.507.565 (+58%)
20./06. [PSV] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.11.22} (¥7.600) – 5.337 / 103.773 (-47%)
21./08. [PS4] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.11.22} (¥8.200)
22./27. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
23./17. [PS4] Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.11.04} (¥7.900)
24./21. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories # <RPG> (Capcom) {2016.10.08} (¥5.800)
25./18. [3DS] Beyblade Burst <RPG> (FuRyu) {2016.11.10} (¥5.780)
26./28. [WIU] Paper Mario: Color Splash <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.10.13} (¥5.700)
27./26. [3DS] Aikatsu Stars! My Special Appeal <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.11.24} (¥5.300)
28./37. [3DS] Disney Magic World 2 # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.11.05} (¥5.690)
29./42. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter / Dragon Chapter <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2016.07.28} (¥4.800)
30./46. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700)
31./00. [PS4] Dishonored 2 <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2016.12.08} (¥7.980)
32./23. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
33./31. [3DS] PriPara Mezameyo! Megami no Dress Design # <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2016.11.10} (¥5.400)
34./39. [3DS] Dragon Ball: Fusions # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.04} (¥5.700)
35./45. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.09.15} (¥7.600)
36./48. [3DS] 12-Sai. Koisuru Diary <ADV> (Happinet) {2016.08.04} (¥5.815)
37./41. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700)
38./00. [PS4] Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition <Diablo III \ Diablo III: Reaper of Souls> [New Price Edition] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.12.08} (¥3.800)
39./47. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
40./33. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800)
41./00. [3DS] Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.09.15} (¥5.300)
42./00. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.571)
43./22. [PS4] Resident Evil 6 <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.12.01} (¥2.800)
44./49. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
45./24. [PS4] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2016.11.10} (¥5.980)
46./00. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Omise Hajimerundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2015.11.19} (¥4.800)
47./32. [PS4] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.11.02} (¥7.600)
48./14. [PS4] Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.11.23} (¥7.800)
49./00. [3DS] Megami Meguri # <ETC> (Capcom) {2016.12.08} (¥5.800)
50./00. [3DS] Akogare Girls Collection: Pika Pika Nurse Monogatari – Shounika Haitsumo Oosawagi <ADV> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.11.10} (¥4.800)

Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

3DS – 26
PS4 – 17
WIU – 5
PSV – 2

Media Create – Hardware

Hardware-wise, Nintendo 3DS sales are back above the 100 000 units/week threshold, and will most definitely stay there at least until early January. According to Media Create, it sold 108 975 units during Week 49, and that’s pretty much entirely due to the holiday period (this week’s new releases could not have had a significant impact on sales). As we expected, Miitopia didn’t have any noticeable impact on sales.

Compared to last year, sales are slightly down: about 4 000 units less than during the same week in 2015. That’s a pretty satisfying result, even if the drop from 2015 keeps getting larger. Since the holiday period is by far the strongest of the year for Nintendo, sales will remain strong in the upcoming weeks (we can definitely expect them to keep increasing during the next couple of weeks).

Week 40 will have Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki and the Nintendo 2DS + New Super Mario Bros. 2 bundle, so next week’s increase should be pretty noticeable (more than usual during that period of the year). Speaking of the Nintendo 2DS, its contribution to total Nintendo 3DS sales is once again quite noticeable: this is due to the new Pokémon bundle, released on December 8th.

According to Media Create, the Nintendo 3DS has sold 21 780 183 units since launch (almost as much as the PlayStation 2, which ended up selling 21 833 216 units). In order to reach 22 million units before the end of the year, it needs to sell 219 817 units during the next 3 weeks. In other words, it needs to sell an average of 73 272 units / week.

Finally, Wii U sales dropped slightly this week, with only 4 656 units sold according to Media Create. While the drop is pretty anecdotal, it’s certainly telling that sales are remaining flat during the busiest period of the year.

Famitsu – Software Top 30

01./00. [PS4] Yakuza 6: The Song of Life # <ADV> (Sega) {2016.12.08} (¥8.190) – 201.211 / NEW <60-80%>
02./02. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 181.594 / 2.734.744 <80-100%> (-20%)
03./03. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 116.798 / 276.814 <60-80%> (-27%)
04./01. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800) – 72.545 / 789.194 <60-80%> (-90%)
05./00. [PS4] The Last Guardian <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.12.06} (¥6.900) – 68.368 / NEW <60-80%>
06./00. [3DS] Miitopia <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥4.700) – 28.231 / NEW <20-40%>
07./00. [3DS] Puyo Puyo Chronicle # <RPG> (Sega) {2016.12.08} (¥5.490) – 16.357 / NEW <20-40%>
08./04. [PS4] Watch Dogs 2 <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2016.12.01} (¥8.400) – 15.672 / 62.491 <60-80%> (-67%)
09./08. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 9.273 / 36.810 <40-60%> (-5%)
10./12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 8.851 / 822.506 <80-100%> (+75%)
11./10. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 8.748 / 193.142 <80-100%> (+30%)
12./11. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} (¥4.700) – 7.705 / 97.220 <60-80%> (+50%)
13./00. [3DS] Kunio-kun Nekketsu: Complete Famicom Edition <Renegade \ Super Dodgeball \ River City Ransom \ Nintendo World Cup \ Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundoukai \ Downtown Special: Kunio-Kun no Jidaigeki Dayo Zenin Shuugou! \ Crash ‘n the Boys: Ice Challenge \ Crash ‘n the Boys: Street Challenge \ Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu \ Kunio-Kun no Nekketsu: Soccer League \ Nekketsu! Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes> <ETC> (Arc System Works) {2016.12.08} (¥4.800) – 7.597 / NEW <40-60%>
14./15. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800) – 7.383 / 83.816 <80-100%> (+75%)
15./06. [PSV] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.11.22} (¥7.600) – 6.405 / 101.700 <60-80%> (-49%)
16./05. [3DS] All Kamen Rider: Rider Revolution # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.12.01} (¥5.700) – 5.650 / 24.464 <40-60%> (-70%)
17./23. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 4.651 / 453.373 <80-100%> (+47%)
18./07. [PS4] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.11.22} (¥8.200) – 4.644 / 91.264 <60-80%> (-54%)
19./00. [PS4] Touhou Shinhiroku: Urban Legend in Limbo. <FTG> (Mediascape) {2016.12.08} (¥4.700) – 4.573 / NEW <40-60%>
20./19. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 4.531 / 1.440.600 <80-100%> (+35%)
21./24. [3DS] Aikatsu Stars! My Special Appeal <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.11.24} (¥5.300) – 4.403 / 17.818 <40-60%> (+41%)
22./00. [PS4] Dishonored 2 <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2016.12.08} (¥7.980) – 4.373 / NEW <20-40%>
23./21. [3DS] Beyblade Burst <RPG> (FuRyu) {2016.11.10} (¥5.780) – 4.247 / 31.467 <60-80%> (+30%)
24./14. [PS4] Battlefield 1 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} (¥7.800) – 4.172 / 223.466 <80-100%> (-7%)
25./00. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 4.124 / 2.603.247 <80-100%>
26./27. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) – 3.960 / 1.315.640 <80-100%> (+51%)
27./30. [3DS] PriPara Mezameyo! Megami no Dress Design # <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2016.11.10} (¥5.400) – 3.711 / 36.357 <60-80%> (+52%)
28./16. [PS4] Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.11.04} (¥7.900) – 3.461 / 153.067 <80-100%> (-13%)
29./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories # <RPG> (Capcom) {2016.10.08} (¥5.800) – 3.207 / 271.296 <80-100%>
30./00. [WIU] Paper Mario: Color Splash <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.10.13} (¥5.700) – 3.114 / 58.436 <60-80%>

Top 30

3DS – 16
PS4 – 9
WIU – 3
PSV – 2

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


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