[Japan] Media Create sales for Week 6, 2018 (February 5th – February 11th) [Top 50]

Splatoon 2

Media Create

This week see the arrival of several entries in the Top 20 Software from Media Create, but none of them is on a Nintendo platform. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a single Nintendo Switch or Nintendo 3DS release… there was one: Gal Metal, on Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, it did not chart, which means it sold less than 3 373 units… not the best of results!

At least, the various Nintendo Switch games in the Top 20 kept on selling steadily. That’s the case of Splatoon 2, with 23 461 units sold (-9%). It’s become the very first multi-million seller on Nintendo Switch, with 2 021 028 units sold at retail alone. It seems highly unlikely Splatoon 2 is going to stop selling any time soon, so it definitely would not be farfetched to expect it to reach 3 million units LTD (maybe this very year).

As for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it’s drop week on week is almost the same as for Splatoon 2: only -10%. It sold 19 210 additional units, bringing the total since launch to 1 327 107 units. Definitely one of the must-haves for new Nintendo Switch owners!

Wondering how Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is faring in Japan? It’s actually doing pretty well, with 15 755 units sold this week (-26% Week on Week). As of this week, it’s already sold 130 000 units at retail (129 815 units to be precise), which means it should have no trouble selling at least 200 000 units LTD (thanks, word of mouth)!

Super Mario Odyssey also keeps on selling, with no sign of sales significantly slowing down for now. This week, it sold 13 912 units (-13% Week on Week), bringing the total since launch to over 1.6 million units (1 601 866 units to be precise). With this game, the question isn’t really whether it will manage to reach 2 million units, but when. Answer: definitely this year!

Finally, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is yet another Nintendo Switch game that just keeps on selling. Given the extremely positive reception and strong word of mouth, it’s no real surprise, especially as more and more people can find a Nintendo Switch in stores easily. It certainly makes you wonder just how long it’s going to keep selling at this steady pace. Since launch, over 859 764 units have been sold at retail alone.

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

  • 12./09. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) – 9.654 / 1.548.683 (-12%). Despite anemic sales for the Nintendo 3DS, this one is still selling pretty steadily;
  • 13./10. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980) – 6.436 / 155.782 (-9%). It’s certainly interesting to see that one stil hanging around in the Top 20!
  • 14./07. [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks) – 5.625 / 19.547 (-60%). Better than expected for its second week;
  • 15./14. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) – 4.512 / 114.728 (+20%). A second week of increase, thanks to additional shipments;
  • 16./13. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) – 4.477 / 395.563 (+2%). Yes, it’s still selling steadily!
  • 17./11. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword / Magnum (Level 5) – 4.437 / 501.342 (-27%). 500 000 units sold as of this week, though it’s most likely going to be the last time we see this game in the Top 20 for a little while;
  • 18./12. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo) – 4.322 / 364.806 (-3%). It lost 6 places this week, but that’s almost exclusively due to the new releases as sales only dropped by 3%;
  • 19./15. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) – 4.320 / 222.781 (+16%). Thanks to additional shipments, sales are once again on the rise… and it’s not over yet, as the game is still facing supply issues at some stores;
  • 20./18. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) – 3.373 / 214.492 (+6%). It looks like Nintendo Switch owners also want their own share of Monster Hunting action, with sales once again on the rise. It will be interesting to see how long it manages to stay in the Top 20.

Media Create – Software Top 50

01./01. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) – 159.613 / 1.750.969 (-54%)
02./00. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.08} (¥7.800) – 117.495 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.08} (¥8.200) – 75.623 / NEW
04./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 23.461 / 2.021.028 (-9%)
05./00. [PS4] Shadow of the Colossus <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.02.08} (¥4.900) – 21.900 / NEW
06./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 19.210 / 1.327.107 (-10%)
07./04. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980) – 15.755 / 129.815 (-26%)
08./02. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.01} (¥7.600) – 14.237 / 82.968 (-79%)
09./06. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 13.912 / 1.601.866 (-13%)
10./08. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 12.087 / 859.764 (-5%)
11./00. [PS4] Dragon’s Crown Pro # <ACT> (Atlus) {2018.02.08} (¥7.980) – 11.691 / NEW
12./09. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 9.654 / 1.548.683 (-12%)
13./10. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980) – 6.436 / 155.782 (-9%)
14./07. [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim <The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim \ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard \ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Hearthfire \ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn> <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} (¥6.980) – 5.625 / 19.547 (-60%)
15./14. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) – 4.512 / 114.728 (+20%)
16./13. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 4.477 / 395.563 (+2%)
17./11. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level 5) {2017.12.16} (¥4.800) – 4.437 / 501.342 (-27%)
18./12. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 4.322 / 364.806 (-3%)
19./15. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 4.320 / 222.781 (+16%)
20./18. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800) – 3.373 / 214.492 (+6%)
21./19. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥7.980)
22./31. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥4.980)
23./20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700)
24./23. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3.280)
25./17. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥7.900)
26./21. [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800)
27./16. [PS4] Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT <ACT> (Square Enix) {2018.01.11} (¥7.800)
28./27. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross [Best Price!] <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.11.30} (¥3.990)
29./00. [NSW] Gal Metal! <ACT> (DMM Games) {2018.02.08} (¥4.980)
30./33. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400)
31./30. [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980)
32./42. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)
33./44. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Twin Villages+ <SLG> (Marvelous) {2017.12.14} (¥3.980)
34./35. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥5.800)
35./00. [NSW] Cave Story+ <ADV> (Pikii) {2018.02.08} (¥3.700)
36./22. [PS4] Gintama Ranbu # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.01.18} (¥7.600)
37./40. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers <RPG> (Level 5) {2017.08.10} (¥4.800)
38./37. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
39./25. [PSV] Gintama Ranbu # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.01.18} (¥6.800)
40./24. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2017.12.07} (¥7.800)
41./49. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} (¥4.800)
42./43. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2017.03.03} (¥4.990)
43./36. [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition <Horizon Zero Dawn \ Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds> <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.12.07} (¥5.900)
44./00. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
45./39. [PS4] Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition <FTG> (Capcom) {2018.01.18} (¥4.990)
46./46. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} (¥4.980)
47./48. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
48./38. [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥7.800)
49./29. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – Deluxe Edition <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.12.21} (¥5.800)
50./28. [PS4] The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.01.25} (¥7.600)

Media Create Software Week 6 2018

Media Create – Number of games in Top 50

NSW – 20
PS4 – 17
3DS – 11
PSV – 2

Media Create – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch sales are slightly down Week on Week, due to lower shipments. Unfortunately, it looks like our prediction of sales “only going up from now on” were not spot on, though it’s not like they dropped a cliff either. With 43 404 units sold this week, the Nintendo Switch is doing fairly well, especially on the Software front.

Right now, stock issues in Japan have dramatically improved over last year, and the long queues and lotteries seem to be a thing of the past. It’s generally possible for someone to find on in store, though they may have to try more than one store before finding one. In a way, it’s a “good” thing the Q1 line-up is so sparse. The console should reach 400 000 units sold in 2018 next week.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, sales remain anemic, with only 10 516 units, and the lack of new releases doesn’t really help… not that there’s much left that could have a significant impact on sales anyway.

Famitsu – Software Top 30

01./00. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.08} (¥7.800) – 125.527 / NEW <60-80%>
02./01. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) – 114.740 / 1.688.426 <80-100%> (-49%)
03./00. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.08} (¥8.200) – 81.219 / NEW <60-80%>
04./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 20.451 / 2.016.182 <80-100%> (-15%)
05./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 17.670 / 1.309.969 <80-100%> (-7%)
06./05. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980) – 14.247 / 148.793 <80-100%> (-21%)
07./06. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 14.230 / 799.515 <80-100%> (-20%)
08./08. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 13.908 / 1.543.115 <80-100%> (-5%)
09./02. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.01} (¥7.600) – 13.462 / 72.927 <60-80%> (-77%)
10./00. [PS4] Shadow of the Colossus <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.02.08} (¥4.900) – 13.004 / NEW <40-60%>
11./00. [PS4] Dragon’s Crown Pro # <ACT> (Atlus) {2018.02.08} (¥7.980) – 9.759 / NEW <20-40%>
12./09. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 8.424 / 2.152.260 <80-100%> (-22%)
13./07. [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim <The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim \ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard \ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Hearthfire \ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn> <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} (¥6.980) – 5.275 / 20.124 <60-80%> (-64%)
14./10. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980) – 5.099 / 162.250 <80-100%> (-14%)
15./12. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) – 4.769 / 112.364 <80-100%> (+5%)
16./13. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 4.584 / 342.985 <80-100%> (+5%)
17./14. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 4.410 / 211.439 <80-100%> (+4%)
18./15. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 4.073 / 333.123 <80-100%> (+0%)
19./11. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level 5) {2017.12.16} (¥4.800) – 3.726 / 477.099 <80-100%> (-27%)
20./24. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥4.980) – 2.733 / 150.573 <80-100%> (+24%)
21./18. [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800) – 2.727 / 77.654 <80-100%> (-18%)
22./19. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800) – 2.584 / 225.204 <80-100%> (-13%)
23./21. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥7.980) – 2.048 / 170.319 <80-100%> (-13%)
24./23. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 2.035 / 345.783 <80-100%> (-10%)
25./30. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3.280) – 1.932 / 55.130 <80-100%> (+3%)
26./16. [3DS] Pokemon Crystal _3DS Virtual Console Version_ |DL| (Dedicated Download Card Special) <RPG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.26} (¥1.389) – 1.902 / 18.192 <80-100%> (-52%)
27./29. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 1.815 / 345.240 <80-100%> (-6%)
28./00. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers <RPG> (Level 5) {2017.08.10} (¥4.800) – 1.668 / 249.486 <80-100%>
29./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross [Best Price!] <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.11.30} (¥3.990) – 1.649 / 17.784 <60-80%>
30./17. [PS4] Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT <ACT> (Square Enix) {2018.01.11} (¥7.800) – 1.617 / 142.346 <80-100%> (-53%)

Famitsu – Number of games in Top 50

NSW – 14
3DS – 8
PS4 – 8

Famitsu – Hardware

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


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