Japan: more sales data for Week 1 2020, Holiday season 2019 (Media Create, Dengeki)

Here’s the latest Japanese sales data reports from Media Create, and Dengeki!

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 3)

No Day 1 sell-through data from Media Create this week.

Dengeki (Week 1)

Dengeki report that Pokémon Sword and Shield sold 184 000 additional units this week, with the breakdown as follows:

  • Pokémon Sword: 96 419 units (107 000 units with the Dual Pack) / 1 410 421 units LTD (1 827 000 units LTD with the Dual Pack)
  • Pokémon Shield: 66 538 units (77 000 units with the Dual Pack) / 946 584 units LTD (1 363 000 units LTD with the Dual Pack)
  • Dual Pack: 10 328 units / 416 366 units LTD
  • Total: 3 190 000 units (including Dual Pack)

Right now, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 are the two best-selling games on Nintendo Switch, with 3.57 million units and 3.19 million units. The gap between Pokémon Sword and Shield is fairly slim, and there’s little doubt the latter will become the second best-selling game on the platform during Week 2. It’s quite possible it will eventually outsell Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but there’s little doubt that, should this come to pass, this would not be an easy battle for Pokémon.

This week, Dengeki takes a look at sales during the holiday season (November to January 5th 2020), starting with some raw data:

  • Hardware: 2.1 million units (-6.8%) / 62.3 billion Yen (-20.5%)
  • Software: 8.88 million units (-5.1%) / 61.5 billion Yen
  • Total: 123.8 billion Yen (-11.5%)

The significant drop in Hardware revenue is due to the Nintendo Switch Lite (cheaper than the OG model) and the agressive promotions for the PlayStation 4. Not only less consoles were sold this year compared to the holiday season in 2018, but a fair amount of the consoles sold were also cheaper. Software sales revenue is flat Year on Year, due to the increase of average price of games sold.

Unfortunately, after several years of consecutive growth, the market was down during the holiday season for the first time in 4 years (since 2016).

Once again, the Nintendo Switch sold quite well, it’s the other platforms that are negatively impacting sales:

  • Nintendo Switch (Hardware): 2 million units (+7.5%)
  • Nintendo Switch (Software): 7.08 million units (+5%)
  • PlayStation 4 (Hardware): 380 000 units (-33.6%)
  • PlayStation 4 (Software): 1.71 million units (-8.8%)

Finally, here’s the best-selling games during the holiday season:

  1. [NSW] Pokémon Sword and Shield (The Pokémon Company): 3.19 million units sold
  2. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo): 560 000 units sold
  3. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo): 370 000 units sold
  4. [PS4] Death Stranding (Sony): 280 000 units sold
  5. [PS4] Persona 5: The Royal (Atlus): 250 000 units sold

Here’s the Software sales data for each platform from Dengeki:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS4143,24515.0%5,054,34026.4%
PSV2,5250.3%196,4581.0%
Switch796,59383.5%13,487,11170.4%
3DS11,2481.2%395,5092.1%
ETC6340.1%28,8570.2%
Total954,245100.0%19,162,275100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales data from Dengeki:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS466,64219.4%876,32918.2%
PSV510.0%6,0800.1%
Switch167,56448.9%2,658,03855.1%
Switch Lite105,85630.9%1,171,49424.3%
3DS2,6990.8%108,1212.2%
ETC770.0%6,7300.1%
Total342,889100.0%4,826,792100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software from Dengeki:

01./01. [NSW] Pokemon Sword <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 96.419 / 1.410.421 (-24%)
02./02. [NSW] Pokemon Shield <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 66.538 / 946.584 (-22%)
03./03. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} (¥5.980) – 45.239 / 559.866 (-20%)
04./05. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 <SPT> (Sega) {2019.11.01} (¥5.990) – 42.839 / 244.986 (-7%)
05./06. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 42.222 / 1.228.991 (+0%)
06./10. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 40.500 / 2.521.959 (+15%)
07./07. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 40.488 / 3.567.787 (+13%)
08./08. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480) – 38.467 / 74.054 (+8%)
09./09. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 35.461 / 1.302.619 (+0%)
10./04. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 28.640 / 506.941 (-43%)
11./11. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) – 27.450 / 371.779 (-18%)
12./12. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 24.978 / 782.804 (+0%)
13./14. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 20.200 / 3.194.872 (+10%)
14./17. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 13.922 / 790.464 (+16%)
15./15. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.10} (¥6.100) – 12.067 / 143.525 (-30%)
16./16. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4++ <RPG> (Level 5) {2019.12.05} (¥6.480) – 11.822 / 68.371 (-26%)
17./13. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield Dual Pack {Pokemon Sword \ Pokemon Shield} <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥11.960) – 10.328 / 416.366 (-46%)
18./18. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 9.500 / 445.103 (-12%)
19./23. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 8.939 / 1.150.082 (+22%)
20./22. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980) – 7.756 / 490.200 (+5%)
21./262. [PS4] Detroit: Become Human [Value Selection] <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.11.21} (¥3.900) – 7.753 / 23.046
22./20. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball <SPT> (Konami) {2019.06.27} (¥6.980) – 7.618 / 220.625 (-2%)
23./33. [PS4] eFootball Winning Eleven 2020 <SPT> (Konami) {2019.09.12} (¥7.600) – 6.891 / 124.713 (+59%)
24./25. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game <SPT> (Sega) {2019.07.24} (¥4.990) – 6.811 / 86.950 (+9%)
25./24. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 6.372 / 1.902.423 (-4%)
26./21. [PS4] New Sakura Wars # <ACT> (Sega) {2019.12.12} (¥8.800) – 5.761 / 175.412 (-24%)
27./59. [PS4] Professional Baseball Spirits 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2019.07.18} (¥8.800) – 5.258 / 258.382
28./26. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne Master Edition <Monster Hunter: World \ Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne> # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.09.06} (¥6.990) – 5.222 / 454.294 (-12%)
29./134. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} (¥6.980) – 5.200 / 74.153
30./70. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} (¥6.800) – 5.156 / 153.750
31./19. [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4: Ultimate <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.12.19} (¥7.800) – 5.150 / 33.679 (-36%)
32./38. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} (¥7.900) – 5.117 / 204.809 (+30%)
33./30. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 4.889 / 810.394 (+2%)
34./28. [NSW] FIFA 20 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} (¥5.093) – 4.794 / 45.952 (-9%)
35./29. [NSW] Warriors Orochi 4: Ultimate <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.12.19} (¥7.800) – 4.669 / 20.576 (-5%)
36./37. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town <SLG> (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} (¥5.800) – 4.472 / 121.449 (+12%)
37./32. [PS4] Death Stranding # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.11.08} (¥6.900) – 4.307 / 279.436 (-2%)
38./50. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] <ACT> (Konami) {2018.11.29} (¥2.760) – 4.178 / 53.787 (+84%)
39./31. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} (¥5.980) – 3.961 / 246.130 (-10%)
40./27. [NSW] Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko – Game de Asobou! Ehon no Sekai <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2019.11.07} (¥4.800) – 3.782 / 33.341 (-31%)
41./34. [NSW] Terraria <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.12.19} (¥3.800) – 3.706 / 15.839 (-12%)
42./44. [PS4] Persona 5 Royal # <RPG> (Atlus) {2019.10.31} (¥8.800) – 3.477 / 248.854 (+34%)
43./36. [PS4] Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2019.11.15} (¥7.727) – 3.361 / 62.315 (-19%)
44./35. [NSW] Model Debut Nicola <ADV> (FuRyu) {2019.11.01} (¥6.280) – 3.350 / 28.541 (-20%)
45./39. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Gakkou Seikatsu Hajimerun Desu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2019.07.18} (¥5.800) – 3.278 / 45.939 (-7%)
46./47. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition <Grand Theft Auto V \ Grand Theft Auto Online> [Reprint] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2019.11.07} (¥3.500) – 3.175 / 11.204 (+27%)
47./42. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 3.006 / 406.960 (+9%)
48./46. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} (¥5.980) – 2.806 / 198.321 (+12%)
49./55. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} (¥6.980) – 2.759 / 297.244
50./40. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.11.28} (¥8.980) – 2.700 / 53.545 (-4%)

Source: Dengeki
Sales data compiled by: Chris1964 (ResetERA)

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