Japan: more sales data for Week 11 2018, Kirby Star Allies, Switch, more (Media Create, Dengeki)

Media Create (Week 11)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 11, 2018. It reveals that total Software sales topped 591 000 units, which is 137.73% of Week 10 sales: an increase quite obviously due to the one and only Kirby and Kirby Star Allies.

As a result, sales of new releases more than doubled compared to the previous week. Said new releases account for 56.07% of total Software sales during Week 11, which is 20% more than during Week 10.

Media Create point out that Kirby Star Allies had a better debut than its predecessors on Nintendo 3DS, Kirby: Robobot Planet. Here’s their sales data, to compare:

  • Kirby: Planet Robobot – 145 000 units at launch, and 634 000 units LTD
  • Kirby Triple Deluxe: 214 000 units at launch, and 836 000 units LTD

With 220 000 units sold in just three days, Kirby Star Allies is off to an even better start than its predecessors, which sold pretty well. With the announcement of free additional content during the Nintendo Direct (the week prior to launch), the game got some good exposure, which most likely helped with initial sales.

Since total sales for the previous two games are about 4 times higher than launch sales, Media Create naturally expect Kirby Star Allies to keep selling on the long term. Could it reach 1 million units (something the series hasn’t been able to achieve since the Nintendo DS era)? We will have to wait a few months to find out!

Source: Media Create

Dengeki (Week 11)

Dengeki start by pointing out that Kirby Star Allies is the first mainline Kirby game to be released on a home console since Kirby’s Return to Dream Land / Kirby’s Adventure Wii on Wii. It had no trouble outselling that game and Kirby Planet Roboot:

  • Kirby’s Return to Dream Land / Kirby’s Adventure Wii on Wii – 135 500 units at launch, 795 000 units LTD;
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot – 120 000 units at launch, 573 000 units LTD.

Since pretty much all mainline Kirby games have kept selling on the long run, reaching 500 000 units, they naturally expect Kirby Star Allies to do the same.

Dengeki also report that sales for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions of Attack on Titan 2 are much closer than reported by Media Create (which seem to have undertrack this particular version, for some reason): about 28 000 units for the former, and 29 000 units for the latter.

They also point out that it’s a sharp drop for the series, as the first game sold over 150 000 units at launch (and 330 000 units LTD). Combined, the 3 versions of Attack on Titan 2 have only sold about 72 000 units.

Finally, Dengeki report that Winning Post 8 2018 sold about 12 000 units across all platforms.

But that’s not all. Dengeki also share data for the first year of the Nintendo Switch (to be more precise, the first 55 weeks, so a little over a year). The console has sold over 3.93 million units, with 9.48 million units for Software (across 70 games, not counting digital-only games and digital sales in general). The attach rate is 2.4, which is effectively higher if you factor in digital sales.

Here’s how previous Nintendo consoles fared during a similar timeframe:

  • Wii: 4.24 million units for Hardware, and 12.25 million units for Software (2.9 attach rate)
  • Wii U: 1.42 million units for Hardware, and 3.25 million units for Hardware (2.3 attach rate)

The Nintendo Switch didn’t quite manage to do as well as the Wii (due to shortages, but also poor third-party support overall), but it massively outsold the Wii U.

It will certainly be interesting to see how much the Nintendo Switch can grow during its second year, especially with the announcement of such as major killer app as Super Smash Bros.!

 

 

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 149,536 25.4% 10,837,719 34.6%
PS3 1,737 0.3% 171,692 0.5%
Vita 32,383 5.5% 1,469,567 4.7%
Switch 350,599 59.5% 8,803,691 28.1%
Wii U 1,039 0.2% 294,700 0.9%
3DS 53,890 9.1% 9,749,682 31.1%
X One 126 0.0% 15,747 0.1%
Total 589,310 100.0% 31,342,798 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 21,739 24.7% 1,958,867 27.9%
PS3 35 0.0% 7,674 0.1%
Vita 4,636 5.3% 244,109 3.5%
Switch 49,945 56.6% 3,361,959 48.0%
Wii U 32 0.0% 4,690 0.1%
3DS 4,403 5.0% 627,191 8.9%
2DS 7,236 8.2% 797,911 11.4%
X One 152 0.2% 7,340 0.1%
Total 88,178 100.0% 7,009,742 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 229,050 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 29,029 / NEW
03./00. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 28,118 / NEW
04./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 26,178 / 2,187,080
05./01. [PS4] Like the North Star (Sega) {2018.03.08} – 22,131 / 143,297
06./02. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Capcom) {2018.01.26} – 16,450 / 1,949,194
07./00. [PSV] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 14,506 / NEW
08./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 13,067 / 1,448,078
09./06. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 7,778 / 1,591,730
10./09. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 6,176 / 712,542
11./00. [PS4] Winning Post 8 2018 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 6,168 / NEW
12./00. [PS4] Devil May Cry HD Collection (Capcom) {2018.03.15} – 5,845 / NEW
12./00. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight: Tanjou! Oretachi no Saikyou Body! (FuRyu) {2018.03.15} – 5,806 / NEW
14./07. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} – 5,633 / 21,174
15./00. [PS4] Gal Gun 2 (Inti Creates) {2018.03.15} – 4,147 / NEW
16./08. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} – 4,078 / 39,181
17./10. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} – 3,878 / 196,869
18./14. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 3,794 / 799,634
19./12. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 3,628 / 777,124
20./00. [PSV] Winning Post 8 2018 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 3,070 / NEW
21./16. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 2,961 / 156,791
22./23. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} – 2,956 / 184,071
23./00. [NSW] Winning Post 8 2018 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 2,688 / NEW
24./05. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I Kai – Thors Military Academy 1204 (Nihon Falcom) {2018.03.08} – 2,639 / 12,967
25./22. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 2,611 / 241,728
26./00. [PS4] The Silver Case 2425: Kill the Past x Kill the Life (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.03.15} – 2,450 / NEW
27./25. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 2,394 / 405,475
28./26. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,267 / 437,570
29./00. [NSW] Gal Gun 2 (Inti Creates) {2018.03.15} – 2,253 / NEW
30./17. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima (FuRyu) {2018.03.01} – 2,217 / 11,004
31./21. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.08} – 2,139 / 106,936
32./12. [PS4] Metal Gear Survive (Konami) {2018.02.21} – 2,100 / 44,668
33./15. [PS4] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.22} – 2,088 / 62,271
34./20. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.08} – 2,056 / 168,441
35./32. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} – 1,978 / 159,996
36./31. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} – 1,772 / 425,867
37./40. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,628 / 339,560
38./30. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.01} – 1,522 / 90,880
39./36. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,517 / 305,283
40./33. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 1,511 / 114,149
41./00. [PS4] Burnout Paradise Remastered (Electronic Arts) {2018.03.16} – 1,494 / NEW
42./00. [3DS] Akogare Girls Collection: Wan Nyan Doubutsu Byouin – Pet no Oisha-san ni Narou! (Nippon Columbia) {2018.03.15} – 1,378 / NEW
43./37. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 1,311 / 1,194,230
44./38. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 1,283 / 364,820
45./35. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} – 1,211 / 216,883
46./68. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 1,094 / 1,799,538
47./34. [NSW] Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo) {2018.02.17} – 1,061 / 22,383
48./54. [PS4] NieR Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 1,033 / 383,213
49./44. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} – 1,000 / 62,405
50./41. [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} – 994 / 28,236

Source: Dengeki
Top 50 data compiled by ZSaberLink (ResetEra)

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