Japan: more sales data for Week 12, 2017, February 2017, FY 2016-17 (Media Create, Dengeki, Famitsu)

Week 12, 2017 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published its weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 12, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 648 000 units, which is 48.31% of Week 11 sales. As for Hardware, sales topped 160 000 units, which is 116.01% of Week 11 sales.

Naturally, such a significant drop in Software sales is due to Monster Hunter XX, released the week prior. Meanwhile, Hardware sales are up thanks to the Nintendo Switch, which received sizeable shipments for the first time since launch.

Sales for new releases were pretty limited, with only 17 000 units for 10 titles. On the other hand, sales of previously-released titles were strong: they basically doubled. This is obviously due to Monster Hunter XX, which sold over 280 000 units this week, and 1 129 000 units since launch. It’s the first time this year that a game sells 1 million units.

As for the Nintendo Switch, it sold over 78 000 units this week, and over 520 000 units since launch. After 4 weeks on the market, Nintendo’s new home console hasn’t outsold the Wii U (over 627 000 units, but that’s because it was released during the holiday period), but it’s been selling better than the PlayStation during the same timeframe (440 000 units).

However, the PlayStation 4’s first year was pretty poor overall, so as explained several times before, it’s too early to say whether the Nintendo Switch is a success or not.

Source: Media Create

First-day sell-through (Media Create)

This week, we have the first-day sell-through data for only one game:

  • [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) – 20%

Source: Media Create
Via: hiska-kun (NeoGAF)

Week 12, 2017 (Dengeki)

Dengeki reports 254 000 units sold for Monster Hunter XX during Week 12, and 1 248 000 units since launch. Just like Media Create, they note that it’s the first game to sell at least 1 million units this year.

In comparison, Monster Hunter X had sold over 1.9 million units by the second week, so the drop is quite noticeable for Monster Hunter XX. Dengeki hope that the spring break will boost sales, but it’s clear this expansion is not going to sell anywhere near the original version.

Thanks to the Spring break (for children in elementary and junior-high school), Hardware sales rose by 4.1% (142 000 units), but Software sales were down (-58.2%, 608 000 unit sold). Dengeki report 74 000 units sold for the Nintendo Switch during its 4th week on the market, and 517 000 units since launch.

As for the Fiscal Year (March 28th, 2016 to March 26th, 2017), despite one extra week, Software sales are down by 6.1% (32.38 million units). On the other hand, Hardware sales are up, but only very slightly: +0.2%, with 5.41 million units sold.

Quite interestingly, if we look at the amount of revenue generated, the whole picture changes. Hardware sales are actually down (136.5 billion Yen, -1%), while Software sales are also down, but with a smaller drop: -1.7%, with 328 billion Yen generated.

Finally, here’s the Top 3 Software for the full year:

  1. [3DS] Pokémon Sun and Moon (The Pokémon Company): 3.22 million units
  2. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura (Level-5): 1.33 million units
  3. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX (Capcom): 1.24 million units

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 121,061 19.9% 9,355,265 28.9%
PS3 4,469 0.7% 1,134,059 3.5%
Vita 41,282 6.8% 3,928,166 12.1%
Switch 77,489 12.7% 608,716 1.9%
Wii U 17,079 2.8% 1,600,395 4.9%
3DS 346,240 56.9% 15,697,656 48.5%
X One 414 0.1% 41,619 0.1%
Total 608,034 100.0% 32,365,876 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 26,710 17.6% 1,951,023 36.1%
PS3 1,919 1.3% 41,863 0.8%
Vita 8,500 5.6% 687,409 12.7%
Switch 74,256 48.8% 517,205 9.6%
Wii U 419 0.3% 194,253 3.6%
3DS 32,970 21.7% 1,608,359 29.7%
2DS 7,110 4.7% 399,491 7.4%
X One 193 0.1% 8,407 0.2%
Total 152,077 100.0% 5,408,010 100.0%

And here’s Dengeki’s Top 50 for Software:

01./01. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 253,811 / 1,248,476
02./04. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 36,372 / 314,605
03./08. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 23,617 / 153,463
04./06. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} – 16,061 / 132,842
05./07. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} – 12,033 / 176,533
06./03. [PSV] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} – 9,604 / 45,271
07./05. [PS4] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} – 8,415 / 36,344
08./15. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 8,372 / 63,900
09./10. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 8,239 / 264,624
10./02. [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash (Marvelous) {2017.03.16} – 7,550 / 58,647
11./13. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 7,300 / 75,001
12./17. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 6,911 / 1,020,243
13./09. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 6,825 / 83,912
14./19. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 5,744 / 719,115
15./16. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} – 5,461 / 189,143
16./18. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 5,433 / 1,679,831
17./20. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 4,956 / 1,540,333
18./00. [PS4] Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Square Enix) {2017.03.23} – 4,056 / NEW
19./21. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 3,950 / 247,923
20./22. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} – 3,944 / 108,240
21./24. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 3,794 / 35,961
22./23. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (SCE) {2015.03.19} – 3,539 / 1,070,715
23./25. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 3,361 / 140,740
24./28. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) {2017.03.03} – 3,122 / 23,372
25./00. [PSV] Hatsuyuki Sakura (Entergram) {2017.03.23} – 3,117 / NEW
26./27. [3DS] Doraemon the Movie: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken (FuRyu) {2017.03.02} – 2,967 / 15,662
27./12. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight Mezase! Buddy Champion! (FuRyu) {2017.03.16} – 2,783 / 12,827
28./30. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 2,433 / 182,567
29./38. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 2,344 / 2,617,467
30./00. [PSV] Side Kicks! (Nippon Cultural Broadcasting eXtend) {2017.03.23} – 2,250 / NEW
31./34. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 2,244 / 191,088
32./35. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 2,161 / 291,795
33./36. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} – 2,144 / 199,969
34./29. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 2,128 / 942,296
35./26. [PS4] Nioh (Koei Tecmo) {2017.02.09} – 2,117 / 138,265
36./39. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Capcom) {2017.01.26} – 1,994 / 318,853
37./37. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} – 1,983 / 164,410
38./00. [PS4] Farming Simulator 17 (Intergrow) {2017.03.23} – 1,844 / NEW
39./47. [WIU] Splatoon (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} – 1,772 / 1,512,864
40./32. [PSV] Super Robot Wars V (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.02.23} – 1,767 / 104,909
41./48. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 1,728 / 511,126
42./40. [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes (Konami) {2016.12.15} – 1,728 / 116,989
43./33. [PS4] Super Robot Wars V (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.02.23} – 1,472 / 122,221
44./49. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura – Busters T-Pack {Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi \ Yo-Kai Watch 3: Tempura} (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 1,461 / 60,778
45./51. [3DS] Mario Party Star Rush (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} – 1,461 / 164,112
46./31. [3DS] Manga-ka Debut Monogatari: Suteki na Manga o Egakou (Nippon Columbia) {2017.03.16} – 1,378 / 3,972
47./11. [PS4] Konoyo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo: Yu-No (5pb.) {2017.03.16} – 1,363 / 12,315
48./54. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories (Capcom) {2016.10.08} – 1,300 / 329,145
49./44. [3DS] Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! (Nintendo) {2016.12.22} – 1,294 / 309,508
50./00. [PS4] WRC 6: World Rally Championship (Intergrow) {2017.03.23} – 1,288 / NEW

Source: Dengeki

Fiscal Year – March 28th, 2016 to March 26th, 2017 (Famitsu)

For the Fiscal Year, Nintendo 3DS are actually up Year on Year, though not by much. It’s still a surprising result for such an “old” platform, which shows that Nintendo really played their hand well with the Nintendo 2DS. If you look at individual model sales, you can see that all Nintendo 3DS model are down, but that Nintendo 2DS sales compensated for the drop.

To the surprise of no one, Wii U sales dropped like a rock, from 845 261 units to 199 564. Finally, the Nintendo Switch sold 524 371 units, which is a satisfying debut.

Source: Famitsu
Via: Chris1964 (NeoGAF)

March 2017 Digital estimates (Famitsu)

In the latest issue, Famitsu shares their latest digital estimates for the Japanese market. Unsurprisingly, Nintendo platforms didn’t fare too well, and the one entry is Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 at #10 with 8 766 units sold. Pokémon Sun and Moon was #15, with 3 798 units sold on the Nintendo eShop (88 467 units since launch).

01. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Unity – 134.091 / 136.651 (Ubisoft) – {20/11/2014}*
02. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – 126.689 / 126.689 (Ubisoft) – {22/02/2014}*
03. [PS4] Let it Die – 63.675 / 63.675 (Gung Ho) – {02/02/2017}
04. [PS4] Nioh – 43.724 / 43.724 (Koei Tecmo) – {09/02/2017}
05. [PS4] Nier: Automata – 38.180 / 38.180 (Square Enix) – {23/02/2017}
06. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbox Six: Siege – 23.645 / 63.589 (Ubisoft) – {10/12/2015}*
07. [PS4] Super Robot Wars V – 17.904 / 17.904 (Bandai Namco) – {23/02/2017}
08. [PS4] For Honor – 14.627 / 14.627 (Ubisoft) – {16/02/2017}
09. [PSV] Super Robot Wars V – 10.851 / 10.851 (Bandai Namco) – {23/02/2017}
10. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional – 8.766 / 8.766 (Square Enix) – {09/02/2017}
11. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition – 8.295 / 261.308 (SCE) – {25/12/2014}*
12. [PS4] Four Goddesses Online: Cyber Dimension Neptune – 6.747 / 6.747 (Compile Heart) – {09/02/2017}
13. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard – 5.066 / 31.154 (Capcom) – {26/01/2017}
14. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V – 4.287 / 29.400 (Take-Two Interactive Japan) – {11/12/2014}*
15. [3DS] Pokémon Sun / Moon – 3.798 / 88.467 (Pokémon Co.) – {18/11/2016}
16. [PS4] Gravity Rush 2 – 2.378 / 21.199 (SIE) – {19/01/2017}
17. [PS4] The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 – 1.986 / 1.986 (Nippon Ichi) – {23/02/2017}
18. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue – 1.727 / 18.289 (Square Enix) – {12/01/2016}
19. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition – 1.619 / 182.812 (Microsoft) – {17/12/2015}*
20. [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto – 1.542 / 1.542 (Bandai Namco) – {02/02/2017}
21. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS – 1.495 / 16.587 (Nintendo) – {08/12/2016}
22. [3DS] Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! – 1.443 / 13.105 (Nintendo) – {22/12/2016}
23. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 1.429 / 8.615 (Nintendo) – {23/11/2016}
24. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 1.382 / 356.654 (SCE) – {23/06/2014}
25. [PS4] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 with Power up Kit – 1.328 / 1.328 (Koei Tecmo) – {16/02/2017}
26. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World – 1.166 / 5.003 (Nintendo) – {19/01/2017}
27. [3DS] Miitopia – 1.165 / 6.503 (Nintendo) – {01/12/2016}
28. [PSV] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 Ultimate – 833 / 833 (Koei Tecmo) – {23/02/2017}
29. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 749 / 92.389 (Square Enix) – {29/11/2016}
30. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki – 482 / 7.379 (Level 5) – {15/12/2016}

Source: Famitsu
Data compiled by: Okami (NeoGAF)


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