Japan: more sales data for Week 12 2018 (Media Create, Dengeki)

Media Create (Week 12)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 12, 2018. It reveals that total Software sales topped 582 000 units, which is 98.51% of Week 11 sales: a rather limited drop, that could have been worse if not for the public holiday on Wednesday that boosted sales of previously released games.

Indeed, despite the many new releases, new games only account for 218 000 of the 582 000 units sold during Week 12. Fortunately, sales of previously released games increased significantly: they topped 364 000 units, which is roughly 140% of Week 11 sales. Overall, Software sales were flat.

Source: Media Create

Media Create (Day-1 Sell-through)

This week, we have the Day-1 sell-through for just one, lone Nintendo Switch game:

  • [NSW] Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm for Nintendo Switch (Sprite) – 30%. A rather low sell-through, though according to the developers, the game was already in the black thanks to pre-orders and the first shipment.

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

Dengeki (Week 12)

During its second week, Kirby Star Allies sold about 88 000 units, bringing total sales to over 317 000, and therefore allowing it to reach 300 000 units sold in less than two weeks. There were quite a few new releases, but none of them sold enough to make the cute pink ball drop from the top spot.

As for Detective Pikachu, it had a decent opening with 41 000 units sold during the first 3 days. Finally, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition sold 24 000 units at launch.

Hardware-wise, Nintendo Switch sales have been slightly improving over the past few weeks, and is “catching up” with the PlayStation 4 that received a major boost in sales thanks to Monster Hunter World. This week, it sold about 52 000 units, which accounts for 58.3% of total Hardware sales.

Dengeki don’t forget to point out that next week, the Nintendo Switch will reach the 4 million units sold milestone (it’s currently sitting at ~3 990 000 units). And with the start of Spring holidays for elementary and junior high-school students, they expect to see an increase in sales during the last week of the Fiscal Year.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 213,665 37.0% 11,051,384 34.6%
PS3 1,775 0.3% 173,467 0.5%
Vita 36,335 6.3% 1,505,902 4.7%
Switch 234,532 40.6% 9,038,223 28.3%
Wii U 1,337 0.2% 296,037 0.9%
3DS 89,731 15.5% 9,839,413 30.8%
X One 85 0.0% 15,832 0.0%
Total 577,460 100.0% 31,920,258 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 20,522 23.1% 1,979,389 27.9%
PS3 34 0.0% 7,708 0.1%
Vita 3,820 4.3% 247,929 3.5%
Switch 51,892 58.3% 3,413,851 48.1%
Wii U 27 0.0% 4,717 0.1%
3DS 4,746 5.3% 631,937 8.9%
2DS 7,753 8.7% 805,664 11.3%
X One 166 0.2% 7,506 0.1%
Total 88,960 100.0% 7,098,702 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./01. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 87,684 / 316,734
02./00. [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Sega) {2018.03.21} – 58,174 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Level 5) {2018.03.23} – 54,400 / NEW
04./00. [3DS] Detective Pikachu (Pokemon Co.) {2018.03.23} – 40,613 / NEW
05./04. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 33,639 / 2,220,719
06./00. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.22} – 23,938 / NEW
07./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 15,111 / 1,463,189
08./06. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Capcom) {2018.01.26} – 12,711 / 1,961,905
09./00. [PSV] Ikemen Sengoku: Toki o Kakeru Koi – Aratanaru Deai (Idea Factory) {2018.03.22} – 10,963 / NEW
10./00. [NSW] PriPara All Idol Perfect Stage! (Takara Tomy) {2018.03.22} – 10,129 / NEW
11./03. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 9,720 / 37,838
12./05. [PS4] Like the North Star (Sega) {2018.03.08} – 9,281 / 152,578
12./02. [PS4] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 8,950 / 37,979
14./09. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 8,750 / 1,600,480
15./10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 6,317 / 718,859
16./07. [PSV] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 5,644 / 20,150
17./14. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} – 4,460 / 25,634
18./17. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} – 3,894 / 200,763
19./21. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 3,589 / 160,380
20./18. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 3,578 / 803,212
21./00. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Remastered (Ubisoft) {2018.03.22} – 3,406 / NEW
22./19. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 3,206 / 780,330
23./16. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} – 3,183 / 42,364
24./27. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 3,050 / 408,525
25./25. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 2,972 / 244,700
26./28. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,911 / 440,481
27./30. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima (FuRyu) {2018.03.01} – 2,672 / 13,676
28./22. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} – 2,656 / 186,727
29./12. [PS4] Devil May Cry HD Collection (Capcom) {2018.03.15} – 2,527 / 8,372
30./35. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} – 2,328 / 162,324
31./00. [PS4] Just Cause 3: Gold Edition (Square Enix) {2018.03.22} – 2,271 / NEW
32./00. [PSV] Dance with Devils: My Carol (Rejet) {2018.03.22} – 2,213 / NEW
33./37. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 2,139 / 341,699
34./43. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 1,911 / 1,196,141
35./46. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 1,889 / 1,801,427
36./11. [PS4] Winning Post 8 2018 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 1,822 / 7,990
37./31. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.08} – 1,813 / 108,749
38./40. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 1,806 / 115,955
39./36. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} – 1,778 / 427,645
40./39. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,689 / 306,972
41./12. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight: Tanjou! Oretachi no Saikyou Body! (FuRyu) {2018.03.15} – 1,678 / 7,484
42./32. [PS4] Metal Gear Survive (Konami) {2018.02.21} – 1,633 / 46,301
43./34. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.08} – 1,533 / 169,974
44./24. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I Kai – Thors Military Academy 1204 (Nihon Falcom) {2018.03.08} – 1,483 / 14,450
45./00. [PSV] D.S.-Dal Segno- (Entergram) {2018.03.22} – 1,438 / NEW
46./38. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.01} – 1,422 / 92,302
47./45. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} – 1,406 / 218,289
48./00. [PSV] Kanojo Step (Piacci) {2018.03.21} – 1,394 / NEW
49./49. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} – 1,367 / 63,772
50./44. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 1,311 / 366,131

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

Famitsu (February, Digital sales estimates)

According to the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, Pokémon Crystal Version sold about 6 861 units on the Nintendo eShop in February. As always, do note those are mere estimates, not hard data!

Source: Famitsu
Via: ryokutya2089

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