Japan: more sales data for Week 12 2019, Fiscal Year 2018-19 (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create (Week 12)

Today, Media Create shared their weekly report on video games sales in Japan. It reveals that Software sales topped 689 000 units, which is 157.19% of Week 11 sales. That noticeable increase is mainly due to two things: the release of major games, and the public holiday on Thursday (along with the start of Spring break for students).

Also, the number of new releases more than doubled compared to Week 11, and so did their sales. They account for no less than 58.57% of total Software sales, which is 22% more than the previous week. With nearly 60% of sales, it’s pretty easy to see that new releases are the main driving force behind the surge in Software sales during Week 12.

Source: Media Create

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 13)

This week, we have the Day 1 sell-through for a few Nintendo Switch games (platforms and games are listed based on sales, from most successful to least successful):

  • [PS4] [NSW] Winning Post 9 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) (¥8.800) – 40-50%. Okayish debut;
  • [PS4] [NSW] RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore <ACT> (Pikii) (¥4.000) – 30%. “Standard” debut for a niche, indie release at retail;
  • [NSW] [PS4] The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) (¥3.980). Terrible debut, Japanese players really are not into LEGO games at all.

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

Dengeki (Week 12)

Dengeki report that Super Robot Taisen T sold about 124 000 units at launch, with about 40 000 units on Nintendo Switch. That’s slightly below what the previous entry, Super Robot Taisen X, opened at: 137 000 units (with 188 000 units LTD).

As for Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!, it sold 44 000 units on the two platforms it was released on. Finally, Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland did slightly worse, with about 37 000 units on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 combined.

Thanks to the release of popular games, as well as the start of spring break, the market as a whole is up this week:

  • Hardware: 93 000 units (+10.2%)
  • Software: 660 000 units (+59.1%)

Since there’s now only one week left in the current Fiscal Year, Dengeki are taking one last look at sales for it. Unfortunately, both Hardware and Software sales are down:

  • Hardware: 5 870 000 units (-17.3%) / 176.2 billion Yen (-11.4%)
  • Total: 26 520 000 units (-16.9%) / 174.6 billion Yen (-7.6%)
  • Total: 350.9 billion Yen (-96%), down from 387.9 billion yen during the previous Fiscal Year

Of course, it’s going to be pretty hard for the last week of the Fiscal Year to close the gap, but Dengeki are still pretty much looking forward to see where the market ends up when the Fiscal Year is over.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS4409,80762.1%9,700,78336.4%
Vita4,2800.6%787,0183.0%
Switch224,37734.0%13,962,76952.4%
3DS19,0292.9%2,118,2997.9%
ETC2,2880.3%93,8500.4%
Total659,781100.0%26,662,719100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS428,71530.8%1,430,40124.4%
Vita6530.7%122,7642.1%
Switch57,44661.5%3,886,24966.2%
3DS6,4897.0%421,5327.2%
ETC540.1%9,0620.2%
Total93,357100.0%5,870,008100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software) {2019.03.22} – 161,760 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Super Robot Wars T (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.20} – 84,762 / NEW
03./00. [NSW] Super Robot Wars T (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.20} – 39,606 / NEW
04./00. [PS4] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.20} – 25,260 / NEW
05./00. [NSW] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} – 23,594 / NEW
06./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 22,183 / 3,030,717
07./00. [PS4] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} – 20,869 / NEW
08./01. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (Ubisoft) {2019.03.15} – 18,962 / 80,124
09./05. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 18,461 / 544,952
10./08. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 12,372 / 727,252
11./03. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom) {2019.03.08} – 11,960 / 171,117
12./00. [NSW] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.20} – 11,933 / NEW
13./00. [PS4] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.20} – 11,582 / NEW
14./02. [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.14} – 10,429 / 59,892
15./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 9,872 / 2,095,674
16./10. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 7,667 / 2,959,702
17./11. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 7,006 / 985,441
18./00. [NSW] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.20} – 6,027 / NEW
19./16. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 5,267 / 809,976
20./15. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 5,267 / 979,450
21./18. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 4,139 / 647,920
22./14. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} – 3,922 / 725,517
23./27. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 2,872 / 330,098
24./29. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 2,322 / 737,846
25./20. [3DS] Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn (Nintendo) {2019.03.07} – 2,183 / 14,560
26./31. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 2,144 / 1,818,325
27./26. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 (Capcom) {2019.01.25} – 2,078 / 357,119
28./37. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} – 2,072 / 233,995
29./23. [PS4] Jump Force (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.02.14} – 1,956 / 111,684
30./28. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} – 1,869 / 28,242
31./13. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 DX (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.14} – 1,867 / 7,626
32./43. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,711 / 367,703
33./17. [NSW] Samurai Warriors 4 DX (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.14} – 1,644 / 6,503
34./00. [NSW] Steins;Gate: Divergencies Assort (5pb.) {2019.03.20} – 1,567 / NEW
35./42. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 1,439 / 422,475
36./61. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} – 1,433 / 172,980
37./41. [NSW] Doraemon: Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki (FuRyu) {2019.02.28} – 1,367 / 8,979
38./06. [PS4] LoveR (Kadokawa Games) {2019.03.14} – 1,250 / 11,475
39./56. [NSW] FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} – 1,250 / 77,427
40./32. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,241 / 268,977
41./46. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.08.02} – 1,212 / 33,581
42./35. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2019 (Konami) {2018.08.30} – 1,183 / 168,956
43./00. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man [Value Selection] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.03.20} – 1,178 / NEW
44./00. [XB1] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software) {2019.03.22} – 1,133 / NEW
45./64. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} – 1,127 / 24,522
46./52. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} – 1,053 / 19,534
47./33. [PS4] Anthem (Electronic Arts) {2019.02.22} – 1,050 / 119,221
48./50. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,030 / 416,074
49./58. [NSW] Go Vacation (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.27} – 1,028 / 69,057
50./39. [NSW] Zoids Wild: King of Blast (Takara Tomy) {2019.02.28} – 1,012 / 15,891

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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