Japan: more sales data for Week 12 2020, Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

This week, we have the Day 1 sell-through for just one multiplatform title:

  • [PS4] [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥7.800) – 40-50%. Decent debut. Sales should increase during the weekend.

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

Dengeki (Week 12)

Dengeki report that Animal Crossing: New Horizons if off to a fantastic start, with 1 831 859 units sold sold during the first 3 days (excluding digital sales, but including copies from the Nintendo Switch bundle). It’s the best debut for the Animal Crossing series (more than Animal Crossing: New Leaf, with 559 000 units at launch), and the best debut for a Nintendo Switch game (more than Pokémon Sword and Shield, with 1 360 000 units sold / 1 530 000 units with the Dual Pack).

What’s more, the sell-through ratio is quite good: 90%. Nintendo was obviously prepared and managed to avoid shortages, despite demand being quite strong. Dengeki point out that if the digital sales ratio is 15% (a really conservative ratio!), then Animal Crossing: New Horizons has already sold over 2 million units in Japan. Said ratio is expected to be quite higher, closer to 30%-40%.

Hardware-wise, the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Nintendo Switch bundle and the Coral colour for the Nintendo Switch Lite had a really visible impact. Sales increased by a factor of 6, to 356 000 units (245 000 units for the Lite model, and 111 000 units for the OG model). That’s the best week ever for the Nintendo Switch, even better than the launch week back in 2017 (337 000 units sold).

Naturally, Tom Nook and friends had an extremely positive impact on the market as a whole:

  • Hardware: 373 000 units (x4.9 Week on Week)
  • Software: 2 115 000 units (x5.2 Week on Week)

As for the Nintendo Switch, its market share is pretty much on a monopoly level:

  • Hardware: 95.4%
  • Software: 95.9%

Here’s the Software sales data for each platform (Week 12 2020):

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS480,7663.8%6,505,35726.1%
Vita1,5180.1%215,3870.9%
Switch2,028,24095.9%17,758,05571.2%
3DS4,2080.2%440,1781.8%
ETC4420.0%33,4760.1%
Total2,115,174100.0%24,952,453100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales data:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS415,4374.1%976,99816.1%
Vita280.0%6,3300.1%
Switch110,73929.7%3,172,06652.2%
Switch Lite245,33765.7%1,785,95229.4%
3DS1,4820.4%122,2572.0%
ETC2040.1%7,4200.1%
Total373,227100.0%6,071,023100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} – 1,831,859 / NEW
02./01. [PS4] Nioh 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2020.03.12} – 26,156 / 120,175
03./02. [NSW] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (Pokemon Co.) {2020.03.06} – 23,028 / 207,871
04./04. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 13,712 / 1,362,876
05./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 12,188 / 2,629,798
06./06. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 10,888 / 3,678,047
07./07. [NSW] Pokemon Sword (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 9,300 / 1,581,129
08./08. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} – 8,164 / 695,634
09./00. [NSW] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (Nippon Ichi Software) {2020.03.19} – 7,081 / NEW
10./10. [NSW] Pokemon Shield (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 6,753 / 1,075,639
11./12. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 6,372 / 3,251,395
12./13. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 5,812 / 1,369,665
13./15. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} – 5,439 / 178,307
14./16. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} – 5,439 / 833,870
15./03. [NSW] My Hero: One’s Justice 2 (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.03.12} – 5,100 / 23,350
16./18. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} – 4,459 / 622,913
17./17. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (Sega) {2019.11.01} – 4,450 / 305,686
18./21. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 4,371 / 831,578
19./25. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 3,444 / 1,187,362
20./23. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} – 3,144 / 416,817
21./20. [NSW] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix (Sega) {2020.02.13} – 2,987 / 82,964
22./00. [PS4] Subnautica (Playism) {2020.03.19} – 2,900 / NEW
23./09. [PS4] Winning Post 9 2020 (Koei Tecmo) {2020.03.12} – 2,400 / 10,606
24./29. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 2,353 / 470,450
25./24. [NSW] Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers (Atlus) {2020.02.20} – 2,039 / 70,285
26./22. [PS4] Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers (Atlus) {2020.02.20} – 2,029 / 155,688
27./31. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S – Definitive Edition (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} – 1,878 / 517,406
28./11. [PS4] My Hero: One’s Justice 2 (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.03.12} – 1,767 / 8,142
29./32. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,765 / 1,919,802
30./26. [NSW] Just Dance 2020 (Ubisoft) {2020.03.12} – 1,706 / 4,446
31./28. [NSW] Doraemon: Nobita no Shin Kyouryuu (FuRyu) {2020.03.05} – 1,611 / 9,852
32./30. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne Master Edition (Capcom) {2019.09.06} – 1,572 / 473,932
33./39. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,424 / 822,786
34./33. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2019.11.07} – 1,369 / 27,442
35./43. [NSW] Fit Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} – 1,359 / 72,399
36./27. [PS4] Granblue Fantasy: Versus (Cygames) {2020.02.06} – 1,331 / 111,375
37./14. [NSW] Winning Post 9 2020 (Koei Tecmo) {2020.03.12} – 1,293 / 6,658
38./48. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.10} – 1,272 / 159,302
39./53. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} – 1,218 / 136,464
40./54. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris [Special Price] (Sega) {2019.08.08} – 1,165 / 31,207
41./47. [PS4] Nioh [Playstation Hits] (Sega) {2019.08.08} – 1,140 / 8,061
42./52. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,111 / 443,219
43./00. [PS4] MLB: The Show 20 – English Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.03.17} – 1,107 / NEW
44./44. [PS4] Minecraft Starter Collection (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.01.16} – 1,106 / 10,241
45./46. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} – 1,088 / 312,548
46./66. [PS4] New Sakura Wars (Sega) {2019.12.12} – 1,056 / 182,366
47./50. [NSW] FIFA 20 Legacy Edition (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} – 1,053 / 57,340
48./35. [PS4] FIFA 20 (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} – 1,020 / 69,917
49./34. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} – 1,006 / 219,769
50./40. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} – 1,000 / 258,132

NSW – 35
PS4 – 14
3DS – 1

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

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