Japan: more sales data for Week 13 2018, Fiscal Year 2017 (Media Create, Dengeki)

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More sales data from Japan, with the latest reports from Media Create and Dengeki!

Media Create (Week 13)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 13, 2018. It reveals that total Software sales topped 606 000 units, which is 104.04% of Week 12 sales: a slight increase due to the release of popular new games (and steady sales of previously releases games, on Nintendo Switch).

Unfortunately, that’s pretty much all Media Create had to say this week!

Source: Media Create

Dengeki (Fiscal Year 2017)

This week, Dengeki shared their annual report for video game sales in Japan during Fiscal Year 2017 (April 3, 2017 to April 1st 2018). Let’s start with some raw data:

  • Hardware: 7.17 million units (+29.6%) / 201.1 billion Yen (+43.9%)
  • Software: 32 520 000 units (-1.4%) / 205.3 billion Yen (+4.7%)
  • Overall: 406.4 billion Yen (+21%)

As you can see, both Hardware and Software sales increased. Software sales by units are down, but since the games sold were more expensive (mostly due to the Nintendo Switch, but also the PlayStation 4), they generated more revenue. Dengeki point out that it’s the second year in a row that the market is growing, and the first time in 4 years that total sales topped 400 billion Yen.

It’s no big surprise than the Nintendo Switch was the main factor behind that growth, as it accounts for the following:

  • Hardware: 3.35 million units / 103.5 billion Yen
  • Software: 9.2 million units / 55.7 billion Yen

Finally, here’s Top 3 Software:

  1. [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (including dual-pack) – 2.32 million units
  2. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 2.25 million units
  3. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – 1.77 million units

Dengeki point out that the Top 7 games all sold over 1 million units.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 287,941 48.1% 11,339,325 34.9%
PS3 1,868 0.3% 175,335 0.5%
Vita 75,233 12.6% 1,581,135 4.9%
Switch 159,581 26.7% 9,197,804 28.3%
Wii U 1,172 0.2% 297,209 0.9%
3DS 71,269 11.9% 9,910,682 30.5%
X One 981 0.2% 16,813 0.1%
Total 598,045 100.0% 32,518,303 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 21,917 28.9% 2,001,306 27.9%
PS3 38 0.1% 7,746 0.1%
Vita 4,069 5.4% 251,998 3.5%
Switch 39,594 52.3% 3,453,445 48.1%
Wii U 25 0.0% 4,742 0.1%
3DS 3,791 5.0% 635,728 8.9%
2DS 6,168 8.1% 811,832 11.3%
X One 173 0.2% 7,679 0.1%
Total 75,775 100.0% 7,174,477 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Super Robot Wars X (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.03.29} – 84,855 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} – 73,310 / NEW
03./01. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 52,610 / 369,344
04./00. [PSV] Super Robot Wars X (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.03.29} – 51,951 / NEW
05./05. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 28,137 / 2,248,856
06./00. [PS4] Shining Resonance Refrain (Sega) {2018.03.29} – 21,263 / NEW
07./03. [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Level 5) {2018.03.23} – 20,638 / 75,038
08./04. [3DS] Detective Pikachu (Pokemon Co.) {2018.03.23} – 17,847 / 58,460
09./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 13,020 / 1,476,209
10./08. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Capcom) {2018.01.26} – 8,826 / 1,970,731
11./06. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.22} – 8,781 / 32,719
12./02. [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Sega) {2018.03.21} – 8,138 / 66,312
12./14. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 6,980 / 1,607,460
14./12. [PS4] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 6,573 / 44,552
15./11. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 5,545 / 43,383
16./15. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 5,445 / 724,304
17./12. [PS4] Like the North Star (Sega) {2018.03.08} – 4,700 / 157,278
18./17. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} – 3,881 / 29,515
19./00. [PS4] Memories Off: Innocent File (5pb.) {2018.03.29} – 3,600 / NEW
20./16. [PSV] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 3,269 / 23,419
21./19. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 3,220 / 163,600
22./25. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 3,195 / 247,895
23./24. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 3,085 / 411,610
24./20. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 2,906 / 806,118
25./22. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 2,822 / 783,152
26./00. [PSV] Memories Off: Innocent File (5pb.) {2018.03.29} – 2,793 / NEW
27./28. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} – 2,711 / 189,438
28./18. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} – 2,675 / 203,438
29./26. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,625 / 443,106
30./30. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} – 2,572 / 164,896
31./10. [NSW] PriPara All Idol Perfect Stage! (Takara Tomy) {2018.03.22} – 2,489 / 12,618
32./23. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} – 2,295 / 44,659
33./33. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 2,206 / 343,905
34./00. [NSW] Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm for Nintendo Switch (sprite) {2018.03.29} – 2,140 / NEW
35./09. [PSV] Ikemen Sengoku: Toki o Kakeru Koi – Aratanaru Deai (Idea Factory) {2018.03.22} – 1,875 / 12,838
36./38. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 1,744 / 117,699
37./40. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,711 / 308,683
38./27. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima (FuRyu) {2018.03.01} – 1,628 / 15,304
39./39. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} – 1,511 / 429,156
40./34. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 1,500 / 1,197,641
41./37. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.08} – 1,400 / 110,149
42./00. [PSV] GALTIA V Edition (Dramatic Create) {2018.03.29} – 1,360 / NEW
43./29. [PS4] Devil May Cry HD Collection (Capcom) {2018.03.15} – 1,347 / 9,719
44./00. [PSV] Enkan no Memoria: Kakera Tomoshi (Dramatic Create) {2018.03.29} – 1,343 / NEW
45./00. [3DS] Biyoushi Debut Monogatari: Top Sutairisuto o Mezasou! (Nippon Columbia) {2018.03.29} – 1,267 / NEW
46./46. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.01} – 1,261 / 93,563
47./00. [PS4] DIABOLIK LOVERS GRAND EDITION (Idea Factory) {2018.03.29} – 1,257 / NEW
48./21. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Remastered (Ubisoft) {2018.03.22} – 1,244 / 4,650
49./47. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} – 1,244 / 219,533
50./54. [PS4] Shadow of the Colossus (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.02.08} – 1,239 / 25,760

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


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