Japan: more sales data for Week 13 2019, Yoshi’s Crafted World, Fiscal Year 2018-19 (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create (Week 13)

Today, Media Create shared their weekly report on video games sales in Japan. It reveals that Software sales topped 451 000 units. They point out that most of the new releases this week were relatively low-key, and so sales of new games dropped sharply to 23.53% of Week 12 sales.

There wasn’t much to compensate for the drop in sales for games released the previous week (like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which went from 158 000 units sold to 45 000 units sold during its second week). As result, total Software sales only account for 65.39% of Week 12 sales: the first time since the last week of February that sales are down.

Media Create also report that Yoshi’s Crafted World sold about 53 000 units at launch, with an extremely low sell-through ratio: 35.96%. Fortunately, unlike some recent Nintendo releases, retailers should have no trouble selling the remaining copies of this game.

Yoshi’s Crafted world did better than its predecessors, Yoshi’s Woolly World on Wii U (31 000 units at launch) and Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World on Nintendo 3DS (40 000 units at launch). However, it had literally no impact on Nintendo Switch Hardware sales, which dropped to 50 000 units (89.78% of Week 12 sales).

Source: Media Create

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 14)

This week, we have the Day 1 sell-through for just one Nintendo Switch game (platforms and games are usually listed based on sales, from most successful to least successful… but not this time, since there’s only one game!):

  • [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai Namco) – 40%. Fairly decent debut.

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

Dengeki (Week 13)

Dengeki report that Yoshi’s Crafted World sold about 55 000 units, which is better than the latest entry in the series, Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (39 000 units at launch, and 162 000 units LTD). However, the sell-through ratio isn’t as good: only 45% (which is still better than what Media Create reported). As for Winning Post 9, it sold 19 000 units on the two platforms it was released on, with only 5 500 units on Nintendo Switch.

Here’s the sales of other new entries:

  • [NSW] DIABOLIK LOVERS CHAOS LINEAGE (Idea Factory): 3 357 units
  • [NSW] Memories Off -Innocent Fille- for Dearest (5pb.): 2 290 units (2 064 units on PlayStation 4, and 1 207 units on PS Vita)
  • [NSW] RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore (Pikii): 1 431 units (1 154 units on PlayStation 4)
  • [NSW] LEGO Movie 2 Videogame (Warner Bros.): 1 313 units (PlayStation 4 version did not even chart)

Now that the Fiscal Year is over, Dengeki is sharing some data for it. The data covers the full Fiscal Year, so the period going from April 2nd 2018 to March 31st 2019. As expected, the whole market is down:

  • Hardware: 5.95 million units (-17.1%) / 178.6 billion Yen (-11.1%)
  • Software: 27.10 million units (-16.7%) / 177.3 billion Yen (-13.7%)
  • Total: 355.9 billion Yen (-12.4%)

The Nintendo Switch saw a major increase in Hardware sales, with 3.93 million units sold (+13.9%). It accounts for two thirds of the market, with a 66.2% market share. As for Software sales, they increased by 54.2%, to 14.18 million units: that’s over half of total Software sales (52.3% market share).

So, why is the market down if the Nintendo Switch is doing so well? The problem comes from the other platforms, which all saw their sales drop sharply (especially handhelds). The main rival, the PlayStation 4, saw its Hardware sales drop to 1.45 million units (27.4%), while its Software sales dropped to 9.89 million units (-12.8%). As for the Nintendo 3DS and the PlayStation Vita, their sales dropped by nearly 50%.

Dengeki point out that it’s the first time in 3 years that the market is down.

Next, here’s the Top 5 Software:

  1. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo): 3.05 million units
  2. [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee (The Pokémon Company): 1.47 million units
  3. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo): 990 000 units
  4. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo): 740 000 units
  5. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square-Enix): 730 000 units

The Nintendo Switch largely dominated sales, with 4 of the games from the Top 5 (and the 4 at the top to boot), and 8 of the games from the Top 10.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS4172,26540.7%9,873,04836.5%
Vita8,3982.0%795,4162.9%
Switch219,57151.9%14,182,34052.4%
3DS22,1695.2%2,140,4687.9%
ETC9740.2%94,8240.4%
Total423,377100.0%27,086,096100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS423,31530.1%1,453,71624.4%
Vita6380.8%123,4022.1%
Switch48,02562.0%3,934,27466.2%
3DS5,4027.0%426,9347.2%
ETC290.0%9,0910.2%
Total77,409100.0%5,947,417100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} – 55,215 / NEW
02./01. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software) {2019.03.22} – 47,234 / 208,994
03./06. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 19,522 / 3,050,239
04./09. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 16,600 / 561,552
05./00. [PS4] Winning Post 9 (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.28} – 13,862 / NEW
06./10. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 13,111 / 740,363
07./02. [PS4] Super Robot Wars T (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.20} – 10,825 / 95,587
08./15. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 9,572 / 2,105,246
09./08. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (Ubisoft) {2019.03.15} – 8,366 / 88,490
10./17. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 7,639 / 993,080
11./16. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 7,622 / 2,967,324
12./19. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 6,772 / 816,748
13./11. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom) {2019.03.08} – 6,567 / 177,684
14./03. [NSW] Super Robot Wars T (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.20} – 5,871 / 45,477
15./00. [NSW] Winning Post 9 (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.28} – 5,557 / NEW
16./05. [NSW] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} – 5,244 / 28,838
17./07. [PS4] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} – 4,722 / 25,591
18./20. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,533 / 983,983
19./14. [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.14} – 4,500 / 64,392
20./21. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 4,450 / 652,370
21./22. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} – 4,200 / 729,717
22./00. [PS4] Call of Cthulhu (Oizumi Amuzio) {2019.03.28} – 3,933 / NEW
23./04. [PS4] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.20} – 3,853 / 29,113
24./28. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} – 3,739 / 237,734
25./00. [NSW] Diabolik Lovers: Chaos Lineage (Idea Factory) {2019.03.28} – 3,357 / NEW
26./23. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 2,900 / 332,998
27./24. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 2,450 / 740,296
28./00. [NSW] Memories Off: Innocent Fille for Dearest (5pb.) {2019.03.28} – 2,290 / NEW
29./36. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} – 2,280 / 175,260
30./12. [NSW] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.20} – 2,267 / 14,200
31./00. [PS4] Memories Off: Innocent Fille for Dearest (5pb.) {2019.03.28} – 2,064 / NEW
32./25. [3DS] Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn (Nintendo) {2019.03.07} – 1,878 / 16,438
33./26. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,811 / 1,820,136
34./00. [PS4] Street Fighter V [Best Price] (Capcom) {2019.03.28} – 1,537 / NEW
35./41. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.08.02} – 1,506 / 35,087
36./27. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 (Capcom) {2019.01.25} – 1,483 / 358,602
37./00. [NSW] RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore (Pikii) {2019.03.28} – 1,431 / NEW
38./35. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 1,422 / 423,897
39./32. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,389 / 369,092
40./30. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} – 1,375 / 29,617
41./42. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2019 (Konami) {2018.08.30} – 1,333 / 170,289
42./48. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,317 / 417,391
43./00. [NSW] The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2019.03.28} – 1,313 / NEW
44./50. [NSW] Zoids Wild: King of Blast (Takara Tomy) {2019.02.28} – 1,300 / 17,191
45./43. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man [Value Selection] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.03.20} – 1,275 / 2,453
46./00. [PSV] Memories Off: Innocent Fille for Dearest (5pb.) {2019.03.28} – 1,207 / NEW
47./29. [PS4] Jump Force (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.02.14} – 1,194 / 112,878
48./37. [NSW] Doraemon: Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki (FuRyu) {2019.02.28} – 1,167 / 10,146
49./00. [PS4] RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore (Pikii) {2019.03.28} – 1,154 / NEW
50./40. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,111 / 270,088

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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