Japan: more sales data for Week 15 2018, The Snack World: Trejarers Gold, FY 2017 (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create (Week 15)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 15, 2018. It reveals that total Software sales topped 313 000 units, which is 97.49% of Week 14 sales: another decrease. Hardware sales are also down, to 59 000 units (87.79% of Week 14 sales).

This was an even worse week than the previous one, which already was the worst week so far this year, with sluggish sales in both Software and Hardware.

Three games came out during Week 15, and sold 62 000 units combined, with The Snack World: Trejarers Gold on Nintendo Switch accounting for over half that number (36 000 units). Unfortunately, those were not enough to compensate for the drop in sales for previously released games (- 69 000 units).

Source: Media Create

Day-1 sell-through (Media Create)

This week, we have the Day-1 sell-through for a few Nintendo Switch games (nothing out of the ordinary this time):

  • [NSW] Neo Atlas 1469 (Artdink) – 30%;
  • [NSW] Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (Pikii) – 20%;
  • [NSW] Portal Knights (Spike Chunsoft) – 10%. Poor debut.

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

Dengeki (Week 15, Fiscal Year 2017)

Dengeki report slightly lower sales for The Snack World: Trejarers Gold, with 34 000 units. The sell-through ratio is pretty much the same: about 65%. The original game on Nintendo 3DS sold over 270 000 units, so that’s over 200 000 potential users Level-5 could bring to the Nintendo Switch.

Also, this week, Dengeki share some more data about Fiscal Year 2017 (that ended on March 31st 2018). Nintendo was once again the most successful publisher, with no less than 3 million-sellers: Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It’s the 15th year in a row that the company is the #1 publisher in Japan!

Thanks to the success of the Nintendo Switch, the company’s market share rose by more than 10% this year, from 17.5% to 30.9%. In other words, 1/3 of total Software sales during the past Fiscal Year are attributed to Nintendo.

Square-Enix is ranked #2, thanks to the success of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, that sold over 3 million units. Its market share went up from 11.2% to 14.7%. As for Capcom, it jumped from #6 to #3 thanks to Monster Hunter World. Unfortunately, Level-5 went down from #5 (8.7% market share) to #7 (3.9% market share). Finally, Konami also dropped, from #8 (3.1% maket share) to #10 (1.6% market share).

While the positions are not quite the same, the companies in the Top 10 are pretty much the same ones as during the previous Fiscal Year. Also, the market is now made of less publishers than before: their number went from 61 to 51. What’s more, the Top 10 most successful publishers account for no less than 87.1% of total Software sales, with the Top 3 companies taking 55.5% of sales for themselves.

It’s something Dengeki already pointed out in their report last week: the sales gap just keeps on widening. This is true not just for games themselves, but also publishers: the most successful one keeps getting more successful, while the less successful ones keeps selling less and less games.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 112,429 38.1% 226,462 37.1%
Vita 14,882 5.0% 34,874 5.7%
Switch 125,922 42.6% 251,489 41.1%
3DS 39,951 13.5% 93,457 15.3%
ETC 2,182 0.7% 4,873 0.8%
Total 295,366 100.0% 611,155 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 11,231 20.0% 24,194 20.2%
Vita 2,688 4.8% 5,776 4.8%
Switch 32,165 57.4% 68,591 57.4%
3DS 9,809 17.5% 20,719 17.3%
ETC 154 0.3% 288 0.2%
Total 56,047 100.0% 119,568 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [NSW] The Snack World: TreJarers Gold (Level 5) {2018.04.12} – 33,742 / NEW
02./01. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 24,972 / 430,395
03./00. [PS4] Death end re;Quest (Compile Heart) {2018.04.12} – 17,635 / NEW
04./02. [PS4] Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} – 15,820 / 116,757
05./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 14,900 / 2,285,945
06./00. [PS4] Cities: Skylines – PlayStation 4 Edition (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.12} – 12,887 / NEW
07./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 10,889 / 1,499,992
08./09. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 5,550 / 1,619,993
09./05. [PS4] Super Robot Wars X (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.03.29} – 5,300 / 102,286
10./07. [3DS] Detective Pikachu (Pokemon Co.) {2018.03.23} – 4,424 / 70,123
11./10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,367 / 734,043
12./06. [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Level 5) {2018.03.23} – 4,200 / 87,907
12./11. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Capcom) {2018.01.26} – 3,647 / 1,979,395
14./08. [PSV] Super Robot Wars X (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.03.29} – 3,382 / 62,421
15./19. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} – 3,300 / 35,865
16./12. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.22} – 2,567 / 39,814
17./16. [PS4] Like the North Star (Sega) {2018.03.08} – 2,467 / 163,405
18./18. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 2,422 / 49,277
19./17. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 2,413 / 169,624
20./12. [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Sega) {2018.03.21} – 2,311 / 72,629
21./20. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 2,306 / 416,827
22./14. [PS4] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 2,300 / 50,830
23./23. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,056 / 447,951
24./21. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 2,028 / 252,829
25./27. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} – 1,794 / 48,581
26./25. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,794 / 810,429
27./22. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} – 1,783 / 194,071
28./15. [PS4] Shining Resonance Refrain (Sega) {2018.03.29} – 1,722 / 26,673
29./26. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,717 / 787,141
30./24. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} – 1,661 / 207,732
31./29. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} – 1,483 / 168,301
32./28. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,444 / 347,310
33./45. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.08} – 1,261 / 112,332
34./36. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} – 1,261 / 431,650
35./32. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 1,222 / 120,454
36./34. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,211 / 311,255
37./30. [PSV] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 1,194 / 26,446
38./46. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2017.08.10} – 1,128 / 269,066
39./41. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 1,083 / 1,199,785
40./38. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 1,078 / 369,520
41./65. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,056 / 150,851
42./31. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima (FuRyu) {2018.03.01} – 933 / 18,043
43./37. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} – 928 / 66,972
44./33. [NSW] PriPara All Idol Perfect Stage! (Takara Tomy) {2018.03.22} – 900 / 15,024
45./40. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} – 850 / 69,450
46./48. [PS4] Devil May Cry HD Collection (Capcom) {2018.03.15} – 823 / 11,415
47./43. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} – 817 / 221,294
48./35. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 756 / 1,164,083
49./56. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.01} – 728 / 95,063
50./49. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.08} – 727 / 172,734

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

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