Japan: more sales data for Week 15 2019, Fiscal Year 2018-19 (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 16)

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):

  • [PS4] [NSW] Langrisser I & II (Kadokawa Games) (¥6.800) – 50%. Somewhat satisfying debut, but shipment is said to be quite low. Unsurprisingly, PlayStation 4 version was more successful (though it’s not clear by how much).

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

Dengeki (Week 15)

This week, Dengeki report that Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit sold about 24 000 units at launch, and that Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster sold about 14 000 units at launch. There was not much activity at the top of the chart this time around.

Also, we have sales for another new Nintendo Switch game, that completely flopped:

  • 49./00. [NSW] V-Rally 4 (Oizumi Amuzio) – 613 / NEW

This week, Dengeki share some more data for the past Fiscal Year (April 2nd 2018 to March 31st 2019), this time focusing on the most success publishers.

For the 16th year in a row, Nintendo was the most successful publisher with no less than 6 games in the Top 10 Software. Its market share even grew from 30.9% to 36.3%, which means that more than 1/3 of all games sold in Japan last year were from Nintendo.

Nintendo’s most succesful games were:

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with 3.05 million units sold
  • Super Mario Party, with 990 000 units sold
  • Splatoon 2, with 720 000 units sold

Bandai-Namco went from #5 to #3 with games such as Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun on Nintendo Switch (330 000 units sold) and Ace Combat 7 on PlayStation 4 (250 000 units). Square-Enix dropped from #2 to #3, hurt by the lack of games like Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (which really boosted its sales during the previous Fiscal Year).

Dengeki point out that 9 of the companies in the Top 10 are the same as the previous Fiscal Year, and those have a tight grip on the market. But there was one big surprise (which isn’t really that big of a surprise for anyone following Japanese sales closely): Microsoft Japan jumped from #29 all the way to #7, thanks to the strong performance of Minecraft on Nintendo Switch (740 000 units).

It’s the first time that a Minecraft game is releasing on such a healthy platform, so it’s no wonder Microsoft would benefit from it. The PlayStation Vita version did sell well over 1 million units, but it was published by Sony themselves (it was before Microsoft bought Minecraft).

The first version of the game published by Microsoft in Japan (with the exception of Xbox versions) was Minecraft: Wii U Edition. This version was fairly popular, but it was clearly held back by the Wii U. Minecraft was also released on New Nintendo 3DS, but only via the Nintendo eShop (and a special, limited bundle last year).

Unfortunately, Level-5 dropped of the Top 10 of publishers, which was to be expected: their best-selling game is The Snack World Trejarers Gold, with 120 000 units… not the most steller of performances! Its rank dropped from #7 to #16.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

PlaformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS4119,77639.8%214,44732.5%
Vita4,4211.5%15,4182.3%
Switch163,30654.2%395,27160.0%
3DS12,8664.3%31,9574.9%
ETC9490.3%1,7880.3%
Total301,318100.0%658,881100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS413,61121.4%30,38723.0%
Vita4690.7%9110.7%
Switch46,07472.5%92,80270.3%
3DS3,2995.2%7,7385.9%
ETC910.1%2040.2%
Total63,544100.0%132,042100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain (D3Publisher) {2019.04.11} – 54,987 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit (Nintendo) {2019.04.11} – 23,656 / NEW
03./01. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} – 15,017 / 90,535
04./00. [NSW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix) {2019.04.11} – 14,433 / NEW
05./02. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} – 13,889 / 99,837
06./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 12,594 / 3,077,372
07./03. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software) {2019.03.22} – 11,638 / 244,345
08./05. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 10,094 / 585,029
09./06. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 9,167 / 762,430
10./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 7,759 / 2,121,466
11./09. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 5,024 / 1,005,026
12./08. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 5,018 / 2,979,659
13./12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,506 / 993,750
14./11. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (Ubisoft) {2019.03.15} – 4,029 / 98,252
15./17. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 2,767 / 822,743
16./00. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Deluxe Edition (Ubisoft) {2019.04.11} – 2,547 / NEW
17./15. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom) {2019.03.08} – 2,473 / 183,607
18./16. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} – 2,433 / 735,441
19./22. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 2,278 / 657,015
20./13. [PS4] Super Robot Wars T (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.20} – 2,238 / 103,042
21./20. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 2,118 / 337,860
22./19. [PS4] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} – 2,031 / 30,683
23./18. [NSW] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} – 1,861 / 33,860
24./14. [PS4] Winning Post 9 (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.28} – 1,731 / 19,243
25./24. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,422 / 743,890
26./26. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,372 / 1,823,175
27./23. [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.14} – 1,331 / 68,034
28./21. [NSW] Super Robot Wars T (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.20} – 1,156 / 49,033
29./10. [PSV] Variable Barricade (Idea Factory) {2019.04.04} – 1,100 / 6,863
30./27. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} – 1,011 / 240,173
31./25. [PS4] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.20} – 988 / 32,114
32./60. [PS4] Left Alive (Square Enix) {2019.02.28} – 980 / 25,729
33./31. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 841 / 425,977
34./47. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} – 806 / 22,046
35./34. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} – 800 / 31,423
36./40. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.11.15} – 778 / 17,385
37./30. [PS4] Jump Force (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.02.14} – 744 / 114,872
38./49. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} – 733 / 176,762
39./32. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 725 / 370,973
40./44. [NSW] Fit Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} – 718 / 33,266
41./42. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 700 / 418,952
42./29. [3DS] Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn (Nintendo) {2019.03.07} – 689 / 18,455
43./48. [PS4] Street Fighter V [Best Price] (Capcom) {2019.03.28} – 667 / 3,012
44./28. [NSW] Winning Post 9 (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.28} – 650 / 7,601
45./83. [PS4] Red Dead Redemption II (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} – 644 / 219,150
46./45. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.08.02} – 640 / 36,565
47./54. [NSW] FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} – 639 / 79,849
48./33. [NSW] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.20} – 617 / 15,878
49./00. [NSW] V-Rally 4 (Oizumi Amuzio) {2019.04.11} – 613 / NEW
50./52. [NSW] Go Vacation (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.27} – 606 / 71,475

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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