Japan: more sales data for Week 16 2019, Langrisser I & II, 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 17)

Unfortunately, no data this week due to the Golden Week.

Dengeki (Week 16)

Dengeki report that Langrisser I and II sold about 17 000 units at launch, with 7 000 units on Nintendo Switch specifically. The sell-through ratio is pretty good: 80%, which indicates that retailers were able to successfully gauge demand for this remake. As for Taishou × Taishou Alice all in one, it sold pretty poorly: only 663 units during its launch week…

Not much activity among the best-sellers of the Top 50 Software, with mostly the usual Nintendo Switch titles at the top.

This week, Dengeki give us their latest update on the widening gap between successful games and less successful ones, as well as the lower of hits released on the market: two factors that contributed to the drop in sales during the previous Fiscal Year (which ended on March 31st 2019).

Here’s a comparison between Fiscal Year 2017-18 and 2018-19 regarding hits:

2017-18

  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (Nintendo 3DS): 2.32 million units
  • Splatoon 2 (Nintendo Switch): 2.25 million units
  • Monster Hunter World (PlayStation 4): 1.97 million units
  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Ages (Nintendo 3DS): 1.8 million units
  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (PlayStation 4): 1.38 million units

In total, there was no less than 7 million-sellers during that year.

2018-19

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo Switch): 3.05 million units
  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Nintendo Switch): 1.47 million units

In total, there was only 2 million-sellers during that year.

So not only the number of million-sellers dropped like a rock filled with lead, the gap between successful and less successful games just keeps widening:

  • Million-sellers: 7 > 2
  • 1 million units to 500 000 units: 1 > 7
  • 500 000 units to 200 000 units: 15 > 19
  • less than 10 000 units: 165 > 196 (39.2% of games released)

Naturally, Dengeki hope that the current Fiscal Year will see the release of many hits, that will reinvigorate and pull the whole market up.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS484,65737.0%299,10433.7%
Vita4,1841.8%19,6022.2%
Switch126,68455.3%521,95558.8%
3DS12,5735.5%44,5305.0%
ETC9070.4%2,6950.3%
Total229,005100.0%887,886100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS413,05323.9%43,44023.3%
Vita4100.8%1,3210.7%
Switch37,73969.1%130,54170.0%
3DS3,2746.0%11,0125.9%
ETC1020.2%3060.2%
Total54,578100.0%186,620100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./01. [PS4] Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain (D3Publisher) {2019.04.11} – 13,663 / 68,650
02./06. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 12,465 / 3,089,837
03./00. [PS4] Langrisser I & II (Kadokawa Games) {2019.04.18} – 10,320 / NEW
04./05. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} – 8,911 / 108,748
05./03. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} – 8,500 / 99,035
06./08. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 8,406 / 593,435
07./09. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 8,206 / 770,636
08./02. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit (Nintendo) {2019.04.11} – 8,093 / 31,749
09./07. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software) {2019.03.22} – 7,959 / 252,304
10./00. [NSW] Langrisser I & II (Kadokawa Games) {2019.04.18} – 7,088 / NEW
11./04. [NSW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix) {2019.04.11} – 6,831 / 21,264
12./10. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 6,435 / 2,127,901
13./12. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 5,094 / 2,984,753
14./11. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 4,494 / 1,009,520
15./13. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,071 / 997,821
16./14. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (Ubisoft) {2019.03.15} – 3,157 / 101,409
17./15. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 2,978 / 825,721
18./19. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 2,367 / 659,382
19./18. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} – 2,208 / 737,649
20./16. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Deluxe Edition (Ubisoft) {2019.04.11} – 2,100 / 4,647
21./00. [PS4] DiRT Rally 2.0 (Ubisoft) {2019.04.18} – 2,027 / NEW
22./17. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom) {2019.03.08} – 2,023 / 185,630
23./21. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 1,782 / 339,642
24./25. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,511 / 745,401
25./20. [PS4] Super Robot Wars T (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.20} – 1,481 / 104,523
26./22. [PS4] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} – 1,435 / 32,118
27./23. [NSW] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} – 1,363 / 35,223
28./26. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,259 / 1,824,434
29./24. [PS4] Winning Post 9 (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.28} – 1,171 / 20,414
30./28. [NSW] Super Robot Wars T (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.20} – 994 / 50,027
31./30. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} – 944 / 241,117
32./27. [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.14} – 918 / 68,952
33./94. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} – 889 / 258,137
34./35. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} – 853 / 32,276
35./33. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 839 / 426,816
36./39. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 827 / 371,800
37./38. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} – 818 / 177,580
38./32. [PS4] Left Alive (Square Enix) {2019.02.28} – 740 / 26,469
39./34. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} – 738 / 22,784
40./36. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.11.15} – 708 / 18,093
41./51. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} – 692 / 27,855
42./00. [NSW] Taishou x Alice: All in One (Prototype) {2019.04.18} – 663 / NEW
43./44. [NSW] Winning Post 9 (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.28} – 660 / 8,261
44./66. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] (Konami) {2018.11.29} – 656 / 20,389
45./46. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.08.02} – 655 / 37,220
46./54. [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} – 640 / 25,259
47./31. [PS4] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.20} – 639 / 32,753
48./41. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 639 / 419,591
49./45. [PS4] Red Dead Redemption II (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} – 633 / 219,783
50./52. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 633 / 904,758

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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