Japan: more sales data for Week 17 2018, April 2018 (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create (Week 17)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 17, 2018. It reveals that total Software sales topped 558 000 units, which is 133.06% of Week 16 sales: a noticeable increase once again primarily due to the new releases. In fact, sales of those games account to 134.31% of their Week 16 sales: it’s the second week in a row with such an increase.

Source: Media Create

Dengeki (Week 17, April 2018)

Dengeki report about 15 000 units sold for SD Gundam G Generation Genesis, and about 26 000 units sold for the Variety Kit (over 114 000 units since launch). They note that sales have been rather sluggish so far, but they hope that it will keep on selling, so that the market as a whole can be revitalised with this new kind of product.

April wasn’t the best of month for the Japanese market, as both Hardware and Software sales are down:

  • Hardware: 250 000 units (-39.2%) / 7.3 billion Yen (-35.5%)
  • Software: 1 580 000 units (-16.3%) / 10.4 billion Yen (-3.7%)
  • Total: 17.7 billion Yen (-18.8%)

Here’s the Top 5 Software for April:

  1. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) – 132 000 units
  2. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) – 115 000 units
  3. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) – 97 000 units
  4. [PS4] God of War (Sony) – 74 000 units
  5. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) – 71 000 units

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 261,287 47.0% 619,007 40.1%
Vita 95,313 17.1% 149,004 9.4%
Switch 159,342 28.6% 621,388 39.3%
3DS 38,110 6.8% 166,746 10.6%
ETC 2,442 0.4% 9,510 0.6%
Total 556,494 100.0% 1,565,655 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year
PS4 25,780 33.4% 60,535 24.0%
Vita 4,434 5.7% 13,113 5.2%
Switch 38,666 50.0% 141,565 56.0%
3DS 8,235 10.7% 36,908 14.6%
ETC 155 0.2% 586 0.2%
Total 77,270 100.0% 252,707 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software: coming soon!

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

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