Japan: more sales data for Week 17 2019, April 2019 (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 18)

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

Dengeki (Week 17)

Dengeki report that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age sold about 18 000 units at launch, closely followed by Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition with 17 000 units. As for Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, it’s lagging behind with 10 000 units sold. And that’s pretty much it for new entries in the Top 20, largely dominated by Nintendo Switch titles.

Other new entries in the Top 50 Software include:

  • [NSW] Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Ubisoft): 3 711 units
  • [NSW] Satsujin Tantei: Jack the Ripper (Nippon Ichi Software): 2 013 units (compared to 1 920 units on PlayStation 4)
  • [NSW] Cytus α (Flyhigh Works): 1 980 units
  • [NSW] Umihara Kawase Fresh! (Success): 1 231 units
  • [NSW] La Reine des Fleurs for Nintendo Switch (Idea Factory): 1 200 units

During Week 17, both Hardware and Software sales increased:

  • Hardware: 65 000 units (+18.6%)
  • Software: 405 000 units (+76.6%)

This week, Dengeki also share data for April 2019 (April 1st to April 29th), which was a pretty average month overall. Hardware sales are flat, but Software sales are down by a large amount:

  • Hardware: 250 000 units (-0.5% Year on Year) / 7.7 billion Yen (+6.1% Year on Year)
  • Software: 1 290 000 units (-20.5%) / 8.4 billion Yen (-18.9% Year on Year)
  • Total: 16.1 billion yen (-8.6% Year on Year)

In April, it’s clearly Software that dragged the market down, as Hardware sales were basically flat

For May, Dengeki hope that the market will recover, which is not going to be easy as May is a really slow period for the video games market in Japan (it will all depend on how good the Golden Week is).

Next, here’s the Top 5 Software for April:

  1. [PS4] Days Gone (Sony): 113 000 units
  2. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai-Namco): 106 000 units
  3. [PS4] Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain (D3 Publisher): 75 000 units
  4. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo): 63 000 units
  5. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo): 55 000 units

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS4190,28647.0%489,39037.9%
Vita5,9451.5%25,5472.0%
Switch193,93147.9%715,88655.4%
3DS13,4213.3%57,9514.5%
ETC9540.2%3,6490.3%
Total404,537100.0%1,292,423100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS416,47325.4%59,91323.8%
Vita4360.7%1,7570.7%
Switch42,93966.3%173,48069.0%
3DS4,7307.3%15,7426.3%
ETC1710.3%4770.2%
合計64,749100.0%251,369100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Days Gone (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.04.26} – 112,747 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix) {2019.04.25} – 17,893 / NEW
03./00. [NSW] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.25} – 17,181 / NEW
04./02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 15,441 / 3,105,278
05./06. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 10,478 / 603,913
06./07. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 10,383 / 781,019
07./00. [NSW] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom) {2019.04.25} – 10,038 / NEW
08./04. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} – 9,439 / 118,187
09./12. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 8,309 / 2,136,210
10./08. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit (Nintendo) {2019.04.11} – 7,322 / 39,071
11./09. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software) {2019.03.22} – 7,135 / 259,439
12./05. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} – 6,683 / 105,718
13./01. [PS4] Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain (D3Publisher) {2019.04.11} – 6,230 / 74,880
14./00. [PS4] Eve: Rebirth Terror (El Dia) {2019.04.25} – 6,106 / NEW
15./14. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 5,933 / 1,015,453
16./13. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 5,867 / 2,990,620
17./18. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 4,522 / 663,904
18./15. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,522 / 1,002,343
19./11. [NSW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix) {2019.04.11} – 4,261 / 25,525
20./17. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 4,094 / 829,815
21./00. [NSW] Starlink: Battle for Atlas – Starter Pack (Ubisoft) {2019.04.25} – 3,711 / NEW
22./19. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} – 2,980 / 740,629
23./16. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (Ubisoft) {2019.03.15} – 2,359 / 103,768
24./23. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 2,072 / 341,714
25./00. [NSW] Murder Detective Jack the Ripper (Nippon Ichi Software) {2019.04.25} – 2,013 / NEW
26./00. [NSW] Cytus α (Flyhigh Works) {2019.04.25} – 1,980 / NEW
27./24. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,950 / 747,351
28./00. [PS4] Murder Detective Jack the Ripper (Nippon Ichi Software) {2019.04.25} – 1,920 / NEW
29./20. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Deluxe Edition (Ubisoft) {2019.04.11} – 1,776 / 6,423
30./00. [PSV] Eve: Rebirth Terror (El Dia) {2019.04.25} – 1,754 / NEW
31./28. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,678 / 1,826,112
32./22. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom) {2019.03.08} – 1,578 / 187,208
33./03. [PS4] Langrisser I & II (Kadokawa Games) {2019.04.18} – 1,531 / 11,851
34./31. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} – 1,517 / 242,634
35./44. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] (Konami) {2018.11.29} – 1,500 / 21,889
36./27. [NSW] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} – 1,283 / 36,506
37./26. [PS4] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} – 1,267 / 33,385
38./00. [NSW] Umihara Kawase Fresh! (Success) {2019.04.25} – 1,231 / NEW
39./34. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} – 1,200 / 33,476
40./00. [NSW] Reine des Fleurs for Nintendo Switch (Idea Factory) {2019.04.25} – 1,200 / NEW
41./33. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} – 1,167 / 259,304
42./10. [NSW] Langrisser I & II (Kadokawa Games) {2019.04.18} – 1,088 / 8,176
43./35. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 1,072 / 427,888
44./59. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} – 1,056 / 204,932
45./25. [PS4] Super Robot Wars T (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.20} – 1,044 / 105,567
46./37. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} – 940 / 178,520
47./49. [PS4] Red Dead Redemption II (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} – 925 / 220,708
48./32. [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.14} – 922 / 69,874
49./36. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 922 / 372,722
50./41. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} – 920 / 28,775

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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