Japan: more sales data for Week 18, 2017, Golden Week, more (Media Create, Dengeki, Famitsu)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Week 18, Golden Week (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 18, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 471 000 units, which is 67.13% of Week 17 sales. The drop is quite obviously due to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which launched last week, and the lack of new releases this week.

Media Create also shared some data about the Golden Week (April 24h to May 7th), and revealed that total Software sales topped 1 174 000 units. This was the first major holiday period for the Nintendo Switch, but despite that, sales are down comped to the same period last year (1 242 000 units). The fact that the Nintendo Switch is still hard to find in stores certainly didn’t help.

At least, sales are slighly up compared to the same period in 2015, when 1 144 000 units were sold.

During the Golden Week, sales of games on Nintendo platforms increased noticeably: they topped 917 000 units this year, over 3 platforms (that’s 147.05% of last year’s sales), and accounted for about 80% of Total Software sales during that period. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the top-seller.

Source: Media Create

Day-1 Sell-through (Media Create)

Here’s the Day 1 sell-through ratio for one, lone Nintendo 3DS title:

  •  [3DS] Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death (Koei Tecmo) – 10% (a pretty poor start… looks like it Koei-Tecmo may have escaped from cerain death, but certain flop!)

Via: hiska-kun

Week 18, April (Dengeki)

Dengeki report that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold about 88 000 during its second week on the market, and once again claimed the first spot in the Top 50 Software. Since launch, the game has sold over 443 000 units, and is already the best-selling Nintendo Switch title (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is currently at about 441 000 units).

Thanks to the Golden Week, sales of games on Nintendo platforms received a healthy boost. Just like with Media Create, Nintendo platforms claim 9 of the 10 top spots.

Dengeki also report a drop in both Hardware and Software sales, due to the lack of new releases during that period:

  • Hardware: 107 000 units (-18.3%)
  • Software: 483 000 units (-37.7%)

As for the Nintendo Switch, they report 44 000 units sold this week, and 830 000 units since launch. The attach rate for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is 53.4%, which is slightly better than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (53.2%). The attach rate for Software is 1.6.

For April (April 3rd – April 30th), Dengeki report that the market as a whole saw an increase in sales for Hardware, but a drop for Software (compared to the same period, last year):

  • Hardware: 420 000 units (+23.1%) / 11.3 billion Yen (+29.5%)
  • Software: 1.89 million units (-30.5%) / 10.8 billion Yen (-30.5%)
  • Total: 22.1 billion Yen (-9%)

Naturally, the increase in Hardware sales is due to the success of the Nintendo Switch, which has sold 210 000 units (and therefore makes up for half of the total Hardware sales during the month). As for the Software sales drop, it’s not nearly as bad it seems: the tracking period is one week shorter this year, so a drop was to be expected.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 88,019 18.2% 438,859 18.5%
PS3 4,837 1.0% 19,187 0.8%
Vita 35,873 7.4% 205,712 8.7%
Switch 129,233 26.8% 653,760 27.6%
Wii U 17,928 3.7% 64,151 2.7%
3DS 206,956 42.8% 985,892 41.6%
X One 200 0.0% 1,705 0.1%
Total 483,046 100.0% 2,369,266 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Plaforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 28,371 26.0% 107,006 20.4%
PS3 369 0.3% 2,395 0.5%
Vita 7,286 6.7% 30,665 5.8%
Switch 44,327 40.7% 257,150 49.1%
Wii U 260 0.2% 1,286 0.2%
3DS 23,669 21.7% 104,103 19.9%
2DS 4,579 4.2% 21,269 4.1%
X One 73 0.1% 376 0.1%
Total 108,934 100.0% 524,250 100.0%

Finally, here’s Dengeki’s Top 50 Software sales:

01./01. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 87,839 / 443,154
02./02. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 31,015 / 123,535
03./04. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 25,172 / 1,545,382
04./05. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 19,661 / 441,249
05./03. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} – 17,067 / 178,612
06./07. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} – 10,900 / 64,455
07./10. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} – 10,333 / 88,188
08./08. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 9,750 / 224,649
09./15. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 8,522 / 1,054,797
10./06. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition (From Software) {2017.04.20} – 7,144 / 53,011
11./16. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 7,028 / 109,858
12./17. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 6,644 / 747,639
13./11. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 6,394 / 299,458
14./13. [3DS] Cube Creator DX (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} – 5,567 / 10,367
15./14. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} – 5,261 / 171,041
16./29. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 4,439 / 2,631,995
17./18. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 4,361 / 91,511
18./26. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 4,233 / 159,564
19./22. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} – 3,767 / 204,249
20./30. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 3,678 / 1,698,638
21./25. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 3,628 / 265,463
22./27. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 3,461 / 1,087,476
23./43. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} – 3,239 / 123,253
24./38. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 3,178 / 1,556,957
25./12. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2: The Maiden Who Fell into Darkness and the Book of Beginnings (Aqua Plus) {2017.04.20} – 3,175 / 38,794
26./51. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 3,117 / 521,249
27./47. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} – 3,011 / 213,043
28./28. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 2,922 / 197,684
29./31. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 [Konami the Best] (Konami) {2017.04.13} – 2,663 / 10,287
30./39. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 2,656 / 952,660
31./41. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} – 2,639 / 188,512
32./40. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 2,583 / 202,920
33./34. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 2,472 / 100,767
34./45. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 2,339 / 302,912
35./48. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} – 2,267 / 173,964
36./53. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} – 2,267 / 202,956
37./20. [PS4] PaRappa the Rapper Remastered (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.04.20} – 2,194 / 11,283
38./42. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 2,172 / 49,139
39./35. [PS4] LEGO Worlds (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.04.06} – 2,156 / 23,864
40./23. [NSW] Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker (Square Enix) {2017.04.20} – 2,067 / 10,859
41./54. [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Mini Mini Animal (Nippon Columbia) {2017.04.06} – 1,956 / 9,176
42./37. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) {2017.03.03} – 1,944 / 36,398
43./68. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} – 1,872 / 2,418,504
44./64. [3DS] Mario Party Star Rush (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} – 1,828 / 171,763
45./58. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} – 1,800 / 203,422
46./09. [PSV] Gun Gun Pixies (Compile Heart) {2017.04.27} – 1,744 / 9,911
47./63. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories (Capcom) {2016.10.08} – 1,667 / 335,622
48./72. [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes (Konami) {2016.12.15} – 1,550 / 124,166
49./71. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} – 1,550 / 2,392,982
50./66. [3DS] Doraemon the Movie: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken (FuRyu) {2017.03.02} – 1,544 / 24,209

Source: Dengeki
Software sales compiled by: ZSaberLink (NeoGAF)

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