Japan: more sales data for Week 18 2019, Nintendo Switch (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 19)

Unfortunately, no data this week!

Dengeki (Week 18)

Dengeki report that there was not much movement in the Top spots of the Top 50 Software, largely dominated by Nintendo Switch titles. The various evergreen titles enjoyed strong sales during the famous Golden Week:

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 26 000 units (3.30 million units LTD)
  • Minecraft: 20 000 units (800 000 units LTD)
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe: 17 000 units (620 000 units LTD)

During Week 18, both Hardware and Software saw their sales rise:

  • Hardware: 82 000 units (+26.2%)
  • Software: 413 000 units (+2%)

This week, Dengeki also look back at Nintendo Switch sales, starting with the past Fiscal Year (which ended on March 31st). It was the only console to see growth that year, with 3.93 million units sold (+13.9%) and 113.9 billion Yen (+13.9%) in revenue for Hardware. All the other platforms saw their sales drop, which allowed the Nintendo Switch to end with a rather ludicrous market share: 66.2%.

The main reason behind the increase in sales is the release of killer apps. Looking at weekly sales, there was nothing all that impressive between April and October. But in November, it all changed with the release of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee: sales jumped to 179 000 units during the week of its release (also due to the release of the new Hardware bundles).

Sales spiked during the week Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was released, with 287 000 units. That game went on to sell over 3 million units during the past Fiscal Year. Interesting fact: nearly half of total yearly sales for the Nintendo Switch occured during the holiday season (November 12th to December 31st), with 1.76 million units sold.

Compared to the Wii, the Nintendo Switch is doing pretty well, and even started outselling it. The Wii ended up selling over 12 million units, and the Nintendo Switch finally outsold it (launch aligned!) during its 96th week (Week 52, 2018). As of this week, Nintendo’s hybrid console has sold over 8.19 million units, as opposed to 7.84 million units for the Wii after the same amount of weeks on the market.

2019 has some pretty big games lined-up, such as Pokémon Sword and Shield and Animal Crossing. It will certainly be interesting to see if the Nintendo Switch can maintain its momentum and expand the market even further.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS4121,55229.5%610,94235.8%
Vita5,6961.4%31,2431.8%
Switch259,89363.0%975,77957.2%
3DS24,4575.9%82,4084.8%
ETC1,0720.3%4,7210.3%
Total412,670100.0%1,705,093100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS421,44826.3%81,36124.4%
Vita4060.5%2,1630.6%
Switch52,17163.9%225,65167.7%
3DS7,3739.0%23,1156.9%
ETC3010.4%7780.2%
Total81,699100.0%333,068100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./01. [PS4] Days Gone (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.04.26} – 40,167 / 152,914
02./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 25,944 / 3,131,222
03./05. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 21,422 / 625,335
04./06. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 20,972 / 801,991
05./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 17,356 / 2,153,566
06./08. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} – 16,428 / 134,615
07./15. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 13,289 / 1,028,742
08./16. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 10,878 / 3,001,498
09./12. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} – 10,067 / 115,785
10./10. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit (Nintendo) {2019.04.11} – 9,683 / 48,754
11./18. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 8,989 / 1,011,332
12./17. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 7,256 / 671,160
13./11. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software) {2019.03.22} – 6,822 / 266,261
14./02. [NSW] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix) {2019.04.25} – 6,539 / 24,432
15./03. [NSW] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.25} – 5,633 / 22,814
16./20. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 5,622 / 835,437
17./13. [PS4] Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain (D3Publisher) {2019.04.11} – 4,656 / 79,536
18./24. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 4,461 / 346,175
19./27. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 4,256 / 751,607
20./22. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} – 3,656 / 744,285
21./31. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 3,483 / 1,829,595
22./07. [NSW] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom) {2019.04.25} – 3,339 / 13,377
23./19. [NSW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix) {2019.04.11} – 3,161 / 28,686
24./87. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} – 2,794 / 254,090
25./23. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (Ubisoft) {2019.03.15} – 2,793 / 106,561
26./43. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 2,372 / 430,260
27./29. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Deluxe Edition (Ubisoft) {2019.04.11} – 2,073 / 8,496
28./34. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} – 2,011 / 244,645
29./32. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom) {2019.03.08} – 1,800 / 189,008
30./35. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] (Konami) {2018.11.29} – 1,583 / 23,472
31./58. [NSW] Go Vacation (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.27} – 1,511 / 74,102
32./82. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,490 / 421,571
33./36. [NSW] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} – 1,467 / 37,973
34./37. [PS4] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} – 1,461 / 34,846
35./62. [NSW] FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} – 1,461 / 82,455
36./49. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,417 / 374,139
37./41. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} – 1,411 / 260,715
38./46. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} – 1,400 / 179,920
39./50. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} – 1,400 / 30,175
40./72. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 1,361 / 190,160
41./39. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} – 1,333 / 34,809
42./74. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} – 1,250 / 61,790
43./59. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} – 1,217 / 24,707
44./47. [PS4] Red Dead Redemption II (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} – 1,186 / 221,894
45./51. [NSW] Fit Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} – 1,161 / 35,911
46./68. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 1,128 / 321,189
47./14. [PS4] Eve: Rebirth Terror (El Dia) {2019.04.25} – 1,120 / 7,226
48./21. [NSW] Starlink: Battle for Atlas – Starter Pack (Ubisoft) {2019.04.25} – 1,117 / 4,828
49./89. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.02} – 1,106 / 133,601
50./48. [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.14} – 1,083 / 70,957

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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