Japan: more sales data for Week 20 2018, Fiscal Year (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create (Week 20)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 20, 2018. It reveals that total Software sales topped 218 000, which is 96.29% of Week 19 sales. There were two new releases this week, but they didn’t sell all that much: only 22 000 units combined, which isn’t enough to compensate for the drop in sales of previously released games (about 30 000 units drop).

Source: Media Create

Media Create (Day 1 sell-through)

This week, we have the Day 1 sell-through for one, lone Nintendo Switch game:

  • [NSW] Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2  (Capcom) – 40%. A decent debut.

Source: Media Create
Via: hiska-kun (ResetEra)

Dengeki (Week 20, Fiscal Year)

Dengeki report that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze sold about 16 000 units during Week 20, bringing the total since launch to 136 000 units. As for Splatoon 2, it sold about 12 000 units (and 2 373 000 units since launch). Finally, Kirby Star Allies sold an additional 9 000 units during Week 20, and 521 000 units LTD.

Dengeki point out that it was a pretty uneventful week, with 55 000 units sold for Hardware (+0.7%), and 208 000 units sold for Software (-3.8%). Sales were pretty low during Week 19, and didn’t really get better during the following week.

It’s now been a month and a half since the new Fiscal Year started, and things are not looking too good. So far, Hardware sales dropped by 35.5% to 7.3 billion Yen compared to the same period last year, and Software sales dropped by 3.7% to 10.4 billion Yen. Overall, the market is down by 19.9%, to 17.7 billion Yen.

It’s the second month in a row that the market is down… quite the contrast with all the months of consecutive growth in 2017. Dengeki point out that even if the same period last year was just after the launch of the Nintendo Switch (making comparison a bit unfair), it’s still a rough start for this new Fiscal Year.

But not all platforms saw a drop in sales, as you can see for yourself:

  • PlayStation 4: 6.7 billion Yen (+36.9%)
  • Nintendo Switch: 8.2 billion Yen (-14.9%)
  • Nintendo 3DS: 1.4 billion Yen (-75.5%)
  • PlayStation Vita: 1.3 billion Yen (-6.1%)

The thing is, the upcoming three months are going to be pretty rough. After all, 2017 had Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, and Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. 2018 had no games of such caliber, at least not during the 3 month period that was just mentioned (it’s going to be a different story for Q3 and Q4!).

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 75,946 36.4% 894,814 35.1%
Vita 15,372 7.4% 216,830 8.5%
Switch 88,268 42.3% 1,128,595 44.3%
3DS 27,571 13.2% 290,302 11.4%
ETC 1,711 0.8% 15,935 0.6%
Total 208,868 100.0% 2,546,476 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 15,488 28.1% 124,431 26.5%
Vita 1,934 3.5% 21,623 4.6%
Switch 31,247 56.7% 259,610 55.3%
3DS 6,346 11.5% 62,876 13.4%
ETC 115 0.2% 1,015 0.2%
Total 55,130 100.0% 469,555 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] The Caligula Effect: Overdose (FuRyu) {2018.05.17} – 20,419 / NEW
02./01. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} – 16,394 / 136,050
03./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 11,956 / 2,373,157
04./02. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} – 9,671 / 193,292
05./04. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 9,417 / 520,844
06./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 8,994 / 1,564,747
07./06. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} – 6,761 / 160,660
08./07. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} – 4,712 / 88,268
09./09. [NSW] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2018.04.12} – 3,950 / 82,821
10./10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 3,739 / 759,454
11./11. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 3,378 / 1,647,882
12./08. [PS4] God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.04.20} – 2,988 / 96,045
13./12. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} – 2,088 / 48,363
14./00. [PSV] Amatsutsumi (Prototype) {2018.05.17} – 1,723 / NEW
15./20. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 1,506 / 263,546
16./19. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 1,444 / 428,770
17./14. [3DS] Detective Pikachu (Pokemon Co.) {2018.03.23} – 1,400 / 83,134
18./23. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,383 / 458,984
19./26. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,383 / 819,133
20./12. [PS4] Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} – 1,372 / 136,144
21./28. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,328 / 355,661
22./21. [PS4] Cities: Skylines – PlayStation 4 Edition (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.12} – 1,313 / 29,745
23./18. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 1,283 / 180,419
24./16. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} – 1,239 / 38,428
25./17. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Capcom) {2018.01.26} – 1,189 / 1,991,617
26./15. [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation: Genesis for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} – 1,150 / 23,301
27./29. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,089 / 156,369
28./48. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 1,083 / 56,761
29./25. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,083 / 795,602
30./30. [PS4] Persona 5 (Atlus) {2016.09.15} – 1,044 / 438,159
31./22. [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} – 1,044 / 15,222
32./33. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,039 / 317,831
33./32. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 994 / 127,225
34./35. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} – 928 / 55,570
35./27. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} – 922 / 202,498
36./34. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 906 / 374,639
37./39. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} – 800 / 436,618
38./37. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} – 794 / 174,694
39./47. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 783 / 1,205,368
40./40. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} – 783 / 214,682
41./36. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.22} – 761 / 46,759
42./51. [PS4] NieR Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 722 / 390,132
43./50. [NSW] Portal Knights (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.19} – 717 / 8,343
44./45. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.08} – 706 / 117,226
45./38. [NSW] Cube Creator X (Arc System Works) {2018.04.26} – 667 / 5,390
46./46. [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Level 5) {2018.03.23} – 656 / 94,293
47./31. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Kai – The Erebonian Civil War (Nihon Falcom) {2018.04.26} – 644 / 15,719
48./53. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} – 628 / 73,717
49./52. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2017.08.10} – 606 / 274,184
50./42. [PS4] Metal Max Xeno (Kadokawa Games) {2018.04.19} – 581 / 20,298

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

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